Guest essay by Eric Worrall
Trump aides have raised concerns that Prince Charles, the crown prince who thinks Mad King George was “misunderstood”, will use an upcoming state visit to try to humiliate President Trump in front of international media.
Trump’s team fears climate change differences with Prince Charles could flare up in state visit
Ben Riley-Smith, assistant political editor
28 JANUARY 2017 • 10:00PM
Donald Trump’s aides have raised concerns that a likely meeting with Prince Charles during his state visit could backfire because of the pair’s differences on climate change.
The US President’s team is understood to have worries that the American press could jump on any difference in comments on the environment.
There are also concerns that copycat protests based on those in Washington DC on the day of his inauguration could be seen when he comes to Britain later this year.
Mrs May presented an invitation from the Queen for a state visit during her trip to the White House, which Mr Trump accepted – though dates are yet to be announced.
Prince Charles this week called for action on climate change to avoid “potentially devastating consequences” while Mr Trump is a known sceptic.
Sources close Mr Trump and UK Government figures told this newspaper there were concerns that any joint appearance could see the pair questioned about climate change.
Prince Charles bizarre climate antics include taking a five day $80,000 trip on the Royal Train around Britain, to lecture people about climate change – right in the middle of a government austerity programme, which included extensive public sector job losses.
In February 2010, Prince Charles called into the working class city of Manchester to tell everyone that climate skeptics are liars – after arriving on a coal powered replica of a 1948 steam locomotive.
Prince Charles is a strong supporter of organic farming – according to Wikipedia his 900 acre organic royal farm uses lunar crop planting cycles and the application of homeopathic potions to plant leaves, to improve yields.
Prince Charles recently wrote a Ladybird book on Climate Change – the book is aimed at adults, but apparently uses a children’s book format to present its content.
But who knows, perhaps Trump’s aides are wrong, Prince Charles has other priorities. The royal fascination with the Mad King seems to run very deep.
Back in 2005, the Palace issued a denial that Charles planned to change his name to George when he ascends to the British throne.
Perhaps Prince Charles’ real intention, when he meets President Trump, is to discuss an unfortunate misunderstanding with the colonies which occurred during the Mad King’s reign, on July 4th, 1776.