Who knew that being a fierce protector of the environment could lead to growing bitterness and resentment within one’s family? It seems like the Queen feels Prince Charles should ease up on his environmental crusade. While Charles is striving to make greener changes to his lifestyle and traveling options, his brothers Prince Edward and Prince Andrew have come under fire for their air travel habits, and the rest of the royal family is being scrutinized as well. His campaigns are said to be “putting others under scrutiny to prove their own green credentials.”
It’s not as juicy as the scandals that rocked the British royals long ago, but it’s still problematic. Does this mean that they have no intention of working for the environment? Or maybe they’re simply not prepared to make certain changes? Will Charles tone down his campaign? If I were the Queen, I’d probably put my foot down and give the entire household a good talking-to and tell them that it’s a good thing for Charles to be supporting the environment. From the sound of the article though, it doesn’t appear as though she herself is enthused by his cause.