I am not a fan of the royal family. I honestly think we should become a republic. I don’t understand people’s fascination with the royals in this day and age. And therefore, in the same vein, I couldn’t understand all the hoopla around the queen’s visit to Australia earlier in the week.
But it didn’t end there. The media and other monarchists had a field day when Julia Gillard chose to not curtsy the queen but rather just bow and shake her hand. What’s the big deal? There are people calling Ms Gillard disrespectful and arrogant and ruining the name of the country. There are people saying even children were better as they curtsied the queen. There are people vilifying Ms Gillard for her choice to not curtsy.
I don’t understand it. And here Julia Gillard has been trying to defend herself.
I don’t think she needs to defend her actions.
What makes the queen so special? Just because her ancestors were royals back in the day when they did have kings and queens? Shouldn’t a handshake suffice? That’s polite when you meet people in general.
I wouldn’t like to be a Brit where my hard-earned taxes were going to the bloody royals. And I think it’s about time we got rid of them. We do not need a king or queen in this day and age.
And we certainly do not need people vilifying the Prime Minister for not curtsying someone. So good on you Julia Gillard! I wouldn’t curtsy either.
Would you curtsy the queen? Or anyone from the royals?
What’s your view on the monarchs?
Until next time,