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Old 02-28-2009, 07:23 AM
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But what about the other European crown princesses?--- snipped ---- I think she should enjoy life now and not live in the future tense, because she could never have these chances again
I think a lot of people here would not want their royals to have an 'ordinary' job. So if she did get a job in the city and then married William, she would have to give it up. Apart from anything else, the security options and cost would be horrific!

It seems she is doing what she wants with her life and that is the media are getting upset, because she won't let them into her life, (and good for her).
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Old 02-28-2009, 08:31 AM
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She already has a Masters Degree in Art History from St Andrews University. ( William has a MA in Geography)

She organised a photo exhibition in November 2007, it raised funds for UNICEF. ( Not her own photos but of a well-known photographer) The press didn't know any details of this until the exhibition was opened and they received a press release about it so it got press coverage for the general public to see the exhibition. She's shown that it's possible to live a private life ( with a little help from some legal manouvering, complaints to PCC) Just because she chooses to live out of the limelight for now doesn't mean that she's not doing anything, she has been proactive about not having her privacy invaded.
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Old 02-28-2009, 09:08 AM
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As she has been living her life out of the limelight she just might be doing nothing who is to know? A photo exhibition in 2007, wonderful, it is now 2009, which leaves quite a lot of "in the meantime".
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:07 AM
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As she has been living her life out of the limelight she just might be doing nothing who is to know? A photo exhibition in 2007, wonderful, it is now 2009, which leaves quite a lot of "in the meantime".
Quite right, if what Kate does is not plastered across the tabloids, she does nothing - Quite a natural hypothesis if that is the view you want to take!
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Old 02-28-2009, 01:50 PM
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She already has a Masters Degree in Art History from St Andrews University.
She has a Scottish Masters, which is the equivalent to a Bachelor from other countries... at least that is what I have been told.
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Old 02-28-2009, 07:03 PM
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As she has been living her life out of the limelight she just might be doing nothing who is to know? A photo exhibition in 2007, wonderful, it is now 2009, which leaves quite a lot of "in the meantime".

Or she could be working very hard for her parents.

Because we don't know we really can't say she is or isn't working hard.

We might make an assumption based on lack of reports in the papers but they are only assumptions.

For all we know she might be working very hard for her parents, studying, learning a foreign language, making clothes for disadvantaged kids, playing with the dog, cooking or anything.

What we do know is that the press can't tell us anything, and that is all that we know. It is wrong therefore to assume she is doing nothing just because we aren't told she is doing something.
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Old 02-28-2009, 08:17 PM
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I don't see anything wrong with Kate pursuing further education or trying to move up in a career. There is always the possibility that her relationship with William doesn't work out, no matter how committed they may be now, and I think it's very admirable when someone works hard at developing their abilities and broadening their experiences. That being said, she would have to just give these up once she married William, so it's a tough call to make.

But one conclusion I won't draw is that Kate is just a social climber or just wants to be a princess, because there is no basis for this IMO.
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Old 02-28-2009, 08:21 PM
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If all she's really after are the money and crown don't you think the Queen would've caught on already and said something to William?
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Old 02-28-2009, 08:44 PM
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I think that this is exactly the sort of thing that Royal children are warned about all the time they're growing up: be careful of who your friends are and what they want from you.

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If all she's really after are the money and crown don't you think the Queen would've caught on already and said something to William?
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Old 02-28-2009, 09:52 PM
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If all she's really after are the money and crown don't you think the Queen would've caught on already and said something to William?
Precisely. I think it's mad for some to argue that the Middletons are middle-class nobodies in one breath and then suggest that they're the next coming of the Boleyns in the next. I trust William, who is reportedly pretty paranoid about people and their agendas, to know whether or not someone's trying to snow him.
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:25 PM
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According to published rumours, P William rented a house by his RAF base and they will move in together.
The issue that baffles me is not whether she has a job or not or works for her parents 40 houres a week or not. What I wonder about is what is she expecting to come out of this affaire? If he promised her nothing, regardless of his intentions, it is silly of her -and terribly undignified- to allow herself to be treated like that. If they have been secretly engaged, she should stay behind and go to a princess school to prepare herself for what is coming.
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She has a Scottish Masters, which is the equivalent to a Bachelor from other countries... at least that is what I have been told.
She has a Scottish Masters but it is a higher degree than a Bachelors degree as an English Bachelor degree is a 3 year degree, also in Australia, South Africa ( Chelsy Davy has a 3 year Bachelor's degree) the Scottish Masters is a 4 year degree. US Bachelors' are 4 year degrees but the education system is different as students don't specialise in High School the way the education systems that were based on the British did. (Eg In the UK medicine can be studied as an undergraduate degree, straight from high school as students have already done the high level science subjects to be accepted. In the US students first need to get an undergraduate pre-medicine degree and then study medicine as a post-graduate degree)

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Mary was a real estate agent
Mary was never a real estate agent, she worked in marketing. That's one of those annoying factoid ( false bit of information taken as fact) that keeps circulating.

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They're not moving in together as during the week William still has to live on base, the rented house is for weekends, Harry is going to share it with him as it will cut down on security costs. The press speculation is that Kate will spend time there.
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:59 AM
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Mary was never a real estate agent, she worked in marketing. That's one of those annoying factoid ( false bit of information taken as fact) that keeps circulating.
It's been interesting to watch that factoid develop. Mary has a Commerce/Law degree (BComm.LLB) from the University of Tasmania and I understand she also has professional certificates in advertising and marketing. At one stage - when she was in Sydney, I think - she worked for a real estate company, which is probably how the rumour started.
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Old 03-01-2009, 02:22 AM
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She has a Scottish Masters but it is a higher degree than a Bachelors degree as an English Bachelor degree is a 3 year degree, also in Australia, South Africa ( Chelsy Davy has a 3 year Bachelor's degree) the Scottish Masters is a 4 year degree.
Kate's course was an undergraduate course though, not a postgraduate degree. As I understand it, all Scottish undergraduate courses are 4 year degrees. Though a BA is a 3 year degree here, Law is a 4 year undergraduate course at Sydney Uni. I think of Kate's degree as equivalent to our bachelor's degrees, but maybe I shouldn't. Anyway, whatever she's got, she could do more study. I think more study in a nice safe discipline like Art History would be deemed to be a suitable way for a princess in waiting to spend her time, if that's in fact what she is.
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:51 PM
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What I wonder about is what is she expecting to come out of this affaire?
May be spending a life together with the man she loves??

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If he promised her nothing, regardless of his intentions, it is silly of her -and terribly undignified- to allow herself to be treated like that.
Treat like what?

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If they have been secretly engaged, she should stay behind and go to a princess school to prepare herself for what is coming.
And may be she is attending "princess school".... the only thing that seems certain for now is that we do not know!
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Old 03-02-2009, 03:15 AM
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I think a lot of people here would not want their royals to have an 'ordinary' job. So if she did get a job in the city and then married William, she would have to give it up. Apart from anything else, the security options and cost would be horrific!

It seems she is doing what she wants with her life and that is the media are getting upset, because she won't let them into her life, (and good for her).
Totally agree.
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Old 03-02-2009, 03:42 AM
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Quite right, if what Kate does is not plastered across the tabloids, she does nothing - Quite a natural hypothesis if that is the view you want to take!
I think Catherine through her living out of the limelight shows us exactly what she thinks of people who assume the worst of her if they get no information - she simply ignores them. And that ability not to cater to the public like a celeb but staying quietly and dignified behind closed doors is exactly what "ladylike" means. I have no doubt that at least Charles and Camilla know exactly what Catherine is doing - if the relationship is as serious as some people here wish to think, then HM and the DoE (and their grey men) are informed, too. These are the people who count for a future queen - not you and me and the media.
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If William and Kate intend to marry some time down the track, will they be able to now that Victoria has announced her plans to marry in 2010 or will they have to wait until after that date? Do you think there is an understanding between royals regarding this subject?
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Old 03-02-2009, 05:10 AM
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If William and Kate intend to marry some time down the track, will they be able to now that Victoria has announced her plans to marry in 2010 or will they have to wait until after that date? Do you think there is an understanding between royals regarding this subject?
not a wedding at the same date but the same year is not a problem
just look at the weddings at 2004
3 weekends in a row
first out denmark, spain and last Jordan
all crown prince weddings
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I don't believe Kate and Wills will ever marry.Schoolgirl dreams and media hypes don't match..
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