Thursday, November 10, 2005

the King's new clothes

I have a theory.

There's is a precedent, I did have another which I elaborated on over time and crystallised, and eventually presented to a plenary session of the British Entomological and Natural History Society, which has now become established scientific fact. It was entitled "Brontosauruses were thin at one end, got thick in the middle, and then thin again at the other end".

My theories are based on a level of observational acuity normally only associated with pipistrelle bats.

(May I tell a joke here? Two vampire bats are hanging from the cave roof. One says to the other, "I'm starving" and flies off. Ten minutes later he's back with his face covered with blood. "Blimey" says the other, "that looks good, where did you go", The first bat points a claw towards the mouth of the cave, "do you see that tree there?"...."no"....."well neither did I")

Anyway, about my theory. If you are reading this in the US of A at the moment you are currently being under whelmed by a visit from the most un engaging of Royal couples Charles and Camilla. The two separate halves of a pantomime horse, I'll let you decide which is the head and which the arse.

My theory concerns Charles, and it is very simple. I would like to make a proposition, that Charles is gay.

It's really very obvious.

He certainly wouldn't be the first member of the Royal family or British aristocracy to be homosexual (or mad for that matter). However in this day and age, where we are proud of our liberalism, we actually have a far more prejorative attitude to sex in some guises than that perhaps we might have had several hundred years ago. A complicating factor is the Royal family's relationship with the Church (or rather Churches of England (or better yet, the diverse religions of the UK)). Figuratively the Queen, or King, is the head of the Church of England. There is no consensus of opinion on the rightness or wrongness of homosexuality in ecclesiastic circles, and if there is a growing acceptance now it is probably more to do with the political will of the pastoral arm of the Church who can ill afford to alienate a significant proportion of an already dwindling congregation. Be that as it may, if that is the situation now, then 30 years ago it would have been far more burdensome for the Church to accept grace and favour in the future from an openly homosexual King.

It's my belief that an agreement was negotiated between the Court of St James and Lambeth Palace to the effect that the Prince of Wales might accede to the throne, but only if he publicly adopted the role of a family man, as 'befitting' a Royal role model and future representative of the Church. Never forgetting also that the Royal family would not have been thrilled with the prospect of unveiling a spare "Queen", having regained some of the groundswell of popular opinion during the war years that had been lost by the abdication of Edward VIII.

This may sound draconian to you and I, but the Royals are, or were at least, made from sterner stuff. Denying one's sexuality for the "common good" may have been proposed to Charles and accepted as the noble choice.

Which would mean that his marriage to Diana was a sham. And it is very likely that Diana was complicit in the sham. After all, it wouldn't do to be outed by one's wife? It would be much more sensible to appeal to a sensible yet impressionable young lady, impart a sense of national security, the future of the monarchy - whilst holding out discreetly the charms of being the Princess of Wales. Given the right candidate it may have been hard to refuse. And it is no surprise that the marriage was fruitful, it was necessary for both the portrayal of normal family life and, of course, to provide a route for a natural succession to the throne.

All of which went horribly wrong as the fair Princess discovered with time the extent of the onerousness of a loveless marriage, the strictures placed on her by the Court and the incredible pressure exerted by the press. There would be no Royal concubine for Diana, no comfort, except for her children, no respite and no place to hide from the paparazzi. However, the Court had succeeded in as much as she was complicit from the beginning, and of good stock, then her only route of escape was probably blocked by her own pride - although maybe it came close? (I have no secondary theory on the manner of Diana's death, no conspiracy theory at least, it would be preferable to imagine that it was a tragic accident - if a timely one for the Windsors).

So my theory is that, if Camilla is not actually a man, then she is Charles's confidante. She knows, and she is his best friend. He shall not now be King, too much controversy surrounds his relationship with Diana, and he has probably been offered a new deal, to keep his peace, enjoy his 'retirement' and ensure the eventual succession of his children.

So give him a wave if you see him, but not a wink, because he might take that the wrong way.


Just Some Gal said...

What an intriguing blog entry...

You have a very multifaceted mind Colin.

I really enjoyed this and yes, it raises a lot of questions.

Gerbera Daisy said...

Yup, I like your theory that Charles is gay. Makes perfect sense to me!!! And honestly, I could care less that he and Camilla are here in the US of A. He is an ass and she is just plain ugly(perhaps she is a man in drag). And I still tear up when I think of Diana in that loveless marriage and the crap she had to deal with especially her mother-in-law!!! Diana was a victim!!!

Amy said...

sorry, been there done that. No other comment necessary.

Miladysa said...

Colin - have you been watching Spooks again?

Charles is not gay *wink*

He could possible bat for both sides - who knows - but - he is not gay *wink*

Loved the bat joke.

I like Charles, he is eccentric but right on organic and global warming.

I loved Diana too.

Camilla is not a bad old stick either :)

I think Entonox stays in the system for a while?

"Lets wee on it ..." :)

Wendy said...

LMAO!! I love this. I have to come back tomorrow and read it again -- I'm sleepy now, and a bit punchy - perhaps that's why I'm so giggly over this. Oh, and I can't wait to tell the bat joke!! (off I go, snickering away ...) :~)

Magpie said...

so Camilla is a fag hag smoke it...


Amber said...

I completely agree with your theoryand I kind of feel sorry for the old fella. I adored Princess Diana and I was so sad when she died, but I think now at least he has a chance to be with someone he can be real with. And Diana is freed from the life she probably grew to hate. Although her boys had too short of a time with her. Anyway.

Thanks for visiting me!

Wendy said...

I'm still laughing over this!! Camilla is a "beard"!! LOL! Actually ... think she truly may indeed be a man. I'll bet she wears huge undies too!

Bunnzy said...

Prince Charles was an extremely eligible bachelor and waited for quite some time before he married Diana. He had already met Camilla but couldnt marry her because she was a Divorcee who was older than him.

He didnt want to marry Diana.
And she didn't want to marry him.

Bunnzy said...

However they did make BEAUTIFUL sons!

Kiki said...

Me thinks the theory is true!!! He does seem a know. Hmmm. I'm intrigued!!