AA Grundi: Prince’s letters prove we’re still obsessed with Royalty

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An old man’s ramblings about such thrilling topics as the EU’s stance on herbal medicine and the plight of the Patagonian Toothfish were the top news story of the last week.

Which can only mean one thing - our nation’s unhealthy fascination with the Royal Family is alive and well.

Can’t Prince Charles join a bowls club or a dominoes league?

AA Grundi

Prince Charles’ letters to ministers on a variety of mind-numbing topics were published after a lengthy legal battle.

But what sort of dangerous lunatic would want to read them? I’ll never understand why people are so obsessed with knowing everything about the Royals.

It’s oddly voyeuristic to follow anyone so closely as to camp outside their home waiting for news of a birth.

That’s not to say Grundi is necessarily anti-Royalty - I just think I could do a better job as Monarch.

So what did Charles have to say? Well, for a start he’s clearly no fan of badgers as he was more than happy to see the whole population culled. “I, for one, cannot understand how the ‘badger lobby’ seem to mind not at all about the slaughter of thousands of expensive cattle, and yet object to a managed cull of an over-population of badgers.”

Maybe because there’s no scientific evidence TB is spread by badgers? Just a guess Your Highness.

And Charles had also got his knickers in a twist about, and I quote, ‘the European Union Directive on Herbal Medicines’.

This is clearly a man with too much time on his hands. Can’t he join a bowls club or a dominoes league? And even if he has time, surely he shouldn’t be allowed to pester the Prime Minister every day.

Most fascinating of all though is the Prince’s concern about a subject close to all our hearts, the decline of the Patagonian Toothfish.

Of all the causes around the world, this is the one which keeps me up at night.