27 Black Spiders (in the UK)

Don’t. Worry. This post is not actually about 27 black spiders.  ’27 Black Spiders’ is a reference to the 27 letters written by Prince Charles, our future King to the Prime Minister Tony Blair and other government ministers in 2004.  It is a reference to his penmanship and colour of his fountain pen.  In these letters Prince Charles expressed some of his concerns ranging from the Iraq war to dominance of supermarkets to badger culling among other things which vexed him.  These letters were meant to remain private. But you know, freedom of information just had to make an appearance and the decade-long campaign by The Guardian Newspaper resulted in success with the publication of his letters/memos.  In the letters, we see a future King worried about serious issues-which is good. Because we all want a benevolent and intelligent King, at least I do.

This is what he wrote about the Iraq war:

On headed paper for Birkhall, on the Balmoral estate, Prince Charles wrote a letter to Tony Blair in which he expressed his concerns over the lack of resources for the Armed Forces in Iraq

Under Britain’s UNWRITTEN constitution, the royal family is supposed to remain politically neutral. The Queen, has kept her opinions to herself during her 63 year reign, in line with convention that British monarchs can only encourage, warn and be consulted by the Government of the day.  Charles seems to do what he pleases. I kind of heart him now.


Cheers Y’all



  1. Phil Taylor · May 14, 2015

    You seem to heart all the royals. Are there any you don’t like?

    • samdfb1 · May 14, 2015

      Lol. Yes. ‘Randy Andy’ am not that keen on him. Andy-Fergie’s ex husband. Oh, I will get to him. He has been in the news recently. Watch this space….

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