Thursday, May 03, 2007

Her Maj

I felt an absurd queasiness when I read the Queen was to start her US trip in Virginia. The state is named after the Virgin Queen and, ridiculous I know, but any suggestion of sex - or the lack of it - in the context of Her Majship just isn't right. Much as one admires hot-headed Phil, one likes to think the royals brats were immaculately conceived. This is a symptom, I guess, of the way she has at last re-attained the sanctity that clung to her when she first got the job. She is now beyond all her tribulations and has become, in the national imagination, the still point in a spinning world, a sign that something indefinable survives unchanged. This is not - watch out, Charles and William - a monarchist sentiment, it is simply pro-Queen. You don't hear even the most rabid republicans saying a word against her these days. So, colonials, look after her and, Dubya, don't get carried away. The real reason for her visit is the Kentucky Derby. Horses matter to the lady. One can see why, given her experience of people.


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    I can only presume this is gone all German on me in deference to the post about the German royal family, the Saxe-Coburgs, who are said to even feel quite fond of their humble British subjects, some of whom if they are very good get to be called Sir.

  2. Sonstiges Andrew hat gesagt againMay 03, 2007 11:49 am

    It's tempting to show off y sudden ability to speak the Queen's English, ie German.
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  3. Prinz Karl, der Fürst von WalesMay 03, 2007 12:44 pm

    I'm as English as they come, for goodness sake.

  4. susan b., monarch-freeMay 03, 2007 1:00 pm

    she loves her corgies too, those dwarvish collies. i do believe one bit a child some years back and the child was put down.

  5. Ministerpräsident von England Anton BlairMay 03, 2007 1:44 pm

    I'm sure there's no need to worry about the pure weißer angelsächsischer Protestant blood of our majestic and holy royal family, who give meaning to all our squalid lives.

  6. I'd say George will be biting his cheek the day he meets her (the way he does when he's bricking it). In his flustered state he'll probably commit some breach of protocol and if we're lucky he might utter some classic Bushism for our delectation.

  7. Of course the child was put down, Susan, we still have some standards. My blog appears to be becoming macaronic. A welcome development.

  8. Ministerpräsident von England Anton BlairMay 03, 2007 5:07 pm

    Georg Busch ist of good pure pure weißer angelsächsischer Protestant stock also so I don't see any problems when he encounters Elisabeth, der Konigen von England.

  9. Oh you don't, well see later post, sunshine.