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Old 01-09-2008, 07:10 PM
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It has been my understanding that Miss Middleton's mother is keen on becoming relatives with the British Royal Family. Let us hope that the mother in question does fully realize the pros and cons of being married into the Royal family.
Agreed...anyone who thinks it's some kind of fairytale is seriously delusional. It's not an easy life to be a royal...it can force the most sane person to crack. I think she's been groomed these past years, hopefully she rises to expectations...it will be interesting to see her interviewed.
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Old 01-09-2008, 07:28 PM
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People just need to calm down! They cannot announce their engagement within a next few months because,although nobody really cares, his cousin is getting married in a couple of months and the royal family does not work that.I think the royals need a little breathin break before the "Big Wedding". Don't hold your breath you know what happened last year, everybody was getting hyped up around her birthday, then they split. Just Sayin!
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It'll happen when it happens.So they say.
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Old 01-09-2008, 08:51 PM
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Kate may very well have bodyguards from the Royal Protection Service (if The Queen approved and received consent from Brown), but you can be sure William or Charles is reimbursing the Government for the cost from their private money.

Only Royal Highnesses are automatically entitled to Scotland Yard protection on the taxpayer's dime. Everyone else in the RF is on their own or The Queen pays for it.
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Old 01-09-2008, 09:13 PM
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If Kate does get her own bodyguard then an engagement announcement is on the cards. There is bo way that the Queen, who has been trying in the last few years not to waste taxpayers money, will allow money to be spent on a bodyguard for Kate unless she is to become a member of the Royal Family. I am watching this space especially once William completes his flying training.

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Old 01-09-2008, 11:24 PM
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Thumbs up Here is Abbie's two-cents' worth ...

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I know that no one here can know for sure, but since we are expressing our personal beliefs, here's mine: I believe that William and Kate do care about each other and have a kind of love for each other ("whatever love means"). However, Kate is a very "safe" girlfriend for William. She is willing to put up with the crap (which is good) and happy to accept the perks (why not?) and she is just an all-around safe person to commit to.
But honestly, if William had the option of being with a Jessica Craig, if Jessica would have him, I have to wonder ......... would he be with Kate now? I don't know. But I wonder. And, I must confess, a tiny part of me hopes, because I always rooted for Jecca.... but mostly, I hope I am wrong, because Kate seems to be the one he will marry, and I want him to marry the one he truly loves and not just the "safe one".
I would love to see their relationship become permanent!

Cheers to William and Kate getting "hitched" one day ...

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Old 01-09-2008, 11:27 PM
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I know that no one here can know for sure, but since we are expressing our personal beliefs, here's mine: I believe that William and Kate do care about each other and have a kind of love for each other ("whatever love means"). However, Kate is a very "safe" girlfriend for William. She is willing to put up with the crap (which is good) and happy to accept the perks (why not?) and she is just an all-around safe person to commit to.
But honestly, if William had the option of being with a Jessica Craig, if Jessica would have him, I have to wonder ......... would he be with Kate now? I don't know. But I wonder. And, I must confess, a tiny part of me hopes, because I always rooted for Jecca.... but mostly, I hope I am wrong, because Kate seems to be the one he will marry, and I want him to marry the one he truly loves and not just the "safe one".
I like her too...she just seems genuinely likable. In every picture...it's effortless...
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Old 01-09-2008, 11:47 PM
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People just need to calm down! They cannot announce their engagement within a next few months because,although nobody really cares, his cousin is getting married in a couple of months and the royal family does not work that.I think the royals need a little breathin break before the "Big Wedding". Don't hold your breath you know what happened last year, everybody was getting hyped up around her birthday, then they split. Just Sayin!
I agree, his cousin is getting married this year. The RF won't overshadow him. At best they might announce something after his wedding, maybe late 2008.
This seems like 'birthday hype'. They did a version of this last year and last year they also claimed she was getting bodyguards.
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Old 01-10-2008, 12:18 AM
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No one cares about Peter's wedding though...do they? Certainly not the media. They seem too private to do some huge wedding to be covered by the press...I wouldn't be surprised if it happens quietly somewhere with a small number of people...
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Old 01-10-2008, 01:27 AM
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I don't believe the bodyguard story any more than I believed it when they printed it last year. Isn't the Daily Mail not exactly known for its accuracy?
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Old 01-10-2008, 07:06 AM
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This story is just a re-harsh from last year and reading all the reactions of other members here, it obviously sells well.
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Old 01-10-2008, 09:40 AM
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No one cares about Peter's wedding though...do they? Certainly not the media. They seem too private to do some huge wedding to be covered by the press...I wouldn't be surprised if it happens quietly somewhere with a small number of people...
I think the media will care just to a certain extent, but not so much because of Peter & Autumn; more because of who will be there, as happens with anonymous people who happen to know/be related to "great" people. (Think: Tom Parker Bowles wedding; did the press care about him or that he is Camilla's son/Charles's stepson?) I think it is pretty much confirmed that the wedding will be at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, so I'd expect some pictures of the Who's Who arrivals. It probably will be low key as far as royal weddings go, but still ..... he is still The Queen's grandson, after all.
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Old 01-10-2008, 10:34 AM
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Here are some news and pictures from Kate's 26th birthday:

Kate hits the town with her family to celebrate her birthday - but Wills misses out | the Daily Mail

http://justjared.buzznet.com/2008/01...26th-birthday/
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Old 01-10-2008, 10:52 AM
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More pics of Kate. These seem to be from before her birthday celebrations.

http://justjared.buzznet.com/2008/01...eton-birthday/
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I don't believe the bodyguard story any more than I believed it when they printed it last year. Isn't the Daily Mail not exactly known for its accuracy?
you're right about the reputation of the daily mail, but because they're quoting the evening standard, which is a very reputable paper, people are paying attention.
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Old 01-10-2008, 03:30 PM
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you're right about the reputation of the daily mail, but because they're quoting the evening standard, which is a very reputable paper, people are paying attention.
Err, the Evening Standard is owned by Associated Newspapers, who publish the same tripe as the Dirty Mail. Most of the time, if you have read the ES, you will find all the main stories, with the same wording in the Mail. It is classed as a tabloid.
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Wouldn't security arrangements be officially announced by Scotland Yard? Not the details of course but who is entitled to protection etc.? At least in her birthday pics she wasn't accompanied by securities. And to be quite honest she seems to manage quite well recently to keep a low profile the days of daily pictures of her simply walking down the street seem to be gone.
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Old 01-10-2008, 04:20 PM
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you're right about the reputation of the daily mail, but because they're quoting the evening standard, which is a very reputable paper, people are paying attention.
The tabloids in Britain always seem more on point than anywhere else in the world anyway......except News of the World...
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KATE MIDDLETON CELEBRATES HER BIRTHDAY WITH HER PARENTS and WITHOUT PRINCE WILLIAM

La fiancče of the older son of the Prince of Wales it will from now on have escort of Scotland Yard the twenty-four hours of the day which has shot the rumors of the announcement of its married commitment



KATE MIDDLETON CELEBRA SU CUMPLEAŅOS CON SUS PADRES Y SIN EL PRÍNCIPE GUILLERMO
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If they have decided they're going to get married, even if it won't be till next year, I wish The Powers That Be would just say so, so all this speculation can stop and everyone can get on with whatever they're getting on with.

I don't think there will be anywhere near the interest there was with Charles & Diana's wedding, and there need not be as much fuss. The-blushing-virgin-bride-fairytale-wedding scenario is not in play here. They can go on living together quietly at BP or wherever, and William can go on doing Prince-of-Wales-in-waiting things and Kate can have the protection she needs and get on with the business of learning how to be a member of the RF in peace, and start doing charity things and people can stop talking about whether she should or should have a job, etc.
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