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Thursday, 17 May 2012

Never mind, there's always another time

We note from the Court Pages of the national newspapers that Queen Sofia of Spain has been ordered to down turn an invitation from Queen Elizabeth to a Diamond Jubilee lunch for the world's sovereign monarchs because of Spain's persistent niggling over Gibraltar.

Queen Sofia had earlier accepted the invite to tomorrow's (Friday's) celebration at Windsor Castle, but in a last minute snub by Spain's government she has been told not to attend because it would be "inappropriate in the current circumstances".

Never mind, perhaps she would like to come back next April to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Treaty of Utrecht.

And of course, it could all be just a ploy to divert attention from the massive cost of borrowing for the Spanish government in today's news.

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