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Old 09-23-2003, 12:44 PM
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Prince Harry starts his gap year

Prince Harry is on his way to Australia to start his gap year.

The 19-year-old Prince, who plans to join the Army and enrol for officer training at Sandhurst, is scheduled to stay Down Under for three months.

Sports-mad Harry has timed his trip well and is expected to cheer on the home countries in the Rugby World Cup which kicks off in Australia next month.

He is also likely to indulge his other passion and play polo, probably for Australian tycoon Kerry Packer's team.

Harry has already captained a Young England team and could do so again at Millamolong, New South Wales, in a special Ambassador's Cup match.

Armed officers from Scotland Yard's royalty protection branch are travelling with the Prince and, given the continuing worldwide terrorist alert and the recent breach of security at his brother's 21st birthday party in Windsor Castle, will not want to let Harry out of their sight.

The bill to protect the royal youngster in Australia is reportedly £600,000.

Prince Harry, who got a B grade in art A-Level at Eton, exhibited Aboriginal-style paintings at the exclusive boarding school.

While receiving critical acclaim at home, the paintings were branded "cultural theft" by prominent Aboriginals.

Story filed: 09:22 Sunday 21st September 2003

Old 09-23-2003, 12:46 PM
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Prince Harry gets work as a jackaroo
Posted Tue, 23 Sep 2003

Prince Harry posed for pictures with a koala at Sydney's zoo on Tuesday, hours after jetting into Australia for a three-month stay during his gap year before military college.

"He's not too sure about you lot," Harry told photographers, as he tried to give the koala instructions to look at the cameras.

Prince Charles' second son, third in line to the British throne, arrived at Sydney's Kingsford Smith Airport shortly after 5am on a British Airways flight from London.

He was whisked away by security officials, but re-emerged a few hours later for what is officially his only media event during the private trip.

As well as the koala, he met an echidna and a joey, or baby kangaroo, and chatted to zoo staff and schoolchildren, shaking their hands.

Wearing a wide-brimmed bush hat, white slacks, a blue open necked shirt and a grey blazer, the 19-year-old prince looked happy amid the relaxed security, although his minders kept watch a short distance away.

"We love you Harry and William, Diana, the lot," said one female admirer.

British businessman Michael Abbott, who sat across the aisle from the prince in first class during his flight, said he had a brief chat with him, but Harry gave little away about his plans for his trip.

"He's a very friendly guy, he was chatting with the flight attendants," Abbott said.

"He stayed up the whole night, reading, watching movies. He was pretty relaxed and pretty happy to be down here."

During his trip, Harry will work as a jackaroo at cattle and sheep stations. According to a spokesperson for his father's office, Harry will be "paid the going rate".

He is also expected to barrack for favourites England during next month's Rugby World Cup.

Harry was keen to learn about indigenous animals and wanted to visit Australia because he had heard about it from his father, the spokesperson said. He will return to Britain to spend Christmas at home.

The start of the trip has been marred somewhat, however, by controversy in Australia over the cost of the prince's security, costing the Australian taxpayer some AUS$600 000 (US$400 000).

Many Australians favour a republic, although the idea was rejected in a 1999 referendum.

The Australian Tourist Commission on Tuesday weighed into the debate on the government's side, saying the prince's visit and next month's Rugby World Cup were bringing publicity for Australia in Britain to its highest levels since the Sydney Olympics of 2000.


Old 09-23-2003, 12:48 PM
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Prince Harry arrives for three-month stay
By DOUG CONWAY in Sydney


PRINCE Harry looked every inch the professional royal today as he came face to face with wildlife at the only public engagement of his Australian visit.

The 19-year-old prince smiled and posed for the cameras with a koala, echidna and joey at Sydney's Taronga Zoo.
He appeared relaxed and confident during the carefully staged event.

He was presented with an Aussie bush hat, which at one stage he tried for size on the koala, gaining a round of applause from several hundred onlookers.

He feigned a grimace and rung his hands after holding a spiny quilled echidna.

He patted the joey and at one stage tried to give the koala instructions to look at the battery of cameras recording his every move.

"He's not too sure about you lot," the prince joked with photographers.

Prince Harry, who is in Australia for three months during his so-called gap year before starting military college can expect to see many more Australian animals during his stay.

He will be working as a jackaroo at unspecified cattle and sheep stations.

According to a spokeswoman for his father Prince Charles' office, Prince Harry will be "paid the going rate".

The spokeswoman said he was keen to learn about indigenous animals as well as agriculture and farming.

He was keen to visit Australia because he had heard about it from his father.

Prince Harry will return to Britain to spend Christmas at home.

Wearing white slacks, blue open necked shirt and a grey blazer, the prince chatted with the zoo staff and also took time to shake hands and talk to school children.

One of his female admirers yelled out to him: "We love you Harry and William, Diana, the lot."

Security appeared to be extremely low key.

The prince's plain clothes minders were in evidence but the photo shoot was freely open to any members of the public who happened to wander by.

Media and onlookers were not checked or vetted at any stage.
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Old 09-24-2003, 02:54 AM
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So what do you think, will there be any scandals down under now with harry there?
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Harry says g'day to life Down Under
By Nick Squires in Sydney(LondonNews)
(Filed: 24/09/2003)

Prince Harry will spend the next three months working as a £100-a-week "jackeroo" on remote sheep and cattle stations in the Australian Outback, mustering on horseback and battling heat and flies.

Prince Harry meets the locals
The 19-year-old prince, who arrived in Australia on Monday at the start of his gap year between Eton and the Army, will watch England play in next month's Rugby World Cup and hopes to take part in at least one polo match.

Working on Australia's sprawling ranches, some the size of English counties, will test the prince's riding skills to the full. As a junior stockman his duties are likely to include rounding up livestock in thick scrub, branding animals and chores such as fencing.

The exact location of the ranches remains a closely guarded secret.

Just hours after touching down in Sydney, Prince Harry looked nervous as he arrived for a 16-minute photocall with a menagerie of koalas, possums and a wallaby at the city's Taronga Zoo, with Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House providing a spectacular backdrop.

Politicians complaining at the cost of the prince's security while in Australia had threatened a prickly reception. However, an echidna named Spike was his only difficult encounter.

The prince winced as he grappled with the animal and yelped: "It's pretty feisty."

A group of around 60 schoolchildren and well-wishers vied for the prince's attention, with sisters Brooke and Jessica Brims, aged 17 and 15, asking him for a kiss. He turned down the request but held on to their telephone number.

Prince Harry, given a traditional felt bushman's hat by zoo staff, declined to talk to journalists. But Colleen Harris, press secretary to the Prince of Wales, said: "He's trying to broaden his experiences and learn about life."

Asked if he would have time to go to the pub, she replied: "It would be nice, now and again, to sample Australian hospitality - so I hope he has some fun as well as working hard."

Republicans in Australia are unhappy about the estimated £240,000 cost of back-up for the prince's own close protection team.

One newspaper noted yesterday that while Prince Harry "seems our kind of bloke, fond of a beer with his pals", Australians would be "less than ecstatic" at subsidising his security arrangements.

Government ministers and the Australian Tourist Commission argued that the visit was worth millions of pounds in raising Australia's tourism profile. Prince Harry is expected to return to Britain for Christmas after which he will decide whether to attend the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, next autumn or defer the decision until 2005.
Old 09-26-2003, 12:58 AM
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Prince Harry's Gap Year on People magazine

I got Prince Harry's Gap Year of Articles in People magazine.

Please you favor I want to read the article because i cant enter with login or whether with member if you have it?

i send you of websites is,10713,,00.html

please makes that articles for annoucement when Prince Harry was in Gap Year! and show that Pictures thread in People magazine!

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Old 09-26-2003, 03:15 AM
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I have a pic of Prince Harry since he has been working at the farm in australia, it also has an article about it. It shows him working. I don't know if I should scan it because he should be having privacy while he does his work.

It came from a newspaper in queensland.

Old 09-26-2003, 01:04 PM
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I got news from Prince Harry's Gap year,00.html - see Harry threat to quit OZ

Prince Harry wanted to away from photographer while he was in Gap Year.

when got happened his mom did got statement 6 years ago in Africa Princess Diana told media please leave her alone while her work done then later Prince Harry dont! but Princess Diana makes statement for annoucement to photographer and tv crews when Princess Diana was in Africa.

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Old 09-26-2003, 05:03 PM
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time to close this thread,

here is the new thread, - news thread part 2

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