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I think this is spot on.

I believe there was a lot of resentment when only one photographer had access to the family on their ski trip.

(Usually the press gets pictures the first day and then lets them alone- an unspoken agreement that has always worked before. Now they won't be willing to do that, and the Cambridges will be hunted 24/7, imo).
The BRF knows first hand what happened during those ski trips and that the agreements made were not always honored. There is just too much financial incentive for the "money shot" of a royal falling, a frustrated child crying or an opportunity to misinterpret a facial expression or gesture.

"Would pictures of William doing the tasks Anne cheerfully does calm the press? I think not. William does good work, like all rescue pilots, though it is private.
When he represents the Queen, he does well."

I agree. Photos of the older, married, royals behaving well does not sell papers/magazines. Though the younger, single or "glamorous" ones spark some interest. William has moved into the former group but Kate is still in the latter. I believe that Harry is somewhere in the middle at this point in time.

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Can I just explain for non UK people that youGov is an independent polling organisation and newspapers report their results. They are NOT part of the U.K. Media and connected, as seems to be assumed on earlier posts co ected to DM, Daily Express or any other paper. They are reporting the results.

I know this because my other half is regularly asked by YouGov to take part in polls so we know thebackgrou nd
Thank you cepe for this explanation.
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Old 03-10-2016, 04:40 PM
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I don't know being an air ambulance pilot seems quite hard rewarding working saving LIVES. I would love for William to write a statement calling out the media for their crap.
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Old 03-10-2016, 06:02 PM
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I don't know being an air ambulance pilot seems quite hard rewarding working saving LIVES. I would love for William to write a statement calling out the media for their crap.
I think William writing a statement calling out the media would be like feeding into trolls. Its what they want. They goad and push and shove until they get a reaction. Then they know it works and figure out new things they want and start the whole process all over again.

You're absolutely right that the job he does is very rewarding but can also be very stressful. Usually when an air ambulance called, its a critical issue and time is of the essence. It makes the difference between life and death. Of all the things that William does, I think this job is the one I admire him the most for.
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Old 03-13-2016, 07:08 PM
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His numbers are on par with his peers in other royal families
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Old 03-13-2016, 07:15 PM
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^^^William is not the heir-to-the-throne as his father holds that role. His engagement numbers are close to those adult members of royal families ie siblings who undertake engagements for their families but are not the direct heirs.

Prince Charles named hardest working royal in Europe - with the Queen right behind him | Daily Mail Online

This is a DM article from December 2013 based upon one from Denmark's Ekstrabladett. It reviewed the number of days worked by a group of royals. (It does not cover engagement numbers.) William's father was considered the "hardest working royal" in this group made up of the Scandinavian royals and the BRF. William's numbers are in between Sweden's Carl-Phillip and Denmark's Joachim. In 2013 Joachim was still farming and William had spent most of 2013 as an RAF pilot. The other royals noted are monarchs and consorts, direct adult heirs and consorts and others ie: siblings.
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Old 03-14-2016, 03:22 PM
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I still wonder what on earth Kate does all day, apart from being a mum. Even just one shift a week would be more useful than collecting a long list of patronages that require very little on her part.
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Old 03-14-2016, 03:29 PM
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I've understood they do behind the scenes events as well. However since she's not a full time royal and has children, and apparently does most of the cooking etc.. she probably spends time doing that on a daily basis also.


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Old 03-14-2016, 03:38 PM
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I still wonder what on earth Kate does all day, apart from being a mum. Even just one shift a week would be more useful than collecting a long list of patronages that require very little on her part.
Apart from being a wife and mother, Catherine is a working senior royal. Usually, meetings are held with her advisors and assistants. There's correspondents from her charities to go through as well. I'm sure she have her relaxing time, but the royals days are always busy.
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Old 03-14-2016, 04:25 PM
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I imagine there is a lot of reading involved. Who you are meeting, background of the organization etc. Last Thursday's suicide events would have required lots of pre engagement reading to learn more about the subject.

A foreign tour would also involve lots of prep work beforehand. The cultural aspects of each country, who you are meeting, the background for each specific engagement, their relationship with the U.K. etc.

She is also going to be involved in picking out her wardrobe for official events. A weeklong tour could be 20 plus outfits.

There also would be lots of invitations to accept or decline. They are filling in things months in advance.


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Old 03-14-2016, 05:56 PM
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I still wonder what on earth Kate does all day, apart from being a mum. Even just one shift a week would be more useful than collecting a long list of patronages that require very little on her part.
Quick question, do you have children?

I myself don't but from what others tell me being a mum is an incredibly hands on process. Being a mother and a wife are her two biggest priorities. Whilst I would love to see more of Catherine, I don't take anything away from her for being a hands on mother to those kids.

The fact you wrote "apart from being a mum", is incredibly rude I think.
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Old 03-14-2016, 06:36 PM
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Kate does have a full time nanny, Maria, and a housekeeper-cook. Among the duties that were in the advertisement for the housekeeper in the magazine 'Lady' were cooking and part time child minding duties.
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Quick question, do you have children?

I myself don't but from what others tell me being a mum is an incredibly hands on process. Being a mother and a wife are her two biggest priorities. Whilst I would love to see more of Catherine, I don't take anything away from her for being a hands on mother to those kids.

The fact you wrote "apart from being a mum", is incredibly rude I think.
And royals becoming more involved in the daily childcare routine appears to becoming the "norm" among those royal families with school aged or younger children. Quite likely the royal parents have memories of nannies being their primary caregivers and increasingly they seem to have adapted some of family life habits of their commoner spouses.
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Old 03-15-2016, 03:49 AM
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Quick question, do you have children?

I myself don't but from what others tell me being a mum is an incredibly hands on process. Being a mother and a wife are her two biggest priorities. Whilst I would love to see more of Catherine, I don't take anything away from her for being a hands on mother to those kids.

The fact you wrote "apart from being a mum", is incredibly rude I think.
Yes being a mother is a very hands on job. Taking care of the kids, cooking meals, cleaning the house. full time job. But when you have a nanny, a house keeper and other staff, not so much. We're not talking about a woman who is doing laundry and cleaning dishes while her kids are napping and all the rest. Yes a lot of people have help, childcare and sometimes cleaning help, but those people tend to have a job and need the extra hands. So it does lead people to wonder why she cant do more with all that help. Certainly she isn't the only royal mother out there.
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Yes being a mother is a very hands on job. Taking care of the kids, cooking meals, cleaning the house. full time job. But when you have a nanny, a house keeper and other staff, not so much. We're not talking about a woman who is doing laundry and cleaning dishes while her kids are napping and all the rest. Yes a lot of people have help, childcare and sometimes cleaning help, but those people tend to have a job and need the extra hands. So it does lead people to wonder why she cant do more with all that help. Certainly she isn't the only royal mother out there.
I never said she was the only royal mother out there, she's also only got two children whereas other royal families are larger.

However, we don't know what goes on at 1A or Anmer Hall during a regular day, Catherine has never seemed to be like the uptight stick your nose up lady who puts her feet up while others do the work for her.

As I've said before, I would love to see more of William and Catherine and it would be such a boost to the RF, but i don't think it's fair she's slated for being a mother.
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I never said she was the only royal mother out there, she's also only got two children whereas other royal families are larger.

However, we don't know what goes on at 1A or Anmer Hall during a regular day, Catherine has never seemed to be like the uptight stick your nose up lady who puts her feet up while others do the work for her.

As I've said before, I would love to see more of William and Catherine and it would be such a boost to the RF, but i don't think it's fair she's slated for being a mother.
That reminds me of when of when she was pregnant with George, and Michael and Carole’s former neighbor said they saw her spend the day carrying boxes and furniture for her parents as they were moving into their new house. Not only is she willing to roll up her sleeves, she apparently she has some upper body strength, too.
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It won't make any difference to the BRF or their subjects, not in the long run, if W&C don't do many royal duties during this period in their lives.
But it makes a huge difference to them and to their babies.

You can never get back the time you might have spent with your tiny kids*, and if you can make yourself available to them almost constantly, that's what you should do. The ribbons will get cut and the hospitals will get visited whether Catherine and William do it or not. But no one else can parent those kids.

*ask HM about this
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I don't think that "future roles and responsibilites" will be right round the corner or anytime soon for the couple. I think there won't be great changes for them until Charles becomes king. Therefore, I don't find anything to comment on at the moment.
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Old 03-15-2016, 11:39 AM
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The young royals will have to continue to step up now that The Queen is entering her 90's and Prince Philip in his mid 90's.its just time for people to wake up to reality now. This couple won't wait for The Queen to get sick and pass on to suddenly switch over to full royal duties. They will now gradually up their duties.
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I mean if there's enough time for Harry to go law school, Catherine should be allowed to by a mum to her children for a few more years
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