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Old 01-30-2013, 05:26 PM
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She was going to Christmas lunches in December as well so obviously has been feeling better for quite some time. I would also think that going shopping would be more tiring than visiting one of her charities for perhaps an hour. It's all a bit strange.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:32 PM
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She was going to Christmas lunches in December as well so obviously has been feeling better for quite some time. I would also think that going shopping would be more tiring than visiting one of her charities for perhaps an hour. It's all a bit strange.
These are informal meetings that if she was feeling unwell, she could leave. Setting up formal meetings which could involve 10's of people (ie a hospital or hospice visit) is a lot of organising on both sides, and a lot a disappointment if it is cancelled. OR of course she could stay and throw up over everyone
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:35 PM
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^It´s a very strage Hyperemesis gravidatum if you ask me, one that allows her to hand in an award on TV and attend the opening of her portrait, but not do ANY work for 2 months complete.
She was only at the ceremony for about 45 minutes, so she didn't spend much time at the event.

She took a few months off to take care of herself, and she's now back to her daily meetings with advisors and her charities. According to the Palace, they're working out her schedule and she should be back to public duties in February.

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She was going to Christmas lunches in December as well so obviously has been feeling better for quite some time. I would also think that going shopping would be more tiring than visiting one of her charities for perhaps an hour. It's all a bit strange.
A private lunch is much different than a charity event. If she gets sick while dining with friends/family/employees, she can leave or cancel. Much trickier with a public engagement.

As for shopping, hasn't it only been in the last few weeks that she's been spotted out and about? Before that, things were pretty quiet. Now that she's back to work (behind the scenes) and feeling much better, I imagine we'll see her resume normal activities - like shopping, getting coffee, having dinner with family, etc.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:42 PM
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She was going to Christmas lunches in December as well so obviously has been feeling better for quite some time. I would also think that going shopping would be more tiring than visiting one of her charities for perhaps an hour. It's all a bit strange.
It's been known that Catherine often visit her charities privately and she's in constant contact with them. Her diary is being arranged within these meetings.
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:21 PM
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She was only at the ceremony for about 45 minutes, so she didn't spend much time at the event.

She took a few months off to take care of herself, and she's now back to her daily meetings with advisors and her charities. According to the Palace, they're working out her schedule and she should be back to public duties in February.


She never stays for more than 1 hour when she visits a charity. And since when HG is an excuse for women to stop working? Pregnant women do not get 3 months off work for HG, (yes in February when she´s back it will be 3 months), and you can hardly call what she does work. So make all the excuses you want for her. I have the right to believe the palace has made a statement that she visits her charities in "private" because all this situation is getting a bit ridiculous and the criticism is increasing. Not twits about her private visits but a lot on her shoppings.
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:40 PM
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She never stays for more than 1 hour when she visits a charity. And since when HG is an excuse for women to stop working? Pregnant women do not get 3 months off work for HG, (yes in February when she´s back it will be 3 months), and you can hardly call what she does work. So make all the excuses you want for her. I have the right to believe the palace has made a statement that she visits her charities in "private" because all this situation is getting a bit ridiculous and the criticism is increasing. Not twits about her private visits but a lot on her shoppings.
Give her a break. Her condition was severe enough to land her in a hospital, so that alone should say something. I'm sure if a 'regular' person had the same exact thing, more than likely she would get time off from her job. Maybe not three months, but several weeks for sure. I know that my job allows for extended medical leave, and I'd imagine that Catherine's condition would be a good enough reason to take advantage of something like that. I won't even touch your comment about Catherine's work not being work, because that's just ridiculous. Working with people is work, and a stressful work at that. Trust me on that, I do it every single day, and when I come home, I want to sit in peace and quiet and not talk to a soul (at least not in person).
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:45 PM
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:51 PM
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I never understand why people feel the need to criticize what people. No she doesn't have the same kind of job the average people do, but a job is anything that requires some amount of work. She meets with her charities, visits them privately, and organizes her schedule while taking care of whatever home needs he has and flying or driving back and forth to Wales and London and whatever else her patronages are. I think people need to back off and frankly mind their own business besides HG comes and goes. One day she may feel fine an the next bad. I don't think it's our business to worry about what she does on her downtime or whether what she does is a real job by our standards.

She's coming back sometime in February and in the meantime is organizing her schedule and meeting with her charities.
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:59 PM
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Is it just me, or does one assume that the only people who could accurately guage how severe her illness is or was, would be Catherine and her doctors? Unless of course, I missed something. Has her medical records been released to the general public. No need for a true discussion that will throw the thread off topic but hopefully, the masses get my point.

Also, correct me if I am wrong but there have been 3 to 5 (maybe 10 max) sightings of Catherine since her illness was announced. That hardly qualifies as shopping all the time and just lazing around and not doing any duties.

But I guess if one is looking for faults than one will find fault.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:02 PM
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But I guess if one is looking for faults than one will find fault.
Exactly. And there are some who really, really seem to enjoy looking for fault.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:07 PM
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She never stays for more than 1 hour when she visits a charity. And since when HG is an excuse for women to stop working? Pregnant women do not get 3 months off work for HG, (yes in February when she´s back it will be 3 months), and you can hardly call what she does work. So make all the excuses you want for her. I have the right to believe the palace has made a statement that she visits her charities in "private" because all this situation is getting a bit ridiculous and the criticism is increasing. Not twits about her private visits but a lot on her shoppings.
I'd say HG is more than just an "excuse" for a woman to stop working. It's a condition that has serious consequences if not treated. And yes, many women have taken time off work due to HG. Some have even had to take the entire pregnancy off due to it.

I know times may vary depending on the event, but I was under the impression that royals usually spend about 1.5-2 hours at each engagement. Whatever the case, she and her doctor obviously felt that she wasn't physically ready to take on public duties until February.

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Also, correct me if I am wrong but there have been 3 to 5 (maybe 10 max) sightings of Catherine since her illness was announced. That hardly qualifies as shopping all the time and just lazing around and not doing any duties.
Yep, I pointed that out too. There haven't been many sightings of her until recently.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:13 PM
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I'd say HG is more than just an "excuse" for a woman to stop working. It's a condition that has serious consequences if not treated. And yes, many women have taken time off work due to HG. Some have even had to take the entire pregnancy off due to it.

I know times may vary depending on the event, but I was under the impression that royals usually spend about 1.5-2 hours at each engagement. Whatever the case, she and her doctor obviously felt that she wasn't physically ready to take on public duties until February.


Yep, I pointed that out too. There haven't been many sightings of her until recently.
I think Charles and Camilla did a visit to the Tube today in support of the 150 Anniversary of the transit system, I think the event was about an hour. So...Catherine isn't starting something new.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:20 PM
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I think we also have to remember that members of the royal family do a great deal of things behind the scenes. They are always busy with meetings and with their aides arranging their official diaries. So just because you may not see them on public engagements does not mean they are just laying about and being lazy.

I'm also sure more charity announcements will be coming. Also, the Cambridges work around their military life.
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^That's true.

Thanks for the info, Zonk.
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She was spotted this weekend and this at a gas station, at the gap looking for maternity pants, a sandwich shop and a drugstore. And people are acting like she's been out and about 24/7 'window' shopping at the mall
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:27 PM
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We all know that there are some people who are constantly on the alert for anything they can criticize regarding the Duchess of Cambridge. It is really nothing new, in fact .... it is very, very, very old.!
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:30 PM
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...And since when HG is an excuse for women to stop working?
I hope you never have HG that affects you as it does many women around the world. Also, has "criticism" been increasing? What sources can you cite of criticism?
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:58 PM
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3 months? It's been like 8 weeks since she announce her pregnancy
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:43 PM
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I hope you never have HG that affects you as it does many women around the world. Also, has "criticism" been increasing? What sources can you cite of criticism?

I always found the theory of HG very suspicious for a number of reason, may I?
What if you bother to read the British press and comments by the people as I do and check for yourself that the comments at not at all what they used to be? Why do I always have to provide for links? I certainly do not find a dose of reality in this forum.
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I always found the theory of HG very suspicious for a number of reason, may I?
What if you bother to read the British press and comments by the people as I do and check for yourself that the comments at not at all what they used to be? Why do I always have to provide for links? I certainly do not find a dose of reality in this forum.
If you're relying on forums commentary to get an accurate view of the public perception, you're playing a fool's game. It's fairly well known that people are much more likely to take the time to comment on news sites when they have something negative to say. Also, as someone who does some work for a news site- I believe something like 4% of the people who read the stories take the time to comment.

And you can doubt all you want that she's ill, but the fact is that she was forced into the hospital by extreme nausea, and had to announce her pregnancy much earlier than she would have liked. If you don't at least understand why the Duke and Duchess would have avoided the hospital had it been at all possible, I don't know what to tell you.

Although I would suggest... it's unhealthy to constantly dwell on negative thoughts and feelings about others.
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