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Old 12-31-2011, 04:09 PM
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That's extremely harsh

I'm not going to debate the soap opera with you because this isn't the place, but since marrying Charles, what has Camilla done that could possibly make her unappealing to even the most passionate of Diana's admirers? I don't want to hear about the 70's, the 80's, the 90's, or the years between the death and the wedding. I want to hear about Camilla's time as The Duchess of Cornwall, because that is what this thread is about. She has been an exemplary representitive of The British Royal Family, and will be a wonderful Consort. You can hold the view that she was the only problem Diana ever had, for all I care, but your assertion that her warmth and work ethic haven't won you over can't go without elaboration.
It's tricky to explain why I just don't like somebody, but I'll try. I find Camilla goofy, for example in those photos in the Daily Mail article. Did she really "break wind"? Eww Pretending to stab Charles with a knife? Was that supposed to be funny? When I saw Prince Charles photographed next to that Romanian lady Elena Uldrea Prince Charles could become king... of ROMANIA after revealing he is related to Vlad the Impaler | Mail Online I thought that's the kind of lady I'd rather he be with. Yes, I know Camilla is his choice, but part of me just thinks Prince Charles should have a beautiful, elegant wife. As far as Camilla's charity work, well all members of the Royal Family are expected to do royal duties. It is not really *that* remarkable. I thought this was interesting: The Prince of Wales - TRH visit Dorchester and Poundbury

'Art teacher Mary-Ann Cooke showed The Duchess some pottery and said: "She said she wished she could come here and do some pottery herself so I offered to give her some clay to take away with her but she said they probably wouldn't allow her to spend the afternoon doing pottery."'

Who were "they"? If it weren't for "them" would Camilla be lying around all day instead of working?

Anyway, I can't help it if I just don't care for Camilla. I'm sure she's a nice enough person, but I will never be a "fan". *shrug*
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:25 AM
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Thanks for the reply

I'll admit Camilla is goofy, but she pulls it off IMHO

As for the charity issue, The Royals are strongly encouraged to patronise charities, truth be told, but Camilla just seems so at ease doing it.
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:29 AM
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Definitely a good addition, Vicki. Category 5: Previously "meh" and now thumbs up on the Duchess?

I'm guessing there may be still a few other categories.
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:31 AM
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I have to say that periodically, I find myself feeling terribly sorry for the Royals. Pretty much all of us have said or done things or gone through periods of our lives that we are not proud of nor should we be. But over the decades, I've noticed that as a rule, people tend to hold the Royals to a different standard. It's like they aren't allowed to be simply human and have periods like that. Periods that hopefully they outgrow just like the rest of us do. It really does make me pity them their life in the fishbowl.
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:57 AM
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Great post Vicki

It's too easy for Royals to get black marks against their names
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Old 01-01-2012, 03:21 AM
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Goodness, and here I thought that the Daily Mail was the mortal enemy of the denizens at TRF. Well, I suppose that if an article is published that pleases the devoted, the DM is eminently quotable and reliable.

Good to see pictures of Camillers working. Refreshing.
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:40 AM
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^ Well said!
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:15 AM
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I get the sense that Camilla would rather have remained a private person who doesn't have to have her picture taken everytime she walks out the door. But I admire that she is willing to do a job she was not seeking to do and smile for the cameras that were so cruel to her and mocked her for everything, most notably her looks.
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Old 01-01-2012, 05:16 PM
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Lots of people are "armchair critics," I think. They like to critique people doing things they themselves will never do (such as be in the public eye or acting in a film - whatever it is). I note that public figures are often very careful about criticizing each other - as they understand what it is like.

One thing that is winning about Camilla is her positive attitude...she also tries to be helpful.
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Old 01-01-2012, 05:36 PM
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Personally I believe Camilla's increased acceptance/popularity is a good thing for the monarchy in general and for Charles in particular. As his consort once he succeeds to the throne it will be a good thing.
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:24 PM
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There will always be people who hate Charles and Camilla because of the past; but I do think the way they have handled themselves has made some people open to them and willing to accept them as a couple. Especially when Camilla stated she didn't want to go by the title Princess of Wales despite the fact that it is her rightful title.
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:37 AM
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Well said! Thank you. Regardless of whether Camilla was concerned with public opinion, Charles' or his sons' feelings, the bottom line remains that she has shown a tact and sensitivity in situations that would throw most people for a complete loop. I think she's doing quite well these days. Bravo for her!
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Camilla.

I agree completely. It is vitally important that Camilla be given the title Queen, on the accession of Charles. It is her right as his wife, and it is her right constitutionally, as the consort of a reigning King. There is also another reason why Camilla should become Queen. The republican " movement " in the UK compensates for it`s small membership by adopting a vicious and hatefull campaign against individual members of the Royal family which frankly, turns my stomach. The idea of Camilla being given a lesser title, on Charles` Accession, would play right into the republicans` hands, giving them more credence and prestige than their numbers warrant. This cannot be allowed to happen.
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I'm sorry, but I just can't respect anyone who holds an ounce of respect for Camilla. I think that her role in the monarchy is a total joke. She knows that no one likes her, so she looks to the monarch who held the most public adoration (Diana) and tries to copy off of her. Granted, she is certainly not the worst out of the bunch but she certainly isn't wonderful.
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Well I for one don't care if you respect me or not. Also Diana was never a monarch she was a Princess.
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Diana has been dead for nearly 15 years. The world has moved on even if you haven't.
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The world has moved on? Ha! More like her legacy bears witness for thousands of people to honor. Look at just about every other avatar on here. They are of Diana. Whether you like her or not, you can't say that she still isn't popular. =]
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:37 AM
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This thread is about Camilla and her role in the royal family and her relationship with the public. There are many other threads to discuss Diana.
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Anyways, as I was saying Camilla will probably never be that favored by the public. Unfortunately, she will always be known as the "woman who stole Charles". It's a shame, though. If Charles had married her instead of Diana the public would probably have favored her a lot more.
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