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Old 05-22-2005, 01:39 AM
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i got news from Mirror newspaper also check it out on http://www.mirror.co.uk

PRINCESS SELLING UP
PRINCE and Princess Michael of Kent have put their 36-acre home up for sale for 6million.

It follows Princess Pushy's vow to leave Britain after foxhunting was outlawed.

She said the ban would make life "too boring".

Now she is believed to be looking for a new place in France. She and her husband will live in their apartments at Kensington Palace while Grade I listed Nether Lypiatt Manor near Stroud, Glos, is sold.





The manor dates back to 1703. An agent said: "It's a wonderful house."
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Old 05-22-2005, 11:47 AM
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Well, she's to be admired for sticking to her convictions - I'm sure a lot of people had a lot to say about leaving the country if hunting was banned or if the government got reelected or whatever, and of course they never do. But the idea that her life was so bound up with hunting that she can't make up the difference in a way she considers interesting seems to be a rather extreme case of having a hobby rule your existence.
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Old 06-08-2005, 09:44 PM
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Prince Michael of Kent and Valentina Drouin attend the annual summer party at Sotheby's, New Bond Street on June 6, 2005 in London, England.
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Old 06-18-2005, 09:04 AM
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1.Princess Michael at Wedding of Prince Edward in 1999:
2.Prince and Princess Michael and Princess Alexandra of Kent at the Queen Mother's Funeral in April 2002.
3.Princess Michael at Chelsea Flower Show in May 2002.
4.Prince and Princess Michael attended the Concert for the Queen's Golden Jubilee in June 2002 at Buckingham Palace.
5.Banquet for the Russian President Putin in 2003
6,7.Prince Michael attended celebrations for the 200th Anniversary of Trafalgar Battle with Prince Andrew yesterday 29th June.
8.Princess Michael and the Duke of Kent watch the mixed double final between Mahesh Bhupathi of India and his teammate Mary Pierce of France and Paul Hanley of Australia and his teammate Tatiana Perebiynis of Ukraine at the 119th Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, 03th July.
9.Prince Michael visited the Living Museum and talked to the veterans this morning.
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I've been reading The Royals by Kitty Kelley, and, in that book, there are several things about Princess Michael of Kent which are utterly unflattering. For one, Kelley talks about how Princess Michael had several lovers, many American. For another, she said the Queen and Prince Phillip call her "Our Val" because she looks like the Viking Valkyries (not so derogatory). But anyway, she talks about how the rest of the royals simply view Prince and Princess Michael of Kent as the equivalent of what in America would be trailer trash.
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Old 07-06-2005, 12:39 AM
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Love her or hate her, Princess Michael is the most glamorous member of the House of Windsor. I think her so called remark on 'go back to the colonies' was quite exagerated by the New York papers that are no more than tabloids disguised as real newspapers. But she has a tendency to speak her mind and that rubs a lot of people the wrong way, even when she just expresses a point of view. Like when she said that the english she knows (I guess she is talking about the British aristocrats, not the english people in general) treat their dogs better than they treat their children.
She was also one of the few royals who openly came to the defense of Prince Harry and asked the press to leave the kid alone. That's more than Harry's aunt and uncles and grandparents ever said in public to defend him from harrasment. So, love her or hate her, she is quite entertaining.
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Old 07-12-2005, 09:44 PM
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I just saw Princess Michael on a French tv show. Aside from a few words the entire interview was in French. But I did make out that she talked about Prince Harry, Charles, and Camilla among other things.
I have some screen caps. Saving them takes no time but reformatting and resizing does. So if anyone would like to see them please let me know.
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Old 07-19-2005, 04:37 PM
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Love her or hate her, Princess Michael is the most glamorous member of the House of Windsor. I think her so called remark on 'go back to the colonies' was quite exagerated by the New York papers that are no more than tabloids disguised as real newspapers. But she has a tendency to speak her mind and that rubs a lot of people the wrong way, even when she just expresses a point of view. Like when she said that the english she knows (I guess she is talking about the British aristocrats, not the english people in general) treat their dogs better than they treat their children.
She was also one of the few royals who openly came to the defense of Prince Harry and asked the press to leave the kid alone. That's more than Harry's aunt and uncles and grandparents ever said in public to defend him from harrasment. So, love her or hate her, she is quite entertaining.
Princess Michael is a few sandwiches short of a picnic and a snob also. Her Majesty cannot even stand her saying "She is much to grand for us." Princess Michael revels in having an HRH and making money from it for her grand expenditures.

While it is commendable that she stood up for Prince Harry's faux pas please remember she had her own personal motivation for standing up for Harry. She did it to further sanitize her father's WWII activities. He wore a swatstika but supposedly wasn't a "Nazi". This was her way of saying Harry isn't a Nazi just like my father wasn't a Nazi. Princess Michael never does anything that will not further her personal interests.
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Old 07-19-2005, 06:16 PM
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I've been reading The Royals by Kitty Kelley, and, in that book, there are several things about Princess Michael of Kent which are utterly unflattering. For one, Kelley talks about how Princess Michael had several lovers, many American. For another, she said the Queen and Prince Phillip call her "Our Val" because she looks like the Viking Valkyries (not so derogatory). But anyway, she talks about how the rest of the royals simply view Prince and Princess Michael of Kent as the equivalent of what in America would be trailer trash.
I read that one (not till the end though). The Kitty Kelley's book is notoriously one of the most erroneous book ever written on the BRF. She gets some basics facts so wrong that's it's laughable. But it is true that M-C had at least one lover (she was caught by paps).
Trailer trash? I don't think so...



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Princess Michael revels in having an HRH and making money from it for her grand expenditures.
I agree that MC is very grand and sometimes arrogant. But she hardly makes money from her title. She is an extremely talented writer (just read the critics of her books). The HRH status did not help Edward career (since he is so untalented) nor sell the Prince Charles' painting at a recent auction.

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She did it to further sanitize her father's WWII activities. He wore a swastika but supposedly wasn't a "Nazi". This was her way of saying Harry isn't a Nazi just like my father wasn't a Nazi. Princess Michael never does anything that will not further her personal interests.
Do you consider the millions young Germans who were enrolled by force in the Hitler youth as Nazi? If the answer is yes, then OK, MC's father was a Nazi.
If not, you may check in any good history book that when Nazis went to occupy certain foreign countries, most members of the establishment and army were given SS rank and were compelled to wear Nazi uniform in order to accelerate the nazification.
It was what happened to MC's dad. Now he may not have been an hero of the resistance, but a Nazi? I don't buy it. Not at all.

BTW, it's Sarah, duchess of York, who said to the media to 'let the kid alone'. MC did a ambiguous comment to German press, which, while it intended to defend Harry, won her accusations of antisemitism.
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Whether or not all that is true, I hope that Princess Michael reveals the name of her plastic surgeon, cause the old witch looks fabulous. Seriously, the lady's hips must be made of titanium by now, but she's still gorgeous. I'd pray to Ishtar to look that good at 60.
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Whether or not all that is true, I hope that Princess Michael reveals the name of her plastic surgeon, cause the old witch looks fabulous. Seriously, the lady's hips must be made of titanium by now, but she's still gorgeous. I'd pray to Ishtar to look that good at 60.
Thank you, you made me laugh.
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Do you consider the millions young Germans who were enrolled by force in the Hitler youth as Nazi? If the answer is yes, then OK, MC's father was a Nazi.
If not, you may check in any good history book that when Nazis went to occupy certain foreign countries, most members of the establishment and army were given SS rank and were compelled to wear Nazi uniform in order to accelerate the nazification.
It was what happened to MC's dad. Now he may not have been an hero of the resistance, but a Nazi? I don't buy it. Not at all.
You may be right, but Princess Michael still has that stain on her "pedigree" to some and will do anything to erase it to look as if she is perfect. For her the point is not what her father did or did not do, it is how it looks to the world and makes her appear. Appearance is everything to Princess Michael.
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Whether or not all that is true, I hope that Princess Michael reveals the name of her plastic surgeon, cause the old witch looks fabulous. Seriously, the lady's hips must be made of titanium by now, but she's still gorgeous. I'd pray to Ishtar to look that good at 60.

You are too funny!!!:p Maybe that is why her and her husband have no money, it is spent to make sure she looks good!!!:p :p
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I just found this picture of TRH atteding the 60th Anniversary of the end of World War II:
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I just found this picture of TRH atteding the 60th Anniversary of the end of World War II:
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Thank you Queen Elizabeth.
That's a very funny picture. All men are walking next to their wives but Andrew, the notorious womanizer, find himself with the priest...
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In HM Queen Elizabeth's photo posted 2 places above, is that Princess Alexandra with the Duke of Kent? I can't quite tell but it doesn't look like the Duchess.
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It may well be; the Duchess doesn't attend many official functions any more, and Princess Alexandra still seems to do so.

I wonder why the Duke isn't wearing his Garter sash.
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As I understand it, the Duchess withdrew from public life after her conversion to Catholicism. Was she maligned by the rest of the family for it? From what I've read, Princess Michael wasn't heavily ostracized due to her religion.
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By the way, Pss Michael, again, looks fabulous. Again, a testament to whoever does the sucking and the pulling and the tucking for her.
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As I understand it, the Duchess withdrew from public life after her conversion to Catholicism. Was she maligned by the rest of the family for it? From what I've read, Princess Michael wasn't heavily ostracized due to her religion.
I believe the Duchess voluntarily retired from public duty early on in this decade. I think the Duchess has had quite enough; she performed 40 years of public duty and perhaps has health problems none of us are aware of. She has had health problems in the past. I just hope she is doing well.
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