Blogging from the Highlands of Scotland until I return to the Murcia region of Spain towards the end of January 2018 for about a month
'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Saturday, 24 July 2004

How unlike, how very unlike the home life of our own dear Queen

This shocking incident [irony alert] disrupted the Governor-General of Australia in full flow during a speech to the Family Council of Queensland in Brisbane. The very location of this stunt adds to the piquancy, both for the state's name and for the fact that a former State Premier was noted for his 'traditional' views, although I daresay things are different now. It amused me anyway ...

NB/ I've often wondered about precisely where the title I have used came from; I knew it alluded to the late Queen Victoria as a commentary from an audience-member during a play, but this scholarly article gives the low-down, if you are interested.

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