Charlotte Eyre

Charlotte Eyre lives in Hampshire. She is writing under a pseudonym

Why did a police officer tell me I was ‘hot’?

Poundbury in Dorset looked beautiful as it prepared for the King’s arrival. Gardeners were sprucing up flowers; painters were hurrying their ladders into vans; security officers and policemen were positioned on every street corner. But my encounter with the men tasked with keeping us safe left me feeling deeply uncomfortable. I was there with my 12-year-old