Re: Royal Funeral
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Fri, 5 Sep 1997 13:52:11 -0400
On Fri, 5 Sep 1997, Ian N Ford wrote:
> I hope non-UK readers will bear with me on this, but I think there is a
> lesson on citizenship that applies to us all, irrespective of nationality.
> There has been a lot of criticism of the Queen and other members of her
> family in the tabloid press, and some of this has appeared on the net.
> The silliest criticism was that there is no flag flying at half mast over
> Buckingham Palace. The fact is that the tradition has always been that
Thank You, Ian! I must say, I wondered why residents of London had never
before noticed this absence of a Union Flag at B. House.
> The decision to fly the Union Flag over the Palace on Saturday is unique,
And is, if you will forgive this ex-Colonial, a mistake.
I also feel that photo-op at Balmoral was a huge intrusion into private
grief. Those boys should have been allowed to get over the worst of
their grief in private before having to go out in public on Saturday and
sit through their mother's funeral.
> Princess of Wales. But that needs to be a considered change, not a
> reaction to the ill-informed and sensational ramblings of the " popular "
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