The British royal family used to be known for its stoic resolve and toughness. Queen Elizabeth was a mechanic and overhauled truck engines for the army during World War II. And when it was suggested that the princesses leave London because of Nazi bombing, the current queen’s mother famously said, “They are not leaving without me, I’m not leaving without The King, and The King is not leaving.” So you wouldn’t think a little criticism could cause them to alter a generations-old tradition. Unfortunately, you’d be wrong…
Prince William’s new bride, Kate Middleton, is known as a crack shot and enjoys wingshooting. Only now that she’s officially a member of the royal family, that’s not happening any more according to examiner.com, at least not this upcoming Boxing Day:
The royals are worried about the backlash from animal rights activist groups if pictures of Kate with a gun or shooting at a pheasant are published. While they’ve been under scrutiny in the past for this blood sport tradition, Kate’s popularity is bound to take the media coverage of the pheasant shoot over the top.
German bombs? You must be joking. Accusations of insensitivity? Now that’s completely out of the question.
It’s hard to imagine that the princess wouldn’t win more approval from the British public by telling PETA’s prigs to sod off. But maybe all that talk about ‘the place where England used to be’ really is true.