Traditionalists all over Britain have got their knickers in a twist this week when Buckingham Palace announced that Spotted Dick would not be on the menu of the upcoming Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Despite pressure from government back benchers, the Royal Couple remained steadfast about their decision not to include the sponge pudding.
A spokesman for the Palace – a man so posh he swears in Latin, stated, “It appears that the honorable bride-to-be does not find sultanas or currents appealing. A decision was therefore made to remove the offending item from the wedding banquet.”
Pudding fans however are up in arms about the decision.
“Spotted dick was good enough for all previous Royal couples, it should be good enough for them” declared Royal watcher, Humphrey Brownose. “Spotted Dick is an important part of our cultural heritage and I will work tirelessly in order to see it reinstated in its rightful place as pudding to the Crown. Of course bearing Miss Middleton’s tastes in mind, we would be happy to remove the offending currents and sultanas – that would of course make the pudding a ‘Spotless Dick’ or just a ‘Dick’ – which I am sure the Palace would agree, will be equally as tasty. “