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Old 05-16-2007, 05:10 AM
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Does John Lycett-Green really know Princes William or Harry?

He is the same age as William and went to the same school - Eton. It is therefore safe to assume that he does know William.

How well he knows William is another thing?

He has the connections to have mixed in the same circles throughout his life.
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Old 05-16-2007, 10:30 AM
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It seems as if William has a strong head on his shoulders as no doubt Harry also has! Why is there so much fuss made about his deployment(Harry) and the press/friends/photographers who accompany the man? Really he is a MAN and men handle themselves!!

A man must do the best in all things!!! Harry is a man!
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Old 05-16-2007, 12:43 PM
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BBC NEWS | UK | Prince Harry not to serve in Iraq

Prince Harry will now not serve in Iraq. I tell you what, this government couldn't organise an orgy in a brothel.
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Old 05-16-2007, 12:56 PM
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BBC NEWS | UK | Prince Harry not to serve in Iraq

Prince Harry will now not serve in Iraq. I tell you what, this government couldn't organise an orgy in a brothel.
Thank you for sharing the news Beatrixfan.
At the moment it looks like the final decision but I'm going to wait till the Clarence House officially confirms it. after all, the Chief can change his decision once more.
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Old 05-16-2007, 01:13 PM
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Well, the mommy hen in me wants to say I'm glad Harry will not be going to Iraq. However, I'm sure Harry has an altogether different view of being kept from active duty, when his fellow soldiers will be on the battlefield. So it's a bit of a mixed blessing in that respect.
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Old 05-16-2007, 01:24 PM
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I think it is for the best that Harry will not be serving in Iraq. It seems like his presence would bring added danger to the men serving with him. Although I'm sure he is dissappointed, I don't think he would want any of his men to be harmed because of him.
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Old 05-16-2007, 01:27 PM
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At the moment it looks like the final decision but I'm going to wait till the Clarence House officially confirms it. after all, the Chief can change his decision once more.
The official statement from princeofwales.gov.uk

Clarence House have issued the following statement:
“Prince Harry is very disappointed that he will not be able to go to Iraq with his troop on this deployment, as he had hoped. He fully understands and accepts General Dannatt’s difficult decision, and remains committed to his Army career. Prince Harry’s thoughts are with his troop and the rest of the Battle Group in Iraq.”
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Old 05-16-2007, 01:33 PM
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Harry will be not serve in Iraq..

Prince Harry wonā€™t serve in Iraq - Conflict in Iraq - MSNBC.com
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Old 05-16-2007, 01:35 PM
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Well, I think this is for the best for everyone involved, but I understand Harry's dissapointment. Does anyone have any idea what kind of work he will do for the army while his troop in in Iraq?
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The official statement from princeofwales.gov.uk

Clarence House have issued the following statement:
“Prince Harry is very disappointed that he will not be able to go to Iraq with his troop on this deployment, as he had hoped. He fully understands and accepts General Dannatt’s difficult decision, and remains committed to his Army career. Prince Harry’s thoughts are with his troop and the rest of the Battle Group in Iraq.”
I wonder how this will affect his career, though. This is the sort of warfare we're likely to be seeing in the future, not the conventional war between armies supported by governments. If the Prince can't go into battle in wars against insurgents and terrorists, his Army career is going to be fairly meaningless.
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Old 05-16-2007, 01:37 PM
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Prince Harry will not got to Iraq - CNN.com

I have to say that I agree with the decision. While I understand his desire to deploy with his men, he is a high value target, and would bring unwarranted danger to the other men and women in his squadron, as well as himself. It is certainly an unneccessary risk. And before anyone starts stirring the pot and saying "of course he got off with all of his connections, royal men have gone to war before", I might remind everyone that in other times, there was not so much media that was plastering his face over every single news outlet, giving the enemy troops a chance to know exactly who he was and what he looked like.

I am sure that there is something that he can do in the military that will benefit his troops, and still keep him and his troops safe. Peaceful nations are not really in the business of deliberately sending out the troops to a place where they know for a fact that there have been specific threats of such a nature.
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Old 05-16-2007, 01:39 PM
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The official statement from princeofwales.gov.uk

Clarence House have issued the following statement:
“Prince Harry is very disappointed that he will not be able to go to Iraq with his troop on this deployment, as he had hoped. He fully understands and accepts General Dannatt’s difficult decision, and remains committed to his Army career. Prince Harry’s thoughts are with his troop and the rest of the Battle Group in Iraq.”
Thank you merezdote.
Well, now it's official, I am relieved Prince Harry will not go to Iraq. Not only because of him, but because I did believe he would expose his men to more danger.
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Well,the military has positions for anything and everything. Everything from Janitorial and supply chain command, to 4 star generals. There must be something meaningful that he can do without going into combat. Strategy, corps of engineers, medical orderly, train as a pilot, a linguist, an interrogator, or anything else. I hope.
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I love Sam's descriptive use of language. :-)

I agree. I have thought about this as well. In the long run, is his going the best move? He would be targeted as a trophy prize. Communication is so global now everyone would know what he looks like and who to look for.

I also think that should he go and God forbid killed..there would be a bloody roar of anger and anguish from Britain and especially the Royal Family, the likes we have never seen before.

I know plenty of royals from many of the families have died in battle in past wars. Prince Maurice of Battenberg, Prince Christian (Christle), to name two, but I think in today's day and age. I am not sure Charles would be able to cope mentally should anything happen to Harry.

This is for the best.
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Old 05-16-2007, 02:04 PM
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Harry must be SOOO disapointed, he was looking forward to serving with his men in Iraq.
Is he going to a desk job?

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He is the same age as William and went to the same school - Eton. It is therefore safe to assume that he does know William.
So John Lycett-Green is using the old school connection to get close to the princes.
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Old 05-16-2007, 02:11 PM
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BBC NEWS | UK | Prince Harry not to serve in Iraq

Prince Harry will now not serve in Iraq. I tell you what, this government couldn't organise an orgy in a brothel.

I'm also glad he's not going, but the best part of your announcement came after the link Love it!
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Old 05-16-2007, 03:36 PM
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The decision that he will not serve in Iraq is probably very hard to bear for Harry. But im relieved that he will not go and i think the decsion is right.
I hope for him that he can deal with the new situation, and that there are not so many journalists who gossip about the Prince in their bad tabloids.
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i does seem to be for the best, but it begs the question what about all the time and money put into his training, if he isn't allowed to use it. i'm sure he's very disappointed being in the position of letting his men down. i'd be surprised if he is happy at a desk job.
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Old 05-16-2007, 03:54 PM
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At 11th hour Army confirms Prince Harry will not serve in Iraq
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Old 05-16-2007, 04:04 PM
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Does John Lycett-Green really know Princes William or Harry?
I believe he does not know them as well or closely as he or the Mirror wishes/ed to convey in the article.

I am glad Prince Harry is spared the Iraq slaughterhouse. Unfortunately, too many others (one is too many) are not spared.
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