I posted this elsewhere a year or two ago. I offer it here as monarchy has been discussed on this blog and elsewhere … this is my view on the subject.
I watched the BBC Ten O’Clock News on Thursday, and found it bizarre that the first 15 minutes was wall-to-wall Prince Harry coverage (and this corporation is accused by many of having a liberal, left-wing agenda?).
My view of monarchy/royalty is that it is essentially ridiculous, therefore everything that flows from it … like the latest debacle … is bound to be ridiculous too. It is an institution fit for the eighteenth century somehow clinging on in the twenty-first. Continue reading