Posted by NeverMind
Posted by chancy
It great to see we have people in praise of royalty here!
As far as I am concerned, my praise has nothing whatsoever to do with "royalty" - or even with Charles AS a royal.
It is praise of a book that happens to be written by an individual who feels a genuine passion for this subject, and whose money - however it was accumulated by his family in centuries past (or even now) - has enabled him to experiment in a very worthwhile manner.
Nothing to do with royalty. I am not a royalist - or even the Queen's "subject" - myself.
And I don't think it's fair for his book to be neglected because
of his "royal" birth.
Yet that is exactly what is happening.
My guess is, the media were looking forward to merrily disparage Charles' book, seeing how he is one of their favourite targets for ridicule (for his "tree hugging", among other things).
When they actually read it, they found nothing there that could be disparaged.
So they say nothing at all.