Saving Private Royal

So, Prince Harry has been flown home from Afghanistan. I was upset not to see Tom Hanks being sent out to bring him back.

What an absolute menace the media can be. So, it would appear that a man doing his job is now regarded as news?!

The media should have just shut up about the whole thing and let Prince Harry get on with his job. Of … erm, shooting foreigners.

If you were to believe only what the media has to say about Prince Harry, you’d think his life was a bit like this:

  • Harry Royal and the Philosopher’s Stoned (but he was only 16)
  • Harry Royal and the Chamber of Media-leaked Secrets
  • Harry Royal and the Prisoner of Afghanistan
  • Harry Royal and the Goblet of Friendly Fire
  • Harry Royal and the Order of the Chain of Command
  • Harry Royal and the Allegations that he’s a Half-Blood Prince
  • Harry Royal and the Deathly Hush (as to where he’ll be going next)

I think the media should leave him alone to do his job.

To be honest, he’s probably safer in Afghanistan, well away from the media, girls, booze and military-themed, fancy dress costumes!

Oh well, there goes my OBE!

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 47 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Soon-to-be scrum master at Vision (starting January 2019). Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and former warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, write, draw and laugh… a lot.

One thought on “Saving Private Royal”

  1. From The Scotsman, Sunday 02 March:

    “Has the playboy prince turned into Harry the hero? The third in line to the throne had been known for his wild-child image – smoking cannabis, drinking too much and getting into scuffles with photographers.”

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