The monarchy is reduced to this folly : Pharyngula
When visiting Latvia, a young woman slapped Prince Charles with a rose and stated that he was responsible for 9/11 which had just occurred. I was watching it at lunch at the Picatinney Arsenal in NJ, testing an old rocket assembly center, just having worked in Bridgewater, NJ where a large Johnson and Johnson wound research center had been closed by an "anthrax letter" reported in the local press, clearance archeology testing there for flood control of the Raritan River, creating wetlands as buffers for flooding, after a number of devastating floods. After that it was onto West Point Military Academy, testing where Hurricane Floyd had knocked down many trees requiring removal. In a sense, the British were just as responsible as we, invading Afghanistan that terrible week of attack and anthrax panic, he a symbol of government. Sometimes a rose, is a rose, is a rose, sometimes a "war" in England.