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Old 12-02-2007, 06:40 AM
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I think he should study for another few years at university. As subject, i believe, something useful for an future king would be the best. So not history of arts/geographie, but economics, law, politics... That will make him understand what is going on in the part of the world, he will be head of state of (UK, Canada, Australia, NewSealand,...commonwealth). I found it quite unreasonable not to study one of this degrees in first place. He needs to learn what his constitutional role is and what's going on in the world. He should improve his knowledge in law, politics and economy.
Beside going back to university in the UK, he could attend a foreign uni (USA, Europe...) or go abroad to make an interimship in the british embassy in soundso (China?, Japan?, India?...).

So just learn how the world "works" by studying at uni or interimships abroad. He should start his in one or two years time, when he has finishes military. And he should do so until either he marries or he gets more "jobs" inside the royal family ( representing the royal family, the UK).
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Old 12-02-2007, 06:40 AM
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I think he should continue his military training, and I think it's good that he try different fields as he seems to be doing right now. Even though he will never go into battle, his training will create an understanding of the situation of soldiers that will grow into respect on both sides. When he approaches or gives speeches to soldiers in the future, his own military training will make him seem more sincere and honest. Also, I think army life is good for all soldiers' personal development. My own brother became so grown up after his military service, he entered as a boy and came back as a young man.

I think it would be good for William to do some more studying in subjects that can be useful to him in the future. He has got a degree of some sort, hasn't he? So he only needs to take some courses as a complement, perhaps something in politics, social sience, environmental issues etc. In between his studies there would be time for him to perform some royal duties, just every once in a while. I think he would gain a lot from doing more official work, such as learning how to talk to and behave around all sorts of people and to cope with his shyness.

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Old 12-02-2007, 07:17 AM
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Maybe I am alone in this one, but I don't think he should really be doing anything other that what he is doing. I mean more education in politics, government, economics would be fantastic but if he never did that I wouldn't care. William is not stupid he knows what is coming, I am sure he knows the inner workings of being king by watching what his grandmother does. He knows how much his life will be restricted, so until he has to be he is basically doing nothing. He is doing the army thing, which is fantastic, he needs to do that, but other than that, he is slowly coming into the "official" spotlight and he is really good! I think he needs to go clubbing, he needs to play, because he won't be able to soon. I think he is responsible he will know when it is time to buckle down and accept his life the way it will be, until then i see no reason why she should stop, or start anything. Maybe if this is still going on when he is like 30 but i say until then...
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Old 12-02-2007, 08:13 AM
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I would wish that he develops some real interests. To me he appears to be so boring, having a job where others tell him what to do and spending his free time making a drunken nuisance of himself.

He seems to be a "man without qualities" like "Ulrich" in the novel by Robert Musil (btw - the original book is named "man without characteristics"). Ulrich does have his qualities but he is delusive, fulfilling roles as good as he can but he is never in it with his heart. William does not appear like someone who has an university degree and an intellectual idea of what he would like to do in his life to make a difference.

IMHo he should learn more about how the duchy of Cornwall is run, how he can introduce his own ideas one day. On a more political basis I think he should do such a diplomacy-course like the one Victoria of Sweden recently did - it is important to be able to go for ones goals in a diplomatic but still vigorous way. The military is not longer the only force with which to react to the problems of the world, so he has to have knowledge of the workings of the diplomatic corps.

I don't think he should go back to university, as he has already learned how to work scientifically and academically. Studies in poltics, economics etc. are made for all students to profit from, what William needs is special knowledge for his unique position, knwoledge he can get from specially arranged tuitions.

But most of all I wish he would show that he is a character, not just a Royal doll.
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Old 12-02-2007, 11:31 PM
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Id like to see him complete Military Duties with maybe a spell in the Marines Chancellor of St Andrews UN Work F.O. Work Marry Kate have Children take on more good cause become Godfather to his new cousin
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Old 12-04-2007, 09:13 PM
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I'd like to see him continue to do what he is doing...keeping everyone happy by completing his military obligation (nod to father & grandmother); spending time with friends and Kate as often as he can. Once he finishes the military, unless he plans on trying to prolong his royal obligations by going to grad school or something, his life and free time won't be his own. It already isn't.
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Old 12-09-2007, 11:28 PM
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Old 12-10-2007, 12:16 AM
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I would like to see him visit other countries and get to know other cultures which will help him in the future as King.
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Old 12-10-2007, 12:32 AM
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Travel the Commonwealth!!!

I'm not much amused that, as an adult, William has not made a single visit to Australia. Infact, I think it's really quite lax.

I'm certain there are enagagements he could attend on behalf of Her Majestry The Queen of Australia or even involve himself and his name with certain organisations and charities, etc.

When you have the Crown Princess of Denmark, notably a legalised Dane and not even within the realm of the British Commonwealth participating in Australian charities, then I see no reason as to why Prince William couldn't lend his services or support.

And I don't just speak for Australia, but for all those countries which retain the Queen as their Head of State. I mean, the guy's part of the Canadian royal family yet what does he do in correlation with Canadian society which would then justify such a destinguished honourary? Very little it would seem.

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...he could attend a foreign uni (USA, Europe...)
With all due respect, I would see there being not an ounce of reason behind choosing to study in the US or central Europe. Infact, I would find either of the two inappropriate.
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Old 12-10-2007, 06:59 AM
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Travel the Commonwealth!!!

I'm not much amused that, as an adult, William has not made a single visit to Australia. Infact, I think it's really quite lax.

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Well not strictly accurate, William has visited Australia as an adult, very briefly. On his way to and from New Zealand from the UK, he had brief stopovers in Sydney in 2005. Not exactly the 'grand tour' but he was in Australia as an adult.

As far as the Commonwealth is concerned, William did carry out official duties in New Zealand, he lay a wreath at a war memorial, he planted a tree in Government House and was shown the ones planted by his father and grandfather. As well as some other official duties that I can't remember.

William is still in his 'training' time, he has gradually increased his patronages, but still only has a few. More than likely once he takes on fulltime royal duties he'll have more 'commonwealth' patronages, but although Charles has a few, mainly Australian, the bulk of his charities, organisations etc he supports are UK ones. The British royals divide up the various commonwealth organisations, Canada had become the Earl and Countess of Wessex territory with them making annual visits.

William is following the path laid down for all the future heirs.( European as well as British) University study, time spent in the military, then some future study ( in William's case he's going to have instruction in constitutional history, that's already been announced) then some time to persue their own individual interests. Finally by about their mid '30s fulltime royal duties, whilst his grandmother is still alive and healthy, William is removed from the throne, he's not the heir and this kind of reduces his role and gives him more freedom.
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Old 12-10-2007, 07:44 AM
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Well not strictly accurate, William has visited Australia as an adult, very briefly. On his way to and from New Zealand from the UK, he had brief stopovers in Sydney in 2005. Not exactly the 'grand tour' but he was in Australia as an adult.
A terminal stop?.lol Oh please. He was on his way to New Zealand. Again, William has made no visit to Australia as an adult and I do think that poor.

And I do believe the name of the topic enables me to put forth what it is I would like to see William do within the next few years.
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Old 12-11-2007, 07:34 AM
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A terminal stop?.lol Oh please. He was on his way to New Zealand. Again, William has made no visit to Australia as an adult and I do think that poor.

Oh so Sydney airport terminal isn't in Australia? My goodness quite a few people are in for a shock then if they fly into the Sydney Terminal expecting to be in Australia.

William left the terminal, his stopover got media coverage as it was his first trip to Australia as an adult.
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Old 12-20-2007, 05:14 PM
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I think Prince William should be starting to take on the mantle of royal duties his father and late mother were both very involved with by the time both were his present age which is 25.

It is not my opinion that he should no longer live as a modern young man who attends football matches and nightclubs at times but I feel the growing perception of him is that he does little but enjoy himself and is not serious about his future role within the British Royal Family.
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Oh so Sydney airport terminal isn't in Australia? My goodness quite a few people are in for a shock then if they fly into the Sydney Terminal expecting to be in Australia.

William left the terminal, his stopover got media coverage as it was his first trip to Australia as an adult.
Landing and visiting are two very different things.
I'm quite surprised anyone would classify a mere stopover at an airport as an actual visit. It got media coverage? Hmm, I don't recall seeing that much of William's en route 'appearance'.
Because he may have landed and spent an hour or so awaiting his next departure does not classify William as having made a visit to Australia in a capacity which would otherwise represent an agenda based on official engagements, or private leisure, being carried out on this continent.
Yes, he landed but to say he's actually visited Australia (which as we both know, is such a big big place..haha) as an adult? I think not!
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He should Become Godfather to His Cousin The Viscount Severn
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Finish his military training, and then get out and do engagements.
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Old 12-21-2007, 10:31 AM
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Maybe I am alone in this one, but I don't think he should really be doing anything other that what he is doing. I mean more education in politics, government, economics would be fantastic but if he never did that I wouldn't care. William is not stupid he knows what is coming, I am sure he knows the inner workings of being king by watching what his grandmother does. He knows how much his life will be restricted, so until he has to be he is basically doing nothing. He is doing the army thing, which is fantastic, he needs to do that, but other than that, he is slowly coming into the "official" spotlight and he is really good! I think he needs to go clubbing, he needs to play, because he won't be able to soon. I think he is responsible he will know when it is time to buckle down and accept his life the way it will be, until then i see no reason why she should stop, or start anything. Maybe if this is still going on when he is like 30 but i say until then...
Agreed 100% Very well said charmed. We noticed all the responsibilities William has but we sometimes forget that he is a 25 year old young man and should be able to act like one when he gets the chance.

IMO he is doing a very good job. What he should do has been dictated to him most of his life, unlike others who have so many choices. He is handling it all very well.

Let him be young while he can.
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Old 12-21-2007, 03:55 PM
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When you have the Crown Princess of Denmark, notably a legalised Dane and not even within the realm of the British Commonwealth participating in Australian charities, then I see no reason as to why Prince William couldn't lend his services or support.
The only reason Mary is involved with any Australian charities is because she was once an Australian citizen.

As for William, I think I'd like to see him travel more widely in an official capacity. It's about time, imo, that he picked up some more tangible duties and not just on an international level.

I know many of popel who feel that both he and his brother are timewasters and imo it's vital that they prove to their subjects that this is simply not the case. Adopting causes that he feels strongly in would be a start, perhaps taking over some of the Queen's duties would be another.
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Old 12-21-2007, 04:12 PM
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Everyone has put forth interesting and unique ideas. I feel some kind of mix of things like Tilda, Jo, and Madame Royale have posted. I wish to see Prince William study history (because it is a subject that exposes a person to wide range, and maybe even the widest range, of social sciences). I wish to see him study history in Britain or a Commonwealth country. I also wish to see William learn diplomacy. I want to see him do some service in the UK Foreign Office.

As for traveling in the Commonwealth, I will agree that he should do more, but I just want to point out that he has traveled to many Commonwealth countries already: New Zealand in 2005, Sydney airport (haha), and to many African countries like Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Seychelles, Rodrigues Island. He has visited Barbados (that is Commonwealth, I think.)
He should do much more, and he will. He is 25 now. I am sure that he has something like 60 or more years of life ahead!

Like Jo, I wish Prince William would show more, or develop more character. I expect character will come to him, as it does for many, with age and experience.

P.S. Cap off to Elspeth: This thread is a great idea. Enough with the complaining. Let's dream. Who would our dream Prince William be?
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Hmmm...
First of all he should go somewhere alone and think about his life about that what and how he want do. Maybe he should go on some university or
other courses. Has a practice in some ministries in UK or like Victoria in UE.

Than he should think about his girl-friend - is Kate a good material for a wife or not? For his wife?

He should start doing much more engagements specially solo inside UK and Commonwealth and on abroad too. Be more sense and responsible for that
what and how is he doing. He not always will be young 25 years old man. And he can't remember that people always will always forgive him his stupid
things and experiments with drink or anything else.
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