This week's competition
Have a go at our next caption-competition
picture (above). Entries must reach us by Friday
by email to:
by post (postcards only) to:
108-114 Golden Lane
London EC1Y 0TG
by fax to: 020 7490 7093
Last week's competition
THERE is a natural respect among our readers for the Duke and
Duchess of Cornwall, as one might expect. Fortunately, this is
based on more than their catering skills.
"The Prince suddenly gained a remarkable fresh
appreciation of the royal caterers" and "Charles,
do people really eat this type of food?" (both Chris
Coupe); and "Do you really mean that one has to eat this
for one's tea?" (Alan Wright).
It was clear to most what the Duchess was handling: "One
is pleased to see the Duchy Originals Pasty Factory's latest
recruit getting the hang of things" (Jonathan Haigh);
"You may be the Duchess of Cornwall, but I don't think they
will appreciate pink icing on their
pasties" (Dick Chown); and "The
Prince set to work next, and this became the first
double-glazed Cornish pasty in history" (Tom
In the a-bit-obvious-but-still-raises-a-smile category, we had:
"I wouldn't have the cheek to pass it off as a Duchy
Original" (Richard Hough); "A brush with
royalty" (Brian Simmons); and "One's wife is a dab
hand in the kitchen" (M. J. Leppard).
Naturally enough, television was a common point of reference:
"Among those who failed the Bake Off TV auditions
were the Bishop of Gloucester and two members of his
diocese" (Don Manley); "Camilla's efforts to
emulate Nancy from Bake Off fell rather flat"
(Alan Wright); and "And the one leaving us this week is. .
." (James Behrens).
It wasn't all Bake Off by any means: "Team
Cornwall showed enjoyment in this week's task to succeed as Her
Majesty's 'Apprentice'" (Chris Coupe); "Maybe
you'd do better applying for Strictly Come Dancing,
Cammy" (Brian Simmons); and "The Duchess was
earnestly preparing for her Masterchef debut next year:
not sure that eggy bread will prove a winner" (Michael
Others that impressed us: "Now you've painted on the
nose and eyes, give it a Mexican hat" (Sue Chick - the
photo was taken during the recent overseas tour); "Well
done, old thing: this should get one the pie makers' livery on
one's pinny" (Ray Morris); "Camilla still likes to
show Charles her best mannas" (Barnabas Whiffin);
"This is harder than royal icing" (Janet
Stockton); and "HM Pinafores'' (Peter Walker).
The two winners this week each get a Divine Advent calendar (divinechocolate.com). We liked the unusual
angle in the first; and the second just made us laugh.