POSH LONDON SHOPPING SPREE
T H U R S D A Y, 2 9 J U N E
Mummy and me drove up to London in the Volkswagen.
First went to ghastly Harrods where we got Diana four sherry glasses for her wedding - they’re her choice and they’re revolting. How she could have such bad taste I don't know. Then we went into Way In, the new Harrods boutique. It’s dark inside and music is playing, I can’t stand that sort of atmosphere when I'm with Ma, and they’ve got pretty weedy clothes there, but I did get a fab pale-pink towelling skirt nine inches above the knee. Then went to Lillywhites where I got a bikini. It's terribly small but a fab shape in pale pinks, blues and yellows.
At Liberty’s Ma got a little pill-box hat in a tiny blueish pattern that matches her suit for the wedding perfectly. At the end the lady serving us saw a dress I might like too. It's a greeny paisley pattern, very short, with buttons down the ruffled front. We also popped into Dickens & Jones where we got fab stockings for Chump and me. They stay up with a band of elastic at the top! We had lunch at the Danish Food Centre and the queue stretched onto the street. I had two open sandwiches (one chicken, one camembert), a fab choc almond pastry, and cold milk.
Wore pink skirt when I got home. I'm so pleased with it, it's terribly mini and goes with my pink hat.
It’s absolutely ROTTEN - the Stones have been sent to prison. Mick for three months for unlawful possession of drugs, and Keith Richard for a year for letting his house be used for smoking cannabis. Mick nearly fainted when he heard his charge, people had to help him out of the court-room. Marianne Faithfull was allowed to talk to him in his cell and she came out crying. It's so ridiculous, they’ve done nothing wrong, it’s only because they’re famous. What they do is their problem and nobody else has got the right to interfere. Now all the narrow-minded old fuddy-duddies in the country will think the Stones are morons when you couldn’t wish for a nicer person than Mick Jagger.
On 17 March Keith Richards' Sussex home was raided and he later accused of allowing his house to be used for the smoking of cannabis resin. Mick Jagger was accused of the possession of four tablets. This led to the summer trial that pitted the counterculture against the establishment. On 29 June, Jagger was sentenced to three months’ imprisonment and Richards to one year; both were imprisoned that night but released on bail the next day, pending appeal.
The Times ran a famous editorial 'Who Breaks a Butterfly on a Wheel' (an Alexander Pope quote) in which editor William Rees-Mogg took an unexpectedly critical stance on the sentencing. Jagger had been treated far more harshly for a first offense than “any purely anonymous young man,” he wrote.
On 31 July both charges were overturned.