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I did the exact same thing- did a double take, and thought it was a screen- cap of Siegfried. Wondered where the heck Robert Hardy( Siegfried on All Creatures Great and Small) was. If the show still aired, that pic would make a great billboard.
It looks just like the scene in Every Dog His Day, ( 3rd ep. Season 3) where Siegfried is cuddling a baby piglet, and the farmer goes, " Mr Farnon, you have a way with pigs. They look at you and see a kindred spirit."
Made me laugh because what animal doesn't Siegfried have a way with?
Who doesn't see him as a kindred spirit?
Sorry if this is going off topic.
I remember that episode, and that line as well. The owner was very fond of pigs and always loved to say who was and wasn't a 'pig' person . I think the Prince of Wales has a way with animals. They certainly don't run away from him, and allow him to touch and pet them, which is saying a great deal. Of course I agree with you in regards to Siegfried and his way with any living creature.
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Britons want Prince Charles as next king | News.com.au

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PRINCE Charles has overtaken his son William as the people's preferred successor to Queen Elizabeth II in the wake of her Diamond Jubilee.
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:14 AM
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Charles SHOULD be king say Brits who no longer want the crown to skip a generation | Mail Online
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:36 AM
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And I should think so too. Polls are immaterial of course, he will be the next monarch but it's about time he had some recognition of his life long service to this country. That's not to disparage the Duke of Cambridge's merit but I'm glad to see a news story that supports the Prince of Wales for once.
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:49 AM
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I don't think, as I stated before, that the succession going from QE2 to William would be a good idea. There are many things that the PoW will do differently from his mother, but more will stay the same. William has stated, and somewhat complained, that when visiting with his father, they always dress for dinner. I think Charles still believes that there is a hierarchy in the household, and people must be allowed to do their jobs. Can you picture Charles and Camilla standing at the sink at Windsor wash and drying dishes? William and Catherine have stated many times that this, along with preparing meals is one of the things that they enjoy doing together. I am sure this is not something that they do on a daily basis considering their schedules, but I am sure they do this from time to time. Charles does not hit me as the kind that walks around in a "Kiss The Cook" apron and asking Camilla and others if his Fish & Chips are seasoned properly. I think when we move on from QE2 to Charles, hopefully many years from now, more will stay the same rather than change. The fact that he frequently does interviews, and his stint as a weatherman poking fun, is a huge change from the past. If he has been properly trained, which I am sure QE2 has done due to her own inexperience, he will make a great king. Queen Elizabeth is not doing to Charles what Queen Victoria did to Edward. I think Victoria figured that no matter what she did, the monarchy would survive. I think QE2 is knowledgeable that this is not the case any longer. I think her number one job priority is to assure the continuation of the monarchy long after she is gone. William will make a great king someday, but Charles has work to do before that day will come.
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Old 06-10-2012, 04:04 PM
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I think Charles had a good Jubilee. His speech was just so pitch perfect; brilliantly capturing the mood of the nation in a witty and fun way. The papers sometimes depict him as kind of jealously waiting for his mother to finally kick the bucket so he can get his turn; but no-one could doubt the very deep love and affection between Charles and his mother particularly following his wonderful tribute to her in his documentary.

I genuinely believe that people are reassessing Charles and Camilla, and generally like what they see.
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Old 06-10-2012, 05:19 PM
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Maybe Charles was right after all: British scientists reveal plants really do talk
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He was mocked for conversing with crocuses and the like, but Prince Charles may have been on to something. New research suggests plants not only respond to sound but communicate with each other with ‘clicking’ noises. It is yet more evidence that while they appear to be passively swaying in the breeze, plants are in fact actively communicating with each other in a constant chatter.
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If you really think about this, it makes sense. All living things respond to love, so why should plants be any different? Interesting indeed.
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:00 PM
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If you really think about this, it makes sense. All living things respond to love, so why should plants be any different? Interesting indeed.
Sound - they respond to sound waves - as they do to light. Long been known to be so. Plants in a classroom filled with singing children thrive. Play music to plants - they thrive. Its been a known for decades and I've never understood why the British seemed so behind the times with this little bit of science.
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:09 PM
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Sound - they respond to sound waves - as they do to light. Long been known to be so. Plants in a classroom filled with singing children thrive. Play music to plants - they thrive. Its been a known for decades and I've never understood why the British seemed so behind the times with this little bit of science.
Thank you for the clarification. I'm such a sentimental human being that I tend to believe that love is a cure for pretty much all things . Also, science was never my strong point in school (along with math), so I tend to take a bit longer to understand things that have to do with those subjects. Again, thank you so much for the explanation. I'm glad I've learned something new today in an area that doesn't particularly hold my interest.
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:56 AM
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Thank you for the clarification. I'm such a sentimental human being that I tend to believe that love is a cure for pretty much all things . Also, science was never my strong point in school (along with math), so I tend to take a bit longer to understand things that have to do with those subjects. Again, thank you so much for the explanation. I'm glad I've learned something new today in an area that doesn't particularly hold my interest.
But LOVE is just another name for what it's all about. Love is the universe seen through the prism of the human being.

Sound - Light - Magnetism ..... the power of the word has always been honored, known as sacred .... we just lost the thread of the story ... science brings us back to it .... sometimes ...

Symphony of Science - the Quantum World! - YouTube
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But LOVE is just another name for what it's all about. Love is the universe seen through the prism of the human being.

Sound - Light - Magnetism ..... the power of the word has always been honored, known as sacred .... we just lost the thread of the story ... science brings us back to it .... sometimes ...

Symphony of Science - the Quantum World! - YouTube
Thank you very much, Tyger, for that link - it's great.
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Sound - they respond to sound waves - as they do to light. Long been known to be so. Plants in a classroom filled with singing children thrive. Play music to plants - they thrive. Its been a known for decades and I've never understood why the British seemed so behind the times with this little bit of science.
Because it didn't fit with the newspapers' desire to imply that Prince Charles was off his rocker. It's a favoured line of attack when it comes to Charles - that he's some kind of strange creature from another planet; or more succinctly 'out of touch'.
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HRH the Prince of Wales is these days in Romania where he visits his different properties.
During the meeting with Traian Basescu, the leader of the romanian republicans (and main enemy of the Romanian Royal House), congratulated the Prince of Wales for the "60 years of Jubilee of the marriage of Queen Elisabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh" but the translator understood the mistake and said" the Jubilee of Queen Elisabeth II".

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We will see if the Prince of Wales will meet today HRH Crown Princess Margareta of Romania.
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:32 PM
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Interesting language - sounds in the lineage of Spanish with an Italian accent, does not sound Slavic. I think my assumptions and ignorance in the matter are showing. What is the lineage of the Romanian Language?

Can anyone say what the announcers are saying at the end of the clip? They seem to be sharing an amusing observation.
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Interesting language - sounds in the lineage of Spanish with an Italian accent, does not sound Slavic. I think my assumptions and ignorance in the matter are showing. What is the lineage of the Romanian Language?

Can anyone say what the announcers are saying at the end of the clip? They seem to be sharing an amusing observation.
Romanian doesn't sound like a Slavic language because it isn't one.
It developed from non-standard Latin (also known as Vulgar Latin). During the middle ages, it was influenced by Slavic languages and Greek, but the basis remains Latin.
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HRH the Prince of Wales with HRH Crown Princess Margareta of Romania and Prince Radu of Romania celebrating the Diamod Jubilee of Queen Elisabeth II in Bucharest:

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Romanian doesn't sound like a Slavic language because it isn't one.
It developed from non-standard Latin (also known as Vulgar Latin). During the middle ages, it was influenced by Slavic languages and Greek, but the basis remains Latin.
Thank you, Artemisia - now I know. And why I heard an 'Italian accent' - the Latin base did it!
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Prince Charles - Fashion Icon. Really great article and so funny!

Prince Charles: Fashion Icon? Me? - Telegraph

Apologies if this belongs elsewhere but couldn't find a male royal fashion thread!
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