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A defence of the Crown in The Sheaf December 28, 2013

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In the University of Saskatchewan student paper The Sheaf some time ago an excellent article was written robustly rebutting republican arguments against the Crown.

‘As Canadians, we should support the constitutional monarchy — including the recent birth of our future king, Prince George of Cambridge.

Prince George was born over-a-month ago and, while I agree such extravagant media coverage is unjustified, pointedly rejecting the monarchy merely gives more publicity to a family who already gets enough attention because of their status. Further publicizing the issue only serves to legitimize the American media’s bizarre celebrity worship of a monarchy they have nothing to do with.

It is no secret that the Royal Family is not overly fond of the media — paparazzi had a heavy hand in the death of Princess Diana — so why on earth would Prince William want to have his new family subjected to the same media circus his mother endured? This kind of attention is not asked for.’


(The remainder of the article may be found on The Sheaf website.


Royal Baby Shower Event August 22, 2013

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Hello members, our royal baby shower event will take place as  follows:
Thursday September 5th
Tony Romas at the Centre @ Circle & 8th St, Mall
7:30 pm
We shall have a prize draw for charity.
Snacks and soft drinks will be on the League!
I look forward to seeing you there – family and friends most welcome!
Any questions, and to RSVP please contact me ~ northsaskmonarchist@gmail.com

Revelation of the Royal Baby’s Name July 24, 2013

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The Duke of Cambridge has announced the name of his son, and His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis shall, providence willing, in the fullness of time ascend the throne as George VII.

I shall refrain from tooting my own horn but it was just the name I predicted. George is a name that first came into royal use with the Hanoverian dynasty in the early 18th century, and has been the name of such great sovereigns as George III whose loyal subjects built Canada in the aftermath of the American Rebellion, and of whom the Prince of Wales has said “that he is the king he most respects, describing him as a good man who was
simply misunderstood.” More recently in the 20th century we had King George V who served nobly under the pressures of such calamities as the Great War and the Great Depression, and George VI who was the first reigning king to visit Canada and who reigned during the Second World War. Prince George shall doubtless live up to his namesakes.


P.S. I must note that the article did annoy me in referring to the Duchess of Cambridge as “Kate Middleton” did they somehow miss the Royal Wedding a couple of years ago?