There’s no “principle” in the hereditary principle!

Don’t be silly, Keith. Of course there is…

No there’s not. I think it’s a load of rubbish.

Why, why, you’re too young to really understand, aren’t you. Peter, Peter, isn’t he. Isn’t Keith being silly?

Hmmph, yes dear. Look Keith, there are some very decent people in the royal family!

How do you know? Have you ever met any of them?

Hmmmph, yes, as a matter of fact, I have.

Yes, yes. Peter actually met Princess Anne…

So what?

Hmmph, now look here, young fella. Princess Anne sometime late summer and she was actually terribly nice.

They are parasites and why do you think it is good that other people are just born into power and then ride around on their fat bums?

Ohh, silly boy. You just don’t understand, do you? You think you do, but you do not. They are good people doing a difficult job….

Hmmmph, yes, yes, listen to your mother, Keith. You sound like a spoilt brat.

I’m not and I think they’re a bunch of bloody parasites!

35 years on and I believe as strongly as ever that there is no principle in the hereditary principle.