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Old 01-26-2014, 06:44 PM
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I think the important message in the article is that there has been a swing towards the majority wanting Charles to be King, rather than William.
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:17 AM
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"In those monarchies, most of the functions of the Queen are undertaken by a governor-general, but the Queen has a genuine discretion in appointing a governor-general, and also in responding to a request from a prime minister in one of these states to dismiss one. That, too, is a function that cannot be delegated. "

In Canada, at least, appointment of a governor general is only reserved for the Queen by convention. If she were to be indisposed when it came time for a new governor general to be appointed, the letters patent delegating powers to the governor general allow the old one to appoint the new one.

One of the delegated powers is "us[ing] Our Great Seal of Canada for sealing all things whatsoever that may be passed under Our Great Seal of Canada." It also says that the governor general is appointed "by Commission under Our Great Seal of Canada." In any case, the letters patent are themselves sealed with the Great Seal of Canada, so they could be amended locally to allow the governor general to perform any function not delegated.

Dismissal is a little less certain, but it does allow the chief justice of the Supreme Court to exercise all powers in the event of the "incapacity" of the governor general, which is an expansive word and probably not reviewable in court.

"Indeed, the concept of regency does not apply to the other 15 monarchies. "

It does apply in New Zealand.
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Old 01-27-2014, 11:39 AM
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By convention, The Queen does not exercise her right to appoint or dismiss a Governor-General without being advised by the Government of her Realm. She is Queen, but constitutionally these nations exercise their own political will in appointing the Governor-General as head of state.
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Old 01-27-2014, 11:50 AM
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I think the important message in the article is that there has been a swing towards the majority wanting Charles to be King, rather than William.
What does it matter what the "majority" want? Charles is in line to be King and he will be King. People don't get to vote on this.
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:21 PM
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True it isn't a popularity contest and anyway, a 53 percent majority isn't very large.

What I don't understand is for all of Charles supposed PR wizardry, Camilla's numbers for people wanting her to take the title Queen are 17 percent. Brutal if you ask me. 9 years of marriage and less than 1/5 of people want her as Queen.

People on here have been commenting on the younger royals not having Charles knack for PR but surely one of the biggest PR failures in the last 16 years has been this idiotic notion of Camilla being the Princess Consort, an idea floated by Charles himself.

Maybe William & Kate and Harry should retain their own PR if this is an example of what Charles can do
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:39 PM
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Annnnnd back to our regular schedule program
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Old 01-27-2014, 02:12 PM
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I'd take any figures for Camilla being Queen with a pinch of salt. to me its like asking who likes paying taxes, nobody says yes but actually how many people go out and refuse to pay them?
I'm sure before their engagement was announced poll after poll said they should not marry but did the country rise up against them?No
How many of those people who say no to Camilla being Queen would actually go out and do something about it? Probably very very few.

In terms of the Queen and Prince Charles working together more I think we are likely to see Charles taking on the longer distance travel from HM leaving her free to stay in the UK and see to constitutional matters with perhaps a few significant trips to Europe for special events.
I wonder though if we will see more joint engagements like those the Queen and Camilla have been on.
In fact when you think about it there have many changes towards a closer working together for some time now with the joint PR office actually being relatively minor.
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Old 01-30-2014, 05:29 PM
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World leaders come to London to tackle illegal wildlife trade: 12-13 February
"Poaching for the trade has reached unprecedented levels and it’s estimated the trade is worth an incredible £6 billion per year, making it the fifth largest international crime. It’s time for governments to take serious action to stop the trafficking.

Prime Minister David Cameron, Foreign Secretary William Hague and Environment Secretary Owen Paterson will be leading the UK government efforts. WWF-UK’s President HRH The Prince of Wales, along with his son, HRH The Duke Of Cambridge, will both be in attendance."

World leaders come to London to tackle illegal wildlife trade - WWF UK
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:29 AM
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On 17th Feb, the Queen and Kate will host a reception at Buckingham Palace for the dramatic arts. Guests will include actors and directors.

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Feb 17: Queen & Kate will host a reception for the @royalacademy at Buckingham Palace to mark 6 decades of HM as patron...

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Previously mentioned attendees/performers to meet the Queen & Kate on Feb 17 are Helen Mirren, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alan Rickman, etc...
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Old 02-06-2014, 08:40 AM
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I'm looking forward to Her Majesty and Her Royal Highness hosting this event.
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Old 02-06-2014, 09:48 AM
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The Queen and Kate Middleton will reportedly join forces to host a RADA reception at Buckingham Palace - hellomagazine.com
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Old 02-07-2014, 06:16 AM
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On 17th Feb, the Queen and Kate will host a reception at Buckingham Palace for the dramatic arts. Guests will include actors and directors.

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Feb 17: Queen & Kate will host a reception for the @royalacademy at Buckingham Palace to mark 6 decades of HM as patron...

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Previously mentioned attendees/performers to meet the Queen & Kate on Feb 17 are Helen Mirren, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alan Rickman, etc...
It is very nice to see the Duchess back on duty again after the winter break. But to emphasise it in a right way, I think it is the Queen & the Duke of Edinburgh are the hosts of the reception, while the Duchess is only playing supporting role for them.
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:50 PM
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The Duke of Cambridge and The Prince of Wales will release a joint video message discussing the illegal wildlife trade on Feb 9 #royal
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Old 02-08-2014, 07:55 PM
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Nice video but I had a chuckle in watching Charles & William tackle the phrase "Let's unite for wildlife" in different languages-

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Old 02-13-2014, 03:41 AM
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Prince Harry will now join Prince Charles and Prince William at London Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade at Lancaster House this morning
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Old 02-13-2014, 10:56 AM
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Prince Charles's has given a major speech at a conference of world leaders gathered to tackle the threat to endangered animals like tigers, elephants and rhinos. With his sons the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry by his side, the Prince told the summit that the scale of the poaching crisis had reached "unimaginable heights" in certain countries, and there was "not a moment to lose" to safeguard threatened species-
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Old 02-13-2014, 12:53 PM
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Old 02-13-2014, 01:45 PM
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Prince Harry will now join Prince Charles and Prince William at London Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade at Lancaster House this morning
i dont think Harry was originally listed as attending, but I like seeing the three together
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Old 02-13-2014, 04:38 PM
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Follow the Money! That's fairly bold - the people hiding under these rocks might be a surprise. Well said, sir!
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Princes William and Harry filmed helping with sandbags in flooded Datchet http://itv.co/1drED2D pic.twitter.com/iPifq9CjqG

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Princes William and Harry have been helping the Household Cavalry shift sandbags for flood victims at Datchet, Berkshire, since 6am today.
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