A Right Royal Mess….

In a moment of rare good humour, the Telegraph has printed something that could be construed as being slightly anti-monarchy; a picture of a ceramic caricature of the Duchess of Cambridge, well, defecating, might be the most appropriately royal word.

A traditional “caganer” ceramic figurine of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is pictured in Torroella de Montgri, Northern Spain. Statuettes of well-known people defecating are a Christmas tradition in Catalonia, dating back to the 18th century. Catalonians hide caganers in Christmas Nativity scenes and invite friends to find them. The figures symbolise fertilisation, hope and prosperity for the coming year. I bet these are to be pictured on the Wills and Kate’s Christmas cards this year….

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