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Charles And Camilla [Feb. 13th, 2007|09:18 am]
Tony Grist
I had a dream that Charles and Camilla had been busted for cocaine use and everybody was tip-toeing round the story.

I know why. There was an item halfway through last night's news bulletin about Camilla going into hospital- only she's not called Camilla any longer, she's called the Duchess of Cornwall. The establishment has taken her to its encrusted bosom and the rest of us are expected to meekly follow suit. 

I hate the way the media- after despising the woman for decades- is now giving her respect. Look, she's the same person she always was. Calling her Duchess doesn't change the way she treated Di.

Remember?  Remember how that young girl was tricked into an empty marriage, how she was manipulated, neglected, cheated on? Charles and Camilla engineered that- as cynically as the lovers in Les Liasons Dangereuses. Time doesn't change any of that- and neither of them has ever said they're sorry. This Darby and Joan act of theirs shouldn't fool anybody....

And here's footage of the Duchess of Cornwall making like a favourite auntie at some photo-op in a primary school.

Oh, what's the use...
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From: bodhibird
2007-02-13 02:51 pm (UTC)
My gut feeling is that monarchy, at least in the traditional European style, doesn't really work unless you have a small population with short lifespans and a morality that lets the king be a stallion with all the willing women he can find. A pagan morality, that is.

Yet other European countries retain their royal families and are rather fond of them, without the media circus that the Windsors create. I seem to recall that the Swedish royals mostly live in flats and have respectable day jobs.

Have you seen The Queen? I don't recall if you've reviewed it, and I'm curious about a British subject's reaction to the film (since it *is* about British current events, more or less).
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2007-02-13 08:22 pm (UTC)
I don't think the British monarchy is a good fit with modern Britain. I'd like to see it scaled back and rejigged on the Swedish model.

I haven't seen the Queen yet. I'll probably wait until it comes out on DVD.
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