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Old 08-04-2008, 01:54 PM
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More than this label, she appears to be the woman William loves and that can break down all class barriers!
ITA, Skydragon! Sometimes I think the fact that William loves her -- the most important thing of all -- gets lost in everyone else's opinions and ideas. Who cares what class or religion or whatever else she is ... William loves her regardless.
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Old 08-04-2008, 01:58 PM
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Kate and I are close in age, and I know that if my parents were as wealthy as the Middletons are, my mother would be hopping at the chance to get to shop with me for fancy evening gowns. I know lots of people would criticize such a statement, but I don't see any problem with wealthy parents choosing to share some of their riches with their children.
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Old 08-04-2008, 02:56 PM
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The reason most people, (yes parents are also people), work or invest, is to ensure they have enough money to live comfortably and to give their children every advantage they can or even perhaps that they never had. If that includes a flat/apartment/house, sizable allowance, that is their choice. Every parent likes to look after their children, don't they? What else are you going to do with it all, you can't take it with you when you die!
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Isn't it also possible that William pays for some of her dresses at least for those she wears to events they attend together? He does get 500.000 Pounds allowances from his mother's estate after all. I'm sure he can affort a dress or two for his girlfriend.
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Old 08-04-2008, 03:15 PM
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Isn't it also possible that William pays for some of her dresses at least for those she wears to events they attend together? He does get 500.000 Pounds allowances from his mother's estate after all. I'm sure he can affort a dress or two for his girlfriend.
Gosh in my view this would be totally innapropriate no matter what his income!
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Old 08-04-2008, 03:17 PM
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Gosh in my view this would be totally innapropriate no matter what his income!
I agree, it would be inappropriate and the press would certainly have picked up on that!
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Old 08-04-2008, 03:21 PM
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Why should it be inappropriate? If he can invite her on holidays on his expense and buy her gifts why not buy her a dress or two? It's his private money. He can do with it as he pleases.
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Old 08-04-2008, 03:33 PM
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Why should it be inappropriate? If he can invite her on holidays on his expense and buy her gifts why not buy her a dress or two? It's his private money. He can do with it as he pleases.
I suppose it is something that is not done. Once they are engaged, it will not be such a social taboo. Holidays and gifts are seen as acceptable, even underwear, but never dresses or outerwear.
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Old 08-04-2008, 03:41 PM
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Why should it be inappropriate? If he can invite her on holidays on his expense and buy her gifts why not buy her a dress or two? It's his private money. He can do with it as he pleases.
I must be getting old............. I cannot understand how a young lady, especially someone who is after the big fish, could ever allow herself to accept "a dress or two" from a beau.
There are some lines that should not get crossed. Accepting clothes because one is invited on vacation or at a party is a major faux pas and hopefully Kate will avoid stepping into that trap.
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Old 08-04-2008, 03:57 PM
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I suppose it is something that is not done. Once they are engaged, it will not be such a social taboo. Holidays and gifts are seen as acceptable, even underwear, but never dresses or outerwear.
I tend to disagree. I think it's been done. One of the reasons cited for William's father's second marriage was the question of expenses he was covering. I even read that he paid for her dental work before they married, which was quite evident in the wedding photos.
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Even if we assume this is true (which I do not believe) having Kate accepting William buying her clothes does not make a good impression. What's next?
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I tend to disagree. I think it's been done. One of the reasons cited for William's father's second marriage was the question of expenses he was covering. I even read that he paid for her dental work before they married, which was quite evident in the wedding photos.
It may have been 'cited' but was it true? We do know from reading Charles' published accounts that he paid for refurbishing some rooms in CH to Camilla's taste, but nothing regarding any alleged dental work, which if you look at the pictures is not evident at all, however, I would be grateful to see the links to any of these stories, if you would be so kind.

This thread is about William and Catherine I believe and what is considered appropriate for an unmarried young woman in society.
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Even if we assume this is true (which I do not believe) having Kate accepting William buying her clothes does not make a good impression. What's next?
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Kate is working/helping out her parents in their business, so I'm sure she has enough of her own money to buy her clothes. On another note I love how she and Pippa share a lot of their clothes, they seem like really close sisters.
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Well we agree that a young lady should not accept clothes from a beau just because she goes on vacation with him......regardless of whether she can afford to buy her own or she borrows her sister's or friends or whatever.
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Old 08-04-2008, 05:08 PM
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If Kate actually pays for her clothes- where does an unemployed 26year old get that kind of money for designer labels ? Do her parents have to foot the bill for everything ? If her parents are paying for everything, apartment,clothes,food,spending money what does that say about Kate---who just may end up a Queen---she has strange ethics.
I don't think she is unemployed; whether she's employed to everyone's liking is another issue. I'm sure her parents help her out, but is it so different from some average working class parents helping their children with certain expenses? I'd think it odd if the parents of a young lady dating a future king DIDN'T help her out within their means. How many moms and dads out there would say, "sorry, you're on your own"...???
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Kate is working/helping out her parents in their business, so I'm sure she has enough of her own money to buy her clothes. On another note I love how she and Pippa share a lot of their clothes, they seem like really close sisters.
Yes they seem really close, but then again the whole family is.
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Well we agree that a young lady should not accept clothes from a beau just because she goes on vacation with him......regardless of whether she can afford to buy her own or she borrows her sister's or friends or whatever.
Of course not, unless of course it's an item of clothing given as a birthday/Christmas gift or something like that. I'm sure Kate isn't sending her clothing bills to William and I'm sure if she were the press would be all over it (although that could very well be next weekends story in the DM). Also I'm sure her parents wouldn't allow something like that to happen either, they are quite capable of buy their daughter a few dresses if she needs them.

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Old 08-04-2008, 05:20 PM
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Good so you and I (Odette) agree. Your differences are with Monika. She thinks that William should be buying Kate's clothes...........
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Good so you and I (Odette) agree.
I also agree with you both. Once they are married, he can buy her as many gowns as he can afford.
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I also agree with you both. Once they are married, he can buy her as many gowns as he can afford.
Once they get married he may even buy her jewelry............
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