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). Scrum master at Vision Ltd, Dundee. Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and former warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Enneagram type FOUR and introvert, 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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