Early doors at Wimbledon a number of years back, a rather well to-do lady came out of the VIP toilets to ask one of the security staff in attendance why the toilets had no soap, sanitiser, hand cream, wet wipes – or anything resembling a toiletry.
This mystified them as they had loaded the toilets with lots of miniature bottles of top-of-the-line products, but the woman was right. The place had been rinsed clean.
The only other person they knew who had used the VIP toilets that morning? The Duchess of Kent.
To prevent a repeat incident, when staff restocked the toilet the following day they laid out only one of each item, holding back a stash with which to regularly replenish the supply.
Sure enough, when the Duchess next visited the toilet she popped out to ask if they had any more toiletries anywhere. When she was handed a single bottle in return, she barked “Is that all you’ve got?”