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Old 11-07-2013, 08:04 AM
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Is today not the day that Camilla will visit the Doon School?
I didnt read about the visit to Doon School. There is hardly any reporting about that in the Indian media. They are all excited about the grand success of Mars Mission, Sachin Tendulkar's last Test and the coming elections..
Today, apart from IMA, The Prince visited Forest Research Institute and was awarded an honorary degree..

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Old 11-07-2013, 08:34 AM
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Does anyone know what uniform the POW is wearing? What does one wear to visit another country's Military Academy? Would the Gurkha uniform impress or offend?
This is all down to my American Ignorance here. US schools give late British Colonialism short shrift. All I know about the British in India I learned from historical mystery series and Gunga Din. I've put it on my to do list...
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Old 11-07-2013, 11:03 AM
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Camilla and Charles at military academy on India tour | Mail Online

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Old 11-07-2013, 01:13 PM
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My heart melts at the sight of Camilla giving sugar to the horses. A total Siegfried moment...
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Old 11-08-2013, 05:26 AM
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Love this pic

Camilla Duchess Of Cornwall Meets Children At Katha

So good with young children
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Old 11-08-2013, 08:25 AM
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Does anyone know what uniform the POW is wearing? What does one wear to visit another country's Military Academy? Would the Gurkha uniform impress or offend?
This is all down to my American Ignorance here. US schools give late British Colonialism short shrift. All I know about the British in India I learned from historical mystery series and Gunga Din. I've put it on my to do list...
I believe that is the uniform of a Field Marshall of the British Army. Warm Weather Service Dress.
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Old 11-08-2013, 02:00 PM
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Stupid headline, good pics :

Prince Charles receives 65th birthday cake on tour of India with Camilla | Mail Online
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:00 AM
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India Day 4 :

The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall Visit India - Day 4 - Pictures - Zimbio
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Old 11-09-2013, 09:00 AM
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Old 11-09-2013, 10:17 AM
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The whole trip is like a cheap American political campaign. The pearl necklace worn by Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, during day 2 is lovely.
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Old 11-09-2013, 10:41 AM
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The whole trip is like a cheap American political campaign.
Tnank you sooooo much for your kind spirit and words as usual

For your little pleasure, here is a video, maybe you'll learn a thing, or maybe two :

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It has been kind of you to provide the link. These clips are just glossy PR campaigns that yield very little tangible results. The enlightened westerns can believe them.
At the same time, the senior hard-working British royals still come across as oily cheap politicians.
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^^ Why do you say that? (that they come across as oily cheap politicians)
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Precious. The photo of Camilla and the little one is adorable. The stories she heard at the abuse center were appalling. Glad she could brighten their day. At the nursery school- Wow , Charles is in the Grandpa Groove!
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Their role is to bring attention to causes and they are doing that.

Politicians' role is to get elected - and then do nothing until the next election comes around.

No comparison - one is to help people while the other is to help themselves.
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:22 PM
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Their role is to bring attention to causes and they are doing that.

Politicians' role is to get elected - and then do nothing until the next election comes around.

No comparison - one is to help people while the other is to help themselves.
One of the best, most succinct descriptions of the royal role Ive ever read and defines politicans very clearly. Thank you

for me, this defines why I want a constitutional monarchy rather than an elected head of state.
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Their role is to bring attention to causes and they are doing that.

Politicians' role is to get elected - and then do nothing until the next election comes around.

No comparison - one is to help people while the other is to help themselves.
All one has to do is look at the politicians here in the States around the time of the election. All of a sudden, they're caring about this cause, and that cause, while at all other times, they're worrying about themselves. Your description is spot on.
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One of the best, most succinct descriptions of the royal role Ive ever read and defines politicans very clearly. Thank you

for me, this defines why I want a constitutional monarchy rather than an elected head of state.
Couldn't have said it better myself!
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