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Old 05-29-2020, 03:34 AM
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My opinion on this tatler piece, is KP responded because the article isn't well received by general public. Especially when this particular friend said that Kate is working really hard doing 11 engagements in the past months. I think if we were in the middle of a pandemic, they aren't gonna say anything.
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Old 05-29-2020, 04:22 AM
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I feel quite sorry for the Cambridges, first the Tatler article and now they are going to have to make a tricky choice about what to do from Monday with the kids. Charlotte is technically meant to go back to school while George remains off as schools are not yet opening for his year group.

I can 100% see why they would most likely rather stay at Anmer and keep Charlotte off instead of them all having to return to London just for Charlotte to go to school. I would do the same probably, but they are not just Mr & Mrs Cambridge. If they don't send Charlotte it will be interpreted by some as not trusting its safe, going against government advice etc.

It's going to be a bumpy few days for them I think.
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Old 05-29-2020, 05:22 AM
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If they don't send Charlotte it will be interpreted by some as not trusting its safe, going against government advice etc.

It's going to be a bumpy few days for them I think.

This is a damned if you do, because Cambridge’s would be travelling from one home to another which is still not okay in the U.K. Then damned if they don’t, because they’re not sending their child back.

However, is Thomas’ up and running and accepting children back as I know it’s a contentious issue for school boards and trade unions.
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Old 05-29-2020, 05:50 AM
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I think there would be a general understanding if a family had to move from one home to another for the kids to return to school - just as there was a general understanding when they went the other way at the beginning (and not just the Cambridge's but a number of families decided to spend lock down at their country home rather than in London).

The important thing would be that once back in the capital they stay there until the next stage of lock down is lifted that allows people to move between homes.

If they don't return for Charlotte, they will have to do so for George so it is a matter of 'when' the move back to London.

As St Thomas' is a private school it may not be opening on Monday though. I can't find any information on whether or not it is opening. I do know a few private schools in London that aren't opening on Monday but are waiting until all students can return and a couple that have said 'not until September' (I have a colleague who is on an exchange to the UK this year and has spent his time, since March, in an apartment and seen nothing ... so much for his much longed for one year exchange that is going to end up being six months or so in lock down).
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Old 05-29-2020, 06:20 AM
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I think there would be a general understanding if a family had to move from one home to another for the kids to return to school - just as there was a general understanding when they went the other way at the beginning (and not just the Cambridge's but a number of families decided to spend lock down at their country home rather than in London).
As the recent case of one D Cummins Esq has demonstrated, the rules are clear as mud.

Once the lockdown was announced, there was clear guidance that people should not go to their country homes, but remain at their prinicpal homes, ostensibly to prevent a potential overcrowding of small provincial hospitals. There was some commentary at the time the Wales' and Cambridges' decamped to Birkhal and Anmer respectively that this flouted the government guidelines, but it could well be that they travelled before the lockdown was announced.

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If they don't return for Charlotte, they will have to do so for George so it is a matter of 'when' the move back to London.

As St Thomas' is a private school it may not be opening on Monday though. I can't find any information on whether or not it is opening. I do know a few private schools in London that aren't opening on Monday but are waiting until all students can return and a couple that have said 'not until September' (I have a colleague who is on an exchange to the UK this year and has spent his time, since March, in an apartment and seen nothing ... so much for his much longed for one year exchange that is going to end up being six months or so in lock down).
George is unlikely to be at school till September. Most London schools are only opening for a small number of year groups on 1 June, the other year groups are not expected back till September.
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I feel quite sorry for the Cambridges, first the Tatler article and now they are going to have to make a tricky choice about what to do from Monday with the kids. Charlotte is technically meant to go back to school while George remains off as schools are not yet opening for his year group.

I can 100% see why they would most likely rather stay at Anmer and keep Charlotte off instead of them all having to return to London just for Charlotte to go to school. I would do the same probably, but they are not just Mr & Mrs Cambridge. If they don't send Charlotte it will be interpreted by some as not trusting its safe, going against government advice etc.

It's going to be a bumpy few days for them I think.
People are always going to criticize the BRF - that can’t be helped. Any objective observer would understand the Cambridges keeping Charlotte home and staying at Anmer. I think William and Kate should do what they think is best for their family; they can still home school Charlotte...
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Old 05-29-2020, 07:47 AM
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I think it is more than likely they travelled to Am or before the lockdown.

They basically only stay in London when the children are at school. The minute they are off they go to Amner and this generally means they rarely work when the kids are off. Or if they do they use a helicopter (which they do a lot anyway when away in the school week).

St Thomas closed well before the lockdown and even well before the state schools closed. AS I think they had a few cases.

A lot of schools are not opening Monday. They are either planning later in the term or rota systems or whatever. It is a bit of a myth what the government is saying.
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Old 05-30-2020, 06:17 PM
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It's Daily Fail, so take it with a grain of salt and all that jazz, but they're claiming that Cambridges are taking legal actions against Tatler for the latest piece on Catherine:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...g-article.html

And an interesting quote:
"The Mail on Sunday understands that Tatler approached Kensington Palace in February to ask if Kate would pose for their cover or provide an exclusive cover photo.That request was politely declined and it is understood that Kensington Palace was not offered the chance to comment on the specific content of Ms Pasternak's article."
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Old 05-30-2020, 07:27 PM
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By 'legal action' the DM reports KP sent a legal letter asking for the article to be taken down - its still online as of now.

Taking legal action beyond just sending a letter would be extreme for W&K but not unheard of, they did so more in the days before they were married.
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Old 05-31-2020, 02:20 AM
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By 'legal action' the DM reports KP sent a legal letter asking for the article to be taken down - its still online as of now.

Taking legal action beyond just sending a letter would be extreme for W&K but not unheard of, they did so more in the days before they were married.

Didn't they actually take someone to court over tennis pictures taken of Kate? And the topless pictures of her sunbathing in France?
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Old 05-31-2020, 03:01 AM
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For Catherine and William, I think whether or not they send Charlotte to school starts with the obvious fact that inter-county travel is still not approved and as such, they would be showing a far more glaring faux pas breaking Covid-19 lockdown rules than not sending Charlotte to school.

As to the Tatler article, it's nothing we haven't read before and written in a far more restrained manner the some such as the DM. Truthfully, there is little they can take legal issue with.
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Old 05-31-2020, 03:53 AM
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I would be surprised if they were actually suing and I think that would definitely create more trouble than it's worth. It's a mean spirited, nasty article in many ways but nothing new under the sun. Unless they say Carole and Pippa are off limits. But Carole as the world's most conniving but successful social climber/manipulator isn't new either.

If the Cambridges keep Charlotte off school and continue to home school with her older brother then they wouldn't be the only ones choosing to do so because it's a less awkward, more workable situation. And they'll create much less fuss by staying put than travelling to London from Norfolk.
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Old 05-31-2020, 04:37 AM
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If the Cambridges keep Charlotte off school and continue to home school with her older brother then they wouldn't be the only ones choosing to do so because it's a less awkward, more workable situation. And they'll create much less fuss by staying put than travelling to London from Norfolk.
Do we even know if the school is opening at this point? Because this could be very well a non-issue right now, I know quite a few schools in England that chose to remain closed to students while working on safety meassures and so on. But yes, staying at Norfolk would clearly be a better choice.
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Old 05-31-2020, 05:59 AM
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I think they'll threaten to sue in order to get the article taken down. You always have to play a strong hand to get action taken so their legal representatives won't start by saying "we won't sue but..."
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Old 05-31-2020, 06:24 AM
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why would they sue? Its an unfavourable article... they're goning to get a lot of those before they are done....
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Old 05-31-2020, 06:34 AM
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why would they sue? Its an unfavourable article... they're goning to get a lot of those before they are done....
I agree. Like the Sussexes , suing is never a good move. Hope the Cambridges will be above that and just carry on.
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Old 05-31-2020, 06:39 AM
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I don't get the threat to take legal action. The stuff in Tatler was written before and the Cambridges did nothing. This article has cut deep at KP or some falling out happened. Suing only brings more interest to the article and Tatler. Not familiar with UK libel laws, wouldn't the Cambridges have to prove in court what Pasternak wrote is not true?
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So far only the DM is reporting they'll sue so.....
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Old 05-31-2020, 06:55 AM
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I don't get the threat to take legal action. The stuff in Tatler was written before and the Cambridges did nothing. This article has cut deep at KP or some falling out happened. Suing only brings more interest to the article and Tatler. Not familiar with UK libel laws, wouldn't the Cambridges have to prove in court what Pasternak wrote is not true?
No. In UK burden of proof is on Pasternak/Tatler. They have to show it is true. And cambs have every right to defend themselves against lies.
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Old 05-31-2020, 07:39 AM
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I would be surprised if they were actually suing and I think that would definitely create more trouble than it's worth. It's a mean spirited, nasty article in many ways but nothing new under the sun. Unless they say Carole and Pippa are off limits. But Carole as the world's most conniving but successful social climber/manipulator isn't new either.
Yes, they make Carole sound like Machiavelli.

And, even before the lockdown, Pippa was quite low-profile. I don't see why the article needs to rehash this old stuff, since I think the Middletons have behaved in a very classy way ever since Kate began dating William.

Oh well, this too will fade away.
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