At the site of the WTC in New York City today, American construction workers took two minutes off work to lay a wreath beside a hamburger stand, in memory of the British Empire.
The wreath had a personal message, signed by the US President, which said: 'In respectful memory of those who lost their Empire in 1946. Ha ha ha.' And local resident Monica Ikea said she hoped the British wouldn't send some 'inbred, embarrassing, upper class parasite here, to remind us of the tragic end of the British Empire.'
One inbred, embarrassing, upper class parasite tragically did arrive, for some unknown reason, but soon found that New Yorkers can spot a fake photo-op arrival from 3,000 miles away, and had about as much interest in the parasite as they had in the end of the British Empire.
As thousands, even tens of thousands, of NYC residents had no interest in the photo-op, neither did anyone at all in Britain, and so it duly appeared in every British newspaper and on every British television news programme in Britain.
Peter Stuyvestant and Dutchie Schultz were having a drink together, laughing at the time they sold New York to the British in exchange for South Africa's gold supplies.