Smug Michael Mansfield Says Anyone Watching The Royal Wedding Is Not In France
ROYAL Wedding Smug Watch: Michael Mansfield, QC, a man who made his name in the Princess Diana inquest, wants to tell the Times that he will not be watching Prince William and Princess Catherine tie the knot because:
“I’ll be in a Republic [France], which hasn’t had a monarch for over 200 years … Santé.”
So says Michael Mansfield QC – as in Queen’s Counsel – “‘one of Her Majesty’s counsel learned in the law”.
Barristers of at least ten years standing may apply to become queen’s counsel. QCs undertake work of an important nature and are referred to as ‘silks’ which is derived from the Courts gown that is worn. Will be known as king’s counsel if a king assumes the throne.
See Princes Charles and William.