‘Shadow King’ repositioned | April’s key changes

While most of the world’s audience is gripped by the geopolitical cards the elite magician’s right hand is dealing out, let’s take a look at one of the more subtle left hand movements.

Discerning observers may have noticed Prince William, put forward as an Antichrist candidate in previous posts at Forthtell, stepping out of the geopolitical shadows this week toward fulfilling his role as forth told torch bearer for the monarchy onto the international stage, the prophetic typology and symbolism involved not escaping our attention. We’re being informed by a prominent elite outlet that ‘April will be the catalyst for some key changes’.

1 Thessalonians 5:3King James Version (KJV)

For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

We witness the former ‘Shadow King’ – now 33 years of age – turning into an international statesman calling for worldwide cooperation as vehicle for ‘peace, prosperity and security’.

This surely strikes a prophetic cord.

Prince William on Tuesday indicated support for Britain staying in the European Union, saying that in an increasingly turbulent world, the ability to unite in common action with other nations is “essential”.

“In an increasingly turbulent world, our ability to unite in common action with other nations is essential. It is the bedrock of our security and prosperity and is central to your work. Right now, the big questions with which you wrestle – in the UN, NATO, the Middle East and elsewhere – are predicated on your commitment to working in partnership with others,” the second-in-line to Britain’s throne said.

The royal family traditionally stays neutral on political issues but Prince William’s speech was widely interpreted as an important political statement.

“For centuries, Britain has been an outward looking nation. Hemmed in by sea, we have always sought to explore what is beyond the horizon. That sense of mission and curiosity is something that I know continues to drive our economy, our cultural and educational exports and our Armed Forces and Diplomatic Service,” the 33-year-old said.

Transitioning from physical to political savior

In addition to William’s foreign policy stance and reminiscent of his days as search and rescue pilot at RAF Anglesey, he and his wife returned to the Welsh isle last week to attend the Search and Rescue Force disbandment parade. The day formally marked the end of the Royal Air Force’s search and rescue operations, the team that Prince William used to work for.

As the end of this era of his life was marked publicly, so is the start of a new one.

Down memory lane

When Princess Diana was interviewed by Martin Bashir for the Panorama programme 21 years ago, she said she thought Prince Charles would never be king.

Two years later, Diana died, and the nation’s heart hardened further against her former husband.

The only hope for the Royal Family, many people whispered, was for the Crown to skip a generation and for Prince William to become its saviour.

In spite of Diana’s lacking endorsement of her former husband, the British people are well used to Prince Charles having his say on political issues, taking a controversial stance at times, for instance when he compared Putin to Hitler and argued that the war in Syria was caused by climate change.

It now appears his son Prince William and daughter-in-law Kate Middleton are demonstrating political aspirations too.

Kate penning positions

This week, Kate has penned an article on the Huffington Post to launch the Young Minds Matter campaign on the politically charged subject of juvenile mental health. In her piece, Kate argues that “the mental health of our children must be seen as every bit as important as their physical health” and urges “schools and communities to play their full role to help children who are struggling in ways that are not always easy to see.” Given that Kate has up till now has maintained an almost total silence on, well, pretty much everything,  this is a powerful, full-throated intervention into the public arena on some pretty hot public policy.

The Windsors’ formal response? The palace was quick to shoot down any suggestion that William or Kate were ‘getting political’. Newspapers responded that ‘few will buy that line’.

Playing heart strings

The papers state, the general public is becoming somewhat anxious as to Williams future role; even William’s friends are publicly questioning whether he really wants to become king or if he would prefer to live the quiet life of a wealthy landed gentleman guarding his family.We witness the Windsor owned newspapers once again playing collective hearts strings in response:
“One can understand why a young man robbed of his mother would want a normal life, but William has a choice to make: he can either be the future king and start meeting the demands of his royal responsibilities or he can give up his right to the throne, along with those of his children.”

As the British people do for their reasons; we will watch his future choices closely for ours.

1 Thessalonians 5

The Day of the Lord1But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. 2For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 3For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. 4But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. 5Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. 6Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. 7For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. 8But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. 9For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, 10Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.11Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

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