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Old 10-17-2010, 05:22 PM
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The cousin is a very distant cousin. I wonder whether he's perhaps repeating family gossip that's gone through the very-extended family for awhile.


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The cousin's remarks were widely reported several weeks ago. He has been portrayed as a flake, but I believe him.
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Old 10-17-2010, 05:47 PM
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ok well how about the mint story then?
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Old 10-17-2010, 05:52 PM
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ok well how about the mint story then?

I would expect The Mint to be preparing these sorts of things all the time. I will believe it when the final coins are appearing. They take time to develop and get final approval so I would expect that this is just normal business practice.
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:07 PM
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I'd expect that right now quite a few commemorative items are in the design stages "just in case" with various companies.


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Old 10-17-2010, 07:09 PM
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Isn't this "cousin" like a 2nd or 3rd cousin. The son or grandson of one of Prince Phillip's sisters? I wonder how often he has met or visited with William. It must have been one heck of a visit, for William to be so comfortable to tell him of his marriage plans.
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:39 PM
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I've been googling trying to find his exact connection to the BRF, but I haven't found anything yet. However, I did find this interview that he did in 2007.
German Duke: Diana Revolutionized Europe's Monarchies | Culture & Lifestyle | Deutsche Welle | 31.08.2007


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Isn't this "cousin" like a 2nd or 3rd cousin. The son or grandson of one of Prince Phillip's sisters? I wonder how often he has met or visited with William. It must have been one heck of a visit, for William to be so comfortable to tell him of his marriage plans.
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:53 PM
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Can't figure out the connection either. It looks like this cousin is a Anhalt. One cousin Prince Aribert if Anhalt was briefly married to Princess Marie Louise, the daughter of Princess Helena (thus a granddaughter of Queen Victoria). The matchmaker of that particular marriage was Kaiser Wilhem. That should have been a clue to her

If anyone gets the opportunity, Marie Louise wrote a book (bought on ebay) My Memories of Six Reigns ---- she attended the coronations of Edward VII, George V, George VI, and Elizabeth II. Its a very entertaining book. During WWI, when George V created the House of Windsor and removed the German names, she and her sister, Helena Victoria were simply known as HH Princess Marie Louise and Helena Victoria (they were previously of Schleswig-Holstein). So they were Princess of Blank.

Back to topic.... If that's how far they reaching back for cousins...heaven help us.
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:06 PM
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That is just the latest version of this story - evil Camilla splitting them up has been on the cover of a couple of Australian women's magazines over the last couple of years.
Its the Globe.. what do you expect? Camilla has been pitted as the mean nasty stepmother since day one and sad thing is these stories actually sell. Back in 2004-5 when I worked as a cashier there were a LOT of rag mags that totally trashed Camilla on the front pages and then the stories amounted to um.. saying nothing.

I'll believe things that calling 1-800-PSY-CHIC says first and waste my money on that (not) over believing them rag mags.



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Old 10-17-2010, 08:18 PM
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I am not going to hold my breath waiting for these two to announce their betrothal as I do feel that Wills has cold feet and could have done so long ago.
Kate could be waiting for some time yet.
The DOE rushes things along while it is rumoured that the Queen has asked them to wait.
We wait and hope for the happy ending.
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:25 PM
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The DOE rushes things along while it is rumoured that the Queen has asked them to wait.
We wait and hope for the happy ending.
The DoE is doing what? I've no clue what you're referring to here. I've never seen where the DoE is involved in anything to do with Kate and Will's relationship.

I still stand by my opinion that these two are happily enjoying a private "normal" life and relationship and perhaps putting off the public glare of engagement and royal wedding and the expected children afterwards until they are both ready to take on their public roles with the BRF.
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Old 10-17-2010, 09:43 PM
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This is my opinion as well. Given the glare of publicity these days, I think that perhaps the Queen and Prince Charles and both happy to give the couple more private time than either of them had before being launched into the public eye together. No one wants a repeat of what William's mother went through as a new bride--incredible public attention, plus pregnancy, plus the first tour within three or so months of marriage. Kate and William are being given a chance to mature as individuals as well as a couple before making things official, and that's fine by me.

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I still stand by my opinion that these two are happily enjoying a private "normal" life and relationship and perhaps putting off the public glare of engagement and royal wedding and the expected children afterwards until they are both ready to take on their public roles with the BRF.
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Old 10-18-2010, 02:24 AM
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If anyone gets the opportunity, Marie Louise wrote a book (bought on ebay) My Memories of Six Reigns ---- she attended the coronations of Edward VII, George V, George VI, and Elizabeth II. Its a very entertaining book. During WWI, when George V created the House of Windsor and removed the German names, she and her sister, Helena Victoria were simply known as HH Princess Marie Louise and Helena Victoria (they were previously of Schleswig-Holstein). So they were Princess of Blank.
Zonk, off topic, but that book is a gem. Didn´t you love when Princess Marie Louise got caught up in a training cavalry charge?

Prince William, and the rest of BRF read newspapers, or at least their staff do and I believe they take notice of what is written by "the people" and I am afraid Miss Middleton is not very popular and since the romance neither is William the Prince who was so admired some years back.
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Old 10-18-2010, 02:51 AM
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If a big IF he goes for a 2011 wedding I personally don't see it on the horizon at all. But if he goes for a Summer 2011 wedding he has at least until March 2011 to announce an engagement.

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March 2011 Engagement
September 2011 Wedding St George's Chapel ... I don't see William putting on a big show in London.

2011 comes and goes I think Kate should think seriously about moving on with her life if no engagement comes from him.
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Old 10-18-2010, 04:26 AM
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Prince William, and the rest of BRF read newspapers, or at least their staff do and I believe they take notice of what is written by "the people" and I am afraid Miss Middleton is not very popular and since the romance neither is William the Prince who was so admired some years back.
Why perchance isn't she popular? Perchance could it be that no one has a clue where she is or what she does and even what her hair color this week is? Perchance could it be that neither William and or Kate bother to talk to the press about their relationship? Could it be perchance that the only recent pictures that we've actually seen of the couple were very much a nono because a store sold the CCTV pics?

Of course she's not popular. She wishes to to keep her relationship as it is.. private. Yeps.. they let the BRF read the dailies and the gossip and what not.. what's pertinent such as the war hero Wills met came through. Does Kate really think that the opinion of other folks matter? Right now.. I'd say nope.

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Old 10-18-2010, 08:03 AM
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Kate Middleton is pretty and my first opinion was that she was very clever and intelligent,but after some times I saw her in very different way from what I thought about her.
Kate is not interested what people say or think about her.She is not so private person-maybe if she is till now she will be private till she marries William ( and he is so blind.....uhhh..... )
But if they are happy together,good luck to them ! Let's leave the ,,future princess Kate'' alone ! For me in this relationship is missing sth,I don't know what...I hope he will find someone better....
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Old 10-18-2010, 08:04 AM
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Perchance, for none of those reasons. By the way how did Prince William become a war hero?
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Old 10-18-2010, 10:09 AM
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Perchance, for none of those reasons. By the way how did Prince William become a war hero?
She said "the war hero Wills met" referring to the pics of William in the home of the elderly war veteran.
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Old 10-18-2010, 11:53 AM
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That´s a relief, I thought I had missed something and that he had been to war.
I don´t care how many war heroes he meets, he is still becoming a very boring young man with a very boring live-in girlfriend with a very boring family, except for one uncle that is far from boring it seems, but will obviously be kept in the background.
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Old 10-18-2010, 12:19 PM
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Old 10-18-2010, 12:29 PM
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I agree that if he won't pop the question soon maybe it is better to move on, or simply maybe just leave their relationship the way it is. Maybe neither feel ready to marry yet and want to wait you never know.
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