It was red faces all round today at Buckingham Palace and the search was on to find the culprit who 'dropped one' in front of Her Majesty.
The bombshell was quite literally 'dropped' at a gala dinner attended by world dignitaries. The Queen was giving an address welcoming the guests when all of a sudden her royal nose was wrinkled up in a gesture of acute distaste and she was heard to whisper in an aside to the Duke of Edinburgh "Bloody hell Phil, have you just dropped your guts?"
Stout denials were made by The Duke who countered with: "Methinks M'am, that she who smelt it surely dealt it!"
No more was said on the matter but when the party broke up it's understood that the Queen summoned, Ian Blair, head of The Met to launch a thorough and far-reaching inquiry into the incident.
A palace footman, who last night asked for his name not to be made public, said that in the servant's hall the prime suspect was The King of Tonga.
"He was putting it away like there was no tomorrow and as we all know that can only lead to one thing"
It's believed that this is the first time such an incident has occurred in Her Majesty's presence.