Royalty Thread #5 - Kate Now Officially A MILF

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by floskate, Jul 23, 2013.

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  1. Zemgirl

    Zemgirl Well-Known Member

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    Well, Beatrice has been rumored to be marrying her boyfriend (Dave Clark) forever, and he's pretty well-off, so she shouldn't have money troubles and can continue with whatever sort of work she wants to do (I think she's worked in finance alongside doing charity work), and Eugenie is supposed to start a job at an auction house soon. They both graduated with 2:1 degrees as far as I know.

    I don't get the impression that they expect to be full-time royals for the rest of their lives.
  2. heckles

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    Charles has said that he plans to scale down the "firm," and many believe that he plans to cut out Andrew's daughters.
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    I don't know if it has much to do with Charles. Anything slightly controversial is always blamed at him, but look at who was on the balcony for the end of Jubilee celebrations last year. It was the Queen (Phillip was ill), Charles, Camilla, William, Kate and Harry.

    Charles has no power yet. That was the Queen's work. That's why she's the Queen :hat1:

    And even if it was Charles...it makes sense. William's family is growing, Harry may eventually settle down too, and the balcony will be populated once more.
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    Sure, it could be the Queen who wants to scale back on who gets the goods, and the kids of a nefarious next-in-line are the place to start. We're all descended from someone important; the lucky few get the titles, the rest of us are relegated to babbling about our family tartans at Ren Faires with our fellow cast-offs.
  5. Alixana

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    Some of us don't even *have* a family tartan. :wuzrobbed:
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    No worries, you still have a place at the Ren Faire. Just drop 20 bucks with the guy selling mugs with your authentic family crest that hangs above your ancestral castle in Bavaria (read: he drew it on his laptop and uses the same one with 254 other surnames).
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    A few years ago someone offered to sell us a drawing of our "family coat of arms"- my Dad's response was "Coat of Arms? In our family we were lucky if we had a coat!"
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    :lol: Not to mention that the bestowing of a crest on one man at some point in Eurotrash history in no way implies that his tawdry little descendents, who have since fanned out to equally garish colonies, have claim to such symbols.
  9. Alixana

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    I'd love to see what a Portuguese/Japanese family tartan looks like!! :rofl:
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    The Japanese are one of the cultures in which the family emblem actually is passed to descendents, but most of them consist of water chestnuts, chrysanthemum blossoms and other frilly symbols, so they're kept in the closet along with the geisha-wear. If you're Portuguese, you already have the world's best dessert wine, so imbibe with a glass sipper as you titter at the silly Gaels buying their hideous $20 mugs with fake crests.
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    On a serious note, the Japanese part of my family history is 3 generations ago so I don't know much about our family emblem .. it's something that I'm trying to learn more about to pass on to my twins. But I'm certainly familiar with the Portuguese dessert wine and those deadly fattening custard tarts.

    ETA: totally off topic, I know :)
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  12. mag

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    Is it just me, or has William gotten significantly balder since the wedding? All men who have the baldness gene naturally get balder over time, but it looks like it's been really fast over the last two years--faster than his father certainly.
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    Katie is looking lovely as always, motherhood agrees with her :)
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    ^^^
    She looks wonderful; perfect for the occasion.
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  16. mag

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    It was very thoughtful of Kate to make her first appearance in Wales where they have made their home for the last 4 years. A very nice way to say thank you for the privacy and support.
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    Good point mag :) That community has been wonderful to them.
  18. Vagabond

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    I'm pretty sure that an Act of Parliament would still be required:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Marriages_Act_of_1772#Exemption_of_the_former_Edward_VIII

    But he might be able to do it some day:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Marriages_Act_of_1772#Succession_to_the_Crown_Act_2013
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  20. mag

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    Must be a slow news day .... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-changed-university-close-Prince-William.html

    I thought the whole university thing was old news. It seemed pretty common knowledge that she choose St. Andrew's because that's where William was going. I'm sure there were MANY women who did exactly the same thing. Getting into the same uni is a far cry from actually marrying the guy. I'm sure there was/is more to their relationship than just that.

    Quite funny too about an ultimatum. Maybe about getting married, who knows, but about children? This is one of the few guys on the face of the earth who a woman is guaranteed will want children when he gets married. There seems to be quite the contingent of people out there who just can't stand that William choose Kate. I hope she doesn't read this kind of "news" paper.
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    I doubt any of that is true. I'm sure he could have married virtually any other St Andrew's student and the DM would have concocted this sort of story.

    I've said it before: it is ridiculous that Kate who met her Prince in very normal circumstances is the one accused of being a social climber with a scheming family when it was William's mother who had the family scheming to ensure that one of their daughters married the heir to the throne. What a difference a title makes.
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    :huh: William's mother was dead.

    Anyone who believes a word of any story in the Daily Mail deserves to be fooled. I changed colleges myself as did thousands of other students, for a variety of reasons. The offchance that one might meet someone famous is hardly one of them.
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    Guys...read the article. You're right to be sceptical about the Daily Mail, but in fact the DM is just summarising what's in a new book. That's why this is back in the news.
  24. skatingfan5

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    The reference made by PDilemma was to the Spencer family's alleged scheming to have one of their daughters marry Charles (who had previously dated Diana's sister).
  25. Jenny

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    Sounds like the author found out that Kate had switched schools and decided to make a book of it - not much else there that's new. A mother met with her daughter's son to discuss their future? The couple got together after their break up to discuss the relationship? They both decided they wanted children? That could be a book about any of a million couples, whoop de doo.

    For that matter, what if she did switch schools to be near him, if they had met before? Wouldn't be the first time someone chose or switched schools to be near a friend or someone they liked, won't be the last.
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    Much ado about very little, IMO.
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    Dunno why but the transition between William and Kate and schools to Richard III and worms just had me :rofl: and spitting out my water. Thanks!! :rofl:
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  29. PDilemma

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    In their engagement interview, they are asked about their meeting at St Andrew's and their answers indicate that they first met there in the dorm as has long been reported. They had no reason to lie in that interview, so that alone would prove that the DM and the book's author is just making stuff up for web hits/book sales. And, really, if she specifically went to St Andrew's planning to date and marry him, why was she dating someone else her first year? Being unavailable is a pretty big risk, isn't it?
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    I wonder, though, if they were at the same parties prior to school starting and didn't get introduced to each other. She would have known he was there, of course, but he would have no way of knowing she was there because he didn't know her. That would account for her saying that they'd 'met' prior to college.
  31. taf2002

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    So What if she set out to meet him (if she did)? How many of us set out to meet our favorite skater? How many fans set out to meet the actor or sports personality of their dreams? Unless we've delusional, we don't expect a RL relationship to come out of it. Well, I know some people think they are actually friends with a skater after they meet them but most of us live in reality. If there was nothing there but a social climbing gold-digger, would William have been attracted? I'll bet he met lots of girls in college who wanted to meet him only because he was royalty. He didn't end up with any of them, did he? So the fact she changed colleges (I went to 3) has nothing to do with anything. It's a non-issue.
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    ITA taf2002. That is exactly my point. Kate was planning on going to Scotland so if she changed Uni's so she was at school with William, what's the big deal. There were lots of women at that college. William had lots and lots of choices. He also had many opportunities to break it off. He could have headed out to sea with the Navy like his father did if he really couldn't figure out how to break things off. In fact, William did breakup with Kate but then decided he wanted her back. IMHO it is pretty insulting to William to assume the Kate manipulated him into marrying her. I think people are just looking for drama where there isn't any. I hope William and Kate just carry doing what they think is right and best for their family.
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    She may or may not have sat out to meet him, but what the heck, not exactly a crime. And I am sure that in her wildest dreams she never thought he would actually marry her and she would one day be Queen or England.
    Very very lucky girl,
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    It is interesting how focus on goals in commended in some cases and not in others. My dh admits that he picked out 5 women at the beginning of a summer semester and was determined to date all 5 by the end of the summer. Now in his case, I was the first he asked out so he never got to the rest :p
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    Just wondering...how on earth do you break that kind of news to your parents? "Hey mum and dad...I'm dating this lovely guy named Will. By the way, he's the second in line to the throne..."

    I'd love to know what the Middletons' reaction was!
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    Likely, they didn't hear it from her first, right? He's not exactly a private figure; I'm sure rumors travel quickly and it got back to them before she did. Could be totally wrong, though.
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    They seemed to have kept the fact that they were dating out of the press for a year or longer, so she likely told them herself. St Andrews was a respite from the constant press for William and as long as the relationship was an on campus thing only, it was private like everything there was for him.
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    I bet that pleased full of self importance Andy :lol:
    Do you not know who I am ?:rofl:
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    A middle-aged divorced guy who moved back in with his parents, and the private security from the homeowners' association didn't recognize him.

    Sad, very sad....
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