It’s one of the many things that people mock about Charles, the Prince of Wales. Don’t get me wrong, like all royals there are loads of things that are eminently ridiculous about him and his pursuits. I find the whole concept of royalty offensively ridiculous. But what I don’t find ridiculous about him is the fact that he chose to marry Camilla Parker-Bowles, yet he is constantly mocked for it because she is unapologetically middle-aged, and thus not considered beautiful enough to be a royal wife.
Wow, a man who could theoretically choose from a parade of aristocratic arm candy whose beauty would make other men envious instead chose a woman his own age, whose company he has consistently enjoyed for decades, to be his partner; caring more about being able to enjoy her company as often as possible than about whether she’s had a facelift or is keeping up the Botox to meet some arbitrary standard set by others. Why, it’s almost as though he has put his and her personal happiness above what other men think about her level of attractiveness!
What a ridiculous way for a grown man to behave, obviously.