05/18/2012

Queen hosts world's royalty for Jubilee lunch

Queen Elizabeth hosted the largest gathering of world royalty in a year today at Windsor Castle, for the Sovereign's Jubilee Lunch.

The gathering, the largest since last spring's royal wedding, was not without controversy. King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain was in attendance, even though his regime is accused of many human rights abuses. An anti-monarchy group in the UK called the invitation a "catastrophic error of judgment".

The Royal Family also drew criticism for inviting Swaziland’s King Mswati III, "who is accused of living in luxury while his people go hungry."

According to reports today: 

The Foreign Office, which advised Buckingham Palace on the invitations, said that Britain’s ties to Bahrain allowed U.K. officials to talk frankly with the strategic island nation’s rulers about “a range of issues including those where we have concerns.”


Eyes on Kate

William and Kate were among the British royals at Windsor Castle for the luncheon and fashion watchers were keen to find out what Kate would be wearing. At it turns out, it was a $2,000 pink Emilia Wickstead dress.

According to one report, Kate "once again mastered the tricky balance of looking glamorous whilst retaining an air of regal respectability."

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Why is the Star not troubled by the fact that the Queen is hosting dictators like Bahrain's King Hamad during this little get-together? http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/05/18/bahrains-king-hamad-al-khalifa-diamond-jubilee-_n_1526435.html?ir=Canada&ref=canada

After a bloody and deadly year of state crackdowns last year, the Bahrain regime promised reforms, but Amnesty International says these have stalled, and the regime continues to violate human rights by imprisoning peaceful protest leaders like Nabeel Rajab and Abdulhadi Alkhawaja, who is on hunger strike and could die any day.

The Queen is providing cover for these dictators by inviting them to lunch as if everything was fine. It is a disgusting moral disgrace.

What an affront to the Sacred Sovereign Spirits that make up the whole of humanity. These people have hijacked the Planet through violence and deceit. May truth, integrity and peace prevail on our beautiful planet Earth despite those that try to rule through fear.

Wonderful,
A tea party for the most coddled public welfare cases of the planet. Perhaps Mr. Flaherty can tell them that any job is a good job.

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