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Prince Harry’s column?
Posted: 16 September 2005 01:55 PM   [ Ignore ]
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The (british) Times had an ad on their front page today for Prince Harry’s journalistic debut. Sure enough, there he was on page 12, writing for their collection-of-random-thoughts People column. And yet the article looks like something i would write as a joke in an attempt to piss him off. At first i thought it was him poking fun at himself, but he just goes too far.

cf ‘Personally, i think France has been going downhill since 1789. I mean just look at the sense of humour failure they had when those stylishly dressed chaps marched over the border in 1940…’

cf wrt Prince William’s emailing of Britney Spears, Harry laments for his brother that she had ‘shacked up with a commoner and squeezed out a sprog’ and that ‘You never forget your first love. That’s what Dad says anyway’

the only vaguely suspicious thing about the article’s authorship is a note in italics at the end

Prince Harry was not speaking to Hugo Rifkind

i dont understand at all. is it a hoax? the times could get in a lot of trouble if it is
or did harry actually write it? i cant imagine why he would

am i being a fool and missing an obvious joke?
help!

Update by Sir Stephen:Chuck has provided this link for your viewing pleasure…..
http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,23569-1782635,00.html

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Posted: 16 September 2005 02:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Dude, wheres the link…........If I have to find it, there will be trouble!

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Posted: 16 September 2005 03:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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here is the link to the article as it appears in the British Times web edition.

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,23569-1782635,00.html


I may be wrong, kind of busy at work currently and did not have the time to properly research but my initial judgement is…it’s a joke/humour column authored by Hugo Rifkind.

The Prince’s name is never actually listed as the author and certain things said, in my opinion, are not what one would expect from a prince. (Then again I am American and I know little about “royal behaviour”)  some examples

“Ding dong! I

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Posted: 16 September 2005 04:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Thanks Chuck…..you won’t be banned today….lol

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Posted: 17 September 2005 03:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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This is a hoax I shoud say.

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Posted: 18 September 2005 07:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I think it be would satire.

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Posted: 20 September 2005 04:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I could give 2 coin flips about Harry….

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