LONDON, ENGLAND - Sources from Buckingham Palace announced that a flash mob appeared in Queen Elizabeth's bedchamber at the palace in the wee hours Monday night.
Apparently, the Queen awoke to the sound of her corgis' loud barking, and was able to turn on the bedside light and find her spectacles, so she could witness the spectacle going on all around her.
The Queen reported that at least 30 dancers and singers, dressed in costumes from Gilbert and Sullivan's light operetta, The Mikado, sang several stanzas of "Three Little Maids From School Are We" before she realized it wasn't just a bad dream. She managed to alert palace security before her dogs took a bite out of all the performers' ankles.
The Queen was reported to have said, "It really was quite jolly, actually, but it just doesn't do to have strangers in the Queen's bedchamber at all hours of the night."
The Protection Command, MI6, Queen's Guards, Scotland Yard, and the army all descended on the palace grounds in a flurry of vehicular and helicopter activity and whisked the flash mob performers off to the New Scotland Yard for interrogation. The nationality and motives of the group are yet unknown, but it is suspected that this is a form of entertainment terrorism that has lately been popping up in royal households all over the world.
Mrs. Clive Totteringham, who lives close to the Palace, told the press, "I 'erd an awful racket about two in the mornin'. I tot we were bein' invaded by en'my forces. I nudged me ole man out of sleep and we got under the bed right quick."
Despite the palace's best efforts, the performance, titled "Flash Mob at Buckingham Palace" was downloaded on to YouTube and was seen by 6.8 million viewers before it was intercepted and blocked by the M16.
Later Monday morning, Queen Elizabeth left for Balmoral with her husband, Prince Phillip, as a palace investigation was initiated to determine how 30 people in Mikado costumes managed to enter Buckingham Palace unnoticed.