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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 05:56 PM

20. Attaching oneself to one or more projects

serving as a figurehead for them, but also learning about them and their issues, and helping out, I think in some cases maybe even with money, but certainly helping to raise awareness of them.

I don't know to what extent they have any choice in what they are working with, but I'm pretty sure it's more than one thing each. I know charles is into stately homes and national treasures of that kind, including their contents, but I only know that because I've seen him on Antiques Roadshow UK. I don't know whether that's his only job, or whether he has others. But that sort of thing. Things we in the states get government involved in when we can, and if we can't, some sort of NGO (like a charitable trust) usually gets formed.

(Does anyone besides me vaguely remember that Diana was into children's issues, I think particularly child hunger? Or am I
woolgathering again?)

And then, yes, of course, there are state occasions at which they are required to appear. And, yes, some are parties, or party-like. My experience is that even a good party is much less fun if you have to be there, let alone of everyone who looks at you is judging you.

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