Charles and Camilla: Day One
If you haven’t already booked to leave the UK for the day on April 8, can I respectfully suggest that you do so now. On that day Charlie will wed Camilla. The media are already teetering on the brink of madness about the story. Even the relatively staid BBC Today programme had three daft items on the subject this morning. The first was an interview with a wedding dress designer who talked about the challenge of dressing a well-upholstered blonde d’un certain age. Apparently ladies who do not go to the gym every day should avoid sleeveless dresses. Then there is the problem of how to buy a wedding gift for ‘the couple who have everything’. And finally, there is the tricky issue of how to placate the thousands of toffs whose noses will be out of joint on account of not being invited to the ‘small family wedding’ that is planned. Ye Gods! If it’s like this now, what will it be like in April?
I am tempted to look on eBay for those tasteful mugs of Charles and Diana that were all the rage in 1985 or whenever they were married. Meanwhile how nice to see that the Guardian‘s Steve Bell focussed with unerring accuracy on the mug angle.