■ TENSE times at the headquarters of Pol Roger, Sir Winston Churchill’s favourite champagne.
The company supplied the fizz for Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation in 1953 as well as for royal weddings, including Prince Harry and Meghan’s in 2018. Yet it hasn’t heard whether it will be serving the bubbles for King Charles’s Coronation in May. An anxious source tells me: ‘We still don’t know whether we’ll be providing the champagne or not for King Charles. Of course, we would be delighted to do so.’ Perhaps he plans to serve Duchy Organic wine from Waitrose instead? Sales from the range provide an annual donation to the King’s Charitable Fund.