AIDSPEI gets royal attention.

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    Jun 19, 2011 11:59 AM GMT
    A very ornate invitation arrived at the offices of AIDSPEI. our staff is required to attend a protocol training session to meet Prince Wlliam and Kate Middleton next month at the Lt. governor's residence (where the Royals will be staying -- as the Crown owns it)

    The late Princess of Wales was very interested in AIDS charities and it will be very beneficial for our organization to have the direct interest of the future King & Queen. Kate is reportedly grew up with the Anne of Green Gables books, which supposedly led to her request to visit here. The casts of both shows were rushed back into rehearsal to open early this season to accommodate them.

    No fools they, the royals will likely never get to see them again anywhere else so they will catch the mainstage producton of Anne of Green Gables in Charlottetown, then see the sequel Anne & Gilbert at the Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside after going out to Green Gables on Day two of their visit.


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    Jun 19, 2011 12:23 PM GMT
    Well do post a video clip after you've mastered your curtsey. icon_wink.gif

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    Jun 19, 2011 12:43 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidWell do post a video clip after you've mastered your curtsey. icon_wink.gif




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    we were teaching her to curtsey yesterday! Amid a lot of comments about it taking gay men to teach a lesbian to curtsey properly.



    It just so happens I can manage a pretty good curtsey because of a lot of Restoration theatre I am quite skilled at sitting with a sword too bwahahaha


    (insert random phallic sword jokes here).

    I can sit with a full broadsword (he says smugly, knowing it could just as well be a stiletto, for all you guys know. )icon_twisted.gif
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    Jun 21, 2011 9:58 AM GMT
    Did it not mean The Prince and Princess of Cambridge? As Kate Middleton is now MRS Wales, but never Princess Kate, or Katherine, as she is not a real Princess, as is HRH Princess Anne; the Princess Royal.
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    Jun 21, 2011 12:36 PM GMT
    True_blue_aussie saidDid it not mean The Prince and Princess of Cambridge? As Kate Middleton is now MRS Wales, but never Princess Kate, or Katherine, as she is not a real Princess, as is HRH Princess Anne; the Princess Royal.



    No.



    Traditionally, you would be correct. Kate would be the Duchess of Cambridge or "Princess William" (like "Princess Michael who married Prince Michael of Greece)

    Similarly, Sarah Ferguson would have been Princess Andrew, but they opted instead to use the York title.

    Diana was never permitted to style herself Princess Diana. Princess of Wales was her only title She was nevr even styled Duchess of Cornwall, because one always uses one's highest rank.

    A lot of hoopla accompanied the news that the Queen was going to allow her to be called Princess Katherine (becaue she will be Queen). The couple were also made the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge (a made-up title) on their wedding day as a present from the Queen. (another possibility that was floated was to give them a title that related to London.

    York traditionally went to the second son (which is why Andrew got to be Duke of York. They had to made up another title for Edward (who made up "Wessex". - acunty that never existed)



    Similarly, in the 1800s, the Kind recognized an illegitimate son (Henry Fitzroy) and created another "virtual title" for him - He was already Lord Euston but needed a higher rank as the son of the King, so he was made Duke of Grafton (another nonexistent county wih no real income)

    The heir to the crown is always Prince of Wales.

    Only once before in recent history has the wife of a prince been permitted to style herself Princess (that was Alice, wife of Duke of Gloucester - but there was already a living dowager Duchess of Gloucester - can't have two -- so they styled her Princess Alice.

    When Charles inherits the throne, William will become Prince of Wales (and still Duke of Cornwall). William's kid will probably get made the Duke of Cornwall (Charles' duchy) and get the income from it.

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    Jun 22, 2011 7:25 AM GMT
    The obsession with the Royal family is absolutely laughable.
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    Jun 22, 2011 8:14 AM GMT
    TigerTim saidThe obsession with the Royal family is absolutely laughable.


    Is that why you are becoming an old queen then; giggles.
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    Jun 22, 2011 12:13 PM GMT
    TigerTim saidThe obsession with the Royal family is absolutely laughable.


    They are good for a media event. I have no other interest in them beyond that. I think the notion of a monarchy is deplorable but I cannot blame the incumbents of the anachronism. I am happy to make use of the obsession the Americans (especially) have with the British royals. For Canadians it is generally only the older folks who give a crap.

    American tourists are flocking to the Island for the royal visit Them and the international media will outnumber the locals. LOL
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    Jun 22, 2011 12:34 PM GMT
    My husband's relatives are going wild about the visit. His family is from PEI (Cardigan area), and he has plenty of cousins up there. You're right though. it's the older folk who get most excited.

    We're thinking of going up to PEI in August, and stay at his parent's cottage at Lakeside.
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    Jun 25, 2011 3:57 PM GMT
    LONDON - More than 1 million pounds ($1.6 million) will be distributed to charities chosen by Prince William and the former Kate Middleton from donations made in place of wedding presents.

    The figure also includes money raised from the sale of an official royal wedding CD and photographs.

    Officials said Wednesday the money in the Royal Wedding Charitable Gift Fund will be distributed to 26 charities.

    Some of the charities are based in Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

    The royal couple had requested that wedding guests and the public make donations to the fund rather than buy gifts.





    And given that our charity received an invitation to a reception for them, perhaps one might dare hope ...? icon_redface.gif

    Probably not. But it would be most welcome.
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    Jun 25, 2011 4:14 PM GMT


    Fingers crossed! icon_wink.gif