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Canada Bob Hepburn: Why we should boycott the royal wedding

23:01  16 may  2018
23:01  16 may  2018 Source:   thestar.com

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Bob HepburnVerified account @BobHepburn. Why we should boycott the royal wedding #princeharry @HRHHenryWindsor @RoyalFamily. Bob Hepburn , Toronto Star: "There are plenty of reasons for all Canadians to boycott the royal wedding and this weekend’s Victoria Day events.

First among the reasons to boycott the wedding is its cost. It will be one of the world’s top 10 most expensive weddings ever, a self-indulgent I hope they have fun, but I’ll be sleeping in on Saturday. Bob Hepburn is a politics columnist and based in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter: @BobHepburn.

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Let me state right at the top that I think Prince Harry is a fine chap, that Meghan Markle seems like a lovely woman, that I wish the royal couple all the best on their wedding day, and that I believe Queen Elizabeth has reigned with grace.

Prince Harry greatly impressed me as I watched him close-up several times last September in Toronto during the Invictus Games, the truly fabulous annual event he founded in 2014 for wounded, injured and sick armed forces personnel.

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Royal weddings have long been captured by official photographs, often taken between the ceremony and wedding reception. The oldest ever recipient of a message from The Queen was a Canadian gentleman, who reached the age of 116 in December 1984.

By most accounts, Meghan will be a great member of the British royal family.

And Elizabeth has served with honour during her 66 years on the throne.

While the media is in a frenzy about the upcoming wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Canadians should give a pass to the celebration of an anachronistic monarchy, Bob Hepburn writes.© Matt Dunham While the media is in a frenzy about the upcoming wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Canadians should give a pass to the celebration of an anachronistic monarchy, Bob Hepburn writes.

Still, I won’t be getting up at 4 a.m. on Saturday to watch the royal wedding live from Windsor Castle in England.

Nor will I be celebrating Victoria Day this weekend here in Canada, a day where we are asked to honour a queen who ruled over the British Empire in the days when this country was widely viewed in London as just another colonial outpost.

Indeed, there are plenty of reasons for all Canadians to boycott the royal wedding and this weekend’s Victoria Day events.

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Opinion | Bob Hepburn : Why we should boycott the royal wedding . “It’s not just a royal wedding ,” Hart says. “It’s a union involving North America and the United Kingdom. We ’re crossing the ocean on this one.”

While monarchists in our midst will likely be appalled by my suggestion, polls in Britain and Canada show I’m far from being alone in not caring a whit about the wedding.

In Britain, more than half of those surveyed say they are totally indifferent; in Canada, 66 per cent of us aren’t interested in the wedding at all, according to an online poll of adults aged under 65. The survey by Ipsos MORI was part of a poll of more than 20,000 people carried out in 28 countries. Also, tens of thousands of upset Britons have signed petitions against taxpayers having to foot any wedding bills.

First among the reasons to boycott the wedding is its cost. It will be one of the world’s top 10 most expensive weddings ever, a self-indulgent bash with a wedding cake costing $87,000 and a wedding dress topping $500,000. What sort of message of greed and extravagance does that send, especially to people trying to make ends meet?

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Audrey Hepburn (born Audrey Kathleen Ruston; 4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993) was a British actress, model, dancer and humanitarian. Recognised as a film and fashion icon, Hepburn was active during Hollywood's Golden Age.

Good Englishmen might mock the royals , but good Americans should not even consider them royal . (Just writing this column I risk paying the House of What concerns me is not the legal propriety of becoming part of the machinery of royalty , but the unseemliness. After all, are we not taught, as

Second, such lavish weddings, as only the British can do with their over-the-top pageantry, promote an outdated “fairy-tale-princess” narrative in which the handsome prince sweeps a beautiful commoner off her feet and turns her into a royal lady. Is that an image today’s young women should aspire to?

Third, it celebrates an anachronistic monarchy that’s an affront to today’s Canada. While there is almost zero chance Prince Harry will ever become king — he’s already sixth in line to succeed his grandmother and falling back fast — he represents a British monarchy whose leader is, sadly, still Canada’s legal head of state. Even today, the Queen’s image is on our stamps and coins, people still sing God Save the Queen and new citizens must swear “true allegiance” to the Queen.

For the same reason, we should boycott Victoria Day, a national holiday on which we are supposed to show our devotion and respect for a foreign monarch who ruled our country for decades yet never even bothered to visit. The British don’t honour any foreigner, let alone a Canadian, with a special day, so why should we?

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Fourth, it perpetuates a clear sentiment among the royals that they can do whatever they wish without regard for any backlash, from lavish weddings to the recent rigging of a decision by Commonwealth leaders to pick Prince Charles — as opposed to any qualified person from the entire Commonwealth — to succeed the Queen as their new head.

Fifth, it’s a bore, filled with tiny tidbits of gossip dredged up by besotted television hosts about who’s wearing what and who’s sitting where.

I know I won’t be able to hide from the wedding. The media coverage will be massive, theatres are showing it on big screens and neighbourhoods are having breakfast parties.

I hope they have fun, but I’ll be sleeping in on Saturday.

Bob Hepburn is a politics columnist and based in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter: @BobHepburn

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