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Old 09-03-2003, 02:42 PM
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Claire Cozens
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Tuesday September 2, 2003

Prince Charles' private secretary has admitted St James's Palace has failed to provide the press with enough access to Prince William over the past two years, after the relationship between journalists and the palace threatened to break down. Sir Michael Peat has now promised to give the press information about Prince William at least once a term, in an effort to ease the unrest among tabloid papers over the lack of access to the heir to the throne. In a letter to Les Hinton, the chairman of the newspaper editors' code of practice committee, Sir Michael conceded that not enough material about the prince had been made available since October 2001.

"Steps have been taken to address this and I hope that I am right in thinking that the recent interviews and photographs were generally well received, it is our intention to ensure that information about Prince William is, from now on, made available at least once a term, to reflect the growing interest in Prince William in his own right."

Newspaper editors agreed not to publish paparazzi shots of Prince William during his time at St Andrews university in exchange for access to official photographs and stories. But the agreement threatened to break down earlier this year when the News of the World, frustrated by the lack of official access to the prince, published photographs of him returning from a trip to Tesco laden down with shopping. Prince Charles' aides complained about the story, but the following weekend the Mail on Sunday followed suit with pictures of the prince out walking with a female friend and a story implying the pair enjoyed a close relationship. There was also fierce criticism from the press about the way St James's Palace handled Prince William's 21st birthday interview in May. Tabloid editors reacted furiously after Daily Record editor Peter Cox claimed to have negotiated an exclusive interview, and Prince Charles' PR team was hastily forced to make it more widely available.

"There was a feeling that we had kept our side of the bargain but they had not kept theirs," said one royal correspondent. I think one of the real tests was when the pictures of the prince out shopping were published. That was a real wake-up call for the palace, and to their credit things have improved a lot in the past few months. We got the interview for Prince William's birthday and there has been a lot of access to Prince Harry this year."

Prince Charles' press secretary, Colleen Harris, said the promised access was more likely to consist of photo opportunities than a repeat of the interview the prince gave to mark his 21st birthday.

"It's simply a case of reverting back to the original arrangement we had," she said.

"After the News of the World published its pictures, it looked as though that agreement was in jeopardy. We had never before set out the amount of access that should be provided under that agreement so we now we have said it will be once a term," she added.

Mr Hinton, who is also executive chairman of News International, welcomed Sir Michael's proposal, saying Prince William was a "public figure in his own right for whom a total media blackout would be entirely inappropriate. I can confirm that the industry continues to accept the balance set out in September 2000. We will, of course, continue to respect the privacy of Prince William - as with any student or young person - under the terms of the [PCC] code," he wrote in a letter to Sir Michael.

"And we will continue to ensure that, as far as reasonably possible, a level of restraint is exercised which avoids the creation of a paparazzi market at St Andrews." Many royal correspondents are also concerned about who will replace Ms Harris as Prince Charles' press secretary when she leaves the job at the end of next month.

"That's a real concern. Colleen has been pretty good about making sure we are kept informed and it will be interesting to see who takes over from her," said one.
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Old 09-03-2003, 08:45 PM
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Mail angers palace with William stories

Claire Cozens
Wednesday September 3, 2003


Prince William: articles allege he killed deer on foreign trips

St James's Palace has written to the editor of the Mail on Sunday to complain about a series of articles accusing Prince William of killing deer, including an endangered species.
Prince Charles's aides contacted Peter Wright about the stories, which sparked a storm of protest from animal rights groups despite a denial from St James's Palace.

The first story, published on August 10, alleged that Prince William had killed a dik-dik dwarf deer - described by the paper as a "bambi-like animal" - with a Masai warrior spear on a recent trip to Kenya.

The palace insisted the story was not true, but it was picked up by media outlets all over the world and provoked widespread condemnation of the prince, including a letter from the pop star Pink urging him to change his ways.

The following week, the Mail on Sunday published a second article claiming Prince William had killed a near extinct species of deer, the huemel, with a morphine-loaded dart gun three years ago.

The story, headlined "Oops, I did it again!", alleged that the prince had accidentally hit an elderly huemel deer with the dart while working on a conservation project during his gap year in Chile.

That story too was denied by the palace, which has confirmed it has written to Wright about the reports.

But the Mail on Sunday is standing by its stories.

"We have responded to St James's Palace and explained that we have first-hand accounts of both incidents and that we have no reason to doubt them," said Wright.

The clash follows a promise from the palace to provide access to the prince at least once a term after newspapers complained they were being frozen out.

Editors agreed to steer clear of paparazzi shots of the prince during his four years at university in exchange for regular updates from the palace.

But the agreement threatened to break down earlier this year when, frustrated by the lack of official access, the News of the World published pictures of the prince carrying his shopping home from Tesco.

Prince Charles' private secretary, Sir Michael Peat, has now promised to provide information on Prince William at least once a term.

∑ To contact the MediaGuardian newsdesk email editor@mediaguardian.co.uk or phone 020 7239 9857
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Old 09-05-2003, 06:22 PM
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A schoolboy sparked off a UK-wide terror scare by sending a letter claiming to contain the deadly poison ricin to Prince William, a court has heard.

Paul Smith, 17, also sent a bottle of complimentary aromatherapy oil face rub laced with caustic soda to Cherie Blair at 10 Downing Street. The High Court in Glasgow heard there was a massive security scare across Britain after a flood of letters, some also said to contain anthrax, landed on the desks various officials. Among those receiving packages were the Scottish Parliament, the House of Commons, various police forces and local authority offices, top hotels, and senior officials at St Andrew's University. Kevin McCallum, prosecuting, told the judge, Lord Kingarth, of the fear and terror of some victims who breathed in powder which they thought was either anthrax or ricin. Scores of people had to be decontaminated and buildings evacuated.

The scheme was a hoax invented by a man, whose identity was not given in court, who sent the instructions via email to Smith, a pupil at Dumbarton Academy. One letter to Prince William said it contained ricin, the world's most deadly toxin, adding: "If you smell or touch it you will die."

Another one sent to the St Andrews University art and history department where the prince is studying contained a skull and crossbones with a message which read: "By the time you read this letter you will not be able to breath and will be suffering respiratory failure."

Mr McCallum told how terrified people who had come into contact with the letters were placed in isolation and underwent decontamination. The powders were found to be harmless, but in some cases people did not know this for days. Smith, of 18 High Mains Avenue, Dumbarton, admitted sending a total of eight anthrax letters and 36 ricin letters between August 20, 2001, and February 7, 2002 and committing a breach of the peace. He pleaded guilty to preparing and transmitting the letters whereby the powder inside was deposited and inhaled by people opening them, all to their fear and alarm. Smith also admitted sending two packages to Cherie Blair and Margaret Ashcroft, treasurer of the West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine Liberal Democrat constituency party in February last year.

Smith, who was only 16 at the time, was arrested after analysis of computer material revealed significant e-mail traffic between him and another person. He accepted he was recruited by an older person on the internet.

Mr McCallum said: "This person had instigated a campaign directed against His Royal Highness Prince William and his attendance at the Scottish university." Sentence was deferred for background reports.
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Old 09-26-2003, 11:08 PM
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I got news about model who kissed with Prince William when dances! please you read it!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3144336.stm

http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2003443301,00.html

the Model who dances with the Princes then kissed with Wills! but the Palace would approve about it! i do believe it!

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Old 10-09-2003, 02:02 PM
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Any news on William?
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Old 10-13-2003, 10:17 PM
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I found out in news about him!

but his dad got shock over him Prince Charles wanted him to get duty after Scotland.

http://www.mirror.co.uk please type wills's 2-year Safari

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Old 10-15-2003, 08:00 PM
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Old 10-24-2003, 11:48 PM
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I found out in Sun newspaper but William really gets pissed off from Paul Burrell because William told Paul Burrell gets SHUT UP! over William's mom new book! because William got upset of forthcoming book next week monday!

http://www.the-sun.co.uk/article/0,,200349226,00.html

please you read about it!

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Old 10-25-2003, 12:11 AM
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William Stop the pain.
Poohah, Sara, what pain are you talking about? The mention of Diana's name among people who want to forget she ever existed?

The royals are vindicating this book as quickly as they can while protesting far too much Darl'ng.

See how much better QEII, PP and the POW fare in this book than actual circumstances warrant? They are basking in the limelight while giving statements of protest to young William to read for them as directed.
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Old 10-25-2003, 01:28 AM
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William stop the pain.
Someone else who wants the "pain" to stop and all reminders of Diana removed is Sara Ferguson.

Earlier, the Duchess of York was also on US TV, giving an interview on CNN's Larry King Live.

"She said Camilla Parker Bowles was a "good lady" whom Diana would have liked."

Excuse me while I take a bulimic break.

There now, much better. At least enough to fortify me for the next onslaught. As Fergie continued in her usual insensitive klutzy way, "she said of Burrell: "I think it's very sad. Here he is, writing a book and making money from memories. She was such a great person and we don't need to know any more."

We don't need to know anymore!!! How many people have lost close loved ones and wanted to know no more about them? It's an oxymoron and Fergie would be far ahead in the credibility department if she'd just say no more.
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One day...long down the road, when Her Majesty is no longer with us...when Pcss's Beatrice and Eugenie are secure in their lives.....

I wouldn't be at ALL surprised for Sarah to write her own book and capitalize on this as so many others have.
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Quote:
Originally posted by thissal+Oct 24th, 2003 - 11:11 pm--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (thissal @ Oct 24th, 2003 - 11:11 pm)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-sara1981@Oct 24th, 2003 - 8:48 pm
William Stop the pain.
Poohah, Sara, what pain are you talking about? The mention of Diana&#39;s name among people who want to forget she ever existed?

The royals are vindicating this book as quickly as they can while protesting far too much Darl&#39;ng.

See how much better QEII, PP and the POW fare in this book than actual circumstances warrant? They are basking in the limelight while giving statements of protest to young William to read for them as directed. [/b][/quote]
I mean Prince William have statement for Paul Burrell of his mom&#39;s new book you read in Sun?

he got upset about it&#33;

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I heard that Prince William wants to take two years off (and hide out in Africa).

Is that following the adage, "give someone an inch and they will take a mile"?

I mean its nice that the new age is more permissive, but the creaky ones must be turning over in their graves by now ??????
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Is that a new picture?
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Is that a new picture?
No, I think that this photo was taken Jubilee weekend in 2002.
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Oct 27 2003


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PRINCE William was taken to hospital after being struck down by the tropical disease bilharzia.

Bodyguards accompanied Wills, 21, a student at St Andrews University, to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee on Friday night after he said he felt unwell.

He is thought to have a low level of the condition but was immediately prescribed tablets of the drug Praziquantel, which has a 90 per cent success rate, our sister paper the Daily Record reveals today.

Wills caught the disease - which infects around 200million people a year and kills 20,000 - on his month long safari in Africa, where it is common among travellers.

Symptons include fever, headache, cough and diarrhoea. Other physical signs include a tender, enlarged liver and spleen.

It is a parasitic infection caused by a type of worm that lives in rivers or streams and is often caught by swimming.



ILL: William caught disease in Africa

William went whitewater rafting on the Nile and spent three days at Bujagali Falls in Uganda.

But royal insiders stressed last night that he is not in danger.

Buckingham Palace said he had blood tests after coming back from his trip in August.

A spokeswoman said: "When William was in Africa he picked up bilharzia.

"He returned from Africa and was feeling unwell. He went for a blood test and the specialists say he had bilharzia.

"Prince William has a very low level of the disease and all he has to do is take the tablets and everything will be fine. It was a routine appointment and he got everything dealt with."

William was joined in Africa by 11 friends, including former Guards officer Mark Dyer, and Scotland Yard protection officers.

The spokeswoman added: "Everybody who went on the trip with him will also be checked for the disease because it is very common in that part of Africa."

William has spent several holidays on the sprawling 45,000 acre nature reserve in the foothills of Mount Kenya run by close family friends Jane and Ian Craig.

William has told his father and the Queen that the Bujagali Falls - where he is believed to have picked up the disease - are among the safest in the world for whitewater rafting.

He loves Africa so much he has told Prince Charles he wants to live there for two years when he graduates.

He recently said he has been trying to learn Swahili in his spare time.
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yeah i heard from read in mirror newspaper yesterday makes me disappointment i wanted Wills away from tropical water bug because Africa got dangerous for him because he is Royals&#33;

but i wishes i would get married in Royal Family and i would do obey Queen like his Aunt Sophie, Countess of Wessex who always obey Queen all the times&#33; i do obey Queen all the times and i do respect her, truly but i did met Prince Charles last year at Prince&#39;s trust i did shake him&#33;

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I found out today Prince William on cover in Hello magazine

http://www.hellomagazine.com/magazin.../27/0789cover/

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May their lives become better....
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