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Forum: Current Events Archive 11-01-2011, 07:35 AM
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Posted By Duke of Marmalade
Kate Middleton scar: Duchess got hit on the head...

Kate Middleton scar: Duchess got hit on the head during a sporting accident | Mail Online...
Forum: Current Events Archive 10-20-2011, 03:50 AM
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Posted By Duke of Marmalade
It is perfectly fine and kind of international...

It is perfectly fine and kind of international standard for royals / politicians to have the address and signature of a letter handwritten, the rest typed.

I guess the lack of engagements is...
Forum: Current Events Archive 10-15-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 138,191
Posted By Duke of Marmalade
Its not unusual. In Spain, Letizia is regulary...

Its not unusual. In Spain, Letizia is regulary referred to as Letizia Ortiz by the media, even at official events. The same happens in Sweden with Daniel Westling and especially in the aussie media...
Forum: Current Events Archive 10-03-2011, 02:55 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 138,191
Posted By Duke of Marmalade
While I think that they have to put up with...

While I think that they have to put up with everything that is outside in public places or streets, these photos are very stalking-ish and intrusive and would be a reason to complain.
Forum: Current Events Archive 09-27-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 138,191
Posted By Duke of Marmalade
I dont think they should stop for the...

I dont think they should stop for the photographers but they should at least ignore them with a nice smile. Looking grim or ducking away doesnt help anyone and is borderline rude.

There is no...
Forum: Current Events Archive 08-05-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 138,191
Posted By Duke of Marmalade
I am not sure what you are talking about? Special...

I am not sure what you are talking about? Special private law for royals = censorship?
Without the press, the royals eventually become nobody and will eventually be abolished because the public has...
Forum: Current Events Archive 08-05-2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 138,191
Posted By Duke of Marmalade
Being photographed in situations they'd rather...

Being photographed in situations they'd rather not be photographed, for example.
Forum: Current Events Archive 08-05-2011, 12:36 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 138,191
Posted By Duke of Marmalade
to get a nice, clean and useful image - see the...

to get a nice, clean and useful image - see the recent Wills'n'Kate charm offensive.
Forum: Current Events Archive 08-04-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 138,191
Posted By Duke of Marmalade
When was that? In the 1980ies? Media world has...

When was that? In the 1980ies? Media world has changed since then and its not about the royal good guys and the media bad guys. Royals use the media for their own purposes as much as the media uses...
Forum: Current Events Archive 08-04-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 138,191
Posted By Duke of Marmalade
but it is the truth. royals depend on public...

but it is the truth. royals depend on public opinion and the media have huge impact on public opinion. there are deals going on all the time, eg william being left alone during uni in exchange for...
Forum: Current Events Archive 08-04-2011, 12:38 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 138,191
Posted By Duke of Marmalade
Thats a no-no for William & Kate in their...

Thats a no-no for William & Kate in their position. They need the media for survival and cannot afford to annoy them in such "normal" situations in public places.
It is well known that especially...
Forum: Current Events Archive 08-03-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 138,191
Posted By Duke of Marmalade
I wanted to say that the media will take pictures...

I wanted to say that the media will take pictures no matter if they are out and about for "private" or "public" reasons: if they stroll through a public park, there will be pictures, if they like it...
Forum: Current Events Archive 08-03-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 138,191
Posted By Duke of Marmalade
Who would royals be in today's world without...

Who would royals be in today's world without media coverage? Nobodies.
And since the media isnt usually interested in private or public but only the people involved this comes to a downside of the...
Forum: Current Events Archive 08-03-2011, 12:36 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 138,191
Posted By Duke of Marmalade
Amen to that. W&K have plenty of opportunities to...

Amen to that. W&K have plenty of opportunities to be "private" if they want to. No need to stroll through a public park then in a city full of media people.
Forum: Current Events Archive 08-02-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 138,191
Posted By Duke of Marmalade
Holyrood Park is publicly accessible, Arthur's...

Holyrood Park is publicly accessible, Arthur's seat, the highest point in Edinburgh, is at the centre of the park and a popular landmark for tourists.
Forum: Current Events Archive 08-02-2011, 05:06 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 138,191
Posted By Duke of Marmalade
Surprised to see William with glasses (because of...

Surprised to see William with glasses (because of him being a pilot).
They look good on him though.
Forum: Current Events Archive 07-13-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 138,191
Posted By Duke of Marmalade
I think its a good thing they take a break for...

I think its a good thing they take a break for the very reason of focus shift. Eyes need to be back on QEII and especially on Charles, who will forever be struggling with the sympathy vote in...
Forum: Current Events Archive 06-09-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 138,191
Posted By Duke of Marmalade
Exactly. They are not normal, but try to build on...

Exactly. They are not normal, but try to build on an image as "normal" which is - for me - quite hypocritical.
Forum: Current Events Archive 06-09-2011, 05:43 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 138,191
Posted By Duke of Marmalade
Are you being served? William and Kate's modern...

Are you being served? William and Kate's modern mask slips | Sophia Deboick | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk (http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jun/08/william-kate-butler-valet-dresser)...
Forum: Current Events Archive 06-07-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 138,191
Posted By Duke of Marmalade
Finally not so down to earth? I thought Dutchess...

Finally not so down to earth? I thought Dutchess Kate was so much into the normal housewife stuff that servants were obsolete :whistling:
Jobs for the Jeeves: Kate and Wills advertise for royal...
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