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Old 12-30-2006, 07:56 PM
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Get engaged or cool it with Kate

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv...n_page_id=1770 Yet another article...
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Old 12-30-2006, 09:30 PM
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I wonder why the same advice wasn't given to Harry!!!

Sure protection would be easier but do we really want him to marry if he isn't ready or sure?
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Old 12-30-2006, 09:58 PM
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Well, this is the Daily Mail, after all. Anything to sell copies. I mean, obviously when he's a serving officer and living in Army accommodation, he won't have as much time for socialising as he's had until now. No surprise there. Doesn't mean he has to either get engaged or end the relationship.
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Old 12-31-2006, 06:29 AM
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He will have a lot more free time than he did at RMAS. Forces houses are only available to married couples, but there is nothing to stop him getting a hireing or purchasing a flat/house nearby. There is nothing in army regs that stops him from living with his girlfriend wherever he wants, as long as he is able to walk/cycle/drive to the base. He doesn't have to live on the base.

As Catherine does not receive protection at the moment (from what we know), it would only be necessary if and when they become engaged. Just another daft Mail story, IMO.
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Old 12-31-2006, 07:00 AM
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even if this story were true, you'd think they'd have learned their lesson on pressing for a proposal after the disaster that was charles and diana.
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Old 12-31-2006, 07:35 AM
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even if this story were true, you'd think they'd have learned their lesson on pressing for a proposal after the disaster that was charles and diana.
But the thing is that for the press, especially the gutter press, like the Daily Mail, Charles and Diana were not a disaster. The papers wouldn't have gotten half as much material or anywhere near as many cover stories out of a happy marriage with both the Waleses spending weekends pottering around at Highgrove. Ironically, Diana's death, probably caused by the paparazzi, has led to still more newspaper sales.

Wait until William and Kate do marry (and I don't think there's much doubt they are planing to, but I'm glad they're doing it in their own time, that shows an admirable strength) papers will be pushing them towards babies, affairs, arguments, divorce, for the sake of cover stories and sales, just as they always do with the royals.

Disastrous royal marriages are what newspapers want. If they could have had William engaged to Paris Hilton at 19 they would have been ecstatic. Since he obviously has better judgement than that, they're trying to take control of this relationship instead.

PS why do some people on the board refer to Kate as Catherine? It's my understanding that she doesn't use the full name, herself. (?)
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Old 12-31-2006, 07:45 AM
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PS why do some people on the board refer to Kate as Catherine? It's my understanding that she doesn't use the full name, herself. (?)
Don't worry Princess_K, you're not the first to ask this question. Here's an answer.
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Old 12-31-2006, 10:37 AM
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Most of us wish Kate and William all the best, but... Just wonder, I hope that they doesn't break up because of all these rumours and growing pressure for them.
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Old 12-31-2006, 10:41 AM
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Well, if they do plan to eventually marry, it's better for Kate to get used to the immense media pressure now, rather than later.
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Old 12-31-2006, 07:22 PM
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Well, if they do plan to eventually marry, it's better for Kate to get used to the immense media pressure now, rather than later.
I'm not convinced there will be "immense" media pressure if they marry. I think there's extra interest at the moment because William is Diana's son and the idea of a new fairytale princess and fairytale wedding appeals to some people, particularly the media for whom it was such a great money earner for them the last time.

If Kate and William just go about their lives performing their duties quietly and otherwise leading "boring" lives, I think the media will calm down.
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Old 12-31-2006, 10:12 PM
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If Kate and William just go about their lives performing their duties quietly and otherwise leading "boring" lives, I think the media will calm down.
Diana after marring Prince Charles wanted to go out to the store for sweets. The press followed her and the queen ask the news media for space. I don't think it happened.

What do you think will ot going to happen to Kate?

I don't think the press will go away!!!!
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That was rather hilarious on the Queen's part. HM said, "It's rather a bind when the girl can't even go to the shop for some sweets", to which a journo replied, "Well tell her to send a footman out for the sweets then". The Queen lowered her spectacles and said, "What a silly thing to say". He apparantly needed several gins to restore his confidence after that.
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It occurred at the meeting with newspaper editors whom HM had summoned to request they allow Diana some privacy and space.
Her response to the "send a footman" retort was allegedly a cutting "I've never heard anything so pompous."
Needless to say, the story was leaked by the other editors who quite enjoyed their rival's discomfort.
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Old 01-01-2007, 02:58 AM
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Perhaps the RF needs rules to protect them from harassment, along the lines of those that we have about approaching whales and dolphins. Surfers and whale-watching boats are not allowed to approach within a certain distance. Perhaps similar rules should apply to journalists when their quarry is out and about doing ordinary things as opposed to attending official functions.

I've just finished reading Sarah Bradford's book about Diana. Some of the photos and descriptions in there are horrendous. No-one deserves to be hounded like that. If the journalists - and I use the word in its loosest sense - and photographers won't restrain themselves, perhaps they need external restraint.
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Posts discussing the culpability of the paparazzi, magazines, and magazine readers in the death of Diana have been moved to the Inquest into death of Diana thread.

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It occurred at the meeting with newspaper editors whom HM had summoned to request they allow Diana some privacy and space.
Her response to the "send a footman" retort was allegedly a cutting "I've never heard anything so pompous."
Ahh if only the reporter had been White House correspondent David Gregory. Let's just say his followup to the Queen's remark would have been fun to watch. And there would have been a response. He makes sport out of skewering our head of state and his lackies. I love watching royalty from afar and am a fan, but her remark deserved a response. We American savages, what can I say. :-) LOL
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It occurred at the meeting with newspaper editors whom HM had summoned to request they allow Diana some privacy and space.
Her response to the "send a footman" retort was allegedly a cutting "I've never heard anything so pompous."
Needless to say, the story was leaked by the other editors who quite enjoyed their rival's discomfort.
I just love QEII...what an hilarious thing to say

The press without doubt knows nothing...they will say and print anything to sell newspapers. William will marry when he is ready and not a moment sooner. I am sure his father, Charles, will encourage him to not fall for the pressure.
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You're right. But the Queen, to whom people curtsy, calls someone pompous??? Even as an American, I would happily curtsy to her, but her calling someone pompous is like the pot calling the kettle black.
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Not to get off totally off topic but I respectfully disagree.

If anything, her comment puts everything in perspective. Send a footman to get candy....how snobby and presumptious of the reporter. If she had said something like that, she would be accused of being out of touch with her people. Instead it just further illustrates that sometimes its not just the rich and wealthy who have class issues and/or insecurities, but the lower classes as well.
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I strongly suspect the reporter was being flip. But I'm probably wrong, and your point is well taken.
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