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Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, Part II
« on: October 17, 2007, 09:32:03 PM »
New thread as the old one was way past the 20 page limit.
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Re: Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, Part II
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2007, 10:18:08 PM »
I'm not sure why Tdora1 feels it's necessary to attack Diana's style in her approval of Camilla's country wear but in the early days, Diana wore pretty much the same as everyone else did in her 'off time'.  She didn't always wear 'look at me' clothes off duty either.
 
As for Laura Bush, her wardrobe may be uninspiring but she still looks okay as First Lady.  Not everyone is Jackie Kennedy or Diana, nor do they want to be.

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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2007, 06:54:11 AM »
Prolly cos the DoC has been relentlessly - and often cruelly - compared to Diana every step of the way. And as a resident and native of the most beautiful place in the world (!) (Cornwall) I've always had an interest in the respective merits and otherwise of the Duchesses. Just sometimes wish the Duchess of Cornwall and York circa 1901 was here for us though  8)  Having said that though I agree I WAS a bit out of order and I won't do it again and so (sighs o noes) I'll spend the rest of the day with my usual AP punishment which is reading the copy of James Hewitt's 'memoirs' what I confiscated off my gran and keep hidden under the bed in the spare room  :'(
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Re: Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, Part II
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2007, 06:57:48 AM »
A cruel and unusual punishment indeed !!!!
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Re: Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, Part II
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2007, 07:16:14 AM »
Kimberly - quick - call me a waaaambulance!  I. Am. In. Hell Suh! In. hell! (Mel Gibson as Fletcher Christian that is) plskthnx aaaargh never doing it again    :-[
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Re: Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, Part II
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2007, 07:18:58 AM »
I can see a link - wasn't James Hewitt's mother's cottage (where many a tryst was enjoyed) in Cornwall?   Perhaps it was Devon, but close enough to make Tdora feel at home.

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Re: Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, Part II
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2007, 08:21:10 AM »
If there was a special thread for posts relating to Camilla's hair, the pages would mount up much less quickly!

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Re: Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, Part II
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2007, 08:35:07 AM »
If there was a special thread for posts relating to Camilla's hair, the pages would mount up much less quickly!

That's arguable. lol...
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Re: Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, Part II
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2007, 11:28:42 AM »
Thank you Adagietto for bringing this thread back on to topic.

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« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2007, 01:30:35 PM »
The 'tryst' cottage was in Devon apparently...Meanwhile, I know they are comfortably ensconced at Highgrove but it would be nice to see C&C have a place down here too. After all, Charles has Birkhall for his 'constituents' Up There. Hoever, there is quite a shortage of even slightly grand houses about these parts, though. Still...I see in the local rag there's a 2-bed flat above the bakers in Fore Street, Newquay ("convenient for all tourist amenities and lively local attractions!") which may do for now...no, wait - there's no garden and it is quite a hike to the allotments. Maybe they could do an amiable swap of somewhere with the St Aubyns and take over their St Michaels (the little island and castle reached by a causeway at Penzance - the Cornish equivalent of Mont St Michel). Its a fairytale of a place. Will try to find a pic.
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Re: Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, Part II
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2007, 11:18:22 AM »
The 'tryst' cottage was in Devon apparently...Meanwhile, I know they are comfortably ensconced at Highgrove but it would be nice to see C&C have a place down here too. After all, Charles has Birkhall for his 'constituents' Up There.

I should think that between Clarence House, Highgrove, Birkhall, the new holiday retreat in Wales, their annual weekly rental of the Castle of Mey, and periodic stays at Windsor, Sandringham and Hollyroodhouse, Charles and Camilla are not lacking sufficient residential accomodaton!



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« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2007, 11:29:56 AM »
Indeed, so I suggest they take over St Michael's Mount and let me look after it while they're away!  I'd be quite happy to oblige.


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Re: Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, Part II
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2007, 03:37:31 PM »
Yes, and while your there Adagietto please stroll down to the Old Hotel overlooking that view and eat in the Dining Room. Some of the best Food I've ever remembered fondly from trips!  :)

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« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2007, 09:52:59 AM »
Thanks for the pic Adagietto. The St Aubyn family keep a low profile, although Lisa St Aubyn de Teran is a notable author - the novels which made her the Next Big Thing in the 80's had South American themes - info based on her marriage to Chilean (?) chap which was a very minor scandal back then. I had intended the Wales' to give up one of their already-plentiful heaps too. I just think its appropriate for a Duke have at least a holiday place where he's Duke of...though its noticable that Charles does not seem to find Wales itself worth considering                                                                                                                                             
Acts of injustice done
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« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2007, 09:58:24 AM »
Duh! (slaps head) The hunting down here was never up to much (the North Cornwall hunt never seeming to get much farther than the crossroads 100m from the pub before wobbling off nowhere much) and there isn't much of a lobby to bring it back. Mostly, though, Camilla has lived in her Glos. area for years - certainly has quite a network of supportive and discreet friends to which her loyalty (and need for?) won't wain. In all the tumoil, to have an home area that feels a close to a refuge as one is gonna get must be priceless.
Acts of injustice done
Between the setting and the rising sun
In history lie like bones, each one.

W.H. Auden The Ascent of F6