Yes. Very much an insult to Harry. Especially when you watch that other link I posted w/the full Documentary, which is where these quotes of Harry's have been coming from and you realize just how badly Harry's words were twisted on him.
He didn't deserve any of the roasting he's gotten by the Media at all.
Just an update, but on Monday they will be announcing the results of the DNA tests on the skeleton in the parking lot that they think is Richard III. Considering all the circumstantial evidence, I'd be very disappointed and surprised if its not him. But nothing's for sure, it could be some other nobleman who died in battle, so I'll definitely be hitting the refresh button over and over on Monday to see the results!!!
It was reported here in the US, on CBS radio to be exact--that's where I heard it, although other media reported it too, I am sure. The CBS announcer didn't make any comment other than reporting Harry said killing the enemy was a lot like playing a video game. I don't get the outrage. He has to deal with the horrific task of killing other humans. And that's his way of coping.
The ultimate irony is of course, the Taliban talking about mental illness. Really now.
Here's a comment under the Hadley incoherent rant that caught my eye:
Yes, it's rather the opposite of being a sneering, bien-pensant, metropolitan halfwit journalist... Soldiers are far morally upstanding people than bloody hacks, as far as I'm concerned... especially since they don't take every opportunity to castigate all and sundry and prat around on their moral high horse.
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"Nature is a damp, inconvenient sort of place where birds and animals wander about uncooked."
from Speedy Death
I've seen many other interviews with soldiers who "objectify" their experiences in the same way.It was reported here in the US, on CBS radio to be exact--that's where I heard it, although other media reported it too, I am sure. The CBS announcer didn't make any comment other than reporting Harry said killing the enemy was a lot like playing a video game. I don't get the outrage. He has to deal with the horrific task of killing other humans.
It doesn't seem inappropriate or strange to me.
Well...Get ready for unleashing of many articles and diagrams showing us *exactly* how far she is compared to so and so at this point because...
US Magazine ~ Breaking News: Kate Middleton Debuts Baby Bump: Pictures
And so it begins...
Guinevere, a good place for you to check on Monday would be The Royal Correspondent website. He's really good about keeping up on what's going on and usually has breaking Royal News as soon as it's known. I don't have the link handy, as I usually just click on whatever link he tweets about on Twitter. Anyway, that's the best place I can think of online.
She is debuting a poncho, not the baby bump. I can't see anything. Looks great, though and is hopefully feeling better.
from Speedy Death
lol, makes me want to bust out my plaid poncho tomorrow
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I feel like I'm in a dream. But it can't be a dream because there are no boy dancers!
More twisting of Harry's words and racking him over the coals....
The Express ~ BOASTING PRINCE HARRY SPARKS SECURITY FOR PRINCE WILLIAM
1 ~ Harry was not boasting about that in the interview. Then again, you'd need to see the actual interview, not snippets, to understand that. Neither was the tone he used when talking about that in a boasting manner.
2 ~ Royal Security, but especially around the Cambridges and Harry, was going to be undergoing huge changes due to the various screw ups on the part of the RDPD Investigation into most of what happened last year. The one PPO accidently shooting his gun, the entire Vegas debacle where Smartphones were allowed at the Party, etc. The fear being since many of their Protection Officers have been w/them for ten years to just after Diana's death w/a couple and the lines have blurred too much.
None of this is new to anyone who has been paying attention the last few months. However, let's use it as a way to drag Harry under the bus yet again.
Anyone w/access to PBS Detroit, they're showing Britain's Royal Weddings right NOW!!
Talking about the then Duke and Duchess of York's Wedding. Later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
Also tonight at 11pm EST, CBC News Network will be reshowing a documentary on Prince Phillip's Mother, HRH Princess Andrew of Greece, HSH Princess Alice of Battenberg (later turned into Mountbatten) called The Queen's Mother in Law. I saw it last week on The Passionate Eye and it's beyond fascinating. Both the Countess Mountbatten and her sister are in and I guess their Aunt Alice drove their Father crazy over how he'd sent her money in Athens and she'd in turn give it all to the poor.
Quite the lady she was. A brave one as well for her actions during WWII.
Oooooh...They just had a florist of today re make the then Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyons Wedding Bouquet. Very simple, but very elegant too. A simple bouquet of White Roses of York w/Scottish Heather worked in among the outer edges to set off the roses and then tied all off w/a long white satin ribbon wrapped around the stems and then the edges trailing down to set off the rest of the look. While it's true to the times, I could also see it being used by a Bride today. It really was/is beautiful.
WARNING!!! WARNING!!! WARNING!!!
The following link brings up the video, and it's right at the top of the page and starts as soon as it's loaded, taken by a bystander while this happens and it shows everything happening!!
So click at your own discretion, but there's the warning.
Telegraph ~ Onlooker films knife-wielding man being tasered by police outside Buckingham Palace
My God...That looks like the knife my Parents use when they're cleaning fish after a day out. Knowing how sharp that thing is, I can easily imagine it would take very little pressure for this guy to do what he was obviously intending to do.
Glad HM and Phillip are still at Sandringham, but she will be horrified by this news regardless.
There are a couple of Canadian angles to this story for those interested - http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle8158525/
I wonder if renewed interest in Richard III (aside from the core group who's always been interested ) will lead to greater interest in Henry VII. As we well know, all the historic attention is on his son and granddaughter, when in fact Henry VII's reign was a very interesting time, and his impact continues to be felt today. Back when I was reading a lot about the Tudor period, I couldn't find anything readable (ie not decades old dry scholarly works) on his life and reign, and for that matter, much on Henry VIII before he became king (and even there, the first decade of his reign usually merits only a few paragraphs while writers race to get to the juicy parts).
I would love to see a new, well researched bio on Henry VII.
So would I; particularly one focusing on his early life, before the "juicy" parts, which everyone thinks they know.
Re: Richard III:
As it should be.Officials of the University of Leicester said plans were now in hand to bury the bones in Leicester’s Anglican cathedral, barely 100 yards from where the bones were found. A spokesman for the cathedral said that reburial would likely take place early next year as part of a memorial service honoring Richard as an English king.
I hope that this leads to a historical "reassessment" of his position; with the correction of the errors of history that have always surrounded him.
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I'll admit that what little 15th century history I know is mostly from reading Dorothy Dunnett
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For Henry VII, I pretty much need the whole story All I know are little bits and pieces - all tantalizingly interesting!
If anyone knows of any good sources, please do share