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Old 06-25-2016, 01:09 AM
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Sebastian and The Wimbledon Saga.

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Old 06-25-2016, 01:30 AM
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Good for them if true. The club has a long and distinguished history, and allows few members. If the only grounds for the Middletons to be accepted is Kate, then they shouldn't.
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Old 06-25-2016, 01:55 AM
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I guess we all missed Kate being appointed patron last month 🤔The Wimbledon website says the Queen is still Patron. Pippa is supposedly a member of Queens tennis club. There was a story after the wedding about her becoming the number 1 ladies pair.

To become a member apparently, you need a letter of support from 4 full members and 2 of the 4 must know the applicant for at least 3 years to get on the Candidates list for periodic election. Per the AELTC Wikipedia entry

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Old 06-25-2016, 02:03 AM
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How did we miss Kate being the patron? There is a huge discussion

Just because she is the royal patron doesn't mean her family members should get membership. They have very hard guidelines to get in. If Pippa is good enough to meet their tennis standards, then great. But considering many members are Wimbledon champions, I don't know how she would measure up. The only reason either should get in is by merit, not because Kate is patron.
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Old 06-25-2016, 02:15 AM
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Kate hasn't been named patron. But Old Seb bass from the mail said she has. There was never a official announcement yet. Only talk of her taking over. Harry hasn't taken over the English rugby patron either. He is still just Vice Patron. That's was also part of the story of Queen turning over various patronages to the younger royals. It hasn't happened yet.

I don't believe their a minimum tennis level required to apply. The past single winners are honorary members of the club sort like winning an Oscar can get you into Academy of Motion Pictures.


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Old 06-25-2016, 02:21 AM
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I don't think any of the Queens patronage handoffs would happen til after the Patrons lunch. I expect the official announcement this year
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Old 06-25-2016, 02:42 AM
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Kate hasn't been named patron. But Old Seb bass from the mail said she has. There was never a official announcement yet. Only talk of her taking over. Harry hasn't taken over the English rugby patron either. He is still just Vice Patron. That's was also part of the story of Queen turning over various patronages to the younger royals. It hasn't happened yet.

I don't believe their a minimum tennis level required to apply. The past single winners are honorary members of the club sort like winning an Oscar can get you into Academy of Motion Pictures.


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There is a 1000 person waiting list and members are members for life, so you basically have to wait till someone dies for a membership to open. To even be considered, you don't simply have to have an interest an skill. You have to be sponsored by a full member (not honorary) and it has to be seconded by three other full members. And still goes to a committee. So if either Middleton suddenly finds themselves a member, something not so above board lead to it. And all those waiting should be angry.

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Old 06-25-2016, 07:43 AM
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The first line of the article is false, so more than likely the rest is to. The Middletons don't a have a problem getting tickets to the tournament and don't lack places to play tennis. I would guess that members can bring a guest along to play. The Middletons know at least 3 members including Kate.


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Old 06-25-2016, 09:21 AM
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There are so many issues with the article.

As mentioned, he's wrong about her being named patron last month, and yet doubling down on the claim.

And then there's the disparity between "Carole is being helped by Jane" and "she's trading on her royal connections". In fact, if Jane is Carole's doubles partner, then Jane's exactly who you'd expect to be sponsoring her, so the claims that she's trading on Kate are pushing at the bounds of truth, IMO.
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Old 06-25-2016, 11:26 AM
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When Pippa was at the US open a few years ago, she there as a guest of Roger Federer. So I'm sure the Middletons know many members of Wimbledon.

I hope the entire family become members.
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Old 06-25-2016, 12:17 PM
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It's seems like Catherine will take an official role at Wimbledon, but the announcemt hasnt been made yet. Don't know what they're waiting on to do so so.

The Middleton's don't have a habit of abusing their connections. They do get invited to Wimbledon and also purchase their own tickets. It would be nice if they became members.
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Old 06-27-2016, 04:54 PM
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When Pippa was at the US open a few years ago, she there as a guest of Roger Federer. So I'm sure the Middletons know many members of Wimbledon.

I hope the entire family become members.
Wimbledon champion, Marion Bartoli, is also friends with Adam Middleton, Charlotte's godfather.
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Old 06-30-2016, 08:55 AM
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I guess the BBC mentioned Kate's WWI family connections but didn't elaborate on it. Michael Middleton's paternal grandmother Olive Lupton's brother Lionel was killed at Somme on July 16, 1916. Another brother Maurice was killed April 1915 in France and her last brother Fran was killed in action in 1917. So she lost all her brothers. That's just one side of family tree. Her husband Noel Middleton - Mike's granddad survived the Great War.


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Old 07-01-2016, 06:17 PM
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I guess the BBC mentioned Kate's WWI family connections but didn't elaborate on it. Michael Middleton's paternal grandmother Olive Lupton's brother Lionel was killed at Somme on July 16, 1916. Another brother Maurice was killed April 1915 in France and her last brother Fran was killed in action in 1917. So she lost all her brothers. That's just one side of family tree. Her husband Noel Middleton - Mike's granddad survived the Great War.


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Yes, I heard this being highlighted during the coverage.
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Old 07-01-2016, 06:59 PM
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THE Duchess of Cambridge's great, great uncle was a Lieutenant who died at the Battle of the Somme after signing up for service alongside Princess Diana's grandfather, Express.co.uk can reveal today.

The Duchess of Cambridge described herself as "emotional" as she visited a memorial to the 480,000 British soldiers who lost their lives in the bloody battle, including her hero relative Lionel Martineau Lupton.

In a remarkable coincidence Lieutenant Lupton attended Trinity College, Cambridge at the same time as Princess Diana's grandfather Albert Spencer, 7th Earl Spencer, where both men studied the same subject.

After studying together in 1910 the two men enrolled at the same time to play their part in the war effort.

But whilst Lieutenant Lupton tragically died aged just 24 at the Somme, Spencer survived the conflict and lived until 1976.
Read more: Kate Middleton's heroic great, great uncle died at the Somme | Royal | News | Daily Express
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Old 07-01-2016, 09:23 PM
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We need to mention Michael Middleton. Nicely turned out, with those great shoes.
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Old 07-02-2016, 05:44 PM
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With a steely stare and those slender cheekbones, it is not difficult to see the similarities between these two remarkable women.

And as Kate continues to ready herself for the onerous duties of a future Queen, the tale of her remarkable great grandmother shows how public service truly runs in the family.

The extraordinary story of Olive Middleton - and the tragedy that beset her family - can be revealed today as Britain remembers the fallen heroes of the Somme.

Born Olive Lupton, she, her three brothers and sister enjoyed the life of aristocratic luxury before Britain was ravaged by the outbreak of the Great War.

She grew up in opulent surroundings at the family's ancestral seat of Potternewton Hall Estate, near Leeds in Yorkshire, after being born into one of the pre-eminent families of her time.
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Old 07-02-2016, 06:35 PM
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THE Duchess of Cambridge's great, great uncle was a Lieutenant who died at the Battle of the Somme after signing up for service alongside Princess Diana's grandfather, Express.co.uk can reveal today. After studying together in 1910 the two men enrolled at the same time to play their part in the war effort.
I think we might need to put this story in the fiction section.

Albert Spencer is only listed as joining in 1917.
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Lionel Lupton died in 1916.

Lupton is not listed as having died at Somme on peerage.
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Someone already updated Wikipedia based on the Express story.

A myth continues...and it is spreading.
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Old 07-02-2016, 07:00 PM
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Peerage is much more reliable than Wikipedia.

The Express is trying to connected Albert Spencer to Lionel Lupton and there is no evidence that the two men knew each other much less joined and fought together.

That makes the story a piece of fiction.

The DM and Telegraph stories from a few years back had Lupton dying at Somme
This part may be true try but that does not mean the Express story has not been fabricated.

All pieces of fiction have bits of facts.
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