COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE INDEPENDENT
“Now Prince Philip is set to retire, let's talk about getting rid of the monarchy entirely
This morning's royal announcement should make us think about what the royal family really is: an archaic, elitist institution with those prone to xenophobic 'gaffes' at the top and pampered 'woke' aristocracy at the bottom”
I find myself surprised to agree with an article in The Independent.
The Queen did an admirable job.
No successor promises anything remotely comparable.
Charles, the rightful heir, is extremely controversial.
Prince William, who seems a decent sort, is about as interesting or inspiring as an ear of corn.
Harry belongs in an institution.
But beyond the specific players, we have the fact of the modern age.
Britain's whole style and role of monarchy belongs to the era of buggy whips.