The Princess is to be in another television programme. Her class are to be filmed a couple of times and she was very excited. I had to sign a release form for her. I came home shortly afterwards and she said, “I read the release form. They can do anything they like with my image. They own everything I have no rights.” “That’s right,” I said, “if you don’t want to, you don’t have to do it.” “Of course, I want to do it, I’m going to be on television!”
The actual experience of television was very boring. They had to do lots of re-takes. The crew brought out some worms to show the children (the programme is about gardening, I understand). This was a highlight and they were all fascinated. But this was not the correct reaction. All the girls had to scream; the boys did not have to scream. So they redid the worm introduction until the girls screamed loudly enough. “Which was very sexist,” said she. That’s my girl.