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    William Down Under For First Official Tour

    Prince William is on his way to New Zealand to represent the Queen on his first official overseas tour.



    Prince William's arrival in Australia will be greeted by a mixed response

    fterwards, he will be travelling to neighbouring Australia for a series of unofficial engagements. It is the first time he has visited the country since he was nine months old.

    But what kind of reception can he expect to receive in a country with an increasingly strong republican sentiment?


    In a recent poll, 59% of Australians said they would like to get rid of the monarchy.
    Mike Keating of the Australian Republican Movement says he is "underwhelmed" by the prospect of William's arrival.


    "Why is he coming?" he asked. "He's not the first in line to the throne. He knows nothing about Australia, on his own acknowledgement.


    "And for two days? He's going to familiarise himself with Australia in two days? Visiting only Melbourne and Sydney?"



    The Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is also an avowed Republican and so a royal visit is not high on his list of priorities.


    But at the Copenhagen summit in December, he told Sky News he may find time to welcome Wills - Aussie style.


    "I'm not sure when he's coming. But I'll say hi and I'll buy him a beer or two," he said.



    Prince William receives his wings

    Royalists, like David Flint of the campaign group Australians for Constitutional Monarchy, are confident that the young prince can win the country over.


    "He could very easily be a playboy prince," he said. "But he is a young man who has eschewed leisure and taken up service.


    "He has given himself to serve in the Armed Forces and also in relation to a number of very important charities."


    Mr Flint added: "I think Australians will react very well and will very much like Prince William."


    Certainly Sydney, where William is spending two days of his whirlwind tour, is planning for crowds.


    New South Wales Tourism Minister Jodi MacKay described him as having "global pull" and said the city is expecting some "Prince William mania".


    The prince is also said to be excited about the trip, having heard much about Australia from his father and his brother Harry, who spent part of his gap year there.


    His advisers are adamant he is not visiting the country to drum up support for the monarchy, or to get embroiled in politics.


    It is, they say, simply a chance for him to get to know Australia and its people - and vice versa. After all, one day he could be their king.


    Prince William To Visit New Zealand And Australia On His First Official Overseas Tour | UK News | Sky News

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    ... apparently he has refused to eat Maori Hāngi whilst in NZ ... instead requesting smoked salmon ... f'n toffee nosed git

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    ^Where did you get that information? I bet it's not true.

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    Just the Australian Broadcasting Corporation ... I take it they are in the business of posting lies about merry old engerland ... pull ya head out of ya arse mate

    Prince prefers salmon over traditional NZ cuisine

    Arrangements are being finalised for the arrival of Prince William in New Zealand on Sunday, and while the entertainment is sorted, the Prince's dietary requirements are causing a few headaches.

    Prince William will be treated to a traditional Maori hangi in Auckland.

    Sixty guests have been invited and around $500 spent on the best cuts of meat in New Zealand.

    Feast organiser Rahera Paul says "hangi Pork, yummy hangi lamb and hangi sirloin beef and stuffing" is on the menu.

    "Let's hope everyone loves the stuffing," she said.

    It appears however that not everyone will.

    The Prince has put in his food requests and instead of red meat, he wants salmon.

    The problem for Ms Paul is that fish cannot be cooked in a hangi.

    "Can't blame him for that, I love salmon too. Whether he'll taste the NZ meats, like we're known for our lamb. Just have a taste," she said.

    The Prince plans to go sailing on the harbour in Auckland and visit a Wellington hospital before travelling to Australia.
    Source: Prince prefers salmon over traditional NZ cuisine - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
    He probably thinks he'll be eating a NZ salmon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Kerr
    ... apparently he has refused to eat Maori Hāngi whilst in NZ ... instead requesting smoked salmon ... f'n toffee nosed git
    I wouldn't expect him to eat monkey brains or the shit they call 'food' in Isaan either.

    WTF is 'hangi' anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Kerr
    Just the Australian Broadcasting Corporation
    Like I said, I doubt it's correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    WTF is 'hangi' anyway?
    Usually pig, lamb, mutton slow roasted in a hole in the ground surrounded by hot coals ... usually full of root vegetables too. Melt in the mouth stuff and a South Pacific delicacy. To knock back food from a hangi is something I wouldn't do, but perhaps he is just a little ignorant.

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    Like I said, I doubt it's correct.
    I'm sure you'll find something to prove otherwise

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Kerr
    ... apparently he has refused to eat Maori Hāngi whilst in NZ ... instead requesting smoked salmon ... f'n toffee nosed git
    I wouldn't expect him to eat monkey brains or the shit they call 'food' in Isaan either.

    WTF is 'hangi' anyway?

    Why should he have to pander to the 'culture' of aboriginals? it's the 21st century and if he prefers something edible to the local ethnic shit, probably highly unhealthy anyway, then that's up to him.

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    ^ oh dear, moron alert

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Kerr
    Usually pig, lamb, mutton slow roasted in a hole in the ground surrounded by hot coals ... usually full of root vegetables too. Melt in the mouth stuff and a South Pacific delicacy. To knock back food from a hangi is something I wouldn't do, but perhaps he is just a little ignorant.
    It sounds bloody nice actually. Maybe one of his aides told him it was akin to some of the crap that Aussie's eat (like their beer, cheese and those witchetty grub things?).

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    Passing up a good hangi feed.

    He's gotta be mad, too much inbreeding.

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    Obviously a bit stupid to turn down a country's traditional food on an official tour there. You'd think that someone would have advised him better at the very least.

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    A Maori Hungi is one of the nicest eating experiences known to man much the same as the in-ground cooked Indian dish Briyanni tastes great when cooked that way.

    Wills seems like a fair dinkum type of bloke and there is enough history between England and Australia for all Australian's to welcome him with open arms.

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    Bow down to your future ruler peasants, you should be grateful hes even considered going to your backwater country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    It sounds bloody nice actually.
    Sure does. Throw in a few mushrooms and some mushy peas and the Prince would think the dish was prepared specially for his English tastes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvbot View Post
    Bow down to your future ruler peasants, you should be grateful hes even considered going to your backwater country.



    troll ,

    the firm has the power to advise only , they haven't ruled for eons .

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    ^

    Your gotta love these hangers-on mate!

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    Could be worse she might have sent Charles & Camilla.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveboy View Post
    Could be worse she might have sent Charles & Camilla.
    Now that would be nasty although Camilla could be an Aussie by how rough she looks.

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    ^^ Man, "Charles and Camilla" have been on show down the Cross for months ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    Wills seems like a fair dinkum type of bloke and there is enough history between England and Australia for all Australian's to welcome him with open arms.
    Agree, my dear old grandmother is still kicking and loves young Will she does. If they keep this pommie git stuff up though it won't be long before they're struck off. Fk me, knocking back a traditional maori hangi ... he must be a bloody must be a shirt lifter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    the firm has the power to advise only
    After looking, seems may be beyond advisory. The powers of the governor of South Australia who BTW is appointed by the Queen. Is this correct?

    Examples of the Governor's constitutional powers include the power:
    • to dissolve Parliament and issue writs (commands) for a general election;
    • to appoint Ministers and dismiss them;
    • to assent to bills passed by both houses of Parliament;
    • to issue regulations and proclamations under existing laws;
    • to appoint judges, royal commissioners and the most senior public servants; and
    • to exercise the prerogative of mercy (that is, the Governor may issue pardons to prisoners and remit fines or sentences imposed by courts).
    When exercising a statutory power (i.e. one that is specified in legislation, such as appointing members to a board), the Governor must act with the advice and consent of the Executive Council (s 23 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1915).

    Reserve Powers:

    There are some limited circumstances in which the Governor is authorised, indeed required, to act notwithstanding the absence of such advice. These involve the exercise of the "reserve powers".
    Following the enactment of the Australia Act, it would seem that the Governor's reserve powers are restricted to the appointment and dismissal of the Premier, i.e:
    • the power to appoint a Premier if an election has resulted in a ‘hung parliament' (i.e. not a clear outcome);
    • the power to dismiss a Premier when he or she has lost the confidence of the Parliament;
    • the power to dismiss a Premier or Minister when he or she is acting unlawfully; and
    • the power to refuse to dissolve the house of Assembly despite a request from the Premier.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton
    After looking, seems may be beyond advisory. The powers of the governor of South Australia who BTW is appointed by the Queen. Is this correct?
    I hope so.

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    Australia is a Kingdom ????

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveboy View Post
    Could be worse she might have sent Charles & Camilla.
    that is a scary thought ..............

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