Lady Marina-Charlotte Windsor, 20, showed up to the Queen’s pre-Christmas lunch sporting a tragus piercing When the Queen invited her nearest and dearest to a pre-Christmas lunch, the code was dress to impress. Quite what she thought about the new ‘tragus’ piercing being sported by the Duke of Kent’s grand-daughter, 20-year-old Lady Marina-Charlotte Windsor, though, is anyone’s guess. For the uninitiated, the tragus is the small flap of cartilage that sticks out in front of the ear canal. The piecing is usually made with a small hollow needle. According to those in the know, they ‘hurt like hell’. It wouldn’t have been the first time the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh have seen such an outlandish body piercing. Zara, who had her tongue pieced when she was just 17 at a tattoo parlour near her boarding school, Gordonstoun, for just £35, famously unveiled her stud to the rest of the Royal Family at uncle Prince Charles’s 50th birthday party in 1998. Fortunately her unflappable mother, Princess Anne, took it all entirely in her stride and just asked her if she was able to speak properly. Lady Marina was educated privately at £30,000-a-year St Mary’s, Ascot and is believed to be ...