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Old 12-10-2012, 07:46 PM
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What I like about the article, in addition to the photos of Catherine as a baby, is that it is very positive about her parents, especially Carole, from someone who knew them well at that time in their lives.
I agree; it's great to read a complimentary first-hand account. The simple truth is refreshing.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:54 PM
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I too liked the article and the pictures are adorable.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:10 PM
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What a cute bub and yes it's nice to read something positive about the Middletons.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:12 PM
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What I like about the article, in addition to the photos of Catherine as a baby, is that it is very positive about her parents, especially Carole, from someone who knew them well at that time in their lives.
Baby Kate is adorable:) and Carole seems to be a very good mum
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:18 PM
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I wonder if the old "friend" asked permission from the Middletonsor warned them about it.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:55 AM
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Stella McCartney Most Popular Brand Online - Google Zeitgeist 2012 List - Duchess of Cambridge (Vogue.com UK)
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:53 AM
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The photos of Carole Middleton and her baby Catherine and the account of her neighbourly friendship with George are very lovely.
They show that Carole is a bright, positive role model for any women - well done to her for being a great mother, home maker and business women.
Carole and Michael are portrayed as solidly on the same page and supportive of their friends and family.
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:46 AM
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She was so adorable! With a loving mom.
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:04 AM
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The Duchess of Cambridge is related to nobility

Kate Middleton: New study reveals Duchess's links to earls, countesses and a former Prime Minister | Mail Online

Duchess of Cambridge discovers blue blood in her own family - Telegraph
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:41 PM
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Kate Middleton: New study reveals Duchess's links to earls, countesses and a former Prime Minister | Mail Online
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:53 PM
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How silly. Catherine comes from a wealthy middle class family. Almost any old English family would have some very distant links to someone who had a title but that does not change the fact that they themselves come from a middle class family.
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:04 PM
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It doesn't make her a noble but she's not the street urchin that some of her critics like to portray her as
I'm sure as heck am not related to any earls or former Prime Ministers hahahha
It just a bit of trivia, I think its pretty interesting.
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:09 PM
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its like the class system run amuck, as if someone is saying she is not enough on her own so these extremely tenuous links to the aristocracy (which many middle class families would have) are needed to make her acceptable,
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:54 PM
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its like the class system run amuck, as if someone is saying she is not enough on her own so these extremely tenuous links to the aristocracy (which many middle class families would have) are needed to make her acceptable,
I have a slightly different take. Critics use information like this to argue that the royals have been deceiving us all by describing Kate as just a normal middle-class girl. That they're trying to pull the wool over our eyes by suggesting that the royals are modern and moving with the times, when really Kate is just another upper class semi-aristo like all the other recent women to marry into the RF.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:01 PM
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I agree but would add that the vipers out there will say its her fault for lying to us
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:20 PM
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Critics are critics. The BRF can never win in the eyes of some. One group of people think royals should only marry other royals, or what's the point of having to curtsey to 'commoner' royals.
Others think its good to have a middle-class princess and that its a move forward.
Personally I like my royals to be posh and for me Catherine is the best of both worlds.
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:45 PM
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I would rather see royals marry for love, regardless of the social class. But part of the marriage is taking on the job of being royal, and the Duchess is doing a great job, middle class or whatever.
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This was a school assignment for some children. Catherine thanked them for the information. Nothing more, nothing less.
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:45 PM
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How Kate Middleton's £48 fake pearls transformed a family's fortunes | Mail Online

They really are great earrings
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:52 PM
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Actually it was Sophie who first wore these earrings.
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