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Old 08-22-2011, 03:24 AM
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JANET STREET PORTER: Dieting to live longer? Just pass me a buttered scone! | Mail Online

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Old 08-22-2011, 01:53 PM
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Fascinating! The purpose of the duke and duchess' visit to Birmingham this past week was to show how the royal family, and thus the sovereign, is concerned about the well being of those affected by the riots. More specifically to console those who loss loved ones or their entire personal belongings or witnessed their businesses being decimated. Simultaneously offering on behalf of the royal family, and thus the sovereign, thanks to all those who assisted in controlling the fires, aiding people injured by the rioters, and protecting property from looters. And yes making a general visual assessment of the damage. However, this goal was thwarted, according to the opinions of expert attire assessors, who in general conclude that the etiquette displayed by the duchess demonstrated solely in her selection of her attire projected an air of disregard for the agony that many residents of Birmingham are currently suffering from. Fascinating.

Remarkable, how the weaving of a variety of threads into a particular pattern culminating in an item of wardrobe belonging to a certain individual in so choosing to adorn themselves with such item inflicts so much agony upon others. Poetic in fact.

It is settled...the item should be publicly destroyed and an official statement of apology should be made by the wearer and official papers outlining attire for HRHs to wear during public engagements should be published.

A little over the top? Whatever gave you that impression?
I love it! LOL. Well said.

William & Kate visited Birmingham. They made many people happy. It seems like they boosted community morale. End of story.
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:21 AM
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At this moment, I am reminded of a Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother quote, when criticized by some because she dressed up and wore pearls to visit those Londoners affected by the bombing in World War II. To paraphrase it, "They would dress up to visit me in their Sunday best, why shouldn't I do the same for them?"

I disagree with the assessment that wearing jeans, a hoodie or something else. That too me says, you are so not that important that I didn't even get dressed up. Unless of course, she was going to participate in the clean up...and than that would be a distraction from the real work that needs to be done.

Do you think that Harry, William, Charles and/or Camilla wore a cheap outfit when they did their visits? While it probably wasn't appropriate to wear such an expensive outfit (unless its something she has already worn before), wearing something cheap wouldn't be acceptable as well. Than we would be hearing about that as well.

ETA: Catherine is fairly new to the game, in the future I am sure she will recognize that perception plays an important role. With the attention of the press so focused on her and her clothes, she will learn that certain name brands shouldnt be worn for certain events. She probably didn't think that they would be able to spot the designer outfits. If the outfit wasn't so expensive we wouldn't be talking about the cost but rather the look of the outfit.
I know you told us to move on but,you gotta love the Queen Mother for saying that!
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Old 08-25-2011, 06:21 PM
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Dunno if this has been posted yet Haven't been around for a few days
Prince William and Kate Middleton's Movie Night Out : People.com

btw I've seen the snaps of them in the cinema they look so cute but I don't want to post them cause it just feels too creepy and an invasion of privacy but if you want to see them they're on twitter.
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:06 PM
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Dunno if this has been posted yet Haven't been around for a few days
Prince William and Kate Middleton's Movie Night Out : People.com

btw I've seen the snaps of them in the cinema they look so cute but I don't want to post them cause it just feels too creepy and an invasion of privacy but if you want to see them they're on twitter.
I've seen some stuff about this on my twitter. The pictures from the cinema showed them from behind and were a little on the blurry side. I think one provided the side view. Catherine was in a blue top (or maybe it was grey-blue). Whatever, the shade was nice.
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:26 PM
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Yup and they were at the concession stand and then there's the ones of them going through the back exit. I just thought it's pretty cool how normal they appear. Oh apparently the deal that night was a "two for one" deal so I guess you purchase a ticket and get the second free or something like that. I read it in another article.
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Old 08-25-2011, 11:00 PM
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Yup and they were at the concession stand and then there's the ones of them going through the back exit. I just thought it's pretty cool how normal they appear. Oh apparently the deal that night was a "two for one" deal so I guess you purchase a ticket and get the second free or something like that. I read it in another article.
Love the economizing factor. Glad they had a good night though.
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Old 08-26-2011, 11:32 AM
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Love stories like this; just your neighborhood royals hanging around the local haunts and yukking it up at the movie theater.
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Old 08-26-2011, 12:03 PM
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Nothing wrong with being frugal..
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Old 08-26-2011, 02:12 PM
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Nothing wrong with being frugal..
Agreed, but is there someone who has a contrasting opinion then?
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it's pretty ironic how they're considered 'economical' and then Kate will wear a $600s hat
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Love stories like this; just your neighborhood royals hanging around the local haunts and yukking it up at the movie theater.
Ditto. It's great that they're getting this opportunity. They can get the rest and the recreation they have probably wanted since their wedding.
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it's pretty ironic how they're considered 'economical' and then Kate will wear a $600s hat
Kate knows how to pull those purse strings tight when necessary and open them when the occasion calls for it.
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Old 09-05-2011, 02:29 PM
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William and Catherine donate a Range Rover that they received as a wedding gift to a mountain rescue team in the Lake District. Lovely gesture.

William And Catherine: Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Donate Land Rover To Mountain Rescue Team | UK News | Sky News
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What a thoughtful gesture! Imagine getting a Land Rover as a wedding gift. It makes me wonder what else the couple received; I'm sure not all gifts were donations to charity.
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:13 PM
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What a thoughtful gesture! Imagine getting a Land Rover as a wedding gift. It makes me wonder what else the couple received; I'm sure not all gifts were donations to charity.
From what I understood from the article, whatever gifts they received from people who are not family were given away. That's a very thoughtful gesture. Says volumes about their personalities.
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it's pretty ironic how they're considered 'economical' and then Kate will wear a $600s hat
I think by royal standards they are reasonably frugal or at least consider costs carefully, but I underdstand where you're coming from. Presumably they have an overall budget for official engagements etc and it will include money for clothes......maybe William forgoes a new suit so that Catherine can have a new hat LOL!!
In all seriousness though, I do wonder whether the hat maker is raking in the ££££ and $$$$ just for a hat!
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William and Catherine donate a Range Rover that they received as a wedding gift to a mountain rescue team in the Lake District. Lovely gesture.

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How very thoughtful!
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Old 09-07-2011, 04:33 AM
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I think by royal standards they are reasonably frugal or at least consider costs carefully, but I understand where you're coming from. Presumably they have an overall budget for official engagements etc and it will include money for clothes......maybe William forgoes a new suit so that Catherine can have a new hat LOL!!
In all seriousness though, I do wonder whether the hat maker is raking in the ££££ and $$$$ just for a hat!
As far as Catherine is concerned I think you can pretty well deep six the idea of a budget. These first few years are going to be very important for her as she is starting from scratch and Prince William has had his entire adult life to accumulate the essentials of "Royal Life".


Saville Row Bespoke;
  • Suits
  • Morning Suits
  • Tail Coats
  • Dinner Jackets
  • Uniforms
  • Shirts
Hand Made Bespoke:
  • Shoes
  • Boots
Jewellery:
  • Watches
  • Cuff links
  • Tie Pins
I would venture to guess that not one of the above items is "budget" or "economy" inspired and, to be honest, cost a bundle.


Catherine is in the very early stages of "creating" the "essentials of a Royal Life Wardrobe" with such staples as;
  • Shoes
  • Boots
  • Gloves
  • Handbags
  • Evening Bags
  • Hats
  • Fascinators
Then there are the actual clothes:
  • Dress Coats
  • Suits
  • Day Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Shirts
  • Under garments
  • Formal Evening Gowns
  • Semi-formal Cocktail gowns, etc. ad nauseum.
All of her costs are virtually immediate, which translates to spending on a large scale. Let's face it, the exact cost of every visible item of clothing she wears wings around the world wide net within hours of her being spotted and, in a lot of cases, we prefer the high end gear for our vicarious entertainment. As for the cost of the hats? You love it, you pay for it!!

As for the jewellery? We can attribute that romantically to her husband, thoughtfully from her in-laws and "messages" from the Queen and Prince Philip.
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:28 PM
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As far as Catherine is concerned I think you can pretty well deep six the idea of a budget. These first few years are going to be very important for her as she is starting from scratch and Prince William has had his entire adult life to accumulate the essentials of "Royal Life".


Saville Row Bespoke;
  • Suits
  • Morning Suits
  • Tail Coats
  • Dinner Jackets
  • Uniforms
  • Shirts
Hand Made Bespoke:
  • Shoes
  • Boots
Jewellery:
  • Watches
  • Cuff links
  • Tie Pins
I would venture to guess that not one of the above items is "budget" or "economy" inspired and, to be honest, cost a bundle.


Catherine is in the very early stages of "creating" the "essentials of a Royal Life Wardrobe" with such staples as;
  • Shoes
  • Boots
  • Gloves
  • Handbags
  • Evening Bags
  • Hats
  • Fascinators
Then there are the actual clothes:
  • Dress Coats
  • Suits
  • Day Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Shirts
  • Under garments
  • Formal Evening Gowns
  • Semi-formal Cocktail gowns, etc. ad nauseum.
All of her costs are virtually immediate, which translates to spending on a large scale. Let's face it, the exact cost of every visible item of clothing she wears wings around the world wide net within hours of her being spotted and, in a lot of cases, we prefer the high end gear for our vicarious entertainment. As for the cost of the hats? You love it, you pay for it!!

As for the jewellery? We can attribute that romantically to her husband, thoughtfully from her in-laws and "messages" from the Queen and Prince Philip.
Very insightful post, MARG!
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