Could I make a couple of small points in response to Mr Dalby.
Members of the Royal Family attend many events in other countries.
They do this at the behest of the government of the day.
To suggest that their presence at the funeral of another country’s head of state implies anything beyond the requirements of diplomacy is absurd.
Further, I cannot help but suspect that if the Queen refused to attend an event that the government and Mr Dalby approved of he would be very quick to voice his anger at her defying of the wishes of the Government.
Regarding support for republicanism this certainly exists, although I might quibble at ‘many’ millions.
However, support for the monarchy seems to run at about 4.5 times the level that republicanism attracts.
When might we expect the republicans actually to put their money where their mouth is and start fielding parliamentary candidates in order to seek public approval and support for their aims?
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