In 1999, King Arthur II returns home to London amid great fanfare for his successful mission to New Zealand. Prime Minister Kay Ector, overshadowed by His Majesty's involvement in the negotiations, feels somewhat left out of the celebrations, and Queen Gwen takes note of this. She approaches him privately at the official party at Buckingham Palace, and says, 'My dear Prime Minister, you seem to have not caught the festive mood of our time. Is there anything I can do to help you?' Ector, uncomfortable at the thought of being noticed by the queen, mumbles, 'I'm sorry, Your Majesty. I am, of course, delighted that New Zealand will contribute to the war effort. Perhaps I am simply tired from the long trip.' The queen seems to accept this excuse, but files away Ector's mood as something that could be useful later.
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