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Old 09-25-2010, 05:44 AM
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Hear, hear! The Wales brothers were criticized for falling drunk out of nightclubs. Fair enough. Now they're both actively serving their countries, and they're still being raked over the coals for not doing enough. I say let these young men do "normal" work and some royal duties until their father ascends the throne.
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Old 09-25-2010, 07:24 AM
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I remember seeing pictures and hearing he was working in a bank, i'll try and find the information.
Prince William arriving at HSBC

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Old 09-26-2010, 01:14 AM
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I really don't understand what exactly you expect of them? Charles digs in the dirt and talks to plants. Does that mean he has more substance?...
It's funny, I don't agree with most of Charles' views, yet I think he does have substance and I admire him for that. I think Prince Charles is truly knowledgeable about architecture, organic gardening, and the environment, and I think he really puts a lot of passion into trying to improve these areas of life. I respect him for this, despite actually not agreeing with his stance on a lot of issues.

I don't see that William is developing the same kind of substance. Spending a night on the streets gives him a window into the world of the homeless, but unless he also devoted his life to researching the problem and coming up with ways to help, it really doesn't mean very much. There is no comparing Charles' lifelong dedication to certain issues, and William spending one night on the streets.
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:13 AM
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We mustn't forget, though, that Prince Charles is will be 62 years old soon. William is only 28. Prince Charles became Prince of Wales at 20 and started his first major charity at the age of 28 as The Prince of Wales, not as the Queen's grandson. He spent his early years much as Prince William is doing. He took a degree and spent five years in training in various branches of the Forces. So really, his early life in Royal circles wasn't that different from William's except that he was the monarch's first born.

Personally, I think that William has shown promise. In some ways, he actually appears to be a steadier character than his father was at the same age.

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There is no comparing Charles' lifelong dedication to certain issues, and William spending one night on the streets.
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Old 09-27-2010, 10:38 AM
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We mustn't forget, though, that Prince Charles is will be 62 years old soon. William is only 28. Prince Charles became Prince of Wales at 20 and started his first major charity at the age of 28 as The Prince of Wales, not as the Queen's grandson. He spent his early years much as Prince William is doing. He took a degree and spent five years in training in various branches of the Forces. So really, his early life in Royal circles wasn't that different from William's except that he was the monarch's first born.

Personally, I think that William has shown promise. In some ways, he actually appears to be a steadier character than his father was at the same age.
I completely agree. I don't know how you can compare the two since Prince Charles IS the Prince of Wales and doesn't have a career outside of those that encompass his formal duties as such. Prince William has a military career. He cannot pursue on a full time basis any other duties until such time that he is released or retires from his military service. I really don't understand what more people expect from him at this point in his life.

Despite his military responsibilities he has an impressive resume' of Charities he and Prince Harry support. He seems quite passionate about those causes that are important to him. I see a lot of substance in both boys, and I see them both bmoving the Monarchy in a more modern direction in the future.
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Old 11-22-2010, 04:08 AM
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Royal wedding: the making of a modern prince - Telegraph

Political influence may elude him, says Christopher Wilson, but William already has an eye on making his future reign relevant and important.
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Old 11-22-2010, 03:40 PM
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I sort of agree with Marmalade. I just saw a documentary last night re: charities of William and Harry (part of the series "Royal Family at Work") and it appeared that the princes visited their causes, all they did was sit around and talk.

Now I'm not going to hold that against them, as they were a couple years younger than now.

As for education, I always wonder if there is any university out there who would flunk a royal student...somehow I don't think so. As for Sandringham, the way they grade for passing out is a tad different -- if enough people meet the grade in a class, they will all pass.

I also watched a video of William's first rescue flight, but it turned out to be an offshore drilling site in the crosshairs, then breaking to a landing helicopter with two guys getting off who were indistinguishable.

I'll give them til they're 40 to do something.
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:16 AM
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how large will willian and kates household be not butlers and so on but staff who coordinates the official engagements

Marshal of the Court, secretary. mentor
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:19 AM
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how large will willian and kates household be not butlers and so on but staff who coordinates the official engagements

Marshal of the Court, secretary. mentor
They already have an "office" at St James' Palace that currently works for William and Harry, and no doubt has been expanded to cover Catherine's work as well. I think it is 2-3 people only.
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:35 AM
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Hope this is the right place. I have a question about Prince Harry's pilot qualifications. It has been said that he did not do well in school. A person has to be good at math to become a pilot (I'm speaking from experience). Anyone know if he was really good at math?
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Old 03-22-2011, 05:07 PM
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Hope this is the right place. I have a question about Prince Harry's pilot qualifications. It has been said that he did not do well in school. A person has to be good at math to become a pilot (I'm speaking from experience). Anyone know if he was really good at math?

He only studied Maths until the GCSE's but did well in it there.

For the A Levels he did Art and Geography.

Based on the fact that he didn't continue he probably was all right in the subject but didn't really enjoy it however...when necessary is able to apply the concepts in real situations.
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Old 03-22-2011, 05:31 PM
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Thanks, Bertie.
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:09 PM
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He only studied Maths until the GCSE's but did well in it there.

For the A Levels he did Art and Geography.

Based on the fact that he didn't continue he probably was all right in the subject but didn't really enjoy it however...when necessary is able to apply the concepts in real situations.
Good points. I also think that there was an interest to do well in the subject so he would pass his flight school. If one wants something bad enough that person tends to work harder to get it.
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Where can I find photos of Prince William as Colonel of the Irish Guards?
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:28 AM
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Where can I find photos of Prince William as Colonel of the Irish Guards?

Has he actually ever worn that uniform yet?
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Old 04-25-2011, 02:09 PM
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Where can I find photos of Prince William as Colonel of the Irish Guards?
I don't think he has worn it yet. I suspect he'll be wearing it along with the bearskin hat and riding during the Trooping of the Colours (along with his Dad and Aunt Anne--does Prince Andrew ride and participate in the Trooping of the Colours?) this June.
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:52 PM
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I don't think he has worn it yet. I suspect he'll be wearing it along with the bearskin hat and riding during the Trooping of the Colours (along with his Dad and Aunt Anne--does Prince Andrew ride and participate in the Trooping of the Colours?) this June.

I am not sure if he will wear it considering that he is a serving officer with lower rank.

What would happen on the day if he came across say a Major in the Air Force who would have to salute him in the uniform of a Colonel and then a couple of days later William is at the RAF base and that same Major turns up?

Prince Andrew usually attends but he usually rides in a carriage with his daughters.
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Old 04-25-2011, 10:39 PM
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It didn't seem to be a problem in 1975 when Charles first rode at Trooping the Colour, which happened while he was still serving in the Royal Navy. He was actually a colonel-in-chief of one regiment (the Royal Regiment of Wales) before he started his armed forces career.
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Old 05-02-2011, 11:16 AM
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as william works and maybe will do samall numbers of royal events what will kate do, will she take on her own duties or will she have a princess school.
is it even possible that she will stay home and not take on royal duties until william quit his work and be full time working royal

what has been said
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