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Old 01-26-2013, 04:06 PM
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And you know that how? Have you asked her for a picture?
No I've not.

But I know people who have asked her and received a refusal x) She says she can't do this when asked for a picture while she's out and about. Remember the girl who asked her to do that at Thatcham Waitrose earlier this year?

I'm not talking about her walkabouts during her official engagements when some are lucky enough to take a pic with her. Although she refused some as well.
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:11 PM
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I wonder why that is. When prince Willem-Alexander and princess Maxima were visiting this area with their children a few years ago they were more than happy to pose for photo's with people. They however asked people not to officially publish them and no one did. There is a photo of them in the restaurant they were in though...
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:46 PM
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I wonder why that is. When prince Willem-Alexander and princess Maxima were visiting this area with their children a few years ago they were more than happy to pose for photo's with people. They however asked people not to officially publish them and no one did. There is a photo of them in the restaurant they were in though...
I'd venture because Catherine has a higher profile than the Dutch Royals, so it's more likely that a person who asks for a picture with the Duchess will sell it off to a newspaper, or worse, gossip rag. I think it's a precaution, but I have a feeling the circumstances are taken into consideration as well, such as who is asking, and whether or not it's a walk-about during which she has a lot of time to spare for pictures. I've been to stage doors of theatres after shows, and sometimes actors will have the security tell people ahead of time that this particular person will not be stopping for pictures. There are no exceptions in this case, because if they stop for one person, they'll have to stop for everyone else too.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:08 PM
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If Kate stopped for one, then others would be asking her for a picture. It would never end. It's easier to say no to everyone unless they are officially taking pictures.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:03 PM
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I wonder why that is. When prince Willem-Alexander and princess Maxima were visiting this area with their children a few years ago they were more than happy to pose for photo's with people. They however asked people not to officially publish them and no one did. There is a photo of them in the restaurant they were in though...
I can see your point of view but I put myself in Kate's place and I wouldn't like to have to take pictures with people I don't know everytime I go shopping or even for a walk at Kensington Gardens Despite being a member of the RF she deserves some time for herself and if she allowed it one time she'd have to repeat it.

Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima are a really nice couple indeed
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:12 PM
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Indeed. If I had a photo like this, I think that I'd treasure it privately and share it with only close friends and in person.

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The public seem to be just as intrusive as the paparazzi they complain about. We have turned into a nation of paps.
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:43 AM
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Indeed. If I had a photo like this, I think that I'd treasure it privately and share it with only close friends and in person.
I totally agree! It wouldn't be something for public consumption, it would be something special just for me that I could show to close friends and family when they come over.
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I would definitely not sell a pic I took of Kate, William, Maxima or Barack Obama! It would be something f private for me. Now I'm not saying I wouldn't carry it around with me all over the place. :)
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:36 AM
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I would definitely not sell a pic I took of Kate, William, Maxima or Barack Obama! It would be something f private for me. Now I'm not saying I wouldn't carry it around with me all over the place. :)
LOL...a picture would totally come with me wherever I go!!!
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:09 AM
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I would definitely not sell a pic I took of Kate, William, Maxima or Barack Obama! It would be something f private for me. Now I'm not saying I wouldn't carry it around with me all over the place. :)
Me too

And I'd only share it with family and friends of course
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:17 AM
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I would definitely not sell a pic I took of Kate, William, Maxima or Barack Obama! It would be something f private for me. Now I'm not saying I wouldn't carry it around with me all over the place. :)
TBH, if I bumped into Kate at the local deli or something, I'd smile, say hello and keep on with my business. As much as I do admire and like the royals and love being here on TRF, they are just people like you and I are. I'm odd in that I can't think of one person other than family and friends I'd carry a photo of around with me. Color me odd.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:38 AM
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I think it's great that despite her being married to the second in line to the throne, third lady of the land and future Queen, Catherine is still able to go to the store, go grocery shopping, etc. I know many members of the media and royal watchers thought she wouldn't be able to do that once she married into the royal family.

I think it's important to allow her have some downtime without having to be bothered with people wanting to take pictures. It's nice if she pose for a picture with a fan but I personally wouldn't bother her or any other member of the royal family on their downtime. To me, a nice hello Your Royal Highness would do.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:00 AM
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I think it's great that despite her being married to the second in line to the throne, third lady of the land and future Queen, Catherine is still able to go to the store, go grocery shopping, etc. I know many members of the media and royal watchers thought she wouldn't be able to do that once she married into the royal family.

I think it's important to allow her have some downtime without having to be bothered with people wanting to take pictures. It's nice if she pose for a picture with a fan but I personally wouldn't bother her or any other member of the royal family on their downtime. To me, a nice hello Your Royal Highness would do.
Obviously I'd do the same. If I had the chance to see her while out and about I wouldn't bother her asking her for a picture.

As I said before she refuses to do that unless she's on her offical engagements, so no chances :)
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:18 AM
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As far as I know, the RF don't do autographs either.
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As far as I know, the RF don't do autographs either.
And I for one am glad they don't. Imagine the bidding on EBay for an Ascot betting ticket signed by Catherine Wales! Gack.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:33 AM
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Well, the royals do the autograph thing once in a blue moon. Charles & Camilla everyone and then they will sign someone's basketball, t-shirt or whatever. Diana used to do it once in awhile, especially when it came to children.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:39 AM
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And I for one am glad they don't. Imagine the bidding on EBay for an Ascot betting ticket signed by Catherine Wales! Gack.
Catherine Wales...I don't think she gets to have that name, does she? I noticed that their court petition in France read Mrs. Katherine Middleton and Mr. William Mountbatten-Wales...weird.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:49 AM
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I once watched footage of William attending a film premiere where I heard him say to the crowd, shouting for his autograph, that he was sorry but "no autographs". Most people were OK with that but I laughed when a dude who had his hand outstretched with pen and paper, seemed to be frozen with a very offended expression on his face. He was no kid, probably in his 30s but clearly the news was a shock to him.
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Catherine Wales...I don't think she gets to have that name, does she? I noticed that their court petition in France read Mrs. Katherine Middleton and Mr. William Mountbatten-Wales...weird.
I think there was a reason why the French used their maiden names. William is no longer Prince William of Wales. Now it's TRH The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge.
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I think there was a reason why the French used their maiden names. William is no longer Prince William of Wales. Now it's TRH The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge.
Catherine Wales is what she called herself inside the Surf Shop in Wales. The poor clerk did not recognize her at all - and asked her for her name for the sales ticket. That was her reply.

Ooops my bad - it was Mrs. Cambridge. Kate Middleton: 'Yes I'm Mrs Cambridge' Duchess goes unrecognised in Welsh watersports store | Mail Online
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