Thursday, May 31, 2007

The Royal Family

In London, there are only two kinds of tabloid celebrities: Kate Moss & the Royals. Absolutely everyone in & around London loves to talk about the royal family. Diana still makes it to the front page of tabloids! I found it amusing how souvenir shops in London sell these royal family postcards; do they really have such a big fan following? :)The other day at the Harrods, our cabbie was quick to point out how there are so many flags outside the store but not the English flag. Apparently Muhammed Al Fayed decided to take the flag off after his son Dodi's death for which he publicly blamed the Queen. Like a true Londoner, our cabbie thought it was a story worth telling :)

4 comments:

suramya said...

the royal family is interesting and disappointing in certain ways, wow neat, I didn't know that the england flag was not there. its rather ironic, but I think the royal family got too much unnecessary bashing when it came to diana, I think she was to blame to what happened to her and not them.

Optimistic Guard said...

Same here I didn't know the the flag was removed, thats an interesting fact. The royal family there or for that matter anywhere gets a lot of attention I guess we are all fascinated by royalty since we've been hearing stories of princesses and princes since childhood.

Moi said...

they are that short of celebrities!!! may be they should borrow some from India/US!!!!
Isn't Shilpa Shetty a celebrity there??? :DDDD

Jin said...

London is such a brilliant place for tourists/visitors - I love it, but despite that, the best thing about it is leaving! The last time I was there, every person I asked for directions (i.e. newspaper sellers/corner shop owners) was a foreigner & finding a real cockney nowadays is nigh on impossible!