Camilla has taken on her royal duties very well in the face of some horrible attitudes from some sections of the press, and I really admire her charity work, particularly the work she's done in recent years in advocating for rape crisis centres and women's shelters. When the time comes, I think she will help Charles to do a solid job as monarch & I don't think there is any reason to skip over them, especially considering that William & Kate aren't "full time" royals yet .
When I hear all the stuff making Diana into a saint, I think of a line from the movie The Queen. It was something like the Charles character saying that the Diana the people knew wasn't the Diana the royal family knew. She definitely played to her crowd well. I have no illusions that her personal personality was the same as her public personality.
That said, her married life was definitely not easy at all, and I completely sympathize with her frustrations, which is likely what led to her eventual adultery as well.
The Palace confirms it.
Okay, I know it is just a made up fluff piece and newspapers are desperate to print anything these days, but it drives me nuts when headlines talk about a woman "giving their husband the girl (or boy) they have always wanted.) The only person who is going to give William a girl is William. This is 2013, we do have a basic understanding of how these things work, right?
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I followed Diana from the beginning until her death and sympathized with what she went through, but for heaven's sake let's move on! It's one thing to remember someone, but those pages are verging on morbid. If William and Harry can accept Camilla, and the British people can accept Camilla (which they seem to for the most part), and the Queen can accept Camilla, then that's good enough for me.
BARK LESS. WAG MORE.
Well it's not like any of them consciously made the decision, biologically speaking or not.
BARK LESS. WAG MORE.
I was right
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royal family website. While technically Princess Charles may also be correct, he was already the Prince of Wales when they married, so it never would have been used.
For over a decade, I did the 60+ hour-a-week jobs with extensive travel, and I would find it far more grueling being on my feet in heels and dress-up clothes in public making small talk, remembering new people's names, and being perpetually gracious and the Royal version of PC almost every 'freaking day and night, since the most active ones do day events and plenty at night, although they tend to get to sit down then.
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I have a feeling you got paid a heck of a lot less for doing that than the royal family does for their meet-n-greets & public appearances.
Can member of the royal family refuse to participate? At least the ones who married in knew what they were getting into, but the ones who were born into it- for some people, I cannot think of anything more stress inducing than having to meet-and-greet and make casual chit-chat.
Some days I think I'd rather do construction work than talk to strangers in person (give me a phone, I can talk to anyone...)
And imagine if your every move was photographed and recorded, and subject to criticism down to the smallest detail, and you had an army of people out there who would never forgive or accept you no matter what you did.
The pay might be higher, the houses might be bigger and the titles might be fancier, but that doesn't mean it's not real work.
And, if I got the same stipend regardless of whether I did the job, it would take a great sense of responsibility to actually do it. If I didn't, then I'd argue that what they do has greater market value than what I did
Charles didn't do the job (or only half-assed did it) for years & he didn't get fired.