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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 22, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethkidge Herald Third Section Lethbridge. Alberta, Wednesday, November 22, 1972 Pages 31 to 42 Will Charles be Britain's last king? 15v Cl U.EX Stirling University to Scotland. I ONUON (NBA) As Queen This was an Isolated incident in Elizabeth and Prince I' h i 1 i p i which Scottish nationalism play- celebrate their silver wedding ed its part, mid is unlikely to be annlvcrsarv Brit n n s are ho-! repeated even on campuses ginning In' wonder whether the where student extremists have monarchy is as relevant as it, Ihe upper hand. once KM What has brought the issue of Some of Ihe older generation the monarchy into sharp focus claim that in an age of anarchy is Britain's entry into full mem- nmarehy 'is even more valid as burship in the European Com- 3 unifying force in British so-; mon Market starting Jan. 1. ciety. Others, mure Three other members Holland, doubt whether I he monarchy Belgium, and Denmark have will last more than this ecu-: monarchs, but in none of these turv p r e diet that Prince countries does the crown play Charles, now 2-1. will be t h c the Important role that it does last British ,iove vigil, here. ISOLATED With closer political and econ- Tho current speculation has omic integration the Market's nethin" to do with Mie Queen i declared aim, Britons are won- jeered, sworn at and in- dering how their own royal faffi- sulted when recently she visited 1 ily will fit into the picture. The question is. Is there a i groceries, but a less ostentatious role for Ihe Queen and Prince j life style would be welcomed I Philip to play in an European- i by many. ized Britain? Or will they be-1 One of the most unpopular come nothing more than costly moves on the part of the royal anachronisms? family in modern times was to Some indication Uial the; ask pay increases, winch Queen is finding a new vole is were granted by Parliament in her recent visit with i early this year. The Queen's Marshal Tito in Yugoslavia.: Civil List, from which she runs i This is Hie first time that a Brit-> her household, was more than I ish "monarch has ever visited a j doubled from SI. 14 million to Communist country, and is serai i million. This occurred, at a Ihc-e is a useful exercise in time when the government was bridge-building. "rgini restraint for her As Britain prepares to enter I loyal subjects. Europe, some Britons would like j The three biggest annual pay tii their mona-.-chy evolve j increases went to the Queen alonu the more democratic lines Mother 'from to S228.- oiui.fr, ___ con IWI ol the Dutch and Scandinavian royal houses. No one expects the Queen to ride around "Wind- Prince Philip (r-om to and Princess Mar- garet, the Queen's sister (from sor on a bicycle.'or to shop fee to P r i n c c i Charles, the Prince of Wales, is j a special case, as his an- j nual income comes from the i revenues of the Duchy of Corn- j wall. Probably nowhere is the de- sire to deglamorize the mon-1 arehy more evident than in the i public attitude towards Prince i Charles. Prince Charles is not the cull figure that his Uncle i David, the late Duke of Wind-j sor, was when he was Prince of j Wales. i Uncle David had only to be I seen in a nightclub, or to fall off a polo pony for him to make the headlines, and every time he was seen with a new dancing partner there was speculation concerning a possible romance.! None of this happens in the case j of Prince Charles. fabli ee-operated) Of course, 1 come in A ect stitch on choice of cabinets. SEE THE BEAUTIFUt 8ERNINA AT: The princes social life may be sparkling but one neve; hears about It. He may be dating a different girl every night but one never reads about it. If the public thinks about him at all. il is as an earnest, ploddfng young man, a bit on the dull sirle. Meanwhile, although the dem- onstration of Strling University students agahisl the Queen came as a shock here, it is also seen as something of a mixed blessing, for 11 highlighted the need for better security ar- The Queen's safety is the responsibility of hand- picked detectives from Special Branch, Scotland Yard, but these same detectives apparent- ly had never heard of ifhan guerrillas. A shake-up of Scot- land Yard's Special Branch is long overdue, in the opinion of many here. It may have been hastened by an angry Prince Philip who, the morning after the Stirling demonstration, got onto Scotland Yard and, in char- acteristic fashion, told them to shape up. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) Anything you can sew, I can sew better! sew I can, sew I can, sew I can I can sew a perfectly straight, unpuckered line on any stretch fabric (I have a built-in fabric Sensor) I can SeJwIbjUttonholes without blindstitch, embroidery and tor you i ,___i -i__> v (i give tiiciii a iiaiiu iiiiiaiicu I with look (I am "sew CALl FOR FREE HOME DEMONSTRATION APPLIANCE TV CENTRE 812 4th AVE. S. PHONE 328-1673 OR 323-1337 Directly across from Enorions Downtown Showroom THE PERILS OF VICTORIA Those in charge of tightening the arrangements lor Queen Elizabeth's security might consider the plight of her great, great grandmother. Queen Victoria, who was the victim nf no fewer than seven outrages during her lifetime, most of them involving Most of the gunplay arose from Queen Victoria's insis- tence on driving about in an open carriage with ni> armed bodyguards, but. only a few outriders in fancy dress tor effect. All of Queen Victoria's assailants were either madmen .or cranks of one sor! or another. What is surprising is their youtlifulness. Here is the catalogue ol Queen Victoria's misfor- tunes June 10. 18-10: The Queen accompanied b> Prince Albert had just set out for a drive in her low carriage when sud- denly she heard an explosion. Looking up she saw a youth standing on the sidewalk -with a pistol in each hand. As he aimed at her and fired a second time, the Queen ducked. "The ball must have passed just over her head." Prince Al- bert declared. The miscreant '.vas Edward Oxford, an 18-year- old potboy, who was fount! insane, committed to an asylum. May is-ll: The Queen and Prince Censor! were re- turning to Buckingham Palace from a Sunday drive, again in an open carriage, when John Francis, a 22-year-old cabinet maker, pointed a pistol at them and fired, the bullet going wild. "Thank God my Angel is sale! the Queen, whose first. thought was for her husband wrote to her uncle. Francis was condemned lo death, the sentence later heiim commuted lo life imprisonment. .inly .1. 1S42: William Bean, a hunchbacked youth, level- ed a pistol at the Queen while she was laking Hie air in her carriage, but the firearm was found to contain nothing more deadly than wads of paper'. "Give him back his pistol, it wns only a joke." the ennui cried to the arresting policeman. But Queen Victoria uns not amused Ik'an was sentenced