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    Quote Originally Posted by milanessa View Post
    Fringe, crazy folk are part and parcel of any celebrity life. Nowadays it's way easier for them to have a voice because of the internet and 24 hour news - :shrug:. Can't imagine why normal people would care about or visit those sites.
    I started reading it when it was new and small and basically just featured pics of royal engagements and brief info on the designers of her outfits. But it has grown perhaps a little too much and the crazies rule now. I still look at it once in awhile out of curiosity. There are still sane people who are just interested in fashion--which is not a crime and does not mean they are crazy--but the majority are people who apparently need someone to copy in every facet of their lives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenny View Post
    Speaking for myself, I know the reason I'm happy about this and interested in it is because I find most of the news to be so negative and sad and tiring - whether it's wars and natural disasters or nasty people doing nasty things, or yet another celebrity divorce or celebrity trainwreck. To me, a happy couple and bright future are a breath of fresh air, and that's why I follow them. I also enjoy history, and this is history unfolding in an unashamedly romantic way, and throw in some fashion frivolity, and it's all good to me
    That's fair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruisin View Post
    Very happy that Kate and Will had a healthy baby boy. Not sure why we are all so enthralled with the birth of a British monarch. It's nice, but people have babies every day, this is not Nobel Prize worthy.
    I think we all secretly think of England as our Mother Country even though we have been separated from them for 300 years. It's sort of in the genes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfisher View Post
    Royals and the wealthy do children right. A fleet of nannies for the middle of the night and those days of colic. See them when they're clean and smell sweet and not when they're throwing a tantrum.

    I have no patience for the Camilla haters. It's not her fault, nor Charles', that he was forced into a marriage of convenience to produce an heir. Diana knew what she was getting. I'm glad both Camilla and Charles were able to finally be together and be happy. I doubt they give a damn what the haters think or say.
    THIS^^^^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruisin View Post
    Very happy that Kate and Will had a healthy baby boy. Not sure why we are all so enthralled with the birth of a British monarch. It's nice, but people have babies every day, this is not Nobel Prize worthy.
    every one has their own niche minutiae that makes no sense to most people, say the pot to the kettle in the OTBT of a figure skating website in the off season. but posting in a thread just to let the people in it know you dont get is a long standing tradition here so carry on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LilJen View Post


    (BTW: Can anyone PM me an answer: Why did Vicky go to the throne and not her uncles when their dad died? With all the over the newest Windsor possibly being a girl and the change in law, well??? Confused.)
    Because the British throne has always allowed for female succession (since the 16th century, anyways). Since then (barring revolutions) succession goes from king to eldest son- if there is no son, a daughter will inherit before a brother of the king. If there is no brother, a sister will inherit before an uncle or cousin. The change is that succession will now go to the eldest child, regardless of sex, whereas before if William and Catherine had had a daughter then a son- the younger brother would inherit before the elder sister. No longer.

    Queen Victoria's father Edward Duke of Kent was the fourth son of George lll- he died when she was a baby. George lll's eldest son succeeded him as King George lV. His only child, a daughter (who would have been Queen Charlotte) died in childbirth, so he had no surviving children. His next brother Frederick would have inherited, but he died (childless) before his elder brother, so he was succeeded by his third brother William lV. William had no surviving legitimate children, so he would have been succeeded by Edward, but he was dead, so William's niece Victoria was next in line.

    Interestingly, up to that point, the Kings of England were also Kings of Hanover, but Hanover did not allow female succession, so when Victoria became Queen, Hanover went to the next brother, the fifth son Ernest Duke of Cumberland- the line there exists to this day (although the Kingdom, of course, no longer exists since 1918).
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    Phillip Charles Henry Michael?
    Charles Phillip Michael Henry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenny View Post
    I'm in tears!!
    And I thought I had a low crying threshold.
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    LOVED seeing the little guy doing the royal wave already. They just all looks so genuinely happy. I think Kate had tears in her eyes at one point at the reception they were receiving. This baby and family is full of love.

    From the first few close ups that were hard to see, it looks like the baby looks more like William... but we all know they change everyday for the first i dont know how many months. He'll switch back and forth for a long time. And we all know that often dads want their kids to look like the moms and vice versa. The only thing I wish is that he doesn't inherit his grandfather's ears...

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    Quote Originally Posted by my little pony View Post
    every one has their own niche minutiae that makes no sense to most people, say the pot to the kettle in the OTBT of a figure skating website in the off season. but posting in a thread just to let the people in it know you dont get is a long standing tradition here so carry on.
    First, I don't think you understood my post. I didn't mean FSU'ers in particular. I meant I don't understand the American fascination with all things British Royal. And if you read my post #82, I said that Jenny's response was fair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liv View Post
    And we all know that often dads want their kids to look like the moms and vice versa. The only thing I wish is that he doesn't inherit his grandfather's ears...
    Not his royal grandpa's ears, I assume. Maternal grandfather's ears seem quite all right. (His hair seems to be holding up well, too, so there is hope for baby keeping his past his 20's. )
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    Quote Originally Posted by PDilemma View Post
    Over at the home of insane Kate followers, What Kate Wore, they are trying to identify the exact brand of car seat so they can purchase accordingly. I'm not sure those asking have babies. Considering some of them were purchasing maternity dresses to look like hers when they were not pregnant, it is possible they will be strapping their cats into them.
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    Yes, Charlie's ears are the ones in question, lol!!

    I remember Prince Philip saying that hopefully Diana would bring some "height into the line, " and with both of Charles' boys being tall, she certainly helped with that... and now, hopefully, Kate will have brought some " long lasting heir hair" into the line,

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    That would depend on her father, wouldn't it? I think hair genes are passed on through the paternal side of the mother. How's her dad looking like for hair loss?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artemis@BC View Post
    The city of Prince George in northern British Columbia has mixed feelings about the possibility of the baby being named George. On the one hand, they'd obviously like the modern royal connection -- and increased profile it would bring. But oth, people doing Google searches for city services will have to do a lot of scrolling down the list to find what they're looking for!
    Lol, that's where I'm from and I think most people think it would be cool
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artemis@BC View Post
    The city of Prince George in northern British Columbia has mixed feelings about the possibility of the baby being named George. On the one hand, they'd obviously like the modern royal connection -- and increased profile it would bring. But oth, people doing Google searches for city services will have to do a lot of scrolling down the list to find what they're looking for!
    Its possible they won't name the baby George though. There's talk that Charles is planning on taking the name George for his regal name.

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    I didn't get to see much news coverage yesterday but did watch them leave the hospital live today. Definitely a lovely moment!

    Going back to the weight discussion in the last thread, I'm just glad it would appear the hyperemesis gravidum wasn't too severe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by screech View Post
    YES!!


    Queen Victoria: 63 years, 216 days
    QEII: 61 years, 167 days
    Clearly I can't count. . . 1901 - 1837 = 65???

    I was amazed at their composure (in the vid and brief interview leaving the hospital). I mean, I guess this is a requirement of royal people that you don't just LOSE IT in front of everyone but considering how little sleep I'd gotten after my daughter's birth, I was an emotional wreck and burst into tears kind of constantly in the early days Also, I think I'd feel like, "Back OFF, people, and get a life!"
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    What sweet family photos. The baby is such a little cutie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spareoom View Post
    That would depend on her father, wouldn't it? I think hair genes are passed on through the paternal side of the mother. How's her dad looking like for hair loss?
    Check out the link in my previous post in this thread -- his hair looks as good as his ears do.
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