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The Crown: Part Nine
By Michael Moriarty
Oh, my God!
The heir to the throne: CHARLES!
Where is he to go?!
Or to “His Royal Highness’s” favorite: Gordonstoun in Moury, Scotland.
It is off to Scotland for the heir to the throne!
Oh, I forgot to mention: Prince Charles has already had some bad experiences with being teased and bullied already and he’s been diagnosed as “sensitive”!
Now, however, while looking into the childhood of “His Royal Highness”, Prince Phillip, what do we find?!
They would appear to be German-speaking Nazis!
And he has a sister.
Both are flown to the British Isles for their education.
Back to “His Royal Highness” Prince Phillip and his son Charles, the heir apparent to the British throne.
Now it is here that I must note that the experience of both Phillip and his son Charles?! Their suffering at one of the greatest nightmare among British-style boarding schools.
I attended a British-style, Preparatory School for Boys.
For two years.
7th and 8th grades.
No, I didn’t suffer anything like the treatment that either Prince Phillip or his son, Heir to the Throne, Prince Charles might have endured. I was only sexually molested by one of the teachers, off and on, for two years.
No, I didn’t report it because:
1- I felt sorry for him.
2- I didn’t want to be known as a “rat”!
3- It was the only love or real attention I experienced during those first two years of custody under my father.
What do boarding schools really mean?
They allow the rich, wealthy and privileged to fob off their responsibilities as parents to perfect strangers for an expensive fee they can afford.
The headmaster of this particular nightmare in Scotland?!
Phillip endured it and became the man we’ve come to know quite well and to increasingly not love.
What he had to suffer?
He inflicts upon his own son… of whom he seems to be painfully jealous.
It is his son and not himself that is an heir to the throne.
“The community over the individual!”
The exact opposite “ethos”, of course, to that of America! A nation whose governing documents are profoundly opposed to herd mentality and group thinking.
Thinking back on my own childhood, I am glad that at least Prince Charles, heir to the throne of England, has a record of his own father’s “paterfamilias” tyranny.
God willing his experience at Gordonstoun Preparatory School will not make him the man his father became. A “Royal Highness” who held the Queen hostage because of her “fear of appearances”.
Meanwhile, what of Phillip?!
He chose Eton for his two sons.
Thank God my father pulled me out of my own Preparatory Nightmare in two years, as versus the six I might have been destined for.
The University of Detroit High School, a Jesuit institution, was not a boarding school.
Michael Moriarty is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor who starred in the landmark television series Law and Order from 1990 to 1994. His recent film and TV credits include The Yellow Wallpaper, 12 Hours to Live, Santa Baby and Deadly Skies. Contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org. He can be found on Twitter at https://twitter.com/@MGMoriarty.