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UK public in favour of Harry & Meghan going off to United States

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“Allergic to allergies,
I eat and do as I please!
Intolerant of intolerance
I suffer a logical squeeze!
No no amounts to a Yes
And yes yes?
I can only guess!”
From Lady Chatterjee’s Lover by Bachchoo

When Cromwell chopped off Charles I’s head, the monarchy evolved into royalty. Power ebbed away from the head of state, but not respect. The tribal rituals remained, together with curtseying, bowing, scraping, knighting the undeserving with swords on shoulders, riding around in horse-driven coaches, cutting ribbons and patronising charities.

The royal family has assigned duties and is paid by the taxpayer to perform them.

It was traditional for the king and princes to head the armed forces, leading armies into battle in medieval times and staying safely at home in more recent ones.

One of the present Queen’s sons and two of her grandsons undertook military training of sorts. The heir to the throne, Charles, didn’t join the forces but his elder son William, second-in-line to the throne, piloted an air ambulance.

The Queen assigns the royals their “duties”. Charles represents her at Commonwealth gatherings and the other royals pay state visits to different countries. They reportedly have full diaries and are the subject of relentless media curiosity and coverage.

Prince Harry, having done his stint in the armed forces, went on his own private mission to the US and fell in love with........

© The Asian Age