'The Queen’ spotted on rollercoaster during Trump’s state visit

‘We had more than a few shocked faces and plenty of double takes from visitors’

Andy Gregory
Tuesday 04 June 2019 17:25
‘The Queen’ spotted on rollercoaster during Trump’s state visit

The Queen appeared to be giving Donald Trump’s state visit a wide berth on Monday as theme park-goers thought they spotted her thrill-seeking on a rollercoaster.

Visitors to Drayton Manor Park were left bemused after noticing professional doppelganger Mary Reynolds sampling the rides and posing for selfies with fans.

The look-alike also seemed to have Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis in tow as she navigated the Tamworth attraction with her great-grandchildren.

“We were delighted to welcome ‘Her Majesty’ and two of her great-grandchildren to the park,” Drayton Manor’s managing executive, William Bryan, said.

“We had more than a few shocked faces and plenty of double takes from visitors.

“But despite all the attention, ‘the Queen’ was able to enjoy a fun day out.”

Ms Reynolds reportedly braved the aptly-named “Royal-er Coaster”, as well as the Troublesome Trucks Runaway and Jeremy Jets Flying Academy while waving to onlookers below.

In April, visitors to the park were left stranded 120ft in the air after the Shockwave ride broke down, forcing passengers to evacuate and climb down hundreds of metal steps in a “terrifying” ordeal.

At the time, Mr Bryan assured visitors that safety was never compromised, saying: “We sincerely apologise to our visitors for any inconvenience caused and stress that the safety of our guests is our priority.”

On Monday, Queen Elizabeth II was at Buckingham Palace to meet with Donald Trump.

The monarch seemed to receive a “fist bump” from Mr Trump, in lieu of the more conventional greeting he offered to Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.

The Queen comments on international institutions and order while addressing President Donald Trump

Speaking at a state banquet, she reminded Mr Trump of the importance of post-Second World War institutions in ensuring “that the horrors of conflict would never be repeated”.

Widespread protests at the president’s state visit continue to grip London on Tuesday.

Additional reporting by SWNS

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