When I was a kid, the Queen Mother’s occasional bouts of indisposition were something of a mystery to me.
The BBC news always said she was suffering from ‘a chill.’
I remember wondering whether that was more or less serious than a cold – and a cousin came up with the explanation.
‘It’s the same as a cold,’ she told me.
‘But a cold is common and she’s not.
‘So she always catches a chill.’
By the same token, have you noticed that Prince Harry never goes out with a girl? He always has ‘trysts.’
If we’re to believe what we read, he’s been a right little tryster since coming of age.
Just as long as he doesn’t catch a cold.