The twelve most read stories of 2015

The year was 2015, David Cameron was declared prime minister of the first Tory majority government in 20 years, people were confused about a picture of a blue and black (or was it white and gold?) dress on the internet and celebrated its first birthday.

Here are the 12 most read stories we published in the last 12 months...

12. The best story about the Queen and King Abdullah you will read today

In September 2015 our very own Queen Liz became the longest reigning UK monarch ever. To mark the occasion recalled a story which resurfaced upon the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.

In 1998 Abdullah paid a trip to HRH at Balmoral. During his visit, the Queen, an ambulance driver in WWII, offered a tour of the royal estate. Upon instruction the Saudi king climbed into the passenger seat of the Queen's Land Rover, but was surprised when she took to the wheel (NB: women aren't permitted to drive in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).

His nervousness only increased as the Queen, an Army driver in wartime, accelerated the Land Rover along the narrow Scottish estate roads, talking all the time. Through his interpreter, he implored the Queen to slow down and concentrate on the road ahead

  • Sherard Cowper-Coles, former Saudi ambassador
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