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David Cameron has told the BBC that the phone call from Buckingham Palace announcing Prince William and Kate Middleton’s engagement, which arrived during a cabinet meeting, was ‘greeted with “a great cheer” and “banging of the table” from fellow ministers’. I bet it was: how obliging of the royal family to provide such a glittering distraction from the savagery of the spending cuts. And what a boost to the economy, too! Unless William’s parsimonious recycling of his mother’s engagement ring is a sign that they’re planning a frugal ceremony at Bangor register office. Anyway, ‘the timing is right now,’ the second in line to the throne says. He surely can’t mean that he was waiting for a Tory government, can he?

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  1. Fatema Ahmed says:

    It probably is what he means, given that we now know that David Cameron was so keen to get a good spot for the 1981 wedding that he spent the night before out on the Mall. If you aren’t reading it already, perhaps it’s time to keep an eye on The Buenos Aires Herald? It’s hard to resist a paper whose motto is ‘A world of information in a few words’ and it will be good preparation for the higher levels of the ‘Re-enact the early 1980s’ video game/simulation we’ve wandered into.

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