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"We can do without Charles and Camilla"
A letter to the editor published in Rotorua's Daily Post during Charles publicity tour:
I find the very concept of inherited power, privilege and wealth as bestowed upon the Royal Family, to be offensive.
And it is particularly inappropriate in supposedly egalitarian New Zealand, where we also have a significant population of foreign immigrants who have no connection to Britain.
But I do not imply any criticism of individual Windsors, as in some ways they're victims as well as beneficiaries of the system.
Neither they are they superior beings and their various indiscretions show they can only be too human.
So I think it is time for change. Do you really want Charles and Camilla to reign over us?
While Jim Bolger was Prime Minister he proposed that we should become a republic and since then Helen Clark and John Key have conceded that it is only a matter of time. So why not sooner rather than later?
We should be preparing now for the change-over at the end of Queen Elizabeth's long and distinguished reign.