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Old 07-11-2011, 11:47 PM
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Her slapping his hand away towards the end was priceless! Thank you for posting it!
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I think William & Kate's decision to lay low after this is the best decision they've made so far. Remember that on top of being newlyweds, they are very private individuals. They were compelled to do a very public wedding (I'm sure they'd preferred a much smaller/quieter one if not for William's position) and they've done a tremendous job for their first overseas tour. And to do it so soon after their wedding is frankly unprecedented. Kudos to Kate for that. No other new recruit has done it before. The royal wedding and Canada/California tour should give royal-watchers enough satisfaction till 2012. They've done Britain proud and they deserve some rest and enjoyment. As for adjusting to married life and learning about William's charities... remember that Kate isn't just getting into any marriage. She's married into an institution with much, much more to learn than any ordinary couple. Even if she's been with William for 8 years, she'll need the time and the counsel to adjust properly. And frankly, I'm very happy to see that she's getting it.

We will miss them for sure. After the hurricane that was Canada/California, it's hard not to feel some kind of Will & Kate withdrawal. But it's comforting to know that they're back to doing what's best for them. Perhaps "lying in a dark room" back home in Anglesey as William said he was looking forward to. Again, as their wedding prayer said: "keep our eyes fixed on what's real and important in life." They're doing just that. Bless them!
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BTW, I missed the hand slapping bit, too. Didn't see that the first time. Thanks for pointing it out. Cute!
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Old 07-12-2011, 01:16 AM
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Review of Kate's fashion on the US tour... @ Billy Bush! Fabulous knees! More knee!

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Old 07-12-2011, 03:53 PM
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Despite the huge success of the N. American tour the fact remains that William is only second in line to the throne and is at this point in time first and foremost a rescue pilot. The British royal family is in kind of a unique position in that its by far and away most high profile members are also relatively junior in the family hierarchy. If William were the Queen's son instead of her grandson then I think taking some time away from regular royal duties to focus on his job and his marriage wouldn't be a viable option. He and Kate are, IMO, lucky to have this time in which they can be relatively low key. With the queen and D of E still going strong and all four of the queen's children plus Sophie and Camilla playing active roles in the family, (to varying degrees), there's no pressing need for the Cambridges to step up at this point in time.

I guess the next time we'll see William and Catherine will be at Zara's wedding?
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:12 PM
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Prince William & Kate's California Helicopter Ride

Prince William, Kate Middleton's Helicopter Ride to Santa Barbara : People.com
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Article about Catherine and William's art work

Prince William and Kate's paintings from LA trip could be worth thousands already - *Celebrity News and Gossips | MSN Celebrity UK
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:04 PM
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Lovely article about William and Kate.....They've that rare connection which is very evident when they look at each other. Their smiles and glances show their love for each other. They don't need to be all over each other like others. It is a treat to watch them together.

William & Kate: Julie Chen's Observations : People.com
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There are royals that are all over each other?? Who?
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:52 AM
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Old 07-14-2011, 01:47 PM
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The fact that everyone speaks about Kate in glowing terms is a testament to the kind of person she is. William did good!

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"Everything you want to buy on TV is a helicopter or a fancy car" – to William, after he learned about software that allows users to buy items straight off TV

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"Your painting is better than mine!" – to Kate, regarding her questionable rendering of a snail

Did he actually admit she's better than him?
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:03 PM
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The fact that everyone speaks about Kate in glowing terms is a testament to the kind of person she is. William did good!

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"Everything you want to buy on TV is a helicopter or a fancy car" – to William, after he learned about software that allows users to buy items straight off TV

Typical guy!

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"Your painting is better than mine!" – to Kate, regarding her questionable rendering of a snail

Did he actually admit she's better than him?
Well well well... William asked her what she had painted - wasn't it obvious, Wills, that it is a snail? Or perhaps it is a tortoise, as Catherine herself wasn't even sure. It is a matter of perception, I guess

And yes, to me it sounds like William admitting that his wife "defeated" him in that area
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Old 07-14-2011, 04:54 PM
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The fact that everyone speaks about Kate in glowing terms is a testament to the kind of person she is. William did good!

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"Everything you want to buy on TV is a helicopter or a fancy car" – to William, after he learned about software that allows users to buy items straight off TV

Typical guy!

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"Your painting is better than mine!" – to Kate, regarding her questionable rendering of a snail

Did he actually admit she's better than him?
This was a fun read. Love that Her Majesty is so up to date on technology. Now, I don't get the fascination with 'Angry Birds' (though in the ads the bird hitting a window is quite comical), but I find it amusing that Wills gets a kick out of that.
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Old 07-14-2011, 06:11 PM
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Well well well... William asked her what she had painted - wasn't it obvious, Wills, that it is a snail? Or perhaps it is a tortoise, as Catherine herself wasn't even sure. It is a matter of perception, I guess

And yes, to me it sounds like William admitting that his wife "defeated" him in that area
Hey Skippy, how're ya?

He was in denial at that point. He knew it was a snail but admitting that would have meant she's better than him so he acted like he didn't know what it was.

In the end, he had to concede defeat. That must have hurt!
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This was a fun read. Love that Her Majesty is so up to date on technology. Now, I don't get the fascination with 'Angry Birds' (though in the ads the bird hitting a window is quite comical), but I find it amusing that Wills gets a kick out of that.
If those ads are the same ones I'm thinking of here in the states, they are highly comical and in this day and age, sometimes I think the commercials are far more entertaining than the programs they are sponsoring. What would amuse me the most out of Wills getting such a kick out of something like that is that it actually reflects that these two are very much like any other young marrieds that just enjoy and snuggle up together watching the tube and laughing at the same things we do.
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If those ads are the same ones I'm thinking of here in the states, they are highly comical and in this day and age, sometimes I think the commercials are far more entertaining than the programs they are sponsoring. What would amuse me the most out of Wills getting such a kick out of something like that is that it actually reflects that these two are very much like any other young marrieds that just enjoy and snuggle up together watching the tube and laughing at the same things we do.
Yes, it definitely shows that these two are anything but pretentious. I think it also tells us that Wills is easily amused, and with this age of high tech everything, it's not easy to find people who can appreciate the little and simple things.
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As to "appreciating little things" .... I think Wills' mother had something to do with it...
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What doc was it that I watched I think it was My Mother Diana and her press secretary was saying how once she took William to a homeless shelter and this guy from off the street came in and William went to hand him some tea and he said "Bah I know you gimme that I want nothing to do with you" and apparently they said it was a real eye opener for William so I def agree I think situations like that allows William to now appreaciate the small subtle things in life. Things that normal people took for granted. And I def think it has also helped him stay grounded and not let his title get to him. I also think that's why these two are so approachable.
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Very well said!
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