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Old 08-19-2008, 07:10 AM
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I feel it's getting very unfair now. Why should William of all the royals have been the one going to Beijing. The Queen is the head of state it's first and foremost her "job" to represent the country. The second one would be Charles as her representative. William hasn't even started full time royal duties yet. First everyone was eager for politicians and officials to boycot the Olympics in China and suddenly it's almost a crime not to be there?

Wills and Kate take the Picasso | The Sun |News|Columnists|Fergus Shanahan
Quite right, just trash written topush a fewcopies. William could have attended, but if the BRF decided that he would not, why blame him? Also, is it not Anne who is President of some Olympic related organsiation? If so, why would Will want to intrude on her turf!
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Old 08-19-2008, 07:32 AM
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I donīt think it would have hurt Prince William to go to the Olympic Games to support the British Team. As far as Kate Middleton goes, I couldnīt care less. Sometimes people seem to forget how old the Queen is, that hot humid climate would not be very enjoyable or healthy for her. William is young and about time he took on some serious duties and besides that he would have enjoyed himself for sure.
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Old 08-19-2008, 03:55 PM
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The Sun is hardly a tabloid to be taken seriously, so I shouldn't worry too much. I'm surprised they have even noticed the Olympics, did it push the topless models to the back?
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Old 08-19-2008, 06:06 PM
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People read this tabloid. Not everyone think like you or Isana or anyone of us.
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Old 08-19-2008, 06:21 PM
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People read this tabloid. Not everyone think like you or Isana or anyone of us.
I should think many of the British on here and in 'real' life would say the same about the Sun.

I found this whilst looking for a description of a Sun reader - http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/s...php?p=26003462
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Old 08-19-2008, 06:21 PM
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People read this tabloid. Not everyone think like you or Isana or anyone of us.
But no matter what the royal family does to try to keep themselves out of the tabloids, these papers are always going to find a story to publish - even if it's on the shady side of truth. So even if people are reading tabloids like The Sun and taking their stories as reality, what are the princes supposed to do? Stop having fun entirely?
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Old 08-19-2008, 06:45 PM
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But no matter what the royal family does to try to keep themselves out of the tabloids, these papers are always going to find a story to publish - even if it's on the shady side of truth.
That's true.
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So even if people are reading tabloids like The Sun and taking their stories as reality, what are the princes supposed to do? Stop having fun entirely?
Yes, and go to Big Brother whith their whole family. People will be happy...
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Old 08-19-2008, 07:35 PM
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I think the main reason for the criticism is as Platell writes - could there be a greater insult to the brave fighting men who genuinely risk their lives in the service of their country?, IMO, No. He has spent a short time doing all the 'easy or fun activities', so for CH and Williams PR machine to suggest this will have given him any idea of the various arms, is ludicrous.Worked for the Mail?
I've been most critical of William's jumping from branch to branch but even if he stayed in one area of service longer, I don't think he would have had the perfectly normal military stint along with the dangers that most soldiers face. He'd have to go into combat to get that which was problematic even for Harry.

If he couldn't have a normal military stint and decided to forego military training, I suppose the armed forces would be less insulted for the time being but I imagine a total lack of military experience would come back to haunt him when he's having to assume honorary command of a regiment.
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Old 08-20-2008, 05:58 AM
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I donīt think it would have hurt Prince William to go to the Olympic Games to support the British Team. As far as Kate Middleton goes, I couldnīt care less. Sometimes people seem to forget how old the Queen is, that hot humid climate would not be very enjoyable or healthy for her. William is young and about time he took on some serious duties and besides that he would have enjoyed himself for sure.
You are right in thatit would not hurt Will to go to the Olympics - once he has entered active royal duty, which he is still to I am sure he will be attending the next Olympics.
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Old 08-20-2008, 09:20 AM
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Well, since the next Olympics will be in London chances are that he'll show up.
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Old 08-21-2008, 06:51 PM
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I read somewhere that David Beckham is to attend the closing ceremonies in Beijing as a representative of London 2012. Might be possible that William will join him as a surprise. It would be a great goodwill gesture but perhaps just wishful thinking.
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Old 08-21-2008, 09:18 PM
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To me the British Royal Family seem to have each person with particular responsiblities etc and Princess Anne gets the Olympic gigs due to having been a competitor.
The rest of the royals don't usually attend any games at all, except for Montreal when the Queen opened the games and the rest of the family went to watch Anne compete.
I don't seem to recall any other members of the BFR attending any Olympic Games so I would not expect William to attend.
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Old 08-22-2008, 10:36 AM
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Princess Anne is a member of the International Olympic Committee so is involved at an official level.
She is also a member of the London Organising Committe for the 2012 Games.
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I Wonder will we see Charles as King by then also thatll be the Diamond Jubilee will they collide
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:16 PM
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I Wonder will we see Charles as King by then also thatll be the Diamond Jubilee will they collide
I was in Oxford when it was announced that the Olympics were to be in London in 2012 and one of the papers, the next day, had a piece that indicated that the Jubilee celebrations were planned to be a few weeks before the opening of the games so that they wouldn't collide but that people who wanted to attend, from overseas could do so as they wouldn't be months apart. I don't know how true it is but I do remember it. Unfortunately the papers didn't make it home with me to check.

The only way we will see Charles King by then is if the Queen has died in which case there won't be any Jubilee celebrations but given the date now they might have to ensure no overlap with coronation celebrations and unfortunately the possibility of funeral arrangements given the Queen and DOE's current ages (by then 86 and 91).

Personally I hope to see the Queen open the games with her beloved husband by her side and her eldest son and heir right there as well with his lovely wife.
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Princess Anne is a member of the International Olympic Committee so is involved at an official level.
She is also a member of the London Organising Committe for the 2012 Games.
That is my point exactly - she is the member of the BRF who has the Olympic gig while other royals do other things.
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Not a very relible source but this about (some of) what William will do with the SAS.
Prince William must dodge LIVE bullets in SAS notorious killing house | News | News Of The World
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Posts about Prince William's plans to train as a Search and Rescue pilot have been moved to their own thread here.

Posts about his charities and patronages have been moved to their own thread here.
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Prince William was supposed to be doing things the SAS, SBS, SRR, and the AAC as well as at the MoD or was it at Whitehall. I supprised there have ben no pictures of doing any of it. As I had understood the thing SAS, SBS, and SSR were supposed to be in the mode of visits more than nessarily active Particapation in excerses.
What has Prince William been doing since 1 Sept.?
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:11 PM
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According to the Telegraph, anyway, William's been training at an RAF base since September 15.
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