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Charles at 65: He's never without his porcupine tooth pick and doesn't own a mobile. But then he's a true Duchy original... and we're proud to be the first to say: Happy Birthday! | Mail Online Wonderful article.
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Nice tribute. Quite surprising from the DM but nice anyway ..
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:00 PM
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Very interesting read. His Highness is definitely a fascinating character.
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:08 AM
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Very interesting read. His Highness is definitely a fascinating character.
When you read an article like this, it really makes you realize what the character of this man is like.

He may spend a lot of money on the clothes and shoes that he wears but they are of high quality and well taken care of and worn for years. We don't realize how much wear and tear clothing takes being washed in a machine.

Very well put together article and I applaud the DM for it.
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:59 AM
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Country Life has a new guest editor celebrating his 65th birthday....... pic.twitter.com/MeKzptOK7F
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:36 AM
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Inspirational Kate, my hands-on Scout: Prince Charles singles out daughter-in-law's work-
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Old 11-21-2013, 01:20 PM
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#royal Prince #Charles calls 3 party leaders to Buck Palace to engage them in his volunteer initiative 'step up to Serve' - highly unusual.

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Prince Charles has hosted the launch of 'Step Up to Service' at Buckingham Palace today - a new scheme designed to encourage young people to get more involved in volunteering. Speaking alongside the Prime Minister David Cameron, Deputy PM Nick Clegg and Labour Leader Ed Miliband, His Royal Highness said the campaign would help transform the lives and communities around the country-
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Pics of the launch today can be found here:



** gettyimages/zimbio: Prince Charles Starts Volunteering Campaign for Youths ** gettyimages **
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Old 11-21-2013, 06:47 PM
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He may spend a lot of money on the clothes and shoes that he wears but they are of high quality and well taken care of and worn for years. We don't realize how much wear and tear clothing takes being washed in a machine.
I doubt his suits and shoes are being washed at all, let a lone in a machine! Perhaps the princely undergarments and socks....though knowing Charles' predeliction for staff, I would bet there is a princely hand laundress!
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I doubt his suits and shoes are being washed at all, let a lone in a machine! Perhaps the princely undergarments and socks....though knowing Charles' predeliction for staff, I would bet there is a princely hand laundress!
What exactly do you know about "Charles' predeliction for staff?" I am still waiting for your source for one of the allegations you made about his staff in the past. Could you please explain what you know and provide actual sources.

As we know, Diana pressured him to replace much of his staff in the early days of their marriage. Since their separation though, Charles' household has been very stable and his staff seems very loyal to him. There are always exceptions. Few people are absolutely beloved by everyone they know.

I believe one staff member said other staff bullied him but Charles, himself, was not involved. I think Paul Burrell made a complaint or two, but he was close to Diana, although even Diana's close friends dispute his reliability and honesty.
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Prince of Wales: Scouts and Guides suffering over lack of volunteers-
Prince of Wales: Scouts and Guides suffering over lack of volunteers - Telegraph

I think he and Catherine needs to team up on this issue.
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The Prince of Wales has made a visit to the offices of PD Ports in Middlesbrough to mark the 50th anniversary of trade through the Tees Dock today, November 22, 2013.



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Old 11-22-2013, 04:14 PM
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What exactly do you know about "Charles' predeliction for staff?" I am still waiting for your source for one of the allegations you made about his staff in the past. Could you please explain what you know and provide actual sources.

As we know, Diana pressured him to replace much of his staff in the early days of their marriage. Since their separation though, Charles' household has been very stable and his staff seems very loyal to him. There are always exceptions. Few people are absolutely beloved by everyone they know.

I believe one staff member said other staff bullied him but Charles, himself, was not involved. I think Paul Burrell made a complaint or two, but he was close to Diana, although even Diana's close friends dispute his reliability and honesty.
Google is your friend US Royal Watcher.

Royal Households of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Prince Charles' income from taxpayer rises 18% as he bucks recession | Mail Online

independant.co.uk - Independant Resources and Information.

Pampered prince puts sun king in shade | UK news | The Guardian


A simple search will turn up dozens of articles on his staff of 159...and on Michael Fawcett holding the urine specimen bottle for the royal pee.
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Old 11-22-2013, 04:31 PM
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The Michael Fawcett incident was when Charles had a broken collarbone and so only had one hand - for most men in that situation they need a nurse to hold the specimen bottle so it doesn't go everywhere. Charles had a trusted member of staff rather than a stranger, and probably a female at that.
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Old 11-22-2013, 04:40 PM
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And as I suspected, there is indeed a princely hand washer person, with none of the clothes going in the machine...AND a princely shoe lace ironer!

http://www.thedailybeast.com/article...yal-expos.html
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And as I suspected, there is indeed a princely hand washer person, with none of the clothes going in the machine...AND a princely shoe lace ironer!

http://www.thedailybeast.com/article...yal-expos.html
Thanks for eventually providing a few links, but this one doesn't work. There are many articles with "unnamed sources" peddling misinformation about all celebrities and members of royal families. Some people will eagerly (and gullibly) believe anything that confirms their own bias, but the fact is that they don't "know" anything.

Stephen Barry, a named source in a position to actually know, wrote two books and did not make one of the allegations you claimed Barry made. Barry also described Charles as a man who was courteous and generally self reliance. Charles has a large staff, but he has a large estate and house and many engagements.

In his first book, which I actually read, Barry--on the record and in a position to know--says that the POW, unlike older royals, didn't like to be helped getting dressed. Barry would just lay out this clothes. Hardly consistent with the unnamed sources in the articles you cited.
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:34 PM
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Sound the idiot klaxon-Prince Charles and Tom Cruise are hard at work
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Old 11-22-2013, 11:05 PM
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US Royal, If you choose to first not to avail yourself of the internet, and then not to believe anything thats been published thats up to you. We have a sticky on sources in the BRF forum which you might wish to review which discusses exactly this.
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Old 11-23-2013, 01:05 AM
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With regards to Charles I find people fall into a range of categories:

1. People who believe everything negative about him and nothing positive
2. People who believe everything positive and nothing negative
3. People who believe a bit of each


If you believe everything that is published about Charles you would believe that he is a good employer and a bad one, is self-reliant and can barely stand without help, is confident and lacks confidence, gets on with his parents and loathes his parents, had a great childhood and had an awful childhood, cheated on Diana from day 1 of the marriage and was faithful to Diana for anything up to 5 years, gets on well with his sons and is estranged from his sons, is in a loving supportive marriage and is in a marriage that is for show only etc etc etc. All of these stories have been written about him at times.

You can't believe everything that is published so you have to be critical. That is why Charles' haters (who also tend to be Diana fanatics) only believe the negatives while the Charles lovers' tend to only believe the positives. There are many people who are in the middle - and believe some of the good and some of the bad - and who actually look for explanations at times for the bad stories such as the pee bottle holding - a logical explanation that is ignored by those who wish to paint Charles in a negative light.
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In the same vein, the link provided by al_Bina a couple of posts above raises yet again the infamous "Charles and the toothpaste" story, although the writer does manage to expand its scope even further than before, viz "...the man who famously went into a decline at the loss of a particular butler because he missed the way he squeezed the toothpaste on to the royal toothbrush." Really?

The truth of course is more prosaic. Here's something for doubting members to try at home: tie one hand behind your back and then put toothpaste on your toothbrush. It's doable, in a fashion, but somewhat impractical, and generally messy. The fact is that, like the urine specimen, while Charles had his arm in a sling a butler assisted the Prince by putting the toothpaste on his toothbrush. Shock horreur! 20-plus years later, the story is still being used against him. That's life I guess, and some will gleefully repeat it ad nauseum, but in these Forums we'd prefer the discussion be kept factual and, even better, rational.
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