Sixty Joyless De-Britished Uncrowned Commonpoor Years (1949-2009)

Elizabeth II Vice-Regal Saint: Remembering Paul Comtois (1895–1966), Lt.-Governor of Québec
Britannic Inheritance: Britain's proud legacy. What legacy will America leave?
English Debate: Daniel Hannan revels in making mince meat of Gordon Brown
Crazy Canucks: British MP banned from Canada on national security grounds
Happy St. Patrick's: Will Ireland ever return to the Commonwealth?
Voyage Through the Commonwealth: World cruise around the faded bits of pink.
No Queen for the Green: The Green Party of Canada votes to dispense with monarchy.
"Sir Edward Kennedy": The Queen has awarded the senator an honorary Knighthood.
President Obama: Hates Britain, but is keen to meet the Queen?
The Princess Royal: Princess Anne "outstanding" in Australia.
H.M.S. Victory: In 1744, 1000 sailors went down with a cargo of gold.
Queen's Commonwealth: Britain is letting the Commonwealth die.
Justice Kirby: His support for monarchy almost lost him appointment to High Court
Royal Military Academy: Sandhurst abolishes the Apostles' Creed.
Air Marshal Alec Maisner, R.I.P. Half Polish, half German and 100% British.
Cherie Blair: Not a vain, self regarding, shallow thinking viper after all.
Harry Potter: Celebrated rich kid thinks the Royals should not be celebrated
The Royal Jelly: A new king has been coronated, and his subjects are in a merry mood
Victoria Cross: Australian TROOPER MARK DONALDSON awarded the VC
Godless Buses: Royal Navy veteran, Ron Heather, refuses to drive his bus
Labour's Class War: To expunge those with the slightest pretensions to gentility
100 Top English Novels of All Time: The Essential Fictional Library
BIG BEN: Celebrating 150 Years of the Clock Tower

Monday, 16 June 2008

William, Royal Knight of the Garter

Prince William becomes the 1000th Knight of the Garter



Lachlan said...

i some how think it would have been better if this honour had gone to John Howard. Prince William is very worthy of the honour though i cant help but think somebody from one of the other realms should have had the honour bestowed on them. also anything to show the monarchy including Australians will always help the monarchist cause.

Lord Best said...

Had it gone to Howard the Monarchist cause would have become entangled in federal politics, something it must aspire to be above. Rightly or wrongly it would have been seen as tacit support for the Liberal party.
Nevermind the question whether he deserves such a high honour.

Anonymous said...

Royal Knights are extra. They do not take the place of the 24 knights of the garter. John Howard was not competing with Prince William any more than he was with the Queen.

Lachlan said...

sorry anon i was not aware of that. though i still see my arguments for john howard recieving the honour as valid.

Lord Best, Menzies who was the PM was knighted so a precedent for the knighthoods of prime ministers has been set. im also not saying this as a liberal supporter (i wont be able to vote untill the end of the year) but as somebody who reads about and saw some of the great works that John Howard did. Of course maybe the Australian Knighthoods should be brought back for that type of recognition instead of recieveing an AO or AC.