Sunday, August 1, 2010

Inter-marriages and ducks

I’ve always thought that Charles Philip Arthur George Mountbatten-Windsor of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg is a bit of a different duck … now it’s been confirmed.

The eldest son of Queen Elizabeth says he believes he has been placed on Earth as future King ‘for a purpose’ - to save the world. In a recent Daily Mail story, Charles says, “I can only somehow imagine that I find myself being born into this position for a purpose. ‘I don’t want my grandchildren or yours to come along and say to me, “Why the hell didn’t you come and do something about this? You knew what the problem was”.

Charles is an avid proponent of organic farming, which is easy to do when you live on huge tracts of public housing in jolly old England and have large staffs at your disposal to spread the sheep manure. He also styles himself as an ecologist, but last year he commandeered a jet to attend the Copenhagen climate change summit, generating an estimated 6.4 tons of carbon dioxide - 5.2 tons more than if he had used a commercial plane. Last summer, he and his wife Camilla visited Brunei in Asia. For the trip, he hired a private jet, leading to accusations of 'green hypocrisy' as the visit was designed to highlight environmental issues. Hmmm … ecologist you say … must have great relationships with BP officials.

Anyway, this is the lad who’s going to save the world. I can only hope his mother lives to be 110!


Charlie said...

Good point, but keep in mind that Charles does his part sometimes to reduce CO2 emissions - after all he does get carted around in horse-drawn carriages. So how many others do you see doing that! ;)

ViewPoint2010 said...

Charlie, I'd actually forgotten all about that - and you do have a point. One horse's ass hauling another! :-)