Waking up in sunny Bangkok to breaking news of a very British kind.
Prince Harry and Ms Markle are stepping down as senior royals.
Oh my giddy aunt.
Whatever is the world coming to?
Actually, there’s no need to answer that, is there, because we all know the answer already.
2020 is only a week old, & we are already feeling defeated by the devastating Australian infernos + Trump’s terrifying lunacy. For those of us in India, the unfolding crisis in the country is deeply worrying.
So, yes, the world is giving a very good impression of going to hell in a handcart.
And now we have THIS.
I’m not a fan of many members of the royal family, and yes indeed, funnily enough, Prince Andrew does spring immediately to mind.
BUT I do think HM the Queen is wonderful, and after a horrid 2019, the dear lady deserves a lovely 2020.
There is a host of questions about Prince H & Ms M’s decision.
But the biggest ones must be:
(a) who is going to pay for all this transcontinental gadding hither & thither (& carbon footprints be damned)?
(b) when are they giving up their titles, so they can work & earn their money like normal people?
And, for what it’s worth, I think it was downright rude not to consult with HM.
She is the Queen, for crying out loud, & when your sole USP is being a member of her family, it is shockingly bad manners.
Right, there you are.
My two pennies’ worth.