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Old 09-06-2014, 04:17 AM
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Hmm, Penny Junor . . . is this it or has she managed to spin it into a whole doorstep-sized character assassination. This article is almost a carbon copy of 'Charles the studious versus Randy Andy' way, way, way back then. Except, of course, for the drug bit with all the quotation marks but since they were unattributed are, therefore, suspect.
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Old 09-06-2014, 04:53 AM
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Yes, I was going to buy this biography. Now I'm not so sure. If Harry going to be portrayed as a reckless boozy hot-head, a loose cannon against virtuous William, then I'll forget it altogether.

Penny Junor could barely bring herself to say anything bad about Charles in her past books while portraying Diana as virtually insane and a bad mother.

So I suppose, according to the Junor theory, Harry represents the irresponsible rip roaring aristo Spencer part of his ancestry, while William is the sober, industrious Windsor.

Presumably the founding of Harry's charity, Sentable, when he was just a teenager, plus his work in Afghanistan will be air-brushed in favour of boozing, womanising and nazi uniform stories.
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Old 09-06-2014, 05:23 AM
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I think you got it in one!
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Old 09-06-2014, 06:00 AM
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Yes, I was going to buy this biography. Now I'm not so sure. If Harry going to be portrayed as a reckless boozy hot-head, a loose cannon against virtuous William, then I'll forget it altogether.

Penny Junor could barely bring herself to say anything bad about Charles in her past books while portraying Diana as virtually insane and a bad mother.

So I suppose, according to the Junor theory, Harry represents the irresponsible rip roaring aristo Spencer part of his ancestry, while William is the sober, industrious Windsor.

Presumably the founding of Harry's charity, Sentable, when he was just a teenager, plus his work in Afghanistan will be air-brushed in favour of boozing, womanising and nazi uniform stories.
Honesty forces me to say that it was Harry himself, and Harry alone, to be the sole contributor of his image of a binge-drinking loose cannon.
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Old 09-06-2014, 06:28 AM
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There is such a thing as a balanced portrait when an author sets out to write a biography (unless the subject is irredeemably evil.)

Junor, unfortunately, is one of those biographers of the royals for whom there always has to be a good guy/bad guy or bad girl scenario. Just as she blatantly took Charles's part in her book on the War of the Windsors, declaring such things as 'Diana didn't know how to be a mother,' it is clear that Harry's compassionate and charitable side is going to be buried in a cut and paste account of his wild years, (now virtually gone, one might add!)
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Old 09-06-2014, 07:04 AM
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What a poorly written article. Her book should wide up in the 50 cent bin.


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Old 09-06-2014, 09:22 AM
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If you take out the exaggerations, you end up with a young man who has made some poor choices, grown up a lot, likes attention and whose life is complicated. That describes a lot of the young people I know. No big deal and no surprises IMHO.
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Prince Harry gets a makeover as Madame Tussauds unveils new waxwork | Mail Online

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If you take out the exaggerations, you end up with a young man who has made some poor choices, grown up a lot, likes attention and whose life is complicated. That describes a lot of the young people I know. No big deal and no surprises IMHO.
I wholeheartedly agree.
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At a reception at the US ambassador's official residence, Winfield House in Regent's Park, Prince Harry thanked the athletes for embracing the concept. The reception included a video message of support from American president Barack Obama-
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Looking forward to the Well Child event.
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I hope that the policeman will be okay.
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Injured motorcycle rider said to have been discharged from hospital, taxi-driver said to be "stable":
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What a dreadful thing to happen, and a reminder that things can change in an instant
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About 10 years ago, I was invited to meet Prince William over a pint of cider in a pub near Highgrove, his Gloucestershire home. The Prince of Wales’s PR man, Paddy Harverson, took the view that if journalists could meet people in the public eye, like William, face to face, they would be more forgiving in their judgment of them. And he was dead right. Five minutes in someone’s company gives one a very good idea of what they are really like – and shows that even the most self-assured of individuals are made of the same vulnerable flesh and blood as the rest of us. Of course, one can be woefully wrong in that snap judgment, but not as wrong as one can be when seeing that person solely though someone else’s eyes.
It always used to be said about John Major that if everyone in the country could have met him face to face, they would have voted for him. He was infinitely more impressive in the flesh than the grey man we saw on our screens or read about in the newspapers. But for most of us, we have no choice but to rely on the media to tell us what to think – and if the person is rich, posh or powerful, the default position (which I suspect is a peculiarly British trait) tends to be snide or downright negative.
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Old 09-14-2014, 01:27 PM
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I just read the new biography.

She seems to really respect both Princes. She is critical of both POW and Diana parenting methods.
But does say that the Princes truly love their parents and POW and Diana deeply love their boys.

She praises just about everyone who has worked for this royal family.

One major aspect of the book is how well respected Harry in the army and just how good a soldier he is. Harry was a superb Apache officer.


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Very strange... No official new photos for his 30th birthday?!
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Old 09-15-2014, 04:02 PM
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William didn't do one either for his 30th.


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