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Old 02-02-2019, 07:59 AM
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The only pic I’ve seen is of Sophie Carter and another woman. Sophie is Kate’s friend from Marlborough College and Princess Charlotte’s godmother so she is certainly a close friend. Both Carole and Michael were at her wedding.
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Old 02-02-2019, 02:44 PM
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Michael Middleton was pictured shopping - big story for the dailymail..


** dailymail: Every little helps, even when your daughter's a Duchess! Kate Middleton’s multimillionaire father Michael is spotted stocking up..**
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Old 02-02-2019, 03:17 PM
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He's just buying groceries. I don't understand the need for the paps to intrude on his private life.
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Old 02-02-2019, 03:36 PM
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Oh, my. A slow news day for the Daily Mail. At least he wasn't buying bathroom tissue.
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Old 02-02-2019, 03:43 PM
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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!
Muriel, I agree. That’s a time I truly don’t want to go back to and Catherine shouldn’t be in that kind of position. Where was her security?
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Old 02-02-2019, 05:24 PM
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Shock horror! News announcement that royals and relatives of royals buy groceries too
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Old 02-02-2019, 06:33 PM
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So is he being pretentious if he doesn't shop (uses delivery or a personal shopper) then or when he does shop is it because he's trying to be like the rest of the people (and how dare he)?


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Old 02-02-2019, 06:48 PM
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He's just buying groceries. I don't understand the need for the paps to intrude on his private life.
He was shopping the day of the birthday party. The suggestion being he was buying last minute party supplies like beer.

Since they couldn't get an inside source to spill the beans, stalking the family to get any hint seems to be the best source

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So is he being pretentious if he doesn't shop (uses delivery or a personal shopper) then or when he does shop is it because he's trying to be like the rest of the people (and how dare he)?


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Oddly neither. The article read more as an advertisement/product review for a beer brand.
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Old 02-03-2019, 08:51 AM
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James Middleton, stepped out in Kings Road, London with his two dogs todaymorning

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...st-London.html

Sunday today and DM need slow news !!!

James was spotted cycling in London with four dogs!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...gs-London.html

The sweet photo , James posted to celebrate Mother's Day!

https://www.hellomagazine.com/celebr...ers-day-photo/

James with Spencer Matthews enjoy a morning jog along in River Thames.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...-dogs-tow.html

Alice Tomlinson the oldest relative of Duchess of Cambridge, sister of her grandfather has died at 107

https://www.countypress.co.uk/news/1...s-died-at-107/

https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal...prince-william
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Old 02-03-2019, 02:59 PM
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The Daily Fail seem to be using James as their new target. Before we would always see these type of articles about Pippa but they've been a bit quiet around her lately.
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Old 02-03-2019, 03:28 PM
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The Daily Fail seem to be using James as their new target. Before we would always see these type of articles about Pippa but they've been a bit quiet around her lately.
Pippa is married and with a kid. A bit boring now for the paps.

James is the last single Middleton. And with a new French girlfriend. Far more exciting in their minds to stalk him and consider when he will get married and so on.

What ever will they do when he is married and has a kid

Only thing enjoyable for me is seeing the dogs, both Pippa and now James. Mabel is cute. I am trying to sort out the mystery of his dogs. I have seen one photo with Mabel and seven black dogs (one lab and six cocker spaniels) in his vehicle. And another of him with six black dogs , and 3 golden labs. Okay I am a bit dog obsessed, well animal obsessed, I admit it.
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Old 02-03-2019, 04:39 PM
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Does he really live in a city flat with NINE dogs?
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Old 02-03-2019, 05:08 PM
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I have seen one photo with Mabel and seven black dogs (one lab and six cocker spaniels) in his vehicle. And another of him with six black dogs , and 3 golden labs. Okay I am a bit dog obsessed, well animal obsessed, I admit it.

His dogs are very cute though I do wonder if all of them reside with him in the city as three labs and six Cocker spaniels would need some space to move around in. Perhaps some stay in Berkshire from time to time?
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Old 02-03-2019, 05:19 PM
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I think Pippa has now settled down, sensibly and given up her attempts to get notice and have some kind of career.. she's probably going to be a full time mum for a few years and I hope she has given up on trying to be a public figure.
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Old 02-03-2019, 05:35 PM
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Pippa is married and with a kid. A bit boring now for the paps.

James is the last single Middleton. And with a new French girlfriend. Far more exciting in their minds to stalk him and consider when he will get married and so on.

What ever will they do when he is married and has a kid
Well by then Lady Louise will be old enough to be a tabloid target. I think B&E were both about 17 when the media started reporting on their love lives.

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I think Pippa has now settled down, sensibly and given up her attempts to get notice and have some kind of career.. she's probably going to be a full time mum for a few years and I hope she has given up on trying to be a public figure.
Interesting. To my knowledge she still writes for Waitrose. Do you believe she's planning to quit her job in the near future?
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Old 02-03-2019, 05:48 PM
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Does he really live in a city flat with NINE dogs?
I doubt it; he said something about taking his dogs to Scotland.
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Old 02-03-2019, 05:53 PM
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Well by then Lady Louise will be old enough to be a tabloid target. I think B&E were both about 17 when the media started reporting on their love lives.



Interesting. To my knowledge she still writes for Waitrose. Do you believe she's planning to quit her job in the near future?
I don't really see how Lady Louise comes into the conversation. The discussion about the Middletons is not because there is no interesting royal to discus.

Pippa has been tabloid fodder since the wedding. Even when there was Harry and the York girls, and all of their dating/parties and such to discus. There is still Beatrice and her dating exploits, and yet the Middletons still make the tabloids.

Unless Louise does something really rebellious, not likely she is going to get much tabloid attention anyways. Like Peter, she is likely to be able to fly under the radar if she lives private.
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Old 02-03-2019, 06:02 PM
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I don't really see how Lady Louise comes into the conversation. The discussion about the Middletons is not because there is no interesting royal to discus.

Pippa has been tabloid fodder since the wedding. Even when there was Harry and the York girls, and all of their dating/parties and such to discus. There is still Beatrice and her dating exploits, and yet the Middletons still make the tabloids.

Unless Louise does something really rebellious, not likely she is going to get much tabloid attention anyways. Like Peter, she is likely to be able to fly under the radar if she lives private.
You pondered what the media would do when James becomes boring, thus my answer. The younger generation will become the new interest, Margaret's grandkids (this has already started) and the Wessex kids. Peter wasn't that much under the radar in the early 2000s. I remember his girlfriends being reported on. Heck I even remember when his american ex-gf did an interview putting him on blast.

James being the youngest means the media will have to branch out to other families. I'm just hoping Tallulah Goldsmith avoids the media glare, she already had enough for a lifetime because of her father.
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Old 02-03-2019, 06:40 PM
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You pondered what the media would do when James becomes boring, thus my answer. The younger generation will become the new interest, Margaret's grandkids (this has already started) and the Wessex kids. Peter wasn't that much under the radar in the early 2000s. I remember his girlfriends being reported on. Heck I even remember when his american ex-gf did an interview putting him on blast.

James being the youngest means the media will have to branch out to other families. I'm just hoping Tallulah Goldsmith avoids the media glare, she already had enough for a lifetime because of her father.
I didn't realize James Middleton was a member of the royal family. Wow

We are talking two different categories here.

Royal gossip vs extended family.

The royals will always have someone to gossip about. Harry may be married but there is Beatrice, and eventually others.


Then there are those who are loosely associated with the royal family. The Spencers got some attention. Any in laws of the BRF get some attention if there is something to write about.

Lady Louise and James Middleton have nothing to do with one another. Media speculation didn't move to James, because there were no royals to talk about. Just like media speculation didn't move to Pippa because there were no royals to talk about. There was Harry and the Yorks, and there is still Beatrice and her dating life.

If James becomes boring the tabs may have to find other royal in laws who are of interest. More likely either the Markles will get some more speculation or Edo and his family background. Then Tallulah will.
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Old 02-03-2019, 07:01 PM
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I didn't realize James Middleton was a member of the royal family. Wow

We are talking two different categories here.

Royal gossip vs extended family.

The royals will always have someone to gossip about. Harry may be married but there is Beatrice, and eventually others.


Then there are those who are loosely associated with the royal family. The Spencers got some attention. Any in laws of the BRF get some attention if there is something to write about.

Lady Louise and James Middleton have nothing to do with one another. Media speculation didn't move to James, because there were no royals to talk about. Just like media speculation didn't move to Pippa because there were no royals to talk about. There was Harry and the Yorks, and there is still Beatrice and her dating life.

If James becomes boring the tabs may have to find other royal in laws who are of interest. More likely either the Markles will get some more speculation or Edo and his family background. Then Tallulah will.
I disagree with some of your post.

1. James gets covered because he is related to four HRHs not because he is one himself. Same will be true for Margaret's grandkids and the Wessex kids. They aren't HRHs either but being related to royals is enough to drive interest.

2. Speculation does move from one to another when the well dries up with the former. The tabs have pages to fill and want to gossip about the anything in proxy to the BRF. If James is boring they will look for other relatives, the younger the better because the 18-35 year-old readers give them the best ad revenue. When Catherine married and it was harder to stalk her they moved their focus to Pippa. Now with Pippa, Harry and Eugenie all married and with Beatrice living in the USA, they are settling for obsessing over James when previously he was of lesser interest to them.
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