Sunday 25 August 2019

Farage lashes royal family in incendiary rant Down Under

Nigel Farage ridiculed Prince Harry’s plan to have only two children as ‘irrelevant’. Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire
Nigel Farage ridiculed Prince Harry’s plan to have only two children as ‘irrelevant’. Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Harriet Line

Nigel Farage said the Queen Mother was an "overweight, chain-smoking gin drinker" in a series of incendiary remarks about members of the British royal family, it has been claimed.

The Brexit Party leader - in a speech in Australia to Sydney's Conservative Political Action Conference at the weekend - reportedly ridiculed comments by the Duke of Sussex that he and wife Meghan planned to have a "maximum" of two children for the sake of the planet.

And Mr Farage - who described the Queen as an "amazing, awe-inspiring woman" - said he hoped she would live a "very, very long time" to stop the Prince of Wales becoming king.

Media were not present at the event, but 'The Guardian' newspaper said it had heard a recording of part of Mr Farage's speech.

"When it comes to her son, when it comes to Charlie Boy and climate change, oh dear, oh dear, oh dear," Mr Farage is reported as saying.

"Her mother, Her Royal Highness the Queen's mother was a slightly overweight, chain-smoking gin drinker who lived to 101 years old.

"All I can say is Charlie Boy is now in his 70s... may the Queen live a very, very long time."

In reply to a question about women choosing not to have children because of climate change, Mr Farage reportedly said: "Well, if I want the Queen to live a long time to stop Charlie Boy becoming king, I want Charlie Boy to live even longer and William to live forever to stop Harry becoming king.

"Terrifying! Here was Harry, here he was, this young, brave, boisterous, all-male, getting into trouble, turning up at stag parties inappropriately dressed, drinking too much and causing all sorts of mayhem.

"And then - a brave British officer who did his bit in Afghanistan - he was the most popular royal of a younger generation that we've seen for 100 years.

"And then he met Meghan Markle, and it's fallen off a cliff.

"We've been told in the last week that Meghan and Harry will only have two children... and we're all completely ignoring the real problem the Earth faces.

"And that is the fact the population of the globe is exploding but no one dares talk about it, no one dares deal with it, and whether Prince Harry has two kids is irrelevant given there are now 2.6 billion Chinese and Indians on this Earth."

Last month, Prince Harry told activist and chimpanzee expert Dr Jane Goodall he will only have two children for the sake of the planet.

Prince Harry said he now views the natural world differently since becoming a father to three-month-old son Archie, and when quizzed by the primatologist about how many children he is planning to have with Meghan, he replied "two, maximum".

Irish Independent

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