Mulshine’s shedding some light on the wedding
and he’s on a roll. Regular visitors to this site know I’m an avid reader of Paul Mulshine’s op-ed articles in the Star Ledger. He’s a great guy who has great insights on NJ politics and taxes, the shore, and beer. This week he’s on assignment covering a different sort of burden to the taxpayer — Charles and Camilla’s wedding.
Paul starts with sighting Prince Charles and believes The prince has got a pauper’s luck
I got talking to a cop. On the royal wedding, most Brits were “indifferent,” he said. That word came up a lot when I asked the locals about the wedding. These guys are realists. They know that Buckingham Palace is to London tourism what the Casino Pier is to Seaside Heights tourism. They’re not going to mess with it, but they’re not going to fall for it either.
Paul recognized Charles instantly, because “He had all the earmarks of a Windsor, as it were.”
I love those Mulshine puns.
Valiantly, Paul and daughter travel to the wedding epicenter, where things were still quiet, but he got to meet One Brit who’s’appy with the royals. His name is Phillip Ward — a guy Princess Diana fished out of a lake (with the help of a Finnish student). After that, Phillip, the guy who was saved, sent the Princess 100 red roses each week (!) from his dole check, a testament to the munificence of the UK’s welfare system.
Or the creativity of Phillip’s imagination.
Back in London, the Brits can’t keep their heads over royals and religion, which, as one would expect, raises some interesting questions on how not to lose one’s head over the subject.
I hope Paul has a chance to have some Faust lager at the pub right near Harrod’s. Great beer at that pub. Actually, great beer all around England. Then there’s Scotland, where it’s cold and they have great single-malt wisky.
Meanwhile, while on the subjct of libations, it looks like it’s More boos than booze for Prince Charles. Books on Charles and Camilla are already marked down,
“Are you selling a lot of these?” I asked the clerk.
“Well, yeah,” he said. “But mostly to journalists.”
Paul again ran into Phillip Ward, which is hardly surprising, since “He’s [Phillip Ward] been camped out in front of the hall for two weeks near a banner declaring his support for Chuck and Camilla”. It sure sounds like a solitary task.
I can’t wait for Paul’s report on tomorrow’s events.