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The British Royal Family *Windsor* => Duke William & Duchess Kate of Cambridge => Topic started by: Alexandrine on February 25, 2012, 02:17:00 pm



Title: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on February 25, 2012, 02:17:00 pm
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/the-woman-kate-middleton-is-relying-on-while-william-742925

more than assistant for Will, Harry and Kate, she is Kate's lady in waiting, they can change the name but her role is the same one  :laundry:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Acornia on February 25, 2012, 02:52:42 pm
“William has never forgotten the way his mother was left to cope without any support from courtiers.

I've always thought that she had help, but that she was thrown into the deep end too quickly?

“Nobody is suggesting Becca and Kate have girlie nights in with a bottle of wine and a chick flick, and of course Pippa is still Kate’s closest friend.

Could you really count your own relative as a friend? Kate is a Billy no-mates  :tehe:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kingdom Hearts on February 25, 2012, 02:59:42 pm
Wait,remember when I said kate needs someone to hold her hand at events? here you go....Not saying she should be alone but the woman holds her lipstick and guides her?,wtf she is 30 yrs old and has been around for 8yrs to know everything.Also I *despise* to bring Diana into this but she had people holding her flowers but she never had guideness at all it came naturally,so why does kate need a woman to show her how to act or behave in public?,pitty.

Yes she should have a person inform her about the charity but not a grown woman at the age of 29 fallow her while she is at a event,waity is more useless then everyone thinks.All you do at a events is shake hands make small talk interact with children/people then greet people outside take fllowers,maybe say a small speech.How hard is that?,she does nothing on her own she is behaving like a child and the courties or whatever allows this?.If she can't even do a event on her own how will she be a Queen concort?


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: True Brit on February 25, 2012, 03:21:55 pm
Indeed she is Alexandrine which means Mr Lo-Pi won't be seen so much with her.  ;)

Reading the story this lady is far more accomplished and has experienced life's ups and downs. How on earth can people such as Rebecca defer to Kate Middleton?


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on February 25, 2012, 04:58:31 pm
I couldn't imagine what they'd have to talk about. I think it's good that Jamie moves on from shadowing Waity. I agree that Rebecca's Waity's lady in waiting. You could see Rebecca guiding Waity on the video of her trip to the Art Roo in Oxford. The perks of the job (hanging with Harry and enjoying the outings and working in opulent surroundings) outweigh dealing with Waity for a few hours, I imagine.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 25, 2012, 05:36:26 pm
“William has never forgotten the way his mother was left to cope without any support from courtiers.

I've always thought that she had help, but that she was thrown into the deep end too quickly?

“Nobody is suggesting Becca and Kate have girlie nights in with a bottle of wine and a chick flick, and of course Pippa is still Kate’s closest friend.

Could you really count your own relative as a friend? Kate is a Billy no-mates  :tehe:

Diana did have help and training, the problem is that her schedule was too jam packed and she had too much too soon; she never grew into it and a part of that should have been restricting her privileges and initial power, like keeping Diana in HM's office and staff instead of pushing her to run an office, enabling her ot get into a lot of trouble that could have been prevented. Diana's training was to short and she should have had more time to integrate into the ways of the RF and ensure that Diana had solid footing. As for kate, well, Kate has had more than enough time to end up figuring things out and has had more than enough time to end up knowing how to walk around and manage an office.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: giamodel60 on February 25, 2012, 06:57:35 pm
she is like the healthier version of kate middleton
healthy weight, normal teeth, hair not overdone

does anyone think Will might go for her?

She looks so healthy and kind of like Kate but in a more normal way


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on February 25, 2012, 07:03:10 pm
Considering her clothes, she seems to be as tacky as Kate.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Princess Alucard on February 25, 2012, 07:43:40 pm
I might be thinking weird but she looks a bit like his old nanny


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kingdom Hearts on February 25, 2012, 08:07:53 pm
Point being they are babying kate,as usual. :bored:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kingdom Hearts on February 25, 2012, 08:10:43 pm
What I mean about Diana is she was thrown into it,yes she had help but not like waity is getting.Hand in foot and all this time off?,so called work,hhaha yeah right Diana never had all that time off and slowly into charity.?! never heard of Di getting yrs off....


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: serene grace on February 25, 2012, 08:22:39 pm
she is like the healthier version of kate middleton
healthy weight, normal teeth, hair not overdone

does anyone think Will might go for her?

She looks so healthy and kind of like Kate but in a more normal way

Too bad Pr.Wlliam didn't fall for Becca.
I think she is much more qualified for the role of William's wife than Kate is.
Pr.William must have really liked Becca's work during the Diana Concert.

Kate's hopeless I'll bet. Thank goodness she has someone efficient.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Nymph on February 27, 2012, 11:47:01 pm
She is just Kate's re-named lady in waiting, she rants and always gets what she wants with media spin.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on March 09, 2012, 03:59:28 pm
As seen in Leicester, Rebecca is officially her l-i-w.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Jane23 on March 11, 2012, 10:08:45 am
Didn't Willy's PR Gurus say she wouldn't have a Lady in Waiting to make her look "humble"? Those liars ...


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on March 11, 2012, 11:21:57 am
Raising the young Royals

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/theroyalfamily/9135580/Raising-the-young-Royals.html


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Cherry on March 11, 2012, 12:27:31 pm
http://www.smartredirect.de/ad/clickGate.php?u=Fo6Pr2As&m=1&p=0oAj48ggLw&s=&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.telegraph.co.uk%2Fnews%2Fuknews%2Ftheroyalfamily%2F9135580%2FRaising-the-young-Royals.html (http://www.smartredirect.de/ad/clickGate.php?u=Fo6Pr2As&m=1&p=0oAj48ggLw&s=&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.telegraph.co.uk%2Fnews%2Fuknews%2Ftheroyalfamily%2F9135580%2FRaising-the-young-Royals.html)

If indeed Kate has been getting advice then i must conclude that she has a learning disability.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: True Brit on March 11, 2012, 01:28:26 pm
The Telegraph is going utterly berserk. It's one pointless PR piece for the Royal Family after another. Perhaps there's something going on we don't know about but this is verging on propaganda.



Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Leila on March 11, 2012, 01:35:07 pm
It is propaganda. (I have no intention of reading that article, but I trust your judgement) I have no idea why they do it, though. Who owns the DT?


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: True Brit on March 11, 2012, 02:15:20 pm
The Barclay Brothers indirectly - they also own Claridges and the Scotsman.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_and_Frederick_Barclay

Selfmade men from very humble origins. This is an interesting bit in the above link

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Subsequent to the 2008 election, the brothers believe it is wrong there are still two unelected figures on Sark's government – the seigneur and the seneschal, the local judge. They took their fight to the supreme court, arguing that the two roles break human rights laws that protect the rights of citizens to elect lawmakers.[18] Their challenge was dismissed, but the Barclays said they would continue to fight, taking their case to the European court of human rights in Strasbourg.

Do I detect the rumblings of republicanism?


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on March 11, 2012, 02:27:36 pm
^^ I watched a doc about the islands in that area, if I remember correctly they won the case in the ECHR but the seigneur was going to run to get the mayor office and the people in the island didn't seem very happy with the changes.

The Barclays had a private owned island near.

P.S: I thought it was a kind of stupid decision by the court as there are still monarchies unelected in Europe, can anyone sue the state for maintaining such a discriminatory institution as head of state?  :cookie:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Leila on March 11, 2012, 02:39:39 pm
Claridges? That's owned by Maybourne Hotel Group.

What do they gain from publishing the palace's PR drivel?.... :cookie:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on March 11, 2012, 02:41:32 pm
A possible title in the future? Contacts?


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Leila on March 11, 2012, 02:52:47 pm
Well, the government gives out the titles nowadays and even with gaining contacts that's no reason to be so completely under their thumb. Even the DM adds the odd snark here and there, but the DT is more like the official SJP propagandist.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Acornia on March 12, 2012, 06:05:37 am
I guess this is the right thread to ask  :cookie:

If Will/Kate/Harry wants to fire one of their household staff, should they ask permission from the higher up royals or could they fire that person themselves?


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on May 06, 2012, 09:04:47 pm
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She also organises her diary and can help with last-minute checks such as making sure not a hair is out of place before public appearances.

Rebecca, the daughter of a female vicar and an army major, who passed away when she was three, was educated at The Royal School in Bath. She then studied English at Newcastle University.

Like Jamie Lower-Pinkerton, her boss, who masterminded Princes William's and Harry's rise from shy young men into respected public figures, she is increasingly becoming a trusted figure and even adviser.

http://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/201205047944/kate-middleton-rebecca-deacon/


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: giamodel60 on May 09, 2012, 02:36:41 pm
Poor Rebecca , having to do everything for waity


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Nymph on May 09, 2012, 02:46:27 pm
It is weird how Kate had to choose someone tall with hair that looks like they use the same hair dye to be her lady in waiting, she may have another title but that is the role she performs.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Leila on May 09, 2012, 02:47:57 pm
Just that WK is no lady.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: giamodel60 on May 10, 2012, 12:55:43 am
it is strange they look so alike
but it was Will that picked her

now what else will becca doooooooooooooo  bignono


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: June on May 10, 2012, 07:08:11 am
Just that WK is no lady.

Quite right, Leila. She's cheap, lazy and shallow, with a very empty head.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: giamodel60 on May 20, 2012, 02:25:24 am
Kate is weird .


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Yooper on May 20, 2012, 05:01:06 am
^ :laugh: :laugh:  Don't know why, but that hit my funny bone, Gia.  Straight and to the point.  Love it.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: giamodel60 on May 30, 2012, 03:19:04 pm
haha yooper ! glad you liked it!


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: AnaBolena on May 30, 2012, 03:24:41 pm
Duchess Deficit, weird???  Love it!!!  :laugh:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: YooperModerator on May 31, 2012, 12:18:44 am
Aaaaand we have another kate nickname to add to the list! :laugh: :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 31, 2012, 05:34:18 am
Duchess Deficit, weird???  Love it!!!  :laugh:

The public is calling her Duchess Dolittle and if they call her Duchess Deficit then I am going to know for sure that the revolution is coming quickly. As for staff, just working in a minor royal household can end up bringing perks and more attention than other applicants for positions in a staff. I am sure that it would also enable the applicant to command a strong fee and end up with being treated a lot better.



Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: berlin on June 04, 2012, 03:08:58 am
Did any of the other royals bring their assistants/liws like Kate did?


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Nymph on June 04, 2012, 05:57:40 pm
I don't know but I did find it interesting that Kate's could hold her scarf and even the Queen carried her own shawl.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on June 04, 2012, 06:20:18 pm
I think the Queen's liw was there, the woman blue? No idea who is liw to Camilla.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on July 26, 2012, 06:05:55 pm
Camilla Tominey‏@CamillaTominey

Staff changes at Clarence House spark dawn of a new era...

According to Richard Palmer tweets:

Some internal promotions at St James's Palace. Rebecca Deacon becomes private sec to Kate; Miguel Head private sec to William.

(via other threads in the forum)


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on July 26, 2012, 06:15:40 pm
Is it usual for marriage couple to have their own private secretaries?


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on July 26, 2012, 06:26:41 pm
^^I would say yes.

Richard Palmer ‏@RoyalReporter
Palace officials says the office internal promotions and reorganisation announced today reflect how much busier the household has become.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: True Brit on July 26, 2012, 06:30:10 pm
It's all being paid for by Charles out of the Duchy of Cornwall profits. Quite amusing that Republic has just launched a campaign to abolish the Duchy as below:


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Republic believes that the Duchy’s revenue, like that of the Crown Estate, should be paid to the Treasury to fund public services.
 
Although Charles voluntarily pays some tax on this income, he offsets a range of “business expenses” including butlers, valets, chefs, personal dressers and chauffeurs, resulting in further losses to the Treasury.
 
As well as providing Charles with a multi-million pound income, the Duchy gives the heir to the throne a unique range of powers – including the right to veto legislation which may affect his private interests.

And...

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Launching the campaign, Republic’s chief executive Graham Smith said:
 
“It is simply absurd that taxpayers lose out on many millions of pounds each year to fund one very privileged man. The Duchy belongs to the nation, not Charles Windsor, and its profits should support our public services.”
 
“Charles, and any future heir to throne, doesn’t need tens of millions each year to carry out his very undemanding duties. That money should be funding our schools, our hospitals and our armed forces. The current arrangement is arcane, archaic and unfair – it has to end.”
 
“If the government believes there is a job for Prince Charles to do then they must fund him in the usual manner as they would with any other public official.”

http://www.republic.org.uk/updates/?p=553


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on July 26, 2012, 06:38:53 pm
phil dampier ‏@phildampier
All indicates new era. Expect to see Queen and Duke wind down at end of Jubilee year and younger generation play bigger roles.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: benign on July 26, 2012, 09:46:15 pm
^^I would say yes.

Richard Palmer ‏@RoyalReporter
Palace officials says the office internal promotions and reorganisation announced today reflect how much busier the household has become.
really.. i am not sure since they are still using the same people they have plus if they were busy, need more people. Not sure whats the use of JLP as head of all the private secretaries  :tehe:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 26, 2012, 10:37:14 pm
phil dampier ‏@phildampier
All indicates new era. Expect to see Queen and Duke wind down at end of Jubilee year and younger generation play bigger roles.

What precisely will they be doing? WKH seem more ambitious than to make appearances, but go figure, at the same time, they are untrained and unable to do much else.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Magnolia on July 27, 2012, 12:39:02 am
^Probably fluff apperances like they do now calling  it "work".Throwing balls around telling kids to play outside photo-OPs with children painting,jumping,skipping,clapping etc.Nothing like meeting heads of states and trying to make England/Uk proud just a bunch of spongers making believe they are doing something and the press of course  putting picture after picture of them in the articles pretending they are actually "doing" something same ol stuff_IMO.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Albany on July 27, 2012, 01:42:05 am
Strange, too, because I thought PW and WK were going to start trying for a family on or after their Jubilee trip.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 27, 2012, 02:33:43 am
I just wonder, why should William have his own staff that answers only to him? He isn't the Heir and he isn't Sovereign and he is unable to run his own life effectively and he barely works, so wh should he have his own office and staff?

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Nothing like meeting heads of states and trying to make England/Uk proud


Politicians are trained to meet heads of states and work to make the UK proud; when he isn't worrying about the RF, Cameron and his wife do a spectacular job at it. Samantha and Dave spent more time meeting with the Obamas than W/K, Dave actually runs the country and his wife is always well dressed and poised.

 


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: serene grace on July 27, 2012, 02:52:19 am
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Richard Palmer‏@RoyalReporter

@RoyalForumMoron The palace says Kate does much of the work Helen Asprey used to do for Will. The couple have a

more junior assistant.
 


 :- Like what? I wonder?


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Yooper on July 27, 2012, 04:49:53 am
^Yeah, I don't get this at all.  They aren't heads of state, there's already a PR staff on task and obviously WK doesn't have a sartorial assistant, so what exactly do they need extra staff for?  Too bad there isn't a way for the people of the UK to get a handle on the actual tasks at hand for these people.  I don't want to take away work from anybody, but for these two to have her own office staff doesn't make sense.

Not yet anyway.  And, for the record, where's my thank you note from the wedding?  Give me a break.  The only thing I can come up with is that they're spies for HM.  That makes sense.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: serene grace on July 27, 2012, 04:53:31 am
I wonder if she is in the Palace behaving like a servant to Willie?
Or maybe she didn't want Helen Asprey around William too much on a personal basis?


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Albany on July 27, 2012, 05:00:49 am
^^Wouldn't surprise me. :cookie:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Yooper on July 27, 2012, 05:05:31 am
^Then spy away, Liz!!!!  There has to be some checks and balances on these two knuckleheads and maybe this is the way to find out exactly what's going on with them.  I know if she was my daughter-in-law or whatever and in their position, I'd have the A-Team and NCIS all over their butts.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on July 27, 2012, 11:06:06 am
Richard Palmer ‏@RoyalReporter
The household reorganisation at SJP will increase Will, Kate and Harry's staff from 9 to 11. In addition, 5 work for their foundation


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: True Brit on July 27, 2012, 11:19:07 am
That's an awful lot of staff for people who don't do very much. Unless the Queen and PP are going to go into retirement I can't see how they can justify any of this.

As I've said before this is all funded via the Duchy of Cornwall but the Foundation staff should be paid for out of the charity's funds. There was a report that admin would cost approx £500,000 a year for the Foundation and a donor has paid for this (they wouldn't say who).

Funny how this just HAPPENS to leak out right now under cover of the Olympics.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Leila on July 27, 2012, 12:12:56 pm
This is ridiculous.
Do they need these people to help with moving money around to make it look like they're successful fundraisers? Or put out more PR crap?
I bet they're very busy trying to keep this mess from falling apart.  :bored:

Not yet anyway.  And, for the record, where's my thank you note from the wedding?  Give me a break. 
Yooper, darling. They've got no money to pay someone to send you a thank you letter (WK clearly can't do it herself).  :there: The bit of money they've got needs to go to WK as a thank you.   :bored:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Yooper on July 27, 2012, 06:18:26 pm
^SO true.  The more they try to put a bandaid on this squirting jugular, the worse it gets.

As for my lack of a thank you, you're probably right, Leila.  The monies had to go to a worthier cause.  Next time (yeah, whatever) I send her anything I'll include a SASE, the poor little urchin with no manners whatsoever.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: starlite on July 27, 2012, 07:59:33 pm
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Richard Palmer‏@RoyalReporter

@RoyalForumMoron The palace says Kate does much of the work Helen Asprey used to do for Will. The couple have a

more junior assistant.
 


 :- Like what? I wonder?

yeah right. he's never with her...so I doubt she knows much about his whereabouts and what he's doing. I can definitely see PW being cagey w/ Kate.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Albany on July 27, 2012, 11:05:50 pm
If WK was overseeing PW's affairs, she would be able to tell if he was having, well, affairs...


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: serene grace on July 28, 2012, 02:07:25 am
Yup, this is a definate move for her to keep  track of him. I'll bet he doesn't tell her things and it bothers her.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Gwendolyn on July 28, 2012, 03:29:02 am
I doubt it's true.  It seems like they're trying to make it look like she does something productive, the same way they took advantage of the privacy of Party Pieces to make people believe she'd been working.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Yooper on July 28, 2012, 05:12:42 am
Just for the record, it doesn't take 5 people to run a foundation of that level.  I'm too weary of the bloated PR that they send out to go through this again, but believe me, they don't.  People run foundations worth hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars with two people ALL THE TIME.  You select your giving parameters, accept proposals, review with your Board and send out checks and hire an accountant once a year.  That's IT.

Now, as far as promotion for the Foundation, that's already covered, so this is complete bullsh#t and I'm beyond fed up.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Albany on July 28, 2012, 06:39:29 am
^I think they're definitely playing on people's ignorance as far as the running of the foundation is concerned.

The general public, including myself, doesn't even begin to know how a foundation works. It all sounds very grand simply because of the amount of money they are handling. I have visions of huge buzzing offices of people doing what? I don't exactly know, handing out bags of cash to the needy?... :-

Therefore, the palace can be quite liberal in how they paint the amount of work everyone does, including WK. Very convenient.




Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Magnolia on July 29, 2012, 01:03:03 am
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Nothing like meeting heads of states and trying to make England/Uk proud 

Politicians are trained to meet heads of states and work to make the UK proud;

But isn't that what the Queen does too and the RF.What' the point of having them there just as a Christmas ornament then.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Albany on July 31, 2012, 05:18:34 am
^"Because they drive tourism and British industry".... :wopedo:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 31, 2012, 05:38:49 am
Just for the record, it doesn't take 5 people to run a foundation of that level.  I'm too weary of the bloated PR that they send out to go through this again, but believe me, they don't.  People run foundations worth hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars with two people ALL THE TIME.  You select your giving parameters, accept proposals, review with your Board and send out checks and hire an accountant once a year.  That's IT.

Now, as far as promotion for the Foundation, that's already covered, so this is complete bullsh#t and I'm beyond fed up.

You know, these days most run businesses using just one or two people and frankly, for the life of me, I don't see why half the people who are hired, are I mean, your banker can handle your accounts and make sure you are getting the taxes to the IRS, you can learn Microsoft Office to run the bookeeping and as for keeping track of expenditures, well, credit card expenses can be easily kept track of, so I just wonder, why would it take five people to run a charity?

Second, why can't the Cambridges be attached to HM's office instead of running things (into the ground) independently?

People are hired and have jobs, but really, are they really all that trustworthy to run things as a stable unit? To plan with the palace and if Kate is going to get these two ambassadorial roles, then I am certain that the Cambridge staff will have to do this right because if they get stuff wrong, then there will be problems in that area as well.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: leogirl on July 31, 2012, 05:59:45 am
I don't think charities should hire people. They operate on donations, and the money is supposed to go toward the people/cause it was intended for. Not to the charity owners' friends. People who work at charities should do so on a volunteer basis. And if they need money, they could use the volunteer experience for their resumes/CVs to get a paying job later on. A lot of people start out as volunteers these days.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 31, 2012, 06:01:59 am
I have to agree, and charities need to stop paying people to make appearances. Second, I agree that charities should be used as a springboard for experience and administrative paychecks eat way into the donations.


Title: Duke and Duchess appoint former BBC producer as their press secretary
Post by: side chair spectator on September 05, 2012, 12:24:53 pm
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/theroyalfamily/9522399/Duke-and-Duchess-appoint-former-BBC-producer-as-their-press-secretary.html


Duke and Duchess appoint former BBC producer as their press secretary
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge complete a reshuffle by appointing former BBC producer, Ed Perkins, as their press secretary.

'The couple have no plans to go skiing over the winter,' confirms one of their friends  Photo: GETTY
By Telegraph reporters11:57AM BST 05 Sep 2012
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have completed a reshuffle of their staff by appointing a former BBC producer as their new press secretary.
Ed Perkins, 37, who will take up the post in December, was poached from Buckingham Palace, where he is currently deputy press secretary to the Queen.
St James’s Palace said the Duke and Duchess, and Prince Harry, for whom Mr Perkins will also work, was chosen personally by the three young members of the Royal family.
As a former press secretary to the Duke of York, Mr Perkins has plenty of experience of handling a crisis, which has become a key requirement for the job after the furore surrounding Prince Harry’s recent trip to Las Vegas.
Mr Perkins, originally from Bridgend, South Wales, is a Cambridge graduate who began his television career as a trainee at ITV News before becoming a producer on the BBC’s Six O’Clock News and then an assistant programme editor on ITV News.
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He joined Buckingham Palace in 2007, working for the Duke of York, and distinguished himself with his calm handling of the controversy surrounding the Duke’s friendships with business contacts including the convicted child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
He is also a member of the Territorial Army, giving him first-hand knowledge of the Armed Forces, in which both of the princes have made their careers.
His appointment completes the round of appointments made by the Duke and Duchess and Prince Harry as they prepare to set up their own court at Kensington Palace.
Until now, their staff have worked out of the same building as the Prince of Wales’s staff in Clarence House, but the office move to Kensington Palace in the autumn will give the three young members of the Royal family greater independence in handling their own affairs.
Earlier in the summer St James’s Palace announced that Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, the former SAS officer who is the princes’ private secretary, would be promoted to their principal private secretary and equerry, with the current press secretary, Miguel Head, becoming private secretary.
Rebecca Deacon, the Duchess of Cambridge’s personal assistant, was promoted to become her private secretary at the same time.
Next year Prince Harry is expected to appoint his own private secretary, a role which Mr Lowther-Pinkerton will fulfil until then.


Title: Re: Duke and Duchess appoint former BBC producer as their press secretary
Post by: benign on September 06, 2012, 12:14:33 am
thank goodness BP got involved...so PH still has JLP as his press secretary no wonder PH's PR sucks lately...


Title: Re: Duke and Duchess appoint former BBC producer as their press secretary
Post by: windsor2 on September 06, 2012, 02:46:28 am
Who knows if Harry was set up in some way. Perhaps JLP is being pushed out and Vegas happened and his back to sorting out Harry's mess. Who knows if the reshuffling of the staff has gotten to him?  :dontknow:


Title: Re: Duke and Duchess appoint former BBC producer as their press secretary
Post by: Magnolia on September 10, 2012, 12:37:07 am
They think having this guy will what make them look better because he worked for the BBC.Since it's the public that decides how they view them not some PR mumbo jumbo!


Title: Re: Duke and Duchess appoint former BBC producer as their press secretary
Post by: JuneBug on September 10, 2012, 11:51:25 am
^ yeah but that won't stop them. They will still try and pull their usual PR stunts on the public.


Title: Re: Duke and Duchess appoint former BBC producer as their press secretary
Post by: rogue on September 10, 2012, 06:05:31 pm
This reshuffling tells me that their original plan isn't working and they need a plan B.I kinda feel sorry for JLP as he has jumped through hoops for them but luckily he is out of the picture for Harry as he will get a new secretary.


Title: Re: Duke and Duchess appoint former BBC producer as their press secretary
Post by: Magnolia on September 11, 2012, 12:29:01 am
^ yeah but that won't stop them. They will still try and pull their usual PR stunts on the public.
It won't stop the public either and twitters and forums like this too keep challenging them and asking questions.They really think we are in an era that 4 channels and a few known newspapers controlled what people read.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 18, 2012, 03:34:33 am
I wonder how the Cambridge staff felt seeing Kate flaunt herself; surely there was staff and surely Kate must have been strutting around the villa stark naked.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Bella on September 18, 2012, 04:13:26 am
I'm sure this isn't the first time they've seen it.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 18, 2012, 04:14:38 am
Which is even more disgusting.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: serene grace on September 19, 2012, 05:40:39 pm
I wonder how the Cambridge staff felt seeing Kate flaunt herself; surely there was staff and surely Kate must have been strutting around the villa stark naked.

I can't wait for one of the future disgruntled ones to TALK!  :laugh:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: berlin on September 19, 2012, 05:49:53 pm
It will be the modern story of Joseph and Potiphar's wife.   :tehe:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: rollinginthesouth on September 19, 2012, 06:18:08 pm
I wonder how the Cambridge staff felt seeing Kate flaunt herself; surely there was staff and surely Kate must have been strutting around the villa stark naked.

Personally, I do not think that's a terrible thing. They have RPOs 24/7. They even had RPOs on their honeymoon. I think it's something you have to get used to over time or never actually enjoy yourself or feel like a member of your own home. I don't think Kate should have to live her personal life in completely conservative manner because of the RPOs. They should be able to give her and William privacy when they see something happening while still maintaining their security. For example, they don't need to be in the room for the horizontal mambo, nor do they have to be staring at her naked body to maintain their safety. That's really the only part of privacy that Kate should automatically assume having. Now, if your post (and I'm not attacking you - just giving my differing opinion) had said "I wonder how people who were able to view her from the road (or other part of the land) felt seeing Kate flaunt herself [to them]." Now that, I definitely have a problem with!


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 20, 2012, 06:57:16 am
RIS, excellent points! I admire how she wants to feel at home, but there are limits on this sort of thing BECAUSE she is royalty and surrounded. It's out of respect and it's not her home, ti's her husband's family's home. None of this is in her own right and none of this is something she earned. Officers are there to blend in and she has to do her part now as a married woman and adult. All it takes is one disgruntled officer to quit and then spill his story to the international tabloids. She has to protect herself. How would you react if the First Lady were known to be strutting around the White House naked in front of staff/security just because she wanted it to be more homey?

It will be the modern story of Joseph and Potiphar's wife.   :tehe:

Oh that is the last thing we need; Kate porking a security guard, failling, and then Kate screeching about assault. Think that'll be the next scandal? Kate caught in a flagrante de lecto with a guard and then screeches that she's being assaulted? The media would be all over it and women have been false accusers as well.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: observation on September 20, 2012, 07:34:13 am
KM loves to blur the personal-professional line.

Part of it is
1) Look at how her whole family likes to prance around naked
2) Her family does not have class (this has nothing to do with money & is very respectful toward working class & even impoverished people who have integrity). It's not about socioeconomic status. It is about dignity. Many working poor have dignity. Part of their dignity comes from the fact they work for a living. She was brought up to manipulate & freeload, which by its very nature involves blurring boundaries.
3) She has never worked so she has not learned what it is to be professional & the importance between personal versus professional
4) She is immature & needy & narcissistic & exhibitionist.

It does not create a good professional atmosphere in any household to walk around naked in front of the opposite sex. Some households have household staff--nannies, maids, drivers, tech consultants. The women who run those households realize some of those people become like family yet they are still in charge of the household & the boss. They are very skilled at these situations that cause some ambiguity between professional & personal at creating a familial environment but keeping it professional. Nannies become part of the family but they are treated with dignity & respect. Blurring in frustrating ways is avoided.

Walking around for no urgent reason naked in front of male security guards is blurring in a teasing & frustrating way. It also evokes blurred feelings which are not helpful for the job they are supposed to do, which is to keep top, clearheaded professional judgment.

But KM loves to blur these lines if it causes males to think she is seductive & brings her more attention than she would otherwise get. She does it all the time at her 'work.' Just look at her at her Starlight charity roller skating. If that is not blurring, I don't know what is. She did not come across as a dignified charity fundraiser or professional. Look at her at that charity fashion walk she did at school, unnecessarily walking in her underwear when she was supposed to be modeling a floor-length skirt which would ordinarily be worn with a top & slip.

That is why she tries to park in police bays & tells her security to guard her car so she doesn't have to pay for metered parking while shopping, ie using taxpayer money meant for a public purpose for a grossly exaggerated-in-importance, very petty, entirely private use to shop for her personal wardrobe before she was going to be doing appearances as royalty.

That is why she doesn't get any respect, it seems, by insiders.

So, in sum, she should keep these sorts of personal-professional blurring of boundaries to a minimum & avoid any that would cause frustration or poor work environment. Instead, she does the opposite.

That is why there are sexual harassment laws about hostile work environment. But even an ordinary woman who has household staff knows this & is good & smart about these things, if she runs her household well.

Here we are talking about a future queen & role model & figurehead for the country & world. She is very unprofessional.

PW married a woman with excessively poor judgment especially in the areas most important for a future queen to have subtle & good judgment. It isn't even only judgment. It is intentional stirring up.

That is why there are no pictures of QEII naked.

Diana thought that lover who worked for her loved her & would be discreet. Look what that led to. There is no reason for KM to exposure herself naked to her staff especially so flagrantly unnecessarily. She was in a strapless bikini so she wouldn't have tan lines & there is no reason for her to wear clothes that would show tan lines from a strapless, pretty minimal bikini.

I think the way that security guard who was let go talked of her makes so much more sense now. He was upset they drove by & KM barely acknowledged him. If she blurs lines constantly, exposing herself, bending over unnecessarily so her butt is facing people & acts in that flirty, needy way she is photographed doing at the Olympics in a low-cut top then pretends to be superior, it is likely to frustrate males she works with & who work for her. Though probably his opinion of her was based on observation of her behavior. That is why she has constant drama surrounding her & is always pretending she needs PW to 'rescue' her.





Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 20, 2012, 08:08:37 pm
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I think the way that security guard who was let go talked of her makes so much more sense now. He was upset they drove by & KM barely acknowledged him. If she blurs lines constantly, exposing herself, bending over unnecessarily so her butt is facing people & acts in that flirty, needy way she is photographed doing at the Olympics in a low-cut top then pretends to be superior, it is likely to frustrate males she works with & who work for her.

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acts in that flirty, needy way she is photographed doing at the Olympics in a low-cut top then pretends to be superior, it is likely to frustrate males she works with & who work for her.

I THINK she might have been pulling something with the guy, which would explain the unusual level of of spite.

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Diana thought that lover who worked for her loved her & would be discreet.

I remember reading how Hewitt felt bewildered seeing Diana so happy about being around Charles, despite apparently having told him that seh hated Charles' guts and was so miserable. The next thing Hewitt knows, he's out in the cold and it was only during the Gulf war that she showed an interest again. Then there was talk of marriage, but Diana then pulled out. So it's no wonder in some respects that Hewitt ended up selling her out at times and even wrote that book. Selling Diana out was her main revenge, although Princess Anne got into the same trouble.

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KM loves to blur the personal-professional line.

It's a form of control; kind of how some womne play sexual games with boyfriends, they tease the guy to insanity and then pull back, asserting themselves and reminding the guy of the 'rules' of dating, that is, not being stupid or arrogant enough to push. Kate blurs the line on her terms, all the time.



Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Acornia on September 24, 2012, 02:23:47 pm
Has anybody seen Rebecca Deacon during the Asia tour?


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on September 24, 2012, 02:30:04 pm
yep, she looked very frumpy like the heat didn't go well with her

Photo  (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-X9AhkPdR4zY/UFcfBps0wqI/AAAAAAAAFDY/HQ7iOAGGGzQ/s1600/Kate%252BMiddleton%252BDuke%252BDuchess%252BCambridge%252BDiamond%252BMm2wZt_dMBZx.jpg)


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: giamodel60 on September 24, 2012, 06:10:09 pm
Beck as hair is gross


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: rogue on September 24, 2012, 07:22:57 pm
I think beck is a smarter version of Kate and i don't mean that as a compliment.There is something about her that i don't like.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Acornia on September 25, 2012, 03:03:30 am
Thanks alexandrine! She's looking frumpy there.

rogue, I like her a lot better than Kate. She played her cards right, got the princes' trust (she worked with them before right) and now she's livin' it up beside Waity :tehe:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Albany on September 25, 2012, 03:32:37 am
^^^Aw, poor thing. Her hair is an absolute mess. That's what WK would look like without the hair extensions... :June:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: ChickP83 on September 25, 2012, 03:20:12 pm
To be fair, the villa was quite far from the road. It looks like it was perceived to be, that from the villa, they were not in visible sight around anyone.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: observation on September 25, 2012, 07:57:58 pm
I thought about that. However, unless I go there, from what I see in the photos on my computer, I am not seeing what the naked eye sees but rather what a camera lens shows in a photo as shown on my computer, which looks much smaller & less detailed in the image. Whenever I put a camera lens up outside, everything looks smaller & I see much less detail than with the naked eye, including with a normal telephoto lens.

However, I saw it reported as little as one third of a mile from the visible public road. I'm sure there is a mathematical number about how far, in a beeline, it is (ie so what one sees, not including the distance of the inclines & declines in the terrain).

I saw a jogger about a little less than a half mile in front of me on the road when I was at a stoplight. He was much farther than over a third of a mile from me. I could see he was clothed & I had no trouble seeing that he was a jogger. I think she would have seen more clearly because when I am on higher ground looking down at the beach, I see people less than a half mile away & see if they are nude on top & in trunks or fully clothed.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: observation on September 25, 2012, 08:07:39 pm
On another topic re staff, I posted this under insiders & hope you don't mind since it relates to staff if I include the link here too:

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/why-islanders-are-feeling-shirty-over-kate-middletons-costume-gaffe-in-the-solomon-islands-8175855.html

The thing that struck me about it, besides the press omission in Britain, is how much the staff does for them. It doesn't seem she herself was familiar with the outfit being culturally from the island despite the great buildup that went into ensuring it was so such that she didn't inquire when she saw another outfit had also been included in her room. It seems that the outfit being from this specific culture was very important to her hosts & she seems to be unaware of the entire situation. I saw the pix from the tour & it didn't look like they were doing hard work. It looked like they were posing trying to look lovey dovey, similar to those high school prom photos, looking at a flower. Very light work. So it seems she should be knowledgeable about how it was important to the hosts she wear an outfit from their culture & what that looks like. For example, when my relative was a beauty queen, she was, of course, aware of the traditional outfit of the culture on tour & chose well in advance which dresses from the culture to wear. She wouldn't just put on a different dress because it also happened to be lying in her room.

So it makes me think when KM does say her gaffes, like re the Faberge eggs, & her response in Denmark re the crisis & her speech that seems copied from what a supposedly ill child wrote so well it was published on the hospice website, that she still manages to do & say such insensitive, inane things even with so much staff help working on every detail like this hard planning re the outfits to be culturally sensitive to the hosts & bringing new gifts to her bedroom. It seems she just shows up & poses & if she can't even sound vaguely aware of the situation or appear it with all this help, it seems kind of sad, like she doesn't care much.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: observation on September 25, 2012, 08:15:20 pm
P.S. This is similar to how she cheered for the British Olympic team against the Commonwealth's New Zealand, I think it was, team.

I imagine she is briefed by staff before she goes to these events &, if not, how hard is it to look up the countries of the Commonwealth on the internet to learn her job during her 300 days a year when she's not working, ie instead of sunbathing naked on vacay abroad?


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 29, 2012, 03:49:53 am
Lady Krathie is the latest to run afoul with the ducal couple.



Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: serene grace on September 30, 2012, 02:36:17 pm
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RoyalForumMoron

Rebecca deacon you r not to blame. Kate is useless. It's a wonder she wanted clothes at all. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/another-royal-palaver-expat-says


posted on twitter by RFM

.......
, now someone is  blaming  or trying to blame Rebecca Deacon for tour dress mess.


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Another royal palaver: expat says I'm not wearing this in row over Kate Middleton's dress
Oh dear oh dear. Our diarist has noted in the past that royal decorum was not fully upheld on a recent trip to the Solomon Islands. Here's an update

Rebecca Deacon, Kate Middleton’s PA, has been dragged into a row that rumbles on in the Solomon Islands, a Pacific paradise visited by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge earlier this month. From the islanders’ viewpoint, an otherwise idyllic visit was spoilt when the royal couple turned up  to a state feast incorrectly dressed in clothes made 2,800 miles away in  the Cook Islands. William was supposed to be wearing a specially tailored Solomon Islands shirt, and his wife should have been in a summer dress. The Solomon Islands government blamed an expatriate named Keithie Saunders for leaving the offending items in the royal couple’s hotel room.

She has now come out fighting in the Solomon Star, saying that she pinned a note to the clothes explaining that they were a gift from the Cook Islands. She added: “When the Duchess came out in the Cook Islands dress, I was so shocked I immediately went to Rebecca Deacon and asked her why the Royal Highnesses were wearing Cook Islands clothes. She said she didn’t see the note pinned to the dress. I asked her what we should do about this awful business. She asked me not to say anything, and leave it to her.”


I hope Rebecca gets fed up with Kate's mess and quits one day.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on September 30, 2012, 03:10:12 pm
Wow. I said in the past that Rebecca and JPL should know what Wills and Waity should be wearing and would know when they went off script. Rebecca said leave it to Waity. I think that dhe's over Rudd by Waity a lot. Rebecca doesn't need the stress from this tart, so she must let her dig her own hole.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 30, 2012, 10:25:07 pm
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RoyalForumMoron

Rebecca deacon you r not to blame. Kate is useless. It's a wonder she wanted clothes at all. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/another-royal-palaver-expat-says

posted on twitter by RFM

.......
now someone is  blaming  or trying to blame Rebecca Deacon for tour dress mess.
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Another royal palaver: expat says I'm not wearing this in row over Kate Middleton's dress

She has now come out fighting in the Solomon Star, saying that she pinned a note to the clothes explaining that they were a gift from the Cook Islands. She added: “When the Duchess came out in the Cook Islands dress, I was so shocked I immediately went to Rebecca Deacon and asked her why the Royal Highnesses were wearing Cook Islands clothes. She said she didn’t see the note pinned to the dress. I asked her what we should do about this awful business. She asked me not to say anything, and leave it to her.”


I hope Rebecca gets fed up with Kate's mess and quits one day.

She should and then spill the beans to the world media, who will pay more than enough to help her retire in style. Kate has a lot of nerve to pull this; they can't balme one woman, so they are now attacking personal staff that they have to end up living with day in and day out.

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Rebecca Deacon, Kate Middleton’s PA, has been dragged into a row that rumbles on in the Solomon Islands, a Pacific paradise visited by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge earlier this month.  William was supposed to be wearing a specially tailored Solomon Islands shirt, and his wife should have been in a summer dress.


How could she be so stupid to wear something rather dressy and overdone in a tropical setting?

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From the islanders’ viewpoint, an otherwise idyllic visit was spoilt when the royal couple turned up  to a state feast incorrectly dressed in clothes made 2,800 miles away in  the Cook Islands.

At a state feast, not just a small reception.

I'll be amazed if there aren't more mass resignations or mass interviews; the staff will now be leaking on a constant basis.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Magnolia on October 01, 2012, 12:17:25 am
Lady Krathie is the latest to run afoul with the ducal couple.
IMO_Wimpo and Lazy are pretty awful they are both rotten inside feeding each others stupidity.They blame others  and just don't even seem to care about the other people they involve in their messes how terrible those two are.I said it months ago that maybe this Rebecca lady will quit one day Lazy will make her life a pickle.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: serene grace on October 01, 2012, 12:19:12 am
Kate is insane to start pissing off staff, possibly blaming things on them, because eventually they will leak something on her.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: giamodel60 on October 01, 2012, 12:53:30 am
Sounds like keithie has a *despise* on for Rebecca


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Snokitty on October 01, 2012, 01:10:36 am
I think Keithie was just telling what happened. Rebecca is who anyone in that situation would approach and then Rebecca would be the one to approach Kate.

Kate had to be the one who took the note off of the dress and she probably just tossed it aside for someone else to deal with a Thank You or whatever. Kate should have read the note and if she did read the note then she is the one who decided to wear the dress anyway.

No matter how it is turned it was Kate's mistake. The note is mentioned over and over and in my opinion the note was attached to the dress.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: rollinginthesouth on October 01, 2012, 03:13:33 am
I read one article that said the original dress was green with a geometric pattern. I now want to be on the lookout for that if she wears it in the future. The dress is in her possession so she more than likely will use it at some time. Let's see why she valued the strapless dress over that one...


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on October 01, 2012, 03:20:03 am
This could've been the dress that she was supposed to wear.
http://blogs.wsj.com/scene/2012/09/19/kate-middletons-style-tour-in-asia/tab/slideshow/#slide/8


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: rollinginthesouth on October 01, 2012, 03:26:15 am
This could've been the dress that she was supposed to wear.
http://blogs.wsj.com/scene/2012/09/19/kate-middletons-style-tour-in-asia/tab/slideshow/#slide/8

I first thought that, but the outfit went so well with the hat. Either it was good planning on her part to have a neutral hat on hand or that was the original outfit for that day.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on October 01, 2012, 07:04:39 pm
William and Catherine hire staff to make appointments, reports Daily Star

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/world/william-and-catherine-hire-staff-to-make-appointments-reports-daily-star/story-fnd11ay0-1226486136020


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 01, 2012, 07:07:03 pm
^Yay! More scapegoats for the ducal couple to blame for when things go wrong.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on October 01, 2012, 07:09:02 pm
I thought that this is what Rebecca and JLP (Jamie) are supposed to be doing as they're personal secretaries.  :dontknow:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on October 01, 2012, 07:12:46 pm
it's from the Daily Star so don't believe it


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 01, 2012, 07:18:24 pm
I thought that this is what Rebecca and JLP (Jamie) are supposed to be doing as they're personal secretaries.  :dontknow:

Maybe both are resigning.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on October 12, 2012, 12:10:16 pm
Victoria Murphy ‏@QueenVicMirror
One of Prince William and Harry's closest aides Helen Asprey is being made a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order this morning


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: True Brit on October 12, 2012, 12:39:11 pm
I am having increasing difficulties with the concept of this. The RF award honours that they have created and are given either to a member of their family or a close aide. It's becoming beyond ridiculous.




Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on November 12, 2012, 06:22:55 pm
http://jobs.guardian.co.uk/job/4540034/press-officer-the-households-of-trh-the-duke-and-duchess-of-cambridge-and-hrh-prince-henry-of-wales/

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and HRH Prince Henry of Wales


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: rollinginthesouth on November 12, 2012, 06:44:25 pm
^^^For archive purposes in case of deletion:
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Job Details
Press Officer The Households of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and HRH Prince Henry of Wales
Location: London
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: + Excellent benefits
Date posted: 12 November 2012
Recruiter: TALENT STAFFING
THE HOUSEHOLDS OF

TRH THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE AND HRH PRINCE HENRY OF WALES

PRESS OFFICER

ST JAMES’S PALACE

The post holder will work closely with a Press Secretary and Assistant Press Secretary to help convey, via the media, a wider and better understanding of the work and activities of

TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and HRH Prince Henry of Wales.

This includes: responding to enquiries from the media; drafting press notices, announcements and briefing notes; managing the media at visits and events; responding to interview and invitation bids; and undertaking reconnaissance trips prior to visits. The role will also have a particular focus on developing digital media output.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level (or equivalent), have experience within a press or PR office and have the proven ability to handle headline news stories.

The role will involve regular attendance at royal events and visits in the UK and, possibly, overseas.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: rogue on November 12, 2012, 07:44:18 pm
The BRF come across as amateurs ..this is a very serious job and shouldn't be advertised like this.There must be people working in Global Affairs and Media to able to do this, they should be able to have the connections with the right sort of people.I'm not surprised at the lowrated way of handling things at their office.



Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: YooperModerator on November 14, 2012, 11:08:56 am
Err maybe they tried it via insider channels first but did find anyone willing to do it  :dontknow:
Or their is a rule that says they have to put the vacancy add in a public place after a while
Just to get this straight this is JLP's job they are talking about no?


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: mousiekins on November 14, 2012, 12:13:25 pm
They are required my law to publicly advertise for each post.

It does not mean they choose someone from the public, they will likely get applications for this, even pretend to be thinking of hiring some of them and hold interviews but then choose someone on the inside. There is not law preventing that.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Magnolia on November 21, 2012, 12:14:44 am
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Salary: + Excellent benefits
Sure,sure what's excellent benefits to them.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: jaggy on November 29, 2012, 06:58:49 pm
Maybe I missed it in this thread, but could somebody tell me the difference between a lady-in-waiting and a female personal assistant? A LIW always wears a blue bow with the insignia. Rebecca doesn't have this. Is it because Waity is just part-time-royal?

Secondly: Why is Becca wearing a sign-ring like Pippa? Is she from aristocracy? She looks messy and tacky. And I always thought sign-rings are only worn by men... ???  :-


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: rollinginthesouth on November 29, 2012, 11:13:22 pm
For one thing, Rebecca gets paid. L-I-Ws do not receive payment for their position.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on November 29, 2012, 11:27:39 pm
Maybe I missed it in this thread, but could somebody tell me the difference between a lady-in-waiting and a female personal assistant? A LIW always wears a blue bow with the insignia. Rebecca doesn't have this. Is it because Waity is just part-time-royal?

A LIW is someone from the aristocracy who isn't paid, but is "Lady Such and Such," for example, Lady Fermoy who served the Queen Mother or Lady Cynthia Spencer. They have to come from the aristocracy and the title LIW is because they are Ladies, titled. Apparently no aristo wants to serve her, so go figure, Rebecca.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: rollinginthesouth on November 30, 2012, 01:57:22 am
^^^ The M-M excuse is that L-I-W are so outdated, and no one would volunteer for a 24/7 job without pay in this economic climate. In fact, many things that Kate and William have ignored, rejected, or have not done are supposedly because they are just "like sooo outdated." Please insert a valley girl accent at the end of that statement.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: June on November 30, 2012, 03:28:13 am
So they just suck more money from the hapless UK taxpayer.  :thumbsdown:

What bothers me is that I can see William throwing violent tantrums behind closed doors regarding the burden to the UK taxpayer to keep him. He would just consider it all his due and that the UK taxpayers can just "get used to it".

He really has a very distorted view about his own worth, IMO.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: rollinginthesouth on November 30, 2012, 03:43:17 am
June, you bring up a good point. I recently read over a student's paper (to help him get info from the archives) and in it he had a quote from a senator back in the '70s that said money means nothing. The senator was from a prominent family and found nothing wrong in losing a couple thousand as it was only a drop in the bucket for him. The student, of course, attacked the senator's comment saying that only a rich man could find losing money as something inconsequential. I think William is the same way. What we think are huge, astronomical prices and expenses are just normal prices to him like a $1 candy at the checkout counter. So I could definitely see him being confused and ignorant to why people raise such hell over his and Kate's expenses and lavish lifestyle (when in private, of course  ;) ).


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: June on November 30, 2012, 03:59:07 am
 :thankyou:

The difference I see with your analogy is that the 'senator' was an elected public official. William, of course, is not. He has not in any way earned taxpayer funding, let alone treating himself to whatever takes his fancy.

There is no excuse for his constant disregard to his spending of other people's hard earned money. He has numerous advisors to tell him about the real world view.

It's just his birthright which allows such indulgence. It's his breathtaking arrogance which cultivates his sense of entitlement. That is what rankles. We have no say about our Head of State, nor the gutter trash they may marry (in William's case).

But I will state this: if the Australian taxpayers had to fund the lavish lifestyle of the BRF, we would have become a republic decades ago. One of the more robust arguments for keeping the monarchy is that it costs us mere pennies (to be poetic). We can enjoy the view from afar, without interference into our affairs, nor concern about corruption.

I'm in a bind because I am given to a disliking of my future King. But I'm not a republican.  :-


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 01, 2012, 06:04:55 am
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We have no say about our Head of State, nor the gutter trash they may marry (in William's case).


It is a slap in the face really; all William cares about is that he gets what he wants, not what he needs. That tart having the "HRH" nimbus is definately a slap in the face to the value of the marriage. I do not think that there is any way that the RF can be redeemed after this. American politicians however are careful not to end up marrying tarts, they think of their future roles and constituency more carefully than the royal family of Britain.

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I'm in a bind because I am given to a disliking of my future King. But I'm not a republican.


To tell you the truth, you have every legitimate reason to dislike him; second, I don't think that a republic is all that bad.

Better ot be a citizen with guaranteed rights than a subject with the promise of having the right to do something in the future.

In the US, we salute the flag, our flag is our pride and joy. Not the politicians.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: JuneBug on December 02, 2012, 03:02:20 am
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American politicians however are careful not to end up marrying tarts, they think of their future roles and constituency more carefully than the royal family of Britain.

And that is my gripe with the Monarchy system. We all know that if a person knows that he gets put into a position regardless of his actions, personality or his effort (or lack of effort thereof) he gets complacent and he does not put too much thought into his choices. If William knows that his position is NOT guaranteed and he wants it, his actions will be a whole lot different than what it is now. It is a sad fact but there it is


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 02, 2012, 04:10:59 am
A lot of politicans can love their wives as well.

All solid men knwo that it's not just independence, but trust. If they can't trust that their wives are solid, dependable, and will be a healthy influence on thier kids, then it isn't going to happen. Second, the political wives are socially accepted and able to be greeted in all areas without the host/hostess being insulted.

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If William knows that his position is NOT guaranteed and he wants it, his actions will be a whole lot different than what it is now

It's a matter of perspective really; how many princes in the past had as much angst? IN the past princes wanted ot be monarchs and wanted to marry the best brides they could get. William has some serious issues and second, I do not believe that he understands that he isn't the only one with problems.

Half the world comes from a divorced home and it's a real cruelty really to suggest that someone who comes from a divorced home isn't worthy of real healthy love. As if being from a broken home means that you can't live a normal life and build a real family of your own.

It makes William jsut as judgemental about origins as his aristocratic set that he snubs all the time. I mean, an aristocrat from a broken home isn't good enough ebcause Diana came from a broken home? It takes two people to break a home, husband and wife. Talk about stigmatizing.

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^^^ The M-M excuse is that L-I-W are so outdated, and no one would volunteer for a 24/7 job without pay in this economic climate. In fact, many things that Kate and William have ignored, rejected, or have not done are supposedly because they are just "like sooo outdated." Please insert a valley girl accent at the end of that statement.


Typical Windsor trait of wanting the best while paying as little as possible. No shame, not one ounce of shame.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on December 29, 2012, 09:28:35 pm
Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton has been made Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order via not windsor.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: True Brit on December 29, 2012, 09:50:45 pm
LOL! Twitter from Not Windsor

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not windsor‏@windsorsworld

 Anthony James Moxon Lowther-Pinkerton MVO MBE.Equerry to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Henry of Wales & royal *poo* shoveller


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: rollinginthesouth on December 29, 2012, 09:52:43 pm
As much as I dislike him, he does deserve some kind of reward for all of the BS he puts up with and has to somehow create a positive spin for.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: benign on December 30, 2012, 03:02:11 am
So JLP was awarded RVO, does this mean he will be retiring soon and this is his parting gift? Always wonder why JLP was pictured once touching WK arms up and down...


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: rollinginthesouth on December 30, 2012, 03:46:47 am
^^^ Reports have been saying there's going to be a huge change-up in their offices, and there's been more "assistants" for JLP. I think your theory is very probable.

And EWWWWW to the arms thing. I've seen other pics of them together, and he definitely makes me think of the horny servant cloaked in the shadowy corners of a castle that all movies like to portray.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Fly on the wall on December 30, 2012, 04:21:13 am
JLP  has seeing it all and heard it all dealing was those set is not a easy task


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on December 30, 2012, 03:37:54 pm
He already had the RVO but now he is also lieutenant.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on January 05, 2013, 02:18:16 pm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2257460/Behind-wheel-Kates-Man-Friday-Duke-Duchess-Cambridge-orderly-hell-organise-Williams-wardrobe.html

William and Kate have added to their staff.   8)


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on January 12, 2013, 08:16:47 pm
Searching for another add to their staff...

Nick Sutton ‏@suttonnick
Sunday Express front page - "Savile was part of Satanic ring" #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/PyKzZyNy

(http://i47.tinypic.com/2irujck.jpg)

do not quote the photo


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: rollinginthesouth on January 12, 2013, 08:41:23 pm
Hmmm...wonder what the 'super servant' is for? What jobs will this person be doing?


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: rollinginthesouth on January 13, 2013, 02:07:52 am
WANTED: 'SUPER SERVANT' FOR WILLS AND KATE
http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/370438/Wanted-super-servant-for-Wills-and-Kate

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WILLIAM and Kate have advertised for a “super servant” to help them in their new life as parents.

The “housekeeper” at Kensington Palace will need to be more than just a Mr or Mrs Mop.

An internal advertisement at Buckingham Palace calls for someone: “To provide a high standard of housekeeping for TRH [their royal highnesses] The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

“Main duties included: ensuring all areas of the residence are cleaned and maintained to a high standard at all times. Caring for and maintaining TRH ­personal clothing, cleaning silver- ware and glassware and in-house laundry.”


The all-singing, all-dancing ­servant will also be ready to run errands, ­prepare basic meals when required and care for and exercise dogs. A current valid UK driving licence is “essential”.

The advert comes after the couple took on a new “Man Friday” at the end of last year. The young Fijian-born lance corporal from the ­Parachute Regiment is the couple’s first orderly, whose role includes chauffeuring, logistics, and even organising the Prince’s wardrobe. A royal insider said the advert has already attracted a great deal of interest: “Obviously the prestige of working for the world’s most famous couple is an incentive.

“But it is unheard of for one person to be asked to perform so many duties. Clearly the Duke and Duchess are going to get their money’s worth out of whoever gets the job. About 15 people have already applied despite everyone wondering how anyone will be able to carry out all these duties in just 37 hours a week.

“The advert states that they’ll be required to work extra hours and you can bet your life they will.


“Most people employed as housekeepers expect to do a bit of cooking on the side, but walking dogs and driving too? And there’s also going to be a baby to factor into the equation. It’s unprecedented.”


Applicants do not need to have ­previous relevant housekeeping experience but must demonstrate a “willingness to learn”.

“Attention to detail, together with a flexible and pro-active approach is essential,” says the advert.

“The candidate must also be able to demonstrate strong organisational skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work on their own, and as part of a multi-disciplined team.”

As William and Kate are fiercely protective of their privacy, “discretion, loyalty and reliability are ­paramount”.

In 2011 an advert appeared for a Kensington Palace housekeeper but one was never hired because the ­couple were spending most of their time in a rented farmhouse in Wales.

Their private secretary Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton said he had advertised the post without consulting William and Kate.

“The post of housekeeper/dresser is being put on hold because we don’t think there is a requirement for it, given that the couple are living a farmhouse lifestyle,” he said in June 2011. “There will be no major posts created until we’ve had time to suck it and see.”

St James’s Palace has always stressed the couple prefer to keep their entourage as small as possible, insisting Kate has no plans to employ a dresser or lady-in-waiting and that the couple largely do all their own cooking and shopping.

The change of heart adds further weight to the theory that William is poised to give up his military career to become a full-time working royal.

The Prince, 30, is coming under growing pressure to devote his life to royal duty once his tour of duty at RAF Valley in Anglesey comes to an end this year.

In an interview to mark last year’s Diamond Jubilee he said: “I’m still trying to decide. It’s a really difficult one because I really enjoy my time in the Air Force. But the pressures of my other life are building. And fighting them off or balancing the two of them has proven quite difficult.”


The “housekeeper” at Kensington Palace will need to be more than just a Mr or Mrs Mop


With Kate expecting their first child in the summer and the Queen and Prince Philip not getting any younger, it is thought the time has come for William to focus on family matters. The couple’s new apartment at Kensington Palace is undergoing a £1million renovation with a view to them moving in with their new baby in late summer or early autumn.

Princess Margaret’s former lavish four-storey, 20-room apartment, 1A, has a walled garden, extensive staff quarters and a nursery.

Last week, it also emerged that the Queen had earmarked Anmer Hall, a 10-bedroom mansion on the Sandringham estate, as a country retreat for the couple and their children.

A planning application for a “major development” of the grade II listed Georgian property was submitted last week.

Buckingham Palace is recruiting a £55,000-a-year Privy Purse Accounts Manager to help the Queen manage her money.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: lothwen on January 13, 2013, 06:49:47 am
I would *despise* to have that job.  Either have me be a housekeeper, a cook, or a nanny, but not all three.  If Kate isn't going to be doing any royal engagements for the first year after the baby is born then why does she need somebody to do all of that work?


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: giamodel60 on January 13, 2013, 01:02:47 pm
It smacks of someone who doesn't understand servants.
You DO not have them do anything but their job.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Spitfire on January 13, 2013, 02:54:06 pm
Sounds ideal for Carole!


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on January 13, 2013, 02:58:57 pm
It looks like they want a slave not a servant. They will have a super low wage and lots of extra hours.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: rollinginthesouth on January 13, 2013, 03:37:34 pm
Sounds like they really don't want anything leaked from their personal life (like things Even Carole doesn't want said). It's easier to spot and punish one mole when they are the only one privy to that info than three or more workers.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Snokitty on January 13, 2013, 07:24:26 pm
They are far to secretive for someone who lives off the taxpayers.

I thought all those things they want to hire this person for was all the things Kate loves doing for herself and William. Guess the PR campaign is changing again.   :laugh:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: June on January 13, 2013, 07:52:13 pm
Sounds ideal for Carole!
:laugh:  :tehe:  :laugh:

^ I agree Snokitty: it's very wrong, there is no accountability with this lot. And, considering their output, it's disgraceful.

They are getting more taxpayer-funded staff, yet contributing less. How does that work?  :- Their sense of entitlement is really breathtaking.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: observation on January 13, 2013, 11:04:34 pm
The poor housecleaning (silver polishing, laundry doing, etc.), cooking, dog-walking, driving, wardrobe-arranging servant will probably also

1) be subject to seeing KM lounging around naked on the balcony at all hours, including days in a row while she lies to the public & PW lies with her that they are working

2) be subject to being blamed when KM refuses to wear a native dress for a country partially funding her & hosting her on an international tour then hours before backs out of the agreed upon summer dress because she received a dress with a note clearly pinned on it saying it is from an entirely different country (like what happened to Kethie Saunders). The servant will be blamed for daring to have brought the gift with the note pinned on it into one of KM's many taxpayer funded residences.

3) be subject to possible mysterious death if they are working these extra hours & doing extra duties not part of their job & accidentally put a call through to another person working for KM who doesn't notice it is an over-the-top, intentionally ridiculous-sounding, silly & funny prank call & their family will be stonewalled if they ask questions re the circumstances (like what happened to the hoax nurse).

4) possibly be part of all sorts of advance tip-offs re where she'll be so she can smile for photos by Raj Tanna & wish him a merry Christmas then turn around & complain, file lawsuits, cry on-camera & issue press releases about how her privacy has been violated & may even be subject to being sued, officially complained about, publicly humiliated & blamed & completely defamed in terms of reputation

5) might have to go along with pretending they are KM's one friend & have a photo taken while they are doing their many above duties to show the world she has a friend

6) might be publicly excoriated, like her security guards, if KM prances around naked in view of the public since her people ought to have prevented her from doing so, according to the press, & if some bizarre thing happens (like the gun going off for a guard) be publicly chastized

7) if their body is found dead on the residence, like a body was, they might be a PR opportunity for KM to talk about her "NEW FEARS" as the monthly headlines recount for her own safety

8) may be subject, upon doing their job conscientiously, to criticism by the press, like what happened to the portrait artist, since it didn't cover up all of KM's flaws & covering up of what she is really like

9) will have a boss who doesn't know what it is like to be on the other side & put in an honest day's work, according to KM's Jigsaw coworker

10) after putting up with all this, if KM turns her head, like in a snub, as she goes by & the servant says she can be snobby, she will be fired & it will be announced in the press

In other words, sounds like a dream job if you like what begins to come across as an abusive style boss & want to be in on lots of lies & things that don't add up to the public, as counted up in another thread.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: rosielinks on January 14, 2013, 09:36:09 am
The job sounds a nightmare. Basically that person will have to do everything. The word "flexible" - means 'a mug'. Some poor soul will be paid peanuts and have to put in ten-hour days and be likely to be accused of all kinds of leaks if any information W and K don't like comes out.

I agree the Cambridges are looking for a gullible slave, who should feel privileged to load their dishwasher and clean their bathrooms.

This is one thing I really dislike about the while royal family - the way they pay absolute rock bottom for their staff and make them work so hard. To reward them, they get a party once a year where along with several hundred others they can gaze upon them and maybe interact slightly.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: June on January 14, 2013, 10:39:39 am
^ It's the sense of fawning adulation and obsequiousness, which is all the royals have ever known.

Judges know that lawyers display the same subservience, because it is law to so act. Not to mention that no rational person wants to get offside with a judge hearing his or her case. However, judges have earned their positions and thus, do live in the real world, of varying degree, of course. Therefore, they don't take it seriously outside of the court (well, not the ones I've met, anyway). But the royals live and breathe this existence. They absolutely believe they are superior beings.

@ observation:  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on March 22, 2013, 05:02:33 pm
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Harry and Wills' Private Secretary to be Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order -  despite riotous stag party

Ex-soldier James Lowther-Pinkerton, 52, Private Secretary to Princes William and Harry, will be at Buckingham Palace next week to be invested as a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order — 27 years after receiving his first honour for serving as equerry to the Queen Mother, in spite of once hosting a riotous stag party in his room at Clarence House the night before Trooping the Colour.

‘The next morning,’ he recalled, ‘I crawled into my uniform just in time to attend Queen Elizabeth as she mounted the carriage to take her to Horse Guards. “Did you have a party here last night, Jamie?” she asked.

‘I stared at my boots and mumbled, “Ma’am, I’m terribly sorry. I hope we didn’t disturb you,” knowing full well we had.

‘ “I’m so glad to see the place being properly used,” Her Majesty sparked, hopping into the carriage.’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2297288/Now-Pippas-dropped-book-agent---Duchess-Cambridges-younger-sister-parted-ways-literary-guru.html


Title: W. and W.'s aide Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton honored by Queen
Post by: Stephanie on March 27, 2013, 09:35:21 am
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/duke-and-duchess-of-cambridges-aide-is-honoured-by-the-queen-8549969.html
Well, if anyone deseves it it would be him, putting up with Wimpo and Waity's :BS:every day!


Title: Re: W. and W.'s aide Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton honored by Queen
Post by: CathyJane on March 27, 2013, 06:39:32 pm
I hope they don't break him or start blaming him for all their troubles.


Title: Re: W. and W.'s aide Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton honored by Queen
Post by: One of the Peasants on March 27, 2013, 09:49:37 pm
I hope they don't break him or start blaming him for all their troubles.

CathyJane and Stephanie,

I think he has shovel Baldo's oats and manure for long enough, considering how Baldo has been so cold to the wife, he might even be the one holding the Cousin It wig for Boney when she pukes.  :ick:  Yeah, I think he has earned something.   :flower:


Title: Re: W. and W.'s aide Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton honored by Queen
Post by: Acornia on March 28, 2013, 03:07:35 pm
I don't like JLop. He seems very shady like James.  :dontknow:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on March 28, 2013, 03:09:20 pm
^ I don't like him either and think he is not very good at his job.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Snokitty on March 28, 2013, 03:59:34 pm
JLP is a sycophantic low life.

not windsor ‏@windsorsworld 1h
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http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/court-of-prince-william-lines-up-to-launch-the-modern-monarchy-8552922.html … shite article of nothingness but a top picture of JLP kissing Williams butt

 :tehe:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: AnaBolena on March 28, 2013, 04:57:19 pm
There is one right person for this job.  One person who needs to get down and do some work. --------->>>   :Kate:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on March 28, 2013, 05:15:02 pm
I would *despise* to have that job.  Either have me be a housekeeper, a cook, or a nanny, but not all three.  If Kate isn't going to be doing any royal engagements for the first year after the baby is born then why does she need somebody to do all of that work?

She has a lot of nerve expecting all that considering her laziness.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Adeline on March 29, 2013, 01:12:09 am

"Court of Prince William lines up to launch the modern monarchy"


"Devoted servant to Kate and her right-hand woman, Rebecca Deacon will come into her own during this testing time. The smart brunette is tasked with organising Kate’s diary. Since joining her private office last year, Ms Deacon has become an indispensable support."

What does that take- all of 1 second?  :bored:

Sounds like a bunch yes-people to William and Kate. Harry needs to get his own team.


http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/court-of-prince-william-lines-up-to-launch-the-modern-monarchy-8552922.html


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on March 29, 2013, 01:57:39 am
^Already forming his own court/power-base? I wonder what HM thinks of that.

During psycho hour (the time in which I watch royal documentaries, I have an insane interest in watching WK documentaries don't ask why) it mentioned casually that William would have to choose those who are a part of his court wisely. I mean, his own court now? Thanks Charles for setting that precedent.

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He is expected to quit so that he can assist the Queen, 87 next month, and her consort, the Duke of Edinburgh, 92 in the summer, and also help relaunch the modern monarchy that he will one day lead.
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William and Kate will form the core focus of this 21st-century monarchy — super ambassadors to help bolster trade for UK plc.
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But to achieve this — like Prince Charles and Camilla — they need a team of advisers to help run this new streamlined, globally recognised aspect of the Firm.

This is silly, they'll be making appearances, not negotiating contracts and discussing trade agreements. They're going to cut ribbons of factories and also make various speeches and eat at dinners and end up waving politely and make it a point to look interested in what a dignitary is saying.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: One of the Peasants on March 29, 2013, 02:08:53 am

"Court of Prince William lines up to launch the modern monarchy"


"Devoted servant to Kate and her right-hand woman, Rebecca Deacon will come into her own during this testing time. The smart brunette is tasked with organising Kate’s diary. Since joining her private office last year, Ms Deacon has become an indispensable support."

What does that take- all of 1 second?   :bored:

And a post-it note


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: needabook on March 29, 2013, 06:15:43 am
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super ambassadors to help bolster trade for UK plc.

Huh? It almost sounds like W&W are planning on paying more attention to business initiatives rather than charity and giving promotion to humanitarian causes. Is their modern monarchy going to be following an Ayn Rand/Enron playbook or something? Ugh.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on April 02, 2013, 05:02:16 pm
nah it's just an excuse to justify their costs.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 02, 2013, 05:22:28 pm
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super ambassadors to help bolster trade for UK plc.
Huh? It almost sounds like W&W are planning on paying more attention to business initiatives rather than charity and giving promotion to humanitarian causes. Is their modern monarchy going to be following an Ayn Rand/Enron playbook or something? Ugh.

I think they are going to try for power and influence an easier way rather than try to make themselves into diplomatic heavyweights. It'll be a perfect way to combine diplomatic duties with banquets and not really getting loaded with responsibilities and if they bring a contract home, they can claim all the credit for themselves.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: rogue on April 02, 2013, 07:10:28 pm
nah it's just an excuse to justify their costs.

Yup and this is a good way to avoid regular duties at home.They can go on a Royal Tour and been seen and have a whole week of press dedicated to them doing duties and dissapear again.These two genuinly don't give two fugs about what others think of them.They are made for one and other.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on April 02, 2013, 10:19:20 pm
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But the couple are already planning ahead, having advertised for a housekeeper for their new, much grander, 20-room home, which used to belong to Princess Margaret. Planning permission has also been granted for renovations at Anmer Hall, a Grade II-listed Georgian mansion on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, thought to have been set aside for the couple and their children by the Queen.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/388797/What-s-in-store-for-Kate-and-William-s-royal-baby-A-palace-childhood-is-like-no-other


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: buflesse on April 05, 2013, 01:10:58 am
Well now Harry has ditched JLP, he will truly be stuck with Whino and Waity


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on May 03, 2013, 03:03:15 pm
Gordon Rayner ‏@gordonrayner 9m
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's right-hand man, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, to step down in the autumn

wow


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on May 03, 2013, 03:13:00 pm
I’m speechless because I thought that he’d be their lapdog for life. Just a thought, if Waity and Wills’ marriage is over, there’d be no need for his services.  8)


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on May 03, 2013, 03:14:45 pm
Niraj Tanna ‏@IkonPictures 12m
Blinking hell, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton to step down in Autumn. Hope Geordie starts to buy my pictures now. :-)

Niraj Tanna ‏@IkonPictures 8m
Mark Dyer to take over Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton? That would be interesting!


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on May 03, 2013, 03:18:45 pm
Blow for William and Kate as their most senior courtier, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, announces his departure
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are to lose their most trusted aide after Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, their principal private secretary, told them he will be stepping down from his post, the Telegraph has learnt.

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He has told the two Princes and the Duchess that he wants to take up consultancy roles in the private sector, but will not leave the Royal Household altogether, as he intends to spend one day a week at St James’s Palace to act as a sounding board for the much younger members of staff who will take his place.

A royal source said Mr Lowther-Pinkerton’s departure had been “on the cards for months” because he had made it clear to the Duke, Duchess and Prince Harry that his eventual aim was to finish his career in the private sector.
“It certainly didn’t come as any shock to them when he said he would be leaving,” said the source. “It’s a big shift for the Household and is the last part of the restructuring of staff that has been going on, but Jamie will still be around to help out one day a week.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/prince-william/10035904/Blow-for-William-and-Kate-as-their-most-senior-courtier-Jamie-Lowther-Pinkerton-announces-his-departure.html

 :cookie:




Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on May 03, 2013, 03:27:47 pm
I believe that things must be so bad behind the scenes that he’s getting out now before the whole thing implodes. Personally I don’t believe that this was on the cards for months because if it was, would he have gotten that honor a few months ago? Also when the staff was being shuffled around, would he have accepted being the head of the group of secretaries only to step down a short time later? Interesting time ahead folks.  8)


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 03, 2013, 03:49:15 pm
All of the staff should leave them.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Stephanie on May 03, 2013, 04:23:56 pm
Things are about to explode and he doesn't want to be around when it happens: bad for his reputation!
The Mansons are gearing up with their own PR team for them and (soon) Waity.
No way JLP can control the fall of the Windsors and the rise of the House of Manson when Carole FINALLY uses all the secrets and dirt she collected on the RF for the past 12 years.
In fact I think that's one of the reasons the Daily Mail turned into the Daily Manson: Carole will "reward" them later.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: lothwen on May 03, 2013, 04:34:29 pm
^The only thing that would stop the Windsors from being the ruling family would be if England became a Republic.  And in that case, it wouldn't matter what gossip Carole had on that family.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on May 03, 2013, 04:40:41 pm
I think it’ll be very foolish for Carole to build her own court against the Windsors. They’d get crucified by the people that know what they did to secure Waity’s place as Wills wife. They’d spill all of the stuff that they have on the Midds. The Windsor’s had better start shutting this lot down otherwise it’s going to be one scandal after another played out in the papers. I predict that the Windsor’s would be red faced with the bad press but the Midds would be ruined. I don’t think the Carole looks at the big picture, just what she can get now.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Snokitty on May 03, 2013, 05:07:02 pm
Alex posted an article in the Middleton article thread and Carole's "Court" is being called RF2.0.   :tehe:  The family should have been treated as all other royal in laws 2 years ago. Charles and the Queen caused this by not dealing with them but instead trying to please Whiny William.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Stephanie on May 03, 2013, 05:27:17 pm
IMO Carole knows the end is near for this marriage and she is desperately trying to hang on to her (imagined) powers.
The PR team trying to scare off the RF.
The moving of Waity plus baby inside Manson manor.
The pathetic nursery shopping with a crying Waity with the paps snapping away.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: rogue on May 03, 2013, 05:30:22 pm
Niraj Tanna ‏@IkonPictures 12m
Blinking hell, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton to step down in Autumn. Hope Geordie starts to buy my pictures now. :-)

Niraj Tanna ‏@IkonPictures 8m
Mark Dyer to take over Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton? That would be interesting!

Wow ..is Tanna admitting to some deals with Jamie ! Could he be the Mole!


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Grey Mare on May 03, 2013, 05:31:33 pm
Wow, first the bodyguard and now William's private personal lapdog secretary.  I think it's a combination of both, the staff is getting out while they can, and the Palace is systematically removing anyone party to what has been going on behind the scenes and making sure everyone is gone before the investigation into the nurse's death begins again.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on May 03, 2013, 05:33:29 pm
Niraj Tanna ‏@IkonPictures 12m
Blinking hell, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton to step down in Autumn. Hope Geordie starts to buy my pictures now. :-)

Niraj Tanna ‏@IkonPictures 8m
Mark Dyer to take over Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton? That would be interesting!

Wow ..is Tanna admitting to some deals with Jamie ! Could he be the Mole!

I didn't understand the first message, who is Geordie? What photos? So many questions  :cookie:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Stephanie on May 03, 2013, 05:57:49 pm
^
Geordie is an editor at the Mail on sunday. :cookie:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on May 03, 2013, 06:01:53 pm
^Uh oh


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Stephanie on May 03, 2013, 06:07:38 pm
Kate Debate ‏@RoyalKateDebate 3u
@IkonPictures Who/what is Geordie?

 Niraj Tanna ‏@IkonPictures 3u
@RoyalKateDebate Editor at the Mail on Sunday.
 


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 03, 2013, 06:33:45 pm
Wow, first the bodyguard and now William's private personal lapdog secretary.  I think it's a combination of both, the staff is getting out while they can, and the Palace is systematically removing anyone party to what has been going on behind the scenes and making sure everyone is gone before the investigation into the nurse's death begins again.

Maybe the palace is removing all the enablers of the mischief making of the Cambridges.

Soon the two will be moved under full palace control while Harry makes more independent steps.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: AnaBolena on May 03, 2013, 07:36:14 pm
If Willy Boys court is called RF 2.0 they need to do a serious upgrade.  Far too much malware and spyware in that system - programs failing to work, viable systems failing to boot up and work. :Kate:  Yes - an upgrade already.  :tehe:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: rogue on May 03, 2013, 08:13:10 pm
Niraj Tanna ‏@IkonPictures 12m
Blinking hell, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton to step down in Autumn. Hope Geordie starts to buy my pictures now. :-)

Niraj Tanna ‏@IkonPictures 8m
Mark Dyer to take over Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton? That would be interesting!

Wow ..is Tanna admitting to some deals with Jamie ! Could he be the Mole!

I didn't understand the first message, who is Geordie? What photos? So many questions  :cookie:

I think i got it now.I think jamie had a deal that prevented certain pics being bought by the DM .


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: rosielinks on May 03, 2013, 09:00:03 pm
Things seem to be going in the right direction. Perhaps HM or PC is starting to implement a plan to stop the manipulations of the press by the Midds.

The palace needs to break the strong connection between the Midds (ie Carole) and the press, via Tia, Jamie and the DFail. This will definitely weaken Carole's scheming PR.

 Bring it on, and it's about bloody time.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on May 03, 2013, 09:19:40 pm
^here, here. Carole’s quite an idiot to take on the royal family. She might’ve thought that it’d be easy like she did with Wills. Now that Wills seems to be leaving her alone and not been seen hanging around them (the Midds), they should be minced meat in the hands of the royals. This is the drama that the press wanted when they preasured Wills to marry Waity.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 03, 2013, 09:44:46 pm
William is showing he can't be trusted and I admire how the RF is doing it this way rather than outright restrictions.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: True Brit on May 03, 2013, 10:37:20 pm
Geordie Greig is  not only the editor of the MoS is also being touted as the man to take over when Paul Dacre retires from the Daily Mail. He also happens to be a former editor of Tatler who took KM under his wing when she and PW split and gave her PR advice like going out on the town and (allegedly) tipping off the press.

Further he is the grandson of a Glaswegian doctor called Louis Greig who was an equerry to George V1 and was said to have been previously sidelined by the QM when the King was Duke of York but was made an equerry when George VI took the throne. So it's all very interesting and yes it sounds like Mr Lo-Pi was managing to keep many things out of the press.

The whole family are dyed-in-the-wool monarchists and his sisters have served as ladies-in-waiting to the Queen and to Princess Diana. He has a lot to answer for encouraging KM. It also shows you how the Establishment are very intertwined and occupy pivotal positions in the media.

Sounds like Mr Lo-Pi wasn't having any of the Midds/Tanna tip off photo opps. And good for him.

This is from Wiki and needs citations here and there.

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Greig joined the company of HMS Malaya in June 1917, rejoining Prince Albert, and helped cure the prince of the severe peptic ulcers from which he suffered. During the next seven years, he was extensively in attendance on the Prince, receiving an appointment as an equerry to the Prince in 1918. Prince Albert and his Equerry both joined the Royal Air Force in 1919 (Greig rising to the rank of Wing Commander), and the two were partners at Wimbledon, an event which brought Greig's influence with the Prince into public light.[citation needed]

He continued to mentor and advise the Prince (created Duke of York, 1920), acting as a surrogate father and encouraging his social life. He encouraged the Duke of York's courtship of Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, which was ultimately to have significant consequences for Greig's relations with the Duke. While he was made a CVO (26 April 1923) for his services, Elizabeth, as Duchess of York, gradually displaced him as an intimate of the Duke. Ultimately, Greig was omitted from a royal tour of the Balkans and consequently resigned his equerryship. However, he was created a Gentleman Usher in Ordinary on 1 March 1924. Greig's subsequent life was uneventful. He successfully joined J&A Scrimgeour (a firm connected with his wife) as a stockbroker.[citation needed]

He went into a brief eclipse under King Edward VIII, who disliked him, and resigned his ushership on 21 July 1936. However, upon the accession of his George VI, he was appointed an Extra Gentleman Usher (1 March 1937), and was also elected chairman of Wimbledon. He rejoined the RAF in 1939, serving as a liaison with the Air Ministry and reaching the rank of Group Captain. He was operated on for cancer in 1952, but succumbed in early 1953 and was buried in Ham, Surrey.[citation needed



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Greig


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: True Brit on May 03, 2013, 10:50:02 pm
Sorry timed out - just to correct LG's sister was a l-in-w to Diana but it was his brother who was a page to HM and his father was a Gentleman Usher to HM.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Grey Mare on May 04, 2013, 12:04:26 am
Wow, first the bodyguard and now William's private personal lapdog secretary.  I think it's a combination of both, the staff is getting out while they can, and the Palace is systematically removing anyone party to what has been going on behind the scenes and making sure everyone is gone before the investigation into the nurse's death begins again.

Maybe the palace is removing all the enablers of the mischief making of the Cambridges.

Soon the two will be moved under full palace control while Harry makes more independent steps.

Imo, these events are not happening because of restriction.  The Palace is covering something up and removing those closest to the couple.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: benign on May 04, 2013, 01:57:49 am
Niraj Tanna ‏@IkonPictures 12m
Blinking hell, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton to step down in Autumn. Hope Geordie starts to buy my pictures now. :-)
Niraj Tanna ‏@IkonPictures 8m
Mark Dyer to take over Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton? That would be interesting!
surprised that JLP is leaving when the Cambs are supposedly about to get busier if PW doesnt stay with RAF....but its good for PH...wonder whats really going on...oh wells, guess JLP wont be rubbing WK arms anymore  :tehe:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 04, 2013, 02:05:12 am
^they will just get someone younger to rub her arm and save W&k from the bad press ,and push harry in the fire


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: terrajoule on May 04, 2013, 02:20:04 am
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Who/what is Geordie?
Geordie... La Forge, the headband wearing  blind navigator/engineer on the USS Enterprise?  :P  :dontknow:

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Geordie Greig is  not only the editor of the MoS

Finally...someone did their homework.   lol

Man, they are losing people left and right...what is up with that?  :- Who is next to skedaddle?  The cook? The maid?   lol




Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Adeline on May 04, 2013, 02:48:15 am
Very interesting. I would have thought that JLP would have been with WK for the rest of his career. The best part though, is that this gets him away from Harry.

I agree with y'all, there's definitely more to this story.... :cookie:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Snokitty on May 04, 2013, 11:06:34 am
phil dampier ‏@phildampier 1h
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Lots of staff changes for Clarence House/St James/Kensington Palace with Paddy Harveson leaving as well. How will W & K cope?


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: mysha on May 04, 2013, 11:35:47 am
Staff leaving like this, regardless if a business or RF, something is up

Fake pregnacy, living with ma Midd, marriage is questionable

What else could there be ?


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: rosielinks on May 04, 2013, 11:58:19 am
These staff leaving in such numbers to me indicates either a total restructuring of departments - which doesn't really explain the bodyguard - or that something is seriously amiss somewhere.

Maybe:

Palace staff are getting fed up of dealing with the arrogance of PW and the fact that neither he nor Waity will take any advice or instruction.

The palace is worried about the fall-out/revenge from the press when this court case goes ahead. Perhaps there are some unpalatable truths to come out and nobody wants to be blamed.

Carole having the baby over at the Midds for at least six weeks is causing concern and the palace needs to put in place a tougher set of courtiers/PR team to combat this situation.

The smoking photo or the sex tape is about to go viral.

PW is refusing to take up either a new post or take on more royal duties.

The marriage of PW and Waity is on the rocks and they are living separate lives and the palace is sick of trying to make excuses for it.

There really is a surrogate and the palace has just realised and staff just want out.



Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: True Brit on May 04, 2013, 12:47:16 pm
It must be raising eyebrows losing two such key people as Mr Lo-Pi and Paddy H at the same time and suspect there is more to this story than meets the eye. However I also suspect that few people can stand the BS operation and the backbiting and behind the scenes rows with editorial staff/and or manipulation.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: needabook on May 04, 2013, 01:00:02 pm
oooeee! rubbing palms together. And, oh yeah. There's a little joker grin forming. :P


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on May 04, 2013, 02:20:51 pm
So JLo was the one stopping the Tanna exclusives appearing in the DM  :-

We've always thought JLo was supporting of Kate so in a way it's weird if we consider that Tanna may have been tipped from Kate's camp as the rumour goes.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: True Brit on May 04, 2013, 04:25:16 pm
^ Well he might like rubbing KM's arms and flirty flirty eyelash batting and all that but at the end of the day he'll be an establishment man through and through - SAS - even MI5/6 wouldn't be at all surprise and they answer to the throne.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: danifaul on May 05, 2013, 12:24:25 am
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THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are said to have suffered a bit of a blow this week after their most trusted aide has revealed that he will be stepping down from his full-time role.-express.co.uk/

this news  :o really .... I did not expect.


Niraj Tanna ‏@IkonPictures 12m
Blinking hell, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton to step down in Autumn. Hope Geordie starts to buy my pictures now. :-)

I think i got it now.I think jamie had a deal that prevented certain pics being bought by the DM .
Perhaps,episodes like this:  :June:
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/10/01/james-middleton-should-royal-police-have-parked-his-car.html
photos were not published.



Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: danifaul on May 05, 2013, 12:41:50 am

Niraj Tanna ‏@IkonPictures 8m
Mark Dyer to take over Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton? That would be interesting!

Mark Dyer !?  :sly:
What do you guys think of it?



Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Magnolia on May 05, 2013, 01:18:27 am
Geordie Greig is  not only the editor of the MoS is also being touted as the man to take over when Paul Dacre retires from the Daily Mail. He also happens to be a former editor of Tatler who took KM under his wing when she and PW split and gave her PR advice like going out on the town and (allegedly) tipping off the press.
So this means there will be more fawning Middleton propaganda if he takes over until people stop going to the DM website and stop buying the tab and boycott it.

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Further he is the grandson of a Glaswegian doctor called Louis Greig who was an equerry to George V1 and was said to have been previously sidelined by the QM when the King was Duke of York but was made an equerry when George VI took the throne. So it's all very interesting and yes it sounds like Mr Lo-Pi was managing to keep many things out of the press.

The whole family are dyed-in-the-wool monarchists and his sisters have served as ladies-in-waiting to the Queen and to Princess Diana. He has a lot to answer for encouraging KM. It also shows you how the Establishment are very intertwined and occupy pivotal positions in the media.
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Palace staff are getting fed up of dealing with the arrogance of PW and the fact that neither he nor Waity will take any advice or instruction.
I think that's part of it like the topless pictures people had the nerve to even say how it was the bodyguards fault.How do they know if those 2 were told not go on the balcony but still did it.The Whiner even as a teen has been rude to his PO and Lazy even telling a Royal chef how to cook his sauces.It's wouldn't surprise me if more staff call it quits.
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There really is a surrogate
Hmm maybe that's why the Royal butt kisser Cameron also wants the UK internet controlled something is so up!Like if the truth will be stopped from being leaked somehow foolish.






Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Grey Mare on May 05, 2013, 02:32:19 am
Staff leaving like this, regardless if a business or RF, something is up

Fake pregnacy, living with ma Midd, marriage is questionable

What else could there be ?

Just wait...there will be more. 

The problem with the Palace is that they still haven't learned their lesson that certain things cannot be covered up forever no matter how much restructuring they do, especially in this digital age.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 05, 2013, 04:59:16 am
Geordie Greig is  not only the editor of the MoS is also being touted as the man to take over when Paul Dacre retires from the Daily Mail. He also happens to be a former editor of Tatler who took KM under his wing when she and PW split and gave her PR advice like going out on the town and (allegedly) tipping off the press.
So this means there will be more fawning Middleton propaganda if he takes over until people stop going to the DM website and stop buying the tab and boycott it.

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Further he is the grandson of a Glaswegian doctor called Louis Greig who was an equerry to George V1 and was said to have been previously sidelined by the QM when the King was Duke of York but was made an equerry when George VI took the throne. So it's all very interesting and yes it sounds like Mr Lo-Pi was managing to keep many things out of the press.

The whole family are dyed-in-the-wool monarchists and his sisters have served as ladies-in-waiting to the Queen and to Princess Diana. He has a lot to answer for encouraging KM. It also shows you how the Establishment are very intertwined and occupy pivotal positions in the media.
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Palace staff are getting fed up of dealing with the arrogance of PW and the fact that neither he nor Waity will take any advice or instruction.
I think that's part of it like the topless pictures people had the nerve to even say how it was the bodyguards fault.How do they know if those 2 were told not go on the balcony but still did it.The Whiner even as a teen has been rude to his PO and Lazy even telling a Royal chef how to cook his sauces.It's wouldn't surprise me if more staff call it quits.
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There really is a surrogate
Hmm maybe that's why the Royal butt kisser Cameron also wants the UK internet controlled something is so up!Like if the truth will be stopped from being leaked somehow foolish.

Even BEFORE the internet, stuff gets out and it's inevitable.

Diana and Charles didn't have to contend with an Internet Era, but they still got caught out and it all came out in a flood.

As for Kate, she has NERVE mouthing off to palace staff; someone should have put her in her place a long time ago.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Snokitty on May 05, 2013, 10:25:01 am
http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/397242/The-Italian-servant-poached-by-Kate-Middleton-and-Prince-William
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MAMMA MIA! She cooks, she cleans and she was once one of the Queen’s most trusted servants. Meet Antonella Fresolone: William and Kate’s new right-hand woman. The petite Italian has landed the most sought-after job in the royal household after being appointed as the couple’s housekeeper.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: buflesse on May 05, 2013, 12:31:30 pm
£23,000 per year doesn't seem much for a position which is basically a general dogsbody for everything this vapid couple wants.

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Miss Fresolone’s responsibilities include cleaning all areas of the residence, caring for Their Royal Highnesses’ clothing, silverware and glassware, and doing all the laundry.

She is also required to run errands, prepare basic meals and look after the couple’s cocker spaniel Lupo.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: rosielinks on May 05, 2013, 01:00:09 pm
My goodness that is not a lot of money for all the duties. Good luck to the lady. I hope they treat her well.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: buflesse on May 05, 2013, 01:25:36 pm
I'm guessing that she picked someone who she thought was less attractive than her so as not to be a 'threat'....I predict this woman will be treated like Cinderella, with Waity as the Ugly Sister  :laugh:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: rosielinks on May 05, 2013, 02:36:05 pm
That sounds about right.

Can't see Waity enjoying home-cooked pasta and ice cream.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Magnolia on May 07, 2013, 12:11:18 am
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As for Kate,she has nerve mouthing off to palace staff.
She probably thinks she's better than all of them it must be such a pleasure to live and work for that!
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Miss Fresolone’s responsibilities include cleaning all areas of the residence, caring for Their Royal Highnesses’ clothing, silverware and glassware, and doing all the laundry.

She is also required to run errands, prepare basic meals and look after the couple’s cocker spaniel Lupo.
[/quote]
Why can't Lazy do all those things she's so lazy she can't even do laundry seriously IMO_ she does nothing all day just plotting things how utterly useless she is.So much for the old fake reports how in Wales she and Wimpo didn't need staff how she was going to be the homemaker and how they were  just a "normal" couple not needing servants who bought that dribble.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 07, 2013, 12:26:06 am
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As for Kate,she has nerve mouthing off to palace staff.


I can see Kate mouthing of to staff she probably throw that i will tell William you're not doing what i ask . Rumor is William has a temper and no one wants to get him mad.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: buflesse on May 07, 2013, 01:17:20 am
I think hiring one servant to do everything was a PR move so they can say "Oh look how undemanding we are, we only have one servant" when in reality that servant does the work of 3.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on May 08, 2013, 07:41:53 pm
It's interesting that the new housekeeper is close to QE  :spy:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: rosielinks on May 08, 2013, 07:44:20 pm
Good point. Maybe she will be reporting back.

HM perhaps has placed a spy within PW's home to find out what is going on.

Kudos to HM.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Ruby Slipper on May 08, 2013, 07:54:09 pm
It's interesting that the new housekeeper is close to QE  :spy:

Yes I am sure that is not just a coincidence. Maybe the housekeeper can find out if Waity wears the strap-on all the time at home.  :tehe:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on May 08, 2013, 07:55:15 pm
Where does this woman work? Waity and Wills don’t seem to live together. Does she go to Midds Manor and then to Wales to take care of Wills?      ??? :dontknow:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on May 08, 2013, 08:13:31 pm
No, she is going to be the housekeeper for their home in KP.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: buflesse on May 08, 2013, 08:54:58 pm
How can she be a housekeeper at KP when Waity and PW won't be there? Unless PW is planning to move into KP and Waity stays in Bucklebury?


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: rosielinks on May 08, 2013, 08:57:21 pm
If you are going to have a housekeeper, I guess you need a household with all the people in ie PW and Waity.

The job may be cushier than we think!


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: buflesse on May 08, 2013, 09:16:20 pm
Not necessarily. You could live alone with a housekeeper.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on May 08, 2013, 09:22:04 pm
Kate stays a lot in KP. Consider all the times she's been seen in London shopping.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: buflesse on May 08, 2013, 09:58:46 pm
Not enough to justify a full time housekeeper.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 26, 2013, 01:54:38 pm
Since when have the RF felt they need to justify the mounds of staff they have at their beck and call?


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: buflesse on May 28, 2013, 07:31:06 pm
https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/401964_578303472192474_1722484391_n.jpg the new housekeeper Antonella Fresolone


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on June 09, 2013, 05:18:37 pm
I'm LOL-ing so hard right now.

According to the DM this woman may be Kate lady in waiting

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/06/09/article-2338423-1A39609E000005DC-345_306x423.jpg

I don't think she is her lady in waiting in the sense that she is not paid and it's voluntary work. Nearly sure she is paid. But probably we will know more soon.



Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: One of the Peasants on June 09, 2013, 07:56:09 pm
I'm LOL-ing so hard right now.

According to the DM this woman may be Kate lady in waiting

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/06/09/article-2338423-1A39609E000005DC-345_306x423.jpg

I don't think she is her lady in waiting in the sense that she is not paid and it's voluntary work. Nearly sure she is paid. But probably we will know more soon.


Whoever and whatever she is, I do not care, If she is I hope she gets that birdbrain to put some weights in those hems and burns those God awful nude heels.  No way she is a friend, Cathy has none, I might believe a paid flunky though, generally the volunteer is Carole Cauldron Stirrer.  I wonder if this is the palace's way of putting a thumb on her.   :ick: :sigh: :dontknow:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: serene grace on June 10, 2013, 02:23:29 pm

Maybe she's buying things for the Middleton'sManor home nursery. How would the DMail know where the items are for,is what I was wondering?  :think:


I'm LOL-ing so hard right now.


According to the DM this woman may be Kate lady in waiting.
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/06/09/article-2338423-1A39609E000005DC-345_306x423.jpg

I don't think she is her lady in waiting in the sense that she is not paid and it's voluntary work. Nearly sure she is paid. But probably we will know more soon.

That's what I was wondering when did Kate get a Lady In Waiting?  I thought she wasn't going to have one?  ???


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: One of the Peasants on June 10, 2013, 11:08:25 pm
I just can't believe Cathy even needs a LIW, okay she does need serious help, but nothing short of finishing school could bring her back for the brink.  However, the idea she is going to someone wait for her is just ridiculous, she does not do enough to warrant this.  Cathy waits, why does she need to make someone wait sister needs to keep the waiting for who does it best, Cathy.  What a kick in the  :o


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: buflesse on June 11, 2013, 12:48:07 am
According to people on the What Kate Wore facebook page the lady is an interior designer...


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: One of the Peasants on June 11, 2013, 02:57:12 am
^^
If this is the case, I am so happy for this lady to escape that dismal service.  I wonder if Cauldron Carole hired her for the Middledoom Manor?  And what happened to being just like us, no help?  Bunk obviously.   :- :- :-


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 11, 2013, 03:27:51 am
I wdoner how many other minions suffer under her orders.

I just can't believe Cathy even needs a LIW, okay she does need serious help, but nothing short of finishing school could bring her back for the brink.  However, the idea she is going to someone wait for her is just ridiculous, she does not do enough to warrant this.  Cathy waits, why does she need to make someone wait sister needs to keep the waiting for who does it best, Cathy.  What a kick in the  :o

Her chance to refine herself lasted for a decade. All that time and money and she didn't bother ot learn basic manners. Often if someone doesn't take initiative in an area, they won't bother remembering what they learned anyway.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on June 13, 2013, 08:04:55 pm
Did anyone see Becca in the pics of today? Now there is only the old woman with her.

Strange that only the DM pick it up in the shopping photos and no more info about this.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: jaggy on June 13, 2013, 08:21:31 pm
I think she is in this photo  http://www.anonmgur.com/up/a152fdffce68f33747daa4cc37850ac2.jpg

But strange that Kate then would have a LIW AND a PA with her  :dontknow:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on June 13, 2013, 08:30:39 pm
oh yes that's Becca.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on July 23, 2013, 05:33:02 pm
Peter Hunt ‏@BBCPeterHunt 2m
Charles and Camilla were met at the entrance to the Lindo Wing by William's private secretary, Miguel Head.

From now on there will be three centres of power...


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 27, 2013, 04:46:58 am
I pity the staff; imagine the horror stories they will write about in the future.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: berlin on July 27, 2013, 05:41:01 am
Charles can only blame himself. 


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: rollinginthesouth on July 28, 2013, 01:46:15 am
PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: No nanny, but Duchess of Cambridge will have key servant on hand
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Antonella Fresolone, who the Sunday Express exclusively revealed had been hired as the couple’s “right-hand woman” in May, was spotted decamping to Bucklebury, Berkshire, with the new family of three last Wednesday.
http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/417894/PICTURE-EXCLUSIVE-No-nanny-but-Duchess-of-Cambridge-will-have-key-servant-on-hand

Yeah, they and the Midds aren't doing anything. Plus, how can a news source so readily talk about a housekeeper and staff after they tried for many months/years to make it seem like William and Kate have NO HELP while in Wales? We've known that they have had help since the very beginning, but I just find it so odd that new sources can do a complete 180 on their information without having to own up to anything. But in a good light this shows that William and Kate aren't the couple they've been advertising since the beginning.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 28, 2013, 02:31:04 am
They can't hide it anymore.

The couple has lost ground since day one of the time period when Kate started slacking off.

Once she was shopping all the time, there was no way she was keeping house.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Fly on the wall on July 28, 2013, 02:36:03 am
^ yup now how long before this article disappears

Quote
Although the couple have so far shunned a large entourage, it seems they could not do without their Italian multitasker, who was poached from Buckingham Palace, where she worked for 13 years as one of the Queen’s three top housemaids.

The 42-year-old childless spinster beat fierce competition for her £23,000-a-year position overseeing the Cambridge’s domestic affairs.

Her duties include cleaning, laundry, running errands and preparing basic meals; making her the perfect mother’s help for Kate as she gets to grips with round-the-clock feeds and the dirty nappies. She even walks the couple’s cocker spaniel Lupo.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/417894/PICTURE-EXCLUSIVE-No-nanny-but-Duchess-of-Cambridge-will-have-key-servant-on-hand

all that for just for  £23,000



Quote
It’s like having their very own domestic goddess.

“She made sure the Duchess was well fed during her pregnancy, cooking up steaming bowls of pasta and delicious risotto dishes

i thought Kate did all the cooking in the house ,and I'm sure Antonella Fresolone was doing all that work before get was pregnant



Quote
A royal insider said: “Antonella has already been proving invaluable to the Duke and Duchess. She is very capable and a great cook. It’s like having their very own domestic goddess.

I though Kate was the domestic goddess in the house keeping the house together  the press had her home making jams and growing  potatoes . Nothing wrong with a lil help we all need it from time to time ,but don't flat out say you're not having no help at all you doing all on your own


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: buflesse on July 28, 2013, 02:54:31 am
i'm sure the Midds are loving life with their very own servant in the Manor.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: lothwen on July 28, 2013, 04:12:24 am
^^I'm sorry, but "childless spinster"?! Just what century are we living in here  :angry:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Countess of Holland on July 28, 2013, 08:03:00 am
^Thanks...I was about to make that same remark.

Spinster...please! Someone should tell these journalists, or their source (Carole) that 'spinster' is becoming outdated, not to say insulting.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: starlite on July 28, 2013, 04:29:55 pm
everything about PW & Kate are nothing but fake covers and lies. They don't live in a small cottage with no help like the media tries to portray. They have rather large residences with staff. IMO, Kate will definitely have a nanny. just because you dont call her a "nanny" doesnt mean she isnt one.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kit on July 28, 2013, 04:38:16 pm
Hopefully, the Queen or Charles will send a Royal Dresser too.  Someone to ensure Waity wears clothing appropriate for the mother of a future King. 

Clearly Kate can't cook, clean, walk her own dog, clean up baby or dog crap, apply makeup, do her own hair, or choose appropriate clothing.  And that's fine, so send in some help.  If all of this is done for her she will have plenty of time to work and the Brit's can get their moneys worth. 


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Fly on the wall on August 11, 2013, 10:45:01 pm
Love story blooms at the palace

THE AIR of loved-up joy radiating from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has proved infectious at their fledgling Court in Kensington Palace.



Kate's right-hand woman Rebecca Deacon has fallen in love with Nick Loughran, the couple's media adviser.

Becca Deacon, 30, who as assistant Private Secretary has quietly become one of the most important people in Kate's life, found herself becoming more than just a close colleague of Nick's as they spent time planning the Cambridges' engagements.

Before her maternal confinement, Kate was rarely seen without Miss Deacon, who organises her diary, helps with research and offers support; a calm, unflappable figure who can also do the girlie duties of carrying a spare lipstick and checking that the duchess's hair is in place before she faces the cameras.

Both Becca, and Nick, who was a press officer at the City of London Police before he became a royal press secretary, visited Kate in hospital shortly before she went into labour.
 
It was William, who was determined that his wife should not be as ill-served as his mother was by stuffy, plotting courtiers, who oversaw Becca's appointment.

He has known her since she worked with the producers of the Concert for Diana in 2007 and she later helped Prince Harry's charity Sentebale.

Her uncle is Sir Philip Trousdell, who was in charge of Sandhurst just a few years before the two princes attended.

An English graduate of Newcastle University, Becca was brought up by her mother Selina after her father Michael, an army major, died when she was three.

Widowed at 34, Mrs Deacon worked as a house mother at Port Regis prep school in Dorset, before being ordained as a priest. She is now the vicar of Upper Studley, a small parish in Wiltshire.

"This 'in-house romance' will bring the Cambridges' emerging court even closer together," observes a royal aide.

"Becca is invaluable to Kate and is likely to be around for a long time. She's a lovely girl and Nick is a sweet boy; they're highly valued by Kate and William."

http://www.express.co.uk/comment/columnists/adam-helliker/421246/Love-story-blooms-at-the-palace


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: benign on August 12, 2013, 12:25:47 am
^thanks but why do we need to know this  :sigh:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on August 12, 2013, 12:39:06 am
I hope that they both decide to leave. I couldn't imagine working for those 2 and actually enjoy it or feel like I'd be contributing to society in any way.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 12, 2013, 02:01:41 am
Quote
THE AIR of loved-up joy radiating from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has proved infectious at their fledgling Court in Kensington Palace.

Aww how cute, William is now setting up his own court to end up competing with the main Court of HM and Charles' court.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Wisteria on August 12, 2013, 03:00:26 am
The press keeps trying to tell us how W&K are the most! in love! couple! ever! Their love is so pure and intense that no one could possibly hope to match it! This is the love of which poets have written!

When will someone in the press stand up and tell the emperor he has no clothes?


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 12, 2013, 04:25:47 am
Oh calm down and enjoy the ride.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on August 12, 2013, 11:02:07 am
Love this little para

"Becca is invaluable to Kate and is likely to be around for a long time. She's a lovely girl and Nick is a sweet boy; they're highly valued by Kate and William."

The amount of time they will be around the dolittles depends on how long they are around.  Might not be around long enough with them to draw a pension.  Wouldn´t be counting my chickens just yet if I were them.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: mysha on August 12, 2013, 11:18:18 am
Someone has to be in love in the palace, any palace

Cute, not sure it is news worthy. What about their privacy cos someone told press


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on August 12, 2013, 05:21:53 pm
^who's Wills kissing in your giff?


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: rollinginthesouth on August 19, 2013, 03:46:09 am
^thanks but why do we need to know this  :sigh:

Yeah, why are we being told this?! And who leaked it? This is just plain weird and random.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Pepe Le Skew on August 19, 2013, 05:11:40 am
Love story blooms at the palace

THE AIR of loved-up joy radiating from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has proved infectious at their fledgling Court in Kensington Palace.


Kate's right-hand woman Rebecca Deacon has fallen in love with Nick Loughran, the couple's media adviser.

Before her maternal confinement, Kate was rarely seen without Miss Deacon, who organises her diary, helps with research and offers support; a calm, unflappable figure who can also do the girlie duties of carrying a spare lipstick and checking that the duchess's hair is in place before she faces the cameras.

http://www.express.co.uk/comment/columnists/adam-helliker/421246/Love-story-blooms-at-the-palace


 :kate-catwalk: lmao



Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: True Brit on August 19, 2013, 08:57:06 am
It's highly suspicious isn't it (as well as being vom inducing)?

IMO it's yet another attempt to deflect the public's attention from something else that's going on. As they both work for the RF it must be something within the royal household.

Answers on a postcard please...


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: rogue on August 19, 2013, 10:26:12 am
The press is working too hard in making W&K look like they are in love and influential .They should be past this stage by now.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Fly on the wall on December 11, 2013, 12:54:27 am
Niraj Tanna ‏@IkonPictures 16h

Patrick Harrison, press secretary to Cambridges, leaves position to pursue career elsewhere. Hopefully the Greenslade connection is nigh.

RoyallyHeather ‏@Heather84A 15h

@IkonPictures isn't he Charles' press secretary?


Niraj Tanna ‏@IkonPictures 15h

@Heather84A Yes, but also works for the Cambridges.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: starsailor on December 11, 2013, 02:15:58 am
^
Hmm... it sounds as if Charles doesn't want to finance W&K's staff anymore  :laugh: :laugh:
First he stopped to finance Wasty (no beauty treatments and no fashion anymore), and now even some of their staff. Something must be up behind the scenes. And it doesn't seem to be good.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Yooper on December 11, 2013, 04:24:35 am
^ :laugh:  I'm surprised there aren't airplanes pummeling the world with relentless confetti of resumes from the staff working anywhere near the Cambridges.  Did I read that correctly that the woman doing basically all the work for Wasty is getting 23,000/year?   The Mexican community in the border towns do better than that. 


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: india on December 11, 2013, 11:11:14 am
It is considered very prestigious to work for the RF. These are platform jobs meaning they will propel a person to a much better job by having it on their resume. So people suck it up and then propel themselves to the next better job.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on December 11, 2013, 01:36:26 pm
Sadly for me, I could not do the sucking up, it would seriously stick in my throat to bow and scrape to that lot. think I would be had up for Grievous Bodily Harm  :tease:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Spitfire on December 11, 2013, 02:22:24 pm
The whole deferential aspect, due merely to someone's birth and ancestry, is becoming anachronistic in this day and age.  IMO, respect and affection have to be earned and should not be expected as givens.

And who will be the next recipient of this poisoned chalice?  I don't envy that poor s0d!


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Yooper on December 11, 2013, 03:47:36 pm
^^^It makes for a certain case I suppose, resume-wise, but it's clearly taking advantage.  Do they get benefits?  Other than the obvious theft that would naturally occur, such as food, drink and padding the grocery bill, that is.  If housing is included it's not a bad gig even at those slave wages, I guess.  But, working for a volatile customer like Waity I wouldn't bet the farm on a glowing reference. 

I checked the White House salaries and the lowest I could find was $42k USD which isn't great, either, considering how expensive DC is but the benefits are top of the line as a federal employee and quite a lot are interns with degrees so the stepping stone applies for corporate work.  Plus, you know it's temporary in most staff jobs so you're always marketing yourself. 


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: YooperModerator on December 11, 2013, 06:33:58 pm
Well if the 23;000 number is £ it converts into about 27000 euro's or 37000$/yearly, a lot closer to those Washington wages...
My question is, is that wage before or after taxes and does it include paid leave money and Christmas bonus?
Because if that's the case, it about what I make yearly.
I consider myself decently paid for my job but I don't live in pricey London!


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Yooper on December 11, 2013, 06:49:09 pm
^That's true.  With the exchange it's roughly the same.  

No clue what the benefit package is for those who work for the Cambridges.  In the US it's a pretty heft package and a honest to goodness step up in the job market.  It's a few years' sacrifice for a definite boost.  If you have a real qualifying degree you're set.  For lawyers, it's a dream job.  And, in some cases, they are exempt from joining Obamacare, which, to me, is just plain Un-American as is their annual salary % increase which was 8% last year.  Google is not being cooperative or I could post the list of salaries.  From a cursory look, it's in the $72k range average.  But, I need to fact-check that.

Employees at the White House have complete access to their own hospital, mental health clinic, major leave paid times, retirement and many other goodies. That $42k salary is the bottom of the barrel, i.e., staff assistants.  

Here we go:  http://www.whitehouse.gov/21stcenturygov/tools/salaries (http://www.whitehouse.gov/21stcenturygov/tools/salaries)


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Nighthawk on June 10, 2014, 04:39:19 am
SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Kate and Wills add equerry to their ever swelling staff
 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2653502/SEBASTIAN-SHAKESPEARE-Kate-Wills-add-equerry-swelling-staff.html#ixzz34ChY1lXW
Quote
When Prince William married Kate Middleton, courtiers stressed the newlyweds would have a modest household with few staff. Three years on, the couple have, however, quietly made another major appointment to their swelling number of attendants.

They have taken on their first equerry from the Armed Services to help manage their affairs. He is  27-year-old Irish Guards officer Captain Florian Graham-Watson, who will be perfectly placed to seal the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s love affair with America.

He has just become engaged to his American girlfriend, Celia Campbell, and their wedding is likely to be held in the U.S. next year.
Quote
Captain Graham-Watson’s appointment is the latest new member of staff at Kensington Palace. In March, Wills and Kate took on a nanny, the Spaniard Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, despite earlier suggestions that they would not employ a full-time carer for Prince George, who celebrates his first birthday next month.

William already has a private  secretary, Miguel Head, while Kate has her own official, Rebecca Deacon.

They are served by two press officers, Ed Perkins and Nick Loughran, while they also benefit from the advice of several officials, including former diplomat Sir David Manning.

And last year, the couple employed their first orderly, a young Fijian-born corporal from the Parachute Regiment, whose role involves chauffeuring, logistics and even organising William’s wardrobe. They also have an Italian housekeeper, Antonella Fresolone.

A Kensington Palace spokesman says Captain Graham-Watson’s appointment was not announced because it ‘is only temporary’, adding: ‘We anticipate a permanent equerry will be recruited in due course.’


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: cate1949 on June 10, 2014, 06:08:55 am
what exactly does an equerry do?


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Rosella on June 10, 2014, 06:15:36 am
Equerries are the male equivalent of ladies in waiting in a lot of ways. They look after guests, accompany royals on engagements, assist with arrangements for private engagements (ringing up, writing etc.) They are mostly military or ex military.

Having said all of the above, Mark Dyer, equerry to Prince Charles, was appointed by him to supervise Harry, as a 'big brother' while he, (the Prince) was away!


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Rock n royal on June 10, 2014, 12:46:10 pm
Why do they need all these staff when they don't do anything. Squeezing toothpaste onto Wimpo's toothbrush?


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Mandosiel on June 10, 2014, 12:56:43 pm
That would be the job of a gentlemans gentleman as they used to call them, or a personal butler in today's terms. Either way, don't really care. Like you said, why all the staff when they don't do anything.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: meememe on June 10, 2014, 01:02:14 pm
This could actually be a sign that they are going to be stepping up their workloads - oh look I can see some pigs flying.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Mandosiel on June 10, 2014, 01:08:45 pm
^ :tehe: I think it's more along the lines of Willy Boy and Kateykins wanting to establish their own little court and play at thinking they're power players.
(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-whacky084.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Rock n royal on June 10, 2014, 01:18:50 pm
meememe, the only time you'll see pigs flying is when the price of bacon rises. :tehe: Ahhh I've worked it out. This isn't an equerry, it's a mechanic to keep the WaityBot in good working order. The three year warranty expired so they needed a mechanic!


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Stephanie on June 10, 2014, 01:27:24 pm
Wimpo paying for a yes man because nobody else listens to him. :ick:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: YooperModerator on June 10, 2014, 03:09:16 pm
To me, they're the last people in the BRF who need any more support.  Honestly, these people don't do anything for any stretch of time in comparison to anybody's actual working schedule in the entire world.  It's sickening. 


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: CathyJane on June 10, 2014, 09:07:43 pm
I feel very sorry for anybody who has to work for these two nothings.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Mandosiel on June 10, 2014, 11:27:18 pm
Whatever happened to that person who said that they knew them and had ended up on antidepressants because of them and the lot of them were horrible people? I'm starting to think they were telling the truth and not just looking for attention.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kit on June 11, 2014, 11:08:10 pm
Interesting. I didn't know that an equerry was necessary for someone taking a "gap year".

Peter Townsend (Princess Margaret) served as King George's equerry.  And Andrew had a female equerry for a bit that some claimed looked like Fergie.  So perhaps he will become the source of more Cambridge drama.



Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Rosella on June 12, 2014, 12:23:08 am
Florian (yes, that's his name!) is engaged to an American doctor, so hopefully no romantic dramas!


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Fly on the wall on July 04, 2014, 08:09:41 pm
Peter Hunt @BBCPeterHunt
William, Harry and Kate are losing their Communications Secretary, Ed Perkins. The former BBC producer is retraining as a lawyer.

Emily Andrews @byEmilyAndrews
STOP PRESS....Ed Perkins leaving KP later in yr as Press Sec to retrain as lawyer and Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton new Duke of Cam Extra Equerry



Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Mandosiel on July 04, 2014, 10:00:18 pm
Wtf?!? :- JL-P is coming back as an extra Equerry? Why??? Why does he even need an extra one when he doesn't do enough to deserve 1 let alone 2. :o


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Fly on the wall on July 04, 2014, 10:06:54 pm
JLP is a yes man


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on July 04, 2014, 10:49:58 pm
So they lose the press rep after all the hoopla about the houses? So who is the new one?


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Magnolia on July 05, 2014, 12:06:24 am
Who really wants to work for those two is mess after mess with them.They expect everyone to clean it up except themselves.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: cate1949 on July 05, 2014, 02:42:55 am
wasn't JLP seen as a steady sort who kept them out of trouble?

Yeah - LOL - pr guy leaves - just as it is getting interesting -  :tehe:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: YooperModerator on July 05, 2014, 01:13:13 pm
When all else fails, blame the PR team.  It's a trick as old as the hills.  Never, ever take any personal responsibility.   I wonder what they had/have to pay the new flunky.  Is it JLP?


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Rosella on July 05, 2014, 03:26:15 pm
I thought Clarence House, ie Charles, was supposedly controlling and coordinating PR for the KP team?


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: RoyalWatcher on July 05, 2014, 04:21:27 pm
That's what was reported......that all press for the Cambs and Harry was going to be through Chuck's office.  Maybe there was a revolt in the office!
 :laugh:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: CarryingOn on July 05, 2014, 07:19:46 pm
Apparently that's no longer going on. W&K's stuff is from KP & Charles' is through Clarence.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 05, 2014, 08:15:54 pm
I thought Clarence House, ie Charles, was supposedly controlling and coordinating PR for the KP team?

It would explain why there is this sudden flurry of stories about their extravagance; Charles is no longer allowing the palace press office to protect them.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Mandosiel on July 06, 2014, 07:26:18 am
I could see that happening, if Kate has indeed gone to war with HM Charles would very probably leave them to their own devices and let the sink themselves with their stupidity. No one messes with his Mummy, on that note I do commend him.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 06, 2014, 01:46:05 pm
Charles understands the importance of his mother's office and appreciates the work HM does; second, Kate apparently doesn't get it that she's not someone who can get away with disagreeing with HM, much less trying to push HM around the way she has with everyone else. She's a charity case on their hands, not their equal.]

Since the RF no longer has free legal services (because of her addiction to suing the press over every little thing), the RF now has to pay for even the most mundane things that they used to get for free (contracts and other small stuff) and I am certain that HM is seeing red over that, much less being attacked by Kate.

The way we're hearing about resignations, it's only a matter of time until someone leaks and starts spilling to a sympathetic reporter. Kate has lost both her mind and the reality of her situation. She's slandered every single member of the RF, but now HM? She's slipped into pure madness is all I have to say about this.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Mandosiel on July 06, 2014, 07:35:29 pm
^Agree. She's heading toward a very dark place that one.


Title: Cambridges can't find a new pr-man
Post by: Countess of Holland on November 13, 2014, 08:58:35 am
And have hired a headhunter...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2832211/SEBASTIAN-SHAKESPEARE-Wills-plays-hardball-search-spin-doctor-drafting-firm-headhunters.html


Title: Re: Cambridges can't find a new pr-man
Post by: india on November 13, 2014, 11:38:58 am
He's going to need a major spin doctor to spin his sh*t show of a life.


Title: Re: Cambridges can't find a new pr-man
Post by: gingerboy24 on November 13, 2014, 10:27:38 pm
I think this topic is being covered in the Re: William and Kate's Media Dramas and Press Coverage Part II.  I only mention it in case you think there are few replies to this thread.  :flower:


Title: Re: Cambridges can't find a new pr-man
Post by: Val on November 13, 2014, 10:44:10 pm
Apparently any contenders are aware of the lies and the scam of a surrogacy which would mean lying to the public.  Most people get out before their careers are ruined by supporting and covering for the lazy duo.  Like the Foreign nanny they need someone who is unaware of the goings on and that is precisely why they didn't want anyone from BP or CH as apparently the surrogacy and bogus heir(s) are the main topics of conversation 'below stairs' with no respect for Kate who they feel is their equal and from the same background despite Ma's efforts to hide it.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: KGap on November 30, 2014, 07:02:13 am
How many staff will they not have full-time at anmer?


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Mandosiel on November 30, 2014, 07:23:31 am
Apparently any contenders are aware of the lies and the scam of a surrogacy which would mean lying to the public.  Most people get out before their careers are ruined by supporting and covering for the lazy duo.  Like the Foreign nanny they need someone who is unaware of the goings on and that is precisely why they didn't want anyone from BP or CH as apparently the surrogacy and bogus heir(s) are the main topics of conversation 'below stairs' with no respect for Kate who they feel is their equal and from the same background despite Ma's efforts to hide it.

That's a delicious morsel of gossip! :cookie:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Ariel on November 30, 2014, 07:40:37 am
if the staff thinks that hey are equal to Kate they should be fired. regardless of whether Kate has heritage or not she's their employer. they should respect that if they want to work under her roof.

other than that - shame on Kate for lying who she is. there's absolutely nothing wrong with being ordinary and coming from an ordinary family. one must respect their roots. and as for the surrogacy rumors - if she didn't want them she should have gotten pregnant for real. there's no one else to blame for her actions but herself. people can't be silenced anymore- they tried with the nurse but look how it turned out.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Snowpea on November 30, 2014, 01:40:06 pm
She's not their employer, the taxpayer is. They are beholden to the taxpayer. I say, it's a public duty to disclose what antics are going on to fool and deceive the public.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on November 30, 2014, 01:47:51 pm
Pipped me to the post. Wasty does not hire them, other than maybe vetting the nanny, if she even did that.  She has no income of her own, the staff are paid out of the public pot, supplied by the tax payer.  I also think wasty and her family are at the same level, in fact I would say that possibly a lot of the staff are far nicer that wasty or her family, it of an insult to the staff if anything.  If we are honest, how many of us would want wasty playing lady muck and trying to lord it over us when we know so much about her and little of it good?  I for one would not take any orders from her, or bow and scrape to her, no way, rather lose my job first.  I don´t bow and scrape to anyone, let alone a professional flashgate tart like her.

My opinion, I am sure some differ in their opinions, which is normal.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Ariel on November 30, 2014, 02:23:02 pm
noo, I also wouldn't want to have anything to do with Waity. i am allergic to fake. but what I meant was is that if Waity and Will are the masters of the home, then they at least have to have a respectful attitude from the staff. they are the masters, the staff is the staff. in my opinion Fergie also doesnt deserve any respect as a person. but if she was my employer - i'd treat her with dignity regardless of whether she deserves it or not. and if i can't stomach it - i wouldnt even sign up to work as staff in the house where Waity lives. it's as simple as that. 


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on November 30, 2014, 03:16:05 pm
Ah, Ariel, the problem is that you have to earn respect, and just because people are your staff does not mean you have to treat them like dirt beneath your foot.  It works both ways  - they need staff, the staff need a job, mutually beneficial to both sides.  How can you expect your staff to respect you if you do not treat them well.  As the Law of Attraction says  -  you get back what you give out.  They do not respect their staff, why should they expect it back.

We also have to realise that "below stairs" know everything of what is going on in the household, and I mean everything, they miss nothing. They will know all the pr spin put out is just lies and deception, they will know about the foam bumps, dying sprog´s hair, you name it, the staff know it.  It might pay the lazy duo to be aware of that and treat their staff as human beings, not underlings and dirt beneath their shoes.  There are many who if teed off too often can leak info, and not be found out, and their reward need only to dob the odious couple in and get the truth out the.  As they say, keep your friends close, keep your enemies even closer. But then the lazy duo are too thick to even think about that.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on December 13, 2014, 06:13:36 pm
Blonde who got Kate to flash a bit of leg... and the rest of the team who've honed her image

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Funny that the hairdresser is paid by the Duchy as if that wasn't public money.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 22, 2015, 12:47:38 am
Kate's domestic staff quit - to work for the Queen!


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are hunting for new domestic staff for their country home after their housekeeper and gardener suddenly decided to quit.

It remains unclear why Amy Wood and her husband Colin handed in their notice after less than five months at Anmer Hall on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

The couple started working for William and Kate last September when restoration work was being completed on the Georgian mansion.

They had previously been trusted employees at Sandringham House two miles away, and it is thought that they will go back to work for the Queen there.

William and pregnant Kate moved into the 18th Century hall with their baby George in October after it was given to them by the Queen.

Mrs Wood, 34, looked after the ten-bedroom house while her 37-year-old husband worked in the garden.

He had been doing landscaping and planting work at the hall.

The couple lived with their five-year-old son in a cottage in the grounds, so they were on hand to help when needed.

Locals were shocked to hear this week that they were quitting their posts and moving from the hall, which is said to be visited by Kate’s mother Carole on a very regular basis.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2963278/GIRL-TOWN-Kate-s-domestic-staff-quit-work-Queen.html

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‘It is the talk of the estate that they should be giving up their prestige jobs after such a short time.

‘They appeared happy working there and it seemed that they got on well with William and Kate, who must be disappointed to be losing them


So if it was great why did they quit better pay?


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Adeline on February 22, 2015, 01:50:47 am
Interesting. I suspect like everything else with these two, the truth will come out one day....  :June:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: YooperModerator on February 22, 2015, 02:57:04 am
^^Gosh I wish people like these could write books or give a tell-all to somebody in the States.  They'd make a million or more, I bet. 


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: LadyLaura on February 22, 2015, 03:04:11 am
I'm sure they have good reasons for not wanting to stay on....hopefully it will all come out in the wash  :cookie:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: YooperModerator on February 22, 2015, 03:30:48 am
^How true.  PW's too paranoid for words and the old saying is true that only people with something to hide are paranoid.  Hopefully in my lifetime I/we will all find out just how dysfunctional their whole setup is.  Here these employees, valued employees, do all this work for all this time and then bail out.  That's not a coincidence to me.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 22, 2015, 05:59:48 am
Kate's domestic staff quit - to work for the Queen!

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are hunting for new domestic staff for their country home after their housekeeper and gardener suddenly decided to quit.

It remains unclear why Amy Wood and her husband Colin handed in their notice after less than five months at Anmer Hall on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

The couple started working for William and Kate last September when restoration work was being completed on the Georgian mansion.

They had previously been trusted employees at Sandringham House two miles away, and it is thought that they will go back to work for the Queen there.

William and pregnant Kate moved into the 18th Century hall with their baby George in October after it was given to them by the Queen.

Mrs Wood, 34, looked after the ten-bedroom house while her 37-year-old husband worked in the garden.

He had been doing landscaping and planting work at the hall.

The couple lived with their five-year-old son in a cottage in the grounds, so they were on hand to help when needed.

Locals were shocked to hear this week that they were quitting their posts and moving from the hall, which is said to be visited by Kate’s mother Carole on a very regular basis.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2963278/GIRL-TOWN-Kate-s-domestic-staff-quit-work-Queen.html
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‘It is the talk of the estate that they should be giving up their prestige jobs after such a short time.

‘They appeared happy working there and it seemed that they got on well with William and Kate, who must be disappointed to be losing them
So if it was great why did they quit better pay?

It could be that they just can't cope with the demands. Likely, Kate makes a mess and chances are the housekeeper is acting as chef and a variety of other demanding tasks. Throw in Carole's diva pampering and I imagine they just can't cope. All people have their limits, I know that much. I don't think this is the first set of staff to quit and I do think Kate messes up every time like a little kid. Imagine being 37 and being subjected to so much extra work.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Rosella on February 22, 2015, 06:15:06 am
Amner has ten bedrooms. A lot not in use all the time. However, at Christmas there were William and Kate's rooms (and the RPOs rooms and nursery etc) plus four guests staying a long time.

 Even with daily cleaning staff that's a lot to cater for. Does their cook come down from KP? If she doesn't, that's breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and then dinner to provide.

After that you'd probably need two weeks rest cure! No wonder the Woods may very well be returning to the big house at Sandringham.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 22, 2015, 06:20:49 am
Thing is, I'm sure Kate has HUGE specifics on how she wants her household run and I'm sure she just throws her clothes on the floor and leaves a huge mess. Throw in a tense domestic atmosphere and this is a situation that would drive someone to an early grave.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Stephie on February 22, 2015, 07:15:34 am
^ I can see that. The reality of the details are of course a mystery, but we know the personalities who spend time at the residence, and it's easy to imagine why the staff who serve them would run for the hills. How degrading must it feel to clean up after Waity and her regular house guest, Carole? Paid position or not, dignity is priceless. I could easily picture Carole being obnoxiously snobby to the staff. And Waity... I agree she'd likely be an entitled hand full. As much as I'd like to be a fly on the wall behind the Camb's closed doors, I think actually living behind them with Waity as a boss would be completely frightful! :nervous:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 22, 2015, 07:50:27 am
37 is too old of an age to be picking up after someone who is still younger than you. A younger more energetic cleaner would be better, as for the gardener, the grounds are too vast for just one person. Putting up with Carole would be too much. Cripes, talk about too much for two people.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Val on February 22, 2015, 08:56:07 am
The DM's sentence that Carol(e) is a VERY frequent visitor says everything and was commented on by many posters.  She is known to be obnoxious to staff and is said to 'bark' orders at them.  She hasn't yet taken on board that those with genuine class and breeding treat those who work for them with respect and kindness.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 22, 2015, 09:58:23 am
Disgusting. So they have to pick up after Carole as well, then of course Pippa and James will be living there on a frequent basis, likely leaving Mike behind. Mike is the only truly class act of that vile family. I understand even more why the rules of royalty require that the new spouse keep their old family out.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Val on February 22, 2015, 07:51:26 pm
Some even saying that Anmer being 'cleared' in readiness for the predicted forthcoming 'home birth'!!  Juggers still scratching his head on the best and most plausible way to 'announce' it.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Snowpea on February 22, 2015, 08:20:44 pm
People need to start talking.  :bat:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on February 22, 2015, 08:23:49 pm
The DM's sentence that Carol(e) is a VERY frequent visitor says everything and was commented on by many posters.  She is known to be obnoxious to staff and is said to 'bark' orders at them.  She hasn't yet taken on board that those with genuine class and breeding treat those who work for them with respect and kindness.

The mention to Carole in the middle of the article was way obvious...


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: AlisVolatPropriis on February 22, 2015, 09:35:40 pm
^^Gosh I wish people like these could write books or give a tell-all to somebody in the States.  They'd make a million or more, I bet. 
They should ask Wendy Berry how she managed to write a book on Charles and Diana and not get sued!


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Miss Hathaway on February 22, 2015, 09:48:44 pm
Wendy Berry did get sued.  Her book could not be published in the UK, I think she left the country for a time, and then Charles settled with her.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: annecros on February 23, 2015, 12:28:32 am
Thing is, I'm sure Kate has HUGE specifics on how she wants her household run and I'm sure she just throws her clothes on the floor and leaves a huge mess. Throw in a tense domestic atmosphere and this is a situation that would drive someone to an early grave.

Are you really sure of this? How sure are you?


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Stephanie on February 23, 2015, 09:38:08 am
Wasty at home with the housekeeper all day long doing absolutely nothing.
Stalking her, whining and complaining because she is bored.
Then letting her trip over a bunch of soiled g-strings and flashing herself to her husband. :tehe:
Something like that must have happened for experienced staff to quit so quick.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on February 23, 2015, 10:04:49 am
^   :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: you may well be spot on, anything possible with that common lot.  Or maybe she caught sight of pa in his sumo suit  lol lol lol


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Stephanie on February 23, 2015, 10:18:28 am
 :ick:
Or Squirrelface running around with his hand in his pants while she was still busy wiping Orangina's foam and drool from the furniture after she spotted a rich dude.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Creepy on February 23, 2015, 05:02:07 pm
I´m more inclined to think they were in fact firedm but that would raise even more questions, because it would make them look bad. Then the new staff will be clueless about the fake pregnancies and all.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Val on February 23, 2015, 05:27:04 pm
Word out that they won't be replaced permanently till after the 'birth'.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: starsailor on February 23, 2015, 06:07:38 pm
It seems as if Waity was allowed to stay at AH for Christmas (those two weeks) and after that she probably went back to Dingley Dell (where she stays as usual). I'd bet that she was hiding there during the time when CM and MM went to Mustique, because she was not seen in Mustique and doesn't look tanned. I guess CM either annoyed the staff during those two weeks at AH, or they were laid off because Waity and Willy won't live there at all. I believe that this short stay at AH was just for the sake of appearances. They seem to live separate lives, hence Waity is not staying there. Plus we all know that Waity for sure is going to stay at Dingley Dell after the 'birth'. Hiding from the staff and the public. Just like last time after 'the birth', when W picked her up from the hospital in order to leave her at Dingley Dell.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Diaphenous on February 23, 2015, 09:44:05 pm
I bet Mrs Housekeeper found her pregnancy prostheses hanging up in the wardrobe     :laugh:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Ariel on February 23, 2015, 10:29:24 pm
most likely they couldn't handle to look at Kate that often.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: MelissaRose on February 23, 2015, 11:03:11 pm
I don't mean to insult other stewards, but Carole would do well to remember she used to hand people packets of peanuts in her job. How dare she be so rude and snobby to the hard-working, underpaid staff who are forced to bend over backwards for her spaz of a daughter and her inbred husband? She was virtually a servant herself at one point, and tbh most of the staff will technically come from better backgrounds than she does anyway - I can't imagine the RF are dead keen on hiring people from some sink estate in one of London's roughest areas.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Stephanie on March 05, 2015, 04:18:22 pm
http://www.gossipcop.com/kate-middleton-spies-queen-elizabeth-spying/ :laugh:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: kolkomilko on March 05, 2015, 04:29:40 pm
If it is true, perhaps that's why they left. Waity told them her opinion.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Stephanie on March 05, 2015, 04:44:15 pm
Latest reports say they didn't want to cater to the Viper.
Is Waity trying to stain their reputation as revenge?


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Val on March 05, 2015, 07:29:47 pm
I bet Mrs Housekeeper found her pregnancy prostheses hanging up in the wardrobe     :laugh:

At least she didn't get murdered for making a discovery like Jacintha allegedly was.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: CarryingOn on March 05, 2015, 08:58:18 pm
Gossip Cop is a good website, but really how would they hell they know any of that unless the Midds are leaking to them lol. They stay giving themselves away.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Stephanie on March 05, 2015, 09:02:13 pm
The Mansons are roaming around like a bunch of rabid dogs because they know there's nothing more to gain by playing nice.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Stephanie on March 14, 2015, 11:38:04 am
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2994534/Wanted-discreet-loyal-housekeeper-deal-children-dogs-William-Kate-place-classified-advert-servant-Lady.html


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Countess of Holland on March 14, 2015, 12:17:22 pm
So essentially they are looking for;
a housekeeper
a cook
a second nanny
a dogwalker
a ladies maid
a female valet
a scullery maid
a cleaning maid
a parlour maid

and more. And all for minimum wages and the use of a bedroom is deducted from the wages.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on March 14, 2015, 01:48:30 pm
Just call it slave labour and be done with it.  I thought we were also told recently that ma viper is helping out with the second sprog, no new nanny was being employed.  Back to the lies again.  Anyone who applied for those jobs would be mental, who in their right mind would want to work somewhere with ma viper around a lot of the time, I sure wouldn´t.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on March 14, 2015, 02:55:30 pm
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That lists a large amount of duties for just one person to contend with, in such a huge house. If that is what the last employee had to deal with, I'm not surprised she quit.

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Its too much work for one person Ten bedrooms to clean every day is enough,without all the rest of the duties,for one person to vacuum ,dust and freshen up to a high standard. Maybe do the washing and clothing maintenance and perhaps the shopping.But anymore than that needs an extra maid.. or nanny,at the very least.

Who is she to demand so much? She's barely a few generations removed from being a servant and second, she's fresh from a life of being a mistress. So who is she to make such demands on one person and at such pithy wages?



Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on March 15, 2015, 04:35:04 pm
Wonder whatever happened about the nanny and her taxes.  Very hot on that sort of thing in Spain, I lived there for several years, dodging payment not good, and they always catch up with you.  Always best to pay and finish with.

All a bit odd wasn´t it, as supposedly her parents live/lived in the house, so why didn´t they pay the taxes for it.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/prince-georges-nanny-spains-shame-3285914


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Val on March 15, 2015, 05:10:59 pm
There was a lot in the Press at the time but soon hushed up.    The Nanny was allegedly picked as she wasn't au fait with all that had gone on before and deemed safe to keep the dark secrets.   Probably wouldn't totally comprehend the nuances of Ma 'barking orders at her either'.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Snowpea on March 15, 2015, 08:17:31 pm
Would make sense what obligation she would have to somebody or rather somebody's cash flow keeping her out of trouble. hmm. :think:  bignono


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on March 15, 2015, 09:35:18 pm
Not paying IBI isn't something super strange and it was only two years. Without knowing the circumstances is a bit difficult to say.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Stephanie on April 07, 2015, 10:26:26 am
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/kate-middleton/11508821/Just-like-Kate-and-William-we-advertised-for-a-housekeeper-in-The-Lady-and-what-a-fiasco.html
Wimpo and Waity must be desperate.
HM won't send in new staff to hand was Waity and the Viper's soiled thongs and an agency probably won't take them on.
And what about Wimpo's security obsession?
There's no way Wimpo can check the background of applicants so my guess is who actually lives in AH.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Liquorice on April 07, 2015, 05:38:34 pm
Anyway an offer in The Lady is cheap compared to their way of life. They have a secretary department. They can afford to publish the offer and see what happens.

But given their status, it is clear their first way of recruiting is networking. That's how they got the nanny. It's clear HM won't send in new staff, whatever the reason.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Akasha 85 on April 21, 2015, 02:15:47 pm
That telegraph spoof article gave me quite a giggle  :laugh:
Unless it wasn't a spoof.... in which case it's just sad that a well educated guy who can afford a 400 year old elisabetian house with outbuildings and bespoke suits doesn't realize that the description sound more like a job for at least 2 or three people then just one 'housekeeper'.

No wonder he had a hard time finding someone!
The add description is vague and all over the place: cleaner, tour guide, cook, clothes valet, dog walker and party organizer, flexible hour's, flexible age.

I mean sheez at least I know it's likely that a old house doesn't have elevator's ergo big staircase and lot's of high ceiling's and windows, big fire place's and nook's and crannies that are nearly impossible to keep dust free (especially if you have dog's running around) , add to that old plumbing, electricity and kitchen, that's a lot of elbow grease to keep the place live-able!

Never mind the antique furnishing, artwork, old Persian rug's, silverware and crystal chandeliers that are in most mayor reception rooms that probably need an expert to clean and restore.
So unless it's completely renovated to modern standards (which is not likely as they give tour's) keeping the place clean would be a herculian job!

Besides all that he also expect's a cook, dogsitter and tourguide that know's the difference between victorian and edwardian object's and history of the place!
and to top it all of no mention of payment is made anywhere.

If the camb's add is anything like this guy's was: I say good luck finding an idiot willing to do all that!  :o


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Stephanie on May 15, 2015, 10:19:27 am
http://thenewdaily.com.au/entertainment/2015/05/15/royal-familys-chef-kate-cooks-family/
 :cookie: It seems that even the Italian chef Antonella fled Shadow Hall!


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Countess of Holland on May 15, 2015, 10:24:17 am
That explains the frozen pizza's...


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: FortressODaveBarry on May 15, 2015, 02:03:48 pm
^Kate cooking ? Yeah right  :laugh: She had made some odd comment to Mary Berry about "(baking) over cooking", which I assume meant "I can bake a cake but I'm a bad cook"  8)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGxFafdWCzQ


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 15, 2015, 03:01:25 pm
Somehow I can´t quite see wasty doing the cooked etc for that lot.  Heating a frozen pizza and maybe throwing a bit of salad together yes, nothing ele.

So who is left at AH then.  The housekeeper and gardener left.  Now it looks as thought the Italian cook has left.  No wonder they don´t want anyone seeing anything to do with AH.

It all smells fishier than a week old barrel of dead fish left in the sum for my liking.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: CarryingOn on May 15, 2015, 03:32:18 pm
^ Exactly, frozen pizza and anything else that only needs to be re-heated.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: AnaBolena on May 15, 2015, 09:00:22 pm
And -------------- she can pour wine!


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: empirestate on May 15, 2015, 09:07:41 pm
^Am I the only one that can see her chugging it straight from the bottle? White wine to be precise.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: FortressODaveBarry on May 15, 2015, 10:28:39 pm
Antonella was spotted walking Lupo around April 26, so something must've gone done really quickly. On May 8, a "source" told the media Antonella was very valuable to William and Kate. Daily Mail said on May 9 Antontella was training a second housekeeper. Hmm  :spy:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Snowpea on May 16, 2015, 12:43:07 am
Too many naked forays into the pantry for late-night grilled cheese sandwiches?  :sly: That would be the game changer for me.  :think:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on May 16, 2015, 01:58:23 am
^Am I the only one that can see her chugging it straight from the bottle? White wine to be precise.

https://i.warosu.org/data/ck/img/0052/62/1394425787722.jpg (https://i.warosu.org/data/ck/img/0052/62/1394425787722.jpg)  :akasha:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: empirestate on May 16, 2015, 08:16:59 am
^And up next is the Duchess of Cambridge, she'll be doing her traditional wine bong and, oh yes, she's doing it upside down. The Duchess is doing a keg stand! So lovely. So elegant. Truly an inspiration to us all in her vomit strain Issa dress.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: starsailor on May 16, 2015, 08:26:39 am
Somehow I can´t quite see wasty doing the cooked etc for that lot.  Heating a frozen pizza and maybe throwing a bit of salad together yes, nothing ele.

So who is left at AH then.  The housekeeper and gardener left.  Now it looks as thought the Italian cook has left.  No wonder they don´t want anyone seeing anything to do with AH.

It all smells fishier than a week old barrel of dead fish left in the sum for my liking.

I agree. It seems as if Waity and Willy don't live there, hence no need for staff. Only the nanny seems to stay there with the kids. If Waity and Willy were there, I'm sure that they would keep staff because both are lazy. I can't see them without a cook. Since Willy Boy seems to like good food (his long lunch hours at gourmet restaurants), I can't see him having frozen food every day.  :laugh:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 16, 2015, 09:10:33 am
The problem with bill meddleton and the rf, not one of them could lie straight in bed.  The lies and deceit that come out of BP and KP is unbelievable, and the most amazing thing is that they actually think (a) we will believe it and (b) that they won´t get caught out.  Unfortunately from them (a) we do not believe it and (b) they are consistently caught out.

Couldn´t make it all up could you.  As for the wine, doubt wasty cares where it comes from as long as she can glug it down.  Or may be had taught her to be a little more refined  -  order it well chilled and served on a silver salver, and of course order more than one glass at a time to save the butler having to pop in every 10 minutes with another full glass  --  Char-Donnay of course.  Maybe that is what charlotte was really meant to be called  -  and each time the spoke her name they could think of a chilled glass of Char-Donnay on a silver salver begging to be glugged down   :laugh: :laugh:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Lady Bucklebury-Bucket on May 16, 2015, 11:41:05 am
Don't forget GB, Waity's glass of ice cold chardonnay must be served on a silver tray on the dot of 6, a la Viper. :king:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 16, 2015, 11:56:57 am
^ Oops, how could I have forgotten  -  thank you for reminding me, yes 6 p.m. on a silver salver.   How awfully pretentious, wonder if she realises how utterly ridiculous she sounds and how the staff must laugh and at her and cringe at the same time.  :laugh: :laugh:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Lady Bucklebury-Bucket on May 16, 2015, 12:24:41 pm
You are most welcome GB! But I think I got it wrong, Ma's tipple of choice I think is actually Chablis...like it matters.... :June:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 16, 2015, 12:32:24 pm
Nah, like the sound of Char-Donnay better, sounds more common, just like her  lol


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Lady Bucklebury-Bucket on May 16, 2015, 12:56:25 pm
True, true GB....Where Ma goes wrong is that it appears she has been watching back to back episodes of Upstairs Downstairs to try to learn how the other half live and she has got it hopelessly wrong as usual.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 16, 2015, 02:13:07 pm
Agree completely.  I used to love Upstairs Downstairs, watched the reruns.  Unfortunately for ma it was also set in a different era, the world has moved on big time since then  -  maybe she has not worked that one out yet  lol


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on May 16, 2015, 09:07:31 pm
^And up next is the Duchess of Cambridge, she'll be doing her traditional wine bong and, oh yes, she's doing it upside down. The Duchess is doing a keg stand! So lovely. So elegant. Truly an inspiration to us all in her vomit strain Issa dress.

All while wearing a bespoke Jenny Packham frock.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: rainbow on May 16, 2015, 10:50:13 pm
Chablis s made from the Chardonnay grape. Chardonnay tends to be Oaked and comes from the New World whereas Chablis is named for the French town and is not  Oaked. Ma midds wanting to be classy probably says she loves Chablis but hates Chardonnay - one of the oldest oenophile jokes around!


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Countess of Holland on May 18, 2015, 09:38:25 am
How the staff should be treated...take note Willy.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3084733/Revealed-oldest-Princess-left-fortune-loyal-staff-Queen-s-aunt-left-payments-30-000-14-employees-died-aged-102.html



Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 14, 2015, 12:34:03 am
Princess Kate and Prince William Hire a New Housekeeper – and She's Already a Pro with Royal Kids
Prince William and Princess Kate have some added help.

They have found a housekeeper for their country home, Anmer Hall – and she comes with a royal resumé.

PEOPLE has learned that until recently, Sadie Rice has been working for Norway's Crown Prince Haakon and his wife, the book-loving Crown Priness Mette-Marit – who bears a striking resemblance to a certain cold-weather Disney princess.

The experience of looking after the Norwegian royals' three children will serve the 33-year-old Rice in good stead with William and Kate, who had advertised widely for someone good with kids – and dogs.
http://www.people.com/people/package/article/0,,20395222_20930562,00.html


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on June 14, 2015, 12:42:34 am
Hope she doesn't regret the move soon. Wish her luck.

Mette doesn't look an easy boss so she may already have experience with difficult people...


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on June 14, 2015, 12:48:59 am
Wonder if she's their as a narc, reporting back to her original employers about the goings on.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on June 14, 2015, 12:51:14 am
what's the use for the norwegians? They have their own problems and it's not like Norway is thinking of annexing uk


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: FortressODaveBarry on June 14, 2015, 04:32:03 am
^I love how they're spinning the new nanny as a housekeeper who happens to care for kids. Why not hire The Maytag Repairman & say he'll occasionally watch George & Char in between waiting for the washer to break down ?  :P


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Tpearl on June 17, 2015, 01:49:43 am
I hope the new hire knows what she is getting into.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on June 17, 2015, 01:50:50 am
^She doesn't. I give her a year.


Title: Re: Cambridge's Schedule: 2015 Edition.
Post by: annecros on July 11, 2015, 10:53:21 pm
What is the source for a staff of 30?


Title: Re: Cambridge's Schedule: 2015 Edition.
Post by: My2Pence on July 11, 2015, 11:15:47 pm
She can spend hours away from her baby at tennis, cannot spare an hour to attend any of the three memorial events held last week. Typical. Her maternity leave is as selective as her HG.

Staff?  Multiple reports from multiple publications, starting back with a Christmas party for their staff a few years ago. Staff at the restaurant confirmed the numbers. Those were just their London office staff, which was around 30, all paid out of taxpayer funds. The private staff (nannies, housekeeper, cleaning staff, gardener, etc.) - those costs come of their chunk of the $4.6 million they suck out of the Duchy every year.

They had four staff, housed in another building on the private property, when they lived in Wales in a four bedroom house. In a 10 bedroom house? There are a lot more personal staff being hidden in the Duchy costs than the few we see.


Title: Re: Cambridge's Schedule: 2015 Edition.
Post by: Stephanie on July 11, 2015, 11:41:10 pm
It's probably even more staff.
Both KP and Shadow Hall have to be fully staffed at all times.


Title: Re: Cambridge's Schedule: 2015 Edition.
Post by: annecros on July 12, 2015, 12:13:45 am
But the hard line here was that she couldn't get anybody to work for her.

Either you know how much staff she has, or you don't.

As far as I know, it is the housekeeper/cook and the nanny. A private secretary. That's it I think?


Title: Re: Cambridge's Schedule: 2015 Edition.
Post by: My2Pence on July 12, 2015, 01:05:44 am
Did you miss the part where I typed multiple sources in multiple publications, confirmed by the staff at the restaurant? I'm not going to do your research for you, but if you do some searching, you'll easily find those articles by yourself. 30 office staff plus the home staff (nanny, night nanny, housekeeper and groundsman who ran back to HM, separate full-time  housekeeper stationed at KP mansion, personal trainer X days per week).

If she couldn't survive in a 4 bedroom house in Wales without cook, housekeeper, grounds keeper, and cleaner, she isn't surviving in a 10 bedroom house with fewer staff. No matter what is advertised for publicly, we've seen how she has functioned in the past.  We've seen loaned staff run back to HM. We've seen W&K say one thing (no nannies) and then have their PR lies proven false (Jessie Webb, night nurse, etc.).

However many staff it is, it is apparently enough to enable her to show up for hours of tennis but not enough to Get To Work. 


Title: Re: Cambridge's Schedule: 2015 Edition.
Post by: leogirl on July 12, 2015, 08:49:31 am
Why do they need such a big staff just to stay home? Why can't they move into a smaller home and Kate could do the cooking and cleaning? It would save money and Kate could have a good excuse not to work (stay-at-home mum with two babies). They would still need secretaries for their mail and bookings, and some part-time bodyguards for when they actually leave the house. But that would not cost nearly as much money.


Title: Re: Cambridge's Schedule: 2015 Edition.
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 12, 2015, 10:58:46 am
^^  Excellent post, and spot on. Three years ago the media told us they had an office staff of 27, that is without the household staff.

^ Wasty can barely look after herself, she can´t function without ma. Doubt she could make the bed, let alone stretch to cleaning, cooking, laundry, driving the car, doing the gardening, minding sprogs and  etc. etc.  We were told she did the cooking and cleaning at Angelesey, bill medd would jphone and she would run the bath and put the pie she had made in the oven, that turned out to be a big fat lie as well, they had staff and in any event she was rarely down there, forever in London. Bill medd never there as much as we were told either, hence he never had enough flying hours.  Goodness knows where he was, but he was MIA a lot of the time.  All smoke screen and mirrors.


Title: Re: Cambridge's Schedule: 2015 Edition.
Post by: Val on July 12, 2015, 11:27:33 am
So unfair on other pilots who have to meet stringent medical criteria to even be allowed to fly.  No extra leave or concessions for them for glamourous social events etc.  How bill medd can look his colleagues in the eye beats me but they have allegedly been told to 'pander' to him,
doesn't surprise me one bit.   How on earth can he go on a 'rescue' mission with a raft of bodyguards either!  It really is all a bit of a joke.  If we recall when when at Anglesey and there was bad publicity for Wasty a 'rescue' was miraculously attributed to him.


Title: Re: Cambridge's Schedule: 2015 Edition.
Post by: annecros on July 12, 2015, 12:10:59 pm
The only source I can find has them with a rather small staff, and most of that still shared with Prince Harry.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Households_of_the_United_Kingdom#Household_of_the_Duke_and_Duchess_of_Cambridge_and_Prince_Harry (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Households_of_the_United_Kingdom#Household_of_the_Duke_and_Duchess_of_Cambridge_and_Prince_Harry)

I'm still looking though. Interesting in that article, the size and scope of the Prince of Wales staff.

Okay, this was 2012, before the Nanny.

http://www.vanityfair.com/style/2012/09/kate-middletons-married-life-house-facials (http://www.vanityfair.com/style/2012/09/kate-middletons-married-life-house-facials)

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Although the couple employs a cleaner, there are no other staff except for the protection officers, who are all addressed on first-name terms and are quartered in the farmhouse’s converted outbuildings.

This was the house in Wales. I don't count the protection officers as household staff, but would see them invited to a luncheon. Them and their partners. 24 would make sense in that case, many of them working for both the Cambridge, and Prince Harry.

So, there is evidence of a dozen or so, half of them administrative, another quarter of them protection, so maybe six domestic staff? Including the nanny and the cook.

No evidence for any more than that, certainly not 30.


Title: Re: Cambridge's Schedule: 2015 Edition.
Post by: Snowpea on July 12, 2015, 02:04:26 pm
Why do they need such a big staff just to stay home? Why can't they move into a smaller home and Kate could do the cooking and cleaning? It would save money and Kate could have a good excuse not to work (stay-at-home mum with two babies). They would still need secretaries for their mail and bookings, and some part-time bodyguards for when they actually leave the house. But that would not cost nearly as much money.

Or because she has children, she could work to earn the money to raise them, just like millions of people around the planet. There should more of an incentive to work if you have children to support, the state can only handle so much.  :sly:


Title: Re: Cambridge's Schedule: 2015 Edition.
Post by: My2Pence on July 12, 2015, 03:37:45 pm
Keep digging. It was published and confirmed multiple places that they had around 30 office staff, not including household staff.

She took 9 protection officers with her to the cousin's wedding, where she crossed picket lines to attend. 9 for one event.  They have far more protection staff than are seen or written about, all hidden under the guise of secrecy about royal security.  A million dollar security door on the Wales farm house was found through open records and people went ballistic about how that info needs to be hidden for security reasons. That's how they hid the millions of taxpayer money spent on upgrades to her parents house.

Is there a separate thread about their staff? This crosses threads, but one of the excuses for them not working is "she's a stay at home mother" when the amount of household staff obviously negates her being a real SAHM with the accompanying in-home workload.

Any bets on the size of the PR story tomorrow about William showing up to work?


Title: Re: Cambridge's Schedule: 2015 Edition.
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 12, 2015, 03:55:25 pm
The amount of money spent on security at Dingley Dell and renovations to make is secure were sky high, but they did not want the ublic to know that.  Which makes me wonder if cath medd is there most of the time, because otherwise the taxpayers are funding round the clock security for the medds and that works out to an astounding amount.  Makes no sense if cath medd does not live there to supply that level of security.  They are past masters at hiding the money funded by the taxpayers, they, as usual, think we are all stupid and will never find out.


Title: Re: Cambridge's Schedule: 2015 Edition.
Post by: annecros on July 12, 2015, 04:31:52 pm
I have done my research. Protection is not part of a household staff. They don't dust the credenza, or change diapers. Or prepare meals. They decide how many of them it takes to protect an individual. That was one of the main reasons that Diana decided to do without. They were intrusive, and report back to the Boss.


She doesn't have a large staff. I have googled and googled, and no where does it say 30 people are attending her.

Now, the Queen and the Prince of Wales, and even Prince Philip have huge staffing needs. As is reflected in the work they do.


Title: Re: Cambridge's Schedule: 2015 Edition.
Post by: AnaBolena on July 12, 2015, 04:47:53 pm
^ Precisely Anne, PC, HM and DoE do the work to require such staff.  Kate does no real work which requires how many staff?  None barring herself as mother and cleaner.  She can also manage a diary and calendar seeing as she does little else, but I've read the size of staff is phenomenal.  She's lazy that one.  :thumbsdown:


Title: Re: Cambridge's Schedule: 2015 Edition.
Post by: annecros on July 12, 2015, 05:29:15 pm
Well that is fascinating. Where have you read that? Outside of the forum, that honestly does not have knowledge of the specifics, I mean. It is not published or printed anywhere, even though the staff of the active royals most certainly is.

All I have read of the staff is that except for a handful individuals, the rest are shared between the three of them, and it is a modest staff at that. The biggest number I have seen corroborated was 24 at a luncheon, which would have included spouses and protection officers.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: My2Pence on July 12, 2015, 08:01:53 pm
Spokesperson said it was for staff, not friends and family of staff.

These are the poor folks sitting there twiddling their thumbs on the bottom floor office space of the Kensington Palace mansion. They're trying to think of creative ways to say, "No, sorry, she's not working. Period. She's at tennis" in case anyone asks.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 12, 2015, 08:12:43 pm
^ The press report I read said 27 office staff, no partners, and from that would gauge no domestic staff included at the Christmas lunch-  It was 30 GBP per head so it said.   Personally, I begrudge paying for their staff, full stop. I begrudge paying for their privilieged life style, we get nothing in return.  Since then AH has come on stream, more staff, nannies, night nurse, extra gardeners no doubt.  And wasty sits there and makes out she works sooooo hard.  In her dreams.   Even the extra RPO´s have to be funded by taxpayer for the sprogs.  All a waste of money IMO, for a couple who just want to laze around and do nothing for it all.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: annecros on July 12, 2015, 10:42:35 pm
That lunch included members of the household cavalry!

http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/kate-middleton-prince-william-host-christmas-lunch-for-staff-at-restaurant-20121812 (http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/kate-middleton-prince-william-host-christmas-lunch-for-staff-at-restaurant-20121812)

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Celebrating with members of the Household Cavalry, their press team, private secretaries and other staffers present, Kate and William, both 30, dined at a private room at the eatery -- right beneath a portrait of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II!

Read more: http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/kate-middleton-prince-william-host-christmas-lunch-for-staff-at-restaurant-20121812#ixzz3fiSONUg9
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And some of those staff were members of the foundation they run jointly with Prince Harry!


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: My2Pence on July 12, 2015, 11:55:22 pm
I personally don't believe anything US Magazine says about these two. The other reports were from British publications, and no not the DM.  When British publications state 27 office staff, I take it to mean 27 office staff not household cavalry and security guards.   


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: annecros on July 13, 2015, 12:57:49 am
It has been discussed previously on this very forum, you know.

http://royalgossip.forumprofi.de/index.php?topic=5820.0;wap2 (http://royalgossip.forumprofi.de/index.php?topic=5820.0;wap2)


Rosie Nixon, Richard Palmer, Rebecca English

https://twitter.com/Rosie_Nixon/status/281098907990233088 (https://twitter.com/Rosie_Nixon/status/281098907990233088)



Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: My2Pence on July 13, 2015, 01:31:02 am
As far as I know, none of the Household Cavalry are based at Kensington Palace but are all quartered elsewhere.  There is rumor that some are unmounted and used internally as office staff. ELF is formerly Household Cavalry but he's solely assigned to Harry from what I can tell and not officially Household Cavalry anymore.

Office staff are referred to as Office Household, Royal Household, etc. which may confuse the issue for some. Household vs. household, work vs. private with Rebecca Deacon being used on personal time in addition to being her PA for work. Instead of a free lady in waiting she has a paid PA/Private Secretary.  Like her clothing purchased for work but used on personal time as well, Deacon seems to be being used inappropriately in personal time as well. 


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 13, 2015, 03:33:45 pm
The media has told us many, many times the amount of staff they have, and we can work it out for ourselves.  You only have to trawl Google and you get all the info required.  It is pretty obvious to me that a fair staff is needed to run AH and KP, both vast properties that take a lot of work to maintain on a daily basis.  The gardens at AH are huge, there is the pool to maintain, et al.  You do not do all that on a couple of people.  If they have 27 office staff then it stands to reason those two properties take a lot of staff as well,  I doubt very much KP gets closed down, a few staff will travel down with them, but not all, KP has to be kept ready and waiting for when the lazy duo deign to turn up when it suits.  Same goes for AH, so two very large households to run, AH has 10 bedrooms, so presumably 10 bathrooms, there are reception rooms, drawing rooms, we have seen the size of one of the kitchens, that in itself is ginormous and could be turned into a flat the amount of floor space it has.  KP apartment 1a is vast, like a mansion in its own right, again, you need a fair amount of domestic staff to keep that place going.  Logic and commonsense alone tell me they do not do all that with one housekeeper, a maid and a cook  -  and I am not the Brains of Britain. They have chauffeurs as well.    The lazy duop has to have a very sizable amount iot of domestic staff ti run two such large mansions, with neither of them being shut down whilt the other in use.  There is also the matter of laundry  -  all the adults in the household, two sprogs, that makes a load of laundry, then include towels, tea towels, bath mats, table cloths, and so much more  -   it would take one person all day and every day to launder that lot.

From what I have seen, read and heard, the domestic staff has high numbers, it would be impossible, as far as I am concerned, not to with the volume of work that has to be carried out on a daily basis, and to keep those places as they should be kept.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: annecros on July 13, 2015, 06:18:07 pm
So, we are all in agreement that a very large staff would and should be needed just for upkeep on the properties, correct? To the point that you guys are arguing that they need dozens?

The only articles I can find indicate that everyone is gobsmacked that they don't have more staff.

I have read, researched and searched. If one scintilla of an article and citation were there for a huge staff, then please produce it.

It is not out there.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: AnaBolena on July 13, 2015, 06:31:15 pm
^ If they were full working royals like HM, PC and the rest, then yes. 

They aren't.

Kate does nothing. 

One place could be closed to cut down on staff.  And IMO for such an inadequate lazy pair there is no need for any royal residence whatsoever.  If there was, almost every couple on earth deserves one - with all the perks that go with Majoring in the Art of Nothing!   Problem is - most people DO something!


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Stephanie on July 13, 2015, 06:37:09 pm
At least 12 excluding the cook, drivers, protection officers, gardeners, cleaning ladies etc etc.
http://www.celebitchy.com/371207/duchess_kate_william_now_have_a_personal_staff_of_12_not_including_a_cook/


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: YooperModerator on July 14, 2015, 01:29:34 am
Perhaps there is one but considering that they are funded by the public in any way, isn't there a list of their staff and salaries along with an annual budget?  Am I asking something really stupid?  We in the US know, for instance, what the staff is at the White House and their salaries.  It's public information.  Even if the Prez or First Lady hire somebody on their own dime.  We know about it.  That's because we pay his/her salary and so on.  I know it's different but not really that much than with these two.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Rosella on July 14, 2015, 03:57:04 am
Which salaries and expenditure are we after here, though? The costs and salaries of Miguel Head, Rebecca Deacon etc in the official Royal Household or how much Nanny Maria and the housekeeper and cook get, on the domestic side?

The official line in that Kate and William pay for their own domestic staff helped massively by Prince Charles. As Charles didn't break down (in the recent report of DOC funds) what exactly he gave Kate, William and Harry in subsidies, we aren't likely to get to know that, IMHO, as the Duchy of Cornwall funds and William's annual income from his investments are regarded as private.

 The salaries of the 'Household of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry' (its official title) that is, the salaries of Jason, ELF and co, are probably tabled somewhere in Parliamentary reports but would require some searching, IMO!


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Pepe Le Skew on July 14, 2015, 05:16:02 am
The one staffing shortfall this duo has is someone to tell Kate to wear knickers, weight her skirts, trim her hair, ditch the skinny jeans and wedges, and learn how to engage with the public in a meaningful way.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Val on July 14, 2015, 07:17:40 am
^
Engaging with the public is beyond her capabilities, the staff do it better than she does.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: annecros on July 14, 2015, 01:53:22 pm
Twelve staff is miniscule. And, they are still sharing with Prince Harry right?



Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Stephanie on July 14, 2015, 02:13:15 pm
^
^
Read somewhere that Wasty employs two letter writers for her non existent correspondence. :ick:
http://whatwouldkatedo.com/2014/03/what-does-kate-do/
And this.
Numerous (hidden) staff can be deducted from this alone IMO and the worst part is that Wasty doesn't need the work related staff :tehe:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Fly on the wall on July 14, 2015, 02:51:46 pm
Quote
Richard Eden ‏@richardaeden
Duchess of Cambridge's PA, Natasha Archer, falls for #royal snapper Chris Jackson. Via @MailOnline (scroll down) http://dailym.ai/1JeCFOE

Another Kate aide in love!

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s court appears to be a hotbed of romance.

First Kate’s private secretary Rebecca Deacon fell in love with her press officer Nick Loughran.

Now her personal assistant Natasha Archer is enjoying a romance with royal snapper Chris Jackson, who has been on private photoshoots with her and William.

The pair were spotted at Wimbledon on Sunday (pictured).

‘They have been together some time,’ says a mutual pal. ‘Kate’s appeal seems to extend to her staff.’

Privately educated Natasha, 27, is rumoured to have encouraged Kate to show more leg and ditch her beloved wedges in favour of high heels.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3160118/Look-Novak-Nat-raising-champion-says-SEBASTIAN-SHAKESPEARE.html




Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on July 14, 2015, 03:15:45 pm
 :-


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 14, 2015, 03:38:56 pm
Personal assistant - hmmmmmm, and a photographer  -  hmmmmm.  Will he be on the payroll next.  Hope he did not photoshop those "oifficial" photos, if he did he made a real bad job of them.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: annecros on July 14, 2015, 04:38:50 pm
Chris Jackson isn't staff. He works for Getty Images.

http://www.chrisjacksonphotographer.com/biography (http://www.chrisjacksonphotographer.com/biography)

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Chris is Getty Images Royal and Assignments Photographer.

From private shoots with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Royal tours and covering some of the world’s biggest news stories Chris has photographed a diverse range of subjects and events during the last decade with Getty Images. Over the years assignments have taken him from the Earthquake Zones of Pakistan to the Galapagos Islands, Australia, Los Angeles, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Japan, Dubai, the Arctic Circle, Belize, Brazil and many more.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: FortressODaveBarry on July 14, 2015, 05:31:55 pm
^"‘Kate’s appeal seems to extend to her staff.’"

what the heck does that mean ?  :-


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Stephanie on July 14, 2015, 08:18:13 pm
Anyone working for Wasty will miraculously attract a mate?
Kinda like the axe commercials?


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 14, 2015, 08:46:45 pm
Maybe she passes on tips from her yachting and Killing Kittens days  -  and of course the many things ma trained her in -  maybe that is what she works at doing  -  training the staff in various "activities" shall we say.  Wonder if it includes pole dancing. 

I did read on Facebook that he works for Getty images  lol lol lol  Says it all really, not a lot to say about them.  Obviously did not set her sights as high as wasty  :laugh:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on July 14, 2015, 08:59:07 pm
So, Kate's running the Royal Thot & Catfish Academy in a back room at Kensington Palace? Bet she's using the curriculum written by Carol.  :cookie:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 14, 2015, 09:26:07 pm
 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:  Just love the name of that Academy  :bouncy: :bouncy:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Stephanie on July 14, 2015, 09:47:32 pm
Wasty, headmistress of the Royal Catfish Academy, giving lessons in the right photo.
http://40.media.tumblr.com/caab500b5d1db67013f00fded157d8ce/tumblr_nrg9zdRXCM1qzwoilo2_500.png


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on July 14, 2015, 10:06:59 pm
Somebody who's good with graphics should make an official crest for the academy. We need to get signet rings ordered ASAP!


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Stephanie on July 14, 2015, 10:15:26 pm
Done.
And one for deputy the Viper too.
https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTyDQfGUkkLEja9JZrlPthqzG_TC2o_ueeDPDElyXN1HQw8WmBv


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 14, 2015, 10:28:24 pm
 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Where do we order the rings from??? lol lol :bouncy: :bouncy:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on July 14, 2015, 10:40:47 pm
For those of you who want to be traditional like Pips -  https://www.etsy.com/listing/216052124/15off-sterling-silver-gold-signet-ring?ref=market (https://www.etsy.com/listing/216052124/15off-sterling-silver-gold-signet-ring?ref=market)

For those who graduate with honors - https://www.etsy.com/listing/205395207/nautical-rope-monogrammed-ring-in?ref=market (https://www.etsy.com/listing/205395207/nautical-rope-monogrammed-ring-in?ref=market)


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on July 15, 2015, 10:42:08 pm
Awesome  :laugh:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 15, 2015, 11:09:36 pm
^^   Great find, tacky just like the medds  lol lol lol  Just about their mark really.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on July 15, 2015, 11:19:32 pm
Knowing how they like to bargain shop, I wouldn't be surprised if Pips ordered hers from one of these vendors.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: One of the Peasants on July 16, 2015, 12:05:32 am
Wasty, headmistress of the Royal Catfish Academy, giving lessons in the right photo.
http://40.media.tumblr.com/caab500b5d1db67013f00fded157d8ce/tumblr_nrg9zdRXCM1qzwoilo2_500.png

While I am still perplexed by the fact that they need any staff at all based on how little they do, one staff member I hope they do have is a dance instructor.  Bill looks barely cooler than Pee Wee Herman in that second photo and Lamebridge looks like she is doing the dance of her life o keep the gravy train going, a sort of toxic, hypnotic hip shake for Herman.  To keep on topic, Chuck and Diana used to have to get on the dance floor and have their own dance, can you imagine what these two *fools* would look like?   lol lol lol lol lol


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 16, 2015, 12:02:00 pm
PW is pretending to work (he has more days off than on) and Kate is pretending to be a stay-at-home mum. PW needs to step up and either actually work or become a full-time royal (i.e. actually being involved with his charities and averaging an appearance a day). Kate also needs to step up because the taxpayer is paying for her to have a staff so she can work. Just like the parents who have Child Action: they only pay for child care on the days the parents work. If the parent stays home, then no free child care: parents have to pay out of pocket if they want child care. So if Kate and/or Willie stays home then the staff should get the day off, or they pay their salaries out of pocket.  :thumbsup:

But they don´t pay out of their own pocket.  Funded 100% by chucky we are told, who gets his income from the Ducy of Cornwal, which in turn is derived from the taxpayer.  he is funded by Duchy of Cornwall, which is funded by the taxpayer, so no nothing will ever come out of bill medds pocket, so it would matter not to bill medd what happens with the staff, he hasn´t got to pay for any of it.  Bill medd certainly does not like spending his own inheritance, he earns no money as he has no job, so it is the taxpayer all the time funding him. Even if HM dibs in, that is taxpayer funds. All roads to support this vile family come from the taxpayer. When you think, for this lazy duo, not one things costs them any money, not one, even their tissues, their most basic requires, all that money is from the taxpayer, utility bills, insurances, petrol, food, alcohol, holidays, the whole ruddy lot is free for them, and same goes for the the rest of the rf, who incidentally seem to spend an awful ot of taxpayer money supporting the medds via bill medd..


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Val on July 16, 2015, 12:34:46 pm
^

The Medds even purported to have been given furniture from the Royal vaults for the new manor of doom via bill Medd.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Fly on the wall on July 16, 2015, 03:42:41 pm
James Brookes ‏@james_elliott_

Ed Perkins, former Comms Secretary to William, Kate & Harry will also be made Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) at the Investiture.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: annecros on July 16, 2015, 06:09:14 pm
The Duchy or Cornwall is the private property of the Duke of Cornwall, and is not funded by the taxpayers.

Here are their financial statements:

http://duchyofcornwall.org/financial-statements.html (http://duchyofcornwall.org/financial-statements.html)

If the monarchy was abolished tomorrow, the royal family would walk away with the Duchy.

Sandringham Estate is also private property. Anmer Hall is a part of the Sandringham Estate, and the Estate supports itself:

http://royalmirror.coraider.com/output/Page4975.html (http://royalmirror.coraider.com/output/Page4975.html)

As such, if the monarchy was abolished tomorrow the royal family would walk away with Sandringham.

Now, the big deal is the crown estate

http://www.thecrownestate.co.uk/ (http://www.thecrownestate.co.uk/)

It is the property of the sovereign, and returns a great deal of money to the taxpayer. There is every reason to believe that if the monarchy were abolished tomorrow, the Crown Estate would revert back to the private property of the royal family.

Make no mistake, this is a wealthy family, with plenty of private wealth the taxpayers have no right to.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Stephanie on July 16, 2015, 06:39:20 pm
The duchy of Cornwall is meant to supply an income for the eldest som of the monarch so if the monarchy was abolished the RF has no right to it anymore. All that money would then go to the state. So in that sense Wimpo is wasting public money IMO. He is spending way more then he actually needs on staff, security etc etc. Chuck may spend a lot but he also needs a lot because he actually works.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: annecros on July 16, 2015, 07:20:20 pm
It is held by the monarch in a personal capacity, meaning the monarch owns it personally.

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Both the Duchy of Cornwall and the Duchy of Lancaster — since 1399 held by the monarch in a personal capacity—have special legal rights not available to other landed estates: for example, the rules on bona vacantia, the right to ownerless property, operate in favour of the holders of the duchies rather than the Crown, such that the property of anyone who dies in the county of Cornwall without a will or identifiable heirs, and assets belonging to dissolved companies whose registered office was in Cornwall, pass to the duchy.[21][22] In 2007, £130,000 was realised from the right of bona vacantia, and given to a charitable fund. The duke owns freehold about three-fifths of the Cornish foreshore and the 'fundus', or bed, of navigable rivers and has right of wreck on all ships wrecked on Cornish shores, including those afloat offshore, and also to "Royal fish", i.e. whales, porpoises, and sturgeon.[23] The Duchy of Cornwall is the Harbour Authority for St Mary's Harbour.[24] There are separate attorneys-general for the duchies. The High Sheriff of Cornwall is appointed by the Duke of Cornwall, not the monarch, in contrast to the other counties of England and Wales.[25] The duke had a ceremonial role in summoning the Cornish Stannary Parliament.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duchy_of_Cornwall (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duchy_of_Cornwall)


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on July 16, 2015, 07:30:29 pm
Please take the discussion to the correct thread http://royalgossip.forumprofi.de/index.php/topic,5289.0.html


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Stephanie on September 14, 2015, 10:55:16 am
http://www.express.co.uk/comment/columnists/adam-helliker/604806/Charles-female-only-approach-the-Duchess-Cambridge
Chuck fears Waity will have an affair with any male close to her and he's probably right. :nervous:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on September 14, 2015, 11:01:56 am
Well, the viper ma spent years training her in the "arts" shall we say, so a high possibility.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: india on September 14, 2015, 04:00:59 pm
Isn't it just lovely that the future queen consort of the UK was trained by her Madam mother to be a sex expert. Good God Almighty. Can you imagine the upbringing those 3 children received?


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 14, 2015, 04:15:22 pm
http://www.express.co.uk/comment/columnists/adam-helliker/604806/Charles-female-only-approach-the-Duchess-Cambridge
Chuck fears Waity will have an affair with any male close to her and he's probably right. :nervous:

Charles must loathe her if he thinks she will be unfaithful with another man; imagine being a FIL and making sure the DIL doesn't stray. He must fantasize about divorce between his son/Kate and chances are when Charles is king, William will be given permission to divorce. Imagine being a mother and knowing that your DIL can't be trusted to be faithful. Kate wouldn't be the first to have an affair with a bodyguard, but geesh, not even given the chance.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: kolkomilko on September 14, 2015, 05:11:40 pm
^ Does Charles think of anyone or why???


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: My2Pence on September 14, 2015, 05:27:40 pm
OT, but I think Charles thinks a great deal about other people. You don't create The Prince's Trust and do all the changes to The Duchy if you don't care about The People.

He is preoccupied with preserving his mother's reign, his own legacy, the Windsor Legacy, and whether the monarchy will survive his mother's death.  Oh he's selfish, we all are.  He is far too indulgent of Bill and Kate, and just like HM he should be faulted for that.  But I suspect he is VERY concerned with his son's eternal refusal to be a working royal, the idle daughter-in-law and the cringe worthy in-laws, and the rampant criticism of the Golden Couple.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Stephanie on September 14, 2015, 07:58:27 pm
^
true, it's not like the Barbie and Baldo mean well but make mistakes.
In that case there would be room for rehabilitation but now there isn't.
There's just nothing there except idleness and greed.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: HennyPenny on September 15, 2015, 06:21:00 am
 If its true about him and Jecca , why not ? Some of the security men are so big and masc compared to William :laugh:.. They would have to get me a Chasity belt b/c when William  was at his so called job and the nanny was raising the kids I would be entertaining .. Lets face it they live by a different set of rules and fidelity is not required, just no scandal..William may be happy she found someone else , he doesnt seem he would be very intimate  and while we are at it,  neither does she ..


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 15, 2015, 04:15:52 pm
Duchess Kate has female bodyguards to avoid being ‘compromised’ like Diana

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Duchess Kate’s bodyguards, or royal protection officers (RPOs), show up in photos often enough. I’ve never paid that much attention to them, because when she’s out doing a rare public event, the RPOs are pretty good at giving her some space. They open the car door for her, give her space to move, and they’re often seen securing Kate’s perimeter. There are stories about the kind of excessive protection Kate gets when she’s just, like, going shopping or spending time at her parents’ house, but there definitely doesn’t seem to be a lot of internal drama between the Cambridges and their security staff. Here’s one reason why: apparently, Prince Charles insisted that Kate needed at least one female bodyguard at her side at all times. Because Charles worried that Kate, like Diana, might get “too close” to a male RPO.

http://www.celebitchy.com/446824/duchess_kate_has_female_bodyguards_to_avoid_being_compromised_like_diana/

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have you ever noticed how Kate flirts with men she appears to find attractive when she’s on outings? Ben Ainsle, PR. Harry, a few men at the Olympics.

Not that I ever think she would be DUMB enough to cheat and destroy all her hard years of climbing….still she does like being flirty. I wonder if it’s just to let William know other men find her attractive?

I wonder if it’s William who requested the women bodyguards and not Charles, but the press maybe can’t or don’t want to say it’s William who requested them? Also if Charles or the Palace requested them, IMO it’s because they report back to him or the Palace about things she does.

The yacht girl work story was that her mum perhaps thought it good for Kate to work around wealthy people for connections, etc,the yacht job was yet another vehicle to making connections with powerful or wealthy , but where the story got a bit tacky was that Kate always wore her shorts Extra short , extremely much shorter than the other girls and the yacht male owners would Ask her to go get drinks more than the other girls , therefore having to climb up and down steps and stand in a certain area while they the men sat and watched, looking up her short shorts.
some say Kate was Unaware of their ogling,some others say allegedly she knew they oggled her legs and she wore her shorts Extra short.
It sounds tacky of the men though, she was afterall a young lady, doing a job at that point and the good thing is before William, Kate actually took a job!

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That’s way harsh. There is no evidence she was ever at the beck and call of anyone other than William. She was practically a free *pavement walker* to William, even during their 2007 break up, but there haven’t been any whispers of other guys. Mind, she seems to love male attention in general. Harry, Ben Ainslie, etc. But Will has gotten quite cold with her, at least in public.

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Free *pavement walker*. Lol. Mary Mitchell, a Chicago columnist commenting on a case involving a prostitute who was held at gunpoint & forced to service her client (he didn’t have the money to pay her), disagreed with that action being referred to as violent physical attack. She said it makes a mockery of violent physical attack. She reasoned that if anything it’s a theft of services. Your free *pavement walker* comment made me think of that

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I get that you were commenting a news story, but I must clarify that I don’t believe William has ever forced himself on Kate against her wishes. Katie Nichol, of all people has said that Will would call Kate after he’d gotten home from drinking, she’d come running with her overnight bag, and be seen leaving early. Even during the 07 breakup. Free *pavement walker*.

I honestly think the public comments at this blog are getting way over the line; no one dreamed of talking this way about Diana.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: CarryingOn on September 15, 2015, 07:02:10 pm
^ These days I avoid Celebitchy's comments sections on anything having to do with these two. It gets terribly annoying very quickly: more than a few come off as hypocritical, particularly towards those who express their doubt about Kannot spending time with those kids. It's funny how they think they can tell a million and one things about Willnot and Kannot by using the same methods as those who express their doubts about time spent with these kids, and those are okay but these people on the other hand are going too far. *major eye roll* The know-it-all attitudes are grating. Some fonts have to always doggedly reply to almost every single comment made. I know it's a comment section but damn, give it a rest. No need to dominate. I'm tired of everything turning into a 30+ reply Diana bash session it's so frequent. It goes way beyond a difference of opinion. Of course there are a few sugars sprinkled here and there, always on and on about some nonsense. Jesus be a comment moderator. I'd rather stick to lolaheart and a few other royal blogs.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on September 15, 2015, 07:08:59 pm
^A viper ma first speed dial leak if you ask me.  The old buzzard thinks if she pushes it out into the papers/mags it makes it real  -  she wishes.  Cath medd is no Diana, in fact IMO she is not fit to lick her boots if she was still with us.  She is lacking in everything, including manners and etiquette.  The only things she appears to like are her messy hair and flashing her naked body parts other than that go take a hike.

Anyway, only the sugars believe it all, and the others make the comments are astroturfers paid by viper ma.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 15, 2015, 07:20:15 pm
I wonder how long until other staff members start speaking out; too many have seen too much and chances are they're overworked and underpaid.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: india on September 15, 2015, 09:01:00 pm
^^And treated like dirt by The Evil Witch and Her Potato Head Spawn. I bet it wouldn't take much to get them to spill the beans.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: CathyJane on September 16, 2015, 03:42:06 am
It would take very little for me to spill my guts if I'd worked for those losers.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: leogirl on September 16, 2015, 07:37:39 am
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That’s way harsh. There is no evidence she was ever at the beck and call of anyone other than William. She was practically a free *pavement walker* to William, even during their 2007 break up, but there haven’t been any whispers of other guys. Mind, she seems to love male attention in general. Harry, Ben Ainslie, etc. But Will has gotten quite cold with her, at least in public.

This person has a short memory.. Kate was seen leaving an ex's flat with an overnight back in the early morning while she was dating William. Maybe it was during an "off" time but this was 2008 so officially they were together at that time.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Val on September 16, 2015, 08:00:00 am
^^^

The viper adores swanning about 'barking' orders to 'her staff'.   What she doesn't realise is that they are tittering behind their hands at her utmost crassness.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 02, 2016, 03:23:38 pm
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrate their fifth or ‘wooden’ anniversary in April, but not all is rosy in the garden of love chez Kate and Wills . . .

Two of the couple’s closest courtiers have split after a passionate office romance. Nick Loughran, the couple’s media adviser, began courting Rebecca Deacon, Kate’s ‘Girl Friday’, just over two years ago. Recently, however, they called it quits.

‘It’s very sad,’ says a friend. ‘It can’t be easy with them still working under the same roof. But they are highly professional, so are just getting on with it and keeping it amicable.’

Becca, 32, Kate’s personal assistant, and Loughran are said to be on close terms with the royal couple, visiting the Duchess in hospital before she went into labour with Prince George in 2013.

A spokesman for Kensington Palace declined to comment.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3381590/SEBASTIAN-SHAKESPEARE-Meet-Jeremy-Clarkson-s-racy-new-party-girls-spent-New-Year-with.html


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: FortressODaveBarry on January 02, 2016, 05:33:37 pm
^"visiting the Duchess in hospital before she went into labour with Prince George in 2013"

Am I misunderstanding that sentence ? Because Kate went into the hospital at 6 AM that day. Are they saying Kate was at the hospital earlier than that morning ? And for some other issue ? :dontknow:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: CarryingOn on January 02, 2016, 05:41:03 pm
^^ I'm soooooo shocked. Not.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 02, 2016, 06:10:33 pm
^"visiting the Duchess in hospital before she went into labour with Prince George in 2013"

Am I misunderstanding that sentence ? Because Kate went into the hospital at 6 AM that day. Are they saying Kate was at the hospital earlier than that morning ? And for some other issue ? :dontknow:


It's the DM they never seem to get anything right they always label things wrong getting names wrong .they never proof read their work before they publish.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: YooperModerator on January 02, 2016, 09:20:28 pm
^I dunno, that makes sense to me.  A personal assistant would be someone that would be expected to either go to the hospital before Kate shows up or be on hand to handle assorted logistics.  It's just that the DM has a problem with the english language.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on January 03, 2016, 05:32:17 pm
I don´t know, it was all a bit odd wasn´t it.  The RPO´s rushed her in so fast, and once in the door, a couple of them did a high five and said "we did it". Did what, sped her in so fast that nobody could see her arrive.  All too weird for me, I think there is more to it than meets the eye.  As ever with this lot there is always something wrong and that never sits right.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Whiffy Leaks on January 04, 2016, 11:19:40 pm
Could it have been when she went in with the fake HG?


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on January 05, 2016, 08:03:01 am
If you mean the "high five" we did it, that was when she went into Lindo for the arrival of sprog I at about 6 a.m. in the morning.  I am sure there are others on here who rember that being in the press.  Such an odd thing to say.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: marion on January 05, 2016, 11:50:20 am
 ^ ITA


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: FortressODaveBarry on January 17, 2016, 06:39:40 am
An odd slap in Nanny Maria & the shadow nanny's faces:

"The young prince and his sister, Princess Charlotte are said to not depend so much on nannies as Prince William and Kate Middleton are reportedly determined to be hands-on-parents as much as they can."

http://www.youthhealthmag.com/articles/32631/20160116/kate-middleton-prince-william.htm


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on January 17, 2016, 11:55:11 am
Oh yea, and we believe that don´t we  -  NOT.  Why is it whenver he is seen with them, which is not that often, he is always looking around for nanny Maria.  He is never happy with either of them, although I would say seems marginally better with bill than cath.  They must think we are utterly stupid to believe the lies they push out these days.  Hands on parents, bill medd rarely there off doing his own thing.  Can´t see cath lifting a finger.  Dream on guys, dream on.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Stephanie on January 17, 2016, 12:11:06 pm
And a slap in Diana's face who scheduled her work around Wimpo' timetable and was more hands on then Wimpo and Waity. His nanny was there to take care of him when his parents were away,sche was not a surrogate mother like Maria is for G.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: marion on January 17, 2016, 12:22:37 pm
 This is an even bigger slap in the face to Diana

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3403021/Kate-s-new-mission-Princess-Hearts-Crusading-Duchess-follow-Diana-s-footsteps-secret-visits-troubled-children.html


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on January 17, 2016, 02:12:43 pm
Princess Diana and cath medd should not be mentioned in the same sentence  -  one was pure gold and the other the lowliest dross you can find.  As for Princess of Heats  -  (a) her title is duchess, and (b) all they are doing is trying to ride council estate dross along on the coat-tails of Princess Diana   a no win situation and they should be ashamed to be even trying it on.  Some stupid commenter in the articles says maybe it is because PD had a trubled childhood and it is in her memory.  REally?  From what we see of the vile meddledoom family I rather suspect, if she has a reason which I doubt, it is because she herself has had a very troubled life from childhood through adulthood at the hands of viper ma. God give me strength, just what rubbish are they going to come out with next.  Comments on DM very scathing as you can imagine, and rightly so.  Just when is this charade going to end, past sell by date now long since and nobody is believing a word of it, so obvious now that the game they call cath medd is over.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: FortressODaveBarry on January 29, 2016, 08:05:28 pm
This was at the end of an article in the Anmer thread. Wonder why The Sun suddenly brought up Sadie. I had forgotten about her until now

"...Last year the Sun revealed Kate had poached a new housekeeper from the Norwegian royals.

Sadie Rice, 34, left Crown Prince Haakon, his wife Mette-Marit and their kids to join Kate and William last summer."


http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/6893899/Wills-and-Kate-go-all-The-Good-Life.html


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on January 30, 2016, 10:28:25 am
^Yes, wonder why that never got mentioned again.  Maybe because last summer we were meant to think viper ma was at AH running the show for dippy cath medd, who seems incabpable of running a bath let alone running a complete household.  And don´t forget, viper ma was doing the cheese toasties and waiting on bill medd hand and foot we were told. That was the excuse for viper ma being in situ at AH  -  it would now appear that Sadie was doing it all and viper ma issuing the orders to a staff who are not employed by her, and she has no right to boss them around.  Wonder if she is still there.  I could never see viper ma doing any work, more smoke screens and mirrors to cover the fact that she was living at AH at our expense.

Update

Article from Express UK

http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/628200/Kate-William-join-29-other-royal-guests-Christmas-lunch-Sandringham

Italian housekeeper Antonella Fresolone, who mainly looks after their Kensington Palace apartment, new recruit Sadie Rice, who cooks and cleans at Anmer Hall, and Fijian “Man Friday” Tifaire Alexander, who acts as chauffeur, butler and much else, will enjoy a welcome break.



Kate Middleton and Prince William have decided to hire Sadie Rice as their new housekeeper, and it’s been reported that the 33-year-old has already moved into Anmer Hall, the couple’s home, which is located in Norfolk, England.

http://www.inquisitr.com/2176609/kate-middleton-prince-william-hire-new-housekeeper-get-the-details/#6r7UDvFGze124GYH.99

So what was viper ma doing there then ??



Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on January 30, 2016, 10:48:22 am
Sorry, missed this in the Sun article

Cottage garden expert Robin Parker, 47, has been set to work at their ten-bed Norfolk home Anmer Hall.

Weren´t we told in the press last year, when the houskeeper and gardener decamped, that pa medd was going to be supervising the garden and looking forwrd to it.

Jeez, you never get the truth from that lot do you.  Wonder if the whole outfit have "ologies" in how to create lies, smoke screens and mirrors, does beg the question for me.



Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Snowpea on January 30, 2016, 04:19:53 pm
^Yes, wonder why that never got mentioned again.  Maybe because last summer we were meant to think viper ma was at AH running the show for dippy cath medd, who seems incabpable of running a bath let alone running a complete household.  And don´t forget, viper ma was doing the cheese toasties and waiting on bill medd hand and foot we were told. That was the excuse for viper ma being in situ at AH  -  it would now appear that Sadie was doing it all and viper ma issuing the orders to a staff who are not employed by her, and she has no right to boss them around.  Wonder if she is still there.  I could never see viper ma doing any work, more smoke screens and mirrors to cover the fact that she was living at AH at our expense.

Update

Article from Express UK

http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/628200/Kate-William-join-29-other-royal-guests-Christmas-lunch-Sandringham

Italian housekeeper Antonella Fresolone, who mainly looks after their Kensington Palace apartment, new recruit Sadie Rice, who cooks and cleans at Anmer Hall, and Fijian “Man Friday” Tifaire Alexander, who acts as chauffeur, butler and much else, will enjoy a welcome break.



Kate Middleton and Prince William have decided to hire Sadie Rice as their new housekeeper, and it’s been reported that the 33-year-old has already moved into Anmer Hall, the couple’s home, which is located in Norfolk, England.

http://www.inquisitr.com/2176609/kate-middleton-prince-william-hire-new-housekeeper-get-the-details/#6r7UDvFGze124GYH.99

So what was viper ma doing there then ??



Wait a minute - aren't work visas VERY difficult to come by? Don't they have to prove that there is no one else in the entire country who can do the work they do? Why are there all these foreigners getting all these positions?
Am I missing something about UK and/or European laws?  :easter-sly:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on January 30, 2016, 04:23:58 pm
Ah, we must not forget, the rf make up their own rules as they go along, heaven forbid they should have to be "normal" like everyone else  --  they think the rules are made to be broken, they sure have broken many over the years.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Val on January 30, 2016, 05:15:44 pm
^^

According to palace sources foreigners are employed by bill and Cath Medd because they are less likely to be aware of what has gone on before and currently in their secretive lives.  UK domestic staff are fully aware of everything about the Medds and the ghastly hanger on Cath Medd family and love to gossip about them.
Doesn't matter to them that there are many local UK staff who could do the jobs.  As you say Snowpea, they make their own rules.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Snowpea on January 30, 2016, 06:21:41 pm
^^

According to palace sources foreigners are employed by bill and Cath Medd because they are less likely to be aware of what has gone on before and currently in their secretive lives.  UK domestic staff are fully aware of everything about the Medds and the ghastly hanger on Cath Medd family and love to gossip about them.
Doesn't matter to them that there are many local UK staff who could do the jobs.  As you say Snowpea, they make their own rules.

So, British taxpayers are on the hook for not only these two lazy creatures, but paying for foreign help? Still, they use the taxpayer funded system to protect themselves and issue warnings against the public.

Willy and Wasty are truly sub-par individuals.  :June:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Countess of Holland on January 30, 2016, 06:33:59 pm
Wait a minute - aren't work visas VERY difficult to come by? Don't they have to prove that there is no one else in the entire country who can do the work they do? Why are there all these foreigners getting all these positions?
Am I missing something about UK and/or European laws? 

Yes, you are. As the UK is a member of the European Union, all citizens of the EU can work in the UK, just as they can work in The Netherlands, France, Spain etc.
IIRC there were some restrictions for the new EU-members in place for a couple of years, mainly for Rumania and Bulgaria, but these restrictions were lifted in 2015.

So as long as the staff has an EU-passport, like the Spanish nanny or the Italian housekeeper, they can work in the UK.

As for why the Cambridges hire foreigners, I doubt privacy has anything to do with it, more likely it is a financial matter. UK staff would probably ask for a higher pay then people from Italy or Spain, since their countries are suffering under huge % of unemployment so nanny Maria would probably take 80% of what a British nanny would ask. And the Windsors are very tight with money so the less they can pay their staff, the more they like it.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 30, 2016, 06:41:49 pm
You know, WK epitomize the issues that people have with the upper 1%; they often like to hire at slave wages and WK are happily exploiting people.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Stephanie on February 21, 2016, 01:38:21 pm
http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-prince-william-kate-middleton-s-palace-staff-may-go-on-strike-2180484 :o


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 21, 2016, 05:24:07 pm
How horrible; they have all the money in the world, but prefer to pay staff nothing.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on February 21, 2016, 08:42:47 pm
The BRF is famous for paying very low wages to their workers. Some think that working for the RF makes it worthy others that they should still be payed more. I doubt that Maria is paid less than british employees. If she was good to get references to work for the Cambs it means she had a good reputation which means she could choose and get a good salary.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: FortressODaveBarry on February 21, 2016, 08:46:45 pm
^^^ And yet William would throw a fit if he wasn't paid for his air rescue gig  :bored:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 24, 2016, 12:17:06 am
Will and Kate's Kensington Palace staff threaten to strike
The staff at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's London residence, Kensington Palace, are threatening to go on strike. NBC's Keir Simmons reports from London for TODAY
http://www.today.com/video/will-and-kate-s-kensington-palace-staff-threaten-to-strike-628987971790

Meh its not worth it working for the BRF and paid so little just to brag i work for the royals.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: YooperModerator on February 24, 2016, 12:32:47 am
^Working for the royals bragging rights doesn't pay the rent/mortgage.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: CathyJane on February 24, 2016, 02:14:31 am
We've seen Maria with the kiddos but where is Becky?  I may have missed her but I didn't see her "at work" with Waity lately.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on February 24, 2016, 02:34:05 pm
Someone said, and I forget where, that the female in the background here was Rebecca Deacon, but not clear enough for me to see.

http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Duchess+Cambridge+Guest+Edits+Huffington+Post+FRUEeOnz_WPx.jpg


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: CathyJane on February 24, 2016, 09:15:35 pm
Yes I think that's Becky. My mistake; Waity's face scared me and I missed the other people in the pic.  :P


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on February 24, 2016, 11:29:24 pm
She was at the RAF thing.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 01, 2016, 02:01:30 pm
The Royal Foundation announces a change of Chairman

After five and a half years, Lord Janvrin has decided to retire as Chairman of the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. He will be succeeded by Sir Keith Mills, who became a Trustee of the Royal Foundation last year.

Lord Janvrin became a Trustee in 2010 and as Chairman has guided the Royal Foundation from its inception to become the main charitable platform for The Duke, The Duchess and Prince Harry. During this time the Foundation has developed innovative projects in all of its core areas of focus - supporting children and young people, promoting the welfare of those who have served in the military and their families, and conservation projects. Leading examples of these include the Invictus Games, United for Wildlife, the Endeavour Fund and the sports apprenticeship programme Coach Core.
http://royalfoundation.com/news/the-royal-foundation-announces-a-change-of-chairman


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: kolkomilko on April 02, 2016, 08:02:49 am
I wonder whether their stuff have any other problems, too. I can imagine it.  :cookie:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on April 02, 2016, 12:07:10 pm
I can imagine the only reason they stay is because there are no other jobs available, no kudso in saying she worked for bill/cath medd, people would actually pity you.  IMO they would not be well-liked, apparently both very arrogant to their staff, and that I can believe no trouble.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 12, 2016, 07:29:37 pm
William, Catherine & Harry have their office in Kensington Palace. Their "household" is funded by Income from Duchy of Cornwall and the Sovereign Grant.
http://gertsroyals.blogspot.com/2015/03/william-and-catherines-staff.html


I didn't know Rebecca D had her own Personal Assistant


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on April 12, 2016, 07:32:24 pm
Sooooo...the personal assistant needs a personal assistant?


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 12, 2016, 07:40:03 pm
 Sophie Agnew does all the hard dirty work
  you think with all this staff they would be more on the ball cause when William and Kate do events  its like no research went in to


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on April 12, 2016, 07:56:05 pm
^^^ And, where does the Duchy of Cornwall and Sovereign grant come from  -  yip, the good old tax payer. They can fluff it up as much as they want, nobody believes it any more, because all funding originates with the taxpayer, via various routes they think they can hide.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 12, 2016, 08:09:35 pm
I find it ironic how people behave as if the money the RF has comes out of thin air. It comes from rents paid by taxpayers, money skimmed off of the paychecks of taxpayers and various other places. It's not like the BRF didn't have a huge start and it's not like HM is surrounded by foolish advisors.

Sooooo...the personal assistant needs a personal assistant?

Sophie Agnew does all the hard dirty work
you think with all this staff they would be more on the ball cause when William and Kate do events  its like no research went in to

Staff need to be directed, told what to do and how to do it. Kate doesn't know how to do anything other than give vague orders, but no specifics on how she wants the job done. She hasn't done household chores, she hasn't dealt with running her own life and she hasn't worked.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on April 12, 2016, 08:38:43 pm
Sir David Manning looks like the only one who will try to even change their opinion or know how real life works  :bored:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on April 12, 2016, 09:13:03 pm
He was cath medd´s advisor/mentor at the very beginning, but she soon got shot of him, it was an exercise in frustration for him.

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/meet-sir-david-manning-kate-middletons-new-mentor

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1354886/Kate-Middleton-receive-lessons-princess.html

This is a good one, did make me laugh and the one I was thinking of

Kate Middleton 'doesn't need etiquette instruction'

"Let me tell you, the Duchess is interested in everything and doesn't need any encouragement or etiquette instruction," she added.


Nearly choked on my coffee

http://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2013051712647/kate-etiquette-instruction-david-manning/


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on April 12, 2016, 09:21:50 pm
And he worked with Will and Harry before so yeah he is also useless  :bored:

gingery why did you have to destroy even this illusion  lol


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Val on April 13, 2016, 08:27:14 am
^

Comments everywhere that Kate's stylist needs a stylist too, frumpy frock, bed head hair, not the best example to be hired to 'dress a duchess'!


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on April 13, 2016, 09:06:05 am
^^ Sorry  :flower:  Bit of a laugh though isn´t it, cath medd does not need etiquette instruction  :laugh:  I don´t think she knows what the word etiquette means, let alone anything else.  I reckon her gave up on her in despair, can´t say I blame him.  HM can´t get her to stop flashing her bits to the world, what chance did he have of teaching her etiquette, even a sense of decorum would have helped.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 14, 2016, 11:44:39 pm
Thing is, WK are obsessed with being young, hip, and not stuffy to the point where they are hiring people who either don't know how to do the job, or they are not able to command respect or take the work environment seriously.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on April 15, 2016, 04:01:19 pm
Team lamebridge  -  ready for a hike, they look about as preapred as cath medd did.  What a trio of tarty, common looking females they are.  No wonder cath looks so tarty and downmarket if that lot are advising her.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/04/15/11/33354AAB00000578-3541233-image-a-92_1460716795268.jpg

Bet they could tell a few tales, no doubt gagged though.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: YooperModerator on April 15, 2016, 04:14:38 pm
^Yep.  I'd fire the lot of them if I had the opportunity.  If that's what they think looks good then they have no business being 'stylists' at all.  She really needs someone all grown up not buddies who think as she does.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Little light on April 15, 2016, 05:17:57 pm
^^

Who are those three women please?

I know they are the Camb's staff, but what are their roles please?

Thanks :thankyou:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: YooperModerator on April 15, 2016, 05:37:45 pm
^The blonde is her stylist, the brunette is her assistant and the other is the assistant's assistant, I believe.  Anybody feel free to correct me on this.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on April 15, 2016, 05:44:11 pm
Sir David Manning looks like the only one who will try to even change their opinion or know how real life works  :bored:

Alex, I posted this on the tour thread I think.

Sir David Manning, once Our Man in Washington, was on the tour as one of the Cambridges' advisers.  As ex-FCO, he would know all about protocol in Hindu and Buddhist countries and how to behave in the host country, especially in the choice of female clothing).  It may seem mysoginistic to Western women, but dressing modestly, with no split-to-the-thigh evening gowns in a thin fabric, no over-the-knees dresses, no unweighted hems and no spray-on jeans, is the norm in these countries.  The Indian and Bhutanese women looked gorgeous in their floor-length costumes and much more elegant than The Scrag End, for whom this tour has just been another catwalk, but in a warmer climate.  As for those girls who accompanied her...they explain everything!

Cath obviously takes no notice of him then, as usual she has done it all her own way. Also read KP press told the vile couple to hold hands and act lovey dovey for the photos, they were under orders, which is no surprise.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Little light on April 15, 2016, 06:02:01 pm
^^

Thanks for that. I couldn't work out who was who.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on April 16, 2016, 11:27:11 am
The hairdresser is a very elegant woman but she styles Kate dress in a way that it is suitable for her so for a woman in her fifties.

The stylist looks cute there but she doesn't look sophisticated and neither makes Kate look sophisticated. They have a very childish touch in their clothes that I don't like and I don't think suits Kate now.

I have no idea who the brunette is.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Fredericka on April 20, 2016, 11:23:23 am
 :hello: everyone!

The older blonde is the hairdresser - Amanda Cook Tucker (has a long-standing relationship with the Royals as she cut William's and Harry's hair when they were young).

The younger blonde is Natasha Archer - "Tash", who started out as Kate's Private Secretary before Rebecca Deacon took over that post; Tash is now Kate's Personal Assistant (what, exactly, the difference between the two roles is, is anyone's guess! - but Tash is also often labelled as 'Stylist' [she probably just has an interest in fashion]).  Tash is Chris Jackson's (the photographer of choice) partner.

The brunette is Sophie Agnew, who is an Assistant to either - or both - Rebecca and Natasha (some reports say she's Assistant to Kate's Private Secretary; others say she's Assistant to Kate's Personal Assistant - I imagine she probably does anything and everything these two ask of her and provides backfill for if either is unavailable).


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: kolkomilko on April 20, 2016, 12:58:19 pm
^  :hello:

She seems to has a weak team as we find it incessantly.  lol


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 25, 2016, 03:00:00 pm
Awkward! Kate's aide 'seduces' second staffer: Media adviser who split from Duchess's 'Girl Friday' is now dating Prince Harry's assistant

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have settled down into contented matrimony but, elsewhere at Kensington Palace, passions are boiling over.

The couple’s media adviser Nick Loughran split last year with Rebecca Deacon, Kate’s ‘Girl Friday’ - and Mr Loughran now appears to be dating one of Prince Harry's key aides.

Royal sources said Nick and Becca were on such close terms with Kate and William they visited the Duchess in hospital before she went into labour with Prince George in 2013.

But Mr Loughran is now said to be courting Clara Madden, a blonde bombshell who works as Prince Harry’s assistant.

‘There must be something in the water,’ a Palace source told the Mail.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3557151/Awkward-Kate-s-aide-seduces-second-staffer-Media-adviser-split-Duchess-s-Girl-Friday-dating-Prince-Harry-s-assistant.html


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on April 25, 2016, 03:04:25 pm
Well, all I can say is if they are as "contented" as bill/cath medd they will be due to split up soon.  A couple less contented with one another I have yet to see.  More lies, smoke screens and mirrors, drivel to the end.  Smacks of total desperation, viper ma not scraping the bottom of the barrel now, she is in the next one below  :laugh:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on April 25, 2016, 03:28:21 pm
Ooooh the drama starts in the staff.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: FortressODaveBarry on April 25, 2016, 03:39:11 pm
No offense to the new girlfriend, but a "blonde bombshell" she is not. Who put this article out anyway ? Is Kate butt hurt on behalf of her ~bestie~ now ?


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on April 25, 2016, 04:35:57 pm
Photo?


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on April 25, 2016, 04:51:10 pm
They're all younger than 40 years old and seem chummy chummy. This isn't good judging by how Wills and Waity are getting rightly bashed in the press and riding Harry's coat tails. Because Will and Waity are such a total mess with their smoke and mirrors nonsense, a more professional experienced staff is needed, imo.
She's cute but hardly a bombshell. I think they just use that term and her being blond because the press has deemed Harry only has blondes around him as they're his type. They make it seem like she's the bike of the office. Rebecca comes off a bit cold, so it mightn't be too awkward seeing her ex move on with another girl.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 25, 2016, 04:51:56 pm
They all just each other i guess its easier for them since they see them every day .staff dating each other staff dating royal phtogs will one of the staff start dating RPO next will the nanny get a date too

Photo?

 Clara Madden
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/04/25/07/337DDD2900000578-0-Mr_Loughran_is_now_said_to_be_courting_Clara_Madden_a_blonde_bom-m-2_1461565840858.jpg


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Alexandrine on April 25, 2016, 05:12:02 pm
She is cute but not very blond.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on April 25, 2016, 05:16:06 pm
I thought office romance would be frowned upon. Maybe it's no big deal with them seeing that they're in and around aristocracy and royals who have no issue with bed hopping and changing partners and such. Sorry if I'm a bit cynical.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: FortressODaveBarry on April 25, 2016, 05:26:18 pm
^^^"will one of the staff start dating RPO next will the nanny get a date too"

Their team has been keen to point out in the past "Nanny Maria has never had a boyfriend in her whole life" (which struck me as rude & intrusive to broadcast that)


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: YooperModerator on April 25, 2016, 05:33:46 pm
^^^^She looks like one of the Brady Bunch.  :cookie:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Little light on April 25, 2016, 06:54:10 pm
I agree she's not a blonde bombshell - neither am I, but she doesn't look like she fell off the ugly tree and hit every branch either!

And we can't help how we look. She may be a lovely person. We do not know.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: FortressODaveBarry on April 26, 2016, 01:10:27 am
^To clarify, I didn't mean it as "she isn't pretty" when I said she wasn't a blonde bombshell. I just thought "blonde bombshell" was a bit of a stretch


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: YooperModerator on April 26, 2016, 01:19:23 am
Can you imagine how much alcohol these people have to consume on a regular basis just to keep their sanity with this job?  It's no wonder they're inter-mingling.  Plus, they have zero lives outside of the Firm and can't talk to anyone else about anything so this kind of thing is just waiting to happen.  'Makes perfect corporate-world sense to me.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: india on April 26, 2016, 01:36:45 am
Hell,  I have to consume copious amounts just to hear about the unbelievable things that these awful people get away with much less to be employed by them. I feel for them. Indeed.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: india on April 26, 2016, 01:39:29 am
I cannot imagine what these poor people are subjected to especially by the low rent Viper and her heinous lot.  No way would it be worth it to me.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: LadyLaura on April 26, 2016, 01:53:37 am
Working for the Windsors must be a soul sucking business at the best of times, and they cannot share anything that goes on  :-X


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on April 26, 2016, 02:52:54 am
So how do the spies working in MI5/6 do it then? They mingle outside of their jobs but can't talk about what they do to their friends and spouces. I think they like the perks of world travel and the palace surroundings not to mention the gifts and invites that come for their boses but they get to keep. I don't feel sorry for any of them becuse if Wills and Harry's top person left them to go into the corporate work, so can they. They come off as unprofessional with this bed hopping. Not to say that older people wouldn't date on the job, but I feel with this young crew, it's like a hook up place.  bignono


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 26, 2016, 03:18:09 am
The real problem is immaturity. William and Kate are like a lot of adults who just can't let go of their university years; they want the partying to continue and they want to have the workplace be party central. They are obsessed with being young, hip, revolutionary, and 'with it' (whatever that means). Being professional, as in keeping their pants zipped while working and not messing with coworkers, is something that isn't respected.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Little light on April 26, 2016, 06:06:10 pm
^To clarify, I didn't mean it as "she isn't pretty" when I said she wasn't a blonde bombshell. I just thought "blonde bombshell" was a bit of a stretch

 :sorry: :sorry: :sorry:

I didn't mean you FODB. It just annoys me that the press judge women this way. On their looks alone, not on what they are like.

And I think the way I worded sounded like I was being nasty to you. I wasn't, so please accept my apologies.
 :
When I reread my post, it sounded awful. So I am very, very sorry if it upset you FODB.  :sorry:I certainly didn't mean to.

 :thankyou:





Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Pepe Le Skew on April 26, 2016, 11:42:06 pm
Ha!    :flower: As Yooper said, Clara does look like a Brady.  She is a cute girl.

So, Rebecca Deacon.  Does she still work for (in lieu of) Kate??  Didn't see pics of her in India.  Nor did I scan the news much.  I bet she could write a juicy tell-all.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: india on April 26, 2016, 11:47:54 pm
Don't you know she could. Would love to hear all about it.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 26, 2016, 11:50:21 pm
^^yes she's still there
Bhutan.
http://i64.tinypic.com/9qv1qa.jpg



Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: india on April 26, 2016, 11:58:32 pm
Note the Potato Head doing the chronic crotch press.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Pepe Le Skew on April 27, 2016, 01:20:40 am
^^ Thanks, Fly!  I see her how.  And her hair looks tidier than Kate.  I really wonder what their relationship is like. 


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 27, 2016, 01:45:47 am
^I think Kate and Rebecca have a good relationship when Kate wants to unload who can she run too Rebecca's there


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: kolkomilko on April 27, 2016, 07:42:53 am
Waity needs her: helps her but sometimes Rebecca looks at her oddly enough.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Val on April 27, 2016, 08:04:31 am
^

They are paid to be sycophantic but what they really think is another matter.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: india on April 27, 2016, 09:16:35 am
Waity needs her: helps her but sometimes Rebecca looks at her oddly enough.

Rebecca is a hardworking individual. You know she looks at it oddly because The Potato Head is a freak of nature.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on April 27, 2016, 01:45:49 pm
Probably wondering just why on earth did I ever want this job.  :laugh: :laugh:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Fredericka on April 27, 2016, 04:44:47 pm
I don't think Rebecca looks polished enough for someone in her position.  She frequently turns up to events with skirt hems thigh-high and her hair disheveled; the image she projects is just too casual and carefree  bignono


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: YooperModerator on April 27, 2016, 05:18:43 pm
^I agree.  They all look more like buddies or girlfriends than working royal staff.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: india on April 27, 2016, 05:35:08 pm
With The Potato Head as their boss, I am surprised they even show up to work with any clothes on.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 29, 2016, 05:50:00 pm
The Cambridges are reluctant ‘to pay top-dollar for experienced staff’

Quote
William & Kate are not spending money on quality staffers: An unprofessionally handled situation is being made worse by the reluctance of the palace to pay top-dollar for experienced staff. Jason Knauf, the current head of press at Kensington Palace is being paid way, way less than someone should be being paid to do that job. I have been told his salary is in the £60,000 range. And he’s the highest paid of the lot. The other staff are paid as little as £30,000 a year. Tube drivers in London make about the same kind of money as Mr Knauf is making after five years of service.


http://www.celebitchy.com/483242/the_cambridges_are_reluctant_to_pay_top-dollar_for_experienced_staff/


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Val on April 29, 2016, 07:58:30 pm
^

The 'up their own a$$es' RF think working for them is a reward in itself.  If they only knew what the staff were really saying.  The new young lot think it's more important to be chummy rather than giving them sound advice and keeping them in line.  They really haven't the experience for that responsibility.   They are a ragbag lot who are doing more harm than good.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: livylivy on April 29, 2016, 08:54:32 pm
 :tehe: The press is turning against you Will& Waity!  :tehe:
It' s high time!



Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on April 29, 2016, 08:56:28 pm
To be fair to juggers, and I don´t like him, but we were told recently, in mid March, that bill medd runs the show, which is probably why the previous press guy pushed off.  He wants a press office but he wants to run it, a complete control freak and on such a nasty, unpleasant person into the bargain that is not good.

This comment in the celebitchy article is wrong The other staff are paid as little as £30,000 a year. Tube drivers in London make about the same kind of money as Mr Knauf is making after five years of service.  Juggers has not been with bill medd press team for 5 years, why is it always someone elses fault and not bill medd. Juggers started his position with KP press office in January 2015  -  if you read this article, it is not long, you will see a quick resume of what he was doing before.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/kate-middleton/11245163/An-American-at-the-Palace-Duke-and-Duchess-of-Cambridge-hire-RBS-spin-doctor-Jason-Knauf.html

As I say, I am no fan of juggers, but no way has he been with KP pr for 5 years, and worked at some decent jobs before joining KP team.  No doubt bill medd pulls rank, overrides anything and gets his way with everything.


This is the link to the article in mid March about the pr team

‘He has a good team around him, but the point is they all listen to William and rarely question him when sometimes William does need to be questioned.’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3489591/Calamity-William-courtiers-won-t-say-no-Revealed-REAL-reason-workshy-Prince-keeps-blundering-one-public-relations-gaffe-another.html

I do wish these trashy magazines would get their info right.  Maybe this is ma trying to make all the mistakes and bad pr look like the work of juggers, when in truth it is her leaking and bill medds nasty nature that is doing it.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on April 29, 2016, 10:49:42 pm
The Cambridges are reluctant ‘to pay top-dollar for experienced staff’

Quote
William & Kate are not spending money on quality staffers: An unprofessionally handled situation is being made worse by the reluctance of the palace to pay top-dollar for experienced staff. Jason Knauf, the current head of press at Kensington Palace is being paid way, way less than someone should be being paid to do that job. I have been told his salary is in the £60,000 range. And he’s the highest paid of the lot. The other staff are paid as little as £30,000 a year. Tube drivers in London make about the same kind of money as Mr Knauf is making after five years of service.


http://www.celebitchy.com/483242/the_cambridges_are_reluctant_to_pay_top-dollar_for_experienced_staff/

If this is true, it is sad. I get paid waaay more than Juggers and my job is way less high profile and I deal with a lot less BS.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: i used to be a monarchist on April 29, 2016, 11:18:46 pm
ITA about PW controlling the PR.  And I'm convinced CM drops hints and suggestions and PW does whatever she wants.  I see so much of her in these amateur attempts to paint a picture of a) domestic serenity and b) a cloud of doubt around Charles and Camilla's capabilities. 

TPTB need to isolate her.  How can they not see the damage she is causing, albeit via her son-in-law.  It's a tragic situation that such a powerful institution is constantly being undermined by this delusional woman.

When you sit back and look at the overall situation, you realise there is something seriously wrong with PW that he's allowed CM this much influence.  I used to think well, the monarchy is safe, she'd have to wait until both QEII and PC were gone.  But she's not waiting at all.  She's right in there, setting up a separate court already.  Convincing PW to do it.  Do other monarchists not see what she's doing? 


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 29, 2016, 11:29:40 pm
William allows it because he is weak; he married Kate, who never knew her place (she should have been put in her place when she started the 'official girlfriend' BS) and the Middletons are the same. They don't respect boundaries or know how to stop themselves from meddling and interfering. Charles would be able to put a stop to it, but for some reason William is allowed his own offices, staff, prerogatives, and of course, various other privileges (his own court).

So it's no wonder the Middletons are running rampant over everyone and everything. He doesn't have a focused strategy and he's not commanding respect rom his wife, so why should be command it from the Middletons? He refuses to stand up for himself and refused to deal with Kate decisively in 2007. I do think that Charles and HM should intervene and give him an ultimatum. Figure out what he wants, go in that direction, and leave if he can't hack royal life.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: india on April 30, 2016, 03:24:54 am
He won't give it up because the monster Council Caro is controlling him. And she wants it more than anything.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 30, 2016, 03:40:02 am
I wonder if James and Pippa are being paid discreetly; it would make sense and I do think that Kate would have hired her siblings in a heartbeat and she would gladly have the entire office servile to her family. I do think Carole is involved in hiring and firing and I do think Kate abuses her authority.



Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: windsor2 on April 30, 2016, 03:54:55 am
^^The royals have to do something because the longer this farce goes on, the more Waity embarrass the family and Britain. He's not capable of taking on the responsibility of his own life, imo. I guarantee you that he's blaming his family for getting married to Waity. I'm sure he hates that HM didn't demand that he toss Waity to the side and give him a job as her representative overseas. I'm certain that he lashes out at the courtiers and anyone else because of the situation he finds himself in. He then looks the other way whilst Carol and the Midds take advantage of they royal connections and irritates the royal family in the meantime. The thing that Wills is too stupid to realize is that the monarchy isn't about him and he could be discarded like the Duke of Windsor was before him, so it's be in his best interest to get rid of the Midds and Waity and actually bukle up and have some goals and direction.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 30, 2016, 04:12:49 am
The real problem is, that he isn't trained to handle staff maturely mainly since his training as a prince was neglected. As for a position in some Commonwealth country, that could have happened a decade or more ago if he had been doing regular appearances and gotten the needed training and education. No matter how good his office staff, he has to do his part and stop trying to relive the glory days of things being freely dropped into his lap and start working. His big problem is how he wants other people to basically compel him to do what he wants, leaving him the ability to turn everything into one big martyrdom.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: meememe on April 30, 2016, 05:47:17 am
The real problem is, that he isn't trained to handle staff maturely mainly since his training as a prince was neglected.

In what ways?

He was doing royal duties from the time he was about 10 with his parents - the same way the Queen and Charles were trained. He also was taught the role of a constitutional monarch by the Queen personally - just as she was taught by her father and she taught Charles

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As for a position in some Commonwealth country, that could have happened a decade or more ago if he had been doing regular appearances and gotten the needed training and education.

Charles was denied the opportunity to have a position in a Commonwealth country in the 1970s because no country wanted that sort of colonialism re-imposed. No way were any of the Commonwealth realms going to go backwards by having William turn up to do some role 30 years after the offer by Charles had been rejected.

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No matter how good his office staff, he has to do his part and stop trying to relive the glory days of things being freely dropped into his lap and start working. His big problem is how he wants other people to basically compel him to do what he wants, leaving him the ability to turn everything into one big martyrdom.

How much work he does is down to The Queen. If she wanted him to do more she could tell him but all the reports I have, from insiders, is that she is very happy with him and the amount of work he is doing.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 30, 2016, 06:38:41 am
William started slacking when he was eighteen and also, just because HM lets him slack off, doesn't mean that he should; he's taking advantage.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: leogirl on April 30, 2016, 06:42:24 am
Would she publicly say something against her own grandson? I think he could do more but he doesn't want to so she's not going to force him. Forcing people to do something against their will never ends well.

I also think it could be a case of HM/PP and C/C not wanting to step back, they want to keep their number of appearances high instead of letting the younger generation help out. A lot of people don't like to accept that they're aging.

I don't think this low number of royal duties is a good idea... he's 33, almost 34 and a future king. People get set in their ways. It's better to keep busy to build a good work ethic. Gain popularity for the monarchy. Or are they all a bunch of narcissists? Can't stand someone else getting positive press? Don't they realize that having one's spouse/son/grandson in the papers doing good in the world is a positive reflection on them?


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Val on April 30, 2016, 08:14:16 am


^^^
Strange really as others close saying completely the opposite and the words being used is that she 'is in despair over him and the midds'.  What a sad situation as he was once the Golden Boy and loved by all until the Midds reeled him in and controlled him.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: marion on April 30, 2016, 08:24:21 am
I'm sure ER is in despair but she has some responsibility too as she always sticks her head in the sand..it is well known she is non confrontational regarding family matters.  The trouble is though the RF are not just a family but the Monarchy and it's high time she realised that their bad behaviour damages the monarchy so should have been nipped in the bud long ago. 


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on April 30, 2016, 09:35:45 am
HM has many advisors and much support behind her. Bury her head in the sand, but give them the authority to deal with it, that way she can just keep her head in the sand.  If HM continues to ignore this situation then she, and she alone, will be responsible for the demise of the monarchy.  No way is the UK going to allow the meddletons to take charge of the UK  -  if viper ma thinks that then she is totally delusional and needs committing.  The whole family are reviled, and the little matter of TPTB  -  without HM around no way would they allow a meddleton in charge.  What do any of them know about how royal matters run.  Maybe HM will shock up and is actually doing something behind the scenes, as we know they do long term planning.  However, I think they need to push things along a bit, because at this rate it is just getti8ng worse and worse as the days, not weeks, go by.

@Val  The "golden boy" is beyond tainted, he is long gone and we have a nasty, unpleasant, selfish, self-entitled and petulant *fool* in his place.  BP are beyond despair and well aware of what is going on, as I said above, let TPTB get on with it, I am sure there are many scenarios in place, they need to get a move on and implement them, fast, and to the UK an enormous favour and get rid of the lot of them, let them sail off into the sunset and never set foot on British shores again.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: kolkomilko on April 30, 2016, 09:51:25 am
^  :thumbsup: Well said. HM urgently should stop it and do her duty.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Val on April 30, 2016, 10:30:07 am
One thing (amongst many) that the Cambs staff absolutely *despise* is
jumped up Council Caro 'barking orders' at them as if she is a Lady of the Manor.  There is much mirth behind closed doors at her ridiculous (but nonetheless infuriating) behaviour. 


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on April 30, 2016, 10:39:54 am
^^  :laugh: :laugh:  Can just picture it, royal staff can be very snooty, and you can just imagine the names they have for here, none of them good, and how they must laugh and guffaw at the medds en masse, we do and we know less about them than the AH staff.  lol lol


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: livylivy on April 30, 2016, 12:46:47 pm
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How much work he does is down to The Queen. If she wanted him to do more she could tell him but all the reports I have, from insiders, is that she is very happy with him and the amount of work he is doing.
Will said not long ago the Queen is happy, but we' ve never heard the Queen or Charles saying they are proud of him. The Queen calls Kate Dolittle!
Sure the Queen and Charles will never ever claim they don' t approve what Will is doing, but obviously, they don' t endorse his decision of shrinking from his duties, you can see it from the look of the Queen to Kate, from how George looks like a stranger and apparently seems he doesn' t know who Charles and thwe Queen are, it means their relation isn' t that close, you can see from how the Queen looked engaged doing that short film with Harry about the invictus Games. She never looks like that with Will and Kate


Title: Q
Post by: india on April 30, 2016, 04:31:58 pm
The real problem is, that he isn't trained to handle staff maturely mainly since his training as a prince was neglected.

In what ways?

He was doing royal duties from the time he was about 10 with his parents - the same way the Queen and Charles were trained. He also was taught the role of a constitutional monarch by the Queen personally - just as she was taught by her father and she taught Charles

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As for a position in some Commonwealth country, that could have happened a decade or more ago if he had been doing regular appearances and gotten the needed training and education.



Charles was denied the opportunity to have a position in a Commonwealth country in the 1970s because no country wanted that sort of colonialism re-imposed. No way were any of the Commonwealth realms going to go backwards by having William turn up to do some role 30 years after the offer by Charles had been rejected.

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No matter how good his office staff, he has to do his part and stop trying to relive the glory days of things being freely dropped into his lap and start working. His big problem is how he wants other people to basically compel him to do what he wants, leaving him the ability to turn everything into one big martyrdom.

How much work he does is down to The Queen. If she wanted him to do more she could tell him but all the reports I have, from insiders, is that she is very happy with him and the amount of work he is doing.


Neither the Queen nor Charles are happy with Willy Boy's output of so called work. Whoever said that doesn't know what they are talking about. The poor Queen is flat out devastated. Willy thinks he's got her by the short hair but he doesn't. She's got all the power but she is reluctant to use it. He has broken her heart. She's just buying time now but will make a move down the road.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Val on April 30, 2016, 04:37:45 pm
^

As QE said herself in the early days 'it will all end in tears'.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: kolkomilko on April 30, 2016, 04:44:54 pm
^ Yes, I remember it when they started their "romance" again after the Diana concert in 2007 and Willy spoke about it it to HM. Then she said so.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Fredericka on May 04, 2016, 07:51:33 pm
And yet again today Rebecca looks really messy.  She needs to be taken shopping for a few suits ... smart, tailored, two piece suits comprising below-the-knee skirts and smart fitted jackets; plain tops to wear underneath the jackets, and elegant scarves.  And a trip to the hairdresser too, to learn how to put together smart updos.  For someone in the public eye she just looks so rough!  And in one of the photos on the Daily Mail site, she was walking out behind Kate and her scuffed shoes were extremely noticeable.

If Rebecca worked where I do, she'd be sent home most days to change into something more appropriate.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: LadyAva on May 04, 2016, 08:28:31 pm
^ agree, maybe it's the breakup, she looked more put together when she first started working for her. But either way a sign I think, that her and Waity are too close. She should be more professional.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: kolkomilko on May 05, 2016, 09:22:54 am
^^ I thought of it too. To tell the truth she looked worse long ago. 


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 07, 2016, 11:07:00 pm
^ agree, maybe it's the breakup, she looked more put together when she first started working for her. But either way a sign I think, that her and Waity are too close. She should be more professional.

I think working for WAity has taken it's toll; sometimes people under too much stress stop taking care of themselves.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: india on May 08, 2016, 04:34:02 pm
I can't think of anything worse than working for that out of control train wreck Potato Head.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 08, 2016, 10:19:09 pm
All cruffs together, when I think of that photo of them walking to the monastery, good grief, not a decent one among them.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Val on May 08, 2016, 10:48:49 pm
It is said that one of the reasons council Caro just loves being at Anmer is that she can 'order' staff around (most have a far better background than she does).  At precisely 6 pm a hapless member of staff has to produce her iced Chablis 'on the dot' whilst she rests those knife knees and surveys all she commands.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 08, 2016, 11:07:41 pm
William:

Can't protect his staff from being pushed around
Can't assert himself to keep his mother in law out of his marital life
Can't assert himself as the master of the house

Yet, think he's going to be able to rule/reign effectively as King.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: india on May 08, 2016, 11:16:34 pm
Well, it will never happen. He is not right mentally and needs a ton of help. This reason along with his act of treason is grounds for his removal from the line of succession.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: leogirl on May 08, 2016, 11:38:27 pm
I hope he eventually gets the help he needs.  :sob:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 09, 2016, 06:11:03 am
I don't know about you guys, but staff need to keep their mouths shut. Wharfe and Burrell and now this chef see fit to tell the planet about their view of the royals and how the royals should be living their lives.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Val on May 09, 2016, 06:44:58 am
^

Once one or two do publicly there will be no stopping the rest and when the currently 'D noticed' MSM start to rebel the result will be catastrophic.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 09, 2016, 06:48:25 am
I just think it's an unhealthy thing. Staff shouldn't be bound by threats of lawsuits or criminal charges, but they shouldn't be editorializing.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 09, 2016, 10:14:31 am
He could have as much help as he wanted, nobody was stopping him, in fact probably encouraging him to get help.  He obviously refused it.  He needs to grow a pair and man up.  Either request help or take stock of what a bullying, petulant, nasty, spiteful, controlling person he is and make some long overdue changes.  Diana´s coat tails are long gone, he talks about leaving his mother in peace, what about him, resurrecting her visit to the Taj Mahal, raking it all up again.  If he seriusly wanted to go there for his mother then he should have requested a completely private visit, with no mention of it in the itinerary, or to the press, now then I could believe it was in memory of his mother.  This was just to buy him and fake a$$ some desperately needed popularity on the back of Diana, and it was a major fail, she even had to show her nickers as well. 

He treats staff like dirt because he knows they can´t answer back  -  typical bully boy, always  go for the weak.  He controls his own media and makes juggers look a complete and utter useless pr man all the time, bullies them all into doing it his way and nobody elses.  Why bother having staff if you won´t listen to them.  I am 200% convinced he is a really nasty bully to his staff, and I think most of his staff probably don´t like him, or his fake a$$ bint.  As for the viper ma-in-law from hell, would love to be downstairs and hear what they say about her, I bet it is excellent and straight to the point, she barks orders and them and tries to act like lady muck, lady sewer more like, probably a total a laughing stock with the staff, and good on them.  Many of us have to work for a living, we do not deserve to be treated like dirt beneath the shoes of these people.  They forget, remove all these people they see as lesser than them and who is going to do all the work for them.  Politeness, civility and consideration cost nothing and pays big dividends with staff.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Val on May 09, 2016, 11:29:33 am
^

You are correct GB as Bill is known to not react well to being given advice and being told what to do.  In fact downright nasty and petulant are the words most used to describe him.  They pick 5th rate sychophantic younger staff who think the way forward is to be chummy with the duo and not alert them to the real world and what people really think.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 09, 2016, 05:25:59 pm
I wonder if the Cambs mistreat the staff; I think Carole lords it over staff and Kate just likes to do things out of spite, because she can. Kate strikes me as the type that will leave her dirty clothes all over the place, deliberately make a mess, and possibly subject the staff to verbal insults.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Rosella on May 09, 2016, 05:58:39 pm
I wonder if the Cambs mistreat the staff; I think Carole lords it over staff and Kate just likes to do things out of spite, because she can. Kate strikes me as the type that will leave her dirty clothes all over the place, deliberately make a mess, and possibly subject the staff to verbal insults.

^ if she did then their staff would undoubtedly leave, IMO. Their housekeeper cook  and the nanny have been with the Cambridges for several years now.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Val on May 09, 2016, 06:19:27 pm
Didn't the housekeeping couple decamp back to QE not so long ago and the chef who left recently spoke out negatively in the paper.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 09, 2016, 06:39:07 pm
Plus, the nanny is a foreigner and can't just walk away; I think the Cambs have absolute control over her.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Val on May 09, 2016, 06:46:01 pm
^

It was said by RF staff that Maria was deliberately chosen as she wouldn't have had the information about the duo that a UK one would despite being Norland trained.  There was also a tax issue in Spain which was then resolved before employing her.  They do have complete control over her.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: india on May 09, 2016, 06:48:47 pm
Yes, the housekeeping couple came to Amner Hall and left after a very short stay. I am sure they could't stand being bossed around by The Viper putting on all sorts of council estate jumped up airs. I bet The Viper makes staff call her " your ladyship". Ugh.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: CarryingOn on May 09, 2016, 06:53:15 pm
Plenty of employees, the world over, are not treated with the respect they deserve and they still stay. Why? Because they have to make a living and no most people can't just quit and go get another job. Nannies usually stay because they have a strong loyalty to the children they take care of.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: marion on May 09, 2016, 07:01:40 pm
I remember the pair who went back to working for ER - wasn't there talk that creepy mike was going to do some gardening there or have I totally lost the plot?

I imagine the mids, who have such a sense of entitlement and lack of manners of any kind,  do not know how to treat staff - they probably think you treat them like a lower form of life whereas anyone with any class knows that is not the way tings are done; however  - the words "class" and "middleton" should never be used in the same sentence


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 09, 2016, 07:44:01 pm
Who was the gardener, was he the husband of the housekeeper  -  There were only there a very short while and then decamped back to Sandringham House where they came from and worked for HM.  They were only at AH less than5 months. 

It remains unclear why Amy Wood and her husband Colin handed in their notice after less than five months at Anmer Hall on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk.
The couple started working for William and Kate last September when restoration work was being completed on the Georgian mansion.
They had previously been trusted employees at Sandringham House two miles away, and it is thought that they will go back to work for the Queen there.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2963278/Duchess-Cambridge-s-domestic-staff-quit-work-Queen.html

Nanny Maria started in March 2014, so just over two years now.

Who else has decamped that we don´t get to hear of.

Viper ma was allegedly standing in for the housekeeper and pa medd was to be in charge of the gardens, his first job to be to get rid of molehills   :laugh: :laugh:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: kolkomilko on May 10, 2016, 09:40:02 am
^^ I imagined it.  lol :laugh:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Fredericka on May 10, 2016, 07:49:56 pm
On the one hand, I could imagine Kate being really horrible to the staff to make a point in a kind of, "I'm the boss; I have the ring; don't forget it  :Kate:" way; but on the other I find Rebecca Deacon's body language and expressions when she's with Kate to be interesting.  On a few occasions Rebecca has seemed to look at Waity with mock-concern / humour as if she's about to say or do something really stupid.

I used to think Rebecca was probably setting Waity up in some way with delusions of taking over (ha!), but now I just wonder what on earth is going on.

You can't be friends with your staff - you just can't.  You can - and should - be friendly and appreciative of them, but there has to be a line that can't be crossed, otherwise the boundaries become blurred.  This is why - despite reports to the contrary - I don't think William and Kate are as friendly with all their staff as what people think.  William, especially, is a 'special' personality  :June:  that would likely only befriend those who went to the same types of schools he did, and were of his 'standing' in the aristocratic lineages.  :bored:


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 11, 2016, 01:03:00 am
Diana's mistake is that she was WAY over-familiar with her staff and I think her past employees wouldn't be talking about her if she had maintained that distance that kept flunkies from being way too familiar with her and her kids. You don't hear stories about how Charles' staff would let in friends and family to peek into drawers and other areas as Diana had to go through and you don't hear how HM's staff blab to the press for money at every turn.


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: kolkomilko on May 11, 2016, 09:48:46 am
^^^^^ Sorry, Marion, I didn't mean to laugh at your comment, I wanted to mean it to Gingerboy.  :sorry: :flower:(Sorry for off-topic)


Title: Re: Camb's Staff
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 15, 2016, 05:04:40 am
I look forward to more staff coming forward about the way they're being mistreated.

I am sure WK are insane employers and I'm looking forward to more stories about their wasteful lives coming to print.