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Old 01-01-2014, 08:01 PM
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Catherine and Pippa attend party in Bucklebury
'She Was Very Jolly': Kate Middleton, Duchess Of Cambridge Kicked Off New Year's Celebrations By Partying With Pippa - Celebrity Gossip, News & Photos, Movie Reviews, Competitions - Entertainmentwise
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:57 AM
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Carole Middleton is seen by many as the embodiment of home-counties contentment, but her brother seems to lack sympathy for commuters.
Gary Goldsmith says rail travellers moan about the latest inflation-busting fare rises, but benefit from lower house prices than in London.
“Funny that people bleat on about a three per cent rise in rail ticket pricing to get the benefit of getting more house for their pounds in the suburbs,” says the Duchess of Cambridge’s uncle.
Kate Middleton's uncle: Why rail users should stop 'bleating' about fare rises - Telegraph
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Old 01-05-2014, 10:55 AM
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Honest to God his views are not newsworthy.
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Old 01-07-2014, 04:00 PM
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The Duchess of Cambridge is recognised the world over for her beauty and it's easy to spot where she got those good looks - and great legs - from.
Her mother Carole Middleton showcased her own fashion credentials as she stepped out in a short coat and eye-catching patterned tights for a spot of shopping today at upmarket department store, Peter Jones in London.
The 58-year-old grandmother stopped traffic as she strolled down the Kings Road in Chelsea, while younger sister Pippa dressed down for her own shopping expedition just down the road.
Carole Middleton shows off her legs in racy lace tights with Pippa in Chelsea | Mail Online
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Old 01-07-2014, 05:11 PM
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Carole is indeed in great shape. I'm not a huge fan of patterned tights, but the world will not end because she wore them.

In my part of the Midwest US, we have spent the last 3 days hovering around -12 F so the only thing I thought of when I saw that photo was "Golly, she looks cold!"
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Old 01-07-2014, 05:18 PM
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There is nothing news worthy about this and it is awful that they just can't go about their business.
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Old 01-08-2014, 05:31 AM
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actually the BRF do deals with car manufacturers - Audi cornered the market for William and Harry for years. Obviousyl the boys were cashing in on their royal connections

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The BRF do deals with car manufacturers (Land Rover and Audi) as they source a reasonable number, quite like any other corporate fleet.
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Old 01-08-2014, 02:29 PM
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There is nothing news worthy about this and it is awful that they just can't go about their business.
Well, they must be newsworthy enough to have an 86 page thread here at TRF...

If they weren't newsworthy then this thread would be much shorter.


EDIT: Just realized that you were talking about the article and not the Middletons in general. My mistake.
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:29 AM
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James Middleton, brother of the Duchess of Cambridge: The man behind Boomf’s Instagram marshmallows-
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:40 AM
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A puff piece of journalism about the family?
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Old 02-18-2014, 01:13 AM
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Why hasn't Carole been made the Countess of Buckleberry?
SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Why hasn't Carole been made the Countess of Buckleberry? | Mail Online

It would be nice to see them receive an great honour from The Queen, or King Charles & King William. I'm not sure it would happen but it could and it's something I wouldn't turn down, if I were them.
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Old 02-18-2014, 01:26 AM
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it wont happen. They have nothing to deserve an honour. The only possibility is one of them, ie Michael, getting an OBE or MBE for charitable works but they do not have a reputation for giving millions of ££ to charity.

I can also say that the uproar would be tremendous.

EDIT: I admit that I haven't read the article as I've given up reading theDM
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Old 02-18-2014, 01:33 AM
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Well, just because you don't hear or read about them giving to charities much, doesn't mean they're not doing so. Again, they may never receive a title or other honour but if they do, I for one would hope they wouldn't turn it down.

I can't speak for them but if my wife and I were grandparents to a future Monarch and parents to a future Queen Consort, a title or honour don't sound too bad and very much fitting. Just my opinions of course.
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Old 02-18-2014, 01:47 AM
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A title would be inappropriate because hereditary titles are no longer given out to non-royals and for all their pomp, the Middletons are not actually royals themselves.
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:07 AM
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I read the article and I regret it. This guy is the new Richard Kay. It's basically a rich guy who runs Reading football club, a Middleton friend, saying at a cocktail party that he checks the honors list every year for the Middleton to get something and he suggest a earldom. Then there is a bit with Hugo Vickers saying the previous grandparents of monarchs had titles, which most had already. So to sum it up, no real story.

The article did lead me to another Mail story where Jan Moir criticized William for high fiving Tinie Tempah at the Baftas where she couldn't figure why he was there and then criticized the granny joke about Helen Mirren. Then she complained about the ivory statement (ignoring this is unsourced) and boar hunting. Finally she complains that William has be more royal like the Queen.

This story so made me laugh. Jan Moir leaves the fact that William is president of the Bafta that is why he was there. Helen Mirren is known for one role around the world that is the Queen. Given the subject matter, William has probably never watched it but knows about Helen and the Queen. Why not make a joke about it. Also the Queen has been Queen since she was 25, she did have to deal with trying to royal and normal in a modern age like today. But I digress from the topic.
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:30 AM
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Ish is right on this one - hereditary titles are no longer bestowed.
Besides, if they are given any such honor, won't the backlash against the Middletons triple overnight - I think they're better off without one.
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:39 AM
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Very true though, there would be a backlash, then again, there always is a backlash when it comes to the Middletons.
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A title would be inappropriate because hereditary titles are no longer given out to non-royals and for all their pomp, the Middletons are not actually royals themselves.

What pomp?

The Middletons seem quite low-key to me.
With the exception of Pippa, they are seldom in the press or at major social events.
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Even if they could get a title, where are the titles for Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips? Why was Diana's mother never given a peerage - she remained the Hon. Frances Shand Kydd, a commoner. Wouldn't the same logic have applied to her as the mother of the then future queen and grandmother of the future king?
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Mark Phillips turned down a title when he married Anne that is why Peter and Zara don't have titles. Diana's mother had the courtesy title of Honorable as a daughter of a baron. She was Vicountess Althrop during her marriage and after her divorce she was Hon. Frances, Vicountess Althrop. The Vicountess title was drop when she remarried.
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