Occupation: Prince of the United Kingdom

2 August 2013

Steerpike particularly enjoyed this close-up.


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  • David Lindsay

    When Tony Benn was being interviewed for admission to Oxford, the Admissions Tutor asked his father’s occupation, and when the attempt was made to fob him off with “journalist” or something, ostentatiously mouthed “Peer of the Realm” while writing it down on the form.

  • s_o_b

    If any official form asked for his occupation, my father would always answer ‘Gentleman’. His view was that what he did for a living was nobody else’s business.

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