medals

  sunnystaines 18:32 11 Nov 09
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i saw that prince charles was wearing about 6 medals, how did he get them? I thought only phillip,andrew,& harry had been in conflict zones.

  sunnystaines 18:36 11 Nov 09

as i typed saw on news edward of all people has some too, how can he wear a uniform after failing his basic marine course let alone medals.

if they are just cosmetic ones I thought there was a law against that.

  peter99co 18:39 11 Nov 09

click here

Charles medals are:

1: Order of Merit, civil version
2: GCB
3: Queen's Service Order (New Zealand)
4: Queen's Coronation medal [worn by Charles & Ann only]
5: Queen's Silver Jubilee medal [also worn by Andrew & Edward]
6: Queen's Golden Jubilee medal [ also worn by William & Harry]
7: Canadian forces decoration
8: NZ commemorative medal
9: Knight of Most Noble Order of the Garter

  john bunyan 18:46 11 Nov 09

A friend who has 13 medals went to B Palace to have Prince Charles present him with his George Medal a couple of years ago. The prince remaked on the number of medals and my friend replied "You are not doing too badly yourself". Charles replied along the lines of , "Yes but mine are for anniversaries and yours are not." (Queens jubiee etc.) Edward failed the commando course for refusing to swim a river in the winter. He , I believe , is an honourary officer in a TA Yeomanry unit, no doubt so he can wear a unifom on such occasions...

  sunnystaines 19:12 11 Nov 09

thanks for the feedback, we thought they were costume medals

  interzone55 21:08 11 Nov 09

"we thought they were costume medals"

essentially they are, just being alive when you're mother is crowned is not exactly an onerous task...

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