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White House halts royal visit to New Orleans to 'save face'
royalarchive.com ^ | Saturday, 29 October 2005 | Nicholas Wapshott

Posted on 10/29/2005 7:49:41 PM PDT by caryatid

The crisis engulfing the White House has forced the Prince of Wales to alter his plans to visit hurricane-ravaged New Orleans over the next week.

A visit to the city was planned by Clarence House and Downing Street to display the compassionate side of the Duchess of Cornwall.

However, the trip has been put on hold by the White House, which is anxious that it may draw attention back to President George Bush's much-criticised response to the Katrina victims.

The New Orleans visit has been left off the itinerary and, if it happens at all, will be little more than a whistle-stop tour.

'Meeting the flood victims would have been the perfect way of showing the warm side of Camilla which so few have so far seen,' said a senior British government source.

After President Bush was portrayed as uncaring in the wake of Katrina, the White House questioned whether the Prince's presence in New Orleans would contrast unfavourably with the President's failure to respond in good time.

'They thought - rightly - that compared to Charles and Camilla, who are so good at expressing concern, the President would look even more unconvincing,' said the source.

Later this week, the royal couple will spend three days in Washington DC. They will go to the White House for a lunch with the President before returning for a state dinner.

'It will be like arriving to stay in the middle of a family row,' said the source. 'I don't think Charles will be embarrassed personally. He has put up with much worse'.

Prince Charles will face further embarrassment on Tuesday when he visits a garden in the Financial District of New York dedicated to the 67 British workers who died when the Twin Towers were toppled by al-Qaeda. Among the British expatriates invited to the ceremony is Tina Brown, who is writing a biography of Diana, Princess of Wales.

The biography, to be published in 2007, will revisit how the Prince's marriage collapsed.


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Royal compassion visit to New Orleans has been cancelled.
1 posted on 10/29/2005 7:49:43 PM PDT by caryatid
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To: LA Woman3

* ping *


2 posted on 10/29/2005 7:50:16 PM PDT by caryatid (Stand still and look until you really see ...)
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To: caryatid

This has got to be one of the more stupid A##ed articles I have read! Someone needs to point out--yet again--that New Orleans was not a federal problem, at least not until LA asked for federal assistance.


3 posted on 10/29/2005 7:55:08 PM PDT by basil (Exercise your Second Amendment--buy another gun today!)
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To: caryatid
"would have been the perfect way of showing the warm side of Camilla which so few have so far seen,.."

I think we've already heard more than we needed to hear about Camilla's "warm side"....

Semper Fi

4 posted on 10/29/2005 8:01:42 PM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: caryatid

BS article.


5 posted on 10/29/2005 8:04:03 PM PDT by elli1
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To: basil; river rat; elli1; LA Woman3
This has got to be one of the more stupid A##ed articles I have read!

Sorry, y'all! It has been such a slow news day ... I just wondered if anyone was awake. LOL

6 posted on 10/29/2005 8:05:43 PM PDT by caryatid (Stand still and look until you really see ...)
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To: caryatid; King Prout
Prince Charles will face further embarrassment on Tuesday when he visits a garden in the Financial District of New York dedicated to the 67 British workers who died when the Twin Towers were toppled by al-Qaeda. Among the British expatriates invited to the ceremony is Tina Brown, who is writing a biography of Diana, Princess of Wales. The biography, to be published in 2007, will revisit how the Prince's marriage collapsed.

Embarrassment due to a biographer and not his own gall at rebuking our President for America's intolerance towards "the True Religion of Peace"?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1511764/posts

7 posted on 10/29/2005 8:11:04 PM PDT by Alice au Wonderland (A Liberal: Someone whose money or property isn't on the line yet. ---Old Doc Tsu)
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To: caryatid

If we're goining to show them anything in Loisiana, IMHO, we should show them the spot where Andy Jackson kicked their sorry asses out of the U.S. for all time in 1814.


8 posted on 10/29/2005 8:12:19 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN - 3rd Bn. Fifth Marines RVN 1969)
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To: elli1

BS article

Second only to this one.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051030/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush_what_next_5


9 posted on 10/29/2005 8:15:42 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem ! WWB lives on.)
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To: Warthogtjm
Wonderful idea!

Battle of New Orleans ... Pakenham Oaks ... Chalmette National Battlefield ... Andrew Jackson [and one of my forebears, she says proudly] ...

Anyone know the condition of that area after the Hurricane?

10 posted on 10/29/2005 8:17:39 PM PDT by caryatid (Stand still and look until you really see ...)
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To: caryatid

Prince Charles and his wife will arrive in New York on Tuesday before visiting Washington and San Fransisco, with the likelihood of a brief headline-grabbing stop-over in New Orleans to visit the Hurricane Katrina mopping-up operations....In the first two days the couple will visit Ground Zero, the site of the World Trade Centre in New York, inaugurate a memorial garden to the British victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and take tea with Kofi Annan at the United Nations. On Wednesday he heads to Washington for a private lunch with George Bush and his wife, and later a formal dinner at the White House.

Link

That leaves Thursday for SF and, maybe, a NOLA touch & go.

If NOLA has been scrubbed, I'd say the reason for it is because the Pakistan earthquake makes NOLA look insignificant by comparison.

11 posted on 10/29/2005 8:23:30 PM PDT by elli1
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To: Justanobody
I nominate two articles written by Wall street Journal reporter Anne Marie Squeo, who's sole purpose in life seems to be to prop up Patrick Fitzgerald, and put in print, for the WSJ, what Fitzgerald couldn't get an indictment for.

She will be the reason that I cancel my subscription.

12 posted on 10/29/2005 8:24:01 PM PDT by A Citizen Reporter
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To: A Citizen Reporter
She will be the reason that I cancel my subscription.

Then I applaud her! Anything to stop revenues to the lame has been media is okay, in my book.

Welcome to the bright side. ;*)

13 posted on 10/29/2005 8:27:47 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem ! WWB lives on.)
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To: Justanobody
You're right.
14 posted on 10/29/2005 8:41:13 PM PDT by elli1
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To: elli1

Did you read that crap? Unbelievable!


15 posted on 10/29/2005 8:45:39 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem ! WWB lives on.)
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To: Justanobody

Yes, I read it. You, me and prolly about 4 other people read it. When I run across 'quotes' attributed to anonymous sources, my brain has a habit of taking a vacation.


16 posted on 10/29/2005 9:14:40 PM PDT by elli1
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To: elli1

;*)


17 posted on 10/29/2005 9:30:06 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem! WBB lives on.)
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To: Justanobody; caryatid

How did you guys find two such awful stories...YIKES


18 posted on 10/29/2005 10:07:09 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Irish Eyes
It wasn't difficult...they are everywhere!

LOL - sorry to muck up your night!

19 posted on 10/29/2005 10:10:04 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem! WBB lives on.)
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To: Irish Eyes
How did you guys find two such awful stories...YIKES

Just lucky .... ? LOL

20 posted on 10/29/2005 10:12:55 PM PDT by caryatid (Stand still and look until you really see ...)
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To: Justanobody

Well, at least we got their attention ... LOL


21 posted on 10/29/2005 10:14:55 PM PDT by caryatid (Stand still and look until you really see ...)
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To: caryatid; All
Well, at least we got their attention ... LOL

Sad it has come to this. Maybe we could start a "Worst Article of the Week" Saturday night thread. ;*)

22 posted on 10/29/2005 10:18:09 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem! WBB lives on.)
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To: Justanobody; caryatid

Yup.. You got my attention. "Worst Article of the Week"...hmmm, so many to choose from.


23 posted on 10/29/2005 10:26:37 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Irish Eyes
so many to choose from.

Yeah, all of them! We could get a BS meter for the top of the thread and vote.

Might work...

24 posted on 10/29/2005 10:29:31 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem! WBB lives on.)
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To: Justanobody
I don't think ours would win ... did you see the one "Prince Harry Bares Bum" [to show whether or not he has girlfriend Chelsy's name tattooed on it ...]

I thought that one really took the prize! LOL

25 posted on 10/29/2005 10:30:33 PM PDT by caryatid (Stand still and look until you really see ...)
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To: caryatid

No...thankfully I didn't see the article or Prince Harry's bum! LOL


26 posted on 10/29/2005 10:37:15 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem! WBB lives on.)
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To: caryatid
Royal compassion visit to New Orleans has been cancelled.

Those poor people have already had enough horror in their lives - this is the last thing they need to see:

27 posted on 10/29/2005 11:29:38 PM PDT by solitas (So what if I support an OS that has fewer flaws than yours? 'Mystic' dual 500 G4's, OSX.4.2)
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To: solitas

She looked better in her tiara at the state dinner. Crowns make the woman, I guess. LOL


28 posted on 10/29/2005 11:38:07 PM PDT by caryatid (Stand still and look until you really see ...)
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To: solitas

'Queen' Camilla

Camilla, last week, wearing the regal tiara, made for Queen Mary in 1911 for the Delhi Durbar. Camilla has had a bit of "work" done since your picture ...

[P.S. ... This is the first time I have ever posted an image ... just wanted to see if I could do it.]

29 posted on 10/30/2005 7:36:04 PM PST by caryatid (Stand still and look until you really see ...)
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To: Alice au Wonderland

"Among the British expatriates invited to the ceremony is Tina Brown, who is writing a biography of Diana, Princess of Wales. The biography, to be published in 2007, will revisit how the Prince's marriage collapsed."

Haven't people written enough about it? Diana was a psychotic bulimic clotheshorse and Charles was diddling Camilla.


30 posted on 11/07/2005 8:53:18 PM PST by Niuhuru
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