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Forum: British Royals 03-19-2018, 08:52 PM
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Posted By cepe
These are the privileges that come with any child...

These are the privileges that come with any child of someone with money eg
-Branson children
-family of the late Duke of Westminster (although educated at the local comprehensive school)
-children...
Forum: British Royals 06-18-2017, 09:57 PM
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Posted By cepe
They were there for TTC. What are you talking...

They were there for TTC. What are you talking about?
Forum: British Royals 02-23-2017, 09:12 PM
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Posted By cepe
I was in the process of writing a balanced post...

I was in the process of writing a balanced post and then binned it because
A) I knew I would get tons of flack, and
B) the thread might be closed.

I think the focus for all of us should be...
Forum: British Royals 02-23-2017, 05:39 PM
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Posted By cepe
Speaking as a Brit, I dont think the public will...

Speaking as a Brit, I dont think the public will mind. Journos will go on the rampage because they will think its a good story but I dont think its an issue.

I do get tired of the "three people...
Forum: British Royals 02-03-2017, 07:30 PM
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Posted By cepe
I was clarifying a situation

I was clarifying a situation
Forum: British Royals 02-03-2017, 06:57 PM
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Posted By cepe
"Learn to keep his mouth shut" - although you...

"Learn to keep his mouth shut" - although you prob didnt mean to sound rude, that could perhaps have been better phrased.

the British people supported his view re Putin

He met with the Chinese...
Forum: British Royals 12-26-2016, 11:39 PM
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Posted By cepe
He was born in Nov 1948 - 15 yrs is 83. So 20...

He was born in Nov 1948 - 15 yrs is 83. So 20 years is entirely possible!:smile:
Forum: British Royals 12-21-2016, 11:24 PM
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Posted By cepe
:previous: under the combined Royal Trust. ...

:previous: under the combined Royal Trust. Lancaster income would also be included. Makes the money go further.

Plainly the Duchy of Cornwall and the Duchy of Lancaster could make donations to...
Forum: British Royals 12-21-2016, 09:57 PM
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Posted By cepe
I see it as coming together under one umbrella, a...

I see it as coming together under one umbrella, a single Windsor Royal Trust. A key function would be bringing charities together to reduce overheads and increase income on one level; and perhaps to...
Forum: British Royals 12-21-2016, 06:33 PM
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Posted By cepe
This post is a good example of how the numbers...

This post is a good example of how the numbers game is not the key to performance and effort.(Nothing personal intended)

The Queen does more than Camilla - and so she should , she's the Queen. So...
Forum: British Royals 12-21-2016, 05:17 PM
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Posted By cepe
:previous: thank you so much for this well...

:previous: thank you so much for this well thoughtout post.

You are right that William's status is having a direct impact on others. I'd realised that with Catherine but not Harry or Beatrice.
...
Forum: British Royals 11-07-2016, 12:44 PM
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Posted By cepe
I've highlighted "openings and ribbon cuttings"...

I've highlighted "openings and ribbon cuttings" because I see negative comments by posters about these quite often.

No member of the BRF goes to an event just to cut a ribbon or unveil a plaque. ...
Forum: British Royals 10-30-2016, 03:59 PM
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Posted By cepe
Interesting idea - but none of the royals are...

Interesting idea - but none of the royals are paid for the work that they do - large or small. The money, given to them from the Privy Purse, is to run their offices (staff costs etc.). Travel...
Forum: British Royals 10-30-2016, 02:00 PM
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Posted By cepe
The number of royal duties being carried out has...

The number of royal duties being carried out has already fallen
Forum: British Royals 10-24-2016, 10:04 PM
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Posted By cepe
Not quite. Prince Michael of Kent has no public...

Not quite. Prince Michael of Kent has no public role, does not receive any funding and has to pay market rent in order to stay at KP. He funds himself.

He is the grandson of a monarch - same as...
Forum: British Royals 10-24-2016, 01:13 PM
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Posted By cepe
The funding has nothing to do with the number of...

The funding has nothing to do with the number of working royals.

HMQ gets 15% of the net profit from Crown Estates (although this funding level is due for review next yr). This pays not only for...
Forum: British Royals 10-23-2016, 06:32 PM
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Posted By cepe
And it all costs lots of money in transport,...

And it all costs lots of money in transport, staff and security. And HMQ has been paying for some of the royals from her own personal income.

This does not include the cost of security. This a...
Forum: British Royals 10-23-2016, 03:21 PM
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Posted By cepe
Re security costs - Edward and Andrew (as with...

Re security costs - Edward and Andrew (as with all working royals) have state-funded RPOs. Not privately funded at all.

Beatrice and Eugenie used to have RPOs but these were withdrawn - 500,000...
Forum: British Royals 04-19-2016, 04:08 PM
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Posted By cepe
It could change by Charles stepping aside. I...

It could change by Charles stepping aside. I don't think that will happen, just saying
Forum: British Royals 01-28-2016, 10:02 PM
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Posted By cepe
there are 17 Caribbean islands that are within...

there are 17 Caribbean islands that are within the Commonwealth. So which ones were they and did they repeat?
Forum: British Royals 01-27-2016, 12:16 PM
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Posted By cepe
I think that the Express report is fair but I...

I think that the Express report is fair but I still don't agree with this obsession that Charles will automatically "cull" working royals.

The numbers will diminish over time and from a PR...
Forum: British Royals 11-10-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3,284
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Posted By cepe
It is standardised. It records individual events...

It is standardised. It records individual events undertaken by the BRF. If they are doing it on behalf of a patronage or regiment it says so; it says in general terms what they did or why they were...
Forum: British Royals 11-10-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3,284
Views: 326,431
Posted By cepe
The BRF do not count the number of engagements so...

The BRF do not count the number of engagements so it is nothing to do with them. And as you know it doesn't relate to all the work they do.

ITs royal watchers that do it and pay attention to it.
Forum: British Royals 11-07-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3,284
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Posted By cepe
I was specifically mentioning the...

I was specifically mentioning the reduction/cutting back of the BRF. It is written about as if people know it is definitely going to happen.

Stuff about how what sort of king he will be has to be...
Forum: British Royals 11-07-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3,284
Views: 326,431
Posted By cepe
:previous: thank you Marg. I do enjoy this...

:previous: thank you Marg.

I do enjoy this thread which, apparently, is based entirely on speculation. But it is interesting and wide ranging which I like.
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