AT A loss for some Christmas gift ideas, I latched on to an article about what the Royals have bought for each other over the years.

I was especially interested to read that Princess Anne once bought a toilet seat for Prince Charles.

Now that’s a gift I would really covet. A loo seat that didn’t shift about alarmingly every time you sat on it. We have been through so many toilet seats, some costly, some not, yet none stay put, no matter how tight the fixings.

Prince Charles’s loo seat present was leather, however and I draw the line at that, however stable.