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 on: June 23, 2017, 04:19:52 pm 
Started by Tatiana - Last post by danifaul
Some highlights:
Oh do stop whinging Harry: The young Princes should quit baring their souls, ditch the self-pity, behave with dignity and, oh yes, get proper jobs, says MAX HASTINGS

''Prince Harry should have stayed in the Army instead of allowing exasperation with a commanding officer whom he took against to persuade him to quit.
Everybody who knows him — as I do not — says he is a delightful, albeit not especially bright, young man, in danger of becoming spoilt by keeping bad or at least silly company and irregular hours.
The entire Royal Family needs a chief executive figure, to exercise a degree of discipline, especially over its younger members, which the Queen unsurprisingly no longer can, if she ever did.

Such an appointment will never be made, because it is not in the nature of royals to accept orders, or even much advice, from mere commoners. When it is offered, it is usually rejected.''

''Prince Harry mumbled something to Newsweek about 'modernising the monarchy'. No one seems to have told him that it is almost impossible to modernise an institution that is rationally unjustifiable, because it is based on mere accident of birth.
The hereditary principle has been abandoned everywhere else in British life except in the House of Lords, an object of global bewilderment.
The monarchy is an ancient tradition, a dignified illusion which must be maintained in order that its emptiness is not exposed, at which point we might as well vote for Adele to become head of state.

Its survival demands that whoever wears the crown and wields the sceptre behaves with discretion and dignity, while other members of the family do not infect it with ridicule or disgrace.
The first duty of kings and princes is not to make themselves feel good, but to make others do so. It is because it is doubtful that Prince Charles understands this that some of us are so nervous about the prospect of his accession.

Because Prince Harry is obviously at heart a decent fellow, most of us would sympathise with his predicament, his rootlessness and lack of direction if he was merely an amiable young anybody.

Instead, as son of the future king, he is an unguided missile, prone to explode when he opens his mouth.

Since he obviously revels in the considerable advantages of princehood, he will have to learn to live up to its responsibilities, just as we fervently hope that his brother will bravely endure the burden of kingship.

 on: June 23, 2017, 03:07:56 pm 
Started by Fly on the wall - Last post by YooperModerator
To all posters on this and other threads:  Please refrain from using such harsh words when it comes to innocent children.  In particular, "ugly", DS, or anything reptilian.  It's offensive to some and beneath us, really.  YM

 on: June 23, 2017, 02:56:05 pm 
Started by Fly on the wall - Last post by HRHOlya
^ lmao genius comment!!!  thumbsup

 on: June 23, 2017, 02:16:28 pm 
Started by Fly on the wall - Last post by Whiffy Leaks
She's always exhibiting her V&A. We now get prior notice?

 on: June 23, 2017, 02:07:33 pm 
Started by Tatiana - Last post by Fly on the wall
Dan Jones: I wouldn’t have a problem if honest Prince Harry made it to the throne

It’s good to be the king, said Mel Brooks, but actually, maybe it’s not. “Is there any one of the Royal Family who wants to be king or queen? I don’t think so,” said Prince Harry, in an interview published this week. The job, he explained, was not about wish-fulfilment but about “the greater good of the people”.

So forget Brooks dressed as Louis XVI, groping courtiers and pinching grapes from their hats. Duty, Harry suggested, not self-indulgence, is the cornerstone of royalty. As he and Prince William work to modernise the House of Windsor brand, that is their core message.

Harry’s interview, which also touched on his short- and long-term discomfort over the way his mother’s death was handled two decades ago, was admirably candid, clearsighted, honest and mature. He is apparently fond of the expression “a leopard can change its spots”: a Just So Story euphemism for “a prince who once went to a fancy-dress party dressed as a Nazi can actually grow up to be a decent bloke”.

 on: June 23, 2017, 02:02:54 pm 
Started by Gaeaskywalker - Last post by jackiew
^ Thanks, didn't he claim to have no knowledge of the disappearances of those employed in a research institute associated with his ministry during his time as Deputy and as Secretary of Agriculture. Which is odd when disappearances were well known, how could someone so high up there then government know nothing?  easter-think .

 on: June 23, 2017, 01:41:37 pm 
Started by Tatiana - Last post by cate1949
agree - get a job Harry and find out what "normal" is.

 on: June 23, 2017, 01:34:00 pm 
Started by Gaeaskywalker - Last post by Alexandrine
Not that I remember.

 on: June 23, 2017, 01:27:22 pm 
Started by Alexandrine - Last post by jackiew
^ laugh Well at list she's accomplished at something.

 on: June 23, 2017, 01:23:49 pm 
Started by Gaeaskywalker - Last post by jackiew
^Did her father ever face any legal action for being a minister of the Junta in the 70s?.

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