Really, qualifying such matters as pedantic is unbecoming, if not downright insulting. It also displays a great deal of, shall we say, na´vetÚ.
In Canada -- and not just in Canada -- we have been faced with "creeping republicanism". It is not a full-out assault on the monarch's role in our Constitution. It is guerilla warfare on a smaller scale: a crown removed, a uniform laid aside, a tradition ignored, a medal abolished. Each gesture may seem rather small and insignificant. But it is precisely these "insignificant" actions, the little details that pedants fret about, that slowly and surreptitiously accumulate and take a terrible toll on the institution.
Republicans know this. Monarchists know this. And that's why monarchist leagues around the world take them very seriously.
Because you know what? You snap enough of those twigs, and the forest just dies.