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102,762. You’ve been seeing that plant again, haven’t you? Spitting Image s3e14, Di to Charles, ITV 1986
103,234. His majesty King Charles to see Sir Christopher Wren: ‘I don’t like it, Wren, it’s too modern.’ Spitting Image s7e4, ITV 1989
103,381. I’d love to, darling, but it’s this blasted polo injury. Spitting Image s9e1, Charles to Di, ITV 1990
103,736. [James Bond theme music] The name’s Charles. Prince Charles. Er er 7. Licensed to fish. Spitting Image s14e3
103,826. Here’s a proclamation: whosoever threw themselves against this glass cabinet shall no longer be my wife. Spitting Image s15e6, Prince Charles in Panto, ITV 1993
31,925. This is what you get when you found a political system on the family values of Henry VIII. At a point in the not-too-remote future, the stout heart of Queen Elizabeth II will cease to beat. At that precise moment, her firstborn son will become head of state, head of the armed forces, and head of the Church of England. In strict constitutional terms, this ought not to matter much. The English monarchy, as has been said, reigns but does not rule. From the aesthetic point of view it will matter a bit, because the prospect of a morose bat-eared and chinless man, prematurely aged, and with the most abysmal taste in royal consorts, is a distinctly lowering one. (Royal Family & Insults & Charles Prince & Anglicanism) Christopher Hitchens
66,690. Convinced republican that I am, and foe of the prince who talks to plants and wants to be crowned 'head of all faiths' as well as the etiolated Church of England, I find myself pierced by a pang of sympathy. Not much of a life, is it, growing old and stale with no real job except waiting for the news of Mummy's death? Some British people claim actually to 'love' their rather dumpy Hanoverian ruling house. This love takes the macabre form of demanding a regular human sacrifice whereby unexceptional people are condemned to lead wholly artificial and strained existences, and then punished or humiliated when they crack up. Christopher Hitchens
89,997. We have known for a long time that Prince Charles' empty sails are so rigged as to be swelled by any passing waft or breeze of crankiness and cant. He fell for the fake anthropologist Laurens van der Post. He was bowled over by the charms of homeopathic medicine. He has been believably reported as saying that plants do better if you talk to them in a soothing and encouraging way. (Stupidity & Charles & Insult) Christopher Hitchens
31,927. When you look at Prince Charles, don’t you think that someone in the Royal family knew someone in the Royal family? (Royal Family & Insults & Charles Prince) Robin Williams
57,617. The Anti-Christ is Prince Charles of Wales. (Anti-Christ & Charles) kalamata777, New World Order Plans to Kill 90% of the World’s Population
66,678. Getting detailed information about the Duchy’s [Cornwall] affairs is harder than you might think. Dispatches: The Prince and His Secret Properties, Channel 4 2013
66,679. £75 million commercial portfolio that it does make public. ibid.
66,680. HMS Dartmoor: the Duchy collects more than £1.3 million a year in rent. ibid.
66,681. The Duchy of Cornwall doesn’t pay corporation or capital gains tax. ibid.
66,682. A monstrous carbuncle on the face of a much-loved and elegant friend. (Charles & Architecture) Prince Charles, of proposed extension to National Gallery
66,683. I just come and talk to the plants, really – very important to talk to them: they respond I find. (Charles & Plants) Prince Charles
66,684. All the time I feel I must justify my existence. Prince Charles
66,685. As you may possibly have noticed from time to time, I have tended to make a habit of sticking my head above the parapet and generally getting it shot off for pointing out what has always been blindingly obvious to me. Prince Charles
66,686. Delighted and frankly amazed that Diana is prepared to take me on. (Charles & Diana) Prince Charles, BBC interview 1981
66,687. Anthony Carthew (ITN): And, I suppose, in love?
Lady Diana Spencer: Of course!
Charles, Prince of Wales: Whatever ‘in love’ means. (Charles & Diana & Love) televised interview
66,688. A large number of us have developed a feeling that architects tend to design houses for the approval of fellow architects and critics, not for the tenants. (Charles & Architecture) Prince Charles
3,932. We need to be realistic. There is very little we can do now to stop the ice from disappearing from the North Pole in the summer. And we probably cannot prevent the melting of the permafrost and the resulting release of methane. (Methane & Arctic & Climate Science & Charles) Prince Charles, lecture November 2008
66,689. Oh the little grovelling bastard. Spike Milligan
101,136. Charles pays no corporation tax or capital gains tax on his business enterprises. (Royal Family & Charles) The Royals: Royal Family Secrets Exposed, Youtube 2016
122,256. As he turns 70, Prince Charles shows no sign of slowing down. His life at home at at work over the past 50 years has made him unique among Princes of Wales. Prince, Son & Heir: Charles at 70, BBC 2018
122,257. His life’s work has been dominated by three particular passions: caring for the environment, preserving our heritage and giving young people fresh opportunities. (Charles, Prince & Passions) ibid.
122,258. ‘It is my sincere wish that the Commonwealth will decide that one day the Prince of Wales should carry on the important work started by my father in 1949.’ ibid. Queen
122,259. ‘But the idea somehow that I’m going to go on in exactly the same way if I have to succeed is complete nonsense … I’m not that stupid.’ ibid. Charlie
130,743. Charles, Ann, Andrew, Edward were conceived and born in the same way as most of us. But let’s be frank, they’re different. Like them or loathe them, we know their triumphs and disasters almost as well as those of our own families. From glamorous youth to troubled middle age no detail of their privileged lives it seems was too private to share. (Royal Family & Charles) Paxman on the Queen’s Children, Channel 5 2019
130,744. Years and years of interviewing people making their way up the greasy pole of politics led me to the conclusion that representing their country should be kept out of the hands of those who want the job. The problem is that with a monarch, comes a family. (Royal Family & Charles) ibid.
130,745. Your life is a object of fascination for millions around the world, and photographers jostle to capture every tiny triumph and tantrum. (Royal Family & Charles) ibid.
130,746. ‘The Duke of Edinburgh though that Charles must be made a man of and that he must be sent away to school like other people. Gordonstoun, Charles described, as Colditz in kilts. It was a kind of north country borstal really. (Royal Family & Charles) ibid. Piers Brendon, historian and republican
130,747. Aged 18 and armed with two A-levels, Prince Charles arrived in Cambridge. The 60s were in full swing, though you’d have never guessed it from Charle’s outfit. (Royal Family & Charles) ibid.
130,748. The master of the college was deciding who could be his friends. (Royal Family & Charles) ibid.
130,749. He became the first heir to the throne to complete a university degree. (Royal Family & Charles) ibid.
130,750. The film was shown 11 times … Royal Family … the most watched documentary ever seen by three quarters of Britain … The palace ordered the film be locked away. (Royal Family & Charles & Documentary) ibid.
131,801. Earlier this year at Buckingham Palace the Queen threw a party for her eldest son to celebrate her fifty year love affair with Wales. Prince Charles: 50 Years a Prince, ITV 2019
131,871. The ceremony that would change his life … ‘I, Charles, Prince of Wales, do become your liegeman of life and limb, and of earthly worship …’ ibid.
132,799. This is Britain in the summer of 1981. Thatcher, Duran Duran, rioting, and the Royal Wedding of the century. A 20 year old bride and her prince charming captivated the nation. Three-quarters of a billion watched around the world. But behind the scenes all was not well. Publicly, there was a united front. Privately, there was doubt, fear and heartbreak. This is the revealing and shocking story of the seven days that led up to Charles’ and Diana’s wedding. (Charles & Diana & Wedding) Charles & Diana: The Truth Behind Their Wedding, Channel 5 2020
132,800. There were signs all was not well. In four months, Diana’s waist had shrunk by over five inches … ‘She looked beautiful but she had melted away.’ (Charles & Diana & Wedding) ibid.
132,801. ‘… mismatched … doomed, utterly doomed …’ (Charles & Diana & Wedding) ibid. Nicholas Soames
132,802. The wedding was a welcome respite for Mrs Thatcher’s struggling government. (Charles & Diana & Wedding) ibid.
132,803. At the age of 32 the pressure was on, and Charles knew it. He had already asked at least two women to marry him. (Charles & Diana & Wedding) ibid.
132,804. Had Diana fallen in love with the romantic idea of a prince rather than Charles himself? (Charles & Diana & Wedding) ibid.
132,805. But Diana was overwhelmed and behind closed doors broke down again. Powerless to stop the juggernaut, there was nothing Diana could do. The public saw none of it. (Charles & Diana & Wedding) ibid.
132,806. With less than forty-eight hours to go, Charles danced once with Diana, then spent the rest of the time on the dance floor with Camilla. (Charles & Diana & Wedding) ibid.
118,924. To hell with him! I’m going to rip his guts out. (GBH Films & Gangstas: London) The Shakedown 1960 starring Terence Morgan & Hazel Court & Donald Pleasence & Bill Owen & Robert Beatty & Harry H Corbett & Gene Anderson & Eddie Byrne & John Salew & Georgina Cookson & Linda Castle & Jackie Collins et al, director John Lemont, Augie opening scene
118,925. The arrangement was that Finger would keep things going while I was inside. (GBH Films & Gangstas: London) ibid.
118,926. Doctors tell me I’m liable to go berserk at any minute. (GBH Films & Gangstas: London) ibid.
134,325. They are the most famous family in the world. For generations they’ve symbolised tradition, integrity, power and privilege. How they act in public and private matters. But they are also just like us. So behind the perfect image there often lies a different story. And royal rows mean upset at the very heart of the British establishment. (Royal Family & Charles & Diana) The Windsors: Royal Rifts & Feuds, expert, Channel 5 2000
134,346. Royal relationships playing out like the ultimate soap opera whether it’s a very public breakdown, speculation of a feud with a future queen, or constitutional crisis – it can get very bitter. (Royal Family & Charles & Diana) ibid.
134,347. Diana’s jealousy and paranoia about Camilla had continued in the first few years of her marriage with Charles. (Royal Family & Diana & Charles) ibid.
134,348. Camillagate: Read The Royal Tape In FULL. (Royal Family & Diana & Charles) ibid. The People headline
134,349. Panorama: An Interview with HRH The Princess of Wales: perhaps the most brutal and explosive interview a member of the Royal Family has ever given. (Royal Family & Charles & Diana) ibid.
134,326. ‘Diana seemed to have suspicions about the pair right from the start ... ‘Just before the wedding Diana intercepted a package that arrived at Charles’ office and she insisted on opening it, and it was a gold bracelet with the initial F & G for Fred & Gladys, their nicknames for each other.’ (Royal Family & Charles & Diana) The Royal Family at War, Channel 5 2020
134,327. ‘He said at least I’ve got my heir and spare.’ (Royal Family & Charles & Diana) ibid. Paul Burrell the Butler
134,328. ‘Out came this cascade of emotion; she was speaking like a prisoner in a cell.’ (Royal Family & Charles & Diana) ibid. Andrew Morton re the Diana tapes and base of Diana: Her True Story
134,329. ‘It [press] feasted on the misery of this family.’ (Royal Family & Charles & Diana) ibid. expert
134,330. The Royal War went public … ‘She wanted to hurt him. She wanted to punish him.’ (Royal Family & Charles & Diana) ibid.