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Old 04-09-2010, 05:43 PM
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I somewhat agree that if William isn't actually going to serve in the army, he shouldn't be doing military training at all.
I don't know what all the fuss is about. ALL heirs to the throne (in Wm's case heir to the heir) are trained in the military. It's not so they can fight in the war, it's because they will be the Head of the Armed Forces (or whatever the title is?) in the future so they have to have an idea of how the military works. So I don't know why people say it's a waste of taxpayers money. Sorry but it's par for the course. And Harry also needs the training as people have said you never know what may happen to Wm. and Harry may end up in charge.
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I hadn't thought of that but you're right, they would need some type of military training if it ever came to that. Afterall even the Queen had some military experience. I wonder if people would expect them to serve in the war, if it were still going on?
They shouldn't be excluded from it just because they are female. I'm all for equal rights. With that said though I don't the heir should serve in the war.
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Old 04-12-2010, 07:23 PM
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Thnx for this information Karla64! Now I know how to find future engagements. I always wondered how people knew when something was coming up. What a neat feature on their website.
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Old 04-14-2010, 02:55 PM
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They shouldn't be excluded from it just because they are female. I'm all for equal rights. With that said though I don't the heir should serve in the war.
I'm all for it as well. I just think people would go easier on them being girls.
Well, let's just hope it never gets to that point. I prefer William on the throne to all the others.
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Old 04-14-2010, 03:41 PM
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As do I. But if worse came to worst, I think that the others--with wise counsel and dedication--would "step up to the plate."

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I prefer William on the throne to all the others.
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Old 04-14-2010, 07:49 PM
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No thanks on Beatrice or Eugenie. Then we'd have to endure Fergie as the "mother of the Queen".
And if by small chance they did then they would have to have military training of some kind for their role.
I don't think they would have to have military training at all.

The Queen did because it was mandatory for everyone when they turned 18 to register for war service and it was after she turned 18 that she joined the army - as per the law of the land at the time.

Queen Victoria didn't have any military experience and she was able to be the Commander-in-Chief for over 60 years. Edward VII had 10 weeks of training. George V had none but was C-in-C during the Napoleonic Wars. Queen Anne had none and I could go on about how many monarchs had no military training and did wonderful jobs, even with their nations at war.

There would be no need, therefore, for the Princesses to have military training.

That doesn't mean that they mightn't like to do so but they don't need to - any more than William or Harry do now. They are doing so because they want to not because they have to.
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Coming back to the much maligned Fergie, she actually earned her "wings" when she took helicopter training. The whole country was on her side then....

I'm glad William is to go to RAF Valley on the island of Anglesey, rather than Scotland.
Anglesey (or "Ynys Mon" in Welsh) will give him a chance to learn Welsh which, as future Prince of Wales, he should become fluent in.
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Posts about Counsellors of State have been moved to the Counsellors of State thread.
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Coming back to the much maligned Fergie, she actually earned her "wings" when she took helicopter training.
Are you suggesting that William hasn't earned his wings?


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The whole country was on her side then....
It was a bit of a novelty when Fergie accomplished this as no other wife of a prince had done this before.
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I don't think they would have to have military training at all...
I don't think you can compare today to a long time ago. It would've been unheard of for Queen Victoria to participate in military training during that time.
It seems to be the norm for today's princes to have some type of military training. All of the princes of Europe have done some training. And there is a war going on right now, so it would be relevant.
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Old 04-20-2010, 03:01 PM
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I think it's expected that an heir to the throne undergo some military training. I think Princess Victoria did as well (someone correct me if I'm wrong). Even siblings of the heir do some type of military training. Didn't Joachim of Denmark do some (perhaps someone else knows for sure).

Just to note, we have a renowned Royal Military Academy called Sandhurst and many princes from other royal houses have attended it, as well as William and Harry of course.
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I don't think Victoria has done military service. Prince Carl-Phillip has however.
Prince Joachim has had a military career since 1987, his brother, the heir has also had one.

Royal Military Academy Sandhurst - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Royalty who have attended Sandhurst.
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Old 04-20-2010, 03:24 PM
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Crown Princess Victoria has done basic training. In fact, I saw a picture of her in camouflage from that just a couple of days ago. I think that it was part of the slide show on the page about the wedding.
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Ahh i stand corrected.
In 2003 she completed Basic training at SWEDINT (the Swedish Armed Forces International Centre).

Prince Joachim began his military education in 1987 when the Prince was a recruit in the Queen's Own Regiment. In 1988, the prince was appointed sergeant, and a year later, a lieutenant of the reserve. Prince Joachim served as a Platoon Commander of a tank squadron from 1989 to 1990. In 1990, the Prince was appointed first lieutenant of the reserve, and in 1992 he was appointed Captain of the reserve. After appointment to Major of the reserve in 2005, the Prince remains active in the defence reserve.
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I didn't realize Prince Joachim was still active in the military.
Thanks for the link. That's quite an extensive list and with William and Harry at the top as the latest graduates.
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Ive heard Prince William is now a Captain, is this true??
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Ive heard Prince William is now a Captain, is this true??
William is a flight Lieutenant in the Royal Navy and Captain in the Blues and Royals.
Harry is a Lieutenant in the Blues and Royals.
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According to latest reports after William graduates in September he would eventually become captain of an aircraft, in command of its crew, depending on his performance.
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Wouldn't that be funny if William had to salute his younger brother.
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Wouldn't that be funny if William had to salute his younger brother.

As Harry graduated first William would already have had to do that - while he was a cadet and Harry was an officer.
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