December 9, 2022

"One iconic moment was predictably included in the Netflix show to underline Diana’s supposed superiority as a parent."

"During a 1991 trip to Canada, Diana raced along the deck of the royal yacht Britannia with arms open wide and scooped up William and Harry with a huge hug in a blaze of camera flashes. She had, in fact, deliberately run ahead of Charles when they approached the ship, leaving him to catch up. He, too, publicly gave his sons hugs and kisses, but only one photograph of his affectionate embrace appeared in the press, while newspapers around the world led with Diana’s radiant display."

 From "Prince Harry’s attacks on King in Netflix series may mean no way back/The criticism of Charles was insidious and he was given no credit for what he did as a father" (London Times). 

[W]hen his sons were young, [Charles] shared in their upbringing with Diana, bathing them in the evenings and building an elaborate treehouse in his garden at Highgrove House. He took them to the estate’s Home Farm, where they watched lambs being born and learnt the names of their father’s rare pigs....

At Balmoral, Charles taught both boys to fish as well as shoot, and shared with them his love of the environment. None of this bore mentioning in the Netflix programme. Nor did Harry acknowledge that after he shamefully wore a Nazi uniform to a party, it was his father who arranged for him to issue a personal apology....

61 comments:

Gusty Winds said...

Can we please shadow ban Harry and Meghan?

Puke.

Enigma said...

So, a Royal Family that has lived a fake photo-op lifestyle for generations has issues with Netflix presenting incomplete or fake photo-op summaries of their fake photo-op life?

Excuse me while I live my own life rather live vicariously through the UK's version of Hollywood and Disneyland.

Andrew, the little girls are calling. Andrew, can you hear me? Andrew, why are you not living in the Tower of London?

paminwi said...

Harry has turned into a jerk. And as far as there being no way back that's ok with Meghan. She's very good at alienating family.
But, of course she has no problem with using her Duchess title.

RideSpaceMountain said...

Mama's boy. Wife's bitch.

Meade said...

Gusty Winds (Elon Musk Fanboy) said...
“Can we please shadow ban Harry and Meghan?”

Handled.

donald said...

Whatever on the Royal family, but Harry is a Nazi enthusiast bitch.

donald said...

Whatever on the Royal family, but Harry is a Nazi enthusiast bitch.

JAORE said...

Charles, "... building an elaborate treehouse in his garden at Highgrove House."...

With his own two little hands? One doubts this.

I found the sqeeeeee over Diana to be foolish and the dust up over the ingrates today to be meh.

Michael Ryan said...

So, William and Kate didn't immediately hug Harry's latest girlfriend the first time they met? Why is this news? Who does do that?

Lloyd W. Robertson said...

No one will leave them alone. They must have their privacy. Maybe the $100 million deals with Netflix and Random House, just to clear the air and get everything out there, will help. The stuck-up royals have had lots of opportunities to tell their side. What's that you say? They pride themselves on silence, actual privacy, and discretion? Well, they're probably feeding gossip to our enemies, so we have to fight back. You say we are threatening the privacy of a lot of other people, sharing gossip without any kind of permission? That is so typical, racist blah blah blah. Cameras in every room of our mansion. We are desperate to protect our privacy. What more can we do? Perform live sex on camera? The idea has come up, believe me.

Their charity begins: I am my mother's son. I am my son's mother. Nice parallelism. So Harry shits on his father, and Meghan wishes us to forget all her ancestors, or something.

Heartless Aztec said...

Just guessing here but I'm thinking Charles raised a son not of his DNA. And that son is resentful of the fact.

Yancey Ward said...

Like Heartless Aztec, I think Diana slipped one past the goalie with Harry, and Charles probably had the test done to prove it. It would explain quite a bit of the subsequent history.

Darkisland said...

A lot of people think King Chuck is not Harry's father.

He doesn't really bear much resemblance.

Keep in mind all the powers that King Chuck, and a king William and even potentially a King Harry have.

Then count your blessings that we live in America. Even if we do have the odious Brandon in charge at the moment.

John Henry

Readering said...

Went on uk daily mail site where this is the biggest thing ever. Cannot bring myself to read anything (or watch the documentary on netflix). maybe after I watch the crown. (How many seasons would that be?)

Howard said...

Harry actually got some DNA with testosterone in it. That's what you guys don't like about it is he's a man's man and he married a black woman so therefore you hate his guts. You can hide behind the fact that he and his wife are attention whores but that's their only stock in trade to make money just like your favorite former president.

Kate said...

It must be difficult to have been raised under public scrutiny, to have your mother's death when you were a child become a worldwide tragedy, to have an older brother who does everything right, and to know that you can never rise within the family business.

However, that doesn't mean he should turn his sorrows into a career.

tim maguire said...

The Nazi uniform thing was real? I thought that was just something absurd they made up on The Windsors (by far the best of the royal programs).

Yancey Ward said...

Howard, you obviously like Harry because his father is a cuck like you.

Enigma said...

@Howard wrote: " That's what you guys don't like about it is he's a man's man and he married a black woman so therefore you hate his guts."

I don't hate Harry at all. He's just the aimless surplus son of the king, per the "Heir and a spare" breeding expectations of the royal family. If William had died then Harry would have something to do, but William has his own heir and a spare so Harry is facing an existential crisis.

He went woke because the rest of his family can only be semi-woke at most. They define British tradition through their mere existence. So, he found a way to be different. This is typical behavior for young males seeking to create a unique identity: Better to rule in hell than serve in heaven. And second princes were often lucky to stay alive when push came to shove throughout history. Distance = safety.

Meghan on the other hand is a textbook Hollywood gold digger. Race irrelevant; I didn't even know she was black until she publicized the fact. Was her life foretold by the film Gold Diggers of 1933?

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0024069/

RideSpaceMountain said...

@Howard

"Harry actually got some DNA with testosterone in it."

Howard's a believer! So Howard, who do you think it was? The Earl of Worcester? Certainly not Peregrine Cavendish, current Duke of Devonshire (no resemblance, also...too old)? How about David Manners, 11th Duke of Rutland (now there's a great name for a whoremaster!)?

Who whom Howard? England is filled with sable sires. Of Blood & Blenheim!

Narr said...

As a longtime adherent of the cheating Princess theory, I've been struck lately when seeing pix of Harry that he does kind of favor Charles after all, at certain angles and with certain expressions. Although it's hard to deny his resemblance to Captain Backdoore or whatever his name was too.

Howard, you're funny.

gilbar said...

Serious Questions
WHY does Great Briton Still have a King?
WHY does Great Briton Still have a german King?
Can't People SEE? That ALL of Briton's problems have stemmed from no longer have a Proper British King?
Charles the 1st, was Chosen.. By GOD; to rule the British Isles.. Saxons KILLED HIM
Charles the 2nd, was Chosen.. By GOD; to rule the British Isles.. Saxons forced him to live in France.. IN FRANCE!
James the 7th, was Chosen.. By GOD; to rule the British Isles.. Saxons forced him to live, in France!
James the 8th, was Chosen.. By GOD; to rule the British Isles.. don't have to tell you what the Saxons did

Instead of Thanking GOD, for their fortune at having Scotish Kings to Lord over them..
The Scumbag Saxons pick a GERMAN KING.. Saxons are SCUM!!!

Rana said...

Howard, seems they're more like your favorite current president--well-known grifters who will take money from any source, however dubious. Also, your race card is looking a little tattered. Might want to pick up a new one.

Drago said...

Howard: "Harry actually got some DNA with testosterone in it. That's what you guys don't like about it is he's a man's man and he married a black woman so therefore you hate his guts."

LOL

You know, I think this one time, Howard might actually believe the nonsense he's been told to believe and is now pushing. Amazing as that sounds. I wonder who did Howard's "thinking" on this one.

Wait, it gets better:

Howard: "You can hide behind the fact that he and his wife are attention whores but that's their only stock in trade to make money just like your favorite former president."

That's the ONLY way for Trump to make money?

I realize as a lefty you are required to "forget" anything and everything you've written more than 15 minutes ago, but I thought for sure you'd remember your recent criticisms of the Trump organization's "Aida" deal in Oman with Dar Al Arkan! That would be the 17th Trump organization major licensing deal with international developers (and first since his time as President) that the Trump org has signed an international deal.

But surprise! You've forgotten! Again! Better yet, in about 30 minutes you will have completely forgotten you wrote your latest feeble self-contradictory "criticism"!

It's never a good idea to go Full Inga before the cocktail hour. For that matter, it isn't very smart to go Full Inga after the cocktail hour either.

Drago said...

donald: "Whatever on the Royal family, but Harry is a Nazi enthusiast bitch."

German blood will out.

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

One iconic moment was when they got a courage award that was held in a heavily guarded venue where rich people pay $1M per ticket to attend. See they are just like us!

Lem Former Twitter Aficionado said...

There’s a very awkward moment in the series trending on Twitter last night when Megan seems to be mocking curtsy, or bending the knee. Harry looks like he’s mortified.

Heartless Aztec said...

@Yancy Ward - To have "slipped one past the goalie" would have been the ultimate "fuck you" to Charles and the rest of the royals from Diana. I certainly wouldn't put it past her. Charles by all outward appearances behaved admirably in the moment and then for the life of his cuckold son. If only for the monarchy and his mother who was truly a class act.

Jefferson's Revenge said...

Why do people call Meghan black? She looks like a typical suburban 35 year old with a good tan. I would not think she was black if she didn't keep bringing it up. I never thought of her as black when she was on that lawyer show till her made up black father got on the show. If her made up father was Italian it would have been just as believable.

Her mom is black, I guess. I know white people who look blacker than Meghan. Poor dear.

Joe Smith said...

So many bigger problems in the world.

If I were a Brit, I would be working day and night to ban the monarchy.

Joe Smith said...

"That's what you guys don't like about it is he's a man's man and he married a black woman so therefore you hate his guts..."

Re: racism; are you really 'black' if you don't look black?

I didn't know our idiot VP was 'black' until a few years ago (she's not African American).

Markle has faced the same discrimination in life as an Italian or a Spaniard.

Jupiter said...

"Then count your blessings that we live in America."

Yeah. We get Kanye and the Kardashians.

Howard said...

So many snowflakes, so easily triggered. Does the name Pavlov make you salivate?

Gusty Winds said...

The only thing that really matters was that Diana was smokin' hot. That was her publicity advantage. Even walking through a mine field with a bomb jacket and face shield, she was still hot.

Charles and Diana are like Sonny and Cher. Except Sonny had brains.

Jim at said...

Howard's a believer! So Howard, who do you think it was?

Webb Hubbell?

Known Unknown said...

"Yeah. We get Kanye and the Kardashians."

What did they do to you?

Narr said...

Speaking of Diana's "radiant display," would that be the famous photo of her while still single, against a sunny background, showing some nice thigh gap under the cotton dress?

I did a quick search for the image I recall but didn't find it.

Now I feel dirty.

stunned said...

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Lurker21 said...

Harry's doing what Charles couldn't do -- he's standing up to his father. But all the testosterone talk is stupid. Complex social situations don't allow for simplistic dominant/submissive responses. Sometimes you lead, sometimes you follow. Harry's wife is obviously in charge. Like with Wallis and Edward. Is all this testosterone talk a little fascistic? Or is it just a sign of insecurity?

Drago said...

Howard: "So many snowflakes, so easily triggered. Does the name Pavlov make you salivate?"

Lefty writes something transparently false and dumb.

People notice something transparently false and dumb was writte.

Lefty writes the equivalent of "A-ha!! Got you!", which also doesn't make sense and is dumb.

Rinse, repeat.

Iman said...

Grifters, both.

Mike Petrik said...

During my entire life the most intelligent Howard I ever encountered was known as Moe.

Mike Petrik said...

During my entire life the most intelligent Howard I ever encountered was known as Moe.

Balfegor said...

Re: gilbar:

The Scumbag Saxons pick a GERMAN KING.. Saxons are SCUM!!!

Are you referring to William of Orange, of the German princely house of Orange-Nassau? Or George I of Hanover? The Hanoverians come in because they're the only Protestant descendants of James I left. Should the succession have been settled on the Old Pretender instead? Or are there other alternatives you have in mind? The descendants of the Duke of Monmouth?

Blair said...

Harry is many things, but there is nothing to suggest he is not Charles's son. He could not be, for example, James Hewitt's child, because the timeline doesn't match. Additionally, not only does he resemble other male Windsors, especially Prince Michael of Kent, but he strongly takes after his Uncle, the Earl Spencer, who is also ginger. He may be a bad apple, but he fell from the same tree.

Yancey Ward said...

Poor Howard- probably afraid to DNA test his "children".

Balfegor said...

Re: Joe Smith:

Re: racism; are you really 'black' if you don't look black?

Sure -- you can be Black genetically, and you can also be Black culturally even if you aren't identifiably Black in appearance. A key part of the "Black" experience in the US is people responding to your appearance (i.e. anti-Black discrimination, philo-Black condescension). But Black culture isn't solely about how non-Blacks react to you, even if that's what non-Blacks mostly care about.

On the other hand, someone who doesn't look Black claiming that a key formative experience was people treating her badly because she looked Black is probably either making stuff up or trying to rewrite actual experience to fit into a familiar narrative frame.

I, for example, look more Hispanic than Asian (on account of being half-White) so as a child and a young adult in California, people regularly assumed I could speak Spanish (I cannot) and addressed me accordingly. I suspect that's a common experience for young Hispanic Americans. If I tried to twist that experience to fit the supposed racist stereotypes that Asian American activists like to complain about -- e.g. that we're good at math (I have a B.S. in mathematics), or that we're good at martial arts (I studied aikido as a child), or that we all look alike (hmm . . .) -- I'd look like a liar and a fool. That's not the part of the Asian American experience I went through growing up, even if I observed it second hand, and it's obvious to the naked eye. But that doesn't mean I wasn't Asian American, or that I didn't experience some degree of ongoing culture friction dealing with White and Black Americans and their peculiar native customs.

Narr said...

Last time I looked, the Stuart Pretender to the UK throne (if he was to accept the assignment) is . . . wait for it . . . a Bavarian. A Bavarian!

The Oranges, of course, were originally from the South of France, but had gone north in the 1400-1500s(?) IIRC.

Mary Beth said...

Narr

Lurker21 said...

The Stuart heirs are also German (Bavarian Wittelsbachs).

There is a rumor that Queen Victoria's father was not her mother's husband, and that would be how the hemophilia gene entered the family bloodline. It really doesn't matter who a king's real father was, so the king's legal father was the legal heir. In medieval times there may have been a war to oust the bâtard, but that wouldn't happen now.

I figured that the story that the timeline didn't match the Hewitt story disposed of the rumor, but so much of what we've been told has turned out to be a lie, that I wouldn't necessarily dismiss the story. Harry does have Spencer looks, though.

Josephbleau said...

I am awaiting JUSTICE when the state of California pays the Black Duchess Megan $223,000 in reparations because she was denied something due to the impact of slavery.

gilbar said...

Should the succession have been settled on the Old Pretender instead? Or are there other alternatives you have in mind?

Narr said...
Last time I looked, the Stuart Pretender to the UK throne (if he was to accept the assignment) is . . . wait for it . . . a Bavarian. A Bavarian!


After centuries of genocide, shouldn't be surprising that there's not many Stuarts left in Scotland.
CLEARLY, it's TIME to chose a NEW SCOTTISH king (which we can do by going to the Kirk and praying.

Personally, i Want someone reputable and honorable. I'd pick Robert the Bruce.. except he's Dead. Clearly though, just put all the claimants in a kirk.. and see who comes out alive

Joe Smith said...

'On the other hand, someone who doesn't look Black claiming that a key formative experience was people treating her badly because she looked Black is probably either making stuff up or trying to rewrite actual experience to fit into a familiar narrative frame.'

This is what I mean.

I look more 'black' (based on skin tone alone) than many like Markle.

The only discrimination she's experienced is in her head.

But it pulls in the money, so...

rhhardin said...

He was a good father to a child that wasn't even his, most probably.

Ralph L said...

A lot of people think King Chuck is not Harry's father.

They both have Philip's too close set eyes. William is the one who doesn't look much like his parents or grandparents.

Narr said...

Thanks, Mary Beth.

Tim said...

It may mean something that Diana ran ahead to see the boys sooner. It may indicate that she was a warmer and more connected parent. I remember when I was travelling for two weeks at a time to England for work back in the 90s. Usually flew back on Wednesdays. My wife would bring the girls, aged 12 and 14, with her to the airport to pick me up, even though it meant they would be up 'till midnight on a school night. And back then they would be waiting at the gate, and come running for hugs from Dad who they had not seen for two weeks. So to me it could be a sign of a loving mother. Just a possibility.

Marcus Bressler said...

Meghan isn't black. She's a mulatto.
But Harry is a Beta Boi. A royal one.
Two people who are just trash.

Marcus B. THEOLDMAN

Quaestor said...

Mike Petrik writes, "During my entire life the most intelligent Howard I ever encountered was known as Moe."

Horrendous! Scandalous! An warranted slight if I ever read one.

You'll be hearing from the estate of Shemp in the morning.

Big Mike said...

Harry looks like a Spencer, which is his late mother’s aristocratic family. Unless you’re accusing her of incest with her brother, the earl, it’s merely a case of resembling the mother.

Tina Trent said...

This show is like being waterboarded with Kinkade paintings by BLM.

It is as if Clockwork Orange was remade for Hallmark Network.

Maybe Russia can trade another death lord in exchange for Harry.

I bet there are fewer scented candles and decorative pillows in Russian prisons.

Markel's mother didn't tell her she was half black until she moved to Britain?

Every Jamaican woman I have ever met loves their Commonwealth and their Queen.

I can't believe this of all things is something we can't all agree upon. Howard.