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Old 11-22-2005, 08:50 PM
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I dont know him personally, so I wouldnt be game to say.
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Old 11-22-2005, 10:11 PM
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This is an interesting converssation. I talked with some of my colleagues about a senior official in our company who is British. They all complained about his big ego.

I told them I didn't see an ego; if anything, he seemed rather humble. But as we got to talking, they explained that he had very fixed ideas. He tended to follow the established way of doing things and he followed business hierarchy when dealing with people.

That, I could see but I still don't think he's a snob; he just prefers to follow an established structure. Perhaps, William is the same. The royals are raised with a very structured upbringing. It's possible they take this trait with them when dealing with others.

Its not bad, IMHO, just another way of thinking.
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Old 11-22-2005, 10:19 PM
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I think he saw the mistakes his mother made and doesn't feel the need to 'court' the press or public.:)
SkyDragon, and also Johnny25, I completely agree. I think Diana made a huge mistake with that awful Bashir interview in 1995. After that interview, we all had the impression we knew everything there was to know about her, and she lost hugely in the respect department.
It is entirely possible that William learned his mother's lesson. She was a smart and cunning woman: so, potentially, is he.
Also, don't you all think that privately, William loathes the press because he might be of the opinion they are to blame for his mother's death? That's a good reason to appear aloof as soon as there's a camera nearby.
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Old 11-27-2005, 04:49 AM
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Is it just me or do anyone else have the impression of Prince William being snobish? I like him a lot, but he just seems to be a bit snobish/stuck-up..
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What do you think?
here is my opinion.
Wills is a future king. I believe if anyone of us was in his position would feel slightly better then a regular person for a reason. Since a lot of people are paying a great attention to him, what he does, whom he meets and etc, it is a very normal thing to feel a bit snobbish. Yes , I think that he is a bit snobbish, but for his stats is normal.
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Old 11-27-2005, 08:55 PM
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I think he is just really reserved, and doesn't like people knowing a lot about him, which often gets mistaken for snobbery. the same thing happened to me when i started high school. i wasn't confident enough to talk to people, and so was labeled as a 'stuck up snob'
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Old 11-27-2005, 08:56 PM
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I think Diana made the mistakes regarding her dealings with the press which were very open; Charles made his own mistakes but they were not in dealing with the press.

Both Diana and Charles' private telephone conversations were leaked without their approval. You can't blame them for that.

Besides William being sensitive and shy was never going to be as open as his mother even if the nasty situation with the press had never developed. It doesn't make him a snob.
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Old 11-27-2005, 10:10 PM
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I think that he is guarded with his private life & keeps alot of peple at a distance. Just look a former staff memebers writting books & such. So called rapes & whos gay or not ect...
I don't think that he is snobish at all Just very careful
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Don't know what I said. But, OK sorry( Insert confused smiley here)
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Old 12-23-2005, 04:39 PM
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I think william is a snob.His gestures speak for themselves.Fine, we understand that you don't like to be photographed, but I think William is a snob.:)
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Old 12-23-2005, 06:14 PM
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First of all, what do you see as a snob ? In my opinion it is someone who does those typical activities like playing polo, going out in expensive clubs, … and who attaches a lot of importance to his clothes and especially their brands. But most of all, a snob thinks he’s superior just because of these activities and these clothes. It is obvious that William has all these characteristics (that’s very normal, considering his milieu, his education, …), but does he feel superior ? Well, I think we can’t judge because we don’t know him personally (like others said in this topic). We can only form an idea based on what the press shows us (and even that is very subjective). So, maybe Ava Elisabeth had that impression of William being snobbish because of (again like others already suggested) his shyness and maybe William doesn’t want to make the same mistakes as his mother.

P.S. This is my first post. I hope you understand my English (I’m more into French. Actually, why aren’t there topics where you can have a conversation in other languages ?).
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Old 12-23-2005, 11:57 PM
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Old 12-24-2005, 05:54 AM
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Ok, no problem. I'll try to do my best to produce some understandable English. :)
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Old 12-27-2005, 12:25 PM
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I think he comes across alittle snobbish but who knows maybe he or maybe he isn't.
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Old 12-27-2005, 04:37 PM
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all ill say is He knows who he is but im not saying hes a snob because I Dont think he is Harry I Think used to be
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Old 12-28-2005, 02:51 PM
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Well I guess we'll never actually find out.
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Old 12-28-2005, 02:52 PM
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unless of course some one meets him and posts their own reaction to him. LOL (I'm not sure this post made any sense).
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Old 12-28-2005, 03:18 PM
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I think that one has to decide what a snob is before labelling the Prince. I doubt anyone here knows him well enough to know and we can only go on appearances. Personally, I think a big ego comes across but I wouldn't call him a snob - spoilt maybe, but that's understandable.
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Old 12-28-2005, 04:10 PM
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First of all, what do you see as a snob ? In my opinion it is someone who does those typical activities like playing polo, going out in expensive clubs, … and who attaches a lot of importance to his clothes and especially their brands. .
Now I am worried, am I a snob?
I've been to a lot of Polo matches, regularly ride my horses, I like going to expensive clubs and retaurants (I have never been in a MacDonalds), I like to dress well.
None of these make a person a snob, IMO.

William is like a lot of British kids, who want to wear the 'in' labels!
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Old 12-28-2005, 04:16 PM
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I agree Skydragon - I think a snob is someone more concerned with position, money and impressing people than anything else - Hyacinth Bucket being a prime example. I am a snob but I'll happily admit that. We're a dying breed. But whether William is a snob or not - I couldn't really say.
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It takes two people to make a snob. The arrogant person feeling entitled to be a snob and another person accepting to feel inferior to the "snob".
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Old 12-28-2005, 06:47 PM
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It takes two people to make a snob. The arrogant person feeling entitled to be a snob and another person accepting to feel inferior to the "snob".
Wow I never thought of it that way.
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