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Old 07-21-2008, 11:45 AM
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to me these is just a PR works why now she say something instead of two years ago.
It was an interview she did, for publicity purposes and the questions about Catherine were asked and answered.
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Old 07-21-2008, 01:33 PM
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This article about Belle R and Kate is very interesting. What does she mean by "political problem with the press"?

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Despite what many people believe, Belle says Kate got no official support: "Only if she were a fiancée would she get support. She said she can turn to William's press guy if there's a political problem with the press, but only if it's serious."

i really like Jigsaw by the way. There's one here in Santa Monica on the promenade and the dresses are so lovely.
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Old 07-21-2008, 01:54 PM
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Do we have any idea of who the 2 girls were she arrived with?
I believe the woman in red and black is Emilia d'Erlanger -- I posted comparison photos at my blog, and I'm pretty sure it's her. I don't know who the other woman is.
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Old 07-21-2008, 03:32 PM
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She genuinely wanted a job but she needed an element of flexibility to continue the relationship with a very high-profile man and a life that she can't dictate. She's going to be dictated to when she's needed and not needed." Together Belle and Kate worked out a job in accessories that she could do three days a week.
That doesn't sound too nice towards Kate, does it? She makes Kate sound like a booty call for William who has to be available at all times. Why should Kate have had a problem working more than 3 days a week because of her relationship? Wasn't William busy with Sandhurst and the military at the time? He would hardly have had time for her during the week - so why would she not have been able to work 5 days?
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:29 PM
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That doesn't sound too nice towards Kate, does it? She makes Kate sound like a booty call for William who has to be available at all times. Why should Kate have had a problem working more than 3 days a week because of her relationship? Wasn't William busy with Sandhurst and the military at the time? He would hardly have had time for her during the week - so why would she not have been able to work 5 days?
I suppose that if he was given a long weekend or a holiday between certain dates, she would be expected to be available.

One of the burdens of dating a Prince perhaps.
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:33 PM
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That doesn't sound too nice towards Kate, does it? She makes Kate sound like a booty call for William who has to be available at all times. Why should Kate have had a problem working more than 3 days a week because of her relationship? Wasn't William busy with Sandhurst and the military at the time? He would hardly have had time for her during the week - so why would she not have been able to work 5 days?
It really doesn't sound good, especially in light of all the reports calling for her to find a career. I'm curious as to what these vague "demands" are on a royal girlfriend, beyond the obvious inconveniences of the paparazzi. If she just needed to be available for parties, vacations, and the like, that doesn't reflect well. It's not like she was needed for official business. It just gives credence to those who claim she is biding her time waiting for a proposal. If I were Kate, I'm not sure I'd be at all happy about that part of the interview.
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:49 PM
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My OH is in the Army and I must admit it would make our lives alot easier if I could work part-time and have a degree of flexible working. But we have a mortgage to pay so that puts paid to that.

Good Luck to Kate if she can find a job that fulfils those needs and she can afford it. I don't blame her in the slightist.

When you are in a relationship with a member of the armed forces - the army, navy or raf are in charge I'm afraid - which is where I think the dictated when needed and not needed comes from.
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:32 PM
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so we've finally heard from a source that's actually used their name. this could be bad. if catherine gave them her blessing to speak to the press then it's bad and if they've spoken to the press of their own accord, they may have to forget any royal endorsements they may have received in the future.
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She was just probably trying to help explain Kate's working position. There has been so much criticism about the hours she kept there. I don't think she meant any of it to sound badly. As far as Kate needing to be available, part of the package that comes with dating William is the need to have an easily freed schedule. Would it sound better if William had to re-schedule military or royal duties to accomodate Kate? Then she would be portrayed as a selfish girl with no regard to William's position.
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:55 PM
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When you are in a relationship with a member of the armed forces - the army, navy or raf are in charge I'm afraid - which is where I think the dictated when needed and not needed comes from.
Yes they are and it is such a normal part of life to have to cancel or re schedule arrangements, etc. Even William would be subject to having his time off rearranged.
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She was just probably trying to help explain Kate's working position. There has been so much criticism about the hours she kept there. I don't think she meant any of it to sound badly. As far as Kate needing to be available, part of the package that comes with dating William is the need to have an easily freed schedule. Would it sound better if William had to re-schedule military or royal duties to accomodate Kate? Then she would be portrayed as a selfish girl with no regard to William's position.
I think it's a no-win situation, just like almost everything surrounding Kate right now. Her fashion choices, her career decisions -- everything is going to be skewed by the press to fit with the portrait of Kate they've chosen to use. But I still think that organizing a job around a boyfriend makes Kate look bad, even if Belle Robinson was just trying to defend Kate. We all know that Kate doesn't need to work to make money, but arranging a job around a significant other's schedule before an engagement will seem a little questionable to some.
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:11 PM
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She was just probably trying to help explain Kate's working position. There has been so much criticism about the hours she kept there. I don't think she meant any of it to sound badly. As far as Kate needing to be available, part of the package that comes with dating William is the need to have an easily freed schedule. Would it sound better if William had to re-schedule military or royal duties to accomodate Kate? Then she would be portrayed as a selfish girl with no regard to William's position.
Exactly, kimebear. It's all part of the package of dating a prince. I also agree that what that girl said wasn't so terrible. It sounds as if she was just trying to explain Kate's predicament. I've never thought of Kate as a GF who's lazy and on-call. On the contrary, I think she's mature and she's proving that she can deal with all the restrictions and obligations that may be to come. I also tend to think that her personality gives William the space he needs. (At least that's my opinion about his personality.) If she was selfish and needy, she'd never have been able to make it this long.
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........but arranging a job around a significant other's schedule before an engagement will seem a little questionable to some.
I don't know why it would seem questionable, it's a part of life for some couples. If you are dating someone who's life and work isn't a typical structured 9 to 5 one then sacrifices are going to have to be made. If you are serious about your relationship then you are going to do what you can to make it work.
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Old 07-21-2008, 08:42 PM
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I don't know why it would seem questionable, it's a part of life for some couples. If you are dating someone who's life and work isn't a typical structured 9 to 5 one then sacrifices are going to have to be made. If you are serious about your relationship then you are going to do what you can to make it work.
I agree with you. But I think those who would think it was a questionable choice are those who already believe that Kate is foregoing establishing a life for herself, with a career based on her own ambitions instead of one based on a convenient schedule for seeing her boyfriend, because she's just waiting for a proposal. They'd argue that she's arranging her life solely for the convenience of another person.

It's not the kind of career choice I would make; but then, I'm not dating a royal prince. I'm just saying that I think those already critical to Kate will jump on something like this because it could potentially be read that way.
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:41 PM
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Ella Kay...and let's not forget the green-eyed monster. Lol! If they're a good team together, which they appear to be, I hope they get married and I will wish them the best. :)
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Some more pictures at the DM inlcuding Princess Anne and Autumn and Peter.

Kate Middleton legs it at second Royal wedding without her Prince | Mail Online
I agree with people at thefashoinspot, once she's engaged and on her way to being Princess someone in the fashion world will take her under their wing and give Kate a makeover. She always looks appropriate and poised but also predictable and dull, she doesn't wear things to flatter herself...great hair though.
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Ella Kay...and let's not forget the green-eyed monster. Lol! If they're a good team together, which they appear to be, I hope they get married and I will wish them the best. :)
Oh, that green-eyed monster, always messing about in things.

Prince William seems to have been in love with her for a long time, and the feelings appear to be mutual. As long as that's true, I think they'll surely be happy together.
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Gosh, I don't think Kate needs a makeover. I've always thought she dresses very appropriately. If anything, she could take the York gals under HER wing, in my most humble opinion.
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Touche Monika.
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