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skatingfan5
11-22-2011, 11:03 PM
When I was scanning my groceries last night, my eyes were caught by an onslaught of covers with Kate's image and variations of "Royal Pregnancy!" headlines. Since I didn't actually read any of these, I had no way of knowing that all of them apparently stemmed from the InTouch "report." If there had been any official announcement I would have immediately known so, because this thread would have exploded to many more pages. :lol:

Not sure if this picture was posted yet, and it really isn't a "royal" but only an in-law of such, but I think Pippa Middleton skating (http://img2.timeinc.net/people/i/2011/startracks/111205/pippa-middleton-3-435.jpg) is certainly appropriate for FSU. :)

danceronice
11-22-2011, 11:36 PM
For some bizarre reason Us Weekly sent me an issue (STOP SENDING ME MAGAZINES I'M NOT PAYING FOR, yeesh, I don't WANT that or Elle or any of them!) and there is really nothing in it that sounds even halfway credible.

(Well, yeah, of course I READ it...)

Civic
11-23-2011, 02:02 AM
You see, this is why I would never marry Prince William (not that he ever asked me, mind you;)). Nothing could induce me to put up with the scrutiny and nit-picking Kate must now endure. I suspect that as far as the media and most of the public is concerned, she stopped being a mere mortal when she married Prince William and became a cultural icon.

I'm old enough to be her mother but I do not have her poise, self-restraint and manners. The wife of an heir to the British throne simply can not snarl "You all can kiss my a$$!" when the media goes too far. Being an icon is a tough gig.


Kate was checking out one of the various charities she's interested in taking a Patronage role w/ last week...

Daily Mail ~ 'She doesn't look like a princess. Where's her dress?': What primary school children thought of Duchess Kate when she paid them a surprise visit in jeans (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2063761/Kate-Middleton-Duchess-Cambridge-visits-Islington-primary-school-jeans-jumper.html)

Of course the main feature is that she was in a sweater and jeans for what sounds like it was *supposed to be* a Private visit, but that the Headmaster of the School had something else in mind. I don't have a problem w/what she wore, as she was going to an Art related organization that works w/Primary School aged kids and on a Private Visit. It sounds as if it was supposed to just be an under the radar thing, but instead...

The charity Kate was visiting...

The Art Room UK (http://http://www.theartroom.org.uk/1-01-what-we-do.html)

PDilemma
11-23-2011, 02:21 AM
You see, this is why I would never marry Prince William (not that he ever asked me, mind you;)). Nothing could induce me to put up with the scrutiny and nit-picking Kate must now endure. I suspect that as far as the media and most of the public is concerned, she stopped being a mere mortal when she married Prince William and became a cultural icon.

I'm old enough to be her mother but I do not have her poise, self-restraint and manners. The wife of an heir to the British throne simply can not snarl "You all can kiss my a$$!" when the media goes too far. Being an icon is a tough gig.

Today a series of photos showing her putting her groceries on the counter to pay was published complete with various evaluations of what she bought around the internet. I'd be losing the poise and self-restraint, as well! Extremely intrusive. And all the pregnancy speculation--leave them both alone!

AragornElessar
11-23-2011, 03:30 AM
Well for once Sophie's picture of her attending a State Banquet wasn't shown due to the fact she's on her way to Canada tonight.

I had no idea whatsoever she was coming over or for what. I'm guessing she'll be handing out some DoE Gold Awards, but other than that...!?!

Fergus
11-24-2011, 03:01 PM
edited to add...Sky News Gallery ~ Turkey State Visit To Great Britain (http://skynewsgalleries.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Turkey_State_Visit_To_Great_Britain#)

:respec: Mrs. Gul, rocking those fierce stiletto-booties! :smokin:


Man, I totally called that!

Completely predictable (http://news.daylife.com/photo/0eBN6xedeia8A?__site=daylife&q=Queen+Elizabeth+II)

:lol:

Every once and a while she'll throw us for a loop, like when she schlepped the Brazilian Aquamarines to Perth.....the Girls of GB&I tiara must feel like an old pair of slippers. ;)

PDilemma
11-24-2011, 04:19 PM
.the Girls of GB&I tiara must feel like an old pair of slippers. ;)

Is it perhaps the lightest or otherwise most comfortable one to wear for those kinds of events? Because if I had a bunch of tiaras and a reason to wear them, I'd be rocking a different one for every occasion! :lol:

nerdycool
11-24-2011, 04:50 PM
I've heard it's very light. And given that she is 85 and has otherwise worn quite the variety during her reign, I'll give her a pass if she wants to wear it all the time now. She's just lucky it's gorgeous... :)

skatesindreams
11-24-2011, 06:46 PM
:respec: Mrs. Gul, rocking those fierce stiletto-booties! :smokin:



They, and she, look amazing.
Very stylish, indeed!

Parsley Sage
11-25-2011, 12:44 AM
I've heard it's very light. And given that she is 85 and has otherwise worn quite the variety during her reign, I'll give her a pass if she wants to wear it all the time now. She's just lucky it's gorgeous... :)

I've heard that it's light and that it's her favourite.

mkats
11-26-2011, 07:19 PM
You can now buy (a less see-through version (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3KJqEY0veiI/Ts8X40qPVhI/AAAAAAAACfg/TTgarlLr-6I/s1600/dress1.jpg) of) the dress that caught William's eye!

Fergus
11-26-2011, 08:09 PM
O.M.G., I never thought we'd see this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xluNriWk0ko&feature=relmfu) in the States! :wideeyes:

Sainted Mother of the Lord Chamberlain, it's terrible! :yikes: I'M HOOKED! :watch:

(Jane Asher still looks fabulous, though...... :swoon:)

I'd love to know what floskate and/or any of our other British posters thought of it......

skatesindreams
11-26-2011, 08:31 PM
Here's more information:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Palace

floskate
11-26-2011, 08:51 PM
O.M.G., I never thought we'd see this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xluNriWk0ko&feature=relmfu) in the States! :wideeyes:

Sainted Mother of the Lord Chamberlain, it's terrible! :yikes: I'M HOOKED! :watch:

(Jane Asher still looks fabulous, though...... :swoon:)

I'd love to know what floskate and/or any of our other British posters thought of it......

Well I might happen to own the DVD box set :shuffle:

It was panned over here but definitely a guilty pleasure and it gets more and more ridiculous as the series goes on. Jane Asher does look amazing and it's interesting that this stars Sophie Winkleman playing the princess who in real life is Lady Frederick Windsor. Is this airing in the US? :lol:

Fergus
11-26-2011, 09:10 PM
Well I might happen to own the DVD box set :shuffle:

:40beers:


It was panned over here but definitely a guilty pleasure and it gets more and more ridiculous as the series goes on.

It's absurd and tacky and fabulously campy!


Jane Asher does look amazing and it's interesting that this stars Sophie Winkleman playing the princess who in real life is Lady Frederick Windsor.

Oy, imagine having "Our Val" as a m-i-l! :yikes:


Is this airing in the US? :lol:

Nope, just stumbled upon it on YouTube. ;)

I'm just up to the episode with the Indian jewel. :watch: