Sunday, June 10, 2007

When Harry Met Cherie

I just got back from a weekend in Drumheller, helping out on the by election campaign there. Between that, Bronco versus Morton, Elbow by election mania, Paul Jackson's idiocies, Gordon O'Connor, and the Ontario election, there's a lot to blog about. But it will all have to wait because of the news story that has gripped Calgary and, dare I say it, the world, over the past few days. I am, of course, referring to Prince Harry's visit to Cowboys last week and the fairy tale romance that has resulted from it.

To recap, for those who haven't been following this captivating story, Prince Harry paid a visit to a local bar in Calgary and flirted with a waitress. I know when I recap it, it sounds trivial so I'll let the professional journalists weigh in on it:

"As the night went on, the soldier who is third in line to the throne - and the server - who was once in line for the title of Canada's hottest bartender - spent the small hours chatting."

Tale as old as time...

The Herald also provides some other important information:

-Cherie's favourite body part is her tummy.
-she "plans to be a playboy bunny or Playmate in 3 or 4 years". [ed note: try 3 or 4 weeks after this...]
-the owner of Cowboys think Cherie would look good on the one dollar bill.

And that's just Saturday's story. Today's Herald has two stories on the Prince and the various rumours the Herald has started about him. The Sun shows their usual class on the front page seen below. And even the Globe and...well...everyone else have jumped on the Harry and Cherie bandwagon.

While I've always been opposed to the Monarchy, I do think I would reconsider my stance if we could start our own Canadian line of royalty, with Harry as king and Cherie as his Queen. This would be a good compromise between those who want a Canadian head of state and those who believe our head of state should be from a completely different country few Canadians have any emotional association with.

Anyways, since using "Prince Harry", "Playboy playmate", and "hottest bartender", are gold for my google search keywords, I intend to follow this romantic fairy tale quite thoroughly over the coming days years.

Monday Morning Update: The news story hits Day 5, with another front page Herald story. The Globe talks to a historian. And the Sun reports that Cherie is disappointed Harry didn't show for a date with her (after she sold an exclusivity deal with a British tabloid).



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