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Old 04-09-2006, 04:14 PM
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Id say she will and id say soon too And that Garter story doesent sound that far out to me It could happen
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Old 04-09-2006, 04:40 PM
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Doesent Avondale go with Clarence or is that an Entirely different Dukedom?
They don't have to go together.

William IV was simply the Duke of Clarence but Prince Eddy was Duke of Clarence and Avondale. Why Queen Victoria gave him a double-barrelled Dukedom I don't know - particular as, if he had lived, he would also have been Duke of Cornwall in time - now that would have been a mouthful in 1901 - Duke of Cornwall and Clarrence and Avondale (I doubt if it would have fitted on the official programmes for the opening of the first Australian Parliament on 9th May 1901 - assuming that he would have come here instead of the Duke of Cornwall and York who did come but he was the heir to the throne at the time).

I wouldn't exect a Dukedom before he marries but..... who knows!!
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Old 04-09-2006, 10:18 PM
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Only for non commissioned ranks and even they can stay longer if it's a specialist 'trade' the Army or Airforce needs. I can't see William signing up for 22 years though!
I do not think there is any limit of time for an officer. NCOs enlist for specific allotments of time (4 years, 2 years, whatever). But officers apply for commissions, and commissions are of varying lengths. At least that is how it works in the US military (I was in the navy). I do think that the British military works the same way for this particular thing.
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Old 04-09-2006, 10:27 PM
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They only realised when they read his credit card, come on! None of them recognised him and if they were so disinterested in the royal family that they didn't know what he looked like, would they have recognised the name.
Sounds like the usual Sun nonsense!
How could no one not recognize the name "William Wales"? How many people have a freakin' country for a surname? I know it's not his 'surname' per se, but if that's what it says on his credit card, that is what it would look like. I've never anyone named William America or William China, so I can bet anyone named "William Wales" would have to be like, hmm, lemme think...... William of Wales? hmm? Doesn't everyone, non-royalty fans too, know that's Prince William?
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Old 04-09-2006, 10:34 PM
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Id say she will and id say soon too And that Garter story doesent sound that far out to me It could happen
Indeed. Charles was a lot younger when the Queen deferred the KG on him (nine, ten?), so I don't see why William can't get a KG very soon. Maybe even this June.
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Old 04-10-2006, 02:29 AM
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Indeed. Charles was a lot younger when the Queen deferred the KG on him (nine, ten?), so I don't see why William can't get a KG very soon. Maybe even this June.
Charles became a Knight of the Garter in 1968 - the year he turned 20.

He was created Prince of Wales the year he turned 10. I think you have confused the two.

Don't forget that Charles was then, and is now, the heir apparent. William is not yet in that position and probably won't be during the life of the present monarch.

She also has two sons that she hasn't given that honour to so maybe she will honour them before giving the garter to William.

I would think thought that she would wait until after he finishes at Sandhurst but that is just my personal opinion.
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Old 04-10-2006, 03:34 AM
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Charles became a Knight of the Garter in 1968 - the year he turned 20.
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I read somewhere (a biography or something like that) that Charles felt embarrassed about this knighthood because of the clothing he had to wear and had to go out in front of everyone with that clothing on. Anyone know if this is true, or what the Knight of the Garter does?:)
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Old 04-10-2006, 05:28 AM
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How could no one not recognize the name "William Wales"? How many people have a freakin' country for a surname? I know it's not his 'surname' per se, but if that's what it says on his credit card, that is what it would look like. I've never anyone named William America or William China, so I can bet anyone named "William Wales" would have to be like, hmm, lemme think...... William of Wales? hmm? Doesn't everyone, non-royalty fans too, know that's Prince William?
Yes people do have the surname Wales, Scott, English etc, they are all fairly common names I think. :)
We don't know what is on his credit card, it could be W. Wales.
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Old 04-10-2006, 05:29 AM
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William - the chav

Prince William has been spotted dressed as a chav.
The future King of England joined his platoon as they donned chav-themed fancy dress to mark the completion of their first term at Sandhurst.

http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_1797631.html
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Old 04-10-2006, 06:50 AM
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I read somewhere (a biography or something like that) that Charles felt embarrassed about this knighthood because of the clothing he had to wear and had to go out in front of everyone with that clothing on. Anyone know if this is true, or what the Knight of the Garter does?:)
I haven't heard it in relation to the Garter (doesn't mean it didn't happen just that I have never heard it) but I have heard it in relation the the Duke of Windsor being invested as Prince of Wales in 1911 and to Prince Charles with his investiture as Prince of Wales in 1969. With the Garter being such a traditional costume it would make less sense to be upset with the outfit but as they are the only two to have been invested in many years I can understand them being embarassed.
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Old 04-10-2006, 08:23 AM
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I haven't heard it in relation to the Garter (doesn't mean it didn't happen just that I have never heard it) but I have heard it in relation the the Duke of Windsor being invested as Prince of Wales in 1911 and to Prince Charles with his investiture as Prince of Wales in 1969. With the Garter being such a traditional costume it would make less sense to be upset with the outfit but as they are the only two to have been invested in many years I can understand them being embarassed.
Charles wore a very smart uniform when he was invested as Prince of Wales in 1969. It was the Duke of Windsor who was embarrassed at the garb he had to wear when he was invested in 1911.
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Old 04-10-2006, 09:49 AM
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future bling of england...

http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2006160428,00.html
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i'm sorry to be slow this morning but what is a chav?
is it a thug?ruffian? gang member? i've never heard the word. thanks
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Old 04-10-2006, 11:30 AM
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I'm from Ireland and so its like a pikey. A chav is an term that refers to someone who acts and dresses like a hooligan with lots of jewerly and clothing that is reminiscent of hip hop rappers. It can also be an offensive term that is meant to identify a person as white trash.
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Old 04-10-2006, 11:46 AM
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thanks for the info, i was wondering if it was offensive to anyone.
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Old 04-10-2006, 03:34 PM
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i'm sorry to be slow this morning but what is a chav?
is it a thug?ruffian? gang member? i've never heard the word. thanks
Chav is a slang term which has been in wide use throughout the UK since 2004. It refers to a subcultural stereotype of a person with fashions such as flashy ""bling" jewellery and counterfeit designer clothes or sportswear, an uneducated, uncultured, impoverished background, a tendency to congregate around places such as fast-foodoutlets, bus stops, or other shopping areas, and a culture of antisocial behaviour.

From Wikipedia and pretty accurate.:)
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Old 04-10-2006, 03:41 PM
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Yes people do have the surname Wales, Scott, English etc, they are all fairly common names I think. :)
We don't know what is on his credit card, it could be W. Wales.
Agreed; I know a few people here in Canada with surnames like the ones you mentioned, including England, so I wouldn't say the last name Wales automatically indicates to the average person some form of royal status.
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Well I think that shows PW's sense of humor as dressing up like a chav lol the pics are quite amusing.
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Old 04-10-2006, 09:44 PM
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lol, its good to read William hasn't lost his funny side, for a while there he seemed too old for his age
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Old 04-10-2006, 10:27 PM
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Well I think that shows PW's sense of humor as dressing up like a chav lol the pics are quite amusing.
Apparently The Guardian doesn't agree with you. Here's an article about the chav thing:
The Bottom of the Class

I think this article is taking things too seriously. Obviously William was just dressing up, it doens't mean that he's degrading their class or whatever.
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