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Old 07-16-2011, 11:33 PM
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Well I didn't spot them.....but I can remove the post if you'd like. I just thought it was cute they went to see Harry Potter.
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:44 PM
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Well I didn't spot them.....but I can remove the post if you'd like. I just thought it was cute they went to see Harry Potter.
The rant wasn't directed towards you at all . I'm sorry if it came off as such. No need to remove the post. My little rant was directed at those who have no idea how to respect the privacy of others. When it comes for the press, it's one thing (the get paid for it, doesn't make it right, but hopefully you get where I'm coming from), however, when those not associated with the press start pulling this, I get a little ticked. These two get enough attention from the press, would be respectful if their fans won't go and babble.

And as for the cuteness factor, I agree. It's great that they were able to go and see the film.
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:54 PM
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Ah ookay good just checkin! Ya I know but in a sense I can understand the shock factor. I mean can you imagine walking into a theatre and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are in there. I'd have flipped course still your right they shouldn't go out and blab it to the world. I think isn't that how the photos of Kate at the supermarket came to be someone saw her a local and called the papz? Or least that's what I heard.
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Old 07-17-2011, 09:35 AM
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The rant wasn't directed towards you at all . I'm sorry if it came off as such. No need to remove the post. My little rant was directed at those who have no idea how to respect the privacy of others. When it comes for the press, it's one thing (the get paid for it, doesn't make it right, but hopefully you get where I'm coming from), however, when those not associated with the press start pulling this, I get a little ticked. These two get enough attention from the press, would be respectful if their fans won't go and babble.

And as for the cuteness factor, I agree. It's great that they were able to go and see the film.
To be honest, if I were at a theater and they walked in, I'd probably send out a tweet. I wouldn't go out and say where we were, but the shock of seeing them would definitely propel me to share on my social media sites. There's nothing wrong with mentioning you saw them, and I wouldn't be snapping photos or trying to overhear conversations. It's exciting. Nothing wrong with that.
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Old 07-17-2011, 10:06 AM
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Old 07-17-2011, 01:55 PM
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That is the fault with things like Twitter, it is a avenue to invade the privacy of others. I don't see why people cannot wait until they get home and get in conversation with their friends and then "spill the beans", but these days with this kind of media everyone one wants to be "the first" to get the news out. And it is very bad when the person tells where they are. At least for Will and Kate I would think they had someone with them for protection.
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Old 07-17-2011, 05:34 PM
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That is the fault with things like Twitter, it is a avenue to invade the privacy of others. I don't see why people cannot wait until they get home and get in conversation with their friends and then "spill the beans", but these days with this kind of media everyone one wants to be "the first" to get the news out. And it is very bad when the person tells where they are. At least for Will and Kate I would think they had someone with them for protection.
I would so be posting that in Facebook after I got home (I hope I'd wait until after I got home).

Truth be told, I wouldn't enjoy the movie if the duke and duchess were in the same theater as me as I'd be thinking about how to meet them or even try to make eye contact with them. I get star struck so easily.
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Old 07-17-2011, 08:15 PM
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Honestly you did not want to see me when I met Camilla no honestly it was like someone had paralyzed my speech. I couldn't put anything together so if it was the Duke and Duchess it'd just be 1000X worse I prob wouldn't even be able to think let alone get a word out.
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Old 07-17-2011, 09:09 PM
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Honestly you did not want to see me when I met Camilla no honestly it was like someone had paralyzed my speech. I couldn't put anything together so if it was the Duke and Duchess it'd just be 1000X worse I prob wouldn't even be able to think let alone get a word out.
That'll make the two of us then. I'll probably be standing there, opening and closing my mouth, and attempting to at least get a 'hello' out. My friend jokes that when (and if) I'll meet these two, I'll say something like 'Your Royal Hinny' out of pure nerves. I hope not, because that will just add to more mortification (since gaping like a fish is not merely enough).
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Old 07-20-2011, 01:10 PM
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I wasn't sure if this should go here, or in the 'Visit to LA' thread, so feel free to move if necessary.

Anyway, if this is true, then we get yet another glimpse into how 'down-to-earth' these two really are.
Express.co.uk - Home of the Daily and Sunday Express | UK News :: Prince William and Kate turn down £200 BA flight compensation
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:13 PM
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I wasn't sure if this should go here, or in the 'Visit to LA' thread, so feel free to move if necessary.

Anyway, if this is true, then we get yet another glimpse into how 'down-to-earth' these two really are.
Express.co.uk - Home of the Daily and Sunday Express | UK News :: Prince William and Kate turn down £200 BA flight compensation
ZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

I'm a huge fan of both of them with (until now) a seemingly limitless appetite for all things Kate & William, but this is probably the most boring and utterly useless thing I have ever read. How weird and creepy that this is printworthy and how pitiful that "they felt it would be inappropriate to take duty free booze". Has the intense scrutiny turned them into such extreme goody goodies?
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:16 PM
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ZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

I'm a huge fan of both of them with (until now) a seemingly limitless appetite for all things Kate & William, but this is probably the most boring and utterly useless thing I have ever read. How weird and creepy that this is printworthy and how pitiful that "they felt it would be inappropriate to take duty free booze". Has the intense scrutiny turned them into such extreme goody goodies?
I honestly don't understand why you get so worked up about this...
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:28 PM
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I wouldn't say that they are being goody goodies so much as they don't need the extra attention that this has brought or the extra money.

And this is another example of they can't win for nothing. There is no pleasing anyone these days. If you go by the comments in the Daily Mail by the readers who think they don't deserve the compensation (because BA didn't offer it to them in similiar situation) and that the benefits should be donated. I mean really?! Did they ask for the money or the press? Probably not.
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:37 PM
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I wouldn't say that they are being goody goodies so much as they don't need the extra attention that this has brought or the extra money.

And this is another example of they can't win for nothing. There is no pleasing anyone these days. If you go by the comments in the Daily Mail by the readers who think they don't deserve the compensation (because BA didn't offer it to them in similiar situation) and that the benefits should be donated. I mean really?! Did they ask for the money or the press? Probably not.
I agree especially with the parts I highlighted.
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:24 PM
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I wouldn't say that they are being goody goodies so much as they don't need the extra attention that this has brought or the extra money.

And this is another example of they can't win for nothing. There is no pleasing anyone these days. If you go by the comments in the Daily Mail by the readers who think they don't deserve the compensation (because BA didn't offer it to them in similiar situation) and that the benefits should be donated. I mean really?! Did they ask for the money or the press? Probably not.
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:28 PM
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I wouldn't say that they are being goody goodies so much as they don't need the extra attention that this has brought or the extra money.

And this is another example of they can't win for nothing. There is no pleasing anyone these days. If you go by the comments in the Daily Mail by the readers who think they don't deserve the compensation (because BA didn't offer it to them in similar situation) and that the benefits should be donated. I mean really?! Did they ask for the money or the press? Probably not.
Why offer such a strange reason when no reason or no comment would do? I really don't understand why their rep(s) didn't just say "no comment". Less is more. Now, it seems, the entire duty free industry is just for money grubbers trying to evade taxes
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:34 PM
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I honestly don't understand why you get so worked up about this...
Ha! Very good question ...

I guess it's so trivial it forced me to realize how ridiculous all of this truly is. I guess it's what is referred to as a moment of clarity, or an epiphany.
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:42 PM
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Why offer such a strange reason when no reason or no comment would do? I really don't understand why their rep(s) didn't just say "no comment". Less is more. Now, it seems, the entire duty for industry is just for money grubbers trying to evade taxes
What came first...the chicken or the egg?

Who felt the need to publicize the fact that the Cambridge couple had been compensated for issues during their flight? Most likely it wasn't the Cambridges. And yet, the British press (and the public and this forum) have felt the need to debate it. So that's why they felt the need to issue a statement. Because they probably received press inquiries about the incident and that's why they had to respond. According to the article, they declined and didn't feel the need to share their personal information.
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Well, bearing in mind that the visit of the Duke and Duchess was paid for by the Foreign Office [i.e. taxpayer] and not by the BRF, I suppose W+C would find themselves in the same position as your humble Diarist; a few years ago my flight was overbooked; it was a business trip and so my departure was put back 5 hours to the next available flight with a seat on it; I was entitled to 'Denied Boarding Compensation' of around $300 or so, except of course since I did not pay for the flight myself it was refunded to my employer [the taxpayer!!]

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