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Old 02-12-2011, 12:50 AM
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Perhaps getting foie gras at the restaurant was a perk of eating out.
The media can't seem to figure out if Pippa was actually at the lunch, people from tables away commented on what they "said"....this foie gras story just sounds too convenient to me. A nice "anon source" media controversy...
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Old 02-12-2011, 12:53 AM
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Well, I can certainly understand each criticism except the ones about the tights and her hair. I am in a public profession and sometimes have to endure criticisms from people who see me. I really do not dress to please them any more (and I avoid reading or hearing criticisms if I can although I suppose I should pay some attention, as I used to, as accepting criticism improved my style and appearance, if I am honest).

As to my own criticism of her (and I criticized her food and makeup), I am shocked that she would go up against one of the biggest causes espoused by her future father-in-law: the rightful and kind treatment of animals. What an odd thing for someone about to marry to do; what's the point in antagonizing the in-laws?

The make-up is just a personal opinion, I certainly did change my own make-up after hearing critiques of it, and I listen carefully to the views of certain people who I believe are up to date on how people should wear make-up (it does change over time, as we all know).

And if no one has told her about the royal injunction against foie gras, that speaks volumes as to their various degrees of communication. Camilla obviously didn't want to tell Catherine what to do, but in many (successful) relationships, a future husband takes the time to inform his bride-to-be about familial quirks, and the bride-to-be (at least in public) respects those quirks (especially right before the wedding, when everyone is trying to get to know each other and true bonding hasn't occurred).

I agree that I'd never go back to that restaurant again (and it's off my own personal list as well, so someone needs to be fired or severely disciplined). One paper has a highly professional picture of the foie gras in question, possibly from the restaurant's website, and it seems to give the restaurant a type of free advertising.

Kate's going to have to realize that's the consequence of every public action: many things beyond her control (including the free speech of the entire world, now memorialized on the internet) are going to occur. Some positions have this downside, and if she wished to be completely private, she'd need to dine inside one of the family's own places or at the houses of friends.
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Old 02-12-2011, 01:03 AM
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The highlights are pretty visible in the picture lower down on this page:

Kate Middleton gets advice from Camilla Parker Bowles ahead of royal wedding | Mail Online

Also, the eyeliner is very visible. I'm shocked, really, at how heavy it is. She could definitely use some skin and foundation advice from someone who understands what it's like to be photographed in the sunlight. I will say no more, but I have my thoughts about her appearance.
It's hard to judge Kate's foundation in these pictures. The lighting is awful and the pics are out of focus. Even the photographer who took them commented on the poor quality.

@IkonPictures: Before the pro's jump at me... it was getting dark hence the ISO. It's a bit of shake!

She may have new highlights. I can't tell. But as someone with curly hair, I do know that how I blow dry my hair (straight, wavy or curly) really changes how my highlights show and the color of my hair. So, her hair may be the same as before, but the blowouts she had for recent official appearances changed the color.
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Old 02-12-2011, 01:15 AM
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That's my point. If your make-up is well down (with the idea that you might be photographed), it will look good under sunlight and intense light. If you've ever watched the early arrivals on red carpets on various shows, you can tell that most people have used a good coverage matte foundation. I know that I would hate to be photographed (anywhere) without one. Kate would look more like her official portraits if she did so. Of course, it's also great if she just doesn't care (that's what I would wish for her). But, if we are to speak of style and future princesses, she has to know that not everyone is going to think she's got everything right.

I have ano idea if she changed her highlights, I was only commenting that she clearly has them. Blow-outs do not affect the root pigmentation as strongly as at the tip - these highlights (and lowlights, iMO) are to frame her face and I actually like them. Also, blow-outs typically affect hair all around the head. One set of Kate's highlights are particularly light (blonde).
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Old 02-12-2011, 02:44 AM
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Clearly Catherine, from henceforth, because she is marring into the BRF, is at the mercy of everyone. As to the disapproval of her future father in law, I find it a bit hypocritical since he seems to have no problem poking about in the fields shooting birds and angling for fish. Catherine, or anyone else in her position would go mad trying to satisfy all the nosy nellies of the world. I'm no particular fan of the Princess Royal but I must say I appreciate her attitude. Just because Catherine has chosen to marry a particular person does not, IMO, require that she change her taste in food and other things. After all, just to try and satisfy the people in this particular thread would be enough to send her screaming into the night with all the different opinions. I would agree that the waiter should be sacked. I have to wonder how much of a "tip" he received for his information.
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here are two methods to obtain foie gras. The first highly controversial in France: the force-feeding with a funnel. The second is not much maligned but takes longer to get the same result and that is to feed the ducks or geese maniètre traditional enriching their food leaving the leash and ... taking his time. This lasts for weeks and weeks, and this method is increasingly used. This increases the price of foie gras. If you've ever tasted is delicious. The forece-feeding is banned in UK but the import is legal, so it's totaly legal to find foie-gras on the menu of restaurants. It is on sale at Marks & Spencers in small bags (not very expensive) and Harrods. There's just a campaign of protesters as he is in France for the first method: force-feeding.
Faced with complaints from animal advocates and other public expectations, some cow-foie gras producers have decided to set up labels ensuring greater respect for the welfare of their animals (provision of the birds of a course to stretch their legs, birds breeding in the community rather than in individual cages, etc.). and responding to various needs of the consumer (eg for a foie gras PGI South West, the animal must be force-fed with maize harvested in the South West).
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I would agree that the waiter should be sacked. I have to wonder how much of a "tip" he received for his information

It's not the waiter who spoke, it's the persons who attend to diner in the restaurant the next table to Camilla and Kate and they call the Daily Mail (in the telegraph today).
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Old 02-12-2011, 03:05 AM
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Forgive me if this sounds dumb but if this foie gras is illegal in the UK what in the hell is the restaurant doing serving it? I wouldn't blame Kate but the restaurant instead.
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Old 02-12-2011, 04:41 AM
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read the posting of rosapru....The forece-feeding is banned in UK but the import is legal, so it's totaly legal to find foie-gras on the menu of restaurants.....

Kate should have realised by now that her actions in public will be scrutinized and she has to be pretty perfect for a lot of people. Not everyone likes the ideals of Charles but at least he is passionate about many good causes.

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Forgive me if this sounds dumb but if this foie gras is illegal in the UK what in the hell is the restaurant doing serving it? I wouldn't blame Kate but the restaurant instead.
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Old 02-12-2011, 05:05 AM
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Thanks for the explanation. This may sound naive but if we're going to be up in arms over her eating Foie Gras then I suppose she shouldn't eat meat at all cause either way it's done it's still cruel and hurts the animal. one is killing the animal directly and one is overfeeding it and then killing either way the animal ends up dead in the end.
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Old 02-12-2011, 06:32 AM
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Thanks for the explanation. This may sound naive but if we're going to be up in arms over her eating Foie Gras then I suppose she shouldn't eat meat at all cause either way it's done it's still cruel and hurts the animal. one is killing the animal directly and one is overfeeding it and then killing either way the animal ends up dead in the end.
Very well said :)
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Old 02-12-2011, 07:10 AM
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She is neither saint nor nun - so why should she not eat what she likes? It's after all her conscience that has to deal with the issue, not the Daily Mail.
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:02 AM
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Ghost and Kataryn you are totally right. 60 millions of french people eat foie gras during the festive period. Are you demonizing the French for that? Or should we not eat veal and lamb also ? You should know they are separated from their mothers a few weeks after their birth and sacrificed for their tender meat just so we have a young and tender viandre in our plates. We do not find anything wrong. The sale and marketing of foie gras are allowed in Britain I do not see how Kate has committed a wrongful act. There are many English traditions that shock the French, and although there are French traditions that offends the English people. Find fault with the legitimacy of the position Kate will soon have because of the menu she chooses is beyond my comprehension.
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What Kate Middleton can REALLY learn from Camilla

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On another note, regarding the BAFTA imagine the great grand son of King George V presenting the "Best Actor Award" to Colin Firth or Elena Bomcarter for their interpretation of the king and the queen mother. Fantastic. The Oscar Ceremony can only dream of such a set, but it will not be for them. The BAFTA - if william and kate go - will not be beaten. Just guess if William has a little note to read from the queen to Colin Firth? Awesome night. We just have to be sure now that William and Kate will be there. It's not so sure ...
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On another note, regarding the BAFTA imagine the great grand son of King George V presenting the "Best Actor Award" to Colin Firth or Elena Bomcarter for their interpretation of the king and the queen mother. Fantastic.
If the royal couple can not attend, maybe Prince William can be filmed ahead for the BAFTA event.
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I thought it was strange for the women to meet at a restaurant for lunch. Why not the privacy of CH?

We know that Prince William does not like press. I wonder if it is a PR photo opportunity for Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall?
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I thought it was strange for the woman to meet at a restaurant for lunch. Why not the privacy of CH?

We know that Prince William does not like press. I wonder if it is a PR photo opportunity for Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall?
Fact is that Camilla is known to enjoy going out for lunch and try new restaurants she knows from her son Tom. Normally the media does not report this because it belongs to her private sphere and has no news value, but offers free advertising for the restaurants, which is something the media does not like to give if they can avoid it.

Onl the fact that it is both Camilla and Catherine make the news. Even Catherine and William together at a restaurant was in former times not considered newsworthy and I doubt it will be in the future as long as Catherine shows of not even the slightest hint of a baby bump. Because that of course will make an outing interesting for the media.
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:56 AM
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here is Kate's dress. I really love it.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-V5y5PNWis3...ss/s1600/1.jpg
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