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Prince William on downed Malaysia Airlines plane: 'words cannot do justice to our loss'

Prince William on downed Malaysia Airlines plane: 'words cannot do justice to our loss'

LONDON, July 18 (UPI) --Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, offered his condolences on Friday to those affected by the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 tragedy.
JC Finley
Prince William's new royal portrait slammed on Twitter

Prince William's new royal portrait slammed on Twitter

LONDON, July 2 (UPI) --Twitter users slammed the new portrait of Prince William, entitled "Fatherhood," calling it "bloody awful" and "rubbish" after its unveiling Wednesday.
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Pippa Middleton on royal wedding: 'We saw it as just a family wedding'

Pippa Middleton on royal wedding: 'We saw it as just a family wedding'

NEW YORK, June 30 (UPI) --Kate Middleton's sister sat down for her first televised interview with the "Today" show's Matt Lauer on Monday.
Kate Stanton
Expensive palace upgrade for Prince William, Kate Middleton, and son

Expensive palace upgrade for Prince William, Kate Middleton, and son

LONDON, June 26 (UPI) --A wing of Kensington Palace underwent extensive upgrades to prepare for its current residents: the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their son, Prince George.
JC Finley
Prince William and David Beckham launch conservation campaign together

Prince William and David Beckham launch conservation campaign together

LONDON, June 16 (UPI) --Prince William and soccer veteran David Beckham launched their joint conservation campaign for United for Wildlife on Monday June 9.
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Prince George makes surprise appearance at Prince William's polo match

Prince George makes surprise appearance at Prince William's polo match

GLOUCESTERSHIRE, England, June 15 (UPI) --Prince William spent his first day playing polo at a charity match, with Kate Middleton and Prince George on the sidelines.
Kate Stanton
Pippa Middleton's newspaper column canceled after 6 months

Pippa Middleton's newspaper column canceled after 6 months

LONDON, May 12 (UPI) --The Daily Telegraph has canceled a lifestyle column penned by Pippa Middleton, the sister-in-law of Britain's Prince William.
Karen Butler
UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 11, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 11, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 11, 2014
By United Press International
Prince William spotted in coach on flight from Memphis

Prince William spotted in coach on flight from Memphis

MEMPHIS, May 6 (UPI) -- Prince William was photographed in coach on his flight from Memphis to Dallas on Sunday.
Kate Stanton
Prince Harry splits from girlfriend Cressida Bonas

Prince Harry splits from girlfriend Cressida Bonas

LONDON, April 29 (UPI) -- Prince Harry as split from girlfriend Cressida Bonas after two years of dating.
Kate Stanton
Prince William and Kate Middleton planning 'low key' anniversary celebration

Prince William and Kate Middleton planning 'low key' anniversary celebration

LONDON, April 29 (UPI) -- Prince William and Kate Middleton are "looking forward" to celebrating their three-year wedding anniversary Tuesday.
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Prince William, Kate Middleton visit Australia's Uluru

Prince William, Kate Middleton visit Australia's Uluru

ALICE SPRINGS, Australia, April 22 (UPI) -- The royal family continued their three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand with a visit to Uluru.
Kate Stanton
Prince George receives giant toy wombat upon his arrival in Australia

Prince George receives giant toy wombat upon his arrival in Australia

SYDNEY, April 16 (UPI) -- England's royal family touched down in Australia on Wednesday, and Prince George was presented with a giant, cuddly toy wombat upon his arrival.
Annie Martin
Duchess of Cambridge quashes pregnancy rumors at New Zealand wine-tasting event

Duchess of Cambridge quashes pregnancy rumors at New Zealand wine-tasting event

QUEENSTOWN , New Zealand, April 13 (UPI) -- Prince William and Kate Middleton continue their whirlwind tour down under.
Kate Stanton
Kate Middleton wins two yacht races against Prince William

Kate Middleton wins two yacht races against Prince William

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, April 11 (UPI) -- Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton won two yacht races against husband Prince William during an outing in Auckland, New Zealand on Friday.
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Prince William and Princess Catherine wave as they leave Westminster Abbey in a carriage following their wedding ceremony in London on April 29, 2011. The former Kate Middleton married Prince William in front of 1,900 guests. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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Prince William is one of two tall ships used by the Tall Ships Youth Trust (formerly the Sail Training Association). This British charity aims to promote self-confidence, responsibility, teamwork and similar qualities in young people through sailing Prince William and Stavros S Niarchos. The former Sail Training Association was previously equipped with two schooners, Malcolm Miller and Sir Winston Churchill, but these were seen as too old for further use (in terms of accommodation and so on, since the rigs are traditional) and were replaced. As of November 2007 the Prince William was laid up as the trust awaits the sale of one of the two brigs.

The TSYT's ships are two-masted brigs, with the rig designed by Michael Willoughby (his description of the design). The hulls were built in Germany as cruise ships for the West Indies, designed to carry masts and sails and use them from time to time, but not to be serious sailing vessels. This project was cancelled and the part-finished hulls were bought in 1997 by the TSYT. They were then modified by Appledore Shipbuilders to take the strains of a full sailing rig and to improve their sailing properties, including the addition of a new deeper keel holding fifty tons of ballast.

Prince William's rig is designed according to traditional rules, occasionally modified slightly with trainees in mind. The foremast is slightly shorter than the main mast, but they are otherwise identical. Each consists of a steel lower mast and topmast and timber topgallant and royal mast. Spars are steel on the lower and topmasts (course, lower topsail and upper topsail yards) and timber above this (topgallant and royal yards). Access to the tops is by a vertical "jacob's ladder" down to the ratlines, rather than inverted futtock shrouds. There is a gold sovereign placed under the foremast where it meets the keel, a tradition supposed to give the ship luck.

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