Prepare for the reign of Charles the Meddler | Nick Cohen | Comment is free | The Observer:
The royal family's willingness to ban Labour prime ministers from the wedding has already told us much about the monarchy's ideology. After that cheap snub, I hope to hear less self-deluding babble from Labour leaders about the Windsors being "above politics". If they cannot see that royal rule is a justification for conservatism, surely they must now realise that royals are Tories and their political opponents.Update: Este post deveria ter sido publicado no meu blog de bookmarks, e eu publiquei aqui por engano. Peço perdão, mas fica o convite para acompanhar os artigos e posts que ando lendo, mesmo que sem comentários meus e em algumas ocasiões comigo discordando do texto.
The Windsors' decision to address deposed monarchs as if they were sovereigns rather than private citizens is, if anything, more revealing. A king is still a king in their eyes. Even if "his" people don't want him, divine right or dead tradition gives him a presumptuous and ineradicable claim to be head of state.