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Old 02-27-2015, 08:47 AM
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How reliable is the evening standard? This seems contrary to every thing else we heard about wanting a long term career in the military. The Australia bit seems strange too. The Cambridges were just there for a big tour and even Harry was there briefly for the naval review.

Unlike his brother who would had to leave the military eventually for his royal role, Harry doesn't. Plus if he goes globe trotting even for charity, he would have UK paid security but not doing full time royal work in the UK. It seems fishy.


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Old 02-27-2015, 08:59 AM
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The Telegraph reports it as well. As does the DM.
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The Telegraph reports it as well. As does the DM.
Let me guess though - they are reporting that the Evening Standard is reporting it? Time will tell.
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Old 02-27-2015, 09:17 AM
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Sounds like he's about to become a full-time working member of the royal family.
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Old 02-27-2015, 09:18 AM
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To be honest, I'm really not all that surprised. After reading recently that he wishes to focus on the wounded warrior projects and knowing how much he cares for African and global conservation and Sentebale, perhaps he feels that his time would be best served focusing on these aspects full time.

Somehow this desk job he now holds, although he's probably very adept at it, doesn't seem like a job that would fulfill a man such as Harry that puts so much passion into what he does and perhaps not just taking on ranks over the years with the Blues and Royals too. He needs to be where he'll be happiest and I know whatever he does do, he'll give 150% to with charm, charisma and hijinks included.
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Old 02-27-2015, 09:39 AM
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I'm a bit surprised that Harry's the one giving up the service life and becoming a full time Royal. I would have thought the future king would be the one who would do that. I understood Harry planned to have a full career in the military. Mind you, Harry's the one with personality and charisma, and he's been doing a truly splendid job supporting his charitable causes in recent years. He's a natural: he oozes charm and sincerity.
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Old 02-27-2015, 10:43 AM
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the BBC are reporting that he is considering his options. This report makes sense to me. also, he isnt going to Australia as a royal, he is going as a soldier on an exchange. nothing unusual about that.

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Old 02-27-2015, 10:51 AM
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'considering his options'- Gap year
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'considering his options'- Gap year
Well, I do hope he is considering his options now whilst he is still in the army. He is too old to take a gap year unless it is something like spending a year in Africa or something.

I'm surprised at the news, like others I was sure he would continue his career in the Army. It's unsettling when news come suddenly like this. The Evening Standard is quite a reliable newspaper, I'd be surprised if they made the story up without some indications.
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Old 02-27-2015, 11:07 AM
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Let me guess though - they are reporting that the Evening Standard is reporting it? Time will tell.
Not really. They are talking about a "royal source".

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Old 02-27-2015, 11:27 AM
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There's nothing official. He seems to be "considering his options."
BBC News - Prince Harry 'considering options over Army career'

If I were British, it would bother me if he lived abroad for awhile. I suppose though, the fact is that he's a wealthy young man who doesn't have an official role. Technically, he exists as a back-up plan in case something happens to his older brother. Cynical, perhaps, but true.
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It wouldn't bother me at all if Henry went abroad with a clear objective and told people why he was going.

What bothered me about William's "gap year" is that nothing actually happened and nobody knew what was going on.
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It would depend as well on how long he'd be away IMO.
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Oh, I did not see that one coming! Hopefully he can do more work in Africa, especially with Sentebale!
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Old 02-27-2015, 02:42 PM
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More detail and explanation from Richard Palmer of the Express. Worth reading

Prince Harry set to QUIT the Armed Forces this year and focus on charity projects | Royal | News | Daily Express
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Well, perhaps he will make a genuine effort to find a suitable wife. He wishes to be married and have children, and he can't do that without finding a willing partner. Go, Harry!
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I have long accustomed myself to the idea that Prince Harry may choose to make a life doing good works in a continent he clearly adores, Africa. As a second son, and with the succession assured, he is in a position to do so, and [altho domestically] Britain and the Windsors would miss him and his undoubted talents, I'd rather that than another wasted 'spare' existence, like Princess Margaret..
Additionally I think he might achieve incredible things in that benighted continent, and in some small way compensate for the manifest wrongs we Brits have inflicted there...
Most of all I think he may find happiness there.
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I have long accustomed myself to the idea that Prince Harry may choose to make a life doing good works in a continent he clearly adores, Africa. As a second son, and with the succession assured, he is in a position to do so, and [altho domestically] Britain and the Windsors would miss him and his undoubted talents, I'd rather that than another wasted 'spare' existence, like Princess Margaret..
Additionally I think he might achieve incredible things in that benighted continent, and in some small way compensate for the manifest wrongs we Brits have inflicted there...
Most of all I think he may find happiness there.
Agree with this but I have one real concern. security.

He is a real target for terrorists as both a member of the BRF and having seen active service against the Taliban.

How this is to be managed and paid for will develop into an issue IF he chooses to live abroad and not undertake home duties..

I dont have the answer but it must always be a consideration for the BRF.
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Old 02-27-2015, 06:50 PM
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I think we'll see Harry take on more official royal duties and his charitable projects.
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I think we need a new thread on the future of Harry
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