Charlie tames ruling accountants
A quick dash to Moorgate Place and we found Prince Charles in knockabout mood. Most royal families have had to get used to seeing their power wane over recent decades and the Prince seemed to acknowledge that he too had come to terms with his proper place.
‘It came as a shock to realise accountants run the world,’ he confessed to the crowd. ‘So I thought it best to capture and tame a few.’Chief among them is, of course, Sir Michael Peat, the Prince’s bike-riding principal private secretary and an accountant whose family put the ‘P’ into KPMG. For him, the Prince saved his best line: ‘My PPS is from a long line of hereditary accountants…’