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#41 Gracenote

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 02:18 AM

Absolutely nothing about Harry and Ryan Lochte partying together surprises me. Remember allof the doucheyarticles about Ryan? Harry is totally that guy with a lot more money and a British accent. I still kind of love them both, but stil...

Well, yes and no. I think Harry is actually a lot smarter (and certainly better educated) than Lochte. Both love to party, certainly, and love the "fun" girls......


I know the girls' parents are proud to see them in the photos.

I think Harry suffers from "spare" syndrome. He can't get a regular job in an office or retail store or whatever people do. The army is the only "suitable" career for a royal. Yet, he has millions of his own money inherited from his mother and given by his father. He needs more and more excitement to feel a thrill of some kind. What will they do some day when (heaven forbid) something happens to William and we have King Henry the 9th.

Remember the scandal of his tutor taking his tests for him? He isn't even allowed to fail properly.

I feel oddly maternal towards the boys because I was the world's biggest Diana fan. I hate to see him drink his life away.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 05:48 AM

I think he loves being in the Army and does it well. They just need to make him do more of that!

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 01:12 PM

Hmmm. Anybody think he might be getting a little long in the tooth for these antics?

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:22 PM

Prince Harry Should Be King of England, Mayor of Funkytown, Chief Inspector of Boobs

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The British monarchy is an expensively maintained tourist attraction, chiefly composed of distant cousins who have married one another, the peasant daughter of a local party planner, and several large hats. Anyone could be the head of it. Queen Elizabeth II, a corgi wearing a monocle, London-born Mischa Barton. Anyone.

The King or Queen of England's job consists mostly of visiting hospitals, hosting parties, and giving Kate Middleton nervous poops.

Know who's great at all those things? Prince Harry.

Yes, Harry is "irresponsible," "a loose-cannon," and "a wild card" who "has red hair." But he is also fit for a king.

Just to get it all out in the open, here's a list of all the scandalous things Harry has done (on record):

Smoked Weed Err Day
One summer, 16-year-old Harry's father and brother left him alone at their country estate for two months, which they should have known not to do because that kid has a mischievous face. Harry regularly got smashed at a local pub and was seen smoking some marijuana like a cigarette—real cool guy—at private "after hours" parties, held at his family's estate.
St. James' palace did not deny the reports, and even confirmed that Harry had "experimented with [marijuana] on several occasions." A statement stressed this drug use was not "regular." (It was extraordinary.)
Punishment: Prince Charles took Harry to a rehab clinic and introduced him to recovering heroin and cocaine addicts, or, as Prince Harry probably saw them, valuable contacts who had good rapport with local dealers. He also phoned the headmaster of Harry's school, Eton College, and asked that Harry's weekend passes be limited. Luckily, Harry knew of a secret passageway under a statue in the third floor corridor that led straight to Honeydukes' cellar.

Gotten an F in Art
In 2003, an art teacher at Eton claimed that she had written five pages of text that were submitted as part of Harry's coursework journal and that another instructor had done work on a painting later presented as the prince's own. Harry said he had merely asked her to come up with what the BBC News called "'descriptive terms' to explain the link between his coursework and its inspiration." In other words: to explain the painting he didn't paint, and its relation to art history.
Punishment: Now everyone knows Harry is the kind of super stupid dum-dum who is forced to cheat at Art. (He was eventually "totally cleared" of cheating.)

Performed the Scuffle Shuffle with a Photographer
While leaving a nightclub. The guy ended up with a cut lip. We've all done it.
Punishment: Most people blamed the paparazzo. His dad probably asked him not to do it again. William probably tried to make a joke to lighten the mood and failed.

Been a Nazi
At age 20, Prince Harry thought a cool thing might be to go to a costume party dressed as a Nazi. The theme of the party was "Colonial and Native," so Harry wasn't even the right kind of offensive. Worst of all, his costume was a lazy, slipshod effort that basically consisted of khakis and a swastika armband, even though you know he has the money to go out and buy a high quality Nazi costume.
Punishment: For many people, Prince Harry's Nazi Costume Fantasy was the moment he went from "drunk Uncle Harry who is bawdy and fun" to "drunk Uncle Harry who offers to give you a backrub and then calls you an ‘ungrateful slut bitch' when you decline." It upset pretty much everyone. The palace issued a statement apologizing on the Prince's behalf.

Been a Racist
In 2009, 3-year-old leaked video footage of Harry at the Sandhurst military academy showed the prince describing a Pakistani cadet as "our little Paki friend," and telling another officer that he looked "like a rag head." A few months later, a black comedian said Harry had told him he didn't "sound like a black chap" after the entertainer performed at Prince Charles' birthday.
Punishment: Everyone was mad at Harry again, including Army. St. James' Palace released an apology saying that Harry was "extremely sorry" for any offense and arguing that "Paki" was just a fun nickname. The statement also said "Prince Harry used the term 'raghead' to mean Taleban or Iraqi insurgent," which is a fact but not an apology. No one could ever confirm that the private conversation had taken place between Harry and his little Black friend, the comedian.

Rubbed His Royal Junk on Naked Girls in Vegas
The same weekend he signed an historic peace treaty with the People's Republic of Lochtenation, Prince Harry was photographed prancing around naked with (and bear hugging from behind) some random party gals in Las Vegas. Everyone figured Prince Harry was doing this stuff anyway, but no one can quite believe he allowed himself to be photographed.
Punishment: The palace is pissed. A spokesman for the royal family said "We have no comment to make at this time." Prince Harry was flown back to England in the middle of the night. His palms will hurt for days from all the high fives he will receive (from friends and strangers, but not his family).

Even With All Those Skeletons...
...doesn't he seem like the kind of fun guy you'd want as a figurehead?
Whom would you rather have visit you when you're ill? William, who will bring you a card "signed by everyone in the office" signed by half the people in the office, or Harry, who will make balloons for you out of latex gloves and dress up in scrubs and pretend he's a doctor so he can sit in on your surgery and "keep an eye on things" even though you've begged him not to?

Whom would you rather have attending diplomatic functions? William, whose nervous, quiet laughter echoes so hollowly in marble ballrooms, or Harry, who can cajole the heads of warring nations to arm wrestle just by yelling "This one's for the Facebook!"

In fact, once Harry's king, why not go ahead and give him absolute power? What's the worst he's gonna do? "SHOTS. It's the law." That's not even a sentence, Prince Harry. He'd probably retain the entire Parliament as a "panel of advisors," but every once in a while the entire United Kingdom would be treated to a mandatory "wear your pajamas to work day" courtesy of King Henry.

The appeal of Prince Harry is that, whether he's playing "strip pool" in Vegas, challenging Olympic gold medalists to swimming races in jeans, or making sex faces at William every time he stands behind Kate Middleton, he's just doing what any of us would do if we were a prince. Or Prince.
He's already King of the Kids. Now let's make him King of England.


Prince Harry Should Be King of England, Mayor of Funkytown, Chief Inspector of Boobs

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:40 PM

Prince Harry Should Be King of England, Mayor of Funkytown, Chief Inspector of Boobs

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The British monarchy is an expensively maintained tourist attraction, chiefly composed of distant cousins who have married one another, the peasant daughter of a local party planner, and several large hats. Anyone could be the head of it. Queen Elizabeth II, a corgi wearing a monocle, London-born Mischa Barton. Anyone.

The King or Queen of England's job consists mostly of visiting hospitals, hosting parties, and giving Kate Middleton nervous poops.

Know who's great at all those things? Prince Harry.

Yes, Harry is "irresponsible," "a loose-cannon," and "a wild card" who "has red hair." But he is also fit for a king.

Just to get it all out in the open, here's a list of all the scandalous things Harry has done (on record):

Smoked Weed Err Day
One summer, 16-year-old Harry's father and brother left him alone at their country estate for two months, which they should have known not to do because that kid has a mischievous face. Harry regularly got smashed at a local pub and was seen smoking some marijuana like a cigarette—real cool guy—at private "after hours" parties, held at his family's estate.
St. James' palace did not deny the reports, and even confirmed that Harry had "experimented with [marijuana] on several occasions." A statement stressed this drug use was not "regular." (It was extraordinary.)
Punishment: Prince Charles took Harry to a rehab clinic and introduced him to recovering heroin and cocaine addicts, or, as Prince Harry probably saw them, valuable contacts who had good rapport with local dealers. He also phoned the headmaster of Harry's school, Eton College, and asked that Harry's weekend passes be limited. Luckily, Harry knew of a secret passageway under a statue in the third floor corridor that led straight to Honeydukes' cellar.

Gotten an F in Art
In 2003, an art teacher at Eton claimed that she had written five pages of text that were submitted as part of Harry's coursework journal and that another instructor had done work on a painting later presented as the prince's own. Harry said he had merely asked her to come up with what the BBC News called "'descriptive terms' to explain the link between his coursework and its inspiration." In other words: to explain the painting he didn't paint, and its relation to art history.
Punishment: Now everyone knows Harry is the kind of super stupid dum-dum who is forced to cheat at Art. (He was eventually "totally cleared" of cheating.)

Performed the Scuffle Shuffle with a Photographer
While leaving a nightclub. The guy ended up with a cut lip. We've all done it.
Punishment: Most people blamed the paparazzo. His dad probably asked him not to do it again. William probably tried to make a joke to lighten the mood and failed.

Been a Nazi
At age 20, Prince Harry thought a cool thing might be to go to a costume party dressed as a Nazi. The theme of the party was "Colonial and Native," so Harry wasn't even the right kind of offensive. Worst of all, his costume was a lazy, slipshod effort that basically consisted of khakis and a swastika armband, even though you know he has the money to go out and buy a high quality Nazi costume.
Punishment: For many people, Prince Harry's Nazi Costume Fantasy was the moment he went from "drunk Uncle Harry who is bawdy and fun" to "drunk Uncle Harry who offers to give you a backrub and then calls you an ‘ungrateful slut bitch' when you decline." It upset pretty much everyone. The palace issued a statement apologizing on the Prince's behalf.

Been a Racist
In 2009, 3-year-old leaked video footage of Harry at the Sandhurst military academy showed the prince describing a Pakistani cadet as "our little Paki friend," and telling another officer that he looked "like a rag head." A few months later, a black comedian said Harry had told him he didn't "sound like a black chap" after the entertainer performed at Prince Charles' birthday.
Punishment: Everyone was mad at Harry again, including Army. St. James' Palace released an apology saying that Harry was "extremely sorry" for any offense and arguing that "Paki" was just a fun nickname. The statement also said "Prince Harry used the term 'raghead' to mean Taleban or Iraqi insurgent," which is a fact but not an apology. No one could ever confirm that the private conversation had taken place between Harry and his little Black friend, the comedian.

Rubbed His Royal Junk on Naked Girls in Vegas
The same weekend he signed an historic peace treaty with the People's Republic of Lochtenation, Prince Harry was photographed prancing around naked with (and bear hugging from behind) some random party gals in Las Vegas. Everyone figured Prince Harry was doing this stuff anyway, but no one can quite believe he allowed himself to be photographed.
Punishment: The palace is pissed. A spokesman for the royal family said "We have no comment to make at this time." Prince Harry was flown back to England in the middle of the night. His palms will hurt for days from all the high fives he will receive (from friends and strangers, but not his family).

Even With All Those Skeletons...
...doesn't he seem like the kind of fun guy you'd want as a figurehead?
Whom would you rather have visit you when you're ill? William, who will bring you a card "signed by everyone in the office" signed by half the people in the office, or Harry, who will make balloons for you out of latex gloves and dress up in scrubs and pretend he's a doctor so he can sit in on your surgery and "keep an eye on things" even though you've begged him not to?

Whom would you rather have attending diplomatic functions? William, whose nervous, quiet laughter echoes so hollowly in marble ballrooms, or Harry, who can cajole the heads of warring nations to arm wrestle just by yelling "This one's for the Facebook!"

In fact, once Harry's king, why not go ahead and give him absolute power? What's the worst he's gonna do? "SHOTS. It's the law." That's not even a sentence, Prince Harry. He'd probably retain the entire Parliament as a "panel of advisors," but every once in a while the entire United Kingdom would be treated to a mandatory "wear your pajamas to work day" courtesy of King Henry.

The appeal of Prince Harry is that, whether he's playing "strip pool" in Vegas, challenging Olympic gold medalists to swimming races in jeans, or making sex faces at William every time he stands behind Kate Middleton, he's just doing what any of us would do if we were a prince. Or Prince.
He's already King of the Kids. Now let's make him King of England.


Prince Harry Should Be King of England, Mayor of Funkytown, Chief Inspector of Boobs


He sounds like any military guy I know. Not condoning racism but that's the kind of weird comraderie guys build with their battle buddies

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 09:51 AM

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Prince Andrew Takes the First Royal Selfie at Buckingham Palace
By Tim Nudd
04/03/2014 at 11:05 AM EDT
people.com

Okay, now everyone is doing it everywhere.

Prince Andrew on Wednesday snapped what is believed to be the first royal selfie taken inside Buckingham Palace – normally a tech-free zone – grinning in front of a group of 350 young people who were attending an event about technology and business.

The Duke of York, 54, posted the photo on Twitter, without a caption. It hasn't caught fire quite like Ellen DeGeneres's Oscars selfie – it has 287 retweets – but marks a milestone in social media, for better or worse.

"I give up, even royal family members are selfie-ing," read one bemused reply on Twitter.

"This is a unique day at the Palace because we are encouraging you to use your phones and electronic gadgetry," the duke told the guests, according to the Independent. "As a result of that, I've decided there's a bit of a thing going around about selfies."

It's not the first-ever royal selfie, however. Prince William, for one, has been down that road, having posed for this photo with a young well-wisher this past Christmas Day.

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 12:12 AM

I remember when the "Paki" thing happened because we don't have or use the word here in Georgia. Unless there is a small subculture that does and I don't know it. From the reaction to it, I assume it is like using the N word here? Extremely offensive. I wonder if Harry uses that word, too? I wonder what will become of our little ginger haired boy who is a man now.

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Posted 08 September 2014 - 03:05 AM

Kate is pregnant again!! And sadly appears to have severe morning sickness again. Ugh!

 

http://news.msn.com/...ng-second-child



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Posted 08 September 2014 - 08:54 AM

Yeah for baby number two!  :lol:



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Posted 08 September 2014 - 12:26 PM

Kate is pregnant again!! And sadly appears to have severe morning sickness again. Ugh!

 

http://news.msn.com/...ng-second-child

 

 

 

Poor thing, that's got to be miserable to deal with.



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Posted 30 September 2014 - 06:19 AM

So people.com is reporting that it appears she is going to have twins based on recent bets that were made which appear to have insider info.  :banana:



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Posted 30 September 2014 - 11:54 AM

Not that ibuy that theory, but are there any twins in the royal family or would this be a first. Imagine if the first born were twins. How careful would they need to be about THAT birth? Imagine a twin c-section birth for the first born. Who gets to decide? We could write a chit chat fan fic.

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Posted 19 July 2016 - 06:54 AM

So, she's just royally adjacent, but didn't know where else to put this. She bugs me, but damn, the potential for this to be a photogenic wedding are high.


Pippa Middleton Is Engaged to Hedge Funder James Matthews, with Wedding Planned for 2017


After initial reports surfaced last night, today we have confirmation, per the Palace: Pippa Middleton is engaged to hedge-fund manager James Matthews. Pippa pulled the classic I’m a Famous Person Who Is Confirming My Engagement move, which is beaming and flashing a (in this case, quite giant) engagement ring, in front of eager, awaiting photographers.

Per reports, Matthews, 40, asked Michael Middleton, Pippa’s father, for permission in advance, with a friend telling outlets, “James is a traditionalist and very much wanted to do things properly.” (Conveniently for Pippa, if she takes James’s last name, she will not have to change any of the monogrammed towels and stationary that we feel very sure the party-planning expert has in ample supply.)

As for James (who shares a name with Pippa and Kate’s brother, which we imagine may cause some “Who’s on First?”–style confusion around the dinner table), he is known to be a “sports enthusiast” like Pippa, as the two competed in a “skiing marathon” together last year, taking about six hours to complete the event. He went to the same school that Harry and William attended (Eton), and has, for the past decade, been managing the hedge fund he started (he named the management group after the hotel his parents own in St. Barth’s, which is about as posh an origin story as there’s probably ever been).

Matthews and Middleton briefly dated in 2012, a year after Pippa’s sister and William tied the knot, and Pippa (and her bridesmaid’s dress) became internationally famous. The two reconnected last year, and have been back together for less than a year.

A statement from the couple confirmed that the engagement took place Sunday (he “got down on one knee while they were visiting the picturesque Lake District”) and that the two plan to “marry next year.” Via Kensington Palace, William and Kate are “absolutely delighted with the news.” Can you imagine Kate Middleton being your maid of honor? Prince George as a ring bearer??! Prince Harry leading the after-party brigade? This is going to be the wedding to end all weddings.

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Posted 21 July 2016 - 04:36 AM

I do not like this ring. Tacky.

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 08:19 AM

Isn't that kind of a replica of Diana's?  Diana's ring has a blue center stone?


Edited by tyler, 22 July 2016 - 08:20 AM.

“...some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.”

Alfred, Batman and applicable today.

 

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 08:24 AM

Diana/Kate's ring is oval. But you're not the only to note a similarity.http://www.eonline.c...ngagement-rings

 

However (I prefer sapphires to diamonds ;-) My engagement ring is a sapphire ;-) Kate is married to the future King of England. James Matthews runs a hedge fund. He shouldn't give his fiancee a ring meant for royalty.

 

But also, I think that huge crazy expensive rings are just ridiculous in general. I mean - sure, if you're royalty ;-)



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Posted 22 July 2016 - 10:24 AM

I agree with you -- its hard to think that someone might be wearing the price of a house.

 

:rolleyes:


“...some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.”

Alfred, Batman and applicable today.

 

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 04:31 AM

The groom's brother "stars" in a scripted reality show about posh people, so it'll be interesting to see what involvement Kate has in a wedding that's got the potential to be very tabloid tacky. I can't imagine the Royal family's advisers are thrilled.

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 06:38 AM

I've always found Pippa to be very tacky anyway, so all of this fits right in to my picture of her. No matter how big and garish your ring is, you can not compete with 1000 years of Crown Jewels. Just admit Kate won this one and move on.

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 07:51 AM

The groom's brother "stars" in a scripted reality show about posh people, so it'll be interesting to see what involvement Kate has in a wedding that's got the potential to be very tabloid tacky. I can't imagine the Royal family's advisers are thrilled.

 

I was kind of wondering what the protocol or etiquette is for having royalty act as the matron of honor at the wedding of a commoner (sister or not) or a future king of England act as a ring bearer (nephew or not).

 

Just admit Kate won this one and move on. 

 

 

Perfect.


“...some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.”

Alfred, Batman and applicable today.

 




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