Thursday, 22 November 2012
Pie in the Sky
Tuesday 20th November saw a sprinkling of monarchical stories.
First was HM Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary, thus we were treated to some old black and white pictures of them, just so we remember how old they really are. (BBC).
Whilst, for further confirmation of their ageing process, apparently Monday night past saw the duo at the Royal Variety show where Prince Philip is alleged to have put his fingers in his ears, presumably to block out the noise. However, when asked on his favourite performer of the evening he replied "All of them [are] … but to be honest we’re both stone deaf". (here)
Meanwhile, dashing , young and uniformed, Prince William, also hit the headlines after pictures of him "working" in his helicopter rescue job were released. Apparently they showed some type of "confidential information" which led to some sort of "security crisis", forcing the Ministry of Defence to reset computer passwords. What interested me was his unusual armpatch which shows a Maltese style cross overlayed with a Pi symbol, along with his pig drinking mug - as imaged above.
One wonders if the pig is a subliminal nod to Animal Farm; Orwell's novel where the pigs take over the farm from the humans and the bulk of the other livestock find themselves out of the frying pan and into the fire, so to speak.