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Old 06-14-2014, 02:10 PM
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None of that comes from Clarence House saying Prince Charles can't support his two sons and daughter in law. That's two articles about an increase in income for the duchy of Cornwall.
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Old 06-14-2014, 05:46 PM
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But the heir to the throne may struggle to foot the growing bill if Prince William, Kate, and Prince Harry end up taking on much more royal work as the Queen and Prince Philip slow down.
Charles's principal private secretary William Nye conceded that his boss would have to look carefully at how much he could continue to fund the activities of the three younger royals in addition to his and Camilla's duties if the balance of work changed.
That may come to a head if William decides in September to quit his job as an RAF search and rescue helicopter pilot and become a fulltime working royal. "Whatever the Duke of Cambridge's plans, the Prince of Wales would have to look carefully at how he continues to fund the official activities of the staff and support for the five senior members of the Royal Family whom he is paying for," said Mr Nye.
Money is scarce and either Charles will have to cut back or W&K don't go full-time
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Old 06-14-2014, 06:53 PM
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What would you like him to do besides work 50/60 hours a week? Have an engagement every couple of hours so that all the people will be happy to see his mug in the media doing something? Then what we would complain about, he works to much...............good grief.

Royal Blue said that she works 50-60 hours each week not that Prince William should do the same. I think the point was looking to William as a role model. It wasn't a criticism just a fact.
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Old 06-14-2014, 09:25 PM
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William used to work as a RAF pilot, who works long hours. I don't see what so bad or lazy about that
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First the Queen, now Prince Charles enjoys a pay rise: Welcome boost to meet growing demands from William, Kate and Harry | Mail Online Mr Nye also admitted that should William and Kate decide to take on more royal duties in the coming years, then Charles may have to reconsider his decision to fund their official work.
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Old 06-14-2014, 09:56 PM
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Royal Blue said that she works 50-60 hours each week not that Prince William should do the same. I think the point was looking to William as a role model. It wasn't a criticism just a fact.
Thanks for pointing that out. I misread that statement myself. I do think there is a big difference though looking at Royal Blue's work hours and William's. For one, I would wager my last root beer that Royal Blue is working to make a living. William would be a poor choice as a role model as his role in life is quite a bit different than being employed to make a living and support his wife and family.
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Old 06-22-2014, 11:54 AM
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Boom! Wills decides being a Royal WON'T be his full time job as he opts to become a pilot with East Anglia air ambulance to be closer to home | Mail Online

Meet the pilots

DM says pilots all employed by Bond - but nothing on the EAAA site about that? Also EAAA is a charity - raises money yearly to keep the service going. I think only two helicopters in the unit?
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Old 06-22-2014, 12:02 PM
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Although I'm hoping official royal duties will be the Cambridge's main focus, if he goes into a job like this or any other job, I hope there will be a better balance to their official royal duties than before.
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Old 06-22-2014, 01:10 PM
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I don't see how he could do the air ambulance pilot full time doing 5 days and 3 days off and still do a lot of royal duties. If he wanted to fly and keep a low profile, why didn't he stay in the RAF until SAR is privatized in a couple of years.

This transition year has had a lot of royal duties if you compare to when he was a pilot. There was a long tour and talk of another tour in the fall. With the 100 yrs anniversary of WWI, there are going to be a lot of stuff involving royals attending those events which the younger royals are perfect for attending. William has already talked of going to Gallipoli next yr. I don't think he can run off to Norfolk and hide until the Queen dies.
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He couldn't stay in SAR because they really couldn't stay in Wales- they needed to be closer to their offices and staff.

This seems like it might be a good compromise to me.
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Old 06-22-2014, 01:41 PM
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First off, consider the source of this information. I think I'll wait until there is an official announcement before believing this to be true and how it is to be.
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The only way I will stop seeing William (and Kate) as workshy, is when they do as many, if not more, royal engagements as his elderly grandparents.
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He couldn't stay in SAR because they really couldn't stay in Wales- they needed to be closer to their offices and staff.

This seems like it might be a good compromise to me.
There is a SAR base in Suffolk where Harry was stationed. Being 2 hours away from their staff isn't that great either if they spend most of their time in Norfolk.
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Old 06-22-2014, 02:14 PM
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What William and Katherine do in terms of royal appearances and duties are decided by either Claridge House or Buckingham Palace. They have input, but the extend of their duties are controlled by the Queen and POW. If the Queen decides they must do 60+ hours a week, then she will let them know.
Personally, I think the Queen and Prince Charles want William and Kate to enjoy being parents will performing their royal duties. Something neither of them were able to do.
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Old 06-22-2014, 02:21 PM
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The only way I will stop seeing William (and Kate) as workshy, is when they do as many, if not more, royal engagements as his elderly grandparents.
I don't see this happening until Charles becomes King and William becomes heir to the throne. I think they are doing plenty at this time and sincerely do hope that it is announced that William will fly for the EAAA. There is quite a bit more to fulfilling their royal roles than just stepping out on engagements that are publicized. For example, we just recently saw William, Harry and Kate with George at a charity polo match. Although the articles written just stated that it was a charity polo match, if one looked at the team polo shirts they were wearing, they would have noticed that the charities were Centrepoint, Well Child and Child Bereavement UK. These are all charities that are close to W&K&H's hearts and I'd bet my last buffalo wing that they were instrumental in setting this match up. Its been reported that Kate has made private visits to her charities also. These are not idle people. We just don't see everything they do nor is everything they do public knowledge.

Being a royal and working for the Firm is much, much more than popping up 3 places a day for ribbon cutting and photo ops and wearing different outfits and having the most numbers in the Court Circular.
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Old 06-22-2014, 02:27 PM
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I really don't know why anyone is complaining...the Queen is going to have them do what she wants done, if she is content with their current duties then what more needs to be said?

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Old 06-22-2014, 02:28 PM
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There is a SAR base in Suffolk where Harry was stationed. Being 2 hours away from their staff isn't that great either if they spend most of their time in Norfolk.
Perhaps this is a reason for the Queen leasing the royal helicopter? Would be a quick hop, skip and a jump to KP and their staff if it was needed. With all the repairs and renovations being made to Anmer Hall, the lease of the helicopter (for all the royals and not just W&K) it looks like they're going to possibly make more use of Anmer Hall than just a place to stay while the family is at Sandringham.

I think we'll know more for certain when an official announcement is made from KP. It even could be that William will work for EAAA but as a unpaid volunteer. We just don't know the for sure facts yet.
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Old 06-22-2014, 02:36 PM
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The only way I will stop seeing William (and Kate) as workshy, is when they do as many, if not more, royal engagements as his elderly grandparents.
Then you are going to have to wait a long time. The reason that HMQ,DoE, Charles and Anne have so many patronages is that they have been doing f/t for 65, 60, 40 and 45 years respectively. ( these figures are rounded so please dont tell me its actually 62.5 yrs or something )

It takes time and they can't just "turn up" - they need to be invited.

Posters need to be more realistic
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Old 06-22-2014, 03:50 PM
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Perhaps this is a reason for the Queen leasing the royal helicopter? Would be a quick hop, skip and a jump to KP and their staff if it was needed. With all the repairs and renovations being made to Anmer Hall, the lease of the helicopter (for all the royals and not just W&K) it looks like they're going to possibly make more use of Anmer Hall than just a place to stay while the family is at Sandringham.

I think we'll know more for certain when an official announcement is made from KP. It even could be that William will work for EAAA but as a unpaid volunteer. We just don't know the for sure facts yet.
I don't think Anmer is just for Christmas but more like Highgrove is for Charles. The trains would be the most cost friendly way to travel to/from London. The Queen takes the train to Kings Lynn for Christmas. William used trains to commute to Cambridge for his course.

I do find them taking an Equerry to be interesting. It would suggest an increase in royal duties.
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Old 06-22-2014, 06:23 PM
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I really don't know why anyone is complaining...the Queen is going to have them do what she wants done, if she is content with their current duties then what more needs to be said?

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Exactly. People seem to think that William rules in the RF and everyone just falls into line with what he wants. But, I just don't see how they can think that. I mean, let's remember HM told Charles and Diana to separate and then to divorce. She can put her foot down.

The Queen told William exactly what he would wear on his wedding day, for goodness' sake. On the most important day of his life, she had no problem telling him exactly what to do, and he fell into line, even though I think he has admitted himself that he wanted to wear his RAF uniform on the day.

She decides who goes where on tours, she decides who gets to use the royal train, the helicopter, the palaces etc. etc. The Queen is no shrinking violet; she is clearly the head of the firm.

If William were putting off full-time royal duties to play polo and galavant around the world on holiday, I would be the first to criticise. But that's not what's happening here. He's choosing to do a dangerous job at the service of the general public. He's going to be serving his country and its people, just in a different way.
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