"Whu-oh. I feel compelled to attack royalty. I'm an enormous magical griffin, so I have SOME awareness and control, but not enough to explain what's going on, or to stop myself if I see royalty."
"I KNOW! I'll basically go to ANOTHER PLANET! One where it's super unlikely I'll run into royalty, and where two of my pals should be soon, assuming they're not there already!"
"This is the greatest plan...!"