Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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Atavistic

I think I've made it plain that I'm not a monarchist but watching footage of Prince Charles striding round the flooded Levels with his stout walking stick,  offering sympathy and good humour to the victims and muttering angrily about the failings of those in power, putting Ministers (who have stayed in London) to shame simply by being there, I felt a wave of emotion that caught my inner censor off guard.   "If you're going to have kings and princes," I thought to myself. "Then this is what they're for." The Telegraph (which has just this moment come through the door) has a full length, full frontal portrait of him splashing through the water and looking as much like Henry V at Agincourt as anyone not wearing a suit of armour possibly can. 
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