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Grant Charles credit for recognizing that much of modern architecture is rubbish. His religious views are catastrophic. His family has always been concerned over his stability. Once I was told that the relative he most closely resembled in temperament was his late great uncle called by the family David, known briefly as King Edward VIII and later as The Duke of Windsor. We know almost nothing about Charles' son Prince William, despite the relentless glare of the Press and the manufacture of mountains of spin, and it is pure speculation as to whether he might prove better. In any case we can predict that sometime within the next dozen years, possibly a little more, Queen Elizabeth will die and for some period Charles will ascend to the throne. That will mean exactly as much as it means and nothing more.

Edward was not only given to possibly unusual passions with an unsuitable woman in Mrs Simpson but may have been drawn to the National Socialists because of his perception that they had working class (Socialist) roots combined with populist (Nationalist) content. He had been profoundly affected by the suffering of Welsh Miners and one of his first acts as King was to say "Something must be done." At the time it was considered a serious challenge to the British Constitution. Almost no one trusted him, including his own family.

George III on the other hand was a man of personal virtue, the English loved him as "Farmer George," and he showed some political capability within the narrow range of the British system. His early reign was crippled by political upheavals but even they and the disastrous war of the American Revolution served to cement the role of the Monarch who reigns but does not rule over Parliament, and is therefor absolved of political disasters. Later he was crippled and succumbed to insanity, probably due to porphyria.

One of the titles associated with the Crown is "Defender of The Faith." It was originally granted to Henry VIII by Pope Leo X for his work in refuting Martin Luther. Charles has said that he would rather at his coronation be invested with the title "Defender of Faith" without any implied reference to the Church of England or Christianity.

One argument for genuine aristocrats is that they do not feel any pressure to conform to current PC fads to be cool and fit in. If you are a member of the Royal Family you do not have to give a damn about what some movie actress thinks about nuclear weapons or agricultural policy. The herd follows Charles' opinions on some things but he should feel no compunction to follow theirs. Unfortunately he may be so wrapped up in his own opinions that he just does not get what the advance of Islam threatens and how it effects common citizens within the UK or elsewhere.

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