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Old 02-01-2019, 02:16 PM
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Familiar pictures. Catherine was clearly not amused to find photographers at her sister's doorstep.
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Old 02-01-2019, 02:21 PM
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I'm so disturbed by those pictures. I don't know something is just ... wrong
I mean she's not Kate Middleton anymore but HRH the Duchess of Cambridge. And here she looks like a panicked trapped rabbit...
Where is the respect for Pete's sake ?
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Old 02-01-2019, 04:32 PM
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Supply and demand, Nico.
People want to see her, what she is wearing, how she looks.


I have no doubt the paps have Pippa's house staked out 24/7; else why all the pictures of Pippa walking her dogs or going to the gym? Doesn't matter- clickbait!

Same with any of the Middletons, the press is relentless because the public interest is there.
And when that happens, any hope of privacy goes out the window.
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Old 02-01-2019, 05:04 PM
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I'm so disturbed by those pictures. I don't know something is just ... wrong
I mean she's not Kate Middleton anymore but HRH the Duchess of Cambridge. And here she looks like a panicked trapped rabbit...
Where is the respect for Pete's sake ?
I thought the same thing. Catherine clearly noticed the photographers and seemed angry at them being there (which I don't blame her for, since this was a private party). This did remind me of the photos we used to see of the couple going out when they were dating back in 2008.
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Old 02-01-2019, 05:08 PM
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Whilst I feel for Catherine, she looks like a deer caught in the headlights but she is The Duchess of Cambridge and she’s out in a public place. I would imagine she’s been followed leaving KP, and caught on the off but this is always going to happen.

Organisation prevents this from happening.
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Old 02-01-2019, 05:09 PM
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Yes, that was very intrusive on the photographers' part, but also not surprising. I feel very sorry for Catherine; on the other hand, after this amount of time it also shouldn't come as a huge shock. While her irritation is justified, it might have been wiser to have more of her game face on show--not smiley/smiley, necessarily, but perhaps more neutral and less obviously rattled. Much less of a story that way.
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Old 02-01-2019, 05:21 PM
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Yes you'd think by now she would be used to this and be able to carry it off better. Or why not have her mother's party somewhere more private.... If they went to KP, it would probably be easier to avoid the press...
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Old 02-01-2019, 05:30 PM
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I doubt she and William live entirely holed up at KP and Anmer. She’s surely used to being able to visit friends and family sometimes and have the visits stay private. So I don’t think it’s out of line for her to be surprised and out of sorts when something falls apart and the paps show up.
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Old 02-01-2019, 05:34 PM
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I too don’t like these pics. They remind me of those hounding Kate Middleton days. With her hand over her face - you can tell she’s annoyed and uncomfortable.
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Old 02-01-2019, 05:35 PM
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I thought the same thing. Catherine clearly noticed the photographers and seemed angry at them being there (which I don't blame her for, since this was a private party). This did remind me of the photos we used to see of the couple going out when they were dating back in 2008.
I was thinking the same thing....the closeness of the press, the deer in the headlight look, etc reminded me of the early days when Kate and William were just dating. A total different look from Kate when she is doing her royal engagements and with her family. I am surprised her bodyguards couldn't keep the press further away from her. Also surprised that William didn't attend.

Yes, its all about supply and demand. People still have an interest in the Middleton family and still hate on Pippa. That's why we get endless pics of her walking her dogs, getting coffee and now taking her son for a walk.
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Maybe it was Pippa's turn to host or more convenient for her to do so? She doesn't get photographed every time she meets her family and they can't all live their entire lives around the Cambridges.

Those did look like very intrusively close paparazzi though.
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Old 02-01-2019, 05:47 PM
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Yeah, the closeness of those photos, especially paired with the more distant photos of her father the next day (and the fact that we almost never see anything of her private life) makes me think something went wrong—that there was a plan in place to keep the paps from knowing what was happening or getting that close, but some piece of the execution of that plan was missing or mishandled on the night. Badly.

And then at least partially fixed by morning. Or, actually, by evening’s end, since there are no photos of her exit.
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Old 02-01-2019, 07:12 PM
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Whilst I feel for Catherine, she looks like a deer caught in the headlights but she is The Duchess of Cambridge and she’s out in a public place. I would imagine she’s been followed leaving KP, and caught on the off but this is always going to happen.

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I think the overly bright lights of the paps are problematic for anyone when they are being blasted full force in your face at close range. No one should be expecting DoS Kate to smile and wave, or to be happy about this aggressive intrusion.

That said, I like what the Duchess is wearing. She has been lightening her hair for awhile now, and it looks good on her. Happy b'day to her mother, Carole Middleton!
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Old 02-02-2019, 02:16 AM
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Yes, that was very intrusive on the photographers' part, but also not surprising. I feel very sorry for Catherine; on the other hand, after this amount of time it also shouldn't come as a huge shock. While her irritation is justified, it might have been wiser to have more of her game face on show--not smiley/smiley, necessarily, but perhaps more neutral and less obviously rattled. Much less of a story that way.
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I too don’t like these pics. They remind me of those hounding Kate Middleton days. With her hand over her face - you can tell she’s annoyed and uncomfortable.
To me what was not right is how close the photographers seem to be to Kate. It appears that she is having to work her way through them to get to the front door of Pippa & James' house. All very reminiscent of c2008 or 2009!
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Old 02-02-2019, 02:51 AM
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I doubt she and William live entirely holed up at KP and Anmer. She’s surely used to being able to visit friends and family sometimes and have the visits stay private. So I don’t think it’s out of line for her to be surprised and out of sorts when something falls apart and the paps show up.
Of course she is able, at times to visit her friends privately but it is probably easier if she is careful and for a big party, chooses somewhere like KP where the paps can be kept out.... She shouldnt' look annoyed and upset, it just gives them a better picture than if she just didn't react...
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Old 02-02-2019, 04:06 AM
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Of course she is able, at times to visit her friends privately but it is probably easier if she is careful and for a big party, chooses somewhere like KP where the paps can be kept out.... She shouldnt' look annoyed and upset, it just gives them a better picture than if she just didn't react...
Do we know if this was a big party?
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Old 02-02-2019, 04:29 AM
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I hate those pictures. She's clearly being harassed & blinded by the flashes. Where is her PPO? She should have been driven to the front door & then escorted in.
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Old 02-02-2019, 04:54 AM
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Do we know if this was a big party?
I don't believe we know anything about it apart from speculation. I don't see why Middleton parties should always have to be either on Cambridge properties or in Bucklebury. And if they did host a big party at KP and the press found out we'd have articles bitching about the Middletons taking over again. Should Pippa never to be able to host a family party at her house? We know they do move around London without being papped in private time.

The worst thing for me is how damn close they seem, like they are one step away from the days of trying to get a disgusting upskirt shot.
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Old 02-02-2019, 06:46 AM
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Of course she is able, at times to visit her friends privately but it is probably easier if she is careful and for a big party, chooses somewhere like KP where the paps can be kept out.... She shouldnt' look annoyed and upset, it just gives them a better picture than if she just didn't react...
Her main reaction, understandably, was to try and cover her face from the glare of the harsh lights. This was definitely a breach of Kate's privacy on what was a private occasion.
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Old 02-02-2019, 07:55 AM
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Do we know if this was a big party?
I did see a photo of some of the guests leaving (apparently the party had a summer theme judging by the clothing) so it wasn't limited to family and close friends.

But other than that, I haven't seen any mention of how large it was.
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