The Queen speaks fluent French? Well, of course she does, I guess – language of diplomacy, and all that. But is her accent as bizarre in French as it is in English? Maybe I’ve lived outside London for too long, but it’s been a long time since I heard that scraping-glass sort of tone from anybody else.
Speaking of which: Daniel’s just offered to try to source me a ticket to Henley again, bless him. Fingers crossed, I’ll have another dose of elitist snobbery to look forward to in early July. Pip-pip.