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Old 06-11-2013, 04:38 PM
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But as you rightly point out, Harry (or Henry as you insist on calling him) is doing his stint in the army largely out of tradition or to serve the Queen, but similarly I think he could do the same by taking on more royal duties, rather than taking a job in the army someone else can do.
Well that is the name his parents gave him?

Actually I never said he was doing it out of tradition or to serve The Queen so please do not twist my words. I said

"Participating in one if not all three of the royal forces has been a royal tradition for decades"

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"Henry is serving his Queen"

Henry is more than likely serving in the forces because it is something he wants to do, enjoys it, and it keeps him away from the prying eyes of the press vultures. Have you seen the interview he did in Afghanistan? Have you read the stories about him wanting to return after his tour was cut short?

The Queen seems quite happy to let her grandson partake in something he enjoys, whilst he is not needed.
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:18 PM
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I disagree with you on this royal-blue. Harry is in the army because it is what he has always wanted to do. Not all the Royals do military because of tradition - in fact most of them don't.

Prince Philip - career naval officer and would have stayed in except for the death of the King
Prince Charles - naval career and came out because the Queen wanted his support for her silver jubilee. Worse thing she ever did to him, IMO.
Prince Andrew - career naval officer, came out to try and save his marriage
Prince Edward - tried it, didn't like it , came out - sensible decision.
Prince Edward, Duke of Kent - career army officer, over 25 years
Prince Michael of Kent, career army officer

Everyone needs a sense of purpose and belonging and William and Harry are no different. They get that from being in the military; they work along side "ordinary" people and take risks as well. This can only make them more rounded and more experienced when they finally take up full time royal duties.

Can I also say that 600 patronages (for example() does not equate to 600 engagements pa. There are royal patronages that received a visit from HMQ and DoE every 10-15 years.

The younger generation - I mean PoW,Camilla, William, Catherine and Harry do it differently. They make linkages between the needy and those people/organisations with funds; they link together charities that need similar resources. The general idea is to take on fewer; know them in depth over a shorter period of time; make them sufficient and move on. So forget 600 patronages. I think its going to be, for example, 20 over 3 years - then another 20 etc etc.

Makes the limited resources of both money and royalty go further,
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:40 PM
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Prince Harry braves -40C with Wire star Dominic West in training for polar charity trek:
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:44 AM
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This trek sure isn't going to be a walk in the park is it? I love how Harry not only backs the charities and patronages he does, but he is going to go the proverbial extra miles. Oh... and I don't doubt that he's going to love every minute of it.
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:13 PM
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Harry is a braver person than I...
I was just thinking the same thing; I love the cold, but something like that would probably make me want to smash my air conditioner. Good on Harry though. He walks the walk, as well as talks the talk.
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I was just thinking the same thing; I love the cold, but something like that would probably make me want to smash my air conditioner. Good on Harry though. He walks the walk, as well as talks the talk.
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:52 AM
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NBC, ITV follow Prince Harry’s South Pole challenge-
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There is now even more reason to watch the trek. Alexander Skarsgard will lead a team of wounded American soldiers.
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There is now even more reason to watch the trek. Alexander Skarsgard will lead a team of wounded American soldiers.
I had to google him (no HBO). Yummy. http://www.fashionmagazine.com/blogs...rd-600x804.jpg
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Old 09-11-2013, 01:29 PM
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Aww my heart just melted. Jonathan really is the sweetest.
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Oh he is beyond adorable!! I can easily imagine Harry and Jonathan really having a great time together. Such a little character and charmer.


Sooo....The Brits have Harry and the US have Alexander....I wonder which, if anyone, famous Canadian will joining the Team from Solider On? Regardless, I'm really looking forward to following the Race/Expedition and hope it has the impact intended by everyone who is taking part in it.
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:41 AM
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:51 AM
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Old 09-16-2013, 04:39 PM
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Prince Harry Chills Out For South Pole Trek:
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Just seeing the pictures has me freezing!
Np way could I do that.
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