Sunday, November 25, 2012

We can but hope

Prince Charles is the man who would be king and fears he is running out of time, after all he's 64 and his mother is 86 and his grandmother lived until she was 101. Thing is though, no one but Charles and a few of his closest friends believe he'd make a good king...
Telegraph.
In a series of remarkably candid comments, Prince Charles hinted that he feared his legacy as king would be cut short.
During a visit to Dumfries House, the stately home in East Ayrshire which the Prince helped save for the nation, he joked about his reputation for pursuing projects with notorious vigour but made a poignant reference to his mortality.
He said: “Impatient? Me? What a thing to suggest! Yes of course I am.” He added: “I’ll run out of time soon. I shall have snuffed it if I’m not careful.”
Well from a man who thought it perfectly ok to keep a married woman as his mistress. All that stuff over Princess Diana. Who believes that he should be defender of all faiths (including Islam) Talking to plants (I could possibly live with that one) Unable even to put his own toothpaste on his toothbrush. Goes on endlessly about green policies yet has his own veg driven from Cornwall to Balmoral in four fume belching range-rovers which despite running on vegetable oil are hardly 'green'
No, Charles is not exactly my ideal of a good king, I'm not exactly in favour of a monarchy in the first place, though having seen what politicians can do it seems a slightly better option than the likes of someone like Tony Blair ever becoming president. Popularity contests (which in essence is what all elections are) inevitably allow some real charlatans access to the levers of power and prestige.
Still, considering the longevity of the ladies in the House of Gotha Saxe Coburg Windsor we can but hope her majesty continues to reign for a long time yet.
Whilst I doubt now that Charles would have the time to become a disaster for the UK, best not to take any chances...

4 annotations:

tris said...

God he is ghastly, but his being made King is the best hope we have of the whole horrible edifice of privilege and unearned wealth and position being torn down.

If they go straight to William and Kate Middleton doubtless the thick will all be so gushing over what the silly cow is wearing, to notice that this is the 21st century.

They once called the royals a soap opera. It's now more like the bloody ex factor.

Cheap tawdry entertainment for the uneducated to drool over.

So come on Chic. Do your best; be Edwardian and 100 years out of date. Just what we need.

Sniper said...

Longevity of the Bowes-Lyon ladies, surely?

James Higham said...

The man lacks dignity. So does she.

Farenheit211 said...

My problem with Prince Charles is I don't think that he is a strong enough character to be King. He seems easily led by various guru-types and which makes him vulnerable to influence by charlatans and pressure groups. I do concur that his flirtation and friendship with Islam is a big problem because Islam itself is a big problem. With this 'flirting with enemy philosophies' trait that Charles has, he does remind me somewhat of another Prince of Wales, one who abdicated (and a bloody good job for that nation that he did).

I used to be very anti monarchist, but now I think I'd much have the Windsors than have to contemplate the spectre of 'President Clegg'.