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Old 01-04-2018, 12:23 PM
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Well, you are clearly a supporter of days gone by - as is evident in all your posts. Sorry for you, but that's the way things are in today's royal world.

Sorry for myself too, because I am also nostalgic for the substance over style days....the days gone by.

Now anyone who dresses well is basically "Royal material".

I appreciate a beautiful, stylish Royal as much as the next one, but particularly if they are not spending taxpayer $$(Charlene of Monaco) and are doing other valuable work as well(also Charlene).

But when clothes and looks become reported as if it's the princess's raison d'etre then it's obscene imo.
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Old 01-04-2018, 12:26 PM
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We wanted to provide the facts so that if people were to make these kinds of statements, there were facts that we could point them to that would either back up or contradict their statements.
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The retail prizes of the items bought by the ladies? We really don't know how much (or little) they pay for their clothes.

The only way you would have facts is, if you had access to the receipts.
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Old 01-04-2018, 12:26 PM
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Dec et Pair and Duke I agree. Most media personnel find it necessary to make sure they comment on price of clothes, cars, homes, etc., of every human they are writing about whether royal, entertainer, politician or even the common man. Most of the time this pricing has absolutely nothing to do with the actual event. Even criminal events have been known to publish the price of homes and clothes of killers or rapists! Plus then most reading critique the clothes or possessions. It seems to me that the world in general has developed a fetish into knowing the value of things rather than the value of the person. Seem to covet other's material things. That being said, I truly appreciate the trouble and work that went into gathering the post on the spending of royal ladies. You did a nice job with something that interested you and I thank you for sharing. Not many would have gone to so much trouble especially knowing the fault that would be found. I personally feel that the royals that probably spend the most on their wardrobe is Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Maxima and Duchess of Cornwall who all have personal allowances [one way or another] so they can spend anyway they desire. That is what an allowance is, personal money same as a paycheck for services rendered. Once again Sarahbellar, thank you and your team for your hard and time consuming job.
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Old 01-04-2018, 02:41 PM
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The retail prizes of the items bought by the ladies? We really don't know how much (or little) they pay for their clothes.

The only way you would have facts is, if you had access to the receipts.
Yes- that is true- but we tried. We offered statistics on the full prices of clothing in order to provide an objective, unbiased account of what their clothing costed. We addressed the issue of why we went for the full prices and not the sale prices here in this infograph that we made after there were discussions about Queen Letizia's numbers.

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Old 01-04-2018, 06:18 PM
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It is pure speculation. Queen Máxima buys dresses from Natan, Jan Taminuau, Claes Iversen, Mattijs Berge, Tom Ford, Etro, Benito Fernández, Valentino and a whole fleet of couturiers more. She has gloves in all colours of the rainbow. Her atticks are crammed with hats, mostly by Fabienne Delvigne. She has been seen with all sorts of footwear, from Louboutins to sandals. The purses vary from Chanel to Hermès. Not to mention the scarfs, the stoles, the pashminas, etc. And what about her jewels?

No one can ever add a prize tag to it because no one knows the prize which is paid. By the way: Queen Máxima loans nothing and is also not given things for free. It is seen as "undesireable" when the royals are given favours because it creates a "dependence relationship to thirds". The Household will insist a that an invoice is sent to the Thesauriër des Konings (the King's Treasurer) to register it correctly, also because of the accountability of the expenses of the Royal House.

I am sure the same counts for more Royal Houses: "I beg your pardon Sir, Her Majesty The Queen of Sweden is NO advertorial for a fashion label. This is the Royal House of Sweden, not the red carpet in Hollywood".

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Old 01-05-2018, 08:26 AM
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Well while I hate the DM et al for their photos with price tags, posters such as Lady Finn balance this by noting when and where items were previously worn and I find myself nodding and reading about the occassions that rated an outing.

I think we often forget that we expect our Royals to represent us on the international stage. We do not appreciate having their attire found wanting. They need to do us proud. It's like the Nobel ceremonies in Sweden, the recipients are deemed worthy of being publicly feted and much as it annoys me we would not even see their faces were it not for partnering them with a member of the SRF walking down that magnificent staircase and sitting together at the banquets.
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Old 01-05-2018, 08:27 AM
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It is known that Queen Maxima has double dresses , shoes etc than Queen Mathilde.
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Old 01-05-2018, 08:31 AM
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Sorry for myself too, because I am also nostalgic for the substance over style days....the days gone by.

Now anyone who dresses well is basically "Royal material".

I appreciate a beautiful, stylish Royal as much as the next one, but particularly if they are not spending taxpayer $$(Charlene of Monaco) and are doing other valuable work as well(also Charlene).

But when clothes and looks become reported as if it's the princess's raison d'etre then it's obscene imo.
You also fall into that category, yes. Although a little less rigid (or so it seems) than the poster I replied to.
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Old 01-05-2018, 09:03 AM
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I'm always surprised at the notion that we should be taken aback by the amount spent by royals on different things. We know they're rich. Why should they pretend to be anything else?
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Old 01-05-2018, 09:53 AM
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It is known that Queen Maxima has double dresses , shoes etc than Queen Mathilde.
I am not sure if that is true. Queen Máxima and Queen Mathilde both regularly are seen in repeated outfits. And both frequently appear in new outfits, new gala gowns, etc. I think Queen Máxima has more accessoires like hats, purses, gloves, stoles, pashminas, belts, shoes, etc. Queen Mathilde and Queen Máxima will have more or less the same garderobe, they more or less have a similar frequency in public appearances.
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