Tuesday, 28 November 2017
I know, I know. Everyone's talking about it, either to rejoice or to tut about the fuss, and the expense, and the privilege blah blah blah.
I know for a fact that several of my (esteemed) followers are against the royal family, but I think we're incredibly lucky. We have a Queen who is the envy of (much of) the world; who is loyal, charming, dutiful, and best of all, apolitical. When I think of politics, I see grey mist. With the royal family, it's colour and coaches and stunning horses (oh, those horses!), and happy, cheering crowds. Billions of people around the world watched the last royal wedding. Who or what can match that? Like it or not, our royal family give a great deal of pleasure to a great many people. And I'm one of them. After all, no one has to take any interest if they don't want to. Just don't read the papers for a week or so.
I've no idea what the future will hold once the Queen has gone, but for the moment, we have a royal family to be proud of. At a cost of just 50p a year each.
I, for one, think that's a bargain.
(I'm also a huge fan of Meghan Markle, not least because Suits is our favourite TV programme, but I know that's beside the point.)