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Never The Less: Life in the limelight
By Eric Lewis
So once again the Royal family in England got another embarrassing fire to put out. As you would have gathered, some naked pictures of Prince Harry have been floating around on the Internet and in the international newspapers and this got Buckingham Palace in an uproar.
It seems like Prince Harry, who is Prince Charles and Lady Diana’s son and the grandson of Queen Elizabeth, went to Las Vegas for a lil vacation with some friends. He ended up playing a game of strip billiards in his hotel room with his friends and after several games of losing where he had to take off his clothes, the youngster ended up naked as he born. Of course all them was having fun.
Since the catch phrase in Vegas is “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”, Harry probably thought this was true, but either unknown to him or known to him somebody in the room took out them smart phone and decided to take a few photos. This in itself is a lesson, that people – including friends – will do anything for money.
Nowadays you have to be extra careful about what you say or what you do, cause Tom, Dick and Harry got always got some device on them which is capable of recording video, audio or taking still photos. Not only that, but them could stand from where them is and share it with millions of people around the world in seconds.
Anyhow, these embarrassing naked photos of the Prince hit the Internet and the news.
Well I was in the company of some people and we was watching CNN news and them had a panel of people discussing the possible fallout of these pics and what it could mean to the Royal Family. And we too had our lil discussion: some people was saying that he foolish to believe that nobody didn’t gine take a few photos and make some money cause, after all, naked pictures of Prince Harry had to be worth a good penny.
One or two people was saying that he is a young man and young people does do foolishness, but as the Prince he should have been more responsible cause what he did was embarrassing not only to the Royal family, but to the people of Great Britain. And then out of a clear blue sky a woman who was there with us holla out, “Rihanna is de same…thing!”
And she went on to explain how Rihanna suppose to be some kinda Youth and Culture Ambassador for Barbados and she don’t get on like no Ambassador. And how from the time you suppose to be representing a nation of people you should understand that you have a responsibility to conduct yourself properly and not do things to embarrass your country or your people. And how the title of ambassador want taking away from her, but the powers that be will never do that cause even though she feel them does cringe every time Rihanna pulls one of her stunts, them frighten to do anything because of how big Rihanna has become around the world. But how if it was up to her, she woulda done take back the ambassador title from her every since. And how if it did Lil Rick doing the same thing Rihanna does do them wouldda take it back long ago.
Well that was a hot debate, but the general consensus was that if Rihanna knows that being a Youth and Culture Ambassador puts her in a position that she can’t live up to the standards that one would expect a person to live up to when holding such a title, then maybe she should just quietly give it up. After all, Prince Harry will always be a prince, he was born a prince and he will die a prince, there is nothing he can do about that. Rihanna, on the other hand, can shed herself of being the princess. See ya.
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