The Veteran thought the Queen's Christmas Message where she singled out troops from the Commonwealth (United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand & Singapore) serving in Afghanistan for special mention was entirely appropriate and I thank her for that.
For the record the Veteran is not a Royalist. Once was, but the image of Charles the Third as King of New Zealand leaves me cold. Once the Queen departs I favour New Zealand becoming a Republic within the Commonwealth with a President as titular Head of State (however appointed/elected) having a ceremonial role with Parliament retaining primacy over all issues.
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