Friday, October 13, 2006

What will those Royals do next?

Lord Linley sounds like a royal family member I'd like to meet. He brings his daughter to school aboard his bicycle, previously a Strida folder, now the appropriately named Pashley Sovereign.

Since his daughter is 14th in line to the throne, public outrage over his dangerous actions were particularly strong. I mean, think about the stability of the kingdom, my lord! Granted, he didn't choose the best method for carrying her. If you look at the photo, the small folding bike is definitely doing poorly at providing the comforts that a young royal should expect, like not having a bum in one's the face. But "foolhardy to the extreme"? Those are strong words.

The viscount, son of the late Princess Margaret, was branded "foolhardy to the extreme" after he was seen negotiating a busy London road with his four-year-old daughter, Margarita, perched precariously on the luggage rack of his fold-up bike last month.

Linley, 44, refused to apologise in the wake of the public outrage that followed his actions.

Pedal on, Viscount!
From, your loyal colonial subject, Darren.

Darren J 10/13/2006 04:31:00 PM

2 Comments:

That's cool that he's carrying his daughter to school on a bike. But seriously a Strida is a really poor choice for that! It's hardly suitable for carrying a full-grown adult without any cargo. :)

They're pretty good as a spare life vessel in case you ever have to abandon ship though (pic)
I saw a photo once... actually I think it was in the "Workers of the World Relax" book, of an old man taking a panier off his rack in front of a fairly large looking set of steps leading to an impressive door - the caption was "The Justice Minister visits the Queen - Holland."
(or something like that)
all the royals need to ride bikes! What a good example they'd set!

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