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« Reply #260 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.

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« Reply #261 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.
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« Reply #262 on: September 22, 2017, 08:05:08 am »

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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.
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« Reply #263 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.
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« Reply #264 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.
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« Reply #265 on: September 22, 2017, 01:51:46 pm »

Willy will never show interest in anything that involves work or effort
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« Reply #266 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.
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« Reply #267 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.
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« Reply #268 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.
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« Reply #269 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.
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« Reply #270 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.
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« Reply #271 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.
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« Reply #272 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.
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« Reply #273 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.
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« Reply #274 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.
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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.
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« Reply #275 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.
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« Reply #276 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.
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« Reply #277 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.
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