Has the US media gone overboard with Queen Elizabeth coverage?
There is always too much of a good thing. It is human nature it seems. I think a lot of people who are not even fans of British royalty felt sadness and sympathy when her death was announced last week. But now, many days later, national news coverage of the 10 day "period of mourning" in Britain , is still pretty much an all day affair. The networks are there live for every movement of the casket, the anchors are in awe of the majesty of it all, and we have heard what seems like a thousand times how much the queen was loved and respected by all. Okay, we get it.
What is bugging me though is how much we are hearing about the "duties and responsibilities " of being a member of UK royalty. Charles has mentioned many times in the past week about the terrible burdens he now must endure to do his duty and fulfill his royal responsibilities. Coal miners and airline pilots have duties and responsibilities , not pampered kings.