IT CAN HARDLY HAVE ESCAPED ANYONE’S ATTENTION that a baby was born recently in England with much fanfare—a little prince, born to be king. He might have been born to be king, but he was not born to be a King, in the archetypal sense. In fact, the only King I have come across in my research, that is, an actual hereditary king who had the King archetype, was Henry VIII, he who so famously married six wives, beheaded two of them, and broke with the Church of Rome to form his own church—the Church of England—so he could divorce two others.
Of course, the first thing I did, even before this little chap was named, was do a Soul Analysis to find out who he is. Would he be like his limp-biscuit of a grand-dad, Prince Charles, or take after his mother, the commoner Catherine Middleton, or, more importantly, his deceased grandmother, Princess Diana, the beloved and tragic “Queen of Hearts”?
It was with great relief that I discovered it was the latter! Diana’s influence is most definitely coming through her son, who married well—in fact, he married a woman with almost identical archetypal patterns to himself—and they have produced a child, who though he is not a King, will be a king with attributes far more appropriate today than that rather archaic archetype. Prince George, as we now know he will be called (oh my, it sounds like such a grown-up name for a little baby), has all the archetypes that are essential to be successful in our modern world—he has Divine Child, Hero, Midas, Networker, Poet, Scribe and Servant—an almost perfect array of behavior patterns to influence his life. He will be a good man, a great hereditary figurehead for this once great but still proud nation.
Charles, poor lad, was definitely not born to be king. He has the Wounded Child archetype but doesn’t have the mitigating Hero which can help with the pervasive “poor me” attitude that can flavor a person’s life. Charles also has the Poet, Scribe and Performer archetypes, and he would be much happier being any of those—a writer, a poet, or an actor, and in fact, while at the Unversity in Cambridge, he did enjoy acting on stage—rather than being destined to hold a position for which he is so obviously unsuited.
However, we do have to be thankful for one thing—his father, Prince Philip, insisted that Charles, who was obviously destined to be a “confirmed bachelor,” should marry and produce an heir. And so Charles married the virginal Diana and produced the heir and the spare, the oldest of which, William, is destined to be as great a leader of the British people as his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth. Thanks to Philip, the monarchy is in good hands, and we can all sigh with relief. After all, if Charles hadn’t been forced to get married, the daughter of his younger brother Andrew and the wayward Sarah Ferguson would have been next in line to the throne, as the British government recently changed the rules so a women can become queen in her own right. Imagine Beatrice as queen after Charles! Argh. She is most probably a sweet child, but not, I think, queen material. Methinks we dodged a bullet. She was born on 8/8/88 (is that significant?) and turns 25 on Thursday, so let’s wish her a very happy birthday and much happiness—though not as the heir to the throne of the British Isles (she is now 6th in line).