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A very good written article.
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I must admit, the "gap year" talk or "transition" statements from Kensington Palace wasn't the best. I think plan and simple statements on William's leaving the armed forces to focus more on official duties and increase charity work wouldn't been enough.
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Agreed, Dman. The announcement was a bad choice of words. I think it would have been better if there had been definite plans announced, even for the next couple of months of activities. That would have given concrete information about what the Duke's work would be, rather than this nebulous announcement.
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I must admit, the "gap year" talk or "transition" statements from Kensington Palace wasn't the best. I think plan and simple statements on William's leaving the armed forces to focus more on official duties and increase charity work wouldn't been enough.
I absolutely agree that the Palace's terms to describe William's next step in life were poor choices.
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I agree that this is a well-written article regarding William's future.
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Duke of Cambridge to carry out investiture on Thursday - his first

Andy Murray to receive his OBE from Prince William - Telegraph
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:51 PM
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Good for William! Time to start getting in the practice as he'll have to do a lot more of these in the future!
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:54 PM
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This is so exciting!!! I view it as a real coming of age for William, to be allowed by HM to conduct an investiture. Can't wait to see the video/photos.
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:29 PM
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This is the kind of stuff many people have been waiting for, William embracing a more official role within the "Firm." I also can't wait for the pictures. Hopefully there will be a video provided.
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This is the kind of stuff many people have been waiting for, William embracing a more official role within the "Firm." I also can't wait for the pictures. Hopefully there will be a video provided.
Yup!! I'm excited for this, and I also very much hope the Cambridges participate in state dinners now.
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:40 PM
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William to present the 1st British man to win Wimbledon in how long (battling a bug and while I know it, I'm blanking on it) w/his OBE? Oh, there'll be oodles of pictures and videos of this one, I'll guarantee it!!

I wonder if Andy will be able even do the neck bow thing, as he's recovering from what sounded like pretty serious back surgery. Regardless, this is one presentation ceremony I can't wait to see!!
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William to present the 1st British man to win Wimbledon in how long (battling a bug and while I know it, I'm blanking on it) w/his OBE?
77 years is the how long you're looking for. He's also the first British player to win a Grand Slam singles tournament at the US Open since 1936 (and the first British player since 1977), and as of last year's Olympics he's the first British singles champion in over 100 years. This OBE is certainly well deserved.
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The Queen uses a sword that belonged to her father,King George VI, so we presume William will also be using his great-grandfather's heirloom

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Sources say he's also been practising pinning medals on servants in preparation for the ceremony. Has a lot to live up to in his grandmother

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It's also a significant step up for the prince who left the military last month to begin his formal life as a royal.....
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William doesn't actually have to pin anyone. The people getting the gongs have a little clip put on their lapel prior to the investiture so the Queen or whatever royal doing the investiture just put the gong onto the clip.
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Cut to the chase

What will he wear??
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What will he wear??
MAny options - uniform from 3 of the services (army,Navy or RAF), not Marines as he doesnt hold any rank in that service. Or a suit. Probably blue
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Most likely a uniform. Raf would be my guess. Charles and Anne always wear a uniform for investitures.
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So I haven't kept up - I know the baby is going to be christened but were we given a date and godparents yet?
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So I haven't kept up - I know the baby is going to be christened but were we given a date and godparents yet?

Oct 23 at Chapel Royal at St James Palace...and there has been no OFFICIAL announcement on the godparents...maybe a week b4 they will be announced.
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Yup!! I'm excited for this, and I also very much hope the Cambridges participate in state dinners now.
Yes, we are way overdue for Catherine in a tiara!

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Sources say he's also been practising pinning medals on servants in preparation for the ceremony. Has a lot to live up to in his grandmother
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This gives me a vision of some poor servant patiently standing as William practices pinning him it really makes me giggle and if true it confirms my suspicions that William is a very cautious young man. If it were me I'd figure how hard can it be to pin something on someone or bop them w/ a sword and just wing it - just as well it's not me I suppose :)
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