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Old 03-06-2014, 11:55 AM
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If they choose to go on vacation, then that's that. Perhaps it was a bad step to make it public. Personally, I have no problem with them going, especially before a lengthy tour next month. I know that if I had a chance to go on a holiday every month, I would, especially if I used my own funds. They're enjoying their life. There's nothing wrong with that. It's not their fault that people around them can't do likewise.
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:55 AM
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People have short memories. This little holiday will be forgotton about once the tour starts.
I agree. I'm well known on here that think William & Catherine should be doing more official engagements but I really did expect them to go on a little vacation before the official tour. Time for them to get away and relax, get a little sun and get a little crazy
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Old 03-06-2014, 12:02 PM
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Camilla went to the Indian spa before her tour of India and the Aussie/NZ/NPG jubilee tours

Here WK's vacations last year

Mustique with her family
Balmoral with his family
Swiss wedding weekend

Since it appears they left George at home, it seems like WK are celebrating their wedding anniversary early since Apr 29 will be right after a 25 hr plane trip home.
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Old 03-06-2014, 12:27 PM
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I can accept holidays, spending their money etc if they actually did any work when they got home. You can come up with all the excuses you like, they're a waste frankly. They certainly can't claim they're a normal family anymore.

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Since it appears they left George at home, it seems like WK are celebrating their wedding anniversary early since Apr 29 will be right after a 25 hr plane trip home.
Excuse me? Left George at home.
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Old 03-06-2014, 12:59 PM
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The people in Maldives are not mentioning George being with them. So he is at home in England probably with Mike and Carole I would guess. He could be there but the Internet tweets and such don't mention him.
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Old 03-06-2014, 01:01 PM
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AGAIN? How many breaks do they need? Sorry, don't know want to sound harsh but I can't see the necessity of more vacations


Who cares? They can afford the vacations, they're paid for privately, and it's probably great for their marriage to get time together like that, which is really the most important thing for them.
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Old 03-06-2014, 01:09 PM
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We weren't expecting them to be doing engagements between now and 17th March.

So why the outrage? They are not full time working royals so their time is their own.
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Old 03-06-2014, 01:09 PM
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If they are alone, I think this just proves how real this couple are. They have a baby at home and their groove is probably being disturbed. So it may be that they are taking a little time to get things together. There's more to the royals lives than just the official side of things.

I'm assuming we're all grown people here so you guys know what I'm talking about. Just being real.
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Old 03-06-2014, 01:47 PM
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AGAIN? How many breaks do they need? Sorry, don't know want to sound harsh but I can't see the necessity of more vacations
Well let's see...Kate went on a vacation with her family, which she takes every year, normally with her husband. William went on a short weekend (I think?) break with his brother and a couple friends. William has been in a 10 week course so they probably haven't had much time together so they are going on little break as a couple without baby. They don't take many vacations (actually one or two) each year so it's not a big deal plus they've both been doing a couple of engagements already so they haven't been sitting at home.

My guess is they are living their own lives and minding their own business and not worried about everyone else which they shouldn't be.
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Old 03-06-2014, 01:49 PM
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Well let's see...Kate went on a vacation with her family, which she takes every year, normally with her husband. William went on a short weekend (I think?) break with his brother and a couple friends. William has been in a 10 week course so they probably haven't had much time together so they are going on little break as a couple without baby. They don't take many vacations (actually one or two) each year so it's not a big deal plus they've both been doing a couple of engagements already so they haven't been sitting at home.

My guess is they are living their own lives and minding their own business and not worried about everyone else which they shouldn't be.
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Old 03-06-2014, 01:52 PM
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Who cares? They can afford the vacations, they're paid for privately, and it's probably great for their marriage to get time together like that, which is really the most important thing for them.
I agree with this.
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Old 03-06-2014, 02:17 PM
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I say take breaks/vacations when you can. As William and Catherine get older and their children get older (and their workload increases), these breaks will be fewer and fewer.
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Old 03-06-2014, 02:23 PM
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If they are alone, I think this just proves how real this couple are. They have a baby at home and their groove is probably being disturbed. So it may be that they are taking a little time to get things together. There's more to the royals lives than just the official side of things.

I'm assuming we're all grown people here so you guys know what I'm talking about. Just being real.
So a young couple whose groove is being disturbed by a baby is flying out to the maldives to get it back? How real is that?
But the next photoshoot is certainly around the corner to prove how real or normal they are.
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I totally agree with Gertrude.
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Old 03-06-2014, 02:30 PM
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Someone please tell me where this couple wanting to be "normal" comes from.

I recall Diana saying that she wanted the boys to have as normal a childhood "as possible" - so she knew there were limits. But that was translated in the British media as "living a normal life".

I think the same thing has happened again - these 2 know that they don't have a normal life - but the media keep pushing that message. There is nothing normal about unique status, millions in the bank; security 24/7; most pictured woman in the world; etc etc.

Hope they have a good time.
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Old 03-06-2014, 02:36 PM
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Wasn't there a guardian article a couple of days ago complaining about W&K being too normal and should be more royal?
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Old 03-06-2014, 02:43 PM
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Well, in reality, royals are normal people but just live in different circumstances and have different responsibilities. No matter what titles you may have, money in the bank, cars, castles and palaces, you're still normal human beings and will live and die like everybody else.

I too hope they have a good time.
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Old 03-06-2014, 02:54 PM
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Excellent statements cepe and dman. Honestly I believe that all the royals have the same concerns as most of us. Health, family, stress etc.. are things that most of us share as human beings.

The reigning royals are wealthier than most of us, have access to top notch healthcare and education. They also have security and privacy issues that most of us will hopefully never have to concern ourselves with. The reigning head of state and heir are often subject to extra scrutiny. The hint of impropriety could affect the entire institution ie: Spain.

I believe that they do try to have a "normal" life to some degree, but it will never be the life that most of us lead.
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Old 03-06-2014, 03:13 PM
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...Since it appears they left George at home, it seems like WK are celebrating their wedding anniversary early since Apr 29 will be right after a 25 hr plane trip home.
Exactly. People are acting like they vacation all the time. Last year they took a total of about 2-3 weeks vacation time. It was the same the year before that. I imagine it will be the same this year.

As for George not going with them, I don't find that odd. I know many couples that take the kids to the grandparents, so that they can spend a few days alone somewhere. And as Skippyboo said, their anniversary is right after their 3 week tour, so I see this as an early anniversary trip.

What's funny is that people had a problem with them vacationing apart (Kate's Mustique trip and William's weekend in Spain) and now we get to hear the complaints about them vacationing together.
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Old 03-06-2014, 03:37 PM
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What's funny is that people had a problem with them vacationing apart (Kate's Mustique trip and William's weekend in Spain) and now we get to hear the complaints about them vacationing together.
Yup, plus people hint that the marriage is in trouble every time they do things separately but then say they're lazy when they take time out as a couple.

It's good that they seem to be able to ignore the media and live the life they want.
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