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Umm, I doubt it

Over the years, La Tour d’Argent has served a number of heads of state, A-list celebrities and the world’s royals including the Prince of Wales and Queen Elizabeth II, who dined at the restaurant in 1948 and were gifted a bottle of cognac from circa 1830.

In 1948 there was no Prince of Wales and the current PoW wasn’t born then either. The last before that born in Nov 1948, which looks a little early to be going to a posh restaurant. The one before that stopped being so in 1910 upoon his coronation as GV.

So, err, no.

10 thoughts on “Umm, I doubt it”

  1. I didn’t read the sentence as implying that the POW and the Queen were there at the same time.

    It could be just that the POW and the Queen were being mentioned as two discrete items in a list and not to be combined.

  2. Geoffers said:
    “I didn’t read the sentence as implying that the POW and the Queen were there at the same time.”

    “… were gifted …” – no-one else is mentioned, so the two of them must have been together to use the plural; if the Prince of Wales had not been there with the Queen, it would have said “was gifted”.

    Although someone who can use “gifted” can’t be relied on to write proper English anyway.

  3. Maybe it just sounded more formal than “Phil the Greek”? Quickly checks – ok, Paris based journo – Wales and Edinburgh might easily be confused.

  4. I didn’t read the sentence as implying that the POW and the Queen were there at the same time.
    It does say they were presented with a (singular) bottle of cognac. Unless they stuck the cork back in.
    If there’d have been a PoW in ’48 (unfortunate deaths/abdications aside) Elizabeth wouldn’t have become Queen.?

  5. I’ve been to their ‘other’ restaurant in Tokyo, fine French food where the waiters are Japanese being possibly the ideal combination.

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