Prince Charles and Prince William joined forces to support the 18th annual ICAP Charity Day and tried their hand at brokering to support charity
At one point, a shipping executive offered Prince William his daughter’s hand in marriage. William was brokering the agreement on the phone with Ben Lundqvist, managing director of a tanker firm, while his father the Prince of Wales was a few feet away trying to complete the other side of the arrangement with the oil company Shell.
Charles joked with the person on his phone and said: “Sorry about this I’ve no idea what I’m doing. My son seems to be involved in an endless conversation.” Charles then shouted to William: “Is he offering you a wedding present?”
And to loud laughter from the brokers who were crowding round, Prince William replied: “He’s asked me if I will marry his daughter.”
Despite the banter between the princes they managed to make thousands in that one deal for charity.
William & Kate to receive “marriage guidance” from Bishops
Prince William and Kate Middleton are to have ‘guidance sessions’ from the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop of London about how to have a successful marriage. The couple will have pastoral help from two of the most senior clergymen during private meetings in the run-up to their wedding. Such is the practice in the Church of England.
Bishop of London Richard Chartres, a close friend of Prince Charles, is understood to be taking the most active role in preparing William and Kate for married life, going through an informal checklist of issues with the engaged couple, including how to remain faithful, cope with arguments, prepare for parenthood and deal with the in-laws.
Article: Daily Mail
Palace sets Royal Wedding souvenir guidelines. Sorry, no tea towels…
Tea towels have been excluded from the official list of approved memorabilia for the wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton. The Lord Chamberlain, Earl Peel, who is the senior official in the Royal household, has issued a formal memorandum stating any official photographs of the couple can only be used on items would be considered appropriate.
A spokesman for Buckingham Palace recognised that unofficial tea towels might be made but said: “We want items that are permanent and significant.”
Prince William, however, has approved that the rules governing the commercial use of Royal Photographs and Insignia may be temporarily relaxed to allow their use on souvenirs commemorating his engagement and marriage to Kate.
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