Me: You look ever so sad, Nell.
Nell: I am. You’re up early.
Me: I couldn’t sleep.
Nell: It’s the end of an era.
Me: It is. The Duke of Edinburgh has been there for the whole of my life. I can’t believe he’s gone.
Nell: I sent a message to The Queen, by the way.
Me: On WoofsApp?
Nell: I beg your pardon? The Queen doesn’t do WoofsApp. I have written a letter of condolence and left a voicemail.
Me: So, you have her telephone number?
Nell: Of course I do. What a silly question.
Me: I’ve been thinking about how sad she must be.
Nell: Yes. After losing Charlie I know what it’s like to lose the love of one’s life.
Me: I can’t imagine what she is going through. 73 years, Nell. That’s a long time to be together.
Nell: My heart goes out to the family.
Me: Yes. I know Prince Philip was a public figure but essentially he was a husband, father and grandfather.
Nell: Rupert was here earlier.
Me: Was he?
Nell: Yes, he thought I might like the company. He knew I would be thinking of Charlie.
Me: How kind of him. Did he bring the newspapers?
Nell: They’re on the table. He brought me a soft shawl, too.
Me: He’s such a thoughtful wolf. Can I smell bacon?
Nell: Poppy is making bacon sandwiches for us all. David asked for a substantial breakfast to lift everyone’s spirits.
Me: Good idea.
Nell: He’s also offering cuddles to anyone in need of a hug today.
Me: I will definitely have one of those.
Nell: Theirs was one of the world’s greatest love stories.
Me: It was.
Nell: Philip is watching over her now like Charlie is watching over me.
Me: I am so sorry.