As the Palace spokesman said, that Mr.Cowell may have misheard the Duke, and the Duke has really soft voice. Looking at some video documentaries about the Duke, i think this is true. Moreover, i think Mr. Cowell's speaking is just all over, and not even properly, and confident. I think his quote is just not confident enough in what saying. And another person in the talkshow, claims that the Queen ignore and did not even know who Mr.Cowell was. She shook hands and smiled with him. What else would he expect? And moreover, the Queen has many duties to perform, how can she have time to look and know about each single artist on the earth. I think these people just did not have much things to do around, and bring up nonsense things over, they should have just left Her Majesty and His Royal Highness alone. The couple had done their bests over the year, and who know how many years would they have left, to be commented all over the times about these issues.