I am genuinely interested in what you think about the Queen in England and royalty.
Apparently she is also Queen of Australia, and in my memory, via the Governor General of Australia, she sacked a properly elected government in Australia.
We have just had William, Kate and baby George visit us down under. They were treated as celebrities which is unsurprising, a prince, a newish bride and a baby. Golly he is bald. Golly she is thin. Wee George seemed a little querulous at times and it was mentioned he will be our future king.
Surely by the time that process happens we won't have born to rule types lording it over us in Australia.
After Charles becomes our king, the baton will pass to William. What sort of king will he make? I wouldn't have a clue really. He could be brain dead for all I know. He is going to be King of Australia and I know little about him. I assume he can add and subtract and write a proper sentence. But what are his thoughts about things? Over his father's life time we have come to know that Charles likes such as, no I won't go there, but also that he cares about conservation, architecture and the environment. I have never picked up anything about a sense of social justice and a levelling between the rich and the poor. Might be a bit hypocritical if he was very approving of that.
These are people who are born to rule us, and we have no say about it other than via our biased democratic process, but yet we can't know their views. While they don't enact laws or policies, I am sure just a hint 'from the palace' carries great weight.
So over to you Sarah Ferguson of our ABC's 7.30. Why couldn't you give William and Kate a grilling while they were here. Ah, they weren't available for an interview.