The Canadian Red Ensign

The Canadian Red Ensign

Friday, April 29, 2011

Congratulations To Their Royal Highnesses

When this weekend is over, Canada will be faced with the unpleasantness of another federal election, in which we get to yet again try and make up our minds which of the parties has put forth the least objectionable candidate. It is an extremely difficult decision to make as they are usually equally loathsome.

It is therefore good that we get to start this weekend on a positive note. The highest office in our government, thankfully, is never filled by a politician. That office is far too important to be left to the choice of the unthinking mob we call the "electorate". It is rather filled, by a constitutionally defined line of succession.

Currently that office is filled by Queen Elizabeth II of the House of Windsor. Upon her death or resignation the next in the line of succession is her son Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales. The next in line after Prince Charles is his son Prince William who as of this morning became the Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn, and the Baron Carrickfergus.

These titles were bestowed upon the Prince upon his marriage to the former Catherine Middleton, now Her Royal Highness, Catherine, Dutchess of Cambridge. Many of us across Canada, the United Kingdom, and the Queen's other realms, watched the royal nuptials this morning (I caught the end of it starting with the procession from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace).

May God save the royal couple, grant them many years of wedded bliss, and preserve their royal House to continue their blessed reign over our country.

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