Written by NODDY

Monday, 2 February 2009

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"...and just one thingy..."

The design of new stamps, being prepared with the portrait of Prince Charles in the eventuality of the Queen's death, are causing problems for Royal Mail designers. The Prince, no oil painting, cannot agree a design "which encompasses all one's beliefs, environmental concerns, philosophies and hopes and thingy" as he succinctly put it yesterday as he fiddled with his cuffs.

It is believed that Charles, as King Charles 111 or George V11 or Henry 1X, would like to incorporate all his interests on the design but to do that, designers have come up with a 4" x 4" stamp, obviously too big. He would also like his stamps to be made out of recycled paper and yak dung, but this is causing manufacturing problems not least with it's availability. And smell.

The same problem has occurred with the design of banknotes. A spokesman for the Bank of England said; "They are the size of tea-towels at the moment, but we are working on it". A geranium bush commented that Charles was probably barking.

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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