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Saturday, 9 April 2005
Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Windsor
I am quite pleased to see that Prince Charles has finally wed the true love of his life. He and Camilla have loved each other a very long time and today was a true testament to the vastly greater power of the commitment between two people than what is expected of mere conventions and legalities. It's an embarrassment that so many of the British people are such vicious 5 year-olds about this true love affair and about Camilla, in particular, but maybe time will heal the wounds that the so-called Queen of Hearts' death left behind.

The British royal family are almost certainly the aloof and elitist snobs that circumstances have crafted them into being. They may, on the whole, very well be terrible company and uninteresting people, save for their wealth and history. But I have never been such a childish mythologizer that I would doubt that they are human beings entitled to a certain measure of dignity ---something that the press in their country is willfully oblivious to.

I thought that Charles and Camilla looked superb today and I am, in the way that all unrepentant Anglophiles are, happy for them as people and as representatives of their culture. They are blessed people ---and alive.

Give the dead their due, but save some good will for the rest, too.


Posted by Toby Petzold at 11:11 PM CDT | Post Comment | View Comments (2) | Permalink

Wednesday, 13 April 2005 - 7:26 PM CDT

Name: paul

idiot - who gives a shit what you think about this? Charlie and Cammie certainly don't. Thanks to you and your co-monkeys, he can set up shop here with his billions - tax-free - which he cannot do in Europe.

Wednesday, 13 April 2005 - 7:55 PM CDT

Name: Toby Petzold

I confess to being an Anglophile and a royal-watcher. What's wrong with that? Anyway, I'm sick of people obsessing over Diana Spencer. Enough already!

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