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Old 01-26-2013, 12:19 PM
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The public seem to be just as intrusive as the paparazzi they complain about. We have turned into a nation of paps.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:31 PM
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Anyone with a cell phone can snap a picture in the twinkling of an eye these days. I'm thinking this picture of Kate was taken just that way, because of it's blurriness.
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Not just anyone - someone with legs as trim as Kate's. That rules out quite a bit of the population. And the lens on that camera is awful - we may never ID the shoes
Probably not much if the population in London, models an all.

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The public seem to be just as intrusive as the paparazzi they complain about. We have turned into a nation of paps.
To be perfectly honest is Catherine walked in front of me in a shop I would ask for a picture with her. Although I wouldn't post it on twitter.
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:18 PM
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The public seem to be just as intrusive as the paparazzi they complain about. We have turned into a nation of paps.
Very true and it's scary, IMO.
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:01 PM
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To be perfectly honest is Catherine walked in front of me in a shop I would ask for a picture with her. Although I wouldn't post it on twitter.
And she would refuse it as she always does.
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:17 PM
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And she would refuse it as she always does.
And you know that how? Have you asked her for a picture?
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:06 PM
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And you know that how? Have you asked her for a picture?
No I've not.

But I know people who have asked her and received a refusal x) She says she can't do this when asked for a picture while she's out and about. Remember the girl who asked her to do that at Thatcham Waitrose earlier this year?

I'm not talking about her walkabouts during her official engagements when some are lucky enough to take a pic with her. Although she refused some as well.
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:11 PM
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I wonder why that is. When prince Willem-Alexander and princess Maxima were visiting this area with their children a few years ago they were more than happy to pose for photo's with people. They however asked people not to officially publish them and no one did. There is a photo of them in the restaurant they were in though...
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:46 PM
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I wonder why that is. When prince Willem-Alexander and princess Maxima were visiting this area with their children a few years ago they were more than happy to pose for photo's with people. They however asked people not to officially publish them and no one did. There is a photo of them in the restaurant they were in though...
I'd venture because Catherine has a higher profile than the Dutch Royals, so it's more likely that a person who asks for a picture with the Duchess will sell it off to a newspaper, or worse, gossip rag. I think it's a precaution, but I have a feeling the circumstances are taken into consideration as well, such as who is asking, and whether or not it's a walk-about during which she has a lot of time to spare for pictures. I've been to stage doors of theatres after shows, and sometimes actors will have the security tell people ahead of time that this particular person will not be stopping for pictures. There are no exceptions in this case, because if they stop for one person, they'll have to stop for everyone else too.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:08 PM
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If Kate stopped for one, then others would be asking her for a picture. It would never end. It's easier to say no to everyone unless they are officially taking pictures.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:03 PM
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I wonder why that is. When prince Willem-Alexander and princess Maxima were visiting this area with their children a few years ago they were more than happy to pose for photo's with people. They however asked people not to officially publish them and no one did. There is a photo of them in the restaurant they were in though...
I can see your point of view but I put myself in Kate's place and I wouldn't like to have to take pictures with people I don't know everytime I go shopping or even for a walk at Kensington Gardens Despite being a member of the RF she deserves some time for herself and if she allowed it one time she'd have to repeat it.

Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima are a really nice couple indeed
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:12 PM
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Indeed. If I had a photo like this, I think that I'd treasure it privately and share it with only close friends and in person.

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Old 01-27-2013, 12:43 AM
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Indeed. If I had a photo like this, I think that I'd treasure it privately and share it with only close friends and in person.
I totally agree! It wouldn't be something for public consumption, it would be something special just for me that I could show to close friends and family when they come over.
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:55 AM
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I would definitely not sell a pic I took of Kate, William, Maxima or Barack Obama! It would be something f private for me. Now I'm not saying I wouldn't carry it around with me all over the place. :)
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I would definitely not sell a pic I took of Kate, William, Maxima or Barack Obama! It would be something f private for me. Now I'm not saying I wouldn't carry it around with me all over the place. :)
LOL...a picture would totally come with me wherever I go!!!
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I would definitely not sell a pic I took of Kate, William, Maxima or Barack Obama! It would be something f private for me. Now I'm not saying I wouldn't carry it around with me all over the place. :)
Me too

And I'd only share it with family and friends of course
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:17 AM
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I would definitely not sell a pic I took of Kate, William, Maxima or Barack Obama! It would be something f private for me. Now I'm not saying I wouldn't carry it around with me all over the place. :)
TBH, if I bumped into Kate at the local deli or something, I'd smile, say hello and keep on with my business. As much as I do admire and like the royals and love being here on TRF, they are just people like you and I are. I'm odd in that I can't think of one person other than family and friends I'd carry a photo of around with me. Color me odd.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:38 AM
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I think it's great that despite her being married to the second in line to the throne, third lady of the land and future Queen, Catherine is still able to go to the store, go grocery shopping, etc. I know many members of the media and royal watchers thought she wouldn't be able to do that once she married into the royal family.

I think it's important to allow her have some downtime without having to be bothered with people wanting to take pictures. It's nice if she pose for a picture with a fan but I personally wouldn't bother her or any other member of the royal family on their downtime. To me, a nice hello Your Royal Highness would do.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:00 AM
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I think it's great that despite her being married to the second in line to the throne, third lady of the land and future Queen, Catherine is still able to go to the store, go grocery shopping, etc. I know many members of the media and royal watchers thought she wouldn't be able to do that once she married into the royal family.

I think it's important to allow her have some downtime without having to be bothered with people wanting to take pictures. It's nice if she pose for a picture with a fan but I personally wouldn't bother her or any other member of the royal family on their downtime. To me, a nice hello Your Royal Highness would do.
Obviously I'd do the same. If I had the chance to see her while out and about I wouldn't bother her asking her for a picture.

As I said before she refuses to do that unless she's on her offical engagements, so no chances :)
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As far as I know, the RF don't do autographs either.
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