THE Queen has suffered extensive injuries after being repeatedly thrown into the air during birthday celebrations.
She suffered multiple broken ribs and a bruised spine after family members hurled her high on the count of ’87’.
While Princes Harry and William had a firm grasp of her ankles, Prince Charles let her left arm slip at the key moment, causing the Queen to hit the wooden floor of the Buckingham Palace ballroom with a nauseating crunch.
According to sources, the monarch lay still for several minutes afterwards with her limbs splayed at worrying angles, while Charles muttered something about sweaty palms.
The bumps are a longstanding Royal tradition, dating back to Charles II. Every monarch since has endured them, except Edward VIII, who engineered a constitutional crisis leading to his abdication so as to be spared the ordeal.
Royal biographer Julian Cook said: “The bumps ritual symbolises the divine origins of royalty – the monarch is being thrown towards God.
“Her physician is confident that she will be well enough to receive the bumps once again on her official birthday in June.”