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Old 08-23-2019, 07:32 AM
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IMOO it would be wise for if any Royal or person of importance to change their method/type of travel frequently. This way it makes it more difficult for those wanting to do harm. Since the media reports on every little thing and the public wants to know every little thing about the Royals, they need to be extra careful. Just because the Royals travel with protection does not mean that method of travel is safer for them or the public anymore. Unfortunately it is the era we live in.
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Old 08-23-2019, 07:51 AM
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It did look like a chance photograph, not even all that clear. Somebody has been lucky with that one. As has been said before everybody with a mobile phone is a photographer these days,

That doesn't really count for anything, other members of the family have travelled to Balmoral and not been photographed.
IMO, it looks staged. Pictures claimed as exclusive & credited to a tabloid that published the photos online & in print very quickly. Heirs in direct line to the throne & no RPO in sight? A nice, but bleary picture of William & his family using a budget airline while his brother & his family are heavily criticized for accepting private transportation & accommodation from a close friend.

The children look cute, as always, it’s a shame their privacy was invaded to make derisive commentary at another family member.
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Old 08-23-2019, 07:59 AM
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IMO, it looks staged. Pictures claimed as exclusive & credited to a tabloid that published the photos online & in print very quickly. Heirs in direct line to the throne & no RPO in sight? A nice, but bleary picture of William & his family using a budget airline while his brother & his family are heavily criticized for accepting private transportation & accommodation from a close friend.

The children look cute, as always, it’s a shame their privacy was invaded to make derisive commentary at another family member.
I think this is awfully cynical.

I’m sure the RPOs are there-but really they are rarely seen in photos unless they are wide angle or videos.

They were in a public airport-privacy was not invaded. They were not stalked or harrassed to get a photo.
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:24 AM
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IMO, it looks staged. Pictures claimed as exclusive & credited to a tabloid that published the photos online & in print very quickly. Heirs in direct line to the throne & no RPO in sight? A nice, but bleary picture of William & his family using a budget airline while his brother & his family are heavily criticized for accepting private transportation & accommodation from a close friend.

The children look cute, as always, itís a shame their privacy was invaded to make derisive commentary at another family member.
You are now doing to the Cambridges the very thing you are accusing others of doing to the Sussexs.

If you have by any chance watched the documentary where William discussed his mother's relationship with the press, you know he would not set up a shot like this or condone it.
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:29 AM
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You are now doing to the Cambridges the very thing you are accusing others of doing to the Sussexs.
Hear! Hear!
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:41 AM
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There's been pics taken before of the Cambridges flying to Balmoral this time of year.



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I don’t remember the Cambridge family being snapped boarding a flight to Balmoral and snapped that up close and the pics splashed all over the front pages. We usually know the family are at Balmoral when the family are on their way to Crathie Kirk and those very rare snaps of the family heading to lunch.

I think their privacy was invaded.
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:43 AM
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You are now doing to the Cambridges the very thing you are accusing others of doing to the Sussexs.

If you have by any chance watched the documentary where William discussed his mother's relationship with the press, you know he would not set up a shot like this or condone it.
I am well aware of Princess Diana’s relationship with the press & have seen where William has discussed it. I have followed BFR, long before William & Diana became part of the family, & I’m well aware of media manipulation.
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:45 AM
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Yes it would be for one adult travelling from London to Kings Lynn as there aren't any scheduled flights that could transport the Queen from London to Norfolk.



I assume you aren't suggesting that it would be safer for the Cambridges (2 adults & 3 children) to travel to Aberdeen by train are you?


No I am not advocting that the Cambrigdes take the train to Aberdeen as they have the moral highground to make that choice without the hypocrisy of preaching one thing to repeatedly doing another. The single scheduled train ride to Kings Lynn from London is the best option for the monarch. The Queen chose to travel by train to France this year for the D Day commemorations!
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:53 AM
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There have been a lot of photos over the years of family members arriving and departing from Aberdeen airport. Its the closest for travel to Balmoral. One of the more amusing ones are seeing Sarah leaving and Philip arriving right afterwards. Its not an invasion of privacy at all. Its a public airport.

I just hope they really have a great time at Balmoral. Wonder if any of the Cambridge kids will actually catch fish in the River Dee this year? Balmoral is a wonderful place to enjoy the great outdoors.
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Old 08-23-2019, 09:03 AM
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I am well aware of Princess Dianaís relationship with the press & have seen where William has discussed it. I have followed BFR, long William & Diana became part of the family, & Iím well aware of media manipulation.
In that case you surely would agree he would not use his children like this, I will continue to disagree with you that the photograph was staged.

If you are saying that somebody by chance saw them took the photograph, sold it to the press, who then viewed this as an ideal opportunity to play one brother against the other I would say you probably have a point.

Could it be the press knew there was a good chance the family would be heading north, that they were known to use the airport, and wanted a shot of the ' ordinary' Cambridges using normal travel. Possibly there are only so many flights a day they could have taken, so could have timed it well.
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Old 08-23-2019, 09:16 AM
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I donít remember the Cambridge family being snapped boarding a flight to Balmoral and snapped that up close and the pics splashed all over the front pages. We usually know the family are at Balmoral when the family are on their way to Crathie Kirk and those very rare snaps of the family heading to lunch.

I think their privacy was invaded.

I've seen a couple pics on Twitter in the past week showing them headed to Balmoral on the 'budget' plane. At least one of them goes back years.



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Old 08-23-2019, 10:15 AM
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Old 08-23-2019, 11:30 AM
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Do the Cambridge's still have use of a cottage on the Balmoral estate? Or now they are a family do they stay at the Castle or with Charles?
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Old 08-23-2019, 11:40 AM
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Do the Cambridge's still have use of a cottage on the Balmoral estate? Or now they are a family do they stay at the Castle or with Charles?
I do not think they use Tam-na-Ghar, the cottage originally give to William. They seem to stay on another larger cottage somewhere on the estate, and then spend time at both Balmoral and Birkhall.
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Old 08-23-2019, 12:45 PM
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The news is reporting they stay at Tam na ghar but I find it highly doubtful. Its a three bedroom cottage. Between having three kids now, a nanny, and the grandparents with them, that doesnt seem practical.

They are either at the main home or some unknown property, or Birkhall.

https://observer.com/2019/08/prince-...meghan-markle/
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Old 08-23-2019, 01:07 PM
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The Cambridges join The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh for lunch at Balmoral. Princess Anne and her family are also there.
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Old 08-23-2019, 01:17 PM
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The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were joined by Prince William and his wife Kate for lunch today as the Royal Family get away for their summer break in Balmoral.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-Balmoral.html
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Old 08-23-2019, 01:36 PM
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Could they be staying at Craigowan lodge?
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Old 08-23-2019, 04:43 PM
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Have they always flown to Aberdeen via helicopter or private jet?
Plenty of times. See for example,
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ime-birth.html

For the record, I am not against private jets. I think they are great!!
Let's be honest, who amongst us would rather wait in line, go through security checkpoints, have to deal with flight delays, other passengers staring and taking photos, risks security, and all the while doing this with young children. Um no...I will take private jet please and thank you.
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Old 08-23-2019, 04:51 PM
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That’s the only time they’ve used a private jet to travel to Scotland. It was a loan from the Duke of Westminster.
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