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Title: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 16, 2014, 06:22:20 pm
Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to Undertake a Royal Tour of Canada in May 2014
 
OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, is pleased to announce that a Royal Tour of Canada will take place in the upcoming months.


http://www.gg.ca/document.aspx?id=15486&lan=eng


Peter Hunt‏@BBCPeterHunt
In May, Charles and Camilla will visit Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.


Richard Palmer‏@RoyalReporter
Clarence House hasn't told us but the governor general of Canada has announced Charles and Camilla will tour in May. http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/their-royal-highnesses-the-prince-wales-the-duchess-cornwall-undertake-royal-tour-canada-1869899.htm …?


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Nighthawk on January 16, 2014, 07:25:02 pm
again  :o


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: cate1949 on January 17, 2014, 08:27:04 am
August is the 100 year since the beginning of WWI and it is going to be a very big commemoration through all of the affected countries.  There already has been some controversy - the Germans wanted to participate and the British objected because they felt the Germans were trying to deny them the celebration of their victory.  But - the Royals should be doing a lot of travelling to the participating commonwealth countires like Canada. NZ and Australia for memorial services.


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: gingerboy24 on January 17, 2014, 03:16:55 pm
 :laugh: :laugh:  When you think that the British rf are from German stock they are a bit cheeky not wanting the Germans at the celebrations.  Oviously, the British rf have very short and selective memories.  lol


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Stargazer on January 18, 2014, 01:14:28 pm
August is the 100 year since the beginning of WWI and it is going to be a very big commemoration through all of the affected countries.  There already has been some controversy - the Germans wanted to participate and the British objected because they felt the Germans were trying to deny them the celebration of their victory.  But - the Royals should be doing a lot of travelling to the participating commonwealth countires like Canada. NZ and Australia for memorial services.

Lucky Canada. Haha. I wonder who Australia and NZ get in August, PH with any luck. kisss. W&W are coming in April so not them again. Or maybe taxpayers will get a break and we will  not have to foot the bill if we are left alone!


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Spice on January 19, 2014, 09:12:46 am
I think the April tour is going to be the only royal visit to AU and NZ for the year, and it coincides with ANZAC Day, (which is our version of Remembrance Day). 


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: RoyalWatcher on January 20, 2014, 03:35:11 am
I'm sorry Canada!



Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: FortressODaveBarry on January 21, 2014, 04:45:54 am
*never mind, wrong thread*


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: cate1949 on January 21, 2014, 04:47:18 am
:laugh: :laugh:  When you think that the British rf are from German stock they are a bit cheeky not wanting the Germans at the celebrations.  Oviously, the British rf have very short and selective memories.  lol



this was the British government not the royals -


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Spice on January 21, 2014, 10:29:35 am
In light of Chuck's successful palace coup, I'm going to refer to the Canada trip as the first leg of the "Victory Tour", which will probably be the first country out of CAN/AU/NZ to be "blessed" with his presence over the next two years so he can play the king-in-waiting role while the old lady stays home and nurses the ailing PP.


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: True Brit on January 21, 2014, 11:33:28 am
That's exactly what it is Spice - a palace coup.

It does raise a question re the Commonwealth which I haven't seen any constitutional experts (now busily commenting in the press) address. The Commonwealth Head which HM is currently is not hereditary.

What if she can no longer fulfil her duties and a Regency is declared by Parliament? There is no act which says PC will automatically assume those duties so would the Commonwealth appoint their own "regent"? It may be they would keep PC as stand in until HM passed away or they may see it as an opportunity for a new start.

Either way I can find no comment or theory on such a situation.

But this is why C&C are hurtling off to Canada and W&K&G are being sent to woo the Australians and NZers and in some haste too.


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 22, 2014, 05:46:49 am
Charles would step up as Prince Regent; there is no way that anyone could be elected. When George III went nuts, he was still king, but the Prince of Wales was declared Prince Regent and the Prince Regent carried out the duties of King and wielded authority over the court and social scene.


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: cate1949 on January 22, 2014, 06:18:58 am
there has been clarifications printed - this is no palace coup - the Queen retains her constitutional duties - PC is going to be doing more of the non constitutional stuff and more of her engagements - state visits overseas etc

They should have explained it better - but now that everyone gets confused and nervous - so then they explain -

LOL - Charles is still "practicing" no real deal yet - no regency unless she is incapacitated mentally or physically which seems to not be the case


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: True Brit on January 22, 2014, 10:27:28 am
It's a coup alright. Not a shot fired but it's a complete take over. The RF is hostage to it's own PR and image. PC has ten people working on his image and now he's closing down Kensington Palace's PR operation and taking that over as well.

Mind you I can't blame him they've made a utter hash of it all but W&K & H are back under PC's control.


http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/01/22/now-prince-charles-takes-control-of-william-and-kate-s-media-operation-too.html


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 22, 2014, 09:43:24 pm
After these tours of the Wales and Cambridges, there will likely be a serious set of meetings about how these things go. I'm certain that Charles is beyond fed up. These next ten weeks will be the last carefree ones for Kate and she had better start making plans to go or stay and work.


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: india on January 22, 2014, 11:48:45 pm
The Stalker is not going anywhere. She will hole up in The Viper's Nest until the big trip to Oz and NZ.


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 23, 2014, 02:31:08 am
Yes, but after the trips, certainly there will likely be a conference about whether or not Kate wants to continue to be part of the firm.


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: cate1949 on January 23, 2014, 04:50:00 am
I still would not call it a coup - more like PC sees how the public is reacting - and he is taking charge unlike HM who has let people do their own thing - in the case of the younger royals - this was not so wise - so if it is a coup - LOL - it is about time!

Kate will of course want to continue - you can't seriously think she would voluntarily quit?  I would not be surprised to see even less of Kate - if PC really does recognize that the constant focus on what Kate wears, her hair etc is damaging (and it is IMHO) than I suspect he'll keep her out of the limelight until there is a plan for her to do something of substance and do it well.


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Stargazer on January 23, 2014, 09:10:35 am
You lucky Canadians!!! Hahahaha

Kate will hang in there. They will all tow the line. Chucky will still try to interfere IMO but I think he wil be rebuffed by the government. If he doesn't stop someone will leak and he will be told to pull his head in.  :cookie:


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Spice on January 23, 2014, 09:13:08 am
^^Maybe Waity will stay out of the limelight for this 10 weeks and then she will "work" during the big tour.  I think they will do more engagements on this tour than they've ever done before in their lives.  It will be fun to watch her buckle under the strain of doing more than 2 hours a day once in a week.


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: MOSAIC on January 24, 2014, 07:52:05 pm

What do they then do about baby George?


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Spice on January 24, 2014, 10:22:47 pm
He'll be with the nannies I presume.  Charles will give her a full schedule - which means 3-4 engagements a day, leaving plenty of time for her to see George each day (if she indeed does take an interest in him, how would we know at this stage what happens behind closed doors).


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: india on January 25, 2014, 04:53:17 am
I'm very worried about that baby boy.


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Stargazer on January 25, 2014, 10:40:31 am
^hopefully he has a good nanny! Nothing replaces good parenting though... :bored:


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: gingerboy24 on January 26, 2014, 03:15:45 pm
Not sure where to post this, but as it relates to Canada I thought it might be okay here.  Not sure what to make of it to be honest, found it on a blog site.

http://itccs.org/

I hope the link opens to the right place, it should start with

An Invitation to Participate in the Birth of a New Nation: The Republic of Kanata In Winnipeg, Manitoba commencing Monday, June 15, 2014

Any problems let me know, and if in the wrong place then mods please feel free to move.


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Snowdrop on January 26, 2014, 06:47:43 pm
I think the April tour is going to be the only royal visit to AU and NZ for the year, and it coincides with ANZAC Day, (which is our version of Remembrance Day).  

Oh Lord no - wel'll have a repeat of this

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCoQtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailymail.co.uk%2Ffemail%2Farticle-2497274%2FCurly-Kate-twirls-ringlets-watches-Remembrance-Day-parade-alongside-Countess-Wessex.html&ei=3FjlUvP-FIGS7Abf4YDoAg&usg=AFQjCNGE-1NSRtYBETgZMUw6WAa_TQT0tA&bvm=bv.59930103,d.bGQ&cad=rja


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Snowdrop on January 26, 2014, 06:52:51 pm
It's a coup alright. Not a shot fired but it's a complete take over. The RF is hostage to it's own PR and image. PC has ten people working on his image and now he's closing down Kensington Palace's PR operation and taking that over as well.

Mind you I can't blame him they've made a utter hash of it all but W&K & H are back under PC's control.


http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/01/22/now-prince-charles-takes-control-of-william-and-kate-s-media-operation-too.html

Best news :laugh: :laugh: I've heard for  along itme


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Snowdrop on January 26, 2014, 06:54:52 pm
Yes, but after the trips, certainly there will likely be a conference about whether or not Kate wants to continue to be part of the firm.

Excues my "French" but sh's bound to screw up in OZ so the decisin about her future  should be a slam dunker :bouncy: :bouncy:


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Snowdrop on January 26, 2014, 07:01:45 pm
You lucky Canadians!!! Hahahaha

Kate will hang in there. They will all tow the line. Chucky will still try to interfere IMO but I think he wil be rebuffed by the government. If he doesn't stop someone will leak and he will be told to pull his head in.  :cookie:

I'n sure waity will try and hang on but she can't work - she doesn't know how.  PC will not want her going out in pretty dresses to charities for an hour or so and premieres - he will expect something meaningful and if she doesn't come up to the mark he will not be a happy bunny - I for one would not want to be on the wrong end of his temper.  Turning to willy for support won't do her much good as he's probably had the riot act read to him already

We all know how PC likes chatting to politicians so maybe just maybe he will have some wee chats about PG's parentage - there's no way waity can stay then.  If PC really set his mind to it but the MP's and Lords are not keen to act or refuse PC has plenty of history of getting his friends to leak - Nicholas Soames anyone :bouncy:


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 06, 2014, 02:30:55 am

Cost of Prince Charles and Camilla's royal visit pegged at $721,000
OTTAWA – Charles and Camilla can expect some expensive Canadian hospitality when they visit in May.
 
Charles, the Prince of Wales, and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will tour Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Manitoba May 18-22.
 
The price to taxpayers for their whirlwind Canadian tour is $721,620 – minimum, according to documents released under federal Access to Information laws.
 
The cost breakdown doesn’t include RCMP or other agents tasked with providing security for the royal couple, which will increase the total cost to taxpayers considerably.
 
The documents, which were obtained by Ottawa researcher Ken Rubin, are estimates from April. It is unclear if costs have increased since then.
 
And while the Harper government cherishes the country’s ties to the British monarchy, it is also unclear if Canadians are interested in footing a $700,000 bill for Charles and Camilla’s second trip to Canada in as many years.
 
Just shuffling reporters around to take pictures of the smiling royals will cost $31,000.
 
While most of the budgeted figures are projected costs, the list includes one item Canadians already paid for -- the cost of practicing for the royal visit.
 
Precisely $83,281 is listed under the category “dry-run visit.”
 
Gregory Thomas with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation said that while the monarchy is integral to Canada’s culture, Canadians insist on accountability.
 
“The Canadian heritage department needs to be accountable and justify these costs and explain why they are reasonable,” he said.
 
Mike Storeshaw, spokesman for the heritage department, said Sunday that "Canada is always proud to host members of the Royal Family, and pleased that these visits provide us the opportunity to showcase the best of what Canada has to offer to the world.
 
"We always ensure that tax dollars are used responsibly in the process."
http://lifewise.canoe.ca/Royals/LatestNews/2014/05/04/21647791.html


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: cate1949 on May 06, 2014, 02:35:20 am
bet the press in the UK does not cover this like they covered the W and K tour of AUS/NZ. 

Will Kate and Harry are going to AUS for the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings - well - maybe that means they are going to Gallipoli -


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Rosella on May 06, 2014, 02:50:23 am
It would be wonderful if they did go to Gallipoli, the Anzacs landed at what is now known to Australians as Anzac Cove in April 1915, so that anniversary isn't till next year. I'm hoping to see Harry turn up to that one!

My daughter was born at 11:30 pm on Anzac eve and I remember thinking afterwards "In 1915 all those excited young men were being loaded onto boats at that time, preparing for their first time in battle."


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 08, 2014, 06:49:20 pm
The Duchess of Cornwall puts on a brave face as she meets wounded airmen during her first public appearance since the funeral of her brother, Mark Shand

It's less than a week since she was seen leaving the funeral of her brother Mark Shand in tears but the Duchess of Cornwall smiled bravely today as she visited wounded servicemen at RAF Leeming.
 
Camilla, 66, beamed as she was greeted outside the base by cheering children waving Union flags but looked more fragile than usual as she toured the North Yorkshire airfield.
 
During her visit, which was arranged to mark the opening of a new medical centre, the Duchess met wounded personnel, among them Corporal Paul Bentley-Crane, who showed the royal how some of the state-of-the-art equipment is used

Another 'injured' serviceman to greet the Duchess was Leading Aircraftsman Nathan Hart, who shook hands with the 66-year-old from the comfort of one of the brand new beds
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2623525/The-Duchess-Cornwall-puts-brave-face-meets-wounded-airmen-public-appearance-funeral-brother-Mark-Shand.html








Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 09, 2014, 04:29:02 pm
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Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 17, 2014, 02:49:12 am
Royal visit 2014: Prince Charles and Camilla's Canadian itinerary

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/royal-visit-2014-prince-charles-and-camilla-s-canadian-itinerary-1.2641051


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: cate1949 on May 17, 2014, 04:56:24 am
busy intinerary -


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Nighthawk on May 17, 2014, 08:47:57 am
oh another royal couple that can't spend more than an hour with each visit (had to say it)


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Snowpea on May 18, 2014, 04:20:28 pm
Royal visit 2014: Prince Charles and Camilla's Canadian itinerary

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/royal-visit-2014-prince-charles-and-camilla-s-canadian-itinerary-1.2641051

They are coming here on Tuesday and Wednesday...talk about a packed schedule.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: sandy on May 18, 2014, 04:37:22 pm
The Duchess of Cornwall puts on a brave face as she meets wounded airmen during her first public appearance since the funeral of her brother, Mark Shand

It's less than a week since she was seen leaving the funeral of her brother Mark Shand in tears but the Duchess of Cornwall smiled bravely today as she visited wounded servicemen at RAF Leeming.
 
Camilla, 66, beamed as she was greeted outside the base by cheering children waving Union flags but looked more fragile than usual as she toured the North Yorkshire airfield.
 
During her visit, which was arranged to mark the opening of a new medical centre, the Duchess met wounded personnel, among them Corporal Paul Bentley-Crane, who showed the royal how some of the state-of-the-art equipment is used

Another 'injured' serviceman to greet the Duchess was Leading Aircraftsman Nathan Hart, who shook hands with the 66-year-old from the comfort of one of the brand new beds
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2623525/The-Duchess-Cornwall-puts-brave-face-meets-wounded-airmen-public-appearance-funeral-brother-Mark-Shand.html








Such dramatics by the writer of this piece. She did not look frail in the photos not in the least.


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Freya on May 18, 2014, 08:28:46 pm
^
She is looking older. I can't quite make out if her hair has gone white or if she has it coloured?


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: sandy on May 18, 2014, 08:36:29 pm
She seems to have it touched up and the color varies at times.


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 18, 2014, 10:07:26 pm
Agree, not looking frail at all.  The old chin and neck are sagging, needs another face lift.  And her hair, she looks as though she has pulled a wig on, very unflattering.


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 18, 2014, 11:59:22 pm
Rebecca English‏@RE_DailyMail·
And the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall disembark in #canada #royaltour Duchess wearing Fiona Clare pic.twitter.com/DqW6Za6Hys
https://twitter.com/RE_DailyMail/status/468145390056116224/photo/1


Rebecca English‏@RE_DailyMail·
The Prince of Wales arrives in Halifax, Canada, for a three day royal tour. pic.twitter.com/RAEqRWDMGK
https://twitter.com/RE_DailyMail/status/468148156883296256/photo/1



Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: benign on May 19, 2014, 02:50:11 am
I am surprised Cams didnt cancel this one since her brother just passed away and she has a very good reason to stay home. good for her that she still went no matter what..

hope this trip will be successful one..


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Freya on May 19, 2014, 03:22:57 am
They both look quite old in comparison with people of a similar age. When Charles is eventually crowned Charles 111 they are going to look a very old couple.


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: cate1949 on May 19, 2014, 05:12:25 am
Cam is still coloring - can see the roots but Charles really looks white - surprising I had not noticed it before - really getting snow white there.  Right - they will be quite the senior couple when he is crowned.


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: sandy on May 19, 2014, 02:37:55 pm
I am surprised Cams didnt cancel this one since her brother just passed away and she has a very good reason to stay home. good for her that she still went no matter what..

hope this trip will be successful one..

However much she misses her brother and is grieving, no way would she skip this. She likes the attention IMO. And Charles has been pushing her PR and spending megabucks on her  so he would not want her being an absentee.


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Freya on May 19, 2014, 06:47:43 pm
^^

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/05/08/article-2623525-1DACDBAF00000578-865_306x464.jpg

I can see her roots on the picture above. They look darker grey. I was not sure whether she had highlights on her natural colour like Helen Mirren does but I can see the darker grey showing through.

You would have thought that she would have had her roots done for this visit. She is high maintenance so it's not as if she does not spend money on herself. The bee venom does not seem to be working.

I do feel catty writing this but the amount of money thrown at making Camilla acceptable one way and another is a small fortune. I have seen figures of £500K + for hair, clothes and hats some years ago.  Kate's a novice in comparison.


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: sandy on May 19, 2014, 06:57:46 pm
She has not aged well and with her years of smoking and being out in the sun with perhaps no sun screen it is hard to repair skin damage. She and Charles both have not so great looking teeth. But she has a lot of $$$ spent on her maintenance, that's very true.


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Nighthawk on May 19, 2014, 11:01:39 pm
Prince Charles, Camilla visit Pictou and Halifax
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/prince-charles-camilla-visit-pictou-and-halifax-1.2647173
Quote
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have been busy during their first full day in Canada, lunching with war brides and veterans, visiting a local farmers' market and making stops at the Halifax Public Gardens and a military family resource centre.

Hundreds of well-wishers came out to greet the royal couple at their various appearances. They arrived in Pictou, N.S., Monday afternoon to visit the replica ship Hector. The original ship brought many of the first Scottish settlers to Nova Scotia.

After watching a concert featuring Scottish music and dancing and listening to a talk about the Hector, the royal couple left Nova Scotia bound for Prince Edward Island.

The Prince of Wales and Camilla spent lunch at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, where they chatted with veterans and war brides.

They also toured Halifax's Seaport Farmers’ Market, where Charles sampled Nova Scotia wine. The couple met with children from the Hope Blooms project, a venture where young people took over an abandoned Halifax garden and now make an organic salad dressing so popular they can't keep up with demand.

I'm not excited that these two are here in my country


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Rosella on May 20, 2014, 12:16:09 am
I think the Queen described Camilla as looking 'very worn' when she saw her close-up for the first time in ages. That was after years of refusing to meet her.


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: cate1949 on May 20, 2014, 12:27:31 am
well as has been said - it is the sun the smoking  etc - surprising she has never gotten even a light face life - just enough to relieve some of the sag.

She has a nice suit on today - sometimes she wears things that  are baggy and that ages her too,  But the blue color brightens her a bit,


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: sandy on May 20, 2014, 01:33:16 am
She should not call attention to her mouth (bad teeth). The photos where she eats are the worst.  I wonder why with all the money for her upkeep there was nothing done with her teeth.


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Nighthawk on May 20, 2014, 01:42:55 am
Sandy maybe Prince Charles doesn't have a problem with his wife looking like a horse when she smiles and shows off her teeth? lols Charles could find that as one of her attractive natures that kept him going back to her bed when he was married  :sly:


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: sandy on May 20, 2014, 01:49:13 am
Probably. Charles has two non-negotiables on his "team": Camilla and Fawcett. I wonder if Fawcett helped plan the trip.


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Rosella on May 20, 2014, 01:52:26 am
Charles may not have a problem with her looking like a horse but I bet he has problems with her smoking habits. It would be liking kissing and hugging an ash can. I don't think all the puffing away has done anything for the condition of her teeth, either.


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: sandy on May 20, 2014, 01:55:29 am
Her teeth probably looked worse and perhaps this was the dentists could do when they tried working on them. Smoking does a lot of damage.


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: cate1949 on May 20, 2014, 02:15:22 am
don't think this is the best they could have done - she could have had veneers put in that would have done wonders for her appearance.  But there seems to be a nonchalance about appearances among some of the royals - especially re: their teeth.


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: meememe on May 20, 2014, 09:01:09 am
The royals tend to let nature take its course rather than have the interference of the knife.


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Rosella on May 20, 2014, 09:25:59 am
In a way it is quite refreshing that older royals don't immediately rush to their cosmetic surgeon and demand procedures. It's one difference between them and celebrities.


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: cate1949 on May 20, 2014, 09:48:35 am
I agree re: plastic surgery but the teeth thing is different - one should take care of their teeth -


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 20, 2014, 02:05:04 pm
For the royal who talks to plants... a chance to chat with a banana and carrot: Surreal 'organic' encounter for Prince Charles as he and Camilla begin whistlestop tour of Canada

Prince Charles once famously admitted he enjoyed talking to his plants - and today, he also had the chance to chat with a banana and a carrot.
As part of their whirlwind tour of Canada, the prince and the Duchess of Cornwall visited a Military Families Resources Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where they encountered one of the most unusual line-ups of their royal careers - a group of fruit and veg.
The royal couple were introduced to volunteers dressed up as a banana, a carrot and a bunch of grapes in order to promote healthy eating among children.


Camilla burst into laughter as she was introduced to banana Matthew Hunt, saying 'what have they made you do?'.
Carrot John Marc Morel cheekily told the environmentally minded prince: 'I'm all organic you know!'
'I am in the navy and he told me that I should take it on board with me.'
The pair also met a puppet called Jason who is used to help children talk through any issues they may suffer from, as a result of having parents in the military.
His operator, Melissa Connell, said: 'The prince said he looked a little scary but the children love him and find him easy to confide in.'


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2632818/Charles-Camilla-officially-kick-whistlestop-tour-Canada.html


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Freya on May 20, 2014, 02:43:24 pm

^
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/05/19/article-2632818-1E02957F00000578-94_470x609.jpg

Camilla's hair looks over bleached the above picture. To keep that colour takes a lot out of the hair especially in older women. I know I am catty about the finer details but she spends so much money that if it was me I would expect a lot better.
 
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Love the protection officer in the background of picture 9! Hope to see more of him in the royal tour pictures!

I had to laugh at one of the comments to the article in the DM. They are right though. Better not assign him to Kate.




Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Kit on May 20, 2014, 02:52:02 pm
don't think this is the best they could have done - she could have had veneers put in that would have done wonders for her appearance.  But there seems to be a nonchalance about appearances among some of the royals - especially re: their teeth.

I agree Cate, the RF needs to find a new family dentist.  

And add some flouride to their fancy Royal water.

Our teeth and oral health is linked to our overall health.

Who wants to look at decaying, yellow-brown teeth?

There are studies that demonstrate that good teeth are important to achieving professional and personal success.

It amazes me that the Brits haven't caught up on this. Members of my family had braces in the 1950's it's not like they're something new.  

Crest should do some sort of deal with them, free WhiteStrips if they can use their before and after photos.  If they can work on Camilla....


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Rosella on May 20, 2014, 03:04:10 pm
Didn't William and Harry have braces when they were teens? I'm sure I saw photos of Harry with them. (They might have been trying to get rid of the slight gap in his front teeth.)


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: sandy on May 20, 2014, 03:22:40 pm
I think Will still has an overbite (slighter than it was before though).


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Kit on May 20, 2014, 03:39:05 pm
A lot of times a nighttime retainer is assigned to a patient after the braces come off.  If Wm wasn't compliant then the changes will reverse or the results won't be realized. 

I just think it's sad.  So much can be done today.  The pediatric dentist began pulling my daughter's teeth at 6 and putting in spacers to prevent the need for major orthodontic work later on. 

Perhaps this is why Wm disappears for long stretches, he hides for months on end bc he's wearing braces.

I know doctors who grew up poor who did Invisalign in their 40's and it really wasn't noticeable.  Perhaps this is something Wm should consider.  His receding hairlines seems to highlight his overbite. 


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: CathyJane on May 21, 2014, 02:36:25 am
I agree re: plastic surgery but the teeth thing is different - one should take care of their teeth -

With all the money they have no excuse for such bad teeth.


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: cate1949 on May 21, 2014, 06:13:28 am
I think will has too big teeth for his jaw - he probably needed two teeth remove in the back - and then braces to pull the overbite in.  You know this is not just about appearance - a proper bite prevents jaw pain - I suspect his jaw clenching all the time is because he has that overbite.

Someone ought tell them that yellowing and grungy looking teeth are disgusting - people feel turned off by speaking to someone with poor teeth.  They are hardly a good example.

Camilla's ahir - looking at that pic - when you go grey (white) the hair yellows - it looks as if she is not coloring it - or not coloring it often enough - she has layers of white mixed in with the yellow hair - which could be yellow not because of dye but because of grey/white hair yellowing.  Lord they are slobs.


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Rosella on May 21, 2014, 06:34:02 am
It's hard to know exactly what colour Camilla's' hair is supposed to be. I thought for years it was a snowy white, but a friend saw her quite close up in London and described it (a year ago) as 'a champagne colour'.

The big Windsor chompers are really a Mountbatten thing. Philip's aunt, who became Queen of Sweden, had a thin face and huge horse-like teeth. To be fair, the Windsors aren't the only ones. Queen Margrethe of Denmark is a heavy smoker with huge yellow teeth.(I like her, though!) William and Beatrice have the too-many-teeth for the mouth characteristic, to such an extent that poor Beatrice can't really close her mouth properly. Thank goodness Harry escaped.


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Kit on May 21, 2014, 06:40:37 am
Agree, the best thing for a small mouth is to pull the back teeth in order to achieve a proper alignment.

I imagine he grinds his teeth when he sleeps since his bite is off. 

The RF just amazes me sometimes.  I always chuckle when Kate is criticized for her hair.  She's in good company, just look at Camilla and Anne.



Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Freya on May 21, 2014, 10:27:32 am
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/05/21/article-2634400-1E0B80E700000578-985_634x459.jpg

You can see the darker roots in Camilla's hair so the "champagne" colour is lighter than her natural colour. That degree of lightening will damage her hair as hair becomes  more brittle with age.

It just goes to show that the amount spent does not always correlate to the finished look.


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 21, 2014, 01:32:51 pm
Putin is behaving just like Hitler', says Charles. Prince's controversial verdict on Russian leader's invasion of Ukraine


Prince Charles has sensationally likened Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler.
In a withering verdict on the actions of the Russian president in Ukraine, he told a woman who lost relatives in the Nazi Holocaust: ‘And now Putin is doing just about the same as Hitler.’
The prince’s extraordinary intervention is certain to cause international controversy.

It is likely to be seen as a criticism of the West for failing to confront Mr Putin over his seizure of Crimea.  The annexation was the first by a major power in Europe since 1945.
Observers have compared the crisis in Ukraine with Hitler’s takeovers of Czechoslovakia and Poland.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2634400/Putin-behaving-just-like-Hitler-says-Charles-Princes-controversial-verdict-Russian-leaders-invasion-Ukraine.html




Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 21, 2014, 01:42:19 pm
Rebecca English @  RE_DailyMail
Clarence House have tonight issued a statement over Prince Charles' much reported comment on Putin and Ukraine from today's Daily Mail.

Clarence House says: 'We do not comment on private conversations.....

....But we would like to stress that The Prince of Wales would not seek to make a public political statement during a private conversation.'


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Rosella on May 21, 2014, 01:42:41 pm
It is Prince Charles's perfect right to think whatever he likes about Putin and the situation in Ukraine. However, I don't believe he should have stated it. This is a very volatile and delicate situation, best left to diplomats and politicians. He may not know as much about the situation as he believes he does, (not a new position where Charles is concerned.)

He may well embarrass the Foreign Office or the British Ambassador to Moscow with these ill-timed remarks. When he gets to be sovereign he is going to have to remain silent about international hot-spots. Best he begins now.


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: sandy on May 21, 2014, 04:08:05 pm
Charles always shoots himself in the foot. He needs to keep his mouth shut.


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: YooperModerator on May 21, 2014, 04:18:55 pm
^^^^Oh, nooooo.  There are people working around the clock on diplomatic discussions, sanctions and all other things highly explosive on the world stage and this is not helpful at all, PC.  Think however you like but keep it to yourself and let those who are ELECTED do the real work. He has no business stirring the pot this way.  What a mistake this was.  Luckily, I don't believe that anything he says is taken all that seriously but it's a good reminder for him to keep his political views to himself.  That's not the royal's job in any way, shape or form.


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 21, 2014, 04:21:50 pm
Putin to snub Prince Charles at D-Day commemoration after Royal compares Russian leader to Hitler and Palace refuses to deny 'private' comment

Vladimir Putin is to snub Prince Charles at next month's ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day after the royal likened the Russian president to Adolf Hitler.
The future king had been expected to meet Mr Putin in France on June 6, but following his unguarded comment during a visit to the Canadian Museum of Immigration in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the pair will no longer be meeting.  
Clarence House have refused to deny his remarks and a spokesman said last night: 'We would not comment on private conversations. It was a private conversation at a reception for war veterans.'
The move came as a major Kremlin-loyal news source accused Prince Charles of risking an 'international scandal'.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2635125/Putin-snub-Prince-Charles-D-Day-commemoration-Royal-compares-Russian-leader-Hitler.html



Peter Hunt@BBCPeterHunt
On Prince Charles @David_Cameron tells Radio 4's World at One "I'm not going to comment on the private conversation of anyone".


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: sandy on May 21, 2014, 06:19:06 pm
It's truly sad when Charles wears his medals and sits next to war veterans who truly earned them--on the front lines.


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Rosella on May 21, 2014, 06:29:34 pm
You mean Charles's Coronation Medal, Silver Jubilee Medal, Golden Jubilee Medal,.....!


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 21, 2014, 06:33:29 pm
It's a complete slap in the face to those who put themselves truly at risk.

^^^^Oh, nooooo.  There are people working around the clock on diplomatic discussions, sanctions and all other things highly explosive on the world stage and this is not helpful at all, PC.  Think however you like but keep it to yourself and let those who are ELECTED do the real work. He has no business stirring the pot this way.  What a mistake this was.  Luckily, I don't believe that anything he says is taken all that seriously but it's a good reminder for him to keep his political views to himself.  That's not the royal's job in any way, shape or form.

This is going to make the Russians crazy; right now they're whipped into a frenzy of patriotism and this mouthing off will do horrendous damage. Russia sustained the most ongoing losses of WWII and in my view singly contributed to the draining of Nazi resources. Twenty million Russians died in that war and one thing makes me hugely proud is how the Russian Front became notorious as a death sentence for any German who was assigned to fight.

I'm also proud to know that the Russians didn't believe in taking hostages. They just popped them off and went on fighting. The BRF mainly stayed in safety and hid. No matter that HM was a mechanic, she didn't put herself half on the line as so many others did to fight on the front lines.

Putin to snub Prince Charles at D-Day commemoration after Royal compares Russian leader to Hitler and Palace refuses to deny 'private' comment

Vladimir Putin is to snub Prince Charles at next month's ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day after the royal likened the Russian president to Adolf Hitler.
The future king had been expected to meet Mr Putin in France on June 6, but following his unguarded comment during a visit to the Canadian Museum of Immigration in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the pair will no longer be meeting. 
Clarence House have refused to deny his remarks and a spokesman said last night: 'We would not comment on private conversations. It was a private conversation at a reception for war veterans.'
The move came as a major Kremlin-loyal news source accused Prince Charles of risking an 'international scandal'.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2635125/Putin-snub-Prince-Charles-D-Day-commemoration-Royal-compares-Russian-leader-Hitler.html

Peter Hunt@BBCPeterHunt
On Prince Charles @David_Cameron tells Radio 4's World at One "I'm not going to comment on the private conversation of anyone".

Good; I hope Charles gets carpeted for this from the public as well; who is he to mouth off, a man who couldn't even prevent his mistress from wrecking his marriage? When Charles says stuff like this, it isn't private; the man has no right to privacy. So who he to say anything about anyone, much less Putin?


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 21, 2014, 07:01:12 pm
Clarence House@ClarenceHouse
Their Royal Highnesses and Prime Minister Harper throw paper aeroplanes at a target at Stevenson Hangar #TRHCanada
https://twitter.com/ClarenceHouse/status/469145877693874177/photo/1


Clarence House@ClarenceHouse

TRH are now in the Pooh Gallery in Winnipeg #TRHCanada http://instagram.com/p/oRB1JUorbu/
http://instagram.com/p/oRB1JUorbu/#

Clarence House‏@ClarenceHouse·33m
Hudson the Polar Bear has just been fed his lunch by The Prince of Wales #Hudsonfilter #Instagram http://instagram.com/p/oRFhBLorRI/
http://instagram.com/p/oRFhBLorRI/#


Clarence House@ClarenceHouse
The Prince of Wales is given a cuddly Winnie the Bear toy (the inspiration for Winnie the Pooh)… http://instagram.com/p/oRDKMkIrde/
http://instagram.com/p/oRDKMkIrde/#


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Snowpea on May 22, 2014, 04:48:34 am
Prince Charles held us up in traffic. My bus was right at the hotel he must have been staying out.  Seriously, when I got through to my bus stop, his cavalcade went past and I think I saw him. Saw some man who reminded me of Prince Andrew and I thought, had to be him. Just about 7-8 black cars with a load of dignitaries, then.  lol

I would love to see any pictures that would back this up.  8)

Saw the Duke of E and Queen E a few years back, I was about 10 feet away when their car drove by. The Duke was closest to me.  :hi:

Also, a few years back, Princess Anne showed up at my workplace, so just went out to see, and was pretty close when she walked by.  lol

My brushes with royalty.  :snob:



Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Nighthawk on June 07, 2014, 10:12:39 am
Cost of Prince Charles and Camilla's royal visit pegged at $721,000
http://www.torontosun.com/2014/05/04/cost-of-prince-charles-and-camillas-royal-visit-pegged-at-721000
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The price to taxpayers for their whirlwind Canadian tour is $721,620 – minimum, according to documents released under federal Access to Information laws.

The cost breakdown doesn’t include RCMP or other agents tasked with providing security for the royal couple, which will increase the total cost to taxpayers considerably.

The documents, which were obtained by Ottawa researcher Ken Rubin, are estimates from April. It is unclear if costs have increased since then.

And while the Harper government cherishes the country’s ties to the British monarchy, it is also unclear if Canadians are interested in footing a $700,000 bill for Charles and Camilla’s second trip to Canada in as many years.

Just shuffling reporters around to take pictures of the smiling royals will cost $31,000.



Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: YooperModerator on June 07, 2014, 02:46:36 pm
^Wait a second.  Somebody else pays to haul reporters around for the RF?  I would think that would be each media owner's expense.  Since when do reporters get free transport to do their job?  If so, that's outrageous.


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: cate1949 on June 07, 2014, 07:32:29 pm
Yooper - they get free transport here in the US too - usually on Air Force One and then hired busses at the site


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: YooperModerator on June 07, 2014, 07:40:07 pm
^ALL of them?  I mean, like, when CNN goes to cover something that the Prez is doing, WE pay for them?  I don't think so.  I understand the Press Corps, that's always been that way, but the MSM? 


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: cate1949 on June 07, 2014, 07:42:11 pm
I know the reporters do - I would think the TV ones since they have all that equipment travel with their own trucks? 



Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: YooperModerator on June 07, 2014, 07:49:47 pm
^I really doubt this.  The US Press Corps is made up of reps from each media outlet and their costs are absorbed by their employers.  In some cases I suppose there is a chartered bus but that would be a clear case of partisanship and as much as most of our news outlets are slanted politically, there is no way the public would stand for a standing president or government to pay for their way.

From the NYT:

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For decades it was a given that whenever the president traveled, a charter plane packed with members of the press would travel with him. But the press flights have been sharply curtailed in recent months, a victim of cost-cutting by news organizations that are struggling to stay profitable.

As a result, fewer reporters are tagging along with President Obama and his aides, limiting the number of news sources at a time when Americans are acutely interested in White House policies and personalities.

“The sole reason is money,” said Edwin Chen, the senior White House correspondent for Bloomberg News and the president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, who called the cutbacks alarming.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/24/business/media/24press.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Now, things might be different with the British royals who seem to have the media slam dunked in their back pocket but boy, I don't ever recall there being any standard issue of monies paid from the gov to the media. 


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: cate1949 on June 07, 2014, 08:01:56 pm
Yooper I know someone whose son was a reporter and covered Romney during the campaign - if he wrote anything too critical of Romney or asked difficult questions - he would be thrown off the bus the campaign provided to the reporters.


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: YooperModerator on June 07, 2014, 08:32:20 pm
^That would not shock me and there are rabid supporters on both sides.  We have a ton of horror stories about Obama's campaign people as well.  Ugly business and you have to have picture or audio evidence to smack 'em down but I still don't think we pay for the press to travel, eat or sleep.  Do I think they get 'gifts'?  Oh, yes, but the balance sheets will reveal that USA Today, NYT, and so on will be paying for their selected Correspondent.

As long as charities get proper coverage, all of this showboating is fine with me.  What, exactly, was the purpose of this visit to Canada again?  Does Canada get anything out of the deal?  Hope so.


Title: Re: Charles and Camilla trip to Canada May 2014
Post by: Nighthawk on June 07, 2014, 10:00:10 pm
 when Charles and Camilla were in Canada... our local Newspaper didn't cover them at all...no front pages...small city of less than 77,000