I’m watching on PBS a show about how Queen Elizabeth is treated when she visits the White House. President Obama recently had the dinner with Prime Minister Cameron, where the cast of Downton Abbey was at the State Dinner.
All I want to know is, what does one talk about at a State Dinner that isn’t out of bounds. Now I am watching President Bush in white tie.
I didn’t know what is involved. For me showing up at such an event would be like the Geoffrey Hughes character in the Britcom Keeping Up Appearances. I can see it now; Onslow at a State Dinner. That would give Hyancinth angina.
White shirts and me are dangerous. I am banned from wearing them at work by my colleagues. I didn’t even wear a white shirt for my Dad’s memorial service. Sauces and white shirts don’t mix.
It is an interesting look at what is involved in making such an event work.