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Old 05-20-2009, 04:07 AM
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Here are some more additional pics from yesterday, it's really
great to see Charles lending a hand and I love pics 4 and 6
with his face expression.

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales visits the Building Research Establishment
in Watford. During the visit the Prince toured 'The Natural House' viewing
new building techniques and materials. The Prince turned bricklayer as he
tried laying the new 'Thermoplan' bricks, getting cement on his suit and
appearing to have scuffed the skin on his hands. Hertfordshire, England
- 19.05.09

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Old 05-20-2009, 12:46 PM
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Prince Charles gave a very interesting speech at the Google European Zeitgeist 2009 conference
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:35 AM
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News Summary Royalblog.nl: Charles & Haakon in tune with 'Zeitgeist'
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:58 PM
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I thought this article was quite funny, don't think it's been posted yet
One's antique clothes show: How Prince Charles has always been king of wardrobe recycling | Mail Online
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Old 05-28-2009, 12:27 PM
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Pics 28.5.2009

Royal Investitures with the Prince of Wales at Buckingham
Palace, London, May 28, 2009


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Old 05-28-2009, 06:34 PM
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DUNBAR visitor attraction John Muir’s Birthplace is to welcome its second royal visitor in just over a year when Prince Charles, the Duke of Rothesay, arrives on Wednesday.

East Lothian Courier | News | Roundup | Articles | Prince Charles to visit Dunbar
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Old 05-30-2009, 12:06 PM
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Playwright Alan Bennett has explained his decision to turn down a knighthood, despite describing himself as the last monarchist in the country

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Bennett is UK's 'last monarchist'

Expanding on his opinion of Charles, he added: "I've met Prince Charles two or three times and on each occasion the same thing has struck me, namely that he really works his ass off.
"He's much more conscientious and attentive to people than he is ever given credit for and so, as I say, I have a great deal of time for him.
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Few people are lucky enough to meet Prince Charles, especially at his Highgrove Gardens.
But that's exactly what a New Zealand artist is off to do

NZ artist to meet Prince Charles at Highgrove | NATIONAL News
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Old 05-30-2009, 02:26 PM
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I would have to disagree with the last monarchist claim on my behalf. But the reasoning behind his decision to turn down the knighthood is incredible. "He really works his arse off" how wonderful
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Old 06-01-2009, 03:10 PM
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The Prince of Wales is a fan of Britain's Got Talent, which saw Susan Boyle unexpectedly defeated in the final, it can disclosed.

Susan Boyle and Britain's Got Talent: Prince Charles is fan - Telegraph
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Old 06-02-2009, 10:21 AM
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Prince Charles will attend the 65th anniversary of D-Day celebrations this Saturday after Barack Obama intervened in the row.

Prince Charles will attend D-Day 65th anniversary | Mail Online
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Old 06-02-2009, 12:39 PM
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Britain's Prince Charles speaks to drummers from the National
Youth Pipe Band during a visit to the National Piping Centre in
Glasgow, Scotland June 2, 2009. A really nice pic


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Prince Charles will attend the 65th anniversary of D-Day celebrations this Saturday after Barack Obama intervened in the row.

Prince Charles will attend D-Day 65th anniversary | Mail Online
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May 29th - French admit they never had plans to invite Royal Family
Excuse me?? I didn't know this?

Eddie Slater was right in what he said 'This has been made into a political matter. It's not a pilgrimage now. All the focus will be on the politicians, not the veterans. It's too late.'.

I am glad that one member of our royal family will be attending.
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Old 06-03-2009, 08:20 AM
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Another D-Day related article.
Victory! Prince Charles demands - and gets - a D-Day invitation from the French | Mail Online

The Prince of Wales will represent Britain at this weekend’s D-Day 65th anniversary commemorations after he stepped in at the 11th hour to demand an invitation from the French.

The prince was prompted to act by public anger in the wake of the Mail’s revelations last week that the French had never planned to invite the Queen, and that Downing Street had failed to intervene.

Charles decided enough was enough and, with his mother’s approval, called French President Nicolas Sarkozy who agreed to issue a formal invitation yesterday morning.

The latest twist also came hours after an extraordinary intervention from the White House, where President Obama’s spokesman said officials in Washington were working behind the scenes to persuade the French to invite the Queen.

Downing Street, which last week washed its hands of the whole affair and said it was a matter for Buckingham Palace, was left struggling to keep up with events.

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http://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty...arles/d-day/1/

Hello Magazine article about D-day.

"Clarence House has confirmed Prince Charles is to attend the 65th anniversary commemoration of D-Day in Normandy following an 11th hour invitation by France's President Nicholas Sarkozy."
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:32 AM
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Pics 3.6.2009

The Prince of Wales meets members of the public during a visit
to the John Muir Birthplace Trust in Dunbar, June 3, 2009


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Old 06-04-2009, 06:34 PM
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DUNBAR town centre was brought to a near standstill as His Royal Highness Prince Charles enjoyed a grand tour of John Muir’s Birthplace on Wednesday.

East Lothian Courier | News | Roundup | Articles | Charles' cheers

PRINCE Charles paid tribute to lingerie tycoon Michelle Mone as he attended a conference for people who help young entrepreneurs enter business in Edinburgh

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Old 06-06-2009, 11:19 AM
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Britain's Prince Charles and Prime Minister Gordon Brown Saturday attended a memorial service in France marking the 65th anniversary of the D-Day landing

PM Brown, Charles attend D-Day memorial - UPI.com

And a publicity blurb for the ceremony does not even mention British troops. It says: "Surrounded by French and American veterans, the presidents Obama and Sarkozy will pay homage to the thousands of Americans who lost their lives on the Normandy beaches in their fight for libert

Veterans mark 65th anniversary of D-Day landings - The Daily Record

Prince Charles and Gordon Brown have joined hundreds of veterans to mark the 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings in northern France

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...in-France.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-landings.html

The Union flag was notably absent from the ceremonial ground at Colleville., which was dominated by the flags of France and the US. But standard bearers carried the Allies' flags, which included the Union flag.
Thousands of war graves were instead decorated with both a French and US flag with the symbol of the two nations also flying at full mast above the ceremony.
Little mention was made of the British servicemen and military chiefs who played key roles and lost their lives in the Normandy campaign
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Old 06-06-2009, 12:05 PM
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Here are some more pics from today:

Prince Charles poses on June 6, 2009 during the commemorations
marking the 65th anniversary of the June 6, 1944 allied landings
in Normandy, northwestern France.


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Just seen the ceremony on the french TV and i must say it was particulary moving....

I don't forget the big diplomatic mess surronding this event, but i must admit that the Daily mail article above is particulary unfair: the british troops were particulary remembered and honored this morning with a proper service at Bayeux with the presence of the French Prime Minister. As for the (very partial) lack of the Union Jack at Coleville, this cemetery is an american territory on the french soil... so being susceptible about this fact is pointless (in a very Dailymailish way).
And as you can see on the photo in the mail article (and as i seen on the TV) the Union Jack was definitively and proudly there !
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After watching the D-Day commemorative service, I was very glad Prince Charles decided to attend it in the end. He seemed to be the only leader, apart from maybe the Canadian PM, who understood why he was there - it was a solemn and important occasion, not an opportunity to show off. I didn't like Sarkozy's or Obama's constant grins and waves, Brown's speech was simply a disgrace.

I also fail to understand why the British flag was absent from graves at the Colleville-sur-Mer cemetery; one might have got the impression that only Americans and French took part in the D-Day, while British and Canadian soldiers were relaxing somewhere on the beach. Indeed, it seems to be the message the French president tried to deliver. As part-Canadian, I find such attitude very offensive.

Also, why is Sarah Brown referred as "first lady"? The first lady of the UK, Canada and other Realms is Her Majesty the Queen.
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Old 06-06-2009, 06:33 PM
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Although I am not Prince Charles's fan, I was impressed with his deportment during the D-Day celebrations. He was solemn as befitting the occasion, thereby favourably standing out among politicians.
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