• 1999: No 3583


    Competition No 3583

    A poem on Sophie (bride of Prince Edward) by the Poet Laureate.


    As Ted and Sophie marry,

    The nation’s hopes will rise,

    That this young couple could be

    The new Morecambe and Wise.


    Ted would be the straight man

    - He’s such a boring bloke;

    But surely sparkling Sophie

    Knows how to tell a joke.


    Alas! One ribald picture

    Has made her sulk and cry;

    She’s paid to entertain us,

    But she won’t even try.


    So if I were Prince Edward

    - And that’s a great big ‘if’-

    I wouldn’t marry Sophie;

    I’d sooner marry Griff.