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First Class Whine

The Age reports:

Prince Charles was miffed when made to fly business class to Hong Kong for the territory’s handover to Chinese control.

 

In a journal about the 1997 trip, the Prince comments on seating arrangements on a British Airways 747. He says he found himself and his staff “on the top deck in what is normally club class. It took me some time to realise that this was not first class (!) although it puzzled me as to why the seat seemed so uncomfortable.”

 

He then learned that other dignitaries were in first class. “Such is the end of Empire, I sighed to myself,” he writes in the journal, excerpts of which have appeared in The Mail on Sunday and are the subject of a court battle between Charles and the newspaper.

 

Despite criticism of Tony Blair, the journal reveals a warm relationship with the Prime Minister. “He is a most enjoyable person to talk to ‚Äî perhaps partly due to his being younger than me,” Charles writes. “He also gives the impression of listening to what one says, which I find astonishing

So do I. Can you imagine having to listen to this fool?

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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