Not content with calling Prince Charles 'an insufferable and terminably inconsequential playboy' (and that was one of the nicer comments!), Mr Wilfred McClay returns to the attack in a post titled 'Charles al-Windsor'. Really, I'm sorry dear readers to return to the subject, but Mr McClay's postings are getting beyond a joke.
Let's review what Mr McClay has written. His first post – which begins by noting some comments by the Prince on climate change, goes on to say that these views are obviously invalid because of Charles's infidelity, switches to speculating as to why the heir to the throne might take an interest in Britain's future (and it's not because it might be natural for the future king to consider these matters), and ends with the assertion that the Prince has never repented of his sins – is outrageous.
Then Mr McClay, in the comments thread to that post, shifts his ground to stating that the Prince's conduct damaged the monarchy, which is simply commonplace.
Now, in his latest offering on the subject, Mr McClay informs us that Prince Charles is going to lecture America about Islam. As Jim Kalb points out in the comments thread, his basis for that is a newspaper report which 'offers no support for the claim he plans to plead the cause of Islam here. As it stands it's just an assertion. It might be true, but the writer gives no reason whatever, not even unnamed "sources," to think it's true.' (You can read the report here).
However, given Mr McClay's apparent sensitivity towards the Prince speaking about Islam to America, may I ask him why he sees fit to lecture us Britons about the nature of the monarchy, as he does in his comment on the first post. There is a word for this sort of behaviour: I will leave it to my readers to apply it.