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Prince William & Kate Middleton Are Finally Engaged

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Ken
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Post by Ken » Sat November 20th, 2010, 7:27 pm

[quote=""Michy""]I don't quite get it, probably because I'm not a royals-watcher, but..... is Prince Harry accused in the tabloids of being a foundling, or something?[/quote]

Freckled (not sure about red-headed!) James Hewitt ring a bell?????? ;)

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Post by Michy » Sat November 20th, 2010, 7:34 pm

[quote=""EC2""]Ummm... it has been suggested in the past that Princess Diana played around and that Charles is not the daddy.[/quote]

Poor kid. Can you imagine standing in line at the grocery store, and seeing racks full of tabloids accusing you of being an illegitimate love child? Not that Harry has ever stepped foot in a grocery store.... ;)

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Post by Ken » Sat November 20th, 2010, 7:54 pm

[quote=""Michy""]Poor kid. Can you imagine standing in line at the grocery store, and seeing racks full of tabloids accusing you of being an illegitimate love child? Not that Harry has ever stepped foot in a grocery store.... ;) [/quote]

Michy,

Yes, that experience was probably horrible, shared no doubt my most of the children of so-called 'celebrities'. However, I think you might have the wrong idea about Harry. Check out his service in the military. He had to be sent home from Afghanistan, only because he was seen as a threat to his comrades, because of his high profile - an obvious target for the Taliban! He fought against leaving!

I think that Harry is probably the most 'normal' of the royals. For his part, heir to the throne William, as a rescue helicopter pilot has also expressed a wish to serve on the front line, pretty commendable, don't you think for a priviliged royal?? :cool:

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Post by Telynor » Sat November 20th, 2010, 9:05 pm

[quote=""Ken""]Michy,

Yes, that experience was probably horrible, shared no doubt my most of the children of so-called 'celebrities'. However, I think you might have the wrong idea about Harry. Check out his service in the military. He had to be sent home from Afghanistan, only because he was seen as a threat to his comrades, because of his high profile - an obvious target for the Taliban! He fought against leaving!

I think that Harry is probably the most 'normal' of the royals. For his part, heir to the throne William, as a rescue helicopter pilot has also expressed a wish to serve on the front line, pretty commendable, don't you think for a priviliged royal?? :cool: [/quote]

I find both of the Wales boys to be very admirable, not the least for the military service (Ok, so I'm biased there, but anyone who willingly serves their country gets accolades from me). Harry, I suspect, is going to be a career soldier.

A bit ago I was digging through the stack of Royalty rags that I have, and found a photo of the two boys, Earl Spencer, the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince of Wales at Diana's funeral. They were all in profile, and it was interesting to compare them. William is definitely of the Windsor line, with that nose. But Harry is most like his uncle Charles, especially in the hair and profile. I really don't think that Diana would have been brazen enough to slip a cuckoo into the royal nest.

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Post by Kveto from Prague » Sat November 20th, 2010, 9:46 pm

ive posted this one before. A side by side look at James Hewitt and Harry at the same age.

http://njmg.typepad.com/ervolino/2008/0 ... daddy.html

They could be twins. no wonder the royals wont allow harry a paternity test.

not that it should matter to anyone.

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Post by Misfit » Sat November 20th, 2010, 9:52 pm

[quote=""Kveto from Prague""]ive posted this one before. A side by side look at James Hewitt and Harry at the same age.

http://njmg.typepad.com/ervolino/2008/0 ... daddy.html

They could be twins. no wonder the royals wont allow harry a paternity test.

not that it should matter to anyone.[/quote]

There is a certain resemblance there...
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Post by Ken » Sat November 20th, 2010, 10:04 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]There is a certain resemblance there...[/quote]

I agree! I....Hey! Wait a minute! There are people outside my house in a black van with the letters 'Pooh'! on the side ( I think it means 'Protection of our Harry).' What do you think they want with me?????????? No! Don't come in! I didn't mean it, I'm sorry, no don't!! :eek:

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Post by LoveHistory » Sat November 20th, 2010, 10:41 pm

A question for our friends across the pond...are you all getting the media frenzy about Kate's wedding dress or is that an American obsession?

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Post by Miss Moppet » Sat November 20th, 2010, 11:05 pm

[quote=""LoveHistory""]A question for our friends across the pond...are you all getting the media frenzy about Kate's wedding dress or is that an American obsession?[/quote]

There's plenty of speculation going on, pretty uninformed if you ask me. The Daily Mail thinks that the gown will be
couture rather than off the peg
and quotes someone observing that
a bright red dress isn't going to work because it will offend.
Really? And there was me thinking Kate was going to go down to Karen Millen and grab this off the hanger:

Image

I think it will be a British designer. Kate could pretty much wear anything with her height and figure, so that makes it harder to predict the style.

ETA: here's another Daily Mail article with odds being given by bookies on designers. No, I don't think she's going to buy her dress from a supermarket either.
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Post by Michy » Sat November 20th, 2010, 11:47 pm

[quote=""Ken""]Michy,

Yes, that experience was probably horrible, shared no doubt my most of the children of so-called 'celebrities'. [/quote]

Yes, it is horrible -- I experience it every time I go to a grocery store and see my face staring back at me from the cover of a tabloid. Very distressing. :p

However, I think you might have the wrong idea about Harry. Check out his service in the military. He had to be sent home from Afghanistan, only because he was seen as a threat to his comrades, because of his high profile - an obvious target for the Taliban! He fought against leaving!

I think that Harry is probably the most 'normal' of the royals. For his part, heir to the throne William, as a rescue helicopter pilot has also expressed a wish to serve on the front line, pretty commendable, don't you think for a priviliged royal?? :cool:
I do admire the boys' efforts to be just regular guys. However, I still doubt that Harry has ever set foot in a grocery store. :)

[quote=""Telynor""]William is definitely of the Windsor line, with that nose. [/quote] That's interesting, because to me, his nose is absolutely Diana's!

[quote=""Miss Moppet""]

I think it will be a British designer. Kate could pretty much wear anything with her height and figure, so that makes it harder to predict the style.

[/quote] I think the only thing that can be safely predicted about Kate's wedding dress at this point, is that she will set the trend in wedding dresses, both in the UK and here, for the next 10 years, at least (just like Diana did back in the '80s). For myself, I am really sick of strapless wedding gowns, so I hope that Kate will bring sleeves back!!
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