Apparently, Swaziland has the world’s highest HIV rates, a life expectancy of 33 and the poverty is such that people are eating cow dung. However, that doesn’t stop the 44-year-old King, Mswati III, and his family parade their wealth with flash cars, private jets and shopping trips in the Gulf. Oh, and while we are in the Gulf, what about the kleptomaniac Sunni kings of swing throughout the GCC? The Al-Khalifa’s in Bahrain, for instance, remember them, PC Plod, John Yates’s, employers?
Anyway, there they were at a luncheon at Windsor Castle, taking their places alongside a right motley collection of invited royals, 24 more in all, including the Saudi and Kuwaiti monarchs, to celebrate Liz Windsor’s diamond jubilee. A quite ridiculous bunch of kleptomaniacs but possibly no more ridiculous than the 12 hangers-on from the Windsor family who joined them. Still, back in Blighty at least they can be grateful for some small mercies. After all, nobody is having their head smashed in by PC Plod and his assortment of mercenaries and nobody it would seem is eating cow shit. Alright, alright, granted the police can go over the top from time to time and the 3 for the price of 2 junk from Morrison’s, Aldi, Lidl, etc. that the poor in the U.K: might have to feed their families with might taste like shit, but ….. well, “eating cow shit”?
Yes, nobody in England’s green and pleasant land is quite on a diet of dung and that is why, when watching the news on ITV this evening, many might even find ourselves in agreement with the reporter who claimed that today’s criticisms of the royals for inviting King Hamad al-Khalifa and King Mswati III “will be remembered little more than a blip in the Royal Jubilee Celebrations.” One can only hope, of course, that the day is not too far away when this motley crew of ridiculous royals, these nonentities, their ancestors, and their heirs, will be remembered not so much as a blip on the history of mankind but rather as a blot.