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Charles accuses Britons of 'torturing' him over Camilla affair: paper (Poor baby alert)
AFP ^ | 2/26/2005

Posted on 02/27/2005 4:28:21 AM PST by shubi

LONDON (AFP) - Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has complained that his future subjects have "tortured" him over his relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles, a newspaper reported.

The Mail on Sunday said the prince's comments to BBC journalist Gavin Hewitt, included in a new book, will fuel concern at the public's growing disenchantment with the monarchy and the prince's suitability to become king.

While at first refusing to discuss his relationship with Parker Bowles, Charles is pressed further and then snaps: "I thought the British people were supposed to be compassionate. I don't see much of it," the Mail said.

Hewitt said that the heir to the throne went on to complain bitterly that he was being "tortured" by people over his relationship, according to the newspaper.

"I don't see any reason why I should define my private life," Charles was quoted as saying. "All my life people have been telling me what to do. I'm tired of it. My private life has become an industry."

And he pleads: "I just want some peace."

The Mail said the prince made the candid remarks to Hewitt in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 2003.

Prince Charles and Parker Bowles, who have been seeing each other off and on for 30 years, finally announced on February 10 that they would marry on April 8 at a civil wedding in Windsor.

A spokesperson at the British Broadcasting Corporation said Hewitt's book was being published by Macmillan, but nobody was available for comment at the publisher late on Saturday.

Meanwhile, a spokeswoman for Charles refused to discuss details of the conversation. "We never comment on private conversations the Prince of Wales may or may not have had," she said.

The Daily Telegraph newspaper published a YouGov poll on Saturday showing that the monarchy has been seriously damaged by the litany of errors overshadowing the wedding.

Less than a third of those polled now believe that the prince should become king, and a further quarter even said that the monarchy should end when Queen Elizabeth II (news - web sites) retires or dies, according to the poll.

That figure has fallen to 31 percent and contrasts sharply with 48 percent two years ago, the poll said.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: depravity; jugears; princecharles; royal; royals; royalwedding; sickening; silliness; turass; ugly
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If there was a twit test, Charles would get a perfect score.
1 posted on 02/27/2005 4:28:23 AM PST by shubi
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To: shubi

I'm not a big fan of Charles by any means, but this "quote" sounds so unlikely that I have to wonder if it was completely fabricated.


2 posted on 02/27/2005 4:29:44 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: shubi
"I don't see any reason why I should define my private life," Charles was quoted as saying. "All my life people have been telling me what to do. I'm tired of it. My private life has become an industry."

And he pleads: "I just want some peace."

Refuse all public money and get a job. Then you'll have a right to complain about the public treatment of you. Till then, you can wall yourself into one of your publicly funded castles and have a good cry on mum's shoulder,... Whaaa!

3 posted on 02/27/2005 4:34:02 AM PST by The_Victor (Calvin: "Do tigers wear pajamas?", Hobbes: "Truth is we never take them off.")
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To: shubi
whinge (hwĭnj, wĭnj)

intr.v. Chiefly British., whinged, whing·ing, whing·es. To complain or protest, especially in an annoying or persistent manner.

[Dialectal alteration of Middle English whinsen, from Old English hwinsian.]

4 posted on 02/27/2005 4:34:14 AM PST by mewzilla (Has CBS retracted the story yet?)
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To: shubi

Who cares what the 'royalty' of England does or says.


5 posted on 02/27/2005 4:37:38 AM PST by Dustbunny (The only good terrorist is a dead terrorist)
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To: shubi

Yeah I'm sure this overprivilege, dimwit is tortured. What a disgusting remark. hey charlie, if you can't take the British Press commenting on your AFFAIRS and ugly as SIN girlfriend. How in the H do you expect to be KING.


6 posted on 02/27/2005 4:41:20 AM PST by marty60
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Poor widdle rich kid. I never saw him being compassionate to Di. Hasn't he figured out by now that Elizabeth is only hanging on until William can take over. Even she knows Charlie is a numskull.
7 posted on 02/27/2005 4:46:10 AM PST by mtbopfuyn
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To: The_Victor
Refuse all public money and get a job.

Sitcom in the making. Prince Chuck as the next Al Bundy shoe salesman.

8 posted on 02/27/2005 4:47:38 AM PST by peyton randolph (CAIR supports TROP terrorists)
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To: The_Victor

The only one connected with the royals who has made a successful life for herself is Sarah Ferguson. If there are others, I haven’t heard about them.


9 posted on 02/27/2005 4:48:45 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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Sitcom in the making. Prince Chuck as the next Al Bundy shoe salesman.

You may be on to something. I see a new role for John Cleese....

10 posted on 02/27/2005 4:49:52 AM PST by The_Victor (Calvin: "Do tigers wear pajamas?", Hobbes: "Truth is we never take them off.")
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To: shubi

He should do what Kings used to do - lop off a few heads. Have some people flayed alive. Boil some of the peasants in oil. I guarantee that will stop all the tittering.


11 posted on 02/27/2005 4:51:15 AM PST by Question Liberal Authority (Dear Howard Dean: Please Protect Me From Your Righteous Followers)
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To: shubi
Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has complained that his future subjects have "tortured" him over his relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles, a newspaper reported.

Life's just not fair is it, Charley baby?

Go home and let Camilla wipe your nose and dry your eyes, Mama can't help you anymore she's too busy queening!

12 posted on 02/27/2005 4:52:07 AM PST by VOYAGER
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To: Question Liberal Authority

LOL. Tell it to Louis XVI :)


13 posted on 02/27/2005 4:52:35 AM PST by mewzilla (Has CBS retracted the story yet?)
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To: shubi

Torture is having a panty on your head and being rubbed by female questioners. Charles obviously doesn't watch Abu-Grab coverage.


14 posted on 02/27/2005 4:52:50 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
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To: Peach

I run a homeless ministry in the inner city. On friday, one of our residents who was seriously mental ill (but according to our system fine when on meds), was murdered in cold blood by drug dealers who had been invading his apartment by force for weeks.

Every TV station and paper in town interviewed me. None of them got the details right. You might be right about the quote, but Charles is still a twit.

(I tried for two months to get the police to arrest the thugs, but they were prone to take the poor victim to the mental hospital for treatment. We tried to move him to a safer apartment, but he was too confused to go.)


15 posted on 02/27/2005 4:53:33 AM PST by shubi (Peace through superior firepower.)
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To: mewzilla

It worked all right for Louis I through XV.


16 posted on 02/27/2005 4:54:19 AM PST by Question Liberal Authority (Dear Howard Dean: Please Protect Me From Your Righteous Followers)
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To: The_Victor
I see a new role for John Cleese.

Great casting. However, Cleese will have to act like his IQ is about 40 points lower than it is in order to accurately portray Chuck the shoe salesman.

17 posted on 02/27/2005 4:55:00 AM PST by peyton randolph (CAIR supports TROP terrorists)
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To: AD from SpringBay
Torture is having a panty on your head and being rubbed by female questioners.

No. Torture is when they take off the hood and you see the female questioner looks like Camilla.

18 posted on 02/27/2005 4:55:46 AM PST by Question Liberal Authority (Dear Howard Dean: Please Protect Me From Your Righteous Followers)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

But you'll note that there have been any more Louis lately :)


19 posted on 02/27/2005 4:56:09 AM PST by mewzilla (Has CBS retracted the story yet?)
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To: shubi

You know, this really is none of our business.


20 posted on 02/27/2005 4:57:49 AM PST by Grut
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