With the opening of the Welsh Assembly's third session today, we read that two Plaid Cymru AM's have boycotted the Queen's visit. Leanne Wood and Bethan Jenkins will visit a homelessness project in Swansea instead.
"As a Welsh person, I do not see how the monarchy is relevant to my everyday life, and to my generation," said Ms Jenkins,
And as an elected Assembly Member, I assumed that you understand the respoinsibilities of the office you hold and the manners to show courtesy in a dignified way for the head of state.
It's all about showing that you are fit for office, and being fit to govern. Silly schoolgirl acts like refusing to go somewhere because they aren't "relevant" is more akin to something a sixth former would do.
My simple message - Grow up and show respect for your office. You may not like the monarchy, but the Queen has little choice in the matter and she fulfills her role with dignity and honour. If you want a Republic, then campaign for one, but don't disrespect the Queen for doing her job !