How hilarious that Prince William, according to the newspaper headlines, is to join the SAS.
Read the detail, and a slightly different picture emerges. Slick Willie is instead being seconded, for a few weeks, on a non-operational basis.
Given the humiliation the last time a member of the royal family joined one of the military's tougher regiments, it is unlikely the royal spin doctors would make the same mistake twice. Does anyone else remember the great entertainment of Prince Edward leaving the Royal Marines to work in the theatre?