1. Events like this should be like the World Cup of streaking, and yet the whole thing went off without a hitch. I expected better of the Brits.
2. Nobody thinks about strategic alliances anymore. It seems to me that England gains little from marrying a figurehead to some other fruit of English nobility, an event about as fairytale as the Prince choosing one of Cinderella’s stepsisters. The world is an unpredictable place. England might do well to stabilize its key alliances and marry into some other inbred clan that passes national power from one useless generation to the next. I suggest Barbara.