Tuesday, 12 April 2011
It seems that, for the wedding of Prince William of Wales to The People's Princess (Mark II), the guests are such a Skid Row bunch (well they do include Elton John and the Beckhams), that they need a twenty two page handout on such basic etiquette as holding a teacup and a champagne glass. Presumably, all this flows from the fact that we are going to have a future Queen with friends and family who need this kind of coaching. I have, until this moment, been a monarchist, not least because it has always seemed so much better than the alternative: elections for the likes of the Blairs or the Browns as Presidents and First Ladies. However, now, we are having yet another commoner thrust upon us as Consort to our future Head of State, without even a vote and this does seem to me to be beyond the limit; just as it is beyond the limit that members of the 'House of Lords' are now not born to it, or elected, but just appointed as generous cronies of the government of the day, in a country which goes around the Arab world teaching the merits of 'great western democracy'. What a joke!
It's getting to The Time For a Change, in my view.
The picture is Rab C Nesbitt, who is, no doubt, going to have a bath before he dresses for the reception.
Posted by NJS at 11:57