Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Solved: The Puzzle of Cherie Blair's Stiff Knees
Writing in tomorrow's Spectator, Sarah Bradford reports Her Majesty The Queen being most amused by Cherie Blair's refusal to curtsey. “As a constitutional monarch and therefore above party, she is impeccable. People might surmise that she could be unhappy about the demolition of the constitution by New Labour but they do not know. There is however a saying that sounds very like the Queen. Amused rather than offended by Cherie Blair’s public refusal to curtsy, she is held to have said, "I can almost feel Mrs Blair’s knees stiffening when I come into the room." Oh to be a fly on that particular wall.