Diana’s Big Mistake

 

Princess Diana's Biggest Mistake?

Princess Diana's Biggest Mistake?

Some may regard her biggest mistake was her marriage to Prince  Charles. Others think it was failing to wear a seat belt. But for one happy memorabilia collector, it is a big rubber (that’s eraser to you sniggering US visitors) that used to belong Princess Diana. Yesterday, an old rubber was auctioned and sold for £540 ($890) to a Swiss collector surpassing previous estimates. This is yet another example of people paying large amounts of money for mundane objects that are elevated to special status by their previous owner. For some reason, the Princess held on to this rubber she first acquired as a teenager. Maybe it was a private joke. 

In contrast, her nemesis, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall is not regarded as Royality by many loyal Diana fans. Her memorabilia is unlikely to fetch anywhere near the prices that Diana memorabilia will continue to fetch well into the future. Maybe this is why the toilet seat that Camilla sat on during an impromptu visit to an East Sussex pub only sold for £87 ($100).

 

Touched by royality? - I think not.

Touched by royality? - I think not.

The landlady of the pub said, “I went to open the latch on the door, then low and behold Camilla was standing there. She smiled, said hello and I thought ‘What do I do? Curtsey or bow? She asked if she could use the toilet and I said ‘Of course you can. The toilet still needs to be decorated, but they are spotlessly clean’. She said ‘It’s fine, don’t worry’.” The landlady  added: “I’ve never sat on a public toilet, but after she left I went in there and said ‘My derriere has been touched by royalty’.”

Fat chance. I bet Camilla did what everybody does when using a public toilet. She carefully laid strips of toilet paper around the rim of the seat so that she could avoid the common touch! I wonder what the People’s Princess, who had the common touch, would have done?

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9 responses to “Diana’s Big Mistake

  1. Those that sold/bought that toilet seat are lucky that lese majeste is not what it used to be.

  2. Fat chance. I bet Camilla did what everybody does when using a public toilet. She carefully laid strips of toilet paper around the rim of the seat so that she could avoid the common touch!

    I always count on being the only one who doesn’t do that, so I’m alright.

  3. a landlady who’s never sat on a public toilet? Well, I never…..

  4. Nursemyra, I figure it is kind of like sausage factory workers being vegetarians. She’d probably seen way too often what these places look like on a Sunday morning to ever let her ‘derriere’ go anywhere near the seat.

  5. Diana wouldn’t have been sitting on the toilet, she’d have been facing it.
    Personally, I hover. Public toilets, ferries and slugs are my personal bete noires.

  6. Ooh, ooh. Have they found a buyer yet for Di’s bellybutton lint? I just read that they are putting it on the next Sotheby’s list, with an estimated starting price of 200,000 U.S.

    Poor Camilla is said to have an outie, so there will probably not be enough lint to harvest from the woman who would be.

    It’s so hard to be a royal.

  7. Is that what everybody does? Damn! I think I have a weak supersense😦

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