Royalty Thread #4 Nappies and Nuptials

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by taf2002, Dec 3, 2012.

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  1. dardar1126

    dardar1126 Well-Known Member

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    (not new info...but is a new article)

    http://www.people.com/people/packag....html?xid=email-peopledaily-20130708-20715202

  2. AragornElessar

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    I was wondering when it looked like Zara had a bit of a tummy in certain pictures of her at the Corronation Service last month. Lovely news and Congratulations to Zara and Mike!!
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  4. Marney0612

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    E online is reporting that William's helicopter is no longer at their farmhouse in Wales. Also, Kate was to sneak into the hospital the other day for a checkup. Stealthy,
  5. danceronice

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    Is it really bad that, despite knowing the royal birth is going to bump just about ANY news short of a direct alien invasion a la "Independence Day", and yet I still come here to check for news first?
  6. ballettmaus

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    I'm the same; each time I check Off the beaten track I look for this threat and when it's bumped up, I hope for news on the baby :)
  7. skatingfan5

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    The "threat" of a royal baby keeps ever increasing as July marches on -- it soon will reach the RED ALERT level! ;)

    BTW: I check for the latest news of all sorts of stuff here -- why bother with CNN when there's FSU? :D
  8. skatesindreams

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    The reports I've seen said that it was to check that all was in readiness for the baby; instead of a medical appointment for her.
  9. PDilemma

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    Is it wrong to hope that she goes into labor and drowns out the Zimmerman verdict??
  10. smurfy

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    Not at all, it is a perfect rational hope!
  11. skatesindreams

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    I'll join you in that hope.
  12. danceronice

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    If so, I don't want to be right.
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  14. Lynn226

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    No. I just posted in the Zimmerman thread that the press will have a field day if both happen on the same day.
  15. PDilemma

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    I hope the car leaves the hospital on the way to the easel at Buckingham Palace 30 seconds after the jury comes in. Anything to detract from the media-trial-of-the-month spectacle.
  16. Zemgirl

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    If it's that bad, just change the channel ;)
  17. PDilemma

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    It really doesn't matter what channel you have on. Yesterday at my parents' house, my husband and father were watching an Adam 12 rerun on "MeTV" when the local ABC affiliate that owns it ran a breaking news scroll that the Zimmerman case was going to closing arguments.
  18. Zemgirl

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    You could try ESPN, then all you'd get is NBA off-season stuff, steroids in baseball, and why Yasiel Puig is going to be the bestest ever. Not much more appealing, I imagine? Perhaps Sharknado might do the trick instead?

    I'm not US-based, of course, and don't watch TV anyway, but I've mostly managed to avoid the whole thing online.
  19. PDilemma

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    Yes, because the original comment was not at all snark and I am sitting in my living room crying tears of horror because I can't get away from the Zimmerman trial coverage and was so hoping a helpful FSUer would direct me to channels that did not include coverage.

    Reality: I was just snarking about the U.S. media, which post-O.J. seems to always have a trial of the moment which we get saturation coverage of. Since we also get huge coverage of the royal family...if the two events cross, it may indeed be funny to see how they cover both. Also reality: if you attempt to be even a slightly informed person in the U.S. these days, you will not escape the trial of the moment whether it is online headlines, news stories in your paper or "breaking news" scrolling across the television screen during completely unrelated programming. Even the Weather Channel has news headlines now. Last reality: My television is not even on at the moment.
  20. taf2002

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    I guess Texas is different from the rest of the country because our TV is on all the time (mostly it's my husband watching it) & we haven't seen or heard one word about the trial. There's normally some Zimmerman news on the home page of my computer but not on TV.
  21. numbers123

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    On the Today show, they were debating the issues with an overdue/induced birth. I was :rolleyes: Damn - they are not the doctors. let the prince and princess have their little one in peace.
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  22. dardar1126

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    To pass the time...

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/briangalind...alflow&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=buzzfeed

    12 Beautiful Vintage Photos Of Brides From 1850-1920s
    Some of these gorgeous gowns just might serve as an inspiration for your special day.

    (includes one of Princess Mary of Teck)

    :glamor:

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    http://www.royaltyonscreen.com/

    SYNOPSIS

    BORN TO ROYALTY, a BBC Film produced by Lucy McDowell, Ian Brown & Ingrid Seward. When Prince William married Catherine Middleton on April 29, 2011, millions of people watched the couple take their vows in Westminster Abbey. When, 19 months later, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child - a child that will one day be King or Queen - the news made headlines around the World. In this insightful documentary from BBC Films, we celebrate the birth of William and Kate's baby, the great-grandchild of Elizabeth II with a fascinating portrait of the life that lies ahead for the child who is born to reign. "Born to Royalty" is a feature-length celebration charting the history of the Royal babies born in recent times.
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  23. Zemgirl

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    Whereas my response about ESPN and Sharknado was clearly made in all seriousness. More to the point, when I want to avoid certain news stories, I avoid certain news sources and especially TV news - there's more than enough great content online to stay informed.

    I just don't see why, if someone is so bothered by the (excessive) attention paid to the Zimmerman trial, they'd proceed to bring it up in a wholly unrelated thread.

    Oh, lovely! The one of Mary of Teck is beautiful. And not a strapless gown in the bunch ;) My grandparents have an old family album with photographs going back to the mid 19th century (judging by the fashions), I should take another look at it and see if there are any good bridal pictures there.

    More recent pretty gowns (and a few older ones): Order of Splendor's July brides post.
  24. dardar1126

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    We had the girls names...now for the boys...via Twitter:

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    Oh, at home, never a problem, I've pretty much always got TVG on. But at work, at least one EDR tv is always on CNN and I work right there, so...at least THAT's over, now come on, Baby News!
  26. Latte

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    Kate please have that baby soon and get Zimmerman off my tv! :mad:

    And I know it's off topic but, damn, if you want to commit a crime, just go down to Florida!
    First Casey Anthony and now George Zimmerman.
    Everyone seems to get away with murder in Florida!

    Come on Kate, bring on that baby!:D
  27. Parsley Sage

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    They're not royal babies but one of my friends just named her two new ginger kittens William and Harry.
  28. Rex

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    Why do Europe's royal families dislike The House of Grimaldi so much?
  29. escaflowne9282

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    I'm guessing because they have been a hot mess over the years.
  30. Jenny

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    We named our red tabby Henry after the Tudor kings :)
  31. halffull

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    I just read on fb that the baby is on her/his way ....
  32. PDilemma

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    Was there a source? The palace said last month that they would announce once she was in the hospital and news sources have nothing right now.
  33. ballettmaus

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    My search dug up that Kate left Nottingham Cottage for her parents' house since, apparently, the Nottingham Cottage doesn't have air conditioning. Maybe that was what caused rumors that the baby was on their way?
  34. *Jen*

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    :lol: I love how those sites are more British than the British. I don't know anyone in Britain with any of those names. Half of them are Scottish anyway, and culturally...that won't fly. No prince will be called Duncan or Fergus!

    It's always amusing to see the BBC play up to the stereotype though :)
  35. skatesindreams

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    It sounds as though the reports are another example of "wishful thinking".
  36. PDilemma

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    It seemed she was at her parents' house this weekend while William played in a charity polo match. Nothing I read implied she was staying there any longer than that. I doubt she would be as it is some distance from London and the hospital.

    Reliable sources have that Camilla said today they are hoping for the baby to arrive by the end of the week.
  37. liv

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    I"m sure Camilla would love Kate to have the baby on her birthday. I hope not.
  38. Rex

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    Steph's my fave, 'cause she doesn't give a hot damn about anything. She had her children out of wedlock and everything. So did one of Caroline's sons IIRC. I am only interested in them because I was a big fan of Grandma. I didn't know that Caroline's daughter with that German prince was a figure skater!! Is she any good?
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  39. halffull

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    Must have been ... sorry :slinkaway
  40. PDilemma

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    No harm done! I'm sure that there are going to be lots of false alarms on social media. Those are not as bad as the mags already on shelves with all the details of the delivery, right?
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