EatBigSea
londontina
5/24/19
11:34 AM
4

That cake is not very grand. I know it’s Sainsbury’s, but I would have thought they could have at least written “150th Anniversary” on it or something.

5/21/19
9:59 PM
5

That was great, but it was also a lot of words describing how many Americans feel about most Canadian white chicks. Cool, but basic, but kind of inexplicably so.

5/14/19
7:48 PM
1

Diana died because she was in a car driven by a drunk driver, and she wasn’t wearing a seat belt. 

5/12/19
7:16 PM
34

Yeah, even if I were a bit annoyed thinking that it was a “do as I say, not as I do” thing, I’d roll my eyes and go on with my day. Not photograph the woman (!) and put her on blast on Twitter.

5/10/19
4:07 AM
3

No - have a look at the Duke of Norfolk. His eldest son has the courtesy title of Earl of Arundel, but his second and third sons are Lord X Fitzalan-Howard. (And Laird is the Scottish name for Lord, but Lords are part of the peerage and Laird can be used to refer to any large Scottish landowner).

5/9/19
9:26 PM
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Even leaving Earl of Dumbarton aside, the baby would be entitled to be called Lord as his courtesy title in any event, since his father is a Duke.

5/8/19
7:32 PM
11

Charles and Camilla have been given several teddy bears and some lederhosen for the baby on this trip, which made me smile. Angela Merkel seemed a lot happier to see them than she ever is to see Theresa May (which of course makes sense).

5/6/19
6:49 PM
1

Thanks! It’s a very impressive throne for a set. 

5/6/19
6:43 PM
2

Falling down a Wikipedia rabbit hole, I see that she has given the Speech from the Throne in Canada, NZ and Australia as well as the UK. But I suppose they’re all her thrones too.

5/6/19
6:32 PM
5

The public will either be kind or (for the most part) utterly indifferent. The press, well, they’re going to do what they’re going to do. It’s good that Meghan seems to have enlisted the US press as an ally, it reins the tabloids in a bit.

5/6/19
6:30 PM
2

I know nothing about GoT, but when the Queen visited the set in Northern Ireland, they tried to get her to sit on the throne. Sadly, she refused.

5/6/19
6:26 PM
3

The only thing that has changed is the succession to the throne itself, not the underlying titles. If this little one had been a girl, she would have been Lady X Mountbatten-Windsor (or just Windsor if they followed Edward and Sophie’s lead), not the Countess of Dumbarton. There’s a case before the European Court of Read more

5/2/19
4:43 AM
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The Crown Estate belongs to the Crown, not the royals. The Crown is a complicated concept that essentially boils down to the British state.

4/29/19
6:15 PM
3

Yeah, Giles Coren will have heard all the gossip. He’s very well connected. There have also been rumblings on twitter (also subsequently deleted) of a UK media blackout, from other media types.

4/13/19
12:32 AM
1

Yes, it’s so funny when people conflate the UK with England, isn’t it? Just delightful that we are considered pedantic for pointing out that there are in fact three other countries in the UK. Let’s just merrily ignore Scotland, Wales and NI. After all, that has worked out so very well in the past.

4/8/19
6:44 AM
3

Giles Coren is a food writer, not a chef. He’s credible because he knows pretty much everyone, but he’s also a shit-stirrer par excellence. I’m pretty sure the affair story is true, based on that ridiculous threat to sue, but it might not be.

2/4/19
9:14 PM
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Y’all. (A) I’ve been British since 2006 (and have never been American). (B) Just because your leader is a fascist doesn’t mean your government isn’t functioning (Alexander Hamilton specifically foretold Trump). Read more

2/3/19
9:10 PM
17

On the contrary, I’d let him stay in the US on compassionate grounds on account of the fact that the UK is without a functioning government.