Blame it on Corbynism. Blame it on Brexit. Maybe blame it on Londonist. But The World's Poshest Drop Down Menu is dead.
In 2015, we were delighted to discover, when contacting Harrods via their online form, that we were presented with a cornucopia of swanky titles to select from, including Princess, Viscountess, Wing Commander, Monsieur, Brigadier and Her Royal Highness. It read like a seating plan for a do at Buckingham Palace:
Recently, though, some eagle-eyed Londonist readers informed us with the sad news that the online form has now been revised, to cover only Dr, Miss, Mrs and Ms. It might as well be bloody Tesco Online.
Why the revision? Maybe too many fake sheikhs were trying to nab perfume samples. Perhaps Harrods was touched by 2017's Corbyn-mania, and decided to make a gesture to the common man. Whatever the case, the Harrods website is now a slightly less fun place to be.
Also read: Why The Hell Do People Go To Harrods?