Lord Nicholas, 40, who lost his place in the line of succession when he became a Roman Catholic, has written a controversial article in which he claims that abortion is a bigger threat to Europe than al-Qaeda and Islamic terrorism.
He describes abortion as “the single most grievous moral deficit in contemporary life” and calls for a “new abolitionism for Europe” in which abortion, like the slave trade, can be abolished.
While the threat of terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda calls for “robust and, where necessary, lethal response,” he claims in the American religious journal First Things that “these are not threats that appear existential and have not as yet provoked a real sense of public crisis.”
In 2006, Lord Nicholas, whose father, the Duke of Kent, is a cousin of the Queen, became the first member of the Royal family to marry in the Vatican since the Reformation. His wife, Paola, gave birth to their first child, Albert, in 2007, and the couple had a second son, Leopold, last year.
It seems to me that Lord Windsor’s supposedly “controversial” statement is self-evidently true. Terrorism kills relatively small numbers of people, voluntary abortion kills millions yearly.
Lord Nicholas Windsor has just become my favourite Royal. If only he, instead of woolly-brained Prince Charles, could become the next king of England.