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Old 08-21-2012, 02:55 PM
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Do you think maybe he might give it up completely?
One day yes he will. It is believed the SAR will be privatised in 2016, I'm unsure so William is likely to lose his job and become a full time royal, unless he gets a SAR desk job. William's current ends next year and as of yet we have not been told what he intends to do.
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:01 PM
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I'm sure it's a bit of a surprise to those who are being rescued, although maybe they don't know it's him until afterwards?

This looks to me like the RAF are doing their best to get as much positive PR out of having William on their books while they still can. I know SAR is due to be privatised, but the government have made a series of U-turns on defence policy lately. The RAF might be hoping that they can convince them to change the privatisation policy.
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:47 PM
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Isnt that wonderful? Can you imagine needing help and here comes William to the rescue? Not that we would want to be in a situation that would require that kind of help of course. Its what he has trained for and he does it well Im sure. I do wonder though if he will go part time in order to do more royal duties. Do you think maybe he might give it up completely?
Well we have to keep up with the modern times. Princes no longer come to the rescue on a white steed but in a helicopter.
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:04 PM
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Well we have to keep up with the modern times. Princes no longer come to the rescue on a white steed but in a helicopter.
Oh, what a great premise for a modern-day fairy-tale !
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:28 AM
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Wow. Thats really romantic. Oh well what can you do? We have to move with the times right? It still must be incredible to be rescued by the future King of England! I know I wouldnt mind. : )
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Oh, what a great premise for a modern-day fairy-tale !
Well, this prince already found his princess and the other one, the singleton, is at the moment not fairy tale material....
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Old 08-28-2012, 02:36 PM
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Canadian woman recalls being rescued by the Duke of Cambridge:

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Just saw this on twitter. Looks like William is hard at work.

Dan Whiteley ‏@DRWhiteley Helicopter exercise today for @HoylakeRNLI @RNLI lifeboat- Flight Lt. Wales (Prince William) is in command. @ClarenceHouse
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On Thursday 11th October: Duke of Cambridge attending the 100 Women in Hedge Funds Gala Dinner at St James's Palace.
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Nice to see Lady Sarah and Lady Jane in attendance to pay their respects as well.

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Prince William has said an emotional goodbye to his childhood nanny, Olga Powell, who was at his side through both childhood and the most important days in his adult life.

Mrs Powell, 82, passed away at the end of last month and her funeral was held this morning for family and close friends in Harlow, Essex.

The loving, but strict nanny, is widely credited for having a massive impact on the lives of both Prince William and Prince Harry as they were growing up.
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Everytime I see Prince William or Prince Harry with one or several members of the Spencer family, I get happy.
I think it's because you see them so much with their father's side of the family. When I see them with the Spencers it reminds me of their loving mother and that it's such a nice way to keep Princess Diana in their and our minds and hearts.
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:50 PM
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Nice to see Lady Sarah and Lady Jane in attendance to pay their respects as well.

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Prince William has said an emotional goodbye to his childhood nanny, Olga Powell, who was at his side through both childhood and the most important days in his adult life.

Mrs Powell, 82, passed away at the end of last month and her funeral was held this morning for family and close friends in Harlow, Essex.

The loving, but strict nanny, is widely credited for having a massive impact on the lives of both Prince William and Prince Harry as they were growing up.
Read more: Prince William bids sad farewell to his childhood nanny as he attends her funeral with Diana's sisters | Mail Online
This is such a kind gesture. I'm sure the family of Mrs. Powell appreciate it.
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Nice to see Lady Sarah and Lady Jane in attendance to pay their respects as well.

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Read more: Prince William bids sad farewell to his childhood nanny as he attends her funeral with Diana's sisters | Mail Online
Very moving and touching. But from the Duke I have learned to expect nothing less.
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Very moving and touching. But from the Duke I have learned to expect nothing less.
HRH really is a marvel and I admire his mix of professional with the common touch
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HRH really is a marvel and I admire his mix of professional with the common touch
Dignified, yet down-to-earth.
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This picture about broke my heart.
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/...s_2365476b.jpg

He seems to be such a good man and every time I think I understand that - something happens and more complexity is revealed. It is nice to see in a man of his age and generation act as he does.
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This picture about broke my heart.
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/...s_2365476b.jpg

He seems to be such a good man and every time I think I understand that - something happens and more complexity is revealed. It is nice to see in a man of his age and generation act as he does.
Leave him alone with his friends and family. NO need for paps!
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Leave him alone with his friends and family. NO need for paps!
I did wonder yesterday if the paps would be at the service. The issue of press pics at a memorials is a touchy one and one that varies by country, I have noticed. In the states we have had a couple of recent Supreme Court cases that have addressed the issue and this is one time when our government tends to be very conservative.
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I thought it was very touching that the family asked for donations to be made to Sentebale. I can imagine that in a way, losing Nanny Olga is like somewhat losing a family member for William and Harry.

One thing that really struck me reading the article is how much Lady Jane Fellows resembles the late Diana in the first picture. Its almost as if we could see what Diana would look like at that age.
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