So you have a big Union Flag cake to mark the Queen’s 85th birthday and invite Shahbaz Sharif, chief minister of the Punjab, to cut it for you. So far so good. But then he comes towards you with a forkful of the thing, clearly intent on feeding you in public… and in sight of the cameras.
What do you do?
Well if you are Her Majesty’s representative in Pakistan, the unflappable Adam Thomson, you accept it all in good humour. But I’d love to know what he was thinking. (And I look forward to the pic being trotted out at inappropriate moments in future.)