In amongst all the ‘man splits up from girlfriend’ coverage that’s dominated the news this weekend, there’s been one little snippet that’s utterly confused me. Via Matt:

Then a few weeks ago I spoke to a close relative of HM who had spent the day with Kate. She said that although Kate was “a delight” there was great uncertainty about the mother. I was told: “The Queen couldn’t believe it when, on introduction, Carole actually said ‘Pleased to meet you’.”

Can anyone out there explain just why ‘pleased to meet you’ might be so offensive to the Queen? Not that I’m ever likely to meet her, but it just seems a particularly bizarre thing to feel slighted by.