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Prince Charles Jets Off For Freebie Holiday On Superyacht

August 11, 2017

By Paul Homewood



I see Prince Charles is doing his bit to save us all from global warming!




PRINCE Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall swapped fishing boats in Scotland for a glamorous superyacht today as the couple were snapped enjoying the Greek sunshine.

By Vickiie Oliphant

PUBLISHED: 21:11, Wed, Aug 2, 2017 | UPDATED: 21:21, Wed, Aug 2, 2017



Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles on yacht

Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles enjoyed the Greek sun



The Prince of Wales and his wife Camilla Parker Bowles have spent the last few days conducting their annual tour of the UK – visiting quaint tea and cake rooms, or sampling local ale during a trip to a brewery.


Known as the Duke of Rothesay while in Scotland, Charles even donned a kilt for the visit to the John O’Groats Brewery in Caithness.

But today, Prince Charles and Camilla swapped the British weather for a more exotic climate as they jet off to Greece.

The couple were snapped in floating, summery attire on board superyacht OKTO, which was owned by the Greek millionaire Theodore Angelopoulos.


Prince Charles & Camilla Parker Bowles on holiday

The Royal couple were snapped in floating, summery attire on board superyacht



One photo shows Charles leaning in to speak to the shipping magnate, who is regarded as Athens’ answer to Lord Coe for his role as president of the organising committee for the 2004 Olympics.

His glamorous wife Gianna, dressed in a vibrant tropical-coloured skirt with a deep purple shirt, was also present for the visit and escorted the couple from a speedboat onto the monster yacht.

The 216ft superboat boasts a dancing deck, cinema room and swimming pool – with lights to change the colour of the water.

It also boasts a gym, a formal dining room, and 80q m of open deck – and the boat is valued at a price of 54.5million Euro – around £49million.


Photos from the huge floating palace, currently moored off the coats of Corfu, show a fleet of smartly dressed staff lining up to greet the royal couple.

The heir to the throne has also spent part of the couple’s summer holidays on the mainland of the Greek island of Corfu.

The couple stayed in the villa of the well-known banking family Rothschild, where Princess Diana had also often spent her holidays.



Prince charles and Camilla on board OKTO



Prince Charles and Camilla on board the OKTO yacht

Charles and Camilla

Charles and Camilla met staff on board the million pound yacht






  1. August 11, 2017 9:43 am

    So fighting climate change is for the little people?

  2. August 11, 2017 9:49 am

    He will come back home and, to offset his massive carbon footprint, he will plant some more trees on his estate (well he will get his minions to do the actual work).

  3. August 11, 2017 9:50 am

    Well, unusually for me, my reaction is “so what?” Wouldn’t you quite like to do similar, if the chance arose ? I know I would. I think this is just Summer Silly Season garbage, when a rather lazy journo finds it hard, or can’t be bothered, to research a weightier project to scribble about.

    • TinyCO2 permalink
      August 11, 2017 12:00 pm

      I wouldn’t call for cutting CO2 and jet around the planet, no. I try not to say one thing and do another.

      Nobody minds that he’s on a luxury holiday (although it’s hard to tell when he isn’t), it’s his assertions that ‘we’ must cut CO2. That’s not the royal ‘we’, it’s the you peasants ‘we’. Most warmists are the same. They prefer to argue with sceptics than get on and practicing what they preach.

      • roger permalink
        August 11, 2017 2:39 pm

        God save our Queen……….PLEASE!

    • M E Emberson permalink
      August 11, 2017 8:17 pm

      Quite agree. Why shouldn’t they?

  4. HotScot permalink
    August 11, 2017 9:50 am

    Like Al Gore, Charlie boy was an academic failure, yet still occupies a stage large enough to promote his loony opinions, at taxpayer expense.

    • Nigel S permalink
      August 12, 2017 12:05 pm

      2:2 History, Trinity College, U. of Cambridge, so not an academic failure (particularly allowing for distractions/royal duties). Gore on the other hand …

      • HotScot permalink
        August 12, 2017 12:21 pm

        Doubtless with a great deal of private tuition from well selected academics.

        Nor does a degree signify the ability to think.

  5. August 11, 2017 9:50 am

    I don’t begrudge him his holiday one little bit. I do however, wonder how all these high life environmentalists square the inherent contradictions in their lifestyle, with their consciences.

    • Juliet 46 permalink
      August 11, 2017 9:41 pm

      They don’t have a conscience!

  6. August 11, 2017 9:51 am

    George Monbiot on R4 Moral Maze this week.
    “I only fly once every 3 years”

    • tom0mason permalink
      August 11, 2017 11:01 am

      Interesting, how does he get back from whatever ashram he visits.
      Goes there, 3 years later comes back, then 3 years later off again….and then….

      Maybe 3 years is too short a visit. 🙂

  7. Derek Buxton permalink
    August 11, 2017 9:52 am

    Sheer bloody hypocrisy, normal for the idle rich I suppose. Is he being charged for the carbon emmissions?

  8. August 11, 2017 9:54 am

    Tip : Broke my rule about never listening to R4 News
    At 8am they seemed to say ‘Shock horror 22% of UK aid money goes into SUBSIDISING fossil fuels, when she should be supporting renewables ” say CAFOD
    Then they wheeled on Harra

    ..actually they meant of support for energy projects 46% goes to FF
    22% goes to renewables
    See mass of Stuff pouring from CAFODs twitter
    No one is retweeting it

    Is Marie Antoinette head of CAFOD ?
    Why should we impose crap renewable intermittent energy on world’s poor.

    • CheshireRed permalink
      August 11, 2017 9:06 pm

      I must be missing it, but what are the subsidies for FF’s? Is it the reduced rate of VAT on domestic fuel? How do they arrive at a figure?

      • CheshireRed permalink
        August 11, 2017 9:07 pm

        I should clarify: I’m yet to be convinced there *are* subsidies for FF’s. I’m under the impression they’re self-sufficiently viable and rake in £billions of tax for HMRC.

  9. August 11, 2017 10:59 am

    All right for some. Unfortunately there are rather a lot of somes. We’ve quite a few here in Valencia filling up the marina with their ugly toys.

    • August 12, 2017 5:29 pm

      OTT but once upon a time yachts used to be things of grace and beauty and unobtainable objects of desire and covetousness. Then they went through a nasty aggressive-looking phase – i.e. anybody who was anybody had to cruise around in a thing that looked like a great white shark.

      Now the naval architects to the rich have opted for the “just plain ugly/evil” look.

  10. BLACK PEARL permalink
    August 11, 2017 11:55 am

    Wonder how much Crown Estates share is for all those on & off Shore wind-wheels planted on ‘their’ land ?

  11. Geoff Sherrington permalink
    August 11, 2017 12:45 pm

    Every time I see a photo I think “The definition of wanting to be in the right place at the wrong time” after that tampon reference in the phone intercept. Did anyone find who did the phone tap? Geoff

  12. Gerry, England permalink
    August 11, 2017 12:56 pm

    From a legacy media point of view this is just lame envy stuff to fill the summer pages. I mean it is not as if there is anything more important going on affecting the UK at the moment is there?

    As for pointing out the hypocrisy – I think the majority just shrug their shoulders accepting that this is how it is. No harm in keeping it out there along with Gore’s consumption of whole fields of windmill electricity.

  13. Athelstan permalink
    August 11, 2017 1:07 pm

    With apols to Tommy Trinder………….

    Champagne Charlie is my name
    drinking Kool Aid is my game
    There’s no drink as good as fizz, fizz, fizz
    I’ll drink every drop there is, is, is
    All round town it is the same
    By imbibing so much green crap I rose to fame
    I’m the idol of the eco zoids,
    Champagne Charlie is my name.

    • Graeme No.3 permalink
      August 11, 2017 8:03 pm


    • 1saveenergy permalink
      August 11, 2017 8:26 pm

      Charles Townshend (1725–1767), British politician nicknamed “Champagne Charlie”

      The song “Champagne Charlie” premièred in August 1866 at the Princess’ Concert Hall in Leeds.composed by Alfred Lee with lyrics by George Leybourne.

      George Leybourne (1842–1884), introduced the song “Champagne Charlie” to the London music hall, and was himself thereafter often referred to as “Champagne Charlie”

      Tommy Trinder used it in one of the Ealing Comedy’s in 1944

      • Athelstan permalink
        August 12, 2017 9:24 am

        Steaming mangold wurzels! Oi stand corrected!

      • 1saveenergy permalink
        August 12, 2017 10:22 am

        No need to stand…a simple grovel is enough (:-))

        (I can’t help being a pedantic ba$tard facts geek. )

      • Athelstan permalink
        August 12, 2017 2:14 pm

        You probably won’t believe it but………..actually I like that sort of stuff and my grandfather would have known all about it – he used to sing the song to me, when I was a wee bairn.

  14. Richard permalink
    August 11, 2017 1:17 pm

    Charles is an intellectually challenged, academic idiot who would have been unheard of if we lived in a meritocracy. An irrelevant nonentity.
    Please – no more coverage, as I couldn’t care less.

  15. Stonyground permalink
    August 11, 2017 2:10 pm

    OT but I thought people might want to know that Al Gore is appearing on the Frank Skinner show on Absolute Radio on Saturday morning plugging his disaster movie. Not sure what time sorry.

    • August 11, 2017 2:28 pm

      No apology needed – who cares what time?

    • August 11, 2017 6:00 pm

      BBC 5 Live helpfully gave a warning in advance of his contribution there, so was able to avoid it.

  16. Green Sand permalink
    August 11, 2017 2:28 pm

    Long Live The Queen!

  17. August 11, 2017 3:11 pm

    Paul: I would prefer you stick to the technical aspects of the CO2 scam rather than descending into paparazzi nonsense.

  18. stephen m lord permalink
    August 11, 2017 3:21 pm

    Saving the world for the elites one cold poor peasant at a time.

  19. Stonyground permalink
    August 11, 2017 5:57 pm

    I think that it is important to expose the hypocrisy of climate change alarmists whoever they are. If they really believe in impending climate catastrophe, why don’t they behave as though they believe it? Why do they expect anyone to take them seriously when they fail so spectacularly to practice what they preach? How difficult it must be to carry on enjoying your luxurious fossil fueled lifestyle while insisting that it is other people who need to curtail their evil polluting ways.

    • CheshireRed permalink
      August 11, 2017 9:10 pm

      The late Michael Crichton called it similar. ‘If CO2 really is a challenge we could take one step today, immediately, that would reduce emissions and impact almost nobody but send a strong message…we could ban private jets’. (I paraphrase.)

      He was (and still is) right. But no private jet ban for the rich kids. Imagine my surprise.

      • roger permalink
        August 11, 2017 10:02 pm

        Some years ago I lived near to Highgrove house, where whenever he was in residence, helicopters regularly arrived very early in the morning and waited for up to an hour with idling engine for him to emerge.
        No doubt this still continues despite the fact that the one hundred months to save the planet are all but up and the North Pole ice, whilst not yet disappeared, is rotting before our very eyes!
        The hypocracy of the man is breathtaking and that is why this is a valid report about an idiot who aspires to be our King.
        I am, by the way, a royalist to the core.

  20. August 12, 2017 1:53 am

    Hypocrisy on the grand scale! Even bigger than Al Gore.

    • Graeme No.3 permalink
      August 12, 2017 9:51 am

      Ah! But the boat is partially fuelled by biofuel. So all is well in warmists land!

      You obviously missed the boat’s bumper sticker “Biofuels for bio fools”

  21. John F. Hultquist permalink
    August 12, 2017 4:34 am

    Just what is Prince Charles taking a Holiday from?

    • August 13, 2017 3:05 am

      Nice one! The trouble with useless Royals is that they breed like rabbits.

  22. Stonyground permalink
    August 12, 2017 7:23 am

    “… the North Pole ice, whilst not yet disappeared, is rotting before our very eyes!”

    I don’t think it is actually. I think that you will find that the alarmists have been fibbing again.

    • roger permalink
      August 12, 2017 7:46 am

      Sorry! Missed the /sarc!

      • dave permalink
        August 12, 2017 8:14 am

        Quite a lot of ice in Antarctica, too:

        The real nonsense of the nouveau riche is indulging in “go quick” boats.
        These use ten times as much fuel, to skim the surface at 20 knots, as traditional ships use to plough through the water at 10 knots, using slow-revving diesels. Even a big boat, conservatively used, only need use as much fuel in a season as a couple of salesmens’ cars going up and down the M1 for a year on ordinary business.

        These boats are hardly ever USED. I knew a Swiss, workaholic, businessman who kept a go quick at Antibes with a permanent, bored-stiff, small crew. He and his wife came every summer for two weeks. Half a dozen times during the two weeks they would bomb down to St Tropez for a few hours, for her to “visit the shops.” That was their use of the boat.

      • dave permalink
        August 12, 2017 8:22 am

        The warmunistas SO need a juicy Hurricane in Florida. But…

        Eventually, they will just invent one, I guess.

  23. Max Sawyer permalink
    August 12, 2017 10:26 am

    No doubt both the aircraft he flew in and the yacht were solar powered.

  24. Jack Broughton permalink
    August 12, 2017 11:13 am

    I’m sure that Ladybird books have sent him to write his next book, Perhaps he is returning to his Greek roots and might stay there: they are welcome to him.

  25. August 12, 2017 8:02 pm

    How rude of these negative commentators, the Prince Charles entourage is royalty and deserves the good life of high consumption of fossil fuels to make his life more pleasurable at the expense of us peons. But then he shouldn’t be preaching us to conserve and generate less CO2 which by the way has nothing to do with Global Warming or Climate Change! And just for the record, the first sentence is sarcasm in case someone misses the point.

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