this Mandrake storyscreams genuine Palace sentiment. It comes via the historian Andrew Roberts, who has the full story in the next edition of Tatler:
""The Queen, Prince Philip and Prince Charles are all furious with Gordon Brown over sub-standard equipment in Helmand, principally the underarmoured armoured cars and the lack of helicopters, and have been making their views known to him in no uncertain terms," claims Roberts, who is a close friend of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent."
TB would hope so too. As the legend that is
"Ma’am, all you have to do is invite your First Secretary, Chancellor and Justice Secretary in for a cuppa and tell them in your own words what has to be done."