Mark S. King

Is William the Next King of England?

Filed By Mark S. King | November 17, 2010 9:30 AM | comments

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Tags: princess diana, royal family

Well, I do love a wedding, and those royals know how to throw out a spread. I sat glued to Diana's wedding to what's-his-name, and that was before Diana was "the people's princess," or simply "Di" to all her gay friends like Elton and Versace.

And now her son, William, has given Kate Middleton Diana's oval diamond-and-sapphire engagement ring, the one Diana refused to wear once news broke of what's-his-name's infidelities.

Kate has been William's girl for eight years, and her friends thought she was nuts to wait this long. Kate has surely been screaming "crazy like a fox, bitches!" into her cell phone for the last 48 hours.

Please God, allow this young man, this educated, enlightened young man who looks so achingly like his mother I could weep, to be the next King of England. Let's segue directly into a monarch with a fresh, hopeful slate, a man who honors his mom by visiting AIDS hospices and advocating against land mines.

Thumbnail image for Royal Wedding.jpgAs for William's father, well, I suppose there have been far worse on the throne. Apparently you can be a total douche (or hope to be a tampon) and still wear the crown. But I really don't want him or that wench Camilla anywhere near Buckingham Palace.

May I just say how fabulous it is to write about this, as if I have a say in it? Just throwing around my opinion about the royals, as a wedding nears, is thrilling. All my life gays have called each other "queen," and here we have the real thing playing out. Ah, me.

Thumbnail image Prince Harry.jpgFinally, I wish to point out that with William's engagement, the most eligible bachelor in the United Kingdom is Prince Harry, the redhead (right), for whom I have great affection because I, too, am a redhead.

So gingers are suddenly very hot, and I'd appreciate a little freaking respect. Thank you.

Now, please leave us. We are very tired.


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Hannah Rossiter | November 17, 2010 2:18 PM

Unfortunately William can only become King in one of two ways firstly if his father dies before Queen Elizabeth. Secondly if there is an Act of Succession replacing Prince Charles as heir to the throne.

Charles could abdicate in favour of William but that is unlikely as Charles has been the heir apparent for nearly sixty years.

Perhaps the heir apparent will gracefully step aside to spare his country the bad will that seeing him, married to his former mistress and assuming the throne, would instill. A boy can dream, can't he?

I would like to know WHY Prince Charles has a chance at the throne, when his great uncle had to abdicate in order to marry a divorced commoner. Charles is not only a divorced man, but he married a divorced commoner. Seems to me that there are conflicting rules.

Because while the royals may not have changed much, the country has advanced from such religious conservatism and social snobbery. It is a different world, and a different set of social rules, than the 1930's.

A couple of things:
The Prince of Wales has done a great deal for various causes, recently taking a very pronounced anti-corporations stand on environmental issues, even being termed 'radical' by some of the press.

Secondly:
Edward VIII was attempting 'personal rule' and was very pro-Hitler; the marriage was by and large an excuse to get him out before he seriously harmed the country. As it is, he certainly betrayed secrets to Germany, and was involved in MI6 flying Franco from exile in the Canarias to mainland Spain to lead the Falangists in the Spanish Civil War.

Edward VIII? Good riddance to bad rubbish
Charles, Prince of Wales? Finally coming into his own and doing a great deal of good.