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Well, I was asking because I wasn't sure how true it was, and I wanted to compare but I read that Sarah and Princess Michael were both on a plane in first class, and Sarah was sitting in a more comfortable section near the front whereas due to a scheduling error or something, Princess Michael was sitting near the back. Apparently, from what I read, Princess Michael saw that Sarah was in a more preferred area of seating, and demanded that Sarah be forced to give up her seat because she was no longer an HRH and she, Princess Michael was.
Don't know if its true, but it makes for an interesting read!
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Then she would, indeed, be living up to the "Princess Pushy" nickname!
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Old 11-12-2007, 04:45 PM
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Princess Pushy strikes again! But, I must admit, I do feel a bit sorry for her sometimes--she still doesn't have the RFO and I'm sure Camilla receiving it recently really didn't sit well with Princess Michael.
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I dug up something on another forum which said exactly what you did. I'm going to see what else there is.
IMHO, Camilla is more in the spot light than Princess Michael and will deserve it as she is seen more. But, there always is that little incident with the earrings that did sit well with HM!
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Old 11-12-2007, 05:32 PM
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And did the airline bow to Marie-Christine's demand? I sincerely hope not!
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What earring incident? Now, it's your turn to dish!
I read that they did not bow to Marie-Christine's demand--I hope Sarah stood her ground--being treated that way is very unroyal-like!
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What earring incident? Now, it's your turn to dish!
That's an old incident. When Prince Michael and Marie-Christine were first married they visited Wallis. Who gave Marie-Christine a pair of her earrings as a gift. And MC displayed them to HM who wasn't amused and MC called her "Aunty Wallis". I don't think HM has forgotten or forgiven. . . but I may be wrong.
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Old 11-13-2007, 01:05 AM
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I knew about those stunning earrings but I didn't know about "Auntie Wallis"---not the smoothest thing to say to the Queen, I would imagine!
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That's an old incident. When Prince Michael and Marie-Christine were first married they visited Wallis. Who gave Marie-Christine a pair of her earrings as a gift. And MC displayed them to HM who wasn't amused and MC called her "Aunty Wallis". I don't think HM has forgotten or forgiven. . . but I may be wrong.
Not a way to endear herself to HM! You'd think Prince Michael would have cautioned his bride about how sensitive the rest of the family was about Aunty Wallis. (ETA) Though if the airplane story about Sarah is true, MC seems rather self-centered.
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Before we cast too many aspersions, is there a source for this Princess Michael-Sarah Ferguson tale or is it internet gossip accepted as fact?
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Before we cast too many aspersions, is there a source for this Princess Michael-Sarah Ferguson tale or is it internet gossip accepted as fact?
Here's an interesting article about airline gossip going around the media world:
Aircrew Buzz: Airline crew gossip about celebrities goes viral!

Airline crew gossip about celebrities goes viral!

And now for something completely different...

This is a story of viral journalism -- the news media analogue of viral marketing -- whereby stories are spread via a self-replicating process around the Internet. Only in this instance, it is viral journalism run amok."

Should make one think...
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I don't know how true it is, but my take on the Sarah/Pss Michael incident was that Sarah and her daughters (HM granddaughters) were flying 1st class - or in a better section of 1st class - and Pss Michael and an assistant were flying in the rear of 1st class (I highly doubt Pss Michael would have flown business class regardless of how overbooked a flight was). Pss Michael made a comment to a steward (I guess overheard by other passengers and perhaps Sarah and/or her daughters themselves) that they (including the princesses) should take the rear seats and allow her (Ps. Michael) to go up ahead. I'm not sure what the justification was, if there was any, but I guess she was her typical rude self. I'm not sure if she made a comment about "out-ranking" Sarah, but I remember reading that the York princesses out rank Ps Michael which is probably why she stayed put.
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The York Princesses definately outrank Princess Michael--goodness, I hadn't heard the girls were on the flight.
Warren, I have no idea how true it is, or how false it is--but it was interesting.
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I have only found reference on another Thread and as not true so I am thinking it is rumor at this point.
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Old 11-13-2007, 06:32 PM
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Princess Michael was asked about the incident in the August 6th 2000 edition of the Sunday Telagraph magazine which I still have in the house (part of my vast collection of publications with Royals in. My husband says I have no life and he might be right!) Anyway Princess Michael's response to this, and I quote, was, "It was said that I said, "She's (the duchess) not an HRH". I mean, can you believe the tackiness of saying something like that?" Urgh! I don't know where these stories come from".So there you have it, like 99% of the negative stories written about her it was totally made up by the press. I really feel sorry for her as she must be sick of firefighting reports which often seem to be pure lies. The British media have it in for her so she can never win. For the same reason I would take the earring story and indeed most "incidents" which are supposed to have taken place with a massive pinch of salt.
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The earring story I read in Princess Michael's bio. and in Sarah Bradford's The Queen. Also in another book titled "Queen Elizabeth II: A woman who is not amused." by Nicholas Davies.
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Old 11-14-2007, 03:37 PM
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The same clutch of stories appear all the time but it dosn't necessarily make them true. One of the most famous ones is that Princess M said "I'll go anywhere for a free meal". She said the real story behind that one was that a fast food chain had agreed to provide free meals to any Variety Club (a charity which provides for disabled children) coach which stopped at any of it's outlets. The Princess does a lot of work for the charity and was doing work to promote the offer. When someone remarked that she had done well as she had been up and down the country working for the charity she said she would go anywhere to ensure that the children got their free meals but the remark was twisted to make her look like she was grasping. She said herself that when certain stories are repeated often enough about anyone people accept them as fact and it's happened to her loads of times.
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Yes, doesn't it sound an awful lot like what Jo said about the viral journalism?
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I like the suit--it's a touch low, but overall she looks good and like she's really enjoying herself. That's nice--she is a pretty lady
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