Shortwave America has been loosely following the impending wedding of William Arthur Philip Louis to his fiance', Kate Middleton. Until any news of shortwave frequencies comes about, this publication wanted to talk about how the so-called "royal" family has been falling apart for decades, and also about how Elizabeth is seriously unhappy about how the impending wedding has been handled.
The groom to be is actually: William Arthur Philip Louis, born 21 June 1982, William's brother, Harry is actually: Henry Charles Albert David; born 15 September 1984
So, we have two kids with two entirely different last names, neither of which run in the immediate family on either side. The "Queen" who is actually nothing more than England's national President and therefore, just another overblown head of state is actually: Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, born 21 April 1926 and the father of these kids has the name Charles Philip Arthur George born 14 November 1948 and Diana's name was Diana Frances (Spencer) 1 July 1961 – 31 August 1997.
Going back to the first of two original points, the family has been falling apart over a span of several decades due to what would appear to be a morbid need for power over others including the words, thoughts, and movements of the lives of their own family. The fall of the so called "royal family" started early on in England's history when the highest ruling members of the family enacted certain laws (Alluded to in the article linked to above) mandating strict, arcane structure, therefore mixing family relationships with business which separated family from each other in the context of being equals.
Common sense dictates that family cannot be less than equals with each other and also be ranking members of ruling government. These types of family relationships in everyday reality create a chaotic pathology of power seeking, possibly pointing to unstable neuro-psychosocial functioning. The refusal of the family to re-examine arcane laws governing family structure from within in the context of the rank system keeping power only with the family, and to refuse to seriously consider opening up government to a voting public in a system of democracy points to a need to keep skeletons from rattling.
The details of the family & their foibles which have become public knowledge, such details obviously pointing to a myriad of problems within seem to rise to the level of the family having such internal conflict that they could reasonably be expected to be otherwise unable to run a government. All of these details are simply too voluminous to be published here.
All of this being said, it is one thing to hold on to meaningful traditions, but to hold so tightly to arcane conservative schools of thought such as is present with the family is nothing short of self-destructive to themselves and the public. On April 1st, The Bali Times ran an April fool's joke about Elizabeth A. Mary stepping down from her position as a gift to William. In this current day, Elizabeth is attempting to have herself seen as mostly being concerned about the logistics of William's wedding plans. Those of us who have been around long enough to witness the many catastrophies of this family know well that this is Elizabeth being the opinionated, selfish, stuffy old bag she has always been.
If William were smart, he would have already told her to mind her own business and he would have paid for the wedding on his own and done other things to provide for Kate's comfort. The family has always suffered from a need for constant attention which gives the impression that they suffer from an unstable self-image and the attention they get becomes their coping mechanism in the place of more practical, healthier methods of coping with family & professional stresses.
Other than some minor changes in the way some things have traditionally been done, we should expect to see the same old pomp & arrogance that has become the hallmark of all other family events.