Thursday, September 16, 2010

Duke of Edinburgh asks top Tory: do you have tartan knickers?

By Simon Johnson, Scottish Political Editor

During the Pope's tour of Edinburgh’s Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Duke noticed that many MSPs were wearing ties bearing a new tartan commissioned to mark the Pontiff’s visit.
Observing that Annabel Goldie, the Scottish Tory leader, was not wearing the tie, the Duke asked her: “Have you got a pair of knickers made out of this?

The astonished spinster, 60, performed a double take then quickly recovered her poise. “I cannot possibly comment and even if I had I could not possibly exhibit them,” she replied...

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