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Old 10-04-2008, 05:49 PM
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Here, the family will have had the opportunity to say their goodbyes before the funeral, The Wards were used to being in the public eye to some extent.

It was of course a shock for everyone and the grief will be very real for his family and close friends, but even when the death is expected it can be hard for them. Nobody is happy when a loved one passes, but knowing it was doing something they enjoyed can help, although time is the only thing that takes the intensity of the pain, IMO.
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Old 10-09-2008, 05:19 AM
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Not sure where to put this.

Top BBC presenter Jeremy Paxman, who is known for his aggressive interviews, on Tuesday slammed the publicly-funded broadcaster for "fawning" over the royal family in its news coverage

BBC 'fawning' over royal family: Paxman - Yahoo! News UK

I would question the Top presenter yag, I don't know of anyone who watches or listens to him. He tries to emulate Robin Day, but does not have the manners or presence, IMO.
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Old 10-10-2008, 01:21 PM
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Appointment of Deputy Private Secretary

10th October 2008

The Prince of Wales - Appointment of Deputy Private Secretary
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Old 10-10-2008, 02:39 PM
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Appointment of Deputy Private Secretary
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Old 10-22-2008, 02:04 PM
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Prince Charles' and Camilla's 'crude' drawings up for auction

A Fortnum and Mason chocolate box on which the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall scribbled "crude" jokes and drawings 30 years ago is being put up for auction

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Prince Charles' and Camilla's 'crude' drawings up for auction - Telegraph
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Old 10-22-2008, 03:27 PM
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Not sure I'm thrilled about my favourite Royal pair being so fond of the word poof but there we are. It was 30 years ago.
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Old 10-22-2008, 03:49 PM
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I think it's hilarious, don't forget 30 years ago, words such as Homo were not used, Gay meant happy and jovial. Although Poofs meant homosexuals, it tended to be used by Gays to refer to one another.
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Not sure I'm thrilled about my favourite Royal pair being so fond of the word poof but there we are. It was 30 years ago.
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Old 10-22-2008, 03:51 PM
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The thing is, I've no problem whatsoever with straight people using the words 'queer' or 'poof' if they're used in the spirit the gay community uses them. It's when they're used as a term of insult that I take offence and I think in this case the intention is unknown which makes it harder to rationale.
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Old 10-22-2008, 04:02 PM
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The thing is, I've no problem whatsoever with straight people using the words 'queer' or 'poof' if they're used in the spirit the gay community uses them. It's when they're used as a term of insult that I take offence and I think in this case the intention is unknown which makes it harder to rationale.
I understand what you are saying, but as they were probably merry at the time, I don't think you should take it as offensive. A dearly loved hon. uncle always referred to himself as an old poof and it always made us laugh, which was his intention. Was he Gay, I think so although in those days nobody was quite so open about it, then again a woman going into a pub or club on her own was considered 'racy'! Words and their meanings have changed over the years, what was seen as an accepted word for a homosexual 30+ years ago, is now seen as offensive. Again, 30+ years ago, queer meant strange, now if you say he's queer, it is misunderstood.
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Old 10-22-2008, 05:54 PM
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Oh God yes and I always refer to myself as an old queen so I know the feeling! And you're right, Charles and Camilla were probably pissed at the time and poof was widely used back then. It's my 21st century gay-lib reflex reacting!!
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Old 10-22-2008, 06:29 PM
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Oh dear! Mr F & Mr M do look a bit like startled rabbits; like they've been caught doing something they shouldn't have been doing in public in that carriage. I can well imagine C&C, fuelled by a few g&ts, breaking into fits of giggles and and scribbling away merrily. I wouldn't be at all surprised if they arranged to buy the thing and take it out of circulation though.
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Old 10-22-2008, 07:19 PM
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silly plate.

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Oh God yes and I always refer to myself as an old queen so I know the feeling! And you're right, Charles and Camilla were probably pissed at the time and poof was widely used back then. It's my 21st century gay-lib reflex reacting!!
Well some words are just offensive-its okay to have a reaction.
But back to the plate-there are 3 signatures on there-charles, camilla and another parker bowles I assume andrew.

That must have been some party.
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Old 10-23-2008, 03:31 AM
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Well some words are just offensive-its okay to have a reaction.
But back to the plate-there are 3 signatures on there-charles, camilla and another parker bowles I assume andrew.
That must have been some party.
On the pic in the ´Sun´ you can see that both Charles and Camilla signed the box twice, it does not seem as if Andrew was involved.

Prince Charles & Camilla's tin joke | The Sun |News|Royals

( I think they had some fun at a party - it does not deserve more deep and serious interpretation. As Skydragon said, we all know partys like that...many years ago...)
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:42 PM
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PARIS (AFP) — Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, were to dine Monday with France's President Nicolas Sarkozy and first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy on the eve of Armistice Day.

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AFP: Prince Charles and Camilla in Paris on eve of Armistice Day
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It would be nice to see an updated pic....
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:18 PM
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The official statement from the Elysee Palace

Elysee.fr | Présidence de la République | Présidence | Communiqué de la Présidence

Dinner at 8 PM. TRH probably will stay at the British Ambassy (very close to the Elysee Palace) for the night. I hope some pics too.... but it's a private dinner so...
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Old 11-10-2008, 02:52 PM
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Not sure about Madame Sarkozy's outfit but thats easy to overlook when you see how graciously she welcomed the Prince and the Duchess. A truly great First Lady. I like Camilla's outfit though I think overall the dress code of all four is a little more lunch than dinner. Still, the Sarkozys and the Waleses must get on, they've seen each other quite alot since Carla came on the scene.
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Old 11-10-2008, 03:04 PM
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glamour camilla !!! she is a really glamore women! i didn't like Mm sarkozy's outfit !
nice to see the C&C with the friensh couple again!
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Old 11-10-2008, 03:06 PM
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I think overall the dress code of all four is a little more lunch than dinner.
I think for a private dinner it´s okay and i agree the atmosphere seems to be very relaxed and friendly.

Nice pics, thank you for posting!
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