Long Live the King?

Maybe we need the monarchy.

I once had dinner with the Queen. Well, me and several hundred of her closest friends and confidants in Edmonton, including politicians, journalists and other ne’er-do-wells. It was May 25, 2005, and the “gala” event inside the cavernous Northlands AgriCom (now the Edmonton Expo Centre) had all the intimacy of an aircraft hangar—and I never actually met the Queen.