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CHIMO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 06:42 PM
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Prince Charles is the voice of Mel Phillips, not the people
The monarchy is probably more secure and popular than at any time in the past 25 years. With a wedding this year and a diamond jubilee next, and no doubt a first baby for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge not long delayed (presumably after the head of the firm has enjoyed her moment in the sun), the royals can bask in positive publicity.

Amid the cacophony of adulation, republicans cannot hope for a hearing, particularly now the Queen and her consort have reached the age where, even if they were found to be running a brothel at Windsor Castle, their status as national treasures would protect them from all but mild popular rebuke. The BBC's Andrew Marr, getting his brown-nosing in early with a book entitled The Diamond Queen, describes his youthful republicanism as "an adolescent pose to make me seem clever". And last week the ancient institution of royalty was given another little veneer of modernity when David Cameron announced that sons and daughters of future monarchs will have equal rights to the throne and descendants of George II need no longer beg consent before entering wedlock.
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