caroljane Posted October 18, 2012 Author Share Posted October 18, 2012 Dear Diary,Things are settling down. The papers are all about the American debates and no more pictures of us have come out except with clothes on. I am glad I do not have to debate anybody, only make speeches. One can then use one's "zingers' when one wants and not have to wait for an opportunity.I got in a rather good one when darling K and I visited the English World Cup side, those bloody overpaid spoiled wankers. At the end I said, " I would like to cry, 'God for Harry, England and St George'!, but I would not like to lower the tone by bringing my brother Harry into it." Everyone laughed like drains. You will be surprised where I got that one, it was from the Archbishop of Canterbury! I did not know he was a football fan, but apparently he supported QPR in his youth --sad, that. Anyway it was a jolly good line.One thing about having to go to church all the time, you do find out these nuggets when chatting after the service. When I was most cut up about that awful intrusion by the unspeakable Telephoto Froggie, the rector at Anglesey mentioned to me that King Richard II and his Queen both had to bare their breasts at their coronation to be anointed with the holy oil! That was a facer and reminded me that Things Could be Worse, of course there were no paparazzi back then, and only the nobles would be looking at you, but it would have been much colder in the cathedral also. What my ancestors faced I must prepare to face also, although I hope I will not be deposed and murdered...I try not to worry about Harry, staff assure me that there are no female soldiers under his direct command, and the other lady squaddies and medical personnel in Afghanistan are mostly married. And one place where Harry (and I) have always drawn the line is at married women, we have grown up with the Awful Example of Great-Uncle David and, well, there was Papa but he has not had to give up the throne because he has not got it, and since those days we have all learned from history and experience, even Archbishops.Ich dien,William Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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