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Old 10-18-2009, 04:13 PM
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Prince Charles has attended a special re-dedication service for a war memorial first unveiled by his grandmother 50 years ago.
The Duke of Rothersay joined veterans and dignitaries at the Powrie Brae Black Watch Memorial on the outskirts of Dundee.
The bronze statue of a Black Watch soldier was first unveiled by the Prince's grandmother, the Queen Mother, half a century ago.

Prince Charles attends service at war memorial | Dundee and Tayside | STV News

PRINCE CHARLES joined veterans, city dignitaries and serving personnel yesterday in a poignant rededication service for The Black Watch memorial in Dundee.
Around 300 people attended the ceremony at Powrie Brae to mark the restoration of the memorial—exactly 50 years after his grandmother the Queen Mother unveiled the statue on the northern outskirts of the city.


http://www.thecourier.co.uk/output/2...13969792t0.asp

Prince Charles's personal whisky blend has emerged as the most popular drinks among Russia's new elite, making the future king as Scotland's unlikeliest whisky exporter.

http://www.newkerala.com/nkfullnews-1-133316.html

Why settle for Jean when we have Elizabeth and should have Charles

Methinks the Governor General has gone bonkers. At the very least, she is exhibiting delusions of grandeur. While in Paris this month, Michaėlle Jean grandly referred to herself as Canada's "head of state." Twice.Hello? What does that make Queen Elizabeth II? Chopped liver? Her office pompously explained that, because she carries out certain duties of the head of state, she is therefore the "de facto" head of state.


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The clattering sound of a tumbling drinks tray pierced the friendly hubbub.

A woman guest had accidentally knocked it from the waitress's hands while standing up suddenly from her chair.
As staff at Highgrove, where Prince Charles was holding a seminar on the environment, scrabbled to collect the glasses which were rolling around the floor, the embarrassed guest offered her profuse apologies to elderly waitress Peggy Archer

Read more: What HAS Charles's toothpaste squuezer got to hide?: Royal fixer Michael Fawcett bans friends from helping with a book about his friendship with the heir to the throne | Mail Online
As usual with the Daily Mail this is full of misleading & malicious statements.
1. Michael Fawcett was not sacked for selling gifts (in the plural). He only sold 1 present (an inkstand given to Prince Charles as a birthday present by his friend of 25 years standing, King Hussein of Jordan) & that sale was made expressly at Prince Charles’s request so that the money could be used to buy rare trees to cultivate in the gardens at Highgrove. This was stated in Peat’s report on the matter published on-line in 2003.
2. The undated photo showing Michael Fawcett standing in doorway behind Prince Charles & Prince William at Holyrood Palace must date to before 2002 as it also shows Sir Stephen Lamport Prince Charles’s previous Private Secretary from 1997-August 2002. At this time Michael Fawcett was entitled to be there as he was a member of Charles’s staff in charge of organising receptions & private parties & buying the prince’s personal gifts to friends & staff.
3. Prince Charles did not employ Michael Fawcett after he had been a footman at Buckingham Palace. He was originally taken on as a part-time assistant valet to the Prince, spending the rest of the time as a shop assistant in Turnbull & Asser shirt store. As a former employee of T&A shop he is entitled to buy goods at a 40% discount. Not surprising then that he wears T&A shirts himself!
4. Prince Charles is not the landlord at Kensington Palace (the Crown Estate is) so he can’t make any former member of staff homeless from their apartments in the Palace. He is the landlord of property in Kennington, a south London suburb of totally different social character to Kensington Palace.
5. Geoff Smith, a former valet to Prince Charles is unfortunately now dead & so (fortunately for the Daily Mail, who according to the Sunday Telegraph used to pay him substantial retainers but only if he provided them with salacious stories about the Prince) is in no position to confirm or deny the stories about him. What we do know about him was confirmed by an independent report produced by an English barrister & published on Prince Charles’s website in 2003. He was an alcoholic (whose suffering was due to post traumatic stress disorder after the Falklands War). His treatment in the Priory Clinic was being paid for by Prince Charles, when it was interrupted early in 1996 by a visit from Princess Diana who smuggled in a hidden tape-recorder & whole bottle of whisky which she plied him with in order to tape his story about a supposed homosexual rape. His story was later investigated by Hammersmith Police & proved to be false. Such a story if true would have proved useful in Princes Diana’s concurrent divorce negotiations as she could then have claimed complete custody of the young princes on the grounds that they were in danger of being sexually harassed if they stayed in Prince Charles’s household.
7. Rupert Lendrum (now Secretary of Brook’s gents club) was only Senior Equerry to Prince Charles for 1 year (2003-04). As the Appendix to the Prince’s Annual Report for 2004 shows Lendrum’s remit did not include overseeing Prince Charles’s private social engagements or parties (that was done by Virginia Carrington longstanding friend & former flatmate of Camilla’s in the early 1970s) so Michael Fawcett’s party planning should not have encroached on Lendrum’s job. He is more likely to have resigned because as a former sponsorship director of Moet & Chandon champagne he tried to retain his close links to them.
8. Malcolm Ross was appointed by Peat to post of Master of Household to Prince Charles, a totally newly created post in 2005 which incorporated a lot of what had previously been Peat’s job, but tagged on Virginia Carrington’s former role of organising the Prince’s Camilla’s private social engagements e.g. parties/dinners for the couple’s friends & Camilla’s family. Ross was totally unsuited to this job as despite & because of being a longstanding member of Queen’s Household he had never met Camilla let alone any of her friends or relatives before his appointment. Not surprisingly he didn’t last long in the job.
9. Farquaharson has been made redundant due to the staff savings necessary during the ‘credit crunch’. Several gardeners at Highgrove have also been made redundant, but unlike Farquaharson they don’t know the journalist Susan Clarke, with her close links to the Daily Mail & Evening Standard. Unlike Rupert Lendrum (a friend of Clarke’s of several years standing) as also is Lady Elisabeth Anson, the Queen’s cousin and more significantly head of Party Planners, which organises most of the Queen’s receptions & parties & so a major rival to Michael Fawcett’s company for Prince Charles’s business. Need I say more.
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:54 PM
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Thank you, I hesitated to post the story in the first place and declined to comment or point out the discrepancies in the Mail story, because this is normally followed by a 'you would say that' post.

Perhaps people will take the time to read through your points if not the inaccurate article.
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Old 10-19-2009, 03:01 PM
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Its a real shame that no one calls out the Daily Mail about their falsehoods.

Some people will read it and swear its true.
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Old 10-19-2009, 04:19 PM
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It wouldn't alter anything though. I have seen, on this forum articles that say 'according to gossip' or 'based on gossip', passed off as fact within a very short time.

Most people realise that all a challenge through the courts would do, is get the paper even more publicity.
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Old 10-20-2009, 03:43 PM
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Its a real shame that no one calls out the Daily Mail about their falsehoods.

Some people will read it and swear its true.
Seriously! Most people who read this story will swear it's true. This is especially because stories in the Daily Mail are reported and quoted in more news-based papers like the Telegraph and even foreign newspapers, so people will read the same story in multiple papers. After a while it's just accepted as common knowledge.

Thank you, Bella Fay, for pointing out the inconsistencies in the story. I don't know a thing about Charles' staff (like probably most people) so I probably would have accepted the story if you hadn't clarified things. The Daily Mail is pretty sloppy with its research sometimes, or maybe "selective" is a better word. They seem to be out to drag down the reputations of most members of the royal family. Charles is now being described as a "wimp" in the comments...
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Old 10-21-2009, 04:35 PM
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You can get all the information that BellaFay has posted simply by putting the names into Google.

AMMANFORD is set to give Prince Charles a right royal welcome on Friday when he makes a rare visit to the town, prior to moving on to the Towy Valley.
The Prince will be visiting Abaca Organic, an organic mattress factory based at Tycroes, in what is understood to be his first visit to Ammanford since 1981.



Prince to visit mattress factory and country market (From South Wales Guardian)
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Old 10-23-2009, 11:10 AM
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Prince Charles visited Dyfed today, October 23, 2009.
His visit included Abaca Organic, an organic mattress
factory, where he tried out some beds


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Old 10-23-2009, 04:16 PM
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Prince Charles took it easy as he made a number of low key visits to businesses and organisations close to his Welsh country estate Myddai in Carmarthenshire.

BBC NEWS | UK | Wales | South West Wales | In Pictures: Prince Charles visit
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Old 10-27-2009, 05:54 AM
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The Royal Mint honored the Prince of Wales July 31 with the presentation of a special gold edition of a medal struck to commemorate the golden anniversary of the 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards (the Welsh Cavalry), who have been serving in Afghanistan

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Old 10-27-2009, 08:49 AM
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Thanks for posting this link and just about every other by the way.

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As usual with the Daily Mail this is full of misleading & malicious statements.
Thank you for your itemised rebuttal. I have long remembered the post about the toothpaste squeezer which, when you factor in a broken arm, becomes an amusing annecdote rather than an arrogant affectation, but then the Daily Mail are masters of the dictum that states "Half a truth is far more misleading than an outright lie", and a damned sight easier to wriggle off the hook.

I have but one question. Is the report of Princess Diana's visit to The Priory (along with a bottle whiskey and a tape recorder) absolutely watertight? It just seems so outrageously "out there"?
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Street Pride aims to help community volunteers take an active role to prevent local roads, squares and precincts being blighted by intrusive fixtures and other debris.

Prince of Wales backs civic campaign to tidy Britain's streets - Telegraph
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Thanks for posting this link and just about every other by the way.

Thank you for your itemised rebuttal. I have long remembered the post about the toothpaste squeezer which, when you factor in a broken arm, becomes an amusing annecdote rather than an arrogant affectation, but then the Daily Mail are masters of the dictum that states "Half a truth is far more misleading than an outright lie", and a damned sight easier to wriggle off the hook.

I have but one question. Is the report of Princess Diana's visit to The Priory (along with a bottle whiskey and a tape recorder) absolutely watertight? It just seems so outrageously "out there"?
Yes. If I remember rightly it featured in the barrister's independent investigation & report into the homosexual rape allegations. Diana later in October 1996 rang Charles up and asked him what he was going to do about the allegations, which at the time he knew nothing about. The barrister's report (like Peat's into the supposed gift-selling) was originally accessible on the Prince's website. But ever since the website was 'modernised' some years ago it has been impossible to track it down. I have also temporarily forgottent the name of the barrister, which isn't much help! I agree with you about the 'toothpaste squeezer' anecdote. In my opinion all the editors who make use of this story without explaining that the prince had a broken arm at the time should be made to play a party game of squeezing the toothpaste onto the brush single-handedly without any help! I'm sure most of it would end up everywhere but the brush
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Old 10-28-2009, 05:45 AM
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Here is an article from The Telegraph,
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At no stage have the police produced any such tape or any witness who has heard such a tape. Even if it does exist, the allegations asserted to have been recorded upon it have now been fully investigated."
Rape claim was fully investigated, says palace - Telegraph

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However, he has claimed that he mentioned it in 1996 to Diana, Princess of Wales, in a conversation which she is said to have recorded. The whereabouts of the Princess's "rape tape" is unknown
Royal valet has made two 'false' rape claims - Telegraph

Sorry BellaFay, I cannot find anything regarding a barristers report either.
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A ROSS-shire venue has put itself in the frame for a major royal coup – by securing the agreement of Prince Charles to exhibit two of his paintings at an eagerly anticipated art show

Charles puts Pav in frame for royal coup - Ross-shire Journal

THE Amman and Towy Valleys were graced by royalty last week as the Prince of Wales took a tour of the region.
Prince Charles stopped in at a variety of environmentally-friendly and community-based businesses to promote sustainable living and the use of locally-sourced produce

http://www.southwalesguardian.co.uk/..._our_darling_/
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Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales is shown the famous Burberry check as he officially opens the new Burberry global headquarters at Horseferry House in Westminster, on October 29, 2009 in London, England.

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Surely a nice job for Charles today, he was presented
with a gabardine walking jacket and had many lovely
employees around him

Here's the zimbio gallery with more pics:

The Prince Of Wales Visits Burberry International Head Quarters
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Surely a nice job for Charles today, he was presented
with a gabardine walking jacket and had many lovely
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Here's the zimbio gallery with more pics:

The Prince Of Wales Visits Burberry International Head Quarters
I must say how lucky for him to be presented with the jacket, they are known for the trench coats & coats.
The store looks huge, I didnt know he opened such stores, maybe because its a British label.
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HRH The Prince of Wales officially opened Burberry's global headquarters, Horseferry House in Westminster, this afternoon. Prince Charles was welcomed by Burberry creative director Christopher Bailey, ceo Angela Ahrendts and the rest of the Burberry team for a tour of the new 160,000 square foot, eight floor premises.

Prince Charles opens Burberry's London headquarters (Vogue.com UK)

What a pity Burberry moved its production out of Wales to China.
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News Summary Royalblog.nl: Prince Charles gives Burberry a lift
http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/1VP3-...+International
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Investitures with the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace,
October 30, 2009. Among others Dracula actor Sir Christopher
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