Loyal readers of the popular Sun' newspaper were reeling from the shock revelation that Prince Charles and an ugly female accomplice had breached security at one of the most important British institutions.
It has been alleged that the Prince got through a police security check point at the Sun' headquarters without being challenged, even though he was driving the Queen's state limousine with the royal crest clearly visible.
There was also a large brown cardboard box on the rear seat with the word BOMB' written on it in large white letters.
The security guard also failed to make the Royal connection even though the Queen's six corgis where clearly visible.
A senior police officer apologised for the lapse of security. He went on to explain that his officers were under a great deal of stress at the time of the incident due to the fact that they were not accustomed to carrying out actual hands-on' police work. He stated that his police-people preferred to attend political correctness courses or to fill in forms in the safety of the police station.
This latest breach of security by senior royal persons is a further embarrassment to the security forces. It follows an audacious attack on the Daily Mirror newspaper, when Her Majesty the Queen worked undercover as a reporter for six weeks, having faked her references.
The editor of the Sun' newspaper went on to reveal the potentially serious consequences if Charles and Camilla had managed to plant a real bomb on his desk.
These bleeding royals are out of control' he explained.
They don't give us media luvvies a moment's peace with their aristocratic antics.'
They camp outside my flat and follow me and my family everywhere we go.'
It makes me sick with worry when I think of the damage to the Nation's lives if that bomb had been real
What would people do if there was no page three? He reflected.
Meanwhile, a statement from Clarence House shed some light on the outrage.
Charles and Camilla admitted carrying out the dastardly deeds, but explained that they had only done it because they wanted to highlight the danger that media workers were exposed to every day of their working lives.