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Old 12-10-2014, 01:33 PM
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have attended a fundraising event for St Andrews University, at the Met Museum in New York. In a speech, William said that he didn't need to say how much the university meant to the royal couple. Dinner guests paid between $2,500 and $10,000 to attend the event-
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Old 12-10-2014, 02:04 PM
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William & Kate are back in London after a very successful #RoyalVisitUSA. Their @univofstandrews event raised a record-breaking $3.4 million
i may be picking on the nitty gritty now, but i find it somehow unfair that all this money from fundraising goes solely to university of st andrews. i know it's their university and the event was organised for their 600th anniversary, but it's not the only university in the UK and the other institutions won't count with the massive advertisement that comes from having educated the 2nd in line to the throne and his wife, so their probabilities of having their presence in their fundraising are slim. i believe any of them could do with similar royal support for their fundraising that they will never get. personally, i think they should attend events to raise funds for the complete education system in the UK and not just to benefit st andrews, even if organised under the st andrews banner to attract more interest...
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Old 12-11-2014, 02:45 AM
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Typical from Jan Moir. She lost the respect of anyone with a brain cell when she published an article in the DM which suggested that a popstar who died tragically young basically did so because he was gay.
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Old 12-11-2014, 03:31 AM
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^^^ The odious article Moir wrote on Boyzone singer Stephen Gately received the most complaints in DM history which is saying something

And I willing to wager W&K like being a bit bland and boring. What the tabloids can't bring themselves to is the Cambridges look to be in love and married for the long haul.

The Mail Online wants Palace intrigue and sex, lies and videotape

I always remember the words of Andrew Neil, the former Editor of the Sunday Times. Speaking about Charles and Diana he said the only thing the tabloids love more than a royal marriage is a royal breakup. Pretty sick stuff
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Old 12-11-2014, 07:00 AM
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I think you have to be a real loser to write for the mail.

All these reporters calling them boring and saying everything is planned.

Yes, moron camilla tominey it is planned because of security reasons...you think that she would bright enough to know that. Oh, and lets pretend harry's party days in India were spontaneous...because guess what per Richard Palmer....all those days were planned ahead of time...and again for the same reasons...for security....if you don't like the royals anymore get another job and stop covering them. I don't think ANY of them need to do anything to please the reporters.

(camilla was bitching on twitter)---o and hey media stop talking about what kate's wearing...it takes from the events they do.

I like how they are...I rather them be boring than dysfunctional...
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Old 12-11-2014, 08:35 AM
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The only thing that will come of all of this is more and more people will want the monarchy to end after the Queen passes.
If the press go after Kate like they did Diana the whole thing will blow up. Meanwhile Camilla Parker Bowles get a pass
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Old 12-11-2014, 08:50 AM
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i may be picking on the nitty gritty now, but i find it somehow unfair that all this money from fundraising goes solely to university of st andrews. i know it's their university and the event was organised for their 600th anniversary, but it's not the only university in the UK and the other institutions won't count with the massive advertisement that comes from having educated the 2nd in line to the throne and his wife, so their probabilities of having their presence in their fundraising are slim. i believe any of them could do with similar royal support for their fundraising that they will never get. personally, i think they should attend events to raise funds for the complete education system in the UK and not just to benefit st andrews, even if organised under the st andrews banner to attract more interest...

I agree and actually think it was inappropriate for the Duke and Duchess to take part in that event.
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Old 12-11-2014, 08:58 AM
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I don't understand: according to the writer the have become dull and a disapointment because of the style or because of their little work???
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Can you just imagine how backwards and dysfunctional the BRF is if William and Kate are the disappointments?

Its becoming a total and complete farce. Here we are after ten years of Camilla and Clarence House is still trying to lull the public into accepting her as Queen but yet Kate is the problem?

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Old 12-11-2014, 09:04 AM
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Ah sorry, I found the whole debate on twitter... Interesting... it seems that the tide is turning...
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Old 12-11-2014, 09:11 AM
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I dont feel bad for the press....its like cry me a freaking river...

Most of the reporters complaining are always up Harry's rear....and never seem to realize harry hates them (he hates the press)...I dont think that will change with william or harry..

i know that the american press can be bad...but i think the uk press is way worse...I sometimes wish that that they all would move somewhere else.

bc guess what the uk press is bitching....
meanwhile most of the american press had glowing reviews for them...which is the impt part because it was a tour of new york...all that matters at the end of the day is they made money for their charities.
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Old 12-11-2014, 09:14 AM
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Universities use their alumni all the time to fundraise. Plus William is the patron of the 600 anniversary appeal.

The course that William did at Cambridge was under The Prince of Wales' Business & Sustainability Programme which is a collaboration between Charles and his alma mater Cambridge.


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Old 12-11-2014, 09:31 AM
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The only thing that will come of all of this is more and more people will want the monarchy to end after the Queen passes.
If the press go after Kate like they did Diana the whole thing will blow up. Meanwhile Camilla Parker Bowles get a pass


Nonsense. This is a very strong institution and there are not many who would "want the monarchy to end", even not after the Queen has died!
Even biggest crisis cannot really harm the monarchy (in the long term) and certainly not footnotes like a Camilla or Diana. The british monarchy is part of Britains culture and history.
And what about this "boring" stuff?! Neither William or Kate are here to entertain us or chase our boredom away! They have a job to fulfill and they do it with great charm and seem to enjoy it.

I´m so sick and tired about all these nay-sayers and self-acclaimed experts, claiming, "I tell ye, if that and that happens, the whole thing will blow up, the monarchy fall..." blablabla....

To carlota: William and Catherine do a lot of charity work. This time, it was St. Andrew´s. This doesn´t mean they let other institutions or projects down.
And: To change the whole educational system in Britain is not you do by fundraise, but by introducing new (education) laws in the country. And that, you will agree with me, is something politics has to do!
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Old 12-11-2014, 09:38 AM
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Let's get back on topic...the subject of this thread is not Diana, Camilla, the end of the British monarchy, etc.

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Old 12-11-2014, 01:08 PM
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OK. So the DM reporters seem to think that the Cambridges are boring, dull, and any other similar adjective that they can apply and get away with. That's their problem.

What high level personage doesn't have his itinerary planned and goes over who he's going to be meeting and where he's going to be going? When the time comes, they all put on their game faces. Perhaps they're out and about because they have to be and not because they want to be and I can imagine that the small talk and the how-do-you-dos with a never ending string of people can get quite tiring.

I'm sure that this applies to Wills and Kate often and they'd much rather be home watching Frozen with Cheeks and munching on popcorn. When they are out and about and in the public eye, I think Team Cambridge does a pretty good job of enjoying where they are and who they are meeting but yet remaining within the parameters of their game faces and the proper way of behaving. They do nothing outside of the ordinary, they don't make waves and there's a high brick fortress built around their private lives. If that makes them boring, then they have succeeded, I think, in how the public sees them.

Many, many times I've read how HM, The Queen has a quick wit, excels in mimicry and is quite amusing to be around but that aspect of her personality never ever comes across when she is in public. Her game face is to be regal and that is what we see.
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Old 12-11-2014, 01:26 PM
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I really enjoyed the William and Catherine's visit to the United States. Catherine looked terrific and William seemed to enjoy himself. I especially appreciate that William's visit to the White House didn't screw up my commute--as some VIP visits tend to do. The last time Charles was in DC, I had to sit in my car for 45 minutes.
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Old 12-11-2014, 03:12 PM
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i think it might be wise to point out something I've noticed lately. When posting links to various different articles, a lot of time people are posting them in more than one thread and this generates conversations about the same thing in two or three or more different threads and makes more work for our moderators to clean up and put all the conversation in one place.

Please take notice of this and when posting, it might be wiser to limit it to one thread only. Easier to move a post rather than move a whole gaggle of them and make the conversation run smoothly in one place.

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Old 12-11-2014, 03:24 PM
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Some more drama with an apparent crime de Lčse Majesté ...

One is definitely NOT amused! Hilarious video of the Duchess of Cambridge rolling her eyes after being told to 'keep wrapping' during charity visit emerges* | Daily Mail Online
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Old 12-11-2014, 03:33 PM
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Indeed.

Where is the video? Or should we just believe the interpretation of the no doubt esteemed reporter at Daily Mail?
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