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Sunday, May 20, 2018

The royal wedding's ..... EV

Yep, I watched it.  Excuse a sentimental elderly bloke.

There have been many malicious comments about Meghan's race, gleefully promoted by the gutter press in the UK, and I liked the quiet way the royal family made it clear what they thought about that: a black gospel group sang, a black primate (head of the Episcopalian church in the US) delivered the sermon, the Queen's black (and female) personal chaplain made a prayer, and a young black cellist played (he's justly been compared to Jacqueline du Pre). 

Now, the dress(es) did nothing for me.  But I liked this:

The couple then rode off into the sunset toward their final private reception at Frogmore House, a 17th century English country house, in a silver blue Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero which was originally manufactured in 1968 and now runs on electricity.

The car’s number plate bore the date of the wedding - E190518.

The conversion to an EV was apparently done by the Jaguar company itself.  And you can buy one if you've got $500,000.  (The car was hired by the Prince, not bought, so it cost him a bit less).  Note that the steering wheel is on the 'wrong' side for the UK. It has a top speed of 150mph/240 kph, and a range of 270 kms.  How beautiful it is!

The royal family can't make or change legislation.  But they can still make some very pointed comments.  And the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did, bless them.

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