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Charles ‘most popular Prince of Wales ever’

15 February 2013

5:24 PM

15 February 2013

5:24 PM

I wonder what Prince Charles makes of the fashion for abdication? Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the Pope are both vacating the seat of power before shuffling off this mortal coil. Perhaps the old Lupin-whisperer imagines his destiny is close. Royal chatter reaches Mr Steerpike that someone at Clarence House recently commissioned a private poll on the public’s perception of senior royals. I hear that they were delighted with one pearl amongst the grit: Prince Charles is the most popular Prince of Wales ever.

Funnily enough, the living population had little recollection of how previous heirs apparent conducted their public duties; smiled as they opened leisure centres; worked the room; or treated their spouses on awkward trips to India. I would have thought that Prince Hal or the Black Prince would have had a shot at all-time stardom.


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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=555193090 Karim Sadrudin Juma

    HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II GAVE BIRTH TO VERY SPECIAL CHILDREN IN THE MONARCHY. THE QUEENS CHILDREN HOLD POSTS AND POSITIONS IN SOCIETY WHICH IS BEURATIC AND OPPOSITIONAL TO HER VIEWS BUT NEVER SHAME HER. SHE IS A SPECIAL LADY OF LOVE. SHE IS UNDER GREAT PRESSURE BUT WITH PRINCE PHILIP ON HER SIDE TO GIVE HER THAT INTIMATE TOUCH THAT TOO IS SPECIAL. BUT THE QUEEN LOOKS AT PRINCE CHARLES TOO FOR ADVISE. PRINCE CHARLES IS ONE OF A KIND. HE IS A BIT SHY BUT WHEN HE GETS IN HIS BOOTS WEATHER IN A RACE HORSE FOR FUN PLAYING POLO WITH THE MEN OR FROLOKING WITH HIS SWEET LOVE DUCHESS OF CORNWAL LADY CAMILLA PARKER BOWLS YOU CANT STOP HIM. IN OFFICIAL LIFE HE IS CAREFUL AND MINDS HIS WORDS NOT LIKE THE REST OF US WHO ARE IN THE TRAPPINGS OF IGNORANCE WITHOUT THINKING AND SAYING OUR PRECIOUS WORDS THAT CAN BE DETREMENTAL OR GOOD FOR SOCIETY. HE CAREFULLY GUIDES AND WITH APPOVAL OF MAJESTRATE AND ADVISORS CHOOSE HIS PLATFORM FOR THE QUEENS OUR MAJESTY HER DAYS AND TENDS AS A SON TO BE MOST GRATEFUL AND INDEPENDENT FROM HIS GREAT “MUMMY” QUEEN ELIZABETH II OF BRITAIN AND HEAD OF COMMON WEALTH. THIS GAME THAT THE MONARCH IS PLAYING IS A VITAL ISSUE HOLDING THE COMMON WEALTH TOGETHER WITH LAWS CREATED EVERY YEAR NEW AND OPPOSITIONAL FOR COMMON WEALTH COUNTRIES TO ADDRESS MANY PROBLEMS OF SOCIETY INCLUDING CRIME,POVERTY AND DRUGS..THIS SCHEDULE THAT THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY AND ROYAL FAMILIES OF EUROPE ARE PLAYING A TIGHT ROPE OF BALANCEING POWER OVER CAREFULLY NOT BEING HARSH WITH GOVERNMENTS AND PEOPLES. PRINCE CHARLES IS LOOKING FOR HIS CHILDREN AND HIS FAMILY FOR GUIDANCE TOO. HIS SPARKS ALWAYS VIEWS OF HIS LOVE HER ROYAL HIGHNESS DUCHESS OF CORNWAL IF ADVISING ISSUES AT THE RELIGION THAT HIS MOTHER , “QUEEN ELIZABETH II HOLD SUPREME GOVERNOR OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND. THIS FAMILY IS PLAYING A CIRCUS ACT. SHE THE QUEEN ELIZABETH II HOLD A SEAT IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS IN PARLIAMENT. THIS DYNASTY OF THE GREAT BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY WHICH PRINCE CHARLES AND HIS FAMILY ARE LIKE A RULING GREEK DYNASTY. THROUGH IT ALL PEOPLE JUST FUSS AND MUSS THAT THEY HAVE SO MUCH MONEY AND POWER AND HATE THEM FOR THAT. THEY ARE NOT THANKFUL FOR THE ESSENTIALS THAT A 3RD WORLD COUNTIES ARE CORRUPT AND OFFER NONE OF THE ESSENTIALS. PEOPLE LOOK ABOVE THEIR STATUS IN LIFE AND DO NOT LOOK FOR BEING CONTENT FOR WHAT THEY HAVE. YES THERE IS A CRISIS IN EUROPE BUT DO NOT FORGET HOW THE BUBBLE BURST FROM HIGH SPENDING AND SHOCKING VALUES OF PROPERITES ROSE AND PEOPLES PAID FORTUNES AND THINKING THEY BOUGHT WHAT THE MARKET VALUE OF THE PROPERTY WAS IT WAS NOT. THEN CAME OUTSOURCING JOBS FROM COUNTRIES WITH TOP BRASS CITIZENS OF GREAT CORPORATIONS CLOSING AND TAKING FACTORIES TO ASIA. ANYWAYS WE ARE TAKING ABOUT HIS HIGHNESS PRINCE CHARLES WHO IS AN EYE OPENING KING TAKING MAYBE HIS PLACE IN MAYBE WHEN TIME APPOINTS HIM. IN THE QUR’AAN IT STATES EVERY PERSON IS “APPOINTED TIME” OF GREATNENSS. THE LORD PROVIDES BUT REMEMBER WHEN YOU REMEMBER HIM IN GOOD TIMES AND BAD TIMES. LOVE AND KISSES KARIM SADRUDIN JUMA” TIME PACIFIC 10:26PM AND EASTERN USA AND CANADA 1:26AM AND IN UNITED KINGDOM 6:26AM FEBRUARY 22, 2013

  • Augustus

    ” Perhaps the old Lupin-whisperer imagines his destiny is close.”

    Prince Charles does not need a throne, for he already has one. The ‘Eco King’, like most radical environmentalists, elevates the position of the environment to one of
    dominance over man. The environment is key – key to changing society; how we live, where we live, in fact our very value as human beings. Human scale thinking must have a spiritual content – we have to put back what our dominant industrialist-materialistic-scientific world view leaves out, according to him. The concept of sustainable development basically embraces that ‘spiritual content’. The philosophical dominance of the world of earth over man that aims to change government and life as we have known it. What this really involves is control of all of the earth’s assets so that no one uses them up or misuses them. It further involves a whole level of law – both national and international – so that these resources are protected, and for anyone who misuses them, according to the environmentalists interpretation, there are penalties and fines. In addition, the concept of personal property rights has to be changed so as to ‘protect the resources’, so you no longer have the right to use your own property the way you wish, because how it will be used will be dictated by those who are monitoring the world’s resources, and how you choose to use it has to conform to what is good for all mankind. In other words, personal property rights are given over to the greater good of the whole, which is just another form of collectivist socialism.

  • Dhimmitude Ishere

    Given Charles’s desire to be seen as ‘Defender of Faith’ rather than ‘Defender of the Faith’ was my initial misreading of ‘Prince Hal’ as ‘Prince Halal’ a perspicacious Freudian slip?

  • Roy

    Charles to take over? What difference would it make?

  • JimInPhila

    No doubt about it, Charlie is making sure Mama is getting the daily newspapers,
    secretly saying, “Yo Mom, take the hint.”

  • Austin Barry

    Christopher Hitchens in his piece on the ‘Prince of Piffle’ describes Wales perfectly:

    “The English monarchy, as has been said, reigns but does not rule. From the aesthetic point of view it will matter a bit, because the prospect of a morose bat-eared and chinless man, prematurely aged, and with the most abysmal taste in royal consorts, is a distinctly lowering one.”

    • Cynthia

      Yeah, like Hitchens was *so* good looking himself, right.

    • Keith Parry

      This person is not Welsh and is nothing to do with Wales.It is time Wales was an Independent Republic and the title Prince of Wales cast into the dustbin of time.

      • Eddie

        Oh good grief, grow up! The title Prince of Wales has been used for many centuries and the Prince has a house here, and William lives oop north here too with the RAF. Most aristscrats with titles have NO connection with the places in their names – the Dukes of Norfolk live in, yep, Sussex, for example.

        Edward II was the first Prince of Wales in 1301. That makes the title older than either Wales or Scotland as nation states.

        Many in Wales are very angry and disappointed with the devolution we have had – which has cost us cash so the usual wafflers can get pretty new job titles.

        Even with the assembly, the health service and education system in Wales are falling behind those in England, year by year. Oh yes they are. Check.
        If we gave these Cymraeg buffoons more powers and even full independence, we’d end up like Albania – with sheep. In fact, the sheep could do a better job than the piffle-knitting twits in Cardiff.

        Thank goodness only mad, silly, pipedreaming sillies in Wales want full independence – maybe 2% of the population. Not even Plaid Cymru the Welsh nationalist party does any more!

        • Keith Parry

          Good Afternoon.A foreign state annexed and occupied Wales in times passed. The invaders invented the post of Prince of Wales, for the first born son of the King of England to try and give some respectability to their rape and occupation of this country. This insulting nonsense continues to this day. The English Monarchy is nothing to do with Wales. The English States’Armed forces are based on a number of bases and tracts of land in the State of Wales at this time. It is a matter of time, the sooner the better, when the English occupation of our country ends and the armed forces of the State of England depart. Do not tell me we are all British. British is a word invented by the English to justify their occupation of those parts of this island that are not parts of England.
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          • http://www.facebook.com/roger.hudson.946 Roger Hudson

            Britain is a geographic entity and its defence has always been seen best when taken as a whole, hence the problem of Eire let alone Wales.

        • Keith Parry

          Ah! One of the invaders! Watch the so called United kingdom in front of your very eyes as your forebears watched the Empire go. Have a nice afternoon.

        • http://www.facebook.com/roger.hudson.946 Roger Hudson

          Edward II, not a good example of a prince or king, wasn’t he the one who used a red hot poker to cure a case of piles? Longshanks must have been trying to improve him by creating the princedom.

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