The Beeb continues its undistinguished role as the Channel You Can Rely On To Make Howlers.
Unwisely, I had thought that they might make a bit of an effort on the present occasion. Naive fool ... me, I mean.
Last night, we were informed that Queen Elizabeth's youngest son was the Duke of Wessex.
That Queen Elizabeth was 'head' of the Church of England.
That she is to buried in Westminster Cathedral ... although, to be fair and honest, the newsreader immediately corrected himself.
Kai ta loipa ...
But boobs can happen higher even than the Beeb. At the beginning of the week, it was announced that only "Working Royals" would wear military uniforms (there are currently rumours that this ruling will be modified).
This would mean that the Dukes of York and Sussex would not be uniformed. The surreal result of this would be that wearing a military uniform would be forbidden to the two members of the 'Royal family' who have actually familiarised themselves with the unfriendly end of a bullet. They would have to march along in morning coats while most of the other members of their family enjoyed full Ruritanian splendour.
Atcherlee the idea of 'Working' and 'Non-working ' members of that family has, as far as I am aware, no legal basis. It was a mistake to invent the distinction.
There must be better ways of visibly indicating deep family rifts.