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Old 12-02-2008, 08:04 AM
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Not my point at all, I was just discussing the way that this very small family business is talked about as though it was some great holding. The Middletons up until now are not important people they have already been promoted to upper middleclass so there is no need to talk about their internet business as if it were a mega operation as well. Who is going to inherit it, etc etc. That´s all.
By the way any news of Kate lately? Is there going to be announcement at Christmas? Is she going to refuse the Queen´s invitation again (that I don´t believe and never will but it was in the daily rags)? These are the burning questions.
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:40 AM
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Not my point at all, I was just discussing the way that this very small family business is talked about as though it was some great holding. The Middletons up until now are not important people they have already been promoted to upper middleclass so there is no need to talk about their internet business as if it were a mega operation as well. Who is going to inherit it, etc etc. That´s all.
Okay, now I see. Of course there is no need to discuss the Middleton-business as if there was a duty and obligation involved that concern more than the people directly influence by a change through inheritance. But then, coming back to the BMW-example: IMHO there wasn't such a problem involved as well. So what that the heiress decided to learn to be a "human being" instead a "dutiful robot" now that she has experienced a disappointment in her private sphere....

To come back to topic: my point is that Catherine Middleton is not as bound as William is by her heritage. If he abandoned his "fate", then the British society would at least feel some sort of disruption. If she does that, noone is touched except those close to her, being it family or emplyoees.
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Old 12-03-2008, 05:50 AM
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Hello,
I thought I might write the same post here as I have done on one other forum and on a public blog; And that is: that I can and will categorically state that Prince William and Miss Kate Middleton are not tied to one another romantically or otherwise.

I would like to add that in my choosing to write on two public forums and a blog, no confidences have been betrayed as a result of my little post... in case this will be of concern to anyone that might see my post as dubious at best.


Interested observers will have to wait another two weeks or so to see these facts circulated on a much wider scale.

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Old 12-03-2008, 10:22 AM
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OK...so either you work for them, and are trying to put us and the media off their backs, OR, you are telling the truth, OR, you're just some random person.

I do hope what you say is true; I really wouldn't like her as a future Queen.
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:26 AM
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why would we have to wait two weeks to understand
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:29 AM
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It's meant to be a teaser. Take it with a large grain of salt.
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:32 AM
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A whole salt mine Warren.......
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:36 AM
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A whole salt mine Warren.......
Careful.... too much salt might give you high blood pressure.

Who knows, it might be true, and the person posting this could be Kate herself. There are enough people here wishing it true!
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:44 AM
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muriel,
I agree with you completely. Perhaps, this quite period is an attempt to allow Prince William and Miss Middleton to part.
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:58 AM
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Well, I see that some have taken the bait.
A new member in New York makes a "I know what you don't know" debut post, departs the scene, and the hares are set running. It's so easy, isn't it?

Since there's no way of stopping this game without removing the post, let's play along a bit further, as no doubt the post was intended...
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Prince William and Miss Kate Middleton are not tied to one another romantically or otherwise.
[my bolding] What could the "or otherwise" possibly mean??
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:58 AM
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In two weeks' time it's getting close to Xmas, the festival of love, peace and harmony. Strange timing - another awkward PR strike waiting around the corner?

Yes Warren, I was thinking what "otherwise" could possibly mean
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:00 PM
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Well, I see that some have taken the bait.
A new member not based in the UK makes a "I know what you don't know" debut post, departs the scene, and the hares are set running. It's so easy, isn't it?

Since there's no way of stopping this game without removing the post, let's play along a bit further, as no doubt the post was intended...
[my bolding] What could the "or otherwise" possibly mean??
I was being facetious, but my subtle brand of humour may have been lost on some.
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:07 PM
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No, it wasn't lost, I needed to get in early for the responses to the original post which are sure to follow.
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:13 PM
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Oh well, my take on it is that the above poster who insinuates that s/he has inside knowledge is likely going to make a big stink if Kate Middleton does not show up at Sandringham for Christmas. Don't really think that means anything at this point.
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:27 PM
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if Kate Middleton does not show up at Sandringham for Christmas. Don't really think that means anything at this point.
I never understood the fuss about an alleged invitation anyway. I doubt there was one and I doubt there will be one unless there is an engagement. This is no different from millions of other families, let alone the BRF or any other conservative Royal Family, who don't invite their children's partners to spend Christmas Day with them unless the partners don't have a home to go to. It's strictly family therefore I believe it's a myth that Kate was ever invited or even had the guts to decline. There is nothing wrong or humiliating about spending Christmas apart for a non-engaged or non-married couple.
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:29 PM
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.... but it certainly attracts attention, and manages to sell a few extra tabloids..... and in time, some followers appear on TRF arguing the same case!
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Old 12-03-2008, 01:08 PM
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I agree, Murial - I highly doubt an invitation to join the family on Christmas Day was ever issued at all. From a Telegraph profile of Kate:

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And for all the evidence that the Royal Family is moving with the times, courtiers admit that mere 'girlfriends' and 'boyfriends' still have little status within the Royal Family. None of the partners of the Queen's children or grandchildren will receive an invitation to spend Christmas at Sandringham until they are elevated to fiancé/fiancée status. Even though Prince William is said to be 'the apple of the Queen's eye', he will have to give Kate an engagement ring before they can stay under the same roof as his 82-year-old grandmother.
And, from Joanna Leyland at The Royalist, noting the trend of inviting non-engaged partners for the 26th, not the 25th:

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Prior to the official announcement of their engagements, Lady Diana Spencer, Sarah Ferguson and Sophie Rhys-Jones were all formally invited to enjoy (the late Princess may have joked "endure!") Boxing Day with the royals.
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Old 12-03-2008, 04:33 PM
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I guess Karagiosis is either Greek or Turkish.We use that word for a person who does foolish things all the time.So,I wouldn't count on him
By the way,I had a very good laugh when I read that Karagiosis might be Kate herself.If she knows bad Greek words,maybe...
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Old 12-03-2008, 05:10 PM
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Haha, that's a funny idea about Kate being that person. If Kate actually did get the wild hair idea to come onto TRF, what do you think would be her user ID? It would be a hoot if it was something like waitykatie. I'd bet that would be Katie Nicholl having a dumb joke.
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Old 12-03-2008, 10:58 PM
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Hello again!

Although the scepticism with which my news has been received is perhaps only natural on an anonymous forum, I think it might be worth repeating what I have already explained on another forum :

Considering how I have appeared out of the middle of nowhere... scepticism, perhaps even irritation are completely understandable and only natural. It is possible I would likely be inclined to feel the same way if I were a regular participant in this or any other forum.

However I would not be the first to admit that this form of anonymous communication is often the most prudent and effective means of conveying ideas or news. Sometimes it is the only option... after all, "anonymity" and discretion do sometimes go hand in hand...


What I have said is based on a complete knowledge of the fact; but to be clear, I am not writing on any one's behalf nor in any official capacity.




P.S. Incidentally, Karagiosis like Petrouchka, Nasrudin and Punch among others, are traditionally figures of ridicule for the purpose of highlighting human absurdities.



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