When Yugoslavian nationalist Gavrilo Princip plugged Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, the follow-on effects were calamitous. To say the least. If Aryan supremacist Mark Colborne had been successful in ventilating the Prince of Wales as he’d planned, it seems safe to say that the reaction would have been a little less dire. As the would-be assassin wrote, “Take down a silent rifle, take up a good stalker potion and put a bullet in Prince Charles’s head. He is protected but not too protected. I would sacrifice my life for that one-shot kill.” . . .
While the biggest problem the UK would likely experience at the news that Charles will never be king might be excessive awkwardly inappropriate celebration, murder is still a crime in The Land of Hope and Glory.
“If I had the right weapon, like a military-grade sniper rifle, I would take out Prince Charles for the sake of the Aryan people,” he wrote. “The first chance I would get, with a rifle, if he crosses my path is to murder Prince Charles.”
Just how Colborne would get his mitts on a rifle given Blighty’s strict gun control is an open question. Rest assured, though, it does happen. He’s currently in the dock at the Old Bailey, where prosecutors are claiming he was planning a mass casualty attack as revenge for being bullied as a kid due to his red hair. Thankfully we don’t have wack-jobs like that over here.