Sunday, 30 May 2010
The Fresh Prince of Gelled Hair
It began for me two Junes ago in 2008 when we saw Prince Harry march up Edinburgh's Royal Mile, the BBC reporting that:
They were met by crowds of supporters, who lined the streets of Scotland's capital.
The group of schoolgirls chattered as they walked down the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. As they came to the barriers, the broadcast trucks and the waiting crowds, they stopped and stared.
"What's all that about?", one wondered. Then they remembered. "Harry's here," her friend declared.
That came from my post Bay City Stroller, whilst also from June 2008 and my post Ginger-bred:
Youngsters from Cathays High School in Cardiff screamed, cheered and some even broke down in tears when the 23-year-old prince arrived.
When he arrived dozens of schoolchildren from years seven and eight strained against crash barriers chanting "Wales, Wales" then screamed "Harry, Harry" as he got closer.
One youngster Hollie White, 12, from nearby Gabalfa, sobbed uncontrollably as Harry approached and stopped in front of her.
Today we read that Harry has been voted King of Cool 2010 by GQ magazine.
Wait for his brother.