Tuesday, July 07, 2009

The trouser problem again

What is it with monarchs and trousers? First there was the Queen, now we have the King of Tonga objecting to the presence of women wearing trousers. And then just to rub it in,

The Tongan King's pet dogs were given free rein though, leaping around the Prime Minister and the King for their photo shoot, before one of the King's favourite mutts - Estelle - made a break for it and headed out onto the road.
So, the King of Tonga thinks dogs are higher in the pecking order than women. Classy.

It would be nice if he dragged himself into the twentieth century to recognise that what you wear is your own choice, and not something which should be dictated to you - either by goverments or monarchs.