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Old 08-11-2016, 07:38 AM
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Good to see William taking on some of these overseas events (other than the jolly royal tours)
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Old 08-11-2016, 08:30 AM
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All official overseas visits are undertaken at the request of the government. In the case of one of Her Majesty's realms, it's at the invitation of the Prime Minister.

Justin Trudeau invited the 2nd in line to the Canadian throne to visit Canada and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge accepted the invitation.

William and Catherine are as much a part of Canada as they are a part of the UK
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Old 08-11-2016, 12:11 PM
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Thank you for reminding us of the facts regarding royal visits Rudolph.
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Old 08-23-2016, 04:25 AM
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The Duke of Cambridge will meet Chancellor Angela Merkel for the first time at a gala in Germany tonight.

William, who is visiting Dusseldorf for a series of events honouring the role of British armed forces based in Germany, is set to attend a ceremony with the German stateswoman on Tuesday evening.

The gala will mark the 70th anniversary of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia – which was created by the British military government in 1946 after the Second World War.
Read more:Prince William to meet Chancellor Angela Merkel at Germany armed forces gala | World | News | London Evening Standard
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Old 08-23-2016, 12:36 PM
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The Dule of Cambridge honoring British Forces Germany-
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Old 08-23-2016, 02:37 PM
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Prince William turns on the charm with Angela Merkel and the local babies* | Daily Mail Online


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The Duke gave a speech at Dusseldorf's Tonhalle on the strong ties between Britain and NRW #NRW70

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HRH: "What began 70 years ago as a relationship of necessity... is today a partnership of genuine friendship."

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The Duke: "On behalf of the British people, I am pleased to wish NRW, on its 70th anniversary: Alles Gute!" #NRW70

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Read The Duke's full speech here:

https://www.royal.uk/speech-duke-cam...ala-dusseldorf
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Old 08-23-2016, 04:47 PM
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Good to see William doing so well


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Old 08-23-2016, 05:43 PM
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Saw it live on television. Moved to tears by the beauty of the ceremony, the speeches and the wonderful pieces of music by Schuman, Handel and Beethoven! People were so happy and proud that the Duke was there, too!
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Old 08-23-2016, 06:00 PM
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Twitter is now lighting up about Will's comments on the future of the UK/Germany relationship. It was not a neutral statement, though saying "We just wanna be friends" is not that shocking.
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Old 08-23-2016, 06:30 PM
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It's good that he's extending a diplomatic hand post Brexit. The royals are used for diplomacy.
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Old 08-23-2016, 06:41 PM
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Diplomatic events such as this is going to play a big part in his future roles and he seems to really be getting comfortable with doing it. I think he did a fantastic job with the speech he made and reinforced the belief that no matter what happened politically, the UK/German alliance will remain strong.
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Old 08-23-2016, 06:42 PM
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Prince William says UK-German trade will still flourish despite Brexit | UK | News | Daily Express

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Old 08-24-2016, 03:55 AM
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Twitter is now lighting up about Will's comments on the future of the UK/Germany relationship. It was not a neutral statement, though saying "We just wanna be friends" is not that shocking.
I agree it was not a "neutral" statement, but his carefully chosen words would have been cleared with the FO / NO 10 beforehand.
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Old 08-24-2016, 06:44 AM
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His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge has visited Dusseldorf to witness a series of events to mark the 70th Anniversary of the formation of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

The state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) was established on 23rd August 1946 by the British Military Government, following the end of the Second World War, and for almost 70 years a large British military presence remained in the region playing a pivotal role during the Cold War and in the reconstruction of its area of occupation. At its peak the British component based in Germany numbered almost 200,000 people.
Read more: Duke of Cambridge attends 70-year anniversary celebrations of North Rhine-Westphalia - British Army Website
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Old 08-24-2016, 07:09 AM
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HRH The Duke of Cambridge attends the 70th anniversary of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany.

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Old 08-24-2016, 08:32 AM
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I would be surprised if they words were not suggested by the government. This is a very clear case of royals being used as "soft diplomacy weapons" to build bridges and smooth ground for politicians. This is a big part of the royals role, being "ponds" of the government at the time.
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Old 08-31-2016, 06:01 AM
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The Duke of Cambridge will visit one of London's largest youth centres @CaiusHouse in Battersea on 14 September.

https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/...05370856480768
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Old 09-13-2016, 05:33 PM
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13 September - Court Circular

The Duke of Cambridge this afternoon received Mr. Brent Hoberman (the Royal Foundation Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying)


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The Duke launched the Taskforce in April to develop an industry-wide response to the online bullying of young people

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This morning The Duke attended the 2nd meeting of The Royal Foundation Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying.

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Old 09-14-2016, 02:37 PM
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Prince William has sympathised with “distraught” Great British Bake Off fans – but said the show will be just as good on Channel 4.

The Duke of Cambridge revealed he has watched the hit TV show, which this week announced it will move from its BBC home to Channel 4 next year.

He today visited a youth club in Wandsworth where youngsters took part in a class to learn how to pipe vanilla butter cream onto cupcakes.

The future king tried out his cake decorating skills and said: “Mary Berry, eat your heart out – look at that.”

He turned to Patricia Nunoo, 17, a volunteer at the Caius House youth club, and said: "Not quite as elegant as yours, but it's a start."
Read more: Prince William sympathises with 'distraught' Great British Bake Off fans at Wandsworth youth club | London Evening Standard


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Prince William stepped up to a dance challenge, trying out a new move during a visit to a youth center in London on Wednesday.

"I can never get the shoulder shiver right!" William said as he pleaded for some help with one of the moves perfected by the dance troupe, Scariofunk Dance Collective.

The relaxed royal proved he wasn't afraid to look a little silly during the impromptu performance.
Read more: Prince William Dances London Youth Center : People.com
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