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Zonk 01-06-2012 06:43 PM

The Duchess of Cambridge as Patron of Action on Addiction
 
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Arms of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge


The Duchess of Cambridge as
Patron of Action on Addiction

Announced January 5, 2012


"Action on Addiction works to free people from addiction, support their families, and educate professionals in the addictions field. The charity has treatment centres throughout England, a specialist family service, an innovative research programme and an expert training centre. The charity has centres in Dorset, London, Merseyside and Wiltshire, but operates nationally."

Official Website

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PrincessKaimi 02-02-2012 07:09 PM

Kate was at a charity today, as well (Action on Addiction). William was not there, of course. I'm not sure what counts as a "solo engagement," but it sounds as if this is something where she was the only royal involved. It was not a public event.

Kate keeps busy on William's first day in the Falklands

sheikah deena 02-02-2012 08:32 PM

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Originally Posted by PrincessKaimi (Post 1366438)
Kate was at a charity today, as well (Action on Addiction). William was not there, of course. I'm not sure what counts as a "solo engagement," but it sounds as if this is something where she was the only royal involved. It was not a public event.

Kate keeps busy on William's first day in the Falklands

very nice , prince william look so nice :flowers:

ghost_night554 02-03-2012 02:01 AM

Duchess of Cambridge meets recovering addicts on secret visit to treatment centre - Telegraph

Lady Ann 02-03-2012 09:10 AM

Kate Middleton goes solo: Duchess of Cambridge will spend Valentine's Day in Liverpool without William | Mail Online

Baroness of Books 02-04-2012 10:31 AM

Kate's keeping busy in William's absence:

Duchess of Cambridge secretly meets with recovering drug addicts and alcoholics as William leaves for The Falklands | Mail Online

Mermaid1962 02-04-2012 02:44 PM

:previous: Oooooooh..."secretly.":biggrin: The word has such a different connotation to "privately" or "confidentially.";)

Daria_S 02-04-2012 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Mermaid1962 (Post 1367016)
:previous: Oooooooh..."secretly.":biggrin: The word has such a different connotation to "privately" or "confidentially.";)

Just another example of DM stirring the pot when there's no need to be doing so. As so many pointed out, when there's no newsworthy material, one must create some :ermm:, even if it makes the paper look ridiculous in the process.

sheikah deena 02-04-2012 08:56 PM

Ooh she’s seem very good person very Nice to heard another royals members care that much about charity things :flowers:

marine2109 02-05-2012 09:53 AM

Quote:

With William away, caring Kate devotes Valentine's Day to duties
Kate to attend second solo engagement on Valentines Day - hellomagazine.com

Lenora 02-19-2012 12:26 PM

Duchess of Cambridge turns to her uncle for advice on addiction - Telegraph

Patra 02-19-2012 12:53 PM

Interesting article regarding her uncle, I was unaware of this addiction struggles!

Baroness of Books 02-19-2012 01:12 PM

While he may be a good source of information for Kate regarding his addiction, her uncle sounds like someone who may not be too discreet when flouting his connections to the royal family. Flamboyantly arriving at her wedding in a luxury Rolls Royce convertible and talking to the press about rooms at BP (if that's to be believed) sounds like some self-aggrandizement to me. Just my perspective.

Daria_S 02-19-2012 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Baroness of Books (Post 1372407)
While he may be a good source of information for Kate regarding his addiction, her uncle sounds like someone who may not be too discreet when flouting his connections to the royal family. Flamboyantly arriving at her wedding in a luxury Rolls Royce convertible and talking to the press about rooms at BP (if that's to be believed) sounds like some self-aggrandizement to me. Just my perspective.

I would have to agree with you. If I were Catherine, I would be very careful of what I say to such a relative. It appears that he wants to milk his connections for all they're worth, and act as if he's more important than he actually is.

MichelleQ2 02-19-2012 06:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Baroness of Books
While he may be a good source of information for Kate regarding his addiction, her uncle sounds like someone who may not be too discreet when flouting his connections to the royal family. Flamboyantly arriving at her wedding in a luxury Rolls Royce convertible and talking to the press about rooms at BP (if that's to be believed) sounds like some self-aggrandizement to me. Just my perspective.

This appears to all be coming from uncle Gary's camp. Can you imagine uncle Gary making an official appearance with her? In his dreams! The Duchess' people discreetly said effectively no comment.

XeniaCasaraghi 02-19-2012 07:07 PM

Whether he is a talker or not, I'm sure he is a good source of information for Kate when she is taking on addictions as one of her charities. Doing more research into the how and why he became an addict and what it was like. Also if he is clean now, how did he accomplish it. I've always thought that her choice of this charity was connected to her uncle.

LadyGabrielle 02-20-2012 12:43 PM

Oh for the love of God!! Could this be possible? I know her Uncle Gary would be the choice to ask but please, there are others out there who could help her understand addictions. I'm shocked that he would even be allowed anywhere around the family. O.k. maybe he is clean but his overall character is NOT appropriate and quite frankly I wouldn't trust him as far as I could throw him. Just my opinion.

cinrit 02-20-2012 01:04 PM

:previous: He's a family member, of course he's allowed around the family. I'm sure they love him. Families don't just throw away relatives because they have a problem.

Kataryn 02-20-2012 01:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Daria_S (Post 1372428)
I would have to agree with you. If I were Catherine, I would be very careful of what I say to such a relative. It appears that he wants to milk his connections for all they're worth, and act as if he's more important than he actually is.

That's not fair towards "Uncle Gary". The journalist quotes "a friend of Goldsmith's" who blabbed and we all know this kind of friends...

Mandrake in his article then says: "Goldsmith, 46, the younger brother of Kate Middleton’s mother, Carole, would not comment when I raised the issue with him, and a spokesman for the Duchess told me he did not wish to discuss her “private relations with her family.”

So fact is that Gary Goldsmith personally did not comment. Neither did Catherine's spokesman.

So I don't think it is right to believe only because this journalist as well as others connected Catherine's interest in addiction (which is a hugh problematic topic where youngsters are concerned in the whole of Europe, BTW) with her uncle, it is not a proven fact that this is indeed the reason. Apart from using his own car (which is a bit flashy, okay) on arrival to the Royal wedding, Gary Goldsmith has behaved impeccably. My personal guess is that he does so in exchange for a future introduction of his daughter into Catherine and Pippa's circles when Tabitha is old enough (she is still in school, isn't she?).

Binge drinking is a big topic and it is an important task to bring the dangers of addiction into the youngster's minds. Especially as Catherine and William have their own personal history with falling out of nightclubs short before dawn. So now on planning to become parents it might have seemed to them that it's a worthy task to prevent youngsters from becoming alcohol addicts.

Princess of Durham 02-20-2012 01:40 PM

I don't recall Catherine ever "falling out of nightclubs shortly before dawn". Obviously Prince Harry has had his moments, but I don't recall anything like this with Kate.

Mermaid1962 02-20-2012 04:17 PM

I don't remember anything like that either.

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Originally Posted by Princess of Durham (Post 1372774)
I don't recall Catherine ever "falling out of nightclubs shortly before dawn".


agami.pearl 02-20-2012 04:25 PM

I remember, few times she partied long hours with William and he was visibly drunk. Harry is not only one who likes good fun.

Kataryn 02-20-2012 04:51 PM

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Originally Posted by agami.pearl (Post 1372858)
I remember, few times she partied long hours with William and he was visibly drunk. Harry is not only one who likes good fun.

Okay, Catherine never danced on the table like some other HRH reportedly did but she and William had been out till the small hours and both looked a little bit worse for wear... I guess these times are over now...

XeniaCasaraghi 02-20-2012 05:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cinrit (Post 1372759)
:previous: He's a family member, of course he's allowed around the family. I'm sure they love him. Families don't just throw away relatives because they have a problem.

Thank you! I don't know what is with this idea that her uncle should just be ostracized and ignored now that she is a Duchess. We don't know much about their relationship, perhaps despite his faults he is loving towards his family. And I could have sworn that he has been behaving well since the incident years ago when he talked to the press.

HRHHermione 02-20-2012 05:22 PM

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Originally Posted by XeniaCasaraghi (Post 1372876)
Thank you! I don't know what is with this idea that her uncle should just be ostracized and ignored now that she is a Duchess. We don't know much about their relationship, perhaps despite his faults he is loving towards his family.

Plus... what did he really do that was so wrong? At this point, it's well known that News of the World set out to deliberately entrap people and make them look bad to sell papers. In fact, their tactics were so dishonest and such bad journalism that they were forced out of business and many people associated with them are under investigation.

At the very worst, we saw him buying cocaine (which is bad, but we already knew he was an addict- he's honest about his struggles with addiction) and we saw him talking about his royal connections in what he assumed was complete privacy, and probably while he was under the influence.

The man's an addict, and that's sad and tragic, but he hasn't really done anything to merit the level of disdain directed towards him. In fact, he's been a very successful businessman and by all appearances, he has a good relationship with his family as long as he's clean and sober.

I don't see why it would be a bad thing for the Duchess to talk to him about his battles with addiction and use that has her personal inspiration for helping others struggling with the same illness.

Osipi 02-20-2012 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by HRHHermione (Post 1372880)
I don't see why it would be a bad thing for the Duchess to talk to him about his battles with addiction and use that has her personal inspiration for helping others struggling with the same illness.

One thing very important to a recovering addict too is to have the love and support of family. With Kate seriously taking on this issue, it shows her uncle that he's definitely not alone and on the other hand, perhaps it shows those that she reaches out to that addiction has affected her life personally and she's with them in the struggle and not just an outsider looking in.

XeniaCasaraghi 02-20-2012 07:33 PM

BTW I agree HRHHermione, that Uncle George has never done anything that deserves the treatment he gets from some. It sometimes seems that he is just used by people to continue to drag Kate down and paint her as being "lower" than the station she has married into; and that her and her family are social climbers.

grevinnan 02-20-2012 10:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Kataryn (Post 1372865)
Okay, Catherine never danced on the table like some other HRH reportedly did but she and William had been out till the small hours and both looked a little bit worse for wear... I guess these times are over now...

Nightclubs are by definition places to go for fun and dancing until the small hours. I hope they still find the time to go out with friends and have a good time - away from cameras and prying eyes.

MARG 02-21-2012 12:09 AM

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Originally Posted by grevinnan (Post 1372968)
Nightclubs are by definition places to go for fun and dancing until the small hours. I hope they still find the time to go out with friends and have a good time - away from cameras and prying eyes.

I think they were thinking more of the "wee small hours" and "looking a little bit worse for wear". Perhaps they hope for a new "family" focused Cambridge couple. :biggrin:

Dman 10-17-2012 06:01 AM

In her recent tour of the north-east, the Duchess of Cambridge met members of M-PACT, a project helping families affected by addiction. Olivia Parker looks at their ground-breaking work:
Duchess of Cambridge gives addiction charity royal support - Telegraph

ghost_night554 10-17-2012 11:51 AM

Duchess of Cambridge gives addiction charity royal support - Telegraph

Dman 11-01-2012 07:33 PM

Action on Addiction becomes benefitting charity for 100 Women in Hedge Funds in 2013:
Action on Addiction - News and Publications

Lumutqueen 02-05-2013 07:35 AM

@SkyNewsRoyal: #royal #Kate fans, finally a date for your diary! February 19, Duchess will visit an Action on Addiction project - your waiting is over!!

@SkyNewsRoyal: #royal #Kate will meet clients and staff at Hope House, a 23-bed residential treatment centre. #backtowork

@SkyNewsRoyal: #royal #Kate will be around 19 weeks into her pregnancy on her next engagement - nearly half way!

@RegalEyes: The Duchess of Cambridge will visit Hope House , Action on Addiction in London Tues 19th Feb.

hkittybaby 02-05-2013 07:41 AM

Finally back!

Kate Debate@RoyalKateDebate
Hope House helps women recovering from drug and substance abuse #kate

More info here:
Action on Addiction - Hope House Treatment Centre

Princess Luna 02-05-2013 07:49 AM

Can`t wait to see Catherine again :smile:

Dman 02-05-2013 10:52 AM

Kate Back To Duties As Pregnancy Progresses:
Kate Back To Duties As Pregnancy Progresses

julliette 02-18-2013 02:03 PM

Paul Harrison ‏@SkyNewsRoyal
#royal #Kate back to public engagements tomorrow in Clapham visiting @ActionAddiction project Hope House - I'll be there, nice and early...


Paul Harrison
‏@SkyNewsRoyal
#royal #Kate's visit tomorrow to @ActionAddiction will focus on women who are working to fight their dependency on substances

ghost_night554 02-19-2013 03:48 AM

here we go....
Stacey Winter ‏@castiels_angel So it's basically just me. @clace87 and the press waiting to see Kate Middleton.
Stacey Winter ‏@castiels_angel
@RoyalKateDebate Hey! Will do, it's all Paparazzi and us. pic.twitter.com/xkJJ8uhz

Stacey Winter ‏@castiels_angel @RoyalKateDebate There's talk here of her getting here 9.30/10 but I don't think they know really.

Victoria Murphy ‏@QueenVicMirror Off to Hope House this morning where Kate is making her first public appearance in weeks #bumpwatch

phil dampier ‏@phildampier
#kate Duchess of Cambridge at Action on Addiction this morning.
#mantel #kate Can't be assed to tweet on @hilarymantel - just playing into her PR's hands!

georgina brewer ‏@Georginaitv Furious rush for press pen as it opens ahead of #Kate event in South London today pic.twitter.com/bNCkKx7G



georgina brewer ‏@Georginaitv Loud cries of 'don't touch my ladder' coming from over the wall in the press pen.... Tension mounts! #kate #duchess
Mark Stewart ‏@RegalEyes Sunny but cold morning here at Hope House where the Duchess of Cambridge will visit. Feels like coat weather to me. pic.twitter.com/G7I4pJIR

Clace & Stace ‏@claceNstace @RoyalKateDebate only a small gathering of Kate's fans and more press at Hope House:-)

I'm feeling super sick and it's so late she better hurry up!

I need sleep please someone take over, I've been told prob less then an hr till she arrives so could be 10 mins or could be 30 or more. I'll catch up in the morn. Night all

liv 02-19-2013 06:03 AM

Kate Debate ‏@RoyalKateDebate@WatchingWindsor @HRHCambridge half an hr or less...

Visit starts 11.30 GMT

Kate is wearing gray dress and showing some bump

Marika86 02-19-2013 06:34 AM

Richard Palmer ‏@RoyalReporter The Duchess of Cambridge has arrived at Hope House in London. She's in a grey dress.

Richard Palmer ‏@RoyalReporter Not much sign of a bump there. Very slight. It's. grey and white patterned wrap dress, I'd say.

Victoria Murphy ‏@QueenVicMirror Kate arrives at Hope House in Clapham looking fab https://yfrog.com/oemrrpjzj

Paul Harrison ‏@SkyNewsRoyal #royal #Kate arrives at Hope House an @ActionAddiction project in Clapham - Max Mara dress pic.twitter.com/yZNtWBtk

soapstar 02-19-2013 06:44 AM

First photos: https://twitter.com/theroyaleditor/s...505217/photo/1
https://twitter.com/SkyNewsRoyal/sta...941888/photo/1

Mark Stewart ‏@RegalEyes
The Duchess of Cambridge greets photographers with a cheery hello as she proudly shows off her baby bump at Hope House

Get What Kate Wore ‏@GetWhatKateWore
Kate is wearing Max Mara dress Max Mara Studio Long Sleeve Dress in Gray

royalistbert 02-19-2013 06:47 AM

I hope this doesn't sound too crude she is bigger upstairs. :tongue:

EIIR 02-19-2013 06:50 AM

She looks great, actually, in really good health. I do see a bit of a bump. No live video from inside Hope House, but we will see footage afterwards.

Marika86 02-19-2013 07:05 AM

Getty Images: The Duchess Of Cambridge Visits Hope House

ITV News video

Hello: Professional Kate brushes off comments as she returns to work with baby bump

Pure People: Kate Middleton enceinte et en action : 1re sortie officielle du baby bump !

Lehtikuva: Catherine edusti iloisena

royalistbert 02-19-2013 07:12 AM

She is positively glowing! :flowers:

kathia_sophia 02-19-2013 07:27 AM

she looks so radiant!! her baby bump is very visible too. what a beautiful pregnant women we've got here^^

Princess Luna 02-19-2013 07:41 AM

She is so so beautiful :smile:

suztav 02-19-2013 08:06 AM

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Originally Posted by royalistbert (Post 1518764)
I hope this doesn't sound too crude she is bigger upstairs. :tongue:

I agree she is bigger up top and around the tips/back side. She probably has more of a "bump" than is visible with this dress. No doubt she is wearing this particular pattern and wrap design of dress to camouflage the "bump".

I'm always amazed how many people (usually men) who think that women need to show a "bump" immediately. Some women never show a big bump until their 8-9th months, especially those who tend to be thinner and have a smaller bone structure.

Diana has a bigger bone structure than Catherine ... hence, she showed the "bump" earlier in her pregnancy.

:whistling:

EIIR 02-19-2013 08:18 AM

Pregnancy is certainly suiting her at this stage. I don't want to critique every bit of her body as it makes me uncomfortable, but she looks as if she's reached the 'glowing' phase if such a thing exists.

She could've got away with wearing a coat given the chilly weather, interesting that she chose not to.

Dman 02-19-2013 08:24 AM

Good to see Her Royal Highness again and supporting her charity.

Hollie 02-19-2013 08:33 AM

Pregnancy suits her LOL
Very healthy and glowing. She certainly looks younger than few months before when she was really thin.

GracieGiraffe 02-19-2013 08:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EIIR (Post 1518793)
Pregnancy is certainly suiting her at this stage. I don't want to critique every bit of her body as it makes me uncomfortable, but she looks as if she's reached the 'glowing' phase if such a thing exists.

She could've got away with wearing a coat given the chilly weather, interesting that she chose not to.

Pregnant women are often hot! It's like they're little ovens. I often marched around in chilly weather without a coat. She's probably feeling the same.

Daria_S 02-19-2013 08:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hkittybaby (Post 1518633)

I know the time of her engagement tomorrow.
:whistling:but I can't reveal for security reasons

I've got a friend who will be there and she will see Kate :) I'm so happy for her!

I hope your friend will get to see Catherine.

Quote:

Originally Posted by EIIR (Post 1518793)
Pregnancy is certainly suiting her at this stage. I don't want to critique every bit of her body as it makes me uncomfortable, but she looks as if she's reached the 'glowing' phase if such a thing exists.

She could've got away with wearing a coat given the chilly weather, interesting that she chose not to.

Agree completely. Catherine looks wheel-rested and is indeed glowing.

Lady Ann 02-19-2013 09:20 AM

While I am very glad to see the bump out and about...I would like to know if anyone knows if the ring on the Duchess' right hand is new/old? It is the first time since the engagment we have seen any other rings on her finger!!!Anyone???

Princess Luna 02-19-2013 09:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lady Ann (Post 1518813)
While I am very glad to see the bump out and about...I would like to know if anyone knows if the ring on the Duchess' right hand is new/old? It is the first time since the engagment we have seen any other rings on her finger!!!Anyone???


Yeah, i also wonder about the ring.....

muriel 02-19-2013 09:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lady Ann (Post 1518813)
I would like to know if anyone knows if the ring on the Duchess' right hand is new/old? It is the first time since the engagment we have seen any other rings on her finger!!!Anyone???

Quote:

Originally Posted by Princess Luna (Post 1518814)
Yeah, i also wonder about the ring.....

Are there any pictures of the ring?

cepe 02-19-2013 09:36 AM

There is a a pic on this website, but it's not v clear. The website says that it is not new.

Duchess Kate

julliette 02-19-2013 10:00 AM

I agree she's glowing. Pregnacy definetely suits her and so does a bit of natural tan

Dman 02-19-2013 10:12 AM

Royal Video:
The Duchess of Cambridge visiting Hope House in south west London:
Home - ITNSource News

Lady Ann 02-19-2013 10:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cepe (Post 1518817)
There is a a pic on this website, but it's not v clear. The website says that it is not new.

Duchess Kate


it also says it is a Ruby ring which is the birthstone for July.... aww sweet..

Princess Luna 02-19-2013 10:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lady Ann (Post 1518831)
it also says it is a Ruby ring which is the birthstone for July.... aww sweet..

Maybe its a "love gift" from William;)

XeniaCasaraghi 02-19-2013 10:32 AM

Oh seeing those pix made me realize how much I've missed her. Is this an Action on Addiction event? I'm rather surprised she decided to go there and show off her figure, for some reason I thought she wouldn't wear fitting clothes and opt for keeping her belly to herself. Not that I'm complaining or criticizing her.

Dman 02-19-2013 10:33 AM

Duchess of Cambridge admits being nervous about giving birth:
Duchess of Cambridge admits being nervous about giving birth - Telegraph

AdmirerUS 02-19-2013 11:10 AM

It's so nice to see the Duchess out and about today. No hint of angst over her appearance and showing no jealousy toward other women (;););)). Some might think it is quite the social horror that she is so well adjusted and happy, that she tries to do good rather than grousing about what is not. I, frankly, cannot understand that point of view. As if when we are all miserable, it is a better world.
Slap on that lovely smile, Catherine and carry on. There is nothing of substance to criticize. :flowers:

julliette 02-19-2013 11:17 AM

BTW, do you think we'll see pics of her inside?

soapstar 02-19-2013 12:28 PM

Yeah, there are a bunch of photos from inside.

https://25.media.tumblr.com/fe5054425...q73o2_1280.jpg

https://24.media.tumblr.com/b5a246b18...q73o1_1280.jpg

https://24.media.tumblr.com/24cdb87b1...y6lo1_1280.jpg

https://williamcatherinecambridge.tum...ge/43491984313

Duchess of Durham 02-19-2013 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by soapstar (Post 1518881)
Yeah, there are a bunch of photos from inside.

https://25.media.tumblr.com/fe5054425...q73o2_1280.jpg

You can definitely see the bump in this pic. She looks beautiful, more beautiful than before she was pregnant.

Al_bina 02-19-2013 01:01 PM

Duchess of Cambridge's solo engagement|Spletnik.ru

soapstar 02-19-2013 01:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duchess of Durham (Post 1518892)
You can definitely see the bump in this pic. She looks beautiful, more beautiful than before she was pregnant.

She does look beautiful. Here's another photo.

https://i2.mirror.co.uk/incoming/arti...am-1718129.jpg

Duchess of Durham 02-19-2013 01:18 PM

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Originally Posted by soapstar (Post 1518903)
She does look beautiful. Here's another photo.

https://i2.mirror.co.uk/incoming/arti...am-1718129.jpg

Another beautiful picture, thank you for sharing.

I've never been pregnant so please forgive the ignorance of this question. At 19ish weeks, has she felt the baby move?

soapstar 02-19-2013 01:26 PM

If she hasn't felt the baby move already, she should soon. They say anywhere from 16-20 weeks is when you can feel the baby move.

GracieGiraffe 02-19-2013 01:38 PM

I felt my babies move at about 12-13 weeks - it's very faint but there. So she's feeling it even if she does not realize she feels it.

Now that we've seen the bump, I predict 6 more weeks of winter!

Duchess of Durham 02-19-2013 01:40 PM

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Originally Posted by GracieGiraffe (Post 1518925)
I felt my babies move at about 12-13 weeks - it's very faint but there. So she's feeling it even if she does not realize she feels it.

Now that we've seen the bump, I predict 6 more weeks of winter!

Stating such things is not how one wins friends. ;):flowers:

Thank you for the info about baby movement. Cannot even begin to imagine what that feels like, especially for the first time.

ghost_night554 02-19-2013 01:52 PM

Looks like the people who told me less then an hr we just a tad off. She ended up arriving at 11:30am. First off Kate looks gorgeous deffos glowing and dunno if this has been posted but a great site to check out pics from today
william & catherine

HRHHermione 02-19-2013 02:00 PM

I think this might be the loveliest I've ever seen her look. The slight fullness to her figure suits her beautifully and makes her look so young.

Isabella 02-19-2013 02:25 PM

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Originally Posted by HRHHermione (Post 1518938)
I think this might be the loveliest I've ever seen her look. The slight fullness to her figure suits her beautifully and makes her look so young.

I was thinking the same thing - I'm not sure she's ever looked better. The fullness of her face and figure certainly suit her.

I was a bit surprised to see the "bump" already - I didn't know if she'd be showing yet, and even if she was, I thought she might have covered herself more. But it's so nice to see her looking so healthy (especially after the, well, bumpy start to her pregnancy), and confident as well.

ghost_night554 02-19-2013 02:27 PM

Victoria Murphy ‏@QueenVicMirror Kate acknowledged she is nervous about giving birth, said: "It would be unnatural if I wasn't."

LadyCatharine 02-19-2013 02:41 PM

Wow her baby bump popped out quickly
Now the little one will continue to expand,yes she does healthy
Look closely at her eyes, still looks tired

Capri Herczeg 02-19-2013 02:48 PM

Oh, I forget!

Catherine is very stunning, she is happy too. She is beautiful! :smile:

LadyGabrielle 02-19-2013 02:54 PM

Catherine looks lovely. I think she looks much healthier with a little extra weight on her. The baby bump is quite adorable. Good to see she is feeling better.

Daria_S 02-19-2013 02:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AdmirerUS (Post 1518861)
It's so nice to see the Duchess out and about today. No hint of angst over her appearance and showing no jealousy toward other women (;););)). Some might think it is quite the social horror that she is so well adjusted and happy, that she tries to do good rather than grousing about what is not. I, frankly, cannot understand that point of view. As if when we are all miserable, it is a better world.
Slap on that lovely smile, Catherine and carry on. There is nothing of substance to criticize. :flowers:

Indeed! She's doing what she's supposed to do, and doing it well. People need to look at all the good she's doing, and leave her alone. No need for nastiness.

PssKatie 02-19-2013 03:14 PM

It's lovely to see Catherine out looking so healthy and happy! :)

ghost_night554 02-19-2013 03:20 PM

I cannot at some people's comments over her choice of recent engagements(not here specifically) like come on forget where or how as long as she's trying her best to make even just the smallest difference in someone else's life that's all I could ever ask of her. She looks fab, and most importantly happy and I'm so happy she's feeling better.

Dman 02-19-2013 03:44 PM

Pictures:
THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRİDGE VİSİTS HOPE HOUSE
MYROYALS &HOLLYWOOD FASH

TLLK 02-19-2013 04:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duchess of Durham (Post 1518928)
Stating such things is not how one wins friends. ;):flowers:

Thank you for the info about baby movement. Cannot even begin to imagine what that feels like, especially for the first time.

:lol:

Having been through the same experience as Gracie, I can only share that feeling that first tiny movement was absolutely amazing.

Grandma828 02-19-2013 05:21 PM

Catherine is a very smart cookie. She wore a dress that revealed her baby bump for all to see. Now she can wear anything she wants and no one can say she is hiding. That shoud remove the media noseyness.

Dman 02-19-2013 05:39 PM

The Duchess visits Action on Addiction's Hope House

Ish 02-19-2013 06:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Grandma828 (Post 1519023)
Catherine is a very smart cookie. She wore a dress that revealed her baby bump for all to see. Now she can wear anything she wants and no one can say she is hiding. That shoud remove the media noseyness.

While I disagree with the extent to which the media hounds her (and other public figures for that matter) I do see how "media noseyness" is a fact of life for them. I went to the supermarket today and Catherine was on the cover of 7 tabloids/magazines, only one of which appeared to be discussing the bump photos. This coverage is pretty much typical, at least here. The media likes stories about the Royals and when there isn't one they're making one up - one of the few non-pregnancy magazines was talking about how "Kate's new home bugged."

Tarlita 02-19-2013 06:40 PM

I imagine Kate would by now be well aware on how the media works and what they are after. That is needing the shot to sell publications. However, I think it is very nasty and unfair of this UK author to pick on Kate when she is in the early stages of a difficult pregnancy. Deliberately Upsetting a pregnant woman is right up there with kicking kittens and puppies in my view. I am really pleased to see that Kate looks well enough to continue her role as a royal. Keep your chin up gorgeous.

hkittybaby 02-19-2013 06:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Ish (Post 1519038)
While I disagree with the extent to which the media hounds her (and other public figures for that matter) I do see how "media noseyness" is a fact of life for them. I went to the supermarket today and Catherine was on the cover of 7 tabloids/magazines, only one of which appeared to be discussing the bump photos. This coverage is pretty much typical, at least here. The media likes stories about the Royals and when there isn't one they're making one up - one of the few non-pregnancy magazines was talking about how "Kate's new home bugged."

I agree:flowers:

AfricanAUSSIE 02-19-2013 06:51 PM

I suspect Kate doesn't give a toss what the public think and only concerns herself with pleasing her husband and family. She has a track record of putting up with whatever comes her way, but her course has not yet changed has it?

I think she will be just fine, so long as William is happy with her.

Tiggersk8 02-19-2013 06:59 PM

It's just a shame we didn't know before hand that Hope House has an Art Therapy program as part of their recovery program. That would have helped to stop some of the comments wondering why she's going there for her first Engagement. I mean...I was getting tired of explaining why Kate was visiting in their words, "Nothing but a bunch of junkies" :sad:

Knowing they have a program like that, it ties in two of Kate's interests and patronages so perfectly. Pity the PR people didn't do more to put that out in the lead up to today.

Anyway....HRH looks gorgeous!!! Glowing, gorgeous and happy. Loved her outfit and it doesn't surprise me Kate went w/a wrap dress and it wouldn't shock me to see her out and about in them more as the next few months go by. Not only are they comfy, but they look good on just about any body type. Plus, considering they're wrap dresses, Kate could then easily add them to her after Baby wardrobe too.

Which in a Country that's still dealing w/the Global Economic woes, would be a very smart thing to think of.

Kate looked wonderful and it's lovely to see her out and about again. :D

Isabella 02-19-2013 07:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Tiggersk8 (Post 1519060)
It's just a shame we didn't know before hand that Hope House has an Art Therapy program as part of their recovery program. That would have helped to stop some of the comments wondering why she's going there for her first Engagement. I mean...I was getting tired of explaining why Kate was visiting in their words, "Nothing but a bunch of junkies" :sad:

Knowing they have a program like that, it ties in two of Kate's interests and patronages so perfectly. Pity the PR people didn't do more to put that out in the lead up to today.

Anyway....HRH looks gorgeous!!! Glowing, gorgeous and happy. Loved her outfit and it doesn't surprise me Kate went w/a wrap dress and it wouldn't shock me to see her out and about in them more as the next few months go by. Not only are they comfy, but they look good on just about any body type. Plus, considering they're wrap dresses, Kate could then easily add them to her after Baby wardrobe too.

Which in a Country that's still dealing w/the Global Economic woes, would be a very smart thing to think of.

Kate looked wonderful and it's lovely to see her out and about again. :D

I wouldn't think an art program should be needed to justify her (or any royal) visiting an addiction treatment center. Perhaps I've missed some controversy, but it seems a perfectly normal place for a royal engagement.

XeniaCasaraghi 02-19-2013 07:23 PM

I think it's good to put any attention on addiction and places to get help for it. It's nice to see a rich girl giving her time to a cause that is not glamorous or particularly in "style", but is still a real problem that needs to be addressed.
I wonder why Kate in chose addiction as one of her charities, how does it affect her personally? I only ask because from what I've seen the royals have charities in there roster that affect them personally. Camilla with osteoporosis, William and Harry with Africa etc.

cinrit 02-19-2013 07:42 PM

:previous: Her maternal uncle (Gary, I believe) has had an addiction problem with cocaine in the past.

EIIR 02-19-2013 07:46 PM

The difficulty with addiction is that, to a large extent, people believe that it's not an actual illness. That people should man-up, develop a bit of willpower and just stop drinking or taking drugs unilaterally. Of course that's nonsense and if HRH's patronage of AoA can help in some small way to change that then it's all to the good.

I was just watching CNN and Erin Burnett showed a compilation of what seemed to be every American morning/news show talking about 'the bump'. I'm afraid Kate's just going to have to deal with the madness until the little Prince/Princess arrives.

GracieGiraffe 02-19-2013 08:04 PM

It's a very good place to debut the bump. I believe that this bump has the power to heal. I've no doubt we'll be hearing stories of such miracles within the next few weeks as the Duchess goes about her business.

Tiggersk8 02-19-2013 08:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Isabella (Post 1519064)
I wouldn't think an art program should be needed to justify her (or any royal) visiting an addiction treatment center. Perhaps I've missed some controversy, but it seems a perfectly normal place for a royal engagement.

Perhaps because, as EIIR said, there are still many people out there who do not believe Addiction is a disease and/or is still a stigma and that those who have become addicted to a substance and/or eating disorder should never be seen or heard from again. This isn't the only Message Board I belong to and the others do have threads for the Royals. I got *very* tired of having to defend Kate's choice of Action on Addiction as a Patronage last year and then her visit to Hope House today in the lead up to the visit.

As I said, the PR people at the Palace did drop the ball a bit here w/out letting us know that Hope House has an Art Therapy program and how it helps those to deal w/their addiction/s. That directly ties into Kate's work w/The Art Room and how she very obviously sees how Art can help either children or adults cope and deal w/their problems.

Instead, it was all "Why is she wasting her time w/those junkies?" kind of postings and those of us at those other boards who tried to explain, ended up being attacked as guilible and stupid bleeding hearts.

It's a sad thing to say in 2013 there are still a majority of people out there who still believe Addiction doesn't really exist. :sad:

AfricanAUSSIE 02-19-2013 08:07 PM

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Originally Posted by GracieGiraffe (Post 1519081)
It's a very good place to debut the bump. I believe that this bump has the power to heal. I've no doubt we'll be hearing stories of such miracles within the next few weeks as the Duchess goes about her business.

:lol::lol::lol::lol: A saint she will be declared!!:lol::lol::lol:

Isabella 02-19-2013 08:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Tiggersk8 (Post 1519082)
Perhaps because, as EIIR said, there are still many people out there who do not believe Addiction is a disease and/or is still a stigma and that those who have become addicted to a substance and/or eating disorder should never be seen or heard from again. This isn't the only Message Board I belong to and the others do have threads for the Royals. I got *very* tired of having to defend Kate's choice of Action on Addiction as a Patronage last year and then her visit to Hope House today in the lead up to the visit.

As I said, the PR people at the Palace did drop the ball a bit here w/out letting us know that Hope House has an Art Therapy program and how it helps those to deal w/their addiction/s. That directly ties into Kate's work w/The Art Room and how she very obviously sees how Art can help either children or adults cope and deal w/their problems.

Instead, it was all "Why is she wasting her time w/those junkies?" kind of postings and those of us at those other boards who tried to explain, ended up being attacked as guilible and stupid bleeding hearts.

It's a sad thing to say in 2013 there are still a majority of people out there who still believe Addiction doesn't really exist. :sad:

Sad indeed. I certainly know these things have a stigma attached but I suppose it's surprising to me that people would be silly enough to express such views in this context - especially because it's hardly the first time a royal has lent their support to such a place. Hopefully Kate's visit did indeed call more attention to the issue, though most of the attention has of course been devoted to The Bump.


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