Is it me, or is the craven and excessive reaction to this becoming rather alarming?

TV and other media have been putting the most newsworthy spin on events, even to the extent of exaggerating stories and so forth, for quite a while now. But one involving the Queen results in embargoes being imposed by both the BBC and ITV.

I'm bewildered. But then the forelock tugging attitude towards the nobilitair has always struck me as being ridiculous. People deserve respect because of what they do, how they behave, not because of a trivial accident of birth.