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Old 09-09-2012, 03:57 PM
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No, the DoC is the wife of the heir TO THE HEIR. It is a big difference at this point with two generations ahead of William.

Also, if you look back to Maxima's first few years as P of Oranje, I don't think her schedule was as busy as it is now. She was eased into her role as Catherine has been into hers.

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What part of Prince William is not the heir to the throne atm do you not understand? Of course Maxima is busy she is Crown Princess. Your dislike of Catherine is obvious and nothing she does can make her right. You love comparing apples to oranges do you not? If HM THE QUEEN of ENGLAND thought she should be doing more with her Grandson I am sure she would let them Know. She isn't Kate Middleton anymore either.
Completely agree with both of you. Catherine is NOT the Princess of Wales yet, so her workload is considerably lighter. No problems there. Crown Princesses do a lot more, because they're in direct lines to be consorts (or monarchs in the case of Victoria of Sweden), so that's why we see them more. Some people have issues understanding basic concepts, as well as the tendency to let their dislikes cloud their judgments.

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When is Kate Middleton going to do some charity work?
'Kate Middleton' will not do any charity work (and has never done any), but 'Duchess of Cambridge' has done several engagements over the past several months with the charities of her choosing. I'm sure she'll do more after her tour, as well as in the new year, when the Jubilee hype is put to rest.
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:06 PM
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One other main point we have to remember then put the issue of Kate doing more or less as far as royal engagements is that in reality, its not up to her to decide how many she does or doesn't do. The Firm is a very structured, well oiled, smoothly running organization with duties and engagement planned sometimes years in advance. Kate herself cannot and does not choose one day that she wants to go visit the Lost Children orphanage and spend the day finger painting with them, dresses up and heads out on a whim of her own.

She is doing exactly what she is supposed to be doing in accordance with the structure of the Firm. They obviously aren't disappointed in her so why should we be?
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:26 PM
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Please note that all posts relating to the workload of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge should be posted here Duchess of Cambridge Duties and Roles .

Let's stay on topic with the actual Current Events of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
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While the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are away on tour of the Far East and Pacific Islands
it's an opportune time to close this thread at 50 pages and open a new one.

Part 4, commencing September 2012, can be found here.


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