Some members of the royal family were out grouse-shooting near Balmoral last week and as ever this led to wide media coverage, some of it typically sycophantic but much of it unfavourable.
Here are some headlines:
By far the most entertaining piece was written by Catherine Bennett in the Guardian yesterday. It’s a masterclass in ridicule.
‘…….the royal family has been strikingly successful over generations in, using child-rearing methods that might strike even some religious and political fanatics as on the extreme side, ensuring the continuation of stand-out dynastic traits, from equestrianism to curtseying, stalking, a passion for the military and, when in Africa, charismatic megafauna‘.
‘Whether her enthusiastic participation in a similar, though possibly bloodier, programme adds to Kate Middleton’s qualifications as a national child-rearing expert is a question for favoured daycare centres. No doubt some mothers, especially those from keen shooting families, will treasure hints from this advocate of the “good enough royal” approach, on getting children outdoors and counting dead birds before their young minds can be turned by Chris Packham‘.
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