The Royal Funeral
Q: Princes William and Harry, along with other members of Britain's royal family, have been asked to design their own funerals.The British Government, wanting to avoid a repeat of the confusion after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, has invited them to set down a guest list and music preferences for their funeral services. Is this really serious?We have heard crap before from the Royals,but this is unbelievable.It is about time that the English royal family realise their performance is not tolerated in today's world and if they are tolerated by the rest of us they should learn from the what is left of European royalty.
A: Your own message defines your mistake. The British government has made the request, not the royal family. I'm sure they would rather be doing other things than planning their funeral. What part of this is of concern for you? That young boys are being asked to plan their funerals? Funeral planning in general? The Royal Family allowing funeral plans? I will set aside the insidious inaccuracy of an "English royal family" as all sensible participants of this ng know such thing does not exist. Millions of people the world over make funeral plans well in advance of the event. This is founded in sound logic. It is custom to respect the final wishes of the departed, from simply making a will, up to and including what they wish to be buried in/with, what music is played, who attends their funeral, what is eaten/drunk at the wake, and so on. There is absolutely nothing unusual or improper about anyone making funeral plans, and I don't see why Princes William and Harry should be any different. Just because you are intolerant dosn't mean "the rest of us" are as well. I agree...And I realize death can come at any time but these two young men should be planning their futures, not their funerals. I am sure William already has a will since he is of age and who he is. But planning what kind of music, food and other aspects of a funeral is a little too much for me to expect a kid to plan. Hey, I have a 6 year old...I wonder, after she quit crying at the thought of her own death, what she would plan....Hmmmm...Chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese served on Power Puff Girl plates/cups/napkins...Barney's Greatest Hits at the wake and of course trying to get the Tooth Fairy and Santa to attend could be a difficult task....Susie