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Headline Nudes

by | 23rd, January 2004

‘“IS this the most pampered man in Britain?” asks the Express on its front page.

‘Anorak ComfiSlax – only £15.99? Now that’s more like it.’

The chap in the spotlight is none other than Prince Charles, who is pictured walking along a strip of red carpet that has been laid across the middle of a field in Yorkshire.

The brevity of the rug encourages the Sun to tell Charles to “enjoy it while it lasts”.

The impression is of a vain, foolish man and not one who is overly pampered.

If he were the most pampered man in the entire realm, he would have a carpet far longer, he would not be carrying his own umbrella and he would be naked.

Yes, we can reveal that the most cosseted man in the land is not Charles, notwithstanding the toothpaste squeezer and all, but 44-year-old former Royal Marine, Stephen Gough.

Many more of you will know him as The Naked Rambler, the man who yesterday completed his 900-mile nude hike from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

While Charles’ stroll cost only the price of an off-cut of reddish carpet, Gough’s walk has cost £50,000, a fee bolstered by 15 arrests and a total of five months in jail, including one night in solitary confinement for refusing to wear clothes in court.

Compared to him, Prince Charles is a bargain at twice the price – make that three times, if he agrees to keep his clothes on…’

Posted: 23rd, January 2004 | In: Tabloids Comment | TrackBack | Permalink