Royal Blood*

“I want someone to share my life” screams the headline of the Evening Standard.  “Prince Harry today spoke of how he wants to find the love of his life to settle down and have children.” My Prince Harry!  Ah how sweet.  Hope he meets someone wonderful very soon then.  Would offer to do it myself but: 1.  […]

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking*

“So,” Seb says when he calls at lunchtime today.  “I’m planning your birthday and…is there anything you want to see at the theatre or cinema or…” “A Royal Night Out,” I say.  “Rupert Everett as George VI.  The Queen and Princess Margaret going out on VE Day, it’s out on my birthday and…” “Ah I […]

Killing Hope*

Royal baby is on the way.  As I write this, Kate is in labour.  Am on my bike at the gym, watching the Royal experts and so on.  The labour is “progressing normally”.   The world’s press are gathered outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington.  Can’t hear what anyone is saying as […]

A Royal Pain*

“No, dear, you have to give the stag four of the biscuits for his lunch,” Prince Philip says.  “Look: dig up a few more.”  He pushes his trowel into the ground and unearths a couple more of the biscuits which appear to be a cross between rice cakes and weetabix.  They are orange and flat […]