third in line to the throne of Australia hit the airwaves last night,
and the 21-year-old Harry proved himself to be a superb performer. He
was frank about his feelings for our next queen – “William and I love
Camilla to bits” – and admitted he expects to see active service when
he’s finished at Sandhurst: ”There’s no way I’m going to put myself
though Sandhurst then sit on my sorry ar*e back home while my boys are
out fighting for their country.”

What his grandmother, the
Australian head of state, thought about the interview is not known.
What can be assumed, however, is that Prince Charles would have given
the green light for Harry to conduct the interview in the way that he did. The
young prince clammed up when he was asked about his South African
girlfriend Chelsy Davy: ”She is somebody who is very special to me and
yes, she’s gone through some very hard times. No, I’m not going to talk
about it.”

If per chance the Queen, Charles and William are
somehow caught up in one of the terrorist attacks John Howard and Tony
Blair are convinced will happen, Prince Henry of Wales will become our
next king and without disparaging him in any way it would be difficult
to imagine anything more bizarre. Watching the boy on television last
night, it was obvious he is a Windsor through and through, and also has
many Spencer family attributes. So much for the salacious gossip that
he’s the son of James Hewitt. If he does succeed his grandmother,
father and brother, long may he reign. But not over us.

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