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Old 03-29-2007, 03:19 PM
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Prince visits Walthamstow

THE Prince of Wales visited Walthamstow this lunchtime to talk about plans to revive the town centre.

Prince Visits Walthamstow (from East London and West Essex Guardian Series)

Prince Charles coins it in for his 60th birthday

THREE new commemorative coins - including one celebrating the 60th birthday of the Prince of Wales - will be issued next year, Chancellor Gordon Brown announced today

Edinburgh Evening News - Prince Charles coins it in for his 60th birthday

Coin to mark Prince Charles turning 60

A special commemorative coin will be struck next year to mark Prince Charles' 60th birthday, Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown said Thursday.

Coin to mark Prince Charles turning 60 - Yahoo! News
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Old 03-29-2007, 04:30 PM
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I would love it to have Charles on the Euro coins too...
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HRH visits Hackney and Walthamstow in London
29th March
The Prince of Wales visited a school in Hackney that serves healthy food to pupils and Walthamstow Market to hear about plans to rejuvenate the area today.

The Prince of Wales - HRH visits Hackney and Walthamstow in London
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Old 03-29-2007, 04:43 PM
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There are no more engagements anounced, he will be on easter vacations probably.
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Old 03-29-2007, 05:54 PM
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Prince Charles smiles during a visit to Whiteley Village in Surrey on 23 March. A special commemorative coin will be struck next year to mark Charles' 60th birthday, Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown has said. -------> Picture

Britain's Prince Charles meets members of the public as he tours Walthamstow street market in north east London March 29, 2007. -------> Picture

Prince Charles meets members of the public during a visit to Walthamstow in north east London, Thursday March 29, 2007. The Prince visited Walthamstow to meet local people and those involved in the recent work of The Princes Foundation for the Built Environment there. --------> Picture
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Old 03-30-2007, 03:43 AM
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Thanks for the nice pics, Avalon
Here is one more picture gallery of pics from yesterday:

Prince Charles Visits Walthamstow Street Market
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Old 03-30-2007, 12:24 PM
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Charles jets off into a green row

(...) The Prince, Camilla and a small entourage boarded a Queen´s Flight BAe 146 from RAF Lyneham near his Highgrove estate to begin their Easter break.(...) The couple are staying at Birkhall, the Queen Mother´s former country house near Balmoral which she bequeathed him.

Charles jets off into a green row | News | This is London
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Old 03-30-2007, 03:14 PM
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Let them try a 14 hour car journey, longer because it is Friday, and see if they are quite so keen on driving up from Highgrove! With the roadworks the motorways always start just before a holiday period, it is probably more like a 18 hour journey.

Then we have the comfort factor, especially for Camilla, it wouldn't do her health a lot of good, sat in the same position for all that time! Charles belongs to a scheme to help offset his carbon footprint, which is probably a lot more than the editor of this rag!

What did they want them to do, fly Easy Jet?
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Old 03-30-2007, 03:28 PM
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Let them try a 14 hour car journey, longer because it is Friday, and see if they are quite so keen on driving up from Highgrove! With the roadworks the motorways always start just before a holiday period, it is probably more like a 18 hour journey.

Then we have the comfort factor, especially for Camilla, it wouldn't do her health a lot of good, sat in the same position for all that time! Charles belongs to a scheme to help offset his carbon footprint, which is probably a lot more than the editor of this rag!

What did they want them to do, fly Easy Jet?
Don´t worry Skydragon!
We will read the same again and again with every step he takes: by train, by car, by plane....
I posted the article only because of the information that the Prince and the Duchess started their Easter break today...by privat flight...and that they are now in Scotland, at Birkhall.
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Old 03-30-2007, 04:44 PM
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What did they want them to do, fly Easy Jet?
Either Easy Jet OR take a train and being photographed (cell phones) and whispered about the entire distance. How long would it take by train? Another option would have been to take one of the cars from the Royal Train and attach it to a scheduled run -- again "people" would have probably been upset if there were any delays.
Sometimes Charles just can't win.
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Old 03-30-2007, 04:59 PM
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Either Easy Jet OR take a train and being photographed (cell phones) and whispered about the entire distance. How long would it take by train? Another option would have been to take one of the cars from the Royal Train and attach it to a scheduled run -- again "people" would have probably been upset if there were any delays.
Scheduled train, there is no guarantee they would not still be travelling now! London Kings Cross to Edinburgh is about 4 hours then on to Aberdeen is another 2½ hours according to the timetables, in reality KC to Edinburgh can take 6 hours and Edinburgh to Aberdeen 4! As for Easy Jet, they and BA are appalling, again most of their flights to Scotland run late and they can hardly make a claim of being comfortable! The fastest, safest way was by jet from RAF Lyneham, he offsets his carbon footprint and he is, after all, our future King.
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Old 03-30-2007, 06:23 PM
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I posted the article only because of the information that the Prince and the Duchess started their Easter break today...by privat flight...and that they are now in Scotland, at Birkhall.
And there´s their 2nd anniversary soon...May be we´ll seen a visit to church. I really hope it.
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thanks for the news, Milla Ca. I am just happy to see Camilla again in the public. What a endearing decison of Prince Charles and certainly it is understandable that he would ensure that Camilla has been properly looked after and did not suffer from any bad travel conditions.
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Old 03-31-2007, 12:15 PM
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Charles accused of ´green hypocrisy´

The Prince of Wales´s aides have defended his decision to fly by private jet to Scotland for an Easter Break with the Duchess of Cornwall yesterday, saying it was necessary because of his wife´s health.
(...) ´´In this case the key consideration was the Duchess´s recuperation from her recent operation. The Duchess travelled with a nurse. ´´

Charles accused of 'green hypocrisy' | Uk News | News | Telegraph
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Old 03-31-2007, 12:17 PM
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Charles accused of ´green hypocrisy´

The Prince of Wales´s aides have defended his decision to fly by private jet to Scotland for an Easter Break with the Duchess of Cornwall yesterday,
saying it was necessary because of his wife´s health.
(...) ´´In this case the key consideration was the Duchess´s recuperation from her recent operation. The Duchess travelled with a nurse. ´´

Charles accused of 'green hypocrisy' | Uk News | News | Telegraph
I have always used a plane when traveling to Scotland from London as do most other travellers if they want to save time. That's why these planes are called "shuttle services".... Stupid idea to blame the prince for using means of transport that any citizen can use as well.
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I have always used a plane when traveling to Scotland from London as do most other travellers if they want to save time.
Most of us do, being stuck on the M1/M6 or A1 isn't any sensible persons idea of 'fun'.

I have to wonder how the reporter and indeed the editors of these papers travel to their Easter holiday destination?
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Most of us do, being stuck on the M1/M6 or A1 isn't any sensible persons idea of 'fun'.

I have to wonder how the reporter and indeed the editors of these papers travel to their Easter holiday destination?
Maybe by bus.
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Old 03-31-2007, 11:11 PM
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What an illogical article...
Illogical is par for the course when it comes to reporting on the royals in the newspapers...
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Old 03-31-2007, 11:13 PM
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Most of us do, being stuck on the M1/M6 or A1 isn't any sensible persons idea of 'fun'.

I have to wonder how the reporter and indeed the editors of these papers travel to their Easter holiday destination?
And with so many cars stuck in traffic, that is not very good for the environment either. All of those cars just sitting there is very bad. And you suppose these people stuck in their cars would move over simply because Charles(and maybe a small entourage) want to go on through, I don't think so.
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Old 04-01-2007, 06:24 AM
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RAF jet/Queens Flight .75 minutes in the air, 15 minutes 'check in' approx.
BA 1.15 minutes in the air, 1 hour check in, approx and if there are no delays
12-14 hours in the car (traffic is always bad on Fridays, especially as the English schools broke up for the spring break), driver would need to take at least 2 breaks to comply with safety recommendations.
Coach/Bus I did it once and wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy!
Horsedrawn Carriage, Motorbike, Bicycle.....

I firmly believe he took the right mode of transport!
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Old 04-01-2007, 08:40 AM
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I firmly believe he took the right mode of transport!
What did they expect them to do? Queue for a bus or train? I just bet every other traveller, inconvenienced by the "security precautions" involved would just love it. Same with a convoy of cars on the motorway.

What a bunch of lazy journo's. Not one of them did their homework on the ramifications of each mode of transport.

As for carting Camilla around in less than comfortable conditions... well what would each of them do for their loved ones.
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