There was a time when I was a monarchist. Admittedly it was some years ago and as each year now advances I can’t wait to be shot (pun intended) of the British Royal Family.
I bear the Queen no ill will but I do believe that when she dies so should this outdated institution. Sent packing with a million or two in their pockets should be her various relatives whilst her estates and the Duchy of Cornwall returns to the people.
If ever I wavered in that belief up pops Fergie – or the Duchess of York – to remind us all what a bunch of wasters they all are.
So she was willing to take 500,000 pounds to open the doors to influence her former husband. The fact the Sunday newspaper – the News of the World - believed she was ripe for the picking suggests that it had information that she has trod this path before.
We are assured that the Prince of Pork knew nothing of this. How do we know? Fergie and the Palace assure us that is so. Sadly we have long since ceased trusting either of their words – if we ever did.
Fergie is a commoner. OK her family may have more money than you or I but in Royal terms she is common. Yet she still insists in travelling around the world, staying at top hotels, sipping or swigging champagne and so on.
I have read – which doesn’t mean it is true – that she only receives half her husbands pay around 25,000 pounds a year. Well I know plenty of commoners who survive on well less than that.
“Her children are princesses”, you cry! Indeed they are so I do not expect their daddy or granny would let them go hungry do you? Fergie herself says she has been living off them of late – and let us not forget the Duke allows her to stay at his house too – for free.
As I half listened to Sky News yesterday some airhead was saying – “but she’s such a trouper!” What planet do these people live on? Where I come from they have a word for girls like Fergie but it isn’t trouper.