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George Vecsey

Dear Bill Lucey: Very nice post on the Monarchy. To quote the old Lite Beer commercial, I feel very strongly about it both ways.\
As a NY Times alum and reader, I think the Times had every right to bring up the history of the monarchy. But I also think the weeks of ceremony reminded millions of the dignity of the Queen herself but also the value of the ritual. Now let's see if the next generation(s) can mess up as badly as many of some recent prime ministers one could name.
I add that my mother was born in England and remained very proud of her heritage, and that my wife has a huge genealogy study of her ties to prominent English and New England figures going back a millennium or more. The rituals touched both of us, no matter what either might think of the various royals on display.
Nice to read your latest dispatch. George Vecsey

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