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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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Old 09-07-2011, 02:36 AM
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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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Old 09-07-2011, 03:46 AM
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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

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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Old 09-07-2011, 11:28 PM
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[QUOTE=Baroness of Books;1313369] What a thoughtful gesture!
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. That's a very thoughtful gesture. Says volumes about their personalities.
Agree with you both! Typical of the couple.... Makes me think of Di's quote, " I want William to understand that not everyone in the world drives a Land Rover..." Meaning that she wanted him to understand that there were a lot of people worse off than him, and he should use his postion to help them. I would say, yet again, here is proof ( if we did not know it already, and it is pretty hard not to notice) that William ( and Kate too) have taken this lesson to heart...
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:34 PM
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What a thoughtful gesture!


Agree with you both! Typical of the couple....
Their kindness is always refreshing to see. UK is lucky to have such thoughtful and compassionate royal couple.
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Old 09-12-2011, 04:11 AM
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Kate and William spent this past weekend at Balmoral with the Queen and Prince Philip and Harry (for at least part of it). All of them were at Crathie Kirk yesterday attending a 9/11 service.
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:04 AM
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BALMORAL CASTLE: Divine Service was held in Crathie Parish Church this morning.
The Reverend Dr. Stewart Gillan preached the Sermon.
Mr. William Henderson was received by The Queen when Her Majesty invested him with the Insignia of a Member of the Royal Victorian Order.
Mr. David Scrimgeour was received by The Queen when Her Majesty invested him with the Insignia of a Member of the Royal Victorian Order.

CLARENCE HOUSE: The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall this afternoon attended a Service at the September 11th Memorial Garden, Grosvenor Square, London W1, to commemorate the Tenth Anniversary of the terrorist attacks in the United States of America and were received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Sir David Brewer).

BUCKINGHAM PALACE: The Earl of Wessex, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award International Foundation, this morning departed Heathrow Airport, London, for Kenya and was received this evening upon arrival at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport by the British High Commissioner to the Republic of Kenya (His Excellency Mr. Robert Macaire).
Mrs. Rosemary Hamer is in attendance.
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Any pictures from the 9/11 service?
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Old 09-13-2011, 06:32 PM
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Their kindness is always refreshing to see. UK is lucky to have such thoughtful and compassionate royal couple.

Please may I supply a little background information?

The GENERAL rule is that the BRF do NOT accept presents from people not known to them. There are sometimes exceptions to this rule: for example, at an agricultural or flower show, stallholders sometimes make presentations of not-very-expensive goods to visiting royals.

The MAIN EXCEPTION to the general rule I have quoted above is Royal Weddings. Members of the public were traditionally able to send in wedding presents to marrying royals. The custom in those circumstances was that the presents were put on display and members of the public invited to view them. An admission fee was charged for this, with the money going to charity. When the queen got married, the story was that one of the pieces of jewellery that she wished to wear was in fact being displayed [I think in St James's Palace] and therefore had to be retrieved pretty pronto. The first exhibition I can remember going to see was that of the presents given to the Prince and Princess of Wales. It was a fascinating exhibition, and the presents ranged from the exquisite and the costly to the inexpensive but obviously carefully chosen and/ or lovingly made or knitted. From memory, the admission fee I paid was quite modest - a few pounds - and it went to IIRC the Royal Wedding Charity the couple had set up. Someone with a better memory than me should be able to help me with this recollection.

Commercial presents - i.e. from companies, are only accepted if the company does not try to capitalise on the gift: for example, if the XYZ Bed company was to give a present of a bed to the royal couple, the bed would be immediately returned if the XYZ Bed Company was to run an advertising campaign which said ' as slept on by prince and princess ABC'

The wedding of William and Catherine was a bit different. William and Catherine announced that instead of receiving presents, they wanted people to contribute to the charity they had set up. In addition and in fact contrary to some reports, family members and friends and I believe some foreign guests did make personal wedding presents to the couple. I would also suspect that such people would also have made a charitable donation as well.

This is going to sound a bit 'off' on my part, but whilst it is of course good that William and Catherine were 'donating' the Land Rover, they were actually only 'giving' one of the gifts that had been donated in the first place for 'charitable purposes'. It wasn't therefore a completely 'new' kindness, and they were not giving something that they actually owned or had bought. But of course, it is still commendable that they were 'doing some good'. And, without trying to sound cynical, the 'publicity' that this will give Land Rover - i.e. being linked with the currently 'hottest' royals on the circuit will no doubt have a keen commercial value. Like I said, sorry to sound cynical. The main thing of course is that a good cause is going to benefit.

Hope this helps
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:03 PM
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Please may I supply a little background information?

The GENERAL rule is that the BRF do NOT accept presents from people not known to them. There are sometimes exceptions to this rule: for example, at an agricultural or flower show, stallholders sometimes make presentations of not-very-expensive goods to visiting royals.

The MAIN EXCEPTION to the general rule I have quoted above is Royal Weddings. Members of the public were traditionally able to send in wedding presents to marrying royals. The custom in those circumstances was that the presents were put on display and members of the public invited to view them. An admission fee was charged for this, with the money going to charity. When the queen got married, the story was that one of the pieces of jewellery that she wished to wear was in fact being displayed [I think in St James's Palace] and therefore had to be retrieved pretty pronto. The first exhibition I can remember going to see was that of the presents given to the Prince and Princess of Wales. It was a fascinating exhibition, and the presents ranged from the exquisite and the costly to the inexpensive but obviously carefully chosen and/ or lovingly made or knitted. From memory, the admission fee I paid was quite modest - a few pounds - and it went to IIRC the Royal Wedding Charity the couple had set up. Someone with a better memory than me should be able to help me with this recollection.

Commercial presents - i.e. from companies, are only accepted if the company does not try to capitalise on the gift: for example, if the XYZ Bed company was to give a present of a bed to the royal couple, the bed would be immediately returned if the XYZ Bed Company was to run an advertising campaign which said ' as slept on by prince and princess ABC'

The wedding of William and Catherine was a bit different. William and Catherine announced that instead of receiving presents, they wanted people to contribute to the charity they had set up. In addition and in fact contrary to some reports, family members and friends and I believe some foreign guests did make personal wedding presents to the couple. I would also suspect that such people would also have made a charitable donation as well.

This is going to sound a bit 'off' on my part, but whilst it is of course good that William and Catherine were 'donating' the Land Rover, they were actually only 'giving' one of the gifts that had been donated in the first place for 'charitable purposes'. It wasn't therefore a completely 'new' kindness, and they were not giving something that they actually owned or had bought. But of course, it is still commendable that they were 'doing some good'. And, without trying to sound cynical, the 'publicity' that this will give Land Rover - i.e. being linked with the currently 'hottest' royals on the circuit will no doubt have a keen commercial value. Like I said, sorry to sound cynical. The main thing of course is that a good cause is going to benefit.

Hope this helps
Alex
Thanks for the clarification. It is appreciated.
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:06 PM
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Diarist, any input from you is always illuminating. Thank you.
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William and Kate attended a wedding today

Small pix William & Catherine | #1 Source for Updates on Prince William & Kate Middleton

an article bout William having lunch before the wedding
http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/ne...be/?ref=twtrec
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:49 PM
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William and Kate attended a wedding today

Small pix William & Catherine | #1 Source for Updates on Prince William & Kate Middleton

an article bout William having lunch before the wedding
http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/ne...be/?ref=twtrec
Saw these on my twitter. Hope they had a good time.
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:56 PM
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Here are the rest of the pix the article is all about Pippa though but has pix of Kate none so far of William but he did attend
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/ar...=feeds-newsxml
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Hurray, another wedding sighting: Kate Attends Third Wedding as HRH « The Royal Post
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You next Pippa? Another Saturday, another wedding for Kate and her sister, who has the key to Alex's door | Mail Online

No pictures of William though?
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From what I read in that article, William bowed his head when the photographers were trying to get a shot.
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Only pic of Wills so far but more will be available in this weeks Hello Mag
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