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Charles at 70

Discussion in 'Personal' started by stopwatch, Nov 10, 2018.

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What do you think of our future King?

  1. I think he is a great bloke

    4 vote(s)
    10.3%
  2. I think he is a good bloke

    10 vote(s)
    25.6%
  3. I think he is OK

    9 vote(s)
    23.1%
  4. I don't have any feelings either way

    7 vote(s)
    17.9%
  5. I don't particularly like him

    4 vote(s)
    10.3%
  6. I can't stand him

    5 vote(s)
    12.8%
  1. stopwatch

    stopwatch Established commenter

    I watched this documentary all the way through. He's a good bloke. His sons are decent too.

    If we try to take away our individual thoughts on the Royals as an institution, what do you think of him/them as individuals? or is it impossible to separate the two things?
     
  2. les25paul

    les25paul Star commenter

    I like him and I'm not a Royalist (but not anti-Royalist either). The work he has done via the Prince's Trust is very commendable.

    I used to like Harry too, until he decided to get married on a Saturday meaning we didn't get an extra day off. ;)
     
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  3. friedgreentomatoes

    friedgreentomatoes Senior commenter

    I agree that the Prince's Trust has done some excellent work. I find him a little irritating, but that may just be the way he is portrayed in the media.
     
  4. sunshineneeded

    sunshineneeded Lead commenter

    I like him and I thought he came over very well in the programme. I like his sons too …. although when did William turn into Prince Edward?
     
  5. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    I really enjoyed the fact that Prince Charles met singer Cheryl earlier this year and made the press for saying that he struggled to keep up with her name, finally settling for "Tweedy" even though he was several years too late.

    "I can't keep up with all the changes of name!" said His Royal Highness Prince Charles Philip Arthur George, Prince of Wales, KG, KT, GCB, OM, AK, QSO, CC, PC, ADC, Earl of Chester, Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles and Prince and Great Steward of Scotland.
     
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  6. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    He came across as intelligent, caring and funny.
    I think the press has been unkind over the years........not really his fault he was forced to marry an unsuitable bride............but he does come across as genuine and sensitive.
    I enjoyed the programme.
     
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  7. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    I liked him on the programme more than I thought I would.

    I think he's done very well considering his whole purpose in life as presented to him has been pretty much "just wait, then you'll be able to do something", for 70 years and counting! 5 years past retirement age. He didn't just start his projects on his own, it would have been interesting to hear how they got going.
     
  8. kittylion

    kittylion Established commenter

    I was impressed that he was giving speeches about the dangers of plastic to the environment in 1970!

    I remember being disappointed when he married Diana - I remember discussing it with a friend and saying that I had wished he had married a more independent woman his own age with a mind of her own.
     
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  9. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    Heir on a G String

    [​IMG]
     
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  10. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    You’re all crawlers.
     
  11. les25paul

    les25paul Star commenter

    Quite Right.

    And after HRH has uttered those words "Arise Sir Lespaul" to me I shall expect you to "doff your cap" when I pass Red :p:p
     
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  12. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Didn’t actually have you down as first up against the wall @les25paul but I will put in a word for you to the comrades...;):D:D
     
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  13. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

  14. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

  15. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    I've never been able to warm to him, but maybe if I'd watched the programme my impression may have shifted a bit.
     
  16. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

  17. stopwatch

    stopwatch Established commenter

    Somebody complained
     
  18. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    Very prescient of him - she's gone back to calling herself Cheryl Tweedy!
     
  19. stopwatch

    stopwatch Established commenter

    Not really
     
  20. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    @stopwatch
    Well I highly doubt it was r_o. We might have even less in common than Mother Teresa and Stormy Daniels but he is perfectly capable of responding without exploding or sobbing.
    No, it's the use of any device of writing that involves the analogy of violence. "I could kill him!", "He's for the chop!", "I'm just killing time", "I could murder a pint" - all about to hit the bin of prissiness.
    Hyperbole and exaggeration for comic effect goes right over the head of people who can only read the literal or who are terrified of litigation.
     

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