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Prince William's Helicopter Fiasco — and More Royal News!

Prince William's Helicopter Fiasco — and More Royal News!



Royal flyboy Prince William landed his helicopter in hot water over the weekend — that is a $20 million Chinook helicopter that he landed in his girlfriend Kate Middleton's garden.

Prince William flew through a series of landings and takeoffs in his RAF Chinook outside the Middleton family home in Buckinghamshire. Trying to explain the eyebrow raising behavio[u]r, a royal source said, "there's nothing more macho than landing a helicopter in your girlfriend's backyard."

And I thought just being the future King of England was enough. . . !

More royal news came out over the weekend — it appears that the UK is changing it up in regard to the laws on succession to the throne. To see how it might affect the potential offspring of Prince William and Kate,

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No longer will eldest girls be overlooked for their younger bros when it comes time to take the crown. If the new equality law makes it through the Commons, it would mean that if Prince William has a daughter, followed by a younger son, the daughter would get to be queen. Proponents of the new law call the old way of ignoring girls, "a load of rubbish."

Girls may be in, but Catholics still need not apply to any Royal posts. The ban on Catholics, or anyone married to a Catholic, succeeding to the throne is still alive and well. The late Cardinal Winning might have put it best when he condemned the law, saying it's "the grubby little secret which still shames our nation."

Is there still a place for royalty in modern society? If Prince William and Prince Harry weren't so . . . charismatic, would we be less interested in maintaining monarchies?

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Auntie-Coosa Auntie-Coosa 7 years
He's gonna be a King, so he can do just about anything he wants to. Other than act like his father, of course.
Auntie-Coosa Auntie-Coosa 7 years
He's gonna be a King, so he can do just about anything he wants to.Other than act like his father, of course.
UnDave35 UnDave35 7 years
It would be worse if I liked the high heels, but I walk in high heels better than my wife does (from ballet that I did as a child/young adult)
verily verily 7 years
Is it bad that I kinda like the military shoes? I freaking hate high heels.
Echidna-girl Echidna-girl 7 years
Sooo romantic. I bet half the British public eats this up with a spoon.
girlfriday girlfriday 7 years
They should get those poor female officers some nice ballet flats. ;)
Megatron Megatron 7 years
The first thing I thought was that he proposed when he landed the helicopter in her yard. Yes, the shoes are hideous, and they DO like standard issue military dress shoes.
lickety-split lickety-split 7 years
lol, cool boyfriend move :faint: the royals have too many sticks upo their collective asses. anyone see "the queen"? they have so much ceremony just to get to freakin tea. i'm surprised anyone would want to take one of them on. being royal sounds very suffocating.
sarah_bellum sarah_bellum 7 years
Here's a link to a story: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/04/21/ncopter121.xml And holy crap, those shoes are awful. Can't believe I missed those.
kikidawn kikidawn 7 years
syako, I thought I was going to marry him too :) Gah... I want to be a princess! He's hot!! :D
kikidawn kikidawn 7 years
syako,I thought I was going to marry him too :) Gah... I want to be a princess!He's hot!! :D
sarah_bellum sarah_bellum 7 years
Actually, he didn't even get out of the helicopter, just waved. It's common practice for RAF flight officers to practice landing and taking off in Kate's area of the Berkshires, so I think he thought it would be a convenient way to show off and get some training in.
sarah_bellum sarah_bellum 7 years
Actually, he didn't even get out of the helicopter, just waved. It's common practice for RAF flight officers to practice landing and taking off in Kate's area of the Berkshires, so I think he thought it would be a convenient way to show off and get some training in.
splayer splayer 7 years
Wow, those shoes are awful!
splayer splayer 7 years
Wow, those shoes are awful!
Bettyesque Bettyesque 7 years
Wow how out of character. Nice shoes ... :oy:
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
I used to think Harry was so unattractive, but now I like him more. He looks better, less feminine and he seems like he'd be a hoot and a half!
KrisSugar KrisSugar 7 years
i need some romance, people. more details!
syako syako 7 years
aw man, she gets to be a princess! :raspberry:
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
Good point Silly, I never thought of that! What a way to propose!
KrisSugar KrisSugar 7 years
I want to KNOW did they make out? did he take her for a helicopter ride, or did they go inside for a while while the camera panned UP?
SillyGirl SillyGirl 7 years
Sounds like a proposal might have been happening too me - I mean a proposal from the prince would have to be more intense than just a candle light dinner and limo.
jubex jubex 7 years
LOOOOOOOOOL
jubex jubex 7 years
LOOOOOOOOOL
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
Can you imagine being the costume designer on the movie The Queen?? BOORRRINGGGGG...zzzZZZZZzzz
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