Saturday, September 23, 2006


They should egg the lot of 'em

This story typifies how farcical it is to have a monarchy in this day and age.

In his new book, journalist and TV presenter Jeremy Paxman has claimed that the Prince of Wales is so fussy about his soft boiled eggs that his staff cook several for him.

Writing in On Royalty and quoted in The Guardian, Paxman writes:

"If the Prince felt that number five was too runny, he could knock the top off number six or seven."

The eggs are said to be laid out in an "ascending row of hardness" so the Prince can ensure his snack is cooked to perfection.

Journalist Paxman claims his source for the "extraordinary" story is "one of the prince's friends".

Paxman himself says in the book - which he partly researched by staying at royal residence Sandringham - that there would inevitably be doubts over the egg claims:

"Although it came from one of the prince's friends, it seems so preposterously extravagant as to be unbelievable.

"And yet so many jaw-dropping stories have emerged of the way in which his household is run that it can sound credible. "

'I need my eggs done perfectly'

Justify the status quo to this person

Sure enough, as Paxman predicted, the Royals are denying the story with a spokeswoman for Clarence House saying the claim was "totally untrue".

Quelle surprise!

I do not doubt the claims myself since, as Paxman pointed out, we've heard bizarre stories such as this in the past.

It's fairly obvious that if you put human beings up on a pedestal purely because of their bloodlines and swamp them in fantastic wealth and extravangant luxury that they will begin to engage in this sort of odd, disturbing, self-centred behaviour.

The British have only themselves to blame really. They should do something they should have done a long time ago and serve these sponges their notice. Send them out into the real world to fend for themselves just like the rest of the human race.

If they don't, the British taxpayer will be left with egg on their faces whilst Charles will continue to be left with egg in his belly - cooked to perfection of course.


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