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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Accustomed as they are

To Lord's for the Test Match, through the good offices of Fresh Media. Middle of the afternoon they hauled down the flag of St George from above the England dressing room and replaced it with the Royal Standard. Then, during the tea interval, the players lined up to have their hands shaken by HM The Queen. The only official acknowledgement of her presence was an apologetic "welcome to her majesty" over the PA. It was bit like the Mayoress turning up at the Church Fete.