I trust that you are looking forward to, or enjoyed watching the Royal Wedding?

At Autocar there are some strong republican feelings among the younger members of staff. However, the old guard like myself, Lord Hilton of Holloway, Baron Bremner, Viscount Charles Hallett and Sir Steve Cropley, will be equipped with flasks of hot tea, little flags and tartan rugs on our knees as we watch the proceedings.

There will be horse drawn carriages of course, but also limousines like the Volkswagen Bentley which was attacked by unwashed student mobs last year and presumably has been to the bodyshop since then.