Thanks for the honour, Hilary.
It’s much appreciated.
well, not so much overheard as said within my hearing.
The BBC had a news item about HM The Queen; apparently she has caught the tummy bug that many thousands of her subjects picked up this winter, only with her it’s gastroenteritis. She’s been admitted to a private hospital for observation. We wish her well, as we would any old lady of near 87 suffering this nasty and debilitating ailment.
The newscaster and reporter had a serious discussion about the event, during which the presenter in the studio asked:
“Will we hear any further news, about her condition and any progress she may be making?”
“No, we won’t”, said the reporter outside the King Edward VII. “The hospital never divulge any information about their patients and we most certainly will not be told about the Queen’s state of health. There may be an official statement from the Palace in due course.”
Beloved sat up in his chair and said “The Royal bowels are not for public consumption!”
How right you are, dear, how right you are.