Take cover! Prince Charles is threatening to throw his royal rattle out of the bassinet. His nose is all out of joint that his son Prince William and new daughter-in-law Kate are youthful and gorgeous while he and wife Camilla Parker-Bowles are more leathery and unattractive.
“He does not have the X-factor,” as one royal biographer puts it.
Ken Wharfe, Diana’s former bodyguard, is far less tactful.
“To put it bluntly, Kate is beautiful and young and they aren’t. The Queen is 85. Camilla looks older than that, and Prince Charles isn’t popular. Instead of getting angry, they should be embracing Kate as an ambassador.”
Since William and Kate wed in April, Charles has fretted that “people would be less interested in what he has to say on issues such as the environment and architecture if, on the same day, Kate is wearing a new dress.”
Your Royal Highness, would it make you feel better if we told you we’ve never been interested in what you’ve had to say?