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Nottingham Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:03 PM
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Prince Harry passes Army test
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 01:55 PM by Nottingham
Prince Harry passes Army test
Monday, September 22, 2003 Posted: 9:25 AM EDT (1325 GMT)





LONDON, England (CNN) -- Prince Harry has passed initial tests to join the British Army as an officer but is likely to take at least a year out before beginning his service.

Harry, 19, who is third in line to the British throne, passed the Army's Pre-Regular Commissions Board assessment with flying colors, royal officials said.

That means he has cleared the first hurdle towards enrolling at the elite Sandhurst Military Academy which boasts other royal ex-pupils including Jordan's King Abdullah.

As the 19-year-old British prince headed for Australia, royal officials hinted at a double gap year, saying he may decide not to start at the top military college southwest of London until September 2005.

"Prince Harry has successfully passed his pre-RCB with a Category 1 pass and is hoping to start training at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, in the next two years," officials at the royal residence Clarence House told CNN

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I bet Diana if she were alive wouldn't be happy about this! And I wonder if he will go to Iraq? :bounce:
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GregW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:30 PM
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1. Why wouldn't she be happy?
This sounds exactly like what his father did when he spent a year at Timbertop in '66 prior to attending Cambridge.
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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:32 PM
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2. a lot of the royals
serve in the military. I think it's one of the few good things they do.

Good for Harry.
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catzies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:06 PM
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3. If they have drug testing and he passed that too
He's already ahead of our Chimp In Chief.
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Nottingham Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:07 PM
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4. baaaawaaahaa! Ya have a Point!
:bounce:
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Pert_UK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:47 PM
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12. He'd be bloody lucky....didn't you see the Harry Pothead headlines?
Harry has spent a lot of time drunk and stoned apparently....

P.
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MasonJar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:23 PM
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5. Harry
I do not understand the need to always denigrate the Royal Family. They do a whole lot more good that the politicians in this country; Charles does a lot of important work for the environment. Anne is world recognized for her charity work. It is a duty that they take seriously. When England went to war against the Falkans, Edward went with them. Meanwhile we have George Sr. sopping up the money at Carlyle, Cheney at Halliburton, George Jr. with anyone who will have him. Except for Jimmy and maybe in the future Bill, not much there on our side of the ocean. I can just see our illustrious Resident doing anything that takes more spunk than clearing brush. He can't even ride a horse; what a sham.
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BuddhaGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 06:49 PM
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8. not Edward
"When England went to war against the Falkans, Edward went with them."

Actually, it was Andrew that fought for England over the Malvinas.
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pfitz59 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:05 PM
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10. Edward quit the Royal Marines
and became a theater actor/producer. Andrew served his stint in the royal Navy.
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Pert_UK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:52 PM
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13. Some good points, some nonsense......
Charles and Anne do indeed do a lot of good work. However....

The UK / Britain (not just England) fought against ARGENTINA who had invaded the FALKLAND Islands which belong to Britain for some strange reason. I don't actually think that war was ever declared though.

And it was ANDREW, not Edward who is a long-standing member of the Royal Navy and who went to the Falklands (or Malvinas, as the Argentines like to call them).

I agree that one shouldn't just criticise the Royal Family without thinking about it first.....except for Prince Philip, who is a racist old arsehole.

Oh, and use of the word "spunk" is to be discouraged when talking about anything English, as it means something different over here...

:-)

P.
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HR_Pufnstuf Donating Member (782 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:26 PM
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6. Hey, not to bum anyone out, but...
... I read recently on the net that Harry may NOT be Charles' son, but that other idiot she saw for awhile. I wonder when someone will snatch a piece of his hair and DNA it. lol.
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legin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:12 PM
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11. my mum said that too a while ago
she was looking at Harry's picture in the newspaper

:evilgrin:
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Pert_UK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:54 PM
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14. Somebody tried to get his DNA......
IIRC, some tabloid bloke tried to steal a hairbrush not so long ago.

And yes, many people believe that Harry isn't Charles' son, but the result of Diana's affair with James Hewitt (I believe).

P.
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Ouabache Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:39 PM
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7. I bet that hurt
and I bet it wasn't too tasty eating it in the first place.
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jumptheshadow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 06:55 PM
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9. At least...
the children of elite families in Great Britain serve in the military, unlike their counterparts here.
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 01:42 AM
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15. Think he will do a stint in Iraq?
n/t
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emad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 06:11 AM
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16. Di wouldn't be happy|?
It is a matter of official record that when Lady Di left school her only educational qualifications were a certificate for keeping her hamster's cage clean.

No GCSEs, no A Levels, no formal examinations of any kind whatsoever.

The macabre circus masquarading as 'the House of Windsor' is no more related to any royal family than a dog on the streets of Kabul. Period.

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