Monday 3 June 2019
There is a dangerous man in the neighbourhood.
Word has got around.
For me – I must get more deliberate in my movements.
On another note: Ivanka knows how to find, and play to, the cameras.
I’ve got to dig out the old pond today – there is concrete, which is going to come out, left under a pile of soil.
When it does (come out), that will help the drainage at that end of the garden.
It’ll all be in the papers, but I wondered which tiara the Queen would wear.
It had red stones – and the necklace.
They will have been some famous gems.
Camilla wore a tiara, which I was pleased to see.
She holds her own and gets on well with everyone.
What do I know? I wasn’t there. We were getting some (?) [can’t read my writing] – having been taken in by all coverage – interminably – on the news – especially the men didn’t seem to know their arse from their elbow (sorry, she murmured).
Katherine looked very nice in an all-over frilled dress – she is so naturally slim she can wear this sort of thing (that adds bulk to your silhouette). She smiles well. She socialises well.
I didn’t see Melania going into the banquet – I’d finally given up on the news – were they never going to get down to the speeches (which we, as viewers, were waiting for) and then eat?
If I was invited to a State Banquet (I’d go), I might decline – I’d never sleep having eaten so much (which I would) so late.
These are mere notes and in no way accurate.
Oh – I saw that it is okay to shake the hand of the Queen.
That is disappointing. When did that come in?
Debutantes used to go and curtsy to the Queen.
There is in no way, now, the respect there once was.
I won’t put all of this into the blog.
I’d curtsy. I’m sure people do still curtsy and bow – I suppose it depends on what they (and she) are doing – I’m sure I’ve seen them bowing when she is giving out knighthoods and such . . .
No doubt, I’ll catch up today on who wore what.
Attack on Sadiq Khan, but did Sadiq Khan start it?
There are widespread protests and that is not fake news.