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I don't understand why so many fellow Republicans have to be so nasty about The Royal Wedding

Tom Winnifrith Friday 18 May 2018

 

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As a meritocrat, I would like the Monarchy abolished. In the exceedingly unlikely event of me being offered a gong I'd refuse it on principle. I do not want anything to do with your Her Majesty's rotten empire and I do not view myself as a subject of hers but as a fellow citizen. Having said all of that...

If you have to have a monarch the Queen is about the best you could ask for and is a thoroughly admirable human being. Her husband is a charmingly politically correct old rogue and a loyal servant of his adopted country and so what if most of his family were Nazis - you don't get to choose your relations.

And that brings me to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and their wedding tomorrow. Both seem to come from peculiar families and have one or two truly ghastly relatives. But that is not their fault. Not is it Harry's fault that he is a Royal. Both seem like very pleasant young people and, to his credit, Harry seems to do quite a bit for very good, if not always fashionable, causes. And he has served his country in the field with a bravery I doubt I could have displayed.

I almost want to watch part of the whole farce tomorrow although I hope that I manage to show better judgement. But I certainly wish them all the best. Yet, I see on social media many fellow republicans sniping and having a pop at a very base level. Do not such folks have it in their hearts to, just this once, wish a young couple getting married the best of luck and be happy for them on their special day?

Sadly I think not. The nastiness of the left is again on display.

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