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Re: “The King's Pen”
Exhaustion, nerves and emotions are probably all playing an increasing part at this time with all the incredible dashing about he and his wife have had to do in the last few days. Notably his wife acted more calmly and simply asked for another pen when she came to sign. Leave it to the Queen (Consort) eh?
Maybe they should have used a ballpoint?
In Belfast today, a leaky fountain pen unleashed the royal ire. One hopes the King will maintain his composure better when dealing with an actual crisis. I am thinking in the same situation his mother would have been calm and good-natured- she may have even made a joke of it, rather than reducing everyone in the room to nervously scurrying about.