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Monday, September 29, 2003

The media hounding of Prince Harry on his Australian visit continues. Yet another reason to abolish this gilded cage of an institution; it's as cruel to those born inside it as it is demeaning to those who aren't.

And please let the obvious fact be noted that it's not republicans who are making Harry's life a misery. It's not us who buy New Idea, Women's Weekly and the other magazines because they've paid the paparazzi big bucks to get the coveted money shots of this poor kid going about his private business. Diana didn't die in a car crash because she was pursued at high speed by republican reporters wanting her photo for the next edition of Common Sense. We want the royals to be treated the same as everyone else, for better and for worse. It's the monarchists who put them on a pedestal -- a very narrow, shaky and elevated pedestal with sharp rocks around the bottom.

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