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Old 08-23-2012, 10:32 AM
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Isn't a degree in Art considered one of the laziest degrees one can get?
History of Art is apparently.
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Isn't Williams degree An MA in geography? It is his wife who has a degree in history of Art.
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:17 AM
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From what I've heard, it not actually easy (or lazy). You have to remember minute details about art work - style, artist, date, museum/location, dimensions, etc. So unless you're really interested in that sort of stuff or have a really good memory, it's not a walk in the park. It's also pretty essay heavy. I've heard the bulk of the classes revolve around writing lots of long essays. So while some may find it easier, others will struggle.

Didn't William change his major from art history to geography?
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:55 AM
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Didn't William change his major from art history to geography?
He did, soapstar, with many suggesting that he found the History of Art course too challenging. Others suggest he changed course because he was one of only a very small number of males on the HoA course and found being the only man in tutorials etc. rather uncomfortable given that lots of girls had gone to St. Andrews hoping to snare Prince William.
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:03 PM
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Having a degree does not make you "educated". A degree in Art and still "Faberge eggs are still made"? Remember? uhh
Kate's degree is in History of Art which is by no means a Mickey Mouse degree. It's not aeronautical engineering, but it's not easy. The entry requirement for HofA at St. Andrews is AAB which is very, very high. Just getting in to study the course is very difficult.

Oh, and Kate's question re the Faberge eggs was actually very apt, because Faberge eggs are indeed still made. In fact, they made a beautiful brand new one for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee:

Faberge Jubilee Egg Raises £1 million for Charity

When you're going to insult someone's intelligence, it's best to make sure you've got your facts straight first.
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:44 PM
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Definitely William; he seems more mature.
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:52 PM
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Well, let's see...I wouldn't want William, as his uni degree isn't good enough and I wouldn't want Harry...for a thousand other reasons.

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Kate's degree is in History of Art which is by no means a Mickey Mouse degree. It's not aeronautical engineering, but it's not easy. The entry requirement for HofA at St. Andrews is AAB which is very, very high. Just getting in to study the course is very difficult.

Oh, and Kate's question re the Faberge eggs was actually very apt, because Faberge eggs are indeed still made. In fact, they made a beautiful brand new one for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee:

Faberge Jubilee Egg Raises £1 million for Charity

When you're going to insult someone's intelligence, it's best to make sure you've got your facts straight first.
William sat for the entrance exam to Eton College and was admitted. There he studied geography, biology and history of art at A-Level, obtaining an A in geography, a C in biology and a B in history of art. Not being familiar with UK grading standards, I'm wondering how William got accepted to HoA. Anyway, with his chosen career, he was wise to switch to Geography.
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:49 PM
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He did, soapstar, with many suggesting that he found the History of Art course too challenging. Others suggest he changed course because he was one of only a very small number of males on the HoA course and found being the only man in tutorials etc. rather uncomfortable given that lots of girls had gone to St. Andrews hoping to snare Prince William.
One of them married him in fact.

I am telling facts as they happened. The question was not if the eggs were being made for special occasions but if they were STILL made. It is quite silly to ask about REAL Faberge eggs being made if you have a degree in Art. And the Queen perfectly understood her sily question and answered accordingly: No, copies!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14257114



The worst thing is she didn´t make anything with her degree.
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:02 PM
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Getting back to the topic of this thread, I'd say definitely Harry. Even despite his latest adventure (and as a fairly conservative person, I'm not impressed), he's the same likeable and nice guy as ever. Harry seems genuine - something I really value.

William is probably a very good and responsible person, but he leaves me cold: I don't mean this as a criticism, but there is something very detached about him, something akin to arrogance. At least, that's my impression, although it can be totally and completely false.
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:55 PM
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^ It's still Harry for me, regardless of his recent adventure. I've been to Vegas for a friends 21st birthday and what happened with Harry is pretty common. Had this been anyone else who doesn't have HRH in front of their names this wouldn't be news.
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:22 PM
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Thanks for that info, EIIR.

Neither one is my type - I don't find either one of them attractive, but I'd have to pick William. Harry's antics and immaturity don't do it for me. He's probably a nice person, but I think (right now), he'd make a terrible boyfriend.

William is more guarded, but I don't think that makes him less genuine. I've seen some interviews where he has really shown his fun side. I imagine if the roles were reversed, Harry would be less "fun" and more serious, while William would be less guarded.
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:29 PM
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William sat for the entrance exam to Eton College and was admitted. There he studied geography, biology and history of art at A-Level, obtaining an A in geography, a C in biology and a B in history of art. Not being familiar with UK grading standards, I'm wondering how William got accepted to HoA. Anyway, with his chosen career, he was wise to switch to Geography.
Entrance requirements can change on a yearly basis, or depending on your other academic qualifications. The entrance requirements for my law degree were AAB, but because I got AAAA in my AS Levels (the year before A Levels), they told me that I only had to get ABB to get in. The entry requirement this year is AAA.

William may have had a fourth AS Level to use towards the entrance requirements, or maybe fewer people attained the AAB that year and so St. Andrews took some students who hadn't quite got there.

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One of them married him in fact.

I am telling facts as they happened. The question was not if the eggs were being made for special occasions but if they were STILL made. It is quite silly to ask about REAL Faberge eggs being made if you have a degree in Art. And the Queen perfectly understood her sily question and answered accordingly: No, copies!

BBC News - Queen overheard criticising Duchess wedding dress display

The worst thing is she didn´t make anything with her degree.
Where is the proof that Kate went to St. Andrews to nab William? Other than the totally untrue rumour that Kate had a poster of him on her wall?

Re: Faberge. They're not just made for special occasions; new small versions are made for necklaces by Faberge and sold through a number of Faberge outlets. Members of Carl Faberge's family are part of the company and take part in the design process. So in this instance the Queen was incorrect, as the answer to Kate's question is that, yes, Faberge eggs are still being made.
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:16 PM
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Where is the proof that Kate went to St. Andrews to nab William? Other than the totally untrue rumour that Kate had a poster of him on her wall?

Re: Faberge. They're not just made for special occasions; new small versions are made for necklaces by Faberge and sold through a number of Faberge outlets. Members of Carl Faberge's family are part of the company and take part in the design process. So in this instance the Queen was incorrect, as the answer to Kate's question is that, yes, Faberge eggs are still being made.
Original Faberge eggs like the ones exhibited (Imperial Easter eggs) there are not made anynore! And the question refrred to those ones"!


The exhibition includes paintings by Rembrandt, Canaletto and Monet, drawings by Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael and Holbein, and Imperial Easter Eggs by Fabergé. "Royal Treasures: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration" has opened its doors for public display at the Palace of Holyroodhouse from 16 March, 2012 and will run till 4 November, 2012.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/33...nd-jubilee.htm


A simple source like Wikipedia can enlighted you on this subject.

'Fabergé egg' typically refers to products made by the company before the 1917 Revolution, but use of the Fabergé name has occasionally been disputed, and the trademark has been sold several times since the Fabergé family left Russia after 1917 (see House of Fabergé), so several companies have subsequently retailed egg-related merchandise using the Fabergé name

As the Queen said: who could afford them?


As for the source, What is your proof than other girls went ther to nab PW and KW didn´t? Guess who also went on atrip to Chile on her the gap year?

Royal Wedding 2011: When Kate Middleton followed in Prince William's footsteps to Chile | Mail Online
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:23 PM
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As for the source, What is your proof than other girls went ther to nab PW and KW didn´t? Guess who also went on atrip to Chile on her the gap year?

Royal Wedding 2011: When Kate Middleton followed in Prince William's footsteps to Chile | Mail Online
Daily Mail, woop woop on the sourcing there. What's the problem exactly? They're married, William's happy, Catherine's happy, the country made money off the wedding? Issue here is what? People being happy?
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The topic of this thread is not Catherine nor is it Faberge eggs.

Let's get back on topic...who would you pick....William or Harry.
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Without a doubt my choice would be William. I think he's probably as close to the ideal heir to the heir to the throne as is possible in the 21st Century. He got a good education, he's interested in charitable causes, he's served his country in a job that puts his own safety at risk, he has a close group of friends who are very loyal and supportive of him. He's clearly no push-over, and has fought against being treated like a 'commodity' within the Firm - his frustration at Charles holding meetings with advisors to try and plan William's career and future when he turned 18 with no input from William himself, suggests that he wants to take responsibility for his own life.

When I was at school William was considered the hottest guy in the world. I was a couple of years behind William and I know several girls from my school who went to uni at St. Andrews in the hope of maybe meeting William. He was truly a pin up for a while.

Harry is probably more physically attractive at this point, and you'd probably have more of a laugh with him. But I think that's because Harry can get away with a whole lot more than William can. Harry comes across as less weighted down with expectation than William, but that's because there is a lower expectation of him than William. Harry's obviously lacking in terms of maturity and good old common sense, and that would really frustrate me.
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William as I was thinking the same as EIIR
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Just as an aside, I wouldn't want to be married to either of these two in a million years. Much as it would be nice to have tiaras and be driven around in chauffeur driven cars (imagine never having to look for a parking space ever again!), I would just go stark raving bonkers if I had to live under the level of scrutiny that they do.

Kate can't go to Tescos without people taking pictures of her and selling them to the papers. I would just hate that kind of life; always looking over my shoulder, never trusting anyone, not being able to go anywhere without police protection officers; and as if that isn't enough you'd have to live like that for essentially the rest of your life. No amount of money would make up for that.
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That I completely agree with.
Much as I like the royals (and I'd give a LOT to get access to the jewellery), I'd never marry Harry and especially William, even if I were madly in love.
The moment you marry a royal (especially one as famous as them), you stop being an individual and turn into some sort of a public property. Thanks, but no thanks.
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Politicians and movie stars/musicians can make the decision to basically withdraw from public life. They can retire and more or less live privately. Plus, it wouldn't be so bad marrying a royal who was less well-known. The problem with William and Harry now is that they're probably among the most recognisable people in the world and so they're going to attract a certain level of attention wherever they are. I really don't envy them or their significant others.
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