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Old 11-16-2012, 07:51 PM
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What it showed was that they are a dynamic duo, and that people liked them, liked what they were doing...To Christchurch City it is just that . . . a Re:Start!
Marg - I agree and I loved that quote about wool disguising "things."

I think the POW has lightened up. He enjoys hearing people more than he used to. It lets him converse with children, to admit he fears sooner or later that someone's beloved dog will nip him (THEN WHAT?) to dance and to smile a lot more than in the Di years. Comparing photos of the POW from the Di years trip to AU with the Camilla years trip to AU - he almost looks like a diffrent man.

I'm very glad he is happier. I give the Queen and Camilla great credit for this. Both now give him the space to be Charles. I also credit the Prince's willingness to stay open to good things.

I remain sad that Diana thought she was marrying for love. The saddest thing for me is that Charles, Diana, William and Harry had to pay a huge price to get the whole "the firm" thing to move to where they are today. The family seems to be in a better place, the public supports them more and hope has returned to the royal family.

This PNG, AU, NZ trip showed that.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:53 AM
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Diamond Jubilee: Rock and Roll exit for Prince Charles and Camilla as they head home from their tour - hellomagazine.com
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:56 AM
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There been a certain section of the media (I'm sure we can all guess who was directing them) that has sought to portray Charles as some sort of stiff, charmless, boring old fuddy-duddy. If you look back on his life objectively, it's clear that's not the case. He's good with children and young people and is very willing to make a complete fool of himself as a way of breaking the ice and pleasing those he's meeting. I mean, check this baby out, Prince Charles breakdancing in the '80s:



I'm sure he has his off days, as we all do, but he seems to be genuinely game for a laugh.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:12 PM
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Does anyone know what is that blue flower Prince Charles wore in his buttonhole on Day 7? I never see it at the florists here, but do like it. Thanks.
AdmirerUS - it looks like a cornflower to me. He frequently wears it (obviously not the same one)
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I always giggle when someone suddenly decides Charles is "loosening up" or "mellowing" with age. It's clear they have never checked out his past but rather just taken the steady stream of malicious put-downs as gospel.

I wish they would use the net and You tube is a gem in this respect. Actually, this forum is also a good resource.
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He's ......... very willing to make a complete fool of himself as a way of breaking the ice and pleasing those he's meeting. I mean, check this baby out, Prince Charles breakdancing in the '80s:
That's brilliant! I've never seen that clip before. I wonder whether William and Harry have seen it. I can imagine embarrassed groans of "Oh, Dad!"
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