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Old 02-07-2013, 01:13 AM
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And also at around the six or seventh month, doctors ordered Diana to take time away and rest. Charles took her to his Property in Cornwall for a few weeks away from all of the media pressure, which is what was part of why the Doctors ordered her to rest.

Okay...We've had postings about entitlement, how "uncaring" the Cambridges are, how lazy they are and now we're at the comparing this to the Diana years. I think this topic has officially been flogged enough IMO. *sarcasm*
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:24 AM
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And also at around the six or seventh month, doctors ordered Diana to take time away and rest. Charles took her to his Property in Cornwall for a few weeks away from all of the media pressure, which is what was part of why the Doctors ordered her to rest.

Okay...We've had postings about entitlement, how "uncaring" the Cambridges are, how lazy they are and now we're at the comparing this to the Diana years. I think this topic has officially been flogged enough IMO. *sarcasm*
I think we still have to go through "the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were working parents who didn't see their young children often, what can't the Cambridges do the same" comments
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:58 AM
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I think that people are just complaining because Catherine does not work as a full-time Royal, nor does she work at any other profession. This then comes across to the public, who are not necessarily huge followers of the Royal family, that she is lazy and does not do anything thus not "earning her money from taxes". I don't AGREE with this fact, but I can see why the public would think she is lazy.
I don't think Kate could still work for jigsaw if she was living in Anglessey. I'm my dream world would Kate have a full time job, yes. I don't know where she could work in Anglessey, perhaps a library or museum. But it's Kate's desire to be a housewife. I tend to assume that these vacations are not for Kate but are for William and as his wife she of course is going as well.
The same people complaining this time will continue to complain their next vacation, ignoring that they are not the only ones on vacation and that William does have a job that he might need some relief from.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:08 AM
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Diana, my mother tells me, worked hard all the way up to her children's birth and was even photographed sleeping at an event .
Diana didn't work hard all the way to her children's births, that's just one of those myths that gets perpetuated. The Court Circular is the official record of all the engagements the royals carry out. So checking the 1981 and early 1982 Court Circular one can see that Diana actually didn't work much more than Kate is currently. Diana married in July, she didn't actually do any engagements until the official trip to Wales Oct 28 to 30th. (Charles meanwhile undertook some official engagements on his own in September.)

She then did intake official engagements in November including the one where photographed she looked asleep. (She was actually looking down in the photo, it's quite a famous one as she's wearing a real 'fairytale princess dress'. Some people interpreted the photo as Diana being bored to tears.)

December she undertook Christmas engagement such as attending carol services. In January she did one engagement (Kate also did one engagement in January) Two in February, then the 16th she and Charles went to Barbados (where the pregnancy photos were taken) until the end of the month.

March she did 5 engagements and then April went on maternity leave.

Diana didn't take on her first official patronage until 1983 (the Junior British Red Cross).

Not a lot of research seems to go on by various people when wanting to be critical of Kate and the amount of engagements she's undertaking. In actual fact it's comparable to Diana's. The then Princess Elizabeth with her first 2 pregnancies did no official engagements, there are no photos of her pregnant. As Queen though with her younger 2 she did.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:31 AM
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Diana didn't work hard all the way to her children's births, that's just one of those myths that gets perpetuated. The Court Circular is the official record of all the engagements the royals carry out. So checking the 1981 and early 1982 Court Circular one can see that Diana actually didn't work much more than Kate is currently. Diana married in July, she didn't actually do any engagements until the official trip to Wales Oct 28 to 30th. (Charles meanwhile undertook some official engagements on his own in September.)

She then did intake official engagements in November including the one where photographed she looked asleep. (She was actually looking down in the photo, it's quite a famous one as she's wearing a real 'fairytale princess dress'. Some people interpreted the photo as Diana being bored to tears.)

December she undertook Christmas engagement such as attending carol services. In January she did one engagement (Kate also did one engagement in January) Two in February, then the 16th she and Charles went to Barbados (where the pregnancy photos were taken) until the end of the month.

March she did 5 engagements and then April went on maternity leave.

Diana didn't take on her first official patronage until 1983 (the Junior British Red Cross).

Not a lot of research seems to go on by various people when wanting to be critical of Kate and the amount of engagements she's undertaking. In actual fact it's comparable to Diana's. The then Princess Elizabeth with her first 2 pregnancies did no official engagements, there are no photos of her pregnant. As Queen though with her younger 2 she did.
Thank you for that info
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:57 AM
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Thank you Charlotte 1 for the facts. I do remember all of Diana's engagements you mention , especially the "princess dress" and did not recall her working too much till after the children were born.
They had a very long honeymoon but had several photocalls
My feeling is that the complaining about Kate is simply the lack of photocalls, the public appetite seems to demand it and keeps the hounds at bay.
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:21 AM
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There were more photos of Diana. She was frequently seen watching Prince Charles play polo. It gives the impression that she was doing more engagements.
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Thank you Charlotte 1 for the facts. I do remember all of Diana's engagements you mention , especially the "princess dress" and did not recall her working too much till after the children were born.
They had a very long honeymoon but had several photocalls
My feeling is that the complaining about Kate is simply the lack of photocalls, the public appetite seems to demand it and keeps the hounds at bay.
Then people complain about her being in the news too much. She never wins.
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:17 PM
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Diana didn't work hard all the way to her children's births, that's just one of those myths that gets perpetuated. The Court Circular is the official record of all the engagements the royals carry out. So checking the 1981 and early 1982 Court Circular one can see that Diana actually didn't work much more than Kate is currently. Diana married in July, she didn't actually do any engagements until the official trip to Wales Oct 28 to 30th. (Charles meanwhile undertook some official engagements on his own in September.)

She then did intake official engagements in November including the one where photographed she looked asleep. (She was actually looking down in the photo, it's quite a famous one as she's wearing a real 'fairytale princess dress'. Some people interpreted the photo as Diana being bored to tears.)

December she undertook Christmas engagement such as attending carol services. In January she did one engagement (Kate also did one engagement in January) Two in February, then the 16th she and Charles went to Barbados (where the pregnancy photos were taken) until the end of the month.

March she did 5 engagements and then April went on maternity leave.

Diana didn't take on her first official patronage until 1983 (the Junior British Red Cross).

Not a lot of research seems to go on by various people when wanting to be critical of Kate and the amount of engagements she's undertaking. In actual fact it's comparable to Diana's. The then Princess Elizabeth with her first 2 pregnancies did no official engagements, there are no photos of her pregnant. As Queen though with her younger 2 she did.

Diana was 20 years old, suffering from bulimia, and a not very caring husband! In spite if all this, she DID have a work ethic that started before she married lasted al her life.
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Thanks for such an informative post, Charlotte1.
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:33 PM
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Diana was 20 years old, suffering from bulimia, and a not very caring husband! In spite if all this, she DID have a work ethic that started before she married lasted al her life.
Diana did what she had to do as Princess of Wales and fulltime royal. Her pregnancies weren't an easy situtation for her though.

Catherine isn't in the same position as Diana was at the time.
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:47 PM
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Does Rosana read every post? It doesn't look like she read Charlotte1 post
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Before the mods step in, let's not do the Diana vs Catherine gig. its not a competition, their roles are/were different and we live in different times.

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Old 02-07-2013, 04:14 PM
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I agree. Two different roles and in different times.
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Before the mods step in, let's not do the Diana vs Catherine gig. its not a competition, their roles are/were different and we live in different times.

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I agree, and IMO it is grossly unfair to compare the late Diana and Catherine. I know I would feel horrible if my mother in law passed away before I married her son, and then have to be subjected to being constantly compared to a memory. I loved Diana, but this is ridiculous. Put yourself in Catherine's shoes for a minute, even if you do not like her. She gets criticized for not dressing up enough, dressing up too much, not pulling her hair up, not wearing a tiara, not going here, there or wherever, not saying the right thing at the right time, being called names in the press and on top of that people screaming "Diana did more!!!!" Since when is this a contest??? Maybe she is doing all that the Queen wants her to do. William is not next in line, his father is!!! When I was carrying my children, I was horribly ill, but I was not even diagnosed with what Catherine had. I missed A LOT of work to the point I feared I would be fired for being sick too much!!!
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:23 PM
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Going back to the Summer Paralympics, the closing ceremony was on September 9th in the evening. Their tour starts on September 11th. Doesn't it half a day ore more to flight from London to Singapore?
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Going back to the Summer Paralympics, the closing ceremony was on September 9th in the evening. Their tour starts on September 11th. Doesn't it half a day ore more to flight from London to Singapore?
Takes approx 12 hours and 46 minutes no stops.
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The point with the paralympics is that they were ambassadors of it, thus expected to attend some events. And they did just a few and then stoped because suposedly WIlliam was at work and then it turned out they were in France for a holiday.
I'm sure that if they attended more events and then couldn't be at the closing ceremony because of their tour, people would be fine with it. Or if William was at work too.
What went wrong was saying that he was working and then find out they were holidaying.

And that leads us again to their "timing" and comunication problems.
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The point with the paralympics is that they were ambassadors of it, thus expected to attend some events. And they did just a few and then stoped because suposedly WIlliam was at work and then it turned out they were in France for a holiday.
I'm sure that if they attended more events and then couldn't be at the closing ceremony because of their tour, people would be fine with it. Or if William was at work too.
What went wrong was saying that he was working and then find out they were holidaying.

And that leads us again to their "timing" and comunication problems.
Call me naive, but Queen Elizabeth does not seem the type of person to put up with much nonsense within her family. I know I wouldn't want to cross her!!!! And I adore her LOL
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The point with the paralympics is that they were ambassadors of it, thus expected to attend some events. And they did just a few and then stoped because suposedly WIlliam was at work and then it turned out they were in France for a holiday.
I'm sure that if they attended more events and then couldn't be at the closing ceremony because of their tour, people would be fine with it. Or if William was at work too.
What went wrong was saying that he was working and then find out they were holidaying.

And that leads us again to their "timing" and comunication problems.
How do you know he didn't go to work? The paralympics was lasted like 2 weeks. They spend 3 days in France.

When they said he was working, Catherine was at the paralympics events

How many events did Harry go to during the paralympics? iirc Kate went to more than William and Harry
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