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Understand Royal Protocols. Members of the Royal Household are forbidden to express an opinion that goes against the Government or does not represent government policy. Period.
It's what our Constitutional Monarchy is based on.
Originally posted by budski
reply to post by oLDWoRLDDiSoRDeR
I have no opinion on it as far as this thread goes.
The fact is that he has no right to say it - he gets paid by the public for being part of the royal family, he does not get paid as an elected representative to speak for the elected government of this country.
Royalty invovling themselves in politics which are not the view of the elected government are as bad as the pope involving himself with the politics of other sovereign nations.
The discussion of the right or wrong of his opinion is not the issue.
The issue is, he has no right to involve himself in the politics of our democratically elected government.
Understand that he is not a private citizen and can never pretend to be - his views could be constured as being the views of the government, and that's why he should keep his mouth shut - he is not an electedor government appointed official.
That is my stance.
If you wish to discuss his views, that is a matter for another thread.