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Old 08-21-2009, 08:32 PM
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Mystery as Prince Charles axes aide he poached from Queen | Mail Online

One of Charles' most senior aides has been sacked from Clarence House as there was "no longer a need for his role".
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Old 08-22-2009, 06:04 AM
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Well a mystery indeed. Maybe he's planning to poach something much bigger from The Queen.
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Old 08-22-2009, 08:20 AM
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Well a mystery indeed. Maybe he's planning to poach something much bigger from The Queen.
Farquharson was actually selected by Sir Michael Peat (whose own contract is up for renewal this month & who has been adding to his high salary by moonlighting as a non-executive director of a private banking company Arbuthnot's sice January 2008) to a post 'Master of the Household' which had never existed before in the Prince's household. Within a year of his appointment (according to the Sunday Times) Farquharson had been caught out touting his close contacts with the Prince to generate further income for himself. So it's probably just as well that he's going.

Why should the Prince have to look to the Queen for his staff? He has perfectly good staff chosen from the open market or the Foreign Office. Besides which one of the previous members of staff 'poached' from or planted by the Queen's Household was none other than the notorious Paul Burrell - about whom the least said the better.
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Old 08-23-2009, 04:47 PM
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Lately, Republic UK has aimed its rhetorical guns on Prince Charles, who fascinates me. Republic UK knows which way the wind blows and understands the relative popularity of Queen Elizabeth II; no gun will be aimed at her. At most, they suggest she be allowed to retire.

Republic UK campaign highlights what we all miss in populist politics
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Old 08-26-2009, 05:58 AM
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THE Prince of Wales will be approached to officially unveil a planned statue in South Tyneside of his uncle Lord Mountbatten.

Stan hopes for royal unveiling for statue - Shields Gazette
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:53 AM
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THE Prince of Wales will be approached to officially unveil a planned statue in South Tyneside of his uncle Lord Mountbatten.

Stan hopes for royal unveiling for statue - Shields Gazette

Isn't it interesting that they don't go for Mountbatten's actual nephew - the Duke of Edinburgh - or one of Mountbatten's own children but rather a more distand relative - a great-nephew.
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Old 08-26-2009, 08:08 AM
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Charles was very close to his Uncle and is more associated with Mountbatten in the eyes of the general public.
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Old 08-26-2009, 08:42 AM
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Charles was very close to his Uncle and is more associated with Mountbatten in the eyes of the general public.

I know that but he wasn't Mountbatten's nephew and so that is a wrong title.

Frankly, if I was one of his children or grandchildren I would be offended that we weren't asked, or given that they wanted a royal then it should be his actual nephew not a more distant relative.
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Old 08-26-2009, 12:03 PM
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Mountbatten only has two daughters, neither of whom, quite possibly are as 'famous' as Charles or would want the attention. Patricia has never sought the limelight, especially after the death of one of her sons in the same attack by terrorists, that killed her father!

Would there be the publicity surrounding an unveiling by Patricia or Pamela or any of their children, I very much doubt it.
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Old 08-26-2009, 07:06 PM
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I know Mountbatten had two daughters and no sons - which is why the LPs creating his title allowed for the title to descend through his eldest daughters line.

Maybe there wouldn't be the publicity but that then suggests the publicity isn't about Mountbatten and his personal achievements but because he had connections to the main line of the royal family in which case it should be the main connection - his nephew Philip unveiling it.

If it is being done to honour him as a person then it should be his own descendents and publicity shouldn't be the point but honouring a man for his achievements and his close family should be the ones to do it.
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He was Charles' mentor, that will be the main connection to the direct royal line. As for your view that to honour a man for his achievements, it should be done by his own blood descendants, that is only your opinion, IMO.
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:38 AM
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He was Charles' mentor, that will be the main connection to the direct royal line. As for your view that to honour a man for his achievements, it should be done by his own blood descendants, that is only your opinion, IMO.

Of course it is my opinion and I stand by the fact that his direct family should be the ones to honour their father and not a great-nephew.

If there was no connection to Charles would Mountbatten still be entitled to a memorial - of course he would - he was a great man in his own right and his family are being slighted by using a distant relative rather than a direct relation, in my opinion.
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Old 08-27-2009, 05:46 AM
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I have a feeling that Dickie would be delighted to have his beloved great-nephew, The Prince of Wales, officially unveil the memorial, and would think it only fitting that Charles be the one to do so. He will be looking on keenly from that other place in which he now resides, wearing his fanciest uniform and all his medals and appropriate decorations, and will puff out his chest and positively beam with pride.
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AN award-winning local restaurant has had its sustainable fishing ethos officially recognised... and been given the royal seal of approval.

Accolade for popular Scrabster restaurant - John O'Groat Journal and Caithness Courier
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AN award-winning local restaurant has had its sustainable fishing ethos officially recognised... and been given the royal seal of approval.

Accolade for popular Scrabster restaurant - John O'Groat Journal and Caithness Courier
This is a step in the right direction. Now if we can get fisheries to stop using open net farming methods we'll be in good shape and be able to maintain a "healthy" worldwide fishing industry.
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Old 08-31-2009, 05:57 AM
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A WELL-KEPT secret of the culinary world could be the meat of the future.
Mutton – meat from sheep more than two years old, reared on grass and hung for two weeks – is making a comeback after 60 years of being branded poor man’s meat.


WalesOnline - News - Wales News - Mutton is the food of the future
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THE PRINCE who once condemned modern architecture in London as a "carbuncle", has praised a Sidmouth woman for producing a booklet about RW Sampson, the architect who changed the face of the town

Sidmouth Herald - Prince Charles praises Sidmouth's Sampson book
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IT IS one of Scotland's greatest industrial secrets, a place which laced the boots of millions of workers down the generations before falling by the wayside in the march to modernity.

Now one of the world's oldest machine mills, regarded by historians as "arguably the most important industrial building in Scotland," looks set to be saved for the nation by Prince Charles.

Charles to tie up bootlace mill's future - Scotland on Sunday
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PRINCE Charles will arrive by royal train for a visit to Exeter on Friday
The prince will be shown around the Met Office before attending evensong at Exeter Cathedral.


Prince Charles visits Exeter's Met Office and Cathedral | This Is Exeter
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SCHOOL pupils mingled with royalty when they attended an anniversary gala for the British Council.
Five lucky students from St John's school in Epping had a surprise meeting with Prince Charles at the celebratory event at Chelsea Hospital.

http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/new...rince_Charles/
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