Found Object

The Collected Works of Prince Charles

On the eve of his 60th birthday, The Guardian has gathered up the collected letters and memos of Prince Charles. Reaction: Boy, is he pissed off. A sampling of the prince’s prose: “If one more [New Zealand] child asks me what it's like to be a prince, I shall go demented … What is wrong with everyone nowadays? Why do they all seem to think they are qualified to do things far beyond their technical capabilities? … … I am also struck by the degree to which our lives are becoming ruled by a truly absurd degree of politically correct interference … [English literature has] arrived at such a dismal wasteland of banality, cliché, and casual obscenity." And commenting on London architecture: "You have to give this much to the Luftwaffe: when it knocked down our buildings, it didn't replace them with anything more offensive than rubble."