I have never used this blog for any sort of controversial discussion and what I am about to say is not meant to be a criticism but simply a critique of the reality of a situation in the UK as reported here in New Zealand (and, I suspect, in the UK too). I should stress, too, that I am not anti-monarchist. Nor, for that matter, am I pro-monarchist. I sit on the fence on this one. Heredity versus the big money of vested interests is a hard choice. Queen Elizabeth v President Putin. Hmmm.
Pictures of the Princes William and Harry helping the troops with the flood prevention measures by humping sandbags at Datchet has made most, perhaps all, of the national news media here in New Zealand and probably in a great many other places around the world. Though heaven knows why.
Now everyone knows that both of them have been serving members of the forces and that they are fit and able and doubtless willing to do their bit so to speak. But was that really the best way of utilising their talents and positions?
I have to say that the very first though that flashed through my mind was that one of their public relations advisers had had a brain fart.
Who knows? Who really cares? But was it wise? I think not.