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Old 11-24-2010, 12:27 PM
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Really? With all the coverage she's been getting lately I think it's possible.
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Old 11-24-2010, 12:29 PM
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She's been getting coverage now because no one knows who she is and they've just got engaged. Engagement fever will die down, then we will have wedding fever, then possible baby fever. But I don't think she will be as popular as Diana just because she married into the BRF. Diana was made popular because of who she was, not because of who she married.
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Old 11-24-2010, 12:31 PM
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I dont think she will be as famous & as popular as Diana. I don't think anyone will ever be. It doesn't mean because Kate is marrying into the family she will be more popular. Diana at her time was something that in todays world wont happen and I guess the royal family wont allow it to happen. Diana IMO became more popular than the whole family and out shinned them. I don't see Kate doing that nor trying to do that.

I only see her becoming quite famous (not as famous as Diana) because she is marrying Prince William and Diana's son.
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Old 11-24-2010, 09:01 PM
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I don't think she will be as famous as Diana just because she marries into the BRF.
I think Kate will be in the public eye for a longer period of time than Diana ever was but the difference between the two is going to be that the press coverage will be more or less similar to what Charles and Camilla's is now. What they do officially, maybe a little bit of scuttlebutt stories and such but there won't be intensive stories about the inner workings of William and Kate's private affairs. We've already seen for 8 some years how much they value their privacy and how discreet the both of them are. William has already made statements to the press that she will NOT be hounded the way his late mother was.

I do think fashion wise we're going to see Kate set some trends as she already has somewhat. I've read where her engagement dress sold out in 24 hours after the announcement and there are copies to be found as well as a resurgent of copies of the engagement ring.
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Old 11-24-2010, 09:54 PM
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I think that Catherine will be popular but I think that Diana's popularity also had to do with when she appered on the scene.In the early 80s the women of the british royal family were a little boring in terms of style of dress etc,as well there were very few non royal consorts in the Gotha at large so to many people Diana seemed like one of the firsts.Nowadays we have many women from all sorts of backgrounds serving as regal consort and the public at large knows these women.So in a way Catherine is luckier than Diana because she will share a spot in the media spotlight with many more of her comtemporaries and not be the one and only, as unfortunately Diana was.
This is true - when Diana came along, there hadn't been a glamorous young Princess in the BRF for quite some time. Princess Anne, admirable as she is, had other interests, and naturally people focused on Diana as a style setter. Not that Diana was particularly stylish in the beginning, she wore some awful clothes in the early days, but nevertheless people still copied her - those dreadful frilly stand-up collars flattered very few people! But there wasn't really anyone else sharing the limelight, so Catherine's situation will be easier, one hopes.
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Old 11-25-2010, 03:30 AM
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Old 11-25-2010, 03:30 AM
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Old 11-25-2010, 03:35 AM
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I don't think she will be as famous as Diana just because she marries into the BRF.
Exactly. She will have to be spectacular and innovative to eclipse Diana's fame. Though it's a bit doubtful it is possible in the next 35 years or so that Kate will capture the hearts of millions. At this point there is no means of accurately predicting what will take place.
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Old 11-25-2010, 08:33 AM
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Exactly. She will have to be spectacular and innovative to eclipse Diana's fame. Though it's a bit doubtful it is possible in the next 35 years or so that Kate will capture the hearts of millions. At this point there is no means of accurately predicting what will take place.
I think it depends on what people mean. Catherine probably won't have Diana's fame, because I don't think she'll court it the way Diana did. BUT, I have a feeling that people will look at Catherine twenty/thirty years from now and think the Son made a better choice than his father.

Catherine unlike Diana, is stable, discrete, and grounded. For all the good Diana did, she also brought instability to the monarchy. I think Catherine will work with William, not against him.
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Old 11-25-2010, 08:57 AM
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I think it depends on what people mean. Catherine probably won't have Diana's fame, because I don't think she'll court it the way Diana did. BUT, I have a feeling that people will look at Catherine twenty/thirty years from now and think the Son made a better choice than his father.

Catherine unlike Diana, is stable, discrete, and grounded. For all the good Diana did, she also brought instability to the monarchy. I think Catherine will work with William, not against him.
And with that in mind, it is possible that Kate can be more popular than Diana, who lets face it, has a lot of detractors as well.
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Old 11-25-2010, 10:01 AM
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And with that in mind, it is possible that Kate can be more popular than Diana, who lets face it, has a lot of detractors as well.

I hope Catherine will be Catherine,something she'll easily be able to do.She outstands the late lady in many a field,not the least for cheap attention.Catherine is different,un-comparable,and that is a bit much of a silly thing to do...Do you all look like your mother-in-law?Or even want too?

And,Catherine has another extra....a huge amount of grey cells and she knows how they work other then just when photographers are around...She'll be OK,and I truly think she will be a great asset to the House of Windsor.

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Old 11-25-2010, 10:12 AM
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I hope Kate doesen't become more popular than Diana. That level of fame comes with such a high price. Catherine should just be herself and not aim to be more famous than her iconic mother in-law which I don't see happening right now.
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Old 11-25-2010, 10:33 AM
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I hope Catherine will be Catherine,something she'll easily be able to do.She outstands the late lady in many a field,not the least for cheap attention.Catherine is different,un-comparable,and that is a bit much of a silly thing to do...Do you all look like your mother-in-law?Or even want too?

And,Catherine has another extra....a huge amount of grey cells and she knows how they work other then just when photographers are around...She'll be OK,and I truly think she will be a great asset to the House of Windsor.

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There are ways to be popular without being associated with the scandals and tabloids.

If Kate maintains her silence, does her duties, produces a heir or two and supports Prince William on behalf of Great Britian...there is no way she shouldn't be popular. Of course, we will hear those who claim she is just too boring for words. Which goes to show that you can't please everyone.
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Old 11-25-2010, 11:06 AM
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There are ways to be popular without being associated with the scandals and tabloids.

If Kate maintains her silence, does her duties, produces a heir or two and supports Prince William on behalf of Great Britian...there is no way she shouldn't be popular. Of course, we will hear those who claim she is just too boring for words. Which goes to show that you can't please everyone.
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Old 11-25-2010, 11:09 AM
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There are ways to be popular without being associated with the scandals and tabloids.

If Kate maintains her silence, does her duties, produces a heir or two and supports Prince William on behalf of Great Britian...there is no way she shouldn't be popular. Of course, we will here those who claim she is just too boring for words. Which goes to show that you can't please everyone.
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Old 11-25-2010, 11:42 AM
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Old 11-25-2010, 11:56 AM
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Old 11-25-2010, 12:28 PM
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There are ways to be popular without being associated with the scandals and tabloids.

If Kate maintains her silence, does her duties, produces a heir or two and supports Prince William on behalf of Great Britian...there is no way she shouldn't be popular. Of course, we will hear those who claim she is just too boring for words. Which goes to show that you can't please everyone.
Exactly. I never understood why people accuse William and Kate of being boring. What exactly do they want? Are people's perceptions of what is acceptable behavior so influenced by foul mouthed, trashy, attention seeking celebrities that dignity and class is outdated and boring? Or perhaps someone like Sarah Ferguson is more their cup of tea. Lord knows SHE was entertaining for the tabloids.

I just don't get it.
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Old 11-25-2010, 12:53 PM
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I think Kate is totally different in every way. A large part of Diana's magic was the way she related to children, the elderly, sick and poor. I think Kate is far more reserved and reminds me a great deal of CP Mary of Denmark. I think that surely any magazine with Kate on the cover will sell out and she'll always be popular but her draw may just be that return to the mystique the RF used to have in the old days. I feel that unlike Charles and Di, William will be as popular as Kate and people will continue to be interested in him for who he is and will appreciate his work. I think he and Harry have inherited their mother's way of relating to people and the public will respond to that.
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