February 10, 2005

Your LLamabutcher Royalty Update

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Yips! from Robbo - Ya know, in all seriousness I've almost given up on the Windsors and this is not a good thing at all. (I meant to say this after the recent Prince Harry the Nazi stunt.) Now as it happens, I really am a Royalist. But in a constitutional system where the Royals serve in a strictly ceremonial capacity, it's all the more important that they set an example, presenting an absolutely unimpeachable face to the public. Elizabeth, poor, dear woman, understands this absolutely. But the younger generations do not, opting instead for Hollywood-style celebrity and all the tawdriness that goes with it. It strikes me that in taking this course, they come perilously close to surrendering whatever claim to legitimacy they have left. Charles seems to understand the choice better than some of the others, but he fell into a trap when he went for the "fairy tale" wedding with Diana. Who the hell vetted that woman? All well and good to paint her as the "People's Princess" except for the fact that she was a shallow bitch and mad as a March hare and had no more understanding of the role a real princess is supposed to serve than does Paris Hilton. And when she jumped head-first into the Celebrity Vortex, Charles got sucked in with her. Now everything he does that remotely touches on her, even if he is trying to quietly smooth things over, reanimates that pull.

As the old saying goes, you can't touch pitch without being defiled. I'm afraid it's too late for Charles, who's in up to the elbows, to do anything about it. And if William hasn't figured all this out yet, I think the whole line - and probably the Monarchy itself - is doomed.

Posted by Steve at February 10, 2005 09:45 AM


Posted by: Fausta at February 10, 2005 09:48 AM

I read the BBC's take on this (just for curioristy's sake). Apparently there are some Anglicans who are opposed to remarriage after divorce. Mindboggling. I guess they would rather have had Henry VIII behead four of his wives, rather than two.

Posted by: RobertJ at February 10, 2005 09:58 AM

Wow, I'm not feeling the love towards Saint Princess Diana . . . what would Hasselhoff say?

My own thoughts up at my place.

Posted by: The Colossus at February 10, 2005 01:27 PM

Oh c'mon Steve! He had to marry Diana because she was the only virgin dumb enough to say "I do!" I mean, in spite of all the houses and the money, who could imagine that life with Charles would be anything other than dull, dull, OMG, dulldulldull!?

He is the prototype of the Upperclass Twit of the Year. He's got no looks to speak of, no sense of humor, and crawling into bed next to that for just three weeks ought to be enough to make any woman batty. Do you think he's got ANYTHING goin' on in the bedroom other than farting the sheets? Nope! He's got some money - not huge money. Some money. Diana was the only one who filled the royal requirements & would take him.

Posted by: Chai-rista at February 10, 2005 04:42 PM

Oops! Sorry Steve. Hilarious Pshop, BTW!

Robbo - Ibid.

Posted by: Chai-rista at February 13, 2005 01:39 PM
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