Well now her uncle can have it tatooed on his person somewhere, but it'll have to be where it gets noticed. Got, is there no end to this. Still .... NONE of them will ever, ever had the dignity and charisma of our Queen and her mother. Reckon this fiasco really IS the end of the monarchy ....... and I mean THE MONARCH .. not the hangers on (of which this woman will make sure she becomes a member). Sad.
- scinic, uk, 19/4/2011 13:45
Oh yuck. If anything brings out the anti-royalist in me it's this kind of nonsense. What a bunch of social clilmbers and snobs they sound. They've connived their way in.
- MaryM, Manchester, 19/4/2011 13:52
SHUUUUUUT UUUUUUP!!!!! NO MORE!!!!!.
- Elizabeth, Edinburgh, 19/4/2011 14:34
This is so ironic, just like Pride & Prejudice!! So England and so out of date. If Kate prides herself as some hitory of art student and supposed to be some elegant sophisticated posh girl, this is the best she can come up with her design inputs? How revealing this is, the Middletons have made a joke of themselves and the royals do not look any better. By marrying the Middletons, it reflects on William, showing an orphaned son at a young age, got snared by a sensible cunning girl, who both mothers him and romance him... then her family replaces his own, becomes his surogate family... and now this. Poor Chap!
- Coal Miners, Yorkshire, 19/4/2011 15:45
It makes you realise just how modest and self-effacing some previous commoner families have been who have have had sons or daughters marry into the Royal family. Mr and Mrs Phillips, the parents of Mark Phillips, kept out of the limelight when their son married Princess Anne; I can't remember anything much about the parents of the lovely Sophie who married Prince Edward. Although Major Ron Ferguson, father of Sarah, was often in the news, he wasn't trying to cash-in like the Middletons. As far as I am concerned the Middletons aren't merely obsessive and grasping social climbers, but obsessive and grasping social mountaineers.
And for all those who can't bear to hear the hard-working, self-made millionaire Middletons defamed, please wake up. While it's true they've made their fortune through their business, it's also true that 1) they were able to get their children into the 'right circles' because the money inherited through Middleton's Lupton family relations (seems, according to Channel 4, that none of the other Luptons benefitted from this) allowed pushy Carole to get them into places like Marlborough with old money students and 2) they have used the money earned from this business to sponsor an 'aristocratic' lifestyle for their children, i.e., instead of instilling a work ethic in them, they have pushed them to act as if they are nobility living off trust funds and inherited wealth ... nothing noble or exemplary in that.
- mair, cardiff, wales, 19/4/2011 19:46
So what is next, after this coat of arms, buy Camilla's old manor house where Charles had his noctunal visit? I guess they will need something grander to entertain the in-laws where the in-laws will feel right at home? The Middletons, together with William is turning the monarchy into a farce/circus/joke. We here in Yorksire, poor relatives of both Michael and Carol are not invited to the wedding, and they stay away from us as much as possible. But those fancy double barrel names or those on Mustique, people they had nothing/luttle to do with the Middletons are getting invitations, so they can show the world how well connected they are and how rich they are. The truth is that Uncle Gary was in drug deals, and has paid for their lifestyel and kids education!! This marriage even makes Camilla look "respectable". Will is damaging the monarchy by marrying this Kate and the Middletons, and he has vowed to keep his future in-laws close and visible in his public life!? How low can we get???
- Goldsmiths and Middletons, Yorkshire, 19/4/2011 20:52
So Kate needs a coat of arms now that she is to be a royal. But instead of creating one for her, let's get real. The family have created one for themselves to use for their own business purposes and to enhance their own standing in the business world. Nobody faults someone for working hard and buidling a business. But then leeching off your daughter's love relationship in this way is crass and disgusting. If the senior Middletons warrant a coat of arms then get one. But they've once again exploited their daughter's relationship Their avarice is going to end in tears for Kate. The fact that William has either chosen not to or has not been able to curb this couple's exploitation of their daughter's relationship prior to the marriage means William is in for a real trial once this couple become related by marriage. The term "start as you intend to go on" applies in this case: The Middletons have already exploited this situation from the get go and William is in for a real headache
Post by creativemind on Apr 20, 2011 13:16:19 GMT -5
Sorry if this was posted. From People.com:
With just nine days to go until the big day at Westminster Abbey, Queen Elizabeth hosted a lunch for Kate Middleton’s parents Wednesday – marking the first time Prince William’s future in-laws have met the monarch.
Post by MadameConcorde on Jun 6, 2011 3:03:42 GMT -5
Rich, privileged and fiercely loyal, they have been dubbed the Pipparettes – the closest friends and confidantes of Pippa Middleton, playing a crucial supporting role as she adjusts to life at the top of the worldwide celebrity A-list. Alice St John Webster and Camilla Campion-Awwad are the new leading lights of the Chelsea set – and they’re never far from their best friend’s side.
Post by MadameConcorde on Jun 14, 2011 4:12:50 GMT -5
Kate Middleton Anything Kate can do, Pippa can do better
As the younger Middleton sister hooks a Duke-to-be, Bryony Gordon asks whether Pippa has bagged an even better prospect than her newlywed sibling.
One wonders if the Middleton family anthem goes something along the lines of “Anything you can do, I can do better, I can do anything better than you.” Before the royal wedding, it didn’t seem possible that anybody could outshine Kate Middleton – fabulous, beautiful Kate with her lovely glossy hair and dazzling smile. But then there was Pippa. Fabulous, beautiful Pippa with her lovely glossy hair, dazzling smile, and shapely bottom, eclipsing the bride on her wedding day.