I say, Camilla, do we have a COUPON?

September 11, 2009

Ever since my readers voted Prince Charles the “Coolest Leader Dude,” it seems to me he’s doing more “normal” stuff in public.

Like yesterday Charles the Prince of Wales and his typical average wife, Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall, visited a grocery.

Charles demanded to “see where the groundlings buy their bangers and mash and spotted dick.”

Charles pondered shelves of “East Anglia carrots,” whatever those are, while his wife was surprised to find some kind of cheese that didn’t even stink.

The royal couple gathered up peasant-style food to take home and show to the family, but were then confronted by an unexpected check-out line and a cashier who demanded some variety of payment.

“I would have thought you just give them some of your pearls, Camilla dear,” Charles advised.

“But not too many! They should be insulted if it seems as though we’re twits!”

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Top: Prince Charles visits a Waitrose supermarket in Belgravia, central London, September 10, 2009.

Middle: Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, tastes some cheese.

Bottom: Charles and Camilla pay for some groceries.

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Though i dont really like Charles much… his wife is even harder to bear!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Oh, THAT kind of spotted dick. You had me worried there that Charles had picked up some ‘spoiled groceries’ (wink, wink, nudge, nudge).

Posted by CAM | Report as abusive

Charels seems to me to be a man of interiority, something more and more rare in humanity. The visit to a grocery is touching in its simplicity.

Posted by james | Report as abusive

James, if a visit to the grocery “touches you”, can I send you some pictures of me brushing my teeth?

Posted by Jimmy | Report as abusive

That is ermmm, very kind of you… I really think James would enjoy pictures of you brushing your teeth.. While I make a mural of mushrooms…

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