Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Prince Harry

Prince Henry of Wales
From Wikipedia
Prince Henry of Wales (Henry Charles Albert David, born 15 September 1984), commonly known as Prince Harry, is the younger son of Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales, and fourth grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Therefore, he stands third in the line of succession to the thrones of sixteen independent sovereign states known as the Commonwealth realms, and to the governorship of the Church of England, preceded by his father and elder brother, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.
Now before we go on, please go read this. (Yeah, I dislike having to do that too, but bear with me. Read it carefully, take notes, there might be a quiz.)

Okay. Prince Harry has killed people. Bad people. Apparently this has a number of Brits running about with their "knickers in a twist". Oh no, now the terrorists will want to target the royal family. Uh yeah. They didn't want to before?

Journalists nowadays seem to panic and run around with their hair on fire over the littlest thing. Can you imagine being in a crisis situation with a bunch of modern journalists?

Neither can I.

Of course, there is this:
In Parliament on Tuesday, Defense Minister Mark Francois praised Harry, saying the prince should be commended for his bravery. 
He "has done well for his country," Francois said, offering kind words for a prince who has occasionally embarrassed the royal family, most recently by being photographed naked as he played strip billiards at a Las Vegas hotel.
Hhhmm, "strip billiards at a Las Vegas hotel" is a problem? Didn't they mention earlier in the article that Harry was a pilot? What am I missing here? Or am I just so non-politically correct that I'm not seeing the problem with said behavior? Good Lord man! That might be termed de rigeur behavior for a military pilot.

But it sounds like Mr. Francois gets it. Where we can we get somebody like that?

At any rate, carry on Captain Wales! And welcome home.

The man is a stud in my book.

Oh, and Lindsey German?

(I said there might be a quiz!)

Just sayin'..

The Fine Print: Just so you don't have to go look it up for yourself - Lindsey German is the convenor of the British anti-war organisation Stop the War Coalition and a former member of the central committee of the Socialist Workers Party. She was editor of Socialist Review for twenty years until 2004.

10 comments:

  1. Yep, he's living the life, for sure. Why can't folks understand that he's a prince, a pilot, a male, and in his twenties. And a ginger! Unstoppable!

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    1. Ya know, he can't help it. It just is.

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  2. "Let the lad win his spurs." -Edward III at Crecy.

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    1. Perfect quote, Tam.

      And yes, I do believe Harry has done well in that regard.

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  3. Just so you don't have to go look it up for yourself ...

    Well, I DID go read her page on The Wiki if only to see if I might have known her in another life, specifically as a resident at the teeny-tiny Peace Camp that was outside the gate at High Wycombe AS back in the early '80s during the GLCM deployment. I "met" some of those folks, even though I wasn't supposed to. But that's a tale for another time.

    But, yeah: what you said about Ms. German.

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    1. Hhhmm, I hadn't thought of that. But you WERE in Britain in those days weren't you?

      As to knowing people one is not supposed to know and being places one is not supposed to be, well, let's just say "who am I to cast stones?"

      Just sayin'...

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    2. But you WERE in Britain in those days weren't you?

      That I was. "Interesting times," as our Chinese friends say.

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    3. But you WERE in Britain in those days weren't you?

      That I was. "Interesting times," as our Chinese friends say.

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  4. His older brother, the one that looked so much like their mother, no longer flies and now looks like his dad. Harry, never favoring either, is flying combat aircraft killing the bad guys, and looking very much the bad-ass. While fighter guys get lots of glory, Apaches and Cobras is really getting down and dirty the bad guys and as close to the grunts as an aviator can.

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    1. You're right about the Apaches and Cobras, those guys really have big brass ones!

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