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^ aww that makes me relate to her!
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:28 PM
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Haha so I just read an article about the sheer dress auction and it said the buyer was an anynomous British male who thinks the dress is iconic .... And the first thing that popped into my head maybe it's Prince William! Lol..... It's obviously not but wouldn't that be sort of cute, he wanted the dress as a reminder of seeing his love for the first time.... Ok sorry just thought it was cute!

Ps... Bet the guy resells it in a few years after Kate produces an heir and makes a huge profit
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I thought of the same thing. There is no reason why he could not have someone else purchase for him at auction. It would not be the first time a person has remained anonymous at an auction.
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Haha so I just read an article about the sheer dress auction and it said the buyer was an anynomous British male who thinks the dress is iconic .... And the first thing that popped into my head maybe it's Prince William! Lol..... It's obviously not but wouldn't that be sort of cute, he wanted the dress as a reminder of seeing his love for the first time.... Ok sorry just thought it was cute!
That would be so sweet!
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Could be him, you can bid by phone. I'm sure he has a phone!
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About Catherine being bullied in school: what better way to show the "mean girls" up than growing up to marry the Prince of Wales and to take your place on the world-wide stage? It makes the wedding more of a Cinderella story than ever.

Bullying has probably touched most peoples' lives in some way or another, and it is awful. Kate strikes me as a fighter and quite resilient though. It's kind of exemplified by the adorable shot of 3 1/2 year old Kate "rock climbing" in the Lake District. Well done, Kate's parents!
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:04 PM
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About Catherine being bullied in school: what better way to show the "mean girls" up than growing up to marry the Prince of Wales and to take your place on the world-wide stage? It makes the wedding more of a Cinderella story than ever.

Bullying has probably touched most peoples' lives in some way or another, and it is awful. Kate strikes me as a fighter and quite resilient though. It's kind of exemplified by the adorable shot of 3 1/2 year old Kate "rock climbing" in the Lake District. Well done, Kate's parents!
Sorry,but with millionaire parents,she is not Cinderella at all!Just looking at her child and teen photos,we could see a happy child in a happy family!
Bullying is a problem that occurs with nearly every child at school in a way or another.Kate is a fighter ,she defended herself well,I suppose and she was not alone,she had many good friends.
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Oh, I meant no disparagement to Kate, her family, her friends, or anyone else. I was fortunate to never have been bullied in school; however, a close friend of mine as adult was bullied unmercifully all through high school, and really took it's toll on her, long, long after.

I think Kate's parents are to be commended for pulling her out of the bully school. Other kids are told to just take it and/or find a way to cope. Maybe not so much now that awareness of the problem has risen. Kate and William's charity will help a lot!

As for the Cinderella comment, I only meant it in a light-hearted way, thinking in a romantic way, I guess, of the picked upon child growing up to be a star. I realize of course, that Kate had a more priviledged childhood than many children do. It doesn't seem to have gone to her head though.
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Oh, I meant no disparagement to Kate, her family, her friends, or anyone else. I was fortunate to never have been bullied in school; however, a close friend of mine as adult was bullied unmercifully all through high school, and really took it's toll on her, long, long after.

I think Kate's parents are to be commended for pulling her out of the bully school. Other kids are told to just take it and/or find a way to cope. Maybe not so much now that awareness of the problem has risen. Kate and William's charity will help a lot!

As for the Cinderella comment, I only meant it in a light-hearted way, thinking in a romantic way, I guess, of the picked upon child growing up to be a star. I realize of course, that Kate had a more priviledged childhood than many children do. It doesn't seem to have gone to her head though.
Yes,the thing I like in Kate's character,that's she is not arrogant at all
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I doubt she'd have lasted this long if she was arrogant -- methinks William would have parted ways with her long before it got to the "month before the wedding" stage.
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Jersey collector David Gainsborough-Roberts is the man who bought Kate Middleton's see-through dress for 78,000.

Edit- DM has a different story saying this guy' nephew bought it

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...kets-more.html
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The bullying story it's really touching, and I can definitely see her being a spokesperson for this kind of charity work.
One thing is certain, as hard as it was, she came though.
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Kate Middleton doesn't have to worry about parking tickets any more | Mail Online

This article was posted in her fashion thread by another poster so I thought I would bring it over here to see what people thought about her bodyguards flashing their badges to get Kate out of a parking ticket. This is really inappropriate in my opinion. They are their to protect her not prevent her from being above the law. I see no reason why she can't park with everyone else, the bodyguard stays behind to guard the car and the rest accompany her shopping.

Soapstar was the original poster..Thanks for the idea and the article.
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Old 03-19-2011, 02:02 AM
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I guess I'm not much liking that she gets out of the ticket. I suppose Royals don't pay tickets though, do they? I really don't know. Here, of course, public officials of all kinds can transgress parking laws (and doctors too of course), but Kate is not a public official - nor are any of the Royals public officials.

I know, however, that if there were a handful of perks I'd like to have (as a royal), it would be to park anywhere I pleased. I would not want to cut in front of lines (except at thronged public events; but at the supermarket, I'd want to stay in queue like everyone else). But ah, parking...that's seductive.
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Old 03-19-2011, 03:08 AM
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Oh, I meant no disparagement to Kate, her family, her friends, or anyone else. I was fortunate to never have been bullied in school; however, a close friend of mine as adult was bullied unmercifully all through high school, and really took it's toll on her, long, long after.
I hate this term w/a passion. What is going on in our schools is kids abusing other kids. All "bullying" is, is nothing but a nice neat term to use instead of calling it what it truly is. I hear you about your friend marigold, as the same thing happened to me, only it didn't start in High School, but much earlier. I'm still attempting to heal the scars it's left, but some scars never do.

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I think Kate's parents are to be commended for pulling her out of the bully school. Other kids are told to just take it and/or find a way to cope. Maybe not so much now that awareness of the problem has risen. Kate and William's charity will help a lot!
Oh, you'd be surprised. Our neighbours went on the warpath w/their daughter's Grade Three Teacher after she went to her w/how this one boy was tackling her to the ground and then doing a neck choke on her. Not to mention some of the names he was calling her. This teacher told her that piece of crap rhyme about "Sticks and Stones" and also since this boy was being physical w/her, that meant he liked her.

That teacher is no longer teaching in our local Grade school Thank God and our neighbours, but sadly, she wasn't fired either. I pray she's gone into another profession, but I have a bad feeling about that.

Then there's those of us that didn't have an option due to location and other circumstances. Kate was lucky she was able to be transferred to another school and was accepted there by the kids judging by the impressive young lady she is. I wish I'd been that lucky.

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As for the Cinderella comment, I only meant it in a light-hearted way, thinking in a romantic way, I guess, of the picked upon child growing up to be a star. I realize of course, that Kate had a more priviledged childhood than many children do. It doesn't seem to have gone to her head though.
No, it certainly doesn't and she comes across as a very grounded young lady. I'm very glad that she and William picked a program/organization that is battling something in our schools that should have been eradicated long before now when making up the list of those charties/organizations for the Wedding Donation/Gifts Listing. Hopefully, as w/Crown Princess Mary's patronage of a simliar organization in Denmark, we'll see Kate taking on that organization or something like it among her first Patronages as HRH Duchess of xxx.
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Like it or not, royalty and people with power and privlege are not like us and many people do get out of tickets. Look at the diplomats who park in NYC, the mayors and senators in the DC area. Heck, even the electric company has information on their trucks that when on official business they should not be ticketed.
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Parking out of place

It could have been that protection didn't want her to park further away and walk and at the same time didn't want to just drop her off at the shop because they wanted the car nearby in case a fast exit was needed. I don't know that the RF always has a choice in some of these things.
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To have the protection officer flash his badge twice and get away twice (as opposed to simply paying the small amount himself or calling on her to come out and pay) makes me think there is likely an arrangement between them and the police. Maybe the royals, by account of their needed security, are exempt from such laws. Camilla has been seen parking in "no parking" zones and those never became an issue either.
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Yes and probably the protection detail didn't want certain information written down and such of the car. I known the BRF isn't diplomats but diplomats with diplomatic immunity don't pay parking tickets either. I went to hs with a girl whose father had immunity and thus did she, she got a speeding ticket and told cops she didn't have to pay- her Dad was pissed and made her pay it because he said it was s privlege and she was abusing it, so maybe the BRF is extempt from tickets plus I imagine it's a security hazard to have peole writting down info on Catherines car (my guess)

Edit- this brings up the question in my mind, how do royals get their drivers licenses? Private tutor/instructor?
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