The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Go Back   The Royal Forums > Reigning Houses > British Royals > The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Family

Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #421  
Old 09-17-2015, 06:41 AM
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: ***, Sweden
Posts: 1,784
BritishMonarchy ‏@BritishMonarchy
The Duke of Cambridge @KensingtonRoyal will present 67 honours at today's #Investiture at #WindsorCastle
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #422  
Old 09-17-2015, 12:43 PM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: *******, Canada
Posts: 4,386
Sir Gareth Edwards reassures William over Wales World Cup campaign

Quote:
A "concerned" Duke of Cambridge was eager for "words of encouragement" about the state of the Wales rugby team when he knighted rugby legend Sir Gareth Edwards today.

Some 67 people received honours from the Duke at Windsor Castle including the former Wales captain, talent show judge Nigel Lythgoe and Stevie Wonder's manager Keith Harris.

Sir Gareth, who was named rugby union's greatest-ever player in 2003, said the Duke was keen to have a "little chat about rugby" and the Wales team in particular which has lost several star players to injury in the weeks before the start of the World Cup.

Sir Gareth said: "Prince William wanted to have a little chat about rugby and obviously, being patron of the Welsh team, he was concerned about our injuries.
Read more: Sir Gareth Edwards reassures William over Wales World Cup campaign - BT
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #423  
Old 09-17-2015, 06:37 PM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 645
I am so glad to hear Welsh Rugby is safe.
Reply With Quote
  #424  
Old 09-18-2015, 05:34 AM
Osipi's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: On the west side of North up from Back, United States
Posts: 6,636
Quote:
Originally Posted by Honeybees View Post
I am so glad to hear Welsh Rugby is safe.
I really know absolutely nothing about rugby at all. When a player runs the bases, do they yell "safe" and "out" like in baseball?

One thing this story does point out to me though is that although William may really be a rugby enthusiast, with doing investitures, he probably took the time ahead of the ceremony to find out a little something about each and every one that honor was bestowed on and was able to make little personal comments with each and every one of them. I think I've read somewhere that HM gets a list of the names, the honor and what they are being honored for.

Granny has probably taught William well and he does his homework before the ceremony like she does. It makes it so much more personal when that bright, shiny medal is being pinned on.
__________________
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
― John Lennon
Reply With Quote
  #425  
Old 09-18-2015, 06:42 AM
Skippyboo's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Atlanta, United States
Posts: 3,331
William is the vice patron of the Welsh Rugby Union. The guy getting the knighthood is a Welsh rugby legend. William would know who he was already. William was concerned about the Welsh team because they lost 2 of their superstars for the World Cup during their last warm up match.

William has been a rugby supporter for years. He went to Australia and New Zealand with the Lions tour after university. (The lions are basically an all star team of rugby players from the Welsh, Irish, Scottish and England squads).

There are going to lots of Royal rugby support. Anne is the Scotland rugby patron, Harry is Vice Patron for England. The Queen is patron for Wales and England that's why W&H are vice patrons. Plus the World Cup is full of commonwealth countries- Canada, S Africa, Australia, NZ, Fiji etc plus the 4 home nations of UK.

With regards to investitures, the royal doing is briefed beforehand to who is getting the honor, what for and background of person so they can have a brief personal chat with them as the person receives their honor.


Sent from my iPhone using The Royals Community
Reply With Quote
  #426  
Old 09-20-2015, 08:53 AM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: *******, Canada
Posts: 4,386
Quote:
Prince William is tackling bullying in schools – for a charity in his late mother's name.

On Monday, William, 33, will take part in a training day on the problems facing kids over cyberbullying and LGBT bullying.

Young people trained by the non-profit Diana Award organization identify bullying and share practical tips on prevention.

A Kensington Palace spokesman tells PEOPLE that William has been especially interested in the group's Ambassadors program: He visited Diana Award Ambassadors in South Shields, northeast England, in 2013. "He hopes it will help de-stigmatize bullying issues in schools," his spokesman says.

"He particularly likes the idea of a peer-led support network to prevent any child or young person suffering in silence," adds his spokesman. "And that's what he's keen to see in action on Monday."

Part of that is a "high five" – identifying five people a child can go to for help. William is expected to observe and take part in the workshops.
Read more: Prince William Fights Bullying for Charity in Princess Diana's Name : People.com


Diana Award @DianaAward
We're looking forward to welcoming HRH The Duke of Cambridge to our @AntiBullyingPro training tomorrow 21 Sept #Back2School @KensingtonRoyal
Reply With Quote
  #427  
Old 09-20-2015, 09:27 AM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: England, United Kingdom
Posts: 1,250
Wonder if bullying would include laughing at your (reportedly dyslexic) brother for his voice cracking as he makes a speech infront of a stadium crowd of 80000 plus a TV audience of unknown millions. Wouldn't say William is the best role model in this regard
Reply With Quote
  #428  
Old 09-20-2015, 09:41 AM
Pranter's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 3,021
Oh come on....that's hardly bullying. This is a classic example of why I always am wary of these types of things...people don't use common sense when applying them.


LaRae
Reply With Quote
  #429  
Old 09-20-2015, 09:58 AM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 3,191
There have been reported incidents of William snickering and making jokes at his brother's expense on previous occasions and if that isn't bullying I don't know what is.
Reply With Quote
  #430  
Old 09-20-2015, 10:06 AM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: *******, Canada
Posts: 4,386
We all know what bulling is. William and Harry having fun at each other's expense is not bullying. Its good natured and does not have an aggressive element to it.
Reply With Quote
  #431  
Old 09-20-2015, 10:08 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Vienna, Austria
Posts: 2
And I bet Harry making fun of William being bald is not.

I´m so sick of this whole "bad William" and "victim Harry" thing.
Reply With Quote
  #432  
Old 09-20-2015, 10:36 AM
Pranter's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 3,021
Thank God for voices of sanity. Rudolph and krallowitz ...exactly. Well said.




LaRae
Reply With Quote
  #433  
Old 09-20-2015, 11:35 AM
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: ***, Sweden
Posts: 1,784
Quote:
Originally Posted by tommy100 View Post
Wonder if bullying would include laughing at your (reportedly dyslexic) brother for his voice cracking as he makes a speech infront of a stadium crowd of 80000 plus a TV audience of unknown millions. Wouldn't say William is the best role model in this regard
Uhm... having a rough/teasing kind of joking enviroment between family is not bullying. I was bullied! But my sister teasing me about my Asperger and me teasing her about her Dyslexia is nothing other than making light of your everyday life. If I every day told her she was stupid and stuff, THEN it would be bullying. Not when you are doing it on a good natured, equal ground.
Reply With Quote
  #434  
Old 09-20-2015, 11:58 AM
Skippyboo's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Atlanta, United States
Posts: 3,331
The Duke of Cambridge Current Events 2: January 2014

Exactly they both tease each other. Harry jokes about William going bald. He joked when Kate's second pregnancy was announced that he was glad to see his brother suffer more and hoped it was a girl to see him try to cope with that. Charles joked at the royal wedding reception that William was going to push him off a cliff in his wheelchair at old age.


Sent from my iPhone using The Royals Community
Reply With Quote
  #435  
Old 09-20-2015, 01:50 PM
Osipi's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: On the west side of North up from Back, United States
Posts: 6,636
To me, the bantering and teasing remarks between the brothers are kind of endearing. I always thought that these teasing remarks made in public and in most cases, made the press or video clips was something the brothers do when they're away from each other and sends the message "I'm thinking of you".

I think the funniest one I've seen is when Harry was running a foot race in Africa (can't remember the charity offhand but I want to say Tusk or Lesotho) and as the race started, he held a face mask in front of his face that had a picture of William on it.

It got to a point with me that I started to look for those little messages and digs. It was just something they do and I could imagine the brother on the receiving end of the dig grinning his head off. I never saw it as being mean or degrading or anything in a negative connotation but showed the closeness the brothers share.

As the brothers got older and their lifestyles changed and their obligations took them in different directions, it made me smile to know they were thinking of each other.

As far as Charles goes, I loved the one liner he said when Will and Kate got engaged. "They were practicing long enough".
__________________
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
― John Lennon
Reply With Quote
  #436  
Old 09-20-2015, 03:42 PM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: *******, Canada
Posts: 4,386
Diana Award @DianaAward
Press release: Tomorrow The Duke of Cambridge will visit our @AntiBullyingPro training #LGBT #cyberbullying

Quote:
On the Monday the 21st September, The Duke of Cambridge is showing his support for The Diana Award’s Anti-Bullying Ambassadors #Back2School campaign and urging young people to not suffer in silence by seeking support from those around them.

A recent online survey of nearly 2,000 young people, conducted by The Diana Award to capture young people’s concerns about bullying as they go back to school, reveals a third of young people reported they didn’t feel comfortable telling anyone about bullying and over half think about skipping school. It highlights the need to tackle the stigma of not speaking out or not feeling comfortable to seek help from a support network.

The Duke will take part in a training session focused on support networks, cyber-bullying and LGBT bullying issues at Hammersmith Academy in London. He will observe how Diana Award Anti-Bullying Ambassadors are taught to recognise signs of bullying and how they can encourage victims to seek help and speak out about their concerns.

During the training each young person will be asked to identify five trusted sources they could seek support from. These support networks will be shared in a ‘high five’ exercise. The Duke will meet 50 young people from across London at Hammersmith Academy including:
Read more: | Diana Award
Reply With Quote
  #437  
Old 09-20-2015, 04:23 PM
roseroyal's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Rose Bush, United States
Posts: 5,214
Quote:
Originally Posted by tommy100 View Post
Wonder if bullying would include laughing at your (reportedly dyslexic) brother for his voice cracking as he makes a speech infront of a stadium crowd of 80000 plus a TV audience of unknown millions. Wouldn't say William is the best role model in this regard
I say this with respect, but I find what you said offensive. Now I am not saying let's rush the Duke to Pope Francis for sainthood. But the fact is the Duke is one of my role models in... Pretty much anything. On days when I can't find a reason to smile, the Duke's smile gives me a reason to smile- and carry on. I am not saying what I am about to for pity or to water down Harry's dyslexia.

I am disabled. I was the victim of bullying - a form of torture in my opinion- by both children- and adults in the school setting. ( never by my parents) I know what bullying is, and what it is not. I don't think you do. And if you have been bullied , I am more than willing to listen. I say that because what you think was bullying was not. I have followed the Duke for years. Never has my mind thought of him as a bully or associated him with the word. Never. I would never think to use that word to describe the Duke. Just the opposite. He's on the other end of the spectrum from a bully.

If he was a bully, why would children light up in his presence? Flock to him for a hug? Why would he work with special needs kids who adore him? In all the time I have followed the Duke, I have never heard an unkind remark about a child's disability attributed to him ever, and I don't expect to. I'll be more than shocked if I ever do. I have never read of a situation where anyone in that circumstance who met the Duke was offended by him - and again don't expect to. Would be shocked if I did.

Most of the instances referred to here occurred in childhood. Children and teens sometimes say offensive things. Parents correct them. They learn. They grow up. Just because William may have been a bully in childhood doesn't mean the adult William is one now.

There is a difference between bullying and teasing too. I have muscle and nerve issues because of my CP. Sometimes I twitch. I jerk. Wiggle. One of my teachers always used to say " Oh Rose, you have ants in your pants today." I didn't find it offensive. It was our joke. It helped me feel better about it. Same with teachers threatening to issue speeding tickets. Made me feel better about being the only kid in class with an electric wheelchair. Over the years, teachers made some awesome jokes about me. I love to tease. But I am sensitive too. So one can always ask- Are you kidding or are you serious if your'e not sure. Over the years, I have heard of the Duke picking his moments, and making little jokes such as " Don't run me over" to a kid in an electric wheelchair. Every time the kid relaxed, and the ice was broke.

It just offends me that you say that because as a past victim of bullying I am proud to have the Duke be my voice. Couldn't think of anyone better. Would not want anybody else.
@ Curryong- this post is for you too.
I'm looking forward to Monday and Tuesday. How many engagements are there?
__________________
One of my friends is fundraising for and hoping to adopt at least 2 of the 3 of these special needs orphans. Please give/ help now!
Go to Reece's Rainbow, and donate torwards the adoption of Holland, Starr, and Grace- Ann!
My avatar is my RH- that is the exact RH I have in my heart constantly!
Reply With Quote
  #438  
Old 09-20-2015, 06:16 PM
Daria_S's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: My own head, United States
Posts: 8,109


Excellent post! I think that William is a great advocate for this cause, because this is a man who has a heart, and is not afraid to use it. Like up you, I've been bullied, but not just in school, but also at university, and beyond. There's a big difference between lighthearted teasing that William, and Harry engage in, and malicious, hurtful comments made by classmates, roommates, teachers, relatives, etc. I'm also beyond thrilled to have His Highness as my voice, because more often than not, victims of bullying are ignored, and told that it's just a part of life, to suck it up, and deal, and worst of all, have blame placed on them. I almost committed suicide in high school, because of what was done to me, so to those who choose to see bullying as character building exercise, stop, and think before speaking. For more in-depth discussion regarding this issue, please see the thread titled 'Bullying' in the 'Members' Corner'.



Sent from my iPad using The Royals Community mobile app
__________________
"My guiding principles in life are to be honest, genuine, thoughtful and caring".
~Prince William~


I'm not obsessed with royalty...I just think intensely about it.
Reply With Quote
  #439  
Old 09-20-2015, 06:49 PM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 645
I have SpLD's and am physically disabled. My siblings never teased or joked about it because they witnessed some of the bullying and the impact it had on me. The person at the recieving end of it surely is best placed to say whether they feel or believe themselves to be bullied or not? ' I may not like what you have to say but I will defend to the death your right to say it ' Voltaire.

Tommy100, I appreciated your compassion and insight towards the neurodiverse community. That is what I took from your post.
Reply With Quote
  #440  
Old 09-20-2015, 07:20 PM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: *******, Canada
Posts: 4,386
Anti-Bullying Pro @AntiBullyingPro
We will be live streaming The Duke of Cambridge's visit to our #Back2School training tomorrow. Watch here
https://www.periscope.tv/dianaaward
__________________

Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Current Events 6: January 2014 - September 2016 Zonk The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Family 1216 09-11-2016 07:22 AM
General News for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge 1: January 2013-December 2014 Zonk Current Events Archive 1689 01-04-2015 06:46 AM




Popular Tags
andrew scott cooper ascot 2016 best gown best gown september 2016 best hat best outfit catherine middleton style coronation coup d'etat crown prince haakon crown princess mary crown princess mary fashion crown princess mette-marit current events dictatorship duchess of cambridge e-mail fashion poll grand duke jean greece kate middleton king abdullah ii king felipe king felipe vi king willem-alexander member introduction monarchy murder new zealand nobel gala norway november 2016 october 2016 october and november 2016 opening of parliament picture of the week prince bernhard prince charles princess madeleine princess marie princess mary princess mary daytime fashion princess mary fashion princess mary hats princess mette-marit fashion and style queen letizia queen letizia casual outfits queen letizia daytime fashion queen letizia fashion queen letizia style queen mathilde queen mathildes outfits queen maxima queen maxima casual wear queen maxima daytime fashion queen maxima fashion queen maxima hats queen maxima style queen rania royal fashion september 2016 state visit state visit to denmark succession sweden the duchess of cambridge the duchess of cambridge casual wear the duchess of cambridge daytime fashion the duchess of cambridge fashion the duchess of cambridge hats


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:53 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2016
Jelsoft Enterprises