Things got very scary for Prince Charles and Camilla the Duchess of Wales in London, England last night when their chauffeured car (complete with police escort) was attacked by student protesters. Chanting things like, CHOP OFF THEIR HEADS!, the protesters hurled rocks and paint at the royal limousine … very obviously scaring Prince Charles and Camilla:
Things turned ugly Thursday as the Rolls-Royce carrying England’s future king Prince Charles and his wife Camilla drove into a group of protestors. CBS News … reports that some of the student demonstrators shouted “off with their heads,” smashed a window, and splattered the royals’ car with paint. The prince’s police escort quickly came to the rescue and the couple – unharmed, but clearly shocked – arrived safely at a gala variety show in central London. Charles and Camilla put a brave face on as they emerged from the car, quickly picking up their ceremonial duties and shaking hands with a few well wishers before heading into the theater. “They were whisked right through to hospitality where Camilla had a rather stiff brandy to calm her nerves,” reveals CBS News contributor Neil Sean, who reports frequently on the royal family and attended the Royal Variety Show. Police say the prince’s car, and his security detail, were caught off guard by a fast-moving group of protesters who converged on the area of the theater at short notice. Regardless of where they came from and how long they had been there, the violent group’s ability to come within inches of the man next in line to sit on the throne will doubtless prompt a review of security plans for the wedding of Charles’ son, Prince William, being planned for this summer … Earlier Thursday, thousands of students demonstrated in central London against a government move to enable the country’s universities to triple tuition fees – to 14,000 dollars per year. Sporadic pushing and shoving with the police gradually escalated, with officers on horseback brought in to break up the crowds. As night fell, it turned violent. Some demonstrators lit fires, others attacked government buildings. But it’s the attack on the royal car that’s grabbing the headlines this morning.
Wow! These student protests have been going on in London for some time now … but only recently have they started to turn violent. This successful attack on members of the Royal Family are very shocking to me. It is unfathomable that they British police force let the next King of England get that close to such violence. While I do not believe the lives of Charles and Camilla were in any actual danger, the violent nature of the attack on their car is pretty stunning. After the jump, check out some photos of Charles and Camilla‘s damaged Rolls Royce and find out how they spent the remainder of their evening after this attack …
Undaunted by the attack on their car, Prince Charles and Camilla made their way to The Royal Variety Performance at The Palladium where Charles got to hang out for a bit with Pop Queen Kylie Minogue:
If anyone could help a man laugh off his blues, then surely Kylie Minogue is the woman for the job. The pop star certainly helped put a smile back on Prince Charles’s face as she greeted him at the Royal Variety Performance last night just moments after his car was attacked by a mob of anarchists. His Royal Highness looked like Miss Minogue was just the tonic he needed after the attack in which he and his wife the Duchess of Cornwall were surrounded by a baying mob just yards away from The Palladium. As the Prince walked into The Palladium theatre in central London, he came face-to-face with the Australian superstar, who looked just as delighted to see him. And they appeared to share a joke as they shook hands and greeted each other warmly at the annual concert. Her choice of outfit surely didn’t go unnoticed either as she stood out from everyone else in a tiny red leather dress with rather kinky matching lace-up, thigh-high, stiletto heeled peep-toed boots that had a hint of fetish club to them.
Well, if I was to be attacked by a mob of angry people throwing things at me, I think the sight of Kylie Minogue in her hot red leather outfit would cheer me up considerably. I must confess, I do not know enough about the reason for the student protests in England to make a comment about whether they are right or wrong but I personally do feel bad for Charles and Camilla. Just yesterday we got to see the couple’s happy Xmas card photo … the sight of Camilla looking so fearful is a real bum out.