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Climate Crusader Prince William Slams William Shatner Space Flight

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

h/t Grant Griffiths; Anyone who thinks Prince Charles and Prince Harry are the only royal climate hardliners needs to take a closer look at Prince William.

Prince William criticises billionaire space race after William Shatner’s Blue Origin flight

The Duke of Cambridge says the focus should be on repairing the Earth, not trying to find “the next place to live”.

By Alexa Phillips, news reporter 
Thursday 14 October 2021 19:18, UK

The Duke of Cambridge has criticised the space race, saying it detracts focus from addressing climate change here on Earth.

His comments were made after Star Trek actor William Shatner became the oldest person to reach space and called his trip “the most profound experience”.

The 90-year-old blasted off from Texas on a Blue Origin rocket – the space company owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

In an interview ahead of his inaugural Earthshot Prize, the Duke of Cambridge told the BBC: “We need some of the world’s greatest brains and minds fixed on trying to repair this planet, not trying to find the next place to go and live.

Read more: https://news.sky.com/story/prince-william-criticises-billionaire-space-race-after-william-shatners-blue-origin-flight-12433302

In many ways I’m not a fan of Bezos. I don’t like that he gives billions of dollars to climate activists, who in my opinion use that money to exacerbate the misery of millions of people already suffering fuel poverty, by pushing for more high cost green energy. And we all know about the workplace complaints staff employed by Bezos have raised.

However, most people would agree Jeff Bezos’ space achievements are incontrovertibly awesome. So the timing of Prince William’s comments are, at the very least, stunningly out of touch with what most people feel about our childhood hero Captain Kirk of the Starship Enterprise finally making it to space for real.

I have repeatedly read or heard people wishing Prince Charles would step aside for Prince William, on the grounds that they think Prince William is somehow more sensible than his dad.

I believe Prince William optimists are painting their hopes on a blank page. Prince William in my opinion is even worse than his dad. The few occasions Prince William has slipped his minders have in my opinion revealed someone who combines Prince Charles’ eco-whackery with an utterly graceless, mean spirited lack of empathy.

There will be no relief when Prince Charles finally steps aside for the next in line for the British throne.

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October 15, 2021 2:04 am

PW is an ignorant ldiot

Scissor
Reply to  Krishna Gans
October 15, 2021 4:53 am

The nut doesn’t fall far from the tree.

John Tillman
Reply to  Scissor
October 15, 2021 5:07 am

At least Wills is 62.5% British, unlike the jug-eared, Teutonic twit who spawned him.

M Courtney
Reply to  John Tillman
October 15, 2021 5:17 am

His brother even more British.

Carbon Bigfoot
Reply to  John Tillman
October 15, 2021 5:29 am

John you mean the afterbirth of a Mongolian gang bang seed donor don’t you .?

R Taylor
Reply to  Scissor
October 15, 2021 5:57 am

So who is more deserving of the title Prince Nut Nut?

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Krishna Gans
October 16, 2021 6:46 am

Like father like son!!! I had thought that he might show a bit of common, but alas it is not the case!!! Sadly I fear he has become if not already was, a member of the wealthy ruling elites, who believe they have an inalienable right to do as they please, & the peasants must bow before them & tug their forelocks to the superior beings in deference!!!

Patrick MJD
October 15, 2021 2:17 am

The prince has lead all his life with unrestricted privilege. Unrestricted travel, numerous properties, vehicles, security, a substantial “carbon footprint” etc etc and he moans about a 90 year old actor going to space? What a moron!

SxyxS
Reply to  Patrick MJD
October 15, 2021 2:45 am

He was promised that he and his family members would be the only ones with a godzilla sized carbon footprint, so i understand why he is so pissed that peasants can dwarf his lifetime achievements of travelling for no reason all around the world and living in a 900.000 square feet palace on a single day.

IMO this spaceflight was the best thing to happen.As from now on it will be harder to convince the masses that they should accept zero carbon footprint and 3rd world energy grid while someone spents billions and tons of energy for a few minutes in space.

Vuk
Reply to  Patrick MJD
October 15, 2021 4:20 am

Another well known London character Charlie Mullins, boss of ‘Pimlico Plumbers’ said:
‘Heat pumps cannot currently produce the energy to heat water sufficiently, and there is even the suggestion that they may increase the risks from Legionnaires Disease, and as far as hydrogen boilers are concerned, they are only in the prototype stage, so you can’t just go out and get one.”
I’m not an ardent admirer of his services,even less of the heat pumps, but he may have point here.

Dave Andrews
Reply to  Vuk
October 15, 2021 9:02 am

As I understand it heat pumps can heat water to 60C but to be sure of k!lling Legionnaires Disease a temperature of 65C is necessary. Thus you would also need an immersion heater or change the refrigerant in the heat pump. However, they are less efficient at higher temps.

SxyxS
Reply to  Dave Andrews
October 15, 2021 11:39 am

Wouldn’t it be possible to solve this problem with a waterproof UV lamps inside the boilers or is the Legionairs disease resistent to UV effects?

Sara
Reply to  Patrick MJD
October 15, 2021 4:35 am

You guys said everything I’d say, so “Kudos” to ya, and bump it up by 10XXX.

And happy Friday everyone. I counted five small flocks of geese heading south toward the next warm, open water for an overnighter, and the rain finally dropped off and went home.

You all have a very nice weekend!

jorgekafkazar
Reply to  Sara
October 15, 2021 10:57 am

If this trend continues, an extrapolation shows that there will soon be no geese left at all, if we don’t embrace Soshulizzum. Then we’ll be flocked.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Sara
October 15, 2021 11:25 pm

Talking of flocks, you might find this amusing. An advert for ASB Bank in New Zealand some years ago.

https://teara.govt.nz/en/video/24665/flock-of-cows

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Patrick MJD
October 15, 2021 4:58 am

he moans about a 90 year old actor going to space?

An actor in probably the most influential TV series regarding future space travel ever, btw. That series did more to promote the idea of space travel than the Apollo missions, imho.

jorgekafkazar
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
October 15, 2021 10:25 am

More accurately, StarDreck promoted the idea of fictional space travel, powered by non-existent “Dilithium Crystals” and FTL drives and “transporters” that disintegrate you and then produce a simulacrum that looks like you and has your memories, but isn’t you. You are dust in the cosmic wind, in a future that never will be.

Dena
Reply to  jorgekafkazar
October 15, 2021 12:08 pm

Powered by anti matter. Dilithium Crystals control the reaction. The drives aren’t FTL and instead compress the space the ship will pass through. Probably much of it is impossible but traveling at sublight speeds wouldn’t make much of a story.

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TonyG
Reply to  Dena
October 15, 2021 2:29 pm

And the transporter was actually an idea to work around budget constraints – the transporter effect was far cheaper than showing planetary landings.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  TonyG
October 16, 2021 6:51 am

Clearly an engineer was a leading consultant for the show, as the “logic” Captain is flawless!!! 😉

David Blenkinsop
Reply to  jorgekafkazar
October 15, 2021 1:12 pm

In the grand tradition of classic sci fi, just like in the old pulp magazines, some real science is mixed freely with hypothetical or even downright occult concepts, parapsychology stuff, or whatever. In the meantime, I don’t know if we get to off earth settlement as a real thing, or if we just settle for best practice on our amazing orb of origin, very hard to say.

Reply to  Patrick MJD
October 15, 2021 5:45 am

Not to forget the role he played in the past, now seeing the reality was certainely very impressive for Shatner

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His Majesty
Reply to  Krishna Gans
October 15, 2021 7:16 am

Shatner was awestruck and his joy was palpable and marvelous to witness. PW’s nonsensical virtue-signalling on the coattails of Shatner/Blue Origin space flight is a desperate search for cultural relevance where none exists.

I ❤ CO2

philincalifornia
Reply to  His Majesty
October 15, 2021 10:22 am

Aaah but, Yahoo and CNN were able to extract 1 minute 24 seconds of bullsh!t, evidence-free virtue signaling from the man.

Again, parental alert. This link contains a CNN indoctrination video:

https://www.aol.com/entertainment/william-shatner-overwhelmed-sadness-while-053339234.html

Sara
Reply to  His Majesty
October 15, 2021 11:29 am

I think that Prinny W is rather jealous. “Why didn’t I get to go do that, Granny?” Waaahhhh!

And who gives a flying frack in space what that sap thinks, anyway?

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Sara
October 16, 2021 6:58 am

Reminds me of the Hitch-hikers’ Guide to the Galaxy (I think) when there were two space ships that left Earth, one containing all the practical scientists & engineers & technical based peeps, the other containing the not so useful Human beings, politicians, fashion designers, hairdressers, interior decorators, etc, with the second ship mysteriously losing track of & contact with the first soon after launch!!! Of course, the first ship never actually launched!!!

Alan the Brit
Reply to  His Majesty
October 16, 2021 6:53 am

What’s the betting PW will be up there sometime soon to give Prince George a sensational ride into the edge of space???

Abolition Man
Reply to  Patrick MJD
October 15, 2021 8:18 am

Wills should invite Insulate Britain in to retrofit all his “homes;” at least have XR repaint the exteriors that bright, cheerful red color that they prefer!

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Patrick MJD
October 16, 2021 6:48 am

I say go for it, Captain, leave the Klingons behind!!!

Mark Amey
October 15, 2021 2:18 am

I thought it was absolutely wonderful to see William Shatner lost for words after his first real space flight.

SxyxS
Reply to  Mark Amey
October 15, 2021 2:31 am

You mean all the other flights were not real?
Damned,that’s AGW all over again.
But maybe 55 years after it started there’ll some real AGW event- for 10 minutes and Hansen and Mann can participate.

alastair gray
Reply to  SxyxS
October 15, 2021 3:04 am

Handcuff them to a rock just above the high tide zone in the Maldives and watch them not drown as the sea does not rise.

SxyxS
Reply to  alastair gray
October 15, 2021 4:55 am

Good idea ,wrong execution as a punishment is missing .
Therefore i would modify your suggestion with my old prediction reward method.
Throw them from a 10 yard building.
If Hansen was right (and Hansen says he wishes he wasn’t so right)
then everything is fine as the maledives streets below are flooded,
if Hansen was wrong then let’s gravity and kinetics do the punishment.

PS
“If you tie someone to a rock you need at least a huge bird to eat his liver.”

Zeus

Michael S. Kelly
Reply to  SxyxS
October 15, 2021 11:20 pm

“If you tie someone to a rock you need at least a huge bird to eat his liver.”
Zeus

Don’t forget the fava beans, and the nice Chianti.

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Pat from kerbob
Reply to  SxyxS
October 16, 2021 10:18 am

Nah
Chain them to the ice in the Arctic where they will be safe as the polar bears are extinct

Gunga Din
Reply to  SxyxS
October 15, 2021 3:51 pm

Are you a Thermite? 😎

SxyxS
Reply to  Gunga Din
October 16, 2021 1:48 am

Just a tiny one.
A nanothermite,
had my best day 20 years and 35 days ago.
But since the i slowly turned into an antithermite.

Reply to  Mark Amey
October 15, 2021 2:45 am

Mark
Agree – William Shatner was a superb choice of celebrity passenger to space by Bezos. Respect to both!

John Tillman
Reply to  Hatter Eggburn
October 15, 2021 5:08 am

The founder of Amazon has a flair for marketing. Who knew?

Brent Qually
Reply to  Mark Amey
October 15, 2021 9:29 am
October 15, 2021 2:19 am

The Queen could easily live to 105 and see Prince Charles succumb to his white wine and cheese. Prince William, however, could be a more difficult challenge.

Reply to  nicholas tesdorf
October 15, 2021 2:43 am

Old pug-face probably thinks she’s up to that challenge too.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  nicholas tesdorf
October 16, 2021 7:02 am

Please read some British history, we managed to rid ourselves of a corrupt King once in the past without too much difficulty, I firmly believe we can do so again if need be!!! ;-))

Mike Street
October 15, 2021 2:20 am

As a UK republican (i.e. the abolition of the monarchy, not the US political party) I think those who want Charles to ‘step aside’ for William are royalists who don’t actually understand the process they claim to support.

In a monarchy, the next in line gets in. What you, or anyone else, thinks of it is completely irrelevant.

John Tillman
Reply to  Mike Street
October 15, 2021 2:33 am

Make the monarch elective, returning to the Anglo-Saxon tradition of selection by the Witenagemot. It would give the Lords something to do.

Being king or queen could be for life, unlike term-limited presidents. There might even be dynasties on good behavior, but get rid of the disgusting Saxe-Coburg-Glücksburgs to be.

John Tillman
Reply to  John Tillman
October 15, 2021 3:03 am
bonbon
Reply to  John Tillman
October 15, 2021 3:04 am

Term limited presidents, and Queen Pelosi.

John Tillman
Reply to  bonbon
October 15, 2021 5:09 am

She’s not long for Speaker.

His Majesty
Reply to  John Tillman
October 15, 2021 7:20 am

“Make it so!”

John Tillman
Reply to  His Majesty
October 15, 2021 7:49 am

Only massive, transcontinental fraud in November 2022 could prevent it.

bonbon
Reply to  John Tillman
October 15, 2021 8:42 am

As the White Knight told Alice, falling off his horse, I’ve plenty of practice at that!

Michael in Dublin
Reply to  John Tillman
October 15, 2021 9:05 am

The US seems to love politicians who are long in the tooth. Have they not noticed the consequences of having decrepit dictators like in many African counties?

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John Tillman
Reply to  Michael in Dublin
October 18, 2021 4:12 pm

Noted, but the Woke don’t care. For them, the sooner the US has African-style socialist, corrupt presidents for life in a one-party state, the better.

harold
Reply to  John Tillman
October 15, 2021 12:50 pm

Make the monarch elective” since our existing elected leaders are so good ?

Much better to keep the monarchy and scrap parliament ?

If we have to keep a parliament, at least go to a franchise e.g., where only taxpayers can vote.

John Tillman
Reply to  harold
October 18, 2021 4:14 pm

J. S. Mill would agree with you, but that’s not really an option now.

A monarch elected by the House of Lords is a far cry from normal pols.

fretslider
Reply to  Mike Street
October 15, 2021 3:11 am

those who want Charles to ‘step aside’ for William are 

…blind to the real problem, the current political system in the UK and it’s constitutional settlement.

Parliament is above monarch and people. It is in effect an elected dictatorship. And it controls all the means of violence – and it will use it.

The monarchy is an ornament and fig-leaf.

Last edited 11 months ago by fretslider
Dennis
Reply to  fretslider
October 15, 2021 3:30 am

See Act of Parliament 1930s removing remaining powers of a monarch, and for Commonwealth of Nations members, the Australia Act of the 1980s reinforced the British Act of Parliament.

whiten
Reply to  fretslider
October 15, 2021 8:05 am

Fanny isn’t it.

I my self think Prince Charles deserves the chance to be the King …his right to be.

alastair gray
Reply to  Mike Street
October 15, 2021 3:12 am

On the other hand there was Edward II whose succession suffered from an appropriately delivered poker. Chuck and his brats should get a rocket up their collective ass to continue the space narrative

John Tillman
Reply to  alastair gray
October 15, 2021 7:53 am

He was succeeded by his son, Edward, Prince of Wales, heir to the throne, who became the warlike Edward III, father of many and ancestor of all subsequent monarchs of England.

Queen Edward II was an intergenerational slider, between Edward I, Hammer of the Welsh and Scots, and his grandson, who started the 100 Years’ War. EII is perhaps best known for losing the Battle of Bannockburn, thus guaranteeing the independence of Scotland.

Dennis
Reply to  Mike Street
October 15, 2021 3:28 am

Please consider the marriage to a divorced women and past history.

And what the terms and conditions of approval required.

Richard Page
Reply to  Mike Street
October 15, 2021 7:03 am

As a citizen of the UK who doesn’t really give a damn except to say that the Republican arguments are usually ignorant and laughable, Charles is almost certainly going to abdicate in favour of William. The last time an heir to the throne married a divorcee it triggered a constitutional crisis and the Palace is extremely aware that this would also happen with Charles. Add to that the fact that a younger William and Kate would likely give a longer period of stability then I’m of the opinion that the Queen has already lined up the succession with Charles abdicating for William and Kate. If you look at the appearances that Charles and William have made, William tends to say less and looks to have been more scripted whilst Charles is allowed to say almost any old rubbish – I think William’s image is being polished for the throne.

John Tillman
Reply to  Richard Page
October 15, 2021 8:04 am

Maybe maintaining the present dysfunctional dynasty still makes sense for the UK, but why would other Commonwealth nations want such buffoons for their titular head of state?

Redge
Reply to  Mike Street
October 15, 2021 12:54 pm

As a Royalist who completely understands the process, I would still like Charles to step aside

And there is nothing to stop Charles from abdicating 🤞🤞🤞

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Mike Street
October 16, 2021 7:06 am

William, like his father, has overstepped the mark of his privilege, Charles will be like his mother, & all those before him all the way back to James 2nd, a Constitutional Monarch, there to guide & advise only, not to dictate, William clearly hasn’t yet learnt his place in society!!!

ThinkingScientist
October 15, 2021 2:23 am

They should all step aside for Princess Anne in the short term. The only offspring of Queen Elizabeth who actually talks sense.

fretslider
Reply to  ThinkingScientist
October 15, 2021 2:41 am

I agree, the only one with a functioning brain.

HotScot
Reply to  ThinkingScientist
October 15, 2021 2:50 am

100%

richard
Reply to  ThinkingScientist
October 15, 2021 3:37 am

With a highly talented daughter to take over , Princess Anne.

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bonbon
October 15, 2021 2:32 am

Captain Kirk could have gotten at least 1 orbit for that money! Or is Bezos charging per mile?

Scissor
Reply to  bonbon
October 15, 2021 4:59 am

Shatner was a guest of Bezos and did not pay for his flight.

bonbon
Reply to  Scissor
October 15, 2021 6:09 am

And the other 3?

Cam
Reply to  bonbon
October 15, 2021 7:25 am

The two male crew members paid and the female was a Blue Origin employee

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Cam
October 15, 2021 7:50 am

Is “crew member” an appropriate term for an automated flight? How about “passengers?”

bonbon
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
October 15, 2021 8:45 am

Drivers of rival Musk’s autonomous Tesla’s will be crew members now!

Rich Davis
Reply to  bonbon
October 15, 2021 3:01 pm

Red uniforms perhaps?

Felix
Reply to  bonbon
October 15, 2021 8:56 am

2 paid, 2 free.

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  bonbon
October 15, 2021 6:06 am

Shatner would’ve gotten an orbit, but he was not an Amazon Prime member. 😥

bonbon
Reply to  Mumbles McGuirck
October 15, 2021 8:46 am

I like the parachute delivery option, on time!

October 15, 2021 2:39 am

Disrespect of one’s elders such as Cap’n Kirk, shows William indeed to be a graceless bore as well as easily led and submissive to the talebanic green extremism of Britain’s ER muddleheaded elite. Disappointing indeed for our country’s future monarch.

Look on the bright side though – by time he becomes king he won’t have to travel to Africa to find third world conditions and opportunities to be the “white saviour” – just walk a few yards from whichever palace he’s in and they’ll be all around him.

fretslider
October 15, 2021 2:40 am

I said it the other day, it’s genetic. Consider the following; Diana, Charles, Harry…

The Duke of Cambridge revealed that he lies awake at night worrying that world leaders and politicians are failing to do enough to stop climate change.
He said: “I get outraged by the inaction.

“That’s probably a bit of a cliché but that is what I get most troubled about.””

William Can’t Sleep Because Of Climate Change! | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT (wordpress.com)

They are all stark raving mad. And they all want a return to the simple days with no mass production or consumption, where the peasantry knew its place and paid its tithes.

HotScot
Reply to  fretslider
October 15, 2021 2:54 am

They haven’t the imagination to believe that for everything to change, everything must change, for the worst.

The Royals are all about popularity. They fell from grace after Diana and now they are plastering over the cracks with concern for humanity.

Perhaps they should have thought of that earlier.

Lurker Pete
Reply to  HotScot
October 15, 2021 3:41 am

Don’t you think willingness to read scripted lines and lie about poor sleeping habbits has anything to do with being sharholders at the ‘old lady of threadneedle street’ and it’s franchisees?

HotScot
October 15, 2021 2:48 am

Shatner is American Royalty.

William is just pi55ed because he wasn’t good enough to be invited into space.

As for Charles stepping aside, I love our Queen, but that’s where it should end.

fretslider
Reply to  HotScot
October 15, 2021 2:55 am

I thought he was Canadian?

John Tillman
Reply to  fretslider
October 15, 2021 5:20 am

He is; born in Montreal and a McGill grad. Indeed, an Officer of the Order of Canada.

R Taylor
Reply to  John Tillman
October 15, 2021 6:04 am

Maybe Shatner still has Canadian citizenship, but he sure doesn’t pay Canadian taxes.

sendergreen
Reply to  R Taylor
October 15, 2021 4:54 pm

If you are born Canadian you are always a Canadian Citizen, unless you choose to formally renounce it with an application to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada. You must first be a dual citizen (the Government cannot make you “stateless”). And, to put in in my own words, you must convince the Citizenship Judge that you aren’t nuts. On the Tax side he likely got “non-resident status” from Revenue Canada and pays taxes in the U.S.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  John Tillman
October 15, 2021 1:03 pm

In the minds of many Brits & Scots, an “American” includes Canadians. They don’t make a distinction between the two. They both come from “America”.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Rory Forbes
October 15, 2021 3:07 pm

Just as we from Boston refer to everything west of Worcester* as Ohio.

*(pronounced westa wusstah)

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Rich Davis
October 15, 2021 3:22 pm

*(pronounced westa wusstah)

In Worcester (England) they call it Wooster … 🙂

Rich Davis
Reply to  Rory Forbes
October 15, 2021 3:31 pm

There’s a Wooster in Ohio, too.

Lots of places copy our town names, especially common in the UK 😜

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Rich Davis
October 15, 2021 4:45 pm

There’s a Wooster in Ohio, too.

I dare say. Do they also make an eponymous tangy sauce as well? 😎

Rich Davis
Reply to  Rory Forbes
October 16, 2021 4:41 am

Are you referring to our Worcestershire sauce*, Rory? It’s a bit like our A-1 sauce. Nobody knows why they added shire to the name, btw. Curious. Probably Mr. Shire invented it, I guess. But then, why not Shire’s Worcester sauce? Some things are lost to history.

*Pronounced wusstah she ah soss

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Rich Davis
October 16, 2021 10:38 am

Actually, the name of the sauce is easily explained. Worcester is the city (because it has a cathedral) within the Shire (county) of Worcestershire.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Rory Forbes
October 16, 2021 8:12 pm

LOL Rory. Where do you dream up such stuff? We have counties alright, but the only shires in Massachusetts are Berkshire and Hampshire. I suppose you Brits borrowed those names too. Shameless aren’t ye?

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Rich Davis
October 16, 2021 9:25 pm

I fear you are either trying to take the Mickey (wasted on a Canadian) or you have serious dyslexia. Nothing I have written suggests my nationality. You’ve made an assumption without reference. I do, however, have some knowledge of geography and history.

The names are English (obviously), as is Boston (a town in Lincolnshire). Originally Worcestershire sauce (Lea & Perrins) was made in Worcester, England, C. 1830. The very famous, Worcester Cathedral, in England, takes its name from the old town changing its status to ‘city’. Shire is the old Norman-English word for county. Both Berkshire and Hampshire are also English counties, but not all counties end with the suffix ‘shire‘.

BTW … A-1 Sauce was created in England in the 1820’s for King George IV, who proclaimed it to be “an A number 1 sauce”.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Rory Forbes
October 17, 2021 11:16 am

Ah Rory, you take all the fun out of ‘avin’ a giraffe. A Canadian are ye? Sorey aboot that!

MarkW
Reply to  fretslider
October 15, 2021 8:12 am

I thought Capt Kirk was born in Iowa?

Neo
Reply to  MarkW
October 15, 2021 10:09 am

I thought Captain Kerk was born in space, but grew up in Iowa

alastair gray
Reply to  HotScot
October 15, 2021 3:08 am

Not much compensation getting to be co-pilot with Andy on Budgie the Helicopter

Jeff Labute
Reply to  HotScot
October 15, 2021 10:52 am

Apparently, he is a Canadian born in Iowa. He only works in space. I’d work in space too if I ruined my mothers boyfriends old gas powered corvette.

c b
October 15, 2021 2:56 am

Hey, Prince… go fix that La Palma volcano for us will ya… oh and that Hawaiian one while you’re at it.

Christina Widmann
Reply to  c b
October 15, 2021 9:19 am

No, please don’t! The volcano has finally given the Spanish news, and people on the street, something else to talk about than health and measures. Why, politicians might forget about the ‘demic and move on!

Rich Davis
Reply to  c b
October 15, 2021 3:40 pm

You can only propitiate the gods once per sacrifice. You have to choose a volcano.

alastair gray
October 15, 2021 3:00 am

Resounding thumbs up to Shatner and his mini space Odyssey.Captain Kirk was indeed a role model and beacon to teens of my generation.
QE2 apart I have never been a fan of any sort of royalty and view with woe the prospect of the ghastly succession. Regretttably in the case of Willioam the acorn landed pretty close to the bumnbling ,self obsessed, overly privileged,ill informed and ignorant oak.

A pl;ague on the whole hapsburg dynasty and all tehir hangers on.
Monarchs who try for too visible a profile and stick their heads over the parapet get beheaded. Vive La Republique!

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  alastair gray
October 15, 2021 5:06 am

QE2 apart I have never been a fan of any sort of royalty

Well , that’s good, because the QE2 is a ship. Queen Elizabeth the second is the Queen.

And, historically, the monarchy signed the Magna Carta, which is one of the most important events in recent history. We, the people, became wealthy eventually because of this.

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bonbon
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
October 15, 2021 6:02 am

Ask the FED – QE2 is Quantitive Easing 2.
And Charles’ Terra Carta, is Magna on steroids to impoverish the entire planet.

https://www.sustainable-markets.org/terra-carta/

This deserves a WUWT thread….

John Tillman
Reply to  alastair gray
October 15, 2021 5:15 am

They’re not Hapsburgs. Phil the Greek was a Gluecksburg. ERII is a Saxe-Coberg-Gotha, rebranded “Windsor” during the Great War.

Richard Page
Reply to  John Tillman
October 15, 2021 7:16 am

UK has only had 1 Hapsburg in the Royal line – Phillip II of Spain: married in, held title for 4 years then got kicked out and replaced by Elizabeth I.

John Tillman
Reply to  Richard Page
October 15, 2021 8:02 am

ERII does have an Hungarian great-great-grandmother, but you’d have to go pretty far back to find a Hapsburg in the British royal woodpile.

John Tillman
Reply to  Richard Page
October 15, 2021 8:29 am

He was kicked out because his wife, Protestant-burning Bloody Mary, died. He never spent much time in England, anyway.

bonbon
October 15, 2021 3:01 am

It seems some have not done their homework, yet again :
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/oct/14/queen-irritated-by-world-leaders-talking-not-doing-on-climate-change
The Queen is having a right Royal hissy fit about COP26…
Sounds curiously like lady-in-waiting Greta…

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bonbon
Reply to  bonbon
October 15, 2021 3:33 am
John Garrett
October 15, 2021 3:16 am

I’m always pleased when somebody (anybody) points out the colossal hypocrisy of a “climate crisis” promoter/buffoon producing a massive “carbon footprint.”

The fawning sycophancy of the “climate crisis” lying media in failing to mention the gargantuan, fossil fueled, self-indulgent, carbon-spewing nature of Bezos, Branson, et al hobby is sickening.

The “climate crisis” whingers have, heretofore, been strangely quiet.

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Dennis
October 15, 2021 3:25 am

Royal Family in decline, no equivalent replacement available.

Go woke, go broke, just go.

richard
October 15, 2021 3:30 am

“The few occasions Prince William has slipped his minders have in my opinion revealed someone who combines Prince Charles’ eco-whackery with an utterly graceless, mean spirited lack of empathy” They live in a make believe world of privilege. They have no idea of the real world.

In the real world everyone is really happy , William “Captain Kirk”, made it into space. The future is space travel and development of other planets for out species to survive the distant future when the sun destroys the earth.

In the meantime I am sure the royal family will enjoy its private jet travel to distant countries.

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Rory Forbes
Reply to  richard
October 15, 2021 1:13 pm

for out [sic] species to survive the distant future when the sun destroys the earth.

In the approx. 4 billion years when the Sun becomes a red giant, it’s highly unlikely Homo Sapiens Sapiens, or any contemporary species, will still exist.

Captain climate
October 15, 2021 3:32 am

Prince William can STFU or abandon his private jet.

Rusty
October 15, 2021 3:33 am

I always think the Saxe-Coburg-Gothas are like the Simpsons – all the men are dimwits, whilst all the brains are with the women.

It’s a pretty stupid line that space advancements shouldn’t happen and private, wealthy citizens should be focussing on something else, but then again it is a common one.

John Tillman
Reply to  Rusty
October 18, 2021 4:18 pm

Anne is a Gluecksburg, but it might go double for them.

Although considering Philip’s Orthodox nun mom and Nazi sisters, maybe not.

Peta of Newark
October 15, 2021 3:41 am

Totally gobsmacking that PW either doesn’t ‘get’ what the (originals certainly) Star Trek stories really were about or that nobody has ever told him.

They were ‘morality tales‘ = stories of how people can/could/should Get Along Nicely Together
=The Exact Opposite of what he’s doing here slagging them off.

Out of touch yes: Out of touch with England, The World and The Universe
Universe‘ being = Thermodynamics and Entropy.

OK, Entropy is maybe not A Princely Matter and thus he should know, or have been educated so as, to keep shtum.

edit to PS
Is he trying to demonstrate how hip and in touch he is, how he is ‘up to speed’ on contemporary affairs?

Coz that’s A Fail from the outset.
OK, maybe he was taught a lot of History at school, but that he doesn’t ‘know’ what Star Trek was shows that to have been a waste of time also

Has he had ANY education, is he ‘Fit For Purpose’?

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Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Peta of Newark
October 15, 2021 5:13 am

Totally gobsmacking that PW either doesn’t ‘get’ what the (originals certainly) Star Trek stories really were about or that nobody has ever told him.

They were ‘morality tales‘ = stories of how people can/could/should Get Along Nicely Together

For some reason I cannot fathom, ALL American TV series end up as morality lessons. I find it quite pathetic, myself. It’s just religion wrapped up as entertainment.

DiggerUK
October 15, 2021 3:53 am

No wonder Charles and first son William are champions of renewable energy……Last year the Crown Estates benefited by a cool £billion because of all the turbines sitting on their land…….This land includes ownership of twelve miles under the sea around the entire British coastline…_

FT. 24/06/2021

“The Crown Estate has added £1bn to the value of its portfolio in the last year thanks to a boom in offshore wind, the clearest indication yet that the monarch’s property company is set to benefit substantially from the UK’s green energy transition”

https://www.ft.com/content/51ce56d9-a44a-4f31-80e0-e0c9dd76bd9b

Timbo
Reply to  DiggerUK
October 15, 2021 5:33 am

I do think Oliver Cromwell was on the right lines.

bonbon
Reply to  DiggerUK
October 15, 2021 5:57 am

I wonder if the new minimum tax agreement applies to the Crown Estate.
Probably covered by the Quantum Fund, managed by Soros, offshore. It is rumored the Queen was not amused when Quantum lost $2 billion in the Russian default of 1998.
Any mention of any of this in the Pandora Papers, I wonder?

Now with China’s Evergrande defaulting on foreign bonds, are the Royals bemused?

Richard Page
Reply to  bonbon
October 16, 2021 6:40 am

Considering that the majority of the revenue from the Crown Estate goes straight to the UK government, very little going to the royal family, I imagine it’s the government that’s going to sort out the tax issues. Not that it’ll matter – govt sorting tax where both the taxed money and the tax goes to the govt in question.

richard
Reply to  DiggerUK
October 15, 2021 6:01 am

whilst they live high on the hog they will push everyone else into fuel poverty.

Richard Page
Reply to  richard
October 16, 2021 6:43 am

How? They’re the ones subsidising the government, who are the ones pushing us into fuel poverty. So how exactly is fuel poverty the royal family’s problem to sort out? Enquiring minds want to know?

UNGN
October 15, 2021 4:27 am

Lay off William. Shatner is common people, just like us.

Neo
Reply to  UNGN
October 15, 2021 10:10 am

You have to hear his “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”

David Sulik
October 15, 2021 5:15 am

Sounds like the Queen of Hand Waving got him under her spiel.

Tom Abbott
October 15, 2021 5:18 am

From the article: Prince William: “We need some of the world’s greatest brains and minds fixed on trying to repair this planet, not trying to find the next place to go and live.“

The world’s greatest minds say there is no CO2 problem for humanity to fix.

I was a little disappointed in Prince William. He demonstrated that he is just as clueless as the rest of the alarmists. He did not appear to have a firm understanding of the issues.

Now, I’m getting nervous: I read a headline the other day saying the Queen was urging action on climate change. I hope that’s not true. She’s about the only one showing any sense, up to now.

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Hoyt Clagwell
Reply to  Tom Abbott
October 15, 2021 8:44 am

Prince William is particularly clueless if he thinks Bezos is “trying to find the next place to go and live.” Bezos is just trying to find the next dollar by creating space tourism for those who can afford it.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Tom Abbott
October 15, 2021 1:25 pm

The royals all seem to be more than a little bit scientifically avant garde. They are strong believers in things like homeopathy. I’m petty sure Elizabeth (or any other royals for that matter) has little time to do her own research, so she’s at the mercy of the MSM like most other people. Stephen Hawking was definitely bright … but managed to succumb to the AGW fraud late in life.

Dave-E
October 15, 2021 5:48 am

The Prince simply reflects what you occasionally get from all the cousin marrying practiced by European royal families.

jorgekafkazar
Reply to  Dave-E
October 15, 2021 11:21 am

Not to mention the Schicklgruber family. Adolf’s mutter u. vater were cousins.

Charlie
October 15, 2021 6:12 am

He was probably indoctrinated from a very early age by a father with an impressive record of failed doom mongering.

Right-Handed Shark
October 15, 2021 6:13 am

Fancy that. Over-privileged brainless twerp begrudges Captain Slog a brief, if expensive, privately funded joyride. How much of public money has been spent on his family’s centuries-long joyrides?

ResourceGuy
October 15, 2021 6:14 am

What, no complaint about Sir Richard Branson?

ResourceGuy
Reply to  ResourceGuy
October 15, 2021 6:15 am

And no complaint about the Russian space tourists sent to the ISS at the same time?

Serge Wright
October 15, 2021 6:21 am

Kirk returned to Earth only to find out that the Borg lives

Dr. Phono Phons
Reply to  Serge Wright
October 15, 2021 8:06 am

I think the Kligons will deal with prince “Stiff Upper Lip”.

Mervyn
October 15, 2021 6:25 am

Instead of William learning from his grandmother about not giving opinions on anything in public, he just couldn’t help opening his big gob!!! What business is it of his what people do with their money and time??? William will soon understand “Everything that goes woke turns to s***!!!”

ResourceGuy
October 15, 2021 6:32 am

Meanwhile off the media stage, real work is getting done….

Australia Is Making The Most Out Of The Coal Boom (yahoo.com)

David
October 15, 2021 7:04 am

We can decide to stay where we are and eventually die with the sun for all we know the only complex life in the universe. OR we can get out there find out what is going on and perhaps seed other worlds making them suitable for life and evolution whether or not we find a new independent home that’s surly our destiny.Those with a comfortable life voting for the status quo no risk no expermentation no exploration have always been wrong and a damper on humaan progress

Steve
October 15, 2021 7:15 am

The original UK House of Cards depicted a whacky eco-friendly King getting whacked (not sure if he was killed) by the UK’s PM. Let’s hope common sense prevails and PC is seen as whacky deserved to be whacked by all and sundry.

Cam
October 15, 2021 7:22 am

Musk has created Tesla, is heavily into solar and battery storage, and working towards carbon free mass transportation (Boring Company). Why should all of his focus be in one direction? His SpaceX has brought costs of launch down while keeping needless waste out of the ocean through reusable rockets. When Prince William gets granny to spend all of her money “repairing the planet”, I’ll give a damn what he says.

TonyG
Reply to  Cam
October 15, 2021 9:06 am

Musk has also brought viable high-speed internet with low latency to rural areas. I love my Starlink!

dmanfred
October 15, 2021 7:25 am

Willy Hannover says “Harrumph, harrumph”.

Andy Pattullo
October 15, 2021 7:42 am

I look forward to the announcement which must certainly be coming this week that the Prince has adopted a net zero lifestyle and will no longer sully our planet with his CO2 emissions. There must be a nice cave somewhere in Hyde park he can shelter his shivering, naked, and hungry blue blood skin sack.

Gordon A. Dressler
October 15, 2021 7:44 am

Prince William . . . a Daddy’s boy through and through. All doubt about his genetic line has been resolved with these recent remarks about “addressing climate change here on Earth” (whatever the heck that means) and “trying to find the next place to go and live”.

My sympathies to you, William.

Shoki Kaneda
October 15, 2021 7:55 am

I always seek scientific advice from unqualified beneficiaries of hereditary privilege.

jorgekafkazar
Reply to  Shoki Kaneda
October 15, 2021 11:27 am

Unfortunately, proctocraniosis is also hereditary.

n.n
October 15, 2021 7:56 am

Congratulations, Astronaut Shatner. Live long and prosper.

Neo
Reply to  n.n
October 15, 2021 10:17 am

So much for Next Generation

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Bruce Cobb
October 15, 2021 7:58 am

He’s a real Debbie Downer, isn’t he?



Gordon A. Dressler
October 15, 2021 8:10 am

Eric Worrall stated above in his article:

“However, most people would agree Jeff Bezos’ space achievements are incontrovertibly awesome.”

Well, perhaps. In reality, Bezos has basically repeated what NASA did back in May 1961, some 60 years ago, when they launched the first US astronaut on a suborbital flight.

True, Jeff Bezos must be given full credit for:
1) Managing to do this his own funds (now that IS awesome),
2) Designing a launch vehicle that returns to the launch site intact, ready for reuse,
3) Designing the manned capsule/landing system that can parachute down to a safe landing on solid earth, not on an ocean surface (take that, SpaceX),
4) Designing the launch system and capsule to carry six passengers, although the first two flights only carried four apiece.
5) Enabling “average people” (well, those with enough money, that is) to travel into space and become full-fledged astronauts without having to undergo the rigorous training that NASA currently requires for their astronauts (lucky you, William Shatner).

So, Eric, I understand where you are coming from with your statement. It’s just that I would not go so far as to characterize Bezos’ space achievements as “incontrovertibly awesome”.

Steve Z
October 15, 2021 8:35 am

The entire “Star Trek” TV series was likely inspired by the real-life US space program, starting with the Gemini orbital flights, leading into the Apollo moon landings. These were a beautiful demonstration of what mankind can do when everyone works together for a great goal. The “Star Trek” series was developed during a time of optimism and great technological advances, and expanded on what was already achieved to imagine the possibility of space travel to other planets around other stars.

Prince William hadn’t been born yet during the real moon landings in 1969-73, but his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II congratulated the United States (and President Nixon) profusely for the moon landings, despite the fact that every flight to the moon (and also the later Space Shuttle flights) consumed many times more fuel than Shatner’s brief sub-orbital voyage 60 miles above the Earth’s surface, roughly equivalent to William Shepard’s first sub-orbital flight in a Mercury capsule in the early 1960’s.

By the way, more fuel is necessary to launch an unmanned weather satellite or communications satellite into stationary orbit around the Earth, and these satellites can track the movement of hurricanes long before they make landfall, or enable the GPS systems that help millions of people get directions from their cell phones without ever looking at a map.

William Shatner himself, after playing the captain of an interstellar spaceship on TV for many years, marveled at the tremendous forces necessary for space travel, and the feeling of weightlessness, for a voyage of only 60 miles above the earth. Prince William Windsor needs to get the memo that traveling from Earth into space is not as simple as “Beam me up, Scotty!”.

Steve Z
Reply to  Steve Z
October 15, 2021 8:36 am

Correction: I meant Alan Shepard. Too many Williams in this comment!

Danley Wolfe
October 15, 2021 8:44 am

Not interesting. Not a worthy topic for WUWT.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Danley Wolfe
October 15, 2021 1:35 pm

Clearly you are not familiar with the mission statement of WUWT. I suggest you look it up … or find a site more to your liking.

DMacKenzie
October 15, 2021 8:46 am

CC, environment, animal cruelty…..are just topics for toffs like PW to get free advertising that they have the interests of commoners and underdogs at heart, thereby serving a valuable purpose to those same commoners and underdogs. Without these bleeding heart topics, the monarchy would already be an irrelevant historical footnote, which the family is close to already…

ScienceABC123
October 15, 2021 8:52 am

It’s just a repeat of the old fallacy that scientists and engineers can be forced to solve our problems. It fails because you cannot force “creative” people to perform like factory workers. No disservice to factory workers intended.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  ScienceABC123
October 15, 2021 1:39 pm

I would go further with your comment and suggest that perhaps “scientists and engineers” have better things to do than solving manufactured problems founded on fraud and media hype.

Captain Chin Nuts
October 15, 2021 9:18 am

So the son is just as much a blithering, dipshit, commieshitbag as the father. Makes sense

Doonman
October 15, 2021 9:55 am

William Shatner made 79 episodes of Star Trek and 91 episodes of TJ Hooker.

When William Shatner rode in a cop car after the TJ Hooker series ended, nobody cared.

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  Doonman
October 16, 2021 7:58 am

I do think that in making his comments directly to Jeff Bezos after his brief ride to space, with full television coverage of such, William Shatner forget that he was not Captain Kirk on a film stage but instead was experiencing reality.

Giving that I’m a long-standing fan of Star Trek, I admit that I might be wrong on this . . . but I think not.

Richard Page
Reply to  Doonman
October 16, 2021 11:35 am

He was in only 78 episodes. Although he did do the voice for 22 episodes of the animated series as well.

4E Douglas
October 15, 2021 10:11 am

Mighty bold words from someone who has a carbon footprint
of some smaller counties…

Olen
October 15, 2021 10:35 am

Space is there and it is a place to be used. Back in the 1960s there were demonstrations against the space program claiming the money is better spent here on Earth. Had the demonstrators been listened to there would be no weather satellites or communications supporting cell phones the internet and so on. Like space the Earth is here to be used to better conditions for mankind.

Mining in space is a very advantageous goal to be pursued. It is certain if the Prince had an investment for a good return on that investment he would be for that effort.

To paraphrase there is no royal way to common sense.

Barry Sheridan
October 15, 2021 10:37 am

Like anyone else HRH William is entitled to this view, it is a pity he mirrors the negative outlook of the climate propagandists like his father. He could do with a more objective opinion, perhaps he could visit here and read a bit.

Jeff Labute
October 15, 2021 10:37 am

Good stuff Kirk. Come back prepared with phasers on full and just in time as people are voluntarily reporting to the incinerators.

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jorgekafkazar
October 15, 2021 10:51 am

Not a fan, but if it makes him happy, it’s fine with me, and there’s no good reason to rain on Shatner’s parade. I watched Space Patrol as a kid, read SciFi, made small rockets, watched rocket engine tests in Santa Susana pass, then worked on much bigger ones IRL. I applaud the entrepreneurship involved. It’s not about space; it’s about stretching the human envelope in a positive way, instead of confining us to old limitations, telling us we can’t do new things because some numpty makes up a story about global warming. FJB. Over and out.

Jeff Labute
October 15, 2021 10:55 am

To think an actor is smarter than this useless tit of a royal. It boggles my mind at least.

Another thing that boggles my mind is why does superman have such a great physique? Even if he had the appearance of a skinny whimp, he could still knock asteroids out of orbit with his super powers. How did he build the muscles? Going to the gym??

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Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  Jeff Labute
October 16, 2021 8:15 am

The “Superman” TV-series and subsequent string of movies never stated this (although it is strongly hinted in the TV presentations . . . and confirmed in several movies) that Superman built up his physique so as to increase his odds of bedding the lovely, air-head reporter of the Daily Planet, Miss Lois Lane.

dk_
October 15, 2021 11:42 am

Green hysteric cannibalism. Bon appetit. Leave some for Greta.

Redge
October 15, 2021 12:48 pm

I think William wants to baldly go where no man has gone before

Bar Code
October 15, 2021 1:47 pm

This reminds me of people in the 60’s that complained that the USA was spending all that money in space rather than here on Earth. What did they think — that there was a 7-11 up there? The money WAS spent on Earth, to American companies employing American workers (except Werner Von Braun, I suppose).

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  Bar Code
October 16, 2021 8:23 am

Quite a bit of NASA money also went to foreign nations during those times . . . to pay for sighting tracking stations on land and stationing tracking/emergency recovery vessels in their seaports, as well as for paying for food and lodging needed by US personnel in those countries over years of training and actual operations.

Rich Davis
October 15, 2021 3:25 pm

“We need some of the world’s greatest brains and minds fixed on trying to repair this planet, not trying to find the next place to go and live.“

Start the repairs close to home: Republic of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

sendergreen
October 15, 2021 5:09 pm

Shatner played a heroic character, but the true hero ran Engineering. Jimmy Doohan (“Scotty”) was born in Vancouver, Canada, and his family moved to my small city of Sarnia Ontario when he was an infant. He was on the rifle team with my late dad at our oldest High School. And, later they both served in the local militia regiment the 26th Field Battery of the Royal Canadian Artillery. Both were yanked away by their collars very fast after the Declaration of War in 1939. Both were commissioned as officers in different regiments, at different times whilst in England. Jimmy, was severely wounded on D-Day by an errant Bren gun burst. He survived thanks to a cigarette case in his breast pocket that deflected the bullet headed for his heart. He returned to service as an artillery spotter then pilot. My dad went in just after the Caen-Falaise battles, in France. Dad was later wounded in the Liberation of Holland three weeks before the wars end. I was honoured to meet James (Jimmy) Doohan in person at our old high schools 75th reunion in 1996. He was a true gentleman.

iflyjetzzz
October 15, 2021 6:58 pm

Wait. What? There are some people who actually listen to this family of inbreds whose only purpose in life is to cut ribbons at museum openings and the like?

otropogo
October 15, 2021 8:11 pm

Well, on this point I agree with Bill Windsor. It is rather obscene to spend billions on joyrides for the super rich and their friends while millions of people are starved of clean air, clean water, and adequate nutrition, and the survival of the human species is far from secure from extinction due to any of a host of possible catastrophies.

Interplanetary travel is a paranoid pipe dream of the super rich and the powerful. Throwing huge amounts of money and intellectual resources into this project does nothing to improve the lot of the vast majority of people, and detracts from serious endeavours to create a better world.

Killer Marmot
October 15, 2021 9:29 pm

Prince William lives a life of extraordinary affluence, and that lifestyle no doubt has an enormous carbon footprint.

If he was completely sincere about climate change, he would repudiate the monarchy and live a quiet and modest life without servants or travel.

Richard Page
Reply to  Killer Marmot
October 16, 2021 6:50 am

Oh, you mean like the whining Muppets of California, Harry and Me-gain? Compared to those two narcissistic morons, William appears a model of restraint.

lynn
October 15, 2021 9:40 pm

Just what Britain needs, another royal dunderhead. Bite me, prince boy.

Rich Davis
Reply to  lynn
October 16, 2021 4:50 am

Let’s go William!

No, seriously. Go!

Geoff Sherrington
October 15, 2021 11:04 pm

How quaint western society has become.
You are so much taken in by advertising, news stories and myth that you have almost lost touch with reality.
William Shatner can look back on his life to answer his grandkids’ questions like “What did you do to help the World” and reply “I spent many years pretending to be a mythical character doing impossible feats.” And what help has that been to society?
Aged about 90, he then is involved in a huge expenditure of money because of his history of pretending, to spend a few minutes getting closer to the scenes of his mythical misadventures. Was this money well spent? Probably not, because it was taken from a large number of ordinary folk for the dubious pleasure of seeing Shatner and special effects at work(?), a type of ongoing-for-life expenditure in front of the TV, with no return in any concrete way. Shatner took some of your money, accumulated it and spent it in a way that did not seek your permission. Exhausted into the wind.
If ordinary folk had not had their minds infiltrated and distorted by hour after hour of mindless, pointless, synthetic television, they would realize that there is no gain from that exercise, only taking from them. One widespread form of taking comes via advertising. People today march like zombies, cash in hand, to buy cosmetics made from powdered mud for a huge price. They spend gazillions on “magic” potions from the alternative medicine set and still more for unproven pseudo-medical treatments like acupuncture, aromatherapy, homeopathy and the like, that have no firm basis in science. More gazillions on fads like organic gardening using a potion made from cow droppings in a cow horn buried for months by phases of the moon. More fads like global warming, which has yet to establish the values of the mathematical link between CO2 and air temperature, a fundamental requirement that is missing from a lovely, fantastical theory. The list of expenditures induced by advertising is very long and so insidious that many people do not even think they have been sucked in by experts.
Now that I am an elderly scientist, I have a long term of experience, observation and deduction about humans in their present bewildered mass deception and I feel very sad about the prospects for my children and theirs.
Life is an adventure. There are no medals for being a compliant conformist. The real joy comes from working out the best you can about what is truthful and what is artificial, and demolishing the latter.
The latter includes the childish play acting exemplified by Shatner’s career, with its millions of followers mouthing “That’s nice, dear.”
Geoff S

Rich Davis
Reply to  Geoff Sherrington
October 16, 2021 4:56 am

You might want to try eating a few prunes Mr. S

Dean
October 16, 2021 1:21 am

I’d give him a lot more time if he got stuck into his Grand Mummah about her getting her highland estates exempted from carbon cutting initiatives.

Its those damnable little people doing stuff which they have been told to stop doing which really irks one.

dennisambler
October 16, 2021 1:31 am

He is pushing his new venture, The Bill and Dave Show, aka, “Earthshot”. I think it’s a DIY theme, How to Repair the Planet.

https://royalfoundation.com

Joe Veragio
October 17, 2021 3:35 am

Initially somewhat sceptical of the sense of a nonagenarian taking a trip to the edge of space, with all the bodily stresses that might entail, I was persuaded by Prince William’s piping up however, if it can knock William Windsor off his lofty perch by revealing his true colours on climate then it has already achieved more than any man has done before. 😄

ATheoK
October 17, 2021 3:28 pm

The Duke of Cambridge says the focus should be on repairing the Earth, not trying to find “the next place to live.”

“So the timing of Prince William’s comments are, at the very least, stunningly out of touch with what most people feel about our childhood hero Captain Kirk of the Starship Enterprise finally making it to space for real.”

Dunce Prince William just confirmed he is out of touch!

Harry’s crack about space and one assumes astronomy studies, the topics or storylines rarely speculate about finding other worlds.

Star Trek, old, new generation or revisited old are fantasies. Even so, those fantasies rarely discuss “finding new places to live”.

Making Prince William’s statement delusional to the point that Prince Harry does not have a clue what the real world does day in and day out.

Leaving the only relatively sane family member, Queen Elizabeth. Long Live the Queen!

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John
October 27, 2021 9:51 pm

he has yet again proved that royals are past
we should have a british revolution
off with his head

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