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Old 12-09-2012, 07:44 PM
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This article pretty much summed up a few things I have thought about since the events surrounding Kate's hospitalization last week. I understand completely that Granny and the Firm need some help with staffing events.

That said, I think William understands the leverage he and his own family get by having another job that restricts him. Having lived through his parent's unhappiness, split and divorce as a young person he understands the pressure of the press added to an unhappy situation. And, I think he understands the only control over the press one has is to limit their opportunities.

One would never guess that a preventative stay in hospital would become a huge source of inadvertent tragedy due to some publicity hungry jokers - but there it is. Their memory will forever bear witness to what happened. If I were either of them I would loath the popular media at this point.

I have no idea what decision the couple will reach about work in the future. I just think it is wrong to assume that "granny needs help" is a bigger pull than "I need to raise my kids with some balance and control between public and private life."

Charles and Diana wanted a better balanced life for their children just as William and Kate want a great life for their kids. If the vagaries of the media preclude that, it helps me understand why William might stay in the armed forces.

Sorry if any of that sounded preachy - I just had thought a lot about this lately.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:03 PM
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I think it makes sense in the wake of the media frenzy around the Duchess's hospitalization that William would want to avoid the press more than ever for his family and himself.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:53 PM
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tbh they seem happy in Anglesey so I wouldn't mind if they stayed there and William continued doing what he's doing but the thing is I dunno what in the heck to believe anymore as DM yesterday reported he has not made a decision and has been given more time while Telegraph is saying he's going to stay in the RAF
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:53 PM
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And I think you're spot- on with that statement! He must have!
And I think the few other people in the world who possess similar gifts to William ( and you know who I mean-) must have them too. It is part of what makes them so special.
I think you're right.
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:31 AM
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william & catherine

page 3 (currently) has lotsa pics from last night

Also from Centrepoint's account
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:43 PM
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Prince WIlliam and Cate. | onroyaltoes
Simon Perry ‏@SPerryPeoplemag Prince William strolls the green carpet at The Hobbit premiere pic.twitter.com/CDbYuh29



Mark Stewart ‏@RegalEyes William looked rather lonely on the Hobbit's green carpet tonight. Wish he'd brought a plus one - plenty of glamorous cousins to chose from.



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Prince William arriving at the #Hobbit premiere (without Kate) amid congrats from the crowd pic.twitter.com/dKCa6ynW (pic via @Wilkinson_David )



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Prince William's meeting stars of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey inside the Odeon Leicester Square. We're outside freezing our nuts off.



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Prince William has arrived on the green carpet in Leicester Square for the UK premiere of The Hobbit.



More pics and updates here https://www.facebook.com/WhatKateWore?ref=stream
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:45 PM
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Really wish Catherine was feeling well enough to attend!
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:57 PM
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Who is Tessa Street? Per the pictures, she is listed as attending with PW. I googled her name but found nothing.
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:02 PM
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Who is Tessa Street? Per the pictures, she is listed as attending with PW. I googled her name but found nothing.
A friend or someone who works for him.
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:21 PM
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A friend or someone who works for him.
Thank you, Lumutqueen.
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:25 PM
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Who is Tessa Street? Per the pictures, she is listed as attending with PW. I googled her name but found nothing.
She's the general manager of the cinema. She greeted him on his arrival and escorted him down the carpet.
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:02 PM
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She's the general manager of the cinema. She greeted him on his arrival and escorted him down the carpet.
That makes more sense. Thank you, soapstar.
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Prince William attends premiere of The Hobbit without Kate Middleton who is still recovering from sickness | Mail Online
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:36 PM
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He looks tired. And he's due back at work. They need some help.
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2 tux appearances from Wills in 1 week- life is good!
And as always, it is that magical smile!
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:13 PM
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2 tux appearances from Wills in 1 week- life is good!
And as always, it is that magical smile!
I think the Duke has made a trip to Savile Row
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:00 PM
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2 tux appearances from Wills in 1 week- life is good!
And as always, it is that magical smile!
Oh, he pulls off a tux like no one else . His smile is beyond words, and even when tired, he still manages to look extremely dapper and debonair .

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I think the Duke has made a trip to Savile Row
I won't be surprised in the slightest .
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:27 AM
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Oh, he pulls off a tux like no one else . His smile is beyond words, and even when tired, he still manages to look extremely dapper and debonair .

I admire that.

I won't be surprised in the slightest .
That makes 3 of us!
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Here are some more pics from yesterday:



** zimbio/Bauer Griffin gallery: Prince William Royal Film Performance **
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