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Old 08-08-2014, 01:08 PM
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Yes, he did qualify, but never sat in that seat. He was the co-pilot on missions. Not to say the co-pilot isn't important...
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Old 08-08-2014, 01:17 PM
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Yes, he did qualify, but never sat in that seat. He was the co-pilot on missions. Not to say the co-pilot isn't important...


What is your source on that? All the ones I read said that after he qualified, he captained SAR missions


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Old 08-08-2014, 01:23 PM
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He did act as the captain. It was even on tv on the Helicopter Rescue show.

http://m.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-north...wales-21962406


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Old 08-08-2014, 01:42 PM
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Thank you for providing us the facts on William's SAR service.
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Old 08-08-2014, 01:49 PM
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William most definitely was captain during his time with the RAF. Here's an article about one of the rescue missions.

Prince William flies RAF rescue helicopter to save girl, 16, who got into trouble while helping sister who was swept away on a riptide | Mail Online
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Old 08-08-2014, 04:28 PM
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Personally, I think Catherine owes her position to William, the man she married.
While Catherine and William have some say into their activities, roles, etc. The final arbitrator is the Queen, followed by POW, who paid for most of it.
It is a balancing act - with the appearance justifying the costs and security. Maybe the POW does not want to spend his money paying for Catherine and William to make daily appearances across the commonwealth to provide photos and stories for the media??
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Old 08-08-2014, 04:47 PM
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Personally, I think Catherine owes her position to William, the man she married.
While Catherine and William have some say into their activities, roles, etc. The final arbitrator is the Queen, followed by POW, who paid for most of it.
It is a balancing act - with the appearance justifying the costs and security. Maybe the POW does not want to spend his money paying for Catherine and William to make daily appearances across the commonwealth to provide photos and stories for the media??
The royals are not worried about William and Catherine stories and pictures in the media.
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:09 PM
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It's not about the desire to get her pregnant, it's about the obvious signs that that's how this royal marriage is going to work for some years.
What signs? What signs are there that she wants to have a baby so soon after already having one. The only signs I see are that they want to raise the child they have in private and any additional ones they may or maynot have in the future. Perhaps calling it womb watching is more appropriate.
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:10 PM
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Personally, I think Catherine owes her position to William, the man she married.

Of course Catherine owes her position to the man she married, she wouldn't be a future queen, member of the royal family or mother of a future King without William. Nor would she have any of the influence she could possess.
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:11 PM
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I posted on William's thread about fund raising at East Anglia Air Ambulance and it struck me that if Catherine had knocked at my door, I would have signed up straightaway!
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:12 PM
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I would like to point out that it is possible to be a working mom, why are some acting like it Kate does more royal duties George will suffer? It's not like she is a surgeon or a high powered attorney. Cut a ribbon give a speech one week a month and that's all.
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:24 PM
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She does working. When she becomes a full time royal, she will be working the rest of her life.
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Old 08-09-2014, 11:24 AM
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What signs? What signs are there that she wants to have a baby so soon after already having one. The only signs I see are that they want to raise the child they have in private and any additional ones they may or maynot have in the future. Perhaps calling it womb watching is more appropriate.
I noticed in her last appearances that she seems to have stopped dyeing her hair for some time now. It could mean nothing, of course. But I think they are trying for a second child already.
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Old 08-09-2014, 11:43 AM
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She does working. When she becomes a full time royal, she will be working the rest of her life.
You are making the assumption that Will won't abdicate as soon as he possibly can.

As Will bring the royal court into the 21st Century, or so it is said, why not make retirement at a reasonable age part of it?
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Old 08-09-2014, 12:40 PM
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I noticed in her last appearances that she seems to have stopped dyeing her hair for some time now. It could mean nothing, of course. But I think they are trying for a second child already.
I don’t think they are trying. I think she’s pregnant... But that’s pure speculation based on one of the latest poppy photo’s. The ones in the blue dress. Would be a good thing since they are moving to Anmer Hall sometime in the future.
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Old 08-09-2014, 12:45 PM
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You are making the assumption that Will won't abdicate as soon as he possibly can.

As Will bring the royal court into the 21st Century, or so it is said, why not make retirement at a reasonable age part of it?
I hope it is something that will be considered by the UK and other courts that do not have a history of voluntary abdication.

I think that Bea sent JC/Sofia many brochures about royal retirement.
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Old 08-09-2014, 01:13 PM
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The Duchess is doing very well indeed and the Palace and the Family are to be congratulated with her growing confidence and marital comfort and happiness.

Those whose memories are short should reflect on the bad management and poor treatment of Diana when she was first married and a mere 19 years old - it created a never-to-be-overcome disaster! The courtiers learnt their lesson: the Duchess is to be guided but encouraged to find her own level and be permitted to develop in her role as best suits her, her husband and ultimately, the Crown.

The Duchess is an intelligent, well-educated woman, who, I'm sure, is following the plans and the role that the Palace wants for her. First and foremost she's complementing her husband's life in the way in which he wants and William's wishes are probably paramount. It is to his grandmother's and father's credit that William and his wife are afforded the opportunity and latitude to forge and firm their private and family life in a less formal and prescribed way than hitherto was the norm.

In the first instance, there were reported concerns over the number of divorces in the royal family - 3 out of 4, in fact - and every effort is being made to ensure that nothing, no outsiders nor critics, will be permitted to interfere with or pressure this one. Hence, William is free to promote his and his family's happiness as he sees fit, and as a C21 prince, so should he be. Evidence to date indicates that he's a truly excellent husband and until they become the Prince and Princess of Wales their private lives are more important than their public roles, particularly as William and Catherine are primarily supported by Charles and not the public purse.
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Old 08-09-2014, 01:44 PM
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I hope it is something that will be considered by the UK and other courts that do not have a history of voluntary abdication.

I think that Bea sent JC/Sofia many brochures about royal retirement.
And to Albert and Paola too!

I think as people live longer it will be considered by all the monarchies.
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Old 08-09-2014, 02:02 PM
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Especially since poisonings, beheadings and other lethal measures are no longer in fashion.
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The Duchess is doing very well indeed and the Palace and the Family are to be congratulated with her growing confidence and marital comfort and happiness...
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