World Royals - Brunei

And just like Slim Shady, we are BACK with season two of Royals. I know, it’s exciting.

In case you’re wondering what we’ve been up to during the break, Rossy’s learning to rap Hamilton and LK is dangerously close to becoming an adult Barbie collector. No judgement.

Now about these Royals; Harry wrote a piece in Fast Company this week, advocating for kinder and less data-steal-y social media practises. We think this is mostly fine but also wish he and Megs would pick a debut cause that wasn’t so much about them.

Oh BTW Finding Freedom - the book that’s not officially written by Meghan and Harry but actually definitely is - came out this week. We’ll let you know once we’ve finished it and will be sure to blast our opinions at you the same way Fergie is still spewing stories at children on Youtube.

In other royal news, things are going to shit in Spain and Kate wore a mask that’s now sold out (devo).

Shall we go to Brunei then?

If you take nothing else away from this blog post, Rossy wants you to know that Royal Brunei Airlines is completely dry. No champagne. Ever. Anywhere. What a shit idea.

Moving on. The current Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah is the 29th one and the line dates back to the 1300’s. Impressive. Not so impressive is his contempt for LGBT+ folk. You might remember in 2014, he passed a law allowing him to sentence people who practise homosexuality to death. And not a simple death. The options are stoning, flogging or severing of the limbs. How vintage. When everyone not in Brunei cracked the shits about this, old mate Sultan re-iterated that he wouldn’t enforce the law. We don’t believe him, but also we didn’t really know where Brunei even was before we recorded this ep so maybe don’t take our word for it.

When old mate Sultan isn’t sentencing people to death, he likes getting married to his first cousin (among others), having babies and building big palaces. His current one is the biggest in the world. Oh he also has his own zoo with 30 tigers and spends $20,000 everytime he gets a haircut.

LK and Rossy agree that making your monarch also the Prime Minister, Defense Minister, Finance Minister and absolute power of your nation is not a great idea. But again, we’ve never run a country (not yet) so perhaps we don’t know what we’re talking about.

Let us know what you think after you have a listen, then?

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