he's a victim!
By Diogenes (articles ) | February 22, 2006 10:57 AM
You've got to admire the pluck of a man who styles himself as a political dissident, while living on a generous government stipend. Especially when he's usually identified-- not figuratively-- as heir to the throne.
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Posted by: Woody -
Feb. 23, 2006 11:38 AM ET USA
What's libel got to do with it? This is an action for breach of copyright and invasion of privacy, so no jury is involved.
Posted by: -
Feb. 23, 2006 10:18 AM ET USA
Where did the royal family get their royal estates? Did it by any chance have anything to do with the theft of Catholic property like many other nobles during the reformation. Hillaire Belloc has a whole lot to say about English nobility and their wealth. It's a real stretch to feel sorry for Charles and the royals. Faithless monarchs, faithless people, dying civilization. I thought the monarchs were supposed to be safeguards of their traditions. That ended back with Henry VIII.
Posted by: Pseudodionysius -
Feb. 23, 2006 8:36 AM ET USA
I think Di is drawing a comparison between those dissenting from the Church while remaining part of it and, at the same time, drawing attention to the Prince's adulterous (and canonically odd) 2nd marriage, as well as his possible headship of the Church of England. Or something.
Posted by: parochus -
Feb. 23, 2006 1:34 AM ET USA
And this has *what* to do with the price of tea in China?
Posted by: -
Feb. 22, 2006 7:05 PM ET USA
I might add that the libel trial is an art form in Britain -- one of the few civil cases in which the right to trial by jury has been preserved inviolate. Whether the jurors will be peers of the prince remains to be seen. I hope he wins.
Posted by: -
Feb. 22, 2006 1:50 PM ET USA
An annoyingly obtuse post, Uncle D. Charles complained about nothing in relation to himself, other than the theft of his diaries. I'm glad to say public reaction has been greatly in favour of him expressing his views. And as to "living off a govt stipend" - get your facts straight. The Royal Family contributes far more to the State from the Crown Estates, granted to the nation, than it receives in a civil list. Prince Charles is a good man. And a good Prince too.