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Old 08-22-2010, 05:22 PM
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Wow...we're 100 pages in and still no news of an engagement.
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Old 08-22-2010, 06:37 PM
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I think that they'll announce their engagement when the general view is that they'll never get married.

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Wow...we're 100 pages in and still no news of an engagement.
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Old 08-22-2010, 07:00 PM
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Sorry to sound like a snob but Royalty should marry royalty. This would avoid all the misunderstandings and mistakes of marrying lower classes with less knowledge and background in how to behave in court circle. Marrying nobility is high risk (see case of Diana Spencer - but contrast the good example of Mathilde of Brabant). A commoner spouse can potentially be overwhelmed, subjugated and moulded into conformity (consider cases of Mary of Denmark, Laurentien Oranje-Nassau, Silvia Bernadotte - but contrast the case of Sarah Ferguson).
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Old 08-22-2010, 11:50 PM
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Isn't Albert of Monaco going to wed the first weekend of July2011? I don't see William planning his wedding for the EXACT same day....
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Old 08-23-2010, 12:00 AM
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Do you blame him? (I know, you don't, it just begged the response. )
Remember when Prince Charles was looking and he said something to the effect that he really had to choose wisely as his choice affected many things. Somebody help this old broad out and get the real quote in here. I think it's very telling and it seems that William is in the same predicament.
I remember that...Prince Charles told a group of journalists that he did not have the luxury of shacking up with a young lady(or words to that effect!) that he had to MARRY and get it right the first time.

This was the early 70's...Lord if he had only known....

But William has had many years to errrr..."test drive"...and if he does not know by now if he wants to marry KM, then he probably will never know!
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Old 08-23-2010, 01:22 AM
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What about Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon?


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Old 08-23-2010, 05:34 AM
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Isn't Albert of Monaco going to wed the first weekend of July2011? I don't see William planning his wedding for the EXACT same day....
Prince Albert is due to marry 2nd & 3rd July 2011.

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This would avoid all the misunderstandings and mistakes of marrying lower classes
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:16 AM
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What about Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon?
In the Mathilde van Brabant category.
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:29 AM
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Wow...we're 100 pages in and still no news of an engagement.
That's 100 pages so far for 2010. There's also the 111 pages for 2005-2008 plus another 101 pages of rumours and musings for 2009.
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:55 AM
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That's 100 pages so far for 2010. There's also the 111 pages for 2005-2008 plus another 101 pages of rumours and musings for 2009.
.... and I suspect there will bve a few huindred more before an engagement is actually announced!
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:25 AM
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If an engagement between these two will be announced anytime...
I don´t think so. Not after this long time. But I think because of the different
opinions we have 101 pages now



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Sorry to sound like a snob but Royalty should marry royalty. This would avoid all the misunderstandings and mistakes of marrying lower classes with less knowledge and background in how to behave in court circle. Marrying nobility is high risk (see case of Diana Spencer - but contrast the good example of Mathilde of Brabant). A commoner spouse can potentially be overwhelmed, subjugated and moulded into conformity (consider cases of Mary of Denmark, Laurentien Oranje-Nassau, Silvia Bernadotte - but contrast the case of Sarah Ferguson).
I don´t think so. The people should accept that times changed and give new people a chance. Maybe nobility has to change a little these times and not the commons to become worth to marry royality.

At other countries it works: Princess Mette-Marit or Princess Maxima for example. They´re doing a great job. But the courts and the people gave them a chance.

Imo Kate Middleton is not the right to marry William. I disbelieve that it´s really William who´s interesting for her. But...who knows.
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Old 08-24-2010, 02:16 PM
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Marige or not marige ...

Let's do a poll to know, what is the opinion of the board? If you believe in marriage or not these two?
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Old 08-24-2010, 02:27 PM
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After all these years of dating I think (If they love each other) that yes they should get married. The fact is that if William dumps Kate after all these years, he will look like a CAD ...not that I think it will make a diffrence because he is a royal and they do as they please and we himmm and haaa and nothing is said of it. But, poor Kate on the other hand will be a cast out.( a used up ex- of the hire to the hire) and no marriage she could get in time to come will compare. IMO
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Old 08-24-2010, 02:50 PM
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^Same thoughts here Lady Ann.But they don't even get anxious so why should we?
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I read about the 2011 wedding, too William will be 29 I think they will pick the 29th of June or July you know to make that bling-bling Maybe we'll also see 29 songs written for the wedding, 29 bridesmaids, 29 Kings and Queens attending or 29 kisses in front of the cameras Should be fun And very romantic
I highly doubt they'd choose July 29th, as that was the anniversary of William's parents. With all the problems Charles and Diana had, you'd think it would be considered bad luck. Maybe June 29th instead? lol Nah. I don't know that they'll ever marry at this point. Something tells me when the Queen dies, the British monarchy will be darn near over.
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Old 08-24-2010, 03:52 PM
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^Same thoughts here Lady Ann.But they don't even get anxious so why should we?

Oh Im not anxious just answering the post above about who thinks they should get married ....Happy Posting.... Well not that I don't wish they would get on with it already..just saying
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Something tells me when the Queen dies, the British monarchy will be darn near over.
I agree with you. Charles is unpopular and William doesn't seem to want to be King.
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I agree with you. Charles is unpopular and William doesn't seem to want to be King.
I think Charles is more popular than we give him credit for.
I think when Charles does take the throne, we're going to see a very green UK. Charles is very passionate about what he believes in and although as monarch, he won't be having his fingers in the actual pies, I can see some very strong recommendations given to his government. I think also that he is going to emulate his mother and put duty first and be very serious about it.

William, on the other hand, has time to grow into his role as heir once Charles becomes monarch. The more I watch William as he gets involved in his patronages and doing royal duties, the more I think he is becoming comfortable with his destiny.
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:56 PM
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I don't think so. The monarchy in the UK is too much a part of the nation's fabric. Monarchies generally don't end without great national upheaval such as war and/or revolution.

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Old 08-24-2010, 11:04 PM
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ITA, Mermaid ... it wouldn't surprise me if some of the Commonwealth realms abolish the monarchy after Elizabeth II, but I don't see the UK doing it. For one, they'd have to rethink a good part of their traditions and political system, and I'm not sure the majority of Brits would want that.

Barring major catastrophes, William will be king, and even if some people think they're dragging their feet, I'm still confident that Kate will be queen consort one day.
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