WHILE my friendship with Prince Edward was relatively brief and largely platonic, he was actually a caring soul.
When we knew each other, I got glandular fever (the kissing disease, that’s all).
Anyone who has been affected knows it is terribly debilitating and I went to my parents to recover.
Remember, this was in the days without cellphones. If you needed to speak to someone, you had to use a landline number and call home.
One morning Prince Edward called to ask how I was and if I would mind if he stopped by for a cup of coffee that afternoon.
He was in Windsor, which was only a few minutes from where my parents lived.
You can’t say no, can you?
My mother fluttered. We didn’t have fancy china. I flapped because I must have looked like death, not even warmed up.
Anyway, he arrived – safety in tow.
We drank tea and he gave me some homeopathic tablets which he believed could help my recovery.
No doubt recommended by his brother, now our new King Charles III, who is an advocate of complementary medicine and healing.
I was overwhelmed by his thoughtfulness.
Then he handed me a Tupperware that had some summer pudding in it. I mentioned that I loved it at one of our dinners.
When he left, my mother almost fainted.
We were in possession of some of the Queen’s Tupperware. That was pretty incredible. Forget the visit, we had Her Majesty’s Tupperware.
We have appreciated it for some time. Then I guess it got lost in that big plastic hell cupboard that all kitchens have.
But what a souvenir that would have been.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6189684/prince-edward-old-flame-ulrika-jonsson/ My old flame Prince Edward gave me something that belonged to the Queen – I treasured it and then it’s gone