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Old 09-06-2008, 08:30 AM
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Designers at Birchcroft China are so convinced Kate Middleton will become a permanent addition to the Royal household they are producing the ornaments.
Oh Dear! couldn't they buy copyrights on a few recent photos? Must be leftovers from the Woolworth (?) pieces binned a couple years ago.
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Old 09-07-2008, 08:53 AM
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It's mystifying how a woman we know so little about and who has barely said a word in public manages to stir up such intense passions.
I have to admit that it utterly confounds me that people can become so immoderately polarised about such a fairly innoculous woman.

Curious, yes. She is after all the long-time girlfriend of a Prince and a possible contender for (my) future Queen. I think a certain amount of inquisitiveness or just plain nosiness is inevitable. From this differing opinions will be generated by her style of dress, hair, shoes, jewelry, deportment and even personality,

I look forward to the cut and thrust of the arguments pertaining to style in all it's facets. They are, after all, subjective. However the slippery slope to personal invective aimed both at the hapless Catherine and other posters is pretty well . . . um . . . how do I say this . . . erm - .

So, in the spirit of good old speculation, may I start by saying . . . . . . he missed two "family" weddings and sent his girlfriend instead. Definitely trying to keep a low profile however, now he is seen escorting her up the aisle at yet another wedding.

Has the relationship come out of the closet? Are we headed for the big "e" word in the very near future? In the immortal words from "Three Men and a Little Lady", it's time to fish or cut bait!
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Old 09-09-2008, 05:20 PM
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I can see why people in The UK may be concerned about her and they have every right to be. She could potentially be their future Queen, representing their country. If she makes it far enough then an interview will come and people will be able to make a more informed opinion, I think.

She would do an interview after becoming formally engaged, right? Or that doesn't happen...?
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She would do an interview after becoming formally engaged, right? Or that doesn't happen...?
I assume that, if they get engaged, William and Kate would speak to the media during the formal announcement. Most royal couples do. I've also seen footage of some joint interviews of Charles and Diana before the wedding, so I imagine William and Kate would do the same (with palace-selected journalists, I would imagine).
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Old 09-09-2008, 05:59 PM
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If she went solo I have no doubt the ratings would be huge. I know plenty of people in America that would be equally interested to hear her speak out..
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Old 09-09-2008, 06:00 PM
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Given Kate's discretion so far, I doubt that any interviews by her are in the offing--even if she splits from William. It would be interesting to hear her talk, though.

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Old 09-09-2008, 06:13 PM
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I can see why people in The UK may be concerned about her and they have every right to be. She could potentially be their future Queen, representing their country. If she makes it far enough then an interview will come and people will be able to make a more informed opinion, I think.

She would do an interview after becoming formally engaged, right? Or that doesn't happen...?
don't forget the commonwealth countries
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Old 09-09-2008, 07:12 PM
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If she went solo I have no doubt the ratings would be huge. I know plenty of people in America that would be equally interested to hear her speak out..
I have a feeling that William and Kate will be sort of "marketed" by the royal family as very much a package deal if/when they marry. No one wants to see another spouse eclipse a royal, I have a feeling. Plus, the public already have a major interest in and affection for William, so they'd surely want to see him along with his wife.
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I think BRF is given too much credit on their ability to manipulate the media. There is the wild element in any media campaign, especially one involving a potential royal wife: the press. If anything, the tabloids wouldn't like to be seen as less in control of the subjects they cover.

As to Kate's suitabiilty as a royal wife, until there is no standard on a future monarch, it's silly to argue the subject. Judging on the amount of ridicule and contempt heaped on Prince Charles' over the years for virtually every social/envoirmental subject he supports, an outsider would be forgiven to think the British public preferred a playboy prince. Then again, Prince Andrew is the Air Andy, and Prince William is railed against for weeks for landing a helicopter in Kate's family home, during a training session. Talk about head-scratching bewilderment!
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Old 09-10-2008, 01:23 PM
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I assume that, if they get engaged, William and Kate would speak to the media during the formal announcement. Most royal couples do. I've also seen footage of some joint interviews of Charles and Diana before the wedding, so I imagine William and Kate would do the same (with palace-selected journalists, I would imagine).
They tend to answer one or two selected questions, I don't recall any of the UK couples giving normal interviews.
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As to Kate's suitabiilty as a royal wife, until there is no standard on a future monarch, it's silly to argue the subject. Judging on the amount of ridicule and contempt heaped on Prince Charles' over the years for virtually every social/envoirmental subject he supports, an outsider would be forgiven to think the British public preferred a playboy prince. Then again, Prince Andrew is the Air Andy, and Prince William is railed against for weeks for landing a helicopter in Kate's family home, during a training session. Talk about head-scratching bewilderment!
I think a great many people now realise that Charles had the way of it, many years ago. Environmental issues are taught and practised in the majority of UK schools, organic products have increased and people do seem to listen to him.
Andrew is still Air Miles Andy to many and William will be remembered for his little jaunts (not 'training') for a long time to come. It was a relief to many that they did not have to call him Sir, that would have inferred respect!
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I have a feeling that William and Kate will be sort of "marketed" by the royal family as very much a package deal if/when they marry. No one wants to see another spouse eclipse a royal, I have a feeling. Plus, the public already have a major interest in and affection for William, so they'd surely want to see him along with his wife.
I suppose I am just more curiouss to hear her, since we know a lot about him from years of interviews. I guess we'll fine out soon, or not, how they will handle her PR.
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They tend to answer one or two selected questions, I don't recall any of the UK couples giving normal interviews
Charles and Diana gave a sit down television interview in a garden room/pagoda at Buckingham Palace on the eve of their wedding with two journalists.
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Charles and Diana gave a sit down television interview in a garden room/pagoda at Buckingham Palace on the eve of their wedding with two journalists.
Yes, that's the one I was thinking of! That's the interview where Diana talked about wanting to be a good wife and taking cooking lessons, isn't it?
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Yes, that's the one I was thinking of! That's the interview where Diana talked about wanting to be a good wife and taking cooking lessons, isn't it?
Was this the same one when Charles' did the famous quote "whatever love means"? I recall Diana wearing something in royal blue.
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Was this the same one when Charles' did the famous quote "whatever love means"? I recall Diana wearing something in royal blue.
That was immediately after the announcement of their engagement where they did the same interview for the BBC, which was then repeated on all the other stations.

The exact words said have been skewed over the years, as I am sure you will know, (Whatever 'in love' means). As with most of these interviews, the interviewer is advised what questions are acceptable, which was why the pair of them were 'caught out' when the silly love question was asked.
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THE Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer ended months of media speculation on February 24, 1981, by announcing that they would marry. - Liverpool Echo.co.uk
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Yes, that's the one I was thinking of! That's the interview where Diana talked about wanting to be a good wife and taking cooking lessons, isn't it?
I can't find any article covering this interview where Diana talks about taking cookery lessons, (which she had of course already done), perhaps you may be able to find a link.
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However, this is still the William & Catherine guessing thread and having read some of the comments on forums they might just elope!
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Old 09-11-2008, 05:40 AM
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That was immediately after the announcement of their engagement where they did the same interview for the BBC, which was then repeated on all the other stations.

The exact words said have been skewed over the years, as I am sure you will know, (Whatever 'in love' means). As with most of these interviews, the interviewer is advised what questions are acceptable, which was why the pair of them were 'caught out' when the silly love question was asked.
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Thank you Skydragon It might be off topic but I'd like to add the pictures of that day as at least for me this whole thing is so strongly associated with Diana's royal blue outfit.

http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Se...dVVdoiEEAAA.#1

I wonder if there will be a similar appearance / same location for William and whoever.
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Thank you Skydragon It might be off topic but I'd like to add the pictures of that day as at least for me this whole thing is so strongly associated with Diana's royal blue outfit.
I wonder if there will be a similar appearance / same location for William and whoever.
I had a look around for the transcript of the interview, but can't, as yet find one. I recall thinking she should get that fringe seen to!

I have strong hopes for an engagement between William and Catherine, but my main hope/wish, is that whoever they marry they truly love them!
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Edward and Sophie also gave an interview. It's included on the wedding DVD.
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Those images bring back memories. How different Diana looked, she didn´t look sophisticated at all (well, she wasn´t at that time). Kate Middleton has established a sophisticated look already in anticipation.
In the book by Lady Colin Cambell (I think) it said that Diana had a tray of engagement rings sent for her to choose and she chose the most expensive one which by luck looked very much like her mother´s. Exciting business that for any girl, I wonder if Prince William´s chosen will get a similar tray.
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Edward and Sophie also gave an interview. It's included on the wedding DVD.
I don't think any of the interviews could, in the remotest sense be considered 'normal' interviews. These occasions are very rarely 'off the cuff'. As we have heard from the interviewers themselves, (wasn't one stopped after she pursued Charles & Camilla to ask a few more questions?), they are given/told a list of acceptable questions, this would have been even stricter back in 1981.
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