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Old 07-22-2009, 05:49 AM
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I agree with you.
Why the press has been pushing this mediocre girl for marriage since day one is something I've never understood.

Why does the press feel that William needs a wife at 27 and someone who is his first serious girlfriend.
Maybe he just likes having a girlfriend.


At the end of the day, Kate is still single Kate Middleton (Perhaps there is a reason for that?)
The press will push for any of Williams girlfriends to marry him. He's the heir to throne, and the people love a royal wedding. Doesn't matter what age he is, he's over 21 therefore he's fair game to get married.

As far as I know, Katherine isn't single, she's been dating the prince for nearly 9 years. I wouldn't call that single.
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:24 AM
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As far as I know, Katherine isn't single, she's been dating the prince for nearly 9 years. I wouldn't call that single.
She isn´t married yet, so legally she is single. When her tax form or passport application are filled this is what she puts. She may be in a steady relationship (at least up until now) but she is still single.
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:44 AM
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: Eh, well. We'll see if BBC ever gets to air "Their Story".

Prince William and Kate Middleton wedding rumours fly from BBC slip | Herald Sun
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Old 07-22-2009, 08:23 AM
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Hellomagazine is reporting that the Prince of Wales is supporting Kate Middleton.

Prince Charles sends message of support to Kate Middleton |Latest celebrity news hellomagazine.com
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Old 07-22-2009, 08:44 AM
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One can´t help wondering if Prince Charles sent them CC of an email or telephoned them to say this. It is amazing how Hello knows so much but of course they might have someone in Prince Charles´s employ ready to let them know or perhaps it is just "a close friend" who is willing to share such snippets.
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:19 AM
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This is from January 9, 2009, for Kate's birthday, but it talks about the speculation over whether or not William and Kate will get engaged. It has the usual British tabloid people they interview for this stuff.

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Old 07-22-2009, 01:04 PM
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I with the man in the video! "Enough all ready, pop the question" I think that it is unfair to keep her hanging on like this. You may say, "well she can leave at any time". Yes, but the reason she is still there is because she does want him to "pop the question" Come on William!!!
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Old 07-22-2009, 04:10 PM
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The press makes it sound as if he "has to" marry her? Pr. Carl of Sweden dated Emma for 9 yrs and they split recently. All Princes don't marry their first serious girlfriends, no matter how long they date.
The press can push and say what ever they like, but Pr. William and the Royal powers that be, will decide when he does what ever he does.
Maybe Pr. William does not want to marry yet, it is an option he has. Kate has options also. The union should not be forced nor should it be stalled based on the public desires. Pr. William is heir to the Throne which just had a tumultious two decades of bad marriages, he can't afford to bring a union into fruition in marriage unless he is absolutely positive(imo). Let him take his time and decide when the time is right, if it is Kate he chooses so be it, if it is not Kate so be it.
I don't see anything special about her, really, except that she has the ability to wait and has kept the attention of the Prince off and on for years.
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Old 07-22-2009, 04:23 PM
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Well said SarahMay, he does not have to marry her.
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Old 07-22-2009, 11:16 PM
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As far as I know, Katherine isn't single, she's been dating the prince for nearly 9 years. I wouldn't call that single.
Just to clarify something... according to what has been reported they've only been "dating" for 5 years.
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Old 07-22-2009, 11:36 PM
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There have been a ton of different estimates of how long they've been dating. Everyone seems to come up with a different length. Some I suppose date the relationship from 2004, when they were first photographed at Klosters -- that's probably the five years estimate. I guess the "nearly nine years" would be from people who assume they started dating during their first year at uni in 2001.

I don't think anyone (besides those directly involved, of course) knows for certain how long it's been, only that it's been public knowledge for five years and that it started sometime during their time at St. Andrews.
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In other words, long enough to know how deep their feelings are for one another. Only they know.... We can only surmise.
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Old 07-23-2009, 12:26 AM
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It's been well documented that they became a "couple" in 2004. William dated several other girls before that point while at University.
There's only 2 lengths that seem to be used. The actual 5 years, or 8 years which is generally used by the rag mags (who always give misinformation) and people on this board who want to make the courtship sound as long as possible to make it seem like William should marry her because he's been with her for soooo long.
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Old 07-23-2009, 12:37 AM
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...and people on this board who want to make the courtship sound as long as possible to make it seem like William should marry her because he's been with her for soooo long.
I think if you read the thread that you'll find a variety of opinions on whether or not William should marry Kate. There's no consensus on this board -- just no bashing.

And, out of genuine interest, do you have links to any of those sources that document the start of the relationship as 2004? I've not seen anyone terribly reliable give a firm date for the relationship's start. Some say Christmas 2003. Some say 2004. Some say earlier than that. I cannot recall reading one established date.
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Old 07-23-2009, 01:49 AM
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I think if you read the thread that you'll find a variety of opinions on whether or not William should marry Kate.
Many on this board have used the length of their courtship as an argument as to why he "has to" or "should" marry her.


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And, out of genuine interest, do you have links to any of those sources that document the start of the relationship as 2004?
I don't have time to look up all of the news sources, but I know it was the more serious ones. Like I said it's mostly the rag mags that say 8 yrs. and they sometimes get their info. from these boards so there you go.
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Old 07-23-2009, 06:06 AM
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I think that William and Kate should give interview in TV. They could say that they don't plan to marry this year and press should leave them alone. I think it's really unfair for Kate so they should say something. If I were Kate, I would like to do sth, my hobby or whatever. People shouldn't think that she's bored and only wait on William.
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It's been well documented that they became a "couple" in 2004. William dated several other girls before that point while at University.
There's only 2 lengths that seem to be used. The actual 5 years, or 8 years which is generally used by the rag mags (who always give misinformation) and people on this board who want to make the courtship sound as long as possible to make it seem like William should marry her because he's been with her for soooo long.
Where has it been well documented that their relationship began in 2004. Most of the papers, 'rags' and 'respected', have always only speculated about when they believed it may have started but not one of them has ever had a quote from either of those involved telling when they first began to date.
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Old 07-23-2009, 08:55 AM
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Well, she was 21 when this was taken;
Kate Middleton Kate Middleton Pictures - kate_middleton_dancing

and we know Prince William was in the audience because they made a big deal about it - though who knows if they were actually dating at the time or not. She's how old now - 27? But of course, that's just when the press knew about it because that's when he appeared in public with her - so they had to have at least known each other before then.

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It's been well documented that they became a "couple" in 2004. William dated several other girls before that point while at University.
There's only 2 lengths that seem to be used. The actual 5 years, or 8 years which is generally used by the rag mags (who always give misinformation) and people on this board who want to make the courtship sound as long as possible to make it seem like William should marry her because he's been with her for soooo long.
The Daily Mail, more of a tabloid newspaper, says the relationship was "confirmed" in 2004; 'Call me Catherine', says Kate Middleton as proposal rumours hit fever pitch | Mail Online

The London Times, a more serious newspaper, has them moving in together in a house with two other friends in 2002. Focus: The girl who would be Queen - Times Online

Neither of them say when they started dating because no one really knows except for the two of them and their friends.

ETA: As for other women, be careful what you wish for according to this, England is on the verge of bowing down to queen Paris Hilton!

FOXNews.com - Is Prince William Behind Paris Hilton's Split With Benji Madden? - Celebrity Gossip | Entertainment News | Arts And Entertainment
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Neither of them say when they started dating because no one really knows except for the two of them and their friends.
Exactly. They were reportedly friends before they became involved romantically, and the precise date that their romantic relationship started hasn't been revealed. There are guesses from the press -- both more respected outlets as well as tabloids -- but I'm still sure there's been no exactly pinpointed "anniversary" for their relationship.
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Why don´t we just say they have been dating for a long time?
In the meantime all is quiet on the Windsor front.
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