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Re: Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
« Reply #31 on: July 02, 2011, 05:33:30 PM »
I have had tears of pride, joy and happiness seeing these two together. Their interaction and Williams warmth towards his Princess is more than I had ever expected. Princess Kate was born for this type of royal duty…what a natural.

It’s probably just me, but I’ve seen William steal a glance at Kate and it like he is secretly thinking…”My God, she’s the love of my life and is willing to do all of this public royal duty and she’s brilliant at it.” His love for her shows through in so many different gestures and looks. I AM LOVING THIS ! ! !

You have said it beautifully.  I love watching them interact with each other and with their future subjects/supporters.  I have a theory, that if one has the right support system, one is able to do almost anything, and this couple's support for one another is making public duties not as daunting.  And yes, the Duchess is brilliant at this.  I love (and want) her people skills.
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« Reply #32 on: July 04, 2011, 04:00:23 PM »
Apparently the Duchess's clothes have been called boring by some. However I really admire them! In the age of mini skirts, ugly shoes, enormous bags and low cut vests it is so refreshing to see the lady like & dainty Duchess.
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« Reply #33 on: July 04, 2011, 05:29:35 PM »
Agreed, Eddie_uk.

I think the rags make stuff like that up because there isn't anything controversial or bad to say about Princess Kate or Prince William.

She has looked AMAZING throughout. Major kudos to her for pretty much picking out her entire wardrobe for this tour. Not an easy task in the slightest.

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« Reply #34 on: July 04, 2011, 06:07:22 PM »
Hi,

The people who are criticizing Catherine are simply petty and jealous;  and quite frankly boring themselves.

She looks marvellous and very proper for a young lady and moreover, a royal now!!

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« Reply #35 on: July 05, 2011, 03:23:24 AM »
The Duchess is sensibly turned out in clothes which suit her and what she is doing.

The press have been moaning about her clothes since she first appeared on the scene. I really don't know what.

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Re: Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
« Reply #36 on: July 05, 2011, 11:16:50 AM »
Criticizing Katherine's clothes?! What?! I love her outfits! So elegant and simple. I have noticed a lot of navy blue, which looks very good on her. I love the way she wore her hair in that little looped bun one day during the tour.
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« Reply #37 on: July 05, 2011, 12:27:36 PM »
I think Catherine dresses to the occasion and therefore, looks appropriate and elegant.  I think being able to choose her outfits is helpful on the tour as well, because she can be comfortable and confident in her choices.  'Boring' is definitely not the word that describes her wardrobe.
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Re: Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
« Reply #38 on: July 05, 2011, 12:44:03 PM »
The Duke and Duchess have visited Prince Edward Island,they are in Yellow Knife,North West Territories now:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14012948

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« Reply #39 on: July 07, 2011, 10:24:18 PM »
In Calgary:

Meeting a little girl whose wish was to meet Kate (a Princess):
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2012370/A-dream-come-true-Kindly-Kate-moved-tears-hug-child-cancer-sufferer.html

A picture at the rodeo (or more like arrival):
http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/05mIadG1Z31gV/x610.jpg
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« Reply #40 on: July 08, 2011, 12:21:30 PM »
The Duke and Duchess will visit Los Angeles today.  They are most welcome except for one of their stops along the way. 

They plan to make a point of putting a spotlight on Los Angeles' well known Skid Row district.  How rude for foreign nationals to come to a city known for it's glamour and style, only to focus on it's more seedy side.  Why don't the Royal couple visit the homeless of London? The people of LA are well aware of the problem of homelessnes, derelicts,  lost drug addicts and have been for decades.

Ask yourself.  How would it look for a mayor of Los Angeles to make a visit to London and to put a spotlight on the homeless and drug infested sections of London?   

The citizens of Los Angeles know all too well about the homeless, they don't visiting royals to be reminded of it.   

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« Reply #41 on: July 08, 2011, 12:52:48 PM »
Douglas, with all respect, the Wales family has long been involved with the homeless, deprived and addicted in London. Particularly youth  & veterans..I may be wrong about this, but I think Diana  brought  the issue to attention'
 Still, I agree, odd place to show VIP visitors, By the same token I am sure they did not chose the itenerary. These problems are not unique to LA or anywhere. Perhaps the idea is to show common cause ?
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Re: Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
« Reply #42 on: July 08, 2011, 05:02:18 PM »
Douglas, with all respect, the Wales family has long been involved with the homeless, deprived and addicted in London. Particularly youth  & veterans..I may be wrong about this, but I think Diana  brought  the issue to attention'
 Still, I agree, odd place to show VIP visitors, By the same token I am sure they did not chose the itenerary. These problems are not unique to LA or anywhere. Perhaps the idea is to show common cause ?

Indeed Robert. Prince William took part in a documentary I think on the BBC last year, where he slept rough for a night in London among the homeless. Clearly this is an issue close to his heart.

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Re: Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
« Reply #43 on: July 08, 2011, 09:23:48 PM »
Douglas, with all respect, the Wales family has long been involved with the homeless, deprived and addicted in London. Particularly youth  & veterans..I may be wrong about this, but I think Diana  brought  the issue to attention'
 Still, I agree, odd place to show VIP visitors, By the same token I am sure they did not chose the itenerary. These problems are not unique to LA or anywhere. Perhaps the idea is to show common cause ?

Indeed Robert. Prince William took part in a documentary I think on the BBC last year, where he slept rough for a night in London among the homeless. Clearly this is an issue close to his heart.

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I would rather this issue be close to his wallet than close to his heart...preferably both.  If their visit is nothing more than voyeuristic curiosity, it borders on the grotesque at best.

Their visit reminds me of the public exhibition galleries at the Insane Asylums in the 1850s where visitors would peer at the mentally ill as a form of entertainment.  

 The only thing that would mollify me is if the Duke wrote out a $ 1,000,000 cheque to one of the charities that struggle for funds to barely operate in the LA Skid Row district.

[Not to brag but...As for myself, I and my sister have given many large donations to charities that help the homeless.....  The LA Midnight Mission recently had to eliminate one of the main meals of the day due to lack of staff and funds.  It's nice to feel sorry but its better to do something about it if you are able to in some manner.]
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Re: Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
« Reply #44 on: July 09, 2011, 11:18:48 AM »
W&K's visit to Skid Row can be likened to their visit to a Youth Center in Quebec. Their visit in LA is to see how a community arts organization is helping youngsters in the socially deprived area of down town LA. Inner-City Arts uses visual arts and performance to give homeless and poverty-hit youngsters a creative outlet.


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