Tuesday 17 January 2017

Arise, King William the First of Ireland

Published 02/05/2011 | 07:33

I MUST commend Tom Cooper for not ruling out the possibility that William and Kate might one day become the king and queen of Ireland (Letters, April 27).

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Imagine the lift it would give our down-trodden populous if we replace the 1916 centenary celebrations, which will commemorate the birth of a hundred years of intermittent recessions, with the pomp and ceremony of a royal coronation. We would be the envy of Europe; and if that wasn't enough to pacify over-zealous republicans, think of the apoplectic rage in Westminster as the British royal family is downgraded to AAA-.

NIALL GINTY

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