London - There has been a venomous backlash about Prince Charles' letters to various tarantulas, black widows, funnel webs and birdeating spiders published in Britain today.
Posts on the ArachnophobesAnonymous.con website allege the Pretender has smeared a pair of senior Brazilian Wandering spiders at the London embassy, employed since 1804 for their legendary diplomatic skills.
Also aggrieved are pals of the Brown Recluse spider, a tame pet of the eponymous former British Prime Minister, which ran a successful global opinion monitoring service on the world wide web between 2007 and 2010.
But the biggest furor comes from a family of Camel spiders which were sent some disgusting correspondence about forced repatriation to Iraq from where their colony originates.
"Charles is nothing but a jumped-up Daddy Longlegs," one blogger posted, "whose first wife failed to eat him alive after their initial mating because she had some sort of eating disorder."
For a full transcript of the creepy missives click right here.