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Re: Prince Henry/Prince Harry of Wales
« Reply #150 on: January 17, 2014, 03:56:54 PM »
Gosh, is today April 1st?!? I read today that Prince Harry is has left his post as an Apache helicopter pilot to take a desk job organizing ceremonial events in London. If this is true, I'm really surprised at this. I thought with William joining the royal fold, Prince Harry would continue his helicopter career, but apparently not. Didn't he just qualify to be an Apache pilot?! This all seems so strange and not like Harry. If it is indeed true, I hope the chap is okay with it all. He doesn't strike me as the "desk job" type.

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Re: Prince Henry/Prince Harry of Wales
« Reply #151 on: January 17, 2014, 05:06:07 PM »
It's true. It could be a matter of, with the shrinking of the immediate royal family, combined with the age of his grandparents, that he and William will have to take on more of a full-time role (William more than Harry which is why Harry isn't leaving the military entirely). Maybe his relationship with Cressida is a factor as well as well as his desired wish to work more on some of the charities he's involved with? This gives him the military career, helping the RF, helping his personal life and charitable endeavors. It takes him out of the active role he seems to like but it could be a trade-off he's willing to make.

From CNN: "Prince Harry is ending his time with Britain's Army Air Corps and is taking a staff officer role in London, Kensington Palace announced Friday. The move takes him out of a potential combat role flying Apache helicopters and gives him a desk job in London....The move to a new role comes at a time of increasing British media speculation about his relationship with Cressida Bonas. Harry, who is known as Captain Wales to his fellow servicemen, will keep the same rank in his new position.  His responsibilities "will include helping to co-ordinate significant projects and commemorative events involving the Army in London," a Kensington Palace news release said. Prince Harry spent 3½ years in training and operational service with the Apache Force during his time with the Army Air Corps. He was awarded the prize for best co-pilot gunner during training and became a fully operational Apache pilot in February 2012. He qualified as an Apache aircraft commander in July of last year. Lt. Col. Tom de la Rue, Harry's commanding officer in the Army Air Corps, said: "Captain Wales has reached the pinnacle of flying excellence as an Apache pilot, particularly in Afghanistan and, in the process, has proved to be a real inspiration to the many Army Air Corps officers and soldiers who have come to know him so well over the last two years."
Harry has embraced an increasingly public role in the past couple of years. In December, he and a team made up of wounded UK veterans reached the South Pole, after a grueling trek across the Antarctic with the Walking With The Wounded charity.... Harry had won praise from the UK media for embracing a more central public role in support of the Queen in her diamond jubilee year.
This included representing his grandmother at the Olympics Closing Ceremony and on a royal tour to the Caribbean."
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Re: Prince Henry/Prince Harry of Wales
« Reply #152 on: January 18, 2014, 07:42:07 AM »
It is absolutely normal for officers to move between jobs every 2-3 years, and there is a practice of alternating them between 'regimental' and 'staff' appointments from Captain upwards. Similarly in the RAF; an officer will alternate between postings specific to his branch and more general ones (my father, an engineer, did a couple of postings at the Ministry of Defence). Prince Harry's being given a staff job is therefore nothing unusual, though my feeling is that it may well have been created for him, as I would expect someone more senior and more experienced to be organising ceremonial (just the kind of job for a Guards colonel or major in his last posting before retirement!).

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Re: Prince Henry/Prince Harry of Wales
« Reply #153 on: January 24, 2014, 03:03:19 AM »
Kal, struck the nail on the head. Career officers transfer back and forth to get a broad experience not just in combat but in support functions. The particular post however I'm sure is related to his position as a royal as well. After all putting on a grand old show is something the Windsor's have become quite good at ;)

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Re: Prince Henry/Prince Harry of Wales
« Reply #154 on: January 24, 2014, 05:09:35 PM »
To be sure. I suppose it shocked me because of the expensive to train someone on flying an Apache. After all that training and one posting as a pilot (I understand Harry has been to Afghanistan twice, but only once as a pilot) in a combat zone, his flying career is over? Or, maybe I'm misunderstanding and he will transition back and forth between a desk job and flying. If he won't be flying anymore, he's got to be really upset with this. I would be.

Maybe it's all part of the overall plan. Have Charles, Camilla, William, Kate and Harry start to move into more prominent roles while HM and the Duke reseed a bit with each passing year.

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« Reply #155 on: January 25, 2014, 04:00:47 AM »
I imagine Harry's next posting will be flying. By then he will probably have enough seniority to be promoted to Major and take command of a squadron.

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« Reply #156 on: January 29, 2014, 10:58:05 PM »
Should he continue as an active duty officer he will have additional "flying" assignments. Squadron command would most likely be next, then another staff position, then another leadership position which would most likely have some (albeit quite a bit less) flying time. After that his flight time would most likely be limited.

Naval officers often complain that by the time the get enough sea time to enjoy the privlege of command, the (usually) one shot they have at being a ship's captain (which most consider the pinnacle of their career, even those that go on to be admirals) comes and goes so  fast they feel cheated

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Re: Prince Henry/Prince Harry of Wales
« Reply #157 on: April 05, 2014, 02:40:14 PM »
Предки Крессиды Бонас, подруги принца Гарри: http://ru-royalty.livejournal.com/2016601.html
=Ancestors of Cressida Bonas, girlfriend of Prince Harry.

Мать Крессиды - Леди Мэри-Гэй Керзон, дочь 6-го графа Хоу. = The mother of Cressida is Lady Mary-Gaye Curzon, daughter of the 6th Earl Howe.

Пра-прабабушка Крессиды по матери - урожденная Спенсер-Черчилль и тетя знаменитого премьер-министра. = Great grandmother on the mother's side née Spencer-Churchill and an aunt of the famous Prime Minister.
Ее пра-пра-прадедушка был 7-й герцог Мальборо. = Her great great great grandfather was the 7th Duke of Marlborough.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2014, 02:48:42 PM by Превед »
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Re: Prince Henry/Prince Harry of Wales
« Reply #158 on: April 06, 2014, 12:32:45 PM »
Мать Крессиды - Леди Мэри-Гэй Керзон, дочь 6-го графа Хоу. = The mother of Cressida is Lady Mary-Gaye Curzon, daughter of the 6th Earl Howe.

Вот ее фото 60-х, где она "одета" только в тонкую оболочку МОТОРНОГО МАСЛА: http://ru-royalty.livejournal.com/2020414.html
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Here is a photo of her from the 60s, where she is "dressed" only in a thin layer of motor oil!
Берёзы севера мне милы,—
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: «Ивы и берёзы», 1843 / 1856)

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Re: Prince Henry/Prince Harry of Wales
« Reply #159 on: April 08, 2014, 09:37:01 AM »
Мать Крессиды - Леди Мэри-Гэй Керзон, дочь 6-го графа Хоу. = The mother of Cressida is Lady Mary-Gaye Curzon, daughter of the 6th Earl Howe.

Вот ее фото 60-х, где она "одета" только в тонкую оболочку МОТОРНОГО МАСЛА: http://ru-royalty.livejournal.com/2020414.html
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Here is a photo of her from the 60s, where she is "dressed" only in a thin layer of motor oil!


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Re: Prince Henry/Prince Harry of Wales
« Reply #160 on: September 03, 2014, 04:22:31 PM »
Does anyone else think that maybe the Queen will grant Harry a dukedom of his own when he turns 30 this month? I'm thinking it is a strong possibility.

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Re: Prince Henry/Prince Harry of Wales
« Reply #161 on: September 03, 2014, 05:51:10 PM »
Harry is turning 30!?

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Re: Prince Henry/Prince Harry of Wales
« Reply #162 on: September 11, 2014, 01:27:25 PM »
Does anyone else think that maybe the Queen will grant Harry a dukedom of his own when he turns 30 this month? I'm thinking it is a strong possibility.

I'm curious, what makes you think Harry would get a dukedom?  During Victoria's time and before, it was common for princes to be given dukedoms before marriage.  But aside from the exceptions of the Duke of Windsor at his abdication, and Charles automatically being a duke on his mother's succession, the last time a royal prince was created as a peer aside from at his marriage was in June 1920 when the Queen's father was created Duke of York (incidentally this was not his birthday but when he was age 25 1/2).  The Queen's younger sons and Prince William were not given titles until marriage.

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« Reply #163 on: September 15, 2014, 06:04:33 AM »
Happy 30st Harry!!
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Re: Prince Henry/Prince Harry of Wales
« Reply #164 on: September 15, 2014, 07:22:12 PM »
HAPPY 30   SIR