Tim Lawrence is totally irrelevant to me. I had to Google him....
Could it not be more than the anti woman bias, but the horror of some sections of the press about a black woman marrying into the royal family.
The “survey”, to which you have referred, Sam, is, I think, one of those polls carried out by YouGov, which consistently
show that Kate is more liked than Meghan Markle, whilst Harry is very often the
most liked royal.
The reasons may be
plainly obvious to some but, it would seem, rather arcane to others. It is, I believe, generally recognised by the public, a royal has undoubted privileges but
behind those always lie some obligations. Perhaps her, not so infrequent, overt disregard for royal sartorial propriety doesn’t help to endear her to royalists.
course, in hot weather royals do wear summer clothes, befitting the occasion
and their own status as people who belong to the British Royal Family:
Hi Helen, your use of “one” , reminded me of an incident involving my mother.
It was early December in 1985. On that particular day, I had an interview in
London, and arranged to meet my mother, who was doing some Christmas shopping
there with her sister, at London Bridge Station.
She rather forgot all about the time and
fearing she was going to be late, dashed in to the nearby Goodge Street Underground
Station and asked the first employee she’d met at the entrance, “ How does one
get to London Bridge from here?”
replied, “One takes the Northern Line.”
When we’d met, she apologised for being a bit late and when she’d recovered a little she thought of the would-be
snooty tone the guard had employed when answering her question: “One takes the
To this day, we all use
those words and laugh when we say “one” instead of the more usual, “you”!