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Old 07-17-2017, 05:44 PM
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"Thank you for all the birthday wishes for HRH. To mark the occasion, we are releasing a second photo, taken in the garden of Clarence House."

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DE8g6B5XYAEwZMg.jpg

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Sorry to say that, but this whole "charming campaign" from Clarence House and part of the media on the occasion of Camilla's birthday is mostly annoying.
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:48 PM
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Sorry to say that, but this whole "charming campaign" from Clarence House and part of the media on the occasion of Camilla's birthday is mostly annoying.
Damned if they do damned if they don't isn't it ?
Strangely i enjoy it very much. Clarence House is doing its job : promoting one of the member of the BRF during a milestone anniversary (And Camilla deserves it, really).

And i enjoy very very much the cringes provoked by this campaign in some circles. Hey what did you expect ? Camilla indefinitely hidden somewhere with a potato sack on her head ? Thank God the BRF is at last promoting the current Crown princess of the UK and, probably, the futur Consort of King Charles. Frankly, it's quite low key, but apparantly even low key is already too much for some concerning Camilla...

Thankfully this forum is vast enough for everyone

And again a happy birthday to the Duchess of Cornwall !

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Old 07-17-2017, 09:07 PM
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Both new photos of the Duchess are lovely.

As to the Photoshop comments, well Testino is a professional and he's always going to take a portrait in the best possible way, and rather than using Photoshop, i suspect he's just used very good lighting and taken a series of photos and chosen the best one. Portraits are meant to be different than candid snapshots. I thought she looked lovely and she can sure rock a choker!
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Old 07-18-2017, 12:28 AM
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Sorry to say that, but this whole "charming campaign" from Clarence House and part of the media on the occasion of Camilla's birthday is mostly annoying.
What bit is annoying? Is it that her 70th is getting positive press coverage?
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Old 07-18-2017, 02:18 PM
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I very much enjoy reading about the Camilla v. Diana debate on here - so thanks to all of you for your posts.
I try not to take sides - I just about remember Diana's death, when I was too young to be interested in the Royals, and people I knew were watching the funeral in tears.
But times move on. Who knows what sort of a person Diana would have become, as time passed? Perhaps she would have been out there doing the rounds of women's refuges and shelters for abused women, showing empathy and warmth - I'm quite sure she would.
As it is, we have Camilla - whatever has gone before, she is a lady who while not seeming entirely comfortable in her position, is 'getting on with the job' in the good old-fashioned British way. She seems to make Prince Charles happy and content, and more importantly, she seems to be appreciated by those members of the public who in some small way, she may be able to make a difference to.
So lets keep the Diana v. Camilla debate going - but just now, I personally think Camilla is doing a wonderful job!
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Old 07-18-2017, 02:25 PM
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Our moderators ask that we don't do the Camilla vs. Diana debate though. It just usually adds up to a whole lot of strong opinions and the threads being closed. There are, however, separate threads to discuss Diana if she appeals to you.

All around, Camilla has been good for Charles and good for the monarchy. I see in her a strength similar to the Queen Mother staunchly supporting her Bertie in all things. They make a wonderful team together.
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Old 07-19-2017, 01:49 AM
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Sorry to say that, but this whole "charming campaign" from Clarence House and part of the media on the occasion of Camilla's birthday is mostly annoying.
Is she not allowed to have a 70th birthday which is generally considered an important milestone and usually celebrated?
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:26 AM
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Actually I don't find it annoying one bit but find its rather a good thing that Camilla is getting more widespread positive coverage and recognition for the job that she does not only for the monarchy but as Charles' wife.

Then again, I identify with Camilla as in some respects, we're very much alike. I like her and think she's going to make an excellent Queen Consort (no matter what she is called).
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Old 07-22-2017, 02:32 AM
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Prince Charles and Camilla to attend 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games from April 4 to 15

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Old 07-22-2017, 02:41 AM
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Sorry but I was wanting William and Kate very disappointed
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Old 07-22-2017, 03:07 AM
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Sorry but I was wanting William and Kate very disappointed
Its only right, IMO, for the future King and Queen of Australia to be the ones to represent the head of the Commonwealth at these games.
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Old 07-22-2017, 04:11 AM
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Charles and Camilla going also continues the 'pattern' of recent Commonwealth Games: the Queen opened the 2006 Games in Melbourne, Charles opened the 2010 Games in New Delhi, the Queen opened the 2014 Games in Glasgow.

It definitely makes sense to me to have Charles - as the future King of Australia, and the likely future Head of the Commonwealth - attend the 2018 Games representing his mother (who at just shy of 92 is unlikely to make the trip).
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Old 07-22-2017, 05:31 AM
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I very much enjoy reading about the Camilla v. Diana debate on here - so thanks to all of you for your posts.
I try not to take sides - I just about remember Diana's death, when I was too young to be interested in the Royals, and people I knew were watching the funeral in tears.
But times move on. Who knows what sort of a person Diana would have become, as time passed? Perhaps she would have been out there doing the rounds of women's refuges and shelters for abused women, showing empathy and warmth - I'm quite sure she would.
As it is, we have Camilla - whatever has gone before, she is a lady who while not seeming entirely comfortable in her position, is 'getting on with the job' in the good old-fashioned British way. She seems to make Prince Charles happy and content, and more importantly, she seems to be appreciated by those members of the public who in some small way, she may be able to make a difference to.
So lets keep the Diana v. Camilla debate going - but just now, I personally think Camilla is doing a wonderful job!
Exellent post. Think you have summed up my thoughts completely!
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Old 07-22-2017, 06:37 AM
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Sorry but I was wanting William and Kate very disappointed

So happy that Charles and Camilla will represent the BRF at this great event. As pointed out Charles has strengthened his links with the Commonwealth for years, so this future engagement is quite logical.
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Old 07-22-2017, 06:59 AM
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It is interesting that for the second time in two years at least the Queen has sent or will send Charles to his future realms to represent her - this year to Canada for the 150th anniversary and now to Australia for the Commonwealth Games.

So often we hear that the Queen is going to bypass Charles for William and Kate (Yes I know she can't do that but that doesn't stop the press from reporting it every few months) and yet the very clear message coming from this announcement, on top of the recent trip to Canada, is that 'Charles is my heir and when I need someone to represent me at an event where the Queen of xxxx would, in the past, have been expected to be there in person, I am sending my heir, not the 2nd in line or some other minor family member but my eldest son and heir apparent.'

I have heard that there is a rumour Philip may even come and that the Queen hasn't totally ruled herself out from coming yet but Charles and Camilla are definitely coming (and I presume Edward given his position with the Commonwealth Games ...Commonwealth Games Vice Patron ... Edward replaced Philip in that role some years ago).
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Old 07-22-2017, 07:43 AM
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If the Queen didn't go to Canada for Canada 150, she isn't going to Australia for a Commonwealth Games.

Isn't the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting next year in the U.K.? If so, I would expect to see the Cambridges attend that along with C&C and the Queen.
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Old 07-22-2017, 08:07 AM
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Prince Edward is also reportedly “likely” to attend the Games, while the Queen is expected to announce her intention to visit the event by October.

This is the wording being used in many of the reports which suggests that she hasn't ruled out the possibility of one more trip down under. She did say, when she last visited in 2011, that she expected to return. It was even remarked upon as she didn't visit Sydney on that trip.

Personally I don't expect her to come but then again it hasn't been ruled out totally.
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Old 07-22-2017, 08:20 AM
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If the Cambridge's do go, we probably won't know until closer to 2018. KP isn't known to announce visits like this too far in advance.

Nice to know Charles and Camilla is going though.
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If the Queen didn't go to Canada for Canada 150, she isn't going to Australia for a Commonwealth Games.

Isn't the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting next year in the U.K.? If so, I would expect to see the Cambridges attend that along with C&C and the Queen.
I don't think the Cambridge's will attend. At the moment, IMO, it is important, from a Commonwealth perspective, to keep the focus on Charles, to make sure he can be nominated as the next head of the Commonwealth.
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Old 07-22-2017, 11:09 AM
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I don't think the Cambridge's will attend. At the moment, IMO, it is important, from a Commonwealth perspective, to keep the focus on Charles, to make sure he can be nominated as the next head of the Commonwealth.
I've always said, it's the reason why Charles is go to the Commonwealth Meetings.
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