An official of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo has denied that some Canadians think that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II is unable to climb Canadian stairs.
The 17 stairs in question will take the Queen to a stage at the Tattoo but Canadian officials have said "she may not climb the steep angled risers, because there are no railings and lighting is poor."
In addition, Her Majesty, has not completed a stair climbing efficiency test. The risers are only 5 inches wide and are too narrow, when compared to UK stairs."
We noticed at the recent Winter Olympics in Vancouver that UK competitors and officials had some difficulty negotiating staircases. This could, of course, have been due to alcohol consumption or perhaps they were giddy because the team won a Gold Medal said one official.
Although officials in London stressed that Her Majesty has no trouble climbing the 47 stairs of the Grand Staircase at Buckingham Palace, the Canadian officials insisted that all necessary steps must be taken to ensure the Health and Safety of guests within any building in Canada.
Perhaps they might consider building a new set of stairs? Canada is not short of lumber after all.