When only Prince Charles, Camilla, William, Kate, and Henry joined the Queen on the BALCONY of Buckingham Palace for the Diamond Jubilee Fly Over, the world got a very strong message that THIS MUCH-TRIMMED-DOWN Royal Family is the New Order. I understand what is happening here: the public wants a much smaller Royal Family. For me, Andrew and his daughters are better out of Royal Service; Andrew is simply a clumsy, arrogant men–his daughters are nice girls, but…; Edward and Sophie are the Queen’s favorites, and I am only warm toward their ability to serve. The Queen’s cousins of her age and genration who are retiring and growing older will be missed in some cases like Princess Alexandra and the Duke of Gloucester. Prince Michael of Kent and his wife “Princess Pushy” will not be missed. I have no love for the Duke of Kent–his wife is an unfortunate character. So, Charles, I agree with your decision for the survival of the Monarchy in the United Kingdom. What is certain is the Prince of Wales would never have made these moves had he not had the Queen’s support. This is an amazing article. I think you will enjoy this read. We have to remember that the Queen and her sister joined their parents King George VI and Queen Elizabeth; the public identified with a smaller, close Royal Family. I think the Queen realizes that her family has grown large and can’t be funded by the public during economically challenging times. Good decision. BUT, Prince Charles must reconsider his and Camilla’s spending habits. I wonder if Charles can re-style his life.
Thomas Moore email: TMooreSr@me.com Telephone: 801.791.9918