A proper Charlie — 13 Comments

  1. At 132 he is surely a pensioner. I will also give the bloke a pass, he did serve in the Navy during WWII in the Pacific and Med and the ships he was on did see action.  


    As for getting rich marrying a Queen will do that for you, just be careful what type of Queen she/he is.

    • At his age, he probably fought in the Boer War?

      Sorry.  I can't marry a Queen until the results of Ireland's Referendum are in.

  2. I am glad somebody protests against soulless modern architecture and speaks up on behalf of endangered willow warblers. There is just one thing I want to know about Charles – what's his favourite beer, mild or bitter? Oh, and would he have a quiet word with his missus about some of the eccentric hats she wears?

    • I though Gin was their tipple of choice?  Doubtless when he is over here someone will force a Guinness on him.  Obama had to do it…  His mum had to do it [though she only took a sip]….

    • Meh.  Not to my taste.  He [and his family] are harmless enough, though I appreciate that I speak as one who doesn't have to pay them.

      • Who is paying for the 'ring of steel' surrounding charlie and his crew?
        Who is paying for the accommodation, the transport, the meet and greet events?

        You and however many million Irish taxpayers.  We are all in it together.

        • Gardai and soldiers earn their salaries anyway, whether they are on security duty or working on peacekeeping assignments abroad with the UN, and petrol filling stations earn revenue from the sale of fuel to state cars. Hotels make from room bookings and sale of food and drink. Public events like this keep money in circulation and promote continuing employment. John Maynard Keynes argued the multiplier effect of money allocation and expenditure. Journalists covering the jamboree get free grub, so it benefits some.

          • In the meantime, half the Garda force are up in Sligo which means the rest of us can live our lives in peace.

            Time to rob a bank?

  3. Isn't his real surname Saxe-Coburg-Gotha or something like that?

    Didn't they change their name at the time German Shepherd dogs became Alsatians?

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