Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, is just about two weeks older than me. The Swedish media report on her doings regularly. I can’t say I follow them with much interest, but I’ve enjoyed the occasional updates on her “milestones”, because mine happened at about the same time. Victoria finishes high school. Victoria goes to university. Etc.

Today Svenska Dagbladet reported on Victoria’s name day celebrations. (Name day is a European concept and a reasonably popular thing in Sweden.) And I couldn’t help thinking – she looks like a tant, like an old lady. And she is my age! She may be a crown princess but at least I don’t look like a tant.