According to BBC News online, the King of Spain, Juan Carlos, ended a 22 nation summit in Chile by telling Hugo Chavez, the neo-Soviet dictator of Venezuela, to shut up!
Mr Chavez called [Spanish former Prime Minister] Mr Aznar, a close ally of US President George W Bush, a fascist, adding “fascists are not human. A snake is more human.”
Mr Zapatero said: “Former President Aznar was democratically elected by the Spanish people and was a legitimate representative of the Spanish people.”
Mr Chavez repeatedly tried to interrupt, despite his microphone being turned off. The king leaned forward and said: “Why don’t you shut up?”
According to reports, the king used a familiar term normally used only for close acquaintances – or children.
This is precious! You tell ’em, Kingy!