If you’re like me, you came here with answer smugly ready, and unfortunately, you’d be wrong in your guess.
No, Princess Charlotte’s favorite book is not Machiavelli’s the Prince, Sun Tzu’s the Art of War, or even Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People. It’s some random book that has nothing to do with plotting world domination or bending people to your will—it’s the Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson, according to her father, William, Baron Carrickfergus.
Look, does he really expect us to buy that Charlotte, who clearly has her sights set on amassing huge quantities of power, would at 3 years old be content to be read a story about a mouse in a forest that encounters creatures that want to eat him? Come on. Does he think we were born yesterday?
As far as I can tell, this was a strategic move on Charlotte’s part that that bid her father to call attention to the book. Why? I’m glad you asked. I believe Charlotte to be working on a hostile takeover of the publishing house that put out the Gruffalo, Macmillan Publishers. It’s the only thing that makes sense. Her father’s declaration of her favorite book is a tip off towards the powers that be at Macmillan Publishers that they’re on Princess Charlotte’s radar…and as everyone knows, once you’re on her radar, you never get off.
The publishing house has existed for almost 200 years, and Charlotte of all people knows that if you can control what people are reading, you can control what they’re thinking. Publishing is a natural first step for the young would-be-mogul, as it would help her enter into the world of media in general. Additionally, publishing is traditional enough of an industry that it wouldn’t invoke the Queen’s ire by entering into it. Charlotte, after all, knows the importance of not ruffling feathers from those who have more power than you.
Charlotte recently began attending Pre-K, and while I’m sure her parents are hoping that her current school situation retains more of her attention, the fact that her father is talking about her interests publicly only illustrate that her insatiable desire for power is not quenched by simply reigning supreme at her school. She has much loftier goals and has clearly demanded that her parents help her achieve them…or else.
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