My wife and I had a conversation last evening about the Royals. I have a lot of time for Liz, she has worked her backside off, put up with a lot of nonsense both within the family and the body politic. Always remaining calm, courteous, occasionally funny, and obstinately correct. I get the feeling that William and Kate would perform a similarly exemplary role, but I have little time for 'big ears' and would gladly see him relinquish his claim - even though it has been his predominant quest for most of his life.Boxes, every day.
Full of state papers.
I can live with William and Kate asap, but I also think Buck house has had its day. It would make an excellent site for a new parliament (second only to York or somewhere else in the norf), but I suspect QE2 might leave it to the nation, a park perhaps, and a museum come gallery.
In all, Liz has been somewhat unlucky with her family - but despite this, she has stuck to her guns, performed her duty, and promoted all of the people of this country and the commonwealth. Good luck to her. But I would support a reduction of some extent in the state sponsorship of the extended family. They should show their loyalty to the crown pro bono, support the post holder and move on.