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« Reply #40 on: March 02, 2018, 02:43:28 am »

William shouldn't be doing this; he has no credibility or connections and no real reason to be there.
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« Reply #41 on: March 02, 2018, 05:14:33 am »

Theresa May disagrees with you however. She, and her government, have made the decision to send William so obviously they think he is the right person to send. They know what business he will have there and they know the reason/s why they are sending him there.

William is highly regarded by the British government for the way he has conducted himself on overseas visits so far and they very much believe he is the right person to send on this visit.
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« Reply #42 on: March 02, 2018, 02:55:14 pm »

William has been an embarrassment in the past when sent abroad. He does not speak intelligently. He is never fully knowledgable about whatever the subject at hand is.
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« Reply #43 on: March 02, 2018, 03:50:22 pm »

Yes, a total embarrassment.  If running true to form the rf will have ordered May to send them overseas, that is how it usually works, as they are so rigid and boring I doubt the system has changed.  He doesn´t read up on anything, he really is a bore, and always looks uncomfortable, dressed wrongly.  The guy is not fit to represent the UK in my opinion  -  just a free trip overseas for the tight little so and so.
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« Reply #44 on: March 02, 2018, 07:13:09 pm »

Theresa May disagrees with you however. She, and her government, have made the decision to send William so obviously they think he is the right person to send. They know what business he will have there and they know the reason/s why they are sending him there.

William is highly regarded by the British government for the way he has conducted himself on overseas visits so far and they very much believe he is the right person to send on this visit.

TM is a Tory, a BRF kiss-up who will do anything to look after the interests of the BRF; if TM cared about Britain's image, I am certain that William wouldn't be going.
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« Reply #45 on: March 02, 2018, 07:55:44 pm »

William, The Duke of Dork, is a complete doofus. He's going to do wonders for Britain's image.
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« Reply #46 on: March 02, 2018, 10:47:28 pm »

The Royal Family@RoyalFamily

Today at Buckingham Palace, The Duke of Cambridge hosted an investiture Ceremony.
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« Reply #47 on: March 03, 2018, 04:21:02 pm »

I wonder how trained diplomats feel about this; William sounds like he can barely speak and he's getting a trip like this while those who do the actual work basically get shunted aside and taken for granted.
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« Reply #48 on: March 03, 2018, 11:46:42 pm »

William has been trained as a diplomat since he was born.

He may not have a piece of paper from a university but he has been trained by the Queen - the most experienced diplomat in the world (also with no formal qualifications but still regarded very highly in this field) - so I suspect that official diplomats are well aware of William's strengths and weaknesses in this area.

The diplomats will be part of the team around William - he leads a team and isn't on his own. Yes he will have one on one meetings with the leaders which is what his role is while the diplomats and other government officials are having meetings behind closed doors on a range of issues.

William is quite intelligent and is able to converse on a range of issues. He is also learning a lot more.

As for saying 'he can barely speak' I think that is a wild exaggeration. He has a degree from a respected university as well as a number of A-levels from school. He will be only the second British monarch to have even set foot in a school, after his father.

How the British train their monarchs and how the Europeans train theirs is different because of the different roles they play within their own countries. Not every monarch has the same powers or roles.

William, like the Queen, has learnt already the most important lesson - say nothing of any consequence to anyone, ever. That is the basis of the BRF's power - none. Charles is the one who hasn't learnt that lesson and it will cost him dearly if he isn't careful.
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« Reply #49 on: March 04, 2018, 12:19:18 am »

I find that difficult to believe since William is unable to speak fluently, much less speak well in other languages. If he's so smart, why was he unable to see through the Midds and effectively become a doormat and alleged co-conspirator in a possible surrogacy? Why can't he get his consort in line with his preferences? William has no business leading anything mainly since he can't even assert himself in his own household.
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« Reply #50 on: March 04, 2018, 12:47:13 am »

William can speak fluently - and does so quite a lot.

He loves the Middleton's because they have the family life he didn't have growing up with the constant arguments between his parents and being shunted form one parent to the other from the age of about 4 (the official separation was later but the effective separation occurred much earlier - about 1984 from my sources).

He adores both Mr and Mrs Middleton and is way closer to them than he is to Charles or even Harry these days, preferring the company of the Middleton's - both parents and siblings, to any of the royals.

He believes that a family should be a partnership and he and Kate make all the decisions together - not one making the decisions and the other forced to agree. They have done exactly what they have done over the years with the full blessing of The Queen - she is actually envious that they have been able to have those years to build their marriage and family - something she was denied and then denied her heir and his wife because of his sense of duty and the press and public's insistence on seeing Diana in public. By allowing William and Kate the privacy and the time she is hopeful that they will have a solid marriage that will last for another 50+ years.
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« Reply #51 on: March 04, 2018, 01:11:22 am »

 I do not believe a word of this.
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« Reply #52 on: March 04, 2018, 01:12:21 am »

I think William's speech is not the best and can be improved. He ers and ums a lot.

William did live under the same roof as both parents.  And the Wales still had the Christmas cards as a family and there were photos of them attending events with their parents. And when they were not at home they were off at school.  Charles and Diana lived separate lives but much of 1984 they were together as a couple. Diana even said they were close right before Harry was born. Charles and Diana were keeping up appearances until ca. 1991. They traveled together they went together to school events involving the boys.

Harry and William are close and always have been. Of course he'd be closer to his wife but I doubt he's closer the his in laws than he is to his brother.

I am not sure how the Queen feels. I think that Wiliam and Kate's workshy habits have nothing to do with the Queen wanting them to have  "family life." They don't work 35 hours a week and are not rarely with the children. Royals CAN work a few hours a week and not ruin the children. I don't buy into many of the excuses for Will and Kate not working much. Kate managed to go on a vacation with WIlliam when George was a baby, she goes to "fun events" and leaves the children. But work, forget about it.

I agree with you india./

Diana was expected to be seen in public as the wife of the heir and Diana had a work ethic. Charles was "denied" the family life because he preferred another woman and started spending too much time with her.

I don't know who makes the decisions in the Household of Kate and William. But it was said she wanted the third child but he was less enthusiastic. So much for joint decisions.
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« Reply #53 on: March 04, 2018, 01:41:47 am »

Diana herself said she had a hard time attending to engagements in early months and years of marriage and she'd rather prefer privacy - so it's no news - even if the queen had been given a private life in early years of her marriage, her priority was always philip, horses and corgis and not her kids

William can speak fluently - and does so quite a lot.

He loves the Middleton's because they have the family life he didn't have growing up with the constant arguments between his parents and being shunted form one parent to the other from the age of about 4 (the official separation was later but the effective separation occurred much earlier - about 1984 from my sources).

He adores both Mr and Mrs Middleton and is way closer to them than he is to Charles or even Harry these days, preferring the company of the Middleton's - both parents and siblings, to any of the royals.  
Funny part of it is he loathes so badly the press but is close to this desesparate fame-*sleazy* the Middletons are... what was he thinking of engagement and wedding of Pippa? she hired a Beckham PR person to put her daily in DM for months... called all the media to her wedding... that woman is so exasperate as that crazy American family
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« Reply #54 on: March 04, 2018, 01:52:49 am »

It is odd that the Queen said she missed "family time." However she left young Charles and Anne with her parents while she and Philip lived "normally." It is not "normal" to spend time away from the children. The Queen could have had her family time with Charles and Anne had she brought them with her to Malta and they all stayed together.  The Queen also did not give birth in Malta so much of her time had to be in London.

Kate who complained about "the press" used them to push her agenda to "win back William"  in 2007.Every week she'd appear with very short skirt  at a nightclub looking worse for wear and seen with other men and her face would be all over the papers. This from someone who wants "privacy".

Diana may have been unused to being in the public eye early on but she really was interested in her work as a royal and did not avoid it. Charles did not have the "home life" because he preferred the mistress and would fax messages to William and Harry. Even after Diana died, his first priority was the Mistress.
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« Reply #55 on: March 07, 2018, 08:08:47 pm »

Kensington Palace
‏The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry will host a reception for winners of The Met Excellence Awards at Kensington Palace on 13th March.
The Awards recognise @metpoliceuk police officers, staff and volunteers for their work serving and protecting the public.

Prince William visits RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire
The Duke of Cambridge has met RAF pilots and engineers, whose job it is to protect UK airspace.
The meeting took place during a visit to RAF Coningsby, one of two RAF Quick Reaction Alert stations that uses Typhoon jets to intercept planes illegally entering British airspace.
Prince William, who served as an RAF pilot, sat in a Typhoon jet cockpit during the Lincolnshire base visit.
He also met local school children at a new engagement centre
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-43316430
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« Reply #56 on: March 08, 2018, 02:55:49 am »

Prince William admires Typhoon display during visit to RAF Coningsby
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XQfwOgcQm4
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« Reply #57 on: March 29, 2018, 11:24:08 pm »

It's a family affair! William pays a surprise visit to his father's designer village of Poundbury - and tours spots named after other royals

    William, 35, has visited Poundbury on  Duchy of Cornwall land in Dorset
    Took in places his father has named in honour of members of the Royal Family
    Spokesperson said casually-dressed William was there on private visit
    Duke was spotted visiting a butchers shop in Queen Mother Square 


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5558437/Prince-William-pays-surprise-visit-Poundbury.html
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« Reply #58 on: March 30, 2018, 12:08:08 am »

Nice to see him taking an interest in something that is dear to his father's heart. Usually he does all he can to distance himself from his father's interests (other than polo). Maybe he will take on some of his father's work in time ...
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« Reply #59 on: April 14, 2018, 07:50:10 am »

I don't think William speaks well at all, especially for someone of his age and being an heir to the throne. And why does it matter about his university and A-levels? Rumor has it that his staff helped him a lot with his degree because he was lazy and even contemplated dropping out at one point. Besides, his A-levels are from 2000 and his degree is from 2005... not exactly recent achievements. Even if he was some great speaker back then (doubtful), he is clearly out of practice now. And you don't have to go to university in order to speak well. Lots of things can be learned on one's own these days.

I hope PW picks up the number of appearances, but it's doubtful with the new baby coming soon.
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