The British Broadcasting Corp. apologized to Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday for saying she had walked out of portrait sitting with photographer Annie Leibovitz.
The BBC said a promotional trailer released Wednesday from the upcoming documentary A Year With the Queen showed the monarch arriving, not departing.
That scene showed the queen walking down a Buckingham Palace corridor, wearing a crown and her Order of the Garter robes, and telling her lady-in-waiting: "I'm not changing anything. I've had enough dressing like this, thank you very much."
"In this trailer, there is a sequence that implies that the queen left a sitting prematurely," the BBC said.
"This was not the case and the actual sequence of events was misrepresented. The BBC would like to apologize to both the queen and Annie Leibovitz for any upset this may have caused."
Thursday, July 12, 2007
American Photographer Annie Leibovitz Upsets Queen During Photo Shoot - BBC Apologizes
One thing most of us know: you don't want to piss off the Queen of England. Apparently, American photographer Annie Leibovitz never learned that lesson. Here's more from USA Today: