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Do Prince Charles, Prince William, or Prince Harry Smoke Cigarettes?

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Do Prince Charles, Prince William, or Prince Harry Smoke Cigarettes?

Postby leod » Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:47 pm

The Royal Family has a history of smoking, although they try to keep it out of public view. It is generally conceded, nowadays, that King George VI and his mother, Queen Mary, both died of lung cancer, caused by smoking. In A. Michie's "God Save The Queen" (1952), it is mentioned that Queen Elizabeth II smokes "occasionally" but "never in public," and that Prince Philip was trying to cut down on his public smoking. So, with that kind of family history, does anyone know if Charles, or his two sons, William and Henry, smoke cigarettes or other tobacco products?
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Postby acair » Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:54 pm

Charles maybe not, the kids more likely but who really cares?
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Postby willamar » Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:57 pm

Harry has been seen with a cigarette on the go I understand that William has had the occasional one and Charles doesn't smoke.
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Postby colston » Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:09 pm

- Prince Charles doesn't smoke. And if that's the first positive thing you've heard of his intelligence level, you either have to read a lot, or re-consider your intelligence criteria. Charles is a very smart man, much smarter than the trash media gives him credit for!

- William used to smoke but not any longer (not regularly, anyway).

- Harry still occasionally smokes, however much less than he used to a couple of years ago.
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Postby pyrs » Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:17 pm

The royal family's smoking history is hardly some big secret. It is very well known that King George VI smoked, that Princess Margaret smoked, that the Queen Mother occasionally smoked. You have to remember how extremely common smoking was back then. In the 30's and 40's and 50's, it was actually a little unusual NOT to smoke, so it's not at all surprising that Elizabeth and Philip once did so.

Queen Mary died at 86. She may have died of lung cancer, but she lived a long life.

Charles, however, is very concerned with healthy living and was distressed by the fact that his wife smoked. (She's said to have managed to quit finally.) Harry has sometimes been seen with a cigarette, but William has not, to my knowledge. I know of no members of the immediate royal family who are now regular smokers.

There may be members of the extended family who smoke, but if so, they've managed to keep it under wraps. It's obviously not acceptable today as it once was.

Edit: Amber, the Queen did smoke, and since her father himself wasn't even told that he had lung cancer, it's not likely that his wife and two daughters knew until after his death. Before then, both of the daughters smoked, and Margaret, at least, continued to do so. Bear in mind that the King died in 1952, well before any possible connection between smoking and lung cancer got any real publicity.
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Postby lundy19 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:18 pm

Hard to believe I know,Princess Margaret Rose was given permission to smoke cigarettes at 15yrs of age by her father George VI
Now how crazy was that ? Needless to say the King and his daughter both died of smoking related causes .
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Postby evian » Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:20 pm

No. None of them do, nor, I'm pretty sure, ever has.

There is no more history of smoking in the Royal Family than in any other family. It was a perfectly acceptable "habit" until the late 1970s, and Her Majesty has NEVER tolerated smoke in her area..around her, since her father died of complications of the cigarettes. This is very well-known.

BTW, it's HARRY. no one calls him "Henry". Ever.
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Postby cwrig » Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:22 pm

The Royal Family has had a tragic history of smoking-related deaths: King Edward VII, King George V, King George VI, The Duke of Windsor, The Duke of Gloucester, and Princess Margaret.

It would have been better for the Nation had somebody posted a sign reading "No-Smoking Zone" on the front of Buckingham Palace.
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Postby arvon39 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:37 pm

It very much depends on what is meant by the word "cigarette", dear boy. One shall say no more on the matter.
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