Tuesday, June 5, 2012

God Save The Queen

As the Diamond Jubilee celebration honoring Queen Elizabeth II's 60 years on the throne comes to an end, revellers from all over the world have been flying the flag for Her Majesty.  Above, Twiglet the Dachshund wears a tiara in Geneva, Switzerland.  Source.



From The Long and Short of it All archives: 

Queen, Queen Mother, and Dachshund Watch Badminton Horse Trials

19 April, 1958: HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN WITH THE QUEEN MOTHER HAVE BEEN WATCHING THE BADMINTON HORSE TRIALS AT BADMINTON, GLOUCESTERSHIRE.
THEY SAW MISS SHEILA WILLCOX ON "HIGH AND MIGHTY" ESTABLISH A LEAD OVER ALL OTHER COMPETITORS.
ABOVE, THE QUEEN WATCHES THE TRIALS AT BADMINTON WHILE CARRYING ONE OF HER PET DACHSHUNDS.


Do you love the Royals, despise the Royals, or are you just indifferent?   It's pretty clear where one of our favorite British popstars, Morrissey, stands on the subject.  He wrote these words a few days ago:

The soul is tried all over again as the jackboot of dictatorship strangles England. This week, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee presents a new lesson in the force of tyranny, and is an expression of loathing and abhorrence of the British poor - and all done, quite naturally, at the public's expense! It is degrading to anyone of intelligence. While dictatorships throughout the Middle East are gently condemned by the British government, there is no examination of the extremism enforced by the British 'royals', who remain the most overpaid and most utterly useless people on the planet. Having done nothing to earn our respect, they demand everything by return. It is a cunning and extravagant form of benefit fraud.

2 comments:

Theanne said...

Perhaps I'd have the same point of view about the British Monarchy if I lived in the UK! I opt out of commenting on this topic!

I love Twiglet and QE looks quite nice holding her dachshund!

in passing, am I really meant to be able to read/see the new fuzzy images with letters or numbers that I'm meant to decipher to prove I'm not a robot? just asking! (now working on try two)

Sue Fell said...

As a Brit who is not a massive royalist I think Morrissey is, as we say here, "well over-the-top" re royal family and his musings are ridiculous to say the least!

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