Kate Middleton and the Team GB Women's Hockey Team, posted on our Facebook page.
Yesterday, a follower of our Facebook page posted an image of Kate Middleton* (right) with Team GB's women's hockey team, who played against New Zealand at the London Olympics. Britain beat New Zealand to win bronze in the competition. They said "Dear NZd, here is your future Queen going all out for NZ. Oh wait!". Kate was at the match, seated next to Britain's coach, cheering for Britain. As you'd expect. This is not the best argument for a New Zealand republic - but still something sports fanatics took umbrage to.
That umbrage has carried over to today's Herald on Sunday, which has something of a face off between its editor, Bryce Johns who put forward the "monarchist" perspective on Kate's cheering, while deputy editor Jonathan Milne put forward the republican one. Bryce opens his piece by saying "there are two words to describe the reason republicans have gone so quiet over the past year or so: Kate Middleton". This is laughable, since we've not actually seen a decline in press coverage of our campaign.