Now, you know how much we loveth Her Majesty, the Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia (whether they like it or not and aparently they do like it ’cause they’ve had a referendum) and lots of other great bits of the world where they drive on the left. But where we will take issue is on the fur issue. Issue. Bless you.
She wears it for daywear (at yesterday’s Queen Mother statue unveiling par example), she wears it for formals (State Opening of Parliament etc) and she makes those guards wear real bearskin on their fuzzy hats even though Stella McCartney has designed fully serviceable faux versions for her.
To publicise the issue (bless you! You must have a cold!), Jamie Bamber of Battlestar Galactica ‘fame’ has taken his top off. Maybe even his panties. Hooray etc. But we wonder if PETA, who commissioned the ad, were aware of the other meaning of ‘bear’. Bet they were.
We prefer bare skin to bearskin. But we also like bare bear skin, if you know what we mean...,