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Peter Hitchens: “If ever I have a moment’s doubt about the Monarchy …”

21 December 2015

Peter Hitchens, October 2012

“If ever I have a moment’s doubt about the Monarchy, it is dispelled when I look at those who hate it. Why do they loathe it so? It has no power as such.

But, like the king on a chessboard, it prevents others from occupying the space where it stands.

Politicians long to be the ones being cheered, they long to have mounted guards of honour and anthems played when they enter the room. They want their own aeroplanes. They want the Armed Forces to be their personal toys. They dream of requiring us to be loyal to them.”

– Peter Hitchens, speaking about the recent objections by some over the Prince of Wales being allowed to read Cabinet papers

 

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