There have been various royal happenings this week, in Belgium and here. These have been accompanied by the usual smattering of republican nay-sayers. I saw a banner being waved by a Belgian fellow proclaiming that kings and princes belonged in fairy-tales.
And that is the point. The protestor presumably thought he was expressing a republican sentiment, but I would say to him:
I don't want to live in your flat world, where 'everyone is special' (which means nobody is) and everything should be rational and sensible. I don't want a political system that requires no imagination and leaves no mystery. I don't want your revolution.
Some of the best and truest stories I know are fairy-tales.
God save the Queen.