The world is a weird place. It’s kind of funny at times, when you think about it, but the truth is most of the time the world is a scary place that will leave you with anxiety and fear.
Because the moments can change everything. And not only your moments, but the moments that others experience and build their lives around. They all change and affect your moments. It could be people that you know, some that you don’t, and some that are even gone. But moments are all choices and decisions…
And they can change everything.
Now I will be the first to say this – Prince Charles choices are selfish, destructive, and well, wrong. The Crown has made me despise him and the way that he plays with people’s hearts as if they’re nothing.
But they’re something.
Real people, real lives and he needs to realize what he’s done. Because his choices change history.
THE STAG CALL
I am not a sports person, so I can not for the life of me understand the allure of hunting. But for the royals – hunting is life. And the fact that their neighbors called and said that they shot a huge stag, one of the biggest they’ve ever seen, but didn’t kill it, is exciting for them.
It’s exciting because hunting is apparently a sport and the stag is on their grounds. It’s a mercy killing, apparently. The stag is in pain and Philip and Anne are battling over which one of them will be the one killing the stag and their name will go on the wall underneath its head.
Oh yes, they are all at breakfast and there is a stag’s head staring at them.
You may wonder what this has to do with anything, but the neighbors shooting that stag and what it will change is all a choice that will change history.
Charles… oh Charles. See, here’s the thing, I have always wanted to like Charles – because he gave us Harry and William, and like, my eyes can appreciate that. But I don’t have to like him at all.
The Opera is not anywhere that I would want to go for a first date, but hey, we all have different wants and needs. I mean. Taco Bell works, but that’s just me. Also, Lord, I couldn’t be rich cause a chaperone? Hard pass. Especially granny.
Diana is a beauty in her green dress, but when isn’t she perfection? Her style is and always has been flawless.
On their way out Diana said she loved the opera. They make small talk, so boring. I am not sure why it is that they can’t talk about things that mean anything. Charles ask if she has plans for the summer and Diana says she doesn’t have a busy summer. Charles says perhaps they can meet again in the autumn – he’s going to Zimbabwe and then Scotland for the summer. I wonder how much nerve one must have to think that people will just wait around for them. She looks sad and he catches on to probably not. She says it’s a long way away.
He doesn’t get it. He’s a Prince and is used to people waiting on him and doing what he wants. But that’s it Charles – things change.
THATCHER IS JUST NOT LIKABLE
I admit, I slack on my history, but Thatcher is just not a likable person. She’s a snob and gives people a bad name. Lord, she’s just wrong.
I will say, I wanted to like her. I want to like any woman that is in charge and breaking glass ceilings. But you can’t like everyone, I guess.
Thatcher at a meeting with the cabinet, laying down her choices and telling the men to accept them. She has a vision and she’s really made sure to let the world know that she’s not open to anyone’s ideas. Men being attentive, but combative.
Thatchers ideas are extreme and they aren’t afraid to let her know. They are against her budget. They said its not financial correction for the country, it’s butchering and she’s trying to move too fast. She says that’s because she’s in a hurry.
Ever the woman with the smartest ass comebacks.
The men say it flies in the face of everything they stand for and she asks what that is. What do they stand for? They are conservative and stand for everything conservative, they say. Good for them, they know definitions.
They try to intimidate her.
They are patronizing.
But so is she.
THATCHER’S IDEAS AND A QUEEN’S REALITY
The Prime Minister and her husband are going to Balmoral as the Queen’s guests. I really do think that Elizabeth is making every effort to like her, but Thatcher is just… not noticing.
On the plane there she’s talking to her husband and thinks the men of her cabinet are too cautious. He’s trying to distract her from work and focuses on the fact that it will be wet at Balmoral so he can’t golf.
She never answers his questions, she focuses on hers. She’s kinda – well not kinda – is a bitch and should pay more attention to the world around her. She says God needs no faint hearts – talking about the men. She says she should have kicked them out. I mean, she should have, but like it is what it is.
Her husband is still trying to distract her and tells her that the royals subject all those that go to Balmoral to secret tests. To find out if someone is acceptable or not acceptable. I mean it could be that or you know, they are bored. The Royals, that is.
When arriving at Balmoral they don’t see anyone from the family. They are all out.
The Thatchers are surprised that the Queen has given them two rooms. I mean, I don’t blame the Queen, she thinks that this is acceptable. The staff is trying to help and Mr. Thatcher tries to tip the girl, but she politely declines and she tells them that tips are left at end. It is all on the protocol sheet.
The maid is unpacking and Mrs. Thatcher stops them from unpacking – thinks it’s a wife’s job, especially when it comes to their husband. She’s confused as to what is happening and is not used to this kind of treatment. Margaret wants to know if they can sleep in same bed. She doesn’t know what to do, but cares.
She says to her husband that on the plane he said there were tests. I think we were all shocked that she was listening.
The family has been out having fun together and forget about anything else. But The Thatchers are timely and as the clock strikes six, they come down, dressed formally. Everyone is in their outdoor clothes, sitting around talking. The Thatchers are dressed for dinner early, and the Queen is trying to make things seem less weird and tells the staff to move dinner up.
Philip is complaining, but like when isn’t he?
The whole time that The Thatchers are at Balmoral is completely odd. They expect something that isn’t. They want the family to be snobbish and boring. But what they don’t get is that Margaret Thatcher is so uptight that she couldn’t see a good time if it hit her in the face.
She talks about coming from a working class family, but what she doesn’t see is that heR expectations aren’t anyone else’s problem. What she sees as a waste of time, others see as living.
It’s not surprising that the Queen and Thatcher don’t really get along. The Queen is not one to make an enemy of but Thatcher doesn’t really care. Thatcher thinks that she’s in a position to make sweeping changes and she is. But what she also is doing is alienating the royal family.
Thatcher doesn’t understand politics and that sometimes you have to play a game. It’s not always your game. It’s the game of all the people around you.
When she returns to London, after seeing everyone talking shit about her, she decides that it’s time to clean house. She fires her entire cabinet, not thinking twice about it. She’s not afraid to make enemies and goes as far as to tell the Queen that.
There is a line drawn between the two.
And that line will be a dangerous one.
CHARLES IS AN ASSHOLE
Look, I get that Charles is a Prince. But that doesn’t give him an excuse to be an asshole. He’s so hung up on Camilla that he’s using poor Diana in order to try and make her jealous.
Let me say – I get being in love. But there is no dick in this world that could keep me trained like a puppy. So I don’t understand what it is about Camilla that keeps Charles at her whim.
I also don’t like her because she willingly cheats on her husband in order to be with Charles. Like, you made your choice Camilla. Stay where you are wed.
When Charles comes to Balmoral, he asks Camilla to come. She says that she can’t and she is busy being a wife and a Mom. She directs him to ask Diana, whom she thinks could be good for him. He wants her to be jealous, but she’s not.
She is trying to get him to move on. But Charles does take her advice and invites Diana. And that’s why I don’t like him. Because everything is a game and playing with people’s hearts doesn’t seem to get to him.
Ultimately the choices that he’s making will destroy her life, when all this girl wants to do is be loved.
Diana comes to Balmoral and she charms everyone. The entire family loves her. She’s exhibiting all of the characteristics that they want in a woman that Charles should marry. But he doesn’t know the first thing about her and also doesn’t know the first thing about himself.
But when Philip wakes up early in the AM and takes Diana out stalking with him, you know that Charles’ life was no longer his own. Philip liked Diana. She was the girl that liked all of the same things and treated him how he wanted to be treated. She was perfect.
And the entire family agreed.
Philip made it known that he expected Charles to marry Diana.
Charles told Camilla that the entire family loved Diana. They wanted nothing more than to see him with her. She was what was best for them, the Royals.
And you can see the pain in both their faces but it’s hard to have sympathy, because both of them are so wrapped up in themselves they don’t see that what they are doing has an effect on everyone in the world.
Charles doesn’t know what to do and we will all give him credit for struggling. But it doesn’t matter to a certain point, because even though he struggled, he still wasn’t thinking of anyone else.
His struggles were about how he could manipulate things to his advantage. And that makes him even worse.
He was about to change the world forever, with his CHOICE.