I'm watching the news and there have been lots of lovely tributes to the woman who has lived the longest, easyest and most comfortable life imaginable and also her family has taken a lot of public money that COULD have gone to homeless people, cancer research.... And now she's dead and there is a ten day period of national mourning. Who is going to mourn the people who die at fifteen in a cold dark alleyway after being beaten and left to die because they're homeless. Who is going to declare national mourning for the people who die from cancer- thousands a year. We have had a monarchy for many years- and for many years they have been above their "subjects." THAT is my rant over and done with. I shed no tears for the queen mother.