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Old 05-28-2014, 03:48 PM
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^^^Yes, let's be honest. Any opportunity to criticize someone who doesn't agree with you makes your day. Heck, I'm impressed at every engagement Kate does where her dress doesn't blow up. It's not criticism, it's observation.
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Old 05-28-2014, 03:55 PM
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And you don't think someone within the family or secretary already addressed her?
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Old 05-28-2014, 04:08 PM
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I did not miss the entire point. No photographer could know the opportunity would be there. The offending photo is probably part of a film burn of 100 auto snaps. The reason it took two weeks to find it was because it was buried in thousands of snaps.

She is, IMO, an attention seeker or this would not have been the EIGHTH Marilyn Moment for Kate. EIGHT times, not one, not two...

I'm not talking about women in general, I'm commenting about Kate.
If it was buried in tons of snaps, that's where it should've stayed. It took a rather dumb and ignorant person to go and publish that one photo of her dress blowing in the wind. They should've had the decency to not publish that picture. Catherine didn't do anything wrong at all. She held her dress down while getting off the helicopter. It was the photographer that didn't have the common sense to throw the picture out once it was captured. No, the photographer decided to look for an opportunity and publish the picture in a magazine.

It was a dumb thing to do.

No, Catherine isn't an attention seeker. She was on this tour to do her job and she did a fine job at it. Those who want to beat down on her can go right ahead. Catherine will go on doing her job with her head held high and focus on what's important.
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Old 05-28-2014, 04:21 PM
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^^^Yes, let's be honest. Any opportunity to criticize someone who doesn't agree with you makes your day... [snipped.
Well, there will be a bazaar style lamentation of rabid fans citing jealousy, low-class, stupidity etc of those, who do not share their rosy opinions.
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Old 05-28-2014, 05:06 PM
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First of all she didn't need to be shy walking down the catwalk, she had on a pretty nightie with underwear underneath, I have seen so much more bare butts, bare breasts walking down Victoria Secrets catwalk, these people let it all hang out, she wasn't indecent during that. I thought the way she wore that outfit was pretty and cute and sexy, no big deal.
Second: she was on private property, and we don't know if the security guards where around there or not........nothing was mentioned of security guards....I would think that security guards won't be hanging around the royal couple every second of the day or night, they could be walking the grounds for all we know. AND MOST OF ALL, IT WAS PRIVATE PROPERTY and there is *no reason on this earth that she can't do that in her home/someone else's private property, that is an invasion of their private time and home/vacation. I don't need to know what they do in the bedroom, yet it seems the media and some of the people of the world want to be there right beside them in the bedroom for they have nothing else better to do with their time.

Don't people realize that the media is force feeding us stuff that is none of our business and we are idiots for falling for it! The media says we need this junk and pictures and all the crappy stuff that they send us.....DO WE?
There is another photo of her in that fashion show which isn't used in media publications in Britain nearly as much as the one with her in the sheer slip and for obvious reason. She is standing in nothing but a white bra and pants with her arm around a hunk in boxer shorts which, I agree, is not sleazy but it is also not something anyone remotely shy could do in a room full of people. I have never bought the wallflower in the tea dress image that has been cultivated since her marriage. I think Kate is a lot tougher and more confident than she sometimes appears and that is why, whilst I do not think she is doing these mistakes on purpose, she seems pretty unaffected by them. Also when I mentioned her sitting naked in France in the eyeshot of security I didn't mean random bodyguards but their Scotland Yard detectives who simply wouldn't be doing their jobs if they couldn't see the royals they guarded at all times, from whatever distance.
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Old 05-28-2014, 05:24 PM
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The Australian newspaper "The Daily Telegraph" is making sure the general public - who don't follow the Royals all around the internet in their spare time - knows about the Blue Mts photo.

It is in the newspaper again today, Thursday 29th- not pixelated - as well as in yesterday's paper.

A different journalist today - and the article taking up three quarters of the page with only one other article, and the opposite page just an ad.

Most people wouldn't have known about this - though it was covered quite extensively on TV the other day - but they can't not know now, after seeing the photo two days in a row here in Oz.

This is our most popular daily newspaper in NSW.

National newspaper "The Australian" reported it on Tuesday 27th - journalist Michael Morrow - and the two TV shows I saw cover it, (there may have been other channels I didn't watch), are also broadcast nation-wide.

I think if it had "just" been picked up by one of the weekly women's magazines here, a lot of people wouldn't know about it.

But, being in the newspapers and on TV, a lot of the general public are being informed - and indeed getting to see.
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Old 05-28-2014, 05:29 PM
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Oh, come on...it is a Royal story. It's about how the heir to the heir's wife is unconcerned about her wardrobe malfunctions or she is a blatant attention seeker. If you don't want your personals talked about, don't set yourself up in a full skirted dress with no slip and, perhaps, no underwear when you know you are going to be around a helicopter with rotating blades. Sorry, she must be thick as a brick to continue letting this happen.

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Old 05-28-2014, 05:58 PM
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Time to get those weights installed in your clothes Kate!

You should have learned a long time ago from your trip to Canada.
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Old 05-28-2014, 06:12 PM
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The Australian newspaper "The Daily Telegraph" is making sure the general public - who don't follow the Royals all around the internet in their spare time - knows about the Blue Mts photo.

It is in the newspaper again today, Thursday 29th- not pixelated - as well as in yesterday's paper.

A different journalist today - and the article taking up three quarters of the page with only one other article, and the opposite page just an ad.

Most people wouldn't have known about this - though it was covered quite extensively on TV the other day - but they can't not know now, after seeing the photo two days in a row here in Oz.

This is our most popular daily newspaper in NSW.

National newspaper "The Australian" reported it on Tuesday 27th - journalist Michael Morrow - and the two TV shows I saw cover it, (there may have been other channels I didn't watch), are also broadcast nation-wide.

I think if it had "just" been picked up by one of the weekly women's magazines here, a lot of people wouldn't know about it.

But, being in the newspapers and on TV, a lot of the general public are being informed - and indeed getting to see.
It's just silly for the media to go on and on about it. Then again, I guess that's what the photographer and German magazine wanted. I guess they don't have anything important to report on. A windy dress picture give them some thrills and entertainment.
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Old 05-28-2014, 07:08 PM
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Bored of the story. Maybe Catherine simply doesn't like weights in her dress.
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Old 05-28-2014, 07:11 PM
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Obviously she doesn't, but her consistent lack of precaution in preventing her skirts from flipping up with simple remedies could prove to be the thong that breaks the camel's back as far as public opinion is concerned.
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Old 05-28-2014, 07:15 PM
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It's never okay to photograph people in such sensitive situations but it keeps on happening to women.
Prince Philip wouldn't agree with that...
Neither would William or Frederik, caught peeing against a bush or from a boat.

What a bummer!
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Old 05-28-2014, 07:27 PM
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If it was buried in tons of snaps, that's where it should've stayed. It took a rather dumb and ignorant person to go and publish that one photo of her dress blowing in the wind. They should've had the decency to not publish that picture. Catherine didn't do anything wrong at all. She held her dress down while getting off the helicopter. It was the photographer that didn't have the common sense to throw the picture out once it was captured. No, the photographer decided to look for an opportunity and publish the picture in a magazine.

It was a dumb thing to do.

No, Catherine isn't an attention seeker. She was on this tour to do her job and she did a fine job at it. Those who want to beat down on her can go right ahead. Catherine will go on doing her job with her head held high and focus on what's important.
Thank you! The photographer saw an opportunity for financial gain due to another person's mishap. IMO it is similar to someone taking a photo of a nursing mother who's child just pulled off the blanket she was using to cover up with. Then they choose to share it with others.
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Old 05-28-2014, 07:40 PM
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whilst I do not think she is doing these mistakes on purpose, she seems pretty unaffected by them. .
well, if I had her body, I would be pretty unaffected by the pics too!
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Old 05-28-2014, 07:41 PM
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THANK YOU! This is an excellent article. The especially sad thing here is that the photographer supposedly is a woman ... a double shame IMO. I also may be a cynic but if anyone believes this woman is giving the fee to a charity ... well, I have a bridge to sell you. Furthermore, giving 1% of her fee doesn't count. These pictures are ALL about the money, or in the case of the subway photographer, perversion.
I read the article. Problem is, our whole society objectifies women, and that includes women themselves, or at least some of them, and I include Kate within this category.

Why do women feel the need to wear skirts instead of trousers and ridiculous high heels that make their buttocks protrude - something that apparently attracts men - and makes their legs look shapelier, instead of the far more practical and comfortable options which are available? Why do they spent many hours and thousands of dollars having their hair done and nails painted and their bits waxed, and spend even more hours on painting their faces to emphasise their eyes and make their lips look red, and more time and money on expensive and often useless facial preparations in the hope of remaining of youthful appearance? To attract and/or keep men, of course. To look good for men. And that's why they parade around in clothes that hug their figures and show off their feminine curves, and why they wear shiny baubles, too, often shiny baubles that men have bought for as signs of the men's "ownership" of said women.

It's all about sex and the biological imperative, and the emphasis in our society on women making themselves look attractive for men, and that involves advertising their assets to the men. Once you admit that it all falls into place. And before some outraged woman screeches that they do it for themselves and to show off to other women, it still comes down to sex and the competition for men and the fact that men – some more than others - tend to stray and women – some more than others - tend to feel the need to make themselves look as good as they can in the hope of keeping the men interested in them. Men tend to respond to visual stimulation. But that's fine, just admit it. Though I wish to stress that not all men are that shallow and easily distracted, many are.

Women have a choice. They can play that game and do all those things or they can choose to do otherwise and wear sensible clothes for the occasion. It's their right to choose to go either way, but if they choose the exhibitionist route and things do not go the way they planned, they shouldn't complain if they're caught out. They should take responsibility for their own actions and not bleat and blame the nasty photographer.

Women who wear short dresses of flimsy fabric that are likely to blow up in windy conditions, and wear "sexy" underwear while wearing those short, flimsy dresses rather than skirts that due to design won't do that (or, even more sensible, trousers) and sensible underpants that won’t show their nether regions when the skirt inevitably blows up, are just as much a part of the "problem" as the men who expect their women to look desirable for them and the people who photograph them and publish the photos. If women choose to wear clothes that have a risk of blowing up and showing off what they are - or, in Kate's case, are not - wearing underneath, then they have no-one but themselves to blame for they have voluntarily assumed the risk and should not complain if they are seen, and perhaps captured by the camera.

I don't blame the female photographer for taking photos of this silly woman making the same mistake for - what is the tally now - maybe the seventh time, and flogging it. I would, too, and I wouldn't give the money to charity if I needed it. I suspect the photographer thought 'this is too good to be true! I've caught the idiot doing it again! She'll never learn.'
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Old 05-28-2014, 07:56 PM
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I have to be frank, I still can't get over the fact that she doesn't wear underwear on royal engagements... usually ones goes to the People of Walmart site to see such fashion faux pas. I have been living in such a cloistered existence, I used to be shocked when the people of Alabama showed up at the local Walmart with no undies...
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Old 05-28-2014, 08:11 PM
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The People of Walmart site is just too bizarre to be believeable, and yet it is. I have never seen this first-hand at the stores, and I don't think I could survive that experience. I truly believe the patrons at Walmart down South must compete to get the best in show prize.
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The People of Walmart site is just too bizarre to be believeable, and yet it is. I have never seen this first-hand at the stores, and I don't think I could survive that experience. I truly believe the patrons at Walmart down South must compete to get the best in show prize.
Well, I've put that all behind me now that I have TRF.
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Well this thread took quite an unpleasant turn. Is it really necessary to call Kate an idiot?
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Old 05-28-2014, 08:22 PM
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Well this thread took quite an unpleasant turn. Is it really necessary to call Kate an idiot?
Yep! She keeps doing the same stupid thing without learning and changing her behaviour to avoid it happening again. "Idiot" works for me.
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