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Re: Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
« Reply #105 on: November 07, 2011, 07:32:42 AM »
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will move into Princess Margaret's former apartments 1-A at Kensington Palace after a major overhaul of the rooms in the coming year or two.

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« Reply #106 on: November 13, 2011, 11:36:58 PM »

TRH The Duchess of Cambridge and the Countess of Wessex chatting away on the balcony overlooking the Cenotaph,London yesterday:

http://www.anp-photo.com/search.pp?page=1&ShowPicture=17170770&pos=11

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« Reply #107 on: November 14, 2011, 01:44:30 AM »
HRH The Duke of Cambridge will be briefly deployed to the Falklands early 2012.

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« Reply #108 on: December 01, 2011, 07:05:24 AM »
The media has an increasing habit of referring to The Duchess of Cambridge as "Duchess Catherine" or "Duchess Kate" in articles. I've never seen that style used widely in reference to a British royal, is that even appropriate?  Or am I the only one irritated by the practice?

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« Reply #109 on: December 01, 2011, 09:53:34 AM »
No, Duchess Catherine or Duchess Kate is not appropriate but that is better than some of the titles the British tabloids are using.  To many, she's still Kate Middleton and (when lumped with her sister), "The Middle-class Middleton's" and the wisteria sisters.  I'm still trying to figure if the British press likes her or not and since her sister signed this enormous book deal on party planning, they want to put the duchess down as much as her sister. 

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« Reply #110 on: December 01, 2011, 11:27:56 PM »
No, Duchess Catherine or Duchess Kate is not appropriate but that is better than some of the titles the British tabloids are using.  To many, she's still Kate Middleton and (when lumped with her sister), "The Middle-class Middleton's" and the wisteria sisters.  I'm still trying to figure if the British press likes her or not and since her sister signed this enormous book deal on party planning, they want to put the duchess down as much as her sister. 

British tabloids?Filth that doesn't even deserve that name!!!!!!!!!!!And,kept in place by the Brits who apparently revel in the bs...
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« Reply #111 on: January 10, 2012, 04:42:40 AM »
HRH The Duchess of Cambridge celebrated her 30th birthday yesterday,january 9th. ;D
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« Reply #112 on: January 10, 2012, 03:02:52 PM »
The media has an increasing habit of referring to The Duchess of Cambridge as "Duchess Catherine" or "Duchess Kate" in articles. I've never seen that style used widely in reference to a British royal, is that even appropriate?  Or am I the only one irritated by the practice?

It is not an increasing habit, the press has been doing similar things ever since the arrival of Diana. Diana was always being referred to as Princess Diana (Totally incorrectly) as well as the Princess of Wales....so the Duchess of Cambridge is being dubbed and referred to in a similar incorrect fashion. It seems to me to be a disneyesque approach used because some quarters in the press think their readership will not be able to identify who the Duchess of Cambridge is unless they remind readers of her Christian name. Basically it is a dumbing down and sheer disregard for correct style and form of address. The media never stopped referring to Diana, Princess of Wales as Princess Diana, either before of after the divorce and it made up its own rules. The public at large had no problem with that and it appears that the media is once again determining that it will call the Duchess of Cambridge: Duchess Catherine or Duchess Kate and the readership will accept this. It is pretty harmless really!

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« Reply #113 on: January 10, 2012, 04:47:55 PM »
In most of what I read, she is still referred to as "Kate Middleton" which I find far more annoying than Duchess Catherine or Duchess Kate.  Diana was never called "Diana Spencer" after her marriage...maybe Lady Di occasionally but that was all. 

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« Reply #114 on: January 10, 2012, 06:36:29 PM »
The same thing happened with the Duchess of Cornwall for a considerable period after her marriage to the POW. I noticed that the pernicious and dreadful "Chattering Classes" Daily Mail was one of the worst culprits during the period 2005 to 2006 constantly referring to her as Camilla Parker Bowles for months after the honeymoon . Interestingly no English newspapers that I have seen, ever refer to the Duchess of Cornwall as Duchess Camilla. With regards to the Duchess of Cambridge being referred to by her maiden name even now, I too find this irritating. I used to feel the same about the 'Lady Di' sobriquet still being used, especially in the Foreign Press, to identify Diana, Princess of Wales throughout the eighties and all the way up till the time of her death! I found that really annoying! Even though she should never have been known as "Princess Diana" during her marriage, I still preferred it with teeth on edge, to 'Lady Di' which was inappropriate and declasse IMHO!

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« Reply #115 on: January 13, 2012, 11:30:37 AM »
What grates on my teeth is the fact that certain tabloids.....yes you, Daily Mail for one, insist on calling Pippa "royal" and they also seem to be obsessed with her (Pippa's), backside too....
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« Reply #116 on: January 13, 2012, 02:45:49 PM »
I thought that Pippa was exquisite in her maid of honor dress (but I did wonder about lingerie lines - like where were they?) I think she actually upstaged the bride, but then Catherine had to be discrete and "bride like".

I never see the tabloids that you in the UK see all the time, but I am sure that they are much like the ones we have here.  Anything to sell papers.

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« Reply #117 on: January 14, 2012, 12:25:17 PM »
I thought that Pippa was exquisite in her maid of honor dress (but I did wonder about lingerie lines - like where were they?) I think she actually upstaged the bride, but then Catherine had to be discrete and "bride like".

I never see the tabloids that you in the UK see all the time, but I am sure that they are much like the ones we have here.  Anything to sell papers.

Hahaha! I am sure many were wondering exactly what she had on under that dress that day!  Seriously though, I doubt that she went 'commando' - imagine the rumpus if it emerged that she had in fact no undergarments on - and there are so many wonderful items of lingerie that one can obtain to wear under just that type of dress, which by its very nature shows every line and bump.  I am sure that all was entirely in order underneath.......

As for the tabloids - well, what can one say.  Their insistence on dumbing down for their readership really says more about the management of these organisations than anything else.  Lucien does have a point though - it is the people who buy this rubbish that keeps them in business.


To some extent, the appellations 'Duchess Kate' and 'Duchess Catherine' may perhaps be viewed as familiar and affectionate; the latent antipathy in the media towards the Duchess of Cornwall may explain why she has never been labelled 'Duchess Camilla'.......
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« Reply #118 on: January 15, 2012, 10:24:31 AM »
Wondering about what was worn under Pippa's dress brings to mind the old joke...

"What is worn under a Scotsman's kilt?

Why nothing at all is worn under there, everything is in perfect working order."

Perhaps the same could be said for Pippa?

I hope that this doesn't offend anyone.  ;-)   

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« Reply #119 on: January 18, 2012, 01:34:34 PM »
I don't understand this obsession over Pippa Middleton. IMHO she's neither beautiful nor glamorous. And she's not royal. Why the fuss?