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Old 10-14-2013, 06:55 PM
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William to present the 1st British man to win Wimbledon in how long (battling a bug and while I know it, I'm blanking on it) w/his OBE?
77 years is the how long you're looking for. He's also the first British player to win a Grand Slam singles tournament at the US Open since 1936 (and the first British player since 1977), and as of last year's Olympics he's the first British singles champion in over 100 years. This OBE is certainly well deserved.
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:59 PM
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The Queen uses a sword that belonged to her father,King George VI, so we presume William will also be using his great-grandfather's heirloom

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Sources say he's also been practising pinning medals on servants in preparation for the ceremony. Has a lot to live up to in his grandmother

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It's also a significant step up for the prince who left the military last month to begin his formal life as a royal.....
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:14 PM
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William doesn't actually have to pin anyone. The people getting the gongs have a little clip put on their lapel prior to the investiture so the Queen or whatever royal doing the investiture just put the gong onto the clip.
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:28 PM
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Cut to the chase

What will he wear??
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:34 PM
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What will he wear??
MAny options - uniform from 3 of the services (army,Navy or RAF), not Marines as he doesnt hold any rank in that service. Or a suit. Probably blue
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:47 PM
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Most likely a uniform. Raf would be my guess. Charles and Anne always wear a uniform for investitures.
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:55 PM
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So I haven't kept up - I know the baby is going to be christened but were we given a date and godparents yet?
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:03 PM
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So I haven't kept up - I know the baby is going to be christened but were we given a date and godparents yet?

Oct 23 at Chapel Royal at St James Palace...and there has been no OFFICIAL announcement on the godparents...maybe a week b4 they will be announced.
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:42 PM
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Yup!! I'm excited for this, and I also very much hope the Cambridges participate in state dinners now.
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Sources say he's also been practising pinning medals on servants in preparation for the ceremony. Has a lot to live up to in his grandmother
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This gives me a vision of some poor servant patiently standing as William practices pinning him it really makes me giggle and if true it confirms my suspicions that William is a very cautious young man. If it were me I'd figure how hard can it be to pin something on someone or bop them w/ a sword and just wing it - just as well it's not me I suppose :)
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This gives me a vision of some poor servant patiently standing as William practices pinning him it really makes me giggle and if true it confirms my suspicions that William is a very cautious young man. If it were me I'd figure how hard can it be to pin something on someone or bop them w/ a sword and just wing it - just as well it's not me I suppose :)
This shows me bad journalist's skills and palace staff's professionalism. They organized repetition of investiture ceremony (like wedding repetition). Good job.
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Oh I bet he is nervous, he has a lot to live up to, his grandmother the Queen will be watching every move and so will his dad. I can't wait to see the pictures and video, bet he is going to wear the red uniform he married in, he looked so handsome in it. Now is the time to really become a hard working royal like the Queen, and this will hopefully keep the naysayers quiet and they can go back to drinking their tea or whatever.
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The room is red so he might blend in with the red tunic of the Irish guards.

The journalist are so lazy with the sword and pinning practice line and it gets repeated from one paper to another. There is no pinning involved during an investiture. The people have a little hook on their shirt that the put on prior to the event. The honor goes onto the hook. As for the sword, he graduated from Sandhurst as an army officer. I am pretty sure he knows how to use a sword and it is a ceremonial sword so it isn't sharp.
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Prince William practises with sword ahead of first investiture duty

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Old 10-15-2013, 09:52 AM
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He just did a similar thing last week with the FA reception where he passed out 150 medals.
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Old 10-16-2013, 02:43 PM
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Prince William is to perform his first investiture ceremony tomorrow at around 11am at Buckingham Palace, including knighting two people.
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:37 PM
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It is so exciting to see William doing these things. I like the fact that he is now becoming a senior royal and that he is taking on more responsibilities. Granny needs some time to rest and now is the perfect opportunity for William to step it up a bit. Cant wait to see him doing the investitures.
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It is so exciting to see William doing these things. I like the fact that he is now becoming a senior royal and that he is taking on more responsibilities. Granny needs some time to rest and now is the perfect opportunity for William to step it up a bit. Cant wait to see him doing the investitures.
Its an all win situation. One thing that is so heart warming about William trying on his grandmother's shoes and his dad's is that in HM's later years, she is spending time training her grandson knowing that he'll be continuing her role and duty in the years to come. The close bond that already exists between grandmother and grandson is reinforced and grows stronger. William will remember this for the rest of his life.
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:06 AM
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Andy Murray late at Buckingham Palace for OBE after random drug test - Telegraph

Andy Murray has received his OBE from Prince William
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:57 AM
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Has anyone found any clips of William wielding the sword? I 'm sure we would have heard if he messed anything up! Although I think the hardest part of the process must be remembering something about each of the recipients of the various awards
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