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Old 01-26-2014, 02:30 AM
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Princess Michael of Kent says old Royals are 'boring' and Princess Diana was 'uneducated' | Royal | News | Daily Express

I remember that the princess has had a habit of not being tactful but making rude comments about Diana and to a degree Sarah is really uncalled for.

She made some interesting observations but spoiled it all by twisting the knife. The older generations of the BRF may not have the glamour of the youngsters but they have the "runs on the board" when is comes to respect of the people and hard work over a life time.

Surely someone who has been in her position for a long time could phrase things better. The older generation of the family are the ones who have accepted her for many years. Surely a bit of tact would be the least she could do.
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Old 01-26-2014, 03:40 AM
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To be fair she didn't actually say that she thought the older Royals are boring, what she said was "The people love to see happy young people and I think the older generation are a bit boring for most people"
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Old 01-26-2014, 04:11 AM
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To be fair she didn't actually say that she thought the older Royals are boring, what she said was "The people love to see happy young people and I think the older generation are a bit boring for most people"
Victorian-Dandy I didn't intend to suggest she did. My point is that she could have worded her sentence to say something along the lines of " the younger generation are attracting a new following which is wonderful." and leave it at that.

Like the Diana and Sarah comments about their mothers , it is just too much unnecessary commentary/opinion about other people. I wonder what the KP neighbours will think about their mother and grandmother being talked about publicly in this way?
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Old 01-26-2014, 04:28 AM
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If William and Harry aren't used to people discussing their mother by now they are very slow on the uptake. What they think is rather irrelevant as she is an historical figure now and will be dissected for evermore - just as they will also be dissected and are being discussed etc in fora like this and in the press.
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Old 01-26-2014, 11:32 AM
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No one needs their so called family members talking about their dead mama. And this wasn't a historical analysis this was done b....y gossipy way.
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Old 01-26-2014, 11:48 AM
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Diana was 'uneducated' and the older royals are 'boring': Astonishing outburst by 'pushy' Princess Michael | Mail Online

Princess Michael of Kent has nothing said controversial. Technically speaking, she is correct in her assumptions.
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Old 01-26-2014, 12:08 PM
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I don't know how closely people have read that article but the headline was VERY largely taken out of context. IMO, Princess Michael said nothing at all wrong. She is constantly being set up by the press. Yes, she does leave herself open to it but most of the time it is the press who are being b****y.
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Old 01-26-2014, 12:15 PM
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Yes, but Princess Michael made that statement.

Well, from one side, it is not very offensive, but considering that Princess Diana is dead and her sons may not be pleased while hearing such statements.

It's controversial, but one shouldn't make a great fuss.
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Old 01-26-2014, 01:04 PM
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Well, having a strict mother seems to give one A severe lack of compassion. I'd say Diana was better off. She may have been uneducated, which I tend to disagree with because there's more than one type of education In life, but she had a heart of gold. Surely that's more important. I just read in the daily Mail, where Princess Michael said she was close to Diana. Since Diana said she couldn't stand her in Simone Simmons Book, I highly doubt that is the case.
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Old 01-26-2014, 01:05 PM
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I actually agree with what Princess Michael said and she should know, she's the one that had a close relationship with Diana and Sarah. Both Diana & Sarah didn't have much support that they really needed and was lonely in their positions.

They may not had a great deal of education but I think they did the best that they could. Diana excelled in her royal role more than Sarah did.

Don't know what Charles, William and Harry thought of her comments though.
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Well, having a strict mother seems to give one A severe lack of compassion. I'd say Diana was better off. She may have been uneducated, which I tend to disagree with because there's more than one type of education In life, but she had a heart of gold. Surely that's more important. I just read in the daily Mail, where Princess Michael said she was close to Diana. Since Diana said she couldn't stand her in Simone Simmons Book, I highly doubt that is the case.
Andrew Morton wrote another book after "Diana her true story" where he said she was friendly with Princess Michael using mainly the same sources as the first book which we know were accurate. Simone Simmons is Jewish and I've sometimes wondered if her stories about PM might be prejudiced because of the Nazi link via the princess' father. I would probably go with what Morton says over anyone else.
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You may be right. Simone described Princess Michael with some pretty nasty language I won't repeat here...
Thinking about Princess Michael's comment about Diana's being uneducated-this came to mind - you can have the best education money can buy, which Princess Michael obviously values- nothing wrong with that-but if you don't have compassion your going to be less successful in my opinion. Money does not and cannot give people genuine gifts of love, compassion, and charisma. People whose lives you touch with these gifts are not going to care what your bank account looks like. I admire people with these gifts much more so, than people with big bank accounts
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I do believe the malice of the statements has been taken out of context. After watching the interview, I surprisingly felt as if Princess Michael was channeling The Dowager Duchess Grantham (from Downton Abbey) in her remarks. She most definitely has an air about her and I felt her comment about Diana being uneducated was a comment to her innocence in coming to the job; in her mind it was a statement of fact, not an opinion. I also felt she put the blame at both Diana and Sarah's mothers for their daughters' lack of success in their roles and that they weren't raised properly. It was an arrogant opinion, but seemed to fit her station. Maggie Smith could have said the same script without missing a beat.

And her comment about the older generation of the royal family is perceived as being boring - it was a self deprecating comment on how everyone likes the younger ones. I didn't feel there was anything malicious about the comments - just they were very her.

It was enough fodder for a headline for the DM on a slow news day
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Maybe next time there is a film about the British royal family Maggie Smith should play Princess Michael!
It may be fine for the Countess of Gratham but the princesses air of snobness makes me uncomfortable.
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Prince and Princess Michael of Kent 6: July 2011-

Whenever I see Princess Michael has stirred the pot again, which regardless of the tone or anything taken out of context is exactly what she's done, I picture her at KP w/very pleased expression on her face because she's being talked about/getting attention. I stopped taking anything she says about stuff in the past seriously a very long time ago, because it's almost always geared to producing a fuss, which in turn has people talking about her.

It also seems she doesn't care who she hurts by her comments either. I'm not just talking about today either. This is the Grandmother who stated in an interview not long ago that she thought on seeing Maude's picture for the first time she wasn't entirely impressed by how the little one looked. If it had been anyone else, I would have been shocked more than I was, but then I considered the source and rolled my eyes, so this time around...

Nasty comments about Diana and Sarah, check.

Got in the papers and people talking, check.

Mission Accomplished

As far as Princess Pushy (and I can't think of a more fitting nick name for this piece of work), just consider the source and let it go.
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What Tigger said!
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Well she does have a book out and like they say, any publicity is good publicity.
I think Princess Michael knows exactly what is doing and that these comments will get her a much amount of media attention. I really wish the Queen would stop taking it from Princess Michael and do something to get her own back like kick her out of Kensington Palace and take away her HRH. I know it won't happen but I'd love it to! ;-)
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Well, didn't HM raise the Kents' rent from a peppercorn to 120000 a year?
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I'm imagining the Queen calling the Princess in for a 'chat' , dressed in her full state opening regalia on the throne at BP and telling Princess Michael to"get lorrst"
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...It also seems she doesn't care who she hurts by her comments...
You hit the nail on the head as far as The reason why I don't like Princess Michael. Mind you, this is only the second time I've read an interview of her. But I dislike her grandness, her thinking she is the best thing since sliced bread, her sense of" look at me".
I didn't know she made bad comments about her granddaughter that is awful, not surprising.
Poor child.
I remember Reading about some uproar she caused when she fired a maid Who was dying of breast cancer. Ironic if true, because at the time, she was patron of the breast cancer society! I also remember reading where the queen was quoted as saying" she is grander than us!"
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