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Old 05-15-2015, 02:41 PM
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Anyone who says Kate wasn't working because she was working for the family business either has never worked for a family business or if so, didn't work very hard for that family business.
My brothers & I can attest to that!!! Since Dad was the boss, we were expected to do more and since I still lived at home, there was no calling in sick, no matter what I did the night before.

I always felt that Kate went to work for her parents because of the 24/7 media coverage at her other jobs.

I hope Harry finds a level headed woman who shares his interests.
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Old 05-15-2015, 03:20 PM
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I think we may be talking apples and oranges. He engages in pleasant past-times, yes. I didn't know he collects art and frequents art galleries, that's something. Possibly his father's interests have rubbed off. I am heartened. Even the theatre. (Thanks to Cressida, no doubt. ) So he lives a well-rounded leisurely life, okay, not narrow.

Yet, it's a bit more than that. It's his work-life that has struck me as narrow (soldiering and helicopters). I am in the age bracket of Harry and William. The one aspect that drew me to my husband was his passion for his work, his focus and ambition. He is interested in everything and is a fascinating conversationalist. However good-looking, however charismatic, I cannot imagine finding anyone attractive enough to date who does not have goals and interests and a drive to take action in the world. I don't see that in Harry. That's what I mean about him needing to mature. He seems stuck somewhere in his early 20's party persona.

Though, this leaving the military may be the brave creative leap. Might be. I just don't think any woman worth her salt would look twice at someone like Harry as a serious partner, at least not at this stage. A man with a career, with real substantial interests that bear fruit in the world, that is a man women want as a partner.



I have to disagree here a bit. I will accept that this is what your experience has shown you, but in my experience it is very different. Aimless men do not attract partners of any worth. Such a social milieu rapidly deteriorates into ennui and an inbred aimlessness, and a plunge in social status. Most people seek to marry out of that, not into it. If someone takes their birth circumstances too much for granted they quickly get out-paced and replaced by the truly scintillating and fascinating and interesting, those with passion for something.

The truly wealthy may not have to work to sustain their lives, but most need to work to sustain their souls and spirits. They may not get paid, but they do work at something. (In this category I would not place charity work - that is to say, charity work at his level is good for the quarterly exposure for the sake of donations, but I am talking about 'work in the world', the creative spark, a life's passion).
Well let me just say that there are MANY years of difference in our ages .... but I'm not telling mine.
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Old 05-15-2015, 03:49 PM
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. William also led a life of military life and piloting. Yes, he went to university, but I'm sorry but I can't see a well-rounded individual of many interests in William. Yet Kate married him.
That is a huge assumption. How could you possibly know enough about William to determine if he is "well-rounded" or not? How could you know what interests or hobbies he has? You can't know and yet you have come to the conclusion that Prince William, Duke of Cambridge is not a "well-rounded individual of many interests." Excuse me but that is poppycock. You only know him by what you read in the papers and they are only guessing.
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Old 05-15-2015, 04:44 PM
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This thread is not about William, Kate or Harry's career. Please stay on topic.
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Old 05-15-2015, 10:45 PM
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It would be good for Harry to have a girlfriend who both appreciated the country and winter sports that he loves but who also enjoys going to concerts, art galleries and the theatre.
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Old 05-15-2015, 11:59 PM
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Nor do we know who he'll marry.
That's for sure, but if he focuses enough to have a career he feels passionate about, he's half-way to the altar.

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However, I'm convinced that the career he picks will be fulfilling and that he will also attract and marry an accomplished young woman who will fit in well into royal life.
Sounds good. Like a plan.
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Old 05-16-2015, 05:07 AM
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Loneliness behind Harry's laughter: All week we've seen him joking with adoring crowds Down Under. But today he flies home to a bleak reality... | Daily Mail Online

Finding someone is going to be a tough nut to crack!

Maybe he should look further outside his circle like Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and Prince William.
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Old 05-16-2015, 05:43 AM
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uhm - better not like CP of Sweden ...
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Old 05-16-2015, 08:00 AM
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Yeah Andrew tried that with Koo Stark and it was a no go.


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Old 05-16-2015, 05:23 PM
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I really thought before that he would easily find a girl there in Australia. Maybe a tour in Canada would do a miracle... Go Henry!

Oh definitely not someone with a controversial past. Harry + someone like that will make this thread fuller of arguments, complaints, mayhem, etc~
I really hope it will be someone who will mellow his partying and playful side yet will not be seen by him as controlling.

I also want to see him get out of the "blonde spell"... Going home already? Why don't he stop over Philippines for a vacation incognito (as if it's possible lol).
I'm not suggesting myself! My heart is already taken and I'm too young for him!

There are nice girls out here... I mean girls who even don't know he's a prince (not a lot of royal watchers from my country obviously), who don't chase after money and fame, Christian (Protestant), decent, well-balanced in being intellectual and fun, etc... passable but not royal, which is a pity, because no matter how sincere her love for him will be, the press and countless royal watchers will scorn her as gold-digger, etc. blackmail, mudslinging comments which other commoner-turned-royals have suffered/are suffering after being acknowledged as the fiancée/wife of this-that famous prince/crown prince/king.

Anyway, I'm just suggesting. I'm obsessing over seeing Harry's children with Asian blood (esp. Southeast Asian) because seeing the combination of Eurasians here, almost everyone of them look awesome! We all love seeing cute babies and later ravishing beauties/swoonworthy princes, don't we?
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It would be nice if Harry met someone unexpectedly different, who could bring a different culture to royal life. It's always possible. We'll just have to wait and see.
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Old 05-16-2015, 10:29 PM
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I really thought before that he would easily find a girl there in Australia. Maybe a tour in Canada would do a miracle... Go Henry!
It would be politically convenient for Prince Harry to marry an Australian girl given the strong republican movement down under.
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Old 05-16-2015, 10:33 PM
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As she would have to leave Australia I don't think it would make the slightest bit of difference to the republican movement here if Harry fell in love with an Aussie girl.


He is more likely to do so in London given how many Aussies live and work there.
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Old 05-16-2015, 10:35 PM
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It would be politically convenient for Prince Harry to marry an Australian girl given the strong republican movement down under.

Strong republican movement ???

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Old 05-16-2015, 10:45 PM
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As she would have to leave Australia I don't think it would make the slightest bit of difference to the republican movement here if Harry fell in love with an Aussie girl.
I disagree. That would probably boost the popularity of the royal family among some Australians and would make them less inclined to dump them.
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Old 05-16-2015, 10:59 PM
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I disagree. That would probably boost the popularity of the royal family among some Australians and would make them less inclined to dump them.
You could be right. As everyone knows, Harry is very popular here anyway, and with good reason. If an Aussie woman married Harry, we'd adopt him as an honorary Aussie, and that might make some people less inclined to reject the notion of a member of that English family being our Head of State since the line between BRF and Australian would become a bit blurred if we got a bit of Aussie blood in there. Though of course this would have been much more of a factor had William been the one to marry an Aussie. If William had married an Australian the ARM would be doomed for the foreseeable future.

For a marriage between Harry and an Australian woman to make a significant difference, Harry would have to spend a lot of his time here and for the novelty to wear off.

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Strong republican movement ???

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Old 05-16-2015, 11:11 PM
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Things do run much more smoothly if we all play nicely together. It can be done, even with this subject.

Yep haven't you watched it ?


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It won't happen but given the fact that we love having a princess in princess Mary of Denmark I think Aussies would really love it if Harry had an Aussie wife. But as it's not going to happen it's really not worth thinking about too much


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Old 05-16-2015, 11:42 PM
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Don't worry, he won't marry an Aussie.

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Old 05-17-2015, 01:05 AM
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Whenever Harry hasn't got a steady girlfriend the Daily Fail always gets on the 'poor lonely Prince Harry, just longing for the marital bliss of his brother' line! Hence their article of a few days ago.

I'm so glad that in his latest interview with the Sunday Times, amid discussing his coming Aftrican trip, Harry blew all that out of the water. He stated he was quite happy without a steady girlfriend, and wasn't looking!
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Old 05-17-2015, 01:36 AM
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Sorry that was in reply to your comment on my quote from fawity towers my all time fav
Oh, yes. I knew exactly what you were saying.

I used to be a big fan of Fawlty Towers, and would watch all the re-runs. But somewhere over the last 20 years I've noted it's getting a bit dated and I don't enjoy it as much. There are still some classics that always make me laugh, like "Basil the Rat".

I think Harry should have an Aussie wife. Or a South African. But I think an Australian would be better because then we could claim that particular connection with the BRF that we have with the Danish RF. It would add a totally new element into the equation. We have a Danish princess, and it would be nice to have a British princess, and we can claim Harry as an honorary Aussie the way we claim Frederik.
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