20 November 2006

How to Get Back into the Queen's Good Graces

Man About Mayfair shows us how:

If the Queen extends her hand (not bloody likely) you will shake very lightly and briefly...Do not mangle the Royal Knuckles...Light and Quick...

If you can get past the anti-American stereotyping, it's an amusing read. I for one wouldn't mind requesting re-entry into the Kingdom--it's just this one bit from the English Coronation Chrismations that bothers me:
Archbishop: Will you to the utmost of your power maintain the Laws of God and the true profession of the Gospel?

Will you to the utmost of your power maintain in the United Kingdom the Protestant Reformed Religion established by law?

Will you maintain and preserve inviolably the settlement of the Church of England, and the doctrine, worship, discipline, and government thereof, as by law established in England?

And will you preserve unto the Bishops and Clergy of England, and to the Churches there committed to their charge, all such rights and privileges, as by law do or shall appertain to them or any of them?

Queen: All this I promise to do.
Anything to be done about that?