It is awful that in these dark times these two show a picture of themselves pretending to care about culture I mean we know Mary doesn't care about it. The tv is in the corner and the whole picture is angled that does not look like a family tv room at all where their big crowd can gather around. I think it is funny that they use the word couch and not sofa I remember hearing from my granny that sofa is the proper word and couch is the lower class word. I know that is silly and it doesn't matter but funny for a prince.
In german "Couch" is far preferred to "Sofa". How is that in Danish?
Anyway, I didn't find it awful that they show themselves to enjoy culture during these times, in fact I think it would be a nice reminder of what is available online and on tv as an alternative to your normal routines.
However, I simply had to chuckle because imagining Fred enjoying literature, drama and theatre is like him stating that he only drinks beer from crystal glasses - it is something that I would buy from Charles, but honestly not really from any of the other cps or younger kings. (with the exception of Felipe, who would do that to please his wife)
I grew up in the UK, and the word sofa or "settee" is used interchangeably. I think settee is perhaps not a southern or London word, but I dont know for sure.
To me "couch" is the American term for it, and I rarely hear it used in the uk. I'm not sure what the Australian word is for it but perhaps the word couch is used and Fred has picked it up from Mary or he learned that word when learning English? I've noticed in a lot of English language programmes that American words are used instead of English, such as garbage/trash instead of rubbish.