THAT’S Her Britannic Majesty’s problem, she’s just not absolute –
You see she’s merely a Constitutional Monarch, subervient to the Law and the embodiment of her Subjects. For this the nation she governs is acknowledged as friendly, her Washington Embassy has returned the gift of a bust of one of her most admired former Prime Ministers and – oh, you can have an iPod. Sorry, was I meant to nod just then?
But respect, real respect, bowing, scraping, fawning respect – you have to be the absolute ruler of a vicious and corrupt Wahhabist state that chops up criminals to get that from the American President –
The question is, where does respect stop and deference begin?