The Queen of England continues to be well loved by many, both in England and abroad. Even in TV series like The Crown, she comes across well, unlike many others in it. Fine and good.
But we will all have to face a choice once the Queen dies. To make that choice, I thought these pieces are worth bearing in mind:
- Queen’s secret influence on laws revealed in Scottish government memo . Charles is well known for this too.
- Then there is this story where Charles was accepting actual BAGS of cash.
- Relatedly, ‘Perfect storm’: royals misjudged Caribbean 2022 tour, say critics. Something we Canadians should bear in mind.
- Oh and then there is Prince Andrew, whom they would like you all to forget.
August 6, 2022: you would have thought after literally being caught red handed holding the bags of cash, that Prince Charles would be embarrassed enough to not do it again. You’d be wrong. Here he is taking money from the bin Laden family. Amazing.
Meanwhile schools are renaming themselves so they are no longer associated with that other disgraced royal, Prince Andrew.
September 8, 2022: the Queen has passed away today. The new monarch is Charles III.
February 28, 2023: Well it hasn’t taken too long for King Charles to start wading into political matters in a big way, this time on Northern Ireland. I expect we will see more of this, alas.