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Old 09-13-2010, 07:34 PM
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It's good to see Harry out and about even if he did get mad at the paps.
I wonder who he was with?
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Old 09-13-2010, 07:43 PM
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It's good to see Harry out and about even if he did get mad at the paps.
I wonder who he was with?
He went to help for heros with army mates.
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:01 AM
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Prince Harry takes flying lessons on 26th birthday - Monsters and Critics

Happy Birthday to you!!!
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Old 09-27-2010, 12:03 PM
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Prince Harry and his cousin, Zara demonstrate that they are good sport:

Only in HELLO!: Prince Harry and Zara show they are good sports at British Olympic Ball - hellomagazine.com (27/09/2010)
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Old 09-28-2010, 06:47 PM
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Thx for the link. Nice to see Harry at an event with his cousin (that's rare) Zara.
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Old 09-29-2010, 06:15 PM
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I'm sure Harry was chuffed to meet all of those athletes. Also just to note that Zara was there as an accomplished athlete not because she's part of the royal family. Good on her!!
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:37 PM
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Prince Harry inhaling hippy crack and sneaking into clubs via fire escapes show he's not settling down yet | Mail Online

Prince Harry’s 26th birthday last month was expected to be a milestone of royal significance. It may not have been entirely coincidental that in the same week, he also piloted solo a £35 million RAF Apache helicopter for the first time.

The symbolism was obvious: at last, this immensely likeable young man was showing the world just how *responsible and mature he can be.

But in the days since his birthday, he has *revelled in at least two alcohol-fuelled nights out which have raged on until 5am.
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Old 10-01-2010, 02:59 AM
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Prince Harry inhaling hippy crack and sneaking into clubs via fire escapes show he's not settling down yet | Mail Online

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Prince Harry’s 26th birthday last month was expected to be a milestone of royal significance. It may not have been entirely coincidental that in the same week, he also piloted solo a £35 million RAF Apache helicopter for the first time.
The symbolism was obvious: at last, this immensely likeable young man was showing the world just how ­responsible and mature he can be.
But in the days since his birthday, he has ­revelled in at least two alcohol-fuelled nights out which have raged on until 5am.
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I have worries about this young man.


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Old 10-01-2010, 04:30 PM
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Old 10-01-2010, 04:52 PM
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Why? Since when do we put stock in what The Daily Mail says?
And again.... no photos.
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Old 10-01-2010, 05:02 PM
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I have worries about this young man.
I think all of us who cares for Prince Henry should worry. From the article:

Breathing the gas gives a two-minute ‘high’ — a ‘head-rush’, according to one of the party goers — and, when combined with alcohol, people have been known to pass out.

At least two deaths in recent years have been linked with overdoses. As the craze sweeps clubland, doctors have warned that users are gambling with their health, risking chronic depression, brain lesions and bone marrow illnesses.


While it is not an offense to inhale nitrous oxide, it is illegal to supply it for recreational use.

Read more: Prince Harry inhaling hippy crack and sneaking into clubs via fire escapes show he's not settling down yet | Mail Online

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Old 10-01-2010, 05:09 PM
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Because Harry has a documented history.


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Why? Since when do we put stock in what The Daily Mail says?
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Old 10-01-2010, 07:19 PM
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"Laughing gas" is dangerous period for anyone to use period. Years ago in the United States they often used this for people who were afraid to go to the dentist. A woman I knew took it and for a couple of days she was la dee da (laughed at anything you said to her).
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Old 10-02-2010, 03:50 AM
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Why? Since when do we put stock in what The Daily Mail says?
And again.... no photos.
There aren't going to be any photo's of Harry doing anything like this, the press cannot get that close to him.
But Harry has a record of being the "wild child" so I can believe he's doing things like this.
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Old 10-02-2010, 09:12 AM
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Actually I don't! We were all told that Harry wasn't the sharpest knife in the drawer by both tabloids and serious press. It goes all the way back to the disgruntled teacher whose contract at Eton was not renewed. Although there was an investigations and the authorites found that he had indeed just squeaked through and passed on his own. From that moment on every move he has made has be examined under a microscope for negative conotations. He didn't really have what it takes to get into Sandhurst let alone pass the course. He wasn't bright enough to fly let alone an Apache. Yet he did and he has.

After the abrupt way he was pulled out of Afghanistan he made it clear he was not prepared to be a "Toy" soldier and so he transferred to the Army Air Corp, where he distinguished himself by qualifying for Apache training. There are only a few who qualify for training and that training is arduous. I do not believe that he would risk his military future in such an incredibly stupid way, bearing in mind that most of the latest reports have been somewhat suspect as he has virtually disappeared from view during his training.

Over the last couple of weeks he has been reportely drowning his sorrows, taking hippie crack, partying with anonymous blonds, etc. et al. Most telling of all, they have only shown photos of his attending a charity ball. Various photos make him look sad, lonely, animated, or drunk as a skunk. However, since these photos are all covering the same event, you have tow worry about their veracity.

Harry is too close to the finish line to throw away his one chance to be a real soldier.
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Old 10-02-2010, 10:17 AM
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I do not believe that he would risk his military future in such an incredibly stupid way, bearing in mind that most of the latest reports have been somewhat suspect as he has virtually disappeared from view during his training.
You make a good point about the photos. Unless we read carefully, it's a natural thing we all do--assume the photo goes with the story, when often, it doesn't. Unfortunately I tend to believe the stories, because I think it's actually suspect that we didn't hear more about Harry when he was doing his military training.

The reason I believe the stories about Harry are because 1) he is known to have a slightly wild past and 2) it was getting slightly suspicious to me that we weren't hearing much about Harry partying OR being seen with Chelsy in the last few months--and even when there were rumours in this forum that Harry had been seen chatting up girls and telling them he was single, the Daily Mail never turned out a story about Harry and Chelsy's final break-up, etc.

I've thought for a while that the Daily Mail was deliberately portraying Harry in a positive light because they liked his military career and liked his relationship with Chelsy. Someone wrote a very glowing article for his 26th birthday a couple of weeks ago, all about how Harry was the caring, yet dedicated military man, and his relationship with Chelsy was keeping him grounded.

I know that in general the Daily Mail seems to print any negative information about the royal family, but they seemed to want to portray Harry as the "good prince." Only now do they post an account of his summer (sneaking into a club through a fire escape) which tells me they had some of this information before and were just choosing not to use it. Now maybe they are finally printing the information because they're disgruntled that Chelsy is out of the picture, and want to play up the angle that "Chelsy kept Harry grounded." But that Harry actually did these things, I can believe. I think in general there's so much misbehaviour or things that can be made to look like misbehaviour among the upper classes, that sadly there's no need for the Daily Mail to make up things to fill headlines.
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Old 10-02-2010, 08:41 PM
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Actually I don't! We were all told that Harry wasn't the sharpest knife in the drawer by both tabloids and serious press. It goes all the way back to the disgruntled teacher whose contract at Eton was not renewed.

It goes back further than that - Diana admitted that he wasn't that bright. He had to repeat his final year of Primary/Elementary school to sit the Eton entrance test and only just scrapped in and then there was the report of him saying to a fellow student that he was not just bottom of his grade but bottom of the entire school (and that was while he was at school). He also got the lowest mark acheived at Eton in his year - a 'D'. We know it was the lowest because the Principal made a comment the following year that the school had only achieved one 'D' in the A-levels and Harry earned that 'D'.

His basic high school results weren't enough to get into Sandhurst but Sandhurst has other ways of entry, which he was able to pass. He is also the second son of the heir to the throne and therefore a bit a leeway would be given, in my opinion, all along the line. Not that he can't necessarily do it but rather that there are standards that he hasn't quite met but those standards are actually higher than needed anyway. e.g. to get into a course means that normally you need a mark of say 80% but that doesn't mean that a mark of 70% can't do the course but that normally they require the higher mark to ensure a low drop-out rate.
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Old 10-02-2010, 09:05 PM
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I hear what you are saying but, and this is a big BUT, there is no way that he would be on an Apache training course if they didn't think he could pass it.

Being the second son of the Heir to the Throne might have given him an edge getting into Sandhurst but his tour of duty in Afghanistan saw him in a position that, should he make a miscalculation, could get his own men killed. Yet as the Army put him in that position we can only speculate that his superiors thought him not only capable but competent.

The same thing applies to his current training. Harry himself said he thought he would be flying the Lynx when he got his wings as it was less complicated and there were only a few each course that went to Apache training. The army would not have allowed him to proceed, indeed they had an "out" clause from Harry himself, and yet he is preparing to fly an Apache.

I am not convinced he is off the rails. Were it so his career would be in danger and yet these reports, in the Mail no less, are treated as Gospel and everyone seems to be smiling knowingly to themselves and falling over themselves to say "I told you so" and saying how they never thought he was really working hard at his Army training and the lack of evidence of his hard partying was, in fact, proof positive that he was partying.

If this sounds nuts then those who are saying exactly that are indeed, nuts!
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Old 10-03-2010, 12:06 AM
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I want to give Harry the benefit of the doubt, but aren't both things true? That he has been known to party and use drugs, and that he actually is also a good soldier and pilot? Couldn't he be doing his best at his military training, but also have a tendency to go overboard at parties? As long as he does his best when on duty, I don't see that these things would be mutually incompatible. Unless Harry did something illegal while off-duty, and the cannisters of laughing gas don't seem to be illegal.

I don't think the "no evidence that Harry was partying" was proof positive that he was partying. I just think it's suspicious when the Daily Mail publishes news about every little sneeze and hiccup (almost!) of the Yorks and William/Kate, but seem quieter when it comes to Harry. Of course, that could mean that Harry was doing nothing to attract controversy, and I haven't been following Harry's current events too closely, but I have a belief that the Daily Mail at least, goes easier on Harry. Recent articles about his relationship with Chelsy and his role in the military have been mostly positive until now--especially in contrast to the digs at William for not marrying Kate, Kate for hanging around, William for extending his military training, Kate for not doing enough, etc. etc. I like Harry, but when I think about it, how much of that is due to the way papers portray him? For all I know, for every time the Daily Mail publishes their latest criticisms about Prince Andrew or Kate Middleton, they have another story about a mishap involving Harry and they choose not to publish it because it doesn't suit the image of Harry they've chosen to portray.

Just something I was thinking about. I haven't changed my impression of Harry, but after reading reports that Harry and Chelsy were finally finished, I expected the Daily Mail to create an article about it. Especially since they published a 26th birthday tribute to Harry that praised his relationship with Chelsy (even though the paper reported a few months ago that they had broken up). But no big article about Harry and Chelsy's break-up. Just references to his single status halfway through an article that reported on his bad behaviour. So I've gotten a little more curious about what doesn't get published as opposed to what does.
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