Another writer, in the Guardian, believes that the enthusiastic reception for The King’s Speech shows just how entrenched affection is for the royal family in the UK.
So, bad news for Britain’s republicans, or, as the Guardian calls them, “those who would hope one day, after the Queen has gone, to replace the monarchy with something fair and democratic”.
In fact, it’s probably not going to be an easy year for British republicans.
We are, of course, now less than 100 days from a royal wedding.
Expect an orgy of media coverage in the run-up to the event at Westminster Abbey, on April 29th, when William and Kate say their vows.
Even Al Jazeera English, perhaps not the channel of choice for dedicated royal watchers, may find it difficult to resist.
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