NEW YORK CITY - Paul McCartney flew to the Big Apple to visit an old friend who was having uvula surgery at Brooklyn's Salvatore Goombalini General Hospital.
As the former Beatle left Sal General he was approached by Pia Confetti with Celebrity Globe. She asked McCartney if he would talk to her about his recent meeting with England's Queen Elizabeth.
McCartney, never the shy one, giggled and said that he'd had some fish and chips with the queen and her hubby Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace.
Afterwards they talked about how famous and rich the British lad Simon Cowell has gotten since moving to the United States.
They also touched on the San Antonio Spurs versus the Miami Heat NBA Finals. The queen said that she was rooting for the Spurs. Prince Philip said that he did not really follow American basketball and blushed as he said that he was more into U.S. women's beach volleyball.
Paul then mentioned in passing that he was looking to buy an old English castle that was located southeast of London just outside the town of Maidstone.
"Ye Olde Rumpelstiltskin Castle?" The queen asked.
"Yes, tis da very one it be, it tis my queen" McCartney replied.
The queen then said that she owns it and it was not for sale.
McCartney replied "Blimey!" softly under his breath.
He then asked her if she would possibly consider selling him Buckingham Palace.
The queen turned as pink as a Portuguese carnation.
"Bloody bloomin' no!" She yelled out.
McCartney was taken aback.
Queen Elizabeth was so upset she could not talk and left to go into one of her seven sitting rooms to sit and try and regain her royal composure.
McCartney looked over at Prince Philip expecting the prince to make a sarcastic remark.
Prince Philip stood up. He arranged his sword and walked over to Sir Paul. He then whispered softly, "How much?"
The former Beatle was so shocked he fell off his royal chair. He told the prince that he would get back with him in a few days.
SIDENOTE: According to iRumors reporter Ling Chow Rangoon who is an expert at things regarding the United Kingdom, she said that Prince Philip has power of attorney and if he wants to sell Buckhouse to Paul McCartney or anyone else for that matter he has every right to do so.