This is another reason why I am anti-royals, other than the fact that it is a useless and antiquated practice. This week, while in the presence of Royalty, the Queen to be exact, Canada’s Governor General TOUCHED HER! HE TOUCHED HER ROYAL HIGHNESS! HIS MAJESTY! How awful! Apparently is a no-no to touch the almighty Queen. The news media went into a frenzy. “Canada’s Governor General Breached Protocol” was one headline. “Canada’s Governor General Touches Queen In Breach Of Royal Protocol’ Was another. Except that in smaller fonts, it read, ‘To keep her from falling.’
So Let’s get this straight, a noble gentleman felt it his duty to aid a 91-year old woman ascend a flight of stairs and this is wrong? Queen or no Queen, this is what normal human beings do. Instead of him being lauded as a true gentleman for his deed, he is made to explain his actions. Should the old woman had slipped and fallen while he merely stood by and observed, would he be questioned on why he did not see fit to offer assistance to the falling monarch?
What can we learn from this? If you ever, ever, see a queen in trouble, drowning, falling, whatever, stay out of it, don’t touch her. Why? Because God Saves Our Gracious Queen!
Drat it all!