I say, I say – did you hear the one about Charles opening a leisure centre in Scunthorpe? On the big day, the streets were lined with scunners eager to catch sight of the man yet to be king.
Finally a gleaming roller drew up. Out popped an immaculately tailored Charles but to all round astonishment, as he cut ribbon and declared Scunthorpe Leisure Centre open, his three-piece whistle, coiffured locks and outstuck ears were topped to the north by a Davy Crockett hat of finest fox fur.
Breaking the perplexed silence, a cub reporter from the Scunthorpe Inquirer found the courage to ask the question on everyone’s lips.
Excuse me your royal highness but why are you wearing that hat?
Well now, that was mummy’s idea.
Yes. When one told her one was going to Scunthorpe she replied, “wear the fox hat!”