Time to switch to a republic

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Parkinson Lane

Halifax

I detest the whole concept of ‘the monarchy.’

These people are no more ‘royal’ than I am; they’re a hell of a lot richer and privileged.

Are we a nation of sycophants and toadies to these awful hybrids?

Why can’t we be a republic like America, where first (on his father’s side) generation Americans like Obama can become president?

I’ve seen pictures of Kate Middleton in her skimpy underwear so why should I suddenly want to elevate her to ‘royal’ status?

I, for one, will be doing everything I can to ignore the ‘Royal Wedding’, not even the prospect of Susan Boyle singing ‘I dreamed a dream’ in Westminster Abbey could induce me to watch another right royal farce.

Mr Philip Fletcher