Prince Charles has urged his Arab princeling buddies to ban McDonalds. I suppose he prefers "Burger King" or "White Castle." The Heir to the British throne is a twit. Much like the monied WASP's of New England he is a slightly dotty, environmentalist with a habit of undermining the very ideas and institutions that have made Britain great. He is pro-Arab, pro-green agenda, and is constantly making lefty pronouncements. His one good position, against modern architecture, is also predictably a part of his tony WASP outlook. He just happens to be right. His mother has not made an embarrassing statement in 50 years. She is a creature of Duty.
I have always felt that Diana was a lovely-to-look at airheaded, flibberdigit. But who nearly ruined this asset to the Royal Family's public relations? Old Charles that's who. If he could have forgone a grouse hunting weekend to take the girl dancing once in while she might be alive. And lord knows I dislike dancing and like shooting grouse. Instead we got the Drama, the infidelities and the death. Moreover, by preferring Carmella to Diana in bed he mocked not only marriage but the natural order of the universe. Now he is against cheap, quickly available food to the middle class. As a father I thank God for the invention of the chicken McNugget. But I don't have a Nanny, or 50.
His sons however are, well, princes. Here is his youngest, Harry, who took a lot of grief for a schoolboy prank of attending a costume party as a storm trooper. However this is what he is made of: http://www.nysun.com/article/49126 This is a pretty good quote:
"There's no way I'm going to put myself through Sandhurst and then sit on my arse back home while my boys are out fighting for their country," he said in an interview to mark his 21st birthday. "That may sound very patriotic, but it's true."
Note, he does not think Iraq should be denuded of fast food joints.
As for Queen Elizabeth, with Charles waiting in the wings, the Polish toast, rather than the Queen's is appropriate. Stolat. (May you live 100 years).