Prepare for the reign of Charles the Meddler

Trying to find an institution absurd enough to represent the false promises of true love and girlish happiness which American society dangled before the young women of the 1920s, Dorothy Parker hit on a Ruritanian monarchy.

Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song,
A medley of extemporanea;
And love is a thing that can never go wrong;
And I am Marie of Romania.

As if to distract us from the thought that Kate Middleton will discover that love is a thing that can always go wrong in the House of Windsor, Buckingham Palace added a Balkan touch to its “fairy-tale wedding”.

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2 thoughts on “Prepare for the reign of Charles the Meddler

  1. A great little piece. How embarrassing for this country when King Charles III parks his backside on a dull purple cushion.

    Nick, Steve Hilton’s book quoted recently, Harmony too, and also the Da Vinci Code mentioned. The reading matter gets worse, but the writing gets better. I thought it was to write well you have to read well. It seems not.

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