Old Boardgame Grognard
- Aug 31, 2008
That’s what he gets for being a constitutional monarch. The price of all that privilege and deference. He’s not meant to go off script in policy terms - personal behaviour is another thing, but if that is viewed through a prism where it blurs with policy or national interest and stability at a time of great threat and international stability ... well, abdication was probably the best thing, if not for poor Bertie (KG6). Going off-script when Hitler & co are on the loose? Just not acceptable.And here we have the problem in its most condensed form. Everyone expects the King to follow along with a program laid out by them beforehand, where every motion is carefully choreographed and every contingency is (or seems to be) accounted for in advance. Edward VIII is not a man who likes being confined to a set program, leading to a distressing habit of going off-script -- in this case, quite literally.