Ragtag Daily Prompt: Ancient

“As long as I remain on this throne,” read Queen Pirouette from a prepared statement, “I will in no way allow my ancient rights and privileges be abridged.” She was, in fact, standing before a seated Parliament. While the nobles sat to her right, the commoners sat to her left. Every few seconds, she would look up from her document and scan the room with her flashing eyes to make sure no one was napping. If she saw an offender, she would nod her head in his direction, and the bailies would approach and knock him on the head with a long staff.