A State Visit to England always entails a lot of work when it comes to getting the brass polished, but what was shown yesterday for the visit of President Sarkozy of France and his new wife,- more well known for nude portraits, seemed to me as a Brit, and despite everything a Royalist, a little over the top.
Not that I have anything against La Grande Nation.Not more than the average Brit. We just seem to have been at loggerheads with them for the last thousand years.
Luckily after William the Conqueror we always came out on top, and I can’t help thinking that was what the message was about yesterday.
Up until now Nicolas Sarkozy hasn’t had too many admirers. Angela doesn’t care for him, and I don’t think even George was flattered by his dripping charm.
HRH The Prince of Wales showed that even an Englishman could outdo him,when it came to hand kissing.
HRH The Prince Phillip,seemed to really win over Madame Bruni- Sarkozy, but then he always had a way with women,and doesn’t seem to have lost it even at his age.
HM The Queen got out the Golden Coach,and put on so many jewels of immense worth that her head and neck must really ache today.
Even the great hall at Windsor Castle was used as dinner venue-everyone has Palaces.
“I have the ambition to work hand in hand with the English” President Sarkozy told us.
Does he indeed.
I don’t think Gordan Brown will be bowled over.
The Royal Family probably have not amused themselves so much in a long time.
And the crowds only came to look at Carla.
The President certainly has one thing the others haven’t