The Duchess of Cambridge might be busy planning her wardrobe for the royal tour of Australia and New Zealand shes got kicking off next week but Down Under, royal correspondent Robert Jobson was paving the way for the familys imminent touchdown with some April Fool hijinks yesterday.
As part of an elaborate joke with the team at Channel 7s Sunrise, Jobson announced that, in honour of the Duke and Duchess visit, the upcoming Commonwealth Games due to be hosted on the Gold Coast in 2018 would be renamed the British Empire Games.
Even his ridiculous suggestion that they should feature traditional English sports such as croquet so that the Aussies wouldnt win all the medals didnt make the penny drop cue a live-on-air spat with former Olympic swimming coach Laurie Lawrence and a flood of complaints from viewers.
The feature was one of a number of hoaxes pulled by the media in celebration of 1 April.
Did you spot the two that snuck onto ELLEUK.COM?
We confess, there are no scientifically spurious developments in the make-up of diamonds, and sadly none of us will be smelling of Eau de Feather Boa anytime soon.