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Old 07-16-2005, 03:26 PM
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William's right royal time Written by Claire Trevett, New Zealand Herald Saturday, 16 July 2005

Gone was the pomp and ceremony. There were none of the traditional trappings of a royal tour.

No loyal subjects lined the route to see a swivelling hand behind a car window. The classic limousine was ditched: Prince William got about in a Toyota people-mover.

New Zealand was either on its best behaviour or just didn't care....

Old 07-17-2005, 05:47 AM
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1 week of duty, 3 week of holiday. that's a real deal

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Old 07-17-2005, 08:29 AM
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Old 07-19-2005, 01:26 AM
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Old 07-19-2005, 01:29 PM
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By Nathan Yates Royal Reporter
PRINCE William has invited girlfriend Kate Middleton to join him on holiday - with his old flame Jecca Craig.

He brought her to Jecca's ranch in Kenya yesterday to spend the next couple of weeks with them.

A Clarence House source said: "It is a civilised arrangement.

"There are no hard feelings between Jecca and William and he feels completely comfortable with Kate being there.

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"They are all enjoying the African sunshine." Kate, 22, arrived at the ranch on Sunday after she and William, 23, had spent three weeks apart.

The holiday at the secluded safari resort is the latest sign that William and Kate are serious about each other.

There were rumours the pair had grown apart after graduating from St Andrews last month.

But the source added: "William was very keen to invite Kate to Africa.

"It is significant - an indication that he does want the relationship to continue after college.

"It means he is very serious about her and intends to be with her for the foreseeable future."

Kate is expected to join William and Jecca on a safari. Later they are also believed to be planning a visit to a coastal resort.

The holiday is the first chance he has had to get together with Kate since returning from his first official tour, a three-week trip to New Zealand.
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Wills in the wilderness - with Kate AND Jecca Written by Rebecca English, Daily Mail Tuesday, 19 July 2005 With its stunning views of Kenya's last untamed wilderness, it isn't hard to imagine why Prince William chose an isolated hideaway for a romantic interlude with his girlfriend Kate Middleton.

More surprising, however, is the fact that the lovestruck couple shared their idyllic break with the 23-year-old prince's former girlfriend, Jecca Craig.

As the sun went down over the plains on Sunday night the trio - joined by other friends - sat on a veranda at their authentic Masai lodge, sipping "sundowners" and admiring the heartstopping views.

Jecca is among friends who have joined the prince on his latest African adventure - even driving William and Kate around her family's 45,000-acre ranch near the Il Ngwesi lodge resort.

The prince is on a month-long working holiday at Lewa Downs, the wildlife conservancy run by Jecca's parents, Ian and Jane, some four hours drive north of Nairobi.

Five years ago, he spent several weeks working on the estate as part of his gap year after Eton and is said to have enjoyed a teenage romance with Jecca, described by those who know her as "sweet, loyal and very outdoorsy".

Close friends

The pair have remained close friends, with William travelling out to Kenya almost every year since to visit the Craigs, whose family settled at Lewa in 1924. They are seen by him as something of a second family.

To break up his trip this year, William asked 12 friends to join him at Lewa for a few days - including 23-year-old Kate and best friend Thomas van Straubenzee.

Kate Middleton: Prince William's current girlfriend

On Sunday, the prince treated the party by splashing out £1,500 to hire Il Ngwesi, which is run by Masai tribesmen, for the night. Situated on a hill next to the Ngare Ndare river and with magnificent views of snow-topped Mount Kenya, the resort is a paradise between peak and plain.

It consists of six "bandas", thatched open-plan cottages designed to make the most of the scenery. The showers, and even the toilets, are outside and overlook the tree-covered plains.

The cottage where William and Kate stayed has a large four-poster bed, draped with mosquito nets, which can be dragged out on to a platform to sleep under the stars.

William's party are believed to have arrived on foot shortly after lunch following a six-hour trek through the bush with armed guides. The prince, who had been working all morning, turned up later, driving himself along a rutted 25-mile track followed by Jecca.

Cocktail party

That evening, the party sipped their "sundowners" - fruit-based cocktails - overlooking a water hole used by rhinos, elephants, giraffes, lions and zebra.

The other woman: Jecca Craig joins Wills and Kate on holiday

As the sun began to sink, they tucked into a lavish barbecue served on a wooden platform built jutting out into the air.

"William has stayed at Il Ngwesi twice before and fell in love with both the beauty of the lodge and its isolation," said a source close to the prince.

"It is a very romantic spot that he holds close to his heart so it is no surprise that he would have wanted to take Kate out there with him this time."

The couple met at St Andrews University. Since they graduated last month he has appeared in public with her several times, giving rise to speculation that the relationship is becoming increasingly serious.

Kate is said to be very relaxed about William's friendship with Jecca, with whom she also gets on well. William sees his ex-girlfriend, who is in a serious relationship of her own, regularly in England where she lives and studies.
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"Prince William makes his waxwork debut"

"Prince William made his debut in wax today at Madame Tussauds, where he immediately offered female visitors the chance to be his very own Cinderella.

Standing opposite the Queen, Prince Philip and Prince Charles, and with Princess Diana standing close beside, the heir to the throne is dressed in a grey lounge suit, looking up and flashing his trademark smile."

Full story at Life Style Extra here:

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Thats actually kind of funny. It would be more interesting of there was a photo of wills standing next to his wax figure. Who is the blond girl in those pictures? shes pretty
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He is suuuuuuuuuuper tall!
Old 08-03-2005, 03:12 PM
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Gets it from the Spencers. I was surprised at how tall Diana must have been, when I saw her dresses. (Granted, the mannequins were on a small stage.) But her legs were really long, it seemed like her knee was at least half-way up my upper leg.

That is a very good likeness of William, though, IMO.
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its cute how he is looking in Diana's direction.
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William's wax debut is sealed with a kiss
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Wow! That is the best wax doll of the prince I've seen in a while! It looks so much like the real William!
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I can't believe how 'real' the wax figure of Prince William is. At first I thought it was the real thing (when I saw it on a website) & then I realized it wasn't real. Sign me up for a visit to the wax museum
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yeah. it almost fooled me !!! it looks so real !
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The wax figure looks actually better than the "real" Will! =D
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right ! the hair line is better!

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