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Old 12-06-2014, 06:30 PM
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If that was the case, wouldn't this visit then be called a state visit? I'm curious and not really overly familiar with how state visits work. I had thought I read somewhere that this meeting was in support for William's work with illegal trafficking of animals.

Of course it does have the elements of the things that you've described in this meeting but I don't believe I've read anywhere where the British government has requested this.
If it was an official visit (The Queen is invited for State Visits), the President would've invited both William & Catherine to the White House. This is just a meeting between the President and William.
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Old 12-06-2014, 07:05 PM
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This afternoon's local news says that Obama has been sent Walter Reed Medical Center for tests relating to a continuing sore throat. A CT scan showed that he has acid reflux. The article didn't indicate whether he had been returned to the White House or not. So, I'm guessing he hasn't been kept at Walter Reed.
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Old 12-06-2014, 07:40 PM
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If it was an official visit (The Queen is invited for State Visits), the President would've invited both William & Catherine to the White House. This is just a meeting between the President and William.
That's what I thought too. Thanks Dman!
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Old 12-06-2014, 08:22 PM
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It's only a state visit if it's a head of state that is visiting. So it's has to be the Queen herself to make it a state visit. Even the Charles & Diana visit to the White House wasn't a state visit.

The President and Mrs Obama seem to have a great personal relationship with the Queen. He talked about the hospitality the Queen showed to Michelle and the girls during a visit to BP letting them go for a carriage ride and is happy to return the hospitality to her grandson. Harry did a WH event with Mrs Obama during his US tour too.


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Old 12-06-2014, 09:29 PM
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It might be Princess Kate's first visit to New York City, but one plan she has while she is here involves a longtime passion of hers – helping children in need.

On Monday morning, the expectant mother – who is traveling to the U.S. with her husband, Prince William – will be visiting the Northside Center for Child Development in Harlem – and people there couldn't be more thrilled.

"We are so excited," Nina Fenton, the center's director of development, tells PEOPLE. "She is tremendously supportive for children's mental health. Her coming to see us means a lot."
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Old 12-06-2014, 11:30 PM
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Press Briefing by White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, 12/5/2014

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Doesnt really add much TBH
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Old 12-06-2014, 11:48 PM
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If it was an official visit (The Queen is invited for State Visits), the President would've invited both William & Catherine to the White House. This is just a meeting between the President and William.
I do hope the Duchess understands what she is missing. The White House non-political staff, with the help of a gaggle of volunteers and the First Lady and her staff do a spectacular job of decorating the White House for Christmas. They do dozens of rooms and halls with an overarching theme, a ton of handcrafting, a lot of imagination and just a touch or humor here and there. In the same way Kate matches her outfits to events with an eye to detail, well, that's how they do the White House decorating at Christmas. It's right up her alley in how they do it. I'm kinda sad she will miss it because I think she would love it.
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Old 12-06-2014, 11:59 PM
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I do hope the Duchess understands what she is missing. The White House non-political staff, with the help of a gaggle of volunteers and the First Lady and her staff do a spectacular job of decorating the White House for Christmas. They do dozens of rooms and halls with an overarching theme, a ton of handcrafting, a lot of imagination and just a touch or humor here and there. In the same way Kate matches her outfits to events with an eye to detail, well, that's how they do the White House decorating at Christmas. It's right up her alley in how they do it. I'm kinda sad she will miss it because I think she would love it.
Oh I think she is sad that she's not able to make it to the White House. I'm guessing her doctors think it would be too much traveling for her.

The White House decorations are always a great sight to see during Christmas. The First Lady and her staff start planning Christmas themes in March and they put so much effort into everything. HGTV will air White House Christmas 2014 on December 14th at 7pm.
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Old 12-07-2014, 12:13 AM
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William's main purpose of going to DC is the keynote speech at the World Bank not meeting the President. If Kate came to DC and did some event with the First Lady, I doubt that William's speech would even get a blip of coverage because it would all be about Kate & Michelle.

I'm watching my local news and the just a bit about William and Kate's NYC visit which is interesting since I'm in Atlanta and no where near NYC.


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Old 12-07-2014, 01:44 AM
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William and Kate charge 15 couples £32k EACH for dinner in New York: 'Cash for access' questions as Royal couple court US super-rich

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Old 12-07-2014, 03:16 AM
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William and Kate charge 15 couples £32k EACH for dinner in New York: 'Cash for access' questions as Royal couple court US super-rich

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What a ridiculous contention about "Cash for Access"! It is typical fund raising for charitable causes, of a type that has been carried out for decades, by royals and politicians alike.
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What a ridiculous contention about "Cash for Access"! It is typical fund raising for charitable causes, of a type that has been carried out for decades, by royals and politicians alike.
Exactly so. So why is it a 'ridiculous contention' when that is exactly what it is, having been done 'for decades' by 'royals and politicians, alike'? I don't see what the objection is to the characterization.
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Old 12-07-2014, 04:38 AM
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Exactly so. So why is it a 'ridiculous contention' when that is exactly what it is, having been done 'for decades' by 'royals and politicians, alike'? I don't see what the objection is to the characterization.
But in this case, the 'access'' being granted is just the privilege of being in the same room with the Cambridges for a couple of hours with perhaps a bit of chit-chat. No one is going to call William next week and ask for favors or for a vote on a bill.

Cash for access in politics means donating to a campaign in exchange for expectations that a politician will take your calls, introduce bills favorable to your business, or maybe find a job or internship for one of your kids.

Donating to Cambridge charities just gives the donors a thrill and a little touch of royal glamour. Bragging rights, too: "As I was saying to Prince William the other night"...etc
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What time do the couple arrive? And what time is their private event tonight?
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Old 12-07-2014, 07:16 AM
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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge: Visit to the USA; December 7-9, 2014

They are not going to tell the people times because of the security risk. Once the plane lands, you may have people tweeting about them being on their plane like what happened when Wills went to Memphis.

Going to US, from UK, is a day flight from my experience, leave London in morning and get to US in afternoon. The flight back is usually an overnight one where you leave the US in evening and get to UK next morning.


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Old 12-07-2014, 09:46 AM
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According to Richard Palmer on Twitter (@RoyalReporter), their plane just left London for NYC.
If my estimates are correct, they will arrive around 4pm local time, that will be 9pm British time and 10pm for the western European time zone.
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To me, it seems stupid for Richard Palmer to tweet that. There are only so many transatlantic flight and with the plane tracking available on the Internet. Especially with the threat of ISIS sleeper cell attacks and what happened to the plane in the Ukraine that the royal reporters would keep their lips shut until the plane is on the ground.


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Old 12-07-2014, 11:23 AM
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To me, it seems stupid for Richard Palmer to tweet that. There are only so many transatlantic flight and with the plane tracking available on the Internet. Especially with the threat of ISIS sleeper cell attacks and what happened to the plane in the Ukraine that the royal reporters would keep their lips shut until the plane is on the ground.
I agree that this is a serious lack of sensible thought on Palmer's side. I wonder if anyone is going to call him out on it? All it takes is one stupid mistake for something to go very, very wrong.
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