At his meeting with Queen Elizabeth recently, Kevin Rudd turned to the
Queen and said:

As I’m the Prime Minister, I’m thinking of changing how my great country
is referred to, and I’m thinking that it should be a Kingdom.”

The Queen replied, “I’m sorry Mr. Rudd, but to be a Kingdom, you have to
have a King in charge – and you’re not a King.”

Kevin Rudd thought a while and then said: “How about a Principality then?”

To which the Queen replied, “Again, to be a Principality you have to be a
Prince – and you’re not a Prince, Mr. Rudd.”

Rudd thought long and hard and came up with “How about an Empire then?”

The Queen, getting a little annoyed by now, replied : “Sorry again, Mr.
Rudd, but to be an Empire you must have an Emperor in charge – and you
are not an Emperor.”

Before Rudd could utter another word, The Queen said: “I think you’re
doing quite nicely as a Country.”