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Re: Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
« Reply #120 on: January 18, 2012, 04:32:53 PM »
I don't either!  I think it's entirely media-generated.  Catherine is not playing their game, i.e. giving them lots of candid photo opportunities whilst out and about like Diana did - she is either outsmarting them or is being better protected - that's why they're still focussing on Pippa all these months after the wedding and she's not really doing anything of interest besides just being a normal young woman.  Pathetic!

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« Reply #121 on: January 18, 2012, 07:34:30 PM »
I don't either!  I think it's entirely media-generated.  Catherine is not playing their game, i.e. giving them lots of candid photo opportunities whilst out and about like Diana did - she is either outsmarting them or is being better protected - that's why they're still focussing on Pippa all these months after the wedding and she's not really doing anything of interest besides just being a normal young woman.  Pathetic!
Catherine isn't outsmarting the media, she hasn't reached that level yet, but William is very protective of her.  I understand that his office has already come down on some of the tabloids for being rather catty about her smiling ??? and the press being unjust about the girl guides. ::)

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« Reply #122 on: January 18, 2012, 08:00:53 PM »
The media is definitely behind the Pipa fascination/hype whatever you want to call it. The whole bridesmaid dress thing I never understood. She seems like a nice girl who I care to know NOTHING about especially what she's wearing or who she's meeting. It's like jumping online wanting to read a little royal news, which the media treats as celebrity news, and you have to hack your way through Kardashian headlines in order to find something that is somewhat worth looking at. I know I went from Pipa to Kardashian headlines...it's the same to me....the media trying to influence readership...nothing new, but as I age, the less tolerant I have become of such non-information. Just this RoyalWatcher's perspective.

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« Reply #123 on: January 19, 2012, 11:13:02 PM »
Prince William is off to the Falkland Islands for a few months,with his chopper... ;D
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Re: Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
« Reply #124 on: January 25, 2012, 01:14:38 PM »
From “Princess” Diana to “Duchess Kate”: The Incorrect Way of Referring to a Royal Consort


I thought this was interesting.


http://royal-splendor.blogspot.com/2012/01/from-princess-diana-to-duchess-kate.html

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Re: Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
« Reply #125 on: January 25, 2012, 04:02:59 PM »
When you get national newspapers (albeit tabloid newspapers) like The Daily Mail still referring to Queen Elizabeth II as "Her Royal Highness", what hope is there for the general populace to get the titles of lesser royal personages correct? 

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Re: Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
« Reply #126 on: January 25, 2012, 09:31:54 PM »
I can understand foreign press getting it wrong, what bothers me is when the British press can't even print their own national titles correctly.

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« Reply #127 on: January 26, 2012, 02:35:41 AM »
My sentiments exactly. :(  Welcome to the forum, IvanVII!

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Re: Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
« Reply #128 on: February 06, 2012, 08:48:38 PM »
I know Queen Elizabeth is a majesty, I believe she is the only majesty in England. But some of the titles I am never going to get. For example apparently it was incorrect for people to call Diana, Princess Diana because she wasn't born a Princess and it wasn't her title. I also get confused with people going back and forth calling Sarah Ferguson( while she was married) a Princess and a Duchess.

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« Reply #129 on: February 06, 2012, 11:48:50 PM »
I can understand foreign press getting it wrong, what bothers me is when the British press can't even print their own national titles correctly.

"Foreign Press" here never gets it wrong and there is no excuse in case they do whereever they're from,they're there to spread knowledge,
not more ignorance then there already is.Regardless,they either should know what they talk about,or buzz off.... ::) ;)

News from "William the Conqueror" as he is on duty in the Falklands:

http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2012/02/william-the-conqueror-busy-in-falklands.html

courtesy hja


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Re: Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
« Reply #130 on: February 07, 2012, 09:32:18 AM »
Lady Diana Spencer became the Princess Charles or Diana, Princess of Wales.

Sarah Ferguson became the Princess Andrew or Sarah, Duchess of York.

Check out this link:    http://royal-splendor.blogspot.com/2012/01/from-princess-diana-to-duchess-kate.html

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« Reply #131 on: February 11, 2012, 01:23:10 AM »
What they really were isn't exactly the topic at hand, Diana was known as Princess Diana. Even in books i never hear either of them referred to as Princess Charles or Andrew; and no one is trying to call Kate Princess William. I just assume that the public at large has decided they don't like the idea of calling someone Princess Charles. Heck, I still see people calling Camila, Camilla Parkeb Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall. The only wife I know who goes by her husbands name is Princess Michael of Kent.
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Re: Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
« Reply #132 on: February 18, 2012, 09:06:11 PM »
Catherine's been traveling around doing some charity work while William is away. I know she went to an art exhibit and a few days ago was in Liverpool.
Seeing as how the media have no problem calling these women by their wrong titles, Princess Diana and Camilla Parker Bowles The Duchess of Cornwall, why have the media not chosen to call Kate, Princess Catherine? I know it would be incorrect, but as I stated no one has cared before.

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« Reply #133 on: February 27, 2012, 01:21:30 AM »
I don't think calling Camilia the Duchess of Cornwall is technically incorrect as Charles is also the Duke of Cornwall (as one of his lesser titles) and that is what the palace said she should be referred to so as not to take away from Diana

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Re: Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
« Reply #134 on: February 27, 2012, 04:18:27 AM »
A decision was taken when Charles and Camilla married that she should be HRH the Duchess of Cornwall rather than HRH the Princess of Wales, in the hope of placating the Diana lobby. Neither Camilla nor Katherine is a princess in her own right, so Princess Camilla or Princess Katherine is wrong.

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