He has one dear

So Prince Harry would like to be ‘normal’? He could start by getting a job.

Err, yes dear.

He has a job. Far as I know, Captain in Blues and Royals. Something that tends to go those who have a private income already as you can’t afford the Household Division without one.

20 comments on “He has one dear

  1. Prince Harry should get a job says Joan Smith the columnist, novelist and human rights activist, the author of What Will Survive, Moralities, the highly praised Misogynies and five detective novels who happens to be co-chair of the Mayor of London’s Violence Against Women and Girls panel. Her latest book, The Public Woman is published by Westbourne Press.

    Right, when it comes to getting jobs and contact with the real world I’m with Prince Harry. Maybe he’ll never have to work to put food on the table, but I’ll be he’s seen more of the real world than she every will.

  2. Bloke in North Dorset – “Right, when it comes to getting jobs and contact with the real world I’m with Prince Harry. Maybe he’ll never have to work to put food on the table, but I’ll be he’s seen more of the real world than she every will.”

    I can’t wait to see B(n)IS’s head explode as he tries to work out whether he hates the tax parasite more than he hates the “tax parasite”. Must be a dilemma.

    The real world is over-rated. In the Army I expect he has seen more of the things that matter than this cow ever will.

  3. Isn’t he resigning from the Army soon to take up royal duties full time? Not that it matters either way, being a royal of his rank is a full time job anyway, and a worthwhile one.

  4. And I should add he’ll probably do more good in the world for the poor and dispossessed through patronage of charities and other causes than most of anti royal the left wing commentariate will ever do in a life time of circle jerks and snide columns.

  5. …the Mayor of London’s Violence Against Women and Girls panel.

    Boris has a panel that comes up with ways to be violent to women and girls? Crikey.

  6. Something that tends to go those who have a private income already as you can’t afford the Household Division without one.

    I’ve never quite understood that. What sort of expenses are involved that require a private income?

    I’m thoroughly ignorant on this, so genuine question.

  7. “I think this means I am what Prince Harry calls a “normal” person.” No, you’re just another Guardian hate-frother. Subnormal, in other words, at least in character. But happy to work for a tax-dodging institution.

  8. “Don’t be ridiculous, Philip. It’s a panel that comes up with ways for the Mayor to be violent to women and girls. Not just anyone.”

    Hangover from the Livingstone years, presumably.

    Boris is insufficiently left-wing to be excused any dalliances with members of the fairer sex.

  9. Running hunters. Being able to afford champagne in the mess, each day every day. Just very, very expensive and not to be afforded on the usual Captain’s (let alone lieutenant’s) wages. Playing polo. eetc. etc

  10. Plus the uniform. Some regiments’ uniforms are eye-wateringly expensive, and several are required. The busby alone can’t be cheap.

  11. I see. Thanks, Tim & Tim.

    That explains, I guess, why the Household Division were known, before the War, to be willing, nay, even eager, recipients of blowjobs in exchange for cash from Teh Gayers.

  12. Philip Scott Thomas – “That explains, I guess, why the Household Division were known, before the War, to be willing, nay, even eager, recipients of blowjobs in exchange for cash from Teh Gayers.”

    It is being an *officer* that is eye wateringly expensive in the British Army’s posher regiments. The Gays like the *soldiers*. I doubt that many cavalry officers are all that interested in blow jobs from men. At least not since they finished school.

    It is because every girl loves a Fascist you see. And the Guards are as close as British people come to Storm troopers. All that …. discipline.

  13. SMFS –

    Not so.

    The Household Cavalry were quite well known at the time to be willing to trade sexual favours for money. And it wasn’t limited to blowjobs. There were, apparently, many who were willing to bend over and take it like a man in return for cash.

    That is one of the reasons that some commentators, those have actual knowledge of the times, have said that the legalisation of homosexuality in the 1960s actually made finding casual gay sex more difficult, as it helped to cement the strict dichotomy between gay and straight, rather than the more fluid “hey, whatever gets your rocks off” mentality that preceded it.

  14. SMfS –

    What’s more, what does your Presbyterian-lite morality know of what it means to be gay anyway? Have you any personal experience or is your trollery entirely the product of your febrile mind?

    Have a look at the images of Montague Glover and get back to us when you can spare the time.

  15. Philip Scott Thomas – “The Household Cavalry were quite well known at the time to be willing to trade sexual favours for money.”

    Well known by whom dear boy? What is your evidence? I can point to half a dozen memoirs of British homosexuals who talk of cruising for rough trade among the Guardsmen. I can’t think of one that mentions the officers.

    “That is one of the reasons that some commentators, those have actual knowledge of the times, have said that the legalisation of homosexuality in the 1960s actually made finding casual gay sex more difficult, as it helped to cement the strict dichotomy between gay and straight, rather than the more fluid “hey, whatever gets your rocks off” mentality that preceded it.”

    I like the idea of the 50s being an era of “whatever gets your rocks off”. If there was ever such a watershed it is more likely to have been when the medical profession made homosexuality a mental disease rather than a personal foible – something one was, rather than what some did. But let’s be generous – perhaps they are confusing cause. The decriminalisation of homosexuality came with the Pill and so more women sleeping casually. Hence less frustrated young men willing to explore other options.

    Philip Scott Thomas – “What’s more, what does your Presbyterian-lite morality know of what it means to be gay anyway? Have you any personal experience or is your trollery entirely the product of your febrile mind?”

    Definitely trollery. Why do you ask?

    “Have a look at the images of Montague Glover and get back to us when you can spare the time.”

    So ….. your evidence is an upper class man who clearly had a fixation on the Rough Trade – working class men and soldiers by the look of it. How is that not endorsing what I said? Not just endorsing but 100% endorsing. He is not obsessed with officers. He is obsessed with boot boys.

    Come on. This is an asinine subject to argue over.

  16. Philip: it was “Guardsmen” with the reputation. Not “Guards Officers”. Very different societies. Girt big strapping young working class lads in the first, the scions of the aristocracy in the second.

  17. “Far as I know, Captain in Blues and Royals. Something that tends to go those who have a private income already as you can’t afford the Household Division without one.”

    Not true and hasn’t been for some decades.

    In fact, the mess bill of a Household Cavalry officer is probably smaller than that of other regiments because the officers’ mess at Hyde Park Barracks does not have a bar (so no smashing the champers).

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