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Michael D very fortunate he doesn’t get a king-sized thrashing for voicing an opinion

Mary Kenny


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President Michael D Higgins is often forthright in his pronouncements. Photo: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

President Michael D Higgins is often forthright in his pronouncements. Photo: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

President Michael D Higgins is often forthright in his pronouncements. Photo: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

When the Prince of Wales contemplates the matter, he must sometimes envy President Michael D Higgins, who seems to have so much more leeway in expressing his opinions .

Whenever Prince Charles – who is now effectively regent, since Queen Elizabeth is in such frail health – is heard to speak his mind about anything other than the blandest of topics, he gets thrashed by the British media and constitutional experts.


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