reply to post by nicolet
Well, I suppose that depends on what veiw you take. Yes, the Queen had the best of everything as a child, but that did not stop her driving
ambulances around London, during heavy bombing raids by the Nazis, dodging craters and detonations, risking her arse to get people you seem to assume
she had no regard for, out of danger.
Princes Harry and William have had traumas just like anyone else, the death of thier mother, and previous to that the strained relationship between
thier parents in dark times. They may have grown up with access to the finest clothes, the best food, and footmen and Christ alone knows what else,
but they both get stuck into thier various professional roles, William as a life saver, and Harry has taken on fighting roles in Afghanistan, both as
a front line fighter, and an Apache helicopter operator.
They risk thier arses, variously, to save lives and defend our nation, a nation full of people with whom many people falsely believe they have no
kinship, and for whom you falsely believe they have no respect. These people were bought up to spend thier entire lives about the business of
monarchy, in front of a camera, virtually unable to live a normal life, unable to move without being followed by security teams, unable to take a dump
without someone looking at it periodically to ensure that they are not being slowly fed toxins...
You walk a mile in even the comfort and oppulence of thier footwear, and come back and tell me you havent had a change of mind.
There is no difference between any one of them, and any one of us, bar the money and the responsibility, save of course, that for every one of us,
striving to live within our means, looking out for ourselves and our families and our friends and our towns, these people have weight upon thier
shoulders, of expectations, of attention, of scrutiny, that you and I cannot, could never even nearly concieve of. True enough, they do not want for a
crust of bread to feed thier bellies, as you or I might. But as able as they are to nourish themselves and house themselves without even the merest
difficulty, the oppertunities they have to be truely free, as free as I have been?
I wouldnt trade my life, poor as it has been, for five minuites of any one of thiers. And that is why I love that family.