Rumour - or at least Richard Kay - has it that Kate's mother will be presented to the Queen in the Royal Enclosure, possibly tomorrow.http://www.dailymail.co.u...s-mum-got-royal-date.html
Now it sounds here as though the Middletons will be in the Royal Enclosure as fee-paying members of the public, and may be invited to the Royal Box for a brief meet and greet. If they were guests of the Queen in the fullest sense I would consider it to be a very dark omen. (Interestingly, Kay suggests that Kate is not going to be there herself.) Let us see what transpires.
But I can't help wondering whether this is the reason why the new sartorial code for the Royal Enclosure - no short skirts, no spaghetti straps etc - also stipulated that there was to be no CHEWING GUM. I love the way the article above says that Mrs Meddleton was not chewing gum at all at William's passing out parade ... she was actually "consuming an anti-nicotine preparation."