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Old 05-15-2012, 04:22 PM
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Heads up the Duke of Cambridge will give a rare interview along with his brother Prince Harry on May 29th

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Katie Couric Interviews the British Royal Family | Video - ABC News
Thank you for the heads-up. I'll keep my eye out for a link to watch it over the Internet when the time comes.

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Looks interesting. I think ABC are showing a lot of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

William and Harry probably give more interviews to the American press than the British. Not complaining, just something I've noticed.
It does indeed look very interesting and yes, I also noticed that they are more willing to talk to the US press. Wonder why that is (and there's no sarcasm there, I'm just genuinely curious).
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I wonder if perhaps they're trying to increase their fundraising activities in the US, for their Foundation? They have played polo and attended fundraising dinners with wealthy Americans on their visits there.

It also wouldn't surprise me if the US networks and their interviewers are a bit more respectful and pliable than the British press. The networks see the interviews as a real special occasion, whereas over here it's about how much you can get out of them or if they slip up and say something that's not PC or whatever. I could be talking out of my rear end with this though.
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I wonder if perhaps they're trying to increase their fundraising activities in the US, for their Foundation? They have played polo and attended fundraising dinners with wealthy Americans on their visits there.

It also wouldn't surprise me if the US networks and their interviewers are a bit more respectful and pliable than the British press. The networks see the interviews as a real special occasion, whereas over here it's about how much you can get out of them or if they slip up and say something that's not PC or whatever. I could be talking out of my rear end with this though.
It would not be unheard for ABC to agree to allow William and Harry to set parameters on what questions will be asked, or even go so far as to agree in writing that William and Harry could not only see the final cut, but sign off on it, before the interview was distributed. Can't really see the British press doing that.
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Princes William and Harry sit down for a rare interview about the Queen with Katie Couric | Mail Online
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I wonder if perhaps they're trying to increase their fundraising activities in the US, for their Foundation? They have played polo and attended fundraising dinners with wealthy Americans on their visits there.

It also wouldn't surprise me if the US networks and their interviewers are a bit more respectful and pliable than the British press. The networks see the interviews as a real special occasion, whereas over here it's about how much you can get out of them or if they slip up and say something that's not PC or whatever. I could be talking out of my rear end with this though.
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It would not be unheard for ABC to agree to allow William and Harry to set parameters on what questions will be asked, or even go so far as to agree in writing that William and Harry could not only see the final cut, but sign off on it, before the interview was distributed. Can't really see the British press doing that.
Very valid and interesting points. I think that having some control over how this interview may turn out will make the Princes feel more relaxed and at ease during the process.
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'It's always nice to pop around for tea...I can be a bit of a cheeky grandson': More from Katie Couric's interview with the Princes | Mail Online
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Thank you for the article. This will indeed be a very delightful and informative interview. William and Harry know how to bring lightheartedness into a situation, so I'm sure their sense of humor will only make the program better.
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:13 PM
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Nice article. BTW am I the only person who thinks that William's head looks odd in the first photo. It looks like it's been photoshopped on.
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Nice article. BTW am I the only person who thinks that William's head looks odd in the first photo. It looks like it's been photoshopped on.
He's such a handsome and hunky guy but I know what you mean.
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Yes, he is handsome, in a chipmunky kind of way. LOL
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Yes, he is handsome, in a chipmunky kind of way. LOL
LOL !

Do you mean like, Alvin and the chipmunks ?! They are Hollywood celebs. LOL LOL LOL

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Yes, that's what I mean. I am one of very few who think William is only mildly attractive; he's not my cup of tea. Willem-Alexander is my kind o' guy.
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Yes, that's what I mean. I am one of very few who think William is only mildly attractive; he's not my cup of tea. Willem-Alexander is my kind o' guy.
Is that the Dutch Crown Prince ? He's a little bit stocky ? IMO, the Danish Crown Prince is so cute. Lucky Mary, I say !
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Yes, the Prince of Orange. I like a bit of heft in men.
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I can't get over how much Princess Anne looks like HM in that photo of the younger Queen with her two grandsons. And I think William is nice looking but not extremely handsome; Haakon of Norway wins hands down! I've got this date circled on my calendar for the special, and thanks for posting the story, Ghost.
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I was really lucky that my granny lived across the street, literally, from my primary school. So while all my school friends were eating the awful school dinners (ugh semolina), I was allowed to pop across the street to my granny's for a brilliant home cooked meal. After school I would also head over for a cup of tea and a slice of Victoria sponge.

So William and I have that in common, although I think his granny's house probably beats my granny's house by a pretty long way.
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Yes, he is handsome, in a chipmunky kind of way. LOL
I love your sense of humor, even if I find Wills quite good looking (in a very nerdy/professor kind of way, which is what I'm attracted to ).

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Is that the Dutch Crown Prince ? He's a little bit stocky ? IMO, the Danish Crown Prince is so cute. Lucky Mary, I say !
Oh, Frederik is definitely handsome. He looks better in person than in pictures . He looks very sophisticated and distinguished.

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I was really lucky that my granny lived across the street, literally, from my primary school. So while all my school friends were eating the awful school dinners (ugh semolina), I was allowed to pop across the street to my granny's for a brilliant home cooked meal. After school I would also head over for a cup of tea and a slice of Victoria sponge.

So William and I have that in common, although I think his granny's house probably beats my granny's house by a pretty long way.
You have some lovely memories with your Granny (just like Her Majesty's grandkids). I remember enjoying tea with my gran too. She was an excellent baker.
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[QUOTE=Daria_S;1419348] I love your sense of humor, even if I find Wills quite good looking (in a very nerdy/professor kind of way, which is what I'm attracted to ).



Oh, Frederik is definitely handsome. He looks better in person than in pictures . He looks very sophisticated and distinguished.
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Yes, Prince William looks more proper and his brother, more casual. I think Harry may be more fun to go out with but if one is to have a relationship, maybe, it's better with William ? LOL

But noone can beat Frederick. He is so cute and he comes across as such a lovely, kind and gentle person !
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It also wouldn't surprise me if the US networks and their interviewers are a bit more respectful and pliable than the British press. The networks see the interviews as a real special occasion, whereas over here it's about how much you can get out of them or if they slip up and say something that's not PC or whatever. I could be talking out of my rear end with this though.
I think you're right about how the U.S. press treats the British royals. This goes back to a prior discussion on a thread that Americans are fascinated by royalty, especially the British, since we would have been ruled by them if we hadn't rebelled back in the day! So whenever they come to visit or are interviewed by the American press, there will be that aura of deference and fascination that perhaps the British press doesn't have. Although we're glad we don't have a monarchy, we can't help being drawn to it!
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I think Haakon with that beard is to die for. I believe Frederik had a beard for awhile to.
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