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Caption Competition

21 November 2014

This week's competition

Have a go at our next caption-competition picture (above). Entries must reach us by Friday 28 November.

by email to: captioncompetition@churchtimes.co.uk

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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 Corfield).

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 Watts).

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.

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