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Topics: Sarkozy, Camilla

Saturday, 29 March 2008

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Prince Charles - lost in translation

Camilla's daring choice of hat, as reported on this website recently, has created embarrassing headlines for her husband in the French press after a basic translation error.

Unfortunately, during the state visit a source close to Camilla was asked by a French reporter what she was wearing in her hat. The reply was a beaver, a word which the reporter did not immediately recognise. Whilst writing up the story a couple of hours later the French reporter asked an American colleague what a beaver was. Given the ribald nature of journalistic badinage, the yank obviously thought the frog was referring to a lady's private area and gave a fairly explicit response.

Hence the next morning the french press were leading with "Camilla attends State visit of President Sarkozy with an old c**t". Prince Charles took immediate offence.

He cheered himself up with an ice cream.

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