In one of the more unusual tributes to the Queen on her Jubilee weekend, convicted war criminal and blood diamond hoarder Charles Taylor asked for his ‘insultingly inadequate’ 50 year sentence to be increased to 60 years.
Speaking from his Hague prison cell, the 64 year old ex-Liberian President said: ‘I have been a fan of the Queen for ages – Naomi spoke very highly of her. Surely arming genocidal rebels in return for diamonds is worth 60 years? Can’t the UN, of all people, see the pointless symbolism?’
After hearing that Charles was being imprisoned for 60 years, an excited Queen said: “This is the best Jubilee present ever – how long is Camilla getting?’