Royal palaces crumbling
The octogenarian husband of the Australian head of state has done it again – he asked a young female sea cadet if she worked in a strip club!
Known for his habit of putting both his feet in his mouth, the 88 year old Danish/Greek Prince Philip is saved this latest gaffe for a young woman who devotes her spare time to naval training.
It would be bad enough if one of his sons made such a remark to a young woman but when a man of Philip’s age gets so out of hand it’s a sign he’s either in his dotage or he’s becoming a bit too dangerous to be let loose in public.
And while we’re on the subject of randy royals, our old friend David Flint has got all excited about a portrait of Philips’ great great grandmother, Queen Victoria, describing her as “a lively, romantic and open minded young woman!”
Various biographies of Victoria went a step further.
One remarked that in the early days of her marriage to her first cousin, Prince Albert, she actually “swooned” when she thought of him through the day. In the 1800’s that was shorthand for “having an orgasm!” She was certainly everything Flint described and more – and good on her.
Across the sea in Denmark, Princess Mary of Denmark of Tasmania has been carpeted by her mother in law, Queen Margrethe, for dining with a friend who has been charged with drug offences.
All this is another nail in the coffins of royals whose places in society have been reduced to celebrity status and whose relevance is but fodder for gossip columnists.
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