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Relive the time Queen Elizabeth II caught an Orioles game with George H.W. Bush

In 1991, Queen Elizabeth II went to an Orioles game

Remember the '90s? The scrunchies, the Spice Girls, the time Queen Elizabeth II caught an A's-Orioles game with George H.W. Bush?

Oh, no? That last thing doesn't ring a bell for you? That's OK -- on the Queen's 90th birthday, we're here to refresh your memory. Oh, and by "caught", we meant, "went to" and not this:


In 1991, the queen and her husband, Prince Phillip, were on a state visit to the United States. On May 15, at the invitation of then-Orioles owner Eli S. Jacobs, they stopped by a game with their friends, the President and First Lady of the United States. You know, casual. 


Along with the Bushes, they greeted O's and A's players in the home dugout:


Yes, Cal Ripken shook hands with the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith:


That means he's a knight now, right? Isn't that how it works? Just to be safe, we'd better start referring to him as "Sir Cal." 

Now, this particular visit is not to be confused with Her Majesty's other famous MLB ballpark tour, which was chronicled in the completely real 1988 documentary film, The Naked Gun, starring Leslie Nielsen:


This post was originally published on May 15, 2015 and has been updated.

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