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Old 08-16-2010, 07:30 PM
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What are "MBs"? Is that a British slang or am I out of touch with Internet abbreviations?
I think MB refers to message boards.
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Old 08-16-2010, 07:37 PM
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Oh OK. I feel silly now, but thanks for answering
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:24 PM
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[QUOTE=Iluvbertie;1125091]Your mother was in the US whereas I was growing up in a very small country town in Australia. It didn't rate a mention amongst school kids of my age or even older.

Yesterday I was talking to a number of much older people - people now in the 70s and 80s and most of them only have a vague memory of it as the TV coverage here wasn't all that great across the country. A lot of the country simply didn't have any TV until the late 60s and even these people who were in their 20s and 30s didn't take much notice of Kennedy's assassination as it was half a world away and had no bearing on their lives here at that time. None could recall what they were doing when they heard but most assumed they were getting breakfast or simply getting up when they turned on the radio although some said that it would have been later in the day, after they had dropped the kids at school or arrived at work. My brother who was 10 at the time also told me that he had no memory of the event at all and has no memory of anyone talking about it or anything like that. His teachers didn't mention it.

Almost universal TV coverage certainly makes it easier to remember these

I was agreeing with your point..that. It seemed my mom remembered because of the fact that it happened in US... but i ment to impley that people would remember Diana, even poeple from other countries.. I guess my point was that I think alot to people more so (in UK) will remember Diana..becuase of the media coverage and the simple fact that she is a part of the HISTORY now. Im 34 and I remember her wedding like I remember my husband waking me up telling me she was dead... Like all people who die Im sure there will come a time when people dont remember Diana, the walking, talking,first person to publicly touch an aids suffer in a time that it was not the status quo..but the newspapers,stories,pictures and the fact that she is the mother of a futrue King will last forever IMO
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:35 PM
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Of course people will remember her but someone in this thread said that in 30 years or so the majority of people would still remember her as a living person so I did some research on how many people would remember her as a living person now and came up with the figure that over 25% of the population now already don't have that memory as they were too young when she died to remember her as a living being. She is history and she will get a mention when the books on Charles and William are written but she won't figure prominently in the story of their reigns - lives maybe - but reigns no - she won't be there.

Harry has almost reached the point (within months) where he will have lived longer without her than with her. William still has a few years to reach that point but she is fast becoming an historical figure rather than a contemporary figure anymore.
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:47 PM
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I agree on this point. Anyway, this is a thread about Kate..right/// I wonder if she marries William in thirty years will we be talking about her legacy???
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:26 PM
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Because Diana was so massively covered in the media (I think she holds the record of magazine covers plus all the news clips, etc.) not to mention the advent of the internet where people can continue to have discusssions about her and post photos it will take much longer for her memory to fade than it would have in the past.
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:52 AM
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What are "MBs"? Is that a British slang or am I out of touch with Internet abbreviations?
Message Boards- Sory, I should have been clearer!
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:42 PM
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Princess Diana will always be a part of history by virtue of what her position was (once wife of Prince Charles and mother of future King William) so she couldn't possibly be forgotten even if some would like her to be.
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Old 08-19-2010, 07:44 PM
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That's true!! She will never be forgotten!!
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:19 PM
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Kate Midd. is already popular in mags & media. do you think if she married to william, she will be a bew Diana and will make covers of magazine during all her life? Or the media won't reproduce the same "plan" like with diana?
I do not believe Kate will ever as popular as Diana. And certainly not as well known around the world. Perhaps the future will prove me wrong.

But I think Kate will always linked to William. William is William. He is Diana's son. He is the future King. And Kate will be the woman William married.

Diana being the woman Charles married was a little before my time. By the time she died, Diana was Diana, a bona fide global celebrity in her own right.
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:50 PM
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Charles was a very popular bachelor in his day. No one would have thought he'd be eclipsed by his wife.

Diana was alone on the world stage as a new princess. The British Royal family is about a 1/2 generation older than most other royal families. The only prominant new brides |can think of from the same era were Queen Silvia and Queen Noor.
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Wow there are a lot of anti-monarchists here, from past posts people are stating they would love Kate Middleclass to marry William, because it will make the monarchy less Royal and more common. If you don't like the monarchy why are you even here. Kate Middleclass is already attracting media attention and in fact she will be more famous than Diana. PS:... at least Diana was of Noble birth.
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Old 08-23-2010, 05:16 PM
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Kate Middleclass is already attracting media attention and in fact she will be more famous than Diana.
How, may I ask?
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Old 08-23-2010, 06:06 PM
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Why are some people calling her Kate Middleclass? I think that's really offensive.
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Old 08-23-2010, 06:19 PM
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Wow there are a lot of anti-monarchists here, from past posts people are stating they would love Kate Middleclass to marry William, because it will make the monarchy less Royal and more common. If you don't like the monarchy why are you even here.

When I came here I was an avowed monarchist. You couldn't have gotten a bigger monarchist than me but this board has turned me into a republican and I thank the board for that but I still enjoy discussing royals and their lives and history. Just because they no longer have a place in a modern world doesn't mean that they aren't to be discussed.
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Old 08-23-2010, 06:26 PM
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I have sympathy for Middleton but she'll never be more popular than Diana.In fact i believe that even Charles at some point became jealous of Diana's growing popularity.Don't get me wrong i like him a lot but that's my opinion.Diana was not only loved but also forgiven about everything press accused her of.
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Old 08-23-2010, 06:40 PM
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Wow there are a lot of anti-monarchists here, from past posts people are stating they would love Kate Middleclass to marry William, because it will make the monarchy less Royal and more common. If you don't like the monarchy why are you even here?
I was wondering the same thing. If I don't have an interest in something, I'm not going to waste my time discussing it.
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:35 PM
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I agree completely. The young woman's name is Kate (or Catherine) Middleton. I don't think that nicknames that refer to her social status or her "waiting" should be used on this forum. For the trashy messageboards, fine, but not this forum.

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Old 08-23-2010, 09:53 PM
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I was wondering the same thing. If I don't have an interest in something, I'm not going to waste my time discussing it.

Having an interest in something doesn't mean you have to support it e.g. I have an interest in gladiatorial fights in Ancient Rome but that doesn't mean I would want to go and watch one.
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No princess has the level of charisma, the star quality, the impact of Diana. They're all now too keen to be uninspiring, conforming, safe pairs of hands. Even Prinses Mabel's quirky clothing jokes are timid expressions of a fake rebelliousness. Despite her commoner origins, Maxima has a certain genuine classiness which demonstrates a commendable sense of duty and ardent love of her adopted country and the Oranje-Nassaus - but not in the league of Diana.
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