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Title: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Alexandrine on January 01, 2017, 09:52:00 am
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Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 14, 2017, 09:00:44 am
I actually think I know why William isn't given the big stuff. If I were a demented conspiracy theorist (as has been shown by my posts on various threads) I would say that the power-that-be don't believe William has the chops to handle more power and so, he isn't getting it. For all the early talk about how Kate would be globetrotting humanitarians/philosophers/power players, it has all come to nothing since you can't PR your way into the backrooms of power. I read a new biography I bought about Fergie and it mentioned that Fergie wanted to do UN work, but the courtiers vetoed it, making Fergie angry.

Given how they live their lives according to the People Magazine fairy-tale narrative, it's surely very jolting to them that they are in fact not at all the influential voices they were hyped to be. The first outing as a couple was at a glitzy gala and William was TRYING to be the elder statesman, but all he got was wolf whistles and made a crappy speech about having a voice. He then probably put on his 'serious elder statesman' face and mixed in the room and felt frustrated at how he was being serious and he wasn't being treated seriously and wasn't being respected in the way he wanted to.

Yet, he hasn't proven himself to be worthy of more. He can't even stand up to a crazy girlfriend and can't cut down the uppity Midds. I he had wanted respect, he could have pressed criminal charges against Kate in 2007, coming down on her like an ocean and could have wiped the field with the Midds and driven them all to prison. He would have in fact ended up with a huge amount of respect from his peers and public. He might be a 'nice' guy, but he's an utter failure as a prince and on the world stage, it's proving yourself as a prince that counts for the most out of all of this.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Little light on January 14, 2017, 11:38:37 am
He wants to be respected but does not respect others, not even children and their overriding grief as shown is his latest engagement to bereaved children -it was all about HIM - so it's no wonder he's not in a position of responsibility.

He cannot or will not move on with his life, and until he does, all roads to influence and powers will be closed to him.

All we need to do is to compare him to his mum, who, IMHO, was used as a brood mare, but 'rose' above it to carve out her niche in the world and on the world's stage. And concentrate on others and THEIR needs, not necessarily her own.

By doing this, she might have been doing it to heal herself, (I don't know if it did help her), but her focus was, visually anyway, not about herself.

When William tries to do this, his focus is always on himself and his overriding needs. And until he deals with this, through counselling perhaps, he will never reach the heights of his mother. And all the positions that he yearned for and expected to be his own, simply because of an accident of birth, will be denied him. And rightly so IMHO.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 15, 2017, 12:47:59 am
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My @thesundaytimes exclusive: Duke of Cambridge's "big shift" marks "evolution of the monarchy" as he goes full-time
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Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Little light on January 15, 2017, 01:31:16 am
Going full time? What?! Did HM grant him permission to work? Either that or he's had too much wine and this is a New Year's Resolution.

Or maybe a way of getting the press of his poor back so he can swan off to Mustique.

I think it would be a shock to his system to work full time. Why? He's never even worked part time in either of his helicopter jobs ventures. Co-pilots do not push people around in trolleys. That is not their job.

He must think we have  :BS: for brains.

Not buying his  :BS:


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 15, 2017, 01:42:28 am
He wants to be respected but does not respect others, not even children and their overriding grief as shown is his latest engagement to bereaved children -it was all about HIM - so it's no wonder he's not in a position of responsibility.
He cannot or will not move on with his life, and until he does, all roads to influence and powers will be closed to him

Even the biggest world leaders do meet/greets with their people and in the US, it's literally part of the psyche that politicians have.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: sandy on January 15, 2017, 02:27:25 am
This happened before. THe Queen had some apartments at KP all renovated for him to begin full time work with Kate. Maybe this time he'll donate his "farmer's" salary and play normal in the Duchy living the rural life and appear for photo ops cleaning the stables or other rural activities.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 15, 2017, 02:41:14 am
He'll be JUST LIKE Marie Antoinette, at his English version of the Hameau. Kate will seethe at having to live in the country and I am certain that while she won't have to work, she'll be stuck living with her Bald Eagle husband and basically at a point where she wont' even be near her family.

I think it would be a shock to his system to work full time. Why? He's never even worked part time in either of his helicopter jobs ventures. Co-pilots do not push people around in trolleys. That is not their job.

He must think we have  :BS: for brains. Not buying his

I wonder if HM's illness caused Charles to come down hard on William and Kate and gave them an ultimatum; there is much to be seen, but frankly this could in fact be the main focus. No way is WK going ot be allowed to skive off. No way is this going to be allowed to continue. 26 appearances is the real :BS: and frankly I do believe that with the press calling them out, William has no choice but to leave his 'military career' and embark on kissing babies and cutting ribbons. No way should he be allowed to do more PR and frankly I wonder if the other officers engaged in some kind of mutiny.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: leogirl on January 15, 2017, 05:22:20 am
This happened before. THe Queen had some apartments at KP all renovated for him to begin full time work with Kate. Maybe this time he'll donate his "farmer's" salary and play normal in the Duchy living the rural life and appear for photo ops cleaning the stables or other rural activities.

It turns out he didn't actually donate anything. He "donated" his salary to the air ambulance charity that he worked for. Which basically means he volunteered there, but they spun it in such a way to make him seem charitable, as if he were giving someone money. Also, he was almost never there, so not much work/volunteering anyway.

IF (and that's a big "if") they end up becoming full-time royals, it's about time. No extra points from me. They're 35, most people their age (class of 2000) have been working full-time for years.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 15, 2017, 05:54:25 am
You know, since the beginning of the year, the articles about WK have been negative and the comments universally negative. He's run out of kudos and now I truly believe he's going to spend the rest of the year panicking. His PR staff must be utterly flummoxed and I do believe that they're superfluous. He has no credibility and he refuses to cooperate with the people who are paid to help him; he snubs the courtiers who are trying to prevent the destruction of the RF.

I think we're witnessing the beginning of a horrific downward spiral and I hope he gets hospitalized BEFORE he crashes.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 15, 2017, 03:24:54 pm
Prince William will give up his career as a helicopter pilot to become a full-time royal as Queen

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4121496/Prince-William-career-helicopter-pilot-time-royal-Queen-hands-duties.html#ixzz4VqPOmXVA
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Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: india on January 15, 2017, 06:41:31 pm
Prince Nasty should just move aside. He does nothing for the monarchy. Nothing.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: sandy on January 15, 2017, 11:09:13 pm
First he says that he is waiting for Granny to give him more work now he's Afraid that he will elbow out his father. What a joke! He does so pathetically little, it is a real farce if he even thinks that. Can this get any more pathetic?


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: YooperModerator on January 15, 2017, 11:26:19 pm
^Unfortunately, I'd bet with "yes" it can get more pathetic with him.  He puts in more energy dreaming up reasons for dodging work than what actually working would require.   


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 27, 2017, 06:31:09 am
I think the only reason William married Kate is because in his warped mind, someone coming from a set of divorced parents is somehow a taint on the individual. Much like how having one's parents pay their kid's way makes the kid more virtuous and less likely to be a user.

Prince William will give up his career as a helicopter pilot to become a full-time royal as Queen
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4121496/Prince-William-career-helicopter-pilot-time-royal-Queen-hands-duties.html#ixzz4VqPOmXVA
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Christ the gloves are coming off; in the past, something like this wasn't thinkable, much less approved for publication.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: leogirl on January 27, 2017, 09:58:08 am
People have no control over the actions of their parents, so they should not be judged for having divorced parents. Kids from divorced families can either see divorce as a way out and be more likely to divorce, or they can learn from how bad the divorce was and be more careful in choosing a spouse and more likely to work things out than divorce.

Paying your own way vs parents paying your way... it depends on the person. Some people can become lazy if their parents pay their own way, other times they work hard because they want to do their parents proud knowing they put their money to good use. Kids who work their way through life will appreciate what they have that much more... but they can also be more likely to burn out from having too much going on, being in school too long, etc.

Every person's situation has positives and negatives. People shouldn't be judged more or less "worthy" based on their parents' marital status or income.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: gingerboy24 on January 27, 2017, 10:04:05 pm
Found this by accident, bill medd cuddling Lupo the dog at a polo match.  Never see him showing this kind of affection for the sprogs do we.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/06/17/article-0-13A7AA01000005DC-706_306x620.jpg


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: leogirl on January 27, 2017, 11:11:03 pm
Maybe something is wrong with him where he has trouble relating to people? Heck, even a stranger would be more affectionate to the sprogs than he is. Maybe he just doesn't like kids?


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 28, 2017, 03:03:31 am
People have no control over the actions of their parents, so they should not be judged for having divorced parents. Kids from divorced families can either see divorce as a way out and be more likely to divorce, or they can learn from how bad the divorce was and be more careful in choosing a spouse and more likely to work things out than divorce.

Paying your own way vs parents paying your way... it depends on the person. Some people can become lazy if their parents pay their own way, other times they work hard because they want to do their parents proud knowing they put their money to good use. Kids who work their way through life will appreciate what they have that much more... but they can also be more likely to burn out from having too much going on, being in school too long, etc.

Every person's situation has positives and negatives. People shouldn't be judged more or less "worthy" based on their parents' marital status or income.

Yet through his actions, this is what he promotes.

He only put up with Kate because her family feted him with luxury trips and Kate's parents being married was supposed to be an indicator that Kate would be a great perfect wife and mother since her parents did not have a divorce. This is who he is as a person, he prefers the kind of women that are snowflakes, as if earning one's way in life is dirty or makes someone lower than someone who has her life paid all the way through to marriage.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: india on January 29, 2017, 10:28:55 pm
^^The reason he is not affectionate with his kids is explained in The Members Only section.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: leogirl on January 29, 2017, 11:32:36 pm
Even strangers show more affection to the kids than they do. Something is seriously "off" with him.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 30, 2017, 05:56:52 am
He's just too deeply selfish to actually care about anyone but himself. It's all over for him and he knows it; once someone younger and hotter and more royal comes along, he'll be fully in the back-burner and that will tip him over the edge. He's been made a complete fool of and he's likely looking at the mess he's made of his life and he can't handle it. I am certain he's at a point in time when he's looking at himself in the mirror and seeing what others are seeing.

He's very alone with no one since he's burned so many bridges. People often start reflecting on their lives in their thirties and he must see the mess his is.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: gingerboy24 on January 30, 2017, 05:00:33 pm
^Probably too dopy, thick skinned and egotistical to actually realise what a mess he has made of his life, a mess he can never truly rectify, the legacy of the medds will go down in the history books, one thing they have achieved, a place in the history books, and that is nothing to be proud of, they will be reviled forever.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: YooperModerator on January 30, 2017, 05:34:56 pm
^He's a mess all right and, to date, hasn't made a truly right move towards endearing himself to his country nor his people. 


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: india on January 30, 2017, 07:20:50 pm
Prince Petulant and His Obscenity will never make it to the crown. Never.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: meememe on January 30, 2017, 08:06:06 pm
He's just too deeply selfish to actually care about anyone but himself. It's all over for him and he knows it; once someone younger and hotter and more royal

Who could be 'more royal' than the eldest son of the Prince of Wales?

William is a future King - how can one be more royal than that (unless they are already a monarch)?


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: empirestate on January 30, 2017, 08:42:04 pm
^It's probably why they don't interact with other young Royals. This conversation has been had before, can you imagine Will and Kate standing next to Victoria and Daneil from Sweden? They'd look like s--- in terms of looks and be absolutely blown out of the water in terms of accomplishments.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: gingerboy24 on January 30, 2017, 10:30:27 pm
"royal" by accident of birth.  He has not earned the title, not one bit.  There are more regal non-royal people out there than bill medd will ever be.  He gave up any claim to being "royal" when he married council cath, HM should never have allowed it, but she did and look what she got  -  a truck full of trailer trash along with the sleep your way to bill medd tart of the century council cath.  She slept her way through various of his alleged friends to get to him.  For me he is not "royal" and never will be, and council cath is still trailer trash nearly six years down the line, she has not even tried to integrate with the rf, not one bit.  Bill medd does not even behave "royal", all he wants are the perks and the luxurious lifestyle at no cost to himself, doesn´t even want to work for it, let the plebs struggle and pay tax to keep him, that suits him fine.  IMO he is trailer trash just like the medds now, he has truly become one of them and not fit for the position he holds, which he only got by birth and did not earn, if he had to w.w.w.work for it and not scam the taxpayer he would have nothing.  Bill medd must be a throw back, I have no liking for chucky but he does one heck of a lot more in a month that bill medd does in a year. As for Diana, she put a lot into her life with the rf.  Where the non work ethic of bill medd comes from is anyone´s guess, but most certainly not from his parents.  He is one lazy SOB, and in his almost mid thirties doubt very much he will change now, mainly because he does not want to change, his brain cells are not fully functional, too much alcochol, ciggies and medication along the way, along with his bed hopping into the bargain.  Royal, that article, no way on this planet can I view him as that.  A lazy, unintelligent, workshy, petulant, nasty and self entitled imbecile is my view of him, one who can´t even be bothered to spend Christmas with his very aged grandparents.  At their ages who knows if they will be here next Christmas, but nope, the trailer trash family came first, very revealing about the nasty person he is.  They say what is inside shows outside, and that imbecile is ugly inside and out, shows in his face.  Bring on the Republic, and right now bill medd and his outlaws are giving them shed loads of reasons as to why the monarchy should be abolished. 


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Val on January 31, 2017, 12:02:43 am
^

As often mentioned the Medds are the Republican's secret weapon.  All they have to do now is sit back and watch.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 31, 2017, 03:00:39 am
He's just too deeply selfish to actually care about anyone but himself. It's all over for him and he knows it; once someone younger and hotter and more royal
Who could be 'more royal' than the eldest son of the Prince of Wales?
William is a future King - how can one be more royal than that (unless they are already a monarch)?

He has the title, but not the training; it's the training that counts and he has been grossly neglected in that area. He has no business trying to assert authority he has, but not authority that is respected. He will be king, but he'll be a weak king with no credibility. Many royals have been the highest bred and born and married, but ended up dethroned. Look at the Bourbons and look at the Romanovs.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: meememe on January 31, 2017, 05:12:42 am
What more training can he have had?

He has been seeing state papers for years, has represented HM overseas and at home, has attended State Visits, has undertaken investitures, has studied under HM the constitution etc - exactly the same training Charles has had and way more than HM had when she became the Queen.

He has meet with Presidents and Prime Ministers in one-on-one discussions.

He isn't allowed to be a political person. It isn't his job to negotiate trade deals etc.

He may not be popular on this board but the polls in the UK seem to say that he is one of, if not the most, popular royal. He has had longer to prepare to even be the heir apparent than most of his predeceasers and has certainly achieved more in the position as 2nd in line than George V who spent his years as 2nd in line serving in the navy (William served in the army and air force) and then George spent the final decade shooting things and posting in stamps - very few 'royal duties', didn't represent HM Queen Victoria, didn't undertake investitures etc.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: leogirl on January 31, 2017, 06:28:37 am
See, that's just the thing. Based in his behavior at his public appearances, it doesn't look like he's had any training at all. People just assume he's had training because he's second in line to the throne and we were told he's been trained. But he acts annoyed, doesn't relate to people well, body language is stiff and cold, isn't good at giving speeches, etc. He should be very polished by now, almost 35 years of being heir to the heir, but he isn't.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 31, 2017, 12:01:20 pm
What more training can he have had?

He has been seeing state papers for years, has represented HM overseas and at home, has attended State Visits, has undertaken investitures, has studied under HM the constitution etc - exactly the same training Charles has had and way more than HM had when she became the Queen.

He has meet with Presidents and Prime Ministers in one-on-one discussions.
He isn't allowed to be a political person. It isn't his job to negotiate trade deals etc.

He may not be popular on this board but the polls in the UK seem to say that he is one of, if not the most, popular royal. He has had longer to prepare to even be the heir apparent than most of his predeceasers and has certainly achieved more in the position as 2nd in line than George V who spent his years as 2nd in line serving in the navy (William served in the army and air force) and then George spent the final decade shooting things and posting in stamps - very few 'royal duties', didn't represent HM Queen Victoria, didn't undertake investitures etc.

William hasn't done more than a handful of appearances in each area you've mentioned. He's sounded like a clod during speeches, he isn't invited to speak anywhere seriously, and he is not at all respected in any real, genuine way. He doesn't bother to make a sincere effort. The majority of his time seems to be spent giving the public and establishment the middle finger and pushing his vile in-laws against the aristocracy and promoting the Midds instead of the UK.

As for trade deals, he should at least educate himself on it for the sake of being able to learn something, build credibility, and have the ability to sound educated during conversations and he would be able to meet/mingle with a better quality of people.

His military service is superficial at best, PR at worst and I don't think he's much of anything. The Windsors want to be taken seriously, but they are not at all educating their newest crop of heirs seriously, just letting them skivve off until the next PR headline like a wedding or cuddly picture.

He takes zero pride in how he presents himself and apparently thinks this is just one big joke and monarchical joyride.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Val on January 31, 2017, 02:12:16 pm
^

Comments too on media articles are very very scathing as more and more see him for what he truly is ie a total unsuitable future king, dragged in to the gutter by the Middletons.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: sandy on January 31, 2017, 02:30:28 pm
William has bad speech, he tends to whinge (mostly about work and his children). He idled away his twenties in nightclubs and sports venues. He should have gotten training ages ago.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 31, 2017, 02:44:59 pm
I always thought William should have been doing appearances starting age sixteen/seventeen (age when most kids start out their first jobs) and should have been doing investitures after he turned twenty-one, after clocking in charitable work behind the scenes from age eighteen. He NEVER should have been allowed to go jet setting and booze it up in clubs and NEVER should have been allowed to do charity work outside of the Commonwealth countries.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: india on January 31, 2017, 10:58:02 pm
The fact of the matter is that William is one big fat a$$ schlugg.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 01, 2017, 12:15:55 am
Just think, Kate had his picture on a poster for so many years and ended up with the gross pig we see now. Balding, delusional, pompous, ignored by the world's powerful, and more and more bitter each time we see him. Throw in how out of shape he's become and no wonder she drowns herself in booze.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: meememe on February 01, 2017, 12:37:14 am
William was doing engagements with his parents from the age of about 10.

He did his first solo overseas tour representing HM in 2005 - aged 24 - to NZ.

He has been doing investitures now for around 5 years.

He has been a Councillor-of-State since he was 21 and that is the best training there is - actually doing the job. He is a member of HMs Privy Council.

What most of you believe is that you know better than HM about how to train her heirs. She is the one doing it and she believes they are trained to take over from her.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: leogirl on February 01, 2017, 12:45:31 am
HM clearly doesn't know what she's doing or the BRF wouldn't be in such a mess.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: sandy on February 01, 2017, 12:47:40 am
Only Diana took William on his first walkabout. Charles was said to be disapproving. I don't recall WIlliam at 10 being accompanied by his both parents. His parents did meet up for occasions like his confirmation and school events. I think the Queen is letting William do as he pleases--she may not necessarily approve though. WIlliam spent much of his twenties vacationing and hitting the clubs. I don't think WIlliam is ready and his public speaking skills leave much to be desired. WIlliam supposedly was going to learn about the Duchy other than photo ops and a possibly incompleted course, there is no sign of his doing much there.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 01, 2017, 12:49:59 am
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William was doing engagements with his parents from the age of about 10.
He did his first solo overseas tour representing HM in 2005 - aged 24 - to NZ.

How many tours has be done since 24? Clubs and resorts do not count.

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He has been doing investitures now for around 5 years.He has been a Councillor-of-State since he was 21 and that is the best training there is - actually doing the job. He is a member of HMs Privy Council.

I don't think he attends meetings as a member and I don't think he's been doing anything relevant since then. I don't think he is trusted with authority since he can't keep his wife in line and his in-laws are clearly well sunk into him. He's not at all doing anything and whne he does appearances he does not with good grace. William has been spending most of his time in the country and clubs and tropics, not attending ceremonies and not at all

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What most of you believe is that you know better than HM about how to train her heirs. She is the one doing it and she believes they are trained to take over from her.

William has successfully challenged and won over HM's Sovereign authority since the day he pulled that stunt of an engagement.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Rosella on February 01, 2017, 03:14:22 am
This is Wikki (yes, I know) but it gives a list of official events, tours representing the Queen, and other official appearances overseas undertaken by William (and since their marriage by Kate.) Privy Council meetings have to be attended sometimes by the Councillors (they can't be constant absentees) and Counsellors of State are also important.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_official_overseas_trips_made_by_Prince_William,_Duke_of_Cambridge


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017/His Education
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 11, 2017, 06:51:05 am
I wonder how different things could have been if he had been educated in the US or another country instead of Scotland. If he had been in Harvard or Yale (the issue of grades is moot since it is known that people with pathetic grades but good contacts get in easily) and mixed with American students instead of students who would have problems handling the star power and powerful background he comes from. It isn't likely that Kate could have wormed her way in and if she had been stalking him, the campus would have sicced the police on her.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: meememe on February 11, 2017, 08:14:56 am
The British public would have been horrified at the future King not being educated in Britain effectively saying that the UK education system wasn't good enough. There is not way that William, or any future monarch of the UK, could be educated outside the Commonwealth realms. Charles, Andrew and Edward all spent time at schools overseas - actual schools not post-high school (Charles in Australia, Andrew in Canada and Edward in New Zealand although not as a student but as a house tutor at a boarding school). That is the best that could have happened to William but he did his overseas 'education' as it was during his gap year with his trip to Chile.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: leogirl on February 12, 2017, 01:38:16 am
I think it would have been more of a change of scenery rather than saying the UK wasn't good enough. Everyone knows the UK has world class universities. But I could understand not wanting him to leave, he's being funded by taxpayers and why should they pay for a foreign education? They would also have had to pay to transport him back and forth to the UK for holidays and appearances, and transatlantic flights aren't cheap, especially since it would be flights for him and his security team.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: meememe on February 12, 2017, 03:34:09 am
His security team also would change about every 2 weeks (that was the case when Beatrice and Eugenie were on their gap years) and have to be accommodated in first class accommodation and fly first class unless they are the actual 2 on duty. That would add considerably to the cost, including the tuition costs etc which are exorbitant in the US compared to the UK.

A term on exchange would have been possible at most and nothing more but US universities aren't in sinc with the courses in the UK and vice versa so that wasn't a viable option.



Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 12, 2017, 03:41:41 am
I think it would have been more of a change of scenery rather than saying the UK wasn't good enough. Everyone knows the UK has world class universities. But I could understand not wanting him to leave, he's being funded by taxpayers and why should they pay for a foreign education? They would also have had to pay to transport him back and forth to the UK for holidays and appearances, and transatlantic flights aren't cheap, especially since it would be flights for him and his security team.

Looking at it that way, William blew big bucks on travel to skiing places and the tropics and didn't do diddly in terms of appearances. If he had been in the US, he would have been expected to actually study and focus and peer pressure would have likely ended up keeping him on track. It's not like William shined at St. Andrews and much of the reason he went is because he didn't want to do appearances or being in the public eye. He could have traveled to the Hamptons or other such places and basically enjoyed life there. Realistically, it would have been a boon for him and US/UK relations. As for social climbers, the US set is ten times harder to find, much less climb into. No one can readily identify a Dupont or Hearst or any of the Rockefeller spawn and the Kennedy family is frankly a vicious bunch to those who try to push them around. William could have learned a few lessons in ruthlessness and been able to basically shove Kate off like she was a rag doll. It's not like the US upper class is filled with gormless bunny rabbits. For like vicious vipers with the minds of sharks.

The British public would have been horrified at the future King not being educated in Britain effectively saying that the UK education system wasn't good enough. There is not way that William, or any future monarch of the UK, could be educated outside the Commonwealth realms. Charles, Andrew and Edward all spent time at schools overseas - actual schools not post-high school (Charles in Australia, Andrew in Canada and Edward in New Zealand although not as a student but as a house tutor at a boarding school). That is the best that could have happened to William but he did his overseas 'education' as it was during his gap year with his trip to Chile.

In my honest view, he was just slumming it. I don't think he would survive (or want to survive) a life of hardship at that level, scrubbing toilets and living with a wood stove and living a life where he can't just whip out a credit card and go jet set back to his life of privilege. For reasons I don't know, the idea of a cosmopolitan, overseas educated prince with budding connections to the powerful and potential future leaders horrifies the British nation. I just think that studying in the UK was a bad idea and gave all the wrong types of people access to him. It's not like he wouldn't have thrived in say, Jamaica or New Zealand or even Australia, where he could have been around a hardier set of people who could have enabled him to stay on track. A two year degree program in Australia would have done so much more for him and ended up giving him a more realistic perspective of his life and role and he would be tougher.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: meememe on February 12, 2017, 05:11:47 am
Australia doesn't have two year degree programs. They were at least three with many becoming four back when William was at school and there is no way the British public were going to accept their prince away for that length of time, especially with the cost of the RPOs.

The British universities are fine and he did do quite well there with a 2.1. There aren't that many 1sts given in most degrees and he had to get the marks to get the 2.1. Charles and Edward only got 2.2s at Cambridge in should be noted.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: leogirl on February 12, 2017, 06:10:07 am
Well, I heard that people did his work for him, so not sure if 2:1 makes him better than Charles or Edward. Also, didn't he switch to an easier degree program, therefore making it easier to get better grades (kind of expected to get a 2:1)?


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: meememe on February 12, 2017, 07:39:53 am
He changed degrees from History of Art to Geography. Neither is harder than the other. My contacts tell me he did all his own work. His detractors don't like that idea of course. There are more questions about Kate's History of Art degree - also a 2.1 - but not about William's Geography degree.

Both degrees are humanitarian degrees and both require the same amount of research as well as a dissertation at St Andrews.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: leogirl on February 12, 2017, 08:16:01 am
 :bored:


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Spitfire on February 12, 2017, 07:34:25 pm
^^  I hope he did DO his own course work.  There is nothing meritorious in achieving the usual standards set for obtaining a degree, even if it is PW...


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: marion on February 12, 2017, 07:57:03 pm
Well there's a novel idea, doing one's own work. Hardly something to boast about


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: leogirl on February 12, 2017, 08:28:36 pm
 :tehe:


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: gingerboy24 on February 12, 2017, 08:31:04 pm
^^ and ^^^ I actually read about him letting his RPO´s or whoever doing the work for him, well known that he did that in certain circles.  He is a lazy oik anyway, and so far up his own backside he never sees daylight, would see no wrong in doing it. They would never have failed him anyway.  He is as thick as two short planks at the best of times, always laugh when I think of that degree he never earned himself.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Spitfire on February 12, 2017, 08:49:22 pm
^ Like Princes Charles and Edward who did not obtain the required A Levels, but got into Cambridge University because they were members of The RF.  This nepotism still exists, e.g. PW and the RAF.  One minute, he's a Pilot Officer and he leaves as a Flt Lt - a progression which normally takes at least three years.  As for his flying ability and the awarding of RAF Wings...I wouldn't trust him to fly a kite.

And all degrees, whether Arts or Sciences, require a large amount of research, essays and dissertations.  PW was hardly unique in having to write dissertations as part of his degree. :sigh:


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Val on February 12, 2017, 10:06:47 pm
^^

It was well known and allegedly caused much bad feeling at St Andrews when others did his work for him in many of the areas.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 13, 2017, 04:56:23 am
As far as I think, he went to university for all the wrong reasons; he went to avoid doing duties, to lead a 'normal' life, and to basically shirk doing anything resembling adult behavior. Mainly to kill time and get his kicks. If he had been serious, he would have taken serious courses, gotten his papers published, and basically built some kind of work portfolio that would prove that he deserved his degree. He had no business being there. It's no wonder he fell in with the wrong group and basically didn't manage to get Kate off his back. I honestly think that if he had done duties and seen the world instead of going to uni right away, Kate wouldn't have been able to get to him and he would have been able to go to school when he was more settled and stable and looking to marry after a few years. Realistically, since he didn't NEED a degree, there was no need for him to go right away.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Val on February 13, 2017, 07:23:55 am
^

Look where his poor choices got him ie landed with the Medds although knowing them they would have chased him all over the globe on some pretext.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 13, 2017, 08:55:09 am
Thing is, that William would have been less accessible and he would have likely wised up about the realities of human nature, for better or for worse. He never would have been so blind and frankly, it was him getting so much so soon (title, looks, adulation, wealth) that he never developed his inner self.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: gingerboy24 on February 13, 2017, 11:36:18 am
^He never will develop his inner self. The problem with people like him is they see no wrong in what they do, none at all. As far as he is concerned he is the handsome golden boy, fine physique, excellent at public speaking, mingles well with al walks of life.  Trouble is, none of that is the truth, but he can´t see that.  Mr. Wonderful personnified  -  he wishes.  He can´t be like that, his nature is unpleasant - downright nasty at times, petulant, lazy, he loos down on people, he does not want to mix with the plebs (likes the lifestyle they supply him with though), appears to dislike his blood family with a vengeance.  Not a nice person at all, not one bit.  As I say, the major problem is he can´t see what he is, and if people can´t see any wrong in what they do they have no reason to think they should alter.  He will remain the same until he death bed, and go out being venomous to the doctor no doubt.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 16, 2017, 11:39:26 pm
It's a shame. One thing that mitigates my dislike is knowing that he's lost.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: india on February 17, 2017, 12:23:05 am
Yes, he is lost but if he reached out to his family they would help him in a skinny minute.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Val on February 17, 2017, 08:47:50 am
Ma Midd has a lot to answer for.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: LadyVi on March 15, 2017, 04:49:11 pm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4314406/William-just-13-days-royal-duties-year.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-4314644/Prince-William-turn-public-fatally-against-monarchy.html


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: sandy on March 15, 2017, 11:23:50 pm
I wonder if Charlotte and George will have an often absent distant father. He complains endlessly about them especially George.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: HRHOlya on March 15, 2017, 11:47:48 pm
Many believe the sprogs have often absent distant parents.. Only the nannies and probably Scarole as caregivers..


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Stargazer on March 16, 2017, 08:28:13 am
First rule of 'dad dancing' Wills is to avoid the cameras!

http://dailym.ai/2mv1aUl

Prince William, 34, was filmed dancing, singing and partying with his friends
The Duke of Cambridge was on a lads' skiing holiday in Verbier, Switzerland
Millions of people have now watched the video of him dancing inside the club
Dance like no one's watching, the saying goes. And so, poor fellow, he did. Trouble is, these days someone almost certainly is. Not only watching, but also filming.
Millions of people have now seen that video of Prince William busting some moves in Verbier.
There he is, dressed in the standard off-duty Sloane uniform of crisp blue shirt and jeans, bathed in purple strobe lighting.
In his mind's eye, he's pop star Justin Timberlake, 'bringing sexy back', getting his groove on to a vintage Nineties R'n'B track.
To everyone else in the room, he's a slightly balding bloke who, having enjoyed perhaps one too many Jagerbombs, now appears to be engaged in a vigorous wrestling match with a giant invisible beach ball. Poor William.
The only conceivable way this 'Dad Dancing' video could be more embarrassing is if he had a crease down the front of his jeans or a baseball cap on backwards. :laugh: :ick:
That said, as these things go, I've seen worse. Much, much worse. At least William's arms and legs are all dancing to the same song. At least his belly isn't hanging out of his trousers.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on March 17, 2017, 03:19:53 am
Ma Midd has a lot to answer for.

So does Kate; I wonder, if William had had the right upbringing, how he would have handled Kate's pushing. A few years in the US and he would have filed a restraining order and had her prosecuted for talking him. I actually admire how American upper class kids are so ruthless in their own way.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: deGuernsey on March 17, 2017, 03:31:09 am
^PW can still file a restraining order he just has to get it done but you are right he should have filed one against the Medds years ago. It is inconceivable that he did not and I believe several of his family and friends encouraged him to do so. I guess they are telling him, 'I told you so!' but at least they will have his back when he cleans house.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on March 17, 2017, 03:54:24 am
Fact is, that she was following him so much during the uni years that his security had a talk with her (read this in the comment section of the DM) about why she was following him around. Of course the idiot apparently didn't decide to take that kind of responsibility and in 2007 when she went on that rampage against his family, the idiot should have done his best to see her charged with stalking, defamation of character, and of course, harassment. He never should have taken the view that after a while she would just go away. That type never does and frankly he really threw away a chance to prove himself as tough.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: deGuernsey on March 17, 2017, 03:57:23 am
^ You said it perfectly, KF :thumbsup: and I believe tbe journos/photogs know so much more than they have published it is impossible for them not to including that scumbag Tanna who played against PW for $$$.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on March 20, 2017, 06:48:09 pm
Prince William can be ‘petulant, capricious, even hostile’ behind closed doors
http://www.celebitchy.com/528189/prince_william_can_be_petulant_capricious_even_hostile_behind_closed_doors/


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: gingerboy24 on March 20, 2017, 07:14:18 pm
Not looking loved up in this one then

http://www.celebitchy.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/wenn31201214.jpg

Doesn´t he look arrogant, a real arrogant dork.

Wonder what is meant by chucky and HM have washed their hands of him.  I see no sign of that, still getting all his own way and nothing being done about it.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: sandy on March 20, 2017, 07:51:36 pm
Kate suited William because she enables his laziness.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: kolkomilko on March 21, 2017, 01:45:07 pm
^^ Yes, he does. It seems to me he puts on airs.

^ Both of them are lazy.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on March 24, 2017, 04:38:33 am
I think the biggest mistake in regards to William was how so many expected so much and had expectations that they didn't have any right to have. He was expected to:

*Be perfectly chaste before marriage
*Be a perfectly clean living paragon of virtue
*Be perfectly socially adept
*Be a hot sex symbol
*Be wealthy, but not actually ENJOY being wealthy
*Be apologetic for being privileged
*Be glamorous, but not actually ENJOY the glamor
*Date and marry young enough to be a 'hot' groom and father
*Date and marry someone who would not be from his set or share the same values  (opposite background stories are SO much more appealing in the tabloids and Hallmark fairy-tales)
*Be utterly brainy and intelligent and be the academic best among his peers (but not so smart that he makes anyone feel bad about themselves)
*Be completely dutiful, but play to the gallery/cameras during appearances
*Not actually enjoy 'stuffy' things like dinners, banquets, and he shouldn't 'enjoy' society
*NEVER enjoy the countryside and NEVER enjoy being around people he's known and is used to since birth
*Spend days doing only photogenic charity work, nothing that would actually entail staying off camera

I think he's always been a man who enjoys his own set, enjoys the life that was mapped out for him, but he was stuck walking an eternal balance between the mainstream and the man he really is. I don't think he even wanted to go to St. Andrews, but ended up going since it was a sacred part of his holy PR. I truly think he would have preferred working in Chile and other places, but instead had to go to university as part of his 'modern prince' persona.

It's no wonder he turned to drink.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: YooperModerator on March 24, 2017, 10:49:09 am
^Arent some of these the actual role that is, and should be, expected of the monarchy, i.e.,  ircumsoext about your wealth, dutiful yet work with the media, not go on the warpath with them, be socially trained well?

His petulance combined with elitism is what turns me off.  They are where they are at the country's pleasure, after all.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on March 25, 2017, 01:42:11 am
Back when Charles was heir, he was dutiful and charitable, and was able to strike that balance because during Charles' time, it was accepted that he would marry someone from his own set/station, so there was no pressure on Charles to make a match with someone from a different background and conflicting value system. Charles wasn't under pressure to marry someone like Kate and there wasn't any fairy-tale BS in the context that it was somehow justified if a loony moocher decided that she was princess material. Charles had a huge amount of a affairs as any young man and he wasn't judged for being a player.

Now, William was under a horrendous strain early on to marry right away, since he turned eighteen and after he and Kate hooked up, it was on turbo. William was literally being ordered by the media and surely pressured by Kate to marry her and then suddenly throw aside the life he might have wanted for himself. He wasn't able to really explore life and meet too many people without Kate constantly being a presence in his life and it was unrelenting. It's clear he wanted more out of life, but he got trapped and likely couldn't find a way out. I've been there and so I am not as hard on him in that area as others have been.

Unlike his forebears, William couldn't openly state that he wasn't interested in Kate and didn't see or want a future with her. Even when he broke up in 2007, the press acted like he had broken his word to a saint, not a common little trollop who had no business pushing him for a ring. It was like he had some kind of obligation to Kate and frankly I do not believe that there is really any chance to get himself out. the press talked about how he had a right to a normal life, but apparently that didn't extend to him being able to break up with a girlfriend after the relationship became a drag. He was robbed of that choice he wanted to make and had the right to make.

As far as we could see, before university he was doing appearances and during the early years after graduation he was pulling it together, but after 2007 it was clearly a downward spiral. You could see he was miserable and drank to numb his misery.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: sandy on March 25, 2017, 11:01:35 am
Charles took the sowing wild oats too far, getting mixed up with married women (his friends wives no less). Charles, like William, did have some problems finding an aristo who wanted him. He dated quite a few before 19 year old Diana accepted his proposal. William had issues finding aristos but "settled" for Kate when turned down by Isabella Calthorpe and others. He did not wait like his father to find someone who was an aristo that would say yes. Kate also put on sort of  a guilt trip and the spin was she could not work because she was William's girlfriend and it would be "disruptive" for her to do work.  It implied that William had to "rescue" her from such a chaotic existence by proposing. She ignored the fact that many famous people do manage to hold a job. There are ways.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on March 31, 2017, 02:48:01 pm
Kate didn't want to work, that much anyone can see. Quite frankly, William has a messed up sense of honor; if a girlfriend had told me that she couldn't work and had to be taken care of, I would have booted her out while giving the middle finger and laughing. She never at any point proved worthy of honorable treatment or consideration. Apparently William got dumped by the oldest facade in the book for some reason.

Prince William summoned a government minister to his palace to discuss ivory
www.celebitchy.com/529728/prince_william_summoned_a_government_minister_to_his_palace_to_discuss_ivory/

The entire planet is in flux, governments are struggling to ensure stability in their own countries, and this dolt wants to talk about his trendy pet cause.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: gingerboy24 on March 31, 2017, 03:55:47 pm
^ Makes me laugh, especially as the first big Saving the Wild Life effort was held about three days after his hunting trip to Spain with Jecca in tow.  And he still goes hunting now.  It is no matter whether endangered or not, hunting is hunting, and all of it should be banned.  But nope, there he goes, still blasting birds out of the sky, that mostly go in the bin, poor souls, he shoots stag.  Such a hypocrite it is incredible.  As for the ivory, bit late now, the elephants have been killed many moons ago, whether they throw the ivory away or not is never going to make any impact.  In fact it is worse, because it means those poor souls really were killed in vain if there ivory goes up in smoke.

Vile creature, how would he like to be hunted with a gun.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on March 31, 2017, 04:33:23 pm
He has no business summoning government ministers for anything; in fact, if I were a government official, I would be seething at having my work day disrupted by their random requests at unplanned times to meet about their latest pet cause. The only one who has any business speaking with any government official is HM during her weekly meetings, but even still, it should only be the prime minister and no one else. William should be doing appearances and building a body of solid charitable work and nothing else. None of them have any business hassling politicians and diplomats who work to keep the country safe and the economy stable. Someone should have laughed in his face, given him the finger, and then ordered him out of the office.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: deGuernsey on March 31, 2017, 10:36:57 pm
^ :-

PW should just shave his head bald and let his beard and mustache grow back. He will look good much likke Tom Hardy.  :flirt:
google.co.uk/Search?site=webhp&tbm=isch&source=hp&ei=KsbeWPCblumPjwTlt484&q=tom+hardy+beard+black+and+white&oq=tom+hardy+beard+&gs_l=mobile-gws-img.1.1.015.1797.6297.0.7372.17.17.0.4.4.0.213.2035.3j13j1.17.0....0...1c.1j4.64.mobile-gws-img..0.17.1589.3..41.GltHig_gd7o#imgrc=8bv02g-UVM: (http://google.co.uk/Search?site=webhp&tbm=isch&source=hp&ei=KsbeWPCblumPjwTlt484&q=tom+hardy+beard+black+and+white&oq=tom+hardy+beard+&gs_l=mobile-gws-img.1.1.015.1797.6297.0.7372.17.17.0.4.4.0.213.2035.3j13j1.17.0....0...1c.1j4.64.mobile-gws-img..0.17.1589.3..41.GltHig_gd7o#imgrc=8bv02g-UVM:) Hope this link works...


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: gingerboy24 on April 01, 2017, 10:20:32 am
^I can´t link to it, says error and no explanation.  How weird.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: LadyVi on April 01, 2017, 02:18:06 pm
^^ Were you trying to post a link to one of these pics?

https://www.ecosia.org/images?addon=safari&q=tom+hardy+beard+black+and+white


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: gingerboy24 on April 01, 2017, 06:09:00 pm
At least this Tom guy has some good looks and comes across as humorous and a nice guy  -  unlike bill medd and his mega ugly mug, petulant, angry look and his lack of interest in anyone but himself and woe is me, my mother died when I was 15.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: deGuernsey on April 01, 2017, 09:03:18 pm
^^ yes, thanks! I still say shave the h ead and regrow the beard and he will look great! So does Tom Hardy! Jajaja!  :flirt:


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: HRHOlya on April 13, 2017, 01:46:52 pm
Nicely buried little tid bit, calling out Will's laziness

>> Prince William’s appearance, as president, at Bafta’s main movie awards ceremony means he can skip their TV shindig next month without causing undue offence.

A lucky escape, not least because of Claire Foy’s nomination for her admired, if impertinent, impersonation of his grandmother the Queen in Netflix’s aforementioned The Crown. <<

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-4407028/Camilla-Parker-Bowles-appear-Crown.html


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: gingerboy24 on April 13, 2017, 06:47:46 pm
We knew there had to be a reason why he attended,  now we know.  Do they never realise your sins will always find you out.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: LadyVi on April 15, 2017, 08:02:53 pm
Royal charity splits with Charles's 'Steel Magnolia' divorce lawyer

Baroness Shackleton of Belgravia is the subject of a royal split herself. I can reveal that she has parted company with the charitable foundation run by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4413496/Royal-charity-splits-Charles-s-divorce-lawyer.html


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: gingerboy24 on April 16, 2017, 04:04:09 pm

Probably doesnot want to be tainted by association, good for her.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: LadyVi on April 18, 2017, 11:42:33 am
Thanks to Prince William & @heads_together for inviting me to join this important conversation around mental health awareness

https://twitter.com/ladygaga/status/854219951741128704   :-



Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: gingerboy24 on April 18, 2017, 12:07:29 pm
Lady Gaga  -  says it all really doesn´t it  lol lol lol


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: sandy on April 18, 2017, 02:20:07 pm
Will gets to meet another celebrity. Oh joy


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: gingerboy24 on April 18, 2017, 04:22:11 pm
Yes, another z-lister, pathetic really, they need someone more suitable and with a name other than gaga.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Snowpea on April 20, 2017, 12:37:24 am
Well, Willy's been upset for 20 years now, too.

http://www.today.com/news/prince-williams-reveals-shock-princess-diana-s-death-still-him-t110543

So the grief of a loved one is still with him? Gee, join the club - pretty sad he only did this after Harry did.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on April 20, 2017, 12:43:47 am
EVERYTHING upsets William.  Everything.

Except maybe cheese toast.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 20, 2017, 08:08:14 pm
Living with that must be the reason Kate no longer has any looks left.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Snowpea on April 23, 2017, 01:10:58 pm
EVERYTHING upsets William.  Everything.

Except maybe cheese toast.

He's got permanent grump face now - just what has he got to be so p#ssed off about?  :sly: Oh, that counselling you got really helped you.


Title: Rather than face them
Post by: FrederickLouis on May 05, 2017, 11:43:06 pm
Peter Archer is a longtime royal correspondent for the British Press Association.   
Peter had remarked that Prince William tends to block unpleasant things out, to push them to the back of his mind, rather than face them. 
Do you think Peter Archer's remark about Prince William is true?   
:stop: :stop: :stop: :stop: :stop:


Title: Re: Rather than face them
Post by: Rosella on May 06, 2017, 12:50:30 am
^ How does Peter Archer know that? Has he spoken to William about it or has William confided in him? The Queen Mother used to 'ostrich' and not speak much about unpleasant things to others, and the Queen has tended to 'ostrich' sometimes too, in her private life. I've never heard of William doing so however, unless it's the fact that he and Harry never tended to talk about the details of their mother's death for a long time as Harry has recently said. What other unpleasant things would have happened to William? No doubt he gets debriefed at times about patients he transports in his work, but that will be it.


Title: Re: Rather than face them
Post by: windsor2 on May 06, 2017, 03:13:08 am
I believe that chap's correct about Wills. Look at how he doesn't deal with Waity and the Midds; treason and making money off of their connection to him.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: windsor2 on May 06, 2017, 03:17:20 am
PLATELL'S PEOPLE: Wills needs a lesson in duty from his grandad
Quote
Prince or pauper, few of us ever really know the place we hold in other people’s hearts while we’re alive.
The loving words, the expressions of pride, the memories shared, are mostly saved for obituaries and funerals.
So it must be gratifying even for a man as phlegmatic as Prince Philip that, aged 95 and stepping down from formal duties while still full of vigour, has learned what we — his larger family — think of him.
This week, there has been an outpouring of affection and gratitude which, I suspect, probably left him mystified. To the Duke, the past 70 years have simply been a matter of doing his duty for Queen and country.
Now, as he retires from a life of dedication, ‘Team Windsor’ has decreed that his children and grandchildren will step up to the plate. Particularly Prince William.
Yet here’s the rub. William may have inherited his grandad’s regal bearing and bloody-mindedness, yet he shows little of the Duke’s selfless dedication to duty.
In the week that Prince Philip stood down, William’s lawyers were in court suing a French magazine for £1.3 million in damages for publishing topless pictures of Kate five years ago.
Yes, the European paparazzi are deplorable, but such pictures will never be taken again — as long as Kate remembers to keep her top on while she’s sunning herself on holiday.
What’s the point of raking all this up now? Doesn’t it just remind people of that intensely embarrassing episode, and encourage leery blokes to look for them on the internet all over again?
And should William really have allowed his lawyers to argue the images were all the more painful because they reminded him of ‘the harassment that led to the death of my mother’?
One can hardly compare the pain incurred by topless photos of Kate with the loss of Diana.
Of course, William’s grandfather Philip is not unaccustomed to scandal. His alleged trysts with other women have been hinted at or even openly referred to in the media. Yet he has never complained. He’s just got on with the job. Duty first.
William is now 34, older than Philip when he took up his role, yet he still appears workshy, stroppy and insular. His desire to have his own way borders on petulance and smacks of an unattractive assumption of privilege. It’s time he grew up and took a leaf out of Grandpa’s book.
That way, perhaps, he will receive the same kind of adulation in his old age.

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Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 06, 2017, 09:19:51 am
Well said Amanda Platell.  No doubt the sugars will be giving her a bashing, but at least she tells it as it is, and it is the truth.  If council cath found it "painful" to have her fried eggs photographed and show in the press, then why did she continue along those lines displaying full frontal vagina, amazing view of her butt, flashsing in Bhutan at a War Memorial, and so it goes on.  If she even felt mildy embarrassed about the public seeing her fried eggs, then what is her excuse for continue to falsh even more initimate parts of her body, and not whilst on holiday but on official engagements.  Yes, other royals have mishaps, and learn from them, but council cath has become worse, not better, at showing her intimate body parts.  Let us not forget those awful sprayed on mega tight jeggings things she wears, again on engagements, the farm visit this week being a prime example.  So nobody need tell me she suffered pain from those photos, because if she had she would darned well have done her level best to ensure it never, ever, happened again.  As Platell said, the two situations were very different between Princess Diana and council cath, the two are not even similar.  It would all have died down in the press by now, albeit never forgotten, and all they have done is make themselves look even bigger fools than the were in the first place.


Title: Re: Rather than face them
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 06, 2017, 09:25:04 am
^Totally agree, and he gets if from HM, she is as weak as dishwater when it comes to doing what is required within her family.  She should have addressed this dire situation of bill medd and council cath several years ago, but no, she let it continue and look at it all now.  Little point in burying your head in the sand, the situation does not go away and whilst you have your head buried it usually gains momentu, as it has in this case.  If he thinks he can close his eyes and it all goes away then he is an even bigger buffoon.  He pays the price, he has to live with it, and pretty plain to see he is not a happy person at all, far from it.  Interesting how much more relaxed and comfortable he feels when he does engagements on his own without council cath.  The trouble with the rf is they think it will all go away because they are who they are, what they don´t realise is that the days of the public, who pay for their lifestyle,  swalloing all the lies they push out have long gone. About time they took their heads out of the sand and realised the truth.  The world has moved on, the rf are antiquated now, with their idea of "modernisation" a joke and an insult to the public. We are not stupid, we can see right through everything they do, about time they wised up or pushed off.


Title: Re: Rather than face them
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on May 06, 2017, 12:51:00 pm
William doesn't block anything out.  He sues when he doesn't get his way.


Title: Re: Rather than face them
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 06, 2017, 12:52:12 pm
He must be suing every day of the week then  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Oops, forgot, he has to pay now, probably makes him worse knowing he can only sue if he pays.   :tehe:


Title: Re: Rather than face them
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on May 06, 2017, 01:11:25 pm
 :laugh: he does nothing else!


Title: Re: Rather than face them
Post by: Little light on May 06, 2017, 01:13:14 pm
I always imagined he did block out parts of his life he doesn't want to face.

This is because I do remember one commentator saying that during his mother's funeral procession, he walked with his head down rather than his head up like Harry, "facing the world". I thought that was quite callous as they were probably in deep shock at the time and he didn't want everyone to see his grief. I know I wouldn't want strangers to watch my every emotion when we buried my sister or my mum. So why should a child like William want that either.  

I think that's where my view came from, but with all that I said happening in his private life that windsor2 alluded to, I do believe he bores his head into sand and hopes the courtiers will make his world alright again by dealing with his many problems.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: marion on May 06, 2017, 01:44:29 pm
ITA GB Amanda couldn't have put it better.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 15, 2017, 09:47:06 pm
LGBT Awards: Prince William honoured for supporting community

Prince William said "nobody should be bullied for their sexuality", as he was recognised for supporting the LGBT community.
He told the British LGBT Awards on Friday evening via a video message: "It's so important to be proud of the person you are."
The Duke of Cambridge was named "straight ally of the year" and was among several celebrities given awards.
TV presenter Clare Balding and diver Tom Daley were also named winners.
Prince William, who appeared on the cover of gay magazine Attitude last year, made the video message ahead of the ceremony in London's Grand Connaught Rooms.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-39899174


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: deGuernsey on May 15, 2017, 10:14:02 pm
 :-


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 15, 2017, 10:44:29 pm
 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:  Straight  -  well, a bit different to what I have heard and read over the years.  It is said that he bats for his own side.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 15, 2017, 10:45:45 pm
This is pathetic; he could in fact have done more unique, groundbreaking work, but instead he's jumping on the LGBT bandwagon.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: india on May 15, 2017, 10:58:34 pm
We have discussed for years that he was into little boys.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 15, 2017, 11:09:50 pm
^ Yes, I read an article several years ago.  It stated that hee rented an apartment at Dolphin Square, a right hot den of iniquity, and it is said that he had a little male friend who used to visit him, allegedly abut 9 or 10 years old.  Gave the lease up after 9 months.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: india on May 15, 2017, 11:36:07 pm
Pedophilia runs rapid in this family.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Fernanda Nunes on May 16, 2017, 12:53:03 am
^ Yes, I read an article several years ago.  It stated that hee rented an apartment at Dolphin Square, a right hot den of iniquity, and it is said that he had a little male friend who used to visit him, allegedly abut 9 or 10 years old.  Gave the lease up after 9 months.
Oh my God :-


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Rosella on May 16, 2017, 01:20:19 am
Is there any proof whatsoever of allegations that William has alleged paedophile tendencies or had little friends? Can you please give links please (preferably to a major news outlet or reputable website) that stated this? If any such site did print this then if it has incontrovertible proof it certainly deserves to be publicised. If not, then IMHO they're putting out baseless and libellous rubbish.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Fernanda Nunes on May 16, 2017, 01:29:47 am
Yes, he seems to me a good man, with a good heart, I do not know him, just news from newspapers, I have never seen him in my life, but he seems to me a good man, his children are blessed to have him as father  :cookie:


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: YooperModerator on May 16, 2017, 01:32:15 am
There are two areas of concern here from a Forum Moderator's standpoint.  1.  The automatic and, unproven, link between the LGBT community and pedophilia which is hurtful to anyone who may be in the gay community here and, 2.  Without any legal or factual proof not only is it distasteful but potentially legally damaging to this site to connect pedophilia with any human being.  Please be very mindful of that moving forward or I will be forced to place bans on posters.  YM


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: deGuernsey on May 16, 2017, 02:19:56 am
^^^ No disrespect meant to any of the posters but I do not accept these rumours as truths. PW is hetero and dates adult women. I also do not like the photoshopped pics of his you-know-what. There are legitimate pics of him in public arenas (Africa and at age 14 believe it or not!!! :o) and they prove he is quite normal down there.  :flower:


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 16, 2017, 04:00:04 am
Shocking how things have come to this; he was the everything and he's now becoming yesterday's news. No one saw much of this coming and no one actually thought that William would become this mess. No one ever thought that he would be a focal point of mockery and derision and I am certain that there won't be much for him after a while. His attempts to be hip and hot have fallen flat and lately everything that happens turns to ash.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Fernanda Nunes on May 16, 2017, 04:07:07 am
http://radaronline.com/celebrity-news/prince-william-kate-middleton-marriage-counseling/


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on May 16, 2017, 04:28:54 am
I like how RadarOnline tries to boil it down to William's bad dad dancing. As if Kate hasn't done anything worse than that.  Let me count the ways...


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: YooperModerator on May 16, 2017, 05:23:53 am
^They need more than marriage counseling. In my book, they need the Wizard of Oz.   


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 16, 2017, 09:15:15 am
At some point, mark my words, he is going to lash out at her; marriage counseling is something that isn't going to work. William likes to party and Kate's attempts to turn him into a doormat husband is not going to work. He will either lash out and remind her of her past and tell her that she has no business putting on airs and graces with him or anyone else. I am certain that marriage counseling at this early years of the marriage is a very bad sign. Counseling won't change him and for all we know, he might in fact make it clear that she means nothing to him anymore.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: deGuernsey on May 16, 2017, 05:08:20 pm
^ I believe she already knows she means nothing to him there's no way she couldn't. I don't believe this but it does prove what some of us have been saying. He wants out and has from day one since he didn't want in this scam in the first place. I do wonder if PW will discuss the sprogs and how he want a new wife? Will th e counsellor actually have the honour to tell KM  ro LEAVE? Yeah, I don't believe this one bit.... :bored:


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: LadyVi on May 18, 2017, 09:15:01 am
Prince William said to a Norwegein Guest at the Garden Party. They may be going to Norway, on a Scandanavian Tour.

https://twitter.com/Gertsroyals/status/864661812943482882


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 29, 2017, 01:02:37 pm
Piers Morgan @piersmorgan
Prince William criticises media attention re his kids in a @BritishGQ  interview with new pix of his kids.

https://mobile.twitter.com/piersmorgan/status/869133254195937280/photo/1


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: sandy on May 29, 2017, 02:45:02 pm
Sorry Will you are getting media attention and have since you were born.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: windsor2 on May 29, 2017, 02:58:28 pm
He's such an arse pushing this fantasy life with Waity and "his kids." He ony brings them out when he and his useless so called wife need a boost of pr.
'It's taken me 20 years to come to terms with my mother's death': Prince William reveals his regret that Princess Diana didn't get to meet Kate or her grandchildren as he poses for family photoshoot

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4551882/Prince-William-speaks-candidly-Princess-Diana.html#ixzz4iTYt4mFy
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Idiot boy, if Diana was alive, he'd not be taken in by a bunch of grasping chancers like the Midds. He wouldn't have wasted fertile years lazing around with the likes of Waity. He'd be seen as an important figure who'd be the liaison between the royal family and the youth of world. In other words, Diana would've helped give his role meaning and structure like she did with hers. She would've also helped him deal with mistakes made in the public eye and face them head-on. Oh, well, I wonder if he believes this fantasy life he's pushing to the public.  :cookie:


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: india on May 29, 2017, 05:38:14 pm
My God In Heaven: when will Weak Willy Woo Woo The Witless stop whining about his mother? Just *be quiet*.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 29, 2017, 06:00:58 pm
Quote
'I want George to grow up in a real, living environment, I don’t want him growing up behind palace walls, he has to be out there. I will fight for them to have a normal life.'

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Well william you know what you could do to make that happen give it all up  and go live with the midds


Quote
I want to bring up my children in a happy, stable, secure world and that is so important to both of us as parents.

This is what the midss showed william in the dating years  parents still married still in love  happy happy happy



Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on May 29, 2017, 06:42:11 pm
Whingey will never, ever stop using Mummy as an excuse as long as he lives. i often wonder if other European royals laugh at him and Waity behind their backs.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: archduchess on May 29, 2017, 07:13:52 pm
bill the dumb doesn't want his children to grow up behind palace walls? He wants them do have a normal life?
Is he delusional?  bignono

If he's so sick of his royal life and wants to spare his children 'this burden' then he should abdicate and move far far away where no one care about him.

sorry for rambling  :flower:






Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 29, 2017, 07:16:01 pm
Quote
'I want George to grow up in a real, living environment, I don’t want him growing up behind palace walls, he has to be out there. I will fight for them to have a normal life.'
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Well william you know what you could do to make that happen give it all up  and go live with the midds
Quote
I want to bring up my children in a happy, stable, secure world and that is so important to both of us as parents.
This is what the midss showed william in the dating years  parents still married still in love  happy happy happy

I do think that Charles and Diana should never have promoted the myth of a normal life for the princes. As for William, no one is making him do anything. I think he's the type that is just begging to have someone start something with him so he can get worked up.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Stephanie on May 29, 2017, 07:18:15 pm
Once again Wimpo closes his eyes for the realities of life and makes it all about HIM.
His grief is worse then other's.
That is the most ridiculous thing he ever said and that says a lot.
Wimpo did NOT face the hardships that come with losing a parent, he did not lose his home, his support system, he did not have financial worries and had access to care.
He can't even see what the fate of other kids is because he doesn't care, he cares only about himself.
Instead of being grateful for all the public support for him he turns that into a problem too.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 29, 2017, 07:34:03 pm
No wonder Kate looks so worn down.

On one hand, she has to keep him messed up in order to keep control of him and prevent him from wising up. On the other, she's stuck with  a perpetually whining blithering dolt who isn't her dream prince and isn't at all handsome. He's not whisking her to all the finest places in Europe after a handful of duties and I am certain that it's not like she wanted it to be. He's a countryman through and through and he is certainly uninterested in the major cultural places. I'm sure she would go on her own if she could, but frankly she is after all, tied to staying in England.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: HRHOlya on May 29, 2017, 11:15:27 pm
bill the dumb doesn't want his children to grow up behind palace walls? He wants them do have a normal life?
Is he delusional?
  bignono

If he's so sick of his royal life and wants to spare his children 'this burden' then he should abdicate and move far far away where no one care about him.

sorry for rambling  :flower:


What irony from the Duke of Dumb, doesn't want his kids growing up behind palace walls, but chooses to be photographed there and move there in the summer, and shows prominently the barbed wire on the thick palace walls! oh and has walls built around his houses and hedges put up, and fake & illegal signs saying "private road - no entry", so that others don't even see one single brick. because *yells* "Privacy!!!" I wonder if the hedges are barbed like the walls are? Basically, the truth of the matter seems: he can spoil the view for so many people who come to KP & Ken Gardens who like to see the building and area, but the tennis court that spoils his view has to be moved for thousands of pounds thanks to the taxpayer plus taking up his neighbour's land, so that when he & Waity look out of one of their kitchens they don't have to suffer seeing a *clutches pearls* tennis court spoiling the view of the country side at Anmer! But the taxpayer can't enjoy the sight of a historic building in Ken, so has to giddy up again: paying for an "unspoilt view" for the lazys and paying for a view that spoils the paying taxpayer's joy... Just unbelievable.
To keep saying that his grief was unlike anyone else's is disgusting and shows what an immature, egotistical and petulant plonker he is.

The "family" pic is just ridiculous, such a disjointed picture, would be cute as "extra", like "dogs & kids have a mind of their own and ran off", but not as the pic to be published! The way G is positioned, that's how a public person can do it who doesn't want their kid in the public eye, not a "royal" whose kid is heir and lives on taxpayer's money behind thick, barbed wire walls away from the peasants who pay for it all. C just looks like some random kid photobombing the pic and the dog like either someone else's or a dog who doesn't give a f for his owners.. The Cambs have not put out one decent pic and the paying public gets only less than a handful in all those years! Just w.t.f.!!!  :thumbsdown: :- ???


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: FrederickLouis on May 30, 2017, 01:15:23 am
Whatever will William V do at his coronation at Westminster Abbey when the coronation is televised?


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: leogirl on May 30, 2017, 01:28:23 am
Give an interview about how difficult it is to be king. Always trying to gain sympathy, but it doesn't work because he's so out of touch from everyone. People who have actual problems (you know, finding work, paying bills, making rent/mortgage payments, having to take time off work and losing money or vacation days whenever their kid gets sick because they don't have a nanny) don't want to hear someone who was handed everything from birth complain about how hard his life is. If he doesn't like being in the public eye, he should abdicate.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 30, 2017, 02:37:47 am
He's not kind and that sounds like he already fancies himself in charge; you know, even Charles knows to watch his mouth and this is out of line. Charles has never said how rough it is to be king and he's not king yet. William has crossed a major line.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 30, 2017, 02:47:42 am
I don't know what it will take for people to notice William doesn't want this royal job being king. He just loves the perks he always hinting at it, but yet people say he will make a great king.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: LadyLaura on May 30, 2017, 02:52:03 am
yet if it were taken from him, he wouldn't go away without a fight, and would never dream of giving up the perks to be a normie. no way.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: LadyAva on May 30, 2017, 05:49:16 am
Yes he wants them to be normal good go be unroyal than. No one is making him be king. Go be Billy Windsor. bignono


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 30, 2017, 06:10:11 am
Here's a thought I had:

I believe he plans on ending the monarchy, but instead of taking control and steering his dynasty and nation through the troubled, changing waters of removing the monarchy with the least amount of trauma to the nation, he's decided to live it up and at least luxuriate as much as he can while it lasts. Which will lead to a revolution and likely his head on a spike, but he likely doesn't realize that it can happen to him.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 31, 2017, 02:33:04 pm
Prince William writes to MPs like his father, admitting standing back from politics can be 'frustrating'

The Duke of Cambridge has spoken of his frustration that he cannot get involved in politics, disclosing he too writes letters to ministers like his father.

The Duke said it can be “frustrating at times” to watch the political world from afar, saying he is interested in it but known he must not “attack government policy” from his position.

Saying he has worked hard to understand the limits of his role, he added he has conceded he can do “as much good” by focusing on a “different direction” - charity work - and by gathering influential people together to work important issues through.

In an interview with GQ magazine, he said he has also been known to write to ministers, following in the footsteps of the Prince of Wales and his famous “black spider” missives.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/31/prince-william-writes-mps-admitting-standing-back-politics-can/


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: CathyJane on June 02, 2017, 03:14:07 am
The GQ pix are ugliest pictures I have ever seen of Willy.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: leogirl on June 02, 2017, 05:34:33 am
Yes, his shirt and trousers are two sizes too small. Most unattractive.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Val on June 02, 2017, 07:10:40 am
^

The low rent Midds even influence what he wears.  Surprised Ma medd not spotted shopping for his underwear - if he wears any!


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: logically on June 02, 2017, 12:14:08 pm
I see Willie made a surprise visit to Manchester first responders.  Seems very late and more for his PR than for their support.  Although since his grief is more special than others I'm not sure what he can offer them.

In one of the photos he has Waity hands .


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: gingerboy24 on June 02, 2017, 02:45:59 pm
^Yes, I saw that on the tv.  Showing off his EAAA first response qualities, or lack thereof I should say.  Only ever there when he called his speed dial photographer to come along and photograph him "working" for pr purposes.  Photographer goes, off come the overalls and off goes bill medd in his expensive, taxpayer funded car never to be seen again until the next pr shot required.  Probably telling those poor souls how he lost his mother, how traumatic it was, much more painful and traumatic than the Manchester terrorist attack, and it took him 20 years to get over it.  Wonder what he will say when he hits the 30 years since Diana died mark, already in effect said he is over it by saying it took him 20 years.  Big pr ploy, the kind hearted, sympathetic bill medd  -  in their dreams, bill medd loves bill medd first, last and always.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: sandy on June 03, 2017, 12:30:24 am
William should have been more consistent in his talks and actions about his late mother. Some time ago his Aunt Sarah and some Spencer cousins had a book party which honored Diana's work with her charities and had a preface by Nelson Mandela. Some of William's royal cousins attended. Harry was away at the time but William who was in London declined. But that same night he was very visible falling out of a club with his friends.  Then he signed the marriage register of Charles and Camilla.

Maybe he wanted to do this for his father but he just comes off as opportunistic because he was never consistent.

He has a very poor work ethic also unlike his mother.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: leogirl on June 03, 2017, 02:16:41 am
^ Both of his parents have/had a good work ethic.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: sandy on June 03, 2017, 12:18:03 pm
Well he never seemed to develop any sort of work ethic, he only got interested in "fun" patronages.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: marion on June 11, 2017, 07:48:13 pm

Doesn't willy look more relaxed without wiaty around ?!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4593462/Prince-William-joins-Tindalls-charity-polo-match.html


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 11, 2017, 08:04:31 pm
Well he is going to be playing polo and not mingling with the peasantry.

I see Willie made a surprise visit to Manchester first responders.  Seems very late and more for his PR than for their support.  Although since his grief is more special than others I'm not sure what he can offer them.
In one of the photos he has Waity hands

Day late and a pound note short.

Prince William writes to MPs like his father, admitting standing back from politics can be 'frustrating'
The Duke of Cambridge has spoken of his frustration that he cannot get involved in politics, disclosing he too writes letters to ministers like his father.
The Duke said it can be “frustrating at times” to watch the political world from afar, saying he is interested in it but known he must not “attack government policy” from his position.
Saying he has worked hard to understand the limits of his role, he added he has conceded he can do “as much good” by focusing on a “different direction” - charity work - and by gathering influential people together to work important issues through.
In an interview with GQ magazine, he said he has also been known to write to ministers, following in the footsteps of the Prince of Wales and his famous “black spider” missives.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/31/prince-william-writes-mps-admitting-standing-back-politics-can/

It's the one thing denied him and he's whining. He has no connection with people on the fringes of society and doesn't care. Politicians are occupied with the mainstream concerns and he could be getting involved with people who actually NEED a voice on their behalf, but he blew his twenties partying. If he had decided to GROW UP and stop boozing and fornicating, he would have had that vital connection, but chose to throw those years away. I wish the government would deliver some kind of smack-down and set up some kind of constitution with clearly defined boundaries.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: jackiew on June 17, 2017, 11:31:03 am
^^He should spend more time with his Phillips cousins, they seem to bring out his tactile side.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: gingerboy24 on June 17, 2017, 12:40:58 pm
^ Well, good job someone does, because the medds en masse, including council cath and the sprogs, sure seem to bring out the worst of him, every time.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: jackiew on June 17, 2017, 01:10:04 pm
^I think he secretly envies the happy family life that his cousins have.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 17, 2017, 06:50:40 pm
He could have if he had pushed back on 2007 and thrown Kate off; he would have been able to marry Jecca or Isabella.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: india on June 17, 2017, 09:46:59 pm
^ And have natural children.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: LadyVi on June 17, 2017, 11:07:21 pm
Prince William maybe heading to South Africa in October for his Patronage's @TuskTrust's Awards. This year in Capetown.

https://twitter.com/Gertsroyals/status/876180580223864832


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: leogirl on June 18, 2017, 01:55:55 am
^^^ Isabella was never interested in him (he broke up with Kate in summer 2004 and was trying to get with her, but she didn't want him). Jecca I think is an ex of his? Good friends, but not a good match as a romantic couple. If it was meant to be they would have stayed together and he wouldn't have dated Kate. But he definitely could have found someone else.

I think he is one of those people who can never be alone and Kate was all over the papers in 2007 trying to get his attention, no woman wanted to pursue him while Kate was all over him and the papers like that. The tabs were also bashing PW at the time, calling him a cad and such for breaking up with her, if a woman did want to go out with him she would have been hated by the press. But he took her back too soon for things to cool off for him to have a chance with someone else.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 18, 2017, 02:03:21 am
She wouldn't go away and let him cool off long enough; she went on that campaign and followed him around and basically made his life impossible. Since he lacked the guts to get the law on her, she didn't stop provoking him until it got to a point where he made the biggest mistake of his life and took her back.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: jackiew on June 18, 2017, 11:14:47 am
^The problem is that William is lazy, he expected a quality wife and happy family to just fall at his feet. People with happy family lives put a lot of effort to create a happy home.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: india on June 18, 2017, 01:53:47 pm
^ A whole lot of effort was put in all right. Put in to ensnare The Idiot Prince and claim the prize. Not to give The Idiot a happy family.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 18, 2017, 02:36:17 pm
Prince William hugs crying woman desperate to find her husband who was trapped in lift in Grenfell Tower fire

Prince Willliam ditched royal protocol to embrace a crying woman outside the devastation of the Grenfell Tower fire as residents said: "he really cares"

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/prince-william-hugs-crying-woman-10640862.amp


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: deGuernsey on June 18, 2017, 03:05:30 pm
^ It was done to PREVENT the prince from having a happy family. They knew they and esp KM were getting h8te from PW and accepted that as long as they got the goodies $$$... they don't deserve any sympathy or kindness esp since they conspired to steal sympathy and kindness from PW esp by claiming he is his father's son and KM is PWs victim just like PD was the victim of PC... how dare the cad William, how dare he throw her out and enter into an adult loving relationship with a decent woman who loves and is in love with PW!!!  :BS: I swear these vile monster *fools* had better not claim the Charles Diana Camilla  :BS: when he throws her out... June's not up yet....


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: LadyVi on June 18, 2017, 05:56:40 pm
Prince William is pictured with dad Charles and son George in adorable Father's Day images posted by Kensington Palace - but social media asks 'where's your picture with Princess Charlotte?'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4615286/Prince-William-celebrates-Father-s-Day.html

How come they've never done a Mother's Day pic/article with Kate and Charlotte?


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 18, 2017, 06:26:08 pm
^ It was done to PREVENT the prince from having a happy family. They knew they and esp KM were getting h8te from PW and accepted that as long as they got the goodies $$$... they don't deserve any sympathy or kindness esp since they conspired to steal sympathy and kindness from PW esp by claiming he is his father's son and KM is PWs victim just like PD was the victim of PC... how dare the cad William, how dare he throw her out and enter into an adult loving relationship with a decent woman who loves and is in love with PW!!!  :BS: I swear these vile monster *fools* had better not claim the Charles Diana Camilla  :BS: when he throws her out... June's not up yet....

At the moment they don't have someone they can scapegoat; they might have used Jecca, but I think William would retaliate, so she has to take her time and find someone she can assign the role of villain to. Until then, she'll remain passive. Give it time, she'll find someone she can target as the reason her entire life was thrown away by her own two hands. She can't live without a scapegoat.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: sandy on June 18, 2017, 06:50:51 pm
Prince William is pictured with dad Charles and son George in adorable Father's Day images posted by Kensington Palace - but social media asks 'where's your picture with Princess Charlotte?'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4615286/Prince-William-celebrates-Father-s-Day.html

How come they've never done a Mother's Day pic/article with Kate and Charlotte?

What a doofus William is. He could have had a photo with his daughter too. OR does he think Father's day is just for male children.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: leogirl on June 18, 2017, 11:32:36 pm
He really should have posted a pic with his daughter, too. Little girls really need their dads growing up, how their dads treat them is how they expect a future partner to treat them, it's very important to include her and not ignore her. George was born first but this is his third father's day with a daughter as well as a son.

:BOT: "Thousands endured the sweltering heat" lol... I just checked at it was only 27°C (81°F) in London yesterday. Where I live it's 41°C (107°F) and I have friends who live where it's 44°C (111°F). Later this week it will be 42°C (109°F) here and 49°C (120°F) in my friends' city.  :laugh:  :sob:


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: HRHOlya on June 18, 2017, 11:52:38 pm
^ A "sweltering heat" sure is sth different (27 °C is a warm summer day, not heat to me), but to be fair, in a city like London you sweat like a pig at 23°C already. I was there when that was the temp and I couldn't believe that I was sweating as bad, if not slightly worse, as at 39°C. Heat in a city like that is crikes! That's why people flee who can afford to, to the countryside. Same temperature but feels much cooler & more pleasant.

The father's day post sure is a fiasco. Cambs PR tanking another opportunity. Char missing from any pic with daddy and mummy never posted anything for mother's day except once or so the kid/s only. They can't run a successful PR campaign to save their life.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 18, 2017, 11:56:46 pm
You guy forget, that Kate is William's little girl and he takes care of her, looks after her, tells her how to do things, stuff like that. Charlotte just gets in the way. I don't think William is smart enough to discern since he is determined to be a little boy.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: jackiew on June 19, 2017, 10:26:45 am
^IA, a man-child would not know how to act like a father

^ It was done to PREVENT the prince from having a happy family. They knew they and esp KM were getting h8te from PW and accepted that as long as they got the goodies $$$... they don't deserve any sympathy or kindness esp since they conspired to steal sympathy and kindness from PW esp by claiming he is his father's son and KM is PWs victim just like PD was the victim of PC... how dare the cad William, how dare he throw her out and enter into an adult loving relationship with a decent woman who loves and is in love with PW!!!  :BS: I swear these vile monster *fools* had better not claim the Charles Diana Camilla  :BS: when he throws her out... June's not up yet....
There is still hope for William, he can still have the happy home he wants so much, he just needs to be determined and do what it takes to remove those who are obstacles in his life. He needs to be prepared for a fight, lord knows they will put up one hell of a fight. His reputation will take a hit but in the end it will be worth it, this is his life its about time he took charge and makes it what he wants it to be.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: meememe on June 19, 2017, 10:37:59 am
I found it interesting that they didn't even do a new photo of George but one from the day Charlotte was born - so over two years ago. Surely a new picture of William with both his kids was called for - as the one they used of Charles with both his sons was also used. It does seem very much a 'boy's affair' rather than a father being seen with both his kids.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: jackiew on June 19, 2017, 10:49:36 am
^Perhaps it was a photo for the heirs.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: sandy on June 19, 2017, 11:34:45 am
Charlotte is an heir and Harry was shown. It makes it seem really strange to limit the message to boys. Maybe WIlliam slept during the class about Father's day


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: HRHOlya on June 19, 2017, 12:23:32 pm
Yes, a whole "boys affair", probably to remind everyone that boys are still worth more in good ol' class ridden Britain than girls.  :-X


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: sandy on June 19, 2017, 01:49:47 pm
Ironic too that Charlotte is ahead of Harry in line of succession yet Harry was pictured and Charlotte was not. Weird


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Alexandrine on June 19, 2017, 03:19:05 pm
So did he go back to the greenfell (sp?)?


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: logically on June 19, 2017, 05:19:51 pm
^ I don['t believe so.  But I do think the PR machine was behind that stupid article about him breaking protocol to hug a woman and verifying his sainthood.  Some in the comments were confused that it was a second visit but it was all when he was dragged along by granny. 

I think the machine was trying to extricate themselves from his faux pas of promising he would be back - they knowing full well that he is too busy with polo, nothing, and not getting ready for his Europe jaunt.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 21, 2017, 09:38:41 pm
Happy birthday William! Duke spends his 35th birthday with Kate and the children as he prepares for life as a full-time working royal

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4624466/Prince-William-celebrates-35th-birthday.html#ixzz4kfgsWO75
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Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 21, 2017, 09:41:26 pm
You mean he's actually decided to grow up? After all these years?


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: leogirl on June 21, 2017, 11:11:44 pm
It's about time. 35 and second heir apparent to the throne. The Queen is 91 and Charles will be 70 next year. Time to grow up.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: FrederickLouis on June 22, 2017, 01:38:45 am
Happy Birthday to the caring and loving Prince!   
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4Sp2BbSB3I     
 :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars:


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 22, 2017, 04:45:35 am
It's about time. 35 and second heir apparent to the throne. The Queen is 91 and Charles will be 70 next year. Time to grow up.

I think he's finally realized that 'it' isn't going to happen, whatever it is that he thought would happen after his marriage; the past six years he's been trying to launch and sustain a very high status, but it's clear that 'it' isn't going to happen. I think he's faced a bitterly sobering truth that he's nothing special and he's not going ot be a major player and that he's not going to have his expectations fulfilled. So now he's resigned to doing daily duties and appearances and he's stopped trying to get more or start at a higher level than that of what he is qualified for. He's not going to be making major speeches at the UN, he's not going to be in demand for anything major and it's clear that the world he kept stringing along has moved on to the next hottest face in town.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Rosella on June 22, 2017, 05:19:18 am
^ The Queen is a world figure, and is a HOS and head of the Commonwealth, comprising of many millions of people. If making major speeches at the UN is the criteria for being a player on the world stage for William, then he should tell his grandmother, as she hasn't done so either!


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: leogirl on June 22, 2017, 06:02:37 am
If he wants to make speeches at the UN I think he needs to build himself some credibility by WORKING (public appearances, not his air ambulance job that many say he hardly shows up for) first.  :tehe:


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: sandy on June 22, 2017, 11:19:21 pm
No mention of Kate moving up to full time duties.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: leogirl on June 22, 2017, 11:55:47 pm
Well, that's probably for the best. We've seen enough of Kate and her see-through clothes and thongs.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: jackiew on June 23, 2017, 12:02:33 pm
^ITA, I'd be happy if I never saw her and her bare bottom again.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: india on June 23, 2017, 12:24:34 pm
Council Cath is a world class exhibitionist. How impressive.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: jackiew on June 23, 2017, 01:27:22 pm
^ :laugh: Well at list she's accomplished at something.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 24, 2017, 09:03:43 pm
All because he didn't want to build a family of his own, but wanted it all laid out in ease for him. Amazing how much misery he's caused all because he didn't want to become an adult and didn't want to basically grow up and make something of his own despite his amazing resources.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: HRHOlya on June 27, 2017, 11:09:53 pm
>>Prince William and David Cameron caught up in Fifa corruption scandal

The Duke of Cambridge and David Cameron have become embroiled in a row over corruption in football as the full extent of England’s failed attempt to stage the 2018 World Cup was made public.

The former prime minister and Prince William were at a meeting during which a vote-swapping deal between England and South Korea was discussed, according to an official report released Tuesday night.

The long-awaited Fifa report has disclosed the lengths to which England’s football bosses went to court Fifa executives, many of them now discredited, as they sought to secure votes for England's 2018 bid.

At one point officials discussed the possibility of arranging a meeting with the Queen for one Fifa representative whose vote could have helped England.
[...] <<

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/27/prince-william-david-cameron-caught-fifa-corruption-scandal/


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 28, 2017, 03:46:52 am
Time to bring out the kids and Diana.or will Harry do something stupid again 


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: jackiew on June 28, 2017, 07:44:24 am
^ :laugh: you can add Kate flashing and pregnancy no:3 to that list.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: HRHOlya on June 28, 2017, 09:36:46 am
Indeed, I wonder which obvious PR tactic they'll resort to this time.
The fail wrote about it as quickly as the Telegraph

Prince William and David Cameron named in World Cup corruption report: Royal and ex-PM 'were at secret hotel room meeting when dodgy vote-swapping deal was plotted'

    Prince William and David Cameron named in Fifa ethics report on World Cup
    It claims they were present at meeting discussing vote trading with South Korea
    Report published into the bidding process around 2018 and 2022 tournaments
    England's bid failed and questions raised over how William was exposed to deal


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4645130/Prince-William-dragged-World-Cup-storm.html



Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: gingerboy24 on June 28, 2017, 02:36:47 pm
As they say, the truth will always out, and there is a lot more to come yet, shed loads of it.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Fernanda Nunes on July 11, 2017, 06:47:04 pm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4684618/Duke-Cambridge-attends-Battle-Britain-air-display.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/~/article-4684618/index.html#i-facc450fc8a635be

Oh my God, as he aged, he was a handsome boy :sigh: .... It seems like a whirlwind of heavy waters passed under this bridge, more than he could bear. I would like one day to meet him and pray for him, but I know this is impossible, so I pray at a distance. May the Lord bless him and bring the peace of the Holy Spirit into his heart :hug:


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 11, 2017, 07:17:52 pm
Ten years ago he still had hair and a large chunk of credibility; now he looks like a bureaucrat who is making nice with the plebs and is clearly out of his element. He does have smarts and talent and energy, but the lack of training is what has basically ended up with him unable to fit properly anywhere.\

Indeed, I wonder which obvious PR tactic they'll resort to this time.
The fail wrote about it as quickly as the Telegraph

Prince William and David Cameron named in World Cup corruption report: Royal and ex-PM 'were at secret hotel room meeting when dodgy vote-swapping deal was plotted'

    Prince William and David Cameron named in Fifa ethics report on World Cup
    It claims they were present at meeting discussing vote trading with South Korea
    Report published into the bidding process around 2018 and 2022 tournaments
    England's bid failed and questions raised over how William was exposed to deal

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4645130/Prince-William-dragged-World-Cup-storm.html

Oh man; when is William going to learn that these people either play with you or they play you and William got played.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: india on July 11, 2017, 10:25:25 pm
Notice how happy he looks without the dead weight of his council estate embarrassment


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 11, 2017, 10:35:34 pm
He chose that dead-weight and I am SURE tons of people were urging him to get rid of her.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: cate1949 on July 13, 2017, 03:11:54 am
he did look like he did a great job at the Battle of Britain engagement.  Really got involved with all the vets and seemed quite happy.  He does do better without her around.  I think because she lacks confidence he then has to worry about her and what she is doing so when they are together he is not very relaxed.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: india on July 15, 2017, 11:14:45 pm
^He has to worry about his *fool* of a wife because he never knows when she is going to say something stupid or expose her over exposed private parts.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on July 15, 2017, 11:21:55 pm
^Like thrusting her crotch at people during her museum visit.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: india on July 15, 2017, 11:28:57 pm
^Or ramming her lobster claw man hands against it. She is disgustingly gross.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: HRHOlya on July 24, 2017, 01:41:01 pm
Proof that William's ready to embrace his destiny... at last: ROBERT HARDMAN says documentary shows Prince is focusing on the next stage of his life

    Prince William says that speaking openly about his adored mother is important
    William says it is necessary because it ‘reminds people of the person she was’
    He appears a mature, stoical, reflective figure focusing on the next stage of life


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4723416/ROBERT-HARDMAN-William-embracing-destiny.html


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: YooperModerator on July 24, 2017, 01:57:03 pm
^I'll believe it when I see it.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 24, 2017, 02:05:41 pm
You can´t change like that overnight, he still looks an uptight misery.  As the saying goes  -  talk is cheap, money buys house.  If he was a changed man he would be getting rid of the millstone medds from around his neck for sure.  He knows what he has done, and how he has behaved, since the nuptials, if he thanks nobody knows or realises he is in for a shock one of these days.  Bit too late to push these articles out, too much damage already done.  Can´t see how talking about Diana in newspapers and mags can do much for him, she is long gone, 20 years ago, he should have grown up and moved on long before now.  What a wimp he is, a total embarrassment to the rf, couldn´t even do simple helicopter job, never there, only for press photos with Chris Jackson on speed dial.  Does KP/BP really thnk the public believe this drivel, if they do then they are definitely well out of touch.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Val on July 24, 2017, 03:19:36 pm
^

The General concensus everywhere is that dragging everything up again is causing  bill and Harry more harm than good.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: sandy on July 24, 2017, 04:13:13 pm
I am not so sure if this is the general consensus. It probably appeals to people who have lost a parent and can identify with this. Also it is a counter to the ugly stuff written by Junor about Diana and raising Camilla to sainthood. Will and Harry can't sue her but maybe this is the next best thing.

In any case, I think there will be a big "do" for Charles' 70th birthday and perhaps another book or a statue in his honor.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: YooperModerator on July 24, 2017, 04:27:22 pm
All I can speak for is myself and I've lost a parent and nothing they say has made any impact on how I dealt with it or any of that.  Their situation is so beyond the norm that it doesn't translate to me at all.  In fact, it annoys me.  Their job is to help others, not use their platform to look for sympathy.  Not only is it insulting to those who are struggling with real loss of not only a parent or child or spouse left without enough funds to survive properly but it's, again, showing their lack of inner strength and gratitude.

It seems to me that the British, in general, are less inclined to wear their hearts on their sleeves, especially in public, so I can see how many would see this as unseemly.

If anybody recalls, Diana herself lost a parent during a very difficult time, came from a broken home and still managed to keep giving of herself.  Heartless she was not and she used that pain in the most positive way possible.  I cannot imagine in my wildest dreams that she'd still be banging on about that to this day.  She'd be busy in whatever manner she could find to be useful.  That is her legacy and they're just too full of themselves to see that and it drives me to distraction. 


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: sandy on July 24, 2017, 04:45:02 pm
Judging from her interviews, she really wanted her sons to do charity work, have work ethics, and prepare themselves for their future royal lives, especially William a future King. They did spend much of their 20s devoting themselves more to "fun" charities and leisure activities. Supposedly as one writer said this would be a "turning point" for WIlliam to move forward as a full time royal. He has disappointed before so I am somewhat skeptical.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: marion on July 24, 2017, 05:10:09 pm
This just seems to me as if Willy and Harry are waging a kind of war between themselves and Charles and Camilla - Charles desperately trying to rehabilitate Camilla so by the time Betty is gone and he is King Camilla can be crowned Queen because everyone will have heard her side and become soooo sympathetic to her


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: sandy on July 24, 2017, 05:28:23 pm
I think Charles is fighting a losing battle, his spin is so heavy handed it is not being bought into like he thought it would be.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 24, 2017, 05:28:38 pm
How odd, that article about bill medd being ready to step up was released by DM at 01.44 this morning UK time. Yet there are only 86 comments, and most of them pretty scathing with the same opinion as a few of us on here, work shy, lazy, not prepared for anything, etc etc.  Saying he is not ready or fit to be king.  I think the comments were too harsh and the DM blocked the comments section.  Shows you how scathing they must have been.

There is no battle to fight, Charles is next in line to the throne, quite simple.  The fight will be whether or not camzilla is called something like Princess Consort of the Queen  -  the latter will open rather a large hornets net, and I think if he does not want to abdicate then he needs to announce her at Princess Consort


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Miss Hathaway on July 24, 2017, 06:19:26 pm
I think the battle is that Charles and Camilla continue to insult/diminish Diana periodically, in an attempt to build them up.  William and Harry come out with memories of their mother to spike the guns of C&C&Junor/whomever.  Actually, I think this is one of the more admirable things the Wales boys have ever done.  Good for them for reminding the public of the good and human side of Diana.   

Years ago (late 90s early 00s) I was in a royalty forum with the author Greg King.  He stated that his sources said that William was aware of who had betrayed/harmed his mother within the Royal Family and was also aware of how he had been used in the campaign to rehabilitate Camilla.  I knew then that her sons were biding their time and would react in some manner in the future.   I think this is it.  They won't come out and directly repudiate their grandmother, grandfather and father (and whomever else) but they continue with the drip, drip, drip of stories about how wonderful their mother was and how much they loved her.

I think it is brilliant.   


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 24, 2017, 06:21:07 pm
All I can speak for is myself and I've lost a parent and nothing they say has made any impact on how I dealt with it or any of that.  Their situation is so beyond the norm that it doesn't translate to me at all.  In fact, it annoys me.  Their job is to help others, not use their platform to look for sympathy.  Not only is it insulting to those who are struggling with real loss of not only a parent or child or spouse left without enough funds to survive properly but it's, again, showing their lack of inner strength and gratitude.

It seems to me that the British, in general, are less inclined to wear their hearts on their sleeves, especially in public, so I can see how many would see this as unseemly.

If anybody recalls, Diana herself lost a parent during a very difficult time, came from a broken home and still managed to keep giving of herself.  Heartless she was not and she used that pain in the most positive way possible.  I cannot imagine in my wildest dreams that she'd still be banging on about that to this day.  She'd be busy in whatever manner she could find to be useful.  That is her legacy and they're just too full of themselves to see that and it drives me to distraction. 

Can't they just for once stop making everyone around them carry their drama? Clearly William is determined to make everyone around him pay for not giving him the upbringing he thought he was owed and frankly I am fed up with how William (and Harry too) think that the world should have just stopped for them the minute their mother died and made them the center of existence.

First, no one owed William or Harry anything.
Second, life has to go on one way or another and William and Harry surely had all the help that could be brought to them from around the world.
Three, William and Harry were not owed a 9-5 upbringing and neither parent should have put their lives on hold for them; Diana and Charles worked so they could have all that and second, Diana and Charles after the divorce had a right to a life of their own; neither were under any requirement to neglect their own growth and lives to coo over their latest stubbed toe.
Four, no one owed William or Harry anything; William ended up with Kate because she laid out her family for him, no other reason; no one should be expected to put off their own lives and growth and development to parent them or introduce them to their families to take advantage of.
Five, Diana has been dead for 20 years and I am tired of how she's been deified and I am tired of how WH think the world should drop everything and lay it all out. I don't think that the world should go back to that period of grieving and what's done is done.

I am fed up with how William is making everyone around him put their lives on hold for his nonstop addiction to grieving.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 24, 2017, 06:27:17 pm
^Well said, feel the same way.  So sock of him riding on the coat tails of his dead mother, wonder sometimes if he is right in the head.  He has the most wonderful, luxurious life any person could have yet he sees himself as the victim, entitled to it and feels he doesn´t need to give anything back.  Vile man, truly vile, needs to grow up as well, behaving like sprog II having a tantrum in public.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: sandy on July 24, 2017, 06:35:04 pm
All I can speak for is myself and I've lost a parent and nothing they say has made any impact on how I dealt with it or any of that.  Their situation is so beyond the norm that it doesn't translate to me at all.  In fact, it annoys me.  Their job is to help others, not use their platform to look for sympathy.  Not only is it insulting to those who are struggling with real loss of not only a parent or child or spouse left without enough funds to survive properly but it's, again, showing their lack of inner strength and gratitude.

It seems to me that the British, in general, are less inclined to wear their hearts on their sleeves, especially in public, so I can see how many would see this as unseemly.

If anybody recalls, Diana herself lost a parent during a very difficult time, came from a broken home and still managed to keep giving of herself.  Heartless she was not and she used that pain in the most positive way possible.  I cannot imagine in my wildest dreams that she'd still be banging on about that to this day.  She'd be busy in whatever manner she could find to be useful.  That is her legacy and they're just too full of themselves to see that and it drives me to distraction.

Can't they just for once stop making everyone around them carry their drama? Clearly William is determined to make everyone around him pay for not giving him the upbringing he thought he was owed and frankly I am fed up with how William (and Harry too) think that the world should have just stopped for them the minute their mother died and made them the center of existence.

First, no one owed William or Harry anything.
Second, life has to go on one way or another and William and Harry surely had all the help that could be brought to them from around the world.
Three, William and Harry were not owed a 9-5 upbringing and neither parent should have put their lives on hold for them; Diana and Charles worked so they could have all that and second, Diana and Charles after the divorce had a right to a life of their own; neither were under any requirement to neglect their own growth and lives to coo over their latest stubbed toe.
Four, no one owed William or Harry anything; William ended up with Kate because she laid out her family for him, no other reason; no one should be expected to put off their own lives and growth and development to parent them or introduce them to their families to take advantage of.
Five, Diana has been dead for 20 years and I am tired of how she's been deified and I am tired of how WH think the world should drop everything and lay it all out. I don't think that the world should go back to that period of grieving and what's done is done.

I am fed up with how William is making everyone around him put their lives on hold for his nonstop addiction to grieving.

I don't think Diana has been deified for the most part. Junor and other writers to flatter Charles trash her. She is neither a saint nor the horrid person Junor depicts her as. I also don't get the rush for Charles to do all that PR for Camilla (over the years to try to get her accepted). He had his heirs and did not have to remarry quickly to get them --Camilla could not have any more children in any case.He should have been working with the Queen to give William and Harry work and have them work for the perks and privileges.

I think this special is being broadcast in the US today. I have to check.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: YooperModerator on July 24, 2017, 06:36:19 pm
Just the thought of PW as a king is unreal.  Is he hiding some amazing leadership and devotion to duty of which I'm sure unaware?  Doubt it!


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: HRHOlya on July 24, 2017, 07:11:13 pm
I think the battle is that Charles and Camilla continue to insult/diminish Diana periodically, in an attempt to build them up.  William and Harry come out with memories of their mother to spike the guns of C&C&Junor/whomever.  Actually, I think this is one of the more admirable things the Wales boys have ever done.  Good for them for reminding the public of the good and human side of Diana.   

Years ago (late 90s early 00s) I was in a royalty forum with the author Greg King.  He stated that his sources said that William was aware of who had betrayed/harmed his mother within the Royal Family and was also aware of how he had been used in the campaign to rehabilitate Camilla.  I knew then that her sons were biding their time and would react in some manner in the future.   I think this is it.  They won't come out and directly repudiate their grandmother, grandfather and father (and whomever else) but they continue with the drip, drip, drip of stories about how wonderful their mother was and how much they loved her.

I think it is brilliant.   

I agree with you. Also interesting about Greg King and what he wrote.

I don't think that people/ (hardcore) fans are that stupid to see Diana as "saint" as often claimed, it is the hard and unreasonable push by C&C (&Junor, & others) to make out Diana as a really bad person which is a grave mistake and which pushes people to come out to defend her, which in turn results in a "St Diana" view (on the surface); but if people (meaning everyone who's taken a side in/ opinion on the to this day continuing Wales War) were to take into account everyone's mistakes, and writings like eg Junor's ridiculous rubbish were stopped, then it would lead to a more balanced discussion and C&C would be better off. Even when Junor admits to some character flaw or fault of Charles's, then she always follows up with a "but" and makes it someone else's fault that Charles is the way he is or did what he did. They could build up Camilla actually, but they'd have to acknowledge Diana and her positive contributions and admit to their mistakes and ask for forgivness from the people. Not this blatantly, mind, but as usual in typical royal fashion: veiled. That would work much better than have everything be someone else's fault and disrespect along the way the mother of his children, a woman who did quite a lot for the underprivileged and made a great impact on worthy causes. C&C are so up themselves that they can't admit to their faults and acknowledge Diana the way she deserves to be acknowledged, which shows their disastrous lack of emotional intelligence.

The comments remain scathing towards W&H and imo rightly so. Diana deserves that her boys at long last defend her and push back and I think many fans appreciate some of the stories and insight into that time, but this cannot and won't rehabilitate their image and they should stop using her for their own gain (which in this case is imo part own gain but more so defending her against all the trashing bs that has ever and esp recently been published). And this also isn't "William's turning point to step up" as one journo claims, he has had how many now of those? It's the same empty rubbish like "Kate is keen and will hit the ground running! ...soonish"

I seriously cannot see this institution lasting and everyone has contributed to that majorly: Diana (and imo not because she was allegedly a "republican at heart working on destroying it", but because she set a serious work ethic and had an impact on people that new generations can't and -even worse- won't emulate/ step up to), Charles (lack of understanding for the poor, putting mistress first always, not raising his kids properly, trashing his dead ex-wife, blaming everyone but himself), Camilla (need I explain), the Yorks (that includes Fergie), William, Kate, Harry, Liz the queen mum (for spoiling the heirs b/c they were the heirs) and Liz (for sticking her head in the sand and never taking it out again). They are all reasons and you all know why - and there are even more people & things responsible-, there's much more than what I wrote (in the brackets & altogether), but I don't need to explain it to you, as many of you know many things better than I do.
Lastly what will bury them is how the world has changed, how everyone is a witness to their debauchery and incapability and has records on their dealings (hello internet!). It is much harder to hide things from people and yes, there were unsuitable heirs before and some of them did amazingly well once on the throne, but things are just different now. People are also waking up to the perpetual inequality of working hard and parting with their money so that another family can live for generations in the lap of luxury and the still predominant caste system, wherein if you don't have the breeding, you needn't apply and won't come far. The rampant class issue in Britain is shocking in this day and age, and yet people tend to comment on India's disaster of a class system, not seeing how their own isn't much better.

Every empire & dynasty has fallen. This one won't last forever, either.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 24, 2017, 07:55:12 pm
I don't think the monarchy will last; the FIRST major signal that the institution is at fault is that the royal family is continuously at war with itself and therefore everything is shaky. The French royal family had no respect or stability within and then it ended up falling; same with the Romanovs and I admit I am sick of how William is constantly at war with itself. Frankly I do not believe that any of the idiot princes (William, Charles, Harry) refusing to fall into line; none of them are showing respect for HM at all by mouthing off and frankly I do believe that there isn't at all any cohesion. I can't get over how William clearly has no view that without the monarchy protecting him, he will self destruct. He clearly (along with his brother) thinks that by abdicating one inch of control over everything, that it'll all go his way, but clearly the *fool* doesn't realize that he is giving the Middletons power that they will NEVER quietly give back and the enemies of his family (there are many) will use this and clearly the enemies of his nation (many more) will do all they can to take full advantage.

William was not the first upper class kid to have a nanny and he's not the first upper class kid to have parents both working hard. None of what he has comes for free and I am certain that he doesn't realize this. His 'finding himself' has cost his nation dear and I am fed up with how he makes just existing a majr favor for everyone around him. He has gall. He might think he is a member of the MIdds by existence, but the idiot has forced his nation to pay a high price for being part of that family.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: HRHOlya on July 27, 2017, 12:19:46 am
Over, and out! Prince William prepares for his final shift after two years as an air ambulance helicopter pilot – but what next for the future king?

    The Prince will fly his final mission for East Anglian Air Ambulance later today
    The Duke of Cambridge has worked for the rescue charity since March 2015
    He said he has gained experience on the job he will carry for the rest of his life
    Future king will now spend more time in London and expand his royal duties


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4733056/Prince-William-prepares-final-shift-rescue-pilot.html

So they actually mean the last of about a dozen photo-ops shifts in two years....  :wopedo:


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 27, 2017, 12:31:14 am
^Amazing; he has actually decided to stop dodging his responsibilities and get to his real work. I wager his other pilots will be glad to see the back of him; no more having to work twice over, work while he parties and comes back for a few hours, and he'll be doing his duty as a prince. This is long overdue and I hope HM told him to do his duties and stop dithering. time for kissing babies and cutting ribbons and it's good that he's no longer going to be allowed to over work the others while he slacks off.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on July 27, 2017, 04:25:33 am
Doesn't one need to...you know, WORK,  in order to have a final shift?


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 27, 2017, 08:57:49 am
A final shift?  Out of how many we ask ourselves.  The photos his pal Chris Jackson took when bill medd deigned to turn up at EAAA were for pr purposes only.  Jackson barely gone 5 miniutes and bill medd high tailing it in his expensive car off to goodness knows where, but something inane, stupid and of totally useless.  It galls me that they all still actually believe that the public believe he ever worked there.  No worries about security on emergencies, he was never ruddy well there anyway.  As for that time when he was allegedly helping the paramedics, that was an acting job. The pilots do not interfere with the medics, it was all another pr shenanigan, again no doubt photos taken by Chris Jackson, who was getting 500 GBP a go to do it.  Nice little earner that, turf up at EAAA, half an hour of photos, royalties for them as well no doubt, and then off back home knowing he has just made himself 500 GBP.  Wouldn´t mind a job like that myself.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: kolkomilko on July 27, 2017, 09:55:18 am
^^  lol Except for him... It doesn't concern him.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: LadyVi on July 27, 2017, 05:45:05 pm
So Will's "private yet in the CC 30 minute visit" was for filming.....

Harry's filming at the Aids centre wasn't btw



https://mobile.twitter.com/_peppersmint_/status/889585064476106756



Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 28, 2017, 01:31:28 pm
^About sums him up really.  So lazy he has to get such minor things on the CC  -  again, I blame HM, it should be taken off.  Having a shower will be next, ahead of an engagement, that will be on the CC soon  :laugh: :laugh:


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Fly on the wall on August 12, 2017, 02:34:40 pm
Most Brits want Prince William to be the next King… and over a third say Camilla Parker-Bowles should not become Queen if Prince Charles takes the throne


MORE than half of Brits want Prince William to be the next King, The Sun can reveal — while just a fifth reckon it should be his father Charles.
And in a further blow to the Prince of Wales, 36 per cent said his wife Camilla should be Princess Consort rather than Queen if he does take the throne.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4226442/prince-william-charles-next-king-camilla-parker-bowles/amp/


Too bad people don't get that William doesn't want the mop . If the BRF collapse tomorrow William will be doing a happy dance.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: sandy on August 12, 2017, 03:34:06 pm
Well Charles and his people did say she would be called PRincess Consort back in 2005.

William groaned about the weight of duty so I don't think he's eager to be King. And Kate would have to do a lot more work.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: leogirl on August 12, 2017, 07:20:12 pm
W&K don't want to do the work involved.

These "William for next King" people are silly. The thing about monarchies is that the next in line has/gets to inherit. Charles is first in line, not William. It's all about birth order and blood line. If people could choose the next king or queen, that would be a democracy and why have a monarch at all?


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: HRHOlya on August 12, 2017, 08:41:05 pm
^ Those are called "elective monarchies" and exist still today in some countries!!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elective_monarchy

Though in that case it makes more sense to be a democracy/ republic....  :dontknow:


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 12, 2017, 08:56:39 pm
W&K don't want to do the work involved.
These "William for next King" people are silly. The thing about monarchies is that the next in line has/gets to inherit. Charles is first in line, not William. It's all about birth order and blood line. If people could choose the next king or queen, that would be a democracy and why have a monarch at all?

I think the worst thing Diana EVER did was declare war on Charles and basically even MENTION that Charles had limitations that would prevent him from being an effective king. There was NO excuse for any of that and I do think HM was justified in ordering a divorce; I don't believe Diana was ever justified in doing that.

WK don't have any allies (powerful ones that is) and they have a huge roster of enemies who are just waiting for the right chance to pounce. Neither even have the courtiers on their side and neither are aware that people are just biding their time until the right crack in the wall reveals itself.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: sandy on August 12, 2017, 10:59:43 pm
What Diana said has been said by others. Charles likes to speak out on all sorts of issues and he has pushed the envelope. As King he can't do that sort of thing which are the "limits" Diana talked about. He would in effect by silenced from butting into politics and other situations. She did not say he would be incompetent or ineffective.  Diana probably knew she could not straight out say he would be incompetent and WIll would be better. Even Junor said something similar about Charles! And Diana had no real power to displace Charles it was not as if she were storming the Palace. Today, Will would probably be horrified to hear he must become the next monarch

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jan/03/prince-charles-meddling-monarch-royal-neutrality


I think if the Queen had not stepped in Charles would have been out there again giving another interview.

Charles did push the envelope himself when he told his biographer how horribly he was treated by his parents and how miserable he was. HE also blames his parents for his marrying Diana (like he was a baby or something).  Junor and Smith continue the poor Charles mantra. Charles shot himself in the foot also when he named Camilla as his mistress, forcing a divorce. And that pretty much made him obligated to marry the mistress  and not marry someone who could have been more suitable to the public. He might even have had more children.

Charles treatment of Diana was deplorable. Some women would have retaliated in a much stronger way against the husband. Diana stayed in the marriage for 10 years (before the separation).


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 10, 2017, 07:33:22 pm
I do think William believes that he's being prevented from being glorious by everyone around him; he reminds me of those who still think the world should notice their glory before they make any kind of effort. With the right upbringing he would be a living icon, but instead he's just a bad joke.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Lindsay on September 10, 2017, 09:37:28 pm
While I agree William probably thinks those around him are preventing his glory, which is ridiculous considering how much everyone around him bends over backwards to give William his way (Problem Number One). I don't know that he has the intelligence (emotional and otherwise), the charisma, the personality, the ability to connect and make an impression to truly be an icon. He could achieve way more than he has and become impressive and accomplished but I don't know that he has iconic in him. He is mean even jokingly, takes himself very seriously, and doesn't have "it". Without the Middletons and the spoil and coddle William upbringing some of that may have gone away but some is just who he is. He'd be a better heir and all over person and the BRF would be better for it but they made their bed... and now they have Willnot and Cannot


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 10, 2017, 10:47:55 pm
Deep down, I don't think the BRF ever got over Diana's star power and enjoyed the adulation. I believe that the BRF has been trying to replicate it, minus the work and genuine goodwill and for a brief time, the monarchy was secure. It's not like much effort had to be made, but the thing is, that the BRF has been trying to make each marriage happen, but it hasn't since Kate and William don't want to make their own effort and do the hard slog. If William had spent his twenties getting a genuine education and working twice as hard to prove himself half as good, I am certain that he might in fact have a shot at doing formal ambassadorships and credibility. He simply does not want to make the effort. He clearly doesn't want to though, he wants his ideas and theories to become realty and that is not how it works.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: YooperModerator on September 11, 2017, 02:35:42 am
I don't really know why but PW doesn't seem like a nice person, to me.  You can get away with a lot in the public eye if you send off genuine warm vibes.  You can try, fail, make mistakes, do stupid stuff, but people will allow for redemption because they feel a humanity there and can relate because they can feel your intentions are honorable.

The other thing is his dorky presence combined with a barely disguised disdain.  Only cool people with Star Quality can get away with that and he doesn't have it.  The whining, petulant spoiled brat attitude shot that between the eyes.

So, what's left to keep him relevant?  Charities!  Alas, he screws that up too by picking either trendy issues or following other's ideas.  The one thing that his mother did that no one has done since is reach out to the unreachable.  She took risks and was hailed as a leader in her endeavors through a genuine caring nature combined with courage.

I have yet to see him behave like a fully grown man with integrity and any real passion for anything except privacy.  He's quite the Zero.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Fernanda Nunes on September 11, 2017, 04:03:52 am
Yes, yooper, but he was born in a very luxurious and very protected environment, have to have patience with him. Sometimes it takes time for the person to go through difficult situations, and can see that our lives are worth nothing, that we are dust, that clinging to material goods is just an illusion, and what really matters is love to God and love of neighbor. :hug: :cookie:


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 11, 2017, 04:14:42 am
I don't really know why but PW doesn't seem like a nice person, to me.  You can get away with a lot in the public eye if you send off genuine warm vibes.  You can try, fail, make mistakes, do stupid stuff, but people will allow for redemption because they feel a humanity there and can relate because they can feel your intentions are honorable.
The other thing is his dorky presence combined with a barely disguised disdain.  Only cool people with Star Quality can get away with that and he doesn't have it.  The whining, petulant spoiled brat attitude shot that between the eyes.
So, what's left to keep him relevant?  Charities!  Alas, he screws that up too by picking either trendy issues or following other's ideas.  The one thing that his mother did that no one has done since is reach out to the unreachable.  She took risks and was hailed as a leader in her endeavors through a genuine caring nature combined with courage.
I have yet to see him behave like a fully grown man with integrity and any real passion for anything except privacy.  He's quite the Zero.

I think he's had problems facing the fact that he can't go back and do things over. He ended his life the minute he decided to play along with the image of being the perfect monogamous prince and threw his twenties away on being the 'daddy' to a fully grown adult. IN a way I feel for him, but he could have ended that for good ten years ago and decided to start living a real life. Instead he threw it all away.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 21, 2017, 02:24:01 pm
How Prince William Trained to Be King as a Teen – Amid the Queen’s at Times ‘Prickly’ Relationship with Charles



How Prince William Trained to Be King as a Teen – Amid the Queen's at Times ‘Prickly’ Relationship with Charles

PEOPLE Cover Story: Prince William – Royal Dad, Future King


Prince William has been a monarch-in-training all his life — with his grandmother as the ultimate mentor.

Queen Elizabeth, 91, has been gently guiding him along the path to the throne as he prepares for the day when he will follow her and his father, Prince Charles.

“There has always been a special closeness between William and the Queen, and she has taken a particular interest in him,” Robert Lacey, historian and consultant to the hit Netflix series The Crown, tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story.

“It’s no secret that she and Charles have had a prickly relationship at times,” Lacey adds. “When William became a teenager, she would have him at Windsor Castle and would open the state boxes and guide him through the papers. It was William’s constitutional education.”

http://people.com/royals/how-prince-william-trained-to-be-king-as-a-teen-amid-the-queens-at-times-prickly-relationship-with-charles/


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: sandy on September 21, 2017, 03:24:57 pm
This appears to try to whitewash William idling away time in his 20s. Maybe as a teenager he had more of an interest in these things but around the time he went to St. Andrew's it was downhill.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 21, 2017, 04:00:56 pm
How Prince William Trained to Be King as a Teen – Amid the Queen’s at Times ‘Prickly’ Relationship with Charles


How Prince William Trained to Be King as a Teen – Amid the Queen's at Times ‘Prickly’ Relationship with Charles
PEOPLE Cover Story: Prince William – Royal Dad, Future King
Prince William has been a monarch-in-training all his life — with his grandmother as the ultimate mentor.
Queen Elizabeth, 91, has been gently guiding him along the path to the throne as he prepares for the day when he will follow her and his father, Prince Charles.
“There has always been a special closeness between William and the Queen, and she has taken a particular interest in him,” Robert Lacey, historian and consultant to the hit Netflix series The Crown, tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story.
“It’s no secret that she and Charles have had a prickly relationship at times,” Lacey adds. “When William became a teenager, she would have him at Windsor Castle and would open the state boxes and guide him through the papers. It was William’s constitutional education.”
http://people.com/royals/how-prince-william-trained-to-be-king-as-a-teen-amid-the-queens-at-times-prickly-relationship-with-charles/

I have no idea just how much more abuse any son should dare dole out to his own father. After all Charles has done for his sons (enabling them to be protected from the press, from work, from any kind of challenge) this is how William pays him back. Charles set up the Prince's Trust, which William and Harry could be working at full time and Charles protected them even from Prince Edward and from so many other things that were the usual challenges of adulthood. Charles' money puts food and clothes on his table and back and Charles' work enables the monarchy to continue, enabling William to live in palaces.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: gingerboy24 on September 21, 2017, 04:20:12 pm
I don´t believe a word of the article.  In his teens bill medd was too "medicated" and falling out of clubs blind drunk at 4 a.m. in the morning to be a "trainee king".  Hogwash, the lot of it, and People mag is not know for telling the truth anyway.  I call it a lot of  :BS: :BS: :BS:  -  nothing but lies start to finish.  He has always been a  lazy, petulant, angry great dork, no change since his teens at all.  What about is Cambridge course for learning how to run the Duchy of Cornwall, never finished that did he and as I recall took the rag bag to the Maldives, minus the sprog as well, left him at home, didn´t bother them when it suited did it.  His ability to be a future "king" is zero, he is all me, me, me and me again, every time.  He has no charisma, no charm, and does not bond well with people  -  major qualities required for a position like that.  The whitewash doesn´t work any more, and all they do is look foolish for putting it out there.  He has shown his true colours, time and time again, and they are not pretty and also very very tainted.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 21, 2017, 04:44:42 pm
I can't get over how stupid William came off trying to speak a foreign language in Canada after his wedding and then he had the stupidity to play to the gallery. He is the single most under-educated prince in the world right now. Many European princes by now know multiple languages, know world leaders and their deputies, and he can't even stay in school without going off on trips somewhere. He's made such a waste of his life it's disgusting.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: sandy on September 21, 2017, 05:37:00 pm
Instead of taking advantage of training for running the Duchy, he skips out on a 10 week course and makes occasional photo ops there. HE selected a fake job and "nobly" donated his money to "charity" (never specified which one). In a way, Charles did him no favors by cocooning him and the Queen did him no favors allegedly encouraging him to take a hiatus from full time work to "be with his family."  He should have been given a full plate of work which he was required to complete. Charles also overreacted to Edward leaving the cameras at St. Andrews. I think that Charles just was spiteful with Edward. No love lost between them.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 21, 2017, 05:43:46 pm
William was raised as a middle class snowflake (I do have a resentment towards that particular class due to the prejudice I've experienced from them) and he was raised to be taken care of, not take care of himself and be resourceful and take care of others (as is his JOB as a prince) and he was not required to even live on his own (he had more than enough palaces to set up to set up a household in) and was coddled like a plaything, not a prince.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: sandy on September 21, 2017, 06:35:54 pm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4904868/How-curse-drug-addiction-seeped-Royal-Family.html

This article is sickening. After his years of club hopping with Kate and drinking he holds himself up as a paragon. WHy not publish some of HIS photos. The Golden Prince returns. William also presumes to talk about drug laws.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: dianab on September 21, 2017, 08:30:25 pm
Because it isnt known any past drug use/abuse of his part... fair is fair


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: sandy on September 21, 2017, 09:33:55 pm
Harry did not become an addict. His problems  (experimenting as a teen) were used as PR by Bolland which was very unfortunate and Charles and Bolland were criticized for it. Alcohol can become an addiction. I still don't think William AND Harry set a good example with all the clubbing in their twenties.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 21, 2017, 09:41:23 pm
ITA Sandy; neither made ANYTHING of themselves in their twenties and I can't get over how they threw their lives away partying and thought that they would just launch into the top stratosphere after they turned thirty with nothing to stand on. William thought lobbying to poppy pins to be worn was a huge victory and it's a shame that he ignored an entire country and commonwealth in favor of clubs and smutty women. Both uncultured and uncouth.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: meememe on September 21, 2017, 10:07:04 pm
It is well known that when William was at Eton he went to Windsor Castle on Sunday afternoons for these constitutional lessons with the Queen.

Like Charles he is also seeing the boxes daily - not all of the papers the Queen sees - but enough to be able to step up with little extra information needed.

He spent his 20s doing exactly what other young men of his age and class did in the UK - went to university, had a gap year, did post-uni training (in his case the army) worked and partied. Fairly normal life for most people in their 20s.

Charles didn't want the princes working at the Princes Trust in their 20s and they have no interest in that 'cause' anyway. It will morph into the 'King's Trust' when Charles becomes The King and then will become a 'Memorial Trust' or stop operating when he dies as neither of them have any interest at all in doing anything that is associated with their father.

Neither of them need Charles' money having inherited millions from their mother. The only reason they take Charles' money is to build up their own capital - probably to use when they bring down the entire ediface - something they are both committed to doing.

The Queen trained William the same way she trained Charles - with 'on the job' training - doing what she does such as reading the boxes, meeting with ministers, doing investitures, doing engagements both at home and overseas - the same way she was trained by her father and George V was trained by his father.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: sandy on September 21, 2017, 10:56:20 pm
That was before he went to St. Andrew's. He showed promise on his gap year and did much partying in his twenties. William had the gap year before he went to Uni and did some charity work in Chile. "Normal" young men had to get jobs and earn a living. William and Harry had a lot of time for vacations and clubbing. Charles did try to get William interested in the Duchy work but so far, WIlliam has shown little enthusiasm other than showing up at some meetings and not completing a ten week course.

The boys do not have to live on the money they inherited. If anything, they can use the interest on the estate I doubt they have to "dip into" the funds. Charles still pays for their upkeep.



Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 21, 2017, 11:09:43 pm
You know, if he wanted normalcy so badly, he could have started doing appearances and charity work right away, right in London or Britain. He could have visited museums and done meet/greets with tourists and spent much time doing interviews and going to dinners and receptions and various events. He could have appeared at HM's speeches and made something of his father's Princes Trust. Therefore by the time he hit St. Andrews, he would be seasoned and ready to do appearances while he was a student at the school. I'm disgusted that he threw all that away and wasted the best years of his life ruining himself and taking up with Kate.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Val on September 22, 2017, 08:05:08 am
^

Once ma midd had got her boney claws in to him he was finished.
He was so naive, vulnerable, dim and deluded that he thought that
the Midds were 'normal'.  He just couldn't see the determined, manipulative,
desperate social climbers that the rest of the world could instantly see.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: meememe on September 22, 2017, 08:25:36 am
His idea of 'normal' is one that is class based. He wanted to and did the same things as his friends from Eton - gap year, uni, gap year (he did two - both before and after uni), further training i.e. army and then started work.

His grandmother didn't ask her own eldest son and heir to do a lot in his early to mid-20s so there is no way she was going to ask for more from her grandson than she did from her son. Charles was nearly 30 when he started full-time royal duties.

William has attended at least one Duchy of Cornwall meeting each year for the last few years - just as Charles has attended at least one meeting of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Neither of the princes have any interest in their father's Princes Trust. It will either become the King's Trust or disappear when he moves up the ladder to be King and there is nothing now he can do about that. They were never interested in the causes he was interested in - not international enough for them.

The Queen and Charles are 100% behind the decisions he has made so far and are very supportive of him having the very sort of young life they both were denied due to their station in life at his age - they were heir apparent/monarch in their mid-20s while William is now in his mid-30s and isn't yet the heir apparent. The last time Britain had the 2nd in line to the throne who was in their mid-30s and the son of the heir apparent as opposed to the brother was when George V was Duke of York to his father's Prince of Wales and grandmother's Queen Victoria. He spent the years he was 2nd in line doing a lot less than William has done. According to his biographer he spent his 20s and early 30s shooting things and gluing in stamps - and yet he ended up doing a fine job as King and was a much-loved and much-mourned King. Whether William will turn out the same only time will tell but I have yet to see any reason to suggest he isn't being prepared exactly the way The Queen and Charles want him to be prepared.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: sandy on September 22, 2017, 12:05:05 pm
Charles had stints in the military and he did work more than William did in his twenties. HE was out doing appearances and he had his investiture when he was still at University. There were not bar hopping photos of Charles and he was never accused of constantly vacationing.

William has shown no real interest in the Duchy. And it takes more than a meeting a year to learn about it.

William is not a kid anymore. He's a grown man in his mid thirties with a wife and two young children. Being heir to heir is no excuse in this case since his grandmother is 91, his grandfather retired and in his mid nineties, and his father will be 70 next year. Different circumstances. He should be pitching in now and so should Harry. With his mother and father aging, I found it odd that William was allowed to do very little. He should have been helping his elders more.

George and Mary did go on royal tours when George was heir to heir and was not seen constantly on vacations and taking on "normal" work. His biographer also said George represented the Crown on tours and appearances.

I think William prepared himself the way Willilam wanted to prepare.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: marion on September 22, 2017, 01:51:46 pm
Willy will never show interest in anything that involves work or effort


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 22, 2017, 02:42:58 pm
Whatever went wrong with Charles later in life, HM never had to ask Charles to work since Charles is clearly someone who enjoys working and has made a great role out of being Prince of Wales. He did create the Prince's Trust from nothing and has immersed himself in it since the day he created it.

is grandmother didn't ask her own eldest son and heir to do a lot in his early to mid-20s
so there is no way she was going to ask for more from her grandson than she did from
her son. Charles was nearly 30 when he started full-time royal duties.

Charles was making appearances long before that and he was doing it full time when he wasn't in the military or doing office work. HM shouldn't have to ask William to do anything, William should want to take on duties and settle into life and make appearances and do full time charity work.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: sandy on September 22, 2017, 03:00:48 pm
meant to say with his grandmother and father aging (in previous post).

Every excuse under the sun was made for William not working much: he needed privacy, he wanted to be normal, and after he married Kate the Queen (allegedly) gave them two years off from doing much work, Diana was even thrown in as an excuse so Kate would not have the problems Diana had (work was seen to be a problem for Kate--Diana never  had trouble working so that excuse was bogus), the "Malta myth" was brought into it even though the Queen was not steadily in Malta she worked and went on tours, Kate wanted to bond with the children, William wanted a "normal job" so one was created just for him, and William got paternity leaves (from what?). So pathetic.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: meememe on September 22, 2017, 10:33:40 pm
George V did very few duties prior to becoming Prince of Wales. When he was in William's position he did way less than William.

There weren't the number of royal duties being done then - even the future Edward VII did a lot less than Charles as Victoria wouldn't let them (they may overshadow her and that wasn't allowed).

George spent most of his years as Duke of York living in York House at Sandringham with his wife and children. He didn't take up full time duties until 1901 - when he became the heir apparent. His first major tour was to Australia in 1901 to open the first Australian parliament. He was Duke of Cornwall and York when he did that tour. He had made some visits to Europe - largely for family functions such as Nicholas and Alexandra's wedding and Alexander III's funeral - his uncle's funeral remember.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 22, 2017, 10:36:51 pm
That's no excuse; William is living in a changed world and frankly, at least the prince married women who were worth the money being spent on them.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: sandy on September 22, 2017, 11:55:23 pm
I agree different times. Also William did get criticized for all the vacations and clubbing. George V did not go around falling out of nightclubs. Edward VII made sure that George was prepared to be King after Victoria passed away.

I don't think it is any excuse for William.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 23, 2017, 12:19:34 am
Edward VII and King George were men who knew French fluently, were well mannered and well versed in the affairs of the day. William has never bothered to even try to read the files that courtiers give him, he doesn't bother learning about world affairs, and he clearly does not care about even spending time with his family.

Both never dared question what was expected and neither were stupid to try to have it all. Both married royal women who were not former mistresses and neither went outside of protocol and fancied that they could live a life free from responsibility.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: meememe on September 23, 2017, 07:17:26 am
It is well known that Edward VII didn't get to see the boxes or get an official briefings until the last few years of his mothers' reign and so he didn't know about world affairs. It was one of his pet peeves - that he knew less about the British position on things or what was going on elsewhere in the world than the lowest clerk in the Foreign Office. Victoria deliberately kept him uninformed. He tried to work behind the scenes but whenever an avenue he was using was reported to Victoria she shut it down quick smart.

He wasn't even informed that his mother was about to be created Empress of India and he was in India at the time - hardly up on world or even British affairs at all.

George was even less well informed while 2nd in line.

Edward had many, many affairs - and even had to go to court twice to defend his actions.

There are continuing rumours about George V and a mistress as well.

While heir and 2nd in line these two men did way less than William does now and knew way less as well. Yes they knew French and German and Edward spoke English with a German accent. George was less interested in speaking German but he could do so - due to the insistence of his grandmother that he learn the language. Victoria's first language was German and she largely spoke that with her own family members in preference to any other language.

These days languages aren't as big in the British schools curriculum but even so William did study Latin, French and 'languages' for his GCSE's along with 9 other subjects. He didn't take any language for his A level. The English dropped the compulsory study of French sometime in the 70s which is why Charles had to study it but his brothers and sons didn't. William studied to his strengths to get into university on merit - which is why he went to St Andrews - he had the grades for there on merit which he didn't have for Oxford or Cambridge and didn't want to repeat what his father and uncle had done - used their position to gain entry to Cambridge rather than their results. When you look at what William studied he pretty much mirrored his father - Charles started in one discipline and changed to history while William changed to geography.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: sandy on September 23, 2017, 11:41:27 am
I never read any real proof that George V cheated on Mary. Prior to their marriage he was involved with other women.

William first majored in art history than moved on to geography. George was learning about government and politics in his studies. Charles had a more relevant major than William. William apparently had very weak history background considering he was there when Harry bought the Nazi costume and did not even try to stop him.

Charles had scandals like Edward VII, who had mistresses but they did not even try to usurp his wife's place. Charles had an ambitious mistress who even played hostess in the wife's absence. She even derided the wife in letters to Charles.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: windsor2 on September 24, 2017, 05:18:28 pm
Prince William accompanies the Queen to church as he joins Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall at Balmoral (but pregnant Kate stays at home in London)
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Prince William accompanied his grandmother the Queen to church near Balmoral Castle today.
The prince, 35, smiled as he joined Her Majesty in her Burgundy Daimler for the short journey from the Scottish residence to nearby Crathie Kirk for the Sunday service.
They were joined by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, who travelled separately in Charles' green Audi.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4914766/Prince-William-accompanies-Queen-church.html#ixzz4tc5xwdnF
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More re-setting Wills image as a future king. I don't remeber him attending church with the queen before. What a waste of money with this re-branding campaign though. Too much time has been wasted and his true nature's already ben seen, so people aren't fooled that now he's going to be a full time royal and get on with his duties to secure the continuation of the monarchy.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: india on September 24, 2017, 10:38:55 pm
They are going to have to do a steady ongoing ton of major rebranding to make anyone believe that Prince Petulant and His Inarticulate Potato Head Wife are up for the top job. The internet have cooked their lazy gooses for good. And rightly so.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: meememe on September 25, 2017, 12:12:26 am
William always goes to church when at Balmoral so why surprised that on this visit he is in the car with the Queen. It makes sense to only use two cars instead of three when neither Philip nor Kate are present at the Castle. William may also be staying at the main castle rather than at Birkhall with his father so again it makes sense they would be in the same car.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Val on September 25, 2017, 10:18:59 am
^^^
It became a huge joke when the midds and bill trooped in to the midds church a few
Christmases ago, knowing that they weren't regular church goers.  Cath even had to
be rushed to the Abbey to be Confirmed a few days before her wedding.  Fellow students
at St Andrews said they rarely if ever attended church there.  Not the right image for bill
the future Defender of the Faith.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: marion on November 02, 2017, 09:41:13 pm
Talking of the wedding......
There were rumours at the time that he didn't want to go through with it and Harry and someone else had to talk him out of calling it off at the altar. I find it interesting that Duncan Larcombe has said as much as he has because he is risking his access to the RF. It's code talk.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5042079/Royal-wedding-guest-reveals-really-like.html


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: windsor2 on November 02, 2017, 09:53:21 pm
I remember that chap. He's


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Val on November 02, 2017, 10:14:44 pm
^^

Apparently Harry had to take willy to a side room near the altar and persuade him to go ahead with it.   Can you imagine ma if waity had been jilted at the altar.  At least it would have prevented the UK having the beyond the pale Midds dumped on them.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: CathyJane on November 03, 2017, 03:36:18 am
Too bad Harry failed.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: marion on November 03, 2017, 07:34:30 am
Amen to that


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 17, 2017, 03:08:30 pm
Prince William reveals his favourite meal to cook, but Kate won’t be eating it for a while

"I do like cooking but I'm not very good," he said before helping former MasterChef winner Steve Groves, head chef at Roux, judge two competing teams at a champagne breakfast raising money to help young homeless people.

When television presenter Angellica Bell, the 2017 Celebrity MasterChef winner, asked what his signature dish was, William, 35, said: "I like a roast. So a bit of roast chicken or a steak. "I like it medium rare. I like it quite alive."

His favourite, however, will not be suitable for Kate who at four months pregnant would be advised to stay away from undercooked meats.

Despite his own admitted shortcomings in the kitchen - or perhaps it was just modesty - William lost no time in critiquing the efforts of two rival teams of chefs from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the charity LandAid competing to cook mackerel with citrus dressing, sesame seeds, and heritage carrot. https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/880789/Prince-William-favourite-meal-cooking-Kate-Middleton-pregnancy-Masterchef-Steve-Groves


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: sandy on November 17, 2017, 11:28:15 pm
Other than the mythical frozen pizzas he is said to like, I doubt William does much cooking, if any.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: kolkomilko on November 23, 2017, 10:25:09 am
 Of course it's nonsense. PR article.


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: LadyAva on November 27, 2017, 06:05:02 am
 :thumbsdown: he would say something that stupid


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Stephanie on November 28, 2017, 08:11:09 pm
Wimpo today.
Frantically holding in his pee.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DPucgamX4AAeFHR.jpg


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: CathyJane on November 28, 2017, 08:14:17 pm
Mean old Granny didn't even let him pee before she dragged him out in public. :tehe: :tehe:


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: leogirl on December 07, 2017, 06:49:20 am
Holding one's crotch is not an attractive pose.  :ick:


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: D.I.R. on December 09, 2017, 01:48:46 pm
 
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The Coat of Arms of HRH Prince William of Wales Featured
Granted: 15 July 2013
Published: 15 March 2002

Link: http://www.college-of-arms.gov.uk/news-grants/grants/item/71-coat-of-arms-prince-william

In accordance with normal practice, coats of arms have been given to each of the two sons of the Prince of Wales, Prince William and Prince Henry of Wales, on their respective eighteenth birthdays in June 2000 and September 2002. In each case the design is derived from the armorial bearings of HM the Queen, with an identifying addition evolved from the Arms used by the princes' mother, the late Diana, Princess of Wales.

The identifying addition consists in each case of a 'label'; a device consisting of a horizontal line with three or five 'points' or tabs hanging from it, applied to the upper portion of the shield, and to the necks of the lion and unicorn that support the shield, as well as to that of the lion in the crest above the shield. White labels are used by all members of the Royal family to distinguish their arms. With the exception of the Prince of Wales, who as heir apparent uses a plain white label of three points, all have some distinctive features added to their labels so that their arms may be told apart.

Prince William of Wales, as second in line to the throne, uses a white label of three points like his father, but has in addition a small red 'escallop' or sea-shell on the central point. Prince Henry of Wales (or, as he is usually known, Prince Harry) uses, like all grandchildren of the monarch except his elder brother, a five-pointed label. In his case this is 'charged', or marked, with red escallops on the first, third and fifth points. When, in due course, Prince Harry becomes the son or brother of the monarch, his label will be reduced to three points. In that event, the two blank points will disappear, leaving three, each of them charged with a red escallop.

The escallop is derived from the Spencer Coat of Arms: Quarterly Argent and Gules in the 2nd and 3rd Quarters a Fret Or over all on a Bend Sable three Escallops of the First. This has been borne by the two princes' ancestors, the Earls Spencer, for many centuries and was used by the late Diana, Princess of Wales (see below).

Mr Peter Gwynn-Jones, Garter Principal King of Arms, who is the senior herald and responsible for all matters of Royal Heraldry, said at the time of Prince William's eighteenth birthday "It is a welcome innovation to incorporate maternal symbols into the Royal Family's arms and it is something that Prince William and his family wanted to do. In the fullness of time, Prince William's Arms will change, as The Prince of Wales's shall, but a precedent has been set here that others in the Royal Family may well follow". He went on to say that "Three escallops were added to the ancient Despencer arms when they were adopted by the Spencer family, in the latter part of the sixteenth century".

As to the escallop's symbolism, Garter said, "There are references to the escallop being worn by pilgrims to the shrine of St James of Compostella, in Santiago, during the twelfth century. It was a popular symbol among mediaeval pilgrims and inevitably became a favoured 'charge' in heraldry".


Title: Re: Prince William: Press Articles & Random Chat 2017
Post by: Val on December 09, 2017, 07:09:58 pm
At least he covers his snag teeth with his lips now.  The braying horse look was not a good one.