Per John LeCarre’s instructions I make my contact in the Downton Walk affair. I am directed to proceed to Kensington Palace where I am to meet with the Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge, AKA William and Kate.
Due to some confusion I arrive at Kensington only to learn that the royal couple is unavailable.
As a stroke of extraordinary good luck, I run into the Queen. She insists that we have tea. I raise the issue of Downton Walk. As it turns out she is quite well informed about the issue. Prime Minister Cameron had raised the matter at his most recent audience with her. Unfortunately, the Queen, who is very sensitive about interfering directly in political matters, asks me to consider our conversation as privileged. I do learn that the Crawley’s do not actually exist only raising further questions as to the credibility of the players in all of this.