Dear Anglophiles: A couple of news articles are on the agenda today. . . .
- The Queen's husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, has been hospitalized for exploratory abdominal surgery. A palace spokesperson says the Duke is "in very good health," but we all know that news could change on a dime, pending surgical results. Please join me in wishing the Duke the best of health! To read an article from The Guardian about the Duke's hospitalization, click HERE
- Selfridges department store on Oxford Street in London was robbed! Ordinarily, such news might fly under our radar, but since the ITV/Masterpiece series Mr. Selfridge, many of us Anglophiles have come to feel like Selfridges is our department store, and we take this robbery quite personally. Humph! To read a BBC News article about the robbery, click HERE
NOTE: Listening to London radio news yesterday about Selfridges, I heard one talk-show host describe the robbery as "quite a kerfuffle." Now really, I don't think I've ever heard a newscaster on this side of the pond use such a delightful description, and hearing this wonderful use of the English language made me an even more ardent Anglophile!
To listen to my favorite London radio station, LBC (London's Biggest Conversation), 97.3 F.M., click HERE