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Old 10-28-2006, 01:49 PM
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In public schools, masters are usually addressed as 'sir', although some of the 'trendy' schools allow the use of forenames. I believe most state schools also insist the pupils call the teachers 'sir' or 'miss'. Some shop assistants also use 'sir' or madam' still, especially in establishments like Harrods, Fortnums, gentlemens or ladies specialist clothing stores and the better class jewellers, (having ventured into a high street jeweller, who called me 'love'! ).
How do the students refer to the master when speaking about him outside his presence. Do they say, "I spoke to Sir" or "I spoke to Mr. Smith"?

In America, Sir is never a noun on its own in the same way a name is but is always an add-on phrase addressed to the person. "I didn't get that, Sir" when speaking to him but never as Camilla's son said "I felt for my mother and Sir".
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Old 10-28-2006, 01:56 PM
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The Duchess of Gloucester wears brooches like that quite a lot. Maybe Camilla got the idea from Birgitte.
Well Birgitte is always classically stylish. :) You read that most fashion mavens shy away from symmetry as being too boring but the symmetrical balance of the brooches is quite attractive and more substantial than just one brooch on a shoulder.
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Old 10-29-2006, 12:48 PM
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Camilla is looking lovely.
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Old 11-01-2006, 03:36 AM
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Prince Charles´ wife in top security after receiving threats

http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7005345402

The report came first from ´The People´ newspaper, so my hope is that it´s only bad tabloid gossip. Or are there really some mad people who can not except the growing popularity of Camilla?
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Old 11-01-2006, 07:01 AM
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Prince Charles´ wife in top security after receiving threats

http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7005345402

The report came first from ´The People´ newspaper, so my hope is that it´s only bad tabloid gossip. Or are there really some mad people who can not except the growing popularity of Camilla?
There are some very 'disturbed' people about, I would imagine that Camilla does not read the content and is just told the number, all letters of this sort would be passed to the police.

A friend of mine was visited by the police because her partial address was on one of these disgusting letters, (she has always been a supporter of Camilla and Charles). The Officer, after investigations, told her that some of these 'sickos' (his word) use other peoples names and addresses, so they must feel some sense of shame.
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Old 11-01-2006, 11:05 AM
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There are some very 'disturbed' people about, I would imagine that Camilla does not read the content and is just told the number, all letters of this sort would be passed to the police.

A friend of mine was visited by the police because her partial address was on one of these disgusting letters, (she has always been a supporter of Camilla and Charles). The Officer, after investigations, told her that some of these 'sickos' (his word) use other peoples names and addresses, so they must feel some sense of shame.
I have read about it a few days ago in another newspaper, not people, and I was pretty angry. I just don't see the point of writing to someone, even if you dislike him/her, with threats, hate mail... Sickos might be the very right word.
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If that is the case then isn't it obvious what we should be doing? We should be writing to HRH and letting her now how much we love her.
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Old 11-01-2006, 04:27 PM
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If that is the case then isn't it obvious what we should be doing? We should be writing to HRH and letting her now how much we love her.
Very good BeatrixFan! That´s the right answer!
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Old 11-01-2006, 04:39 PM
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thats a wonderful idea, can anybody provide the address?
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Old 11-01-2006, 05:42 PM
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Pop in two letters - one to Camilla and the second to her Private Secretary asking him to put it before Camilla when she has a moment free. That's what I did and I got a reply from Camilla.
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Old 11-01-2006, 06:59 PM
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thanks so much beatrixfan
i've never written a fan letter before, but i'd like her to know she has support and affection in an otherwise (whats seems like) thankless job
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Go for it bbb! Just remember to start your letter:

Your Royal Highness, Ma'am

And it's usual to finish the letter;

I have the honour to remain Your Royal Highness's Most Obedient Servant,

But that's optional.
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Old 11-01-2006, 08:28 PM
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Duchess of Cornwall becomes Brooke president

The Duchess of Cornwall has become president of the Brooke, one of Britain's leading equine charities. Earlier today the Duchess carried out her first official duty as president, visiting the Brooke's work in the earthquake-afflicted area of Pakistan.
A visit to witness the Brooke’s work in the earthquake-stricken part of Pakistan marked the Duchess of Cornwall’s first official duty as president of the charity
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Wow. This was unexpected. I think that's brilliant. Well done Ma'am!
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Old 11-01-2006, 08:49 PM
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thats wonderful (my name is brooke) its like a sign i need to write her lol
thanks for the information beatrixfan, being american i'm going to leave off the last part, but i was wondering about the salutation. dear duchess didn't have the right ring to it.
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I would have thought one would start a letter by addressing Camilla as...

To Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall. Or is that not correct protocol?

Anything after that would be ma'am wouldn't it?

And 'I have the honour to remain Your Royal Highness's Most Obedient Servant' would be suitable for those who recognise the Duchess as a member of their royal family by law (UK, Canada (?) etc).
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No, when you write the letter, you're talking directly to the recipient so it's ; "Your Royal Highness, Ma'am" to begin. As an American, you don't have to include the last part. In this case, it's probably best to close, "With Admiration and Respect" or just "Yours Sincerely". When you're writing the letter, it's best you refer to Camilla as "Your Royal Highness". So, example letter;

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Your Royal Highness, Ma'am,

I am writing to congratulation Your Royal Highness on your most successful tour of Pakistan. I should like to thank Your Royal Highness for the pleasure the photographs of the tour have brought me.

With Admiration and Respect Ma'am,

Brooke.
It sounds silly but it's the way things are done. Although I'm sure if you didn't she wouldn't mind.
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No, when you write the letter, you're talking directly to the recipient so it's ; "Your Royal Highness, Ma'am" to begin. As an American, you don't have to include the last part. In this case, it's probably best to close, "With Admiration and Respect" or just "Yours Sincerely". When you're writing the letter, it's best you refer to Camilla as "Your Royal Highness". So, example letter;



It sounds silly but it's the way things are done. Although I'm sure if you didn't she wouldn't mind.
Thank you, BeatrixFan
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My pleasure Madame Royale.
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Old 11-02-2006, 07:43 AM
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I am writing to congratulation Your Royal Highness on your most successful tour of Pakistan. I should like to thank Your Royal Highness for the pleasure the photographs of the tour have brought me.
With Admiration and Respect Ma'am,
Brooke
I would be inclined to miss off the first Ma'am.

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'I have the honour to remain Your Royal Highness's Most Obedient Servant' would be suitable for those who recognise the Duchess as a member of their royal family by law
Yes you are quite correct, IMO.

These are after all 'fan letters' and there is no need to be quite so formal. I am sure Camilla would be just as happy to get a letter that missed off the formalities, 'Kindest Regards' seems to be one of the favourites at the moment. There is also no need, IMO, to include a second letter asking the secretary to pass your letter on. All letters will be opened by the secretary anyway.
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