Nigel Farage lashes out at Prince Charles again – ‘I refused to stand!’
Mr Farage, the leader of the Brexit Party, has laid into Prince Charles again over the Prince of Wales’ stance on climate change. The Brexiteer mocked the heir to the throne for a speech he delivered at a 2008 EU summit, where he said the North Polar ice cap could disappear within seven years. Mr Farage told Sky New Australia just a day after his inflammatory speech against several members of the Royal Family: “He came to the European Parliament 10 years ago to tell us within seven years the polar ice cap would disappear completely.
“At the end of his speech, I refused to stand, I just sat there.”
While the polar ice cap hasn’t completely melted, data shared by NASA show the dramatic reduction of the area covered by the Arctic ice.
While in 1979 it measured 6.5 million square kilometres, in 2018 the Arctic minimum sea ice covered an area of just 4.15 km2.
In the interview, done as part of his Australian tour, Mr Farage also labelled the late Queen Mother as “slightly overweight, chain-smoking gin drinker who lived to 101”.
On Saturday, Mr Farage wasn’t any kinder to Prince Charles, the Queen Mother or the Sussexes.
Speaking to a crowd of 500 people at the Sydney’s Conservative Political Action Conference, Mr Farage touched upon the royals after speaking about media bias, Brexit and the UN.
While the press have been barred from the event, the Guardian reported Mr Farage praised Queen Elizabeth II only to then attacking her firstborn.
Speaking about the Queen, he said: “[She is] an amazing, awe-inspiring woman, we’re bloody lucky to have her.
“When it comes to her son, when it comes to Charlie Boy and climate change, oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.
“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.”
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry were also targeted by Mr Farage.
Asked what he thinks of women to choose not to have children to preserve the planet’s resources, Mr Farage took a dig at Harry, who in a conversation to conservationist Dr Jane Goodall published on British Vogue suggested he would not have more than two children to fight the climate crisis.
Mr Farage 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.
“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.”
Mr Farage also accused Meghan of ruining Prince Harry’s public image.
He said: “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.”
By mentioning Harry being “inappropriately dressed” at parties, Mr Farage is believed to be referring to the party attended by the prince dressed in a Nazi uniform in 2005.
Various media outlets have also written Mr Farage describing Prince Harry as “prince of wokeness.”
However, his spokesman denied that he had described Harry as the “prince of wokeness” and said some remarks were taken out of context.
Speaking about the Brexit Party leader’s remarks on the Queen Mother, he said: “This is not an attack on the Queen Mother in the slightest.
“It’s basically saying she lived until 101 so the Queen, given she has a much better lifestyle than the Queen Mother, will live for a lot longer.”
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