Queen Elizabeth Gets a Scarf Blown in Her Face at the Royal Windsor Show

The video of a polo goer’s scarf getting blown in Queen Elizabeth's face is fast becoming popular, especially because it got a famous actress watching on in horror.

Daily Mail shared a short clip taken during the Royal Windsor Cup polo match which held June 23, at Guards Polo Club in Egham, Surrey. As usual, the Queen and many other celebrities graced the event.

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The Queen and members of The Royal Family have today attended a Garter Day service and ceremony at Windsor Castle. The King of Spain and The King of the Netherlands also attended this year’s Garter Day, during which they were installed in St. George’s Chapel as Supernumerary, or ‘Stranger’, Knights of the Garter. New appointments to "The Garter" were invested in the Garter Throne Room and include a Lady Companion, athlete Lady Mary Peters, and a Knight Companion, the Marquess of Salisbury, a former Chairman of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Foundation. The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge, The Duke of York, Earl of Wessex, the Duke of Kent and The Duke of Gloucester are all Knights of the Garter. The Princess Royal and Princess Alexandra are both Lady Companions. Their Royal Highnesses all attended #GarterDay The Duchess of Cambridge, Duchess of Cornwall, The Countess of Wessex and The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester attended the service. 📷 PA Images & Royal Communications

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Unlike the norm, however, the occasion has become popular news after a scarf accidentally got in the Queen's face. The now-viral moment came when the famous British royal, dressed in a vibrant pink coat and floral-patterned dress, had a black scarf blown in her face as she made her way down the stairs leaving the royal viewing box. 

The world-famous monarch, however, showed no sign of surprise or distress and only continued her descent while the scarf’s owner struggled to get it away from the queen and back in its right place.

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This week The Queen, accompanied by Members of The Royal Family, will attend #RoyalAscot. Each day of the week begins with the Royal Procession, when Her Majesty & accompanying Members of the Royal Family arrive along the track in horse-drawn landaus. Today The Queen and @hrhthedukeofyork were accompanied by The King and Queen of the Netherlands. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Princess Royal and The Earl and The Countess of Wessex and @PrincessEugenie and Princess Beatrice and Princess Alexandra was also among The Members of The Royal Family accompanying The Queen. Ascot Racecourse was founded by Queen Anne in 1711, and has since received the patronage of a further eleven monarchs. The Ascot summer race meeting officially became a Royal week in 1911. 📷PA

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What, however, makes the short clip so hilarious is the bewildered look on famous British-American actress Gillian Anderson’s face.

The owner of the fabric, Japanese musician and the lead singer of “X Japan,” Yoshiki, looked terrified when the incident unbelievably happened but everyone expected just that much from him.

However, Anderson’s reaction is what has made that tiny moment big news. The award-winning “X-Files” star, who is dressed formally wearing an elaborately designed white/black dress could do nothing to hide her shock as she watched the scarf get in the Queen’s way.

A part of the Daily Mail video even lets the viewers watch the various reactions in slow motion and so, savor it. That is probably why the video, although not even a day old, has already amassed so many views and also become the subject of numerous hilarious headlines on the internet.

What undoubtedly makes the short clip meme-worthy is Gillian Anderson’s bewildered expression as she watched the moment that seemed to last for just too long.

There is no doubt that both Anderson and Yoshiki’s reactions are out of reverence for the Queen. That fact alone made the Queen’s continued poise despite the unexpected moment very admirable as the 93-year-old only carried on with the day’s activities without batting an eyelid and almost as if she had expected it.

She oozed of elegance on her conservative and yet elegant ensemble as she presented the trophy to the winning team at the end of the competitive event at the Guards Polo Club.

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