Staying longer with a monger?

July 12, 2011

Blog Guy, it seemed to me that Britain’s Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, really had to do some silly stuff on their long trip to Canada.

I mean, cowboy hats, a stagecoach, canoes, stuff like that.

Don’t worry about William and Catherine. At least they managed to avoid visiting fishmongers, which is the worst royal duty there is.

Prince Charles’ wife, Camilla, wasn’t so lucky yesterday, as you can see in the photo on top. Looks like she’s about to make a run for it.

Why are fishmonger visits considered so bad?

Because of the horrible smell. It takes weeks to get it out of their royal clothing.

Not to mention all the bad fish puns. Who can forget about the Queen’s visit a couple of months ago to the world’s most chatty fishmonger?

Then there was Prince Charles’ and Camilla’s visit to that Brixton fishmonger, last year, here on the left.

Any idea what that fishmonger is saying to Prince Charles?

He’s probably pointing to a clock and telling Charles he has to suck it up and act interested for another 15 minutes.

So how did Camilla fare yesterday with the Salcombe Fishmongers?

Not well. It looks like the mongers pulled the old tuna fish ice cream  trick on her. No matter what, she’s not allowed to throw it away.

That’s awful. I guess I wouldn’t want to be a royal, after all.

Oh come on, it’s still pretty easy money, all things considered.

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Top: Britain’s Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, visits the Devon town of Salcombe, southwest England July 11, 2011. REUTERS/Wayne Perry/POOL

Right: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth meets fish monger Pat O’Connell at the English Market in Cork May 20, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Jackson/POOL

Left: Britain’s Prince Charles and Camilla speak to a fishmonger as they visit Brixton Market in South London, July 21, 2010.  REUTERS/Andrew Winning

Bottom left: Camilla eats an ice cream while visiting the Devon town of Salcombe, southwest England July 11, 2011. REUTERS/Wayne Perry/POOL

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oh, BG…could you be any wronger? Everybody knows Camilla is stronger. I mean, when it comes to Coolest World Leader Dude…who would have waited any longer?

okay…I’m outta here before I hear the song of the gong

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

They took a walk to the fishmonger
who made them wait a tad bit longer
and when the stink got a lot stronger
they sucked it up and became Royal Clangers.

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

A decade or two as the Duchess of Cambridge (or Oxford, I get those two mixed up), Catherine will look like Camilla! :-)

Posted by Jibberish | Report as abusive

So, owning some kayaks is still cool, right? That, plus I conceal my pistol in my cowboy hat. Also seeing the plaque right next to the Warsaw Missouri Courthouse is not considered all that bad, around here.

Posted by uncarastus | Report as abusive

Good news: I’m still online!

Bad news: I have the thought of tuna fish ice cream now in my memory. That’s pretty bad.

Posted by skeres | Report as abusive

I thought that was Camilla! I bought fireworks from her for the 4th of July.

Posted by Billl | Report as abusive

Oh, it’s supposed to say TUNA fish – it thought it was trying to say ton-‘o-fish.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

All I can see is a horse…what’s happened to me? 😐

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Yeah Skeres, tune fish would work much better as a sorbet.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Tuna fish, even.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

@CG – excellent Snagglepuss impersonation 😛

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

Heavens to Murgatroyd! Join the OE Blog Network already!

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