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Old 05-28-2013, 11:27 AM
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I think "private" means that the media are not invited. No pix have appeared in the UK press. These pix are by centrepoint staff and attendees.
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:12 PM
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William's intent was a private visit. Centrepoint is the one who took the pictures and posted them. Can't blame them for being proud of their patron.
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Old 05-28-2013, 02:00 PM
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Really great pictures but, as an aside, I wonder why is he playing table tennis right handed?
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A lot of left handed people play some sports right handed. My brother is a leftie but he golfs and plays tennis right handed.
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:18 PM
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My brother was ambidextrous. He said that anything learned, he did with his right hand; e.g., writing or using a bat during baseball. Anything that was innate; e.g., eating or combing his hair, was done with his left hand.
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I think "private" means that the media are not invited. No pix have appeared in the UK press. These pix are by centrepoint staff and attendees.
I agree. William and his staff didn't publicize his visit and Centrepointe Staff and clients chose to share their private photos.
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:00 PM
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I agree. William and his staff didn't publicize his visit and Centrepointe Staff and clients chose to share their private photos.
I think that what this shows is that although most of what we see the royal do are through the press and official engagements, William's off the record visit to Centrepoint solidifies the view that a lot of what they do is out of the public eye and behind the scenes. It very easily could have come and gone without anyone the wiser except for those few pictures that proud staff and clients were happy to share with us.
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I think that what this shows is that although most of what we see the royal do are through the press and official engagements, William's off the record visit to Centrepoint solidifies the view that a lot of what they do is out of the public eye and behind the scenes. It very easily could have come and gone without anyone the wiser except for those few pictures that proud staff and clients were happy to share with us.
I agree. I've always admired the late Queen Juliana's determination to make visits without too much pomp and ceremony. Not every visit by a royal needs to be accompanied by the media. At times it seems like royals (not just William) can't seem to please anyone with their engagements. If the press is invited to everything then there seems to be complaints about the cost (security) and need to be in front of the cameras.

However if they make a private visit then the complaint is that they don't work enough because the press did not record the event. Or if a few private photos are released by people present then it's no longer "private."
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What a wonderful caring and compassionate man
Diana did well
Indeed she would be so proud of her sons!
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Diana did well
Indeed she would be so proud of her sons!
... and Prince Charles and everybody who was concerned in their upbringing did well and will be very proud of them
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You are correct. There are numerous people who were involved in the upbringing of the Princes and should be recognized for that. They all did a good job. :)
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:26 PM
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Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift support Centrepoint:
Rock legend Jon Bon Jovi and country pop star Taylor Swift will appear at the second Centrepoint Winter Whites Gala on Tuesday 26 November 2013, performing to just 200 people-
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PRINCE William is "planning" a charity concert at Kensington Palace which will have headliners Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift, reported today

http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/...d-Taylor-Swift
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Old 11-05-2013, 06:43 AM
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Prince William to honour Jon Bon Jovi for his charity work | Royal Central

Prince William is to honour Jon Bon Jovi for his charity work at a gala at Kensington Palace later this month.

The Duke of Cambridge will give the Bon Jovi frontman a youth inspiration award at Centrepoint’s Winter Whites Gala, which due to take place on November 26.
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Old 11-06-2013, 08:37 AM
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So no Duchess of Cambridge at the Winter Whites Gala in aid of Centrepoint at Kensington Palace on November 26. Solo job for William....

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The Duke of Cambridge, as patron, is to attend the Winter Whites Gala in aid of @centrepointuk at Kensington Palace on 26 November.

Surprising as Catherine is on the invitations or maybe the invitation wasn't real.
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So no Duchess of Cambridge at the Winter Whites Gala in aid of Centrepoint at Kensington Palace on November 26. Solo job for William....

Joe Little ‏@MajestyMagazine 3h
The Duke of Cambridge, as patron, is to attend the Winter Whites Gala in aid of @centrepointuk at Kensington Palace on 26 November.

Surprising as Catherine is on the invitations or maybe the invitation wasn't real.
I've heard she is as tired of listening to Taylor Swift as I am.
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I've heard she is as tired of listening to Taylor Swift as I am.
I'm with you, and Catherine. Taylor Swift is on the list of 'awful' in my book.
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:52 PM
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May not be a fan of Taylor Swift but I think it's shame that Catherine would miss out on performances by Taylor and Bon Jovi though.
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Old 11-06-2013, 02:00 PM
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Rebecca English ‏@RE_DailyMail 57m
So no Duchess of Cambridge at the Winter Whites Gala in aid of Centrepoint at Kensington Palace on November 26. Solo job for William....

Joe Little ‏@MajestyMagazine 3h
The Duke of Cambridge, as patron, is to attend the Winter Whites Gala in aid of @centrepointuk at Kensington Palace on 26 November.

Surprising as Catherine is on the invitations or maybe the invitation wasn't real.
Richard Palmer wrote today that he thinks the charity jumped the gun on the invite. If I can find the tweet I'll update this.

EDIT: Here is the tweet. Shows that people should always wait for official confirmation

Richard Palmer ‏@RoyalReporter 2h
@JanetNorCal @WhatKateWore @HRH_KLynch I think it boils down to the charity jumped the gun.
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