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Old 06-02-2011, 06:55 AM
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Whatever Kate has been doing so far, I think most people would agree that she has certainly used / is using her potential by marrying William, and all that that means.
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Old 06-02-2011, 03:17 PM
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To me it seems like Catherine's adult life so far has been split between study, work, fun, family and love. Everyone no doubt has their own idea how much time should be spent on each of those things. Some people are very ambitious and focus on work to the exclusion of all else, others will make their family or their social life their priority. Catherine was lucky enough to have wealthy parents backing her up and she seems to have carved out a very nice life for herself, one that she'll be able to look back on and not feel like she's missed out on anything. We should all not live up to our potential in such a way.
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Old 06-02-2011, 05:13 PM
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I look forward to her adopting specific charities or causes.

Perhaps she will be strong enough to decide herself what suits her.
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Old 06-02-2011, 05:33 PM
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About five years or so ago it was reported that HRH the Duchess of Cambridge had said that all she really wanted out of life was to have a house and family. I don"t have access to the article,but it seems like she may be succeeding at her goal. Not every woman wants a business career. It takes all kinds to make the world go around. Personally, I think a lot of career women will someday regret not putting their families first. Not too many have the courage to forgo children in deference to their careers.
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:13 PM
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How true!

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Whatever Kate has been doing so far, I think most people would agree that she has certainly used / is using her potential by marrying William, and all that that means.
And unlike many of those who have a career, she will never be able to retire from hers. In real life, not royal life, the Queen and the PoW would both be pensioners.
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Old 06-03-2011, 05:01 AM
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Do we call her your grace as she is now a duchess?
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:30 AM
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Do we call her your grace as she is now a duchess?
Kate is a royal duchess so she is Your Royal Highness...
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Old 06-04-2011, 02:37 AM
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Thanks, monica17.
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Didn't the Prince William himself suggest that Kate get a job? If I'm wrong in this, then I'm wrong. Sorry for upsetting you.

But I stand by what I said: her employment history isn't very impressive/meaningful considering her potential (coming from a very good school and seemingly intelligent).... Camelot23ca is right on the last part of her post (starting from the sentence about Princess Mathilde). In addition, Mathilde continued with her post-graduate degree and work after she started dating her husband. Also, Kate's choice of working for her parents entitled her to certain conveniences she likely would not have enjoyed while working for others (taking time off to go to events, vacations with William, etc.). You may have other views, but to each his own. .
Kate graduated from St. Andrews in 2005. Six years out of University most graduates are still trying to find their "niche" in the workforce. So the question begs to be answered....Is everyone judged by an impressive resume' that soon out of University, or just Kate?

One other area that I find rather amusing is where Kate is compared to other commoners that have married into Royal households. Not one of them met their future husband's in University and had the type of intense world media frenzy that she has endured since it became public knowledge. Other women dating a Prince of a Royal House would certainly attract the attention of the media in that country, however it can't be compared to the interest of the World media that the British Royal Family generates.

From the moment he was born, Prince William's life has been played out in the media as second in line to the throne and the son of Princess Diana, who was the most famous woman on the planet. The media focus on William and Kate's relationship made it impossible for Kate to carry on as a private citizen going about her life and career like everyone else.

A little perspective goes a long way in this argument.
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It's tough everywhere. According to a recent study only 1 in 3 in the U.S. that graduated from Law school are even practicing law. just an example but it shows that even with a university degree there's not a lot out there.
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Do we call her your grace as she is now a duchess?
Your Grace was a term used for the Clergy in the renaissance period.
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Your Grace was a term used for the Clergy in the renaissance period.
Also Dukes and Duchesses (and other nobility) were referred to as Your Grace during that time as well.....
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Also Dukes and Duchesses (and other nobility) were referred to as Your Grace during that time as well.....
Current nobility dukes are also referred to as Your Grace.
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You are a British fashion retailer right now, perhaps a high-street brand that has struggled in the downturn, you’ll have just one concerted wish: that you’ll open up the papers and discover that, today, the Duchess of Cambridge is wearing your blouse, your bag, or perhaps your blazer.

One outing with Kate, you see, and the world wakes up. The internet hits overdrive, the chatrooms go nuts, and the money rolls in. The effect is phenomenal. And instantaneous. When Kate wore a £310 black velvet coat by Libélula to the wedding of her and William’s friends Sarah Stourton and Harry Aubrey-Fletcher in January, it sold out in hours. The company’s website went mad and the coat had a waiting list of 300 before you could say ker-ching. The famous blue Issa engagement dress is more impressive still. As you might expect, the real thing flew out of Harvey Nichols on the day Kate wore it; but then the knock-off at Tesco (a snip at £16) sold out within an hour of going online.



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I really don't get all the hoopla over Kate and her career(or lack there-of). She is not the first woman to be a stay at home mom and she certainly won't be the last. LOTS of women attend college, achieve advanced degrees and then go on to be house wives/stay at home moms. It is no big deal really.

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Personally, I think a lot of career women will someday regret not putting their families first. Not too many have the courage to forgo children in deference to their careers.
So, if a woman(I'm going to assume this doesn't apply to men) has a career, she is not putting her family first? Really? Would love to know how you arrived at this conclusion. From what I have read about Kate's mom, she is quite ambitious, even more than her husband. And, yet she still managed to raise THREE decent, respectable, educated, classy, law abiding citizens. Imagine that.
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Duchess of Cambridge expected to fuel sales of £5 face cream - Telegraph

now we know what keeps her face looking so nice...Nivea. :)
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Duchess of Cambridge: her personality

I thought it would be interesting to have information on the real Kate, what she is like in private, what she enjoys, how she behaves, etc.


i thought these two articles were quite interesting:

Me, lucky to go out with Wills? No, he's lucky to be seeing me | Sunday Mirror Newspaper | Find Articles at BNET
Is Kate the anti-Diana? | The Royal Firm
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It's tough everywhere. According to a recent study only 1 in 3 in the U.S. that graduated from Law school are even practicing law. just an example but it shows that even with a university degree there's not a lot out there.
This makes me feel better, that Im not the only one, and worse; because I fear I have no future.

Thanx for posting those Carlota, very interesting articles. Too bad people will never stop comparing Kate to Diana no matter how different they are.
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According to the Sun, William and Catherine congratulated the Beckhams of the birth of daughter Harper by text message.
Victoria Beckham gives birth to 'healthy' girl called Harper Seven | The Sun |Showbiz|Bizarre
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Old 07-12-2011, 01:42 AM
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According to the Sun, William and Catherine congratulated the Beckhams of the birth of daughter Harper by text message.
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when i first read quickly , i think that duches was pregnant
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