Prince Charles denies likening kingship to prison

Prince Charles is doing the "taken out of context" dance after an anonymous aide compared his becoming King to "the prison shades" closing on his life.

'A Clarence House spokesman said: "This is not the Prince of Wales's view and should not be attributed to him as he did not say these words,' reported the BBC. '"The prince has dutifully supported the Queen all his life and his official duties and charitable work have always run in parallel."'

Prince Charles is like his father, except that his off-the-cuff remarks, instead of being shocking or offensive, are merely prelude to another week of Prince Charles's stuttering, scoffing self-humiliation.