The Empire strikes back

As far as I know, the Empire is gone. What remains is London and the Royal Family. The show must go on. People are watching.

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For a fee you may enter the palace. Entry to the shop is free. I enter. Demand seems to be high.

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A child is born. Join the party. Buy something.

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I think, now I get the double meaning of “royalty”. I leave. I walk through the streets of London. Some things are as I remember.

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And of course …

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Some things appear to have changed.

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I reach the banks of the River Thames. The sun is shining.

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There is shade, if you want.

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Children play in the fountains.

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Under a bridge I pass a second hand book sale.

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The Empire is gone. Long live the Empire.

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