Prince Charles a hero? Why?

  1. I usually like and agree with Slate's take on things, but this time, I think they're way off base. Why should Prince Charles be considered a "hero"? He let his parents bully him into marrying someone he didn't love, out of a sense of tradition. I am sure the pressure on him was intense, but he was the one who refused to really make a choice. If he married Diana, he should have ended it with Camilla. If he wanted to stay with Camilla, he should have stood up to his mother and all the baggage that comes with royalty and not have married Diana. Instead, he behaved like a spolied child who thinks he should be able to have his cake and eat it, too. And for this we are meant to consider him a hero? The wedding setbacks are nothing new, either. Lots of people have had to deal with family disagreements, invited guests that decline to attend, scheduling conflicts, and all manner of other obstacles. I don't get what is supposed to be so special about Charles that we should be holding him in the high esteem one associates with the word hero.

    http://www.slate.com/id/2116364/?GT1=6334
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  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    he is NO hero in my book. A royal and lots of fodder for the tabs, but not a hero. The HEROES are the everday people who lay down their lives for our freedoms in our country in my book.....the military, the firefighters, the police, first-responders to crisis. These are "heroes" in my book.
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Almost choked on my triscuit when i saw the words "Prince Charles" and "hero" linked together.
  5. by   smk1
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    Almost choked on my triscuit when i saw the words "Prince Charles" and "hero" linked together.
    about the same repsponse here. actually though this might be a joke thread.
  6. by   Tweety
    I must be missing something. Because I didn't read where we're supposed to think he's a hero.

    I don't come from a monarchy, so it's hard to understand the mindset that gives such priviledge and honor to royals, and not just in Britian, but around the world, including Japan.

    I do feel sorry for the guy, being forced into a marriage of convenience and not of love. But he did end the marriage which took guts, and marrying her which also takes guts. But the real reason I feel sorry for him is all the scrutiny and tabloids and the total lack of privacy in his life. I saw one picture years ago of him playing some sport and scratched himself in the company of men, and I thought, poor guy, can't even scratch his balls without a picture being published 10,000 miles away. I recently saw a pic of his youngest son making some sort of "adjustment" down there. You know how men are, especially on a playing field.

    But I don't feel too sorry for him, with his future crown and billion dollar inheritence.
    Last edit by Tweety on Apr 7, '05
  7. by   CHATSDALE
    prince charles came from a legacy in which the men had a mistress whom he loved and a wife who had heirs and kept her mouth shut
    suddenly he woke up and found he was in the wrong century....he felt that his wife was an annoyance when she wanted a husband
    the man is a selfish egotisical boor....if that makes him a hero God help us
    and can't well brought up men to not scratch or make 'adjustments' in public no matter who they are
    sorry but i don't respect people who feel that the rules are just for other people
  8. by   nurseygrrl
    He makes me sick...ugh! After hearing those tapes where he said he wished he could be Camilla's tampon...:imbar He's just a pig!
  9. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from HerEyes73
    He makes me sick...ugh! After hearing those tapes where he said he wished he could be Camilla's tampon...:imbar He's just a pig!
    Yeah, any man that would say this to me would be in the ex-files.
  10. by   dphrn
    The word "hero" is thrown around too lightly now a days!
  11. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from HerEyes73
    He makes me sick...ugh! After hearing those tapes where he said he wished he could be Camilla's tampon...:imbar He's just a pig!
    I've never understood that comment . .. really.

    Weird.

    steph
  12. by   Tweety
    I still must be missing something, can someone cut and paste where the article says we she consider him a hero?
  13. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from Tweety
    I still must be missing something, can someone cut and paste where the article says we she consider him a hero?
    I finally read the article

    The only time the word hero is used is in describing Charles Windsor:

    "if the groom in Saturday's ceremony were Charlie Windsor instead of "His Royal Highness Prince Charles Philip Arthur George, Prince of Wales, KG, KT, GCB, OM, AK, QSO, 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," he would be a hero--. . . . . . ."

    I think what the article is saying is that Charles is marrying the person he should have married all along. He isn't sporting a "trophy wife" . . just a regular middle-aged woman.

    That doesn't make him a hero - and the article doesn't say that.

    It does make him smart though.

    steph
  14. by   Spidey's mom
    Although I can't get the tampon comment out of my mind. . . hopefully he has had time to rethink that little wish. . . .





    steph
    Last edit by Spidey's mom on Apr 9, '05

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