I honestly prefer when the press include a name with the title, I can't keep all the Dukes and Duchesses apart when I read. I do seem to recall the Kate/Cathrine is the Duchess of Cambridge .
I don't get the need to critize her, but then again I just look because I am curious. I like most of her outfits, I don't like the little facinator hats or how she perches them, but it is not like I am an expert. I am sure she likes them like that, so go for it. It is not like it is an personal insult that she wears them a way I find odd .
IMHO, I think the little hats perched up front are quite charming, sort of something HM Queen Alexandra would have pulled off, very late Victorian-into-early Edwardianesque.
Catherine probably wants a style in contrast to the other royal ladies, something, dare I say, more youthful. Camilla's chips-and-dip platters, HMQ's upside down buckets, and Sophie's turkey feather explosions work for them, but I must admit that I totally dig Catherine's jaunty little chapeaus.
Catherine honors the "tradition" of wearing hats; while making a look that's all her own.
That's the definition of "style".
It's also somewhat a term of affection - I think it most cases it is used in a positive way.
There's also copywriting to think of - Diana became Di because it was easier to typeset headlines and design cover stories, not to mention the public's affection for her and wish to give her a familiar name.
At least Kate is an established name that she has used personally most of her life, as opposed to something made up by the press.
This article has some interesting details about the current daily life of William and Catherine:
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What a fabulous article - a must read for Kate and William fans - thanks so much for sharing!
Interesting in the context of our discussion these last few pages!the Cambridges insist their staff address them by their Christian names,
The Meyricks divide their time between their Hampshire pile and North Wales.with the Queen still in rude health
And another reason William seems so down to earth, other than I'm sure his mother's influence:
Being at Eton helped. After all, he was not the only King there,’ said a fellow former pupil. ‘No one lacked confidence in telling him he was a jerk if he ever tried to pull rank – not that he did.’
Thanks, interesting read.
"Nature is a damp, inconvenient sort of place where birds and animals wander about uncooked."
from Speedy Death
Still one of the funniest things I've ever read about the nitwits that constantly nitpick Kate.
As this is the branch of Scottish Nobility my Family's directly descended from, distantly related, but still related, it's nice to know the Tiara and other pieces turned up. At least this much of the Family Heritage has been recovered.
Found this article today...
Express ~ Camilla Joins Memorial Crusade
I think anyone who defaces a War Memorial is among the lowest of the low. If this helps to stop them, then fantastic!! What an amazing idea though, huh?The Duchess, who is patron of the War Memorials Trust, was lending her support to efforts to mark all of Britain’s monuments in the run-up to the 2014 centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.
Thieves targeting memorials, historic buildings, schools, churches and cemeteries are stealing metal worth £700million every year. But authorities believe they can dramatically cut the illegal trade by using forensic marking, which can withstand burning, sand blasting and long-term exposure.
Frances Moreton, director of the War Memorials Trust, said: “The more the criminals become aware that there is a chance that the metal on the memorials is marked, the greater the chance they will leave them alone.
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A couple of my friends went through preferred name changes after high school. One of them went from Katherine to Kat, another from Patricia to Trish. A guy went from Frank (his middle name) to John (his first name) after being called by his middle name his whole life. In all three instances, these people introduced themselves to college classmates by their new preferred names.
Among my high school classmates, we still refer to them by the names we knew them as, and I certainly think of them with those names. I've known Katherine, Patricia, and Frank since kindergarten! Although I know they now have different preferred names, it's so weird to call them that, just like it's weird to call the married females by their married names.
It's officially June 21st here, so...
Happy Birthday to HRH Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge!!!!
Wonder what Kate and Harry have come up w/for the Party?
Happy Birthday to him - I hope he has a great day.
But the war memorials thieves are pretty low IMHO so kudos for Camilla to help head this initiative.
Royal Ascot, Day 4: "Our Val" gets a carriage ride! And methinks her hat flew off in the wind!
I don't have time to watch the Day 4 carriage ride video before my meeting, but here it is: Royal Ascot, Day 4.
If anyone sees Our Val's chapeau take flight, please let us know when in the video it occurs!
And congrats to HM - she finally had a winner at the meet today when Estimate won the Queens Vase by several lengths. And to cap it all the Duke of Edinburgh was presenting the cup (he was already slated to do that prior to HM winning ) - lovely smile from HM when he did so It's the first time that has ever happened.
ETA: Apparently the Queen usually makes the presentation to the winner of this race but as she had a runner in it this year Prince Philip was drafted in instead.
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