It’s not all serious business, being a royal and all. There are indeed moments of humour, unintended or otherwise.
A couple of examples today:
This was the front page of London’s Daily Telegraph today. The Twitter world was immediately all a-tweeter, taking glee in drawing the obvious connection between the day’s main headline – ‘Witchcraft threat to children’ and the three royal ladies (dubbed “the witches of Windsor” by one tweeter).
The royals – Queen Elizabeth, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge -- were posing during their tour Thursday of the Fortnum & Mason department store in central London. The upscale store is known for its fine food, but as far as we know, the royals didn’t stop to stir up any potions.
The story itself was quite a serious one, exploring the UK’s “faith-based” child abuse cases.
‘GO AHEAD … MAKE HIS DAY’: Okay, he’s not quite Dirty Harry when he has a Welsh Guards uniform on, but Prince Charles shows he hasn’t totally stored away his sense of fun.
Charles, who is colonel in chief of the Guards, marked St. David’s Day (he’s the patron saint of Wales) by visiting with the troops in London and presenting service medals to the troops that have served in Afghanistan.
He then joined in a little fun on the training ground, picking up a paintball gun while noting that his own children (William and Harry) had once “dragged” him on a paintball adventure.
He showed some true marksmanship with the weapon, scoring 20 hits on targets.
The question now is: How is Harry going to top this photo-op? The fun-loving son of Charles is on his first solo royal tour for the next week, visiting Belize, The Bahamas and Jamaica before a few days in Brazil. Parties have been planned ....