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Old 03-25-2011, 07:18 AM
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I have no problem with Charles as our next king never have what bugs me is what's with the sudden change? A few months ago people wanted William as their king what happened?
As I said opreviously, in my opinion, there are lies, lies and opinion polls!

This is never an exact science, and the size and nature of respondants to the poll can vvary the outcome considerably
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Old 03-25-2011, 08:59 AM
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I have no problem with Charles as our next king never have what bugs me is what's with the sudden change? A few months ago people wanted William as their king what happened?
ghost_night, I also read that people considered William's newly- married status as a reason for the change. But more so, subjects realized PoW, after so many years, is a lot more prepared for the job.
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:58 PM
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Is Prince William left handed?
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:25 PM
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Is Prince William left handed?
YES. If you want to see it, watch the video where he signs the book of remembrance for the Christchurch earthquake
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:50 PM
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They do fly commercial, but they RENT THE ENTIRE AIRCRAFT. Do you really think that they would let just any ticket holder on the same plane as PW?

How absurd.
I doubt the royals would rent an entire aircraft. That would be way too expensive!
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Old 03-26-2011, 01:32 AM
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There are lots of news stories involving the Royals flying commercial in first class, so I'd like to see proof of them renting entire an entire COMMERCIAL aircraft. They don't all fly together anyway. Which group of them would have the money to do this with only two of them on the civil list?

Read the official biographies of the royals - they've been flying commercial with other people for a long time.
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Old 03-26-2011, 11:37 AM
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If I recall correctly, when the Queen went to Australia a few years ago (or maybe more) they booked the entire first class cabin and installed a special security door between first and coach. Anyone else recall this?
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Old 03-26-2011, 11:52 AM
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When the Queen is required to travel abroad for any lengthy visit, the air craft (BA) is chartered specifically for HM personal use, then gutted allowing furniture to be brought on board and installed for the length of the visit. Chairs, desks, sofa's, beds etc. Any aircraft the Queen uses becomes her place of residence.

Members of her household, security and the press core also travel with the royal entourage though her security and members of the press are relegated to a seperate area. The equivilant of what we folk would call 'economy'.
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Old 03-26-2011, 12:25 PM
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There was a news report (no idea if true or particularly trustworthy usually) that said William travelled in normal economy class booked under the name Mr. Pinkerton-Smith.

Found one report of it though I've read it elsewhere as well but could just be rumour & what have you

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Old 04-01-2011, 03:37 PM
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Prince William says he and Kate might consider keeping a home in Anglesey
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Old 04-10-2011, 04:01 AM
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I LOVE this read for yourselves you'll see what I mean. He serves tea to the sick that's wonderful!

Prince William: Following in his mother's charitable footsteps - CNN.com

Some unseen photos I found
http://www.flickr.com/photos/50667294@N08/5455731892/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/childbe...ty/5491784324/

Gosh I'm so proud of William. For a while I had lost alot of hope in him. He just seemed like he didn't want to take on the role and I was confused seeing as both parents have done alot of charity work but the last 3 years or so he's blown me away. I love his style his informality. He definitely knows his people and he'll make a great king one day.
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Old 04-10-2011, 12:07 PM
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Very proud indeed.
His position is very unique. To know what your "job" will be forever doesn't sit so well with his generation.
What some people seem to forget, as I can recall from previous discussions here, is that William had a much "normal" life than let's say his father , grandmother and so on. So when I see someone saying he is reluctant to be king and doesn't appreciate as much he should, I wonder if they ever considered the fact that William, by not being so restrict to royal life and surroundings witnessed people's reaction to the monarchy in a more uncensored way, the pro and con. We all know monarchy approval has change for the last 30, 40, 50 years. This generation has change its point of view on the matter, and he certainly is aware of that. You see, when you are mainly surrounded by courtiers it's easy to "believe" in your position and its importance, but once you are out and exposed to different opinions, it can affect you convictions.

Anyways, my point is :P, when I see William now, I see someone who has a lot to learn, but is becoming more comfortable each day. He'll be more in touch with his people, because he will be aware of the way those see the institution one day will be in charge of (hopefully).
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Old 04-10-2011, 02:08 PM
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I LOVE this read for yourselves you'll see what I mean. He serves tea to the sick that's wonderful!

Prince William: Following in his mother's charitable footsteps - CNN.com
OK, seriously, tears are streaming down my face.... I had no idea! And I love that he makes private visits. It shows that he genuinely cares,and it is not just an act for the cameras, although I always knew Wills was a sincere and caring person, you can just tell!
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Old 04-10-2011, 02:16 PM
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Ghost_night554, thank you so much for sharing those links!

William has always struck as someone who is very compassionate and caring. The articles and videos posted on here as of late are very sound proof of that. I have no qualms in saying that his compassion and kindness will make him not only a great monarch, but a husband and father as well.
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Old 04-10-2011, 02:24 PM
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Ghost_night554, thank you so much for sharing those links!

William has always struck as someone who is very compassionate and caring. The articles and videos posted on here as of late are very sound proof of that. I have no qualms in saying that his compassion and kindness will make him not only a great monarch, but a husband and father as well.
I definitely have to agree with all of the sentiments posted above. This has also lead me to believe that its his compassion and empathy that has led him to his role in SAR which he seems to love doing. Its not only the challenge of flying a helicopter in sometimes dangerous situations, but also the knowing that he is serving and protecting life. This is a man that has no illusions of grandeur about himself but sees himself as a part of a whole. Not many royals when meeting people will state "Just call me William".

With both William and Catherine, I think the BRF has a very bright future ahead.
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Old 04-10-2011, 02:26 PM
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I second that Osipi!
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Old 04-10-2011, 04:16 PM
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So when I see someone saying he is reluctant to be king and doesn't appreciate as much he should, I wonder if they ever considered the fact that William, by not being so restrict to royal life and surroundings witnessed people's reaction to the monarchy in a more uncensored way, the pro and con. .
I wasn't saying William is reluctant but he seemed it years ago. Now he's done a 180 IMO he's just amazing!
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