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January 12, 2002 2:14 PM   Subscribe

Poor Prince Harry Drug rehab clinic it is. Also chips thumb playing football and puts foot through a glass door at party. Wonder if its all connected. PS Rehab for weed and alcohol only? Fishy.
posted by Voyageman (18 comments total)

 
They must have search high and low for such a great photo...

"Harry, what are these herbs?"
posted by gi_wrighty at 2:34 PM on January 12, 2002


BBC TV reported the rehab visit was just once, 'to have him look at heroin addicts'.
posted by prolific at 2:40 PM on January 12, 2002


It's no wonder that the Kids' Zone of the Official Web Site of the British Monarchy doesn't have a "fact file" on Harry! All the "younger brother" rates is a mention on Prince William's page.
posted by Carol Anne at 3:06 PM on January 12, 2002


Prince Charles in May 1999 to his godson Tom Parker Bowles (hmmm,Camilla's son) over his cocaine habits : "You've been a bloody fool. Pull yourself together." Same article :"There are reports that William has had a cigarette or two but there is no suggestion that the princes have been involved with drugs." No mention of Harry.
posted by Voyageman at 3:12 PM on January 12, 2002


Harry reportedly admitted to a serious drink problem

Well his great-grandmother throws back seven Dry Martinis a day and she's 101. So good luck to the boy, long may he live and, if necessary, reign. Even though I find that admitting to a "serious" drinking problem may be motivated by a touch of sibling rivalry.

Hey, how else is he to know what his future subjects have to resort to, to get through the day?

*banishes thoughts of the Blair boy, the Bush girl and Prince Harry out on a bender*
posted by MiguelCardoso at 3:37 PM on January 12, 2002


Feh. Punishing him and plastering his face on the news for being a normal 17 year old. One more reason to be glad I'm not famous. I'd never put up with all the pressure.
posted by tomorama at 5:52 PM on January 12, 2002


The media should just leave the Bush girls and the Princes alone.
posted by catatonic at 7:37 PM on January 12, 2002



posted by tpoh.org at 8:50 PM on January 12, 2002



posted by tpoh.org at 8:51 PM on January 12, 2002


Given the constant tabloid stories about junior Royals on coke over the past few years, I would have thought it would be compulsory for Harry to do drugs. In fact, perhaps they sent him to Betty Ford to *find* some fucking drugs.

But anyway, how desperately silly. If every teenager who'd smoked weed and drank to excess was sent to rehab, we'd have... a lot of kids in rehab.
posted by skylar at 2:52 AM on January 13, 2002


HE SMOKED MARIJUANA?! THE HORRORS!
posted by crunchland at 5:07 AM on January 13, 2002


Visiting such a rehab clinic sounds like a good field trip for all youth.
posted by Carol Anne at 5:41 AM on January 13, 2002


From CNN story:

Clive Goodman, of the News of the World, told CNN: "These were were no usual teenage high spirits. This was a young lad drinking under age ... taking pot, which is illegal."

Excuse me? What kind of definition for "usual teenage high spirits" do you have over there? I'm no advocate for smoking anything (unless it's one of those medical marijuana deals), but testing one's drinking limits is definitely normal teenage behavior where I come from.

p.s. Nice job quoting journalists' reactions, CNN. Reminds me of sexy Paula Zahn's teary tributes to the brave journalists covering the WTC disaster.
posted by planetkyoto at 5:42 AM on January 13, 2002


Well his great-grandmother throws back seven Dry Martinis a day and she's 101.

I thought it was Gin & Tonics, useful for keeping the quinine levels up lest one should find themselves needing to visit the outer colonies with little notice.

In any case, I wonder how much of this is teenage acting out and how much is a kid seeking to fill a void left by having a famously dead mother. Hmm.
posted by Dreama at 7:00 AM on January 13, 2002


An Australian view of the Queen Mum's drinking: Perhaps the most endearing trait for a nation fond of a tipple is the Queen Mother's legendary love of a drink, with her favourites being gin and Dubonnet before lunch, and champagne with the meal. ''She must be the greatest living advertisement for gin,'' said one long-serving friend, interviewed by the Telegraph, who was in charge of the drinks at a recent party she threw. Or as one Anglican bishop said: ''She is very much a gin drinker. I think it's pickled her.''
posted by Carol Anne at 7:09 AM on January 13, 2002


Harry, Potter?
posted by HTuttle at 9:56 AM on January 13, 2002


Nice to see he's taking after his Aunt Margaret - not saying she drinks to excess but she once managed to badly burn BOTH feet while getting in to the bath.
posted by niceness at 6:47 AM on January 14, 2002


*banishes thoughts of the Blair boy, the Bush girl and Prince Harry out on a bender*

This would make a great super hero comic. They should all team together and fight crime. Or maybe not.
posted by eckeric at 2:34 PM on January 14, 2002


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