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Old 09-13-2012, 01:36 PM
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Shouldn't we start a thread about her pregnancy because there is a magazine out now that the palace says its official abd thst both the duke and duchess are excited.

I say she is but eveyone says she isnt but meh we'll just have to wait.
Much as I would enjoy it being true, it's a supermarket tabloid that has it on the cover. However, with the whole toasting in water rather than champagne there may be truth in the tabloid! Frankly, I was expecting her to be pregnant earlier, as they have been together for over a decade. She has very little body fat which can be a problem when trying to get pregnant.
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:03 PM
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Shouldn't we start a thread about her pregnancy
If and when the Palace announces that the Duchess is pregnant, we (and half the world) will know within minutes.
Until then, such talk remains media speculation and nothing more.

Chances are that pregnancy speculation will one day be proved correct, but the confirmation will come from Buckingham Palace or Clarence House, not from a tabloid or trash mag.


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Old 09-13-2012, 05:18 PM
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If and when the Palace announces that the Duchess is pregnant, we (and half the world) will know within minutes.
Until then, such talk remains media speculation and nothing more.

Chances are that pregnancy speculation will one day be proved correct, but the confirmation will come from Buckingham Palace or Clarence House, not from a tabloid or trash mag.

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Amen to that !!!!!
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:52 PM
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Thank you Warren. :)
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:35 PM
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This is such a nice piece about Kate and how she's viewed by Richard Palmer and other members of the press corps. I posted it in their current events, but I also thought it was relevant here, as it reflects what a lot of posters think: That Kate and William's marriage could be very like that of the Queen Mother and George VI.

Blogs | Richard Palmer | Royal blog: Duchess Kate is a tough cookie | Exclusive opinion, news and views from Daily and Sunday Express's top writersExpress.co.uk - Home of the Daily and Sunday Express
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:30 PM
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As above, I posted this in another thread and came here because I thought it more appropriate in this thread. I see that great minds think alike :)



(the article above references the Queen Mother)

I was just thinking today how Catherine reminded me of the Queen Mother, rest her soul.

There's that bit about (when told she and the children should go to Canada during the war) saying (I paraphrase from memory) "The children cannot go without me, I cannot go without the King and the King shall never leave." I always loved her for that. A strong statement from a strong woman without taking any strength from the man. I always thought it said a lot about them as a couple.

It seems to me that William is a lot like King George VI and Catherine a lot like Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. I think William would rather be a helicopter pilot, but this will not in any way detract from his willingness to do his duty and the quality of his effort. And I think Catherine would rather be married to a helicopter pilot, but this will not detract in any way from her willingness to help him do his duty and the quality of her effort.

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This is very well said, and it reflects my own thoughts about this couple.
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To bring this thread back to topic... Does anyone have any idea how things are coming along in apartment 1B (that's the one, right?) at Kensington Palace? I HIGHLY doubt they'll allow such an invasion into their private life as to give us a tour of the finished product, but a prince can dream, can't he?
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:10 PM
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This is such a nice piece about Kate and how she's viewed by Richard Palmer and other members of the press corps. I posted it in their current events, but I also thought it was relevant here, as it reflects what a lot of posters think: That Kate and William's marriage could be very like that of the Queen Mother and George VI.

Blogs | Richard Palmer | Royal blog: Duchess Kate is a tough cookie | Exclusive opinion, news and views from Daily and Sunday Express's top writersExpress.co.uk - Home of the Daily and Sunday Express
What a nice piece - glad you posted it for us. It is refreshing to read a press piece with some thoughtfulness and reflection behind it every now and again. It was fair and balanced.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:34 PM
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To bring this thread back to topic... Does anyone have any idea how things are coming along in apartment 1B (that's the one, right?) at Kensington Palace? I HIGHLY doubt they'll allow such an invasion into their private life as to give us a tour of the finished product, but a prince can dream, can't he?
I think the plans for the apartment is now underway. I think the couple will be very hands on with turning the apartment into their official residence. As for one giving us a glimps into their new home, I somehow doubt it but then I don't think we can completely rule it out.

I think it's great that the Cambridges and Prince Harry will breath new life into Kensington Palace.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:45 PM
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To bring this thread back to topic... Does anyone have any idea how things are coming along in apartment 1B (that's the one, right?) at Kensington Palace? I HIGHLY doubt they'll allow such an invasion into their private life as to give us a tour of the finished product, but a prince can dream, can't he?
It's 1A...but I'm sure one of the things they will most appreciate is the large private walled garden. they should be in the midst of heavy renovations soon. The KP exhibit that was in part of the space they were taking over ended sept 3rd. This is going to a big project for Kate. She likes to be so hands on,and she is creating this home for William and their family. Along with this move, theirs (and Harry's) offices are to be relocated to KP from SJP. I'm not sure there were so many stories I had heard, but I think they were to be into KP by spring 2013.
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Is the large private garden the one in which William was filmed as a baby crawling/toddling at the line of photographers?

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Is the large private garden the one in which William was filmed as a baby crawling/toddling at the line of photographers?
That was a different apartment at Kensington.

William and Kate will be moving into the former apartment of Princess Margaret. This apartment apparently has a small private garden and a courtyard. Here's a nice little blog article - including a few photos (click on photos to enlarge).
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:14 AM
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Given what's happened to them recently, I wouldn't be surprised if William and Kate chose not to go out in their garden. All it would take is someone on a high-ish floor of a building nearby with one of these long lenses and it's apparently fair game. How sad would that be?
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If Kate keeps her clothes on, I don't think it will be a problem. LOL
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I've read that HM allowed the Earl and Countess of Wessex to choose from some of her personal antiques and furniture when the couple moved into Bagshot Park

It would be nice if HM extends the same offer to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to help them furnish Kensington Palace.
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I've read that HM allowed the Earl and Countess of Wessex to choose from some of her personal antiques and furniture when the couple moved into Bagshot Park

It would be nice if HM extends the same offer to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to help them furnish Kensington Palace.
Certainly. Howeever, I have read in the past that HM refused to allow the PoW to pick from surplus furniture at BP when he was first furnishing KP and Highgrove.
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I've read that HM allowed the Earl and Countess of Wessex to choose from some of her personal antiques and furniture when the couple moved into Bagshot Park

It would be nice if HM extends the same offer to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to help them furnish Kensington Palace.
I think the Queen would more than happy to help the Cambridges with furnishing their new home.
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Certainly. Howeever, I have read in the past that HM refused to allow the PoW to pick from surplus furniture at BP when he was first furnishing KP and Highgrove.
Charles has always had access to quite a fortune and inherited even more upon the Queen Mum's death. (Not saying here that William doesn't have quite the sum in the bank, just that it's likely nowhere near what his father had at the same age...) Remember, for example, that Charles not only paid for Diana's clothes and jewels, but he pays today for Kate's clothes (and some of William and Kate's other expenses).

Therefore, quite rightly, HM was/is justified in refusing surplus furniture to Charles (who is able to afford whatever he wants to buy) and instead offering it to other royals like Edward and Sophie, and likely William and Kate.
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