Or perhaps it is because I have from time to time expressed sentiments that are of a republican nature and may from time to time have called our royals, who do precisely nothing to earn their titles after all, a bunch of hopeless parasitic nonentities. Yes, that must be the reason.
There is still hope for me however. I may still get the nod even if they worry about what I might say to whatever parasitical royal hands me my gong. After all Francis Rossi, the Status Quo rocker and newly appointed OBE, reacted thus: 'I'm not sure we deserve it but fuck it.' The shades of Buckingham Palace will be thus polluted. Excellent!
None of the above should detract from Patrick Stewart's knighthood which is very well deserved. After all, as Jean Luc Picard he has saved the universe several times.