21 JANUARY 1995, Page 32

Whose nose?

Sir: How dare Lord Charteris call the Duchess of York vulgar (`Saying what everyone thinks', 7 January)? She was recently here to visit a home for retarded children, was much admired for her good manners and loved when she wiped a snotty nose with her own handkerchief.

Robert Lowis

Safaris, Box 15180, Nairobi, Kenya