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Old 02-25-2009, 06:30 AM
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I don't think she has ever regreted the underwear-thing
Why should she, it's not as if she posed as a page three girl, it was a simple semi sheer dress, much as you see everyday in the street.
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:19 AM
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This is all beginning to sound like a broken record..... repeating the same things, rehashing the same information...
Once again, there are events which some members just can't get over and will rehash at any opportunity.

The "Kate Middleton models underwear" story has been done to death.
It happened many years ago.
There is nothing that can be said that hasn't already been said, many times over.
It has become tedious and boring.
It is time to draw the line on this topic.

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Old 02-25-2009, 07:42 AM
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I canīt find anything in this girl to make me think she would make a good Queen so I will leave it to others to give her a full time job, discretion, impeccable credentials etc.
I think she would be absolutely admirable as Mrs Millionaire or Mrs Top Executive or even the President of Party Pieces, but there is no way that I think she will be a suitable Queen of England.... canīt help it, so over and out.
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Old 02-25-2009, 11:47 AM
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I don't think we should be so hard on Kate. She seems to be a decent girl, modern living life the way she is supposed to. Maybe prince willliams loves her. It is one of the reasons why she has been around for this long!!!
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Old 02-25-2009, 01:17 PM
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The photograph that shocked you was taken by Prince Philip and stolen, I think it is normal for a husband to take a photograph of his wife and new born baby with his other children it was for the family album and not for publication. The shocking part is that it was stolen and then published.
No, it was published with permission. It's in Giles Brandreth's book about Elizabeth and Philip - and this is semi-official, as the DoE talked to Brandreth and allowed his friends to do so as well.
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:33 PM
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At the time it was published it was supposed to have made the royal family very angry that a private photo taken was published, I remember this well, after it has been published in a newspaper I donīt suppose it matters iit appears in a book, everyone has seen it. An after the horse has bolted kind of situation.
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At the time it was published it was supposed to have made the royal family very angry that a private photo taken was published, I remember this well, after it has been published in a newspaper I donīt suppose it matters iit appears in a book, everyone has seen it. An after the horse has bolted kind of situation.
But I doubt Catherine thought that pics of her of this rather private catwalk event would make international headlines either or give people a chance to condemn her for inappropriateness.
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Of course not, I said I bet she regrets it now.
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Old 02-25-2009, 04:38 PM
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No, it was published with permission. It's in Giles Brandreth's book about Elizabeth and Philip - and this is semi-official, as the DoE talked to Brandreth and allowed his friends to do so as well.

When it was first published in the 60s it was because it had been stolen (the negatives were sent out for developing and someone made extra copies I believe). I had (may still have it but wouldn't know where now) a book published in either the 60s or 70s with this photo in it and also had a copy of a newspaper with it in it and the story. My grandmother used to keep any stories about the royals and put them in a scrapbook but unfortunately nearly 60 years of such stories were destroyed when my parents house was damaged by fire in the late 70s. The room where we kept Nana's things was one of the rooms destroyed so we lost a lot of her royal memorabilia along with family records etc.

Having therefore been in the public sphere for so long permission was given for Giles Brandeth to include the photo in his book.
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Old 02-25-2009, 05:06 PM
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Okay, I sort-of agree about what happened 6-years ago, BUT she has been photographed numerous times in un-lady-like poses since.......actually quite a few of them...........I'm sure this is not the image her Majesty the Queen approves of
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Thanks for jogging my memory Iluvbertie, I remember it was said at the time that extra negatives were taken and they had been sent to be developed by either a close friend or lady-in-waiting. There was quite a fuss at the time.
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Old 02-25-2009, 06:15 PM
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About the Koo Stark article. It talked about the two spirited beauties. Can't say that I've seen that much that speaks of Kate's spirit, so how would we know that she is spirited?
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:52 PM
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The Koo Stark article seemed to be reaching. Koo and Kate are simply two pretty brunette gals who are/were liked to Royal Princes. Looks like it was a slow news day and they had to print something.
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Old 02-27-2009, 02:34 AM
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About the Koo Stark article. It talked about the two spirited beauties. Can't say that I've seen that much that speaks of Kate's spirit, so how would we know that she is spirited?

We wouldn't but the author of the article might.
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Old 02-27-2009, 04:15 PM
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I've been a little disappointed by Kate. Given that the girl has a pretty good education, she just doesn't seem to have done much since graduation. The one thing she did that seemed to speak of spirit was being on that rowing team, and that was curtailed (I'm not sure if she was advised by BP to end it, or she just changed her mind, or what).

IMO one of Diana's big problems was that she didn't have an identity apart from the PoW. Had she had interests to occupy herself or to use to bolster her self-esteem, she might have been more successful in the glass bowl. And Kate seems to be walking down that same path. Yes, I know I might be wrong in my interpretation because we really aren't that well-informed about what's going on with her.
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Old 02-27-2009, 07:02 PM
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I feel the same way, Iowabelle. I would be delighted to see a newspaper article about Kate pursuing some interest, preferably something worthy but any interest will do just to show she has interests. I recall reading she's interested in photography; I'd be happy to learn she is pursuing this and perhaps see an article about a small exhibition. A master's thesis on some obscure aspect of art history would be OK too. There are many possibilities.

As you say, we don't know what she's doing, and she might be doing lots of interesting things and we just don't know about it. Somehow I doubt that though as I am fairly sure the snooping press would have found out.
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:26 PM
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IMO one of Diana's big problems was that she didn't have an identity apart from the PoW. Had she had interests to occupy herself or to use to bolster her self-esteem, she might have been more successful in the glass bowl. And Kate seems to be walking down that same path. Yes, I know I might be wrong in my interpretation because we really aren't that well-informed about what's going on with her.
In fairness, though, (even though I feel the same way about Kate), someone who had a lot of interests while a commoner might not adapt well if these were things she'd have to give up upon entering full-time royal life.
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:53 PM
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But what about the other European crown princesses? Letizia was a journalist, Mary was a real estate agent and Maxima was a financier. They all had to give those up once they became royal (although Maxima continues to be active in the financial world by promoting microfinance and such). Why can't Kate pursue something even if she had to give it up? She might use it to her advantage like Maxima does. I hope I made sense.

Even though I hope Kate is doing something worthwhile very quietly, I also get the impression she is preparing for the royal life even though there's no ring on her finger. I think she should enjoy life now and not live in the future tense, because she could never have these chances again.

I hope I made sense.
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Old 02-28-2009, 03:09 AM
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I think you made very good sense.
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:15 AM
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You have made a good point. However, all of the above were well and truely established in their chosen career before their respective Prince Charming's burst into their grey (well pastel) lives, swept them off their feet and carried them away. Ah romance!

Kate and William met at University and have literally grown up being the centre of a media storm. So while your point was valid I don't think it is applicable in this case.
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