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Back in those old Victorian days

Of draped piano legs and corset stays,

HRH Prince Eddy was reported to meet

Post boys for pleasure in Cleveland Street

And very quickly disappeared abroad

To escape judgement for conduct untoward

And ensure the public was unsuspecting

Of revelations that would see them disaffecting

The Institution that is British Royalty 

Demanding above all unswerving loyalty!

For that Institution itself to endure

Requires a reputation that's seen as pure

At least in hope if not in deed

And that is why it manages to succeed

But woe to those who fail its test -

They head abroad - it's for the best!





<Deleted User> (9882)

Sun 8th Jan 2023 11:45

Well done M.C.!

Rose 💋

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Stephen Gospage

Sat 7th Jan 2023 17:03

Thanks, MC. I think the key is that the Royals have to give us a bit of light relief. That's where Prince Philip and Pre-King Chazza were handy. To much seriousness just makes them look ridiculous and pointness. In the end, they are paid to be entertainers.

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 7th Jan 2023 16:58

Thanks KJ. The obsession of the media in pursuing this affair,
is, to me, a tortuous and trite reflection of the sort of society
that exists now, not least because the Sussexes have no
bearing on the line of succession and are unimportant in any
constitutional sense.
UOC - I imagine your point of view has been around for many
centuries, starting with Edward 11 getting a hot poker where
the sun doesn't shine! But having tried the alternative, with
"Lord Protector" Oliver Cromwell, people were clearly keen to
welcome Charles 11 -, with Nell Gwynn as his comfort. And
the "institution" has continued in existence with all its
perceived failures in moral probity and public duty. It works - with all its faults - perhaps because it also mirrors the failings
found and experienced in the ordinary family unit. And when
trouble threatens, isn't "the family" what we turn to for
support, guidance and aid?

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Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh

Sat 7th Jan 2023 08:54

An institution steeped in moral destitution.

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keith jeffries

Fri 6th Jan 2023 18:10

A topical poem which well describes today's headlines. I was drawn in particular to the last two lines. I think it best that he travels and stays west.
Thank you for this

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