It’s mildly silly the Brits continue to fund their monarchy with the general economic gloom surrounding the world today. I do admire the history – in particularly the distant cousin-banging, the vendetta riddled blood lust, and the heaving alabaster bosoms – and tradition and pomp and cheerio and all that, but the House of Windsor hasn’t had a shred of relevance since Victoria crapped out the first incandescent light bulb the tin moles in Cornwall had ever seen.
And today’s boat parade was no different. Millions and millions of British tax funds floating lazily down the turbulent Thames River.
But it was interesting to see some of the historical ships involved in the review. Even thought she was not mobile (and hasn’t been since moored near the Tower Bridge as a museum ship), check out the HMS Belfast iffin you get a chance. Tough little cruiser, that.
None of my business really, but I believe Prince Phillip has had his left shoulder extended and then cantilevered in order to support the square meter of scrap iron and Christmas ribbon they pin to him for these things.
Neat if you are a Brit, but pretty damned ridiculous if you are not.