A pub toilet seat is up for auction on eBay after the Duchess of Cornwall popped in to use the loo.
The landlady, pint-puller Chris Azerkane, is hoping that the toilet throne will raise a big profit from Royal fanatics after placing it up for auction.
Chris, 52, said she was in the kitchen of the Hare and Hounds in East Sussex when she noticed her noble guest. Chris said; “I was in my white rags, I must have looked a real state.
“The first I knew about it was when a load of posh cars started turning up in our car park, they were big Audis and Land Rovers. Then I just saw her hair and I knew it was her. I rushed to the front door and unlatched it.
“I said ‘why didn’t you tell me you were coming?’, I thought that was what you were supposed to do. I said do I bow or curtsey?
“She started giggling and said: ‘Hello, we’ve just come down from Gloucester do you think I could use your loo?’”
The mum-of-three legs turned to ‘jelly’ before she ushered her guest into the saloon bar and pointed her in the direction of the ladies, warning her also that the toilet hadn’t been decorated in a while.
Chris said; “I asked what she was doing here and she explained she was attending the funeral of a family at the village church.
“She wasn’t with Charles but she looked beautiful – she was immaculately dressed in a lovely midnight blue coat with a velvet collar.
“And she was so lovely, very humble and sweet. And she kept giggling.”
The Duchess and her entourage, which included a special branch team, then sat and enjoyed a drink by the log fire before heading to a nearby church.
Mrs Azerkane, who runs the pub along with her husband Rafai, are now auctioning the toilet seat to raise money for the Royal Brompton and Kings College Hospitals in London where their 16-month-old grandson Omar is being treated for lung disease.
Chris added; “My grandson’s life was saved by them so it was only fitting.”