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Most ill-mannered? Really?

- December 12th, 2012
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Prince Harry in Afghanistan in September. (PHOTO: John Stillwell/AFP)

The National League of Junior Cotillions (the what?) has released its annual list of the best mannered people (apparently they’ve been doing this for 21 years).

But they also decided to name Prince Harry the most ill-mannered person of 2012.

The group says it’s “for disregarding his prestigious title and misbehaving in the public spotlight.”

Ugh.

This is such an unfair thing to say. Prince Harry wasn’t in public when he had naked photos snapped of him and then sold by some random guest at the private bash to TMZ.

I also think the group is saying this about Prince Harry to get some press (yes, I know, I’m giving it to them). But naming Taylor Swift the best mannered person won’t make many headlines.

But this American group, which is for children, is choosing to focus on Prince Harry’s bad behaviour in Vegas and doesn’t mention in their release that the prince is on his second tour in Afghanistan, that he has done amazing charity work for injured soldiers, and had a very successful tour on behalf of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year.

That’s a great message for children: Judge people for just one poor decision and don’t judge them on everything they do.

So congrats to the league – you got someone to write about you. But I think your press release was a real jerk move.

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3 comments

  1. J | December 13, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Its got to be tough on his daddy, keep him in the family and be embarrassed or make the dna evidence public and be embarrassed. Diana must be loving it.

  2. Lisa | December 20, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    “Its got to be tough on his daddy, keep him in the family and be embarrassed or make the dna evidence public and be embarrassed.”

    Cogswallop! Prince Charles has done enough to embarrass himself, his mum and the throne. . . carrying on with this woman he is currently married to whilst being married to Princess Diana. Prince Charles deserves any hardship that his younger son presents him!

  3. J | December 23, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    I was being sarcastic. But I don’t have any warm fuzzies for chuck or his daddy either. Chuck is just dumb, his father is evil.

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