Written by Moose

Thursday, 9 September 2010

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Queen Elizabeth

LONDON - "We danced on the beach, kissed on the beach and dot, dot, dot." Queen Elizabeth says to Tony Blair when she meets him on his first day in office, according to "A Journey: My Political Life", Mr. Blair's new memoir. "There were three guys around the same time... The first was Winston. That was before you were born."

It is a memorable scene. But in what was the latest distortion in the carefully orchestrated publicity campaign for Tony Blair's new book, it turns out that the queen may not have said what Mr. Blair claims she said.

Or maybe she did, but only in the movies. In "Mamma Mia," the 2008 film adapted from the 1999 West End musical of the same name, Sophie (reading Donna's diary) says "We danced on the beach, kissed on the beach and dot, dot, dot." There were three guys around the same time..."

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