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Old 01-10-2009, 04:01 PM
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The store is great for vegetarians, the selection under one roof is one of the best in London. They are priced on a par with Waitrose, Harrods and other specialist food shops. It's not 100% organic and the cafe is basic but a good selection spread across the 3 floors none the less.
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Old 01-13-2009, 05:42 AM
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The store is great for vegetarians, the selection under one roof is one of the best in London. They are priced on a par with Waitrose, Harrods and other specialist food shops. It's not 100% organic and the cafe is basic but a good selection spread across the 3 floors none the less.
I have shopped a few times at the WholeFoods store in Kensington and found it to be quite pricey. I usually shop at Waitrose, and found that at WF quite often even quite basic things could be 20-30% more expensive. It is great if you are looking for a treat, or something quite specialised that Waitrose might not carry.
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Old 01-13-2009, 06:29 AM
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I have shopped a few times at the WholeFoods store in Kensington and found it to be quite pricey..
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I just read an article which states that Princess Michael "is said to be known among fellow members of the Royal family as "our Val", which is short for Valkyrie, the mythical Norse female warrior." Can anyone expand upon what this means? I don't quite understand it. Thanks!
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The "Prince Henri racial slur/Prince Charles friendly nickname" has come a full circle because the mass media has decided to rehash the old stories related to Princess Michael's blunders. This is pathetic.
Princess Michael is six-foot-tall. Her Majesty has been said to give her a nickname "Valkyrie" because of her height.

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She [Princess Michael] also has said she was probably the first tall person to marry into the clan. (The Queen reportedly has referred to her as "Our Val," a reference to the warrior-like Valkyries, and - sarcastically - as "a bit too grand for" the rest of the royal family.) [1].
Reference: NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Princess Michael of Kent
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:13 AM
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Six feet tall...1,80 meters! She's very tall!
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Old 01-19-2009, 03:49 PM
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I just read an article which states that Princess Michael "is said to be known among fellow members of the Royal family as "our Val", which is short for Valkyrie, the mythical Norse female warrior." Can anyone expand upon what this means? I don't quite understand it. Thanks!
There are many explanations for calling her a Valkyrie. They are, in Norse mythology described as women with "pulled back hair sometimes bearing forth drinking horns and/or an evil skag, (among many).

This article contains some of the meanings contributed to the name.
Valkyrie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I could not guess why HM might call her Val, or if it is a shortening of Valkyrie, but have to admit that since the rumour was first mentioned, Whenever I listen to Wagners' Ride of the Valkyries, (the beginning of Act III of Die Walkurel), I imagine Marie-Christine in full flight!
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:48 AM
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Pics 21.1.2009

Britain's Prince Michael of Kent waves as he arrives at the Western
India Automobile Association Institute of Motoring in Ahmedabad on
January 21, 2009. Prince Michael and a team of drivers from the
Benjafield Racing Club visited Ahmedabad as a part of the Great Rally
of India.

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Princess Michael as Royal Patron

I'm having trouble finding out which charities Princess Michael is patron of. I have only found one called "Sparks". Does anyone know of any others? I checked the British Royals government website but there isn't much information there. Thanks
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Old 01-25-2009, 05:57 PM
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There is a full list of Princess M's charities here;

Prince Michael of Kent : The Princess
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Here are some more nice portraits of the Prince and
the Princess of Kent taken in the 1980s:


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So lovely!!!)))
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So she's actually quite busy with various organizations even though she's not on the Civil List.

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There is a full list of Princess M's charities here;

Prince Michael of Kent : The Princess
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Princess Michael of Kent travelled to Portugal to promote her book "The Serpent and The Moon". The events took place in Lisboa and Viseu, where she was received by the Duke and Duchess of Bragança.
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The Duke and Duchess of Bragança and Family: February 2008-
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Old 03-06-2009, 01:35 PM
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I really like the brooch she wore yesterday...
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Thanks for an update of Princess Michael's activities! It is nice to learn that "The Serpent and The Moon" was tranlsated into Portuguese. Although her hairstyle leaves much to be desired in my personal opinion, she looked great.

http://www.theroyalforums.com/2757-r...n-in-portugal/
Elsa M's wrote a blog entry about Princess Michael's latest activity.
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She does look terrific for her age! I have to agree about the hair, though. Especially in the above black-and-white shot, she's skirting dangerously to the crazy-old-lady-with-50-cats look.

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Thanks for an update of Princess Michael's activities! It is nice to learn that "The Serpent and The Moon" was tranlsated into Portuguese. Although her hairstyle leaves much to be desired in my personal opinion, she looked great.

http://www.theroyalforums.com/2757-r...n-in-portugal/
Elsa M's wrote a blog entry about Princess Michael's latest activity.
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Thanks for the information about Princess Michael, Elsa M.

Here are the newest pics of Prince Michael:
Prince Michael of Kent at Crufts Crufts Dog Show,
NEC Birmingham, Britain - 07 Mar 2009

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He looks like he's brimming with mischief in Pic 1: like a little boy with whiskers.
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Wow! That's a lot of pattern on Prince Michael at the dog show...
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