The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Go Back   The Royal Forums > Reigning Houses > British Royals > Current Events Archive

Join The Royal Forums Today
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #201  
Old 09-27-2008, 10:37 PM
Florencia's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: *, Argentina
Posts: 567
Kate joins Dynasty's Fallon for charity work | Mail Online
__________________

  #202  
Old 09-27-2008, 11:14 PM
ghost_night554's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 3,785
Good on Kate for doing more charity work!
__________________

  #203  
Old 09-27-2008, 11:18 PM
Odette's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Tampa, United States
Posts: 2,481
I have a feeling she is reading the R F posts...........Most suggested she does charity works and charity works she does.........Bravo!
  #204  
Old 09-27-2008, 11:26 PM
Mermaid1962's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: NearTheCoast, Canada
Posts: 6,004
It's a false assumption that Prince William can't/won't get married when he's in the RAF. The papers are making a problem out of thin air IMO.

Quote:
Originally Posted by avrilo View Post
I still don't get why his job interferes with his life. Is ANYONE in the RAF married or in a relationship???
  #205  
Old 09-27-2008, 11:40 PM
ghost_night554's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 3,785
Quote:
Originally Posted by Odette View Post
I have a feeling she is reading the R F posts...........Most suggested she does charity works and charity works she does.........Bravo!
Well , I say bravo on her for listening to us then!
  #206  
Old 09-28-2008, 06:15 AM
Skydragon's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: London and Highlands, United Kingdom
Posts: 10,945
Quote:
Originally Posted by Florencia View Post
This from the article -
Quote:
As Kate Middleton struggles to improve her work reputation, she has unexpectedly come under fire from another quarter - old university pals who accuse her of 'turning her back' on them.
Jules Knight, who studied art history alongside Kate at St Andrews University and lived next door to Prince William, claims several people are 'upset' the 26-year-old appears to have 'made a conscious decision' not to stay in touch.-- Snipped-- 'It's not like they want to be friends with Kate because of her position, the fact that she's going out with Prince William. I don't want this to sound like sour grapes.
One way for him to get extra publicity for his boy band I suppose, after all, any one of them could have telephoned or written to Catherine.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Odette View Post
I have a feeling she is reading the R F posts...........
Everyone else does, so why not Catherine?
  #207  
Old 09-28-2008, 06:19 AM
Ccile's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: paris, France
Posts: 1,369
It's great that she's taking part to that sort of activities!!!
__________________
My blog about princesses & fashion!

http://princessesblog76.blogspot.fr/
  #208  
Old 09-28-2008, 07:10 AM
MARG's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Posts: 6,049
I think it's lovely that we can actually say the "Catherine is doing this", but that's all we can say because we really don't have a clue what she does from day to day.
__________________
MARG
"Words ought to be a little wild, for they are assaults of thoughts on the unthinking." - JM Keynes
  #209  
Old 09-28-2008, 07:47 AM
Jo of Palatine's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Munich, Germany
Posts: 3,323
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skydragon View Post
I was so disappointed when I read the family call her Kate, it sounds so ... downmarket to me. If she marries William, lets hope that she is called Princess Catherine.

Wonderful that the Middletons have been able to show the story about call me Catherine was a total fabrication, I wonder which rag it started in?
Well, her family called Diana "Duch" even when she was already a prince's wife. So let the family call Catherine Elizabeth Middleton "Kate" or whatever while we stay with the much more beutiful (IMHO at least) Catherine. She is still so young: at her age my friends still called me "Josi" and only changed to Josephine much later...
__________________
'To dare is to lose one step for but a moment, not to dare is to lose oneself forever' - Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark in a letter to Miss Mary Donaldson as stated by them on their official engagement interview.
  #210  
Old 09-28-2008, 08:42 AM
Menarue's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Cascais, Portugal
Posts: 2,155
Well as far as nicknames go the grandchildren of Queen Victoria used to call her Gan Gan and she didn´t mind so if she minds or not I am going to continue to call Kate, Kate. That is how she was first mentioned in the newspapers which is how we all got to know she was Prince William´s girlfriend.... if she gets to Princess well let us hope she is luckier than Sarah who remained Fergie despite all protests - and it seems no one in her family ever called her that.
  #211  
Old 09-28-2008, 09:22 AM
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: , Canada
Posts: 1,691
Instead of everyone claiming credit, I think credit should be given to Kate alone for both the work she does for her parents' company and for connecting with Starlight Foundation. She has always come across as a lady with an independent mind. I doubt she has been swayed by the silly pieces from Daily Mail and co.

As to that so called friend, it's amazing he was able to quote Kate verbatim, couched in such thoughtfulness as "everyone just wants you to be happy". Really! Have he seen the papers lately? In fact, I have said the exact same things as Kate to people I haven't kept in touch, intensionally or not. It's so convenient his gets to put his face in the article and promote his new album. With friends like that, I'd avoid him with a ten foot pole too.
  #212  
Old 09-28-2008, 11:21 AM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Potsdam, Germany
Posts: 199
Blabbing to the DM he has proven exactly why he is not a friend of Kate's anymore. How desperate to basically beg her to be his friend via national papers. I'd be so embarrassed to do that just to plug my band...
  #213  
Old 09-28-2008, 11:25 AM
ysbel's Avatar
Heir Apparent
TRF Author
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: New York, United States
Posts: 5,387
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skydragon View Post
This from the article -

Jules Knight, who studied art history alongside Kate at St Andrews University and lived next door to Prince William, claims several people are 'upset' the 26-year-old appears to have 'made a conscious decision' not to stay in touch.-- Snipped-- 'It's not like they want to be friends with Kate because of her position, the fact that she's going out with Prince William. I don't want this to sound like sour grapes.

One way for him to get extra publicity for his boy band I suppose, after all, any one of them could have telephoned or written to Catherine. Everyone else does, so why not Catherine?
This really bugs me, does Jules really keep in touch with all the friends he made at the University? People grow up and move on. You keep some friends but not others.
__________________
"One thing we can do is make the choice to view the world in a healthy way. We can choose to see the world as safe with only moments of danger rather than seeing the world as dangerous with only moments of safety."
-- Deepak Chopra
  #214  
Old 09-28-2008, 12:50 PM
Ella Kay's Avatar
Courtier
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Anywhere, United States
Posts: 953
Quote:
Originally Posted by Incas View Post
As to that so called friend, it's amazing he was able to quote Kate verbatim, couched in such thoughtfulness as "everyone just wants you to be happy". Really! Have he seen the papers lately? In fact, I have said the exact same things as Kate to people I haven't kept in touch, intensionally or not. It's so convenient his gets to put his face in the article and promote his new album. With friends like that, I'd avoid him with a ten foot pole too.
No kidding ... a guy who's willing to disparage a former friend so that he can get his own name in the papers and earn a little publicity for himself? Gee, I wonder why Kate may have decided not to keep in touch with that one...
__________________

"I have to be seen to be believed."
HM The Queen
  #215  
Old 09-28-2008, 02:25 PM
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: ***, United States
Posts: 16,894
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skydragon View Post
I was so disappointed when I read the family call her Kate, it sounds so ... downmarket to me. If she marries William, lets hope that she is called Princess Catherine.

Wonderful that the Middletons have been able to show the story about call me Catherine was a total fabrication, I wonder which rag it started in?
Didn't the Duchess of Kent's family call her Kate, or am I misremembering?
  #216  
Old 09-28-2008, 02:33 PM
Commoner
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: la, United States
Posts: 39
I think it's wonderful that Kate and Party Pieces have "come out" a bit to clarify Kate's involvement in the business in the past year. Of course naysayers will continue to scream PR, which it probably is, but that doesn't take away the fact that Kate has likely been contributing to Party Pieces by organizing their website and catalogues, introducing new lines and products, and inspiring charity involvement. And as much as I admire the RF's "no comment" policy on almost anything and everything, sometimes one has to set things straight, especially for someone as hunted and bullied as Kate for keeping silent all these years. I imagine it to be terrifying to have the free world talk about you and not being able to talk back. Besides, I don't consider these touches in the PP website vulgar... it's not like Kate has her face plastered in every single page. I actually think it's quite tasteful.
  #217  
Old 09-28-2008, 04:35 PM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Potsdam, Germany
Posts: 199
And then one has to keep in mind that unless one knows what to look for (thanks to those who provided the links ), one wouldn't come across that information in the first place. I mean how many people would have visited the Party Pieces website to find information about Kate? This is pretty much the only mouthpiece they have since they are not supposed to talk to the press. If you google Kate Middleton you won't even find that site. So it certainly is an attempt to put the record straight (and who can blame them? Who would want to be called names because people have a completely wrong perception?) but it is far from being over the top PR.
  #218  
Old 09-28-2008, 08:26 PM
Skydragon's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: London and Highlands, United Kingdom
Posts: 10,945
Quote:
Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
Didn't the Duchess of Kent's family call her Kate, or am I misremembering?
Not sure, I always thought when she married it was the more formal Katherine besides would anyone have felt the same respect for Princess or Queen Liz? Family always seems to have their own name alterations.
  #219  
Old 09-29-2008, 03:10 AM
Menarue's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Cascais, Portugal
Posts: 2,155
It really doesn´t matter what the family call a child in private, the problem here is the Press that pick up a name and use it until it becomes a household word. Does anyone think that Di was the name that her family called her? Shy Di? The very first name we heard in relation to Miss Middleton was Kate, so far she isn´t anything more than a Prince´s girlfriend, perhaps later on she can request the more formal Catherine (beautiful name BTW) but I think she won´t have much luck. Marry or not as far as the Press is concerned she is Kate.
  #220  
Old 09-29-2008, 09:56 AM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 802
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skydragon View Post
Not sure, I always thought when she married it was the more formal Katherine besides would anyone have felt the same respect for Princess or Queen Liz? Family always seems to have their own name alterations.
Among the family ( royals too) the Duke and Duchess of Kent are known as Eddie and Kate.
__________________

Closed Thread

Tags
prince william


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Prince William and Kate Middleton Current Events 7: November 2008-October 2009 Elspeth Current Events Archive 489 11-01-2009 01:06 AM
Prince William and Kate Middleton Current Events 5: June-August 2008 ghost_night554 Current Events Archive 386 08-15-2008 03:53 PM
Prince William and Kate Middleton Current Events 2: December 2007-January 2008 Warren Current Events Archive 200 01-05-2008 08:07 AM
Prince William and Kate Middleton Current Events 1: October-November 2007 Charlotte1 Current Events Archive 673 12-02-2007 02:56 AM




Popular Tags
ascot 2016 best gown best gown september 2016 best hat best outfit catherine middleton style coup d'etat crown prince haakon crown princess mary crown princess mary fashion crown princess mette-marit current events duchess of cambridge dutch state visit e-mail fashion poll grand duke jean greece haakon kate middleton king abdullah ii king felipe king felipe vi king willem-alexander madeleine member introduction monarchy new zealand nobel gala norway november 2016 october 2016 opening of parliament picture of the week prince bernhard prince charles princess madeleine princess marie princess mary princess mary daytime fashion princess mary fashion princess mary hats princess stéphanie's daytime outfits queen elizabeth ii queen letizia queen letizia casual outfits queen letizia daytime fashion queen letizia fashion queen letizia style queen mathilde queen mathildes outfits queen maxima queen maxima casual wear queen maxima daytime fashion queen maxima fashion queen maxima hats queen maxima style queen rania royal fashion september 2016 sheikh hamdan bin mohammed state visit state visit to denmark succession sweden the duchess of cambridge the duchess of cambridge casual wear the duchess of cambridge daytime fashion the duchess of cambridge fashion the duchess of cambridge hats


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:04 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2016
Jelsoft Enterprises