HRH The Prince of Wales must’ve been amused when he heard that a piece of toast claimed to be his had gone on sale.
It wasn’t a speech-style toast, written nervously on a napkin. No, it was actual, consumable toasted bread from Prince Charles’ own table. Nibbled by the Prince of Wales on the morning of his wedding in 1981, the toast was cleared from the table and hidden until it could be sold, “oooohed” and “aahhhed” over like the face of Elvis etched in mold on a refrigerator.
A former maid at the palace kept it, oddly enough, as a memento of the day. Now that the royal family is in the spotlight more than ever before thanks to the wedding of Prince William and the Queen’s Jubilee, the toast looked like it could be worth something.
How do we know it was actually from Charles? There is no discernible proof, only that the former servant says it is. However, some equally odd buyer has snapped it up for their collection.
I’ll stick to my commemorative plates and books, thanks!
Her Majesty hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace to welcome members of the International Olympic Committee prior to the start of the Games (this Friday, July 27th, by the way). The Queen also spoke of her admiration for the athletes.
Meanwhile, her younger brood will also be supporting their countrymen as well as a family member.
Zara Phillips, cousin of William and Harry, is taking part in the equestrian events as part of the British Eventing team. She and other Brits will be cheered on by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, who are ambassadors for Team GB.
Queen and Former PMs Lunch Together Again
Over at 10 Downing Street, the Queen met with her current and former Prime Ministers for a spot of lunch. [See photos]
Current Prime Minister David Cameron joined former PMs Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, and John Major (along with Deputy PM Nick Clegg) for a celebratory lunch in honor of the Queen’s Jubilee. The only Prime Minister not in attendance was Margaret Thatcher, who, during the 1980s, was one of the more controversial PMs in Her Majesty’s government. Baroness Thatcher is reported to be too frail to attend, and she has not been seen in public for nearly two years.