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Old 02-14-2011, 12:10 PM
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I think this was a very well written article by Amanda Platell in the DM. It is really for Catherine to decide where all she builds links and seeks support within the BRF, but I am sure Camilla will be a useful pillar of support.

It has been mentioned previously, but I think that one of the reasons that I think that the Camilla / Catherine relationship can work is that they are both not competing for William's attention, nor is there the element of the mother losing control over her son when the wife comes along. Camilla is not William's mother, and I guess she is reasonably conscience of that in her dealings with W & H.
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:49 PM
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Muriel, I agree with you
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Old 02-14-2011, 02:35 PM
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Sorry but if there is anyone in the BRF who understands the pressure and weight of joining the "firm", its Camilla. I couldn't think of anyone to give better advice. I still find it funny how strangers still pass judgment even though its obvious Camilla gets on well with Diana's children and Kate. Obviously she is not the crazy wicked lady some still like to believe....
Well you have your opinion, and I of course have mine. I'm not passing judgement on Camilla, I don't condemn her, and contrary to what you believe I don't think she's the wicked witch, but I do have an opinion about her. Diana's kids love her...then that's great, but my opinion still hasn't changed.
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Old 02-14-2011, 03:40 PM
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If you ask me, Kate could do without wisdom from Camilla.

Why not?

Camilla understands the pressure on marrying a future King - something no one else in the family understands besides Philip. She understands the problems that can arise in that relationship from both within the relationship and outside the relationship and so can advise Kate on how to win her prince, keep her prince and survive the pressure cooker of public opinion. No one else can give her that advice and Camilla has only been doing it for 6 years so is the most recent in that position to advise Kate. She is the perfect one to advise Kate if you ask me.
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Old 02-14-2011, 03:43 PM
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well, it will be a big difference here, this is a marry of love while Charles and Diana was an arrange marriage for this he felt eclipse by Dianae fame and didn't like her popularity , I think in this case William would not bother with that like in the other Royals familiees in Europe that the commoner now CPs are so famous and the husband are happy with that!

I always love it when people say that Charles and Diana's was an arranged marriage. I disagree.

They were pressured into announcing the engagement but it wasn't an arranged marriage. Both could have backed out - and Diana and Charles both reportedly wanted to in the week leading up to the wedding but were talked out of it, not with comments like - we have arranged this marriage so you will marry her but 'your pictures are on the teatowels' from Diana's sisters (pathetic reasoning of course but shows the attitude of the Spencers - and the Middletons are accused of social climbing) and 'it is just nerves' from Charles' parents.
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Old 02-14-2011, 03:52 PM
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Why not?

Camilla understands the pressure on marrying a future King - something no one else in the family understands besides Philip. She understands the problems that can arise in that relationship from both within the relationship and outside the relationship and so can advise Kate on how to win her prince, keep her prince and survive the pressure cooker of public opinion. No one else can give her that advice and Camilla has only been doing it for 6 years so is the most recent in that position to advise Kate. She is the perfect one to advise Kate if you ask me.
I really have to agree with you here on this. Camilla and Kate do seem to have a lot in common too. They've both kept discreet low profiles for long extended periods of time, they've both seen first hand before going into marriage the pressures and obligations their respective princes faces as a royal and they both (to me anyways) seem more of the down to earth, supportive wife and consort type rather than the glamorous jet-setting, fashionista, city lights type of people. Both of these women are comfortable in their own skin and are more interested in supporting their husbands than gaining their own public opinions. We've all seen how Camilla has graciously adapted to her role as the Duchess of Cornwall and I'm sure she has learned a few things on her path that she could most definitely pass on to Kate.
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Old 02-14-2011, 03:54 PM
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Let's get back on topic...Catherine's Current Events.

There is no need to rehash Charles/Diana marriage or discuss Charles/Camilla's marriage.
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Old 02-14-2011, 10:57 PM
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This hit the US press this morning
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She confirmed at the showing of her new collection at New York Fashion Week this morning that she was sending a selection of dresses to Catherine Middleton.

"Apparently, she likes my clothes and has asked to see a selection. It will be from my current spring/summer collection," Mrs Beckham said.
From The Telegraph (sorry don't have direct link pulled it off another forum) but here's a similar article from ETOnline
Victoria Beckham Sends Outfits to Kate Middleton
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Old 02-15-2011, 03:07 AM
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I don't know where to put this, but I just read the most recent Hello! which has Kate and Camilla on the cover. Inside, the article discusses their lunch and Camilla's desire to welcome Kate into the family. Both women are said to be very fond of each other and have seen a lot of each other recently. The article is very complimentary of Camilla and stresses her desire for a happy extended family. It stated that Camilla has reached out to Kate's parents to include them. She called after the engagement to offer congratulations and had Kate's mom to Clarence House for lunch before Christmas. The article notes the similarities between Kate's mom and Camilla - both very family oriented people with close relationships with their children. Supposedly, Camilla intended the lunch to be a girly affair intent on making Kate feel included and to give everyone a chance to share wedding tips (not royal life), considering Laura was only married 5 years ago. Allegedly, William, who has a good relationship with his step-mother, is encouraging of the relationship.
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:48 AM
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why isn't there a picture of either Laura or Pippa from that lunch? has anyone seen their pictures?
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Old 02-16-2011, 06:01 AM
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Because "they" are not the story. Catherine lunching with the "enemy" is!
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:32 AM
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why isn't there a picture of either Laura or Pippa from that lunch? has anyone seen their pictures?
Did I miss something? What lunch did they attend?

Apart from that, HELLO is pure sugar. While I believe that the relation between Camilla and Kate is very friendly, I dont believe the relation to the whole Middleton family goes beyond the usual contact between in-law parents.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:28 AM
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^you dont know of the lunch Camilla, kate, laura and Pippa attended a few days back(i think last week)
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^you dont know of the lunch Camilla, kate, laura and Pippa attended a few days back(i think last week)
ah, ok, didnt know these two attended, thanks.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:53 AM
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ah, ok, didnt know these two attended, thanks.
It wasn't Pippa with them, but a friend of Kate's. According to a waiter, Camilla and Laura sat next to each other and opposite Kate and her friend. Two protection officers sat at a nearby table.
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:10 AM
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Because "they" are not the story. Catherine lunching with the "enemy" is!
When did we go back to Camillia being the enemy??? I really hope that was not the point the magazines were trying to make.
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:43 AM
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When did we go back to Camillia being the enemy??? I really hope that was not the point the magazines were trying to make.
DM have it in for Camilla. I think that's what MARG means.
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:23 AM
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DM have it in for Camilla. I think that's what MARG means.

Why, just to sell papers? I think the problem is Kate really gives nothing away and they have to have something to print. Such a shame I was never a Camillia fan but she seems to have come into her own in the Royal family and I kinda like her now. I hate that the papers try to feed off the three ring circus that was. just saying.
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The DM are and have been for a while, pro Diana. They like making Camilla the wicked witch, and that still sells papers. Mentioning Laura and Pippa doesn't sell papers, mentioning Camilla teaching Catherine about being a good princess is going to get an impact.
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:34 AM
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The DM are and have been for a while, pro Diana. They like making Camilla the wicked witch, and that still sells papers. Mentioning Laura and Pippa doesn't sell papers, mentioning Camilla teaching Catherine about being a good princess is going to get an impact.
Indeed, note how they included in their article about that lunch that Camilla also apparently sat with Diana prior to her marriage to Charles & advised her. DM had no real need to include that info except to stir it all up again & give some of their pro-Diana/anti-Camilla readers something to chew on. Best to just sort of ignore & move on.
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