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Guts & Garters

by | 20th, June 2006

THE Mail carries no pictures of Prince Eddie (The Weed In Tweed) being enrolled into the Order of the Garter, Britain’s highest order of chivalry.

But being gallant, courteous and chivalrous, we are sure that if the paper asks in the proscribed fashion, Eddie will be only too happy to roll up his trouser leg and show us his spanking new garter.

What we do have is picture of Prince Andrew. He has also become a member of the elite group, having, like Eddie, been put up for selection by Her Majesty, aka mummy.

And watching Andrew receive his garter were his two children, Eugenie and Beatrice, and ex-wife, Sarah Duchess of York.

As the Mail says, this is Sarah’s first public appearance with the Royal Family since her divorce ten years ago.

Back then, as the paper reminds us, Prince Philip regarded Sarah as an “abomination”. And she has not forgotten it. As a friend of the Duchess tells us, “It should not be taken as a signal that Sarah will be attending these kind of events regularly.”

Indeed it should not. But we did behave well. And we point out that Sarah neither sucked a single toe nor executed a Philipesque guff throughout.

Although there is always next time…

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