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Herald confuses Charles with William
The New Zealand Herald website is confused about who the heir to the British throne is. Each day the Herald website publishes 'NZ at Noon' and links to what is happening around New Zealand.
Today they have linked to an article from the BOP times about the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall being invited to unveil a statue of Hairy McLairy (from Donaldson's Dairy) on the Tauranga foreshore. In his rush to use the royal family as eye candy the writer Peter Fowler has uploaded a photograph of William and Kate saying they are apparently excited about the opportunity. Unfortunately Kate and William are not the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall. Easy mistake to make given that Britian is so far away and the titles bear no relation to any actual real connection to either Cornwall or Cambridge.
The mistake highlights the hype and silliness that surround anything to do with royalty. It also reminds us just how divisive William is to the Royal Family's quest to maintain legitimacy. The monarchists are divided between those who want Charles and Camilla and those who prefer William and Kate. It's a pointless debate. Neither of them are New Zealanders and neither of them deserves to hold any public office in New Zealand.