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EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE: Did Labour MP dodge allegiance to the King? 


EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE: Did Labour MP dodge allegiance to the King?

Charles Moore, attending Monday’s Westminster Corridor ceremony the place parliamentarians pledged allegiance to the brand new King, noticed one Labour MP who crossed his fingers behind his again whereas taking the oath in an try and keep away from swearing allegiance to King Charles. 

Charles Moore, attending Monday’s Westminster Corridor ceremony the place parliamentarians pledged allegiance to the brand new King, noticed one Labour MP who crossed his fingers behind his again whereas taking the oath in an try and keep away from swearing allegiance to King Charles

In 2019 SNP MP Steven Bonnar and in 1997 the late Labour MP Tony Banks did the identical to keep away from pledging allegiance to the Queen

Accusing the most recent offender of pondering his gesture was ‘humorous’, Lord Moore rages: ‘By doing so, he was not expressing reputable (if misguided) republican sentiments: he was dishonest.’ Identify the anti-Royalist Charles!

Prince Philip may guffaw on the burgeoning marketing campaign to have a statue of the Queen erected in Trafalgar or Parliament Sq.. He agreed to have a statue of himself, subsequent to the Queen, carved for the west entrance of Canterbury Cathedral in 2015. At its unveiling he mused that his picture bore an uncanny resemblance to Boris Karloff, muttering: ‘I am positive the pigeons will prefer it.’

Comic Michael McIntyre wails about his weight, saying he devours spouse Kitty’s leftovers. 

Kitty, pictured, daughter of late actor Simon Ward, permits hubby to complete her breakfasts. 

‘I eat all of her potatoes and her gnocchi,’ he says, pointing to his abdomen. 

‘That is her crust. That is 20 years of crust, it needs to be on her flat tummy. These are her gnocchi boobs.’ Why is not Macca as humorous on stage?

The Queen by no means misplaced her style for driving. Famously, she terrified Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah at Balmoral in 1998 when she took the driving seat. 

‘Abdullah’s nervousness solely elevated because the Queen, a military driver in wartime, accelerated the Land Rover alongside the slim Scottish property roads, speaking on a regular basis,’ remembers former International Workplace mandarin Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles. 

‘Via his interpreter, the [then] crown prince implored the Queen to decelerate and focus on the highway forward.’ 

Was HM making a delicate level about ladies not being allowed to drive within the desert kingdom.

As Prince Charles’s communications adviser, Julian Payne persistently poo-poed strategies that HRH travelled the world with a bathroom seat given to him by Princess Anne. 

Now he tackles the brand new King’s alleged fussiness with eggs, pontificating: ‘Regardless of rumours that the King is served a line of eggs to select from each morning, I by no means noticed a single boiled egg at breakfast in all of the years I labored there.’ 

The story was first revealed in Catherine Mayer’s biography of Charles and it was in regards to the eggs ready for him when he returned from looking. Nothing to do with breakfast.

Irish overseas affairs minister Simon Coveney reminds King Charles of his pledge to go to each one among Eire’s 32 counties. 

‘I am barely amazed to seek out that we have managed to go to 15 counties already,’ he mentioned. 

‘I’m fairly decided earlier than I drop lifeless and at last lose my marbles that I ought to get round to the remaining 17.’ 

Now that he’s monarch how will he discover the time to fulfil his promise?

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