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« Reply #400 on: February 18, 2017, 11:13:06 am »

^ Hi flower
Camilla's paternal great grandfather is unknown. It is doubtful she is the great granddaughter of Alice Keppel's husband. There were rumors Alice Keppel's daughter and Camilla's ancestor were a banker or King Edward. I doubt it will be definitively determined.
Perhaps Camilla Ihas already done DNA testing and knows? dontknow I know I would want to know.  

I want to thank everyone who helped me. You all are great!  loveshower
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« Reply #401 on: May 28, 2017, 02:05:44 am »

When Charles is King, do you believe he will make several visits to countries in the Commonwealth?
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« Reply #402 on: May 28, 2017, 04:43:12 am »

Unless he is already in his mid-late 80s I would expect him to visit at least all the other realms within the first two years of becoming King.
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« Reply #403 on: May 28, 2017, 07:01:45 am »

He'll go all over the place and revel in being feted as King; I am certain that he'll go to as many countries as he can to get the plaudits.
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« Reply #404 on: May 28, 2017, 03:16:24 pm »

IF the DM article is any indication, there will be promotion of Camilla to sainthood during his reign.
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« Reply #405 on: May 28, 2017, 09:38:30 pm »

  Charles and Camz are not wanted in many Commonwealth countries.    snob
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« Reply #406 on: October 17, 2017, 01:23:35 am »

Where does Prince Charles get his official royal stationery from?
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« Reply #407 on: October 17, 2017, 12:21:04 pm »

Likely Smythson, I think they (the whole family) have used Smythson's for ages (ie generations). Liz the queen mum is said to have used Crane's though, a US brand.
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« Reply #408 on: October 18, 2017, 01:54:05 am »

Is Smythson's based in London?
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« Reply #409 on: October 18, 2017, 12:12:17 pm »

^ Yes, it is. An old English brand, dating back to the late 19th century (it was created in the 1880s) and supposedly used by Victoria. They have gorgeous stationery! And the price to match.
They also all seem to use fountain pens, which isn't that great a novelty in Europe tbh. The best way to do handwritten correspondence is with fountain pen and half decent paper anyway  thumbsup Liz uses still an old Parker 51 she's had for about 70 or so years! (though not only that one, she's really not that frugal).
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« Reply #410 on: October 20, 2017, 01:57:31 am »

^Smythson's sounds like a wonderful place to visit. The stationery would be marvelous to see.
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« Reply #411 on: November 21, 2018, 09:13:58 pm »

I truly do think that if Charles would have gotten more of an education (with his time and money on his hands, it would in fact be easy to balance schooling with duties) and would stop marketing himself as a harmless old codger, I am certain that it would be best if he would STOP trying to be loved by his people. He needs respect, not love at this point in time and he is lacking in both.
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« Reply #412 on: November 21, 2018, 10:11:46 pm »

He had a fine education - university degree followed by military service followed by a life of duty in support of the Queen. There was an entire council of advisors to the Queen set up to advise on how to educate Charles and that advice was followed. The council included the PM and Archbishop of Canterbury at the time.

Since he left the navy he has been working full-time for his mother ... and the recent documentary made it clear just how hard he works to the point that his sons were saying they had to wade through papers to get to him to say good night and he often fell asleep while working at his desk. The hand-shakes and waving is the visible side of the monarchy but they do a lot more behind closed doors.

He has also ensure that he has been advised by the best experts around and reads widely on many subjects. People who have been invited to talk to him on their areas of interest have all said how informed he is before they even start.

A piece of paper doesn't mean an education. There are many other ways to get educated and Charles has followed them - by pursuing a life-long education.

He was speaking on environmental issues in the 70s and was laughed at but now - 40 years on - we are actually agreeing with his ideas - far from a 'silly old codger' he is a man ahead of his time.
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« Reply #413 on: November 21, 2018, 11:24:11 pm »

He did not get the best grades. The military service was not the best--he crashed a plane and got an anchor caught on a cable.

The royals DO have to be seen working, the behind closed doors cannot be what they get by on.

Charles has had very questionable mentors. Like Van Der Post and he was an admirer of Armand Hammer. Mountbatten was more self serving when he advised Charles.

Charles acts like he was the first to speak about the environment. He wasn't. It was actually Rachel Carson whose Silent Spring was a groundbreaking book.

He does act like a silly old codger on his appearances, pointing and giggling. Not a good look for him.

http://www.rachelcarson.org/

The first Earth Day took place in 1970 before Charles started expounding on it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Day

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« Reply #414 on: November 21, 2018, 11:29:07 pm »

It was easy for Charles to promote organic farming despite crop losses; he didn't have to rely on a good crop to feed his nation and second, he had the taxpayer catching him when the crops failed.
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