Happy Birthday, Charlie!

There are a few things that myself and The Blokey disagree on.  We  bicker about how dead a language Welsh is, and I tend to bite my tongue when he spends oodles of money on eBay buying a second-hand thingy for the car, and yet moans about spending £20 over-the-odds for tickets to see a band I couldn’t possibly die without seeing. 

We also disagree on the usefulness of the Royal Family.

I like having a Royal Family.  Despite the fact that they’re not thoroughbred English folk (let alone Scottish, Welsh or even a little bit Irish) I love them.  I do. 

I am proud to admit that.

Don’t misread this.  It doesn’t mean that I agree with some of the things they do (namely hunting) but I can forgive them their indiscretions because they belong to another world.  The world they belong to is rich and frivolous, full of Champagne glasses and yachts and posh frocks.  They don’t know what it means to have to scrimp and save in order to pay the gas bill or buy that new PS3 game.

But they do have feelings, and I admire them for the fact that they put up with such intrusive behaviour from the public (who simply hide behind the skirts of the media and then cry, “swines!” when the media goes just a tad too far) and are available for work every single day of the year (even Christmas, when surely they’d rather be lounging around in their jimmies at home than posing for the press in Norfolk.)  They can’t just pop to the shops for a pint of milk, or bugger off for the day without telling anyone where they’ve gone.  They’re not even allowed to do their jobs properly …

I particularly like Charles.  I truly believe that his marriage to Camilla was much more of a fairy-tale than his tragically ridiculous marriage to Diana, Princess of Wanting Attention, who made Charles out to be a bastard even though he was as wronged as she was, perhaps more so.  I like his ability to be outspoken, the twinkle in his eye when he smiles and his views on crass architecture.  One day I would like him to be king; I think he’ll make a fine monarch (although not as fine as Henry VIII, as played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers in The Tudors *drool*.)

I do stand by the belief that to rid this country of the Royal Family would be scandalous.  They are our history and they should be our future [I sound like a song], although perhaps slightly less idolised and slightly more down to earth than they currently are. 

And thus, I would like to take this opportunity to wish Prince Charles a very happy sixtieth birthday. 

charlie

I hope he got some lovely presents. 

please God bless our royal family, without whom the newspapers would be dull and boring xxx Elsabeth

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6 comments

  1. lol Happy Birthday Charles! He’s actually a bit younger than I thought. I don’t think he’s as bad as he’s made out to be either (nor is Diana as saintly) but I sure don’t think he’s handsome. My dad freaked me out when, whilst I drooled over William, he told me that Prince Charles looked a lot like him when he was young, and some day William would look just like Charles does now. LOL I was horrified.I always wondered how regular Brits regarded the royal family… I am surprised that some do not particularly like or love the royal family. I would have thought most would feel the way you do.

  2. Do you really think that the Welsh language is a dead language? Wow, I’ve got Welsh blood running through my veins, I’m really proud of my heritage and hoping that I can learn the language soon, so I can take a trip there someday and meet my cousins and the like.  I also think having some kind of figurehead for your country is cool, unfortunately we’ve had George W as a figurehead for 8 years, thank God that’s soon to be over…I wish that I was in Wales right now..: (

  3. @Katiefinger – Ahh, okay, now I understand.  It’s hard for that little country to retain it’s image, and the language is the one thing that they can say is theirs and theirs only…  I think it’s awesome that your nephews are learning the language, it’s the perfect time of life to, it’s harder for me now that I am up in age….

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