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mag
03-13-2012, 06:23 PM
A portrait of Kate ... hope we get to see it!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/theroyalfamily/9135995/The-Prince-of-Wales-pays-for-Duchess-of-Cambridge-to-pose-for-surprise-present.html

Lots more on Prince Harry in South America

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/prince-harry/9137703/Prince-Harry-winds-up-Diamond-Jubilee-tour-with-polo-match-in-Brazil.html

Lorac
03-13-2012, 06:47 PM
A portrait of Kate ... hope we get to see it!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/theroyalfamily/9135995/The-Prince-of-Wales-pays-for-Duchess-of-Cambridge-to-pose-for-surprise-present.html

Lots more on Prince Harry in South America

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/prince-harry/9137703/Prince-Harry-winds-up-Diamond-Jubilee-tour-with-polo-match-in-Brazil.html

I hope we see it as well - if it's as good as the one he did of the 2 princes then it should be spectacular.

As to Harry - he has totally been a credit to the Queen, his father and expecially his late mother over the past few days. He represented the best of the UK on his travels and has shown that he has well and truely grown into an amazing young man. He has a wild side no doubt but his military training has helped focus some of that wildness and give him goals and a direction in life. Also his desire to follow in his mothers footsteps and promote the charity he set up in her memory is something he should be very proud of and the kids just love him as well.

I'm sure the Queen is having a quite smile to herself after insisting that Harry was the best royal to go to the Caribbean and then to Brazil to represent her - she has once again shown an astute understanding of what is needed to best put the Royal family in a good light. :)

Jenny
03-13-2012, 06:54 PM
I hope we see it as well - if it's as good as the one he did of the 2 princes then it should be spectacular.



She, actually :)

http://www.fineartcommissions.com/nicola-jane-philipps-%28nicky%29.cfm

skatesindreams
03-13-2012, 07:00 PM
It's important that Harry knows that he is more than "a spare" in his family/history.
I'm glad that HM makes his standing clear to all.

Lorac
03-13-2012, 07:05 PM
She, actually :)

http://www.fineartcommissions.com/nicola-jane-philipps-%28nicky%29.cfm

Oopps :o

Jenny
03-13-2012, 07:48 PM
It's important that Harry knows that he is more than "a spare" in his family/history.
I'm glad that HM makes his standing clear to all.

Yes, I am loving the way the Queen has sent out the family to represent her in the Jubilee tour, keeping our Kate close by her side while William is away.

In one of the recent Harry articles, he made it quite clear that he considers his first duty to his job in the military, while at the same time being more than happy to help his grandma out. All the royals spend some time in the military, but I wonder if Harry might pursue it more fully as a career. That could work quite nicely alongside his brother, rather than the playboyish role that Andrew had when he was young, and who knows what he does with his time now.

When William eventually sits on the throne, I see a very strong role for Harry at his side.

PDilemma
03-13-2012, 08:02 PM
rather than the playboyish role that Andrew had when he was young, and who knows what he does with his time now.


He was career military--served in some capacity until 2001--and still has some military roles. And he acts as a trade envoy, although there has been some controversy over that position.

Fergus
03-13-2012, 08:35 PM
She, actually :)

http://www.fineartcommissions.com/nicola-jane-philipps-%28nicky%29.cfm

The portrait of the boys in their Household Cavalry uniforms is framed and hanging over my desk at work. :D

The artist's style is lovely, Chuck made a good choice. :)

Jenny
03-13-2012, 08:49 PM
He was career military--served in some capacity until 2001--and still has some military roles. And he acts as a trade envoy, although there has been some controversy over that position.

Yes, it's coming back to me and I do recall some controversy based on some remarks of his or people he's associating with politically. And let's not get started on his ex-wife.* :lol:

I'm thinking more of an eventual leadership role for Harry. :)

*Although I do have a Wedgewood teapot signed by the Duchess, and I treasure it.

mag
03-13-2012, 09:51 PM
I think there is a different role for Harry than for Andrew and it can be traced back to family dynamics. William and Harry are very close in age and grew up together as a family unit. Diana's death, IMHO, probably cemented the bond that was already between the too brothers. They had to face the world together without their mother. That kind of tragedy tends to either pull families together or apart.

Charles and Andrew, on the other hand, were really almost from two separate families. Charles and Anne are close in age and, I think, in interests. They were off at school when Andrew, and especially Edward, were young children. It has been speculated that Andrew was an oops (not uncommon in those days) and Edward was planned so Andrew would have a sibling close in age. Charles is 12 years older than Andrew. Charles was a child of the 50's and teenager in the 60's. Andrew was a child in the 60's and a teenager in the 70's. I don't see it as very surprising that they don't appear to be as close as William and Harry.

Fergus
03-13-2012, 09:51 PM
I'm thinking more of an eventual leadership role for Harry. :)

Harry has got the charisma, charm, and down-to-earthness you just can't buy! During this trip, he has proven to be a fantastic Commonwealth ambassador.......might come in VERY handy when his bro takes the throne! :watch:

I can easily imagine Bill and Cathy relying on Harry alot during their reign....

......and if and when Harry marries someone with the same skills, that'll just be a double JACKPOT!

Might be a comfort for Bill and Cathy while they deal with the pressure of reigning.

(Sorry for the incoherence of this posting, I've been stuck to this bloody Reference Desk since 10am and I'm starting to get a little nutty......)

Fergus
03-15-2012, 07:35 PM
HMQ celebrated Commonwealth Day 2012 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKyNehm2kIQ)! :cheer2:

A service at Westminster Abbey (with Rufus Wainwright singing! :biggrinbo ) and then a reception at Marlborough House. :) Pix here (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2113949/Sophie-dishes-feather-hat-trick-Queen-looks-resplendent-pink-Westminster-Abbey.html).

skatesindreams
03-15-2012, 07:58 PM
Sophie looks particularly stylish!

Lorac
03-15-2012, 08:15 PM
Sophie looks particularly stylish!

I just love that hat :)She has really grown into her role and has grown more stylish every time I see her. And she is another one who the Queen is especially fond of - making the effort to visit her in hospital after the birth of both of her children. If anyone can understand what Kate is going through it will be Sophie and I think she must be a great asset for Kate to turn to as Kate grows into her role.

victoriajh
03-15-2012, 09:47 PM
HMQ celebrated Commonwealth Day 2012 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKyNehm2kIQ)! :cheer2:

A service at Westminster Abbey (with Rufus Wainwright singing! :biggrinbo ) and then a reception at Marlborough House. :) Pix here (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2113949/Sophie-dishes-feather-hat-trick-Queen-looks-resplendent-pink-Westminster-Abbey.html).

Hrh looked fab!! My most fave moment when in london for the wedding in April was when everyone on the mall sang god save the queen... It was a moment I will hold forever!!!!! So fantastic!!!