Globally, an estimated two billion watched the Royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, but I was not among them. Whilst ardent Republicans stood their ground in opposition of the Royal family's parasitic leeching on the state, as a Chinese, that was not of primary concern. Nor the British crown's historical role in sanctioning the opium trade during the Qing dynasty resulting in the poisoning of our Chinese ancestors, the subsequent lost wars with Britain, the theft and looting of national Chinese treasures that still adorn the Royal collections in Britain, no, rather it is the vainglorious xenophobic attitudes still prevalent among the Royal family today.
Prince William's father, Charles is known to call his dark skinned friend by the name of 'Sooty,' boycotted Jiang Zemin's banquet over Tibet and in his personal diary after the hand over of Hong Kong in 1997 described Chinese officials as 'appalling waxworks.'
Prince William's military brother Harry, haughtily decked out in Nazi attire and labelled non-white soldiers 'p*ki's' and 'ragheads.'
Yet none can surpass William's Sinophobic grandfather Prince Philip...
"If it has got four legs and is not a chair, if it has two wings and it flies but is not an aeroplane, and if it swims and is not a submarine, the Cantonese will eat it." (Prince Philip Commenting on Chinese eating habits, World Wildlife Fund conference 1986)
"If you stay here much longer you'll all be slitty-eyed." (Prince Philip commenting to British students in China during Royal visit to China 1986)
"Ghastly." (Prince Philip Commenting on Beijing, China, during an official 1986 visit to Beijing)
Those unaware of Prince Philip's racist gaffes will certainly be familiar with his Duke of Edinburgh awards, established in 1956, Prince Philip remains the patron of the scheme. Many Chinese students in British and Hong Kong schools servilely participate in the Duke of Edinburgh scheme without question, Chinese should withdraw their child from the Duke of Edinburgh scheme, for the sake of an award to impress on a university application form? No, Chinese should not acquiesce nor honour such schemes in the name of Anti-Chinese Sinophobe's such as the Duke of Edinburgh.
As a modern British Born Chinese living in a multicultural country, the wedding of an archaic anti-Chinese institution was one event one did not watch, Chinese people who watched and celebrated William and Kate's wedding should be ashamed of themselves, as should the widely reported shameful pair of middle class obsequious Uncle Tam's from Nanjing China with their imitation shanzhai marriage on a Royal theme.