Never the most exciting of all the royals, Prince Charles, has again proved himself to be rather dull by giving Duchess Camilla (beyond dull herself) a Homer gift* of colossal proportions for her birthday. Apparently, the Big Eared One has always had a secret passion for conducting and now has taken the baton in a surprise birthday performance for Camilla. “Gosh, it was difficult It was extremely embarrassing doing it” said the (never to be king) prince. Ya think Charles? Embarrassing to watch too, I would imagine. Just think how Camilla felt sitting through it. And getting such a crap gift. I am sure she was polite and pretended to like it.
The story goes that once while watching the BBC Philharmonic rehearse a little-known symphony, Charles was encouraged to try his hand by conductor Christopher Warren-Green. They met when Warren-Green was a violinist with the London Philharmonic of which Charles is a patron. So he got a chance to do it. The old friend network. And I suppose being a royal helps too. So instead of buying her a REAL gift, he gave her that.
What a cheap shitty gift. I am sure he was pretty bad at it. But if you must see it, the BBC has made what is sure to be a really dull film about it. View at your own risk.
He has a history of crap gift giving though. One of his previous gifts for her birthday was a handful of plants for her garden and two large, long-haired sheep. Epic fail.
No wonder Diana got bored with him.
* Homer gift – A gift that is given to someone that is really for you. It has always been Charles “secret passion” to be a conductor, yet he gave his “performance” to her as a gift. Like Homer giving Marge a bowling ball.
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