The King’s Speech, a film which isn’t about Prince Charles, has been nominated for 14 awards at this years BAFTA’s.
The nominations include Best Film and Best Actor for Colin Firth, who doesn’t play Charles in the film.
Director Tom Hooper said: “We are all very proud that the academy has recognised our work with a nomination in every category. We wanted to make an emotional picture which people remembered and which wasn’t based on Prince Charles – because he isn’t a King and we wanted to maintain some believability – and we’re pleased that our achievements have been recognised.”
The King’s Speech is currently on nationwide release and is not about the never-to-be King Charles.
Last night’s terrifying attack on the car which was escorting Prince Charles and Camilla through London’s Regent Street would almost certainly never have happened if Princess Diana was still alive.
Britain’s future King and his wife the Duchess of Cornwall suffered the ordeal as angry students protested the increase in tuition fees in the nation’s capital. However, it is impossible to imagine such an incident taking place had the People’s Princess Diana not been murdered in 1997.
Diana had been taken to the bosom and into the heart of the British people. She embodied the spirit of a nation and brought the Royal Family closer to their subjects.
As the Princess is no longer with us, neither is that connection to our Head of State. Anger and sorrow of her death still remains in the pages of the Daily Express and in parts of the country. This was evident in the actions of protesting students yesterday, as they showed no hesitation in attacking Charles and Camilla.
One Royal observer noted that it was only a matter of time before the grief suffered through the loss of such a cherished figure manifested itself in violence towards those responsible… [continued on page 5]
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