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Old 01-11-2011, 07:33 AM
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The British Royal Family go in open carriages through crowds of a million plus people. They walk through large crowds on walk-abouts. They see their security as being in the love and support of their people and so far it seems to be working but...I can forsee a time when the open carriages will be a thing of the past and bullet proof vehicles like the popemobile will be what is used.
Quite right. That is just how most heads of state (including US presidents) used to travel. Unfortunately, security concerns mean that increasingly this may not be suitable for most royal families.
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:20 AM
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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall attend several events in the
East Midlands today, January 25. They first visit has been one to The School
of Artisan Food in Welbeck.


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** worksopguardian.co.uk: Prince Charles visits Welbeck **
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Old 01-26-2011, 06:32 AM
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Very good to see them out on a joint engagement again.
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:25 AM
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Spletnik -Prince Charles and Camilla: Jacks-of-all-trades
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Old 01-26-2011, 03:55 PM
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Prince Charles and Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall attended the Australia Day
celebrations at Australia House, in London, on January 26, 2011. Australia Day
is the official national day of Australia. It is celebrated with a public holiday for
all the States and Territories on the 26th January.


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Old 01-27-2011, 05:36 AM
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Prince Charles says 'Pommy' insults were character building - Telegraph

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Prince Charles says 'Pommy' insults were character building

The Prince of Wales has disclosed that he was the frequent victim of verbal abuse from Australians … but he regarded it as character building
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Old 01-27-2011, 05:49 AM
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These days it would be regarded as racist abuse. As a teacher if a student was being subjected to those sorts of comments the student/s doing the name calling would be disciplined and counselled for bullying and harrasment and a teacher who didn't report it and was later found out not to have taken action would be sacked.

Times have changed.
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Old 01-27-2011, 05:58 AM
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They certainly have, but I have no doubt Charles had everybody in the room in splits with his un-PC comment!
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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have been in Northern Ireland
for an official one-day visit today, February 4, 2011. They visited the Mercian
Regiment 2nd Battalion at their base in Palace Barrack, a church and a library
visit have also been parts of the programme.


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I can't even begin to imagine how scary that must of been for TRH's . Especially when someone right outside their car is yelling "Off with their heads!" IMO that kind of statement is just completely unacceptable, and I'm pretty sure that here in the US, if anyone yelled that at the President, they would be arrested on the spot by the secret service
Yes, but in the United States, the President actually is the elected head of government. His parents are not hereditary rulers, and they don't receive a stipend from the government.

And, in the U.S., very few political functionaries (except the presidents and, for a while, ex-presidents) receive that degree of security - I believe it's predicated on the fact that the Executive is, in fact, in charge of decision making at that moment, in the government.

We certainly do not attach security details to every person who might be viewed as "in power."
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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall hosted a reception in recognition of police
family liaison officers at Clarence House, London, today, February 10, 2011.



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The Duchess of Cornwall and the Prince of Wales have met members of the Explosive Ordnance
Disposal Regiment and their families at Vauxhall Barracks in Didcot, Oxfordshire, today, February
11, 2011. The regiment is a specialist unit responsible for bomb and explosive ordnance disposal.


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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have a day of engagements
in Derbyshire today, February 18, 2011. The first visit has been one to the JCB
Academy in Rocester this morning.


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Today's programme can be found here: Royal couple open JCB Academy

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Love him in that vicuna overcoat. At first I thought Camilla's coat was trimmed out with the PoW tartan; but it's not. Cute coat. I wonder if the collar and pocket flaps are interchangeable.
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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visited Goldsmiths’ Hall and
met apprentices and craftsmen and members of the Goldsmiths’ Company,
London, February 23, 2011.

Charles and his face expressions...see pics 3 and 4


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Tuition fees protests: man arrested over attack on Prince of Wales's convoy - Telegraph

Tuition fees protests: man arrested over attack on Prince of Wales's convoy

Detectives have arrested a man over the attack on the Prince of Wales's convoy during an anti-student fees protest.
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Today, March 3rd, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of
Cornwall attended a Red Cross Reception at Mansion House in London.


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Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall to visit Spain this month

I've heard rumours of this trip, but has anything been confirmed yet? I hope its true
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