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Old 08-07-2016, 11:10 AM
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Have to wait for confirmation and details.
Who's going to confirm it? When Wills and Catherine "took a break" nobody confirmed that.
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Old 08-07-2016, 11:19 AM
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IF TRUE, and its a big 'IF', i'm saddened as I always had a soft spot for 'smiley' Dave, who seems a decent sort...
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Old 08-07-2016, 11:30 AM
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Who's going to confirm it? When Wills and Catherine "took a break" nobody confirmed that.
I'm waiting for some royal reporters to talk more about it. I'm also waiting to see if Beatrice and Dave will show up some place together. They just vacationed together. The DM declared James and Donna over and they had to make them declare the story not true.

Waiting for more confirmation is for the best.

The William and Catherine confirmed theirs with their actions and there were statements from royal correspondents Peter Hunt and others at the time.
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Old 08-07-2016, 11:36 AM
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Rebecca English says the couple are on a break.

Basically Beatrice and Dave are doing a W&C, taking a break to see if they want to spend their lives together or apart. They've spent a lot of time with each other, so they both perhaps need sometime to themselves.
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Old 08-07-2016, 11:40 AM
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Rebecca English says the couple are on a break.

Basically Beatrice and Dave are doing a W&C, taking a break to see if they want to spend their lives together or apart. They've spent a lot of time with each other, so they both perhaps need sometime to themselves.
Okay, so they hit a bump in the road and now have to figure some things out. I do think they're coming up to the time if they want to take things to another level. It's been a while for them so sometimes this happens.
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Old 08-07-2016, 11:48 AM
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Rebecca English commented on twitter that having spoken to friends of the couple - the story is true but they are describing it as a "break" and never say never to a reunion

If this is the case then its sad for both parties - a 10 year relationship breaking down is not nice for either of them. You did always get the vibe that Beatrice was more invested into the relationship and Dave was more into the connections it came with.

We were all waiting for the engagement and York wedding as after that length of time thats the next stage you expect.
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Old 08-07-2016, 11:58 AM
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I've never got the feeling Dave was with Beatrice because of her royal connections. I have always seen a couple that loved each other, enjoyed hitting the town together and he was welcomed by her parents, sister and wider family.
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Old 08-07-2016, 12:14 PM
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As I see it, taking a break can go one of two ways. Absence makes the heart grow fonder or absence makes the heart go wander. Either way, I do think its a good thing to step back after a long relationship and find out where the heart really lies before making any kind of a major commitment.
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Old 08-07-2016, 12:26 PM
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As I see it, taking a break can go one of two ways. Absence makes the heart grow fonder or absence makes the heart go wander. Either way, I do think its a good thing to step back after a long relationship and find out where the heart really lies before making any kind of a major commitment.
Hey, the Cambs did it and it turned out what they wanted was each other.

I think a lot of people were sensing that the time was nearing on what direction Beatrice and Dave would go. With Bea's job changes of late, I think she's trying to figure some things out. She's working in New York, he's in New York, so I guess we're going to see how everything goes.

They're good people though, and really don't need bad speculations thrust upon them.
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Hey, the Cambs did it and it turned out what they wanted was each other.

I think a lot of people were sensing that the time was nearing on what direction Beatrice and Dave would go. With Bea's job changes of late, I think she's trying to figure some things out. She's working in New York, he's in New York, so I guess we're going to see how everything goes.

They're good people though, and really don't need bad speculations thrust upon them.

I don't think Beatrice is still in NYC; wasn't it just announced that she is setting up a consultancy in London?
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I suspect we will be reading a few more stories speculating about this relationship. It makes more sense in a way if they are on a break. I suspect after 10 years together they may realise how much their lives are joined together and decide they can make a go of it. If they are only on a break it would not at all surprise me if they are walking down the aisle by this time next year.
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Old 08-07-2016, 01:09 PM
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I don't think Beatrice is still in NYC; wasn't it just announced that she is setting up a consultancy in London?
Well, it still stands that she's trying to figure her personal life out. Real life isn't easy and sometimes one just have to step back and straighten out oneself. They are reaching the point where marriage and future together is coming into play.
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I suspect we will be reading a few more stories speculating about this relationship. It makes more sense in a way if they are on a break. I suspect after 10 years together they may realise how much their lives are joined together and decide they can make a go of it. If they are only on a break it would not at all surprise me if they are walking down the aisle by this time next year.


It is in most of the papers, but they just seem to be repeating the same things from the DM. Nothing more.
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Have to wait for confirmation and details.
Could be waiting!

Unless either party are willing to make an annoumcement!

Unlike William's break-up in 2007 (as a direct in line to the throne), this is a private matter.
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Could be waiting!

Unless either party are willing to make an annoumcement!

Unlike William's break-up in 2007 (as a direct in line to the throne), this is a private matter.
I'm waiting to see their actions though. To see if they are going to show up at an event or priivate night out together. It's a bit easy for them to not be seen together now that the summer social season is coming to a close, but I'm just looking to see what they are doing.
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I actually didn't see this coming. I thought there would be an engagement announcement soon.
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Perhaps she did do it (propose) and Dave was not interested. If he truly loved her, he would want to marry her, and he obviously doesn't.

I too have wondered if he was using her for a status symbol, particularly during the years he worked for Branson.



(There's also been some curious comments about this, hinting that Dave's preferences may be in a different direction! But that might just be a rumor).
There are many reasons a couple may not be married, not simply owing to not "truly" loving someone. One or both might not believe in marriage, or they might not feel ready for marriage, or they haven't prioritized it, or it's not important, or so on.

People have made a stink about how Beatrice and Dave must not really be in love, or Dave must not be committed, for years now but we honestly have no idea why they have chosen not to get married. It's not like either of them has ever publicly said anything on the matter. Really the speculation on the matter is typically based on old stereotypes.
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It's Bea's 28th birthday tomorrow ..... don't expect anything public there either! Hoping the media don't expect to either!

This family have been so exposed to the media down through the years (and absolute! a lot through the parents) I hope the girls are treated more gently by the press. Not that we have seen much of that so far! Remembering the HAT situation Bea caused at William's wedding ..... she turned it on it's head and raked in shedloads of money for charity auctioning it off! Clever girl and good business woman!
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Really the speculation on the matter is typically based on old stereotypes.

And how do stereotypes get to be stereotypes?
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And how do stereotypes get to be stereotypes?
Through time!

A type repeats itself often enough and there you go!

It's by no means a rule however!
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