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May 19, 2012

A Burdz Eye View

It has begun.

The inexorable build-up to the Diamond Jubilee of our dear Majesty.

I caught the giddily gaudy and fawning advertisements on the BBC of all the goodies in store for us on 5th June for the first time last night.  Just as the Queen was hosting a posh dinner with monarchs from across the globe to celebrate her milestone.

The most exclusive lunch club in the world consisted mostly of constitutional monarchs, and a few embarrassing uncles.  If it wasn’t for Peter Tatchell making a fuss, I doubt if the UK news programmes would have noted any of this.  Apparently, Buckingham Palace draws up the guest list, the UK Government approves it, or otherwise.  It was plain sailing for the Kings of Bahrain and Swaziland, despite the former leading a regime accused of brutally suppressing opposition and the latter’s commitment to polygamy being much more tangible than addressing…

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