Prince Charles is said to have stopped lobbying influential ministers with letters after he mistook a bandstand in Buckingham Palace gardens for a guillotine. The bandstand, built by Robespierre Decking Specialists is for a new look "French Revolution" themed garden party. Charles, a known history fan and friend of Baldrick is said to have come "damned near" to requiring a clean pair of trousers after spotting the structure being built.
To make matters worse George (Ozzie) Osbourne whom many people think looks like French revolution nutter Robespierre, was helping out the scaffolding firm on the day by hoisting a metal sheet with a rope. They all saw the funny side of things and later that day shared a slap up meal of chips and lashings of ginger beer.
Critics say though, that if Charles's mum, Liz would let him wear his plastic crown at garden parties, he would take up Polo or talking to female hygiene products again and stop trying to influence the government. He is said to be a favourite for a knighthood next year and if successful could then channel his political views through the House of Lords to the relief of everyone.