Royal Tour: The Duke and Duchess sing a hymn against tyranny

Today’s Royal Tour 4 Peace event was a sing-a-long. You can sing along, too…

Today, July 1, 2011, Prince William and Duchess Catherine attended a Canadian citizenship ceremony.

Some of the media coverage noted that new citizens to Canada pledge themselves as subjects to the Queen of England. The Duke and Duchess of Peace find that pledge to be problematic and undemocratic. The Duke and Duchess believe it is problematic enough for people to pledge alliance to a flag, as in America, especially knowing that to some people, the pledge means going to war at the command of the US government. But, it seems even worse, and somewhat humiliating, to be required to pledge allegiance to one person, an unelected leader.

So, for their Royal Tour 4 Peace, Duke Augustus and Duchess Susanna stayed home, and commemorated the days events by singing the song “Because All Men Are Brothers“. The song is about the dignity of all people, and speaks of defeating tyrants. The Duke and Duchess thought it was a good reflection on what it means to have people still subjected to royalty in the 21st century. Continue reading Royal Tour: The Duke and Duchess sing a hymn against tyranny

June 30th: Photos From Royal Tour

Driving for peace
Sights from Duchess Susanna's royal touring for peace

 

Today, Prince William and Duchess Catherine set down in Canada, and visited The National War Memorial.

The other Duke and Duchess — Augustus and Susanna, The Duke and Duchess of Peace — continued their focus on peace and nonviolence. Though, Duke Augustus had to work at his day job. So, Duchess Susanna, in between errands, went on a scavenger hunt for peace. Continue reading June 30th: Photos From Royal Tour

The Duke and Duchess: First appearance on tour

Duchess Susanna and Duke Augustus at The Peace Pole in Lindenhurst

The Duke and Duchess have started their tour. While Prince William and Duchess Catherine chose to appear at The National War War Memorial, Duke Augustus and Duchess Susanna visited The Peace Pole in Lindenhurst.

Duchess Susanna was curious about the place the other royal couple was visiting, so, she did some research at Wikipedia. The National War Memorial in Canada was originally built to commemorate the First World War, though it was rededicated to include the Second World War and the Korean War. How sad to have a monument to war. It also seems ironic that part of the statue includes an allegory for peace and an allegory for freedom.

The Duke and Duchess of Peace do not believe that war is the path to peace, nor freedom. We wish that politicians and artists would offer more clear solutions to true peace, rather than to focus on past wars. Perhaps it is time to focus on peace. Continue reading The Duke and Duchess: First appearance on tour

Royal Rant: Critique of the monarchy

The Duke and Duchess of Peace try to be very diplomatic in their observations of the royal family. We feel a certain “noblesse oblige”, and we strive to practice Nonviolent Communication.

Though, there are difficult struggles in life, culture, and politics which must sometimes be addressed head on. And, even in NVC/Nonviolent Communication, there is a time to allow people to vent.

So, we will open up our website to some sincere critiques of the monarchy. We think it is especially important to allow political critiques from people who are in countries that are part of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth Realms.

Below is a link and excerpt from a story at the Vancouver Sun, with an interesting take on the Canadian tour of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge:

(excerpt from)The Vancouver Sun
Young, attractive, but increasingly irrelevant
by Barbara Yaffe / June 29, 2011

The Royal Family’s temporary boost in popularity belies the reality of the monarchy’s importance to Canada

Continue reading Royal Rant: Critique of the monarchy

The Duke and Duchess are coming to America on June 30th

Watch this website for coverage of the royal tour, to begin on Thursday, June 3oth, 2011. We will follow closely, the ceremonies and activities of Duchess Susanna and Duke Augustus, The Duke and Duchess of Peace.

Please don’t confuse this royal couple with those other folks, Prince William and Duchess Catherine, who happen to be starting their tour of Canada and the United States on the same day. (Imagine the coincidence! Hope the two Duchesses don’t show up in the same dress!)

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