Seeking value and pleasure in external things always leads to unhappiness. It’s a basic principle of Buddhism, and just common sense. Everyone knows, deep down, that the new car won’t make you happy, or the old Queen. So why do we cling? The car I can kind of understand, but a doddering old foreign monarch? Please. It’s time we put Terry Fox on the paper money. Instead of indulging in some artificial and useless sense of pomp and grandure, we can celebrate qualities that can inform and motivate our actual lives here and now. Clinging to the royal robe is is just timid.
If you really have to, here’s the Royal Visit site.