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Old 12-16-2008, 07:19 AM
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Pics 15.12.2008

HRH The Prince of Wales attends a concert by The Monteverdi Choir
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:08 AM
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Prince Charles visits Nelsons natural healthcare manufacturing factory, Wimbledon, London, Britain - 16 Dec 2008.
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Camilla must still be feeling the affects of the flu as she was meant to be on this engagement.
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Pics 18.12.2008

Royal Investitures by the Prince of Wales inside the Ballroom
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Old 12-21-2008, 06:48 AM
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Now, after being lovingly restored, the Bloodhound is going up for sale.
The 63ft vessel was owned by the Royal family during the 1960s and was used by them for family holidays.

Royal yacht goes up for sale - Telegraph

The walls are clay blocks glued together and the insulation is sheep’s wool. Welcome to Prince Charles’s vision of the future of the British house - made from natural materials, grown or taken from the ground.

It’s only natural - Times Online

HRH The Prince of Wales will open Cotswold Care Hospice's new building in Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire later.

BBC NEWS | England | Gloucestershire | Prince Charles opens new hospice
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:57 AM
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Pics 22.12.2008

Here are some first pics

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales at the Cotswold Care Hospice
in Minchinhampton. Gloucestershire, England - 22.12.08

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Old 12-23-2008, 06:03 AM
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LANDOWNERS who are struggling to think of a Christmas present for a loved one have the chance to purchase royal memorabilia that supports the upland farmers of Wales.

Chance to own Welsh painting by Prince Charles - WalesOnline
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Old 12-23-2008, 11:29 AM
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Pics 23.12.2008

Prince Charles visiting the recently refurbished New Brewery Arts,
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Old 12-24-2008, 12:11 AM
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Thank you for the great pics. I do hope Camilla is getting a new coat for Charles for Christmas this year.
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Probably not, a good camel hair coat can last for many, many years. When it finally does wear out, it's like losing a good friend.
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I've found some additional pics from inside the New Brewery Arts Centre
Charles visited yesterday - it's interesting to see all those different things
that are produced there:

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Prince Charles has written individual letters to every British paratrooper injured in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Each of the personal notes thanks troops for their roles in the war zone and spells out the debt of gratitude that Britain owes them

Prince Charles writes letter to every injured soldier in Afghanistan and Iraq - mirror.co.uk

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Old 12-28-2008, 12:37 PM
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That is a wonderful service to each of those soldiers. Prince Charles is doing a very kind act. I like him more and more.
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Prince Charles has written individual letters to every British paratrooper injured in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Each of the personal notes thanks troops for their roles in the war zone and spells out the debt of gratitude that Britain owes them

Prince Charles writes letter to every injured soldier in Afghanistan and Iraq - mirror.co.uk

That is VERY cool! Thanks Sky for the story.
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Old 12-28-2008, 10:10 PM
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Prince Charles has written individual letters to every British paratrooper injured in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Each of the personal notes thanks troops for their roles in the war zone and spells out the debt of gratitude that Britain owes them

Prince Charles writes letter to every injured soldier in Afghanistan and Iraq - mirror.co.uk

Yet again a glimpse of some of his most private and unpublicised actions which more than underscore the depth and compassion of 'Charles, the Man', as opposed to 'The Prince of Wales'.
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Prince Charles has given high praise to a Croydon businesswoman when she collected her MBE on Thursday, after he discovered her successful business began with the help of a Princes’ Trust loan.

Prince Charles praises Croydon MBE Claudine Reid (From Croydon Guardian)
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The Princess Royal has long enjoyed the reputation of being the hardest-working member of the Royal Family. But now she has conceded her crown to the Prince of Wales, who for the first time in years has carried out more engagements in the past 12 months than his younger sister

Prince Charles finally works harder than his little sister, Princess Anne - Times Online

While Mr O'Donovans' list is a good indicator, as we know, both Charles and Camilla seem to spend a lot of time writing to injured personnel and the bereaved relatives of their regiments.
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. . . . While Mr O'Donovans' list is a good indicator, as we know, both Charles and Camilla seem to spend a lot of time writing to injured personnel and the bereaved relatives of their regiments.
Well we can't have Charles being seen to be working harder or happier than before. No, that would spoil the author's main point which seems to be that the Princess Royal may have had less engagements than her brother but, as usual, worked harder, or had more "quality" than Charles "quantity". What a nitpicking pillock (or is that prat) the author is.

There! I have started my New Year the way I mean to carry on. Calling a spade a spade and, on occassion, a bl***y great ditch digger.
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It's the Mail so I felt I had to post this.

Prince Charles has finally pipped his sister, Princess Anne, to be crowned the hardest working member of the Royal Family.
According to a new 'league table' of official engagements, Charles conducted 560 last year compared to Anne who totalled 534.




Prince Charles overtakes his sister to become our hardest working royal | Mail Online
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I'm delighted to see Prince Charles receive credit for his hard work and the variety of good causes in which he is involved.

Having said that, some engagements may take a short time while others take an entire day; there's also the preparation time to take into account. So a numbering of engagements isn't a perfect indicator of who works hardest.

The Duchess of Cornwall may not perform as many engagements as the other senior royals, but she does take a personal interest in her correspondence and signs many thank-you notes herself, as many of us at this forum have experienced.
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