Feb 22, 2006

Prince Charles: Speaking truth to power

What a maroon!
Let's face it, Prince Charles is not exactly Aung San Suu Kyi. He might burn his tongue on a particularly hot crumpet, but he's hardly likely to be spirited away in the middle of the night and be held under indefinite house arrest, even under the latest anti-terror laws.

Indeed one might be forgiven for thinking that the heir to the British throne was more likely to be a pretty sturdy pillar of the establishment. But this does not seem to be the way the Prince of Wales himself sees it.

It was revealed yesterday during a court case over the Mail on Sunday's publication of extracts from his diaries that the prince fancies himself as a "dissident working against the prevailing political consensus".

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