Prince Charles may be a high-class hippy, but he’s not a doddering old fool.

Prince Charles has today written an impassioned open article for the Daily Mail explaining about his experience after visiting Brixton following the riots some 40 years ago.

He candidly reveals that although he brushes shoulders with the high and mighty, he can still empathize with the very people that were rioting, and their frustration.

He may have been born into a life of wealth and privilege, but that doesn’t mean that the Royal Family don’t understand the trials and tribulations of the common man.

He’s a bit of a hippy is our Charles, and say what you like about the way he and the Royal Family treated Diana, he’s unwaveringly stuck by his views when it comes to global warming and helping society through charitable and point-blank funding of projects.

Charles is a firm believer of keeping things simple, and by keeping things simple (do we really need a proof reader, to check the proof reader who checked the proof reader who checked the original?), it keeps funds free to be either put back into the service, or to broaden the service that is offered usually creating extra jobs.

It’s basic economics, the bigger the service you’re providing, the more staff you’ll need. If the business is turning a profit, more money can go back into the business to allow it to grow.

The royals may be disconnected from the rest of us, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have limits, budgets, or hearts.

Charles understands the importance of economics, and how to efficiently run a service, and regardless of opinion, his, and his sons’ charitable efforts are much needed and much appreciated.

Charles is also a firm believer in organic, free range produce that enhances the quality, be it meat or veg, and believes that it is sustainable, if we all pitch in, thus driving the cost of organic foods down.

Something you don’t often hear many people comment on is his quick wit and easy charm, something that both of his sons have inherited along with his keen eye for natural beauty. It’s a strange life that the Royal’s live, but for the most part, they manage to live quite easily in the lime light as the UK’s most powerful family.

Having endured for centuries, the Windsor family have long been a part of the rich tapestry of UK history, something the American’s can’t seem to get enough of, some Yanks know more about the history of the UK than I do, and I’m meant to be a Brit.

There are a few problems with the Royal Family, and at times people don’t feel they’re getting their money’s worth out of them, however, they have to realise, they are not animals in a zoo, and that regardless of what people think, they bring more money into the country than what they take thanks to the exquisite properties which do regularly do tours.


Published by Sara O'Connell

A passionate photographer from Arizona, Sara enjoys art and culture.