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Old 03-27-2013, 01:37 PM
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Times reports P.William will decide within weeks whether to stay on in RAF as ministers confirm privatisation plans. I reckon he will quit.
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:53 PM
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I think he's already decided and its just that the reporters don't have a clue to what he'll do. I highly doubt he's going to go full time royal right now. I think if he can't find some sort of job part time that allows him to fly occasionally then he'll probably go to another branch of the military or be an instructor(both part time).

I do think he's going to have an increase in royal appearances.
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:15 PM
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Of course the reporters have no idea else we would already know. This 'decision' has been coming since November of last year, so has the one on Catherine's patronages, and so far nothing's occurred.
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:26 PM
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What I meant by what I said is that I think the queen, Kate and and everyone important knows and probably have known for sometime his real plans.
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:29 PM
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It's all in the timing. It seems like an announcement of the Cambridges becoming full time royals will be a big deal, if thats what they will do. Them carrying on with military life is also a big deal.

I've been guessing they will make these announcements in their wedding anniversary month, April.
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:19 PM
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Royal to the rescue: Starring role for pilot Wills in helicopter emergency series in which he saves boy who falls into a quarry:
Royal to the rescue: Starring role for pilot Wills in helicopter emergency series in which he saves boy who falls into a quarry | Mail Online
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:27 PM
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Great item, good video. Shame about the trolls on the DM site.
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:33 PM
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Great item, good video. Shame about the trolls on the DM site.
Yup. Lot of negative people who will be negative no matter what the story says.
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:46 AM
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A royal to star in four episodes of a reality show, doesn't feel right to me.
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A royal to star in four episodes of a reality show, doesn't feel right to me.
"Reality show?" - its a documentary series made by BBC Wales covering all of the crews based at Valley and it includes Prince William because he captain's one of the crews.
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:04 AM
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A royal to star in four episodes of a reality show, doesn't feel right to me.
That is my sentiment as well.

I understand the reality show is aimed at promoting Search and Rescue, at least theoretically, but in reality it looks like an attempt to promote William - hence the majority of negative comments at DM.

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"Reality show?" - its a documentary series made by BBC Wales covering all of the crews based at Valley and it includes Prince William because he captain's one of the crews.
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:09 AM
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I've seen the clip, and it includes interviews (which seem to explain the issues faced by the crews) as well as going out on flights. "Reality series" is, to my mind, the DM being negative. We will have to differ on this one.

EDIT: its in the Telegraph as well and they dont mention "reality series" - well, at least not yet!
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:12 AM
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BBC News - Prince William features in new Helicopter Rescue TV series

From the BBC website - there is more detail about what they call a documentary
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I think it's totally appropriate for him to participate in a documentary series about his search and rescue work.
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:42 AM
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I think he should stay as far away from the camera as humanly possible unless it's 100% necessary. Definition of a reality show - presents unscripted and humorous situations, documents actual events and usually features unknowns instead of professional actors. Documentaries are usually done for a specific reason to preserve something for historical means. I'd class this as reality rather than a documentary.
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I think he should stay as far away from the camera as humanly possible unless it's 100% necessary. Definition of a reality show - presents unscripted and humorous situations, documents actual events and usually features unknowns instead of professional actors.
His role as a royal means he'll always be in front of the cameras. Did you feel the same way about Prince Charles participating in the documentaries about the Diamond Jubilee?
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And lots of people have mentioned that the fact that he's never seen doing his search and rescue work means people don't see it and don't believe it's happening. Many have mentioned the need for more publicity on the kind of work the younger royals do.

I bet when you see this, it will be fairly harmless. Prince William knows how to give an appropriate and dignified interview.
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His role as a royal means he'll always be in front of the cameras. Did you feel the same way about Prince Charles participating in the documentaries about the Diamond Jubilee?
Nope. They can do all they want to promote their own family and honour they're grandmother. It's hard to twist words like "mummy". Yes he'll spend his life in front of the camera's, but it's not voluntary is it?
Whilst I don't disagree that William knows how to give a dignified interview and won't use it as a "dig" to the press. I still think he shouldn't be doing it. Anyone with an ounce of common sense know what SAR workers do, they don't need William to highlight it a few days after the confirmed privatisation annoucement.
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Maybe he simply wanted those people who are interested in what he really does as opposed to have fairy tale ideas about the life of a SAR officer or believing he does nothing at all in reality, to see what's actually like to do his job.

The BBC has a worldwide positive reputation for the quality of their documentaries while I was not aware they are into "reality shows" à la "Life of the Kardashians" - plus British TV did some good socumentaries on the Royal family lately, so it is absolutely okay for me while I'M looking forward to seeing the difference to German SAR where my son works.
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I'm a little surprised that anyone would consider a documentary as a "reality show". I suppose most documentaries are reality-based, but the term "reality show" is a somewhat demeaning, especially considering the topic of this particular one. The Daily Mail is known for ensuring their articles are a little on the dramatic side, so their use of the term "reality series" is nothing more than hype.
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