A friend of mine who stayed awake during history class way back then just had this startling observation:
“Why are we paying so much attention to royals like Prince William and his new wife Kate Middleton?
“Today’s royals are descendants of people who basically killed to get their titles.
“Back then, it was ‘might-makes-right’ — there was no democracy — and murder was the way to the throne.
“So we’re celebrating the descendants of murderers!
“They barbarically killed each other for power!”
Yeah, but wasn’t the dress gorgeous?
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 29, 2011