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Old 09-11-2009, 04:42 AM
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Prince Charles visits Belmarsh Prison (10/09/2009).

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"Frankly," Prince Charles tells me, "if you really want to know, it is very frustrating that I'm ahead of my time."Some of my ideas take 25 or 30 years to get through. In this case, I passed the ideas to a person who understood their significance. And now, or so I am told, these ideas are starting to bear fruit."



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Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince of Wales is presented with one of the first copies of ' Queen Elizabeth the Queen mother, the official biography', by author William Shawcross in the garden at Birkhall the Scottish home of the Prince and Duchess of Cornwall (12/09/2009).

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Old 09-12-2009, 12:28 PM
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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have visited a stately home in Northumberland to support a campaign to save it for the nation

BBC NEWS | UK | England | Tyne | Royal backing for historic hall
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HRH Prince Charles attends Evensong at Exeter
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STAFF at the Met Office have been told by the Prince of Wales their work is vital in combating climate change.
Prince Charles was in Exeter yesterday to visit the Met Office and Exeter Cathedral, after arriving by private train.


Prince keeps a weather eye on climate change

IT WAS business as usual yesterday for Britain’s “real” royals, with Prince Charles admiring colourful displays in the gardens of a stately home

Sunday Express | UK News :: So this is why Charles was too busy to attend
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The Duke of Rothesay is witnessing first hand the devastation caused by the recent severe floods in the north of Scotland.
Hundreds of homes were evacuated after torrential rain left the Moray area flooded earlier this month.
The rivers Lossie and Spey burst their banks bringing devastation to Elgin and Fochabres in particular

Prince Charles visits flooding victims | Aberdeen and North | STV News
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Here are some more pics of Charles' visit in the flood area,
in pic 1 of the gallery you can also see an example of the
terrible damages..

The Prince of Wales visits a flood damaged area of Fochabers
in Scotland:

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SHOCKED Prince Charles yesterday saw at first-hand the devastation wreaked by recent flooding in the Highlands.

Hundreds of homes had to be evacuated and cars were left submerged after torrential rain hit the Moray area earlier this month

Prince Charles sees damage caused by recent Highland flooding | The Sun |Home Scotland|Scottish News
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SHOCKED Prince Charles yesterday saw at first-hand the devastation wreaked by recent flooding in the Highlands.

Hundreds of homes had to be evacuated and cars were left submerged after torrential rain hit the Moray area earlier this month

Prince Charles sees damage caused by recent Highland flooding | The Sun |Home Scotland|Scottish News
Do they ever shovel sand for bags to stop the water or help dig out houses, etc.? Just wondering. Not trying to be sarcastic here.
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Yes they do Russo, I think this caught them unawares - again.
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PRINCE Charles is to give cash to a special fund set up to help people hit by the Elgin and Fochabers floods

Video: Prince Charles pledges cash for flood victims - Evening Express

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Celebrity photographer Duncan Ridgely quit five years ago and relocated to Breb, a horse-and-cart village where Prince Charles owns two homes.

During his life as a paparazzo, Duncan Ridgely spent years photographing Prince Charles: now the two are neighbours

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/...#ixzz0RAITjlSR
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I'm glad Prince Charles decided to take concrete actions to help people hit by the floods.

Just wondering why the floods took people unawares though: as far as I remember, there have been floods in those parts of Scotland pretty much every year for the past 4-5 years. Surely, the local authorities should have been ready for the possibility of floods this year, at the very least.
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Just wondering why the floods took people unawares though: as far as I remember, there have been floods in those parts of Scotland pretty much every year for the past 4-5 years. Surely, the local authorities should have been ready for the possibility of floods this year, at the very least.
I'm not sure, but it seems a month's rain fell in 24 hours, the heaviest night of rain in nearly 40 years. That sort of deluge would take you by surprise.
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Just wondering why the floods took people unawares though: as far as I remember, there have been floods in those parts of Scotland pretty much every year for the past 4-5 years. Surely, the local authorities should have been ready for the possibility of floods this year, at the very least.
The flooding, IIR, in 2002 was the South side, 2007 - East side, 2008 - South, this year it appears to have hit the Southeast. The measures that were put in place, flood barriers to all external doors, did not cope as well as expected in the torrential rain, which quite simply exceeded the amount forecast.

The flood defense systems that they hope will stop the problem is causing problems in itself, some are suggesting that it will simply move the problem to other areas in and around Elgin. At least they appear to have dealt with the problem at Forres, and I think that has only suffered 4 times.
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Thank you very much for your explanations, Roslyn and Skydragon.
It appears that little could have been done to prevent flooding. Hopefully, those hit by the floods will receive all the necessary assistance.
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Do you have flood plain maps, etc. there? I used to be in mortgage in the US and before purchaing a house, if you were in a flood plain, they MADE you purchase flood insurance. To protect the house, the homeowner and the mortgage company.
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PRINCE Charles is to give cash to a special fund set up to help people hit by the Elgin and Fochabers floods

Video: Prince Charles pledges cash for flood victims - Evening Express
I think it was very nice of Prince Charles to give them money out of his own pocket.
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Do you have flood plain maps, etc. there? I used to be in mortgage in the US and before purchaing a house, if you were in a flood plain, they MADE you purchase flood insurance. To protect the house, the homeowner and the mortgage company.
The insurance companies use the flood plain maps to refuse to insure or to load the premiums to beyond many budgets. Add to that the many, who are unemployed, (it was mainly council housing that was hit this time), they simply can't afford insurance in the first place.
Private houses, if they have a mortgage on them, will have buildings insurance but contents insurance is optional.
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Prince Charles has given his backing to a Workington school’s campaign to grow their own vegetables.

Jade Murphy, Patrick McNicholas and Chanel Evans with the seeds sent by Prince Charles

Pupils at St Joseph’s Catholic High School are taking part in a project called Plant it, Grow it, Pick it where they are growing fruit and vegetables in the school greenhouse

Times & Star | Prince Charles backs Workington school's 'grow its own veg' campaign
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PRINCETOWN certainly lived up to its name on Friday when it received a welcome visit from Prince Charles, who came to celebrate and see for himself the results of the village’s recent multi-million pound regeneration projects.

TAVISTOCK TODAY | NEWS | Centres receive the royal seal of approval | 2009

Mandrake can disclose that the Knightsbridge fragrance house agreed to make a top-secret hair preparation for Prince Charles, which it would not sell to anyone else.
"The Prince swears by it," a courtier says of the Bayolea hair tonic. "He is adamant that it should not be made available to the general public and its ingredients are a closely guarded secret. It appears to have extraordinary results. His hair on official occasions always looks immaculate."


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Interesting information about the hair tonic, thanks for the link Skydragon!
Charles is certainly always well-groomed. Since the beginning of Prince William’s hair problems, it often looks like his father can boast more hair than his son: I wonder if the ‘secret tonic’ could help William as well.

The Royal Family has always been among the faithful costumers of Penhaligon’s: Charles, Diana and William all used its perfumes at some time or the other.
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