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Re: Charles, Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall
« Reply #795 on: February 22, 2009, 03:08:00 PM »
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« Reply #796 on: March 02, 2009, 12:04:30 PM »
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« Reply #797 on: March 02, 2009, 12:34:52 PM »
I have to say one of the loveliest pictures I have seen of the PoW - quite natural and charming with the little girl.

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« Reply #798 on: March 02, 2009, 05:29:29 PM »
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« Reply #799 on: March 04, 2009, 08:39:01 AM »
The Prince and the Duchess had been in York for the launch of the steam train and then came to Leeds, where they toured my place of work.

In particular, they toured my department and I was introduced to them and gave them a tour and some indication of what we do.  All in all they must have spent about ten minutes with me, but it seemed like an age

The visit was a big success - very lighthearted and jolly,  and the Prince and his wife were very affable and charming.

I was completely surprised by how small the Duchess is; in fact the Prince is not overly tall but gives an impression of height with his extraordinary presence.

I have to add that the circus that surrounded them - film crew, journalists, photographers, private secretaries, police, local worthies was absolutely staggering.  If that is what they have to contend with at every public engagement, then I really don't envy them and can fully appreciate the Prince's rather negative views on reporters and photographers!

The whole experience was a bit like being hit by a tornado and I was exhausted afterwards!
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« Reply #800 on: March 04, 2009, 11:21:17 AM »
Thank you for sharing the personal experience...

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« Reply #801 on: March 04, 2009, 04:17:12 PM »
Agreed! Yes, thank you indeed. If I had been in your shoes, it would have been quite a thrill. Yes, I do get a bit starstruck from time to time.

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« Reply #802 on: March 04, 2009, 05:45:04 PM »
On Charles, I knew him at school he was my house Captain at (Windmill Lodge at Gordonstoun) and he is pretty harmless. Basically a nice guy not that bright and he has been programmed to take a middle road. He was always incredibly protected and I don't think that well prepared for the realities of life as we know it today.

   

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« Reply #803 on: March 04, 2009, 05:59:49 PM »
Very interesting! Thank you, Nobility.

I'm curious as to whether or not Prince Charles' scholastic performance was measured in the same way as you and the other boys who attended Gordonstoun? Or, was he measured differently.

I realize that this is a rather odd question that you may not know the answer to, but I thought I'd pose it to you just the same.

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« Reply #804 on: March 05, 2009, 11:13:59 AM »
He is a prince and that cannot be measured in the same way. It is interesting that even he took the middle road, he still felt miserble at Godonstoun...

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Re: Charles, Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall
« Reply #805 on: March 06, 2009, 11:52:14 AM »
Agreed! Yes, thank you indeed. If I had been in your shoes, it would have been quite a thrill. Yes, I do get a bit starstruck from time to time.

To be perfectly honest, it was a bit of a bind.  We lost a whole morning's work for a ten minute visit but having said that, the Prince, on departure, said that he hoped that he hadn't taken up too much of our time, which I thought was a nice gesture.

Royalty doesn't really rock my world in that respect.  I must add though that I did feel starstruck after meeting the Princess of Wales in '92.  Not having been much of a fan before, I was completely sold after meeting her and still feel the same way.

Charles and Camilla are nice enough but if you gave me the choice of meeting them or the Beckhams, the latter would definitely win out!
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« Reply #806 on: March 06, 2009, 01:47:16 PM »
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were not stars in that catagory. They were a respected part of the Royal Family and both are mature and sensible. Diana was the exception to that, and so is how Prince William is now looked upon. Yes, the Beckham are stars, but they do not have the respect and reverence of a member of the Royal Family.


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Re: Charles, Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall
« Reply #808 on: March 07, 2009, 02:41:13 AM »
Hello Royal Watcher

At Gordonstoune Charles did everything we all did. This I believe included studies. I often played hockey against him and once had an official telling off for whacking a hockey ball into his Royal Nuts,by mistake of course.

I am surprised to hear he was not that happy at Godonstoune, it was a great school and our House Master Mt Whitby was as good as you can get, at least he put up with me.

Charles had his own apartment with his bodyguard Varney (m15) I think, also armed all the time. The apartment was in the Roundhouse that is the old build of the windmill.Its quite fun to remember. sorry to ramble on.

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Re: Charles, Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall
« Reply #809 on: March 07, 2009, 11:33:54 AM »
Oh, thank you, Nobility. That was wonderful and very kind of you.

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