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Old 05-26-2012, 05:32 AM
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[QUOTE=Daria_S;1419348] I love your sense of humor, even if I find Wills quite good looking (in a very nerdy/professor kind of way, which is what I'm attracted to ).



Oh, Frederik is definitely handsome. He looks better in person than in pictures . He looks very sophisticated and distinguished.
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Yes, Prince William looks more proper and his brother, more casual. I think Harry may be more fun to go out with but if one is to have a relationship, maybe, it's better with William ? LOL

But noone can beat Frederick. He is so cute and he comes across as such a lovely, kind and gentle person !
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It also wouldn't surprise me if the US networks and their interviewers are a bit more respectful and pliable than the British press. The networks see the interviews as a real special occasion, whereas over here it's about how much you can get out of them or if they slip up and say something that's not PC or whatever. I could be talking out of my rear end with this though.
I think you're right about how the U.S. press treats the British royals. This goes back to a prior discussion on a thread that Americans are fascinated by royalty, especially the British, since we would have been ruled by them if we hadn't rebelled back in the day! So whenever they come to visit or are interviewed by the American press, there will be that aura of deference and fascination that perhaps the British press doesn't have. Although we're glad we don't have a monarchy, we can't help being drawn to it!
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I think Haakon with that beard is to die for. I believe Frederik had a beard for awhile to.
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Old 05-27-2012, 03:33 AM
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I think Haakon with that beard is to die for. I believe Frederik had a beard for awhile to.
That's the Norwegian Crown Prince. Yes ? He is handsome, too, like the Felipe of Spain. There are so many handsome princes in Europe !

Any single one available now ?

So, what is Prince William's current activity ?
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Old 05-27-2012, 03:58 AM
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So, what is Prince William's current activity ?
He's at work in Wales. We'll be seeing him and Catherine next weekend to take part in the Jubilee celebrations.
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:01 AM
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Hope this hasn't been posted yet.

Prince William’s personal tribute to the Queen - "my incredible role model" - Telegraph
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:56 AM
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I tear up at the love and respect that the Queen and Prince William show in this picture. It was a taken a few years ago and I had forgotten how close they are. He looks so proud...so tall. An amazing picture of love and pride.
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:34 AM
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http://www.royal.gov.uk/LatestNewsan...25May2012.aspx

I just saw this on Twitter...it is dated May 25th but hadn't seen it before. The Duke of Cambridge has been appointed to the Order of the Thistle!
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I just saw this on Twitter...it is dated May 25th but hadn't seen it before. The Duke of Cambridge has been appointed to the Order of the Thistle!
Is it like the Order of the Garter ?
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The Thistle is the Scottish equivilent of the Garter. They are the 2 most senior orders of knghthood in the UK and are in the personal gift of the monarch.
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great news!
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Wow, what a nice gift. Now what is the reason for giving this to William? Is it just because or is it for something he did? Just trying to understand. :)
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So, am I right in saying that William has been given the Thistle before either Andrew or Edward? HM is making some interesting decisions at the moment.
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So, am I right in saying that William has been given the Thistle before either Andrew or Edward? HM is making some interesting decisions at the moment.
Absoluely correct. Currently, only the following members of the Royal Family are (extra) Knights and Ladies:
- Prince Philip (since 1952)
- Prince Charles (since 1977)
- Princess Anne (since 2000)
- Prince William (since 25 May 2012)

Unlike the Garter, this honour appears to be given to very few members of the Royal Family. Prince Philip and Prince Charles were created Knights of the Order for obvious reasons - as the prince consort and Duke of Rothesay respectively. Prince William is most likely honoured acknowledging his status as the Heir to the Throne and future Duke of Rothesay. However, I cannot understand the logic behind creating Princess Anne a Lady of the Order of Thistle, without extending the same honour to Prince Andrew and/or Prince Edward.

Splendid news for William; as I see it, it's a clear signal that Her Majesty has utmost trust in her grandson.
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I think it's also a signal that William will become an increasingly more active part of the 'Firm'. I think the days of squirrelling away in Anglesey are numbered.

Anne has an affinity with Scotland. She always supports the Scotland rugby team, even when they're playing England. She's patron of Scotland Rugby, the game's governing body in Scotland. Peter played for the Scotland Under 18 rugby team when he was at school at Gordonstoun. Zara also chose to get married in Edinburgh.

I think Scottish people find Anne a down to earth, unfussy sort of person, which is what Scots like to think they're like too.
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O.k., so now I understand that this gift to William from the Queen is another stepping stone in his position as a senior member of the family.
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:10 PM
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Congratulations to the Duke of Cambridge!

I would not be surprised if Her Majesty made this appointment in consideration of William's ties to Scotland, particularly St. Andrews. Or maybe she really liked how his interview with Katie Couric turned out.
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I would not be surprised if Her Majesty made this appointment in consideration of William's ties to Scotland, particularly St. Andrews. Or maybe she really liked how his interview with Katie Couric turned out.
So what did Harry say wrong during the interview to be snubbed?
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So what did Harry say wrong during the interview to be snubbed?
Nothing! But Harry other than William and Catherine has not shown a special relationship to Scotland. So while it is fitting that the Heir to the Duke of Rothesay and Scion of the Stuarts should become a Knight of the Thisle, there is in addition the fact/hope that this honour means more than just an obligatory honour to William.
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Nothing! But Harry other than William and Catherine has not shown a special relationship to Scotland. So while it is fitting that the Heir to the Duke of Rothesay and Scion of the Stuarts should become a Knight of the Thisle, there is in addition the fact/hope that this honour means more than just an obligatory honour to William.
Oh, I was just joking.
I agree with the symbolism; it's fitting that Scotland's highest honour should be given to the future Duke of Rothesay.
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