Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Crown Prince of Bahrain cannot come to the wedding

Sheikh Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa, the crown prince of Bahrain has said that he has decided with "deep regret" to decline the invitation to the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton, in a letter sent to William's father Prince Charles, heir to the British throne. The prince gave as his reason, the unrest at home in Bahrain.

Now, while reporting on a royal wedding is itself the ultimate expression of "no news news" in a planet which is, at least, deserving of some real news, we might nevertheless wonder why, with human rights campaigners criticizing his trampling of human rights, this little autocrat is being given an invite to William's big party. Still, on a positive note, it might give us cause to rethink the role of the waste of space, waste of time, Windsors and while we are at it, there might even be time to pause on the hypocrisy of their - yes, "their" - government.

1 comment:

TONY said...

And Tony Blair, the Crown Prince of Camp David, wasn't even invited. Perhaps with all the dictators going to the wedding the quota of war criminals had already been reached.