An Interview

Robin Knight, the TV reporter, is interviewing the Duchess of Wessex for the program “The English At Home”. Robin: Good morning, Duchess. Will you be so kind to tell us about an ordinary day in your life? Duchess: Well, I wake up at eight o’clock… Robin: Oh, really? Do you get up then? Duchess: Are you crazy? No, of course I don’t get up at that time. I have breakfast in bed and read “The Times”. Robin: What time do you get up? Duchess: I get up at eleven. Robin: What do you do then? Duchess: Well, I go to my bathroom to take a bath. Robin: How long does it take you to take your bath? Duchess: I usually take my bath for an hour. Robin: …and then? Duchess: Then I read my letters and dictate the replies to my secretary. Robin: Does it take you much time? Duchess: Rather! Then my hairdresser comes. I pay much attention to my hairstyle, you know. Robin: Oh, yes, it’s very important. Duchess: After that I walk in the garden with Philip. Robin: Oh? Who’s Philip? Duchess: Philip is my dog. Robin: What time do you have lunch? Duchess: I have lunch at two o’clock. Robin: And after lunch? Duchess: Oh, I rest until six o’clock. Robin: …and at six? What do you do at six? Duchess: I dress for dinner. We have dinner at eight. Robin: What time do you go to bed? Duchess: Well, I have a bath at nine thirty, and I go to bed at ten. Robin: Thank you, Duchess… you certainly have a very busy and interesting life.