Even the Royals are sick of themselves
It’s that time of the year again – April has become the crazy royal month in the media and this year is no exception.
Early the other morning, Kerri- Anne Kennelly’s producer called me to say the London media was buzzing with two stories; one was the ongoing speculation about William and Kate, the other about Andrew’s and Fergie’s daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie.
So I rushed into Channel Nine’s studio and shared my thoughts on both matters with Kerri-Anne’s huge audience.
Let’s start with Wills and Kate. I go along with the speculation that an announcement he will make an honest woman of his live-in lover in June.
The Palace wants all this formalized and put to bed before the Poms go starkers in the lead up to the Queen’s 60th anniversary in 2012. It will be interesting to see if there’s any local interest in this mammoth anniversary – as far as the pure theatre of a royal event of such magnitude goes there will more than likely be more than just a passing interest in it.
The wedding of William and Kate will be headline grabber - for no other reason that they are a very attractive pair of international celebrities. Even the most rabid of the monarchists would surely agree with me that the members of the royal family who dress up and ride in carriages have forgotten how to behave like royalty.
The princesses, Eugenie and Beatrice have, as they say, a gutful of the lives they are expected to live as royal highnesses and would love to ease themselves away from it all.
The big problem is that they are in line to the throne – if there was some kind of crazy terrorist attack and the handful of those in line before them bought it – one of them might be queen!
This means they are under 24 hour surveillance by the cops of the royal protection unit – and their lives are not their own. For a couple of young sisters this would be appalling and their only way out would be to tell Granny they want out, renounce their titles and go their own normal ways.
Don’t hold your breath but hey, you never know…they are after all Fergies’s daughters.
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