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Old 08-22-2015, 11:21 PM
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Yes, Harry's a particular favourite of mine. However, as a monarchist I WANT William and Kate to do well. I want the BRF to last for the next couple of hundred years, if possible. I would like Kate to maybe take some lessons in public speaking so she doesn't fumble.

I would like to see William and Kate show enthusiasm about their engagements as I feel sometimes they don't. If Kate had filled her diary up a bit more before she became pregnant with George it would have been great. At the moment she's defined by motherhood, her hair and her clothes by many commentators, journalists. Surely she doesn't want that?

I hope that I can admire her for things apart from producing two children, being a clothes horse and performing a few engagements per year. Is that too much to ask? (Apart from Queen Elizabeth I do admire Rania of Jordan, Victoria of Sweden and Maxima of the Netherlands as women who strive to make a difference in their country and internationally. Setting the bar too high for Kate? Hope not.)
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Old 08-22-2015, 11:25 PM
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Yes, Harry's a particular favourite of mine. However, as a monarchist I WANT William and Kate to do well. I want the BRF to last for the next couple of hundred years, if possible. I would like Kate to maybe take some lessons in public speaking so she doesn't fumble.

I would like to see William and Kate show enthusiasm about their engagements as I feel sometimes they don't. If Kate had filled her diary up a bit more before she became pregnant with George it would have been great. At the moment she's defined by motherhood, her hair and her clothes by many commentators, journalists. Surely she doesn't want that?

I hope that I can admire her for things apart from producing two children, being a clothes horse and performing a few engagements per year. Is that too much to ask? (Apart from Queen Elizabeth I do admire Rania of Jordan, Victoria of Sweden and Maxima of the Netherlands as women who strive to make a difference in their country and internationally. Setting the bar too high for Kate? Hope not.)
I understand you. But not every person is the same. Some are more of a homebody and a family person, content with going about their buissnes at home while others need some outside stimulation. Neither is better or worse. Just different kinds of people.
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Old 08-22-2015, 11:36 PM
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I don't mind if people are homebodies. After all, you never heard of the Queen as a young woman inhabiting night clubs or constantly on private travel (apart from Malta.) All my life she has been a byword for duty to Britain and the Commonwealth, sometimes it has to be said, at the cost of her relationship with her children. She's never been regarded as a clothes horse by many, has she? Even republicans admire her.

I just think that, though there has to be a balance, a bit more duty and a little less home life wouldn't do the Cambridges any harm, not least with the British public.
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Old 08-22-2015, 11:42 PM
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For almost ever year of William's adult life opinion polls showed people wanted him as their next king.

Last fall a yougov poll showed 68 percent of people thought Kate should be the next Queen. Not exactly the weak links in the family.

If you're truly a monarchist then the monarchy is in safe hands.
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Old 08-22-2015, 11:48 PM
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Why do people insist on Catherine being a clothes horse? She recycles her clothing, whether for engagements or private outings, to the point that people complain of her having a boring style. As for engagements, she, and her husband are part-time royals, so it only makes sense that she won't be seen as much as those who do royal duties full-time. I think those who are vocal to criticize Catherine regardless of what she is doing, have no clue what they want from her. Nothing she does satisfies them. I'm just glad that William, and Catherine have enough confidence, and security to do what works for them. They have support of those in charge, so that's all that matters.


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Old 08-22-2015, 11:55 PM
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No, the weak links for the BRF in terms of poll numbers are Charles, (another worry), Camilla and Andrew.

I've been a monarchist all my life. I hope that it is in safe hands. However, of my circle in England, people lately have expressed frustration that kate isn't doing more with charity work and in her privileged position. These were people who would never have thought of criticising her a couple of years ago.
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Old 08-23-2015, 12:05 AM
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Its not like Kate is springing fine print on anyone. She is pretty much following what they stated they would do.

William is working and Kate is home with the children. When W&K married it was made clear they weren't going to the face of the monarchy just yet. I love they have their priorities straight. Family always comes first.

So if you were a fan of Kate's a couple of years ago I see no reason not to like her now.

Again people I chat to are always raving on about them. Its a mystery
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Old 08-23-2015, 12:38 AM
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Its not like Kate is springing fine print on anyone. She is pretty much following what they stated they would do.

William is working and Kate is home with the children. When W&K married it was made clear they weren't going to the face of the monarchy just yet. I love they have their priorities straight. Family always comes first.

So if you were a fan of Kate's a couple of years ago I see no reason not to like her now.

Again people I chat to are always raving on about them. Its a mystery
Yeah, exactly. And I read back and people said that William and Kate should get some years to settle in and gradually do more. Well, they are! Maybe not more in numbers, because both of them have other jobs/commitments. But the type of things they do are getting more and more heavy weight. The (what would have been) solo malta trip, William in china, welcoming on state visit etc.
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Old 08-23-2015, 03:49 AM
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No one knows what DOC is doing. She could be merrily working away at home. But her apparent non-engagement with Royal duties is causing comment and criticism in certain sections of the British Press and indeed I have to say amongst people who I know who considered themselves Monarchists. The lack of Royal Patronages has been noted, The two princess and Kate's charity appears to have achieved so much less than The Princes Trust. Apparently The Princes Trust has created more jobs than any UK Government scheme? Please Cambridges do something before your press gets even worse, IMHO.
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Old 08-23-2015, 04:53 AM
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They only have bad press because they defended the rights of their children. Every time William/Catherine/Harry condemn the media for unethical behavior the British tabloids go on a vicious attack. You can set your watch to it. You'll notice the legitimate press has no problems with them. The tabloids define petty.

Also, I do laugh at certain people who expect William/Catherine/Harry to do more duties when it has been made clear that they will be part-timers for the foreseeable future. Perhaps they should write a scathing letter to the Queen and demand that she change her mind. I'm sure she is waiting with baited breath for their input.
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Old 08-23-2015, 09:19 AM
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I might just add that the it has been a long standing policy of the family to have their private time be private.

Everyone like s to pretend William is the 'difficult' one when it comes to the press and he should just invite the paps into his living room at Anmer Hall.

Well here's an article from 2009 and the Queen makes it crystal clear what her position is. She backs William and Kate 100 percent I'm sure.

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The Queen has authorised a crackdown on the paparazzi amid her growing anger at intrusions into the private lives of members of the Royal family and their friends.

The new get-tough approach has the full support of the Prince of Wales, Prince William, Prince Harry and other senior members of the Royal family, who are now prepared to take legal action against what they see as the "intrusive and unacceptable behaviour" of photographers.

The new strategy is likely to be tested later this month when the Queen, accompanied by other members of the Royal family, enjoys her traditional Christmas break at Sandringham, her Norfolk estate.

Several freelance photographers usually spend many hours a day touring Sandringham in the hope of "snatching" photographs of the Royal family on the estate.

However, senior aides at both Buckingham Palace and Clarence House have told The Sunday Telegraph that they will no longer tolerate photographers using telephoto lenses to capture pictures of the Royal family in "private" situations.

Until now, the Royal family has, reluctantly, turned a blind eye to such photographs provided they were taken from public roads and they did not involve trespass on private land.

The Queen and Prince Charles have instructed Gerrard Tyrrell, a senior lawyer specialising in privacy and media law, to mastermind the new privacy strategy.
Read more: The Queen gets tough on paparazzi in royal privacy row - Telegraph
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Old 08-23-2015, 09:40 AM
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The Cambridges are getting bad press recently, and criticism from some portions of the British public, because of the paucity of their charity work and the perception that they are putting their family life, in two very expensively renovated homes, above their public life.

The tabloid press will go on complaining IMO until things change. If Kensington Palace feels that the Cambridges are getting too much bad publicity and the public are reacting unfavourably, then more engagements will be added to their diaries (especially Kate's) as has happened before.
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Old 08-23-2015, 09:53 AM
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Pure flight of fancy. Since April 29 2011 Kate is slightly ahead of Harry in engagement totals. Now while the CC doesn't tell the whole story surely the paucity of Kate's charity work is just another of your exaggerations.

What Kate chooses to do with her private time is her business. Focusing on family and her children for the time being is just as noble as Harry wandering around Africa for months.
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Old 08-23-2015, 09:55 AM
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It must be a difficult one to balance out but everyone needs 'time off' and privacy. I have witnessed Paps in action and it was ugly.
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Old 08-23-2015, 10:11 AM
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The only public money used on the Cambridge's homes was for structural repair, updating the wiring and asbestos removal. Everything else including all of Amner was paid for privately. The public money was part of the sovereign grant paid for from a small percentage of the profit of the Crown Estates. The majority of which goes back into the treasury.

But asbestos removal doesn't make good headlines but two kitchen Kate does. Reinforcing the myth that the tax payers support the Cambridges private life.




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Old 08-23-2015, 10:30 AM
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I think when talking about Catherine's official duties, it should be in this thread-
Duchess of Cambridge: What Now for Catherine? Future Duties, Roles, Responsibilities
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Prince William just landed outside my front door!! Amazing that he is flying the East Anglia air ambulance, makes me so proud to be British and good job William keep it up!!

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Prince William just landed outside my front door!! Amazing that he is flying the East Anglia air ambulance, makes me so proud to be British and good job William keep it up!!

https://instagram.com/p/7INHybQQJ0/
Great! :) Nice to see her very positive reaction :)
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William in action as helicopter lands at jail to help sick inmate.

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God... that headline...


Also... the picture is taken down from her instagram :P I guess she sold it instead :P
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