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Old 06-21-2015, 04:49 PM
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Happy 35th Wedding Anniversary to Mr & Mrs Michael Middleton!!!

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Never seen that much criticism directed by either public or media at Mike (who, by the way, came from a middleclass background) and only in a minor way towards James. It's Carole who draws the ire of most, followed by Pippa, who seems to be regarded as a bit of a publicity hound.

I'm well aware that the people (royal or not) who are the subject of these threads are going to get on with their lives whether ANY of us approve or not. However, this is an opinion-based forum is it not? In the end, I'm giving my opinion.
I agree that we all have the right to our own opinion. So mine is, I was recently in Britain and went out of my way to ask friends and their friends their personal opinion of Catherine's family. They seem to admire them for just getting on with their lives even though the media is constantly up their backs. No matter what they do, the news will find fault so they just don't let it affect their tight knit family. I don't believe that they force the public media to follow them, but they can't very well flip them off, can they? Just smile at camera and get on with event is the proper well brought up thing to do. Media really has their nose out of joint by the fact that the queen has even welcomed them when other in-laws have not been given the same nod. It was said that William insisted that his new family not be ignored. Even Charles and Camilla enjoy Carol and Mike. As long as they commit no scandals and make their own money to enjoy a lovely middleclass life, good for them. Would we all want another Fergie?
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Old 06-21-2015, 10:42 PM
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They can sea the finish line! Pippa and James Middleton complete the 54-mile London to Brighton bike ride-
Pippa and James Middleton complete the 54-mile London to Brighton bike ride | Daily Mail Online
Also in the race is Pippa's good pals James Matthews and Jons Bartholdson. I love that Pippa has so many close male friends, most notably: George Percy, James Matthews, Tom Kingston, Jons Bartholdson, Ted Innes-Kerr, and Benjamin Fitzherbert. Of course the tabloid media likes to call half of them her exes - when they're just friends!

It's like poor Chelsy/Jacobi and William/Jecca they've had to put up with constant innuendo about their friendship, when all they ever had was platonic love for one another. I suppose even The Queen isn't spared with all the Lord Porchester rumors.

Anyways, congrats to Pippa, James and friends for racing for such a worthy cause. And a happy anniversary to Mike and Carole.
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Old 06-22-2015, 08:36 AM
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GoldenCouple ‏@TRH_WandC Jun 19
Duchess Catherine's ancestor Capt Maurice Lupton of Leeds was killed in action in France on June 19, 1915 aged 28
https://twitter.com/TRH_WandC/status/612042733759283200
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Old 06-22-2015, 05:34 PM
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The Queen may prefer the Middletons over other in-laws because there are no scandals. From college thru dating and into marriage.

Although I don't think the Queen is around Catherine's family all that much, it is more than the time she ever spent with Anne's in-laws or Edward's in-laws.
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Old 06-30-2015, 08:24 AM
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Carole Middleton has got a correction to a newspaper story that claimed she'd moved into Anmer Hall for a month, causing marital problems.

I don't know why the media like messing around with Carole and try to make it seem like she's a forceful presence in her daughter's marriage. Although, I think it's done due the class issue. You'd think it would be praised that Catherine have a lovingly close and supportive family and that William adore his in-laws. You couldn't necessarily say that about the late Princess of Wales and the current Prince of Wales's family life.
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Old 06-30-2015, 08:50 AM
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Richard Palmer ‏@RoyalReporter 5h5 hours ago
Carole Middleton has got a correction to a newspaper story that claimed she'd moved into Anmer Hall for a month, causing marital problems.

I don't know why the media like messing around with Carole and try to make it seem like she's a forceful presence in her daughter's marriage. Although, I think it's done due the class issue. You'd think it would be praised that Catherine have a lovingly close and supportive family and that William adore his in-laws. You couldn't necessarily say that about the late Princess of Wales and the current Prince of Wales's family life.
I think Carole has put up with the same rumours for years (her interference in the marriage, her staying too much time at her daughter's current house etc) and now she can't take it any longer and intervened...

I wish the papers would write something interesting and more appealing for the readers than the same old story, whether it is true or not... The public have been told this since 2011... It is getting annoying, and quite franky, boring... enough with the stories of a clingy mommy moving in with her daughter's new family... I got it.
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Old 06-30-2015, 09:04 AM
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I think Carole has put up with the same rumours for years (her interference in the marriage, her staying too much time at her daughter's current house etc) and now she can't take it any longer and intervened...

I wish the papers would write something interesting and more appealing for the readers than the same old story, whether it is true or not... The public have been told this since 2011... It is getting annoying, and quite franky, boring... enough with the stories of a clingy mommy moving in with her daughter's new family... I got it.
I just find it all rather silly and very much unnecessary. I'm not sure some members of the media is all that interested in the truth and want to be fair and honest in their writing. It's all about driving a juicy and more exciting narrative.
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Old 06-30-2015, 09:14 AM
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I just find it all rather silly and very much unnecessary. I'm not sure some members of the media is all that interested in the truth and want to be fair and honest in their writing. It's all about driving a juicy and more exciting narrative.
IMO I think a part of truth may be there ( it is my opinion ). Having said this, I am rather glad Carol stepped in and tried to defend herself because I get the feeling media didn't expect her to do it... They have been convinced all this time the Middletons wouldn't do anything since they have been pretty silent these years (well, except for Pippa and James, but thye actually haven't revealed anything). And now that Carole made herself get heard I hope some media feel ashamed of having not cut a fine figure with this all.
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Happy, stable , loving families are not tabloid fodder. The media is trying to stir up trouble and the public can relate to in laws problems. I see many tabloid headlines about the queen disapproving etc, it is laughable
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Old 06-30-2015, 09:37 AM
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IMO I think a part of truth may be there ( it is my opinion ). Having said this, I am rather glad Carol stepped in and tried to defend herself because I get the feeling media didn't expect her to do it... They have been convinced all this time the Middletons wouldn't do anything since they have been pretty silent these years (well, except for Pippa and James, but thye actually haven't revealed anything). And now that Carole made herself get heard I hope some media feel ashamed of having not cut a fine figure with this all.
I have no doubt that as a loving and supportive mother and grandmother, Carole is there to help when she can. That's what grandmothers do. I know that's what my grandmothers did. That's all very natural.
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I have no doubt that as a loving and supportive mother and grandmother, Carole is there to help when she can. That's what grandmothers do. I know that's what my grandmothers did. That's all very natural.
I have a different opinion on this, but I simply commented on the bad press. We'll have to agree to disagree on that matter...
I didn't want it to be brought up...
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I have a different opinion on this, but I simply commented on the bad press. We'll have to agree to disagree on that matter...
I didn't want it to be brought up...
Oh I didn't know we disagreed on that.

From where I come from, grandmothers are the backbones of the family. They never interfere with one's family, but they are there when they are needed. That's how I see Carole. I just think she's a loving mother and grandmother, but it's Catherine who's got everything down in her own household. It's the media that try to drive a more different and forceful narrative.

Also, Carole runs her family business. She's far too busy to do the things the media would like most to think.
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Oh I didn't know we disagreed on that.

From where I come from, grandmothers are the backbones of the family. They never interfere with one's family, but they are there when they are needed. That's how I see Carole. I just think she's a loving mother and grandmother, but it's Catherine who's got everything down in her own household. It's the media that try to drive a more different and forceful narrative.

Also, Carole runs her family business. She's far too busy to do the things the media would like most to think.
I agree with you on strong and backbones granmothers... I had a loving experience myself too! I just think that there is a bit of truth about the fact that Carole seems to be in that houshold too much... But I hate how the press spin it and try to make up stories around it... That's it
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I agree with you on strong and backbones granmothers... I had a loving experience myself too! I just think that there is a bit of truth about the fact that Carole seems to be in that houshold too much... But I hate how the press spin it and try to make up stories around it... That's it
I don't know, we really haven't seen Carole at the Cambridge's homes. Obviously she visits, but none of us have seen Carole there because that's private family time. I just think the media have driven this narrative that Carole has forced her way into Catherine's own family and marriage. I just don't think that's true, and I think it's good that it's being corrected in the media.

I happen to think it's down to the class issue, but I also think the media want to keep the story of Carole being the pushy mother and now grandmother. They have driven this same story literally from the beginning of Catherine and William's relationship.
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I don't know, we really haven't seen Carole at the Cambridge's homes. Obviously she visits, but none of us have seen Carole there because that's private family time. I just think the media have driven this narrative that Carole has forced her way into Catherine's own family and marriage. I just don't think that's true, and I think it's good that it's being corrected in the media.

I happen to think it's down to the class issue, but I also think the media want to keep the story of Carole being the pushy mother and now grandmother. They have driven this same story literally from the beginning of Catherine and William's relationship.
I absolutely agree. Even she is quoted as saying that she realized she was the "weak link". I also suspect that much of this is also down to pure, old fashioned jealousy. The Middletons have behaved impeccably and I think it drives certain members of the media crazy.
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I absolutely agree. Even she is quoted as saying that she realized she was the "weak link". I also suspect that much of this is also down to pure, old fashioned jealousy. The Middletons have behaved impeccably and I think it drives certain members of the media crazy.
It drives me crazy, because when it came down to Catherine's late mother-in-law, she didn't necessarily have the loving, close and supportive family to back her up and be there when she needed them. I happen to think that lack of support is what left her alone and isolated. Catherine is very fortunate to have the caring, fun and supportive family around her.

From what I'm seeing, Carole is there but not in a forceful and unwelcoming way. I just think if the media want Catherine to be a successful wife, mother, future Princess of Wales/Queen Consort, they should at least appreciate her supportive family background and hope it's enough to help her carry on in her royal role. I also don't see William having a problem with his mother-in-law and family. He made his appreciation for the Middleton's very clear in their engagement interview.
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I absolutely agree. Even she is quoted as saying that she realized she was the "weak link". I also suspect that much of this is also down to pure, old fashioned jealousy. The Middletons have behaved impeccably and I think it drives certain members of the media crazy.

I also agree.
Carole would have to be another Machiavelli to do half the things she's been accused of doing, and I can't see why she would even bother!

William and Kate have been together over a decade, have two children, and seem determined to maintain a closeness with the Middleton family. I don't see how anyone even could compel them to do so if they weren't willing.
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An article on May 9 said that, following Princess Charlotte’s birth, Carole Middleton would be living at Anmer Hall for a month where she would be running the household, and that this was causing tensions in her marriage. We are happy to clarify that Mrs Middleton had no plans to move in, or run the household and that there were no such tensions in her marriage. We apologise for suggesting otherwise.

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I'm glad to see that she finally chose to speak up and put a stop to this type of speculation.
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