One too many mallet hits
Prince Charles is shooting his mouth off again.
The Prince of Wales hit out at McDonald’s yesterday, suggesting that banning the US chain was the “key” to children eating more healthily. His controversial comment provoked an immediate reaction from the fast-food company, which called the words “disappointing” and accused Prince Charles of being out of touch with its menu changes.The Prince is a former Knucklehead winner.
The Prince spoke as he and the Duchess of Cornwall visited a diabetes centre in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates and watched children packing healthy lunch boxes to encourage awareness of the disease.
As nutritionist Nadine Tayara told him they discourage children from eating fast food, he retorted: “Have you got anywhere with McDonald’s, have you tried getting it banned? That’s the key.”
Prince Charles seems to have forgotten two things- Personal choice and free enterprise. McDonald's food isn't the tastiest, but who is the government to ban them? Hell if we ban McDonald's, lets ban alcohol and tobacco too. What will Charles think of that?
Maybe we shouldn't take the statements of someone too seriously who can not differentiate between a beautiful woman and a polo pony. What do you think?
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