Back in the Nineties the Foreign Office sent the Windsor Wingnut, as they called him, on a goodwill visit to Abu Dhabi.
When he landed, he stepped onto the red carpet wearing a suit – and a fox-fur hat.
His host, Sheik Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, shook him warmly by the hand and they walked to the waiting limousine.
After a few miles, the Sheik said to Charles, “Excuse me, but I must ask you; my country is very, VERY hot – why do you feel the need to wear such a hat?”
“Oh, that was my grandmother,” replied Charles, “I said I was off to Abu Dhabi and she said ‘Wear the fox hat.'”
Don’t forget to tip your waitress…