When you find that the King is naked – and there are all kinds of them, of first, second and third rate -
do not exclaim:
“He has no clothes on him! No clothes!”
Do not ask why he is naked.
Instead, ask yourself and inquire with prudence: why is it that no one says "He is naked!"? Why don't they tell him?
This must be a lonely king. Most probably he is unable to keep a trusted adviser, of a fool who dares to tell him the urgent truth. He needs one. Maybe he does not know how to use advice or is incapable to listen.
Second thought, this folk do not find a way o speak to their king; are they afraid or just awkward? They may need to find a clever way to tell him or to let him know without words. There are means to help people speak to their kings.
Finally, this may be a bad king who deserves to be left naked. In this last case, keep your tongue, remember: don’t do the wrong thing right!
When a king is naked there is judgment to use.