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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 22, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Herald Third Section Lethbridge. Alberla, Wednesday, November 22, 1972 Pages 31 to 42 Will Charles be Britain's last king? 15v TOM U U.E.x Stirling University m Scotland. LONDON (N'ICA i As Queen This was an Isolated incident ill Elizabeth and Prince I' li i 1 i P i which Scottish nationalism play- celebrate lliciv silver wedding eel its part, and is unlikely to be anniversary B r i I on 5 are be-; repeated even on campuses ginning I" wonder whellwr Ihc where student cxtremisl.s have monarchy is as relcvunl as il Hie upper hand, once was What lias brought the issue ol Same a! Hie older generation the monarchy iirtn sharp locus claim that, in au age of anarchy is Britain's entry into lull mcm- muarfhy is even more valid as bursliip in the European Coni- 3 unifying Icirco in British so- mon Market starting Jan. 1. ciety. Olli'o-s. mure Three other members Holland, doubt whether Ilie monarchy Belgium, and have Trill last morn (ban Ibis con- nionarchs, in none of these Miry, p r c d i r I Ilial Prince coiaitries docs the crown play Charles, now II. will be the the important role that it does last British .lovevign, here. With closer political and ccou- Tlio curnail speculation omic integration the Market's TK'thirig lo do with NIC Queen j declared aim, Britons are "being jeered. at and in-' dering how their own royal fani- sulted when reel-ally she lisitcd ily will fit into the picture. The question is: .Is there a role for I lie Queen and Prince Philip to play in an Kuropcan- ized Dritain? Or will they lie- eome nothing more than cosily anachronisms? Some Indication Uial t h e Queen is finding a new role Ls seen m her recent with Marshal Tilo in Yugoslavia. i This is the first time that a Bril- j ish monarch has ever visited a i Cominimist country, and is seen here is a useful exercise in bridge-building As Britain prepares to enter Kurope. some Britons would like to sec their evolve along Ibe more democratic lines I o( Ihe Dutch and Scandinavian royal houses. No one the Queen lo ride around "Wind- I sor on 3 bicycle, or (o shop fcv groceries, but a less ostentatious life style would lie welcomed j by many. 1 One of the most unpopular moves on the part of the royal family iu modern Limes was to ask fc" pay increases, wiu'ch were granted by Parliament early this year The Queen's Civil List, from wiu'ch she runs her household, was move than I doubled from SI.14 million lo million. This occurred at a time when the government was j urging wage restraint fo? her loyal subjects. i The three biggest annual pay 1 increases went lo the Queen Mother ffrnm SIGB.OM) to S228.- Prince Philip to and Princess Mar- garet, the Queen's sister (from to Prince Charles, Uio Prince ol is a special cast, as his an- nual income conies from (hrr revenues of the Duchy e-f Corn- wall. Probably nowhere is the de- sire lo deglamorizc the mon- archy more evident than in the public attitude Inwards Prince Charles. Prince Charles is nol. the cull figure thai his Uncle JJavid, Hie (ale Duke of Wind sor, was when he was Prince of Wales. Uncle David had only In be teen in a nightclub, or to fall off n polo pony for him to make the headlines, and every time he was seen with a new dancing partner UICTG was speculation concerning a possible romance. None of this hapiwns in the case of Prince Charles. SEE THE BEAUTIFUL BERNINA AT: CAlt FOR FREE HOME DEMONSTRATION APPLIANCE TV CENTRE 813 4th AVE. S. PHONE 32B-1A73 OR 323-133'; Dirrclly ticrcm from Downtown Showroom THE PERILS OF VICTORIA Tnose in charge of lightening the lor Elizabeth's security might consider the plight of her great. great grandmother. Queen Victoria, who was the victim of no fewer Uian seven outrage.? during her lifclimc. mosl nf them involving Most of the gunplay arose Irtmi Queen Victoria's insis- tence on driving about in an open carriage vaLh no armed bodyguards, but only a few outriders in fancy dress for effecl. All ot Queen Victoria's assailants were either madmen .or cranks of one sorl nr another. What is surprising is their Here is I lie calaloguc of Queen Vicloria's misfor- tunes: ill. IKJO: The Queen In Pruice AJbcrt had just scl out for a drive in her low carriage when sud- 1 daily she heard an explosion. Looking up she saw a youth standing on the sidewalk 'with a pistol in each hand. As he aimed al her and fired a second linu1. the Queen ducked. "The ball must passed just over her Prince Al- bert declared. 'Hie miscreant was Edvvard Oxford, an tfi-year- old potboy, who was found insane, committed lo ;ui asylum. May :u. The Queen and Prince- Consort were re turning to Buckingham Palace from a Sunday drive, again 111 an open carnage, when John a ,'2-ycar old cabinet maker, pointed a pislol lliem and fired. Ihe build going i wild. "Thank God my is safe: Ihe Queen, whose first, thought was for her husband wrote lo her uncle. Francis was condemned lo dsalh, Ihc sentence later beini! commuted lo life imprisonment .Inly n. William Bean, n hunchbacked youi.li. level- ed a pislol al Ihc Queen while she was inking tiie air in her carriage, bin Ihc firearm was found to contain nothing more deadly Mian wads of paper. "CJive him back his pislol. it wns only a joke." Ihe crowd cried to ihc arresting policeman Bui Queen Victoria uas nol amused Bean was sentenced io 111 months' imprisonment Maj 19. ISI'.i: WillKiu Hamilton, a mail Iranian, fired al the Queen as .---lie was reluming homo li-om her official birthday celebration. He uas st'iilenced to soton years. .lunr 21. IN.VI: The Queen was on the head by cane and knocked unconscious as she was coming out of Cambridge House. Piccadilly unity the deep brim of her bon- net saved her from worse damage than a black eye.'. Her attacker was Lid llobcil Pair, laic of Ihc Mill) Hussars. nientalh unbalanced, and was jailed (or seven jrarf (or the outrage. Ten year.-, later Ibc Queen still Imre (lie scar. Kohi-iiar; 2'j. IS72: Arthur OToimr.i. n consumplur Irish lad of 17. jumped oulo the Quern's carriage il was onlorini; Ihr P.ilarc ijalr.s. an unlocked flinllock .il Queen Victoria'.', temple, and pnvsciilod n petition for her In sign freeing Irish republican prisoners. O'Connor got off wilh a one-year sriilcnce. plus 20 strokes o( Ihe lash, which caused the Queen lo prolesl al Ihe court's Mnn-li 2. mn2. Tin- last ix'rhap? the most .km Reims attempi on Queen Vicloria's life oi-cuiTcd she wab fired in her carriage as she nas relurning In Windsor Oasllc from Ihr nearby raihun Mniion Her assail- ant Roderick Maclean, a di'inenlrd Scot, and his was no broken Hint lurk, but a loaded, MS chamberod molvrr capable of rapid fin-. The Queen saved by ihc acfion of