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Old 11-27-2008, 09:52 PM
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Anything's possible. Your idea has as much merit as any. Deals are made with the media. Had William and Kate "cooled it", I think that it would be all over the papers. One of their friends would have blabbed.

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I've been wondering something. I'm just trying it on for size. Maybe there's been a deal between the media and ???? Leave Kate alone until........ XYZ and then you'll have something.
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Old 11-27-2008, 10:52 PM
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Anything's possible. Your idea has as much merit as any. Deals are made with the media. Had William and Kate "cooled it", I think that it would be all over the papers. One of their friends would have blabbed.
I think it's quite possible they have, it was in the papers a few weeks ago, since William committed to the forces. She was quite upset. There aren't that many possibilties, it's either on or off. I don't see why people make such a big deal out of two things.
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Old 11-28-2008, 12:15 AM
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When they broke up last spring it was plastered all over the papers for weeks. If had happened a second time recently, the frenzy would be even larger. Too quiet for a breakup.
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Old 11-28-2008, 12:20 AM
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Cooling off or taking a break is not a break-up, although it could lead to one. Which is what happened last year. You don't just wake up in the morning and say "Oh I'm going to break-up with so and so today." I didn't say they have, it's strange they haven't been seen together in over two months, there is no proof.
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Old 11-28-2008, 12:28 AM
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It is what was eventually revealed to have happened last year. At the time, it was reported as a full break up. Woolworths even went so far as to destroy all the William and Kate memorabilia they had produced for a future royal wedding.
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Old 11-28-2008, 01:18 AM
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And look where that got them - they've had to declare bankruptcy.
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Old 11-28-2008, 01:53 AM
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That seemed to be press speculation. There was no attibuted quote.

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. She was quite upset
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Old 11-28-2008, 03:33 AM
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Cooling off or taking a break is not a break-up, although it could lead to one. Which is what happened last year. You don't just wake up in the morning and say "Oh I'm going to break-up with so and so today." I didn't say they have, it's strange they haven't been seen together in over two months, there is no proof.
Blondie I once broke off from a fiancé, (and threw his ring at him)as I jumped out at the traffic lights on the way to meet his family!!!!
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Old 11-28-2008, 03:51 AM
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The leak of last year's break-up came from Kate and William themselves. If they don't want us to know they have broken-up again, it will take a while longer for it to leak. The inner circle of their friends is quite tight and they are rather trust-worthy. The leaks come from their wider social circle, imo, and they haven't been very sociable lately.
But I really can't see William getting out of a comfortable situation before he found a replacement. Unless she start giving him ultimatums, her position is pretty safe, imo.
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Why do you think that he can't have any woman he wants? The last few marriages in the previous generation have pretty much been to whomever the royal spouse wanted. Charles and Camilla, Anne and Tm Lawrence, Edward and Sophie...all the way back to the Margaret Snowden Marriage
I was only talking of William, a future monarch. I have already explained why I think William, as future heir to the throne, has limited prospects, so I am not going to dwell on it further. Also, you are clearly white-washing both Charles' and Margaret's love hitory. Diana happened and he did get his Camilla but at what cost? It is also documented that Charles was rejected by numerous ladies when he proposed to them. They didn't want the hassle, and that was a time the press was nowhere near as intrusive and brutal as it is now.
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When they broke up last spring it was plastered all over the papers for weeks. If had happened a second time recently, the frenzy would be even larger. Too quiet for a breakup.
I really doubt that. Last year, Kate was everybody darling, the class act, the perfect bride, could do no wrong. The press has considerably soured on her subject, as has the public opinion (and that's for those who actually care). I think a second break up would be news for a week and then people would move-on to the next love interest (made-up or real), because she's just not that popular anymore.
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Old 11-28-2008, 04:09 AM
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Perhaps not even a week, it would only become news again when William was seen with another girl or Kate was seen out with someone else.
If there really was a break up I think Kate would disappear only to reappear the week before his marriage as his long time girlfriend who just didn´t get to the altar. A bit like all the girls before Letizia in Spain.
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Old 11-28-2008, 05:49 AM
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.......it's strange they haven't been seen together in over two months, there is no proof.
Just because the y have not been seen together does not mean they have not been together for the last 2 months. All it may mean is that they have not been to a posh London nightclub that attracts the paparazzi for some time. Nothing stopping them for meeting anywhere else. There are plenty of small to mid size towns between Berkshire and Highgrove where they could have been out for quiet evenings / days out. Very sensible, IMO - stay out of the press, give yourselves the time you need, and nobody can complain.

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When they broke up last spring it was plastered all over the papers for weeks. If had happened a second time recently, the frenzy would be even larger. Too quiet for a breakup.
Exactly my point. Its too big a story for somebody to not blag to the press. Some of you have commented that the story will not run for long - that may be true, but when it breaks, it will be a big one!
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Old 11-28-2008, 09:18 AM
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After the experience with Harry in Afghanistan, one really wonders if Ms. Middleton is still in the Uk or alternatively working silently somewhere else in the Arts business?
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Old 11-28-2008, 09:33 AM
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After the experience with Harry in Afghanistan, one really wonders if Ms. Middleton is still in the Uk or alternatively working silently somewhere else in the Arts business?
I do think she isreasonably recognisable now, and in most parts of the world, the local press would have pictured her by now. I just think this has been planned carefully, and her presence is being actively managed.
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Old 11-28-2008, 10:15 AM
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Nodding in agreement with you, Muriel. Whoever planned this is genius.
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Old 11-28-2008, 12:29 PM
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Perhaps not even a week, it would only become news again when William was seen with another girl or Kate was seen out with someone else.
If there really was a break up I think Kate would disappear only to reappear the week before his marriage as his long time girlfriend who just didn´t get to the altar. A bit like all the girls before Letizia in Spain.
I disagree. The press is starving for William and Kate news. So much so that they have started to make things up (pregnancy scare anyone?). As far as I recall, last years breakup started with photos of Kate crying in the parking lot at work on a cell phone and a supposed "co-worker" at Jigsaw spilled that she was arguing with William. Then all that nonsense about how Kate was accusing Charles of engineering the split. It was only later than CH very quietly confirmed the breakup.

Having been fooled once, I think the press would follow Kate until the day William was seen with someone else in case there was another reconciliation.
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Old 11-28-2008, 12:34 PM
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Having been fooled once, I think the press would follow Kate until the day William was seen with someone else in case there was another reconciliation.
I agree completely. I could even see the media following Kate even if they break up and they start seeing other people. Celebrity culture is different today than it was back when Prince Charles was looking for a wife. A former royal girlfriend would slot easily into the world of celebrities famous for basically nothing (reality stars, socialites, etc.).

I'm still not convinced that anything negative has transpired between them, though. I agree with those who think a break up would have leaked. I really do think they're just going along with their normal lives, but out of the spotlight.
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Old 11-28-2008, 03:41 PM
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I disagree. The press is starving for William and Kate news. So much so that they have started to make things up (pregnancy scare anyone?). As far as I recall, last years breakup started with photos of Kate crying in the parking lot at work on a cell phone and a supposed "co-worker" at Jigsaw spilled that she was arguing with William. Then all that nonsense about how Kate was accusing Charles of engineering the split. It was only later than CH very quietly confirmed the breakup.

Having been fooled once, I think the press would follow Kate until the day William was seen with someone else in case there was another reconciliation.
The pregnancy thing didn't come from a British tabloid but from an unknown foreign rag and was so ridiculous it hasn't been relayed in the UK.

Also, I think you get your chronology very wrong.

The break up news was leaked by Kate during a dinner party with St-Andrews friends where she said something like 'It is finally over' when asked about the romance. According to media sources, William allowed a friend to confirm the news to the Sun who made it front page news. By the time it was published, the break-up had been effective a week or so. I know some people here like to think it wasn't real but it's clear from both Kate's and William attitude at the time that it did happen. The Middletons even got of their way to release a statement that they would not comment on the Sun announcement and waged menaces through their lawyer.
Afaik, there was no pictures of Kate crying and arguing on her sell phone (such juicy pictures would have been published over and over again), it was part of a story published after the Sun article (in the Mirror, I think) using a supposed Jigsaw colleague as a source, as was the 'Charles is to blame thing', which was supposidely a slip Kate made when she returned to work.
I have pretty good trivia memory so I am pretty confident it happened in that order.
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Old 11-28-2008, 03:44 PM
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I had not heard about the dinner party leak. Perhaps you would be kind enough to provide a link to this information so that I may read it as well?
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Old 11-28-2008, 03:48 PM
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^Kimebear, if you bear with me for a bit, I will try and find a legit link.
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Old 11-28-2008, 04:34 PM
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I'm still not convinced that anything negative has transpired between them, though. I agree with those who think a break up would have leaked. I really do think they're just going along with their normal lives, but out of the spotlight.
Exactly my thoughts.
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