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Old 07-06-2015, 08:14 PM
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Yes by all means but fixating on her to the nth degree is not healthy and can border on morbid... Several years ago some photog thought it would be a great idea to photoshop Diana at 60 and place it in a shot with Catherine. Creepy for viewers but I can't imagine how her sins felt about that!

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Old 07-06-2015, 08:16 PM
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I remember that photo amaryllus...it was such bad taste.


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Old 07-06-2015, 08:45 PM
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Leaving her to 'rest' is a word often used by those who don't want her mentioned anymore. She is William and Harry's mum always and forever and I would never criticise them for wanting to include and remember her in the important events in their lives. I am nearly 40 years old and don't even want to think about losing my mum and yet those two lost theirs when they were only children so I say good on them for keeping her memory alive, it shows how much they love and miss her and I'm sure she would have been so touched by their love and loyalty.
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Old 07-06-2015, 08:56 PM
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None of this matters. Nor does it matter that this is where the royal family worships, whilst at Sandringham. Or that it is very close to Anmer, where the Cambridge family are based. All that appears to matter is that this is where Diana was christened.


Exactly, it's like all this couple does is think of ways to bring up Williams dead mother. If half the connections they talked about were true I'd be creeped out.

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Leaving her to 'rest' is a word often used by those who don't want her mentioned anymore. She is William and Harry's mum always and forever and I would never criticise them for wanting to include and remember her in the important events in their lives. I am nearly 40 years old and don't even want to think about losing my mum and yet those two lost theirs when they were only children so I say good on them for keeping her memory alive, it shows how much they love and miss her and I'm sure she would have been so touched by their love and loyalty.

This isn't about what William and Harry are doing or remembering about their mom. This is about the media interjecting Diana into places and making her the focus of things that probably mean nothing. Like saying Laura Fellowes was a nod to his mother....how about she's his cousin and he likes her! Or they chose the church Diana was christened in, like it has nothing to do with thr fact that the RF often take the time to show up there themselves every once in a blue moon. And my all time favorite is Kates polka dot dress.
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Old 07-06-2015, 09:18 PM
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These are great. I can never get enough of George. He's too precious.


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Old 07-06-2015, 10:17 PM
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The Queen and Prince Philip are regular attendees at church services at St Mary's whenever they stay at Sandringham. It's not just 'once in a blue moon' for them.
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I know I will get jumped for saying this but I was disappointed to see the nanny in uniform. To me that is going back to the old days of royal and upper class nannies We have moved so far away from that type of childcare. I was hoping for a modern take on childcare and that Kate being a hands on mum. JMO



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Old 07-06-2015, 10:45 PM
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I take the nanny in uniform as her choice. She has worked long and hard to get to serve such a prestigious family and be with them on such a day... She is proud of that fact and her training and giving the nanny school props.
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Old 07-06-2015, 10:51 PM
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I know I will get jumped for saying this but I was disappointed to see the nanny in uniform. To me that is going back to the old days of royal and upper class nannies We have moved so far away from that type of childcare. I was hoping for a modern take on childcare and that Kate being a hands on mum. JMO



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I loved the uniform, and I wonder if the choice to wear it was Ms. Borrallo's. It seems more likely than Kate and William dictating it, as they never have before. Maybe it's because this was the most visible Ms. Borrallo has ever been at a royal function- she's typically more behind the scenes. Maybe they wanted her close to the family in honor of the important role she plays and she thought having her role clearly denoted would be good? Maybe she wanted to honor her alma mater and get them some excellent press?




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Old 07-06-2015, 10:58 PM
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I know I will get jumped for saying this but I was disappointed to see the nanny in uniform. To me that is going back to the old days of royal and upper class nannies We have moved so far away from that type of childcare. I was hoping for a modern take on childcare and that Kate being a hands on mum. JMO



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I think the uniform was worn because of the formal occasion, and not because William and Catherine wanted to demonstrate anything by it. I also have a feeling that perhaps the lady herself wanted the distinction, and chose the uniform. I'm not crazy about it either, but it is what it is. From what we're getting from media, and pictures, Catherine and William are hands-on parents. The nanny seems to be in the background most of the time.


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Old 07-06-2015, 10:59 PM
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I know I will get jumped for saying this but I was disappointed to see the nanny in uniform. To me that is going back to the old days of royal and upper class nannies We have moved so far away from that type of childcare. I was hoping for a modern take on childcare and that Kate being a hands on mum. JMO



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I can't believe a nanny wears a uniform especially one that looks like that. I never had a nanny, but the ones I have seen just dress normal, I admit there was something ridiculous and sad seeing her dressed like that.
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Old 07-06-2015, 11:00 PM
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Is it a thing for nannies to be at royal christenings or ceremonies in general, I guess, to be able to spirit away fussy tots from church or whatever venue?
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Maybe Nanny Maria is super proud of being a Norland nanny and chose to wear her uniform herself.


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Old 07-06-2015, 11:10 PM
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I can't believe a nanny wears a uniform especially one that looks like that. I never had a nanny, but the ones I have seen just dress normal, I admit there was something ridiculous and sad seeing her dressed like that.
The uniforms of Norland Nannies are a big part of their culture and actually worn to mark them as professionals who do highly trained work. If I had to make a guess... none of the nannies you've known spent a fortune on highly specialized education to become a professional nanny.

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Old 07-06-2015, 11:18 PM
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Look she is proud of her work, her training, being able to have served not one but a couple of Royal families... Why not go all out on such a day?
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Old 07-06-2015, 11:39 PM
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I took it as Maria's preference as well to wear the uniform. I would think anyone would be concerned about what to wear - then add to it the fact that she was the nanny. She would want to look respectful for the occasion - and of course wear a hat as it was church - but not look like she was 'dressing up'. Once you start adding up the cost of something appropriate - I figured she just asked - ' do you mind if I wear my Norland Uniform". and I am sure Norland took pride in the attention.
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Old 07-06-2015, 11:43 PM
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The uniforms of Norland Nannies are a big part of their culture and actually worn to mark them as professionals who do highly trained work. If I had to make a guess... none of the nannies you've known spent a fortune on highly specialized education to become a professional nanny.

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She was also on duty and that is her formal uniform. Besides it saved her from having to buy an outfit that would have looked elegant enough for the event. Great choice of the Duke and Duchess to highlight the nanny's professional status. I am sure the military and police on duty wore their uniforms. The Queens driver always wear a uniform. I am certain the royal household personnel wear uniforms.
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Old 07-06-2015, 11:50 PM
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I can't believe a nanny wears a uniform especially one that looks like that. I never had a nanny, but the ones I have seen just dress normal, I admit there was something ridiculous and sad seeing her dressed like that.
Some people just prefer to wear a uniform (even if only at certain times). I had a nanny who wore a uniform - it wasn't anything that my parents requested or expected, it was just the nanny's preference. I think it made her feel more professional.

I didn't know anything about Norland Nannies until I just saw HRHHermione's post, but it certainly sounds like something to be proud of.
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