The Queen gave her annual holiday broadcast on Tuesday. She said many banal things in a room full of golden furniture, objects, and molding. Situated among such splendor, she advised viewers that “Even with the most deeply held differences, treating the other person with respect and as a fellow human being is always a good first step towards greater understanding.”
Apparently, the monarch’s viewers were kind of miffed about the whole thing, especially the gilded piano.
At a certain point, these tweets are all kind of saying the same thing: golden pianos are a limited resource, as is money and power in general, and flaunting them is crass—so is owning them. Also: golden pianos are not food, turns out.
Did not know The Queen was out of touch, updating my records accordingly.