Poor Princess Michael of Kent!
According to her, in an interview she gave to the Times, austerity has hit the “royal couple” who are no long able to afford to dine out unless visiting friends.
The poor woman is apparently obliged to cook for herself and for her husband in their grace and favour home at Kensington Palace, and gets help in only when they are entertaining.
No ladies in waiting, parlour maids or gentlemen of the night soil for this impoverished royal highness.
Did you ever hear the likes?
How fortunate she is that we pay for her accommodation in the palace, because the unfortunate goes on to say that she is obliged to use Easy Jet when flying to Biarritz.
One meets such a dubious class of SPIV on these flights.
Indeed when travelling in Europe the poor wretch has to fly economy class, and only upgrades to Club Class when visiting farther afield.
But she hasn’t, for all this austerity, lost her sense of humour. Bless her.
She confides that she approves of Mr Michael Gove and goes on to describe him as "a wonderful man", and adds that she loves him.
Says all you need to know about Govey...and her royal highness!
Alert, therefore, to the MP for Kensington, SIR Malcolm Rifkind. Perhaps ere long he will be posing for photographers as he opens a food bank in the extensive gardens of Kensington Palace.
With Harrods only just up the road, there should be some decent own brand stuff for the disinherited of that borough. So be of cheer your royal poorness.