YOU really have to laugh and at the same time feel sorry for the Australian republican movement.

The Queen and Prince Philip are getting older and just when you see who will eventually take over the Royals in Britain and, yes, Australia, they send out Prince Harry.

Now Harry is the world’s most eligible bachelor and loved in Australia, so they have just kicked the republican movement backwards.

Yes, I have written supporting a move to eventually becoming a republic, but the shifty British are not playing cricket, old chap.

No doubt, we will one day become a republic but it is miles away. Enjoy your stay Harry.