Duke Augustus: The corporate media have been in an absolute tizzy over every stitch of clothing the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been wearing while blithely passing along all their military boosterism. They have even exposed Kate Middleton’s preferred choice of undergarments.
Now we are going to be inundated with more information about Kate & Will’s unmentionables then we would ever want to know. As Prince William and Duchess Catherine fly into the United States today, they will meet up with this country’s first line of defense, the TSA.
And we are not just talking a cancer-causing full body scan here. Remember Prince William is not only a foreign national, he is a member of a foreign military. The military he belongs to has a history of violent attacks upon US citizens and fomenting insurrection within the Unites States. In addition, Prince William has just spent the last week trolling along the US border, and boasting of his country’s military exploits.
Prince William is a TSA profiler’s dream. If he, and his entourage, don’t get pulled off the customs line for a full body search, then the whole Homeland Security Department should be fired.
Duchess Susanna writes: Throughout the ages, beautiful women — queens, princesses, and duchesses — have been used to cover up the ugly side of militarism and nationalism. Couldn’t resist merging two of the photos from the current tour:
Note: Found the photos of Canadian soldiers handling royal luggage at a Canadian newspaper, National Post: here.
Duchess Susanna writes: Did you see the rude headlines? What a waste of time. “Pippa wears see-through dress to Wimbledon”. Hope you did not get fooled. It was a black, crochet dress, that looked like something my Grandmother might have knit and/or worn.
I have been contemplating why everyone cares so much about what Pippa Middleton and Duchess Catherine wear. I guess it can be fun and sociable to dress like other women. Though, don’t we all have other women in our lives to emulate?
Fashion is such an important part of our selves and our cultural identity. I am more excited about fashion choices that can protect the earth, create justice, and celebrate peace and nonviolence. Instead of $1,300 leather purses, like the fancy one Duchess Catherine has been wearing, I prefer bags made from cloth or straw. (And, straw is “in” this season, too.)
from our royal tour in the land of Lilliput with William “Billy” Connolly, Jr., CBE. Sadly, the Duke and Duchess found themselves surrounded by much talk of wars and killing, much like Prince Williams talk of all the successful wars Canada and Britain partnered on. The Duke and Duchess were pleased that all the war talk ended on a sane musical note:
The Duke then took a walkabout (literally) down to the a local library to return the DVD
After perusing the household treasury, The Duke and Duchess of Peace have determined that they are unable to visit our Canadian neighbors as part of their current tour. Though, it has been interesting to follow the current focus of world thought on Canada.
The Duke and Duchess were disappointed with Prince William’s big speech. Because, the speech included a list of past wars which Canada has fought. We do not believe that countries should be proud of war, especially wars for territory. It would be more honorable to have solved historical differences with diplomacy. You can see the video of Prince William’s speech for Canada Day, which shows the eerie juxtaposition of celebration, pride, and militarism at The Express UK: here. We have concluded that part of his job is to make sure that England will have Canada for back-up again if they want to start any new wars.