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Warren 12-29-2009 06:33 PM

Prince William Current Events 23: January 2010-January 2011
 



Arms of HRH Prince William of Wales

Welcome to the Prince William current events thread part 23

commencing 1 January 2010

Part 22, covering the period May to December 2009, can be found here.


ghost_night554 01-03-2010 02:04 AM

Prince William current events 23: January 2010-
 
Prince William: I will not become 'shadow king' - Telegraph

The article outlines Prince William's plan for the next few years by CH

Mermaid1962 01-03-2010 03:24 AM

I'm glad to see that CH has quashed the "shadow king" rumours once and for all.:flowers:

Opal 01-03-2010 06:27 AM

Thank you ghost night554 for posting these links.
Regarding the Shadow King one, I get the impression that he's trying to establish himself while at the same time trying not to step on Charle's toes or overshadow him in any way. It must be difficult at times and maybe that's why he has held back a little bit. He seems very respectful toward his father which is nice.

Lumutqueen 01-03-2010 05:01 PM

Prince William loathe to undermine his father as he embarks on first tour for Queen | Mail Online

Iluvbertie 01-03-2010 05:19 PM

He is not only respectful towards his father but clearly absolutely adores him and will not allow anyone to put him forward in any way that undermines his father.

marine2109 01-04-2010 02:24 PM

Quote:

Prince William reveals true ambitions as he states he will not become a 'shadow king'
Prince William reveals true ambitions as he states he will not become a 'shadow king' - hellomagazine.com

renilu0202 01-05-2010 01:34 PM

why william does not want to be the next king?

Ella Kay 01-05-2010 02:35 PM

Because it's not his turn. Prince Charles is the next in line to the throne, not William. He would be usurping his father's right to become king.

Iluvbertie 01-05-2010 04:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by renilu0202 (Post 1037271)
why william does not want to be the next king?


Because he loves his father.

Really there are two reasons:


1. His father has been trained and prepared for it for years. It is his father's birthright to succeed his mother and William's to succeed his own father. William, of course, loves his father and to replace his father as the next King would damage that relationship, which is very very important to both men.

2. Considering the ages concerned the Queen will most likely pass on while William has youngish children and becoming King would therefore take from him some of the pleasures of being a father whereas with his father being King, William will still have those times with his own children that his father had with him but the Queen didn't have with her children due to becoming monarch at such a young age. Even if Charles is only King for 10 years that is 10 years more for William to spend time with his own growing family.

windsorgirl 01-06-2010 12:13 PM

A new portrait of Princes William & Harry was revealed today, according to this article.

Unveiled: First Double Portrait of Princes William and Harry - Prince Harry, Prince William : People.com

principessa 01-06-2010 01:00 PM

IMO Prince William looks very old in this portrait.

avrilo 01-06-2010 02:56 PM

Double portrait of princes William and Harry unveiled
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standa...ait-gallery.do

Another couple of articles

I hope we can see a better quality picture of this portrait, my first impression is that Harry looks great and that William is 10 tones blonder than he actually is, however the poses are cool!

ghost_night554 01-06-2010 08:10 PM

January 11th 2010 William will undertake 3 royal engagements

Quote:

Prince William
Honorary Air Commandant, will visit Royal Air Force Coningsby, Lincoln.
Prince William

Prince William
will visit Eresby School, Ereby Avenue, Spilsby and open the new Life Skills Centre.
Prince William

Prince William
Will visit St. Barnabas Hospice Day Centre, Hawthorn Road, Lincoln
Source: Search future engagements (search for Prince William)

Charlotte1 01-07-2010 07:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Iluvbertie (Post 1037921)
Actually William has left the army and is now in the RAF and I think Harry has left this regiment as well so they aren't their 'current' uniforms but ones they were wearing in 2008.

Harry is still formally a member of the Blues and Royals, and currently wears their uniform. He is training to be a member of the Army Air Corps, but isn't one yet. Should he be successful in his training, then he'll join the Army Air Corps and no longer be part of the Blues and Royals.

Opal 01-08-2010 06:59 AM

What a nice portrait of the brothers together. I like how it looks formal but yet relaxed.

Idriel 01-08-2010 07:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by principessa (Post 1037684)
IMO Prince William looks very old in this portrait.

Yes, she made him look less attractive than he is in real life (not something he can afford) and also took an artistic licence with his hair (to his advantage this time). Harry however is spot on.

Overall, it looks too much like the cover of a romance novel for me.

Iluvbertie 01-08-2010 07:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Idriel (Post 1038371)
Yes, she made him look less attractive than he is in real life (not something he can afford) and also took an artistic licence with his hair (to his advantage this time). Harry however is spot on.

Overall, it looks too much like the cover of a romance novel for me.


I was trying to think what it reminded me of and that is exactly it - the historical fiction romance books that I have read set in the Napoleonic Wars.

Opal 01-08-2010 05:56 PM

I don't like how she did William either. Harry looks alright though.

Sereta 01-10-2010 05:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rchat (Post 1036595)
Thank you ghost night554 for posting these links.
Regarding the Shadow King one, I get the impression that he's trying to establish himself while at the same time trying not to step on Charle's toes or overshadow him in any way. It must be difficult at times and maybe that's why he has held back a little bit. He seems very respectful toward his father which is nice.

I get this impression too and that's probably why he's easing into his royal role instead of becoming a full time royal partly so he doesn't overshadow his father. And why not, he has plenty of time to do it gradually. And I would even take it a step further and say that might be why he chose the RAF instead of the Navy. In addition to his love of flying he also avoids unnecessary comparisons to his father.
I think he's being smart in taking a military job that he can keep himself preoccupied with despite his detractors' criticisms.


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