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Old 04-03-2013, 07:44 AM
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New engagement:

Duchess of Cambridge will attend the National Scout Service at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on the 21st April
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Duchess of Cambridge will attend the National Scout Service at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on the 21st April
Very nice of her to do this on Her Majesty's 87th Birthday.
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:14 AM
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Very nice of her to do this on Her Majesty's 87th Birthday.
Is that sarcasm?
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:26 AM
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@RegalEyes: Duchess of Cambridge to become Royal Godmother as she names a cruise ship 'Royal Princess' on June 13.

http://www.princess.com/learn/ships/rp/index.html
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:52 AM
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Look forward to this occasion - very fitting that Kate is following Diana in the role she performed for the original liner to bear this name.
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:49 AM
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Why was that engagement announced now...they usually announce then 2 weeks before. Thais 2 months away.
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:58 AM
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PRobably because of the number of people that would know anyway. Ship launching in Southampton is a really big event
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Very excited about this. I was wondering when Catherine will have a chance to launch a ship. Very nice to see her follow her late mother-in-law's footsteps in launching the Royal Princess liners.

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Old 04-09-2013, 09:39 AM
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Following in Diana's footstep? Didn't the Queen launch a ship in the early days of her reign?
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Yeah but we are talking about the Royal Princess liners. Diana christened a Royal Princess liner I think around 1984 in Southampton.
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:53 AM
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On my birthday too! I was hoping there'd be an engagement that day.
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:54 AM
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Following in Diana's footstep? Didn't the Queen launch a ship in the early days of her reign?
Diana launched one named Royal Princess

Kate Middleton Echoes Princess Di to Christen Royal Princess Passenger Liner - IBTimes UK
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:40 AM
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VIDEO: Princess Diana names 'Royal Princess' in 1984:
VIDEO: Princess Diana names 'Royal Princess' in 1984 | Meridian - ITV News
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:36 AM
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Surely what miche was referring to is Diana was not the first Royal to ever christen a ship. Who did the press constantly compare Diana with in the early days?
Thanks, that what I was saying
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:35 PM
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Isn't April 23rd St George's Day, National Day in England and the Announcement of Knights of the Garter?
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Surely what miche was referring to is Diana was not the first Royal to ever christen a ship. Who did the press constantly compare Diana with in the early days?
Most likely they compared her to The Queen or Princess Grace.

Good to hear about Catherine's new engagement.
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Am glad to hear these engagements. It's been so nice to see Kate out and about lately.
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:39 PM
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I think she'll attend the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation Service at Westmisnter Abbey on the 4th June, Trooping the Colour on 15th June and Order of the Garter on the 17th June.
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:41 PM
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and the friends wedding on 22nd
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I don't know about the Percy TVS wedding since it closer to July and up in Northumberland. I can't imagine going past Berkshire as it gets closer to the due date. The royals events in early June will probably be it for her.
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