UK’s Prince Philip, on a visit to Turkey with Queen Elizabeth, had a run-in with some chess sets in the Grand Bazaar on the banks of the Bosphorus.

First he studied one featuring Osama bin Laden (Tony Blair was king, Donald Rumsfeld his queen; George Bush and Saddam Hussein were merely pawns) Then Prince Philip picked up an English knight from a Crusader-themed historical chess set. “Always the losers,” the Prince said, referring to the British with his customary tact.