Muddle is the extra unknown personality in any committee.
Once you touch the trappings of monarchy, like opening an Egyptian tomb, the inside is liable to crumble.
In America journalism is apt to be regarded as an extension of history: in Britain, as an extension of conversation.
In Britain, the segregated world of public schools crops up in all kinds of institutions A boy can pass from Eton to the Guards to the Middle Temple to Parliament and still retain the same male world of leather armchairs, teak tables and nicknames. They need never deal closely with other kinds of people, and some never do.