The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Go Back   The Royal Forums > Reigning Houses > British Royals

Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #241  
Old 09-30-2011, 04:30 PM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Toronto (ON) & London (UK), Canada
Posts: 5,260
It is a good read but I am surprised that it is making the news now. She had already done tv interviews about teaching in Hull and about her charity so this is not exactly new information.
Good PR for a new interview I guess.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #242  
Old 09-30-2011, 06:26 PM
Molly2101's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: England, United Kingdom
Posts: 2,630
I do have quite a soft spot for the Duchess of Kent. I do find her choice of choosing to not use her HRH title or her choice to not be referred to as Your Royal Highness of the Duchess of Kent annoying, she does however intrigue me. (I have read she prefers to be Katharine, Duchess of Kent as opposed to The Duchess of Kent...) Ever since I read she and Prince Edward experienced a stillbirth I have a lot more compassion toward her. She goes about her daily life, whether it be teaching etc., with very little complaints and she obviously enjoys what she does. I guess it is refreshing that she is not using her Royal status as PR.

I watched her interview on the Alan Titchmarsh Show this evening and I am still intrigued about this woman. She is very private and I also find that refreshing within the Royal Family. One does know very much about Katharine, and I believe that is the way she likes it.
__________________

__________________
"I am yours, you are mine, of that be sure. You are locked in my heart, the little key is lost and now you must stay there forever."
Written by Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine in the diary of her fiance, Tsarevich Nicholas.
Reply With Quote
  #243  
Old 09-30-2011, 07:00 PM
Lenora's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Riga, Latvia
Posts: 2,074
Completely agree,the Duchess is really kind and admirable member of the extended royal family,who doesn't have the fear or prejudice to express her sincerest feelings in a very human and spontaneous.I do respect her very much and I do think that religion and her care about others helped her to get from depression and even strenghthened more her bright personality.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #244  
Old 09-30-2011, 10:59 PM
Mermaid1962's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: NearTheCoast, Canada
Posts: 5,245
This is intriguing. It suggests that she wants to be thought of as a widow or a divorcee. Perhaps it's another hint that her marriage is over in all but name.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Molly2101 View Post
(I have read she prefers to be Katharine, Duchess of Kent as opposed to The Duchess of Kent...)
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #245  
Old 09-30-2011, 11:46 PM
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Torrance, United States
Posts: 1,840
Very happy for the Duchess that she is able to share her love of music with children.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #246  
Old 10-01-2011, 08:34 AM
Molly2101's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: England, United Kingdom
Posts: 2,630
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mermaid1962 View Post
This is intriguing. It suggests that she wants to be thought of as a widow or a divorcee. Perhaps it's another hint that her marriage is over in all but name.
I also remember reading somewhere that Prince Edward and Katharine had wanted to get divorced but were not allowed to do so. I may be very wrong in saying that though.
__________________
"I am yours, you are mine, of that be sure. You are locked in my heart, the little key is lost and now you must stay there forever."
Written by Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine in the diary of her fiance, Tsarevich Nicholas.
Reply With Quote
  #247  
Old 10-01-2011, 10:45 AM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Toronto (ON) & London (UK), Canada
Posts: 5,260
Perhaps after the still birth of her last child, the emotional issues that resulted, and her religious conversion she simply found it easier when withdrawing from public life not to have the bother of the HRH when she wanted a simpler life. It may say nothing about the private status of her marriage and more about how she knew people reacted to an HRH the Duchess of Kent as opposed to simply Kathernie Kent or even Katherine Duchess of Kent.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #248  
Old 10-01-2011, 11:46 AM
NotAPretender's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: WPB FL/Muttontown NY, United States
Posts: 853
Quote:
Originally Posted by Molly2101 View Post
I watched her interview on the Alan Titchmarsh Show this evening and I am still intrigued about this woman. She is very private and I also find that refreshing within the Royal Family. One does know very much about Katharine, and I believe that is the way she likes it.
I tried searching the Web site for the Alan Titchmarsh Show to see if it was available on replay. It doesn't look like it is (not to mention I'm unable to view any, because I'm outside the UK.) I checked YouTube and sadly, it's not there either. Any hope that you have a link, Molly?
__________________
"Me, your Highness? On the whole, I wish I'd stayed in Tunbridge Wells"
Reply With Quote
  #249  
Old 10-01-2011, 05:13 PM
Mermaid1962's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: NearTheCoast, Canada
Posts: 5,245
I can understand her using "Katherine Kent" and not using her HRH if she wanted a simpler, less grand life; but it's the form "Katherine Duchess of Kent" that I find intriguing, because anyone who heard of it in her circle would know what it means--or for that matter anyone who's familiar with how British titles work.


Quote:
Originally Posted by NGalitzine View Post
It may say nothing about the private status of her marriage and more about how she knew people reacted to an HRH the Duchess of Kent as opposed to simply Kathernie Kent or even Katherine Duchess of Kent.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #250  
Old 10-01-2011, 05:31 PM
Dierna23's Avatar
Heir Apparent
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: -, Germany
Posts: 3,588
Quote:
Originally Posted by NGalitzine View Post
It is a good read but I am surprised that it is making the news now. She had already done tv interviews about teaching in Hull and about her charity so this is not exactly new information.
Good PR for a new interview I guess.
And most of all good PR for her projects! That's always a good thing, IMO.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mermaid1962 View Post
This is intriguing. It suggests that she wants to be thought of as a widow or a divorcee. Perhaps it's another hint that her marriage is over in all but name.
I'm not an expert when it comes to their marriage, but I've always been under the impression that they are seperated. I might be wrong, but, apart from Will's & Kate's wedding, it's been ages that I've seen the Duke and Duchess together at an event.

I would love to watch the interview, too. The Duchess seems a lovely woman through and through.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #251  
Old 10-01-2011, 06:11 PM
Molly2101's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: England, United Kingdom
Posts: 2,630
Quote:
Originally Posted by NotAPretender View Post
I tried searching the Web site for the Alan Titchmarsh Show to see if it was available on replay. It doesn't look like it is (not to mention I'm unable to view any, because I'm outside the UK.) I checked YouTube and sadly, it's not there either. Any hope that you have a link, Molly?
I am sorry but I watched it on ITVplayer, which is the British website which the show is produced by. I have no idea how to view it outside the UK.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dierna23
I'm not an expert when it comes to their marriage, but I've always been under the impression that they are seperated. I might be wrong, but, apart from Will's & Kate's wedding, it's been ages that I've seen the Duke and Duchess together at an event.
I had thought they were seperated, just not officially because as I said previously, I read that Prince Edward and Katharine had wished to seperate but were not allowed to do so. (I am unsure why they would not be allowed to do so, perhaps because of Katharine's Catholic views?) Katharine, I don't think, performs many Public duties on behalf of the Queen and like you said she and the Duke are rarely seen together, except at big state events (weddings, funerals etc.) I imagine we wont see her until the Diamond Jubilee celebrations next year.

I do really like Katharine though as she is so enthusiastic about young children learning music and the arts. It's lovely to witness her enthusiasm towards her passion.
__________________
"I am yours, you are mine, of that be sure. You are locked in my heart, the little key is lost and now you must stay there forever."
Written by Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine in the diary of her fiance, Tsarevich Nicholas.
Reply With Quote
  #252  
Old 10-01-2011, 07:00 PM
Mermaid1962's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: NearTheCoast, Canada
Posts: 5,245
I remember a story a few years ago that said that The Queen had laid down a rule of "no more divorces" because of all the bad PR her family had during the 90s. This news came out a few years into the 2000s, and some wondered at the time if it was Edward and Sophie who were having trouble. Others suggested that it was the Duke and Duchess of Kent. I don't know, though, whether the story ever was verified or whether it was a tabloid rumour.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Molly2101 View Post
I had thought they were seperated, just not officially because as I said previously, I read that Prince Edward and Katharine had wished to seperate but were not allowed to do so.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #253  
Old 10-01-2011, 07:05 PM
Lenora's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Riga, Latvia
Posts: 2,074
Anyway,at their quite old age,it seemed to me(from the photos) the Duke and his wife are getting along quite well,despite of all the difficulties and rumours behind.I think he would never forget his love for young and very charming duchess,as she was at the beginning of their married life,from their marriage photos I do believe at the times they were a young and very much in love couple.Now they have 3 adult children and a lot of grandchildren,who surely give them a lot of joy.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #254  
Old 10-01-2011, 07:11 PM
Zonk's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Somewhere in, United States
Posts: 10,264
I believe they are technically separated but not legally so (i.e. no official paperwork has been made to dissolve the marriage).

You do see the Duchess at least once year (Trooping of the Colour) Thats when the Kent family is out en masse. You also see all of the grandchildren. Other than that its the special occasions, weddings, memorials, etc. Although to be honest, we don't' know what they do in their private life. At William and Catherine's wedding, they seem to interact a little more publicly.

They were always one of my favorite royal couples....I know the Duchess had some personal issues (besides the miscarriages and depression some say that she really did not enjoy royal life), and I had hoped that the love that brought them together in the beginning (if you saw old pics and how they looked at each other) would someone how find its way back to teach other....but as long as they are both happy.
__________________
.

Reply With Quote
  #255  
Old 10-01-2011, 07:29 PM
NotAPretender's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: WPB FL/Muttontown NY, United States
Posts: 853
I remember those pictures, Zonk. Katharine with flowing blond hair, daughter of country gentry, in a ladylike skirt and simple blouse and with her whole heart in her face, looking at her future husband. He, with a quiet and small smile, but with his whole person leaning toward her. They were about 4 feet apart but they were completely together.
__________________
"Me, your Highness? On the whole, I wish I'd stayed in Tunbridge Wells"
Reply With Quote
  #256  
Old 10-01-2011, 08:34 PM
Lenora's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Riga, Latvia
Posts: 2,074
Very nice words that precisely described the love of the couple at an early stage!I believe the love could be seen from a mile(like in their case),as well as the lack of love or affection in case of other royal couples.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #257  
Old 10-09-2011, 05:22 PM
StoneCold's Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wales, United Kingdom
Posts: 172
Duke of Kent visits British troops in Afghanistan | Royal Insight
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #258  
Old 10-21-2011, 05:21 AM
iceflower's Avatar
Super Moderator
Picture of the Month Representative - Monaco and Sweden
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: , Germany
Posts: 26,972
___________________


On October 5, the Duke of Kent officially opened the new YMCA site, including the George
Williams Centre and Gerald Townsend House in Bridgwater, Somerset.



** Duke of Kent officially opens Bridgwater YMCA **

** Burnham residents see Duke of Kent open new YMCA centre **
__________________
**** Welcome aboard! ****
Reply With Quote
  #259  
Old 10-21-2011, 06:56 AM
Kent_spark's Avatar
Commoner
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Canterbury, United Kingdom
Posts: 26
Thank you for the new links, I always follow the Duke & Duchess of Kent. A couple I admire much .
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #260  
Old 11-22-2011, 02:24 AM
Kasumi's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: ****, Taiwan
Posts: 2,612
Mill visited by member of the royal family - Bedfordshire - Biggleswade Today
HRH The Duke of Kent toured Stotfold Watermill and nature reserve on Tuesday, October 25, in the company of Sir Samuel Whitbread, Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire.They were met by John Saunders, chair of the trustees of the Mill Preservation Trust and Brian Collier, the mayor of Stotfold.
The Duke of Kent was given a guided tour and each area was explained by a volunteer specialist.
[...]
He signed the visitor book and was given a painting by local artist, Geoff Hoile, showing the old derelict building and the new mill risen from the ashes.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
diamond jubilee, duchess of kent, duke of kent, kate middleton, queen elizabeth, royal family


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Duke and Duchess of Windsor (1894-1972) and (1895-1986) Jacqueline British Royals 1151 09-25-2014 09:07 AM
Duke and Duchess of Calabria and Family 1: June 2003-May 2008 mybags Royal Families of Italy 177 06-02-2008 06:35 AM
The Duke And Duchess Of Gloucester: Oct 03-Jan 06 A.C.C. Current Events Archive 132 01-13-2006 10:37 PM
Grand Duke Henri & Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Current Events 2 (Sep 2003 - Aug 2005) Fireweaver Current Events Archive 221 08-28-2005 12:00 PM




Popular Tags
abdication belgium birth carl philip charlene chris o'neill crown prince frederik crown prince haakon crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria current events dutch royal history engagement fashion grand duke henri hohenzollern infanta leonor infanta sofia jordan king abdullah ii king carl xvi gustav king felipe king felipe vi king harald king juan carlos king philippe king willem-alexander luxembourg nobility olympics ottoman poland pregnancy president hollande prince albert prince albert ii prince carl philip prince constantijn prince floris prince maurits prince pieter-christiaan princess aimee princess anita princess beatrix princess charlene princess laurentien princess mabel princess margriet princess marilene princess mary princess mary fashion queen anne-marie queen letizia queen mathilde queen maxima queen paola queen silvia queen sofia royal royal fashion russia sofia hellqvist spain state visit sweden the hague visit wedding winter olympics 2014



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:57 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014
Jelsoft Enterprises

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]