Prince Edward, it was said, was asked by the Queen to remonstrate with the old lady. But she met him by saying that she could not make her dear boy unhappy. "He is head over heels in love with me, you know" she said. The Prince could only smile and perhaps repeat the British saying under his breath: "No fool like an old fool".
The next week after the marriage Corlett published the announcement in The Pink 'Un, and underneath in large letters. this:
AN ARITHMETICAL PROBLEM: How many times does twenty-seven go into sixty-eight and what is there over?
Scribbled by Alfred Armstrong 12 years 2 months ago