The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #341  
Old 04-18-2016, 02:17 AM
dazzling's Avatar
Moderator Emeritus
Blog Editor
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: -, France
Posts: 22,969
Quote:
Originally Posted by ROYAL NORWAY View Post
In post it here because it is about costs.

And here we go again. I don't even bother to read it.

The real cost of the Duchess's outfits during her seven-day royal tour | Daily Mail Online
I think it's not fair for the article to state it like that because there were a few things that were recycled/old. They make it seem that the whole wardrobe is new and costs that much when actually it is less. Also, who knows what was brought on sale (if anything was).
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #342  
Old 04-18-2016, 02:48 AM
Countessmeout's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: alberta, Canada
Posts: 6,564
Honestly I don't know why they didn't use the real total. The new outfits (minus most accessories for I am not sure which ones are new or old) are just short of 22,000 pounds/31,000 US dollars sounds pretty big as well. No need to fluff up the amount by adding old pieces to the total (though if you do read they do mention some are old but still include in total). If they wanted to go with shock value, the real total likely would have done the same.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #343  
Old 04-18-2016, 06:07 AM
Duke of Marmalade's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
TRF Author
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Posts: 12,511
Why JAN MOIR fears Kate Middleton will always be in Diana's shadow | Daily Mail Online
Reply With Quote
  #344  
Old 04-18-2016, 06:34 AM
muriel's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: London / Guildford, United Kingdom
Posts: 7,028
What utter rubbish this article is!
Reply With Quote
  #345  
Old 04-18-2016, 07:03 AM
Osipi's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: On the west side of North up from Back, United States
Posts: 9,420
I think I'd need to go out and buy me a bird and a bird cage for this article to have any useful value.
__________________
“In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that I learn from him.”
~~~Ralph Waldo Emerson~~~
Reply With Quote
  #346  
Old 04-18-2016, 05:50 PM
eya eya is offline
Majesty
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: -, Greece
Posts: 8,963
Prince William and Kate Middleton retrace Diana's steps at the Taj Mahal | Daily Mail Online
Reply With Quote
  #347  
Old 04-18-2016, 08:48 PM
AdmirerUS's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 5,070
Stick a fork in this - they are going to wring every last possible silly interpretation out of the visit.
Nevermind it was really hot in Agra.
Reply With Quote
  #348  
Old 04-18-2016, 09:06 PM
hel hel is offline
Nobility
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Kitchener, Canada
Posts: 390
I agree. There's been a lot of effort to wring more column inches out of the tour in the past two days.

Frankly, in that interview, the press were practically begging William and Catherine to make an emotional confession of being shattered by visiting the Taj, and both flatly refused to do so. I think the truth is that the Taj visit means a lot more to the press and to the people carrying a torch for Diana's memory than it does to William or to Kate.
Reply With Quote
  #349  
Old 04-18-2016, 09:14 PM
Countessmeout's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: alberta, Canada
Posts: 6,564
Surprise surprise.....NOT I knew the second they decided to take that photo these stories would appear. I am surprised only that it is 'in her shadow' and not a 'copy kate' storyline. I know and totally respect they wanted to create their own memories, but by recreating an iconic photo, you had to see these ridiculous story titles coming a mile away.
Reply With Quote
  #350  
Old 04-18-2016, 09:14 PM
Dman's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 13,312
Emily pretty called this tour 'pure garbage', IMO! Some members of the media underwear are in a twist and bunched up over this tour from the Cambridge's.

Wills and Kate’s royal tour of India and Bhutan more like £270k private hol... and you footed the bill
__________________
"WE CANNOT PRAY IN LOVE AND LIVE IN HATE AND STILL THINK WE ARE WORSHIPING GOD."

A.W. TOZER
Reply With Quote
  #351  
Old 04-18-2016, 10:14 PM
Pranter's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 5,613
It's never enough with the media. You can't make them happy.


LaRae
Reply With Quote
  #352  
Old 04-18-2016, 10:19 PM
Frelinghighness's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: New England, United States
Posts: 4,536
How ridiculous so much to ignore
Reply With Quote
  #353  
Old 04-18-2016, 10:24 PM
Queen Camilla's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Chicago, United States
Posts: 1,861
I have to agree that it was more of a private holiday than a royal tour.

During a public engagement the only 'private time' is a bathroom break.

William expecting private moments at Gandhi’s house, the safari in Kaziranga National Park, the visit to the Bhutan’s monastery and the Taj Mahal reeks of a private vacation.
Reply With Quote
  #354  
Old 04-18-2016, 10:41 PM
cepe's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 6,015
Quote:
Originally Posted by Queen Camilla View Post
I have to agree that it was more of a private holiday than a royal tour.

During a public engagement the only 'private time' is a bathroom break.

William expecting private moments at Gandhi’s house, the safari in Kaziranga National Park, the visit to the Bhutan’s monastery and the Taj Mahal reeks of a private vacation.
I'm not surprised that you take that viewpoint.

I am surprised that anyone takes UK press at face value. Gandhis home is considered almost sacred so do you realistically think that the curators wanted 50-60 reporters/photographers traipsing after them? No - they allowed in a few.

All the UK reporters had access at the National Park - no one said they didn't have access.

Bhutans monastery is sacred and 30 odd press following them is also unrealistic. But they posed and spoke with the press afterwards. (great pictures and quotes)

Taj - interesting. I understand that they would have liked a chance to see this on their own - without the herd following them. But to make up for it - they posed and sat on the bench.

So it seems balanced to me - unlike the UK press and those who believe everything they write.

So what really is the problem?
__________________

This precious stone set in the silver sea,......
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England,
Reply With Quote
  #355  
Old 04-18-2016, 10:44 PM
Chimene's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Boston, United States
Posts: 585
I understand fans defending their favorites, but the two quotes below are embarrassing beyond belief.

Indeed, some of Kate’s comments were banal at best and clumsy at worst. Meeting a chef who had been badly injured in the Mumbai 2008 terror atrocities, she murmured: “It must have been a surreal day.”

And when speaking to charity workers helping India’s street kids, who are mutilated to make money begging, she managed to utter: “Gosh, so interesting.”
__________________
The need to be right is the sign of a vulgar mind. ~ Albert Camus
Reply With Quote
  #356  
Old 04-18-2016, 10:45 PM
Queen Claude's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: USA, United States
Posts: 535
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dman View Post
Emily pretty called this tour 'pure garbage', IMO! Some members of the media underwear are in a twist and bunched up over this tour from the Cambridge's.

Wills and Kate’s royal tour of India and Bhutan more like £270k private hol... and you footed the bill
While not unduly harsh, I find it interesting that Arthur Edwards voiced criticism of William and Kate's tour.
Reply With Quote
  #357  
Old 04-18-2016, 10:51 PM
cepe's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 6,015
doesn't seem to coincide with what Arthur said to the BBC.

But then again on the BBC piece he actively disagreed with the Sun, his employer.
__________________

This precious stone set in the silver sea,......
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England,
Reply With Quote
  #358  
Old 04-18-2016, 10:56 PM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 4,735
Wills and Kate’s royal tour of India and Bhutan more like £270k private hol... and you footed the bill

If Kate did respond to a victim of a terrorist attack with "That must have been a surreal day" and on hearing accounts of child mutilations in India with "That is so interesting" then that speaks of a lack of empathy and of gravitas and of skill in drawing people out of their shells, IMO. I can imagine Diana or Charles in that situation and love them or hate them, their responses would have been very different.
Reply With Quote
  #359  
Old 04-18-2016, 10:59 PM
hel hel is offline
Nobility
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Kitchener, Canada
Posts: 390
You can't sell papers or get page clicks by continuing to write positive stories after the tour has ended.

So while, during the tour, you can talk about how open and willing to pose they were, that has to turn into being excessively stage managed.

During the tour, you can talk about how Kate lit up while feeding the baby rhino. After the tour, that has to turn into criticism that she wasn't feeding sick people in Calcutta.

During the tour, you can publish pictures and talk about how loving the two seemed on the safari (during which they had a jeep full of photographers ahead of them for all those photos, so I've no idea how it was "private"). After the tour, you can't sell that anymore, so it turns into "lightweight vacation".

At the end of the day, the press cannot continually sell the same story. They have to, and do, spin the narrative so that it's new and fresh. The difference between the royals and the press is that the royals are honest about the fact that they have press officers and a head spin doctor. The press pretends to be neutral while spinning like crazy in the service of economics; I find them painfully disingenuous.
Reply With Quote
  #360  
Old 04-18-2016, 11:01 PM
Countessmeout's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: alberta, Canada
Posts: 6,564
Quote:
Veteran Sun photographer Arthur Edwards said: “Kate and William rather skipped through India. Diana spent ten days here and she wasn’t feeding baby rhino, she was feeding sick people. She handed out sweets to the dying at Mother Teresa’s hospice in Calcutta.

“All the bottom of her dress was covered with dirt as she’d sat down next to them. It was incredible. Diana broke the mould.

“Kate and William have a long way to go to catch up. They do about two or three things a day. Charles and Diana would do so much more.”
Pretty mild compared to others but there is certainly a hint of criticism. Making it, like the rest of the article, sound more like a holiday than a serious visit. 'Feeding baby animals while Diana was feeding the sick.'

It also bothers me the comment of them sneaking out of the hotel back door when there were people waiting to see them out front. Surely their security is well versed in handling a small crowd. They are meant to be there representing the UK, not sneaking away.
__________________

Reply With Quote
Reply


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
The Duchess of Cambridge's Daytime Fashion Part 18: April 2016 - July 2016 iceflower Archives 410 07-08-2016 07:58 AM
The Duchess of Cambridge's Daytime Fashion Part 17: January 2016 - April 2016 iceflower Archives 680 04-24-2016 04:22 AM
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge: Official Visit to Bhutan - April 14-15, 2016 Rudolph Other Reigning Houses 74 04-20-2016 01:06 AM




Popular Tags
bernadotte best outfit birthday carl gustaf chris o'neill crown princess mary crown princess victoria current events denmark duchess of cambridge style duchess of york earl of snowdon general news hereditary grand duchess stéphanie hereditary grand duchess stéphanie's fashion & style hereditary grand duke guillaume infanta cristina infanta leonor infanta sofia iñaki urdangarín king carl gustaf king carl gustaf and queen silvia king felipe king felipe vi king philippe king willem-alexander letizia liechtenstein monarchy news picture of the week picture of the week december prince alexander prince carl philip prince daniel prince felix prince gabriel prince harry prince nicholas prince oscar princess beatrice princess claire princess claire of luxembourg princess estelle princess leonore princess madeleine princess of asturias princess sofia princess victoria queen elizabeth ii queen letizia queen letizia casual outfits queen letizia daytime fashion queen letizia fashion queen letizia gala dresses queen margrethe queen mathilde queen maxima queen maxima casual wear queen maxima daytime fashion queen maxima fashion queen maxima hats queen maxima style queen rania queen silvia state visit stephanie sweden swedish royal family victoria



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:15 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017
Jelsoft Enterprises