Fly 1000 miles, pass close to 100’s of subjects to self-isolate among previously virus-free servants?

Surely he could self-isolate in his multi-room Clarence House in London?

Is he bringing the virus to a place with previously no cases?

Haven’t both governments banned bolting to your second home?

11 thoughts on “Fly 1000 miles, pass close to 100’s of subjects to self-isolate among previously virus-free servants?

  1. Has he been tested ? If so by whom and where ? How many people has he brought with him to Deeside ? Why does this “not quite all of us in it together” behaviour annoy me so much ? Who is 2nd in line ?

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  2. What a way to go !
    To shrug off this mortal coil because of a ROYAL infection.

    Oh, the wonderous honour of it all. We are blessed they walk amongst us.

    A Prince of Wales, the media is telling us, off for his hols at his second (or third, fourth , maybe fifth) home.
    Here in auld Scotia, where EVERY Royal disease is to be welcomed, mortal, mental, venereal, or otherwise.

    Curtsey, bow, abase yourself—bow and scrape—you cannot fawn or toady enough for this High and Mighty Welsh Princeling !

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  3. While I wish Mr Charles Mountbatten a speedy recovery, I agree wholly with the sentiment of this piece. He should be subject to the same rules and restrictions as the rest of this. Are we not “all in this together”.

    One of the reasons put forward in support of monarchy is the ‘good example’ they set for the rest of us! Well, ,that is that one binned.

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  4. He has acted like a totally selfish prick – travelling to Scotland (in defiance of government restrictions), travelling while having symptoms of the virus and then demanding a test from NHS Grampian – which means one less test for a more deserving person – it could be your mum of dad, brother, sister…
    His actions display the utter arrogance of the ruling class in the UK.
    Now he has brought a hot-bed of the virus (I don’t believe his household, minions and hangers-on will be virus free) to Deeside… thanks a bunch ya tosser.

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  5. The relocation of Charles and others in his household to Balmoral at this time is more than insensitive. It is crass!

    It exhibits a flagrant disregard for government guidance – ‘no unnecessary travel’. And it disregards both the guidance as well as widespread rural community ‘sentiment’: in terms, don’t use second homes in the Highlands as your personal bolthole in order to isolate yourself and your family. Don’t come, stay put! The heir to the throne has ignored all this by traveling to his family’s private residence at Balmoral – and it is such bad luck that immediately after he arrives he tests positive for Coronavirus!

    We already know that the queen moved location to Windsor in response to Coronovirus. The BBC said so: “This year however, the royal diary has been changed as Buckingham Palace adapts the Sovereign’s plans in response to the global Covid-19 pandemic.” So is Charles’ move to Balmoral a ‘response’ to the same?

    The ‘courtly’ Hello Magazine on 25 March certainly suggests that Charles’ move north and the queen’s move to Windsor are both related to Coronovirus:

    “The Queen and Prince Philip were taken to Windsor Castle last week as the coronavirus pandemic continued to escalate worldwide, and it’s since been confirmed Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla have also left London and are spending their time in Scotland.”

    It goes on: “Last week, Charles was said to be hard at work at home at Clarence House, so he’s likely still doing the same thing at Balmoral.”


    So ‘if still doing the same thing’, what was wrong with Charles, his wife and his office staff and his security staff all staying put in Clarence House? Or if not to his taste, what was wrong with making the shorter journey to his private home at Highgrove, Gloucestershire? And was there no room in the other Royal Residences in and around London close to well resourced private medical facilities if needed?

    I wonder how many members of staff have traveled with Charles to ‘serve’ him at Balmoral? How did they travel and at what cost, and at what infection transmission risk? Did all his accompanying staff get tested by NHS Grampian for the virus too? How many people local to Balmoral will now be engaged in ‘serving’ an infected house guest plus accompanying staff? Do Police Scotland now need to deploy to Balmoral? How many Grampian Health Board staff have already been and may still need to be engaged in supporting the infected visitor and potentially others in the household?

    Does the man and his advisors not ‘get it’ … or just don’t care?

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    1. I suspect he doesn’t give sh*t about the rest of us – he wanted to travel to Deeside (actually likely to Birchall rather than Balmoral) and so he did – despite having symptoms BEFORE he travelled.
      The more you think about it the more arrogant and selfish his actions appear to be.

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  6. I think that ‘Orders in Council’, by which I suspect the UK government intends to govern while Parliament is ‘social distancing’, can be signed only in Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle or the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Since Scotland has a separate legal system, there has to be separate orders for some matters. With Mr Mountbatten being heir to the throne, he can authorise such orders (having been allowed to do so by his mammy) to keep the Jocks in place. Of course he will have to travel from Balmoral to Edinburgh to do so, thus potentially spreading Covid-19. Of corse, it is only to Jocko plebs and they don’t count.


  7. Added just for further …. Note: it does contain ‘sensible’ advice but it’s NOT meant for those without ‘royal blood’!

    On Sunday 22 March Harpers Bazaar announced that Charles and Camilla had ‘left England’:

    “Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla were forced to postpone their upcoming royal tour of Bosnia, ….. It’s also been revealed that the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall have left England for the time being, and are spending time in Scotland instead.”

    “A palace aide confirms to that Charles and Camilla are staying on the Balmoral estate, and have left London for the foreseeable future.”

    According to Harpers Bazaar: “The decision to spend TIME IN A REMOTE LOCATION MAKES SENSE for the duke and duchess, who are both in their seventies and, as a result, at a higher risk of coronavirus.”


    How much space for self-isolation does one man and his wife need? Clearly Clarence House and the gardens it shares with St James’ Palace in London are not enough. Highgrove House and the surrounding estate with walled garden are not enough. The 18,659 hectares (and the rest) on the Deeside estate should be ideal!


  8. Apparently another 6 in the travelling group are also positive. So well done Chucky you have brought the Deeside figure up to 7 infectious cases.

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