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“Oh What a Circus” !

Posted by Big John on July 24, 2013

Amongst all the gushing congratulations and ‘over the top’ global media feeding frenzy at the birth of Kate and Willy’s baby, I spotted a rather unusual reaction from Graham Smith, chief executive of campaign group ‘Republic‘, who called on the media to respect his .. “right to grow up without constant interference and intrusion“.

He said .. “The arrival of a new baby is always a cause for celebration; Kate and William will be thrilled. But we should remember that their son hasn’t chosen to be royal; he has a right to grow up without constant interference and intrusion. The media, and all those who say they support the royal family, should remember that over the coming months and years. Here is a new baby whose career, religion, even personal relationships, have already been mapped out“.

Thanks to the monarchy, he will have very few real choices in life – so let’s give him space to grow up as normally as possible. Meanwhile this is an opportunity for the rest of us to consider whether this circus is the best way to run things“.

I think what he meant to say was … “Just what we need …

… another bloody royal !”


2 Responses to ““Oh What a Circus” !”

  1. Doing my best to ignore the whole thing. Americans fought and died to get out from under the royal yolk. Now they seem to want to kiss any royal behind that shows up. If any Brits want to overthrow them, give me a call and I’ll appear to help, singing a chorus of “over there” while I’m at it.

  2. Ginnie said

    Giving little George “space to grow up as normally as possible” is next to impossible but when the excitement dies down I’m sure we’ll find other things to concentrate on … at least this is a pleasant one .

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