………. I have already got Royal Wedding fatigue.
I am trying hard to fight it, because I do think this is not the usual Windsor family botch up, where Charles Saxe-Coburg-Gotha was forced to marry the wrong girl. Yes, I am a cynical wrinkled old Republican but even I have come round to the position where if we have a written consitution, we have to find a role for the monarch as Head of State because that’s what the the people want, somebody to doff their cap to.
As a wrinkled old Historian I know that in times of unbelievable economic crap you have to have a Royal Wedding.
1947 – Princess Elizabeth – Country bankrupt after a hard fought war, austerity, dreadful winter , fuel shortages.
1981 – Prince Charles – Country Bankrupt after Labour rule, austerity, roofs being taken off factories in Birmingham to avoid the business rate, Toxteth Riots, huge economic restructuring.
2011 – Prince William – Country bankrupt after Labour rule, austerity, European economy in freefall, huge economic restructuring needed.
I actually predicted this would happen earlier in the year on another blog. It is as if the birth marriage death cycle of the Royal family is organised on a political agenda (surely not).
I am having waves of nausea already, Eric Pickles saying Street parties will be easier under the Coalition, BBC fawning as only they know how and endless interviews with gurning American tourists and wedding tat manufacturers.
I find the ‘Princess Di’s’ ring thing just a little contrived, but needed for the Daily Express/Mail readers. Come on William give the girl a new ring, I would have never dared come up with that stunt.
Still it’s been a good day to bury bad news for the Government, pay outs to people that have been allegedly tortured by the British State et al , just look on pages 20-22 for the next eight months, because that is where all the news will be.
Hopefully for iDave this will smooth over the hike in VAT in January.