THE Queen has been pictured giggling after a duck named Olive got in to a flap during her big moment with the monarch.
The Queen was in her element as the chirpy bird waddled alongside her. But clearly not content with the Queen’s speed, Olive was spotted in a flap as she appeared to break royal protocol and walk in front of the monarch. But the Queen, who looked radiant in a bright green coat dress and matching hat, appeared to see the funny side and laughed along.
The hilarious moment was captured as the UK’s longest-reigning monarch visisted a city farm as her annual week of engagements in Scotland draws to a close.
Farm keeper Maia Gordon escorted the “mischievous” duck.
Ms Gordon, 25, said: “It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity and a bizarre moment.
“I never thought I’d be meeting the Queen and walking a duck with her but it was brilliant, lots and lots of fun.
The Queen was upstaged by Olive the duck (Image: GETTY)
The Queen was in her element as the duck waddled in front of her (Image: PA )
I never thought I’d be meeting the Queen and walking a duck with her but it was brilliant
Farm keeper Maia Gordon
“She asked me a little bit about how long Olive had been here, how old she was and she asked me a little bit about my day-to-day job, which was lovely.
“She seemed really interested in the farm and everything that we do.”
She has been meeting volunteers, support workers and children at Gorgie City Farm in Edinburgh.
The 93-year-old visited the animal enclosures, including the duck pen, stables and pet lodge.
The Queen was greeted by Olive the duck (Image: GETTY )
Seasonal produce, which is sold at the farm and to local businesses and restaurants, was on display and the Queen met the volunteer team which tends the garden produce.
The event was the last scheduled for the Queen during this year’s Holyrood week, which has involved the Ceremony of the Keys, an investiture ceremony and a garden party.
Before leaving the farm, the Queen unveiled a plaque, signed the visitors’ book and received a posy.
Gorgie City Farm grows its own fruit and vegetables and provides produce to local shops.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK