When you really think about it, the fact that Britain still has a royal family is a bit odd. Now, I think that Prince Charles–with his passion for organic farming and best-selling line of biscuits*–is perfectly acceptable and adorable. It’s the queen who unsettles me, and it’s her current visit to the U.S. that is downright weird.
Since the royal family has no real political role anymore (though they may still have influence in the House of Lords–I don’t know), the queen certainly wouldn’t be here to make notable speeches, shake important hands, etc. So what would you expect her to come to the U. S. of A. and do/see? Tour Jamestown (on the 400th anniversary of the settlement) with Dick “Go Fuck Yourself” Cheney and watch a re-enactment of…whatever it is exactly that they re-enact there? Get trashed on mint juleps and barf in the bushes at the world’s trashiest/most elite horse race? Dine and talk brush-clearin’ with The Decider?
What on earth would Her Majesty do here?
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