Diary: Snowball shows Charles a clean pair of CBE heels

Cilla Snowball took her clan - Fred, Rosie and Albert - on a trip to the Palace last week to pick up a CBE for her services to the ad industry.

But once inside, the Abbott Mead Vickers group chairman and chief executive was preoccupied with following the protocol on how to greet Prince Charles without coming a cropper in her high heels.

All that curtseying and reversing five steps malarkey was nearly thrown up in the air when the woman in front of her threw a curved ball and curtseyed to the floor. Aargh, panic! Worrying she would have to follow suit, Snowball was not sure her heels would take the bend. Thankfully, when her name was called out, she wasn't forced to find out.