Before my driving licences were revoked by the D.V.L.A as a result of my illnesses I drove a company car and was living with my then girlfriend in Grays in Essex and every 3rd or 4th Friday afternoon we would leave London and drive to Weston Super Mare where we would spend the weekend with friends who had a pub there. I have a weird sense of humour and ages ago I had purchased a sign for the back window of my car that read "Mother in Law on Board" and I also had a fake ruuber arm with a fake hand attached that looked very realistic and I placed the arm so it was hanging from the boot of my car and it gave many people a good laugh.
This particular Friday we were in the middle lane of the M4 sat in heavy traffic and my girlfriend was asleep in the front seat as a result of ladies problems when I saw a car in the fast lane that looked like a police car but had no identification marks on it. It went passed me slowly and the 2 guys inside where laughing at my joke arm and then a really nice chauffer driven Jaguar that was behind the police car passed me very slowly with a very well dressed man sat in the front with the chauffer who was laughing and pointing at my car and as I glanced into the back of the Jaguar I shouted in astonishment "Oh sh** it's the Queen"
I dragged the baseball cap I was wearing off my head and all I could think to do was bow my head very deeply I must have looked like a right idiot and then I looked up and she was smiling and she gave me a little wave and was off. My girlfriend woke up just then and she said to me "Have you seen a ghost you look awful", and I said to her "Not a ghost but the Queen" She did not believe me but I have attended several "The Trooping of the Colours" and have seen the Queen many times in person but not that close up and would know her face anywhere. I was also told that Her Majesty likes to travel to Windsor for the weekends and you need to travel on the M4 to reach Windsor by car. That was a day I will never forget ! Have a great day