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Old 07-22-2017, 05:12 AM
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One thing is obvious. Whomever writes this load of crap over at the Fail have absolutely no clue what its like to be a parent of a two year old.

Know what I'd love to see and wish I had the money to do it? Start up a publication where the sole job of the writers would be to nitpick on every mishap, every grammatical error, every little made up "scoop" and every little title they get wrong at the Fail. We could call it "The Daily Failure".

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I would love that!

It wouldn't take money to start a thread on that here, but I think the interest would wear off fairly quickly.
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Old 07-22-2017, 05:20 AM
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I do wonder at the wisdom of having the children with them on this particular tour. They were on parade on and off planes but this was no "family" official visit to Poland and Germany. It was a Brexit Tour.
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Old 07-22-2017, 11:31 AM
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I think the purpose was that the children would go with them but not be paraded around but close by so they could be a family at night and there in the early morning.

The kids weren't planned into any of the events that Will & Kate attended while on the tour and that's why we only saw the kids coming and going various places when they changed locations.
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Old 07-22-2017, 11:51 AM
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It was stated that the children weren't initially going to come. So the planning of the tour itinerary would not have planned events in for the kids to participate in. The travel time to Poland and Germany isn't that long plus they were staying in the capitals so there wasn't any hotel rooms. So taking the kids did dramatically increase the planning or cost of security. Nanny Maria was probably able to take them to a zoo or park on the down low. The embassy could have organized play groups with kids of their employees etc.

Some how I keep getting a post error trying to fix the above post: need to add a not to line above bringing the kids and planning and security
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Old 07-22-2017, 12:02 PM
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Did they stay at the embassies?
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Old 07-22-2017, 12:11 PM
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Wow, those kids are adorable. I know a lot of people object to the Cambridges bringing their kids on the tour when they had very little "air time" and thus seeing it as pointless but seeing those videos of the couple teaching George and Charlotte to shake hands with officials, wave, walk in front of crowds and cameras makes me think that they see the tour as a learning opportunity for the kids. The couple clearly wants them to have a positive attitude towards their official roles and be comfortable in what they'll do in the future and this is one way to do it.
The point I hav seen made us why always on tour? Why do the people in the UK get to see the kids at troopong and the rare photo shoot, but they take them on tour? If they are old enough to make little appearances on tour, they certainly should be old enough to do so back home.

It's great to see them get comfortable. You see how well it works with Estelle. But seems odd they don't climatize the kids back home.
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Old 07-22-2017, 12:27 PM
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The kids are seen in the UK though...they were just at the Trooping a month ago.

I would imagine as they get older we will see them more if the event is appropriate for them.


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Old 07-22-2017, 12:49 PM
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The kids are seen in the UK though...they were just at the Trooping a month ago.

I would imagine as they get older we will see them more if the event is appropriate for them.


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I mentioned trooping. Once a year, at a distance, up on a balcony. Or at a distance at church with the Midfletons.

If the point is to get them comfortable with press, why is it always in a foreign country? Instead of disrupting their schedule and taking them on a tour, why not introduce them to public back home?

It's a bit of a stretch at best to say only time appropriate is on foreign soil.

I agree with posters who said they aren't influenced by Victoria. Victoria doesn't take her kids on trips, except when nursing. She instead introduces them at home. Helps when you aren't adding missed naps, disrupted schedules and strange places ontop of all the attention.
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Old 07-22-2017, 01:08 PM
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The point I hav seen made us why always on tour? Why do the people in the UK get to see the kids at troopong and the rare photo shoot, but they take them on tour? If they are old enough to make little appearances on tour, they certainly should be old enough to do so back home.

It's great to see them get comfortable. You see how well it works with Estelle. But seems odd they don't climatize the kids back home.
I think its basically the Cambridges adapting their public roles to mesh with their family. Its not so much about the tours and the events or parading the kids in public but actually being able to be with the kids themselves.
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Old 07-22-2017, 01:38 PM
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Charlotte reaching up to get that man's attention is precious!!

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Yes Kate very easily diverted that into a minor blip. I do love that both those kids are being raised by their parents..nanny's are for backup/care when the adults are working.


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Kate handled that brilliantly. I loved how she did not get ruffled by it but just took over, picked up Charlotte, and went about her business.

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One thing is obvious. Whomever writes this load of crap over at the Fail have absolutely no clue what its like to be a parent of a two year old.

Know what I'd love to see and wish I had the money to do it? Start up a publication where the sole job of the writers would be to nitpick on every mishap, every grammatical error, every little made up "scoop" and every little title they get wrong at the Fail. We could call it "The Daily Failure".

Any takers?
Great idea!! I like to call them the Daily Smell.

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Wow, those kids are adorable. I know a lot of people object to the Cambridges bringing their kids on the tour when they had very little "air time" and thus seeing it as pointless but seeing those videos of the couple teaching George and Charlotte to shake hands with officials, wave, walk in front of crowds and cameras makes me think that they see the tour as a learning opportunity for the kids. The couple clearly wants them to have a positive attitude towards their official roles and be comfortable in what they'll do in the future and this is one way to do it.
I agree. Also, since this was a "charm offensive" regarding Brexit, I think the children played a big role in this. Not only did they get lessons in being in front of the public and shaking hands, but they also were quite charming with Charlotte getting her bouquet of flowers and executing that precious curtsey, and George looking so precious and delighted in the helicopter. I am not suggesting that they should be "used" for the purposes, but if the truth be told, this is going to be part of their future roles and it is better to get used to it at a very young age so that it just becomes part of your life so it won't be such a big shock later on.
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Old 07-22-2017, 02:45 PM
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George has been to an up-close-and-personal event on British soil, when they took him to the air show.

I wonder if it's not an accident that a disproportionate number of public or semi-public "interaction with people" events they've been to have involved airplanes, whether getting on or off or looking at them. It's interesting to the kids, it's exciting, and it's generally brief. Most others have involved other kids (NZ and Victoria) and animals (AUS zoo, polo, Victoria), again things that are inherently compelling.

It seems like a good way of easing them into it, TBH. Introducing a child to interacting with people is easier if they actually *want* to be at the event.
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Old 07-22-2017, 02:52 PM
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After looking at the photos of George in the helicopter on the last day of the tour, I've come to believe that when he's with things that interest him or when he feels comfortable; he's at his most confident. He seemed quite confident when he was in the helicopter, particularly here (this photo is adorable and William's facial expression is every bit the proud father!). A poster in the children's own thread suggested that perhaps George had been asleep on the journey to Poland and saw the crowds when he woke up and didn't feel up to it because he was still tired. I think this was probably the case since both George and Charlotte looked quite sleepy when they were leaving Germany yesterday too. George is still young and therefore still has time to develop his character - and different children have different personalities so George may well be more introverted than his little sister.
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Old 07-22-2017, 07:21 PM
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Kate handled that brilliantly. I loved how she did not get ruffled by it but just took over, picked up Charlotte, and went about her business.
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Old 07-23-2017, 04:09 AM
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I think the purpose was that the children would go with them but not be paraded around but close by so they could be a family at night and there in the early morning.

The kids weren't planned into any of the events that Will & Kate attended while on the tour and that's why we only saw the kids coming and going various places when they changed locations.
Quite right Osipi.

It wasn't that kind of tour, so there were no family based engagements and no one would expect that there would be. Given that, I just wonder would the children have been better off in their own home environment with Maria, rather than in strange surroundings and for the most part without their parents. William and Kate's engagements would have take up the majority of their time, the whole point of the tour after all.

I think both behaved very well given their young ages, but they are very young, just now maybe a bit too young to be Brexit ambassadors.
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Old 07-23-2017, 06:06 AM
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When seen from the perspective of the children themselves, I would imagine that they'd feel much more comfortable seeing their parents at least once a day than going for what would seem like an eternity without seeing Mummy and Daddy while the parents were on the tour.

It all kind of fits in with what we, ourselves, remember as children. It seemed like millions of years before we would be grown up and could do the things that grown ups do but once we did reach being a grown up, time flies by way to fast for our liking.
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After looking at the photos of George in the helicopter on the last day of the tour, I've come to believe that when he's with things that interest him or when he feels comfortable; he's at his most confident. He seemed quite confident when he was in the helicopter, particularly here (this photo is adorable and William's facial expression is every bit the proud father!). A poster in the children's own thread suggested that perhaps George had been asleep on the journey to Poland and saw the crowds when he woke up and didn't feel up to it because he was still tired. I think this was probably the case since both George and Charlotte looked quite sleepy when they were leaving Germany yesterday too. George is still young and therefore still has time to develop his character - and different children have different personalities so George may well be more introverted than his little sister.
That photo--I had seen it before but hadn't noticed that was William behind George. I often see resemblances to his cousin Peter or his mother, amongst other relatives, but in that photo I see a bit of his Uncle Andrew.
Helicopters and planes seem to be high on the list of George's favorite things. He was over the moon.
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That photo--I had seen it before but hadn't noticed that was William behind George. I often see resemblances to his cousin Peter or his mother, amongst other relatives, but in that photo I see a bit of his Uncle Andrew.
Helicopters and planes seem to be high on the list of George's favorite things. He was over the moon.
Interesting; I've never made a connection to Andrew before. To me George looks like Catherine and a young William, as well as Diana's brother Charles - there's a documentary about the late Princess of Wales on television right now here in Britain and there were clips of Charles Spencer as a child and he really did look like his great-nephew.
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17 July 2017 Court Circular
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this morning departed from Royal Air Force Northolt for Poland and were received this afternoon at Warsaw Airport by His Excellency Mr. Jonathan Knott (Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Poland), and subsequently undertook engagements in Warsaw.
Their Royal Highnesses attended a Lunch given by The President of the Republic of Poland and Mrs. Kornhauser-Duda at the Presidential Palace.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, with The President of the Republic of Poland and Mrs. Kornhauser-Duda, afterwards visited the Warsaw Rising Museum.
Their Royal Highnesses later attended a Reception for young entrepreneurs in Poland, the Hart, Warsaw Spire.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this evening attended a Garden Party given by Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Poland and Mrs. Knott at the Old Orangery, Lazienki Park.
Sir David Manning, Mr. Miguel Head, Mrs. Rebecca Priestley and Mr. Jason Knauf are in attendance.


18 July 2017 Court Circular
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today carried out the following engagements in Gdansk, Poland.
Their Royal Highnesses this afternoon visited Stutthof Concentration Camp.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge afterwards visited a market in the Town Square and were received by Mr. Pawel Adamowicz (Mayor of Gdansk).
Their Royal Highnesses later attended a Reception at Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge subsequently visited the European Solidarity Centre at Plac Solidarnosci and afterwards laid flowers at the Monument to the Fallen Shipyard Workers.


19 July 2017 Court Circular
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this morning departed from Warsaw Military Airport for Germany and were received upon arrival later at Berlin Tegel Airport by Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany (His Excellency Sir Sebastian Wood) and subsequently undertook engagements in Berlin.
Their Royal Highnesses this afternoon attended a Lunch given by Dr. Angela Merkel (Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany).
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge afterwards visited the Brandenburg Gate.
Their Royal Highnesses subsequently visited the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe and the Visitor Centre.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge later visited Strazzenkinder.
Their Royal Highnesses afterwards were received by The President of the Federal Republic of Germany and Mrs. Elke Budenbender at Bellevue Palace.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this evening attended a Garden Party given by Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany and Lady Wood at the Residence.


20 July 2017 Court Circular
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today carried out the following engagements in Heidelberg, Germany.
Their Royal Highnesses this afternoon visited the German Cancer Research Centre and were received by Mr. Winfried Kretschmann (Minister-President of Baden-Württemberg).
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge afterwards visited a market in the Old Town Square.
Their Royal Highnesses later took part in a rowing race on the River Neckar.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this evening attended a Reception for those involved in arts and culture in Berlin given by Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany (His Excellency Sir Sebastian Wood) and the British Honorary Consul at Clärchens Ballhaus, Augustrasse 24, Berlin.


21 July 2017 Court Circular
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this afternoon attended a Reception at the International Maritime Museum, Hamburg, Germany, to mark the United Kingdom-Germany Year of Science.
Their Royal Highnesses afterwards visited the Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge subsequently visited the Airbus production facility in Hamburg.
Their Royal Highnesses later arrived at Royal Air Force Marham from Germany.
Sir David Manning, Mr. Miguel Head, Mrs. Rebecca Priestley and Mr. Jason Knauf were in attendance.
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I don't think this story was posted during the tour. The Salvation Army do great work.

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A REPRESENTATIVE of The Salvation Army's anti-human trafficking team in Poland met with Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – more widely known as Prince William and Princess Catherine, the future British King and Queen. The meeting happened during the royal couple's tour of Poland and Germany, at a garden party in Royal Łazienki Park, Warsaw, to mark the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Read more: The Salvation Army International - News Feature: Salvation Army Anti-human Trafficking Ministry Gets Royal Approval in Poland
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The pretzels formed by William and Catherine are now to be auctioned for a good course.

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