English: portrait HRH The Prince of Wales (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
According to the liberal NYT, the prince’s refusal to attend the banquet for China’s leader is just one example of Britain’s attempt to balance commercial interests while not appearing to “kowtow” on rights.
Source: Before Palace Banquet for Xi Jinping, a Snub From Prince Charles – The New York Times
Sadly, the prince does not relate to the challenges of ordinary people. Ordinary people will say ‘bring on China if it brings a bit more prosperity’.
David Cameron and George Osborne have put commercial interests ahead of high principles. Similarly, America is selling four advanced warships to Saudi Arabia.
I sense that the prince is out of line?