On my last visit to Britannia, in the Pool of London, a few years back, I asked to go to the lavatory, although being afloat I used the correct nautical term. My officer escort said no. If I wanted to relieve myself he would call up a launch to take me ashore and have it wait to bring me back. He seemed to think that a commoner in the royal loo was lese-majeste.
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