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Old 11-10-2008, 01:10 PM
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PRINCE CHARLES'S "picky" culinary requests and the late Princess Diana's quirky sense of humour were revealed today by a royal chef.

Charles demanded aides fly pheasants from the Queen's Sandringham estate halfway round the world to serve at banquets and insisted his tea-time eggs were boiled for exactly four minutes.

Royal cook sells off notes written by the princess | News

I can't see a problem over the eggs, they have to be just right!
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:22 PM
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It would be nice if the proceeds from this auction went towards her favorite charities.
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Old 11-11-2008, 12:36 AM
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PRINCE CHARLES'S "picky" culinary requests and the late Princess Diana's quirky sense of humour were revealed today by a royal chef.

Charles demanded aides fly pheasants from the Queen's Sandringham estate halfway round the world to serve at banquets and insisted his tea-time eggs were boiled for exactly four minutes.

Royal cook sells off notes written by the princess | News

I can't see a problem over the eggs, they have to be just right!
No wonder the British complain about the wastefulness of the royals. I wonder how much it costs to fly pheasants around the world!
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Old 11-11-2008, 03:57 AM
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No wonder the British complain about the wastefulness of the royals. I wonder how much it costs to fly pheasants around the world!
And I wonder how much it costs to fly freshly caught tuna to the sushi-restaurants around the world. Or to ship fresh asparagus from Peru to europe. Or deliver strawberries to the shops for Christmas.... Are we all wasteful? Yes we are. But at least Charles does it to promote British products while we just enjoy the "good selection" of food in our supermarkets.
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Old 11-11-2008, 05:27 AM
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Read the labels in your clothes, look where your fruit and veg come from. Meat? Fish?
Everything is flown all over the world these days besides pheasants........ When I looked at my latest pair of Escada jeans they were made in Tunisia!
Good for Charles promoting British products, that is his job.
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Old 11-11-2008, 05:33 AM
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But at least Charles does it to promote British products while we just enjoy the "good selection" of food in our supermarkets.
Well said Jo. It is good to see an obvious piece of misinformation corrected.
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But at least Charles does it to promote British products while we just enjoy the "good selection" of food in our supermarkets.
Too true!

It is a fundamental truth that to tell a half truth is often far more misleading than an outright lie. You caught it! Well spotted.
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Old 11-12-2008, 02:46 PM
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A reminder that at 8.30 tonight on BBC One is a documentary following the Prince of Wales over the past year. Also featured are the Duchess of Cornwall and Princes William and Harry. Thankfully it doesn't rehash the old rubbish, it's specifically a look at the Prince and his working year.
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Old 11-12-2008, 06:35 PM
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And I wonder how much it costs to fly freshly caught tuna to the sushi-restaurants around the world. Or to ship fresh asparagus from Peru to europe. Or deliver strawberries to the shops for Christmas.... Are we all wasteful? Yes we are. But at least Charles does it to promote British products while we just enjoy the "good selection" of food in our supermarkets.
Well, but unless the British pheasant market is looking for export opportunities (at which point it'll just be a case of people wanting to enjoy the good selection of imported food), I'm not sure what he was promoting.
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Old 11-14-2008, 04:03 PM
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PBS (in the US) just aired a documentary of Prince Charles in honor of his 60th birthday. It was fantastic. It spent a lot of time covering the prince's early years, from his birth until his marriage of Diana. The footage of Prince Charles as a young child was really nice. He was a darling toddler.
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Old 11-17-2008, 05:14 AM
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Well, but unless the British pheasant market is looking for export opportunities (at which point it'll just be a case of people wanting to enjoy the good selection of imported food), I'm not sure what he was promoting.
British lifestyle and culture?
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:49 AM
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Prince Charles’ eco-village Poundbury should be a model for rural expansion, according to a government review. . . . .
Ah memories. "And how's my little cabbages today?"

The early worm may get the worm . . . . . but it's the second mouse that gets the cheese! Or is it just that he who laughs last laughs longest!

Either way, Charles Rules (in this sphere at least). And boy is his mum proud!
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Old 11-17-2008, 09:00 AM
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Well, but unless the British pheasant market is looking for export opportunities (at which point it'll just be a case of people wanting to enjoy the good selection of imported food), I'm not sure what he was promoting.
Its not unusual for specialities from the home country to be served at special events - as somebody pointed out, where does the best fish for sushi come from - surely not the Solent! The sad realty is too many food miles before we get to eat our food.

Getting back to Charles and his eggs, what is wrong in wanting them cooked a certain way. At least he knows his mind!
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Old 11-18-2008, 08:11 AM
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Critics of Prince Charles future role in as King in politics

Critics rebel against Charles, the man who would be king - and still air his own views | UK news | The Guardian

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...-Dimbleby.html

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...cle1942372.ece
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The Prince of Wales is given an ajrak to wear as he attends the launch
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LONDON, Nov 19 (APP)-
Heir to the British throne Prince Charles of Wales Tuesday attended the opening of a unique exhibition of contemporary textile works using traditional Pakistani craft skills.

The exhibition titled ‘Threads of Change’ showcased result of a unique collaboration between skilled rural women artisans in Pakistan and international designers at The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, in East London. The exhibition is part of a long-term social development project designed to improve income of skilled women artisans from Pakistan.
Source/read more: Associated Press Of Pakistan ( Pakistan's Premier NEWS Agency ) - The Prince of Wales opens exhibition of Pakistan embroidery
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Prince Charles' pride for grandmother who sheltered Jews

The Prince of Wales has told "Kindertransport" refugees how "incredibly proud" he felt of his grandmother for sheltering Jewish refugees when the Second World War broke out.


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PRINCE Charles yesterday paid an emotional tribute to the Jewish children torn from the bosom of their families before the Second World War.

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