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    Prince Harry visits Arlington National Cemetery

    BBC News - Prince Harry continues US tour with visit to war cemetery



    Earlier Friday, Prince Harry placed a wreath at Arlington Cemetery with a card addressed to 'my comrades-in-arms.



    Class act.
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: Prince Harry visits Arlington National Cemetery

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    BBC News - Prince Harry continues US tour with visit to war cemetery



    Earlier Friday, Prince Harry placed a wreath at Arlington Cemetery with a card addressed to 'my comrades-in-arms.



    Class act.
    It's a nice gesture.

    But to call him a class act?

    Prove to me he did it 100% on his own and was not directed/suggested to do so by his handlers...THEN I will call him a class act.


    Generally, I have contempt for all royalty.

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    Re: Prince Harry visits Arlington National Cemetery

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    It's a nice gesture.

    But to call him a class act?

    Prove to me he did it 100% on his own and was not directed/suggested to do so by his handlers...THEN I will call him a class act.


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    He has done 2 tours of Afghan so im sure he knows all about the sacrifices made better than any of his handlers and probably better than most posters on this site.
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: Prince Harry visits Arlington National Cemetery

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    He has done 2 tours of Afghan so im sure he knows all about the sacrifices made better than any of his handlers and probably better than most posters on this site.
    Probably so. And I love watching both him and his brother interacting with children, which Prince Harry has also done on this visit. I think they're both so genuine and natural with them.

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    Re: Prince Harry visits Arlington National Cemetery

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    He has done 2 tours of Afghan so im sure he knows all about the sacrifices made better than any of his handlers and probably better than most posters on this site.
    You may be right.

    This act may have been classy - but that alone does not make him overall a 'class act'.

    In my book, no royal is a 'class act'.

    Taking money from the ever-poorer masses - even though your family is already STINKING rich - just to be a bunch of figureheads.


    And ole Harr has never to my knowledge EVER in any way stated his objection to this confiscation of the British masses, hard earned money to line the pockets of his billionaire relatives.

    Until he does, he is no 'class act' to me...though that does not mean he is incapable of making honorable gestures (as this may have been).


    But...this is a thread about honoring war dead...so I will drop it...assuming you will.
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    Re: Prince Harry visits Arlington National Cemetery

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    You may be right.

    But until I see 100% proof that it was not in any way his idea - I am not calling some Royal a 'class act'.

    This act may have been classy - but that alone does not make him overall a 'class act'.

    In my book, no royal is a 'class act'.

    Taking money from the ever-poorer masses - even though your family is already STINKING rich - just to be a bunch of figureheads.

    And ole Harr has never to my knowledge EVER in any way stated his objection to this confiscation of the British masses hard earned money to line the pockets of his billionaire relatives.
    So what you're saying is that because you have some hatred for the royals, one of them couldn't have possibly made the free choice to visit men he considers his comrades. Essentially, what you're saying is that we must discount his service and PERSONAL CHOICE to be in a combat theater, then visit other fallen soldiers because of some grudge you have with the family he was born into.
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    Re: Prince Harry visits Arlington National Cemetery

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    So what you're saying is that because you have some hatred for the royals, one of them couldn't have possibly made the free choice to visit men he considers his comrades. Essentially, what you're saying is that we must discount his service and PERSONAL CHOICE to be in a combat theater, then visit other fallen soldiers because of some grudge you have with the family he was born into.


    If you are going to put words in my mouth - then I am going to ignore you.

    You did not ask if I meant 'such and such'. You told me what I said and meant - even though I did neither.


    And besides, I changed the post.



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    Re: Prince Harry visits Arlington National Cemetery

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Probably so. And I love watching both him and his brother interacting with children, which Prince Harry has also done on this visit. I think they're both so genuine and natural with them.
    yeh they are great, I have been lucky enough to meet them both during my own service. Harry set up his own charity in Africa helping children get a real education, food, shelter etc in a troublesome region, the amount of time and effort he puts into it is amazing for a 28 year old guy.
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    Re: Prince Harry visits Arlington National Cemetery

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    You may be right.

    This act may have been classy - but that alone does not make him overall a 'class act'.

    In my book, no royal is a 'class act'.

    Taking money from the ever-poorer masses - even though your family is already STINKING rich - just to be a bunch of figureheads.


    And ole Harr has never to my knowledge EVER in any way stated his objection to this confiscation of the British masses, hard earned money to line the pockets of his billionaire relatives.

    Until he does, he is no 'class act' to me...though that does not mean he is incapable of making honorable gestures (as this may have been).


    But...this is a thread about honoring war dead...so I will drop it...assuming you will.
    he has put more back through his charity work than he has taken in my opinion. Can't help what family you are born into but its how you use your position which defines you as a man, Prince Harry has fought for his country and raised millions for charity so he's a winner in my book.
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: Prince Harry visits Arlington National Cemetery

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    It's a nice gesture.

    But to call him a class act?

    Prove to me he did it 100% on his own and was not directed/suggested to do so by his handlers...THEN I will call him a class act.


    Generally, I have contempt for all royalty.
    Generally, I don't care. The man is a combat veteran with two tours of Afghanistan behind him. Do you have contempt for that, too?
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