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Old 10-31-2006, 07:21 AM
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Prince Charles switches Pakistan plans amid unrest

Britain has made last-minute arrangements in Pakistan for Prince Charles and his wife Camilla after cancelling a trip to the northwestern city of Peshawar over security fears.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20061031...s_061031073213

Royal tour security stepped up in wake of Pakistan school bombing

Security around Prince Charles and his wife was dramatically stepped up after the Pakistani government controversially bombed a religious school on the first day of their tour of the country.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv...=1766&ito=1490

The Mail says they are still going, citing a Clarence House spokesman, every other article says it has been cancelled!
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Old 10-31-2006, 08:31 AM
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ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN - OCTOBER 31: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Charles, Prince of Wales talks to a pupil in the computer class at Fatima Jinnah college on the third day of the Royal Tour of Pakistan on October 31, 2006 in Islamabad, Pakistan. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall cancelled their planned visit to Peshawar due to a secuirty alert after Pakistani forces attacked an Islamic school in the area. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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Old 10-31-2006, 09:17 AM
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Agree with Little_star, it's a shame they dont get to visit some of the wonderful historic sites, or see any of the beautiful buildings built during the time of the Mughal Empire; not to mention those built by the British when they ruled India, many of which are now part of present-day Pakistan.

Aren't they visiting Faisal Mosque in Islamabad though? It may not be centuries old but is a striking building nonetheless.
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Old 10-31-2006, 10:38 AM
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Hello all together, I`m so glad I am back. 3 month I had just little time to visit this forum, I got a new job and had to move away. But now its alright and I´m happy to see so lovely pics again. I think this journey will be very successful.
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Old 10-31-2006, 10:44 AM
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I had trouble getting the link to work, until I took out the extra http//.

The article goes on to say

"None of the women sported poppies.

In an official statement, Royal British Legion Director of Corporate Communications Stuart Gendall said: "While we are extremely grateful for the support shown to us by all those in the public eye who wear a poppy in the two weeks leading up to Rem-embrance Sunday, we see this as a voluntary gesture of support".

I don't wear a poppy to every event I go to and yet I support the armed services 100%, it is people like John Clarke who damage the reputation and respect most people have for the veterans, IMO. Camilla was just showing her respect for the 1000's of Muslim troops that also fought!
Completely! And it's convenient for him to mention the muslims that fought for the British now when he wants to criticise Camilla. Usually they're never mentioned!

A dupatta is enough of a pain at the best of times, ensuring that your poppy stays pinned to it would be even more hassle!
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Old 10-31-2006, 10:46 AM
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Agree with Little_star, it's a shame they dont get to visit some of the wonderful historic sites, or see any of the beautiful buildings built during the time of the Mughal Empire; not to mention those built by the British when they ruled India, many of which are now part of present-day Pakistan.

Aren't they visiting Faisal Mosque in Islamabad though? It may not be centuries old but is a striking building nonetheless.
According to the Prince of Wales website they are visiting several cities, although at this point there doesn't seem to be any indication which cities.
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Old 10-31-2006, 11:38 AM
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The reasons given for the missing poppy are that;

a) The scarves the Duchess has been wearing are very thin and the poppy would snag or fall off.
b) The Duchess needs to be prepared to pull the scarves over her head at any time should they meet a religious leader or enter a religious building

Good enough for me. Traditionally you don't wear a poppy till the 4th anyway.
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Old 10-31-2006, 11:50 AM
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What is all the fuss about? I don't see how it would be appropriate for her to wear a poppy in Pakistan, a country that has no connection to the world wars really. I think that would actually be in quite poor taste.
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Old 10-31-2006, 11:54 AM
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What is all the fuss about? I don't see how it would be appropriate for her to wear a poppy in Pakistan, a country that has no connection to the world wars really. I think that would actually be in quite poor taste.
Pakistan didn't exist when both wars happened, however there were thousands of soldiers from what was then India and is now Pakistan who fought during World War 2. Several of my grandmother's cousins fought for the British during World War 2.
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Old 10-31-2006, 11:56 AM
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Echoes of Diana as Camilla wears traditional Pakistani dress
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv...n_page_id=1770

Today they visited Fatima Jinnah University in Rawalpindi and Taxila, which is a World Heritage site near Islamabad
http://editorial.gettyimages.com/sou...%7c0&p=7&tag=1

A bit more information about Taxila, which is an amazing place:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxila
http://www.livius.org/ta-td/taxila/taxila.htm

Photos of Taxila:
http://www.orientalarchitecture.com/...lamapindex.htm
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I see. So every time a female VIP wears traditional Pakistani dress in Pakistan she's going to be copying Diana?
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Old 10-31-2006, 12:40 PM
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I see. So every time a female VIP wears traditional Pakistani dress in Pakistan she's going to be copying Diana?
I don't think that is the case per se. It is sad that the Daily Mail just can't write an article about the trip without making comparisons. I personally think they do that to catch the reader's eye and bring attention to the article.
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Old 10-31-2006, 12:52 PM
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The sad thing is that nobody really cares about the comparison anymore. It's not fashionable to compare anymore. The Daily Mail runs the risk of being left behind as people move on.
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Old 10-31-2006, 01:09 PM
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I don't know what the fuss is all about. The dresses that Diana and Camilla wore are white and thats it. The two dresses have different designs. The Daily Mail is constantly stirring up comparisons between Princess Diana and Camilla.
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Old 10-31-2006, 01:29 PM
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Charles buys Camilla a grinder
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Oh come on Charles, surely you can buy your wife something more romantic than that!
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Old 10-31-2006, 01:59 PM
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Im glad they got to see Taxila, what an amazing place indeed. I knew Prince Charles would want to visit the Buddhist monastary.
Camilla's outfit looks pretty, love the colour.
Gettyimages has a picture of Charles buying his wife a grinder. They seem to be having a wonderful time.
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Old 10-31-2006, 03:11 PM
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Nice article about Camilla's wardrobe :

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main...31/wpak331.xml
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Old 10-31-2006, 03:25 PM
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Religion not to blame, Charles tells Pakistani women

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Old 10-31-2006, 03:31 PM
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There will be a new podcast by The Sun about the tour. But until now I couldn´t find pics. Its from Arthur Edwards who also was on their last tour to Egypt and India.
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I think its wonderful that Camilla is wearing this Pakistani inspired wardrobe, I wouldn't call it traditional yet, nor is it quite up-to-date, rather more conservative than the norm. But then on a diplomatic visit of this sort I can understand why she needs to be more discreet.
I'm eager to see her wearing the two outfits designed for her by Farah Leghari.
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