Published: 28 February 2007
The Prince of Wales entered the debate on childhood obesity by appearing to call for a ban on McDonald's.
During a tour of the United Arab Emirates, the Prince told a nutritionist that the "key" to remedying childhood obesity was getting McDonalds "banned".
His comments came during a tour of the Imperial College London Diabetes Centre in Abu Dhabi, where he was told about initiatives to improve the nation's diet and fitness levels.
The Prince, who visited the centre with the Duchess of Cornwall, advocates organic food and runs a farm on his Highgrove Estate that does not use artificial pesticides or fertilisers.
The Prince was chatting to Nadine Tayara, from the centre, when he asked her: "Have you got anywhere with McDonald's? Have you tried getting it banned? That's the key."http://news.independent.c...e_east/article2311309.ece
We know Charles can be outspoken, for better or worse. He does at least think about issues and is articulate.
But Mrs Denmark has now also lent her "weight" to the campaign against childhood obesity.
As I have said, if Fred joins the IOC, one of whose major partners is McDonalds, their two causes are in conflict and we'll have two very inarticulate people (neither of whom really believes much in any cause IMO) in a rather tight spot.