Have a go at our next caption competition (above) and win a prize of Fairtrade chocolate!
Send your entries by email only to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9 a.m. on Monday 5 July.
Here is the winning entry for last week:
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I came, I saw, but recollections may vary (Irene Murdoch)
IS THIS taking the idea of the working royal a bit far?
- Given the length of time of his father’s wait to be king, Prince William decided to pursue an alternative apprenticeship (Chris Coupe)
- The future monarch decides to explore a potential alternative career pathway (Michael Foster)
- Prince William considered it advisable to learn a trade, just in case he should be cancelled at some point (Mervyn Cox)
- William felt it sensible to have a second career, just in case (Vicky Deasley)
- This is more difficult than being an apprentice king (Janet Stockton)
- William the Carpenter makes his mark, with the promise of a new era in our history (Don Manley).
Either way, learning a new skill is advisable, even for a future king:
- My wife says I need to be more like Jesus: taking up carpentry should do the trick (Justine Barnes)
- Prince William getting in early practice to play Joseph in the Christmas nativity play (Richard Spray)
- William was practising for his appearance on The Repair Shop (Brian Stevenson)
- For a future Supreme Governor of the Church of England, a turn in the carpenter’s workshop can only be a good thing (Eunice Parry)
- In these days of austerity, it’s a matter of make do and mend, even if you are a prince (Lynda Sebbage).
We’ve held off publishing the more graphic captions about his brother, but the strained relationship may have been on his mind:
- Following his brother’s departure to America, Prince William was still feeling a little saw (Steve Hitchman)
- Harry and Meghan want this for their new house; so I’d better show willing (Richard Hough);
- I remember Harry showing me how to make chairs wobbly (John Appleby).
Some other entries that we enjoyed:
- Prince William determined to prove he’s a better cabinet-maker than Boris (Ian Barge)
- He was saw that restrictions hadn’t been lifted, but woodn’t want to put anyone at risk (Victoria Prince)
- The use of the invisible holy spirit-level was particularly helpful here (Graham Webster)
- He came, he sawed, he cornered (Michael Doe)
- I was born to this life. . . I’ve got it nailed (Mary Cooper)
- I said the choir needed a tenor, not a tenon (Paul Lodge)
- I know what Jesus said, Sir, but sometimes your left hand does need to know what your right hand is doing! (John Saxbee)
- Careful, Sir, mind your coronation-ring finger! (Charles Taylor)
- I remember now, it’s off with his head and not his thumb (Angela Linge)
- The carpenter stepped in to avert an accidental meeting with royal blood (Mark Parry)
- No, Sir, I said you need to practise with a sword, not a saw (Paul Brett)
- Royal fingers in jeopardy (Jonathan Haigh)
- The Ikea flat-pack communion table needed some modifications to meet with the faculty conditions (Brian Lillistone)
- After doing virtual woodwork all year, suddenly it’s the royal thing (Julian Ashton)
- How to spill royal blood in one easy lesson (Richard Strudwick)
- Prince William worried about the split in the family tree (Felicity Bush)
- This is more effective than using a ceremonial sword (Patrick Irwin)
- Prince William tries a bit of DIO: Do It Oneself (Philip Lickley)
- How long before one’s made the throne? (Roger Stanley)
- This type of hack(saw) I can cope with (Eric Jones)
- William’s visit to the carpenter’s shop was a sight for saw eyes (Paulette Yallop)
- I came, I sawed, I made a rocking horse for the children (Nick Baker)
- I came, I saw, and cut my finger (Brian Davies)
- William was making a right princely job of creating his first tenant joint (John Williamson)
- Icon of the Trinity: the great draughtswoman, the carpenter, and the healing hand. There’s perichoresis for you (Martin Kettle)
- Prince William thought he had come to hear the story of Esau, not Tenon Saw (Ian Raynor).
As ever, the winner receives a prize of Fairtrade chocolate, courtesy of Divine Chocolate. www.divinechocolate.com