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Old 02-05-2014, 08:55 AM
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Those pictures look quite old to me. She is still using the Silver Cross pram. By now, George probably wants to be sitting up in a buggy.
Yes they are fron the 5th December
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:49 AM
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Yes they are fron the 5th December
Those pictures were on Twitter last night because Catherine had been spotted. But those tweets have now been deleted so it looks like someone re-hashed some information.

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I don't recall any fuss made about the bikini pics from Mustique.
I think someone is referring to the topless pictures.
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Old 02-05-2014, 03:45 PM
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Didn't realize George was going to New Zealand! I don't have children but I imagine it would be hard to be away for 2-3 weeks from your first born & only child for such a long period of time. Especially for the mother.
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Old 02-05-2014, 03:59 PM
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Didn't realize George was going to New Zealand! I don't have children but I imagine it would be hard to be away for 2-3 weeks from your first born & only child for such a long period of time. Especially for the mother.
I am curious how they will get along with George, its a business trip, not a family holiday and I am not sure if its a good decision to take such a small kid on the trip, rather than leaving him at home with the nanny/Middletons. Diana took William to Australia but after that, if I recall correctly, she never took one of the kids with her on a business visit abroad, ever. She will have had her reasons. George will be more with his nanny than his parents, who dont have time for anything. But I guess Kate will want to make her own experience in this regard. We'll see if this is George's first and last trip or if they continue to take him to foreign trips.
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Old 02-05-2014, 04:10 PM
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I don't know anyone would complain about the Cambridge's taking their baby son with them on a long trip like this. They most likely wouldn't want to be that far away from their son for a long time. I also think taking George on this family holiday was kind of a test to see how he would handle a lengthy flight and he probably did very good.

I think the people of Australia and New Zealand will be very happy to see their two future King's and future Queen on this upcoming tour.
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Old 02-05-2014, 04:30 PM
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I am curious how they will get along with George, its a business trip, not a family holiday and I am not sure if its a good decision to take such a small kid on the trip, rather than leaving him at home with the nanny/Middletons. Diana took William to Australia but after that, if I recall correctly, she never took one of the kids with her on a business visit abroad, ever. She will have had her reasons. George will be more with his nanny than his parents, who dont have time for anything. But I guess Kate will want to make her own experience in this regard. We'll see if this is George's first and last trip or if they continue to take him to foreign trips.
IIRC, when Charles and Diana took William on the trip to Australia, they had a specific location where William and nanny were based and Charles and Diana would go there when time allowed. They didn't haul William around to all of the engagements. I imagine William and Kate will do something similar with George and only move George's base when they move between countries.

Diana set the precedence on traveling on an overseas tour with an infant and I really can't see Kate being comfortable at all with George separated from her for an extended period of time.

We'll see what happens and how they handle it.
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Old 02-05-2014, 06:10 PM
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Perhaps it's precisely because Diana didn't take her children on trips with her, that William wants George on the trip (or future trips) with him and Kate. Perhaps he remembers missing his parents when they were away.
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Perhaps it's precisely because Diana didn't take her children on trips with her, that William wants George on the trip (or future trips) with him and Kate. Perhaps he remembers missing his parents when they were away.
Diana did take William with her, and Charles, when they came to Australia when he was about 9 months (same age as George will be) but then she realised that it was disruptive to his routine and she wasn't able to spend all that much time with him anyway and so didn't do so again.
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Old 02-07-2014, 06:24 AM
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Diana did take William with her, and Charles, when they came to Australia when he was about 9 months (same age as George will be) but then she realised that it was disruptive to his routine and she wasn't able to spend all that much time with him anyway and so didn't do so again.
Exactly. Maybe it was a one-off for the reasons you mentioned but also when Harry came along, its impossible to tag two kids along, especially when they get older. So taking George now might be the only possibility they will get. As soon as he gets older/there is a sibling thats the end of it.
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Old 02-07-2014, 08:39 AM
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Diana did take William with her, and Charles, when they came to Australia when he was about 9 months (same age as George will be) but then she realised that it was disruptive to his routine and she wasn't able to spend all that much time with him anyway and so didn't do so again.
It doesn't negate the fact that William may have missed his parents while they were gone, which was my point.
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Old 02-07-2014, 08:46 AM
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It doesn't negate the fact that William may have missed his parents while they were gone, which was my point.
That might very well be, but it's something many children get used to - children of professional and successful parents must get used to late nights, business trips, etc, weekends of busy parents. It is easier at the end of the day to keep the child in his routine. It sounds like something a royal parent does once and realizes far better to keep them home.
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I think that she can relie on ther mother to take care of him... I do prefer that situtation rather than take him along, the trip is too long, he is very young...he is used to be woth her grandmother so to me is the best choice rather than take him along, so manye trip hours, a didferen kinf of weather and little time with his parents...
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Old 02-07-2014, 09:42 AM
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I guess I'm the only one getting my point. I'm speaking only about William, no one else ... not Diana and Charles, and not people we don't know. It may very well be that William and Kate discover that bringing George with them on future trips may be inconvenient. On the other hand, there are parents who take their children with them on all trips, and the children haven't suffered for it. We'll see which the Cambridges decide to do.
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Old 02-07-2014, 10:37 AM
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When William went with his parents down under, they checked up on him on a regular bases. When William & Harry got a bit older, they also went to Canada to be with their parents.
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Old 02-07-2014, 05:31 PM
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Remember that William - by 7 had to be used to not having his parents around except in holidays as he was bundled off to boarding school - so he really didn't have a lot of memories of them around during the normal day to day side of life as he only spent about 6 weeks with each parent and in holiday mode at that (remember that there were effectively separated by the time he was 7 even if not formally until he was 10).
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Old 02-07-2014, 06:25 PM
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Remember that William - by 7 had to be used to not having his parents around except in holidays as he was bundled off to boarding school - so he really didn't have a lot of memories of them around during the normal day to day side of life as he only spent about 6 weeks with each parent and in holiday mode at that (remember that there were effectively separated by the time he was 7 even if not formally until he was 10).
But wouldn't that be even more of a reason to travel with their child(ren)? People with very difficult jobs and no nanny often manage to take their kids along. You can't get those sweet young years back.
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Royal tours aren't holidays. They can can take George now when he is small but as he goes off to school, they will spend his school breaks as a family skiing, going to Balmoral etc. W&K can do the foreign tours when the kids are in school.
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Prince William and Harry on a hunting weekend in Spain...
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People who work overseas, in the diplomatic service and the military live this sort of life as well. They are posted overseas, children in boarding school and then have family events during the holidays. Not unusual.
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Prince William and Harry on a hunting weekend in Spain...
WEll Twitter has gone wild about this but mainly that how stupid is William to go hunting the weekend before he stands up and argues against poaching.

View is that majority of people will not differentiate between the 2.

And of course the witches are out about yet more time away from each other, blah di blah di blah!
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