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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sniffing at the royal pantaloons 

Nothing like the betrothal of two English aristocrats to bring out the forelock tuggers.

John Key appears easily impressed:
"The Prime Minister is thrilled at the news of Prince William and Kate Middleton's engagement and wishes them all the best for their upcoming wedding," a spokeswoman for Key said.

The spokesperson for the odious Monarchy NZ has a go at the fiction that William & Kate are somehow, actually, um, New Zealanders:

"They're part of New Zealand's royal family, now Kate's going to be the newest part of that family," he said.

"Ultimately this is part of our royal family of 16 realms, so that'll bring focus to not only to the UK but also to New Zealand if we use the opportunity right."

New Zealand's royal family eh? Just a happy coincidence that it's identical to the British one? And that the terms and conditions of becoming a member of "New Zealand's royal family" are determined by archaic British law (Act of Succession, etc.).

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