Thursday, 10 March 2011

Bring back the Blue Hussars

An officer of the Cardinal Legate

Regarding the forthcoming State visit. It's not the first time that the Queen has visted Ireland. Unless you are an extreme Unionist and believe that the six counties are part of Britian and not Ireland.

I, for one, will not be in attendance. Firstly, because I am a Jacobite. Secondly, because the State's ceremonial is terrifically boring. If Betty had a mounted escort and a few Heralds to announce her arrival I might make the effort. But, alas, because modern Ireland espouses a negative Nationalism anything which is redolent of perfidious Albion is automatically tainted.

There was a time when there was a colourful aspect to the Irish army.

The Lord Mayor

1 comment:

  1. I am personally a monarchist but I have reservations about the Queen coming here. She is, after all, the titular head of the British army. Personally I'm not offended as I believe she represents far more than that but it's difficult to argue against someone hung up on the point.

    When is the next Jacobite uprising planned for??! I'm there!!