I just couldn’t believe my eyes reading Barrie Dalby’s letter, claiming the national anthem is praise of one individual – it is nothing of the sort. Every country has a national anthem and they sing it with pride.
I would like to bring to the attention of every national football or rugby game where thousands sing our national anthem with pride.
I would also like to remind Mr Dalby of the numerous charities backed by the royal family that receive millions of pounds of donations every year thanks to the royal family and without them such donations would not happen.
Our Queen is the head of state and has a functional role to play.
For example, Summoning/Proroguing Parliament, Royal Assent and Appointing the Prime Minister just to name a few.
She appoints the Prime Minister at the end of elections and I wonder if Mr Corbyn would go through the process of being appointed by the Queen or would he refuse, should he ever win a general election?
The Queen is much loved here in the UK and around the world.
The endorsement of a charity by the royal family is enough to raise millions and also generates millions every year from tourism.
You state that the Royal family costs us more than £300 million a year.
It’s amusing how you justify part of your argument on that sum and yet neglect to mention that roughly for every £1 spent on the royal family, they generate £12 from tourism alone.
Not to mention other activities and trade deals backed by the princes and the work that they do.
You claim to be a Republican, fine! But it seems to be only the Royal family that’s doing anything to support our veterans that have sacrificed to defend our country and our interests.
Arguments based on the minority of the negatives while neglecting the numerous positives is probably why Mr Corbyn and those who think like him will never be given any power over our fine nation!