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Old 10-27-2018, 09:39 AM
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"Charles At Seventy: Thoughts, Hopes And Dreams" by Robert Jobson (2018)

Charles At Seventy: Thoughts, Hopes And Dreams by Robert Jobson, published by John Blake on November 1 at £20.


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Desperate Prince Charles wanted to pull out of his wedding to Diana when he realised how 'incompatible' the pair were, but knew breaking off the engagement would be 'cataclysmic', bombshell book reveals
  • Explosive new royal biography marks Prince Charles 70th birthday in November
  • Its author and veteran royal reporter Robert Jobson toured the world with him
  • Charles described himself as 'permanently between the devil and deep blue sea'
  • Revealed he wants to challenge 'pernicious lies' he says were pedalled by Diana
By Richard Kay and Robert Jobson For The Daily Mail
Published: 17:00 EDT, 26 October 2018 | Updated: 20:16 EDT, 26 October 2018

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ess-Diana.html

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The life of a monarch-to-be: Seeds for breakfasts, driving back to Balmoral because he left the lights on and telling Camilla not to heat her swimming pool in the winter
  • Charles once advised Camilla to stop heating her swimming pool in Wiltshire
  • But the pipes ended up freezing and bursting which cost thousands to repair
  • The Prince will be oldest person ever to become monarch when he ascends
  • For breakfast he always has bowl of seed mixed in with a tiny amount of yoghurt
By Robert Jobson For The Daily Mail
Published: 17:53 EDT, 26 October 2018 | Updated: 20:30 EDT, 26 October 2018

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...lights-on.html

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Prince Charles solved a row with Diana about being late to a state banquet by ordering another martini
  • Diana waited impatiently at Kensington Palace 'tutting loudly and tapping feet'
  • Prince Charles insisted they left at the same time and asked for another martini
  • Argument demonstrated the extent to which the royal relationship had soured
By Robert Jobson For The Daily Mail
Published: 18:08 EDT, 26 October 2018 | Updated: 03:29 EDT, 27 October 2018

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...g-Martini.html
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Old 10-27-2018, 09:54 AM
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I know it's being serialised by the DM but I intend to buy the book. I guess, like all biographies produced by journalists there will be some fudging of facts and stories. There are also some extracts there about Charles's relationship with his adult sons. I'd like to read more, as this aspect of the Prince of Wales's life has been largely left alone by his biographers. Looking forward to reading it.
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Old 10-27-2018, 09:58 AM
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I'm also going to wait until I can get the book for a song and a dance through my book supplier.

I found that tidbit about being late for a state dinner quite amusing. One thing that is known about Charles is that he's not really a drinker so for him to have ordered a second martini, one would have to know that there was a battle of who rules the roost kind of thing going on.
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Old 10-27-2018, 10:26 AM
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Harry and William's decision to leave Prince Charles out of Diana's 20th anniversary TV documentary 'left him feeling like he never existed'
  • Brothers took part in ITV documentary 'Diana, Our Mother: Her Life And Legacy'
  • Prince Charles was upset that his sons wrote him completely out of their history
  • Insider said the princes should have acknowledged his role in their upbringing
By Robert Jobson For The Daily Mail
Published: 17:57 EDT, 26 October 2018 | Updated: 20:31 EDT, 26 October 2018

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...cumentary.html
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Old 10-27-2018, 10:26 AM
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The Queen and Prince Philip once doubted Charles's suitability for the throne and saw him as a 'loose cannon' with a tendency for tantrums
  • Sources claim the Queen and Prince Philip regarded Charles as 'loose cannon'
  • Believed his initiatives and causes teetered dangerously on brink of quackery
  • Relations so bad at one point that Charles and father communicated in writing
By Robert Jobson For The Daily Mail
Published: 18:01 EDT, 26 October 2018 | Updated: 21:41 EDT, 26 October 2018

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ty-throne.html
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Old 10-27-2018, 11:21 AM
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This is all over the DM and I find it no coincidence that it's come out a couple of days after Charles celebratory 70th Birthday Bash where he was praised so highly.

I would buy half these books that the DM plug, except I can read most of it through their articles so why pay?
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Old 11-09-2018, 03:34 AM
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Another stir up article:

'She'll get what she's given': Queen 'had words' with Harry over 'very difficult' Meghan's choice of wedding tiara:
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Old 11-09-2018, 05:04 AM
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Yes, another doozy from Jobson. I suppose the aide who gave him the tip-off about this was lying under a sofa listening as the Queen ticked her grandson off. That would be the only way such a reproof would be overheard by anybody else. The Queen has never been known to tear strips off family members in the vicinity of others, or criticise their partners. If she hasn't done it before she's hardly likely to begin at 92, IMO. Ditto for the ridiculous query about Meghan's veil.
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Old 11-09-2018, 05:40 AM
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OK. I gulped a bit of wine and read the article.

First off, none of what was written comes anywhere near the Harry and Meghan that we've gotten to know since their relationship became public knowledge. Its only purpose is to insinuate that there is friction within the family.

Secondly, "what Meghan wants, Meghan gets", to me, sounds like an off the cuff remark that Harry would make about his future bride when it comes to the wedding trying to please her every way he can but I just can't imagine it being said in a rude way to *anyone*. Its just not characteristic of Harry.

Thirdly, I considered the source. The Sun. We know very well who this paper has been cooperating with with "scoops" on the "real" Meghan from sources only too willing and eager to talk to them. One way to rile these "sources" up is to give them something to feed on.

I do, however, believe that Meghan looking at options for a tiara would gravitate towards emeralds. I imagine also that Meghan being told that it was out of the question would have been accepted with grace. The Queen and Meghan do seem to have a good rapport with each other and haughty is not a word I'd use to describe Meghan nor can I picture Meghan being demanding and insulting to staff or anyone else for that matter.

So, my consensus is that this article is a bunch of stuff that the Sun should be collecting at the bottom of a cage somewhere.
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Except...we can trace Meghan's jewellery style from pre-Harry days and she has NEVER worn emeralds to my knowledge. She wears mostly yellow gold and diamonds.
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Old 11-09-2018, 06:42 AM
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So they don't even care this work of fiction stands in direct contrast to what we actually know happened?

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"When it came to the tiara on the day I was very fortunate to be able to choose this very gorgeous Art Deco-style bandeau tiara. Harry and I had gone to Buckingham Palace to meet with Her Majesty the Queen to select one of the options that were there, which was an incredibly surreal day, as you can imagine. That was the one that I think, as we tried them on, stood out. I think it was just perfect because it was so clean and simple, and I think also at that point an extension to what Clare and I had been trying to do with the dress, which was have something that could be so incredibly timeless but still feel modern."
The unethical operating of the British tabloid press is disgusting and our media laws need serious overhauling.
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Old 11-09-2018, 08:02 AM
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Was this story about the wedding tiara actuallly from Jobson's book or was Jobson's book quoted to give context? Admittedly I am confused because I don't know if the "well-placed royal insider" is speaking to The Sun or if the "well-placed royal insider" is speaking to Jobson and The Sun is reporting it second hand.
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Old 11-09-2018, 08:26 AM
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That's one of the most ridiculous story i have ever read, even for the DM standards.
The "Russian origin" is just laughable.
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Russian connection is plausible in the political context of the time of the wedding though. She would have been selecting a tiara no doubt around about the time of the Salisbury poisonings when the British government were calling out the Russians. To then have their newest member wear a piece of jewellery with any sort of connection to Russia could have been interpreted as the BRF in general, or Meghan in particular, publicly showing dissent from the political stance of the British government at the time.

To us that sort of thing may seem silly but that is the sort of thing that the royals do have to take notice of and take into account. Remember the furore about Princess Michael's brooch last year - maybe it was meant as an insult or maybe she was trying to show support for Meghan (I have seen both interpretations) what they wear has to be so carefully chosen so as not to give offence or be seen to be supporting or opposing the government or opposition in any way.
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Except, we have Meghan's and Harry's own words on audio from their current wedding exhibition at Windsor. Meghan had several options of tiaras to choose from. We can be sure that those options would have been properly vetted by the Queen.
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Except...we can trace Meghan's jewellery style from pre-Harry days and she has NEVER worn emeralds to my knowledge. She wears mostly yellow gold and diamonds.
THIS. Diana also has emeralds in her jewelry collection left to her sons, yet we’ve not seen one piece of emerald on Meghan. She’s already worn about 4 pieces from Diana’s collection at different occasions now.
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THIS. Diana also has emeralds in her jewelry collection left to her sons, yet we’ve not seen one piece of emerald on Meghan. She’s already worn about 4 pieces from Diana’s collection at different occasions now.
But the only time that Meghan has worn a serious pair of earrings (ie, Diana;s emerald and diamond earrings) after the wedding was on the Australasia tour. So it may well be that she loves emeralds, and just has not yet had the chance to wear them.
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:19 AM
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If Meghan loved emeralds so much they would have been part of her jewellery collection years ago, long before Harry, with pieces she bought herself. There was no sign of any emerald jewellery in photos of her at red carpet events etc pre 2016.
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