Disgusted of Clarence House

BY STEWART SLATER “Appalling” the newspapers screamed, reporting the Prince of Wales’ opinion on the government’s plan to deport some asylum seekers to Rwanda, a story deemed important enough to make the front pages and lead the news bulletins. With Clarence House failing to deny the leak, what followed was one of those inversions which the Culture War occasionally throws up – the less than … Continue reading Disgusted of Clarence House

In Defence of Prince Harry

BY PAUL T HORGAN Prince Harry has been in the news quite a lot, and the media seem to be in the process of casting him as the latest incarnation of the dissolute minor royal, a cause of embarrassment to the monarchy, perhaps even calling the monarchy into question. T’was ever thus. This is unfair. Harry has spent his adult life being overshadowed by his older … Continue reading In Defence of Prince Harry

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

CSM EDITORIAL News yesterday that Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who turns 96 next month, will be stepping down from royal duties this autumn was met with nationwide warmth. The longest serving consort in the nation’s history merits a pat on the back from the nation. “I’m sorry to hear you’re standing down”, one man told him at a royal lunch on Thursday. “Well, … Continue reading Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh