The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Go Back   The Royal Forums > Reigning Houses > British Royals > The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Family

Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #1701  
Old 01-07-2014, 04:11 PM
AdmirerUS's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 2,132
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!"
__________________

__________________
“The two important things I did learn were that you are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be, and that the most difficult part of any endeavor is taking the first step, making the first decision"Robyn Davidson
Reply With Quote
  #1702  
Old 01-07-2014, 04:18 PM
cepe's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 4,022
There is nothing news worthy about this and it is awful that they just can't go about their business.
__________________

__________________

This precious stone set in the silver sea,......
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England,
Reply With Quote
  #1703  
Old 01-08-2014, 04:31 AM
muriel's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: London / Guildford, United Kingdom
Posts: 4,471
Quote:
Originally Posted by cepe View Post
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

:)
The BRF do deals with car manufacturers (Land Rover and Audi) as they source a reasonable number, quite like any other corporate fleet.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #1704  
Old 01-08-2014, 01:29 PM
HereditaryPrincess's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Greater London, United Kingdom
Posts: 2,257
Quote:
Originally Posted by cepe View Post
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.
__________________
"She is a little angel and like her name, she brings sunshine even on cloudy days. From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to thank each and every one of you for your lovely best wishes for our daughter. She feels very loved". HRH Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland on her daughter, HRH Princess Leonore, Duchess of Gotland.
Reply With Quote
  #1705  
Old 01-24-2014, 08:29 AM
Dman's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 5,588
James Middleton, brother of the Duchess of Cambridge: The man behind Boomf’s Instagram marshmallows-
The Royal Connection to Boomf's Instagram Marshmallows
__________________
"The truth, I think, is always fair even if it hurts. But misrepresentation, is to me, injustice. It isn't fair, so therefore it is not digestible."

The Honourable Frances Shand Kydd
Reply With Quote
  #1706  
Old 01-24-2014, 08:40 AM
AdmirerUS's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 2,132
A puff piece of journalism about the family?
__________________
“The two important things I did learn were that you are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be, and that the most difficult part of any endeavor is taking the first step, making the first decision"Robyn Davidson
Reply With Quote
  #1707  
Old 02-18-2014, 12:13 AM
Dman's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 5,588
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.
__________________
"The truth, I think, is always fair even if it hurts. But misrepresentation, is to me, injustice. It isn't fair, so therefore it is not digestible."

The Honourable Frances Shand Kydd
Reply With Quote
  #1708  
Old 02-18-2014, 12:26 AM
cepe's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 4,022
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dman View Post
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.
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
__________________

This precious stone set in the silver sea,......
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England,
Reply With Quote
  #1709  
Old 02-18-2014, 12:33 AM
Dman's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 5,588
Quote:
Originally Posted by cepe View Post
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
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.
__________________
"The truth, I think, is always fair even if it hurts. But misrepresentation, is to me, injustice. It isn't fair, so therefore it is not digestible."

The Honourable Frances Shand Kydd
Reply With Quote
  #1710  
Old 02-18-2014, 12:47 AM
Ish's Avatar
Ish Ish is online now
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 1,838
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dman View Post
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.

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.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #1711  
Old 02-18-2014, 07:07 AM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Atlanta, United States
Posts: 738
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.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #1712  
Old 02-18-2014, 07:30 AM
GracieGiraffe's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Giraffe Land, United States
Posts: 1,371
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dman View Post
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.

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.
__________________
The future George VII's opinion on infant carriers,
"One is not amused."
Reply With Quote
  #1713  
Old 02-18-2014, 07:39 AM
Dman's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 5,588
Very true though, there would be a backlash, then again, there always is a backlash when it comes to the Middletons.
__________________
"The truth, I think, is always fair even if it hurts. But misrepresentation, is to me, injustice. It isn't fair, so therefore it is not digestible."

The Honourable Frances Shand Kydd
Reply With Quote
  #1714  
Old 02-18-2014, 07:48 AM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Philadelphia, United States
Posts: 2,003
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ish View Post
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.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #1715  
Old 02-18-2014, 08:01 AM
GracieGiraffe's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Giraffe Land, United States
Posts: 1,371
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?
__________________
The future George VII's opinion on infant carriers,
"One is not amused."
Reply With Quote
  #1716  
Old 02-18-2014, 08:23 AM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Atlanta, United States
Posts: 738
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.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #1717  
Old 02-18-2014, 08:42 AM
GracieGiraffe's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Giraffe Land, United States
Posts: 1,371
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skippyboo View Post
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.
Frances Shand Kydd was never a peer- that's my point. The "Hon," which is only ever used in the third person and in written address is only because she was the daughter of a baron. She was not given a peerage in her own right simply because of her daughter and grandson, which is what people are calling for for the Middletons.
__________________
The future George VII's opinion on infant carriers,
"One is not amused."
Reply With Quote
  #1718  
Old 02-18-2014, 09:27 AM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Atlanta, United States
Posts: 738
No one that matters is calling for that. Everybody that does not have a peerage is a commoner. Most everyone in George's immediate family is one except William and Charles plus the Queen and Philip.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #1719  
Old 02-18-2014, 10:42 PM
Roslyn's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Tintenbar, Australia
Posts: 2,473
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dman View Post
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.
If one or both of the Middletons ever does anything worthy of a gong of some sort in the Honours' list, I hope they get recognised. A title's off the cards, but an honour would be just fine if it is deserved. I have a feeling that if they are secretly doing profound good works, somehow that knowledge will become known to those who are responsible for handing out the gongs.

However I suspect they will draw some comfort from the knowledge that because of their hard work and success and example they were able to give their daughter a good education and a dedication to her studies such that she was able to secure for herself a place in a prestigious university where she was then to meet her future husband. As a result of those happy circumstances their grandson will one day be King of the UK and its Realms, and I trust that knowledge will provide the Middletons with an adequate sense of satisfaction and accomplishment.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #1720  
Old 02-18-2014, 10:50 PM
Baroness of Books's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Bookstacks, United States
Posts: 5,602
^^^There is that saying that a good job is reward in itself. I think that could apply in the Middletons' case.
__________________

__________________
A book should be either a bandit or a rebel or a man in the crowd..... D.H. Lawrence
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
duchess of cambridge, kate, kate middleton, middleton family, prince william, wealth


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Additional Links
Popular Tags
abdication birth birthday bourbon-parma camilla charlene chris o'neill crown prince frederik crown prince haakon crown princess letizia crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria danish royals diana engagement fashion genealogy grand duchess maria teresa grand duke henri habsburg hereditary grand duchess stéphanie hereditary grand duke guillaume hohenzollern infanta elena king abdullah king abdullah ii king albert ii king carl xvi gustav king juan carlos king philippe king willem-alexander norway picture thread pom pregnancy prince albert prince albert ii prince constantijn prince felipe prince felix prince frederik prince henrik prince joachim princess princess alexia (2005 -) princess ariane princess beatrix princess catharina-amalia princess charlene princess charlene daytime fashion princess haya princess laurentien princess letizia princess mabel princess madeleine princess marie princess mary princess maxima queen mathilde queen maxima queen rania queen silvia queen sofia royal russia state visit wedding willem-alexander william


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:09 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014
Jelsoft Enterprises

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]