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Old 07-11-2015, 09:12 AM
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If you're sitting in the royal box you've been invited to do so by the Chairman of the All England Club. Pippa and James aren't gate crashing.

And anyway William isn't some relatively unknown royal 40th in line to the throne. Diana's sisters enjoyed sitting in the royal box back in the day.
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Old 07-11-2015, 09:23 AM
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Richard Kay likes to "stir the #@&%, he is famous for it. I saw an interview with him a number of years ago, long for Kate was in the picture, and he was essentially trashing William. At the time I thought it was just really unpleasant but I've come to suspect there is real animosity there. Diana was his "pipeline" and I suspect that he tried to move on to William after her death and was firmly rebuffed. His dislike is really obvious and I think much of his unpleasant comments directed at the Middletons is really a sneak attack on William. He knows William is fond of them and he knows that he is also annoyed by the press so I think Kay uses the Middletons as punching bags to irritate William, JMO, of course. Plus, of course, it "stimulates" the haters. He is truly a petty small man.
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Old 07-11-2015, 09:38 AM
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I don't think Pippa is a member of the All England Club which is Wimbledon but a member of Queen's tennis club. The papers made a big deal when she made first team doubles at the club.


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Old 07-11-2015, 09:56 AM
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Pippa is a member of the Queen's Club but the point is anyone sitting in the royal box at Wimbledon has been invited to so by the Chairman of the All England Club.

Oh how I wish Kate would make Pippa her Lady in Waiting. I would just love it!!

Another thing to remember about the Britain of 2015 is this 'everyone should know their place' malarky is long over for the better.

You must literally laugh out loud at the notion that Pippa doesn't 'belong' in the royal box. Richard Kay writes for the demographic that longs for the Britain of Charles Dickens.
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Old 07-11-2015, 10:08 AM
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I'm not sure Catherine would make her sister her official Lady-in-Waiting. Diana's sister, Sarah, became Diana's unofficial Lady-in-Waiting for a time, but she didn't really like being seen that way. Catherine could choose a dear friend, like Sophie did. She might promote Rebecca to the role.
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Old 07-11-2015, 10:11 AM
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I'm not sure Catherine would make her sister her official Lady-in-Waiting. Diana's sister, Sarah, became Diana's unofficial Lady-in-Waiting for a time, but she didn't really like being seen that way. Catherine could choose a dear friend, like Sophie did. She might promote Rebecca to the role.
This. And I am not sure that is what Pippa aspires to... Judging by her attempts of a writer's career she has made so far...
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Old 07-11-2015, 10:30 AM
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Pippa and James, the 'nearly royals': Why courtiers are worried by the rise and rise of Kate's very pushy siblings-
Why Kate Middleton's very pushy siblings are worrying courtiers | Daily Mail Online.
That closing line about milking the spotlight is hilarious. Isn't the DM milking the public interest in all things snarky about the young royals? They create the headlines, they feed the rumors; it is self-perpetuating and sells what passes for news at the DM.
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Old 07-11-2015, 10:39 AM
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At least the Middletons are truly interested in tennis.

Weren't there criticisms that the stands were half-empty because so many were busy having drinks and socializing?
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Old 07-11-2015, 10:44 AM
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I'm not sure Catherine would make her sister her official Lady-in-Waiting. Diana's sister, Sarah, became Diana's unofficial Lady-in-Waiting for a time, but she didn't really like being seen that way. Catherine could choose a dear friend, like Sophie did. She might promote Rebecca to the role.
Kate wouldn't make Pippa a Lady in Waiting, I was just suggesting it to push Richard Kay's buttons lol.
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Old 07-11-2015, 11:15 AM
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Daily Mail is very good at creating publicity for themselves. Just see how much attention is being paid to them on this site. Pages and pages just because they publish some speculative articles. How many posters have not been introduced to the online version of Daily Mail by the attention given the publication on this site?
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Old 07-11-2015, 11:25 AM
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Unfortunately some people do believe what this newspaper (Daily Fail) write
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Old 07-11-2015, 01:01 PM
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What irritates me is that other media outlets pick up on what DM spews out, it gets spread around and then, because so many are reporting the same thing, it is considered "true". On the internet volume determines "truth".


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Old 07-11-2015, 01:29 PM
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Richard Kay likes to "stir the #@&%, he is famous for it. I saw an interview with him a number of years ago, long for Kate was in the picture, and he was essentially trashing William. At the time I thought it was just really unpleasant but I've come to suspect there is real animosity there. Diana was his "pipeline" and I suspect that he tried to move on to William after her death and was firmly rebuffed. His dislike is really obvious and I think much of his unpleasant comments directed at the Middletons is really a sneak attack on William. He knows William is fond of them and he knows that he is also annoyed by the press so I think Kay uses the Middletons as punching bags to irritate William, JMO, of course. Plus, of course, it "stimulates" the haters. He is truly a petty small man.
Almost 18 years later, The Daily Mail and Richard Kay are still trying to use Diana as their cash cow. I had to snicker reading the headlines regarding the recent wedding of Nicky Hilton and James Rothschild. Something along the lines that they were getting married at Diana's old palace.
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Old 07-11-2015, 05:53 PM
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All news papers only give what people want to read they don't last long if they don't.


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Old 07-11-2015, 06:36 PM
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They COULD raise the bar a bit.
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Old 07-11-2015, 08:09 PM
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They COULD raise the bar a bit.
Yes they could but they don't need to they are making money that's what it's all about. Maybe if all the posters that hate the daily mail stopped reading it and posting links to it things might change.


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Old 07-11-2015, 11:56 PM
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The trouble is that because the royals very rarely give interviews about their lives, engagements excepted, people interested in the BRF have to rely on tabloid journalism or magazines like Vanity Fair to a certain extent.

Broadsheet newspapers don't file many stories about royals at all, the occasional one publicising a charity or cause, perhaps. Even designated royal correspondents like Richards Palmer and Kaye get it wrong much of the time.

Royals are entitled to their private lives but what are people on royal forums like this one to do if we don't cite biographies (they're often not accurate either) or articles that appear in the tabs when discussing a particular member of the BRF or other royal families?

I think everyone on this forum takes articles in the DM with a pile of salt, although some stories do contain a grain of truth as well, (mixing my metaphors!) What I find fascinating about the Daily Fail is that it does cater to the curiosity about those aspects of life in the BRF that sections of the British public can't get enough of, the relationships between these people.
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Old 07-12-2015, 10:30 PM
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Carole and Pippa are given starring roles in series of royal baby books on sale at the Buckingham Palace gift shop
Carole and Pippa Middleton given starring roles in series of royal baby books | Daily Mail Online

The Middletons feature in Shhh! Don't Wake the Royal Baby! book series.
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Old 07-12-2015, 11:38 PM
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Carole and Pippa are given starring roles in series of royal baby books on sale at the Buckingham Palace gift shop
Carole and Pippa Middleton given starring roles in series of royal baby books | Daily Mail Online

The Middletons feature in Shhh! Don't Wake the Royal Baby! book series.
I bought one of those books when I visited Buckingham Palace a year and a half ago, and used it in my preschool classroom. The kids loved it, because it brought royals to a 'human' level.


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Old 07-12-2015, 11:47 PM
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The Duchess of Cambridge: Family, Wealth and Background

I bought the first book in the series last year for my friend who had a baby last July. She has 2 corgis and the book has a corgi on every page almost. The drawings are obvious who they are supposed to be but instead of names, it's just Duke or Duchess or Royal baby's Aunt. If I remember right, the book made Philip a King but the Queen gets all the action in it. It's quite cute. There are multiple books in the series. The first is trying to get the baby to sleep, then a birthday party and there is a new one about getting a royal sibling.

The Middletons don't have anything to do with it. So the DM comments about them cashing in are wrong. The palaces sell a lot of different stuff in the various gift shops even a stuffed corgi plush. It all goes to the Royal Collection not the Queen's pockets.


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