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Elspeth 01-08-2006 04:20 PM

Prince Harry Current Events 10: January-March 2006
 
Welcome to part 7 of the thread to discuss news and current photos about Harry. The old thread is here:

http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...-6-a-7967.html

gaggleofcrazypeople 01-08-2006 05:06 PM

So anyway, back to the fact that you know that Harry will enjoy William saluting him.

houri 01-08-2006 05:52 PM

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Originally Posted by gaggleofcrazypeople
So anyway, back to the fact that you know that Harry will enjoy William saluting him.

I think a pic for prince William saluting prince Harry will worth a million :D

polop 01-09-2006 06:06 PM

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Originally Posted by houri
I think a pic for prince William saluting prince Harry will worth a million :D

I think it's about time!;)

corazon 01-09-2006 06:20 PM

i can't wait for see that!

Iluvbertie 01-09-2006 07:25 PM

I wonder if we will ever really see this.

It won't happen until after Harry graduates in 14 weeks time - assuming that he does and I think he will.

Then they will have to be in a position where they are meeting, in uniform, publicly. Usually when we see them they are coming from one place and going to another place together. How often have we actually seen them meet each other? The Trooping the Colour comes to mind as an occassion on which they could both be together in uniform but they will not be greeting each other in public so a salute would be done in private not public.

I suspect that the best occassion would be on Harry's graduation day - after he actually gets his commission if William comes up then William would have to salute the newly commission officer. They may even do it for the press but I think it would be a private moment between them.

Once William graduates the chances decrease markedly of Harry ever having to salute William as William, being a uni graduate, will reach 1st Lt faster than Harry. Of course after the initial couple of promotions Harry may gain promotion on merit faster than William but I don't think William will be in the army long enough for that to be an issue and when he leaves the army he will get regular promotions in line with his position as 2nd in line to the throne.

gaggleofcrazypeople 01-09-2006 09:51 PM

I wonder if Harry would rub it in Wills' face. That would be fun.

lamass 01-09-2006 11:00 PM

i bet a little teasing is in order but maturity will be present

Skydragon 01-10-2006 06:03 AM

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Originally Posted by chrissy57
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The Trooping the Colour comes to mind as an occassion on which they could both be together in uniform but they will not be greeting each other in public so a salute would be done in private not public.

I suspect that the best occassion would be on Harry's graduation day - after he actually gets his commission if William comes up then William would have to salute the newly commission officer. Once William graduates the chances decrease markedly of Harry ever having to salute William as William, being a uni graduate, will reach 1st Lt faster than Harry. Of course after the initial couple of promotions Harry may gain promotion on merit faster than William but I don't think William will be in the army long enough for that to be an issue and when he leaves the army he will get regular promotions in line with his position as 2nd in line to the throne.

Cadet Officers do not attend the Trooping of the Colour, so we won't see it there.
Unless the degree is for a specialist subject ie. Doctor, Vet, a university education does not make a great deal of difference to your climb up the ladder. As I said in an earlier post, a degree can be gained in psychology, Madonna, The Beatles and all manner of subjects, none of which would help you in the Army.
Promotion is usually based on your performance as an officer, although an exception will probably be made for William. That would be unfair to the rest of the recruits and to Harry but, life is rarely fair!:)

Incas 01-10-2006 07:30 AM

I thought Harry attended the Trooping last year in his uniform.

Skydragon 01-10-2006 10:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Incas
I thought Harry attended the Trooping last year in his uniform.

No, William was there (obviously not in any uniform). The press were complaining that Harry should have been given time off to attend.
You can't wear a officers uniform until you have passed all the courses and have passed out (graduated) as an officer.:)

corazon 01-10-2006 12:03 PM

harry not was in the trooping colouor 2005 with uniform, he was in world war 60 anniversary in july with uniform

Skydragon 01-10-2006 02:17 PM

I believe that you are mistaken about Harry being in the 60th anniversary parade.
William was on the balcony, with his step mum, Tim Laurence and Princess Alexandra.
Although various Cadet Corps took part, they are not to be confused with Officer Cadets.
Where did you read that Harry took part?

Harry was on the balcony, he did not take part, he was in his officer cadets uniform, not an officers!.

pollyemma 01-10-2006 02:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skydragon
I believe that you are mistaken about Harry being at the 60th anniversary parade.
William was on the balcony, with his step mum, Tim Laurence and Princess Alexandra.
Although various Cadet Corps took part, they are not to be confused with Officer Cadets.
Where did you read that Harry took part?

Harry was on the balcony, he did not take part.

i think you are right. harry and william 'swapped' balcony appearances this year. willliam was at one, harry at the other.

Skydragon 01-10-2006 02:57 PM

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Originally Posted by pollyemma
i think you are right. harry and william 'swapped' balcony appearances this year. willliam was at one, harry at the other.

Thanks Pollyemma, I checked and Harry was on the balcony of BP but certainly did not take part in the parade.

gaggleofcrazypeople 01-10-2006 05:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lamass
i bet a little teasing is in order but maturity will be present

True, he has been acting mature lately.

Iluvbertie 01-10-2006 07:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skydragon
I believe that you are mistaken about Harry being in the 60th anniversary parade.
William was on the balcony, with his step mum, Tim Laurence and Princess Alexandra.
Although various Cadet Corps took part, they are not to be confused with Officer Cadets.
Where did you read that Harry took part?

Harry was on the balcony, he did not take part, he was in his officer cadets uniform, not an officers!.


William was in New Zealand when the 60th Anniversary took place.

Harry was definitely on the balcony, laughing with Camilla. He was in his officer cadet's uniform and was certainly in the car that came past me, returning from the celebrations at Horseguards.

As I have never been to the Trooping of the Colour I have never seen William so I know I am not confused.

Iluvbertie 01-10-2006 07:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skydragon
Cadet Officers do not attend the Trooping of the Colour, so we won't see it there.

Sorry I didn't make it clear. I meant if they attended as part of the Royal procession not on the parade ground but of course it will be held while William is still training and not in his break time so he won't be able to attend anyway.

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Unless the degree is for a specialist subject ie. Doctor, Vet, a university education does not make a great deal of difference to your climb up the ladder. As I said in an earlier post, a degree can be gained in psychology, Madonna, The Beatles and all manner of subjects, none of which would help you in the Army.

Promotion is usually based on your performance as an officer, although an exception will probably be made for William. That would be unfair to the rest of the recruits and to Harry but, life is rarely fair!:)

Having any degree does gain credit on the early rungs.

The press have been clearly saying that William is likely to reach Captain before Harry due to having a degree (which is recognised as additional training).

I my personal experience, due to having a degree, I was commissioned as a 2nd Lt but after the commissioning ceremony was immediately given my 2nd pip making me a 1st Lt. Those in my class who didn't have degrees and who had graduated on the same parade had to salute me immediately. Even so my rank wasn't substantive until the same date as theirs and but I was eligible for promotion to Captain 6 months before them. I served in the Australian Army Reserve, which has the same promotion practices as the British at the early levels.


A degree does allow William faster promotion at the earlier ranks than Harry.


Harry has even said comments along the lines that he will only be able to have William salute him for a short period of time as he knows that William will get the extra promotion due to the degree.

After they both make captain then will they have to be judged on their military ability alone and William's degress will have no meaning.

Elspeth 01-10-2006 09:16 PM

Perhaps if Harry knows that William will be outranking him sooner rather than later, he'll forgo the short-term pleasure of having William salute him, then.

Skydragon 01-11-2006 05:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chrissy57
Having any degree does gain credit on the early rungs.

The press have been clearly saying that William is likely to reach Captain before Harry due to having a degree (which is recognised as additional training).Those in my class who didn't have degrees and who had graduated on the same parade had to salute me immediately. Even so my rank wasn't substantive until the same date as theirs and but I was eligible for promotion to Captain 6 months before them. I served in the Australian Army Reserve, which has the same promotion practices as the British at the early levels.

We will have to agree to disagree but with 2 sons who are serving Army Officers, a nephew training at Sandhurst, all with degrees and with the present advertising campaign pointing out that 'you are judged on your abilities not your qualifications', I can only put it down to a difference between the regular army and the reserve (which I believe is like our territorials).

As we have all seen, you can't rely too much on what the papers say.

Skydragon 01-11-2006 06:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chrissy57
William was in New Zealand when the 60th Anniversary took place.
Harry was definitely on the balcony, laughing with Camilla. He was in his officer cadet's uniform and was certainly in the car that came past me, returning from the celebrations at Horseguards.
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I was talking about the huge parade we had on 13th November at the cenotaph on rememberance Sunday, not the 60th anniversary that was originally stated, I should have read Corazons post properly. :o William was definately on the balcony with Camilla as I have said at that one!
However Harry was not IN either parade.

corazon 01-11-2006 12:23 PM

william was buckingham balcony for the trooping colour in 11 Jun 2005.

harry attend at Horse Guards Parade on National Commemoration Day July 10, 2005 in London before and the same day harry was in buckingham balcony.
the same day William at Auckland War Memorial Museum for ceremony on the 60th anniversary, william was there in queen name.

and william was in Remembrance Sunday service at Whitehall in London 13 November 2005.

Skydragon 01-11-2006 03:23 PM

[QUOTE]
Quote:

Originally Posted by corazon
harry attend at Horse Guards Parade on National Commemoration Day July 10, 2005 in London before and the same day harry was in buckingham balcony.
the same day William at Auckland War Memorial Museum for ceremony on the 60th anniversary

The 60th Anniversary celebrations to mark the end of the 2nd world war

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and william was in Remembrance Sunday service at Whitehall in London 13 November 2005.
The Remembrance Day service, where William took part when he laid a wreath at the cenotaph, to remember all those killed fighting for the freedom we all enjoy now.

corazon 01-11-2006 03:35 PM

[quote=Skydragon]
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The 60th Anniversary celebrations to mark the end of the 2nd world war.
The Remembrance Day service, where William took part when he laid a wreath at the cenotaph, to remember all those killed fighting for the freedom we all enjoy now.
of course.

Skydragon 01-11-2006 04:13 PM

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Originally Posted by corazon
of course.

I wasn't actually asking a question, just trying to state which event each boy went to and what they were about, for anyone who was confused by the previous posts.

kpusa1981 01-11-2006 10:33 PM

Prince Harry current events part 7
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Skydragon
We will have to agree to disagree but with 2 sons who are serving Army Officers, a nephew training at Sandhurst, all with degrees and with the present advertising campaign pointing out that 'you are judged on your abilities not your qualifications', I can only put it down to a difference between the regular army and the reserve (which I believe is like our territorials).

As we have all seen, you can't rely too much on what the papers say.

Harry Non-Graduate Cadet/ Officer:
1-3 year at 2nd Lt.
3 years at Lt.
5 years at Captian
This means that 11 years he would only be a captian and he would around 32 and might not be able to recieve the rank of Major.

William Graduate Cadet /Officer:
3 years at Lt.
5 years at Captian
This means that after the 8 years at 32 and he would be able to try for Major.

This is how having university effects things.

Royal Fan 01-11-2006 11:24 PM

Where does everyone see William and Harry in 10 (Military wise) :)

corazon 01-11-2006 11:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Royal Fan
Where does everyone see William and Harry in 10 (Military wise) :)

in june for the trooping colour, or may be in april for queen's birthday.

Skydragon 01-12-2006 03:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kpusa1981
This is how having university effects things.

Strange, it is not the way my sons have progressed over the years, or indeed any of my other male relatives, with and without any degrees. Both of the boys having spent less than the time you quote at Lt or Captain.:)

I find it troubling that anyone would think a degree in The Beatles, Psychology or Madonna, (all valid degree couses), would make any difference in the army promotion stakes, it would be like a belief, that you can be taught 'man management' or leadership.

I think we are all agreed that William will probably come out as a Lt., gain promotion faster, whether this will be purely on who he is, is up to the individual to decide but, in the modern Army having a degree is secondary to your ability to lead. He could of course fail his initial exams and decide to leave early.:eek:

Harry will have at least 14 weeks to savour the chance of William having to salute him, which is where this all began I think.

gaggleofcrazypeople 01-12-2006 06:01 PM

I think Harry will still be in the military, but Wills won't.

corazon 01-12-2006 06:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gaggleofcrazypeople
I think Harry will still be in the military, but Wills won't.

you're right, Harry loved the military, i not sure about wills about the military,I think that is his obligation.

kpusa1981 01-12-2006 07:21 PM

Prince Harry current events part 7
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by corazon
you're right, Harry loved the military, i not sure about wills about the military,I think that is his obligation.

Agreed Harry will stay in as long as he can. Agreed on William as well.

pollyemma 01-12-2006 07:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kpusa1981
Agreed Harry will stay in as long as he can. Agreed on William as well.

Harry did say that he feels a strong bond with Lesotho and would like to continue helping the people there. and if his army career got in the way he might have to opt to help out in Lesotho instead.

its also conveniently close to his girlfriend's home.

Royal Fan 01-13-2006 12:38 AM

Maybe William will stay longer who knows dependng on how long the Queen lives ect I Think he will marry by 2009 because thats when his stint is up After that time permitting id like to see him in each of the other brances :)

corazon 01-13-2006 01:31 AM

I think william will marry in 2007.

Skydragon 01-13-2006 04:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gaggleofcrazypeople
I think Harry will still be in the military, but Wills won't.

I agree. I think Harry will still be in but, not see a lot of active service which might frustrate him enough to buy himself out.

kaydura0717 01-13-2006 04:38 PM

Harry seems to enjoy the military way of life more I mean he was the head of the cadet force in Eton. William seems to be entering because he knows that one day he most likely will be head of the armed forces when he becomes King.

gaggleofcrazypeople 01-13-2006 09:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by corazon
you're right, Harry loved the military, i not sure about wills about the military,I think that is his obligation.

From interviews that he has given, it seems that Wills doesn't really want to go. But Harry did.

Harry's polo shirt 01-13-2006 11:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kaydura0717
Harry seems to enjoy the military way of life more I mean he was the head of the cadet force in Eton. William seems to be entering because he knows that one day he most likely will be head of the armed forces when he becomes King.

I think Harry loves being in the military because he feels like he is important. While growing up, he was always second fiddle compaired to his brother...(he was called "the spare") military life makes Harry feel needed.

Skydragon 01-14-2006 08:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Harry's polo shirt
I think Harry loves being in the military because he feels like he is important. While growing up, he was always second fiddle compared to his brother...(he was called "the spare") military life makes Harry feel needed.

I think you are right, so many 2nd sons of the aristocracy became or become officers. He must get sick and tired of being compared to anyone. He is Harry!:)

Becky24 01-14-2006 02:10 PM

and still a prince!

gaggleofcrazypeople 01-15-2006 12:10 AM

I can only imagine. The fact that he is the spare has probably caused most of his outragous behaviour. He just wanted to be known for being him, no matter how bad.

Skydragon 01-15-2006 09:49 AM

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Originally Posted by gaggleofcrazypeople
I can only imagine. The fact that he is the spare has probably caused most of his outragous behaviour. He just wanted to be known for being him, no matter how bad.

Yes I agree, I don't think any of us can imagine the hurt caused by the gossip about who his father is and constantly being referred to as the spare, infers he was never wanted for himself.

Becky24 01-15-2006 01:56 PM

good way to explain that, Skydragon! It helps to explain why Harry is the way he is.

gaggleofcrazypeople 01-15-2006 09:44 PM

Poor Harry. Good thing he has so many fans. It must do wonders for his self-confidence.

sara1981 01-16-2006 11:49 PM

Gran day for Prince Harry
http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2006020540,00.html

corazon 01-16-2006 11:51 PM

that day will be great! really great!

HMQueenElizabethII 01-17-2006 12:07 AM

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Originally Posted by sara1981

Thanks for the news, Sara.It's great, i'm so looking forward to upcoming events of this year,i'm sure how proud the Queen feels of her grandsons...:)

Royal Fan 01-17-2006 01:27 PM

I Cant wait Harry will a great Army man will he get a medal on the day he passes out

corazon 01-17-2006 01:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Royal Fan
I Cant wait Harry will a great Army man will he get a medal on the day he passes out

I totally agree with you.:D

gaggleofcrazypeople 01-17-2006 04:30 PM

I'll put that day on my calendar.

purple_platinum 01-18-2006 03:27 AM

Queen to attend Prince Harry's army passing out parade
23:53 2006-01-17

Queen Elizabeth II will be at Sandhurst military academy in April to watch grandson Prince Harry at the graduation parade when he becomes an army officer, Buckingham Palace said Tuesday.
Plans have been made for the queen to attend the ceremony with Prince Charles, father of the 21-year-old prince, said a palace spokeswoman, who spoke on the condition of anonymity in line with palace policy.
Prince William, Harry's 23-year-old brother and second in line to the throne, embarked on an army career earlier this month and is also training at Sandhurst, reports AP.
O.Ch.

http://newsfromrussia.com/world/2006/01/17/71301.html

kaydura0717 01-18-2006 03:28 PM

I'm so happy that all his family will be there.

gaggleofcrazypeople 01-18-2006 07:05 PM

Is Camilla coming?

Becky24 01-18-2006 07:07 PM

I'd say she probably will. She is there for a lot of that stuuf now.

purple_platinum 01-18-2006 11:05 PM

Prince Harry will graduate as official of the Military in April
(from hola)

Prince Harry is to a step to become official of the military. The next month of April, the younger son of the Prince of Wales will graduate as official as the British Military in the Academy of Sandhurst and will have to march past before the watched letter of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. In fifteen years members of the Royalty to the parade will acudierán for the first time, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, and Duchess de Cornwall.

Iluvbertie 01-18-2006 11:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Royal Fan
I Cant wait Harry will a great Army man will he get a medal on the day he passes out


Why would he get a medal on the day he graduates?

Medals are awarded for bravery not for simply completing a course.

The medal he currently has was given to him by the Queen for attending her 50th Jubilee celebrations - as she awarded them to others on that day including William and those who sang in the choir.

corazon 01-18-2006 11:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by purple_platinum
Prince Harry will graduate as official of the Military in April
(from hola)

Prince Harry is to a step to become official of the military. The next month of April, the younger son of the Prince of Wales will graduate as official as the British Military in the Academy of Sandhurst and will have to march past before the watched letter of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. In fifteen years members of the Royalty to the parade will acudierán for the first time, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, and Duchess de Cornwall.

the royal family must be very pround of him, especially the queen, is her first grandson millitary continuing with a old tradition......and surelly diana would be very pround of her little boy.

Skydragon 01-19-2006 04:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chrissy57
Why would he get a medal on the day he graduates?

Medals are awarded for bravery not for simply completing a course.

.

They are also awarded for anyone serving in any campaign. That's why there are service medals for the troops who were/are in Iraq and Afghanistan.:)

Skydragon 01-19-2006 04:11 AM

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Originally Posted by sara1981

I am amazed that they don't seem to know where Sandhurst is located in this article:D

Royal Fan 01-19-2006 12:50 PM

So he will not get a medal in April lol Sorry for the silly questions I Just dont know that much about the Military Could someone explain to me how U.S. Naval Ranks work my friend joined up right outta Highschool (May 2004) I Think shes an engenieer or something what would her rank be by now :)

Thanks in Advance

gaggleofcrazypeople 01-19-2006 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Skydragon
I am amazed that they don't seem to know where Sandhurst is located in this article:D

Haven't their journalists been there before spying on Harry?

Skydragon 01-20-2006 11:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Royal Fan
So he will not get a medal in April lol Sorry for the silly questions I Just dont know that much about the Military Could someone explain to me how U.S. Naval Ranks work my friend joined up right outta Highschool (May 2004) I Think shes an engenieer or something what would her rank be by now :)

Thanks in Advance

It's not a silly question at all:) . Normal officers, when they pass out (graduate) do not get a medal. All they get is a different coloured hat band or hat and their rank pips (insignias).
I know nothing about the US Army or Navy (or much about the British Navy) to be honest. :)

Skydragon 01-20-2006 12:02 PM

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Originally Posted by gaggleofcrazypeople
Haven't their journalists been there before spying on Harry?

Yes but some of the people at The Sun, don't appear to be very intelligent.:D

Iluvbertie 01-20-2006 09:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skydragon
They are also awarded for anyone serving in any campaign. That's why there are service medals for the troops who were/are in Iraq and Afghanistan.:)

Sorry - I forgot about campaign medals.

I think though that British/Australia troops receive far fewer medals than do their American counterparts.

Did anyone else see that show JAG when they had that Aussie lawyer, Brumbie? The number of medals/ribbons her was wearing would have made him the most decorated member of the Australian military in our history or at least close to it.

Josefine 01-22-2006 08:56 AM

after military training what will he do then

Skydragon 01-22-2006 09:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Josefine
after military training what will he do then

That is the million dollar question. :D
It seems he has indicated that he would like to be a career soldier (stay in for the full 22 years) but, he has also said he is interested in doing some charity work to help the children of Lesotho.
I should think that like a lot of 21 year olds, as he gets older it could all change.:)

gaggleofcrazypeople 01-22-2006 05:00 PM

He is royal. The military would let him take off to do some things for Lesthoto.

Royal Fan 01-22-2006 11:05 PM

Yes I Belive he could (and will ) :) do both.

Iluvbertie 01-23-2006 05:03 AM

His immediate future after leaving Sandhurst will be to do the specific training relating to his chosen area of the army - infantry, cavalry etc.

Then he will join his regiment and do what they are doing I suppose.

kaydura0717 01-23-2006 11:37 AM

I think he will join the Welsh Guards but I think he has to learn Welsh first that is if he doesn't know it already. Is welsh a difficult language to learn?

Skydragon 01-23-2006 01:01 PM

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Originally Posted by kaydura0717
I think he will join the Welsh Guards but I think he has to learn Welsh first that is if he doesn't know it already. Is welsh a difficult language to learn?

No you don't have to speak Welsh to be in the Welsh Guards:) . Which is just as well, otherwise the majority of those serving with them, would be out of a job.

gaggleofcrazypeople 01-23-2006 03:11 PM

Are we sure that he wants to go to the Welsh guards? I think I've heard he might want to go elsewhere.

Royal Fan 01-23-2006 09:18 PM

how about the Royal Scots Greys

Skydragon 01-24-2006 05:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Royal Fan
how about the Royal Scots Greys

The Royal Scots Greys amalgamated with the 3rd Carabiniers, PoW Dragoon Guards in 1971 and became the Royal Scottish Dragoon Guards.
This is all set to change when all 6 Scottish regiments are to be disbanded or amalgamated to become the Royal Regiment of Scotland.:)

kaydura0717 01-24-2006 01:29 PM

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Originally Posted by gaggleofcrazypeople
Are we sure that he wants to go to the Welsh guards? I think I've heard he might want to go elsewhere.

I assumed that he may want to go there since his father is the prince of wales. Also I remember reading about him going to visit Sandhurst before he enrolled and he asked about the Welsh Guards and the army guy said he had to learn welsh.

Skydragon 01-24-2006 03:41 PM

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Originally Posted by kaydura0717
I assumed that he may want to go there since his father is the prince of wales. Also I remember reading about him going to visit Sandhurst before he enrolled and he asked about the Welsh Guards and the army guy said he had to learn welsh.

I think the guy must have been joking about speaking Welsh to join the Welsh Guards. Even in the Scottish regiments they don't have to speak Gaelic.

gaggleofcrazypeople 01-24-2006 06:29 PM

But I really remember hearing that he was thinking of joining something else. I guess he changed his mind.

Skydragon 01-25-2006 05:39 AM

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Originally Posted by gaggleofcrazypeople
But I really remember hearing that he was thinking of joining something else. I guess he changed his mind.

Most people don't know which regiment he wants to join, we don't even know if he has applied for or been accepted by anyone yet. :)

purple_platinum 01-25-2006 06:37 AM

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060125/...als_harry_dc_1

Prince Harry to join Household Cavalry

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry, younger son of heir-to-the-throne Britain's Prince Charles, will join the elite Household Cavalry when he completes his officer training in April, Buckingham Palace said on Wednesday.

The Cavalry is made up of two of the British Army's most senior and oldest regiments -- The Blues and Royals and The Life Guards -- and is tasked with protecting Queen Elizabeth on ceremonial and state occasions, meaning the prince may have to guard his own grandmother.

The 21-year-old, who joined the elite Sandhurst military academy last year, will serve in the Blues and Royals with the aim of becoming an armored reconnaissance troop leader, a statement said.


http://news.telegraph.co.uk/news/mai.../25/uharry.xml

Prince Harry to join Blues and Royals

Prince Harry is to join the Blues and Royals regiment of the Household Cavalry, Clarence House has confirmed.

The 21-year-old third in line to the throne hopes to become an Armoured Reconnaissance Troop Leader at the forefront of Army operations.
He will move into the historic Army outfit after completing his Sandhurst training in April.

The Cavalry is the Army's most senior and oldest regiment - made up of both the Blues and Royals and the Life Guards - and is tasked with protecting the Queen on ceremonial and state occasions, meaning the Prince may have to guard his own grandmother.

Skydragon 01-25-2006 08:09 AM

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Originally Posted by purple_platinum
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060125/...als_harry_dc_1

Prince Harry to join Household Cavalry
The 21-year-old, who joined the elite Sandhurst military academy last year, will serve in the Blues and Royals with the aim of becoming an armored reconnaissance troop leader, a statement said.


http://news.telegraph.co.uk/news/mai.../25/uharry.xml

Prince Harry to join Blues and Royals


So now we all know, he is going to drive tanks and ride horses.:D Not really accurate. If he gets his wish and his further training goes ok, he will be in a Scimitar reconnaissance vehicle with it's 30mm cannon, the Spartan or even the Striker anti tank guided weapons vehicle for some of the time. He may never be on ceremonial duty.

purple_platinum 01-25-2006 08:41 AM

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Britain's Prince Harry is seen on exercise in Britain in November 2005, in this image made available in London, Wednesday Jan. 25, 2005, where Clarence House announced that he is to join the Blues and Royals Regiment of the Household Cavalry, after completing his Sandhurst training in April. The 21-year-old, who is third in line to the British throne, hopes to become an Armoured Reconnaissance Troop Leader at the forefront of Army operations. As well as armoured reconnaissance, the Blues and Royals provide a ceremonial mounted escort for the reigning monarch.

(from AP via yahoo)

karla64 01-25-2006 10:07 AM

http://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty...5/princeharry/

Becky24 01-25-2006 11:36 AM

Harry certainly fits the part of jungle man! Haha!

Skydragon 01-25-2006 11:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Becky24
Harry certainly fits the part of jungle man! Haha!

I'm told that most of the men use plain water or soap and water to get the camo paint off, but some officers use makeup removal creams and have also been known to moisturise afterwards!:D

purple_platinum 01-25-2006 12:30 PM

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Prince Harry on military manoeuvres during his training at Sandhurst Military Academy, issued on January 25, 2006, England. Prince Harry is to join the Blues and Royals regiment of the Household Cavalry after completing his Sandhurst training in April. The Prince hopes to become an Armoured Reconnaissance Troop Leader at the forefront of Army operations.

(from getty)

Royal Fan 01-25-2006 01:05 PM

Cool we finally knows what Regiment he will join So he will protect the Queen when she opens Parliment Right??? I Almost didnt recognize him in the nre training pics when he hes wearing camo he looks taller :)

Skydragon 01-25-2006 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Royal Fan
Cool we finally knows what Regiment he will join So he will protect the Queen when she opens Parliment Right??? I Almost didnt recognize him in the nre training pics when he hes wearing camo he looks taller :)

It is Unlikely he will volunteer to the join the Mounted Division, so no, not at this time. After his initial training as a Troop Leader in the Formation Reconnaissance Division, he could be posted (transfered) there with the rest of his men.:)

gaggleofcrazypeople 01-25-2006 02:38 PM

Is the Queen actually going to let him be part of a regiment that actually fights?

Skydragon 01-25-2006 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by gaggleofcrazypeople
Is the Queen actually going to let him be part of a regiment that actually fights?

Yes apparently he is joining the fighting unit, we shouldn't be that surprised after all, Andrew faught in the Falklands War.

kaydura0717 01-25-2006 03:59 PM

I happy that he chose this regiment. I guess I was wrong he was not going to chose the welsh guards.

Becky24 01-25-2006 05:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Skydragon
I'm told that most of the men use plain water or soap and water to get the camo paint off, but some officers use makeup removal creams and have also been known to moisturise afterwards!:D

I bet the type of paint he uses is different than the type we use for Halloween and such, but if it's anything like that, they would need a lot of soap and water and tons of moisturizer!;)

Paula** 01-25-2006 09:15 PM

I don't know what happens to me but I always think he's sexy
oh god
it is just me or she looks absolutely sexy with that army uniform?
yeah maybe Im going crazy or something:p

Royal Fan 01-25-2006 10:18 PM

lol I Just like the old worl classical charm about the Men in the Royal Family in Uniform something very disticnt very Victorian lol now I Sound like the crazy on eh (Did my statement make sense) :)

sara1981 01-26-2006 12:25 AM

Harry: One's just Cornet-o
http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2006040259,00.html

Harry to join Household Cavalry
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4646336.stm

HARRY MAY FIGHT IN IRAQ
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/tm_obje...name_page.html

Prince Harry could serve in Iraq
http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0...498557,00.html

Prince Harry could fight in Iraq
http://www.thecouriermail.news.com.a...55E401,00.html

Harry to join the Household Cavalry
http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=126062006http://images.thesun.co.uk/images/trans.gifhttp://images.thesun.co.uk/images/trans.gif

Skydragon 01-26-2006 06:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Becky24
I bet the type of paint he uses is different than the type we use for Halloween and such, but if it's anything like that, they would need a lot of soap and water and tons of moisturizer!;)

It just makes me laugh that most of them won't admit to using removal creams or moisturiser. There they are toting SA80's, crawling about in ditches, fighting for their country but, it's far harder to admit they use creams on their faces.:D

corazon 01-26-2006 11:12 AM

he will be guard in queen's protection?

sara1981 01-26-2006 08:50 PM

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Originally Posted by corazon
he will be guard in queen's protection?

yes he will guard his grandmother the HM Queen

Princejohnny25 01-26-2006 09:16 PM

No he will not guard the Queen. He is joining the other part of the calvarly. The part that is not just ceremonial, he will most likely be in combat doing reconassaince missions which are very dangerous. But seeing that he is doing very well he will most likely be leader of his men.

gaggleofcrazypeople 01-26-2006 10:15 PM

Why is there so much controversy of Harry going to fight in Iraq? He is third in line, and I still don't think that he would really ever fight in combat.


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