Having a monarchy next door is a little like having a neighbour who’s really into clowns and has daubed their house with clown murals, displays clown dolls in each window and has an insatiable desire to hear about and discuss clown-related news stories. More specifically, for the Irish, it’s like having a neighbour who’s really into clowns and, also, your grandfather was murdered by a clown.
This, from the Irish press. As I was saying, as the case against the last surviving monarchy in the First World grows more dire, things will appear to remain unchanged until, all of a sudden, they change quite dramatically. I believe pressure is mounting to dismantle the UK monarchy, and quickly enough that I don’t think Charles will ever have become king.