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No Tongues

by | 23rd, June 2004

‘WHEN James Green is a bit older, he will probably be given a name like James Tollemache and go out with a girl called Lady Eloise Anson or Hon Flora Astor or even Lady Rose Innes-Ker.

Step 4: The lunge

And he will appear in the Hello! diary at events like the annual Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair or a party to celebrate Dunhill’s continued association with the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

He may even be able to rub shoulders with the likes of Tamara Mellon and estranged husband Matthew and Simon and Yasmin Le Bon at the Serpentine Gallery summer party.

But sadly whatever he does he won’t get invited to Highgrove to play polo and meet the Queen.

He went to the wrong school for that so, while Her Majesty hosted a tea party for the boys from Eton College, James and his fellow Harrovians were tucking into their Pimm’s and cucumber sandwiches elsewhere.

But Prince William, as an Old Etonian and the Queen’s grandson to boot, was invited and Hello! captures a delightful shot of the 22-year-old prince giving HRH a kiss.

Or more precisely two kisses because, in accordance with Royal protocol, William kissed her on both cheeks and said: ‘Thank you, Granny.’

What is more, he clasped both her hands as he bent low to embrace the monarch ‘without knocking off her broad-brimmed blue hat’.

It was, as all observers would no doubt agree, a masterful performance from William and one that only confirms his suitability as a future King of England.’

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