Chelsea flower show a right royal pity for commoners’ kids

Yes, John Crace (Digested week, 25 May) it was lovely to see Prince William’s three young children enjoying Kate’s Chelsea flower show garden with their parents. A pity, though, that, according to Chelsea’s own rules, no other children under five would be allowed in to enjoy the gardens in the same way.
Denise Murphy
Whitby, North Yorkshire

Another hidden treasure of Mulhouse (Letters, 25 May) is the Musée de l’Impression sur Étoffes (Museum of Printed Textiles) which has a superb collection of textiles, sample books (6 million textile samples!) and old printing machinery. It also puts on excellent exhibitions.
Rosemary Crill

At line 625 of Antigone the Theban chorus declare that man acts for the shortest (oligoston) time outside ruin (Letters, 22 and 24 May). It’s man’s time disaster-free that’s small, not man. However, some separate “oligos” and “ton” so that it does indeed read “the small man lives outside disaster”.
Peter McKenna

The 11th thing we have learned (Ten things we learned at this year’s Cannes film festival, 25 May) is that older male film directors still think it’s a good look to grip their much younger female stars’ waists. Creepy.
Ruth Eversley
Paulton, Somerset

My wife is right. I am a child. This was confirmed by this week’s Feast – “Cooking with kids”. So many wonderful recipes for me to try. Please do another children’s version soon.
Philip Kendall
Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire

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