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Old 06-15-2013, 04:44 PM
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Somehow "HM King Mark" just does not sound correct in English. It is not a name used by anyone in the family but it still does not sound right for a monarch.
Agree. Mark doesn't sound good for a King.

About the other 3 Gospel chapters of the Bible (Matthew, Luke or John):

HM King Luke sounds terrible.
HM King John sounds OK and John was already used by previous kings, no?
HM King Matthew was never used and though I like the name Matthew, doesn't sound like a King's name, does it?
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:53 PM
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Agree. Mark doesn't sound good for a King.

About the other 3 Gospel chapters of the Bible (Matthew, Luke or John):

HM King Luke sounds terrible.
HM King John sounds OK and John was already used by previous kings, no?
HM King Matthew was never used and though I like the name Matthew, doesn't sound like a King's name, does it?
John is commonly considered to be a cursed name in the BRF. Both King John of England and John Balliol (King of Scots) are individuals with less than great legacies. There's also a number of Prince Johns who didn't survive into adulthood, most recently George V's youngest son.

There is a King Mark in Arthurian legend, who's related to the Tristan and Iseult myth.
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:19 PM
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Perhaps unlucky, rather than cursed?
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:36 PM
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I've read it both ways. Johns certainly don't have a history of doing well within the family. I believe in the history of England only two have lived long enough to reproduce, King John and John of Gaunt. King John is best known for the Magna Carta and Robin Hood, while John of Gaunt's descendants started (and ended) the War of the Roses.

Within Scotland, a quick look through the monarchs and their offspring brings up just John Balliol (who is remembered for his relationship with Edward I) and Robert III (whose given name was John, but he chose to reign as Robert so as to not be associated with Balliol).
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How long will Kate be on maternity leave?
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:41 AM
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How long will Kate be on maternity leave?
However long she feels is necessary? Considering she doesn't have an official job to return to there is no limit to the amount of time she could take off. However I would imagine 3-4 months depending upon the circumstances of the birth and the health of the baby.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:48 AM
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Happy Fathers Day to-be to The Duke of Cambridge. An exciting time for him.
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Happy Fathers Day to-be to The Duke of Cambridge. An exciting time for him.
I read that The Queen has invited Will and Catherine to stay at Balmoral for Three Weeks after the Baby is Born. That was pretty nice, I hope they accept ( I think they will). It would be nice for them to have some Privacy away from the Public Eye and The Press.

http://www.examiner.com/article/duke...baby-s-arrival
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:13 AM
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I don't think Catherine will want to be that far away from her own family.
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:34 AM
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I don't think Catherine will want to be that far away from her own family.
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I read that The Queen has invited Will and Catherine to stay at Balmoral for Three Weeks after the Baby is Born...
http://www.examiner.com/article/duke...baby-s-arrival
Actually the article states that The Queen has invited the Duke and Duchess to spend a week at Balmoral Castle in August, three weeks after the birth.

If this report is true, I could see a week in August at Balmoral happening if Michael and Carole Middleton were invited as well.

Although it is not known for sure, there have been enough credible reports that Kate and William will spend the first post-natal weeks with the Middletons. By issuing an invitation for a week at Balmoral to both the Middletons and Kate and William, the Queen effectively takes the Cambridge's wishes under consideration and it puts the new royal baby in a BRF environment shortly after the birth.
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I agree.

Actually the article states that The Queen has invited the Duke and Duchess to spend a week at Balmoral Castle in August, three weeks after the birth.

If this report is true, I could see a week in August at Balmoral happening if Michael and Carole Middleton were invited as well.

Although it is not known for sure, there have been enough credible reports that Kate and William will spend the first post-natal weeks with the Middletons. By issuing an invitation for a week at Balmoral to both the Middletons and Kate and William, the Queen effectively takes the Cambridge's wishes under consideration and it puts the new royal baby in a BRF environment shortly after the birth.
That what I said
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:37 AM
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Apparently this is a standard invitation given to all the royals to visit - read that yesterday and can't find the link now.

Of course William and Catherine can spend a week away from her family. Why not???
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Ummm....no. You said that they had been invited for 3 weeks after the baby is born. The article says they have been invited for 1 week, in August, about 3 weeks after the baby is born.

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I read that The Queen has invited Will and Catherine to stay at Balmoral for Three Weeks after the Baby is Born.
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:08 AM
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I would think Catherine would like to spend some time with her family right after the birth, but in 3 weeks time, I'm sure she would be happy to go to Balmoral to spend a week there with the Queen.
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I've heard that Balmoral is filled with dusty old tartan wall hangings and stag heads mounted on walls. They most likely all go in August because it's the only time of year an old damp and drafty Scottish castle is remotely palatable. Sounds delightful. I can think of no better place for baby's newborn eyes to finally open and focus on its birthright.
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:11 PM
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I've heard that Balmoral is filled with dusty old tartan wall hangings and stag heads mounted on walls. They most likely all go in August because it's the only time of year an old damp and drafty Scottish castle is remotely palatable. Sounds delightful. I can think of no better place for baby's newborn eyes to finally open and focus on its birthright.
You're right. It is the best place. Everything (s)he sees after that will be an improvement.
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:20 PM
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Id also add that Carole and Michael do not have sole rights - there is another Grandfather. So I think that going to Birkhall is a real option for the Cambridges and maybe the Middletons - with visits over to see the Queen and Prince Philip who will still be convalescing.
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I don't know about other mothers, but I certainly wouldn't have wanted to be a long distance from my baby's doctors, or my doctor, either, not just three weeks after giving birth. A newborn doesn't get anything at all out of travel except discomfort and exposure to germs. Keep the kid in his/her own cot, I say! Let the grands visit the baby, not vice versa. When I travel, I often see tiny infants in airports or on planes, and I feel for them.
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You're right. It is the best place. Everything (s)he sees after that will be an improvement.
Hang a few items from the antlers on the wall and you have an instant baby mobile. Baby C. can its own Balmoral tartan diaper covers. Then it can be lulled to sleep by the soothing sounds of a Highland bagpipe.
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Hang a few items from the antlers on the wall and you have an instant baby mobile. Baby C. can its own Balmoral tartan diaper covers. Then it can be lulled to sleep by the soothing sounds of a Highland bagpipe.
Here is where they can buy some Strathearn plaid to sew up into nappies: Strathearn Tartan | Scottish Tartans & Tweeds | Kinloch Anderson
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