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Old 03-09-2013, 02:07 PM
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William and Harry's foundation was boosted by the tune of £4.2million in the first year that Kate became a part of it. That's a number. The polo event that the Royal Foundation's American arm held in LA which William and Kate attended, made £1million in profit for the Foundation. That's also a number.

It's simply not possible to try and isolate Kate's financial impact on EACH or Action on Addiction etc. Governance of charitable organisations is pretty good in the UK. If a charity was losing money as a result of having a royal patron, the relationship would end, it's as simple as that. Were there not an overall benefit to charities in having royal patrons, then the demand for royal patronage would not be so high.

Oh, and by the way, it's not just English taxpayers who pay for the RF. Us Northern Irish, as well as the Scots and the Welsh also fund the activities of the RF and are happy to do so.
It's actually vice versa. The RF at one point in history gave up their personal estate which had provided their private income from which they built their palaces, supported their households, gave grands etc. in exchange for a funding through parliamental control. But - they never got as much back as the "Crown Estate" brought in revenues. So instead of building new Royal residences or buying new jewels, parintings etc. , the income from the "Crown Estate" has been used to support "Chequers" and other governmental residences and buying art for the offices of the government. (Plus of course a lot on the revenue is used to support British citizens who are not taxpayers).

Which is okay, of course, but I wish this never-ending lament about "the taxpayer pays for the RF" would stop when it is in fact the other way round. In other countries, when the monarchy ended, the former reigning families could keep their "Crown estate", only the Royal palaces who were bought with the official apanage became public property....
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:27 AM
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:32 PM
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:03 PM
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From twitter:
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Just saw Kate Middleton and I was on tv ahahah

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Kate middleton's in corby!! And so's the belgium tv people

Any idea idea of what she can be doing in Corby?
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:25 PM
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georgia ‏@georgiabebb_ (This girl is from East Carlton)
Just saw Kate Middleton and I was on tv ahahah

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Kate middleton's in corby!! And so's the belgium tv people

Any idea idea of what she can be doing in Corby?
Someone maybe confused, there is a full time Catherine lookalike from Corby.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:47 AM
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rose @rosiegrahamxxoAs if one my friends is serving kate middleton at the races tomorrow

Kate at Cheltenham races - Cheltenham Gold Cup Day - tomorrow?

Maybe yes
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:40 PM
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RT @daisylethbridge Omg just saw Kate Middleton in @Topshop Oxford Circus and she is even more beautiful in real life!!!!! ����
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:37 PM
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I have to say, Catherine is looking quite lovely and very healthy. Im so happy for her. Im glad she was able to be at the races with everyone and that she is now enjoying her pregnancy. Now it is a count down and a time to see her blossom even more. Cant wait till the big day.
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:31 PM
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RT @AdrienneSender Pretty sure I just saw Kate Middleton walking through Kensington Gardens! #london
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:50 PM
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Has been released more info about the rumour engagement of Catherine and The Queen for this Thursday? I hope it turns out to be true...
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:19 PM
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Has been released more info about the rumour engagement of Catherine and The Queen for this Thursday? I hope it turns out to be true...
Nothing on twitter. It's supposed that Catherine is stepping in for The Queen but it hasn't been widely reported.
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:21 PM
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Has been released more info about the rumour engagement of Catherine and The Queen for this Thursday? I hope it turns out to be true...
Seems it was a mistake made by Hello. But let's wait and see
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:25 PM
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There is no appointment in the Royal diary for the Queen until 28th March
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:08 AM
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It's today!

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The Duchess of Cambridge will join the Queen and Prince Philip at Baker Street station today to mark 150 years of the London Underground.

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Old 03-20-2013, 06:32 AM
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Wow, looking forward to the engagement.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:52 AM
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Ahhhh so it ended up to be true and earlier than expected, I'm seeing the pictures now!
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:29 PM
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The Duchess is back at Anglesey

Shar ‏@Starflower68 12m
@KateWillWatch Spotted Kate earlier in my local supermarket x

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@Starflower68 Very cool. Thanks for letting me know. May I ask the location?

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@KateWillWatch Anglesey, no probs hun x
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:38 PM
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I'm intrigued as to what count as a "current event" these days. There's very little to say about Catherine apparently shopping in Anglessey. I think lines are being blurred.
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:18 PM
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If what Kate is doing is shopping in Anglesey, I suppose that is her current event. If Camilla popped into the local supermarket to pick up a few groceries, I think that would find its way onto her current events page. Actually the idea invites an interesting comparison between the two.
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