But most speak this out not: the downtrodden for the fear, awe and fearsome authority of the blue-blooded
nobility; the intelligentsia for its passionate penchant to hang on to the coattails of this nobility and play second fiddle to it; and the rest of the chattering classes for being the slaves of their own multiplicity of pretences, affectations, ostentations and snobbery.
And in the blue-blooded
corner we have Camilla, the famed "other woman" of the Charles and Di years who is now as much a part of the establishment as the Queen's corgis.
EX-MISS World Rosanna Davison may be used to wearing a crown but the beauty queen has now discovered blue-blooded
links direct to the British royal family.
Murano's glassmakers got rich, and although they were commoners, they were granted the right to wear swords and their daughters were allowed to marry into Venice's blue-blooded
broker Cazenove, which operates an office in Chester, took one of the biggest steps in its 181-year history yesterday by unveiling a joint venture with US giant JP Morgan.