Prince Charles delights crowds at Saudi public execution

RIYADH: Crowds at a public execution in Saudi Arabia were given an extra something to cheer about yesterday, with a visit from none other than Great Britain’s Prince of Wales.

The British royal, who is on an official tour of the Kingdom, was guest of honour at a beheading in central Riyadh, delighting the enthralled audience by posing for photos and displaying his trademark wit.

“So this poor fellow’s for the chop is he?” the Prince was heard asking, as the weeping victim – a 24-year-old Bangladeshi accused of adultery and witchcraft – was paraded before the crowd.

“He seemed genuinely interested in the ins and outs of public executions,” said Chief Executioner Walid Al-Rabi. “We even let him swing the sword a couple of times. He’s a natural!”

“You didn’t really have to try very hard to talk to him, he’s very polite,” said Fatima Gergash, who had brought her four children to watch the state-sponsored open-air killing.

“He gave a big roar when the sword came down for the first time. We all thought he was utterly charming,” she added, as workers loaded the headless corpse into a truck.

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12 Responses to Prince Charles delights crowds at Saudi public execution

  1. John Eritas February 20, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    I understand the Prince was in Saudi to study how to run a monarchy once he becomes king. He apparently picked up some cleaver tricks to keep the barbaric horde north of the wall in line.

  2. Alwaleed February 20, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Why didn’t they invite me? Once my tower is finished he will not set foot in it.

  3. Ron Butcher February 20, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Cleaver tricks??


  4. Frank Butcher February 20, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Do you think he got first pick on eating the eyeballs?

  5. Glenn Havinoviski (@roadworrier) February 21, 2014 at 8:50 am


  6. Dan February 21, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Well its in the genes for him. The closest he has now is executing elephants in South Africa but it’s really not the same, poor fellow.

  7. Republican February 21, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Charles I had his head chopped off so I guess Charles was keen to witness it from the other side.

  8. Golam Mostafa February 21, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Prince Charles is a peculiar and funny old guy, I think, he is lacking of strong personality!

  9. John February 22, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    I don’t believe he attended an execution for one second. It’ just press hype.

  10. Anonymous February 23, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Well done John….

  11. Red Queen February 23, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    We’ll have nnne of your disbelief John, or it’ll be “Off wth his head!”

  12. Chris of Arabia February 25, 2014 at 9:55 am

    This article is utter rubbish, plain and simple.

    How can anyone be ‘a natural’ if they have to swing the sword ‘a couple of times’?

    Our Royal Family have lost their touch.


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