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Old 12-30-2013, 03:22 AM
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To many of us its the educational degree that gets us ahead in the world is how we measure other people. To some its the amount of money in a bank account that matters.. and to others its the money AND the title that matter and then it goes on to include the bloodline.. who you came from and whatnot and the scandals can be such fun! .. and on it goes.

Baseline.. we're all folks. we just think different and have different situations we deal with. William is just as human as we are.
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Before the wedding in 2011, a lot of people thought the crown should skip Charles and go to William ( i didnt agree with this). Post-2011, a lot of people now realize the like it or not, Charles is better trained & prepared for the job.
I think the change in this view is due to Catherine & George. With his marriage & a baby, people realize that William still has a lot of millestones to achieve. He needs time with his young family, he needs time to learn the ropes. The Queen was amazing at 25 but she sacrifised a lot, had little time for her children. Charles does not have a young family anymore, his boys are now men. He can dedicate himself to the top job better.

The coming year or so will shape William's role within the royal family, that is something I will keep a close eye on.
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Old 12-30-2013, 07:31 AM
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[ The coming year or so will shape William's role within the royal family, that is something I will keep a close eye on.
We all know that should any of the royals cut the cheese, let the big one fly and/or pass gas and blame it on the corgi it will make front page news. For weeks people will be discussing the how and why said unmentionable act of a mammal would be removed from their clothing and would that clothing be fit to wear again. It would be the fart heard around the world within minutes of it happening.

The point I'm trying to make is that we cannot know and/or judge Wills from what the media is privileged to know. We never get the full story or picture.
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:21 AM
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He's 31 not exactly a child. He is either prepared or not prepared.

His grandmother & father can both die suddenly, (Accident, falling off a horse, helicopter crash.) and the top job will be his.

We can all watch him next year to see if he has the qualifications.

Does he write his own speeches? Is he tongue tied? Does he fidget when speaking to world leaders? Is he awkward around world leaders? Does he divert his eyes when speaking to someone?
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Old 12-30-2013, 11:29 AM
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He's 31 not exactly a child. He is either prepared or not prepared.

His grandmother & father can both die suddenly, (Accident, falling off a horse, helicopter crash.) and the top job will be his.

We can all watch him next year to see if he has the qualifications.

Does he write his own speeches? Is he tongue tied? Does he fidget when speaking to world leaders? Is he awkward around world leaders? Does he divert his eyes when speaking to someone?
I would imagine that HM, the DoE and PoW ensured that William would be prepared to take on the role of king if needed. Had the unthinkable happened to the senior royals, he would have the assistance of advisers. If he'd still been a young teenager then there would have been a regent to stand in his place until he reached a certain age ie 21. There would have been a long preparation time before his coronation.

From what I can see William knows how to interact with world leaders. He's had the opportunity to meet with leaders and members of the UK and Commonwealth governments. AFAIK he has not created controversy at home or abroad with his remarks either. In a nutshell he appears to be ready to take on the role if needed.
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Old 12-30-2013, 02:45 PM
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Many people also grow into a role or rise to the occasion when the need to. William seems like a bright guy, so I imagine he will cope very well when the time comes.
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Old 12-30-2013, 04:54 PM
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arguably both Charles and William will be (are) far more educated and prepared for the position than either of their 2 crowned predecessors were at their time of their accession. I would assume HM has seen to that as she was witness to her father being thrust into the role.

QEII - began her reign at the age of 26; although she had been the heir presumptive since she was 10 yrs old

George VI - assumed the role after his brother abdicated - virtually no preparation nor formal training.

You can only arm them with tools - the rest is experience.
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The Queen is showing no signs of ill health so I fully expect her to be around several more years when you look at the longevity of the women in her family.

By the time Charles gets to be King he's not going to be a spring chicken himself. However I think, unless he is in bad health, he will take his place if for no other reason in order to help William learn more and delay all that load until it's necessary.

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