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TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visiting Malaysia:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19567370

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19588986

R.I.

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The Windsors / Re: Princess Diana - Part 2
« on: September 04, 2012, 04:10:55 PM »
It does not even have to be a duke or prince. A consort could do it as well. As Dianna was and she started it.

Absolutely, but I think Philip too established with his own charitable causes, perhaps Camila feeling the cause too close to Diana and by the time Kate becomes consort HIV may have become a non-issue.

R.I.

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The Windsors / Re: Princess Diana - Part 2
« on: September 03, 2012, 05:48:59 PM »
Eof D, Prince Harry does- with his  charitable work with children in Africa, many of whom are AIDS orphans.
 I read, long ago, that one of the other royals was taking on her role in the UK, but  can't recall who it was supposed to be. The Terrence Higgens Trust would know. When I get the chance I shall call and ask.

Yes of course Robert, his work in Africa had momentarily slipped my mind. I was thinking of charitable work closer to home, where there is still and immense amount of work to do to tackle discrimination in regard to those living with or affected by HIV. I hope, as been suggested either he or the Duke of Cambridge might take up the baton for this cause in the UK.

R.I.

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The Windsors / Re: Princess Diana - Part 2
« on: September 02, 2012, 05:52:19 PM »
what ever is said or not said, I remember Diana was the first public figure to take the hand of an aids patient, at a time when many health professionals were refusing  to treat them, besides public's  off the charts  attitude about the disease and those who had it . Diana helped to change that... 

Yes indeed! I feel this was one of her greatest achievements and went a long way to dispell fear and encourage others to do the same. It's a pity that neither of her two sons have carried on her charitable work in this direction.

R.I.

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The Windsors / Re: Pictures of William and Harry
« on: August 26, 2012, 06:54:21 PM »
This story of course has run and run, indeed why wouldn't it? Prince Harry is currently third in line to the British throne. However, he's also human and a single 26 year old man who no doubt has sexual urges. I suspect he took this break as a reward and holiday for the sterling manner in which, in his own inimitable style, he represented The Queen during her Diamond Jubilee year. I think the blame lies firmly with those who are supposed to be 'looking after him' - not the Prince himself, who while required to set a 'standard' is also a human being and a sexual one.
In my opinion this incident is positively mild compared to the Charles and Camila telephone 'tampon' tapes which came to light. One wonders if these things are allowed to leak if whoever does look after them, believes they may be getting a little 'too big for their boots'? Before anyone remarks that I condone his behaviour - I don't. I am just mindful that he is human just like the rest of us and not a deity. Granted he holds a privileged position in life, but the Royals aren't devoid of human nature.

R.I.   

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The Windsors / Re: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
« on: August 26, 2012, 06:35:58 PM »
According to Radio 4, the Duke was in church at Crathie this morning.

A good sign.

Yes, here's the BBc report on his attendance:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19385453

As an aside I have e-mailed the BBC on the lamentable error contained within this report - see if you can spot it too.

R.I.

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The Windsors / Re: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
« on: August 24, 2012, 01:30:19 PM »
Prince Philip to miss the opening of the Paralympic Games:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19369235

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The Windsors / Re: Pictures of William and Harry
« on: August 03, 2012, 09:52:31 PM »
Princes William and Harry visit BBC Sport's Olympic studio (03/08/12)
Not pictures, but film of William and Harry's discussion with Sue Barker on the Olympics, The Queen and Zara:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/19121143

R.I.

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The Windsors / Re: The Diamond Jubilee - 2012
« on: July 24, 2012, 06:23:39 PM »
BBC News: David Cameron hosts the Queen at Downing Street lunch, along with 3 of her former Prime Ministers:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-18958033

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Forum Announcements / Re: Where do you come from?
« on: July 23, 2012, 08:36:56 PM »
Just discovered this thread! If anyone's interested, I was born in London and now live in Dorset by the coast (we still get the occasional news via passing ship ;o)).  My ancestry is Scottish / German with some English.

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They speculated the photos were between 1952/53.   He was dying by then that is why he looks haggled.

Even so, one can see from these photographs the King's pride and joy in his daughters young family.

R.I.

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The Windsors / Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part 3
« on: July 02, 2012, 06:08:23 PM »
BBC News: Queen starts Scottish leg of Jubilee celebrations

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18683695

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Prince William is appointed by HM The Queen to the Order of the Thistle.

BBC News: Diamond Jubilee: Queen in Scotland for Royal Week:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-18663842

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The Windsors / Re: Windsor Jewels Pt 7
« on: June 29, 2012, 02:14:34 PM »
BBC News: Over 10, 000 diamonds go on display at Buckingham Palace:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18640384

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The Windsors / Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part 3
« on: June 28, 2012, 06:39:49 PM »
BBC News: The Queen has unveiled a memorial in central London to the thousands of British and Allied airmen who died serving RAF Bomber Command in World War II.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18634283

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