Prince Harry films rugby message

#1
A video message in support of England's bid to host the Rugby World Cup in 2015 has been recorded by Prince Harry. etc etc

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8053069.stm

So does he consider himsefl English or Welsh? If he's an Englishman, why did he adopt the completely arbitrary surname Wales? I suppose it beats Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, but what's wrong with "Windsor"?
 
#2
PoisonDwarf said:
So does he consider himsefl English or Welsh? If he's an Englishman, why did he adopt the completely arbitrary surname Wales? I suppose it beats Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, but what's wrong with "Windsor"?
The sons and daughters of Royal Dukes adopt their title as a surname by convention.

Hence Eugine York etc.
 
#3
PoisonDwarf said:
A video message in support of England's bid to host the Rugby World Cup in 2015 has been recorded by Prince Harry. etc etc

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8053069.stm

So does he consider himsefl English or Welsh? If he's an Englishman, why did he adopt the completely arbitrary surname Wales? I suppose it beats Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, but what's wrong with "Windsor"?
WAH

Or you're just thick. One of the two.
 
#4
So does he consider himsefl English or Welsh? If he's an Englishman, why did he adopt the completely arbitrary surname Wales? I suppose it beats Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, but what's wrong with "Windsor"?
If you ever should see HRH you should be sure to go up to him and explain to him that he has gotten his name all wrong. You can be certain that he will be very grateful for your advice.
 
#5
PoisonDwarf said:
A video message in support of England's bid to host the Rugby World Cup in 2015 has been recorded by Prince Harry. etc etc

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8053069.stm

So does he consider himsefl English or Welsh? If he's an Englishman, why did he adopt the completely arbitrary surname Wales? I suppose it beats Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, but what's wrong with "Windsor"?
Are you a chippy whiny porridge wog?
 
#6
So is he English or Welsh?
 
#7
DavidBOC said:
So does he consider himsefl English or Welsh? If he's an Englishman, why did he adopt the completely arbitrary surname Wales? I suppose it beats Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, but what's wrong with "Windsor"?
If you ever should see HRH you should be sure to go up to him and explain to him that he has gotten his name all wrong. You can be certain that he will be very grateful for your advice.
Probably about as grateful as the England rugby team and the bidding team will be for Prince Harry's morale boosting world cup bid message.
 
#9
DavidBOC said:
So does he consider himsefl English or Welsh? If he's an Englishman, why did he adopt the completely arbitrary surname Wales? I suppose it beats Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, but what's wrong with "Windsor"?
If you ever should see HRH you should be sure to go up to him and explain to him that he has gotten his name all wrong. You can be certain that he will be very grateful for your advice.
Still, as long as his heels are together eh?
 
#10
Slighty off topic and perhaps a tad mong (ish)

how is he addressed by those Senior to him and likewsie does he address them as Sir
I take it he has to salute them etc
 
#13
On another note, and sort of relevant to the thread, I don't think that England should get it.

It's time that the IRB took the world cup out of the big 8 nations and gave Japan a chance. They've got the stadiums and the infrastructure from the football world cup. Also they have the fan base. It's a little known fact that Japan has one of the largest (2nd even I think) amounts of persons playing the game in the world.
 
#15
rickshaw-major said:
The_Seagull said:
Bugger off Chubb!
Seconded :twisted:
I'm not completely sure but if this is aimed at volvic (is that interchangeable with Chubb?) and his utterly monglike post - then ...

Thirded :roll:
 
#17
hedgie said:
Slighty off topic and perhaps a tad mong (ish)

how is he addressed by those Senior to him and likewsie does he address them as Sir
I take it he has to salute them etc
As a serving officer he is treated the same as all other serving officers where protocol is concerned. That is how it has always been done. The Household Cavalry has seen its fair share of princes from many different countries over the years.
Ossifers are Ossifers. Plain & simple.
 
#19
PoisonDwarf said:
A video message in support of England's bid to host the Rugby World Cup in 2015 has been recorded by Prince Harry. etc etc

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8053069.stm

So does he consider himsefl English or Welsh? If he's an Englishman, why did he adopt the completely arbitrary surname Wales? I suppose it beats Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, but what's wrong with "Windsor"?
my bold...

He did not 'adopt it' it was conferred upon him in the same way (I assume) that your surname was to you.
 
#20
blueygirl said:
PoisonDwarf said:
A video message in support of England's bid to host the Rugby World Cup in 2015 has been recorded by Prince Harry. etc etc

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8053069.stm

So does he consider himsefl English or Welsh? If he's an Englishman, why did he adopt the completely arbitrary surname Wales? I suppose it beats Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, but what's wrong with "Windsor"?
my bold...

He did not 'adopt it' it was conferred upon him in the same way (I assume) that your surname was to you.
Er, not quite - the usage of "Wales" is something that was adopted. His legal surname is Mountbatten-Windsor.

Regards,

Andy Yorkshire.
 

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