May 5, 2007: The Queen Vs. Celebri-spiraling! It's a Death Match
Ladies and gentleman, I give you a Queen. No, not just a queen. The Queen. As in England. As in the only Queen anyone cares about.
Forget Elton John, the gays in Castro, Queen Noor, Helen Mirren, and even Queen Amidala from Star Wars.
The real Queen is gracing us with her presence this week in Virginia, to commemorate the anniversary of Jamestown.
Royals make us celebri-spiral, it's true. But the Queen faces smaller crowds and ruder questions than in years past.
Yes, the Queen in the age of tabloids is not allowed to remain as untouchable as she was, my dear subjects. She's faced all sorts of questions this trip, such as:
"Why did Prince William break up with Kate?" "Did you hate Princess Diana?" "What did you think of that movie about you?"
In the last 20 years, this Queen has faced scandal, rumor, the "Diana explosion," and her family dragged through the royal mud.
But she endures, regal as ever. She is a survivor. Changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace is simple sport compared with the changing of the world guard (i.e. the new, invasive, celebri-spiraling media) that this Queen has experienced in her lifetime.
When it comes to the final match, don't bet against this Queen. She has us all down for the count.