The Makeover Continues
Paras proudly displays his award ribbon for "Most Improved Drinking Skills" won at a local Karaoke bar in Tokyo this week. (KOL photo)
Paras is in Japan now. The purpose of the trip is irrelevant other than to give our Prince another chance at a photo-op and a speech during this new makeover period.
Sounding frightfully king-like, our boy regally speaks the Royal line when he intones: “…both our countries recognize the people as the strength of the institution of the monarchy,” Prince Paras said, “and the institution of monarchy is totally devoted to the service of the people.” http://kantipuronline.com/kolnews.php?&nid=45088
This is practice stuff. Boilerplate crap designed to make Paras look like a good guy. Does anyone truly believe the King would allow Paras to make a speech that introduces some new policy initiative or, say for example, made a comment on the Maoist situation? Not on your life. Paras is a political liability and his speeches and appearances will reflect this for a while.
This is the first act in a long production designed to groom Paras for the Throne.