A short engagement fits into my schedule as I’ve already mentioned but I do have to tour and so basically arrange a “base camp” at the noble homes of various friends, including the Council. This base camp becomes a kind of mini Palace and I follow my usual routine from there. If I’m staying at the home of a Council member, they will accompany me on the tour. Else L’Evallier sends a representative to join us. They then report back to the Council on how well, or otherwise, they think I’ve “performed”. Naturally FNN like to follow us around too!
Eileen has travelled widely amongst the cosmos. Now obviously you can’t just up and go but when you did have the chance to travel, while still a princess, you didn’t. Do you regret that?
Yes. Eileen, before she inexplicably fell out with us, always claimed travelling broadened the mind and that she picked up all sorts of useful methods of defending the weak. Goodness knows how wide her mind is by this stage! Still I will give her due. When she was willing to describe her adventures, she went into a great deal of detail about life on the planet concerned as well as about those villains she had to tackle to ensure our realm’s security. It is just such a pity she is nowhere near as helpful today.