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Old 10-03-2010, 06:54 AM
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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.
Harry's basic high school results were good enough to get him into Sandhurst. He needed passes in 2 A-Level subjects which is what he achieved. (Scraped in with the D grade) He also had to sit the Sandhurst entrance exam which he passed. There are 2 streams at Sandhurst one for university graduates (which is what William did ) and another for high school leavers which is what Harry did. The university stream graduates come out with a higher rank.

Harry was not academic at school, he did repeat his final year at prep school but that was also because he was the youngest in his year. With his birthday being in September he would have started school at 4 years old rather than 5, repeating the year meant that he would become one of the oldest and it gave him an extra year to prepare for the Eton entrance exam, which he passed. Eton probably was not the best place for him, Charles and Diana were considering another school for Harry, at the time of Diana's death. She had papers on her desk in regards to alternate schools, Harry probably would have enjoyed somewhere like Gordonstoun. But with Diana's death Charles decided to keep his sons at the same school so Harry went to Eton.

Princess Beatrice also had to repeat a year at school, not sure which one, that's why with a 2 year age difference between her and Eugenie, they are only a year apart in their schooling.
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Old 10-03-2010, 09:36 AM
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I've been reading on here and how not so bright Harry was in his academic career and the question being brought up about his abilities in his military career and a thought occurred to be that things are a bit muddled.

As it may be that the "book learnin'" and then taking tests may have been more difficult for Harry than some, in military training along with the in class lessons for lets say flying an Apache there is also the practical application and hands on training where Harry could and most likely did excel.

I also would imagine that like any other young man that spends a lot of time with the military, when he does get the chance to be "off base" and able to just enjoy life, he's going to do it the fullest.

Ahhh to be in the 20s yet and have the energy to work hard and play hard again!
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Old 10-03-2010, 08:20 PM
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This is quite possible. My brother's like that. He's very bright and quick, but he hated school and didn't do well academically. Had he been born 30 years later, I think that there would have been more opportunities to excel using his abilities.
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Old 10-04-2010, 09:37 PM
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there's no need for the Daily Mail to make up things to fill headlines.
The yellow press make up things all the time to fill headlines!
Just because Harry has made mistakes in the past doesn't mean we have to believe every story from the yellow press.
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Old 10-05-2010, 08:40 PM
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Harry seems a bright young man from his interviews. We all make mistakes, goodness knows I've made plenty in my younger days. Everyone deserves a break.
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:49 AM
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Film simulates Afghan capture of Prince Harry - Yahoo! News


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Old 10-06-2010, 01:36 PM
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A 'dramatised documentary' based on what would happen if Prince Harry were to be taken prisoner while serving in Afghanistan was described today as 'deeply distasteful'.
The 90-minute film includes scenes showing the prince, played by actor Sebastian Reid, being held behind enemy lines while negotiations are carried out to free him.
The Taking Of Prince Harry shows the prince at one point with an unloaded gun pointed at his face before one of his captors pulls the trigger.
A defence source said: 'The depiction, fictional or otherwise, of a member of the Armed Forces being taken hostage and mistreated is deeply distasteful.'
To be honest I am surprised we haven't heard about this before.
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Old 10-06-2010, 06:58 PM
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This video is in very poor taste. Every person with a loved one fighting in Afghanistan will imagine their brother/son/Husband in Harry's place.
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The video is in very poor taste but unfortunately it is a reality for EVERY soldier. Morseso for Harry.

The video while in poor taste, is actually one reason why they decided to keep Harry's presence in Afghanistan a secret and moved him when it was discovered that he was there.
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Old 10-07-2010, 08:21 PM
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You think Harry would have enjoyed Gordonstoun? I just think that since Prince Charles didn't enjoy it so much his sons probably wouldn't have to go there.
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This video is in very poor taste. Every person with a loved one fighting in Afghanistan will imagine their brother/son/Husband in Harry's place.
They're taking it too far by portraying a "known" person. It isn't necessary to do that. It's downright tacky!
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The video is in very poor taste but unfortunately it is a reality for EVERY soldier. Morseso for Harry.

The video while in poor taste, is actually one reason why they decided to keep Harry's presence in Afghanistan a secret and moved him when it was discovered that he was there.

They moved two months after his presence there was made known - not immediately.
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Old 10-25-2010, 04:50 AM
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Princes William and Harry 'shocked' after Charles Stisted killed in helicopter crash | Mail Online

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Princes William and Harry were in deep shock last night after a friend of the Royal Family was killed in a helicopter crash.
Charlie Stisted, 47 was one of three men returning home from a hunting trip when their aircraft came down in County Down, Northern Ireland yesterday afternoon.

Mr Stisted was head of the Guards Polo Club - whose president is the Duke of Edinburgh - and was a close friend of the Prince of Wales and Princes William and Harry.
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Harry seems clever and well-spoken in interviews, sometimes more so than William. I think this "if you don't test well you're stupid" isn't a good way to judge intelligence. Having said that... I don't think Harry is the sharpest tool. Looking at his choice in women and constant desire to go shoot at people is immature to me. Although, I know how a lot of young men desire the thrill of combat, Its just not a smart thing to do when you're royal. I hope he grows out of it when he enters his 30's haha.

about that video I'm also surprised it hasn't been done yet. In a way its a great storyline, but it is too close to reality. I don't want to see a fictional Harry in that situation. I think it seems more unsettling to the public if its a public figure being shown in danger rather than a stranger.
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Looking at his choice in women and constant desire to go shoot at people is immature to me. Although, I know how a lot of young men desire the thrill of combat, Its just not a smart thing to do when you're royal. I hope he grows out of it when he enters his 30's haha.
Perhaps you didn't mean it but it sounds as though you're implying that all who enlist in the military are immature and just have a desire to shoot people. I don't think that's a fair assessment to make, including Harry.
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. . . . I don't think Harry is the sharpest tool. Looking at his choice in women and constant desire to go shoot at people is immature to me. Although, I know how a lot of young men desire the thrill of combat, Its just not a smart thing to do when you're royal. I hope he grows out of it when he enters his 30's haha.
Hmm, "not the sharpest tool"? What on earth was wrong with Chelsy? Was she a stripper? A porn star? A drunken nymphet? Oh yes, I forgot, a Dumb Blond . . . . . . who just happens to be in the final stages of her Law degree and, unlike some people, does not have to take her shoes off to count past ten!

As to Harry's career choice? He has shown himself as a fine Soldier in whatever role he has been allowed to assume. The fact that he qualified for Apache Helicopter Pilot training seems to indicate that he is more than a little "sharp". He seems to thrive in the military and he is obviously able to lead and inspire, no small ability, and even though he was deployed for a relatively short time in Afghanistan he has earned some respect!

To state that a man, joins the military for no other reason than it fulfills his "constant desire to go shoot at people" and "is immature", and that "young men desire the thrill of combat", implies that War is just a game at best and a substitute for blood sport at worst, and is therefore, an insult to every serving and retired member of Her Majesty's Forces throughout Britain and the Commonwealth, regardless of status, rank or gender!
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Oh shanaz and Marg, that post and comments like "[Harry's] constant desire to go shoot at people" is intended to goad and bait.
Members who've been around here for a while have seen it all before plenty of times; resist the temptation and don't fall for it.
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Prince Harry will attend the opening of The Royal British Legion Wootton Bassett Field of Remembrance, Lydiard Park, Wiltshire.
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