London - (Suckers): 'Not nearly as tacky as the swastika-themed Olympics logo,' is how worried courtiers consoled themselves today.
But Palace officials are taking no chances with the official 2012 Queen's Diamond Jubilee emblem launch delayed until Tuesday.
Designed by a 10 year-old schoolgirl the anniversary logo probably wouldn't look amiss on street party bunting.
But its iconic national status elevation is pretty cringeworthy 'and symbolic of the rubbish we're spoonfed daily'.
Traditionalists say a copy of the certificate of the Queen's marriage to the Pope 'would at least be honest' as a commemorative logo.
But maybe not enough for the old dear to pop her clogs from shame.
"Let me state quite categorically that the Queen will not drop dead by Tuesday morning," a confident Lord Chamberlain commented today.
No major astrological aspects are blighting the zodiac and Lord Luce-Cannon's assurance is comforting many.