- Oct 22, 2016
I think that's part of what I find so strange about it. There's an expectation that people around the world will be affected by this (global consequences I heard someone call it), but if the king of Spain died tomorrow (does Spain have a king?) no one in the UK would give a shit. It would probably make the news, but it would barely register.No, but one of your oldest and most steadfast allies did. It’s a very basic - to say nothing of cheap and easy - price of diplomatic protocol. Nothing more and nothing less. If the French President or New Zealand Prime Minister died, the exact same procedure would occur.