Posts tagged: Queen Elizabeth

Yuri Gagarin the Queen Toucher

A new biography of Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin says the first man in space violated British royal protocol during his visit to England in 1961.
The Guardian has the story that biographer Lev Danilkin claims Yuri Gagarin touched Queen Elizabeth’s knee during breakfast at Buckingham Palace.
Well, honestly, who hasn’t done that? I think it was part of the tour up until about 2003.