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(Guardian)   Prince William is quitting the RAF to work on saving endangered species. First project will focus on the increasingly rare Regius privilegus   (theguardian.com) divider line 27
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2013-09-14 11:19:44 PM  
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2013-09-14 11:20:58 PM  
And Prince Harry is retiring from the RAF as well to do charity work for the underprivileged strippers in Las Vegas.
 
2013-09-14 11:23:29 PM  

skinink: And Prince Harry is retiring from the RAF as well to do charity work for the underprivileged strippers in Las Vegas.


Ha!
 
2013-09-14 11:26:32 PM  
www.eonline.com
 
2013-09-14 11:42:40 PM  
So he can shoot them afterwards?
 
2013-09-14 11:43:13 PM  
Does this mean I should ratchet up my care to '0'?
 
2013-09-14 11:47:25 PM  
I cannot abide bad Latin.

I'd go with privilegium regium.
 
2013-09-14 11:49:56 PM  
This is how you groom a leader, not a puppet.
 
2013-09-15 12:24:47 AM  
RedPhoenix122.... Harry Appears to be Grooming his Meat Puppet in that photo....!
 
2013-09-15 12:33:14 AM  
I would rather drink a beer with Prince Harry than Prince William, especially since it is very likely that Harry would bring strippers!
 
2013-09-15 12:40:31 AM  

JeffreyScott: I would rather drink a beer with Prince Harry than Prince William, especially since it is very likely that Harry would bring strippers!


Harry will always be superior to Billy due to being a real man instead of a mere ball and chain sperm donor
 
2013-09-15 01:04:44 AM  
"Charitable work" by royals. When you have so much money that spending it is a job.

/Not sure how to criticize the British while we've got families like the Waltons.
 
2013-09-15 01:34:31 AM  

de_Selby: I cannot abide bad Latin.

I'd go with privilegium regium.


How about "privilegium regis"?
 
2013-09-15 01:49:13 AM  

ukexpat: de_Selby: I cannot abide bad Latin.

I'd go with privilegium regium.

How about "privilegium regis"?


Kathie Lee already had that
 
2013-09-15 01:53:07 AM  
"What's all this fuss I keep hearing about the endangered feces?"

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2013-09-15 02:20:42 AM  

goatleggedfellow: "Charitable work" by royals. When you have so much money that spending it is a job.

/Not sure how to criticize the British while we've got families like the Waltons.


Good night, goatleggedfellow.

/Oh, sorry, you mean the other Waltons...
 
2013-09-15 02:26:34 AM  

ukexpat: de_Selby: I cannot abide bad Latin.

I'd go with privilegium regium.

How about "privilegium regis"?


That's "privilege of the king," which is probably not what subby meant. I suggested "royal privilege." Perhaps subby meant "privileged royal," which might be something like regius praelatus (taking regius as a substantive).

/yes, this is how I spend my Saturday evenings ....
 
2013-09-15 02:40:18 AM  
Prince Harry has probably worked harder in those 7 years than most privileged rich kids will in their entire lives.
 
2013-09-15 02:45:51 AM  

Mock26: Prince Harry has probably worked harder in those 7 years than most privileged rich kids will in their entire lives.


Er, the same applies to Prince William, too.
 
2013-09-15 03:16:22 AM  
I discovered the other day that William's great-grandfather, George VI was on a battleship involved in the Battle of Jutland.  I guess being a royal means feeling some obligation to measure up to ancestors and predecessors who were probably at the front of a line of knights in the middle ages.
 
2013-09-15 04:57:14 AM  

Tumbleweed Garden: I discovered the other day that William's great-grandfather, George VI was on a battleship involved in the Battle of Jutland.  I guess being a royal means feeling some obligation to measure up to ancestors and predecessors who were probably at the front of a line of knights in the middle ages.


One of his uncles flew Sea King helicopters in the Falklands war, including anti-submarine and search and rescue missions.
 
2013-09-15 05:36:01 AM  

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"Atta boy!"
 
2013-09-15 08:13:26 AM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: Tumbleweed Garden: I discovered the other day that William's great-grandfather, George VI was on a battleship involved in the Battle of Jutland.  I guess being a royal means feeling some obligation to measure up to ancestors and predecessors who were probably at the front of a line of knights in the middle ages.

One of his uncles flew Sea King helicopters in the Falklands war, including anti-submarine and search and rescue missions.


And Harry has seen combat in Afghanistan.  The tradition of military service for the royal family doesn't just get lip service---they do real, dangerous, and important jobs.
 
2013-09-15 08:40:33 AM  
Especially that very rare species of future King of
England.
 
2013-09-15 08:52:16 AM  

Tumbleweed Garden: I discovered the other day that William's great-grandfather, George VI was on a battleship involved in the Battle of Jutland.  I guess being a royal means feeling some obligation to measure up to ancestors and predecessors who were probably at the front of a line of knights in the middle ages.


This is true and I don't want to take anything away from their current contributions, but a man in full armor sitting on a armored horse braining peasants holding pitchforks isn't exactly courageous.  It wasn't until the invention of the stiletto that 'knights' had much to worry about other than lances which were discarded after the initial charge.  Sure they could be hauled off their horse and beaten to death but more often then were captured for ransom or 'quit the field honorably' which pretty much means 'leave your peasants to die slow painful deaths and go home.'
 
2013-09-15 10:45:32 AM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: Tumbleweed Garden: I discovered the other day that William's great-grandfather, George VI was on a battleship involved in the Battle of Jutland.  I guess being a royal means feeling some obligation to measure up to ancestors and predecessors who were probably at the front of a line of knights in the middle ages.

One of his uncles flew Sea King helicopters in the Falklands war, including anti-submarine and search and rescue missions.



That was Prince Andrew, who at one point took off with a radar reflector tied to his helicopter to decoy an Exocet missile attack, along with SAR and some other fairly high-risk missions.  PM Thatcher wanted him sent to a desk during the war, but the Queen said he was to stay at his post.  Whatever else you can say about the Royals, Andrew did his job and then some.
 
2013-09-15 11:37:00 AM  

HMS_Blinkin: DammitIForgotMyLogin: Tumbleweed Garden: I discovered the other day that William's great-grandfather, George VI was on a battleship involved in the Battle of Jutland.  I guess being a royal means feeling some obligation to measure up to ancestors and predecessors who were probably at the front of a line of knights in the middle ages.

One of his uncles flew Sea King helicopters in the Falklands war, including anti-submarine and search and rescue missions.

And Harry has seen combat in Afghanistan.  The tradition of military service for the royal family doesn't just get lip service---they do real, dangerous, and important jobs.


Pretty much.  They're pressured to serve in the military (and not in creampuff "Special Services" assignments, or in Reserve units that curiously never get activated) much more than the average British citizen.  The headline is farking stupid.
 
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