I know what this is all about. I read an interview with Helen Mirren yesterday in which she was saying she'd been converted from grumpy Republican to fervent Royalist by meeting the Royals. She's particularly keen on Prince Charles and thinks he'll make a wonderful king.
Yes, Helen, but if you think Monarchy is an outdated, anti-democratic institution (blah, blah, blah) as I do and you once did, it doesn't make a hap'orth's worth of difference whether Prince Charles is a nice bloke or not. A good King is still a bad King because Kings are bad in principle. Yes? There's a case to be made for Monarchy and I'm happy to hear it and consider its merits, but it's got nothing to do with personalities.