DISSIDENT PRINCE against AWFUL CHINA
During the 1997 Hong Kong handover time, The Prince of Wales visited the territory, and wrote a 3,000-word journal called “the Handover of Hong Kong” or “the Great Chinese Takeaway”. In the journal he described the handover ceremony as an “awful Soviet-style” performance and “ridiculous rigmarole”. Reported unlawfully the Mail on Sunday in November 2005.
Charles wrote: “After my speech, the President detached himself from the group of appalling old waxworks who accompanied him and took his place at the lectern.” “He then gave a kind of “propaganda” speech which was loudly cheered by the bussed-in party faithful at the suitable moment in the text.”
Once Charles did not attend a state banquet thrown for Chinese President Jiang Zemin, but a party with Camilla, later Duchess of Cornwall, and friends instead, “as a deliberate snub”.
“He carried it out in a very considered, thoughtful and researched way. He often referred to himself as a ‘dissident’ working against the prevailing political consensus.” said a former aide of the Prince.
He added: “He did not approve of the Chinese regime, and is a great supporter of the Dalai Lama, whom he views as being oppressed by the Chinese.”
On the great 80th birthday celebritions of his queen mother, i ain’t inclined to comment more. It might just be sort of one’s private.
Oh, poor little prince today.