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Old 04-29-2009, 12:47 PM
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I agree with you Warren, suits the Queen holding court around all those men
Thank you for those pictures.
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Old 04-29-2009, 07:23 PM
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When I looked at this pic, what came to my mind was HM saying, "The men's room is over there."


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HM looks to be in very good form in these pics, and quite animated at times.
Always the focus of attention, she appears to be in her element holding court in Pic 5.
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A senior member of the Royal Family has privately expressed support for Joanna Lumley's Gurkha campaign, the actress has claimed.

Royal 'supports Lumley on Gurkhas' - Yahoo! News UK

They should all support the campaign, especially HM!
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Old 05-05-2009, 01:11 PM
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:39 PM
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Prince Charles, Prince Andrew and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall,
at St Paul's Cathedral for a Service of Thanksgiving to commemorate
the 100th anniversary of Naval aviation, London, May 8, 2009.

Here's the gallery of today's pics from zimbio without watermarks,
nice to see Camilla with these matching navy colours


Naval Thanksgiving At St Pauls Cathedral
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Old 05-17-2009, 04:42 PM
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Pics 15.5.2009

The Queen, Prince Philip, Princess Anne and Prince Edward
at the Windsor Castle Royal Tattoo in Berkshire, May 15, 2009:


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Is the Windsor Castle Royal Tattoo an annual event?
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Old 05-18-2009, 05:22 AM
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Yes, it has been held annually since the early-mid 1940s.
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Old 05-20-2009, 12:53 PM
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Pics 20.5.2009

Queen Elizabeth , the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Charles at the
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Yesterday HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Prince of Wales attended a service for the Order of Merit in the Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace and subsequently entertained members of the Order and their spouses to Luncheon at Buckingham Palace.
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What exactly is the Order of Merit how easy are they to recive do all the Queens Children Have it?? Thanks in Advance!
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Old 05-22-2009, 09:58 PM
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What exactly is the Order of Merit how easy are they to recive do all the Queens Children Have it?? Thanks in Advance!

See Order of Merit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It is clearly not easy as there have only been 168 members in 100 or so years.

Only the Prince of Wales of the Queen's children have it. The Duke of Edinburgh also has it.
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Princes William and Harry and the Earl and Countess of Wessex have all declined invitations to attend a Parachute Regiment commemoration for D-Day, The Daily Telegraph can disclose

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This has me confused, isnīt Prince Harry working hard for charity at a polo match in NY? Or is he expected back from NY by then, they probably think it would be too much for him to take more time off to attend a Regiment commemoration for D-Day, too much missed training.
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This has me confused, isnīt Prince Harry working hard for charity at a polo match in NY? Or is he expected back from NY by then, they probably think it would be too much for him to take more time off to attend a Regiment commemoration for D-Day, too much missed training.
Harry spent 36 hours in New York. He flew back overnight on Saturday so he would be back in training on Monday. He got special leave for Friday to carry out the engagements he did, the polo was on Saturday afternoon. (Saturday morning were the official engagements of the Children's centre and he visited a coast guard station ( port authority?))

The D-Day commemorations are on a Friday, since he got special leave last Friday to get another day off so soon wasn't considered viable.
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The D-Day commemorations are on a Friday, since he got special leave last Friday to get another day off so soon wasn't considered viable.
Wasn't considered viable by whom?

It should be about priorities and these two servicemen/playboys owe a great debt to the men who fought and gave their lives to allow them the freedoms they enjoy.
Both William and Harry seem to get a great deal of special leave, one wonders if Harry has simply gone for the fun option when requesting more 'special' leave?
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The polo match was a set date, not by Harry but from the organisers of the event, it was the opening match of their season. So Harry's private secretary then went and organised the visit around that date. Going to the US just for a polo match even if it meant raising money for Sentebale wouldn't have looked too good so other engagements were organised and they were on the Friday. Harry flew overnight Thursday arriving Friday morning, he then flew back to London late Saturday after the polo match to arrive Sunday and be back in training Monday. Harry has had 2 days special leave this year, February 24th, the unveiling of the Queen Mother statue ( hardly the choice of a 'fun' option!) and last Friday. As far as is publicly known Harry hasn't taken any other leave this year, William spent a week skiing in March, Harry hasn't been anywhere.
William has had more, early March but then the statement from the RAF was that he had extra leave as he had already done the prelimenary parts of the helicopter training the previous year during his original secondment. He undertook official engagements then.
Both princes are in a bind either they concentrate on their military career and then get criticised for not doing enough royal engagements or then do royal engagements and then are criticised for not taking their military careers seriously.
As far as viable by whom, the fact that Harry has had just 2 days special leave and no days of ordinary leave means that both he and his trainers are taking his training seriously.
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Old 05-31-2009, 11:28 AM
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Both princes are in a bind either they concentrate on their military career and then get criticised for not doing enough royal engagements or then do royal engagements and then are criticised for not taking their military careers seriously.
Very well said however attending a D-day memorial service, wouldn't that be classed as an official enagement and part of taking the military seriously. Surely some of Harry and Williams superiors are possible attending this event?.
I agree that harry hasn't used his special leave for fun options, and William has but this is a serious event and with the Queen not going, i thought it might have been likely that the 2 members of the royal family AT PRESENT serving in the forces would go. Who cares about not viable, it's one day, one event.
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So Harry's private secretary then went and organised the visit around that date. Going to the US just for a polo match even if it meant raising money for Sentebale wouldn't have looked too good
I think we were all able to work out the other events were organised to disguise the 'just for the polo'!
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Both princes are in a bind either they concentrate on their military career and then get criticised for not doing enough royal engagements or then do royal engagements and then are criticised for not taking their military careers seriously. As far as viable by whom, the fact that Harry has had just 2 days special leave and no days of ordinary leave means that both he and his trainers are taking his training seriously.
Without anything to corroborate your statement of 'wasn't considered viable', can we presume that is only your opinion? If William and Harry are taking the Queens shilling, they should be Army/RAF officers first and foremost, to prioritise a visit to the US over the D Day commemorations (which after all happen every year, with specials every five years) is a serious lapse of judgment, IMO.

As you have said the 'official engagements' were fitted in around a polo match, as for whether Harry is taking his training seriously, only his instructors can really comment on that!
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So I'm guessing there will be another polo match this weekend. Anyways I'm sure William and Harry are both taking their work seriously, you can tell just by Harry's recent interview, Ya they have to juggle around some things and miss a couple engagements but in defense for them this polo match is on Saturday so they'd already be on leave for the weekend. I doubt Harry would have been able to take extra leave now just returning from the US keeping in mind his engagement to the US was arranged a while back I'm assuming and was for a great cause so I don't really see the problem. I mean I'm sure William will probably have to take some leave for the Garter ceremony isn't he like obliged to go, it's like in 2 weeks isn't it? I think I'd look wrong if he didn't show up to that what with him just being added last year. Plus I'm getting this feeling they'll have more upcoming engagements this summer so them taking too much leave will look really bad. Charles going is fine, William and Harry will have plenty of years to come to go to one of these.
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