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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.
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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.
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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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Kate Middleton stuns in scarlet red coat with Prince George in her arms

Kate Middleton stuns in scarlet red coat with Prince George in her arms

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, April 7 (UPI) -- Kate Middleton stunned in a scarlet red coat as she arrived in Wellington, New Zealand on Monday morning.
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Kate Middleton went to a friend's wedding wearing the same coat as another guest

Kate Middleton went to a friend's wedding wearing the same coat as another guest

March 31 (UPI) -- An unlucky woman who isn't Kate Middleton wore the same Missoni coat to a friend's wedding over the weekend.
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Prince William, Kate Middleton release new family photo with Prince George

Prince William, Kate Middleton release new family photo with Prince George

March 30 (UPI) -- Prince George appears in his first official portrait since his christening last year.
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Prince William: Pregnancy rumors about Kate untrue

Prince William: Pregnancy rumors about Kate untrue

ALDERSHOT, England, March 18 (UPI) -- Britain's Prince William denied rumors his wife, Kate, is pregnant, saying the couple's son, Prince George, will remain an only child for the time being.
Prince William isn't quite ready for another baby

Prince William isn't quite ready for another baby

March 17 (UPI) -- Prince William said he and Kate Middleton aren't ready to give Prince George a sibling.
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William and Kate arrive in Maldives, apparently without George

William and Kate arrive in Maldives, apparently without George

MALE, Maldives, March 7 (UPI) -- Prince William and his wife, Kate, are vacationing in the Maldives, but witnesses said they appear to have arrived without their infant son, Prince George.
Kate Middleton, Prince William visit the Maldives on romantic getaway

Kate Middleton, Prince William visit the Maldives on romantic getaway

LONDON, March 6 (UPI) -- The duke and duchess of Cambridge will spend a week in the Maldives.
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Pippa Middleton tours London eateries for Pancake Day

Pippa Middleton tours London eateries for Pancake Day

LONDON, March 4 (UPI) -- Pippa Middleton, sister of the duchess of Cambridge, celebrated Fat Tuesday, known to some as Pancake Day, by sampling some of London's top pancakes.
Prince William, Kate Middleton to bring Prince George to Australia, New Zealand

Prince William, Kate Middleton to bring Prince George to Australia, New Zealand

LONDON, March 2 (UPI) -- The duke and duchess of Cambridge will visit Australia from April 7 to 25.
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Faced with school closure, British students turn to Royals for help

DEVIZES, England, March 2 (UPI) -- Children at an London-area school slated for closure came up with a way to save it: Get Prince William and wife, Kate, to enroll their baby son George.
Pippa Middleton thinks her bridesmaid dress fit 'a little too well'

Pippa Middleton thinks her bridesmaid dress fit 'a little too well'

LONDON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Kate Middleton's sister discusses the dress that made her famous.
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Pippa Middleton talks about her famous bridesmaid dress

Pippa Middleton talks about her famous bridesmaid dress

LONDON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Pippa Middleton admits the tight white bridesmaid dress she wore to her sister Kate's 2011 wedding to Britain's Prince William may have fit "too well."
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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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