Post by MadameConcorde on Apr 11, 2011 13:57:34 GMT -5
Kate Middleton comes from royal blood line. I am convinced that William would not have married her if she wasn't blue blood.
Quote: Kate and William share a common ancestor in the fourteenth century monarch, King Edward III. An additional common ancestor is Sir Thomas Leighton. Sir Thomas married Elizabeth Knollys, a granddaughter of Mary Boleyn and was therefore great-niece to Henry VIII's second queen, Anne Boleyn. The Boleyn sisters’ mother was a Howard, a member of the family of the Dukes of Norfolk. Her maternal ancestors, the Goldsmiths, had more humble origins and were working class labourers and miners from County Durham.
I sometimes want to read Hitchens with caution because he can be quite acerbic in his analysis, but he writes so well that he draws you into his statements, leaving the reader wanting more pithy comments. This is classic Hitchens.
a curtsy from the new Royal bride will continue to be the order of things when she greets other "more senior" members of her new family including stepmother-in-law Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall
In an attempt to get round the issue, the Palace let it be known that people who wanted to call Catherine "Princess" were welcome to do so. that's new, everyone always made a point of that it was Diana, princess of wales NOT PRIncess DIANA VERY INTERESTING
After Friday's Royal wedding, Paddy Harverson, the Prince of Wales' communications secretary, suggested the public be encouraged to use the names Prince William and Princess Catherine if they preferred.
He said: "I think it's absolutely natural that the public might want to call them Prince William and Princess Catherine and no one is going to have any argument with that."
Fears of offending Prince Charles' second wife and demoting her in the Royal hierarchy apparently led to the decision not to make Prince William's bride a Princess.
Last Edit: May 1, 2011 13:06:46 GMT -5 by countess
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Oh, why do they blame Camilla now? We saw Friday what the public thinks of her. They shouldn´t point that out as reason Nr. 1.
Camilla was the one who didn't want to be called the Princess of Wales because of a harsh backlash. Diana will always hold that title until William and Kate become the new Prince and Princess of Wales. However, royal protocol being what it is, the title Princess does outrank the title Duchess. Technically Camilla is already the Princess of Wales but she shrewdly doesn't use it. No one will upstage Camilla. She will eventually be Queen Consort no matter what. So unless Charles divorces her, her position is secure. JMO
There's a new article out saying that Kate is going to be a housewife, and is taking her ques from Camilla. This is a huge mistake. The public thinks Camilla is lazy. On the RD there is a huge debate about Kate staying home. She has no kids so why not do charity work. or go back to school part-time, get a part-time job. Work in a soup kitchen one day a week. If she's taking a page out of Camilla's book she's listening to bad advice. Her honeymoon with the press is going to be short-lived. JMO
I totally agree Hibou - big mistake on Kate and William's part. Kate already sat around and did nothing for the last 8 years after finishing college - why does she needs more time?. Kate waited on William's ever beck and call until he proposed - why does she need to wait at home while he comes home from work now? The press, especially the British press, now expect their cash cow to pay up (since they were the ones who pestered in Will to marrying kate in the beginning and getting back with her when he dumped her in 2007). Paying up means going out and royal duties looking pretty so that they can sell their papers.
Now, Kate has captured extremely goodwill with the press and she will lose it all if she sits on her but for two years, except the occasional public outing. This decision shows just how spoil William is and just ho little he understands the role of the British royal family with the public. Well, we know that they have the Canadian tour planned starting June 30th (I think. I know it's during Albert and Charlene's made-for-tv wedding) so the public is going to expect much more public outings from these two. Else, Kate will be Waity Katey again instead of Kate the Great.
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I don't buy what the daily-mail have to say b/c they are known to make s*** up, like Carole offended the Queen when she meet her in 2006, when in fact she meet her 2 weeks ago. And when they said Will and Kate was not going to do any engagement in the next 2 years before and after they got married. They ended up during four engagement and going to visited Canada for a 2 weeks engagement.
Anyway they are planning on going to New Zealand and Australia as earlier as September and October. And believe to be coming to the U.S. after their Canada tour
PRINCE William plans to take his new wife on a tour of New Zealand and Australia in the next few months to introduce her to the two Commonwealth countries.
St James’s Palace is in talks with the governments of both nations about the trip, expected to happen in September or October.
Final details have not been agreed but the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge hope to be in New Zealand for part of the Rugby World Cup which runs from September 9 to October 23.
They are also planning a short visit to Australia around the same time.
Buckingham Palace and St James’s Palace have discussed sending them to Perth in Western Australia to coincide with the Queen’s visit there for the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting from October 28 to 30.
A senior royal source said: “The question is, will that enhance the Queen’s visit and enhance the image of the Commonwealth, or will it become a circus that takes attention away from CHOGM?”
The Queen usually spends two or three days in the host nation before the summit starts. So it is possible the couple could visit Australia immediately after the rugby world cup final, just before the summit. William, 28, has built an affinity with the two countries after visiting them twice in the past 16 months. His marriage has sent support for the monarchy soaring in both nations, where there had been growing calls to cut the ties.
The Queen discussed the Commonwealth summit with Australia’s republican Prime Minister Julia Gillard in an audience after the wedding reception on Friday.
At the reception, Kate told New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key she was looking forward to seeing his country.
Mr Key said: “The first thing Kate said was she wants to visit New Zealand. She’s keen to come down and we’ll hopefully encourage her to come and visit us sometime very soon, so that was great.”
One potential problem is that a general election is due in New Zealand on November 26 and, by convention, royal visits do not take place in Commonwealth nations in the run-up to elections.
Opposition leaders fear Mr Key will use William and Kate’s visit to boost his popularity. He has said the couple can skirt convention by making their trip private rather than official.
An autumn tour would make it unlikely that William would be posted to the Falklands in September for 10 weeks’ military service, as was claimed yesterday.
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WILLS and Kate will go on a world tour next spring to help ease the Queen's Diamond Jubilee workload.
It is understood plans have already been made for visits to Australia, New Zealand and the Caribbean.
Other Commonwealth countries in Africa and Asia could be added to the couple's itinerary.
Buckingham Palace and Foreign Office staff are desperate to build on the huge success of last week's Royal Wedding - watched by two billion people worldwide.
And the emergence of the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as a star double act will take much pressure off the Queen, who turned 85 last month.
The Palace insists that Her Majesty has no plans to scale back her commitments.
But her grandson and his wife have agreed to free her from some of the burden of foreign travel.
The Queen has told other family members they must rally round as she celebrates 60 years on the Throne. Sources said even Prince Harry, a full-time combat helicopter pilot, has been warned he will be needed.
Harry, 26, is likely to visit African countries including Kenya.
William will not travel to New Zealand for the Rugby World Cup in September because he is being posted to the Falklands - as The Sun revealed yesterday.
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So the country is a priority destination for the couple's tour.
New Zealand - and Australia - will expect a visit by at least one senior Royal to mark the Jubilee.
William, 28, and Kate, 29, are already set to visit Canada and America this July. That trip will allow Kate to settle into her royal role ready for 2012.