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Offline delalluvia

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Re: The Royal Wedding of William and Kate - Will You Be Watching?
« Reply #290 on: June 24, 2011, 06:45:28 pm »
I don't feel sorry for her.. she clearly knew what she was getting in to.. she's chosen her life... perhaps she's quite happy with it?

I feel sorry for her in the way she's wasted herself, being kept, waiting for an aged libertine to decide he wants to marry her.

Waiting for scraps like a dog waiting for her master to throw her a bone.

Pathetic.
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Re: The Royal Wedding of William and Kate - Will You Be Watching?
« Reply #291 on: June 24, 2011, 09:29:43 pm »
I feel sorry for her in the way she's wasted herself, being kept, waiting for a aged libertine to decide he wants to marry her.

Waiting for scraps like a dog waiting for her master to throw her a bone.

Pathetic.

If she considers a Starbucks and a Manolo Blahnik shoe store to be "modernization," maybe there wasn't much there to waste.  8)

She's not getting any sympathy from me. It's not like they were keeping her a prisoner in Monaco.
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Re: The Royal Wedding of William and Kate - Will You Be Watching?
« Reply #292 on: July 09, 2011, 10:32:40 am »
On the NBC news last evening, a correspondent was reporting on Will and Kate's visit to California. The correspondent had occasion to refer to Will's great-grandmother, who was, of course, the late and much-loved Queen Elizabeth "the Queen Mum," the wife of King George VI and the mother of the current sovereign. Anyway, the correspondent referred to the late Queen Mum as "Queen Elizabeth the First."

 :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:

Elizabeth Tudor would NOT be amused.  ;D
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Re: The Royal Wedding of William and Kate - Will You Be Watching?
« Reply #293 on: July 09, 2011, 11:12:15 am »
On the NBC news last evening, a correspondent was reporting on Will and Kate's visit to California. The correspondent had occasion to refer to Will's great-grandmother, who was, of course, the late and much-loved Queen Elizabeth "the Queen Mum," the wife of King George VI and the mother of the current sovereign. Anyway, the correspondent referred to the late Queen Mum as "Queen Elizabeth the First."

 :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:

Elizabeth Tudor would NOT be amused.  ;D

D'oh!  A good argument for better education in this country.  :P  ::)
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Re: The Royal Wedding of William and Kate - Will You Be Watching?
« Reply #294 on: July 09, 2011, 02:54:16 pm »



On the NBC news last evening, a correspondent was reporting on Will and Kate's visit to California. The correspondent had occasion to refer to Will's great-grandmother, who was, of course, the late and much-loved Queen Elizabeth "the Queen Mum," the wife of King George VI and the mother of the current sovereign. Anyway, the correspondent referred to the late Queen Mum as "Queen Elizabeth the First."

 :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:

Elizabeth Tudor would NOT be amused.  ;D



Did the (irony, here) 'anchor' correct the (heavy  irony here)  'correspondent'?   :P :P



D'oh!  A good argument for better education in this country.  :P  ::)



I despair. (No irony.)

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Re: The Royal Wedding of William and Kate - Will You Be Watching?
« Reply #295 on: July 09, 2011, 03:19:53 pm »
Did the (irony, here) 'anchor' correct the (heavy  irony here)  'correspondent'?   :P :P

Nope.

To be fair, the comment went by so quickly that I wouldn't be surprised if even a lot of people who "know better" missed it.

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I despair. (No irony.)

Yeah. Even the kids on Kid Jeopardy! this past week were no great shakes at American history, so I would not hold out much hope for knowledge of English history.
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 :D 8)
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KYjOTlFcyw&feature[/youtube]




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Arriving by stage coach and wearing white ten gallon hats, the Duke and
Duchess of Cambridge
made a colourful entrance to the Calgary Stampede
exhibition centre

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Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, attends a rodeo demonstration at the
Calgary Stampede on Thursday, July 7, 2011, in Calgary, Alberta.
(Nathan Denette / AP)

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http://www.gossipcop.com/william-kate-rodeo-pictures-white-cowboy-hats-calgary-july-7-photos-pics/


William & Kate
Dress Up as Cowboys
in Calgary

9:00 am, July 8th, 2011




Prince William and Duchess Kate made a momentary faux pas on their visit to Calgary yesterday, initially declining to wear the city’s traditional white cowboy hats upon arrival.

Calgary’s mayor Naheed Nenshi presented the couple with special Smithbilt hats, which have been given to visiting dignitaries for decades, but William and Kate didn’t put them on at the airport, as is custom.

Fortunately, the royals donned the hats – and other conventional garb – while attending a rodeo show later on Thursday.

The lesson, as always?

When in Calgary, do as the Calgarians do.




















(Sorry, Roland and Gil, but WHICH one is Stephen Harper
again, the one in the immediate  foreground??)

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"Well, this is different," the prince said with a laugh as he touched the tip of his cowboy hat at a reception Thursday night. "We have been hugely struck by the diversity of this beautiful country: from Ottawa to Quebec; from Prince Edward Island to the Northwest Territories; and now the excitement of Calgary — and what about these fantastic white hats."




Go here for a really nice set of photos from Will and Kate in Calgary:
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/William-Kate-don-cowboy-hats-in-Calgary-1457062.php




I have to say--of course, everyone is kvelling over Kate, but--Will has really been kind of fantastic. Think of his racist old grandfather (Philip), the oblivious stuffed shirt father (Charles) and the truly despicable 'Uncle Andy' (ugh) compared to Will's manifest kindness, good humor and grace. No unctious goody-goody, but a genuinely nice man.
 
I know it's trite to say it, but--he's Diana's son.
 
(But still--endearing as it is, he HAS to work to improve that atrocious  French accent--yike!)  
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