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Old 03-31-2012, 03:51 PM
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Honestly, I notice nothing out of the ordinary in Kate's or William's body language while they are discussing children. But, I'm not a big fan of body analyzing any way. So much is up for interpretation. I've seen body language analyzers look at the same photos/videos and come to different conclusions.
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Old 03-31-2012, 04:13 PM
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Honestly, those videos don't tell me anything about how Kate or William feel about having children. But, I'm not a big fan of body analyzing any way. So much is up for interpretation. I've seen body analyzers look at the same photos/videos and come to different conclusions.
I didn't even see what the fuss was about to begin with. So, apparently she looked to the left, or some such, which was interpreted as her way of having reservations about having children. Well, maybe she got something in her eye, and wanted to get it out without having to actually rub it. That's my interpretation, so make of it what you will .

I do agree with you. Body language analysis are far from accurate, because you have as many interpretations as you do viewers/specialists/etc.
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Old 03-31-2012, 04:24 PM
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Any speculation is exactly that....speculation.

We do know that she herself did not attend the funeral of her 1st cousin the Earl of Harewood nor did she attend his memorial service.
Did I say anything different? I think not.
Also, was The Queen holidaying in France at the time of The Earls funeral/ memorial service? I don't think so either.
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Old 03-31-2012, 04:29 PM
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I didn't even see what the fuss was about to begin with. So, apparently she looked to the left, or some such, which was interpreted as her way of having reservations about having children. Well, maybe she got something in her eye, and wanted to get it out without having to actually rub it. That's my interpretation, so make of it what you will .

I do agree with you. Body language analysis are far from accurate, because you have as many interpretations as you do viewers/specialists/etc.
Yep. I was thinking, did I miss something? There are so many things she could have been thinking at that moment.
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Old 03-31-2012, 04:56 PM
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Honestly, I notice nothing out of the ordinary in Kate's or William's body language while they are discussing children. But, I'm not a big fan of body analyzing any way. So much is up for interpretation. I've seen body language analyzers look at the same photos/videos and come to different conclusions.
While I think there is some expression of feelings from body language (e.g. telling someone is nervous by their expression or how they hold themselves) I don't think it communicates anything other than a person's current emotions. Using the Kate example, I imagine that you could ask her the question about a family 20 times and her "body language" would be different each time. I just don't think you can look at a few milliseconds of video and know a person's full feeling on the topic of the conversation.

I find it so funny in the gossip mags when they will take a photo of a couple and say they can tell the couple are going to break up because of the body language. I always think that if you took the picture a minute earlier or a minute later, the body language might say something entirely different!
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Old 03-31-2012, 05:00 PM
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William and Harry have both said countless time that if you do something wrong or the Queen doesn't like a decision you have made she will ring you up and tell you that you've made a mistake. So therefore I'm pretty sure if this decision bothered the Queen she would have voiced her opinion by now to William and Catherine.

I know I'm not a member of the royal family but I don't attend every memorial service of every deceased family member. So I don't get the big fuss about this.
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Not to mention, that despite the royalty/heir business, it is just plain rude to quiz people about when/if they are going to have children. I guess I'm old fashioned but frankly I think it's just plain tacky to bring that up to a young couple when they have just announced their engagement. But then, people continue to feel it is THEIR right to know everything.
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Yes, they're madly in love - but, whisper it, have Mr and Mrs Wales got just a tad middle-aged?

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The couple have spent the past week in the French Alpine ski resort of Meribel, along with Kate’s parents and her younger brother James. Sister Pippa and her friend George Percy were reportedly there, too – all sharing the same chalet.
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To make the most of this life, William has insisted that his and Kate’s diaries are cleared of Royal engagements for the coming months. He is especially keen that his wife, who has been thrust into the spotlight in his absence, should have some time to herself. A courtier confirmed: ‘You will not be seeing the Duchess now for some time.’
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Their only excitement is playing tennis together at the Harbour Club in Chelsea, where Kate has been taking lessons from a coach. They are fiercely competitive on the court, which is one of the few times they do occasionally bicker, but Kate is determined to maintain her game, which is stronger than William’s.
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:25 PM
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Not to mention, that despite the royalty/heir business, it is just plain rude to quiz people about when/if they are going to have children. I guess I'm old fashioned but frankly I think it's just plain tacky to bring that up to a young couple when they have just announced their engagement. But then, people continue to feel it is THEIR right to know everything.
Yeah, when you think about it the interviewer is basically saying - "so, do you guys intend to have unprotected sex sometime soon?".
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:28 PM
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Let's get back on topic.

Now we are speculating on their body language, if Kate is hesitant in regards to having kids, etc.

Back to the Current Events of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge....
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Like I said, the Queen approved. Who are we to judge? You don't have to attend that particular service in order to pay your respects or remember the deceased for what they were.
Did she approve? We don't know that. We don't even really know how much real authority she has to influence his actions.. We still aren't even 100% that they are on holiday. I was raised that attending funerals, wakes, memorials etc were also a sign of respect for the primary mourners as well.
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Is there a way I can get someone to send me a message when the topic of this thread is changed and this holiday debate ends?
I've never been one to push W&K to have children but if she states she's pregnant maybe people will get over this non-issue.
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Yes, they're madly in love - but, whisper it, have Mr and Mrs Wales got just a tad middle-aged?

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The couple have spent the past week in the French Alpine ski resort of Meribel, along with Kate’s parents and her younger brother James. Sister Pippa and her friend George Percy were reportedly there, too – all sharing the same chalet.

To make the most of this life, William has insisted that his and Kate’s diaries are cleared of Royal engagements for the coming months. He is especially keen that his wife, who has been thrust into the spotlight in his absence, should have some time to herself. A courtier confirmed: ‘You will not be seeing the Duchess now for some time.’

Their only excitement is playing tennis together at the Harbour Club in Chelsea, where Kate has been taking lessons from a coach. They are fiercely competitive on the court, which is one of the few times they do occasionally bicker, but Kate is determined to maintain her game, which is stronger than William’s.
It is a bit odd. For him. Maybe for her is understandable. But William? During the Jubilee Year - isn't that odd? Given who he is. What was Charles doing at William's age - wasn't he doing major Royal stuff?
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:53 PM
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It is a bit odd. For him. Maybe for her is understandable. But William? During the Jubilee Year - isn't that odd? Given who he is. What was Charles doing at William's age - wasn't he doing major Royal stuff?
Prince Charles has been doing royal duties since a very young age; he was certainly a lot younger than William is now.
However, Charles was the Heir, whereas William is only the son of the Heir; their situation cannot be compared.
Once Charles becomes King - then it is a different question altogether.
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:09 PM
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I think this is just an April Fools joke but thought it was funny regardless
Wills and Kate among celebs expected to enjoy Titanic Two's maiden voyage - Mirror Online

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Is there a way I can get someone to send me a message when the topic of this thread is changed and this holiday debate ends?
I've never been one to push W&K to have children but if she states she's pregnant maybe people will get over this non-issue.
I so second that motion. At the end of the day it's their decision and nothing we say right now will change it, so I really think it's time to drop it.
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:41 PM
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Where in the world do these 'journalists' come up with half the stuff they manage to get published? I find it hard to believe that during the Jubilee Year William would clear his and his wife's diaries for a several months. They're involved in the Olympics as well, so it sounds highly unlikely that will haul themselves off to Wales and stay there until he is done with his RAF duties. I guess only time will tell, but I'm just a bit skeptical here.
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:36 PM
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It is a bit odd. For him. Maybe for her is understandable. But William? During the Jubilee Year - isn't that odd? Given who he is. What was Charles doing at William's age - wasn't he doing major Royal stuff?
William is working full time as a SAR pilot. That means doing 12 hour shifts in what can be a very intense and dangerous environment. I don't blame him for not wanting to do lots of engagements in his down time. Also, he's determined to be made a Captain and if he's taking lots of time away from work that's going to take even longer.

It seems they want to keep the spotlight on the Queen, and Charles as her heir, as much as possible in the lead up to the Jubilee celebrations. It didn't go unnoticed, for example, that when Kate went to Leicester with the Queen and DoE, all the papers put Kate on their front pages the next day, without the Queen. If Kate is performing public engagements all the attention goes to her no matter what the other royals are doing.
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Yes, they're madly in love - but, whisper it, have Mr and Mrs Wales got just a tad middle-aged? | Mail Online

If William is insisting their diaries be cleared of any engagements to let them enjoy a private life than Catherine is only doing what William tells her to do. She has always done things to please him.
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I understand that William is full-time pilot but Kate is free so she could help senior members of BRF with engagements during Jubilee and after that. She seems enjoy meetings with people and conducts her duties well. I don't understand why her husband want to keep her in palace. For Kate it's time to gain some experience, get used with royal life, something what give her benefits in the future.
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I take that article with a huge grain of salt. Katie Nicholl (or her "source") can't get even basic details right. The article states, "William doesn't really go out anymore and Kate never did'. In what alternate universe did Kate never go out?
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