Alice Bell Royals hit the headlines
In my opinion, the most intriguing line of inquiry to come out of the Buckingham Palace break-in was the fact that everyone there has to carry a security pass.
Well, that and the fact that the main residence of the Queen of the United Kingdom – not to mention Head of the Commonwealth and Defender of the Faith and that – has such poor security that all you need to do to break in is… jump over a fence. I know supermarkets that are harder to get into.
And then pretty soon afterwards police mistook Prince Andrew for another intruder. Poor guy. He's so far away from the throne that even the officers who've been drafted in to protect him don't know who he is.
You'd think they would at least have some sort of matrix board back at the force HQ with ticks and crosses against photographs of the people who are meant to be inside the gates, and the people who are meant to be outside. That's what prisons do, isn't it?
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The fact that even the people who live in Buckingham Palace have to carry security passes makes it sound even more like a prison.
I notice the Queen doesn't have to carry one, though. I suppose all she needs to show to identify herself is a five pound note. What I particularly liked about this story was the Met Police's response.
They just said: "Two officers did order a man to verify his identify but no weapons were used." Which is basically saying: "Hey, at least we didn't shoot him!"
Other royal headlines this week have been: 'Kate Opens Up About Birth'. Isn't that what she was doing during the actual birth as well?
Then William made it into the top ten of Fathers of the Year, despite only being in the job about a month.
That's like calling George Entwistle the best Director General of the BBC ever.
We've also had the confusion over whether Kate is really a Duchess, after her hubby wrote "Princess" as her job title on the birth certificate of their sprog.
That's one of those made up jobs, isn't it?
My mother worked in a shop and her title on my birth certificate is 'Inspector of Clothes'.
Presumably that makes bin men 'Inspectors of Rubbish'. Much like the Director General of the BBC, then.
My favourite Royal Family news of the week, though, has to be critics panning of the new Diana film as, and I quote, "car-crash cinema". Quite literally in this instance.