About me
Archive
About me

Queen to miss Charles’ wedding

close

Warning: This post was published more than 12 years ago.

I keep old posts on the site because sometimes it's interesting to read old content. Not everything that is old is bad. Also, I think people might be interested to track how my views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured!

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views might have changed in the 12 years since I wrote this post.
  • This post might use language in ways which I would now consider inappropriate or offensive.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

Many thanks for your understanding.

Buckingham Palace said “this is not a snub” and added it was because “the prince and Mrs Parker Bowles wanted to keep the occasion low key”.

There’s low key, and then there’s your mum not coming. I don’t think the former and the latter are equivalent. But for some reason I can’t explain, this story has really been making me chuckle. Maybe I’m just very mean.

You just have to love this picture of the beautiful bride, though. Not the kind of picture you’d normally see just days after the royal couple have announced their engagement – I’d normally be expecting really nice pictures, at least until after the wedding. But this should clearly be captioned “Ahhhh! The hand of doom!”. Or something like that, but wittier.

I particularly like this comment:

Historian Dr David Starkey said “one can only speculate on the reason” behind the Queen’s decision.

“It could be security, that she doesn’t approve, or that she doesn’t care – a position which would unite her with the majority of her subjects,” he added.

This 377th post was filed under: News and Comment.






More posts worth reading

What I’ve been reading this month (published 5th August 2017)

What I’ve been reading this month (published 10th July 2017)

What I’ve been reading this month (published 2nd June 2017)

Sperm donor anonymity right ends (published 1st April 2005)

The brilliant user interface of regular TVs (published 21st February 2014)

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year (published 28th December 2003)

Leader reneges on secret deal (published 8th May 2005)


Comments and responses

No comments or responses to this article have been published yet.

Compose a new comment



Comment

You may use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> .

If you would like to display a profile picture beside your comment, sign up for Gravatar, and enter your email address above.

By submitting your comment, you confirm that it conforms to the site's comment policy. Comments are subject to both automatic and human moderation, and may take some time to appear.



The content of this site is copyright protected by a Creative Commons License, with some rights reserved. All trademarks, images and logos remain the property of their respective owners. The accuracy of information on this site is in no way guaranteed. Opinions expressed are solely those of the author. No responsibility can be accepted for any loss or damage caused by reliance on the information provided by this site. This site uses cookies - click here for more information.