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Title: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Alexandrine on July 19, 2012, 05:07:39 pm
My sources tell me Will and Kate’s next royal tour to Singapore, Malaysia, the Solomon Islands, and Tuvalu will happen September 11 to September 19. An official announcement is coming soon.

http://www.laineygossip.com/Articles/Details/24128/Kate-Middletons-pre-Olympic-BumpWatch-is-dumb

possible date?


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Albany on July 20, 2012, 07:12:30 am
I'm surprised it's not set for longer!
The tour they did to North America was longer, and that was just a lark. This is official jubilee business. Very interesting...


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: lothwen on July 20, 2012, 07:27:51 am
How long were the other Jubilee tours?  Perhaps the Queen and her advisors decided to keep all of them relatively short


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: serene grace on July 20, 2012, 07:34:15 am
I hope Kate can handle  a week of work and travel? The travel part I know she can handle, the work part maybe not so much.  :bored:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Yooper on July 21, 2012, 05:57:09 am
That really is a short trip compared to the Canada/LA tour that was about 2 weeks if I recall correctly.  On this trip, you can knock out two days for traveling, so they're there for 6 days at most.  And, yes, it IS hot there.  Dear heavens, I hope she's smart enough to dress conservatively at all times.  No more tarmac bare bum shots, please.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: serene grace on July 21, 2012, 05:59:59 am
If the Trip was anywhere near L.A. I'm sure she and Pr.William would have made it into two weeks.  :bored:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 21, 2012, 06:43:03 am
My sources tell me Will and Kate’s next royal tour to Singapore, Malaysia, the Solomon Islands, and Tuvalu will happen September 11 to September 19. An official announcement is coming soon.

http://www.laineygossip.com/Articles/Details/24128/Kate-Middletons-pre-Olympic-BumpWatch-is-dumb

possible date?

This is such a bad idea; they are highly conservative over there and why bother since it's not like the Jubilee is something major anyway. It was just the same as any special occasion engagements.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: True Brit on July 21, 2012, 09:33:33 am
I actually think this trip will be quite an ordeal. It's short, it will be packed with visits, it will be unbearable heat/humidity. It will be out of their comfort zone. I wonder who landed them with this one?


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: leogirl on July 21, 2012, 09:41:26 am
It is out of their comfort zone, but honestly they need to do stuff like this if the monarchy is going to continue. They are the future king and queen; they can't just hide all the time.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Mooster on July 21, 2012, 01:56:00 pm
I actually think this trip will be quite an ordeal. It's short, it will be packed with visits, it will be unbearable heat/humidity. It will be out of their comfort zone. I wonder who landed them with this one?

The heat will make William more tetchy and irritable with Kate than ever  lol


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: giamodel60 on July 21, 2012, 02:33:18 pm
I think it's short because it's about all will can handle with waity. 1 week.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 21, 2012, 07:32:49 pm
I actually think this trip will be quite an ordeal. It's short, it will be packed with visits, it will be unbearable heat/humidity. It will be out of their comfort zone. I wonder who landed them with this one?

Time for William and Kate to feel a little discomfort; the Queen Mother did engagements/tours with massive heatwaves and Diana did as much in Australia while pregnant and shortly after her marriage and I am certain that they should do the same. They spend enough time in the tropics in boiling temperatures and I am certain that a little heat and humidity shouldn't bother them during an engagement.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: serene grace on July 21, 2012, 10:10:18 pm
I think it's short because it's about all will can handle with waity. 1 week.

 :thumbsup:  :laugh:  You are probably right!


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Yooper on July 21, 2012, 11:29:01 pm
This is actually kind of fun to wait and see what awesomely awkward remarks WK will have to say to the dignitaries there.  Maybe they have Faberge eggs there so she can show off her history of art street cred.   lol


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: giamodel60 on July 22, 2012, 12:23:35 am
 :laugh: :laugh:

it will be fun to compare pictures from the Canada trip.

Something tells me it won't be the same lovely looks from Miss Messy


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: serene grace on July 22, 2012, 05:35:30 am
William's discomfort will probably hard for him to keep off his face when camera's are trained on them for hours. I hope they are getting along for this trip and Pr.William can hide his misery if it arises!  :bored:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: meememe on July 22, 2012, 07:33:01 am
This tour is about as long as the other Jubilee tours except for Edward and Sophie's Caribbean tour which was about two weeks.  Harry's tour was shorter.  Most of the others have been two or three days - e.g. Charles and Camilla to Canada - although I expect them to have about 2 weeks for their NZ, Australia and PNG trip in November.



Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on July 23, 2012, 06:44:12 am
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2177414/Schools-Kate-Jubilee-trip.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2177414/Schools-Kate-Jubilee-trip.html)

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Certainly college officials were quietly confident that when Kate and Prince William made their trip on behalf of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee to Malaysia, Singapore and the Solomon Islands in September, a royal visit to the school would be included.

However, I hear that those hopes have been dashed. And in Singapore yesterday the blame was being laid at the door of  British officials who were said to have let it be known that the possibility of the Duchess opening a top private school conveyed the ‘wrong image’



Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 23, 2012, 07:11:32 am
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For Marlborough College to have its most famous alumna cut the ribbon opening its new state- of-the-art Malaysian school would have been the icing on the cake after its successful campaign to recreate the ethos of its Wiltshire sister college in south-east Asia.

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However, I hear that those hopes have been dashed. And in Singapore yesterday the blame was being laid at the door of  British officials who were said to have let it be known that the possibility of the Duchess opening a top private school conveyed the ‘wrong image’

Oh dear, this is not good for her, not good at all.

The British are letting it be known that the Duchess doens't belong around the namesake of the school she attended.

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It was the right decision to not let Kate open the school. She isn't exactly the image any school would want for alumni representation. To spend all that money then go off to university to get a degree and never use it is simply ridiculous. The only degree Kate cared about was her M.R.S., she hasn't even put that to good use. Marlborough is better off playing its' association with Kate low key.
- Molly, Toronto CA, 23/7/2012 04:42

I wonder how St. Andrews feels about Kate being a graduate and having done nothing with her education.



Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: windsor2 on July 23, 2012, 02:38:48 pm
^I sometimes wonder if they just gave Wills and Waity their degrees as it doesn't seem like they've leaned anything from their time at uni.
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Royal insiders point out that neither the Duke nor the Duchess have any say on where they go or what they visit on royal tours.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2177414/Duchess-Cambridge-Schools-Kate-Middleton-Jubilee-trip.html#ixzz21S7HOZm9
This doesn't make much sense. Didn't we read that Wills was in charge of what he wanted to do on the Candian and Hollywood tour?


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 23, 2012, 04:01:13 pm
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Royal insiders point out that neither the Duke nor the Duchess have any say on where they go or what they visit on royal tours.


that is such a typical cop out; blame the courtiers, point the finger at the planners, end up mkaing it clear that William and Kate are not at all in control of their lives and that the shortness is because of the courtiers.

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Didn't we read that Wills was in charge of what he wanted to do on the Candian and Hollywood tour?

Yeah; the DM bragged about it the entire time the trip was being planned and as if calling the shots in Hollywood is such a difficult thing. So they are in charge of that and yet not in charge of the Jubilee tour and what they will be doing and how long they will be staying? 

As for their degrees, it's apparent that neither have used them and Kate merrily stepped into the role of a debutante who could afford to waste her time in school because her future was supposedly entirely secure and this was just party time for her. William went straight into the military, so no point in school there.

How much more do you guys think the courtiers can take until they just walk away?


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Anne-Elliot on July 23, 2012, 04:39:26 pm
It'll be interesting to see if PW can hide his irritation/contempt for Wasty.  A lot can happen between now & September, & I wonder if the tour will turn into his parents' Korean debacle.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Leila on July 23, 2012, 06:12:05 pm
Wasn't the jubilee already their Korea?   :cookie:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Silver Swan Girl on July 23, 2012, 06:20:54 pm
I want to know how's brilliant idea it was to send an exhibitionist (for all intensive purposes) to a conservative country? I'm almost hoping she'll take that yellow dress again but no chance of that since she'll most likely ask for new outfits.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: jaggy on July 23, 2012, 06:54:40 pm
I actually think this trip will be quite an ordeal. It's short, it will be packed with visits, it will be unbearable heat/humidity. It will be out of their comfort zone. I wonder who landed them with this one?

I hope for that it will be out of thei comfort zone. And I can imagine the palace to intentionally having given them the tour to Asia. No visit to rather relaxed countries Harry visited, but the full hard package with Malaysia (quite conservative and an islamic country, it would be complete loss of face for the UK and the BRF if Waity arrives there in a high-swinging dress bareing her thong-*butt*  :o ) and three other countries with an extreme high humidity. It will be interresting how Waity's cake make-up will handle the weather  :P Finally we will see Kate without make-up  :laugh:

The whole trip will be sooo devasting... and this is why I am looking forward to it  :devil:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: serene grace on July 23, 2012, 07:06:58 pm
It'll be interesting to see if PW can hide his irritation/contempt for Wasty.  A lot can happen between now & September, & I wonder if the tour will turn into his parents' Korean debacle.

 :king:  I think the first few days will be fine, with Kate grinning and Pr.William enjoying the new sights, but I think she will get on his nerves at some point and it will show through.
Pr.William has traits from both his mother and father that show through when he gets annoyed, he can't hide it.

I hope the Palace will be on top of all of her outfits on this journey.
No more yellow dress Marilyn moments, I hope!


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Leila on July 23, 2012, 07:18:29 pm
No more yellow dress Marilyn moments, I hope!
Why? Don't be a party pooper. :devil:

Perhaps he'll already be sick of her by the time they get off the plane.  :laundry:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: serene grace on July 23, 2012, 07:29:06 pm
Rumours initially were that this trip was going to be used for baby making time. Rumours were tha Kate was suposedly going to try to get pregnant during this trip?



Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Mooster on July 23, 2012, 09:25:22 pm
^

Babymaking time, what a cringeworthy phrase...a message to whoever coined that phrase/rumour = I don't think nature quite works on demand like that  :bored:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: georgiana on July 23, 2012, 09:26:37 pm
^^ yeah I heard that rumour too, kate will literally be a dog on heat


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: serene grace on July 23, 2012, 09:31:40 pm
Yup that's the rumour. They were going to wait for Asia(and weeks after)  trip to get moving on baby making.  :) :TCP: :bored:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Mooster on July 23, 2012, 09:36:50 pm
I think we're almost as familiar with Kate's baby maker as William is - I feel quite nauseous!!    :ick: :ick:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: jaggy on July 23, 2012, 10:15:23 pm
Rumours initially were that this trip was going to be used for baby making time. Rumours were tha Kate was suposedly going to try to get pregnant during this trip?



I think the hot climate and the tight schedule will rather exhaust Katie so that she first has to recover herself and her body from this trip. And this can take weeks... Time for Will and Charles to hatch plots  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: serene grace on July 23, 2012, 10:53:08 pm
...and her constant dieting as well as fretting about getting a workout in while traveling.  :bored:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: leogirl on July 23, 2012, 11:11:38 pm
They can "make a baby" whenever they want. Kate stays home most days and William only works like 1/2 the time, not counting all his holidays (he takes off when he wants to even though he pretends like he can't).


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Magnolia on July 24, 2012, 01:54:23 am
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My sources tell me Will and Kate’s next royal tour to Singapore, Malaysia, the Solomon Islands, and Tuvalu will happen September 11 to September 19. An official announcement is coming soon.


possible date?

This is such a bad idea; they are highly conservative over there and why bother since it's not like the Jubilee is something major anyway. It was just the same as any special occasion engagements.


I really don't see the point of sending those two over there why because they are youngish.The world is getting more violent and  peoples nerves are at an all time high from what I am seeing.What her Uncle said and did should be printed on all the newspapers over those places and her old pictures of her V shots and her giving some guy a lap dance and the picture of Wimpo with his thing out peeing so the people can see who they are dealing with two pretty gross characters_IMO.
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7Or 8 days again daily pictures, videos, etc of that Lazy lizard will be just awful like the Canada tour all full of herself.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 24, 2012, 02:39:58 am
How on EARTH is the Malaysian First Lady supposed to have any intelligent conversation with her? The first ladies of these countries are often women of irreproachable morality and they are also highly intelligent. IF the First Lady and Kate meet face to face, it will tacitly show that Kate is accepted as an equal to the First Lady, something I think is a gross insult ot the First Lady. Surely at some point the President of Malaysia will see those photos and I am certain it will cause a tiff.

Yup that's the rumour. They were going to wait for Asia(and weeks after)  trip to get moving on baby making.  :) :TCP: :bored:

I remember someone mentinoing that the Ducal couple wanted to cancel all engagements until after a pregnancy to concentrate on getting pregnant and then getting through the labor, etc. I don't think that will end up flying iwht the public.



Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: leogirl on July 24, 2012, 03:41:08 am
...especially since a woman in Kate's condition isn't going to get pregnant anytime soon. She's 20 lbs underweight.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: serene grace on July 24, 2012, 07:24:27 am
....and probably thinks she's fat.  :bored:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Mooster on July 24, 2012, 01:20:53 pm

I remember someone mentinoing that the Ducal couple wanted to cancel all engagements until after a pregnancy to concentrate on getting pregnant and then getting through the labor, etc. I don't think that will end up flying iwht the public.


 lmao and  lmao again...most people, myself included, didn't have to live in a state of suspended animation in order to get pregnant - we went about our daily grind as usual.

This woman is so fookin' useless that she can't even do that without it becoming a drama.  Apart from finding her ridiculous, I am bordering on hatred for this woman  :angry:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: lothwen on July 24, 2012, 05:52:28 pm
How on EARTH is the Malaysian First Lady supposed to have any intelligent conversation with her? The first ladies of these countries are often women of irreproachable morality and they are also highly intelligent. IF the First Lady and Kate meet face to face, it will tacitly show that Kate is accepted as an equal to the First Lady, something I think is a gross insult ot the First Lady. Surely at some point the President of Malaysia will see those photos and I am certain it will cause a tiff.

 




The Prime Minister's wife has been criticized for being a big spender especially on purses and shoes.  She's also said to control government spending and the media coverage of the government.  I wouldn't exactly call her a woman of "irreproachable morality"


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 24, 2012, 05:54:06 pm
Mmmm, my bad; in that case the First Lady and Kate sould get along famously.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: lothwen on July 24, 2012, 05:56:41 pm
^Also, she's not the "First Lady" since Malaysia isn't a republic  :flower:


Apparently she once spent $100,000 in one store


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Alexandrine on July 25, 2012, 02:03:11 pm
Mark Stewart ‏@RegalEyes
HM's Diamond Jubilee overseas tour by Will & Kate runs 11-19 Sept & promises to be a glamorous & scenic one with plenty of great photo opps


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: windsor2 on July 25, 2012, 02:50:22 pm
^they really are reminding me of Edward and Wallis: 2 useless people swanning around doing nothing but spending, lounging around and going to things for photo ops. I can't tell you how disgusted I am at Wills for ending up with this useless creature. I'm already board with this trip and before it even happens. :o


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Leila on July 25, 2012, 03:05:44 pm
So this is all about using taxpayers' money for PR and photo opps again.  :bored:
Disgusting.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: True Brit on July 25, 2012, 03:10:34 pm
There'll be a huge backlash just wait and see. It's ridiculous for these two to be enjoying glorous and scenic photo opps when you look at what's happening with the economic figures. They are worse than Spain's and Spain has just had an IMF bail out.

The royal journos and snappers live in a bubble. They tour the world with these people and enjoy great luxury and then sell their stories/pics but the problem is they become just as delusional.

I don't include Richard Palmer as I think he handles it very well and tries to keep a balance.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: True Brit on July 25, 2012, 03:27:49 pm
It's in the DT. No comments as yet but it seems there will be 11 of them altogether including the inevitable hairdresser. This is just a jolly.

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The couple will travel with an entourage of nine, including a hairdresser for the Duchess, and will use scheduled flights to get to and from the Far East, with a combination of small charter aircraft and planes provided by the Malaysian government for the shorter hops.
 
Also accompanying them on the trip will be
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Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, the Duke’s private secretary, Rebecca Deacon, the Duchess’s aide and “girl Friday”, foreign office adviser Sir David Manning, three press officers, a personal assistant and an orderly
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/theroyalfamily/9426627/Duke-and-Duchess-of-Cambridge-to-tour-Borneo-rainforests.html


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Leila on July 25, 2012, 03:42:44 pm
So the Malaysian taxpayers have to fund the Dolittles photo opps in their country?    :bored:



Is there anyone here who remembers PC&PD's Korea tour from when it happened. I've heard a lot about it, that it was a disaster, but I'd love to hear some first hand accounts.  :flower:
PW hardly made it through the jubilee with WK. This tour, being stuck with her for 24hx9days, could very well push him over the edge.  :laundry:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: True Brit on July 25, 2012, 06:33:38 pm
Oh dear! There's a been a  major earthquake in the Solomon Islands - the royal rat pack have been having a joke about something and I thought it was someone making it up but it's true...

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1215669/1/.html

Do you know, apart from the commercial opportunities I get the feeling the hacks/snappers don't think much to W&K either.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Mooster on July 25, 2012, 07:10:00 pm
I have also posted this on the Insiders thread  :flower:

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rickyd‏@richarddennen

 Clarence House announces Catherine Cambridge will be touring ex-colonies second week September.(ie.clever way to avoid London Fashion Week.)

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Richard Palmer‏@RoyalReporter

William and Kate are going to Singapore and Malaysia representing the UK Govt and to other two representing the monarch, all for jubilee.
 


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Clarence House‏@ClarenceHouse

 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Tuvalu from Tuesday 18th until Wednesday 19th September #DiamondJubilee



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Clarence House‏@ClarenceHouse

 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Solomon Islands from Sunday 16th until Tuesday 18th September #DiamondJubilee



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Richard Palmer‏@RoyalReporter

 William and Kate will be in Singapore Sep 11-13; Malaysia incl Kuala Lumpur and Sabah, Borneo 13-15; Solomon Islands 16-18; Tuvalu 18-19.



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Clarence House‏@ClarenceHouse
The Duke and Duchess will visit Malaysia, including Kuala Lumpur and Sabah, Borneo, from Thurs 13th to Sat 15th September #DiamondJubilee


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Clarence House‏@ClarenceHouse

 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Singapore from Tuesday 11th until Thursday 13th September #DiamondJubilee
 
Royal Forum Morons‏@RoyalForumMoron

“@RoyalReporter: A few details of William and Kate's tour to Singapore, Malaysia, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu Sep 11-19 have been revealed


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Alexandrine on July 25, 2012, 08:19:37 pm
thank you for reposting them here!


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 25, 2012, 08:41:53 pm
I have also posted this on the Insiders thread
Read tweets from bottom to top
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rickyd‏@richarddennen
Clarence House announces Catherine Cambridge will be touring ex-colonies second week September.(ie.clever way to avoid London Fashion Week.)
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Richard Palmer‏@RoyalReporter
William and Kate are going to Singapore and Malaysia representing the UK Govt and to other two representing the monarch, all for jubilee.
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Clarence House‏@ClarenceHouse
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Tuvalu from Tuesday 18th until Wednesday 19th September #DiamondJubilee

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Clarence House‏@ClarenceHouse
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Solomon Islands from Sunday 16th until Tuesday 18th September #DiamondJubilee

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Richard Palmer‏@RoyalReporter
William and Kate will be in Singapore Sep 11-13; Malaysia incl Kuala Lumpur and Sabah, Borneo 13-15; Solomon Islands 16-18; Tuvalu 18-19.

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Clarence House‏@ClarenceHouse
The Duke and Duchess will visit Malaysia, including Kuala Lumpur and Sabah, Borneo, from Thurs 13th to Sat 15th September #DiamondJubilee
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Clarence House‏@ClarenceHouse
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Singapore from Tuesday 11th until Thursday 13th September #DiamondJubilee
 Royal Forum Morons‏@RoyalForumMoron
“@RoyalReporter: A few details of William and Kate's tour to Singapore, Malaysia, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu Sep 11-19 have been revealed

Would someone kindly inform the RF that no one cares taht it's HM's Jubilee anymore? That it's just a joke and the DM doesn't even give HM front page coverage and i'ts all just one big nothing.

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The couple will travel with an entourage of nine, including a hairdresser for the Duchess, and will use scheduled flights to get to and from the Far East, with a combination of small charter aircraft and planes provided by the Malaysian government for the shorter hops.

My my, a 24/7 hairdresser to provide the same saloon girl style that she always wears. As for the aircraft, it is ludicrous that the taxpayers of Malaysia have to end up paying for the royal couple and entourage; let the Brits pay for it, not a third world country.

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Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, the Duke’s private secretary, Rebecca Deacon, the Duchess’s aide and “girl Friday”, foreign office adviser Sir David Manning, three press officers, a personal assistant and an orderly

Nine people in addition to the Duke and Duchess of Double Dipping. Throw in security and this is a huge financila burden in an already collapsing economy. This is just a vainglorious vanity tour and all about HM and HER reign and now for some reason, the host country gets to foot the bill.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Alexandrine on July 25, 2012, 08:56:26 pm
British Royals ‏@britishroyals
Unconfirmed extension of the Jubilee tour? RT @Ibagli_News: The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge will visit Ibagli from 19-21 September.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: True Brit on July 25, 2012, 09:26:15 pm
I had to look this one up. What an odd place 80% of the inhabitants are of British/Irish descent and the Queen is head of state. Surely these people don't need a distant monarch any more.

I wonder if they are trying to shore up the monarchy as some of these places must be ready to jettison HM. Not sure but think it may be closely allied to either NZ or Australian. Anyone from Oz around?


http://ibagli.com/wiki/Ibagli


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Alexandrine on July 25, 2012, 09:36:35 pm
I doubt that 99% of the people know about that country.  :tehe: At least this time is a working trip not like Hollywood.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: meememe on July 25, 2012, 10:33:26 pm
How on EARTH is the Malaysian First Lady supposed to have any intelligent conversation with her? The first ladies of these countries are often women of irreproachable morality and they are also highly intelligent. IF the First Lady and Kate meet face to face, it will tacitly show that Kate is accepted as an equal to the First Lady, something I think is a gross insult ot the First Lady. Surely at some point the President of Malaysia will see those photos and I am certain it will cause a tiff.

Yup that's the rumour. They were going to wait for Asia(and weeks after)  trip to get moving on baby making.  :) :TCP: :bored:

I remember someone mentinoing that the Ducal couple wanted to cancel all engagements until after a pregnancy to concentrate on getting pregnant and then getting through the labor, etc. I don't think that will end up flying iwht the public.



I have a topic of conversation for Kate and the wife of Malaysia's PM - designer outfits bought with taxpayers money - the PM's wife gets cricitised in the Malaysian press for her spendthrift ways, especially for spending on designer outfits and accessories.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosmah_Mansor

Rosmah has been the subject of "anonymous assaults" in the Malaysian blogosphere, with critics focusing on her alleged reputation as a spendthrift and dominance over Najib's political and social agenda. She has been photographed with designer handbags including numerous Birkins and expensive jewelry, which have attracted criticism from opposition politicians.
 
Rosmah is said to wield huge political power during her husband's term as prime minister, including spending government money on projects and controlling media coverage of politicians.  She is also has been the subject of rumors of being involved in the murder of Shaariibuugiin Altantuyaa and Anwar Ibrahim's second sodomy accusation, two highly controversial issues in Malaysia. However, Raja Petra Kamaruddin, the blogger who suggested her involvement in the Altantuyaa murder, subsequently retracted his allegation, saying he was misled by political enemies of Najib.
 
Rosmah had caused controversy over the title of "First Lady of Malaysia". During the premiership of her husband, Najib Tun Razak Rosmah Mansor widely used the title of "First Lady". Many quarters either argue that it is reserved for the Raja Permaisuri Agong, or that it should never be used at all due to Malaysia not being a republic. A new unit was established within the Prime Minister's Department with the acronym F.L.O.M (First Lady of Malaysia) Unit. Datuk Siti Azizah binti Sheikh Abod was the Special Officer for the unit. The news on FLOM was widely covered by many bloggers with their own stories and analysis. The government webpage containing the information of the contacts in FLOM department was removed a few days upon being criticized by the public.
 
On October 11-13, 2010, Rosmah as the wife of Malaysian Prime Minister inaugaral host the First Ladies Summit, which focuses on ways in which families, communities and governments can work together to uncover the potential in every child. Fifteen first ladies attended the summit themed, 'A Child Today, a Leader Tomorrow'.  The summit sparked public outcry for its perceived poor attendance. Zuraida Kamaruddin, Member of Parliament for Ampang, criticized the perceived wastage of public funds amounting to RM24 million which she claimed could be put to better use. In addition, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor title as First Lady of Malaysia drew ire from certain public quarters, for such a status is not official in Malaysia. Despite relatively lukewarm response, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon praised the inaugural First Ladies Summit for its efforts in securing the welfare of the children.
 
On March 13, 2011, Rosmah commented on Japan's quake-tsunami disaster is a result of negligence in conducting environmental-friendly developments on a broadcast of Astro Awani, a private news channel. A video clip of Rosmah airing her view instantly became a hit among internet users, circulating in sites such as Twitter and Facebook, and being met with sarcastic comments from viewers, stating that how climate change can cause earthquakes and tsunamis and how green technology prevent such natural disasters? This was later dismissed by Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz in a Parliament session that claimed the snippet from TV Selangor was taken out of context.
 
Another controversy had caused on 2011 Hari Raya Puasa, Rosmah became the first prime minister's wife in Malaysian history to have own special slot on television broadcast to deliver her Hari Raya speech. Prior to this, only the prime minister will give speech over the television broadcast. Rosmah was alleged to be more powerful than his husband, the prime minister Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak. This matter was questioned and criticised widely by the opposition.


I started looking into this lady when I was talking to a Malaysian friend on the weekend and the visit of William and Kate came up and I mentioned some of the concern raised her - this friend's comment was that Kate would fit in well with their current 'First Lady' as they seem like two peas in a pod - interested in what their position can get them and doing lip service to what their position can do to help others.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Albany on July 26, 2012, 02:21:17 am
I think I might be more excited about this tour than the upcoming Olympics... :wo:
It's sure to more entertaining, and hopefully more eventful.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Magnolia on July 26, 2012, 04:15:30 am
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Would someone kindly inform the RF that no one cares taht it's HM's Jubilee anymore? That it's just a joke and the DM doesn't even give HM front page coverage and i'ts all just one big nothing.
I really don't see the point of his now the (J) is over and done with no wonder the monarchy is falling and they know it.The security alone will be astronomical plus now her pimp I mean father in law will have to buy more expensive clothes for the Lazy lizard etc.The only ones who benefits is the press since that reporter said it, it will be full of glamour basically photo-OP's this will be unbearable days and days of coverage of this woman and Wimpo.Such a waste of money_IMO wonder how much they'll pay the people from those countries to show up waving the flags making believe they came just to see those two lazies.Will there also be protests since everywhere they go there seems to be.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: serene grace on July 26, 2012, 04:19:42 am
I was wondering the same thing, Why did the Palace wait until after the Jubilee party and events in London to send Pr.William and Kate  on this trip?  Ed and Sophie , Harry went and did their tours already, I wonder why these two had to wait so long?


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Albany on July 26, 2012, 05:29:48 am
^^Does it have to do with PW's work schedule maybe?


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: lothwen on July 26, 2012, 06:53:32 am
^ :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

That's a good one


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: serene grace on July 26, 2012, 06:54:55 am
 :laugh:



Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: leogirl on July 26, 2012, 07:40:53 am
 :laugh:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: meememe on July 26, 2012, 09:02:41 am
The Jubilee is a year long celebration with the other realms and some of the countries of the Commonwealth having their celebrations at different times to those in London - deliberately so.

In the early part of the year the Wessexes and Harry did their tours of the Caribbean, the Duke of Gloucester went on his Jubilee tour, Andrew went to India, Anne to parts of Africa, Charles and Camilla to Canada, the Wessexes went to Gibraltar, then the focus moved to London and after the Olympics the Jubilee tours resume with the Cambridges tour of Asia and the Pacific with the final tour being the Queen's heir's tour to New Zealand, Australia and PNG in November.

The Queen has been on a Jubilee tour of the UK since early March that has just finished this week and after the Paralympics she will decamp to Balmoral for her annual summer holiday although somewhat reduced in time this year due to the Olympics (usually she would be heading up their in Scotland in about a week's time).


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 26, 2012, 05:21:53 pm
It's just so anticlimactic. I would understand the different times if in fact that the RF were being celebrated and the events were worth attending and watching, but really, it was nothing, just, nothing but hte same and only with a different pretext.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Alexandrine on July 26, 2012, 06:04:11 pm
They are not going to Ibagli after all.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: meememe on July 26, 2012, 10:18:01 pm
It's just so anticlimactic. I would understand the different times if in fact that the RF were being celebrated and the events were worth attending and watching, but really, it was nothing, just, nothing but hte same and only with a different pretext.


The times have been worked out with the various governments. 

I now there was minimal coverage of the Wessexes tour of the Caribbean in the British press but there was a lot of coverage locally and they certainly did a lot that had a Jubilee theme.

As the Queen is Queen of 15 other nations those nations also have a right to have a royal present to have their formal acknowledgement and this is what is happening.  Some of the other Commonwealth countries also asked for a royal to visit so that they could have a Jubilee event or series of events.

The Jubilee in London was simply a celebration on one woman's longevity.  In addition to the four central days in London there have been 100s of events across the UK which royals have visited and others overseas - simple.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 27, 2012, 01:47:32 am
I just wonder how this will be done; will the focus be on the Crown, or will it be about the state of their relationship and whether or not Kate will indeed edn up pregnant/sad/easting disorder? I mean, Diana and Charles went on the South Korea tour and then ended up distrcting the press from the real reason.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Anne-Elliot on July 27, 2012, 12:25:45 pm
Is there anyone here who remembers PC&PD's Korea tour from when it happened. I've heard a lot about it, that it was a disaster, but I'd love to hear some first hand accounts.  :flower:

Yes, I was a teenager at the time, & I remember the daily news reports/photos about how miserable C&D looked together, & as I recall one of the tabs nicknamed them 'The Glums'.   It was so embarrassing, I felt so sorry for their hosts caught in the crossfire,  after the tour it was announced they were seperating.       


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Leila on July 27, 2012, 12:59:30 pm
Oh, cool. 8) Thank you.  :thankyou:
'The Glums' sounds familiar....  :spy:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Albany on July 31, 2012, 03:41:48 am
I just wonder how this will be done; will the focus be on the Crown, or will it be about the state of their relationship and whether or not Kate will indeed edn up pregnant/sad/easting disorder? I mean, Diana and Charles went on the South Korea tour and then ended up distrcting the press from the real reason.

I wonder about that too.
And as for the Korea trip, twenty years after the fact I still have no idea what that trip was for, but the images of Diana's misery are still fresh in my mind...


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 31, 2012, 09:17:14 am
I hope Kate doesn't ruin this, same with William. Both need to grow up and need to be courteous to their hosts.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Yooper on July 31, 2012, 09:50:57 am
They DO know that N. Korea is a major enemy of the US and the rest of the world, yes?

I have problems with this visit because WK has no diplomatic muscle.  Yes, it's only the Olymplics, but:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/sns-rt-uk-oly-socc-dpr-usa-politics-day3bre86t1eq-20120730,0,376907.story (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/sns-rt-uk-oly-socc-dpr-usa-politics-day3bre86t1eq-20120730,0,376907.story)

We need to be careful.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 31, 2012, 09:58:14 am
Yooper, it is goign to be South Korea, not North Korea. She better not mess it up, since the culture there is very tetchy about morality and one wardrobe malfunction will end up being the first step towards an insulted nation and I wonder if there will be fresh scandal awaiting Kate when she gets back.

This is just bad bad bad.

Other Crown Princesses haven't been there (to my knowledge) and these times are very tense. She should have been sent somewhere less moralistic and a lot less potentially volatile. Frankly, the RF should have just not bothered scheduling this at all and keep Kate under some control.


Title: From AFP "William and Kate to visit Pacific Islands: palace"
Post by: FrillyKnickers on August 10, 2012, 10:49:21 pm
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jc7AaMBpbKBkBgF7Y0sntyu-Bxfg?docId=CNG.31919a592d9f6a151c693e0dac609bdf.521

"The royal couple will begin the nine-day trip, designed to mark the 60-year reign of William's grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, with a stop in Singapore from September 11-13, St James's Palace has confirmed.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will move on to Malaysia where they will visit the capital Kuala Lumpur and Borneo's Sabah state from September 13-15.

The pair will then travel to the Solomon Islands, a former British protectorate northeast of Australia, between September 16-18 before a final stop in the tiny nation of Tuvalu from September 18-19."


Title: Re: From AFP "William and Kate to visit Pacific Islands: palace"
Post by: mousiekins on August 11, 2012, 12:37:55 am
 :cookie: Such a shame I am away so not here to comment while away


Title: Re: From AFP "William and Kate to visit Pacific Islands: palace"
Post by: gloria on August 11, 2012, 12:51:27 am
more holiday for Kate, I wonder if Kate have your bikini ready, with her sexy poses for the press.


Title: Re: From AFP "William and Kate to visit Pacific Islands: palace"
Post by: Yooper on August 11, 2012, 04:43:44 am
This should be interesting in a multiple car crash kind of way.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Magnolia on August 12, 2012, 12:41:58 am
This is going to be awful the coverage of this lazy woman who's a joke and they are making her seem "respectable"so sad.Wonder how much they'll pay the people to line the streets making these  two seem "welcomed".The PR game join the fantasy,illusion train provided by the DM,A$Xes!!!!!!!


Title: Re: From AFP "William and Kate to visit Pacific Islands: palace"
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 12, 2012, 01:48:33 am
This should be interesting in a multiple car crash kind of way.

How long until she starts flirting with the President in front of William and the cameras?


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: meememe on August 12, 2012, 03:36:57 am
I teach in a very multicultural school with a number of Singaporean and Malaysian students who have told me that their families are really looking forward to seeing William and Kate and sympathised with us for getting Charles and Camilla.  Then on Friday two of the kids came up to me all excited because their families are taking them home to see William and Kate. 


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: AnaBolena on August 24, 2012, 07:25:44 pm
Heat+Humidity+Makeup = Running, greasy looking wasty.  :laugh:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: rogue on August 24, 2012, 08:05:02 pm
You know this couple will once again be heralded as a the Monarchy safe bet by the press who complain about not having freedom of speech  :sigh: With Harry's antics they will be even more elevated.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: georgiana on August 24, 2012, 09:38:17 pm
Heat+Humidity+Makeup = Running, greasy looking wasty.  :laugh:

I think make-up wise she will look like a sweaty wax figurine too. I just hop she makes an effort not to flash anything and wear appropriate clothing.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 24, 2012, 09:41:44 pm
I teach in a very multicultural school with a number of Singaporean and Malaysian students who have told me that their families are really looking forward to seeing William and Kate and sympathised with us for getting Charles and Camilla.  Then on Friday two of the kids came up to me all excited because their families are taking them home to see William and Kate. 

I wonder, really, how they wil feel in the future when they find out more about Kate's past.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Alexandrine on August 30, 2012, 04:23:33 pm
Victoria Murphy ‏@QueenVicMirror
Kate's hairdresser will be paid for privately and at the briefing today Jamie declined to say who it was

Duke of Cambridge to complete tour planned by Princess Diana

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/prince-william/9508836/Duke-of-Cambridge-to-complete-tour-planned-by-Princess-Diana.html


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: True Brit on August 30, 2012, 05:38:09 pm
Playing the Diana card are they now?

No wonder Mr Lo-Pi declined to answer who was paying "privately" for Kate's hairdressr - it will be PC again and the tenant farmers and businesses of the Duchy of Cornwall.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Alexandrine on August 30, 2012, 05:42:25 pm
^^ They declined to say who the hairdresser was not who is paying, journos have been speculating about the hairdresser question. Although they didn't mention the last point either.

It's very stupid that they don't mention who he is, everyone is going to know when they arrive there.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Leila on August 30, 2012, 05:44:14 pm
^^You gotta bring PD into it. Can't do without it. Just wait for the 'WK, the daughter PD always wanted, makes her proud' headlines. :bored:

Chances are this is going to turn into Korea tour II.  :cookie:

As for the hairdresser: they've got to create something to talk about. There's just nothing interesting or noteworthy about her.



Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Alexandrine on August 30, 2012, 05:47:11 pm
Another strange thing is that in the come back to London they will stay in Australia for a day but at least Kate won't go much farther than the airport.   ???


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: True Brit on August 30, 2012, 05:54:37 pm
This whole story is nonsense - what is going on at the DT?

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The Princess died 15 years ago tomorrow, having never had a chance to see the orchid, and instead the honour will fall to her son when he and the Duchess of Cambridge tour the region for eight days.

Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, the Duke’s Private Secretary, said that during a visit to Singapore Botanic Gardens on Sep 11: “The Duke and Duchess will be shown an orchid named after Diana, Princess of Wales which the late Princess never had a chance to see in person.

“It was named shortly before she died and the intention was for the Princess to see it at some point.”


Are they expecting us to believe that W&K are making this trip (which is supposedly on behalf of the Queen) to see an orchid that was named after her in 1997? The royals have flowers named after them many times and there is no reason to make it a highlight of any official tour. In any event had HM gone there would she have been shown this orchid. It's just so flimsy but even worse is this...

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The Duchess will make her first official speech on foreign soil when she visits a hospice in Kuala Lumpur. The Duchess made her first speech as a member of the Royal family at a children’s hospice in Ipswich earlier this year, as Patron of East Anglia Children’s Hospices, and is keen to promote links between the two facilities.

Mr Lowther-Pinkerton said: “The Duchess wanted to establish contacts between her charities here and charities overseas, and the Duchess hopes that a legacy of this visit will be to get a dialogue going between EACH and Hospis Malaysia.”

Hospices work on a local basis by caring for those who their own doctors and hospitals can do little for. They are cared for near to their homes so that family and friends can be close by. So why would EACH need a dialogue with Hospis Malaysia and vice versa. I would imagine each are too busy working hard on fundraising for their own centres to be willing or able to help out with funds or practical help to the other.

I really think they are scraping the bottom of the ideas barrel to try and come up with something useful for Kate to do - unless she thinks she can dive off to Malaysia every now and again and claim it's an essential part of her job. They have fabulous spas there perhaps that's the attraction?


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: True Brit on August 30, 2012, 05:56:00 pm
^^ They declined to say who the hairdresser was not who is paying, journos have been speculating about the hairdresser question. Although they didn't mention the last point either.

It's very stupid that they don't mention who he is, everyone is going to know when they arrive there.

Oh misread that Alex but it will still be who is payng for it anyway.

And what's that about Australia? William fixing up some lads tour is he? Rugby?


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Alexandrine on August 30, 2012, 06:04:16 pm
^^Robert Jobson ‏@theroyaleditor
#royal On way home from royal tour Kate & Will will touch down in Brisbane. She will spend an 1 & half hours there but not leave airport.

Robert Jobson ‏@theroyaleditor
#royal Brisbane stopover on way back from royal tour will be first time future "Queen" of Australia will step foot on Australian soil.

They are probably going in a private plane, so is this normal?

Another article about the trip:

Kate to be carried off aircraft in traditional Tuvalu welcome

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/kate-to-be-carried-off-aircraft-in-traditional-tuvalu-welcome-8096142.html

Plus we may get a tiara occasion as, I think it's in Malaysia, they will attend a gala dinner.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Leila on August 30, 2012, 06:11:01 pm
I really think they are scraping the bottom of the ideas barrel to try and come up with something useful for Kate to do
I think that's quite close to the truth, although I'd make a small correction. They're trying to come up with something that will make it look as if she's doing something useful.

Are they hoping that because it'll be far away no one will notice how awful she is at holding speeches?  :-X

Flying is very exhausting. Poor WK needs a break. You can't expect her to fly non-stop. :bored:




Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Yooper on August 30, 2012, 07:03:49 pm
The Diana Card again?  Come on!  Can't they just do something quietly and classy without making it a big issue?  It would've been so much classier if they'd just had a great photo op of PW and the orchid and that's that.  Not to make it some sort of pilgrimage. 

It's going to be quite the riot to see in what way WK will screw this up.  And she will. 


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: windsor2 on August 30, 2012, 07:06:29 pm
I hope h hairdresser does something original with her hair instead of her Shirley Temple curled at the end.
I think this trip is a total waste of money. I guess her speach will give us something to laugh about. A woman of substance would say the speach in the county's language. Ah, well.  :bored:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: giamodel60 on August 30, 2012, 07:18:01 pm
^^Robert Jobson ‏@theroyaleditor
#royal On way home from royal tour Kate & Will will touch down in Brisbane. She will spend an 1 & half hours there but not leave airport.

Robert Jobson ‏@theroyaleditor
#royal Brisbane stopover on way back from royal tour will be first time future "Queen" of Australia will step foot on Australian soil.

They are probably going in a private plane, so is this normal?

Another article about the trip:

Kate to be carried off aircraft in traditional Tuvalu welcome

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/kate-to-be-carried-off-aircraft-in-traditional-tuvalu-welcome-8096142.html

Plus we may get a tiara occasion as, I think it's in Malaysia, they will attend a gala dinner.

Can they just keep,going ? Like right into a sacrificial thing?


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Yooper on August 30, 2012, 07:23:41 pm
^ :laugh: :laugh:  You mean as in a ceremonial volcano?  I'd vote for that.   8)


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 30, 2012, 09:02:35 pm
If the highlight of the official tour is to pretty much view an orchid named after HM, this is how low the RF has sunk in terms of usefulness. The RF used to get away with stuff like this because they certainly weren't expected to do much else, but this is just sad. A family that used to end up literally actively participating in the historical events of their nation and the world is reduced (by their own failure to make sacrifices) pretty much to catering to the tabloid gutter press and beahving like a celebrity, using charity to burnish their image. The minute the Windsors let the values of the entertainment industry infect their decisions, that is what led to this. If they are going to do just this, I am certain that there is no need for a royal family.

This tour will possibly end up like the Korean tour, but instead of sixteen eyars, apparently it's only taking sixteen months for this whole thing to fall apart.



Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: True Brit on August 30, 2012, 09:16:34 pm
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Can they just keep,going ? Like right into a sacrificial thing?

^^^ LOL!  :laugh:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: True Brit on August 30, 2012, 09:19:56 pm
I predict they have been coaching Waity to say something in Malay (or whatever the language is) so they can say, see she's not entirely useless.

I still can't work out any serious reason for this tour - Queen's DJ or not. The orchid named after Diana could have been viewed on a private trip.

You also have to take issue with the headline of this story

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Duke of Cambridge to complete tour planned by Princess Diana


nor the sub heading below

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The Duke of Cambridge will carry out an emotionally-charged engagement which his mother had been due to fulfil before her life was cut short when he visits Singapore as part of a Diamond Jubilee tour next month.


There is absolutely no evidence in the story to support such a headline. No-one says Diana had planned this trip. She hadn't it was planned by officials in connection with the DJ. Th Telegraph is manipulating this story to make it look like a personal and poignant journey for William completing something his mother had started.

All that is said is Mr Lo-Pi who says "the intention was for the Princess to see it at some point".

This is propaganda and not an impartial piece of journalism.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 30, 2012, 09:41:33 pm
^^Robert Jobson ‏@theroyaleditor
#royal On way home from royal tour Kate & Will will touch down in Brisbane. She will spend an 1 & half hours there but not leave airport.

Robert Jobson ‏@theroyaleditor
#royal Brisbane stopover on way back from royal tour will be first time future "Queen" of Australia will step foot on Australian soil.

They are probably going in a private plane, so is this normal?

Another article about the trip:

Kate to be carried off aircraft in traditional Tuvalu welcome

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/kate-to-be-carried-off-aircraft-in-traditional-tuvalu-welcome-8096142.html

Plus we may get a tiara occasion as, I think it's in Malaysia, they will attend a gala dinner.

Can they just keep,going ? Like right into a sacrificial thing?

Since she will be going to a tiara occasion, I wonder if the courtiers have finally succeeded in coaching her through learning proper dinner etiquette.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Alexandrine on August 30, 2012, 10:55:51 pm
Please read this

Prince William and Kate: If You Are Reading, Here Is the Itinerary for Your Upcoming Asia Trip

http://gawker.com/5939270/prince-william-and-kate-if-you-are-reading-here-is-the-itinerary-for-your-upcoming-asia-trip?tag=the-royals

 :laugh:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Yooper on August 30, 2012, 11:17:37 pm
^I love Gawker.  Been with 'em for years.  They're very liberal but you can see that the tide is turning by that article. 

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September 15: Merry in Malaysia
The couple will visit the largest remaining rainforest and compare it unfavorably to the one they saw in that mall in Singapore. In the words of their private secretary, the couple will "have a quick shimmy through the jungle." William will walk up to a toucan and ask it where the nearest foodcourt is located. Kate will mistake two large leaves for shoes, and attempt to buy them. They will have lunch at a nearby lodge (chicken fingers, both).

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No doubt these leeches shall be using taxpayer funds to pay for their extravagant trip abroad; but hey, it's not like the country is one of the only Western nations to currently be in a severe double-dip recession, with near-record unemployment and 0% growth expected this year.

Oh wait, it is. God, I don't think we could be more moronic here in the UK with our (net loss to the economy) 'royalty'.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: YooperModerator on August 30, 2012, 11:43:30 pm
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September 14: NO INFORMATION PROVIDED
On September 14, the couple will probably be doing something illegal, so no information was provided for this day.

 :laugh: :laugh:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 31, 2012, 12:30:38 am
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September 13: Magnificent in Malaysia
 Kate will be permitted to speak aloud for the first time on the trip, when she gives her first overseas speech at a hospice center in Kuala Lumpur. That night, she and William will have dinner with the King of Malaysia. (Crowns come out, probably.)

I have a bad feeling about this, a very bad feeling. Either she has finally learned how to dine in elegant surroundings, or she's going to commit a gaffe.


Title: Paradise for Kate: Royal couple's official engagement in exotic east...
Post by: AlisVolatPropriis on August 31, 2012, 03:23:13 am
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2195834/A-paradise-Kate-Middleton-Duke-Duchess-Cambridge-tour-exotic-East.html

Another vacation surprise surprise. Having her private hair dresser come along with her *eye roll*


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Yooper on August 31, 2012, 03:33:09 am
^I'm going with gaffe, because she's such a lame brain she is probably feeling pretty smug right now and untouchable since the whole PH fiasco.  She thinks she's even more special now and that's a big mistake.  She won't be as on her guard as she should be, so it's a ripe opportunity to push herself onto people even more than normal because she honestly believes she's in the cat bird seat now and even more princess perfect panties.  She's also stupid enough to think that she'll get a break on any behavior because, from her point of view, the Firm doesn't play rough anymore so she's undoubtedly relaxed in her expectations of being lionized for just showing up, let alone paying attention or giving a good speech.

This is going to be very interesting, indeed.


Title: Re: Paradise for Kate: Royal couple's official engagement in exotic east...
Post by: windsor2 on August 31, 2012, 03:45:19 am
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Her famous locks will be also well cared for – Prince Charles is privately footing the bill for a freelance hairdresser to travel with them.
And the couple have hired a private jet – paid for by the taxpayer –  for part of their trip.
But it will be rather less luxurious than their previous stop. The island is plagued by ants and large rats, and the infrastructure is so limited that the couple will stay in only the most basic of hotels.
I like this bit. Do you think that they'll get on each other's nerves?   8)

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Title: Re: Paradise for Kate: Royal couple's official engagement in exotic east...
Post by: Yooper on August 31, 2012, 03:45:36 am
Boy, not well-received based on the comments at all!  I'm surprised they're letting them all in.  What stupid timing and the one commenter was right, they should be visiting the hospitals and other non-paradise places and see the real issues going on.  They're going to regret this if all that comes back are photos of their excesses in action.


Title: Re: Paradise for Kate: Royal couple's official engagement in exotic east...
Post by: windsor2 on August 31, 2012, 03:52:28 am
Here's the quote that Yooper ws talking about.
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I'm from the Solomons and i *despise* the program planned by the PMs office. its more like a vocation, believe it or not not even a single visit to the hospital (which needs more attention to) or meet the disabled people. They should be interacting with locals more... so dash the resort, dash the outfits and hope the royal couple see Solomon or Tuvalu as it is and not the image of a paradise ... they don't exist!!!
- Georgia, South Pacific, 31/8/2012 03:02
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Title: Re: Paradise for Kate: Royal couple's official engagement in exotic east...
Post by: Yooper on August 31, 2012, 03:56:37 am
^Mucho thanks, Windsor!  That's it exactly.  I couldn't get back in to the article for some reason to grab it.


Title: Re: Paradise for Kate: Royal couple's official engagement in exotic east...
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 31, 2012, 04:55:13 am
Are they mad?

A second honeymoon, despite all the holidays they've had since their wedding?

An official trip that apparently has nothing to do with meeting the locals and the real people and really, I don't think the DM is doing the ducal couple any favors by slavering all over the exotic settings and treatment they'll be enjoying.

I bet the courtiers are having nervous fits and setting up their letters of resignation and I bet you that she's going to mess up one way or another and then end up coming home to even worse press. She's had qutie a few 'second honeymoons' and one was during that Canada trip as well.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 31, 2012, 05:39:02 am
Trips like thse only highlight how pointless that family is. I mean, visiting a flower is really pathetic. Really, really pathetic and this is something that a First Lady could do.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Sunny on August 31, 2012, 06:31:05 am
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The Duchess will make her first official speech on foreign soil when she visits a hospice in Kuala Lumpur. The Duchess made her first speech as a member of the Royal family at a children’s hospice in Ipswich earlier this year, as Patron of East Anglia Children’s Hospices, and is keen to promote links between the two facilities.

Mr Lowther-Pinkerton said: “The Duchess wanted to establish contacts between her charities here and charities overseas, and the Duchess hopes that a legacy of this visit will be to get a dialogue going between EACH and Hospis Malaysia.”

A speech and a tiara event?! This tour could be epic for all the wrong reasons!

Is this going to be the start of a big push to make Kate into an international charity worker? If the propaganda doesn't work at home, what makes them think that it will work overseas?

As pointless as a flower visit is,  maybe they've determined that it's the safest thing for Kate to do. All she really has to do is show up, look pretty and pose for a few pictures (which is all she knows how to do). There's not much gaffe potential there. And I'd rather see her do this than go to some cultural event where she can offend the local populace by looking bored


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 31, 2012, 06:47:15 am
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Is this going to be the start of a big push to make Kate into an international charity worker? If the propaganda doesn't work at home, what makes them think that it will work overseas?

She could hardly possibly be an international charity worker since after all, she is in fact a non-entity in her own country when it comes to charity work. She is never going to be taken seriously and there would be a huge outcry if Kate has all the time for international travel and jet setting, yet doesn't have time for local British charity work. Each time she left the country it would only be harder for her to end up coming back. The public would crucify her on a daily basis.

It took Diana a decade of working on behalf of British charities to start to be taken seriously by international organizations.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: rosielinks on August 31, 2012, 07:57:37 am
The Daily Fail has whipped up some frenzy in its readers by posting an article complete with pictures of where they will be staying. They are calling it a second honeymoon.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2195834/A-paradise-Kate-Middleton-Duke-Duchess-Cambridge-tour-exotic-East.html

Comments, green arrowed, are vicious. A lot of the UK are angry with WK and PW. This is quite a change from last year.

I am glad. I think this trip will not be a success. It is coming across as extravagant. WK and her 30 new outfits and live-in hairdresser, paid for by PC. WK is a fool if she thinks she is untouchable.

I wonder if PW will have one of his moods and ignore her.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Yooper on August 31, 2012, 01:02:06 pm
This is outrageous and I second it, are they insane?

What they're not getting is that, as a whole, maybe no big ripple has been felt directly after the unfortunate PH, but in people's minds enough is enough.  We'll giggle now, but more wastefulness in the future?  NO.  In a lot of ways, the party's over and it's time to knuckle down now.  The forgiveness has been given but it comes with a price tag.  Sure, WK knows a great deal about price tags, she just doesn't ever know the amount and they're just ripped off.  Not this time.  This time the trip itself isn't going to be cheap, not by a long shot.  And then another trip to an exotic isle and they shove the pics in hard-working people's faces?  What's wrong with these people?

I predict absolute failure on this whole show especially with another honeymoon?  And if they use the 'recover' or 'exhaustion' routine, my head will pop off.  I've and I'm sure many others, have had a belly full of the prancing and smirking Cambridges.

And playing the Diana card with the flower photo op that will look staged and stunt-worthy?  Aren't your feet tired from walking on her grave?


Title: Royal couple's official engagement in exotic East & a second honeymoon S Pacific
Post by: Bella on August 31, 2012, 01:28:51 pm
I didn't see this article posted, if it's a dup, please pull...

I guess WK is tired out from attending the Olympics & stressed from PH antics that she needs another vacation! She's either whining her butt off or sucking up to the royals, or is this an excuse to produce the heir--I doubt it.  How nice that Chuck's picking up the tab for her 30 outfits she needs & the tax payers are paying for the private jet.  I don't think Wasty wants to be tied down with a baby when she can continue to jetset around having a good time at your expense..As I said previously, she's a manipulative and has PH and PC wrapped around her finger, IMO.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2195834/A-paradise-Kate-Middleton-Duke-Duchess-Cambridge-tour-exotic-East.html

A paradise for Kate: Royal couple's official engagement in exotic East... and a second honeymoon on desert island in the South Pacific

    Couple will take in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Borneo, the Solomon Islands and tiny South Pacific realm of Tuvalu
    They are set to see wild orangutans, have orchid named after each of them and face challenge of being carried in garlanded canoe
    Kate to take personal hairdresser with her on tour to ensure she is picture perfect at all times


They’ll get up close and personal with wild orangutans, have an orchid named after each of them and face the challenge of being carried from a plane in a garlanded canoe.

It will be the biggest test yet of Kate’s much-praised fashion sense, as she will need up to 30 different outfits, including one for a trek to the jungle.

The Queen is believed to be lending her several pieces of jewellery including, possibly, one of her favourite tiaras.

Her famous locks will be also well cared for – Prince Charles is privately footing the bill for a freelance hairdresser to travel with them.

And the couple have hired a private jet – paid for by the taxpayer –  for part of their trip.

-snip-




Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: windsor2 on August 31, 2012, 03:28:32 pm
Wow, the comments are truly scathing:
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I'm shocked at how much they don't seem to give a damn about the future of the monarchy. The luxury and privilege come with a price which these two don't seem to understand. William should be working hard for the RAF and Kate should be working hard for her charities. Going to the Olympics to watch sports isn't work. How could they possibly be so tired from it that they need another honeymoon? How many vacations so far in the past twelve months does this one make for this couple. I'm starting to see William as just as pleasure seeking as Kate, which is making me understand why he married her and not a hard working charity minded woman. Somebody needs to have a real talk with them at the Palace.
- India Andrews, Los Angeles, Ca., 31/8/2012 15:05
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It just gets better and better for Waity, doesn't it?!!
- s.b., uk, 31/8/2012 14:56
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This country no longer celebrates being a demoracy. It is an illusion. The top 5 per cent keep the rest of us in our place. Many live below the povery line, hospital waiting lists atrocious and yet we have this pair grinning like a pair of cheshire cats enjoying a life of luxury at our expense and we have NO say in the matter. I bet they have a good laugh at us behind closed doors.
- insaneworld, wales, 31/8/2012 14:50
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This just beggars belief in these days of austerity when most of us are struggling to even save for a 'holiday'! Talk about having your nose rubbed in it! Kate has never worked a day in her life and William must have the best part time job going!
- Annie, Manchester, 31/8/2012 14:48
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Marie Antoinette would be very proud of Kate.   :thumbsup:
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Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: rosielinks on August 31, 2012, 04:55:34 pm
The fact that these comments are first, being written, and second, being published online for the world to see, and thirdly, being green arrowed, is a step in the right direction. People are justifiably indignant - and the UK public is usually very tolerant. The tide is turning and the palace needs to be reacting wisely to this anger.

We have had to pay out for a lot in 2012 - the Jubilee and the Olympics - at a time when we are in a double dip recession. New government rules, to do with housing benefit, disability benefit, child benefit and taxation, are bringing all kinds of hardship to the population. Our primary schools are full to bursting as are our hospitals. Every service is stretched to the seams. It is more and more impossible for small businesses to keep their heads above water - enterprise is not rewarded. In addition, large numbers of the population are being laid off or forced to take salary cuts and that's if they are lucky enough to have jobs in the first place. Thousands of graduates, burdened with vast debts, find themselves in the most competitive job market ever. If they don't have connections they are at a disadvantage. At no time in history has there ever been such a divide between the have and the have nots.

So now is not the time to hear about the vain and vacuous WK flouncing around exotic islands in tiaras, showing off her skinny, over exercised body in its new outfits, having an orchid named after her, and fiddling with her expensively coiffed extensions.

We have had enough. Let's see some real work being done at home with charities.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Yooper on August 31, 2012, 07:38:59 pm
This really got to me:

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I took my wife & 2 kids to the local park the whole summer depending on the weather. The rest of times I try to make up for it by renting movies from the library. Me & my wife couldn't take them anywhere because we can't afford it. I work full time & my wife works part time because she couldn't find a job.
- eddie, Norwich, 30/8/2012 17:15


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These are the People speaking who can turn the tide.  This is pushing it in everyone's face way too far; so delusional.  I can't wait until it comes crashing down on her.  I'm actually starting to *despise* them and I don't *despise* anybody, really.  Shouldn't he be working or something or is somebody filling in for him and losing time with his/her family AGAIN?


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Freya on August 31, 2012, 08:53:30 pm
It's a shame Harry could not stay out of trouble because he would have looked really good against this pair. It still may take the heat from him. When people see KM in her new outfits and tiara's they will probably prefer Harry's bum.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: meememe on August 31, 2012, 10:21:03 pm
When Harry went on his Jubilee tour to the Caribbean were there the same scathing comments about having a holiday in the sun and the expenses of that tour? 

While they are on their tour Edward and Sophie will be in Canada and Anne in Zambia for her second African Jubilee tour this year and there is still Charles and Camilla's tour of Australia, New Zealand and PNG to go.



Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 31, 2012, 11:05:32 pm
There were some, but the comments were favorable and he didn't go off on a jaunt all alone to camp out. He was there, acted like a prince and managed to end up making it clear that he had an understanding of his position and that he still loved being around people.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Magnolia on September 01, 2012, 01:17:14 am
Tiara.... barfo.What's the point.

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This country no longer celebrates being a demoracy. It is an illusion. The top 5 per cent keep the rest of us in our place. Many live below the povery line, hospital waiting lists atrocious and yet we have this pair grinning like a pair of cheshire cats enjoying a life of luxury at our expense and we have NO say in the matter. I bet they have a good laugh at us behind closed doors.
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This just beggars belief in these days of austerity when most of us are struggling to even save for a 'holiday'! Talk about having your nose rubbed in it! Kate has never worked a day in her life and William must have the best part time job going!
- Annie, Manchester, 31/8/2012 14:48
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Well there's one way kick them all out since they are not even bringing no pride or anything good to the nation only scandals and shadiness and living the good life while not really serving any good purpose anymore.
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#royal Brisbane stop over on way back from Royal tour will be first time future "Queen' of Australia will step foot in Australian soil.
I guess they don't know that there is someone ahead of Lazy Middleton.Puhlease.
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Trips like this only highlight how pointless that family is.
After the PH scandal went down and they all appeared at the (O) you can see how useless they all really are just a waste of money.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Spice on September 01, 2012, 11:25:14 am
This Asia-Pacific tour is going to be very interesting to watch.  Solomon Islands and Tuvalu are two of the poorest countries in the Pacific region.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: True Brit on September 01, 2012, 11:42:50 am
Here's a good one

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K & W set to visit Singapore's Botanical Gardens where they will see Diana's orchid - and have their own flower named in their honour...... Did they find a species that blooms once a decade then rests for several years?
 
- I have something, to say, 01/9/2012 06:55


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Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Cressida on September 01, 2012, 12:41:36 pm
You know what I'm dreading? Day after day photos of WK's horrible sausage curls. Is she going for a Charles II look?


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: sassafras on September 01, 2012, 12:53:07 pm
Those curls!! Ack!  Maybe the clothes will distract from the curls?


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Freya on September 01, 2012, 06:53:50 pm
I read somewhere that it's a freelance hairdresser so not her usual person. I would guess that she will have the extensions, trim and colour before she goes and this freelance person will just style.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: windsor2 on September 01, 2012, 07:13:44 pm
That comment was just stupid because Diana visited Australia when she was still married to Charles and Wills was a baby.  :o 
The talk of Harry being set up could make sense to elevate these two twits as the responsible future of the monarchy. Before Harry's mess, he was touted as a fun living, down to earth charitable prince who's growing more securely in his role and given more responsibility by HM. So would it benefit the private secretary JPL to have messed things up for Harry. He would know intimate details about Harry's behavior (naked billiards, blond skanks, his crew that went with him, the inexperienced protection officers, Harry drinking untill his pissed drunk, etc). It'll make his job more important that he'll have to now sort Harry out (pr wise) as well as make Waity and Wills look good during this tour. Waity was been getting rather negative comments for a while now, so what better way to get the public off her back on onto Harry's. Except it's not turning out as expected because she's still getting negative comments.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Spice on September 02, 2012, 12:59:22 am
Isn't JLP moving to a position with just one of the brothers, and the other brother is getting his own private sec?  Sorry can't remember which one, or when it's happening.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 02, 2012, 03:28:14 am
Yeah, Haryr will be moving his office to work more independently while JLO toady stays with WK apparently.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Yooper on September 02, 2012, 06:10:54 am
Sept/Oct/Nov will be interesting and hopefully not Middletons everywhere, all the time.  Pipster's book comes out after this trip, too, so it will be plenty of fodder for the tabs and media.  WK/PW have already stepped in it as far as I'm concerned with that pretentious and hurtful remark about taking questions regarding PH, so they still have no concept of how to handle their own credibility. I foresee a few real corkers with this trip and then Pipster flopping around with that dumba$$ book of hers while Ma and Pa try to keep everybody's eyes off the purchase of their house.

They are never going to go away, are they?   :bat:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 02, 2012, 06:20:44 am
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They are never going to go away, are they?

No they won't and I'm glad because it will make HM regret how she never stepped in and ended this decisively when she had the chance. This trip can go either way, but there will not be really any gray area. The couple will either have to get this right or they will probably end up in disgrace. Already the trip is being blasted as a sort of luxury vacation disguised as an official duty and I am certain that she will not end up with any real interesting things to say and really, if they take a vacation (second honeymoon) during this trip then it will just tick the public off more.

Duchess trusts her famous tresses to same hairdresser who cut William and Harry's hair as children for South-East Asia tour

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Every aspect of her appearance is subject to intense scrutiny – so when the Duchess of Cambridge appoints a hairdresser to look after her famous locks, it is not a decision taken lightly.

And for her official visit to  South-East Asia this month, she  has chosen a relatively unknown stylist to join the entourage.

Amanda Cook Tucker is not exactly a stranger to Royal circles – she has cut William and Harry’s hair since they were children – but she is known for her discretion and has previously kept a low profile.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2196932/Duchess-trusts-famous-tresses-hairdresser-cut-William-Harrys-hair-children-South-East-Asia-tour.html



Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Yooper on September 02, 2012, 06:44:31 am
^You know the definition of insanity, KF.

In what way (adding in the already major gaffe of the vacation portion) are they going to come away from this successfully when they have never done it before without there being some major issue?  It's already getting bad press and WK hasn't even had her face peel yet.

So, you want this loser Middleton clan to hang around until HM dies so she can see what errors she made?  You lost me there.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Spice on September 02, 2012, 08:26:30 am
Haha, I love this DM comment, plenty of green arrows:
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I don't see any reason why the spoilt little minx can't dry her own hair. Packing your own hairdresser is the height of pretension.Talk about high-maintenance! Can she seriously not use a hairdryer and brush?
- Anon, London, UK, 2/9/2012 12:06



Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 02, 2012, 09:13:35 am
So, you want this loser Middleton clan to hang around until HM dies so she can see what errors she made?  You lost me there.

Look, the Midds are never going ot go away and it sounds malicious, but sometimes the pain on HM's face brings a certain satisfaction to me, knowing that the Midds will continue to be a thorn in her side and will never really let up. The Midds will never stop trying to push her off her throne, so that way they can work on Charles and no matter how much we migth want it, I am glad they are all over the place because it gives me a lot to dish about.

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In what way (adding in the already major gaffe of the vacation portion) are they going to come away from this successfully when they have never done it before without there being some major issue?  It's already getting bad press and WK hasn't even had her face peel yet.

Well, it's a constant fail because WK always go underprepared and Kate always makes some part of it all about her. She never thinks that maybe, just MAYBE she should stop with the pregnancy stunts, the constant manic, rictus grins, and the hair fiddling/flipping, but beforehand, the public has never been this hateful towards her. Already the comments are scathing and the green arrows plenty and she hasn't even bought her first outfit.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Freya on September 02, 2012, 03:09:42 pm
Haha, I love this DM comment, plenty of green arrows:
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I don't see any reason why the spoilt little minx can't dry her own hair. Packing your own hairdresser is the height of pretension.Talk about high-maintenance! Can she seriously not use a hairdryer and brush?
- Anon, London, UK, 2/9/2012 12:06


Why does she have to take someone with her. I don't think that Diana did. Diana may have used local hairdressers but her hair was much easier to maintain. Kate should really consider having some cut off if it is taking this kind of maintenance.

It's all getting very celebrity without substance and this trip is just accentuating it.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Yooper on September 02, 2012, 05:03:05 pm
^^Gotcha on HM, KF.  We get our satisfaction with this train wreck wherever we can find it.  The Middletons DO deserve a dousing of some sort, tho, that's fun, too.

^Let her run with it.  Let her go all Antoinette on herself and believe her own press.  If she's too stupid to see that she's a person of waste and excess and refuses to instead behave like a person of worth then she deserves all the vile press she's going to get.

For crying out loud, unless they were making a movie, Liz Taylor, Lauren Bacall (at all times) and Marilyn Monroe did their own hair.  But, they also knew the value of a good cut.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 02, 2012, 05:42:11 pm
This tour is goign to be a highlight for all the wrong reasons and since Harry isn't there to end up really distracting her, William will have to be up to the job.

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Why does she have to take someone with her. I don't think that Diana did. Diana may have used local hairdressers but her hair was much easier to maintain. Kate should really consider having some cut off if it is taking this kind of maintenance.

Kate does that because she can get away with it; she's like a lot of people on welfare who apparently blow through welfare on luxuries because they can. She pays through the nose because she isn't the one footing the bills. She likes the whole thing, being able to spend freely, snap her fingers and get a hairdresser in, go out and shop without worrying about being economical. She can finally lead the lifestyle she's porked William so hard for. 



Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Magnolia on September 03, 2012, 01:17:28 am
If she wears a tiara to this event all of them, I think the DM better prepare for the backlash.This is NOT the Diana era and the majority of people are not living through Lazy Middleton as they(the press) are desperately trying to make that happen.Going to these places when the economy is falling more and the world is not so rosy anymore it will be a big mistake.All these people have missed the boat, trips like these only show how they are living better than you and throwing it in peoples faces!Since when they return home they do basically nothing only photo OP's.
A flower will be named after them how about this one the "CF" it smells like rotten eggs and rotten meat perfect for the RF since _IMO now that's what it's become! http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/gallery?section=news/national_world&id=7571466&photo=1 (http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/gallery?section=news/national_world&id=7571466&photo=1)


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: sassafras on September 03, 2012, 04:02:20 pm
Have any of you seen the pics when she does her own hair? It's stringy & limp with frizz added in for good measure. That combo, plus the humidity, will make her hair look spectacularly wretched. I don't believe for a second she can blow out all of that hair. She needs a pro for it to look decent.



Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: lothwen on September 03, 2012, 04:50:29 pm
^My sister's hair is thicker than Kate's, and just as naturally wavy and she knows how to style it to keep it looking nice, even in the humidity.  And since it's going to be extra humid on this tour I really hope Kate's been practicing with a lot of updos


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: sassafras on September 03, 2012, 05:24:07 pm
^Some people can do it, I just know my own hair is a nightmare to blow out - takes me an hour and it's not half as nice as when a pro does it, and a pro can do it in 20 minutes. I'll give her a pass on this one, but I wish she would get a more practical hair cut!


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Spice on September 03, 2012, 07:45:55 pm
The solution is updos, I wish she would wear more of them, esp. on this trip.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: sassafras on September 04, 2012, 06:37:25 am
I would love to see her in more updo's! Updo's are more challenging for me, but since Kate learnt to do her make up herself, maybe she can learn how to create a handful of signature updos?


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Spice on September 04, 2012, 08:10:55 am
I think she prefers to push the long hair envelope to the very edge of feasibility.  I find it rather disgusting that she thinks looking "sexy" is more important than having tidy, practical, businesslike hair (eg Camilla, Anne, Sophie, HM, etc etc).

I don't find messy, fake hair attractive but then maybe that's because I'm a woman, so not her target market.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: sassafras on September 04, 2012, 08:51:07 am
If she's keeping her hair long to look "sexy," she needs more help than I thought. It's not the sexy Victoria's Secret messy-on-purpose to look like bed-head, those curls remind me of the losing contestant in a second rate beauty pageant's hair.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: georgiana on September 04, 2012, 10:37:10 am
I would love to see her in more updo's! Updo's are more challenging for me, but since Kate learnt to do her make up herself, maybe she can learn how to create a handful of signature updos?

I think the fact she does her own make-up is not a good thing, she looks like a raccoon


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: sassafras on September 04, 2012, 10:53:15 am
Yes, her make-up is awful. who really thinks she could do an up-do herself?


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Snokitty on September 04, 2012, 11:53:58 pm
http://www.examiner.com/article/prince-william-and-kate-middleton-s-asia-pacific-diamond-jubilee-itinerary

They will be working so hard for the Monarchy.  :laugh:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: benign on September 05, 2012, 12:19:36 am
did they leave yet? I do hope WK wears less make up since its very hot in SEA, and no sexy short dresses please...


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Snokitty on September 05, 2012, 12:41:32 am
They leave on September 11th.


Title: South Pacific tour gets off to a bad start...already!
Post by: True Brit on September 11, 2012, 05:56:09 am
Am trying not to smile...too much.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2201342/Duke-Duchess-Cambridge-Asia-tour-William-Kate-caught-illegal-logging-row-Borneo.html


Title: Re: South Pacific tour gets off to a bad start...already!
Post by: Spice on September 11, 2012, 08:07:39 am
Ok so far there are only 3 comments on DM:

This one has 48 red arrows:
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As long as Kate is muzzled and prevented from making one of her asinine comments, everything go smoothly.

This little gem has 36 red arrows
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I think these two gorgeous young newlyweds are going to change the world!

And this one has 102 green arrows:
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There is no 'diplomatic row'. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge MUST meet with everyone the Foreign Office tells them to meet with. The Royal Family are non-political on domestic and foreign issues. A demonstration outside St James¿s Palace calling on the couple to boycott the meeting is misplaced. TRH do not get to pick and choose which dignitaries they meet with. If the Foreign Office tells the Duke and Duchess to meet Mr Musa Aman, then they must and if the FO tells them not to meet with Mr Musa Aman, then they won't.

Funny to watch this - thanks for posting it


Title: Re: South Pacific tour gets off to a bad start...already!
Post by: georgiana on September 11, 2012, 09:05:29 am
^I cant believe the comment about them looking like gorgeous young newlyweds, they both look haggard and like they've been married 20+ years.


Title: Re: South Pacific tour gets off to a bad start...already!
Post by: lilariel on September 11, 2012, 09:21:08 am
Oh gosh...it's another Faberge moment.. :tehe:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/kate-middleton-wears-pink-dress-1318591

...so she doesn't know what orchids look like? And neither did the lady giving them to her? Good grief-they are there to see one named after William's late mum and then have one named after themselves right? But both ladies could talk about shopping in Bicester without any problem....

William looks dapper and handsome as always though. Her hair is pulled back so at least that is a good thing and the dress is pretty even if her usual low cut and over the top theme-y. Let's see if she can keep those good points and keep her hands out of the mop.

http://twitpic.com/atet39


And does anyone else roll their eyes when they see "KM or Duchess Whatnot...accompanied by her husband..."like he is some dude just tagging along...and not the darn Prince that gave her the royal title? My eyes just roll at the press job she receives for free!  ??? :thumbsdown: :-

Here is another from someone's face book via their twitter acct-Kevin Lim-The Straits Times  and Rita Goh

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=529077890443018&set=a.163582796992531.50070.157253230958821&type=1&theater


Title: Re: South Pacific tour gets off to a bad start...already!
Post by: Spice on September 11, 2012, 09:30:35 am
^Good post.  I note in the twitter pic she's working the hyena grin as usual, and he's looking on without smiling. His body language is guarded.



Title: Re: South Pacific tour gets off to a bad start...already!
Post by: Spice on September 11, 2012, 09:34:50 am
And here's the DM effort

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2201383/Exotic-Kates-homage-East-arrives-Singapore-wearing-kimono-style-dress.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Exotic Kate's homage to the East?  Somebody please get me a bucket.


Title: Re: South Pacific tour gets off to a bad start...already!
Post by: lilariel on September 11, 2012, 09:45:38 am
Passing bucket to Spice and keeping one for me'self...because here comes the Hello UpChuck version!
 
http://diamondjubilee.hellomagazine.com/queens-jubilee/tours/201209111117/william-kate-orchid-naming-ceremony/

And hey-good catch about the body language Spice-here is another to support it from PopSpoken and Simon Vigar via Twitter....

http://twitter.com/popspoken/status/245421886807355392/photo/1

Bet its hard for him to see things like trees planted for and orchids named after his mum-ahh William  :bye: We all miss her.

And the Express...

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/345346/Kate-and-William-pay-homage-to-Diana-as-they-arrive-in-Singapore-for-Diamond-Jubliee-Tour


Title: Re: South Pacific tour gets off to a bad start...already!
Post by: Spice on September 11, 2012, 09:51:04 am
UK govt PR claims WK makes the British feel good about themselves.... not likely mate.

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Earlier in the day, British High Commissioner Antony Phillipson was waiting to welcome them on the tarmac of Singapore's Changi Airport.

Ahead of their trip, he praised the feelgood factor they have generated among Britons.

"Over the last few weeks, as we've been able to tell people more and more about the visit, there's been a mounting excitement.

This is a couple who are global superstars and make the British feel very, very good about themselves – that's as true in Singapore as anywhere else."


Title: Re: South Pacific tour gets off to a bad start...already!
Post by: georgiana on September 11, 2012, 09:52:43 am
https://mobile.twitter.com/IkonPictures/status/245427358247571456/photo/1

Scary picture by tanna, and I thought her eyebrows couldn't get any worse


Title: Re: South Pacific tour gets off to a bad start...already!
Post by: lilariel on September 11, 2012, 10:11:51 am
Oh jeeper doodles-I just realized that I posted the same twit pic in both of my previous posts-I meant to link this one where they are walking thru the archway with his clenched fists to compare about the body language....sorry about that ladies!

http://twitter.com/ClaudiaLovBIEBS/status/245441151287570432/photo/1/large

From ClaudiaLovBIEBS twit account -photo by Melissa Pang

And wow Georgiana-Tanna usually doesn't take photos that outta focus.   :- Makes them brows even more terrifying for sure! :nervous:


Title: Re: South Pacific tour gets off to a bad start...already!
Post by: Freya on September 11, 2012, 10:22:58 am
She is looking quite hard on these pictures and much older than William.


Title: Re: South Pacific tour gets off to a bad start...already!
Post by: Freya on September 11, 2012, 11:25:18 am
^

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/09/11/article-2201383-14F451E0000005DC-39_634x743.jpg

When I looked at the DM article posted by Spice my first thoughts were how old she looks in comparison with William. Then when the DM comments started coming in there are a number of comments about how old she looks. One poster thinks that she looks about 15 years older than William.

When I see them together they look as if she is just the companion (for want of a better word). You know when a major asks a female companion to become lady majoress. That's the feeling I get about these two.

When her hair is pulled back it does not really flatter her face. She needs a new hairstyle now, one that flatters her face more.

Make up looks as if it has been trowelled on.

Sorry if I am banging on.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Alexandrine on September 11, 2012, 12:35:01 pm
Kate wears kimono-style dress in Singapore as she and William visit orchid created for Princess Diana which she never got to see

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2201383/Kate-wears-kimono-style-dress-Singapore-William-visit-orchid-created-Princess-Diana-got-see.html?ICO=most_read_module


Title: Re: South Pacific tour gets off to a bad start...already!
Post by: Freya on September 11, 2012, 12:44:04 pm
^

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/09/11/article-2201383-14F451E0000005DC-39_634x743.jpg

When I looked at the DM article posted by Spice my first thoughts were how old she looks in comparison with William. Then when the DM comments started coming in there are a number of comments about how old she looks. One poster thinks that she looks about 15 years older than William.

When I see them together they look as if she is just the companion (for want of a better word). You know when a major asks a female companion to become lady majoress. That's the feeling I get about these two.

When her hair is pulled back it does not really flatter her face. She needs a new hairstyle now, one that flatters her face more.

Make up looks as if it has been trowelled on.

Sorry if I am banging on.

Meant to say mayor and lady mayoress. Anyway you get my drift, someone that accompanies a dignitary on civic occasions.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Snokitty on September 11, 2012, 12:50:54 pm
Some are seeing a baby bump. It looks like she has something under her dress but it isn't rounded up as far as I can tell from the photos. Her face is fatter as if she got stung by something.

Does anyone see a Baby Bump?  ???


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: georgiana on September 11, 2012, 01:22:16 pm
There looks like she could have a bump as her midsection looks slightly rounded in that dress, I guess time will tell


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Mooster on September 11, 2012, 01:25:28 pm
Kate always wears those high waisted dresses that cause speculation over a 'bump'...she's had a 'bump' up her dress for as long as I can remember  :laugh:  Still, she's going to get knocked up sooner or later and someone will have claimed to have correctly spotted the bump first  :wopedo:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: rogue on September 11, 2012, 01:32:36 pm
The tour already started ..damn completely missed it .


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Leila on September 11, 2012, 01:37:58 pm
^So she's supposed to have grown this 'bump' between Thursday's bikini pics and now?  :bored:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: rogue on September 11, 2012, 01:44:53 pm
^ lol She is magic Kate afterall  lol  It seems to be slow news with these two or is it just me.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: windsor2 on September 11, 2012, 01:58:25 pm
They both look like was works instead of real people. Funny how the other ladies around her look fresh faced and vibrant. Her face does look like it got stung by something. It looks like the face one gets when on steroid meds.  :-X


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Princess Alucard on September 11, 2012, 02:01:37 pm
Yea the first thing i noticed was her face


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: benign on September 11, 2012, 02:12:03 pm
Kate wears kimono-style dress in Singapore as she and William visit orchid created for Princess Diana which she never got to see

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2201383/Kate-wears-kimono-style-dress-Singapore-William-visit-orchid-created-Princess-Diana-got-see.html?ICO=most_read_module
thanks...good WK covered herself below but on top, whats up with deep V? great effort but next time suits or blazer would be nice..its like WK going to a tea or cocktail party...

as to the vacation, methinks its a way for WK and PW to reconnect after being apart for so long even though they lived in the same country...


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: windsor2 on September 11, 2012, 02:16:31 pm
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Princess Bimbo
- Susan, London, 11/9/2012 9:05
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:laugh:

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2201383/Kate-wears-kimono-style-dress-Singapore-William-visit-orchid-created-Princess-Diana-got-see.html#ixzz26AOUea78


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: True Brit on September 11, 2012, 02:54:12 pm
Some of the story is..well I'm lost for words. Such as William looking at the orchid:
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Standing in front of the 3ft plant in 36C temperatures, the prince said: 'It's beautiful... it's beautiful. Did she (Diana) ever come to Singapore?'

Surely he knows she never actually got to see the orchid as originally planned due to her death and hasn't anyone briefed him as to whether she actually visited Singapore at all? I know it would be hard keeping track of everywhere the RF go but some aide could have briefed him.

Kate is pictured staring at the orchid as if she has absolutely no comprehension what she's looking at but then she starts the adoring gurn to her prince.

And hardly pulling in the crowds so far:

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Following their visit to the Botanic Gardens, the couple arrived at Raffles Hotel where they will be staying for the duration of their three nights in Singapore. A crowd of around 200 people gathered outside the hotel to cheer their arrival.

And it's all hilarious stuff - not that anyone expects her to be sullen but she laughs and giggles at the drop of a hat like a silly schoolgirl

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'They are beautiful, thank you,' said the Duchess, laughing along with the female staff in the greeting line-up who commented on the matching orchids on her dress
.

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As they posed for pictures, and photographers asked for them to repeat the shaking hands, Kate allowed herself a short giggle.

Good job Uncle Gary wasn't there or Carole chewing gum...

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The penalty for drugs trafficking is death, dropping litter is punishable with a £500 fine and it is against the law to even bring chewing or bubble gum into the country for personal consumption.

But the really good quote I was looking for from this morning has gone - Mr Tan's wife said she spoke to her about shopping at Bicester Retail Village and how she goes there often and likes how it's laid out. It was ridiculous and it's gone and not surpisingly - tour to represent HM and all she can talk about is shopping and having no knowledge of the name of the orchid. Again surely someone briefed her re the orchid?

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2201383/Kate-wears-kimono-style-dress-Singapore-William-visit-orchid-created-Princess-Diana-got-see.html#ixzz26AXJt8tB


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Freya on September 11, 2012, 03:07:41 pm
There are a number of comments about her face looking puffy. She may have had some fillers.

IMO that purple dress is absolutely awful. It looks like the patterns that we made as kids by blobbing ink on a piece of paper and folding it over and pressing it to make a pattern.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: True Brit on September 11, 2012, 03:13:36 pm
^ Yes the dress is pretty awful and these comments about her being pregnant it's just the artificial high waists she has her dresses designed with as her natural waist is some six inches or more lower - she has a longer upper body half. It gives the impression of a loose fit quite often.

Of course she could be up the duff who knows?

But she has had fillers - it's done to make her look healthier. She always had quite a pudgy face before she lost megaweight but the loss made her face look defined. She obviously doesn't want to put weight on as her face will fill out again so it's skinny bodies and filler face.

Ah here is the story about Bicester Village. Stunning. Absolutely stunning.

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Sadiah Bte Shahal, who chatted with the Duchess after presenting her with a bouquet of orchids at Changi Airport, said: “We talked about the UK and particularly about shopping at Bicester.

“I said I’ve been there and I love it and she said she does as well.

“She said it’s great how everything is so contained.”


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/prince-william/9535101/Duke-and-Duchess-of-Cambridge-hunt-for-bargains-in-Singapore.html#disqus_thread


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Leila on September 11, 2012, 03:18:16 pm
Some of the story is..well I'm lost for words. Such as William looking at the orchid:
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Standing in front of the 3ft plant in 36C temperatures, the prince said: 'It's beautiful... it's beautiful. Did she (Diana) ever come to Singapore?'

Surely he knows she never actually got to see the orchid as originally planned due to her death and hasn't anyone briefed him as to whether she actually visited Singapore at all? I know it would be hard keeping track of everywhere the RF go but some aide could have briefed him.

Kate is pictured staring at the orchid as if she has absolutely no comprehension what she's looking at but then she starts the adoring gurn to her prince.

And hardly pulling in the crowds so far:

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Following their visit to the Botanic Gardens, the couple arrived at Raffles Hotel where they will be staying for the duration of their three nights in Singapore. A crowd of around 200 people gathered outside the hotel to cheer their arrival.

And it's all hilarious stuff - not that anyone expects her to be sullen but she laughs and giggles at the drop of a hat like a silly schoolgirl

Quote
'They are beautiful, thank you,' said the Duchess, laughing along with the female staff in the greeting line-up who commented on the matching orchids on her dress
.

Quote
As they posed for pictures, and photographers asked for them to repeat the shaking hands, Kate allowed herself a short giggle.

Good job Uncle Gary wasn't there or Carole chewing gum...

Quote
The penalty for drugs trafficking is death, dropping litter is punishable with a £500 fine and it is against the law to even bring chewing or bubble gum into the country for personal consumption.

But the really good quote I was looking for from this morning has gone - Mr Tan's wife said she spoke to her about shopping at Bicester Retail Village and how she goes there often and likes how it's laid out. It was ridiculous and it's gone and not surpisingly - tour to represent HM and all she can talk about is shopping and having no knowledge of the name of the orchid. Again surely someone briefed her re the orchid?

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2201383/Kate-wears-kimono-style-dress-Singapore-William-visit-orchid-created-Princess-Diana-got-see.html#ixzz26AXJt8tB

Oh my gawd.  :-X :o :laugh: :laugh:
I don't know what to say. This is priceless.  :laugh:
If I didn't know WK was always this dumb, I'd say they're on drugs.
They did not prepare for this at.all.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: lothwen on September 11, 2012, 03:30:37 pm
I don't mind the higher waistlines on Kate's dresses.  She's like me....short waisted, and I tend to wear higher waisted clothes to give the illusion of having longer legs.  I certainly hope it doesn't look like I'm trying to make everyone believe I'm pregnant.




I have an issue with William not knowing if his mother had ever been to Signapore.  Doesn't he look at family albums, or read old news articles?   But then again, this is the man who didn't know his mother's ring was a saphire with diamonds  ???  I really believe, now more than ever, that William only cares about himself, and that he uses the memory of his mother to manipulate people. 


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Freya on September 11, 2012, 03:37:01 pm
It will be interesting to compare Diana's first speech when she spoke in Welsh with the speech that Kate makes on this trip.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: True Brit on September 11, 2012, 03:40:14 pm
^ LOL! I hope people don't think you're pregnant either Lothwen unless you want to be but that's the impression her particular dresses give.

As for William I agree surely he asked the question of Mr Lo-Pi or Mr Lo-Pi thought to find out and inform him. It sounds increasingly like it's played by ear.

Admittedly a touch of informality can be a great leveller but you do need the charisma of (I *despise* to say it) Diana to get away with it.

Have you all read the comments on the DT story? People are questing the level of sycophancy.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Freya on September 11, 2012, 03:54:03 pm
There are a number of days of this yet and we are only on day one,

Looking at Kate's face she looks quite different to the engagement photos which were taken nearly two years ago. IMO she looked at her best on those engagement photos. Facially she has changed in less than two years.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Leila on September 11, 2012, 03:56:41 pm
As for William I agree surely he asked the question of Mr Lo-Pi or Mr Lo-Pi thought to find out and inform him. It sounds increasingly like it's played by ear.

Admittedly a touch of informality can be a great leveller but you do need the charisma of (I *despise* to say it) Diana to get away with it.
There's a difference between informality and ignorance.
It's not like these two were so busy that they had no time educate themselves about this trip.
Imagine a politician went on a foreign visit unprepared.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Mooster on September 11, 2012, 04:15:03 pm
Recently tweeted:

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Robert Jobson‏@theroyaleditor

#RoyalVisit Really impressed by Prince William's improved speech delivery - now far more relaxed, confident & no longer self conscious.
 
 Robert Jobson‏@theroyaleditor

#RoyalVisit Will & Kate certainly have superstar quality. Big crowds & big smiles wherever they go on faces of fans & dignitaries alike.

 :ick:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: True Brit on September 11, 2012, 04:21:00 pm
Take every bit of fawning mush these so called "royal correspondents" come out with with a block, let alone a pinch of salt and that includes dear Richard Palmer who I rather like.

The truth is not one of them will rock the boat otherwise it would mean back to the newsdesk and doing proper journalism instead of all expenses paid non stop holidays of a lifetime.

If there's small modest crowd of 100 add a couple of noughts. Bit of clapping? Let's make that a rapturous reception. Any demos or insults? Ignore them. Never let teh truth get in the way of a well cushioned little number.



Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Freya on September 11, 2012, 04:21:33 pm
She is drinking wine in some of the DM photos so would not appear to be up the duff.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Freya on September 11, 2012, 04:24:00 pm
According to one of the DM comments there were only 200 at Raffles and they were there by accident rather than design.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: True Brit on September 11, 2012, 04:24:28 pm
She didn't look at all pregnant on the balcony in Provence although it wasn't the best of photos.

Oh the 200 will miraculously grow. They exaggerate.

Look at the fantastic crowds in London yesterday for the Olympic parade over 1 million  - every street corner and road was jam packed and it was far more than we have ever seen at the royal events yet they always claim there was 1 million at whatever event it is.

And when Zara Phillips says she's never seen anything like it before then you know they have previously been exaggerating.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Mooster on September 11, 2012, 04:28:59 pm
She is drinking wine in some of the DM photos so would not appear to be up the duff.

good ol' Richard Palmer is trying to make something out of her just drinking water at the state dinner though  :wopedo:

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Robert Jobson‏@theroyaleditor

#RoyalVisit Kate raised a glass of water rather than the white wine in front of her at the two toasts made at the State banquet.

Was this the state banquet at which we thought Waity would be wearing a tiara?
 




Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: True Brit on September 11, 2012, 04:31:54 pm
The problem with these stories about them drinking water instead of wine is it could just be that they are going from one reception to another and if you drank wine at each one you'd be rat arsed before long (although Harry wouldn't mind) so it could just be that and also the fact that it is a Muslim state nd they disapprove big time of alcohol.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: windsor2 on September 11, 2012, 04:35:29 pm
She would've made this long trip if she was up the duff.
I really can't believe that Wills asked that question. You'd think that he was talking about a stranger instead of his own mum.  :o


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Alexandrine on September 11, 2012, 04:39:09 pm
@Mooster that's in Malaysia


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Mooster on September 11, 2012, 04:41:54 pm
^ awwww shucks, I was rather hoping that Madge had banned her from raiding the tiara collection.

The problem with these stories about them drinking water instead of wine is it could just be that they are going from one reception to another and if you drank wine at each one you'd be rat arsed before long (although Harry wouldn't mind) so it could just be that and also the fact that it is a Muslim state nd they disapprove big time of alcohol.

 lols rofl


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: windsor2 on September 11, 2012, 05:05:10 pm
There's really nothing else other than if she's pregnant and her appearance that the press could talk about. I can't believe that it's almost been two years from that dreadful engagement announcement to now and she's done nothing worthwhile.  :wopedo:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Leila on September 11, 2012, 05:15:14 pm
The problem with these stories about them drinking water instead of wine is it could just be that they are going from one reception to another and if you drank wine at each one you'd be rat arsed before long (although Harry wouldn't mind) so it could just be that and also the fact that it is a Muslim state nd they disapprove big time of alcohol.
It's also hot where they are (36°C). Alcohol in hot weather isn't good.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Freya on September 11, 2012, 05:17:25 pm
We could start a thread "What has Kate achieved since the engagement" but we would not find anything to fill it with. On the other hand the Middletons have moved up in the world.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: rosielinks on September 11, 2012, 05:18:50 pm
A lot of the comments on the DM article comment on WK's radiance and the possibility of a pregnancy. This, in combination with that other magazine article announcing the pregnancy, is looking a bit ominous. I hope that they would not send her on this trip if she really was 'up the duff'. On the other hand, Princess Diana did trips abroad before and after her pregnancies. I hope that this is just another false alarm.
I think WK looks puffy and jowly and much less attractive than she did in the engagement photos. If I was her mother, I would be worried about her.
I agree with the many comments about PW's question about his mother - it was unbelievable and disgraceful. He doesn't seem very informed at all.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Freya on September 11, 2012, 05:19:39 pm
The problem with these stories about them drinking water instead of wine is it could just be that they are going from one reception to another and if you drank wine at each one you'd be rat arsed before long (although Harry wouldn't mind) so it could just be that and also the fact that it is a Muslim state nd they disapprove big time of alcohol.
It's also hot where they are (36°C). Alcohol in hot weather isn't good.

In the DM it mentioned that William was drinking red wine and Kate was drinking white. It did look like white wine but I suppose could be non alcoholic wine.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Freya on September 11, 2012, 05:33:25 pm
interesting comment from the DM

My Singaporean friends tell me: "Waity the cupcake lightweight laughing so impolitely. More useless PUPPET SHOW with no consequence whatsoever. But, we must be gracious hosts and be polite smile..."
 
- Public Consensus , NYC, 11/9/2012 17:16

I like that, laughing cupcake lightweight.




Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Alexandrine on September 11, 2012, 05:37:06 pm
The Duchess of Cambridge strikes a politically correct pose in Prabal Gurung

http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/columns/belinda-white/TMG9535639/The-Duchess-of-Cambridge-strikes-a-politically-correct-pose-in-Prabal-Gurung.html

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge hunt for bargains in Singapore

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/prince-william/9535101/Duke-and-Duchess-of-Cambridge-hunt-for-bargains-in-Singapore.html


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Leila on September 11, 2012, 05:41:13 pm
In the DM it mentioned that William was drinking red wine and Kate was drinking white. It did look like white wine but I suppose could be non alcoholic wine.
It probably was real wine and some are just trying to make a story out of nothing again and claiming WK never drinks alcohol.  :bored:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Freya on September 11, 2012, 05:52:30 pm
^
I read somewhere that she only usually has one glass of wine. Many people have a glass of water with a meal as well as a glass of wine. She was probably just pacing herself. She could have declined the wine.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: berlin on September 11, 2012, 06:57:22 pm
The problem with these stories about them drinking water instead of wine is it could just be that they are going from one reception to another and if you drank wine at each one you'd be rat arsed before long (although Harry wouldn't mind) so it could just be that and also the fact that it is a Muslim state nd they disapprove big time of alcohol.

Singapore is a Buddhist country; Christianity comes next in majority. 


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Snokitty on September 11, 2012, 06:58:29 pm
http://www.asiaone.com/static/multimedia/gallery/120911_royalcouple/images/pic73.jpg

This sure looks like white wine to me and since it is what she always drinks at these receptions it makes sense.

So far this tour is grueling. They received flowers then they looked at a couple of Orchids, went to a reception and a Dinner. I think they will need a Holiday after this tour.   :laugh:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Sunny on September 11, 2012, 07:10:33 pm
I think this trip might just highlight how uninspiring and plain the Widdletons are! No charisma, no spark, nothing! I've liked Kate's wardrobe so far just not on her. She can't pull these looks off because she simply doesn't have it.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 11, 2012, 08:36:25 pm
That dress is in no way styled like a kimono; really where do these press reporters get their information about Asian fashion?


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: True Brit on September 11, 2012, 08:42:33 pm
The problem with these stories about them drinking water instead of wine is it could just be that they are going from one reception to another and if you drank wine at each one you'd be rat arsed before long (although Harry wouldn't mind) so it could just be that and also the fact that it is a Muslim state nd they disapprove big time of alcohol.

Singapore is a Buddhist country; Christianity comes next in majority. 

Indeed Berlin and  :thankyou: I'm forgetting it is such a diverse place re religion I think it has four main religions - getting a head of myself to Malaysia.

Quote from the Times today (paywall sorry)

"If they were a rock band this would be the tricky second album"


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Mooster on September 11, 2012, 09:42:51 pm
http://www.asiaone.com/static/multimedia/gallery/120911_royalcouple/images/pic73.jpg

This sure looks like white wine to me and since it is what she always drinks at these receptions it makes sense.

So far this tour is grueling. They received flowers then they looked at a couple of Orchids, went to a reception and a Dinner. I think they will need a Holiday after this tour.   :laugh:

 :thumbsup:  I would bet my next week's wages that that is indeed white wine...it has a yellowy tinge to it.  Since when has sightseeing and going for dinner been classed as work - that's the sort of stuff you do on holiday - I'm in the wrong job.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Jane23 on September 11, 2012, 09:46:16 pm
She looks so old!!!  :-X


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: windsor2 on September 11, 2012, 11:02:57 pm
Like a worn out mattress


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Mooster on September 11, 2012, 11:07:45 pm
Covered in p!ss


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Cressida on September 11, 2012, 11:24:48 pm
I quite like the orchid dress, it is pretty (and not thigh high!) but the purple thing is monstrous.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Mooster on September 11, 2012, 11:45:14 pm
I liked the orchid dress; it looked fresh and pretty; however, it would have been nice if it wasn't so low cut and high waisted.  The purple dress is gross - it was garish and too tight, because it showed too much thigh when she sat down.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 12, 2012, 12:26:49 am
 In that purple dress she stands out and for all the wrong reasons. What is wrong with tans and other light muted colors? Throw in the floppy hair and she's the tackiest one in the group.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Mooster on September 12, 2012, 12:38:11 am
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A kimono-style dress? I hope not! The Duchess has folded it right side over left, indicating that she is a corpse!
 
- Byrden, Vienna, Austria, 11/9/2012 10:35


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2201383/Kate-Middleton-Prince-William-visit-orchid-created-Princess-Diana-got-see.html#ixzz26Cv1oc9Y

 lols lols


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: lothwen on September 12, 2012, 06:30:59 am
I must be the only one cause I hated that "orchid" dress.  It's the wrong shade of pink for her, and I *despise* that she dresses too "thematic" for these events.  I liked the white/purple dress better.  The pattern is unconventional, but I think that works with such a conventional shape.



Her new hair dresser has fabulous hair....just saying.




Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: sassafras on September 12, 2012, 06:41:43 am
^Polite for you to call it thematic - I'd say it's like she's wearing a costume.



Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: lothwen on September 12, 2012, 06:43:19 am
I'm American....we're raised in the art of speaking "PC"  lol


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: sassafras on September 12, 2012, 06:51:04 am
touché


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: lilariel on September 12, 2012, 08:39:15 am
Seriously-if it isn't a too-short skirt that she is giggling and blushing about trying to sit respectively in then it is see thru or backless or has a neckline that goes down to her navel (since we all dream of being graced with that incredibly bony flat chest of hers...)

http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx?contractUrl=2&language=en-US&family=editorial&p=kate+middleton&assetType=image&clarification=kate+middleton%3a542588#1

...this is remniscent of that white dress that Diana wore with the flair out bottom of the fitted jacket top-with just enough "look at me and love me B/C I surely do!! I DO! I DO! I love me and my hair and my..." to remind us that it is on the MiddledyBopper and not a real Princess worthy of having a beautiful species of rare flower named after her. Honestly-couldn't they have given her a diff flower...like maybe...a sappy milkweed trying to hitch a ride on the gravel shoulder of a busy roadway...or one of those cactus/cacti full of spiders that explode out in the desert and make everyone run for their lives?  Sighhh... :laugh: :flower:

Guess she just has to display the goods even with the longer skirts. Lord knows the poor kiddies that she bends over to take flowers from can "... see London, Can see France, Can see the Duchesses underpants..." Telescopic longview of the royal babymaker...via the ever present unbuttoned tops and plunging necklines. At least that floppy hair might at least be useful in obstructing the view for the poor souls! And the flexing muscles shot at Rolls Royce...wonder if she even knows that they engineer other things besides fancy cars to transport her lazy bum to places? Refresh the Getty search page if the Day 2 shots of her in the white McQueen don't come up ladies!  :flower:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: lilariel on September 12, 2012, 09:22:05 am
Oh no-we are going from pretty but looking like pjs to flat out bizarre to boring but plunging and then to now this...?

http://twitter.com/WhatKateWore/status/245786961279852544/photo/1

Oh heavens help us...ick ick ick icccccck no...not with the orange tan!! Can't bring myself to even post one of the pics of her in this...my eyes! My eyes!   :sly: :ick: :nervous: Creidt to WhatKateWore on Twit and KateInWaiting on FB for the photo...oooo brain bleach please...no offense to the designer-this and the Duchess tooMuchess tan....my eyes!!!!  :-X



Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Acornia on September 12, 2012, 11:11:30 am
Please tell me her fat cheeks are NOT the early signs of pregnancy  :nervous:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Freya on September 12, 2012, 11:36:29 am
I don't think that the pink dress was a good shape for her as it accentuated her top/shoulder area. She is shaped like a kite and does not need to accentuate the shoulder area. I suppose that the skirt did balance it out but it was not the best look.

I absolutely hated the purple dress. It was the pattern which reminded me of patterns that I made in art. I thought it looked as it it was wearing her.  


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Cressida on September 12, 2012, 11:41:14 am
Very pretty broderie anglaise suit today - but sadly teamed with horrendous mane of hair and those bloody navy wedges - will someone please burn them?


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Freya on September 12, 2012, 11:46:32 am
^
I agree. brodrie suit was nice but like you say the wedges looked ridiculous especially when she was trying to plant something.

Hair is looking awful. Extension hair is obvious as is in better condition than her own hair. She needs a restyle.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: windsor2 on September 12, 2012, 01:54:03 pm
Doesn't she try on outfits to see how they'll move?  Doesn't she understand what concervative country means? This is embarrassing.  bignono
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/09/12/article-2201945-14F8DA86000005DC-886_964x662.jpg


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: princess_elena on September 12, 2012, 02:19:23 pm
I'm nervous what she will put on when she visiting my country tomorrow...the dress she wore @ Singapore showed that she does not care for anything. I never see any diplomats wore like her - showed too much of her non existing boobs. What is actually she wants to project her image to the world? I thought she done little bit of research about countries she will visit.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: windsor2 on September 12, 2012, 02:31:15 pm
 :hi: princess_elena, glad you're here. Can you tell us what the local newpapers and tv news reports are saying about this trip and her fashion?  :thankyou:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Alexandrine on September 12, 2012, 03:25:25 pm
Kate's style bored me to tears. There is nothing to talk about, the only thing is her love to v necklines, someone must have told her that they fit her or she likes the "sexyness".



Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Snokitty on September 12, 2012, 03:36:14 pm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2202019/Kate-Middleton-quizzed-young-fan-heat-proof-hair.html?openGraphAuthor=%2Fhome%2Fsearch.html%3Fs%3D%26authornamef%3DToni%2BJones

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She said: 'I asked her how she kept her hair so perfect in this weather, because it’s so humid. Mine always pouffes up.
She was afraid that her hair might be the same way in a few minutes. She said that her hair would pouffe up soon enough.'

30-year-old Kate has naturally curly hair, which as any woman blessed with the same will know does not react well to extreme heat.

I think it is because she wears extensions.    kisss



Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Mooster on September 12, 2012, 05:36:05 pm
^ He is smiling quite a lot and it looks genuine...so unless someone gets a photo when he is unaware of the cameras, who truly knows?  It's hard to tell how much is an act they put on  :dontknow:

 :welcome1:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: BlackOrchid on September 12, 2012, 07:09:53 pm
I have to admit, I don't think Kate is doing such a bad job on this tour - so far. I'm certainly no fan of hers, but I haven't noticed anything overtly wrong (yes, I *despise* the hair and cork shoes too). Honestly, I think some of you are being a little harsh - looking for a problem where there isn't any. That being said, there is still plenty of time for her to screw it all up. And I will certainly be on the look out for it.

Has anyone noticed her signature? Looking over some photos, I saw her and William's signature. She doesn't write the "n" in her name. It becomes "Catherie". What is that about? When I'm signing something quickly it's a bunch of scribbles, but if I were signing a book that will be shown in history, I'm going to clearly sign my full name.

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/britains-prince-william-and-his-wife-catherine-the-duchess-news-photo/151851768

It's not just this book, she did it in another one this same trip. Just look through the pages of photographs. Different books, similar signatures.



Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Mooster on September 12, 2012, 07:26:17 pm
^ I've got to agree that so far she's not doing too badly - apart from issues with low cut clothes, hyena grins, cork shoes etc...but nothing earth shatteringly bad - yet.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Spice on September 12, 2012, 07:38:16 pm
^The dress she wore to the state dinner was wrong - she should have worn a long gown.  And the height of her shoes contributes to the problems she has when stooping to greet people.  Her face is looking puffier than ever before (fillers) and her skin looks more orange than usual.

So, while she hasn't made any major behavioural gaffes yet, apart from the incessant grinning; she has failed to dress appropriately for a socially conservative country.  I know I sound harsh about her but I am just so tired of seeing her get it wrong all the time for nearly 2 years.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Freya on September 12, 2012, 08:32:33 pm
^
Spice

When you compare her to this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=G2sjrbK3J3k

And Diana was only just 20 when she gave this speech.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Alexandrine on September 12, 2012, 08:44:45 pm
Paul Harrison ‏@SkyNewsRoyal
#RoyalTour St James' Palace also say Kate is keen to use her visit to learn more about how the hospice movement works in Malaysia.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: windsor2 on September 12, 2012, 09:17:55 pm
Such pr  :BS: . She never showed interest in hospice care in Britain, so why would she give a toss about it in Malaysia.
If the royal family wants to rebrand themselves into roving ambassadors, then Waity has to take the dress code seriously and have more to offer than flicking her hair, talk shopping and do stunts to have people speculate if she's pregnant. Wills looks like a ventriloquist with his dummy.  :wopedo:
Thanks for posting that video Freya. Diana was the real thing. She's truly missed.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 12, 2012, 09:45:41 pm
Lets do a rundown of her activites, should we:

1. Pregnancy speculation stunt: check
2. Wedges: check
3. Low neckline: check
4: High hemline: check
5. Playing with her hair: check
6. Vacuous chattering: check
7. Dressing all wrong: check
8. Overshadowing purpose of visit: check
9. Too-high heels: check
10. Getting protocol wrong: check

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so why would she give a toss about it in Malaysia.

Because it's international and she certainly has bigger ambitions than Britain. She totally wants to run the world and gain power as easily as she can; humanitarianism made Diana an international icon and it's usually the reason that royal women (these days) wait until AFTER their marriages to get involved in charity.

This is a total joke and the DM is barely covering it. How on earth are she and William going to face the British public with a straight face and avoid being jeered at? Nothing was accomplished and this was more a 'looker me' tour than anything else, for WK and the BRF, not about anything substantial. They aren't going to bring jobs, they aren't going to end up bringing closer diplomatic ties, and I am certain that there won't be any massive humanitarian launch on the world stage. So, I find it interesting to find out how the British public is going to receive them once they get back and face the public that they've ignored since they stopped going ot the paralympics and skipped out the parade in favor of a vacation in France.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Dita on September 12, 2012, 09:47:24 pm
To be honest, Kate isn't doing a bad job because she hasn't really been given anything to do!

She's THIRTY YEARS OLD.  If she can't get out a car, shake someone's hand, SMILE, accept some flowers, SMILE, sit down, SMILE without difficulty then there's a real problem.

The hardest thing I've seen asked of her so far is pushing that button/blade thingy and you can tell that she was worried since she had to do that cutesy muscle-pose after she accomplished that great feat!!


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Fernanda Nunes on September 12, 2012, 10:21:06 pm
http://noticias.r7.com/internacional/noticias/principe-william-e-sua-esposa-catherine-queriam-ser-invisiveis-20120912.html
Translation:
"Prince William and his wife, Catherine, wanted to be invisible
 Royal couple made the remarks during a visit to Singapore
 Prince William and his wife Catherine would like to be invisible, the young couple said in Singapore, where they begin a nine-day trip through Asia and the Pacific, in tribute to the 60 years of the reign of Elizabeth the 2nd.
 When visiting the Botanical Gardens of the city-state, a former British colony, a young prince asked the magic power that would like to have.
 "Invisibility," replied William, according to the newspaper The Straits Times.
 Asked later, the Duchess of Cambridge responded: "I'd choose invisibility too. Thus, William could not approach me without me seeing him." Copyright AFP - All rights reserved reproduction and representation "


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Alexandrine on September 12, 2012, 11:13:13 pm
evening event

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2202292/Heres-starting-family-Wills-Kate-toast-water-Gala-reception-Prince-tells-wishers-wants-children.html?ITO=socialnet-twitter-mailonline

I cannot see anything sophisticated in Kate, here at least she looks cheap.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 13, 2012, 12:21:27 am
This whole trip is becoming about them, not about HM and more about their wishes for kids and their dreams and fantasies.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Magnolia on September 13, 2012, 12:43:47 am
__________________________________________________
My goodness from the plastered foundation makeup on her face, to the hair,to the strange full cheeks a la Gary Coleman(RIP).She keeps getting odd, it look like she's desperately trying to stay in her early 20's but her face and bad skin doesn't hide her age just like her sister.Also at the dinner she looked really out of her element there around leaders and she looked like a little guppy and the um, "drinking water" sure I guess her drink wasn't available there then"crack babies" hmmm, Climberton!

Seriously-if it isn't a too-short skirt that she is giggling and blushing about trying to sit respectively in then it is see thru or backless or has a neckline that goes down to her navel (since we all dream of being graced with that incredibly bony flat chest of hers...)

http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx?contractUrl=2&language=en-US&family=editorial&p=kate+middleton&assetType=image&clarification=kate+middleton%3a542588#1

...this is remniscent of that white dress that Diana wore with the flair out bottom of the fitted jacket top-with just enough
First it was Diana and now I think she's going for the style type of the first lady of the US Mrs.Obama she's now imitating her.But again she has to make the clothes sexy by going skimpy or sheer never really covered up if it's not a leg showing then the chest vise versa or both for her.It goes to show how plain she really is that she has to distract by dressing like that.
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I see the always grin and sudden laugh.I think there are problems in her brain.rose,london,United Kingdom
Also again posing with the Diana ring it's like she glues her hand in one position it's funny.lol
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The Singaporean are drawn tp Prince William because they're fond of the late Princess of Wales.They're not fond of Waity like they would show up to see Lady Gaga and Kim Kardashian at the airport.Still the crowd was small and moving with the media camera,mostly children brought in on a trip as it was a school day,accompanied by school officials ON THE JOB.Public Concensus,NYC
Great Post!!!!! Exactly like when they go to these "tours" the people are there to see mostly Diana's son  if he had married Bozo the clown it would be the same thing.The crowds were small but leave it to the likes of the DM's reporting amd media manipulation to make it seem there's this excitement it all looks pretty lackluster again using the kids for PR of course.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Spice on September 13, 2012, 06:42:30 am
This tour is turning out to be worse than I thought it would be, in terms of WK's overall inadequacy for the role she is meant to fulfil.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 13, 2012, 07:04:00 am
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__________________________________________________
My goodness from the plastered foundation makeup on her face, to the hair,to the strange full cheeks a la Gary Coleman(RIP).She keeps getting odd, it look like she's desperately trying to stay in her early 20's but her face and bad skin doesn't hide her age just like her sister.Also at the dinner she looked really out of her element there around leaders and she looked like a little guppy and the um, "drinking water" sure I guess her drink wasn't available there then"crack babies" hmmm, Climberton!

She looks like she belongs in a bordello, not a reception room of a Presidential palace.

Seriously-if it isn't a too-short skirt that she is giggling and blushing about trying to sit respectively in then it is see thru or backless or has a neckline that goes down to her navel (since we all dream of being graced with that incredibly bony flat chest of hers...)

http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx?contractUrl=2&language=en-US&family=editorial&p=kate+middleton&assetType=image&clarification=kate+middleton%3a542588#1
...this is remniscent of that white dress that Diana wore with the flair out bottom of the fitted jacket top-with just enoughBut again she has to make the clothes sexy by going skimpy or sheer never really covered up if it's not a leg showing then the chest vise versa or both for her.It goes to show how plain she really is that she has to distract by dressing like that.

I cannot imagine how boorish they must think she is and by extension female Brits. While the world has gotten smaller and stereotypes aren't true, I wonder if the Malay government is seething that this woman was sent to them. She looks tarty and has done and worn all the wrong things for someone who is in her station. I CANNOT believe she showed so much thigh at that early evening reception in that garish purple dress and I cannot believe that she wore something where we can all see the side of her BREASTS!

I wonder how strong HM makes her bartender make the martinis/gin and tonic.

Bearded pigs, luxury hotels and several Singapore Slings: What the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have planned for their Asian tour

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William and Kate are staying in the very raffish Raffles Hotel in Singapore, following in the footsteps of Joseph Conrad and Noel Coward (the lobby pianist plays his tunes every night).
 
'Raffles stands for all the fables of the exotic East,' said Somerset Maugham. It was here that the country's last wild tiger was shot — when it tried to spend an evening in the bar.
 
The Cambridges might want to tank up on Singapore Slings, invented here by barman Ngian Tong in 1910.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2201877/What-Kate-Middleton-Prince-William-planned-Asian-tour.html#ixzz26KJALZ7g

This is sounding more and more like a tourist jaunt than a state visit.

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The grandiose interior of Raffles: The couple will be staying in the Presidential Suite which has a private balcony, lots of fans whirring from high ceilings and valuable antiques

Why am I more than a little sure that when readers read this, there won't be awe or good natured envy, but a serious case of high pizz-off?

How to send your eye bags packing

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In the pictures of her on tour in Singapore this week, even make-up can’t conceal the dark bags. And it’s not just Kate who suffers the curse of the dark circle.
 
Two-thirds of women are so worn out that they are constantly tired and rely on sugar and caffeine to get by, according to author Dr Frank Lipman, who dubbed them ‘the spent generation’.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/beauty/article-2202327/Duchess-Cambridge-As-Kates-busy-schedule-takes-toll-reveal-send-eye-bags-packing.html

I swear this website and trip is becoming the gift that keeps on giving. At least to me :June:

Solemn moment to end their stay: William and Kate visit war graves and lay wreath from the Queen on their last day in Singapore

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made a moving visit to a Commonwealth war graves cemetery on their last engagement in Singapore today.
 
The royal couple laid a wreath on behalf of the Queen and Prince Philip at the Kranji Memorial, situated on a tranquil sun-bathed hill high above the bustling city.
 
Kate, dressed in a bespoke duck egg blue dress with a lace panel by Jenny Packham, carried a parasol as she and William walked through the rows of white graves, deep in thought.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2202465/Solemn-moment-end-stay-William-Kate-visit-war-graves-lay-wreath-Queen-day-Singapore.html#ixzz26KKXFeXZ

Singapore hopes for tourism boom as Duke and Duchess of Cambridge begin royal tour

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Singapore will be hoping that today’s visit by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – and the ensuing publicity – will encourage a tourism boom in the South East Asian city-state.
 
The young royals have been taking in various sites across the metropolis as they continue their Diamond Jubilee tour of the Far East and the Pacific.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2202133/William-Kates-Singapore-visit-Young-royals-sights-Asian-city-state.html#ixzz26KL32W1z

The poor innocents of Singapore.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Spice on September 13, 2012, 07:37:04 am
Finally, a cure for the hair-touching tic, make her carry a parasol!

Mind you, nice to see PW didn't wave his hands in annoyance from being bopped in the head with the thing (refer Jubilee Thames Pageant when leaving the barge).


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Acornia on September 13, 2012, 10:46:38 am
Ladies, please assure me that this girl is NOT pregnant!!  :nervous: :nervous:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: True Brit on September 13, 2012, 11:09:42 am
It would appear this much anticipated speech has been delivered and sounds pretty underwhelming. Amazing isn't it? A couple of visits to an East Anglian hospice and she's an expert in palliative care. I really get very angry at the royals using sick children to "burnish their images".

Her host is saying how important this is and will spread the message across the region. Another is saying their visit will boost tourism there? Hello? We maintain these people to boost other nations' organisations and images do we?

I think this is the exten of what she said. Anyone checked HateKate web site to see if this fits with her finding of them using the hospice's own website to write the "speech" like happened at the Ipswich hospice?

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Speaking slowly but clearly through a PA system she said: "Through this patronage, I have learnt that delivering the best possible palliative care to children is vital.

"Providing children and their families with a place of support, care and enhancement at a time of great need is simply life changing.

"With effective palliative care lives can be transformed. Treatment, support, care and advice can provide a lifeline to families at a time of great need."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/the_queens_diamond_jubilee/9540539/Duchess-of-Cambridge-speaks-of-life-changing-work-of-hospices-in-first-foreign-speech.html


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: True Brit on September 13, 2012, 11:25:22 am
Here's the whole "speech" and it's hardly a speech just an extended sort of well done and thank you merely 250 words. There doesn't seem to be a visual version so I wonder why not. Probably very wooden again.

It's also evident there is no connection between East Anglia and this project and the reason for her doing this is simply PR. Shame on them.

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Thank you, Your Royal Highness, for your kind words and such a warm welcome.
 
William and I are hugely excited to be in Malaysia – this, our first ever visit - and are absolutely delighted to have been invited to join you all here at Hospis Malaysia.
 
It is so exciting to learn about the Country’s very first paediatric palliative care programme and to witness for myself something of the wonderful work of Hospis Malaysia’s superb staff.
 
As Patron of East Anglia Children’s Hospice, a UK based charity, I am thrilled to hear that you have been working with Hospis Malaysia, and that you plan to collaborate as you roll out this new programme. 
 
Through this Patronage, I have learnt that delivering the best possible palliative care to children is vital.  Providing children and their families with a place of support, care and enhancement at a time of great need is simply life changing.  With effective palliative care lives can be transformed.  Treatment, support, care and advice can provide a lifeline to families at a time of great need.       
 
This is a very special place and so much is already being achieved.  It has been wonderful meeting the patients, families and all the staff here - you have given us the most wonderful welcome.
 
Thank you again for inviting us here - and all the very best to this exciting new initiative!
 

 
http://ukinmalaysia.fco.gov.uk/en/news/?view=Speech&id=808256682


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kahleigh on September 13, 2012, 11:28:17 am
Ladies, please assure me that this girl is NOT pregnant!!  :nervous: :nervous:
I'm choosing to ignore the possibility of a pregnancy until it is officially announced, for self-preservation reasons.
Because if she isn't and is purposely creating baby-buzz to get attention, it is annoying and petty and quite frankly i'm not at all surprised, as attention is lifeblood to the middletons, excepting William Middleton, who despises it, except when it suits him. She could just be putting on weight in strange places as she's started to eat again after starving and/or restricting her food intake for so long, as on this trip, people would notice if she didn't eat, like when she just moved the food around her plate, on the Canada tour. She also has very bad posture and juts her pelvis out all the time, and frames it with her hands, its a habit, as it got her to where she is, she's proud of her prince-catcher, she likes to bring attention to that area of her body, and empire line, pleated dress plus jutting out pelvis would make a skelton look like they had a tummy. jmo. When she stands up straight, she doesn't have a belly.

She has an expensive personal hairdresser with her, doesn't the hair dresser have any hair-tying up implements, did those two clips she had the first day break? Just tie up your hair Kate, its got to be wrecking it even more than it already was, by blowing it out three times a day, you are in a humid climate, you have wavy hair, it will frizz, so put it up! And you can see her extensions when her hair frizzes, as the top (her hair) frizzes and the hair underneath doesn't.

But any-hoo... Here is the video of Kate's very, very brief speech.
http://www.itv.com/news/update/2012-09-13/duchess-of-cambridge-praises-hospice-work-in-malaysia/
It lasted 1 min and 50 seconds and was a grand total of 231 words, (yes, I counted from the transcript) and her hair was blowing in her face as she was speaking, speaking very slowly, with long pauses, again...  :wopedo:
She also says pall-a-ta-tive instead of pall-ya-tive when she refers to palliative care, shouldn't someone have checked she knew the correct pronounciation?
She wouldn't sound so bad, if she had even one iota of emotion about her when she spoke, especially with such a subject as this one, she's at a children's hospice, she should at least pretend to care and show a little kindness and compassion, but thats too much to expect of waity-bot, i'm becoming more and more convinced she's a robot, or perhaps a puppet, because she's so wooden when she moves, and she's got fake hair like puppets have.  :tehe:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: True Brit on September 13, 2012, 11:32:22 am
Good find ^

The Mirror said she spoke in a slow and measured way.

There's also another quote for the stupid things she said thread. I mean they viewed a spectacular display of Malaysian fruit - and this is being promoted as work (apart from the comment).

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After touching down this morning they viewed a spectacular display of Malaysian fruit at the Prime Minister's house, where Kate said: "I love unusual fruit".

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/kate-middleton-praises-vital-and-life-changing-1322135


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Mooster on September 13, 2012, 11:57:08 am



But any-hoo... Here is the video of Kate's very, very brief speech.
http://www.itv.com/news/update/2012-09-13/duchess-of-cambridge-praises-hospice-work-in-malaysia/
It lasted 1 min and 50 seconds and was a grand total of 231 words, (yes, I counted from the transcript) and her hair was blowing in her face as she was speaking, speaking very slowly, with long pauses, again...  :wopedo:
She also says pall-a-ta-tive instead of pall-ya-tive when she refers to palliative care, shouldn't someone have checked she knew the correct pronounciation?


Nice to see the money on her top class education wasn't wasted, even I know how to pronounce that word and I was educated at the local comp  :wopedo:   Her fake upper class accent makes me sick...in the speech it started out really really posh, then faded a tad as she became slightly less self conscious.  Also that stupid hair of hers blowing about...grrr.  I detected no sincerity, just simply wooden and going through the motions.  As she walked toward William after the speech, she looked like a little kid as he smiled and clapped at her like a proud parent - she is a royal of two years (almost) and she still acts like a child instead of a stateswoman.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Freya on September 13, 2012, 12:06:12 pm
When I saw her and heard her speak it was as if the lights were on but no one was home.

She has had some training as she pauses on certain words, like Tony Blair used to, but there is absolutely no sincerity. She is like a robot.

I am not a spiteful jealous person and have tried to give her the benefit but I just cannot warm to her.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: True Brit on September 13, 2012, 12:07:19 pm
OH Lordy Freya not Waity and Tony Blair in the same sentence.  :o

I feel exactly the same as you and perhpas it's because we all know too much about her utterly pointless existence and yet she's suddenly at the top of world events and politics not because she worked hard and attained great things but because of who she married.

I think she dropped a vowel when she said wonderful - it came out a bit northern "wunderful".

Richard Palmer also tweeted this:

Richard Palmer‏@RoyalReporter
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Kate, patron of East Anglia Children’s Hospice, says she is thrilled both it and Hospis Malaysia are working together. :

This was my initial understanding but the speech was addressed to the king or whoever as she addressed it to His Royal Highness so when she said:

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As Patron of East Anglia Children’s Hospice, a UK based charity, I am thrilled to hear that you have been working with Hospis Malaysia, and that you plan to collaborate as you roll out this new programme.
 

I had to read it a couple of times as the meaning wasn't clear and I settled on she meant His Royal Highness in Malaysia was collaborating not EACH.

If the latter then, as I said a few days ago, this could be an attempt to put her as head of an international hospice movement. Quite ridiculous she has no experience whatsoever apart from a handful of local visits.

And will the EACH supporters be happy that their hard earned cashand resources are being diverted elsewhere. An interesting one.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Freya on September 13, 2012, 12:21:50 pm
I have listened to the speech again and I don't think that it makes sense in part.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2202517/Kate-William-Asia-tour-Duke-Duchess-Cambridge-arrive-Malaysian-capital-Kuala-Lumpur.html

Listen to the sppech at around 1.15 mins when she is talking about the collaboration of the Malaysian Hospice with the East Anglian Hospice.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: True Brit on September 13, 2012, 01:30:34 pm
Here we are. It looks like there is some link being made but EACH is a children's hospice and the Malaysia one is also for adults. OK let's just hope that the Malaysian hospice gains something useful from this but why couldn't they have sent Tracy Rennie who is the real expert on this. Let's alos hope it doesn't deflect from the work in East Anglia either in time or resources although with email and Skype there is no reason why they need to be flying backwards and forwards.

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Reflecting upon the new relationship between EACH and Hospis Malaysia, Tracy Rennie, EACH Director of Care, said “We are already in contact with Hospis Malaysia and senior EACH care staff have already met to discuss the ways in which we can work together.

“We are delighted to support them in their development of children’s palliative care services, as well as sharing best practice to ensure the highest standards of care and support are delivered and to develop and expand services.



http://www.each.org.uk/about_us/malaysia_tour_each_and_the_duchess_of_cambridge.htm


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Jane23 on September 13, 2012, 01:37:42 pm
She is doing wrong or will she do anything earth shattering why would anyone think that? She did another tour she know a thing or two by now...


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Freya on September 13, 2012, 01:43:05 pm
Here we are. It looks like there is some link being made but EACH is a children's hospice and the Malaysia one is also for adults. OK let's just hope that the Malaysian hospice gains something useful from this but why couldn't they have sent Tracy Rennie who is the real expert on this. Let's alos hope it doesn't deflect from the work in East Anglia either in time or resources although with email and Skype there is no reason why they need to be flying backwards and forwards.

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Reflecting upon the new relationship between EACH and Hospis Malaysia, Tracy Rennie, EACH Director of Care, said “We are already in contact with Hospis Malaysia and senior EACH care staff have already met to discuss the ways in which we can work together.

“We are delighted to support them in their development of children’s palliative care services, as well as sharing best practice to ensure the highest standards of care and support are delivered and to develop and expand services.



http://www.each.org.uk/about_us/malaysia_tour_each_and_the_duchess_of_cambridge.htm

I don't think its is very clear. Assuming a speech writer wrote this speech then she should have clarified anything beforehand. I wonder if she hand wrote it out beforehand to make it look as if she had written it herself. Very few polititians write their own speeches so I very much doubt that she has written this herself.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: True Brit on September 13, 2012, 01:57:56 pm
She did write her first speech herself and this one doesn't sound very professional as she repeats such as exciting but it is all very unclear. The EACH statement is a positive upbeat endorsement but I do wonder exactly how this can really pan out due to the distance.

Moving on the row over the logging and the corrupt politicians has reignited with calls for them to call off the rain forest trip as it will be seen to endorsing a corrupt politician on the eve of elections.

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But the campaigning journalist Clare Rewcastle Brown, who argues the level and area of protection claimed by Sabah state are false, said: "How can they be seen praising Sabah forestry when the man who has been in control of it since the early 90s, Musa Aman, now stands accused of laundering over $90m in timber licence kickbacks? Everything about this visit is wrong and it exposes William and Kate to a situation where they will be portrayed as endorsing a man who is accused of making millions out of destroying the very Borneo jungle that they have come to champion."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/sep/13/prince-william-borneo-deforestation


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Snokitty on September 13, 2012, 02:05:17 pm
There were photos of Kate drinking white wine at the reception on the first day. I guess the palace had these photos removed because they aren't where they used to be. Does anyone happen to have any of these photos? I need one to prove a point  :laugh: and I know they were there.  If you have the photo could you post it for me Please.   :thankyou:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Freya on September 13, 2012, 02:26:10 pm
^

Snokitty,

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/09/11/article-2201383-14F5E09D000005DC-852_634x515.jpg

The photograph is in the DM. It's the article where they are visiting the orchid garden. There is a photo showing Kate drinking water for the toast but the photo with William looks like wine to me. IMO these comments about her just drinking water are just to try and make up a story. She is just pacing herself.

True Brit. Interesting article in the Guardian and interesting comments. I get so sick of the fawning DM comments. These people that write these comments in the DM are so brainwashed and anyone who dares to criticise is red arrowed.

Just as a matter of interest Pippa is back. So there could be some competition.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: rogue on September 13, 2012, 02:39:25 pm
So was EACH forced in some kind of way to work with the Malysian hospice  :- because i can't see EACH gaining anything from it and they will have to spend their own time and money on something to build up Kate.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: True Brit on September 13, 2012, 02:55:17 pm
I'm trying not to be negative Rogue but your thoughts are almost my thoughts.

The Palace will/is using the hospice as part of their image building for a woman who has nothing much to offer in the way of interests or experience.

I suspect they also still have fairy dust in their eyes from being chosen as a royal charity but once they realise that she won't bring in much in the way of cash and it's just a nice header on their notepaper they may think differently.

We already have a link to the BBC story where it was admitted that her presence raised their media profile for a while but as yet has not brought in any noticeable funding.

There is a completely different culture in Malysia too with corruption an everyday part of politics/life and EACH needs to be careful here. They have a top class reputation and it needs to be kept that way.

If you look at the list of patrons/supporters etc every Lord Lieutenant of the East Anglian counties is on that list and they are a direct line to the palace so my long winded answer to your comment is yes it's highly likely they were forced into this. They may have taken the bait of KM's patronage and this was dropped in afterwards and they were unable to resist.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Snokitty on September 13, 2012, 03:21:33 pm
 :thankyou:  Freya

I guess some just can't get the point because after I put the photo up the first thing said was it could have been the lighting or camera angle that made it look like white wine.    :laugh:  She calls it being positive, I call it being ignorant.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Alexandrine on September 13, 2012, 03:24:04 pm
what was she thinking with the gala dress this night? Also there are no tiaras.

@TB good analysis and I agree with you. We will see what connections the two hospices make or if they do something together at all.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: True Brit on September 13, 2012, 03:26:10 pm
They were both glasses of wine weren't they? Williams' red and the one Kate was holding had a yellowy tinge of white wine - defo not water IMO. I do think trhe only reason she has been seen drinking water is to pace out the alcohol as it's being offered at every reception/port of call.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Alexandrine on September 13, 2012, 03:33:57 pm
^^ I've read in celebitchy just now that they may be taken malaria pills so they cannot drink much alcohol, it makes sense no?


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: True Brit on September 13, 2012, 03:38:03 pm
^ Could be Alexandrine.

Also had to laugh at this tweet

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Kilburn Matronome ‏@MatofKilburnia

@GuyCraft @RoyalReporter I think we can rule out motivational speaker as a job for Kate based on today's evidence
 



It was in reply to this exchange


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Richard Palmer‏@RoyalReporter

 William and Kate: we want to do a serious job http://www.express.co.uk/blogs/post/267/blog …
 
Guy Craft‏@GuyCraft

 Here's a good place to start http://jobseekers.direct.gov.uk  MT @RoyalReporter William and Kate: we want to do a serious 'job'





Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Cressida on September 13, 2012, 03:56:04 pm
I think she sounds very nasal when she speaks and she also does a strange up and down inflection in her voice in every sentence, which makes it sound very unprofessional. I can't believe she got through university speaking like this - didn't she ever have to speak in tutorials to the other students? It is bizarre.

I noticed she said palliative wrong too - could be nerves I suppose.

I feel a little tetchy about this hospice initiative as it was one of Diana's passions. She also wanted to create an international string of hospices with her name on so I am wondering if that is where this is going?


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Alexandrine on September 13, 2012, 04:39:54 pm
Golden Kate looks every inch the fairytale princess for her glittering arrival at lavish dinner with Malaysian hosts

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2202731/Duke-Duchess-Cambridge-Malaysia-Kate-Middleton-looks-inch-princess-lavish-dinner.html


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Magnolia on September 13, 2012, 04:47:56 pm
What is this woman wearing I thought there were rules with long sleeves.The rest of the women are wearing them even her cleveage showing absolutely awful!


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Princess Alucard on September 13, 2012, 04:54:53 pm
Can you. Imagine if she went to the middle east???


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Magnolia on September 13, 2012, 05:00:57 pm
^Haha she wouldn't make it pass the front door.lol Did she dress up  to go to the prom or the Emmys.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: windsor2 on September 13, 2012, 05:45:58 pm
I'm a bit confused about the planning of her wardrobe. It doesn't seem like much thought was placed in the planning because she's showing far too much of her boney flat chest whist the other women are covered up. Her other dresses have been too short and too low cut. I wonder if she chose these clothes or someone else did because I think that she's insulted her hosts and the people that she was visiting by not being conservatively dressed. I hope that we hear from people that live there and aren't afraid to report the truth about this tour instead of the fawning nonsense that the DM drivels out on a daily basis.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: berlin on September 13, 2012, 06:45:31 pm
In the speech her pace was better, I didn't really listen to the content but the faux accent is grating.  I think she's done a decent job, but she's gotta watch the cleavage.  William looks happy.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: windsor2 on September 13, 2012, 07:15:17 pm
It's like we're applauding mediocracy and passing it off as good. That speech would've gotten at least a C- if she presented that that in uni. It was devoid of emotion and in parts she was mumbling. I wish that she'd either put more effort into her duties and not spend hours on her appearance, imo. As someone up thread said, she's a states woman because of who she married, not a mannequin.
Will has the nerve to say that he wants to do serous work. That's such a laugh because he's married to a vapid, old looking mattress who's devoid of empathy and seems only interested in catching where the camera is. If he wanted to be taken seriously, then he should've done everything possible to have gotten rid of her and the Midds and embarked on his military career and possible roving ambassador duties for HM. It's too late for him now that he's gotten hitched to Waity. I think that she's shamed him by dressing inappropriately in this conservative country. I really wonder if she's been set up because if not she's really giving the finger to her host and HM whom she's representing.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: windsor2 on September 13, 2012, 08:48:28 pm
"I was so nervous.. I'm glad it's over": Anxious Kate reveals her worry over first foreign speech
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Kate Middleton held her nerve to give her first speech on foreign soil then admitted: "I'm glad it's over".

The Duchess spoke eloquently about the "vital" and "life-changing" work of hospices in front of a small audience.

But speaking later at a lavish dinner hosted by the King of Malaysia, Kate confessed: "I was so nervous and I am very glad that it's over with.

"There was an amazing atmosphere."
In line with religious protocol Kate kept the tops of her arms covered and wore a floor length dress - but stood out from the crowds in her four-inch satin heels.  
He then told the minister: "I'm tired.

"It's the jet lag that is hardest.

"We go on from here to the Solomon Islands and then Tuvalu, have you ever been there? Me neither. Tuvalu is one of the smallest and most remote places on earth.

"We hope to do some fishing and snorkelling. I am very interested in the coral and whale sharks.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/kate-middleton-reveals-her-worry-over-1322568

So she covers her upper arms, but exposes her boney chest?  bignono
I think it's normal to be nervous at public speaking, but her speech was so short that she shouldn't have time to get nervous. I find it odd that she acts like she's never had to do speeches before. How did she graduate uni without having to learn how to give speeches and presentations?  :dontknow:
How nice for you Wills.  :wopedo:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: rogue on September 13, 2012, 09:11:07 pm
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"We hope to do some fishing and snorkelling. I am very interested in the coral and whale sharks.

This isn't a vacation and why doesn't he do this on his own time.  :sly: I remember that with Harry's JT reporters were complaining about the schedule.

@ TB , what if EACH realizes they made a pact with the devil ? Would they be able to cancel the links with the foreign hospices?


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 13, 2012, 09:21:11 pm
I cannot imagine how bad this looks for Britain behind the scenes. The hosts give them their best hospitality and lavish gifts, but they come and make asinine comments, (on Kate's part) dressing horrifically and violating 3/4 of modesty standards, while turning this into all about THEM.

So, I am certain that the elites in that (and the other countries they visit) are either rolling their eyes, seething at how Kate has disgraced herself while reinfocring the prejudice that the Brits (English in particular) a boorish and vulgar colonialists. I wonder if the First Lady gave her husband and earful.

What is this woman wearing I thought there were rules with long sleeves.The rest of the women are wearing them even her cleveage showing absolutely awful!

Throw in four inch heels and we have a disaster here people! Is she showing enough of herself this trip? She stands out looking half naked compared to the other ladies there. An inch lower of cleavage and we are looking at a massive scandal.

Can you. Imagine if she went to the middle east???

There is a reason she and William haven't either been sent or invited as state guests.

 


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: True Brit on September 13, 2012, 09:40:46 pm
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@ TB , what if EACH realizes they made a pact with the devil ? Would they be able to cancel the links with the foreign hospices?

There may well be something in the media tomorrow about this but I am finding it slightly odd that EACH hasn't also made a big issue about this apart from a  statement on their web site.

The people who run this organisation aren't fools and their board of advisors has some heavyweights and they must have had this same discussion that we have had about this - after all their prime responsibility and allegiance is to the sick children and their families,fundraisers and supporters and not to a member of the monarchy no matter how potentially lofty their position.

I am sure they are savvy enough to know that flying their CEO out to Kuala Lumpur wouldn't be acceptable so they will have to tread carefuly in the way this "collaboration" pans out.

Local supporters of EACH raised the millions needed for the Ipswich Hospice in record time before Kate was anywhere near. It is this local connection with the community which yeilds results not some international link. They need to raise over £5 million each year to keep it all going.

I suspect if it doesn't work out they'll just wind it down quietly and Kate will remain a patron unless she chooses to step down. I do know of one charity which lost a royal patron some years ago and it really never made any difference as they never brought in cash but they did lose the occasional use of this patron's property for the odd function.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Spice on September 13, 2012, 09:58:54 pm
Well I hope that EACH benefits from a cash grant from the Royal Foundation of Willy, Waity and Harry.  That might be some small consolation for them.

I am aghast at the violation of the local dress code.  I'm picking deliberate set-up here.  The Queen's courtiers would never have allowed her to breach her host's cultural values like that, they would have stopped her.  That Waity's didn't do so is (for me) proof that they are setting her up to fail.  Good luck to them and Godspeed I say!

As for the water/wine issue, I still think she isn't preggers, but also that the colour of her drink is not going to be any indication one way or another - there is alcohol free wine, plus she may get medical advice that the odd glass of wine in the second trimester is no big problem.  She won't be showing at all until about 4-5 months in.  The high risk time for drinking alcohol is in the first few weeks.  Although personally I never touched a drop of the stuff during my pregnancies, just not worth the risk IMO.

I still think she can't get pregnant unless she gains some weight, and even then it's not a given - she's 30 years old, and infertility can strike anyone.  If she does have children, she is going to be even lazier, whinier and more pathetic than she is now.  And he's going to completely give up whatever "work" he thinks he is currently doing.

These comments about jetlag make me sick - I have worked with diplomats who fly business class in order to be able to work as soon as they arrive (on the other side of the world).  They work on the flight over, then for the whole time they are there, then on the way back they write up the report, and they get off the plane and come straight into the office.

The more they open their mouths to chitchat about what's really priority for them, the more obvious it is that they are both unfit to be in their roles.  I want him out of the line of succession, or I want a republic.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 13, 2012, 10:09:16 pm
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am aghast at the violation of the local dress code.  I'm picking deliberate set-up here.  The Queen's courtiers would never have allowed her to breach her host's cultural values like that, they would have stopped her.  That Waity's didn't do so is (for me) proof that they are setting her up to fail.  Good luck to them and Godspeed I say!

I THINK they (courtiers) are just letting her hang herself; they aren't interfering and they aren't going to tell her what to do, since to end up doing so would be to strike fear into their booze soaked hearts and set William off. So, they are letting her dress herself and I am sure that she is presented with dossiers, she just isn't at all reading them or bothering to bone up on the backgrounds of the people she will be meeting.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: benign on September 13, 2012, 10:40:49 pm
In the speech her pace was better, I didn't really listen to the content but the faux accent is grating.  I think she's done a decent job, but she's gotta watch the cleavage.  William looks happy.   :thumbsup:
i agree the pacing was good...the fake accent, too much head movement and the hair was so annoying....thank goodness she didnt wear anymore floral ones coz those were really bad...love the white outfit and the brown one.....

any chance WK stopped the pelvic bone thrusting coz it doesnt looked good...PW looks well and more relax...thank goodness they had a 3 day break so PW could looked relax a bit...


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Yooper on September 13, 2012, 10:58:58 pm
^^Of course she doesn't, KF.  That would require effort, commitment and dedication to her position and JOB.  All that matters is how she looks.  She's so ill-equipped and I have nothing left to do but laugh at the whole sideshow.  None of it is of any importance and she just makes herself look like a fool, but forgets who and what she's representing.  I don't know anybody who could blow protocol with such efficiency and still keep their job.

And even if you're nervous about giving a speech, for heaven's sake, don't announce it and make yourself look like an even bigger fool.  What's she looking for, sympathy?  It's pathetic and embarrassing and I hope at least the Asians have a good laugh over it.  Even William looked like a dork and out of his element.  So glad they're not in the diplomatic corps where it really is of national importance.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Spice on September 13, 2012, 11:12:15 pm
^It's the pathetic attempts at sympathy that irritate me the most about these two twits.  Poor dahlings, got a bit of jetlag, need resties after working so hard, looking forward to fishing and snorkeling in Tuvalu instead of representing the monarch in one of her realms.  It's pathetic.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Yooper on September 13, 2012, 11:37:11 pm
^Seriously.  "Look at poor me having to give a speech!  Did I do ok???"  She's SO lame and needy.  No wonder everybody picked on her everywhere.  I would've short-sheeted her bed every night.

You're 30 years old for heaven's sake!  Act like it and retain some personal dignity.  Well, y'know, after we see your naked breasts, of course.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 14, 2012, 12:07:11 am
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And even if you're nervous about giving a speech, for heaven's sake, don't announce it and make yourself look like an even bigger fool.  What's she looking for, sympathy?

She's playing to the gallery in the hopes of a laugh.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Magnolia on September 14, 2012, 12:24:44 am
That speech I turned it off after 3 seconds from that forced posher than posh accent and her just trying to read it all in one with no emotion.Her saying "I was so nervous and I am very glad that is over with".From this statement that's what her speech was JUST a speech you can see she  doesn't care about no hospice only PR to make her and the Dunce just to "look good".  

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Singapore hopes for tourism boom as Duke and Duchess of Cambridge begin royal tour.
So this seems to be the real theme for them being invited in the first place and to the rest of the other countries.
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I want him out of the line of succession or I want a Republic.
I agree Spice these two are just inside little kids playing dress up let the real grownups take over.They are over 30 soon and still act like teens just send them packing and don't put them on the worldstage or diplomatic visits they look like just 2 clowns_IMO.
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I cannot imagine how bad this looks for Britain behind the scenes. The hosts give them their best hospitality and lavish gifts, but they come and make asinine comments, (on Kate's part) dressing horrifically and violating 3/4 of modesty standards, while turning this into all about THEM.

So, I am certain that the elites in that (and the other countries they visit) are either rolling their eyes, seething at how Kate has disgraced herself while reinfocring the prejudice that the Brits (English in particular) a boorish and vulgar colonialists. I wonder if the First Lady gave her husband and earful.

What is this woman wearing I thought there were rules with long sleeves.The rest of the women are wearing them even her cleveage showing absolutely awful!


Throw in four inch heels and we have a disaster here people! Is she showing enough of herself this trip? She stands out looking half naked compared to the other ladies there. An inch lower of cleavage and we are looking at a massive scandal.  
She stuck out like sore thumb the other ladies smiled and didn't say anything to her out of "respect" but you see how embarrassed they looked to be next to her.The press of course saying how she covered her arms which she really didn't you see her skin since the short sleeves were sheer might as well just go strapless.She looked vulgar and trashy_IMO and of course her dunce husband just looks out of it and not paying attention himself or doesn't care.
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we hope to do some fishing
Yeah see you don't kill an endangered one like you did in Africa and killed a rare bird you dunce!
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Good post windsor2.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Spice on September 14, 2012, 12:27:39 am
William really does not want to be a royal.  He only wants the money.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Yooper on September 14, 2012, 12:52:56 am
^Too true.  I wonder how much it would cost the treasury to make them disappear?  Let's face it, this trip has been a colossal snorefest.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 14, 2012, 01:35:23 am
This whole trip has been one massive slap in the face to the hosts and to Britain and to HM/monarchy. It's been made all about them and has been turned into a sideshow about pregnancy, fashion, this new scandal, and about how she and William are SO happy with one another.

Diana might have been a scene stealer, but she knew how to give the trip focus on more than herself.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Bella on September 14, 2012, 01:36:18 am
Interesting comments in this article in Malaysia...

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/208771   

The royal couple and illegal logging in Sabah

The Duke of Cambridge Prince William and his wife Catherine Middleton will be watched closely during their visit to Sabah, where they are likely to be hosted by Chief Minister Musa Aman, who faces allegations of corruption.

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VOXPOP 'The British royals do no not go around snubbing people. I am sure Prince William has something royal to tell the CM.'

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Doc: I think the British royals should not be made to take political sides or make political statements by snubbing government elected officials here in Malaysia.

If they were asked to snub Sabah CM Musa Aman because he is corrupt and involved in money laundering, then it should only fair to ask them to snub all BN ministers.

After all, all BN ministers are known to have some sort of corruption scandal in their hands.

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Starr: Musa's monopoly and exploitation of Sabah forestry resources to enrich himself runs counter to Prince William's affinity for environmental conservation.

Their meeting in an unlikely place where such exploitation is taking place, is not only most inappropriate but also lends credence to Musa's exploitative regime.

The last bastion of Sabah's commercial forests lies within the Sabah Foundation's concession areas, which has been operated solely under Musa's direction as chairperson without due accountability and transparency.

He alone decides on the award of the logging contracts in return for 'kickbacks'. This accounts for the millions of dollars sitting in his offshore accounts through a web of money laundering activities, which is the subject of the Swiss investigation.

So far, Musa has escaped actions from the Malaysian authorities with impunity and his meeting with Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge (Catherine Middleton) would further legitimise such illicit trades.

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AnakBangsaMalaysia: The British monarchy has evolved over the years to become a rather responsible and respectable institution that still retains some value and relevance in this modern age.

Over the past decade, the monarchy has pro-actively moved to become much less of a burden to British taxpayers and now earns a good part of its own annual budget through tourism. On top of that, the monarchy also pays taxes on its income as its contribution to nation-building.

Royal shenanigans are relatively few and far between, and when they are inevitably exposed, they are quickly and firmly dealt with, as the royal family is deeply aware of the fact that they are under very close (and not always forgiving) scrutiny by the British public.

It is rather telling to see the stark contrast between the British monarchy and the Malaysian royal institutions(s).

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Mushiro: The royal couple should not allow their visit to be used as an election campaign tool by any party. It is even worse if the party involved is tainted with corruption, misrule and deforestation, which displaced the indigenous natives.

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MissPandora: The British royals do not go around snubbing people. What is the point? I am sure Prince William has something royal to tell the CM, especially about his interest conservation.

Remember Queen Elizabeth II's action? She did not snub Najib. She wore yellow (http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/170070/) instead.

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Boiling Mud: Snub the CM of Sabah? More likely, there will be lots of photos plastered all over the place full of that Windsor toothy smile, and the Sabah CM taking in the shine.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Bella on September 14, 2012, 01:38:39 am
This whole trip has been one massive slap in the face to the hosts and to Britain and to HM/monarchy. It's been made all about them and has been turned into a sideshow about pregnancy, fashion, this new scandal, and about how she and William are SO happy with one another.

Diana might have been a scene stealer, but she knew how to give the trip focus on more than herself.

I agree KF..they're making fools of everyone and is an embarrassment.  Will HM say something to them because I thought after their last trip something would be said, but judging by their actions on this trip, it doesn't appear to be.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 14, 2012, 01:47:08 am
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The British monarchy has evolved over the years to become a rather responsible and respectable institution that still retains some value and relevance in this modern age.

For all the wrong reasons and in all the wrong areas. Pop culture, not in the culture that should mean asomething to the monarchy.

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Over the past decade, the monarchy has pro-actively moved to become much less of a burden to British taxpayers and now earns a good part of its own annual budget through tourism. On top of that, the monarchy also pays taxes on its income as its contribution to nation-building.

How stupid; the BRF do not at all get too much independent income and as long as they leech off of taxpayer funds, it certainly means that they are a burden. As for making money off of tourism, isn't that 'double dipping,' in additoin to the funds they get from the Duchies? As for taxes, that is a sliver and barely affects them. How much money have the royals used towards maintaining the duchies and provinces without taking from the government?

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Royal shenanigans are relatively few and far between, and when they are inevitably exposed, they are quickly and firmly dealt with, as the royal family is deeply aware of the fact that they are under very close (and not always forgiving) scrutiny by the British public.

They certainly don't act like it. If they careed, they would be more careful about their associations.

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It is rather telling to see the stark contrast between the British monarchy and the Malaysian royal institutions(s).

Huge difference actually. I dont' think a future King of Malaysia would dare marry his mistress, divorce his wife, or allow a woman like Kate in the master suite, in which before Kate started in the Mistress Suite.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Yooper on September 14, 2012, 02:06:23 am
^^It's what, to me, that they do best, slap people and institutions in the face, repeatedly.  They're pretty big in the snub department and I find it, frankly, one of the more insulting aspects of their behavior.  I don't know where the remark came from but to say that our First Lady somehow 'showed up' Kate Middleton in her white dress still annoys me and I don't care if they ever come here again.  How insulting.  As if MO gives a rip what WK thinks anyway, tho.  So, to try this same act with the ultra-ceremonial and delicately etiquette conscious Asians is appalling.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Bella on September 14, 2012, 02:12:06 am
Would someone please explain the comments posted at this site, topic Wasty speaking as a royal.. More is going on than we are aware??

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/208807

Kate speaks as royal tour reaches Malaysia

Prince William’s wife Catherine made her first public comments on foreign soil today as the royal couple visited a Malaysian hospice during their Asia-Pacific tour.

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ksn-- Will the Royal couple visit our NATIONAL MONUMENT, a landmark not be missed.?

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Nambekei 7-- Will William do a Harry.....German Royal for the English....

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chewpokmin-- In S'pore the royals visited the cemetery at Kranji. This is pure PR exercise put up by the Brits for whatever the reason . Look these r 2 young people.....................show them the better sights rather than cemeteries. U think this will endear them to the public?? Nah............it freaks us out. That's why Britain is losing out.

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APA INI?-- THERE'S THE MESSAGE WE HOPE YOU ARE RESPONDING TO, KATE - A TREE AND BIRDS FLYING OVER IT! THAT'S WHAT WE HOPE CAN STILL BE FOUND IN OUR RAPIDLY VANISHING RAIN FORESTS!!, SHE - THEY KNOW MAYBE, JUST MAYBE, SOON THE WORLD WILL KNOW! WATCH YOUR STEPS, MUSA AND TAIB!!!


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 14, 2012, 02:14:02 am
I can't get over how bad this tour is going for them and it's well deserved. HM knew how bad Kate had been during the Jubilee and Olympics, but go figure, she sent the Ducal couple anyway, which is insulting. She should have sent the Wessexes and should never have had them invited to the Luxembourg wedding.

One thing I do know, is that the BRF seems to push people around and demand that people come to THEM and think that they can send whoever from their family, because 'they are the BRF.' This is an insult and I don't think that the Asian countries send anyone other than their best to Britain and this is who Britain sends. I am honestly glad that the BRF is suffering this humiliation, because they have been too arrogant for far too long. I dislike MO, but she is the First Lady and that wedding snub was a major insult.

As for visiting the cemetaries, she glanced at the tombs sideways and brushed by.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Yooper on September 14, 2012, 02:20:27 am
^It would have helped a great deal if WK had ever been anywhere where she had to know protocol, but she hasn't.  So, they have received what they deserve.  Embarrassment.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Bella on September 14, 2012, 02:33:48 am
The fact remains, they're both an embarrassment, however, Big Willy should know better.  By marrying her, he's getting what he deserves..I'm sick of the media building these two up to something they're NOT.
In Wasty's mind, she thinks by marrying into the BRF, all she has to do is wear the best, travel, etc...I hope the royals are enjoying the show, and I can't believe they're that stupid not to know these two are making this a circus.
Heaven forbid Wasty gets knocked up..we haven't seen anything yet..She's going to need another vacation after she returns home because she worked so hard--NOT!


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Yooper on September 14, 2012, 02:40:30 am
Sorry if this is a dupe.  Too much cleavage again, missy:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2202731/Kate-Middleton-glitters-glamorous-gold-opulent-state-dinner-Malaysia.html?ICO=most_read_module (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2202731/Kate-Middleton-glitters-glamorous-gold-opulent-state-dinner-Malaysia.html?ICO=most_read_module)

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Glittering in gold, the Duchess of Cambridge dazzled in a stunning gown tonight as she attended a lavish dinner thrown by the rulers of Malaysia.
She and her husband, Prince William, were guests at the opulent Istana Negara Palace in Kuala Lumpur at the start of a four day visit to the country.
In line with religious protocol Kate kept the tops of her arms covered and wore a floor length dress.

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But she still stood out - not just because of her exquisitely embroidered white Alexander McQueen dress, which featured the Malaysian flower, hibiscus, in gold detail - but because she towered over her hosts in four inch satin heels.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: benign on September 14, 2012, 02:45:22 am
^it is too much....i always believe WK shows it whenever PW is not paying attention to her...as to the dress, which Disney character inspired this outfit? belle or ariel or snow white or cinderella?


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Magnolia on September 14, 2012, 03:39:55 am
They said she's at a mosque right now with a head scarf and no foot wear.What a joke considering all the filth she's done sexually  also while the middle east is on fire with protests.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Yooper on September 14, 2012, 03:44:45 am
Would someone please explain the comments posted at this site, topic Wasty speaking as a royal.. More is going on than we are aware??

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/208807

Kate speaks as royal tour reaches Malaysia

Prince William’s wife Catherine made her first public comments on foreign soil today as the royal couple visited a Malaysian hospice during their Asia-Pacific tour.

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ksn-- Will the Royal couple visit our NATIONAL MONUMENT, a landmark not be missed.?

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Nambekei 7-- Will William do a Harry.....German Royal for the English....
  My best guess:  Will William take his clothes off?

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chewpokmin-- In S'pore the royals visited the cemetery at Kranji. This is pure PR exercise put up by the Brits for whatever the reason . Look these r 2 young people.....................show them the better sights rather than cemeteries. U think this will endear them to the public?? Nah............it freaks us out. That's why Britain is losing out.
  They're smart enough to see PR and no substance when they see it and are somewhat, apparently, either scared or dislike Britain.

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APA INI?-- THERE'S THE MESSAGE WE HOPE YOU ARE RESPONDING TO, KATE - A TREE AND BIRDS FLYING OVER IT! THAT'S WHAT WE HOPE CAN STILL BE FOUND IN OUR RAPIDLY VANISHING RAIN FORESTS!!, SHE - THEY KNOW MAYBE, JUST MAYBE, SOON THE WORLD WILL KNOW! WATCH YOUR STEPS, MUSA AND TAIB!!!
  This is in response to the devastation of their rain forests and how Kate doesn't get it, in their minds, I believe.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Magnolia on September 14, 2012, 04:25:14 am
Through this tour she keeps wearing either sheer clothes or sheer sleeves is that her thing now.In the white dress at the mosque she's full of makeup and looks like she's going to a party after the photo OP.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: windsor2 on September 14, 2012, 05:02:32 am
Here's a picture of her arriving at the mosque.

http://inagist.com/all/246452517687414785/
I feel that this will be a very high insult somehow with her topless pictures hitting the press and the net. Her she is in white acting all innocent I imagine whilst people are ogling at her bare breast.  :nervous: I wonder if dignatsries will refuse to great her as the tour goes along.
This will bring out her tawdry past for sure as well as undesirables such as her stripper cousin and the sex party organizer possibly speaking about the photos.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Yooper on September 14, 2012, 05:07:09 am
Is sheer ok?  Shouldn't she be wearing a scarf or something on her head?


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: windsor2 on September 14, 2012, 05:14:50 am
Her head is covered here
http://twitter.yfrog.com/ocfrozptj


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Yooper on September 14, 2012, 05:24:05 am
Thank you, Windsor, and thanks for the first pic, too, connecting the story. 


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Sunny on September 14, 2012, 05:47:18 am
Thanks for the pics! Minus the sleeves, the outfit is decent for Kate standards! Is it me or in the first pic does it look like she's wearing some sort of corset? For some reason her chest looks puffy. And aren't your ankles supposed to be covered before you enter a mosque or is that only for certain countries?


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Bella on September 14, 2012, 05:54:54 am
They said she's at a mosque right now with a head scarf and no foot wear.What a joke considering all the filth she's done sexually  also while the middle east is on fire with protests.

Magnolia, you're absolutely right..
Who's giving Wasty acting lessons? She's a joke.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 14, 2012, 07:21:13 am
In regards to Muslim protestors, these terrorists will latch onto ANYTHING to blow stuff up, so frankly I can't say it's her fault if the Muzzies go nuts.

Thanks for the pics! Minus the sleeves, the outfit is decent for Kate standards!  And aren't your ankles supposed to be covered before you enter a mosque or is that only for certain countries?


Here's something to look at:

How to Act at a Mosque

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Women should also wear loose fitting clothing, preferably a long skirt, and a loose fitting top. It's important that the top covers everything, including the neck and the wrist. The skirt should go all the way down so that the ankles are covered. Many mosques require that women who are not Muslim cover their heads, as well, so you may want to bring a scarf. The reason that the clothing should be loose is to conceal any body form or shape. You should probably wear nice shoes to go with the overall outfit but it's not necessary as you will not be wearing them for very long.

Read more: How to Act at a Mosque | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_4443297_act-mosque.html#ixzz26QFaFTVH

Well, there goes obedience to that dress code.

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Is it me or in the first pic does it look like she's wearing some sort of corset? For some reason her chest looks puffy.

I think she is wearing something that enhances her breasts; in a mosque no less.

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I feel that this will be a very high insult somehow with her topless pictures hitting the press and the net.

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wonder if dignatsries will refuse to great her as the tour goes along.

I think that the dignitaries will be insulted (as so will their wives), but for the sake of diplomacy they will be polite, restrained, and courteous as they always should be. I cannot imagine how this must be for the wives in particular since after all, wives of heads of state in that region or VERY virtuous. What an insult to accept her as a diplomatic/social equal.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: scarlett on September 14, 2012, 07:26:16 am
I don't understand why she wouldn't be like anyone else with common sense how hard is it to dress appropriately for these engagements, instead of trying to constantly make fashion statements. It shows a complete lack of respect and refinement, the way she's been pushing it with her fashion choices. Kate's a try-hard.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 14, 2012, 07:39:33 am
I think it's a combination of a variety of things.

1. She wants to find that one outfit that will make a 'statement' and make her a fashion icon. SHe is desperate for her "Diana" moment, like when Diana wore that black dress, or that one statement. She wants to be able to get things wrong, while making it into something right.

2. She does it because she doesn't want to be told what to do and will do whatever she wants

3. She is so used to not following the rules that to her, strictures are not at all comprehensible

4. She is like a Hollywood starlet thrust into the world of diplomacy, but still dresses like a tart because it's all she knows

5. Kate is too used to showing her body that to cover up would be completely incomprehensible and genuinely stifling



Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Spice on September 14, 2012, 12:36:04 pm
Can someone please tell me how many hours behind GMT Malaysia is?  I'm keen to see the look on her face when she appears in public today ;-)


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Mooster on September 14, 2012, 12:47:42 pm
^ apparently William is grim faced, while Kate puts on a brave smile

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2203178/Kate-Middleton-topless-photos-Duchess-Cambridge-puts-brave-smile-outrage.html


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Spice on September 14, 2012, 12:54:58 pm
^Thanks for the link, Mooster.  She looks like she's been crying, and she's definitely not wearing her usual chicken fillets.  He looks angry, which I find quite irritating in itself.  How about he ponders instead the deforested area they're about to visit or the terminally ill kids they met yesterday?


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: True Brit on September 14, 2012, 12:55:14 pm
Times story is behind their paywall but this quote from the editor/publisher of the mag is from a radio interview. There are also comments that she was snapped smoking too which I haven't seen anywhere else.

Is this why Pipster stuck her silly tongue out at the snapper this morning? Stupid childishness.

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In an interview with Europe 1 radio, Ms Pieau defended her decision to publish the photographs. “We must not mix this up with Diana’s death. These are images of a young couple on holiday, of a princess topless like lots of women who want to get a tan in the South of France,” she said.
 
“We shouldn’t get worked up about this,” she added. “I don’t understand why the Royal Family is shocked. I can imagine that these photographs displease them, but once again these photographs are not degrading, they are joyous. They are in love, she is very pretty.”
 
Ms Pieau implied that the photographs had been taken by paparazzi. She said that they had “cost the price of a good exclusive”.
 
The balcony on which the royal couple were photographed was “not far from the road”, she added. “They were not hiding particularly. These photographs raise the question of the security of the royal couple.”


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Alexandrine on September 14, 2012, 02:25:37 pm
Duchess of Cambridge topless pictures: schedule of engagements could not have been crueller

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/kate-middleton/9542986/Duchess-of-Cambridge-topless-pictures-schedule-of-engagements-could-not-have-been-crueller.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Alexandrine on September 14, 2012, 02:34:40 pm
Tea and sympathy for Kate as she puts on a brave smile but grim-faced William shows his anger after topless photo outrage
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2203178/Kate-Middleton-topless-photos-Duchess-Cambridge-puts-brave-smile-outrage.html

what an ugly dress

Evoking memories of Diana: Kate makes first visit to mosque - and wears veil and attire like her mother-in-law wore 20 years earlier

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2203059/Kate-Middleton-makes-visit-mosque--wears-veil-attire-like-Princess-Diana-did.html

no comparison sorry


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: minime on September 14, 2012, 02:39:40 pm
In regards to Muslim protestors, these terrorists will latch onto ANYTHING to blow stuff up, so frankly I can't say it's her fault if the Muzzies go nuts.

Thanks for the pics! Minus the sleeves, the outfit is decent for Kate standards!  And aren't your ankles supposed to be covered before you enter a mosque or is that only for certain countries?



KF I'm muslim and I don't go nuts nor am I a 'muzzie' and blow up anything when I'm angry. That's hurtful to read. Not every muslim behaves like those people who don't know anything about islam and use it because of whatever stupid reason they have


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Bella on September 14, 2012, 02:58:35 pm
Duchess of Cambridge topless pictures: schedule of engagements could not have been crueller

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/kate-middleton/9542986/Duchess-of-Cambridge-topless-pictures-schedule-of-engagements-could-not-have-been-crueller.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

I think PW is honestly more concerned about having to explain what they were doing in France when they didn't attend the paralympics and were on another vacation, so they're using their cover of the paps getting these pics when they were clearly visible from the road according to the editor of the magazine..it's too bad they must constantly refer to what happened to PD..When they heard about these pix, PW said they'd wait to see what the publics reaction would be to these pix since he was ready to sue the publication.  Both of them should know they're "free game" when out, no matter where, and especially since PH pix when in Vegas.

Waity is just being her normal self and I think she truly hates when she must follow protocol..The only thing I feel she likes is when she gets to dress up in the finest of clothing and go before the public since she thinks she's the queen..She's been to many functions where she's embarrassed herself with her dresses blowing in the wind exposing herself and HM, I'm certain, told her to have weights put in her hemlines as she does to protect her modesty--did Waity listen, no.

I hope this opens the door for other pix the paps have that were pulled by order of the palace and exposes Waity for the real Waity to the world..As far as PW and Waity thinking he can push the media around as he's been used to and use them when he sees fit, it's time both of them realize it's payback..

The pix of Waity today, IMO, appear that she doesn't care about her topless pix surfacing because it's the real Waity, nude, smoking, and most likely drinking.  All these pix prove is that they're both liars when they were supposed to be elsewhere and they got caught.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: rosielinks on September 14, 2012, 04:26:39 pm
It's interesting that he appears more angry than she does. He has a serious sense of entitlement doesn't he? He uses the press when it suits him, and expects the palace courtiers and lawyers to put a stop to any intrusive photos, so these photos are a big blow to him. It shows that the foreign press will not fall into line. There have been other examples of this - Harry's photos and the ones of him and WK on honeymoon. He is behaving like a spoilt brat. WK, on the other hand, is probably not too bothered as the photos show her buffed and bronzed body off to good advantage and the one where PW is putting cream on her bum proves that he still fancies her. Her only concern is that HM is not amused - not sure what PC will think.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Bella on September 14, 2012, 05:03:30 pm
Can someone please tell me how many hours behind GMT Malaysia is?  I'm keen to see the look on her face when she appears in public today ;-)

Spice, here's the time difference...I used Washington, DC as one point and London, England as another..

http://www.happyzebra.com/timezones-worldclock/difference.php (http://www.happyzebra.com/timezones-worldclock/difference.php)


Time difference between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and London, England UK is:

-7:0 hrs

Kuala Lumpur is 7:0 hours ahead of London
That means when it is 8:00 am in London, it is 3:00 pm in Kuala Lumpur

-----
Time difference between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Washington DC, District of Columbia USA is:

-12:0 hrs

Kuala Lumpur is 12:0 hours ahead of Washington DC
That means when it is 6:00 am (morning) in Washington DC, it is 6:00 pm in Kuala Lumpur


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Bella on September 14, 2012, 05:14:33 pm
I've been listening to our local tv news at noon today on ABC and they're discussing the duchess photos..


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Alexandrine on September 14, 2012, 06:48:58 pm
her skin is quite bad

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vUzI1drRQtY/UFNlFwjwLAI/AAAAAAAAEf8/21j9yCfkvv8/s1600/Kate+Middleton+Duke+Duchess+Cambridge+Diamond+hp_wfK-dtHyx.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3kelD3OyYJM/UFNi5S7J8sI/AAAAAAAAEd4/lmVcBtb0koI/s1600/Kate%252BMiddleton%252BDuke%252BDuchess%252BCambridge%252BDiamond%252BfornX2sbkY1x.jpg



Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Nighthawk on September 14, 2012, 07:05:42 pm
IMO kate's a hag she's old looking and needs a hair cut..to bad she couldn't cover up her whole face...would make it so much easier to read the paper without having to rest my eyes on her old saggy face


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: scarlett on September 14, 2012, 07:15:05 pm
Like Bella said, she's not embarrassed because that's who she is. Neither are embarrassed they were caught out in a lie and decided to vacation again for no reason, but that they are lazy. PW is acting as usual too because he's still a spoiled child who feels entitled to have things his own way.

Kate can't even move her forehead anymore she looks scary here...http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/09/14/article-2203178-150298C6000005DC-618_306x581.jpg (http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/09/14/article-2203178-150298C6000005DC-618_306x581.jpg) If only she had the sense to work on inner self as much as the time she's willing to give on her appearance.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: windsor2 on September 14, 2012, 07:16:51 pm
 :hi: NH. I'm glad you're back.
This is a fine mess these two have gotten into. I'm still standing by my theory that this is a setup and Wills is part of it. We're to believe that after giving her the cold shoulder for months in public that he'd be all over her now? They were't that lovey dovy in the leaked honeymoon pics. Him being ticked off is possibly an act, IMO.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Yooper on September 14, 2012, 08:32:18 pm
^Interesting and possibly valid point you have there.  He enjoys being 'outraged' over this/that.  Why don't they just maintain a professional air and do their jobs instead of bawling over being photographed from the street.   

As for the smoking, no surprise there.  She's definitely not pregnant, tho, or, then again, who knows how much she'd care  about the health of an unborn child. 


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 14, 2012, 08:55:20 pm
I THINK that William has some sort of serious instability trait and I am sure that he's failed to work out his issues. AS for the tour, it's now ruined and the thought of Kate smelling like nicotine while meeting these dignitaries is appalling. Ugh, it just gets worse and worse by the day with these realizations.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: True Brit on September 14, 2012, 10:26:51 pm
Oh well I guess they were hoping South Pacific was more like this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwIddYGse9g


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Dita on September 14, 2012, 10:44:36 pm
 :laugh:

Well, at least the press is finally paying attention to their tour.  Let's be real, before this "scandal" no one cared, or probably knew, that they were overseas.  I'm sure the number of journalists that will come out for the next few engagements will double.

Remember the reports of William being all self-righteous when Harry's photos came out? Yeah.

I wonder how long they're going to play the "poor, victimized Kate" card?  Perhaps they should ship her out to Afghanistan like they did Harry. Tit (get it!) for tat!


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 14, 2012, 10:51:25 pm
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Remember the reports of William being all self-righteous when Harry's photos came out? Yeah.


I hope Harry having a good laugh at his brother's humiliation after that hypocritical stance William took.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Spice on September 14, 2012, 11:19:17 pm
In regards to Muslim protestors, these terrorists will latch onto ANYTHING to blow stuff up, so frankly I can't say it's her fault if the Muzzies go nuts.

Thanks for the pics! Minus the sleeves, the outfit is decent for Kate standards!  And aren't your ankles supposed to be covered before you enter a mosque or is that only for certain countries?



KF I'm muslim and I don't go nuts nor am I a 'muzzie' and blow up anything when I'm angry. That's hurtful to read. Not every muslim behaves like those people who don't know anything about islam and use it because of whatever stupid reason they have

 :goodpost:  I'm not Muslim but I get really disappointed when I see comments like the one above, that tar all Muslims with the same brush as the extremists.  Other religions/cultures have extremists too, but there is a real double standard.  I support your post, and all attempts at tolerance and understanding.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 15, 2012, 01:12:51 am
So,  you guys think the tour should be canceled? It's a joke and this new explosion is going ot make it so much less a trip in honor of HM, so much as a PR exercise to make Kate and William look good.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Spice on September 15, 2012, 01:15:32 am
I don't think the tour will be cancelled unless somebody dies.  They will box on, never complain, never explain, and pretend everything is fine.  The consequences will only start to kick in once they're home, IMO.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Magnolia on September 15, 2012, 01:24:12 am
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They both look like hypocrites so much for dressing like a school marm and did the people fumigate the mosque.Wouldn't it be something if the country they have left to visit the hosts points their fingers at them with the OUT,OUT signal.
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On the first day of the tour she poses with the Diana ring looks at the Diana flower with a dazed look.Then dresses sheer see through inappropriate, disrespects customs, disrespected the other Royal host by showing her cleveage,wearing high heels which she was not suppose to then goes to a mosque something spiritual kept touching her scarf playing with it then a scandal breaks.It's like don't mess with the Big cats you 2 small fishes.Also her dress at the mosque was over 1,0000 pounds in the US money that's alot of taxpayers money wasted on nothing but a shameless woman (including Wimpo) who represent their country in a huge awful pretty useless  expensive way get them all out already!


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 15, 2012, 01:35:49 am
I don't think the tour will be cancelled unless somebody dies.  They will box on, never complain, never explain, and pretend everything is fine.  The consequences will only start to kick in once they're home, IMO.

There's only so much though that can be done until serious offense is done via someone being offended at having to accept them publicly as equals. Thier whole 'carrying on' credo has been the theme of their very personalities, that they will do what they want, not that they can carry on in regards to something like war.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: windsor2 on September 15, 2012, 01:38:57 am
This has to be a setup. Her clothes have been tarty to say the least on this tour. The timing of these pictures just seem so odd. That mini break during the Paralympic made no sense. Yes, it's interesting that this scandal breaks when they're supposed to start a family. As I've said before, I highly doubt that Wills or the royal family would want her to give birth to the future heir.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Spice on September 15, 2012, 01:48:14 am
I don't think the tour will be cancelled unless somebody dies.  They will box on, never complain, never explain, and pretend everything is fine.  The consequences will only start to kick in once they're home, IMO.

There's only so much though that can be done until serious offense is done via someone being offended at having to accept them publicly as equals. Thier whole 'carrying on' credo has been the theme of their very personalities, that they will do what they want, not that they can carry on in regards to something like war.

I agree with you that they should cancel (or learn how to behave) but I know they won't.  British diplomats will have been on the phones and paying visits to host country officials non-stop, smoothing the way for the show to go on.  Does anyone have a brief outline of the rest of their itinerary?  My hunch is that the remaining events are less formal, which makes things easier for the UK diplomats in their begging efforts.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 15, 2012, 01:57:37 am
It's arrogance of the first order that they are apparently going to continue and apparently file a lawsuit as while on this tour. They should either shut up until the tour is over or cut/run and then end up meeting with palace officials. Suing during this tour is just plain insanity since:

1. Focus should be on the tour entirely
2. This will create even more work for their handlers and palace staff
3. This will put their hosts in the awkward situation of trying to figure out how to converse and how to handle things socially
4. Already there is an undercurrent of open problems, even if no one says anything about it and will create tension
5. Surely this has humiliated ambassadors in the countries where there will be a reception and ambassadors who live in the host countries
6. Suing the press will trigger "freedom of media" issues and already leaders in the East are accused of deliberate suppression/censorship

Already it's bad enough, but if these leaders are seen welcoming WK with open arms while they are suing to stop publication of photos then the hosts might be seen as supporting two people who are trying ot intimidate/control the press as well. BUT, if they go back to Britain and sue from there, certainly it will be seen as the British pushing everyone around.

Unfortunately, it's a choice between the fat and the fire and this is the mess that that vacation in France created.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Yooper on September 15, 2012, 02:37:42 am
I dunno.  Now that the militant Muslims are attacking in Malaysia, it may be prudent or at least a lucky excuse to bow out.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 15, 2012, 02:42:44 am
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the militant Muslims are attacking in Malaysia,


This just makes it worse; bad she's an infidel, bad she's a woman (considered highly inferior), but this makes it all the more worse. I cannot imagine who enraged and how much of a descration this might be considered, bad enough now, but if more graphic pictures come out, it'll only make things worse.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Yooper on September 15, 2012, 02:46:13 am
Neither of them have a political brain cell in their whole makeup, but hopefully their hosts do or at least those in the UK.  Who wants to see more of them anyway?  What have they accomplished?  How much does this trip cost the taxpayers?  The show's over, really.  The news is ablast with the ME, not these two, and I'm sure that those that they are visiting have bigger issues now than making nice with these two.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Magnolia on September 15, 2012, 02:47:52 am
That woman is a bad omen even PP got sicker.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Spice on September 15, 2012, 02:52:14 am
Today they are in Sabah, Borneo looking at a rainforest, then the next day they are in the Solomons, and are going to church.  Yikes.



Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Magnolia on September 15, 2012, 02:56:50 am
Yeah isn;t there also a controversy surrounding their visit to the  rainforest too.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Princess Alucard on September 15, 2012, 04:03:21 am
Is that her walking ahead of him??
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtLamtIJj-g&feature=youtu.be (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtLamtIJj-g&feature=youtu.be)


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Magnolia on September 15, 2012, 04:04:25 am
They said they arrived and the reporters didn't even publish it is the backlash starting.Since Wimpo is suing and the paps are the presses brothers' you start messing with the press especially not even from your country you went into theirs the fights will start.This is like Soap Opera.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Yooper on September 15, 2012, 04:07:41 am
^^I can't see her at all.  Sorry, PA!


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 15, 2012, 04:09:52 am
Is that her walking ahead of him??
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtLamtIJj-g&feature=youtu.be (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtLamtIJj-g&feature=youtu.be)

Yes, she is supposed to walk BEHIND him, not ahead.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Yooper on September 15, 2012, 04:47:47 am
^She must've seen something sparkly in the gift shop.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Princess Alucard on September 15, 2012, 05:23:15 am
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_madilc2jPc1qkbdkvo1_500.jpg (http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_madilc2jPc1qkbdkvo1_500.jpg)

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_madinzvesX1qb5noto1_1280.jpg (http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_madinzvesX1qb5noto1_1280.jpg)


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 15, 2012, 05:23:36 am
how long to you guys think the two can keep up a facade of being united? There has ot be some serious upsets behind closed doors. While she was drinking that tea, she looked almost humble/meek, not her usual smug self. She looked pensive and I am sure she's freaking out about this in the hotel.

During this trip she was getting all this fawning attention, but then this comes along.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: lothwen on September 15, 2012, 05:30:24 am
Is that her walking ahead of him??
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtLamtIJj-g&feature=youtu.be (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtLamtIJj-g&feature=youtu.be)

Yes, she is supposed to walk BEHIND him, not ahead.

Okay, I know she's breaking protocol, but can we focus on the positive? 

PANTS!!  And not the super skinny jeans she was wearing during the olympics either.

Hair up!

Flats!

Seriously-I feel like Christmas came early


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Spice on September 15, 2012, 05:31:54 am
^Yes, I am grateful for the non-outline pants, at last.  I think the flats and hair-up is because she's finally realised that if you are going to be walking a rope bridge in the rainforest, you need to dress appropriately.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: lothwen on September 15, 2012, 05:33:04 am
^She changed into a blue shirt and what appear to be khakis and some hiking boots for the trip to the rain forest.  Hair is half up half down in one pic, and down in another

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_madilc2jPc1qkbdkvo1_500.jpg (http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_madilc2jPc1qkbdkvo1_500.jpg)

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_madinzvesX1qb5noto1_1280.jpg (http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_madinzvesX1qb5noto1_1280.jpg)


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kahleigh on September 15, 2012, 06:14:39 am
Is that her walking ahead of him??
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtLamtIJj-g&feature=youtu.be (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtLamtIJj-g&feature=youtu.be)

Yes, she is supposed to walk BEHIND him, not ahead.
This is actually one of the few times, she's actually walking behind William, she normally just barges ahead in front of him, so everyone can see her. But thats waity's assistant or whatever Rebecca, in the white shirt, that's walking in front of Wills, Waity is walking a few people behind him talking to someone else, though Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton is right behind her. You can see in this second video by the same person who posted the earlier one, I had to watch it twice before I figured out which one was Waity, she's so bland, she just blends into everything, she's wearing the navy shirt and khakis, like she is in the pics Princess Alucard posted.
If not for the hair and the handbag she was carrying, I would've thought she was a guy, she walks like one, imo, with the hiking boots on, her man walk is emphasised.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyOIoor8fG8&feature=plcp


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: scarlett on September 15, 2012, 06:55:46 am
^ She really does look like a guy here and walks just like one, that's the first thing that I noticed when watching that video. You're right, she is very bland. 


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: princess_elena on September 15, 2012, 11:45:46 am
well from what I saw during their visit, currently media coverage is lukewarm. Their visit kind of clash with other major events in Malaysia with campaign and the budget. Then I watched news from all major stations in Malaysia but their visit only been mention briefly at the end of news. Not all Malaysian that aware about their visit, if they saw on the newspaper they only said "ohh..itu anak Puteri Diana kan?" in English it means they want to know whether he is Diana's son and they just shrugged. As I said in my earlier post...she does not doing her homework. What should and shouldn't be ware  during state visit. I almost choke my morning coffee when I saw what she wore during the dinner at Istana Negara or when visiting a mosque she should wear pants not skirt. These only showed that she does not care about protocol or sensitivity of the host. I thought they have protocol adviser? Is she follow advice given by her adviser? She needs to grow up not 17 years old school girl. The speech is too short and I have to listen several times to understand it. Here is the link for the visit to Sabah:
http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/se-asia/story/royal-couple-visit-rainforest-research-centre-sabahs-danum-valley-201209
there is some pictures there.   


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: lilariel on September 15, 2012, 12:08:32 pm
Well ladies...earlier tales of malaria shots and smoking cigs and now pics of repelling up and down 130 foot trees at least helps us define one thing...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2203657/Kate-Middleton-forgets-troubles-hoisted-120ft-tree-rainforest.html

...deffo not bakin' a bun in the oven. Unless she, the palace and her husband are just nutz!! Bet Borneo is glorious-lesighhhhh.  :flirt:

Full make up, hyena smile when spotting camera and crazy curls on loose flowing mop as usual(the latter which is so darn intelligent when hoisting up and down on pulley cables waiting to eat it in a lock and release. Man this outfit makes her look skinny scrawny mannish again. Don't think she gives a flippin' crap about any pictures TBH-strangest wee creature that she is. :dontknow:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: True Brit on September 15, 2012, 12:12:34 pm
Thanks Princess Elena for the insider's view on all this. I could see from the images that the crowds were modest sized even though the words said there were tens of thousands and they were "screaming". I very much doubted this as Malays - from my experience - are quiet and modest.

And yes lilariel - no bun in any oven and after the topless hoo-hah it may even mean the pilot light's gone out on the cooker.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: lilariel on September 15, 2012, 12:14:54 pm
 :tehe: :tehe: :tehe:  :thumbsup: TB! Pilot light!!   :thumbsup: :tehe: :tehe: Love your wit!!  :laugh:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: True Brit on September 15, 2012, 04:00:58 pm
Story from the DM. Honestly the headline

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'I'm going to go whee and fly the way up': Wills and Kate are royal high-nesses as they forget their troubles by being hoisted up a 130ft tree in Borneo rainforest

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2203657/Kate-Middleton-forgets-troubles-hoisted-120ft-tree-rainforest.html#ixzz26YCyuWvm

Yes it was Kate who said that and William attempted some humour hoping he wouldn't have a wardrobe malfunction.



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2203657/Kate-Middleton-forgets-troubles-hoisted-120ft-tree-rainforest.html#comments


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Leila on September 15, 2012, 04:04:55 pm
 :o :-X :laugh: That clearly belongs in the 'most stupid things she said' thread.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Mooster on September 15, 2012, 04:12:48 pm
Yuk, did you see them holding hands as they were hoisted up the tree  :ick: and a blood sucking leech latched onto her leg because she refused to wear the anti leech socks because of sartorial reasons   :bored:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Yooper on September 15, 2012, 05:41:49 pm
Blood-sucking leech, eh?  Well, it takes one to know one.

(You're priceless TB)


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: lothwen on September 15, 2012, 05:42:25 pm
I don't find what she said "stupid" at all.  Was it an intelligent statement?  No. But do I make intelligent comments all day long?  Of course not.   I think she was attempting to be humourous, and it feel flat.  It would have been funnier if she had just gone "wheeeeeeee" as she was being hoisted up on the ropes.




I like that she's dressed appropriately-minus the leech socks, but she should have pulled her hair back for this one.  


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Acornia on September 16, 2012, 12:26:35 am
Apologies for sounding stupid, but do high-profile people from first-world countries always get vaccine shots prior to going to a non-first world country?

Perhaps I'm just a bit offended, I don't know... Singapore is hardly third-world and Malaysia ain't doing so bad either. Or is it because they aren't just used to that kind of weather and climate?


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Spice on September 16, 2012, 12:28:48 am
I would always take medical advice and get shots before going to any country where it's usually recommended.  Those diseases that exist in warm, moist climates can be very nasty.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: lothwen on September 16, 2012, 12:32:01 am
^I agree, I would get any and all recommended vaccines before traveling outside of my country.  It's not offensive, and you're not saying anything negative against the host country


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Acornia on September 16, 2012, 12:36:20 am
I see. I live in SE Asia myself and been to Singapore and Malaysia. No shots were needed. I'm probably immune to it :D


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: lothwen on September 16, 2012, 12:37:22 am
^Yes, but if you were to travel to the US or South America there could be some shots that you would have to get beforehand. 


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: meememe on September 16, 2012, 01:35:10 am
I don't care where I am going I will always get cholera and typhoid shots if leaving Australia - even if going to the UK or elsewhere in Europe - and definitely when travelling in Asia.  Better to be safe than sorry.

I assume that William and Kate have also taken the appropriate medical precautions, which they would be used to considering how often they travel in Africa.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Yooper on September 16, 2012, 02:28:25 am
I leave that sort of thing to my doctor, but she knows that my friends became reallllllly ill, like 6 weeks in the hospital ill, after our trip to Baja, so I play it safe when traveling.  I'm a walking Red Cross Hospital, being a Virgo, so there ya go.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: berlin on September 16, 2012, 03:06:56 am
I had to laugh when I read this:
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He also added: "It's not quite as impressive as the Shard.  When Dr Reynolds joked: 'Size isn't everything,' the Duke responded: 'That's true.'


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2203657/Kate-Middleton-forgets-troubles-hoisted-120ft-tree-rainforest.html#ixzz26aptjpUN


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: benign on September 16, 2012, 04:59:14 am
all smiles but pretty sure lots of fighting going on especially in the car.....there are times WK about to say something  but PW just walks away...what a waste of time and money!


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 16, 2012, 05:21:00 am
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Having fun: Kate jokes with William on the second stop of their nine-day tour
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2203657/Kate-Middleton-forgets-troubles-hoisted-120ft-tree-rainforest.html#ixzz26bSfaOhn

She's doign that "smile and laugh," act again and he is as usual, ignoring her.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Leila on September 16, 2012, 09:00:58 am
...there are times WK about to say something  but PW just walks away..
Can you elaborate?


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: lilariel on September 16, 2012, 02:44:37 pm
Ok so in Waity World I realize that there is incredible method and reason to everything she does, including going from rocking the Amish Repentant for my "seens" headgear and 746th pair of similar nude shoes to the Island Resort welcome concierge chic grinning at the VIP's heading into the lounge area...I know there is a reason even if I don't know it and that doesn't bother me a bit....

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2204037/Its-Solomon-Islands-style-William-Kate-ditch-designer-gear-slip-comfortable.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx?contractUrl=2&language=en-US&family=editorial&assetType=image&mt=photography&p=kate+middleton&ds=d0.AAABAA5rYXRlIG1pZGRsZXRvbgABAAAAfEcIAA..#

What does get me and I just gotta keep staring...and staring....and staring....did this little impish, empty headed poor soul actual...stuff her bra to wear this strapless(I'm FREEEE she breathes!) gift or pull out a really pumped push up bra with an ongoing topless mosquito bite controversy going on? Look on the Getty window box shots of the hot pink long local dress . :- ??? :o  I...I....I just ... :dontknow: I just got nuthin...  :-X Yes-cute dress and nice sentiment-and love Wills shirt on him...she just has to do one silly thing each time to skewer a look huh? Those aren't hers...WE KNOW!  :tehe: Somebody earlier posted that she would go on stuffing them...was that you Spice I think?   Gahhhhh jeepers!! Someone called it and I wondered it too!


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: lilariel on September 16, 2012, 03:07:40 pm
Ok so she totally did...unbelievable. Girlfriend whipped out the chicken cutlets for the latest state dinner in the middle of it all. Just after posting that last post and then looking at Getty again I have no doubt for my own opinion-the walking from the car one and the sit down shot cinches it for me.  She became like a big ol C(me)-Cup all between the airport and dinner. What the hell must be in those Island Mai Tais they are serving them?  :-

Yup. She lives in a completely different parallel Waityverse. Yep. Ok. :cookie: Next?


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: serene grace on September 16, 2012, 03:32:22 pm
 :king:  she could be preggers, but I think they would have already used that for a sympathy card?


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Yooper on September 16, 2012, 03:53:18 pm
^Good catch!  Her breasts have gone up and down more than my tires, so yeah, she pads 'em.  What choice does she have on that ironing board body?

As for pregnant, there are some pretty good observations that she's not, unless she's truly crazed.  She's been seen smoking, she's probably had to take shots for the trip (not sure) and she's done some somewhat daring tree climbing which I highly doubt PW would've allowed and she came out and said to her bodyguard, who is pregnant, "You beat me to it".  That's all I've got on that, but it would surprise me that even she would take such risks with an unborn baby.  But, again and again, who knows with her?

I'm going with the flight bloat.  I get it every time.  Takes two days for all the water to leave.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: lilariel on September 16, 2012, 04:08:34 pm
I agree Yooper that she goes up and down in size-flat as a pancake in the rainforest and then whammo-C cups for strapless gift and dinner. But brazen to do it so noticably right now. I don't know if it takes nerve, vanity or lack of common sense/brain cells but doesn't she ever worry that others can see a difference if ...duhhhh...she can?  ???  

And Serene Grace dear heavens hun don't say those nasty words!  :tehe: We want to pretend that it is never going to happen please ok?  :tehe: Ha ha-just means that you are nicer and excuse her with the maybe preggo floating excuse and that I am snarky and swat her up the side of the proverbial image head with one of her dropped out chicken cutlets.

Yooper has me thinking she packs one of those tire pumps into her make up kit next to the industrial strength lock and glaze eyeliner. O Maybe its one of those water bras or those air ones that inflate with the pump that she can push the button on it and then she can go "Wheeee and Fly The Girls Up"!  :cookie:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Yooper on September 16, 2012, 04:16:13 pm
^ :laugh:  Maybe that's not really eyeliner but WD-40 she sprays on her eyelids!  But, seriously, why indeed go up/down/up/down?  I realize it's to make the dress look better on her, but take your body as it is and wear dresses that suit your pencil bod; at least be real in something!  It was really obvious in the first dress with the low cleavage, you know which one I mean?  And then, I guess even more so, in the gold glitter number.  I recall her saying sometime ago, after looking down her sweater, and saying, "they're growing!", so she's sensitive about that for some reason.

No, we must never utter the P word.  Ever.  Turn around three times, opposite, SG, to unwind that.  Thanks!


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Alexandrine on September 16, 2012, 05:03:20 pm
Mark Stewart ‏@RegalEyes
At their hotel tonight the royal couple were given a local painting which W thought a great bday gift for Pr Harry & a goodie bag for Pippa

huh?


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: YooperModerator on September 16, 2012, 07:06:33 pm
hehe so much for not accepting freebies from ppl huh :June:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Yooper on September 16, 2012, 07:11:48 pm
^^What a skinflint.  Get off your butt and buy your brother something, Mr. Re-gifter!  How tacky.  More importantly, it's an insult to the hosts who gave it to THEM.   bignono


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 16, 2012, 07:12:34 pm
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Wardrobe change: Kate arrived wearing an £820 John Saunders dress and bespoke cocktail hat by Jane Taylor

LEGS TOGETHER KATE, LEGS TOGETHER!


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: YooperModerator on September 16, 2012, 09:49:29 pm
@ yooper do I need to remind you what charles did to most of his wedding gifts? :bored:
I think it's usual for them to politely accept the stuff and then afterwards find a subtle way to get rid of most of it.
Unfortunately kate doesn't do subtle, so goodiebag for pipster it is! :cookie:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: True Brit on September 16, 2012, 10:02:13 pm
No idea what the goody bag is but gifts handed to them as representatives of the Queen (which they are on this tour) aren't theirs to dispose of and definitely not just to hand something to her sister. Unless it was given for her. Just saying.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: YooperModerator on September 16, 2012, 10:07:34 pm
hmm good point...
I wonder if we will end up with another list of received gifts at the end of this trip :cookie:
They did publish one after Canada last year remember!


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: lothwen on September 16, 2012, 10:38:52 pm
Methinks the Windsors are the KINGS of re-gifting.  Which, on the one hand, I can understand, especially if they receive multiple gifts, but on the other hand, it's a sign of disrespect and laziness on their part.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Alexandrine on September 16, 2012, 10:44:56 pm
I would have thought that regifting in their case would be a crime as the gifts are not theirs but the state's?


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: sassafras on September 16, 2012, 10:51:09 pm
Mark Stewart ‏@RegalEyes
At their hotel tonight the royal couple were given a local painting which W thought a great bday gift for Pr Harry & a goodie bag for Pippa

huh?

Here's the article: http://www.solomontimes.com/news.aspx?nwID=7238

No re-gifting has taken place, in this instance at least. The artist gave a gift for harry & pippa to PW&WK to deliver to them.

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Surrounded by her family as the Duke and Duchess approached her from the lobby of the Hotel, Ms. Lee could only manage a smile as Prince William greeted her. It was then that Ms. Lee stated that she had a gift for Prince William's brother, Prince Harry, who is away in Afghanistan. She then unveiled the unique Art made by well known local Polynesian Artist, Brad Pugeva, who hails from the Rennell and Bellona Province.

At first glance of the Art, all Prince William could manage was a "Wow!"

"Is that really for my brother? Wow! He just had his birthday yesterday. Thank you very much! He will love it," Prince William told Ms. Lee, who explained the significance of the Art to the Island of Rennell and Bellona Province.

The Duke of Cambridge then turned to his Private Secretary and told her to organize packing the gift so they can "take it back for Harry". The Duchess of Cambridge also said that Prince Harry loves Art and that he would appreciate it very much, especially since it was his birthday. It was also then that Ms. Lee gave another gift to the Duchess of Cambridge for her sister, Pippa Middleton. The gift is a summer butterfly blouse, called Ma'ine, from her Daughter of Solomons collection from her company, Solomon Indulgence.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: lothwen on September 16, 2012, 11:00:16 pm
So what did William and Kate get then? 





Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: sassafras on September 16, 2012, 11:08:02 pm
NOTHING!!!  :tehe: :tehe: :tehe: :tehe:

The Solomon Islands wanted to give Harry & Pippa a gift - but nothing for them!!  :tehe:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: lothwen on September 16, 2012, 11:10:25 pm
^I would have loved to have seen William's face when he was told the picture was for Harry then  :tehe:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: True Brit on September 16, 2012, 11:11:46 pm
Ha!Ha! Yes what an utter bummer.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: sassafras on September 16, 2012, 11:14:11 pm
Yeah - then to add insult to injury, they gave Kate a gift for Pippa!  :tehe: Ah, you can't make this stuff up!


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: YooperModerator on September 16, 2012, 11:30:10 pm
 :laugh: :laugh: :P
Oh man this is priceless ! :tehe:
Perhaps they told the Solomon ppl beforehand that they couldn't give the couple any gifts because it would be frowned upon back home and they decided to stick to that warning lol lol


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: lothwen on September 16, 2012, 11:33:12 pm
Yeah but William and Kate have received gifts from every other country so far.



Is anybody else really surprised by the lack of coverage this tour has gotten? 


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: YooperModerator on September 16, 2012, 11:38:03 pm
nope  8)
but I'm waiting for the hello cover wonder what it's gonna be
it's a given it will be a kate cover, but with what story? duchess t.t or a big photo report on the trip? :cookie:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: sassafras on September 16, 2012, 11:39:16 pm
@lothwen: Not really - I think it was planned to continue the spirit of the Jubilee, and maybe be the finishing touch on a great year of the royals, but between the Jubilee events, Olympic coverage, and the PH's coverage, I think foreigners are just sick of the royal coverage & not really tuning in.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: lothwen on September 16, 2012, 11:44:19 pm
Sassafrass, I know, and what you say makes sense, but William and Kate are supposed to be the Golden couple who are bringing relevance back to the Monarchy.    :bored:





ETA: We really need my "Lothwen" smiley from the RiF over here  :tehe:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: sassafras on September 16, 2012, 11:48:07 pm
^they aren't doing a good job of it.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 17, 2012, 04:07:46 am
When are they due back to Britain?


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: fyeah_harryshotabs on September 17, 2012, 07:10:24 am
Let's hope the people of the Solomons are not paying for them to be there. It's a desperately poor, yet beautiful country that has been wrecked by natural disaster and lack of civil infrastructure. It's people are so poor that they have been known to prostitute themselves and their children to passing international ships to make money. It's incredibly 3rd world. Puts to shame William and Kate's first world problem of doing unroyal sh*t and blaming the media for photographing it. :flirt:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Mooster on September 17, 2012, 07:19:05 am
When are they due back to Britain?

I read somehere that they fly back Wednesday.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Magnolia on September 17, 2012, 07:33:50 am
The DM said there were 70,000 people unbelievable the numbers they throw out to make them seem so liked.Looking at them on the float they really looked clownish,like actors pretending to be Royals like a movie people would point and mock it looked so ridiculous.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: True Brit on September 17, 2012, 09:57:41 am
^ Magnolia they were exaggerating again if you look at the pics and footage. There may have been a few thousand as one islander said nothing much happens there so when they get a visitor people will turn out and have a look but not thousands and thousands.
I also thought they looked ridculous on that motorised float - looked like a town fete or even the Notting Hill Carnival not a regal conveyance.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: lilariel on September 17, 2012, 01:36:22 pm
Oh my dear lord...you get thru each day of glancing at new stories and fluff thinking 'what on earth is she going to manage to do tomorrow that will be even more ludicrous"...and then the sun rises, you click on a link and ba-zhing!!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2204325/Kate-Middleton-gets-giggles-greeted-topless-women-Solomon-Islands-Royal-tour.html?openGraphAuthor=%2Fhome%2Fsearch.html%3Fs%3D%26authornamef%3DRebecca%2BEnglish%2C%2BRoyal%2BCorrespondent&videoPlayerURL=http%3A%2F%2Fc.brightcove.com%2Fservices%2Fviewer%2Ffederated_f9%3FisVid%3D1%26isUI%3D1%26publisherID%3D1418450360%26playerID%3D72484359001%26domain%3Dembed%26videoId%3D&hasBCVideo=true&BCVideoID=1844499086001
 
...she always does manage to deliver the empty space rattling around up there to us lucky souls out here doesn't she?

"Hi I'm Duchess Topless of the UK-I have ta-tas like U *giggle* *cover eyes**giggle again* (Oh wait are those bigger than mine? William!!! Where are your people? I thought you had PEOPLE for this!!! Quick Rebecca-get my extra set of cutlets...and more eyeliner so I can convey more victim rage with less effort!!!"
 
Someone dump "giggling at topless women honoring her position in a ceremonial rite amidst finding herself in an ongoing topless questionably positioned controversy of her own personal making" in a Dumb and Dumber Duchessitta file or something. Good lord.

And the nice pic of them about half way down in the ceremonial canoe has two beautiful wild pilot whales breaching the service in the background-and all the DM decides to use for caption fodder is how the lady can manage to breach our senses with her boring fashion sense. Honestly!  :thumbsdown: I will admit though that the dress does look nice on her today IMO and that I think Wills looks gorgeous and remniscent especially of his mum when he dresses down to match a culture and its everyday life. You know before Kateykins and her theme dressing came along-the thing he used to do pretty naturally even if never really daringly? People came up and hugged him left and right on that Down Under tour. Now he just balls those fists up and prays he(read:his growth to his side otherwise known as...) doesn't offend anyone too unbelievably.

Wow. Let's giggle at the local women because they are without clothes and I am an immature *fool* that probably can't even name all of the countries active in the Commonwealth. Sighhh...  :sob: :o :sob:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Leila on September 17, 2012, 01:50:59 pm
Someone dump "giggling at topless women honoring her position in a ceremonial rite amidst finding herself in an ongoing topless questionably positioned controversy of her own personal making" in a Dumb and Dumber Duchessitta file or something. Good lord.
Done.  :flower: http://royalgossip.forumprofi.de/index.php/topic,4136.msg138661.html#msg138661


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: lilariel on September 17, 2012, 02:01:08 pm
A mermaid bows in thankful appreciation to Leila's documenting skills!! ^^ Hopefully Kate's antics can haunt her one day when she grows a brain and personality and looks back. :tehe: :thumbsup: :dontknow:



Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: lilariel on September 17, 2012, 03:35:33 pm
Ahh-just had to jump back on for a sec when I saw the updated version of the Giggly Topless Duchess literary masterpiece in the Daily Mail. I had posted that I wondered if there were some of those little pilot whales with fins breaching the surface in the far off background of one pic and thought it was strange the DM only pointed Kate out. They just updated with a shot showing that it was villagers in ceremonial shark costumes swimming around the boat as a part of it all. The culture holds the shark in high regard and it probably means that they were escorted or protection was offered symbolically by them...which is actually pretty cool to like, like KNOW, you know, duh?  :wellduh:

Pssst...you bored DM journalists out there trolling the web for new fluff... Hey-stuff like this is what the royal tours are supposed to be about-showcasing the commonwealth countries and their cultures, histories, etc. Good-Will for letting British peeps explore and look into an unfamiliar land and for ex-pats and overseas nationals to get a sort of "visit from home".  Why don't you try writing an article or two with actually interesting stuff like this for readers to enjoy and learn from instead of trying to brainwash us into believing in Sainty KateClaus? We might actually enjoy reading your little piece of paper more if we knew more about shark worship rituals than Waity worship!!  :thumbsup: And P.S.-only a gaggle of nitwit Daily Mail reporters would call fellow commonwealth country members a gaggle of barechested women. Step it up a bit if it doesn't kill ya'all ok DM? *rolling eyes*


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Snokitty on September 17, 2012, 05:04:16 pm
^  :thumbsup:  ITA


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 17, 2012, 10:21:39 pm
Too late; the whole thing is now a WK Variety show and some 'glorious trip.'


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Freya on September 18, 2012, 05:46:30 am
Good post Lilariel,

The DM journalists have plagarised my comments on another unrelated site in the past.

This has probably been mentioned so I apologise if I mention it again but I could not get over that "cocktail" hat that Kate was wearing. What was she thinking. My grandma wore a hat like that many years ago. :laugh:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 18, 2012, 05:55:41 am
How long until the trip ends and they have to go back to Britain?

On the road with the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William: Daily Mail Correspondent Rebecca English on being a member of the 'royal rat pack'

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Being a member of the 'royal rat pack', as it once was dubbed, is one of the strangest, most frustrating and yet rewarding jobs in journalism.

Life on the road with a royal tour is far from what people would expect. Luxury hotels, fine dining, and private jets are all a daily occurrence. For the Royal Family at least.

As a member of the press pack, on the other hand, you must quickly get used to snatching sleep whenever and wherever you can find (four and a half hours in the last three days, including five minutes on a gold leafed chair in the King of Malaysia's palace) and living off ever so slightly stale packets of Pringles from the hotel mini bar.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2204491/On-road-Duchess-Cambridge-Prince-William-Rebecca-English.html#ixzz26nIHmQVt

Well, I thought this would be a god addition.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Magnolia on September 18, 2012, 06:08:48 am
Did you read on the DM's title she's a young woman not an object.Isn't that how she projected herself as a sex object when she wanted to land Wimpo and he too saw her that way for his pleasure he didn't go after for her brains.They really are trying despereately trying to excuse this woman's behaviour the more they do it the more she looks skxxxy and them well no real journalists anymore over there in that island.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: sassafras on September 18, 2012, 07:51:38 am
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2204827/Duke-Duchess-Cambridge-carried-thrones-thousands-greet-Tuvalu-latest-leg-South-Pacific-tour.html

They were carried about on thrones, she had her hair up (but still frizzy) and William drank 2 pina coladas, Kate drank one.

Everyone loves them & bla bla bla


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 18, 2012, 07:54:13 am
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Well, the pina colada Catherine drank certainly shoots the pregnancy rumour down in flames.

- Rio Rita, Somewhere out there, New Zealand, 18/9/2012 2:18


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2204827/Duke-Duchess-Cambridge-carried-thrones-thousands-greet-Tuvalu-latest-leg-South-Pacific-tour.html#ixzz26nmLW2B7

No pregnancy then.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: sassafras on September 18, 2012, 07:56:27 am
The consumption of the pina colada irritates me because she couldn't be bothered to toast with champagne or wine, but in private she'll drink.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 18, 2012, 07:57:57 am
I wonder if she's enjoying her love shack; amazing how she finds time to fit in some fun on official duties when fun is her entire life.

As for the official toasts, that was immature; she is no stranger to alcohol.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: sassafras on September 18, 2012, 08:41:06 am
Does the headline give you an idea?

"There is only one rule: no rules": Kate Middleton and Prince William check into paradise island love nest where anything goes
 http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/kate-middleton-closer-topless-pictures-1328172


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 18, 2012, 09:23:01 am
Yes; so, how does this tie in with an 'official' tour?


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: sassafras on September 18, 2012, 09:27:39 am
you asked if she was enjoying herself  lol


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: True Brit on September 18, 2012, 09:37:54 am
Yes; so, how does this tie in with an 'official' tour?

It doesn't KF it's just topping off a huge jolly with an extra bit of huge jolly.



Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 18, 2012, 10:04:31 am
So this is day five, four more days until they have to go back?

Second, how on earth do they go on tour and pay lawyers to destroy someone else's life? I mean, why not go to France, deal with this, and then go back on tour or go back to Britain. Either way they are in deep dog poo.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: sassafras on September 18, 2012, 10:21:55 am
the client isn't present at this type of proceeding


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 18, 2012, 10:29:23 am
It just seems hypocritical; if I were Kate and William, I would be pleading for asylum rather than return to Britain.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: sassafras on September 18, 2012, 10:32:32 am
it would be really bizarre if they went to the proceedings.

I wonder if this means kate & willie are going to hole up in angelsy til Christmas & shun any engagements because they're too tired from the jubilee trip/legal proceedings/want privacy/name-your-exuse-here


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 18, 2012, 10:38:31 am
NO matter what they do, they are going to get fried by the media either way.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: True Brit on September 18, 2012, 10:47:29 am
I thought they were flying back today.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Freya on September 18, 2012, 12:32:48 pm
While I have read some of the media coverage of the trip one thing particularly stuck in my mind. Wills is definitely with the wrong women. Just imagine Jecca Craig on this trip especially in the Borneo jungle. She would have really understood all the implications for the dwellers and wildlife.

Why o why did he marry such a lightweight.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: rogue on September 18, 2012, 12:40:25 pm
^Because he is a lightweight aswell  :sigh:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Alexandrine on September 18, 2012, 03:06:49 pm
Shake those hips! Duke and Duchess of Cambridge don grass skirts to join in tribal dance on royal tour of the South Pacific

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2204827/Duke-Duchess-Cambridge-don-grass-skirts-tribal-dance-South-Pacific.html


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: True Brit on September 18, 2012, 03:23:50 pm
Do you know I really don't want to see another stupid picture of these two on what Richard Littlejohn today described as their Phileas Fog world tour or similar.

The commenters in the DT and even now the Times are saying the same thing and questioning what was all this about. And just what was it all about?

HM is supposed to be head of state there and hasn't been anywhere near in decades. There are reports of the sheer abject poverty of this island and women selling their children to passing ships as sex slaves because they are so poor so what do these two do? Did they go there to set up some serious projects? Nope they dance in hula skirts, sit on thrones and look down on the peasants and drink champagne in a luxury beachside house.

The island is said to be sinking into the sea and may be gone in five years. What an analogy for the D&D of Dolittle.



Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: lothwen on September 18, 2012, 03:35:48 pm
^Great post TB



I understand that "Jubilee" is meant to envoke feelings of celebration, but the way William and Kate have acted on this trip has really stereotyped the cultures of the nations that they have visited. 


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Freya on September 18, 2012, 04:04:48 pm
^
Thats why I think Jecca would have been a much better choice. Has Jecca married? PW has mentioned visiting Africa next year and running a marathon. He still seems to be in contact with her.

Does anyone think that PW is like PC in the fact that he keeps in touch with past girlfriends?


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Snokitty on September 18, 2012, 05:29:55 pm
This laughable tour of W & K is nothing more than another tax funded Holiday. Anyone who is capable of using their own brain can see that there has been no benefit to GB for this island hopping tour.

I started out just disliking the way these two seemed to shirk anything of substance but no I am getting to where I can't stand to look at their faces. So if you are in love with them you should probably ignore my comments about them from now on.  lol


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 18, 2012, 07:59:14 pm
Do they have to look so effing carefree as they try to send a photographer ot jail and ruin a career and life?

They got their injunction, but could they at least try to look a little more serious about the fact that they are going ot possibly ruin a life with a criminal conviction.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: rosielinks on September 18, 2012, 08:52:45 pm
I think they will get their comeuppance. We may have to wait a few years but I don't think their public lives will be plain sailing.

PW and WK are never going to be accepted and revered as HM is. They lack dignity and gravitas. Both are shallow lightweights, more interested in themselves and their own comforts and pastimes than making any real difference to their country.

They both looked foolish on this trip: WK's soppy expression with the orchid, the motorised thrones, the sniggering at the bare-breasted women, WK's martyred face in her virginal white outfit at the mosque, the self-conscious dancing and PW's alternatively surly and bored demeanour. After a few more years of this, large swathes of the public will become bored and frustrated with them.

We just have to sit tight and wait and take comfort from the fact that he first scandal came sooner than any of us thought.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Spice on September 18, 2012, 09:09:44 pm
We just have to sit tight and wait and take comfort from the fact that he first scandal came sooner than any of us thought.

That's true.  This scandal has slightly dented the sugar population, a few have probably come over to the eyes-open grownup side.  Each scandal will have a cumulative effect - imagine what it's going to be like after scandal #3.  Time is on our side... it's a waiting game.  I am sitting back and enjoying the show.  :cookie:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 18, 2012, 10:05:09 pm
I think they will get their comeuppance. We may have to wait a few years but I don't think their public lives will be plain sailing.

We just have to sit tight and wait and take comfort from the fact that he first scandal came sooner than any of us thought.

Oh, I am certain that this will be the last postiively covered royal tour for a long time for them; they effectively usurped attention for all the wrong reasons and the press pack is certainly doing qutie a lot of digging about them and surely there will be a lot of payback over the years.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: serene grace on September 18, 2012, 11:28:23 pm
I think they will get their comeuppance. We may have to wait a few years but I don't think their public lives will be plain sailing.

PW and WK are never going to be accepted and revered as HM is. They lack dignity and gravitas. Both are shallow lightweights, more interested in themselves and their own comforts and pastimes than making any real difference to their country.

They both looked foolish on this trip: WK's soppy expression with the orchid, the motorised thrones, the sniggering at the bare-breasted women, WK's martyred face in her virginal white outfit at the mosque, the self-conscious dancing and PW's alternatively surly and bored demeanour. After a few more years of this, large swathes of the public will become bored and frustrated with them.

We just have to sit tight and wait and take comfort from the fact that he first scandal came sooner than any of us thought.

 Kate already got a big "dent" to her image, nude photos aren't becoming to a future Queen. Everytime she meets a head of state or dignitary, she won't be able to really lord it over them or play-innocent ingenue, they've all seen her t!ts and *butt*!  :bored:

I'm waiting for Pr.William to start punching guys out who say something about seeing Kate's boobs as they are walking into some event inthe future.

I think these two bring out the worst in each other, I really do.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 19, 2012, 12:07:56 am
I think the activity of being carried on thrones is so 'colonial' and frankly Kate's giggles at the bare breasts of the native women are certainly beyond immature.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Spice on September 19, 2012, 12:22:17 am
I agree, colonisation has been very harsh in the Pacific, and countries like the Solomons and Tuvalu have got a long way to go before there is democracy or human rights there.  Women are treated appallingly in most Pacific Island countries.  I think the colonial images of this trip were a bad move on the part of the BRF.

Auckland, NZ, has the largest Pacific Island population of any city in the world.  We send millions in foreign aid to the islands, and a lot of it ends up in government/business hands instead of getting to the people who need it the most.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: fyeah_harryshotabs on September 19, 2012, 12:25:27 am
There are reports of the sheer abject poverty of this island and women selling their children to passing ships as sex slaves because they are so poor so what do these two do? Did they go there to set up some serious projects? Nope they dance in hula skirts, sit on thrones and look down on the peasants and drink champagne in a luxury beachside house.
:thumbsup: These tiny nations have no economy apart from Tourism and even then they can't compete with the pacific power houses of Fiji, Tahiti etc. It would have been nice, considering the Solomons was victim to a horrific earthquake/tsunami a few years ago, for them to highlight the efforts by Commonwealth countries such as NZ and Australia in rebuilding and assisting the Solomons and other tiny nations in this region. This effort continues today with people from all over the world still undertaking humanitarian work there. Not one thing mentioned about that. Not one photo of them touring a devasted school that's been rebuilt. Such bloody lightweights these two. Instead Duke Horseface and Duchess Tranny decided to prance about looking at, yes important, traditional dancing by a group of topless topless women. Perhaps Prince Horse wanted to know what a real set of tits looked like on a real women that had eaten in the past year.

Hello Willy...Look at your manwife, now back to a real woman....then back to you manwife...now back to a real woman....Sadly Kate has no tits but if she started eating and stopped over exercising she could have real tits. Look down..back up..where are you? You're fast approaching middle age with a woman you never really wanted to marry. What's in your hand? Back at me. Kate has it, it's your penis and balls..the two things you love. Look again..your penis and balls are now a vagina. Anythings possible when your woman is a man..I'm on a horse.  :think:

Not really but I love that ad.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 19, 2012, 12:28:52 am
I agree, colonisation has been very harsh in the Pacific, and countries like the Solomons and Tuvalu have got a long way to go before there is democracy or human rights there.  Women are treated appallingly in most Pacific Island countries.  I think the colonial images of this trip were a bad move on the part of the BRF.

WEll, the BRF knows no other way to behave. They simply cannot look at other poeple from other cultures as human beings, but they see them as these eternally happy natives who have no minds of their own (noble savage criteria) and adore the glory that is the RF so the RF acts accordingly. I mean, for some reason Charles is considered tolerant and broad minded because he has a few people with dark skin on his staff.

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Auckland, NZ, has the largest Pacific Island population of any city in the world.  We send millions in foreign aid to the islands, and a lot of it ends up in government/business hands instead of getting to the people who need it the most.

how like the BRF; millions and they don't answer as to how it is spent.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Magnolia on September 19, 2012, 12:49:38 am
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DM you are taking the p out of Kate.You show topless women so what is going on?You are so indignant about the topless pictures of Kate yet you show topless woman and have a good laugh about it because of Kate.All the other women at Tuvalu were not topless.Martine,London UK
Yeah hypocrite much DM.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Mooster on September 19, 2012, 12:53:36 am
Instead Duke Horseface and Duchess Tranny decided to prance about looking at, yes important, traditional dancing by a group of topless topless women. Perhaps Prince Horse wanted to know what a real set of tits looked like on a real women that had eaten in the past year.

Hello Willy...Look at your manwife, now back to a real woman....then back to you manwife...now back to a real woman....Sadly Kate has no tits but if she started eating and stopped over exercising she could have real tits.

 lols rofl


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: berlin on September 19, 2012, 01:02:53 am
Well Kate managed to get this Jubilee to be all about her.  I *despise* that the Queen's DJ has gone down in flames.  Thank you William.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 19, 2012, 01:47:51 am
This certainly hasn't been a major event, mainly since t's being treated like al the other royal tours done in teh past.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Albany on September 19, 2012, 05:29:19 am
^I have to agree with you KF. The whole thing was just so strange, in that it just kind of landed with a soft thud. :tired:

I think it just shows how quickly the novelty of this pair has worn off. The Canadian/Cali tour last year was much more exciting because it was their first, and it came just after the wedding.

People have lost their enthusiasm rather quickly about these two, save for the minimidds who, let's face it, are only concerned with what WK is wearing.They've proven to be such a disappointment, and this tour felt like such a waste. It was basically just a backdrop for Nipplegate.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Spice on September 19, 2012, 05:35:18 am
Well Kate managed to get this Jubilee to be all about her.  I *despise* that the Queen's DJ has gone down in flames.  Thank you William.

Good point about the DJ year.  It was all going perfectly fine before this.  Now it's WK people will think of when they look back on 2012, not HM.  It's hard for me to feel sorry for HM though since, unlike us, the had the power to prevent this fiasco years ago and she did nothing.

All that work HM put in through the 1990s to restore the monarchy's standing has been undone as fast as you can undo the clips on a size A bikini top and fling it across the patio.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 19, 2012, 05:36:00 am
I think that each time the couple removes themselves, the world passes them by all the more. they keep removing themselves from a world that is moving by lightyears each day and with all the messes this world is in, frankly, they are always going to take second place.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: fyeah_harryshotabs on September 19, 2012, 06:43:29 am
They landed at Brisbane International Airport. I heard a girl who works at one of the shops there being interviewed on the radio and this is what she said:

"She was wearing heels and a really nice dress. [sounding very unimpressed] He was in a full on suit and I was like hmmmm...ooook". It would have been at this point that if I was there I would have yelled "Nice to see you with your shirt on Kate" or even "Nice tan. Been working on it lately?" 8)

Apparently they walked from their private plane on the tarmac to inside where they were quickly taken to a private lounge area. But some [insert sarcastic tone] "lucky" people still got a wave from them.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 19, 2012, 09:11:35 am
Are they even trying anymore?


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: MOSAIC on September 19, 2012, 10:50:39 am
They landed at Brisbane International Airport. I heard a girl who works at one of the shops there being interviewed on the radio and this is what she said:

"She was wearing heels and a really nice dress. [sounding very unimpressed] He was in a full on suit and I was like hmmmm...ooook". It would have been at this point that if I was there I would have yelled "Nice to see you with your shirt on Kate" or even "Nice tan. Been working on it lately?" 8)


I really wish someone had/would yell comments like that, and in public where they can't brush it off.  It would show them that they have become a joke, and objects of ridicule. Laughing at people in that way is a great leveller.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: True Brit on September 19, 2012, 01:23:52 pm
Well Gordon Rayner at the DT has plumbed new depths with this atrocious story. Even by the usual gut wrenching standard this takes centre stage.

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The Duchess of Cambridge spent less than three hours on Australian soil during her first ever visit to the country today, but still had time for a quick wardrobe change.


and this - have some of these people had frontal lobotomies?...

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Among those taking pictures of the Duchess was Australian Shelley Jelonek, 35, who was also on her way to London.
 
She said: "She looked amazing, she is so graceful. It's really impressive that they came up through the normal terminal. I have even more respect for them now."



http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/kate-middleton/9552189/Duchess-of-Cambridge-changes-outfit-twice-in-just-three-hours-in-Australia.html


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Leila on September 19, 2012, 01:33:13 pm
 :laugh: rofl lols What utter tripe!  lmao


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Snokitty on September 19, 2012, 01:35:09 pm
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/09/19/gust-of-wind-catches-kate-s-dress-during-stop-over-down-under.html


I think she loves this type of thing happening. She gets to be an exhibitionist and can blame the wind for it.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Fernanda Nunes on September 19, 2012, 01:37:57 pm
http://diversao.terra.com.br/gente/noticias/0,,OI6164992-EI13419,00-Vestido+de+Catherine+Middleton+levanta+com+vento+em+aeroporto.html
Translator:
Catherine Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge who married Prince William in April 2011, had to be quick to hold her dress, which rose with the wind and almost left her panties on display at the airport in Brisbane, Australia. The information is from the Daily Mail website.
She wore a flowery style when he landed at the place beside her husband, a short stop for 2 hours on the way back to England after a tour of the South Pacific
After the embarrassment, Catherine eventually changed clothes at the airport and was spotted in jeans and shirt when he came to enter the private jet.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: rosielinks on September 19, 2012, 03:43:52 pm
Good grief. Will the woman never learn. She is unstoppable and shameless.

Wonder if she wore any pants?


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: serene grace on September 19, 2012, 04:08:55 pm
I think something's seriously missing in her brain. I think she's either an exhibitionist or just plain stupid.




Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: True Brit on September 19, 2012, 04:17:57 pm
I am getting really annoyed now. Just look at this story from the DM comparing her to the Queen. It's beyond ridiculous. As a number of posters have said what are we coming to when this chavvy woman is pretending to be the Queen.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2205505/How-Duchess-Cambridge-channelled-Queen-smash-hit-Asian-Pacific-tour.html


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Dita on September 19, 2012, 05:19:44 pm
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/09/19/gust-of-wind-catches-kate-s-dress-during-stop-over-down-under.html


I think she loves this type of thing happening. She gets to be an exhibitionist and can blame the wind for it.

When this happened to her, ALREADY, last year in Canada, it was one thing- she was new. She didn't know.

A year later and she hasn't learned that the wind is stronger coming off a private plane and wearing light dresses with no weights in the hems will cause the dress to fly up.

She's an attention-seeking trollop! 

Letizia had the same thing happen to her during her first year of marriage and it's never EVER happened again. Why? She's learned. Something DoLittle is clearly incapable of doing.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Alexandrine on September 19, 2012, 07:17:58 pm
Kate's wardrobe: The Duchess of Cambridge's key looks in south-east Asia – in pictures

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/sep/18/fashion-kate-duchess-of-cambridge-asia?CMP=twt_gu


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 19, 2012, 07:41:23 pm
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Immediately following those pictures, the duchess opted for a headscarf during a visit to Assyakirin Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A strong image of modesty, with echoes of her own wedding day and of a similarly kohled-and-headscarved Diana. Consider it her memo to the French: you can try all you like to depict me as a floozie, but I'm pretty sharp at this visual messaging game, as it goes.

Hardly a choice really; it's not like she could get away with it and second, she is the only one looking at the camera, directly, while she is wearing that hideous white and purple dress. Now that this farce is over, back home to Britain to face HM.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Magnolia on September 20, 2012, 01:42:51 am
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Immediately following those pictures, the duchess opted for a headscarf during a visit to Assyakirin Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A strong image of modesty, with echoes of her own wedding day and of a similarly kohled-and-headscarved Diana. Consider it her memo to the French: you can try all you like to depict me as a floozie, but I'm pretty sharp at this visual messaging game, as it goes.
Not really that can happen with someone without a smutty past reputation which she has but infact dressing nunish makes her look more of a fake.So they think that her dressing modestly suddendly she's "respectable" very funny and immature.Have they seen people who do dirty movies when they go to interviews they dress down and pretty classy doesn't mean they are.The comments on websites people already called a wxxxe so_IMO the "clean" image the UK press try to fool people surrounding her is done!


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Spice on September 20, 2012, 02:17:58 am
^Agree.  And, her attire that day was in fact not appropriate for a mosque, IMO.  Her sleeves, while long, were sheer, her dress stopped at the knee instead of the ankles, and she should have worn little socks like HM wears when she visits mosques and temples.

Same with all the other appearances in Malaysia where she should have covered up like the women who were hosting her.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 20, 2012, 02:33:56 am
Not really that can happen with someone without a smutty past reputation which she has but infact dressing nunish makes her look more of a fake.So they think that her dressing modestly suddendly she's "respectable" very funny and immature.Have they seen people who do dirty movies when they go to interviews they dress down and pretty classy doesn't mean they are.The comments on websites people already called a wxxxe so_IMO the "clean" image the UK press try to fool people surrounding her is done!

Reminds me of so many snotty women who pork endless men, booze it up (sound familiar?), and then after marriage decide to discover abstinence, put on pious airs, and then end up forcing their husbands into giving up sex, booze, parties, smoking, etc., the very things that attracted the guy in the first place.

And we wonder why there is so much divorce.

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Immediately following those pictures, the duchess opted for a headscarf during a visit to Assyakirin Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A strong image of modesty, with echoes of her own wedding day and of a similarly kohled-and-headscarved Diana. Consider it her memo to the French: you can try all you like to depict me as a floozie, but I'm pretty sharp at this visual messaging game, as it goes.

All with teh appropriate "Holy MOther Mary" expression on her mascared face; I don't think the Virgin Mary caked her face with makeup.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: fyeah_harryshotabs on September 20, 2012, 03:11:35 am
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2205505/How-Duchess-Cambridge-channelled-Queen-smash-hit-Asian-Pacific-tour.html
I just refuse to click on any link to the Daily Fail...but looking at the title of that story from the url I can guess they THINK the Asia/Pacific tour was a smash hit. Yep. Certainly was.....If you think royal tours are about topless titty scandals. This was the best topless titty royal tour EVER!  :bouncy:

From Malaysia onwards all I can remember is Kate's fried eggs. They're forever burnt into my memory. I would wash my brain out with bleach if I could just to expel the memory of that frightening 12 year old boy figure with a couple of odd rugby ball shaped brown nipples but I can't spare the brain damage at the moment. :bored:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: rogue on September 20, 2012, 01:55:36 pm
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It is a depressing example to our young women that someone who chose not to work for nine years is, simply by virtue of marriage, an expensive wardrobe and stylist, and photogenicity, literally held up as a significant member of society, and painted as someone to emulate, and somehow mooted as being over and above other regularly appearing celebrities, and by inference, other young women. That there are 14 pictures and a detailed inventory of what was worn and the prices, make this little different to the qualities of the other protagonists of your right hand column. I suppose it depends on what qualities we wish to cultivate in our next generation of young women.
- Hamilton, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom, 19/9/2012 17:07


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2205505/How-Duchess-Cambridge-channelled-Queen-smash-hit-Asian-Pacific-tour.html#ixzz270wdKLJv

 :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: serene grace on September 20, 2012, 03:44:22 pm
Only the Daily Mail and People would classify this tour as a smash hit.

The BBC had a headline that said the tour was overshadowed by the Topless photos.



Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Magnolia on September 21, 2012, 12:51:42 am
Oh there was a tour?What tour? lol


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: YooperModerator on September 21, 2012, 01:29:30 am
SG i would add hello to the 'blind list'
have you seen this weeks cover? jeez!


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: serene grace on September 21, 2012, 02:52:19 am
Hello! is hoping no one heard about the topless photos perhaps ahahahahah


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Mooster on September 22, 2012, 10:27:21 am
RFM just posted this link on twitter:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/video/2012/sep/18/will-kate-dance-tuvalu-video?CMP=twt_gu

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge receive a warm welcome in Tuvalu, the last stop on their tour of Asia and the Pacific. Perhaps the highlight of the trip seems to have been when the couple put on their dancing shoes to join in a tango with local performers

I actually think Kate is quite a good little mover, Willy is as wooden and geeky as usual  :tehe:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Freya on September 22, 2012, 11:07:02 am
There is a programme on about the tour on Sunday after Downton. I am undecided whether to watch it as I think that there has been enough coverage one way or another.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Alexandrine on September 22, 2012, 11:53:23 pm
THE GESTURES THAT TALK OF TRUE LOVE

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/347668/The-gestures-that-talk-of-true-love


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: benign on September 23, 2012, 12:00:44 am
^thanks..need bucket  :ick: :ick: :ick: :ick: The biggest gesture PW could have ever done is to protect and tell his WTs not to share to the whole world what should have been for his and his only...


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Snokitty on September 23, 2012, 12:05:35 am
Body Language Expert Judi James is an idiot. I can also read body language and the point that she makes here

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“They send out signals of equal and congruent empathy, meaning they appear to supply a mutual support system, helping one another out in terms of motivation. We can see this when they mirror each other’s body language, as they so often do. This implies a lot of equality and intellectual matching. They are a strong double act.”

tells me that she does not know what she is talking about.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: berlin on September 23, 2012, 12:49:19 am
Oh there was a tour?What tour? lol

Yeah, and what Jubilee?  For Queen who?


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Leila on September 23, 2012, 09:31:04 am
Body Language Expert Judi James is an idiot. I can also read body language and the point that she makes here

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“They send out signals of equal and congruent empathy, meaning they appear to supply a mutual support system, helping one another out in terms of motivation. We can see this when they mirror each other’s body language, as they so often do. This implies a lot of equality and intellectual matching. They are a strong double act.”

tells me that she does not know what she is talking about.
So, what's you analysis/interpretation?  :cookie:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Mooster on September 23, 2012, 11:37:20 am
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2205505/How-Duchess-Cambridge-channelled-Queen-smash-hit-Asian-Pacific-tour.html
I just refuse to click on any link to the Daily Fail...but looking at the title of that story from the url I can guess they THINK the Asia/Pacific tour was a smash hit. Yep. Certainly was.....If you think royal tours are about topless titty scandals. This was the best topless titty royal tour EVER!  :bouncy:

From Malaysia onwards all I can remember is Kate's fried eggs. They're forever burnt into my memory. I would wash my brain out with bleach if I could just to expel the memory of that frightening 12 year old boy figure with a couple of odd rugby ball shaped brown nipples but I can't spare the brain damage at the moment. :bored:

 lmao lols


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Snokitty on September 23, 2012, 12:18:56 pm
Body Language Expert Judi James is an idiot. I can also read body language and the point that she makes here

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“They send out signals of equal and congruent empathy, meaning they appear to supply a mutual support system, helping one another out in terms of motivation. We can see this when they mirror each other’s body language, as they so often do. This implies a lot of equality and intellectual matching. They are a strong double act.”

tells me that she does not know what she is talking about.
So, what's you analysis/interpretation?  :cookie:

There is not equality between them, William is the dominant factor in their relationship. He is always the one in control of that relationship. William has an abusive personality in a verbal mental type of way and uses it to maintain control of their relationship.
William is also the smarter of the two but he has no control over emotions and Kate manipulates his emotions. When they have trouble like they were having during the Jubilee celebrations & the Olympics then you will always see Kate being a victim in some way afterwards. William gets totally bored with Kate to the point that he cannot control it in public but his controlling manner is why she allowed her developmental growth to stop. Had she continued to grow as a person she would not have remained with a man like William.
These two personalities do not belong together because they each kill off the best in the other person.
Kate needs the attention she receives from the cameras because she receives very little human love in her real life. I do believe she is unkind to the people that work for them because that would be the only control she would have with the exception of emotional manipulation of William and that only occurs intermittently.

I hope I don't get attacked for this the way I did the last time someone ask me this question.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Spice on September 23, 2012, 12:35:02 pm
^Good post, Snokitty.  You explain it well.

Since this second tour, there is now an enormous body of photos, comments, videos etc showing a pattern of behaviour individually and together.  They have shown no sign of improving or developing into mature people or anything.  It's become rather predictable - the floaty dresses at airports, the hyena grins, the vapid blank stares, and from him, the thinly veiled rage, control freak body language and rare smiles let alone genuine ones... I'm utterly sick of the sight of them.  I think I need a vacation now.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Leila on September 23, 2012, 01:09:30 pm
 :thankyou: Snokitty.
So what do they need to grow, to turn into the best they can be?
WK needs someone who loves her and encourages her to grow but also doesn't allow himself to be manipulated by her, yes?
And William someone who challenges him and doesn't put up with his sh**? He doesn't appear as if his life is filled with love, either.
 :dontknow:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Snokitty on September 23, 2012, 01:26:31 pm
You are correct that is what they both need.
Kate needs someone who supports and encourages her to accomplish something for herself personally and in a professional manner which will help her grow.
William needs someone who is independent enough in her own right so that she will not be controlled to fulfilling his every whim.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Alexandrine on September 23, 2012, 07:37:01 pm
News presenter Nightingale gets interviewed instead

http://thestar.com.my/lifestyle/story.asp?file=/2012/9/22/lifefocus/12057784&sec=lifefocus


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: serene grace on September 23, 2012, 08:59:58 pm
Body Language Expert Judi James is an idiot. I can also read body language and the point that she makes here

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“They send out signals of equal and congruent empathy, meaning they appear to supply a mutual support system, helping one another out in terms of motivation. We can see this when they mirror each other’s body language, as they so often do. This implies a lot of equality and intellectual matching. They are a strong double act.”

tells me that she does not know what she is talking about.
So, what's you analysis/interpretation?  :cookie:

There is not equality between them, William is the dominant factor in their relationship. He is always the one in control of that relationship. William has an abusive personality in a verbal mental type of way and uses it to maintain control of their relationship.
William is also the smarter of the two but he has no control over emotions and Kate manipulates his emotions. When they have trouble like they were having during the Jubilee celebrations & the Olympics then you will always see Kate being a victim in some way afterwards. William gets totally bored with Kate to the point that he cannot control it in public but his controlling manner is why she allowed her developmental growth to stop. Had she continued to grow as a person she would not have remained with a man like William.
These two personalities do not belong together because they each kill off the best in the other person.
Kate needs the attention she receives from the cameras because she receives very little human love in her real life. I do believe she is unkind to the people that work for them because that would be the only control she would have with the exception of emotional manipulation of William and that only occurs intermittently.



Excellent.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Mooster on September 23, 2012, 09:03:16 pm
There is a programme on about the tour on Sunday after Downton. I am undecided whether to watch it as I think that there has been enough coverage one way or another.

Did you watch it?  I'm afraid I couldn't bring myself too  :ick:  Tanna was tweeting that there was some lovely footage of the couple on tour  :bored:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Snokitty on September 23, 2012, 10:13:12 pm
@ Spice, Leila and Serene Grace   :thankyou:  Ladies


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: berlin on September 24, 2012, 01:06:08 am
:thankyou: Snokitty.
So what do they need to grow, to turn into the best they can be?
WK needs someone who loves her and encourages her to grow but also doesn't allow himself to be manipulated by her, yes?
And William someone who challenges him and doesn't put up with his sh**? He doesn't appear as if his life is filled with love, either.
 :dontknow:

I always thought Willem Marx would have been perfect for Kate.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Freya on September 24, 2012, 07:46:41 am
There is a programme on about the tour on Sunday after Downton. I am undecided whether to watch it as I think that there has been enough coverage one way or another.

Did you watch it?  I'm afraid I couldn't bring myself too  :ick:  Tanna was tweeting that there was some lovely footage of the couple on tour  :bored:

I started to but Mary Nightingale was fawning and I could not stand it so I turned over :bored:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Cressida on September 24, 2012, 02:51:33 pm
I didn't watch it - couldn't bear to.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: observation on September 25, 2012, 07:39:02 pm
That's a great post.

I thought you'd all find this article fascinating, specifically since it mentions the British press did not include this info:

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


Title: Insiders III
Post by: berlin on September 25, 2012, 07:43:39 pm
Well not really their fault but perhaps they should have wore what they originally intended.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: observation on September 25, 2012, 07:46:49 pm
I find it interesting the British press reports on so much detail of every outfit she wears but leaves this international gaffe info out.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: windsor2 on September 25, 2012, 07:59:05 pm
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A press release issued by Government House said: “We are incredibly frustrated that this situation has come about and see Kethie as entirely to blame. It was completely inappropriate for her to go to Their Royal Highnesses’ room, which she filled with various things, causing confusion.”
This seems quite stupid. If so much planning when into the dinner this gaff wouldn't have happened because they'd already know what they're going to wear. Who's responsible for laying out their wardrobe? JPL for Wills and Rebecca for Waity? This passing the blame is getting on my nerves.
It doesn't seem like they try on and the take pictures of their outfits to match the engagements. So what sort of preparation were they doing?
^how true. It's all about them being perfect as SG post highlighted so perfectly.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: berlin on September 25, 2012, 08:06:43 pm
Perhaps have a catalogue with pictures of the appropriate outfits.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: observation on September 25, 2012, 08:13:20 pm
I think she works so few days & does so little, she could try to be aware of how important it was to the hosts to wear their cultural dress & make it important to herself to be aware of which dress fit that standard.

It's hard for people who have little money & time to not ever make a slight social gaffe, but everyone tries, ie to bring food or wine to a party & to dress like the invitation asks. When you're being lavishly treated, photographed, carried on chairs & living a luxurious, generously subsidized life for 50 days of work a year for two years, you could at least be informed about what sort of clothes you are to wear & know what your outfit looks like so you at least know to inquire if it doesn't look familiar to you as the one you thought you were supposed to wear.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: lothwen on September 25, 2012, 08:44:01 pm
I'm not getting the scandal here.  Was Kate not supposed to be given the dress?  How was she to know?  She must have assumed it was a gift from their hosts


Title: Insiders III
Post by: observation on September 25, 2012, 09:19:32 pm
My impression is that the gift was fine.

I think the article suggested that it was very important in the Solomon Islands' culture that KM & PW wear something from their culture to this specific party & a lot of work had gone into ensuring that would happen--that's how important it was to them.

That day, someone brought a gift in (since they seem to get gifts from everyone constantly), which was a separate, completely different outfit from a different culture located 3,000 miles away.

Since KM & PW saw that outfit in their room, in addition to the one they were supposed to wear from the Solomon Islands' culture, they simply wore that other, gift outfit.

Supposedly, it was a big gaffe in the Solomon Islands' culture & I had the impression it was reported internationally but the British press chose not to report it.

Instead, the British press keeps reporting that KM hasn't put a foot wrong besides the naked photo scandal, which they are mostly still reporting as her still not putting a foot wrong since they say the blame falls on everyone else.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: serene grace on September 25, 2012, 09:25:00 pm
I'm convinced Diana had much better assistants than Kate has for clothes. Diana rarely got clothes wrong for State visits or Royal duties. Diana planned things out with her assistants and designers, months ahead, down to minute details.



Title: Insiders III
Post by: Alexandrine on September 25, 2012, 09:38:50 pm
@ observation I haven't read about that faux pas anywhere.

@ Serene but even if your assistants are the best if you don't listen to them there won't be a change. Sarah Burton can make better clothes but what she does for Kate are her style.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: True Brit on September 25, 2012, 09:45:40 pm
You will find this article by James Delingpole of the Daily Telelgraph interesting to. His stance is as a climate change sceptic - not that this is the reason I post this link. It really is a very illuminating insight into how superficial and utterly pointless these royal tours are. They meet no-one apart from the hand picked, they achieve nothing apart from the arranged tour.

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100181565/duke-and-duchess-of-cambridge-nearly-drowned-by-climate-change/


Title: Insiders III
Post by: observation on September 25, 2012, 09:48:33 pm
The article says KM was supposed to wear a dress, supposedly from the Solomon Islands, that she had brought with her, ie  it was arranged very carefully weeks beforehand. Perhaps a dress was sent to her ahead of time so she could try it on or have it tailored if needed or check the size, etc.

That day of the state dinner, KM saw all these gifts in her room & wore some other dress, ie one of the gifts.

So the article says it is someone named Kethie's fault since she shouldn't have ever brought gifts or maybe even have gone into KM's room since this would confuse KM. So KM didn't seem to be aware of the dress that she had brought with her so carefully prepared to be culturall from the Solomon Islands for the state dinner.

It seems the hosts were shocked & horrified at the state dinner. Supposedly the whole objective of the visit was to highlight & bring to international focus the culture of the Solomon Islands. So it is important to wear the right dress. Instead, the Solomon Islands, which probably do not get much international press, is being publicized by KM in a state dinner dress from a place 3,000 miles away so this is their day in the press & their culture is not highlighted but rather another culture is erroneously highlighted as being theirs. I think they, the BRF, are around & are paid by public funds for these trips for international goodwill & that includes bringing publicity to these cultures' cultures so it's important to actually highlight the culture being visited, not someone else's culture.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: windsor2 on September 25, 2012, 09:50:42 pm
True SG, but Waity could've done this with Rebecca and the designers that she brought the dresses from. She had nothing but time on her hands due to her lack of work.
The gaff, from my understanding, was that they had their outfits already approved for quite some time but put the clothes on that were in their room.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: observation on September 25, 2012, 09:50:52 pm
I'm not sure what language they speak in the Solomon Islands or if their publications are online but I thought perhaps it was reported there locally or maybe I just got that impression because the article said the hosts were shocked & horrified & the British press didn't report it.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: observation on September 25, 2012, 10:01:20 pm
That's an interesting article.

I think that's by intentional choice by PW & KM.

Diana chose to highlight land mines.

I think KM chooses to do as little as possible & to do everything safe so she can create a thin veneer, like a glossy cardboard image, as being a positive new RF member.

She's in the press & photographed much more often than the 50 days she works a year. This is to create an illusion that she works more than she does & is relevant. Similar to the 'secret' visits to charity.

Everything she is photographed & reported as doing is safe to create the illusion she is doing her job.

This article is very telling. They do not actually do anything constructive except for keep themselves in the lap of luxury. They do not bother to highlight important issues for these countries. They simply ensure they are photographed, like in a prom photo, looking at a flower--pleasant, innocuous & self-glorifying images.

Similar to how KM could not be bothered to say something I didn't already know about the crisis when she visited Denmark. She couldn't be bothered to learn & say something insightful about the tea when she visited Piccadilly. She couldn't be bothered to know what the Solomon Islands' cultural dress prepared weeks beforehand even looks like so she put it on correctly. She seems to need someone to wipe her butt for her, speak her words for her, for a child to let her use their words for her speech, for someone to literally stand there & ensure she dresses herself with the right dress for the state dinner.

I think she thinks her TRUE JOB is to stroll & bend over NAKED ON the balcony in view of the road in front of PW & the work she does as a RF member is simply lip service. I think both she & PW have been acting that way though in the past PW pretended to at least consider it a worthy job. 


Title: Insiders III
Post by: Kettlefish on September 25, 2012, 10:04:34 pm
http://www.solomontimes.com/news.aspx?nwID=7265

This might clarify things.  The official shirt was green and it did not appear to be in the room (it was but it was in a bag under other stuff).  The dresses and the shirts from Cook Islands were prominently displayed on the bed.

Both CH and the Government House are putting the blame solely on Keithies shoulders: she was not autherized to put anything else in the room but she decided to put the clothing there.

This is not Kate or Williams fault.  They thought these were the official presents from the government.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: True Brit on September 25, 2012, 10:15:57 pm
Sounds like hogwash. Of course Kethie will have to take the blame the royal couple can't possibly. It sounds like a completely disorganised mess - after all they travel, at great expense, with staff whose job it is to check every exact detail. On top[ of a host Govt that will be beside itself with anxit that every exact detail has been attended to.

Further was Kethie allowed to just walk into their room unchallenged? She could have left a small device let alone a shirt and dress.

It's a complete diplomatic blunder and it's either down to incompetence or ignorance - unless of course it was a deliberate cock-up on behalf of someone?


Title: Insiders III
Post by: Spice on September 25, 2012, 10:45:24 pm
As someone who lives in the Pacific, I can tell you for certain that it is an insult to wear clothes with a pattern from a different country's culture.  In parts of NZ, there are street fights and riots between communities from Samoa and Tonga.  Each country in the Pacific has a distinct language, culture, art, customs etc.  Wearing something from another country to an official event is highly insulting.  I can never tell one Pacific Island country's culture apart from another, so I never assume, I always ask.

The Cook Islands are one of the larger countries there, so people in the Solomons probably feel overshadowed by them a lot of the time.

The Eurocentric approach to the Pacific is to gloss over the differences and treat everyone the same because the countries are so small.  It would be like turning up in Leichtenstein and including greetings in your speech that referred to the history of Luxembourg.  There might be the feeble excuse of "oh I always get them confused, they are so small".

Maybe Lazy and Waity thought they were being clever by wearing the clothes laid out on their beds, but they should have stuck to the plan or asked for clarification.  They don't take their jobs seriously enough.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: Snokitty on September 25, 2012, 10:48:37 pm
If Kate's outfit was already chosen and approved then why wouldn't she just wear the one she brought for the occasion. If there were other gifts there why not just assume the clothing was simply one of the gifts to be taken with them.

Always someone else is at fault because everyone knows Kate is not human and doesn't make mistakes ever.    :laugh:


Title: Insiders III
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 25, 2012, 10:52:57 pm
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an over-keen member of the welcoming committee, Kethie Sunders, nipped into the couple’s room to leave a number of extra gifts. When William and Kate arrived, they found a handsome blue shirt and a brightly-coloured dress laid out on their beds and put them on, little knowing what offence they were about to cause.

A press release issued by Government House said: “We are incredibly frustrated that this situation has come about and see Kethie as entirely to blame. It was completely inappropriate for her to go to Their Royal Highnesses’ room, which she filled with various things, causing confusion


You know what, slapping Kethie in the face like that  is just plain low. She got a little overeager, took initiative to leave something nice, and if staff gets scaepgoated all the time, soon that couple will not have anyone willing to work for them.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: observation on September 25, 2012, 10:59:59 pm
I agree that the wording was truly harsh & it seemed the purpose of the RF's statement was to blame in a way that was, in itself, much too full of zest to try to pretend KM is not responsible for anything whatsoever.

It seems if they could have blamed someone for her Faberge egg, testing the smell of tea, crisis statement while in Denmark, skirts blowing, skirt riding up while getting out of the car with HM, bright red dress during the Jubilee, low-cut top & short skirt during the Olympics, bright orange skin-tight leggings visiting the Olympic team, smiling/laughing during the riot visit to commemorate 3 deaths & during Remembrance Day, they would have. They definitely blamed someone else for her bending over at the railing of a balcony in view of a road.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 25, 2012, 11:01:17 pm
Yeah, the press.

I feel for that woman, since her full name is out there and she's probably suffering from it; it's obvious that she was trustworthy if she got past security to even get into their rooms and leave all that stuff there.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: windsor2 on September 25, 2012, 11:18:02 pm
It's quite sickening that nothing is their fault.  bignono


Title: Insiders III
Post by: rollinginthesouth on September 26, 2012, 12:59:22 am
Hold up, if this was just a gift dress that was put in at the last second then why did it fit Kate so well? Strapless dresses are a tricky thing. Either your boobs spill out, look oddly shaped, are smashed down, or are too small. The dress made Kate's boobs look large and fit them well (I'm assuming that the dress included a wonder bra). So they had to have known the size of breasts ahead of time as well as the perfect size for her shape (as sizes run differently in different countries as well as with each label). So how did they guess so well? My initial thought is that they didn't guess. Maybe Kate simply wanted to wear that, but it was intended for another date.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: sassafras on September 26, 2012, 02:20:44 am
^great points!

Kate should have worn what was decided on, and Kethie shouldn't have left the clothes.

How did Kethie, someone affiliated with the Gov Gen of the Solomon Islands, get a dress for Cook Islands? The article said they are 3000 miles away & someone here mentioned the pride of culture, which makes me think the dress wasn't readily available in the shoppe next door to the hotel.

This was planned by someone.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: rollinginthesouth on September 26, 2012, 02:40:39 am
Oh, another good point Sassafras! They were visiting the SOLOMON ISLANDS. Why would the welcoming committee give her a garment of another country? That's like someone visiting the US, and we give them a product of GB. We're trying to promote OUR land, so why would we give another land's product as a gift? Doesn't make any sense. I think this point in category again that Kate might have just liked it and worn it (maybe even picked it out herself). Or this could have a deeper, more conspiratorial meaning that someone wanted to throw them off. Because honestly, if Kate had a dress in mind that means her staff (maybe just Rebecca) had already had that planned. So therefor, when they saw her in a completely different dress they would have known that Kate (and William) were going off script and set them back in line. Again, when are they being briefed on things by their staff, or is there just a complete disconnect? Are William and Kate acting solely in behalf of themselves without any approval or even any given info to the staff (that THEY picked out and approved)? Heck, if they can't even work with the people they picked out then how the heck are they going to fair in future times?


Title: Insiders III
Post by: Spice on September 26, 2012, 02:50:45 am
The whole environment around them in the Solomons and Tuvalu was very informal compared to elsewhere.  If this woman was on the welcoming committee or something, she was probably a government employee or president of a group like friends of government house for example.  When royals are guests at commonwealth high commissions (embassies) or government house they are treated like they are at home.  It wouldn't be that unusual for someone like this to go into the rooms and leave additional gifts.

However, the whole story could be made up, to cover for a mistake by WK, or PW, or a courtier.  To the uninformed, one Pacific clothing pattern looks the same as another.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: sassafras on September 26, 2012, 03:01:35 am
To the uninformed, one Pacific clothing pattern looks the same as another.

exactly - and Kethie was on the welcoming commitee for the soloman islands, and a local, so why would she randomly present a dress from another island?

It looks like kate was either stupid & brought the dress or she was set up.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: giamodel60 on September 26, 2012, 03:24:15 am
I'm utterly confused . Walk me through it


Title: Insiders III
Post by: observation on September 26, 2012, 04:44:53 am
Okay, here is info based on this & other articles:

So a lot of planning went into KM wearing the Solomon Islands dress she brought with her. Perhaps it was sent ahead for fitting & she packed it & brought it with her.

During the tour, she mostly wore western designers, but this was one of the few nights she wore local & it was supposed to be a big deal to the Solomon Islands that she do so.

http://www.graziadaily.co.uk/fashion/archive/2012/09/16/kate-middleton-wears-jonathan-saunders-dress-as-she-arrives-in-the-solomon-islan.htm

Then on 9/16, the press reports what she arrived in & that for some reason she is going to go to the Governor's State dinner wearing a dress she only just tried on a few hours ago. So KM & her staff did not seem to be confused which dress was the one she brought & which was the one she only just tried on since they told the press she was going to wear a dress she only just tried on instead of the one that a lot of planning went into & that she brought with her, which is from the Solomon Islands.

Lady Kethie Saunders goes into a store for the Cook Islands, 3000 miles away, label, Tav, to buy 2 dresses for the little girls who will present KM with flowers. The person at the store decides to give KM a dress--she seems to get gifts & freebies all the time--with a note saying hopefully KM will one day visit the Cook Islands.

So it's really obvious that KM knew that the dress was not the Solomon Islands' dress a lot of planning went into for her to wear, which she packed & brought with her, & that she was wearing from the Cook Islands, which was not included in this tour. It's also very obvious that she knew she was switching what dress she was going to wear at the last minute & told the press throughout that she was going to do that last-minute.

http://islandher.com/cook-islands-label-tav-makes-fashion-history

http://whatkatewore.com/

So it was reported she did this but what was left out of the British press was that the Solomon Islands hosts were shocked & horrified that KM did this.

So Government House, which is the residence for Commonwealth places like the Solomon Islands' leader, issues a statement strongly, harshly blaming Kethie Saunders, from the welcoming committee, saying that KM was so confused seeing the gift dress in her room, supposedly with the note saying it's a gift from the Cook Islands design label that has a store there hoping she'll visit one day, that that is why KM committed this gaffe.

That is so horrible!


Title: Insiders III
Post by: Snokitty on September 26, 2012, 04:59:53 am
Then it was Kate's fault and she owes Kethie an apology for allowing the press to blame her. All she would have to do is issue a statement through her press secretary.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: sassafras on September 26, 2012, 05:02:16 am
so km knew it was a gifted dress


1) did kate read the note that accompanied the dress? (maybe the note wasn't left for her to read, maybe it was but she couldn't be bothered to read it?)

2) if she did read the note, then she either didn't understand the culture of the islands & the offense it would be to wear it OR she didn't care about the cultural offense.

@snokitty - yup. no matter what, she owes Kethie an apology


Title: Insiders III
Post by: lothwen on September 26, 2012, 05:10:45 am
Is Kethie part of the Cambs staff?  Or was she part of the welcoming comittee?  Because I don't understand why somebody from the Solomon Islands would buy a visiting dignitary ( :tehe:) something that could embarrass them.  Unless that was the whole idea in the first place.  In which case, I say "Bravo" to Kethie.




Oh, and if William and Kate were to visit the US and get gifts from us, those gifts would be made in China.  Just saying.  :akasha:


Title: Insiders III
Post by: observation on September 26, 2012, 05:17:10 am
So 9/16 was the day of the Solomon Islands Governor General State dinner.

A royal aide said KM knew the dress had been left as a gift, tried it on & loved & decided herself to ditch the dress she had brought to wear this instead.

The planning beforehand for them to wear Solomon Islands clothes included the Solomon Islands checking ahead PW's size to make sure the shirt they were going to give him fit.

http://katemiddletonstyle.org/day-six-will-and-kate-wear-traditional-dress-for-island-feast-on-solomon-islands/

So then the press erroneously reported that this Cook Islands dress was from the Solomon Islands & chose not to report that the Solomon Islands hosts were shocked & horrified.

Then over a week later, the press reports that Solomon Islands Government House is issuing this statement harshly blaming Kethie & saying KM couldn't tell the difference between the dress she had brought with her & the one her aide told the press she had just found & tried on knowing it was a gift.

I think KM simply doesn't care. She probably thought she looked hotter in the gift dress so she ditched the other one, despite all the planning, & wore it instead.

I didn't read the original articles but someone on here observed she ignored the dress guidelines by wearing high heels early on in the tour & by wearing too short a skirt or something like that & her skirt noticeably rode up high on her thigh in contrast with her hostess' more conservative skirt in the photo.

Someone should write a book about this. The info is here.

If this is true, it shows & confirms the info already here:
1) KM lies constantly without any remorse apparently
2) KM lies & will say & do anything she feels will get her ahead toward her objective
3) KM lies & will say & do anything for her vanity & for the purpose of trying to look sexy & hot, eg in strapless, in front of everyone
4) KM has no scruples whatsoever throwing anyone & everyone under the bus, ruining careers, reputations & lives including of a woman titled Lady Kethie Saunders (or Sunders sp?), who was doing a nice thing welcoming her as a representative of a host country where people showered her with gifts, to serve her own vanity & try to shift the blame & cover up her lies.

This woman & PW will be whispering to the UK government some day as queen consort & king about who they want the government to go after & put a stop to. Horrifying, horrifying! The press should do their job & step up & report on this. Some investigative journalist should write on this.

Lady Kethie Saunders is on the Solomon Islands Welcoming Committee & seems to be from there. She did not buy the gift. She bought 2 shirts for 2 kids who were going to give KM flowers & the person at the store gave those 2 shirts for free as a contribution to the tour & decided to give KM a gift from the store, which was a Cook Islands design/label store located in the Solomon Islands.

Lady Kethie Saunders is the one who insisted the person from the store write a note & the note said that the person hoped some day KM would visit the Cook Islands & was giving the gift to welcome KM on her first royal visit to the Pacific. So it seems Kethie left the note with the gift since she is the one who insisted the person from the store write it & it's very obvious from the note that the dress is NOT from the Solomon Islands & that KM, PW & their staff had known for weeks it was a big deal & a lot of planning had gone into them wearing Solomon Islands clothes for the state dinner.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 26, 2012, 05:18:54 am
Sooner or later they won't be invited anywhere; already they are disinvited to the Luxembourg wedding and soon they won't be welcome in any commonwealth countries if staff in these countries will end up facing accusations. Wherever that woman goes she causes trouble, that is what I am getting from these stories.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: sassafras on September 26, 2012, 05:24:56 am
Is Kethie part of the Cambs staff?  Or was she part of the welcoming comittee?  Because I don't understand why somebody from the Solomon Islands would buy a visiting dignitary ( :tehe:) something that could embarrass them.  Unless that was the whole idea in the first place.  In which case, I say "Bravo" to Kethie.

Oh, and if William and Kate were to visit the US and get gifts from us, those gifts would be made in China.  Just saying.  :akasha:

@lothwen - Kethie is part of the welcoming committee. She knew all along it wasn't appropriate to wear to the state dinner, which is why I don't think she'd intentionally leave it out - unless she was setting Kate up.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: giamodel60 on September 26, 2012, 05:27:07 am
I still don't get it

It sounds to me like becca screwed up

If sages in charge of Kate's clothes


Title: Insiders III
Post by: observation on September 26, 2012, 05:29:45 am
What is very interesting is that apparently the British press is very aware of this & simply chose not to report it & says instead that KM has never put a foot wrong.

It makes me wonder how many countless other things like this have happened that the British press knows about while falsely reporting that KM has never put a foot wrong & falsely reporting that someone else is to blame.

It is very obvious from these stories that KM DID NOT THINK THAT THE GIFT DRESS WAS THE DRESS SHE HAD PACKED, BROUGHT & PLANNED REGARDING IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SOLOMON ISLANDS.

Why is it being said that the blame is someone else's because Kethie brought gifts to the room so KM thought the gift dress was the one she had brought?

It is OBVIOUSLY NOT TRUE.

KM KNEW IT WAS VERY IMPORTANT SHE WEAR THE DRESS SHE BROUGHT. SHE KNEW THE GIFT DRESS WAS NOT THE DRESS SHE BROUGHT BUT TRIED IT ON & LIKED IT SO MUCH SHE WORE IT INSTEAD IGNORING ALL THE PLANNING HER HOSTS HAD DONE.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: Snokitty on September 26, 2012, 05:32:33 am
I don't believe Becca or anyone else could force Kate to wear the dress she was supposed to wear. After watching Kate all these years I would say it was entirely her decision. Surely someone went over the clothing list with her and what she was to wear each day.


Is there a photo of the dress she was supposed to wear?


Title: Insiders III
Post by: lothwen on September 26, 2012, 05:34:17 am
I'm sorry, but I can't blame Kate for this.  I'm not blaming Kethie, or any of the staff either.    But I can't blame Kate for (seemingly) seeing a dress in her room and assuming it was a gift from her hosts, and wearing it.   She made a mistake, and hopefully she'll learn from it, but honestly, I would have probably done the same thing if I were in her shoes.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: sassafras on September 26, 2012, 05:36:16 am
observation, you are aptly named! i missed that point - whether it was cook islands or soloman islands, the first lady & the duchess agreed pre-trip that kate would NOT wear the traditional attire.

this was negotiated, so when kate re-negged (maybe to one-up the first lady & show up in a traditional dress) she was totally caught & in a major way, but wearing a completely offensive dress, instead of just insulting the hosts, she managed to insult all the locals. priceless.

@gia - do you think becca would've been able to tell kate what to do? really, seriously do you think becca has that much influence?

@lothwen - i would've agreed with you, but I read the article someone posted that said the hosts wanted the Cambs in traditional attire, kate refused so it was negotiated that instead of the first ladies matching in traditional dress, kate would wear a summer dress.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: Snokitty on September 26, 2012, 05:37:50 am
Lothwen her hosts had already decided on the dress she was supposed to wear before she left for the trip. The gift dress had a note with it telling her the dress was a gift and inviting her to the Cook Islands at a future date.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: lothwen on September 26, 2012, 05:40:02 am
^^Oh, okay, I was unaware of that :hug:

Why would she refuse?  I found nothing offensive about the clothing the women were wearing (the fully clothed ones, that is).  Why would she "refuse"?  That just seems odd to me.

^I'd been under the impression that the dress she had planned on wearing was by a British designer.  Was that made up by the press to sell the "Perfect princess" story? 

So she knew the dress didn't come from the Solomon Islands........interesting.  Well, okay then, I don't feel sorry for Kate anymore.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: observation on September 26, 2012, 05:41:46 am
I think if the note was included, which it seems like it was, then it would have been obvious that KM was not supposed to wear the gift dress because it is from the Cook Islands, which is 3000 miles away.

I think though that it is interesting that there is  LIE now out there that the reason KM wore the gift dress is that SHE COULDN'T TELL WHICH WAS THE DRESS SHE BROUGHT, WHICH WAS REPORTED THE DAY OF AS UNTRUE. IT WAS REPORTED THE DAY OF SHE KNEW SHE WAS DITCHING THE DRESS SHE BROUGHT FOR A DRESS SHE HAD ONLY JUST TRIED ON.

NOW IT IS BEING REPORTED THAT SHE WORE THE GIFT DRESS BECAUSE SHE ERRONEOUSLY THOUGHT IT WAS THE ONE SHE HAD BROUGHT & KETHIE IS BEING BLAMED FOR "CONFUSING" KM BY BRINGING A 2ND DRESS, A GIFT DRESS, INTO THE ROOM SO THAT KM COULDN'T "TELL" WHICH WAS WHICH.

(I'm using all caps because I think it's really sad KM's putting another lie out there & someone is getting blamed for it.)


Title: Insiders III
Post by: Snokitty on September 26, 2012, 05:51:32 am
The reason things like this do not happen on royal tours is because everything is planned to the last detail far in advance. The Hosts even ask for their measurements in advance so they could wear this clothing but Kate did not want to accept their dress so she chose her own. (probably just another reason to go shopping) William did accept his shirt. This was Kate's fault in my opinion.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: observation on September 26, 2012, 05:52:51 am
Here is the full story as reported locally in the Solomon publication.

It is sad. Basically, Kethie left the gift with the note. It was very clear the dress was from the Cook Islands. Also, yes, KM's dress had been agreed upon long in advance. I suppose it is possible that KM simply isn't very bright. But, still, given all the negotiation & planning, if she cared about her hosts, she might have checked, given the note clearly said it was a gift & from the Cook Islands since it was her first royal tour to the Pacific.

http://www.solomonstarnews.com/news/national/16044-dressing-blunder


Title: Insiders III
Post by: observation on September 26, 2012, 05:54:55 am
Yes, I agree. You're not supposed to ditch the dress the hosts agreed upon to wear a dress clearly from a far away place at the last minute because you received a gift you liked. They get gifts all the time.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: sassafras on September 26, 2012, 05:55:26 am
@lothwen - the shop keeper gave a note to be included with the dress - but we don't know if Kate read the note in advance of wearing it (so she might not have known it was a cook island dress)

@observation - if kate did read the note, we don't know if she knew the insult wearing a cook island dress would become.

i think we all agree that if kate had stayed on script, it wouldn't have happened.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: observation on September 26, 2012, 06:02:37 am
Kethie said the note was included with the dress so if KM thought she was going to go off script, which she knew she was, & knew it had been important to the hosts to wear what they had specified & agreed upon, she should have read the note to see if it was suggesting she go off script. The note wasn't though.

There's no reason for not to read the note before trying on the dress & no reason for her not to know it's offensive given the hosts made it clear it was important to them that the dinner dress guidelines were Solomon Islands clothes.

She should have known it is offensive because the hosts made it clear what was important & she knows she is highly photographed so she will be bringing international attention to what she wears. Here she brought attention to the Cook Islands design instead of Solomon Islands, the country who hosted her.

It's like wearing a Japanese kimono during a state visit to China at a dinner where every other adult, per the hosts' guidelines, is wearing traditional Chinese dress & having it be reported internationally that the Japanese kimono equals a Chinese traditional dress. Because she received a gift saying, welcome to Asia & hopefully some day you will visit Japan.

To outsiders, Asian might look Asian. But she has a job as an official rep of Britain & the whole objective of the tour is to highlight the culture of these Commonwealth locations that the world otherwise knows little about.

But the worst is to blame someone & lie that you were simply confused what the hosts wanted you to wear because you saw a gift lying there with a note saying it is from a far away country & inviting her to visit it some day.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: giamodel60 on September 26, 2012, 06:37:18 am
I don't think Kate has 2 brain cell to rub together

She gets it laid out for her.

She and will both did the same thing

I don't think they are in charge of anything like a reg person would be.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: observation on September 26, 2012, 07:00:46 am
I correct myself. It's possible she didn't lie that she didn't remember which dress she brought.

But, basically, she didn't follow the invite guidelines & agreement on dress per the negotiations.

That is her own fault. It might also be her staff's fault but she supervises her staff so it is also still her fault too.

It is not Kethie's fault she left a gift with a note clearly stating it is from a faraway place she is not going to this tour but is invited to go to later & that KM simply chose not to follow the dress protocol that had been agreed on far in advance. It is also no one's fault but hers that she wore a dress from a totally different place when she knew the dress protocol that night was Solomon Island clothes & that was important to them.

It's also no one's fault but hers that since she is the one, who was reported that day as having suddenly changed her mind & having ditched her dress for one she just tried on, that she didn't check to find out if wearing a Cook Islands dress would be okay since clearly it was not, per the invite, & it was clearly a Cook Islands dress, per the note.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: sassafras on September 26, 2012, 07:03:46 am
It is not Kethie's fault she left a gift with a note clearly stating it is from a faraway place she is not going to this tour but is invited to go to later

observation, we don't know if the note was with the dress once it was laid out on the bed. the note may have been placed elsewhere & kate didn't see or read the note.

personally, i think it's just as bad if not worse that she didn't read the note -- i mean, script said to wear one dress, but a random dress was left for her so she just wore it without questioning who it was from or why it was there?


Title: Insiders III
Post by: giamodel60 on September 26, 2012, 07:10:45 am
They do nothing for themselves.

And yes she's an idiot for it. She was not born to be catered too.
So why is she so thick.

Indirectly she is responsible but I lay the blame at ch. they sound f'ing
Incompetent.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: observation on September 26, 2012, 07:13:03 am
@sassafrass I agree re it being just as bad if she didn't see the note.

Re the note, the last article I linked to, the one from the Solomon publication, says Kethie said she included the note with the dress.

"Mrs Saunders said the gift of clothes from the Cook Islands had the letter from the designer pinned to them."

The note said they were from the Cook Islands & hoped KM would visit there in the future.

So it was pinned. KM couldn't try on the dress & wear it to the dinner without seeing the note or else the note would have been pinned to her dress in the photographs.

@gia who is ch.? just curious


Title: Insiders III
Post by: observation on September 26, 2012, 07:18:57 am
Still, I think it's strange the statement is so harshly worded to blame Kethie. They say she 'snuck' in when I think she had the permission to leave gifts, simply it was originally chocolate, candy, flowers, etc. & the gift from the designer was given last-minute when Kethie was at the store.

I still think it's sad that these sorts of statements in the press will basically ruin Kethie's reputation & career & it doesn't seem the blame should fall on her. The designer/store person herself said that Kethie insisted she write a note & the note is very clear.

I think this blaming & throwing under the bus for something that seems is KM's fault is sad.

It makes me wonder if this might be why KM doesn't seem to have any friends & why Bea & Eugenie & the RF doesn't seem to bond with her.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: sassafras on September 26, 2012, 07:25:52 am
@sassafrass I agree re it being just as bad if she didn't see the note.

Re the note, the last article I linked to, the one from the Solomon publication, says Kethie said she included the note with the dress.

"Mrs Saunders said the gift of clothes from the Cook Islands had the letter from the designer pinned to them."

The note said they were from the Cook Islands & hoped KM would visit there in the future.

So it was pinned. KM couldn't try on the dress & wear it to the dinner without seeing the note or else the note would have been pinned to her dress in the photographs.

@gia who is ch.? just curious

Observation - we are leaping if we assume the pinned note remained on the dress when it was laid out for kate. it could've been removed.

anytime we make assumptions, it gives mm's fuel to say that we are being biased against kate. let's not give them ammunition.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: observation on September 26, 2012, 07:29:30 am
By the way, The Solomon Star says Kethie said, "The Royal security officer, who was tasked to put them [PW's tailored shirts] in the room, told her, in front of officials from Clarence House, that luggage was put on top of the official shirts."

So basically it was some ineptitude on the part of KM & PW's staff that they didn't find PW's tailored shirts because supposedly their luggage was on top of it.  

However, KM knew she was supposed to wear the dress she had brought. One would guess they would have moved their luggage so KM could open her suitcase & get the dress she'd agreed with Solomon Islands' Prime Minister's secretary to wear & then they would have seen PW's official shirts.

It's sad because they are calling Kethie "deceitful" & saying she "smuggled" when the quote suggests they knew she was bringing the flowers, etc. just not the gift from the Cook Islands designer because it was last-minute.

@sassafras, who would have removed the pinned note? KM said she was confused so if her staff removed a pinned note, they should have showed it to her during the confusion.

I think the article says Kethie laid out the dress.

By the way, regardless, KM negotiated & agreed she would wear the dress she brought.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: leogirl on September 26, 2012, 07:31:59 am
KM needs to start taking responsibility for her own actions, and stop blaming the people who work for her. They work much harder than she does, she could at least show a little courtesy.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: sassafras on September 26, 2012, 07:34:05 am
By the way, regardless, KM negotiated & agreed she would wear the dress she brought.

exactly - no matter what happened with the note, who left the new dress, what kate did/didn't know about the new dress -- there were negotiations with the host as to attire & kate reneged at the last minute. that's the crux of the problem, she reneged & it caused controversy. what was the point of negotiating if she doesn't adhere to the script?

@leogirl - preach it, sistah!


Title: Insiders III
Post by: observation on September 26, 2012, 07:38:27 am
By the way, this is simply a comment on her performance as a public official & international role model.

This is the only work she does 50 days a year. This was one of the few events on the tour requiring local dress. So I'm not sure why, given how important it was to the Solomon Islands, it was blundered. There was no reason for KM not to wear the dress she agreed on.

If she saw some dress she wasn't expecting, there was no reason for her not to check if it was okay to make a last-minute switch after all that preparation & given how important it was to the hosts.

If there was a note pinned to the dress, then it is up to KM & her staff to find (Not hard when it's pinned) & read the note & not for her to simply switch from the negotiation & agreement & wear it given the note pinned to it, or if her staff removed it & showed it to her or if she simply didn't read it & had no idea since she gets gifts all the time.

And the fact that after all those negotiations & tailoring & agreement on the color & the materials being sent for PW's shirts that he didn't wear it because his luggage was on top of it, with all his staff, etc. & since this is the only time they work 50 days a year & 1 of about 5-10 times they are supposed to wear local clothes & it's important to their hosts, it's sad that they didn't manage to see their shirts. What with the staff & the bell boys, etc.

It's sadder that they are blaming this on someone. This really is their responsibility. It is all they do 50 days in a year.

By the way, the fabric was sent weeks ahead & PW specified he was going to wear the green fabric. PW KNEW EXACTLY WHAT THE 2 TAILORED, OFFICIAL SOLOMON ISLANDS SHIRTS LOOKED LIKE. They had a map on them for goodness sake. :)

So all they had to do was lift their suitcase & PW would have seen the official shirts that had been negotiated over since July, ie 2 months. He would have seen there was no dress with the official shirts. He & KM should have seen that other dress had a note pinned to it, or their staff should have.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: observation on September 26, 2012, 07:43:08 am
By the way, supposedly KM would have had things she needed in her luggage, like her make-up & shoes. So I'm not sure why when they were getting things out of their luggage they couldn't find PW's official shirts.

At any rate, blaming this all on Kethie & very harshly sounds strange to me.

The entire responsibility for wearing the dress she is supposed to per the agreement was on KM. She should have just opened her luggage & gotten her dress out.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: windsor2 on September 26, 2012, 03:51:30 pm
I don't get that the suitcases were put on top of their clothes. It's not rocket science to get the clothes and makeup sorted out each day so this kind of thing dosn't appen. Isn't this part of the secretary's job to either do it themselves or make sure that it's done? I put the blame on Waity and Wills actually because they shuld know what they're going to be doing and wearing each day. It's not like they had anything earth shattering to do like deal with a diplomatic treaty as KF would say.


Title: Insiders III
Post by: giamodel60 on September 26, 2012, 04:59:27 pm
CH Clarence House

the whole place is INEPT


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Alexandrine on September 26, 2012, 05:34:30 pm
^^ RF staff makes lot of big mistakes, no one remembers that they employed a journo without really investigating his references?

---

I've sent all the discussion about the Cook/Solomon clothes to the royal tour thread.  :flower:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: berlin on September 26, 2012, 06:37:22 pm
Well according to this article someone posted, only William was supposed to wear an island outfit, while Kate chose her own summery dress.  So if Kate refused to wear a Solomon Island dress, why wear something that she thought was suddenly gifted to her?  Why did William change his top?

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The Government House said the Governor General would be wearing a Solomon Island shirt with the map of Solomon Islands to reflect the country and its identity.

This island design was also suggested for the Royal couple.

When the suggestion was conveyed back to Clarence House, London, it was agreed that only the Duke of Cambridge would wear the island shirt.

“However, the Duchess of Cambridge was to wear a summer dress and not an island dress as we had suggested.   So, no island dress for the Duchess of Cambridge,” the statement said.
http://www.solomonstarnews.com/news/national/16044-dressing-blunder


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Anne-Elliot on September 26, 2012, 06:53:24 pm
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A right royal wardrobe gaffe! Kate's Solomon Islands error as she wears Cook Islands dress to cultural celebration (but the nations are 3,000 miles apart)

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2208813/Kate-Middletons-Solomon-Islands-error-wears-Cook-Islands-dress.html#ixzz27bEQGgIB


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: giamodel60 on September 26, 2012, 07:32:21 pm
Daily mail working on an article , let's hope it shows how dumb they all are


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: sassafras on September 26, 2012, 07:57:40 pm
nice - the DM is twisting things to make kate look innocent.

i have a nagging feeling that the DM is building their defense for the divorce.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Anne-Elliot on September 26, 2012, 09:48:22 pm
I like these comments:

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She is no silk purse and it is always easiest to blame someone else. It's not like she has a full time job and is running in at the last minute rushing. She insists on having no stylist/personal dresser...she clearly needs one as she can't do the job properly without blaming it on someone else.
- ireneg1961 , Annan, United Kingdom, 26/9/2012 20:54


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Of course you are going to insult the natives of an island if the guest of honor wears " native " clothing that is NOT Native to the island you are visiting . It so happens that when the President 's wife wears an outfit to a state dinner here that is not made by an American designer everyone gets their feathers ruffled. Just goes to show Kate has a lot to learn. In the photos you published comparing Kate to the Queen's same trip the Queen remained properly dressed in her native clothes. The Queen does not have to impress. She is impressive in word and deed.
- Auntie Em, USA, 26/9/2012 19:56

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2208813/Kate-Middletons-Solomon-Islands-error-wears-Cook-Islands-dress.html#ixzz27bwH4dH9
 
 


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: observation on September 26, 2012, 10:15:40 pm
I think the Solomon Islands sent fabrics & KM perhaps didn't like them or think they would be flattering on her because, for example, the ones sent to PW had a map of the Solomon Islands. She probably wanted something that flattered her instead of highlighted the Solomon Islands. So she refused.

So they agreed she would wear, not an island dress, but a summer dress, which she would bring.

That whitewashing, inaccurate reporting & omission of facts is hysterical yet unsettling.

They left out the part that
1) KM REFUSED TO WEAR A SOLOMON ISLANDS DRESS SO SHE KNEW & AGREED TO BRING HER OWN SUMMER DRESS, WHICH SHE WOULD WEAR
2) THEY HAD SEEN & CHOSEN THE FABRIC OF THE 2 SHIRTS TO BE MADE FOR PW & AGREED HE WOULD WEAR THE GREEN ONE WITH A MAP TO HIGHLIGHT THE COUNTRY HOSTING THEM
3) THE GREEN SHIRT WITH THE MAP THEY KNEW PW AGREED TO WEAR WAS IN THE ROOM TOO SO IT WAS VERY CLEAR HE WAS TO WEAR IT & SHE WAS TO WEAR THE SUMMER DRESS IN HER SUITCASE (SUPPOSEDLY IT WAS "UNDER THEIR SUITCASE," which sounds odd since it would be wrinkled; also one would think her dress would have been taken outof her suitcase & ironed or at least hung up so that sounds strange)
4) THE GIFT DRESS HAD A NOTE PINNED TO IT THAT IT WAS FROM THE COOK ISLANDS
5) THE GIFT DRESS WAS MISREPORTED AS BEING FROM SOLOMON ISLANDS
6) SALES OF THE COOK ISLANDS GIFT DRESS ROCKETED so basically COOK ISLANDS was INTERNATIONALLY HIGHLIGHTED & had their BUSINESS BOOSTED & the Solomon Islands locale, which would have been highlighted on the map on the shirts, was not
7) 2 MONTHS OF PLANNING & NEGOTIATION WENT INTO THIS INCLUDING BY THE SOLOMON ISLANDS PRIME MINISTER'S SECRETARY

So basically Kethie Saunders' reputation & career will be ruined since she has been called a 'deceitful' 'smuggler.'

The host country's locale wasn't highlighted. Business of another country & it's designer were boosted. Solomon Islands' cultural dress was misreported. Solomon Islands' people were offended. The people in the Solomon Islands' government who worked on this had to deal with the fallout.

All because
1) KM refused in then negotiation to wear a Solomon Islands dress like every adult at the dinner, including her husband, was going to
2) KM then refused to wear the summer dress agreed upon at the last minute so she could wear a gift dress from the Cook Islands she tried on a couple hours before the dinner & liked
3) KM had time to tell her royal aides to tell the press the afternoon of the dinner that she was not going to wear the dress she brought & agreed upon to wear a dress she just tried on instead, though she knew it was from another country from the note pinned to it when it was laid out before she tried it on, but she didn't have time to lift her suitcase to get her shoes & makeup to see that the green Solomon Islands shirt with a map was under it & there was no official Solomon Islands dress since Sol. Islands was sticking to their agreement. Neither did she have time to check with the Solomon Islands liaison if it would be okay to wear a dress, she could easily describe over the telephone as bright pink, from the Cook Islands for them to tell her, "No, KM, Solomon Islands did not leave a Solomon Islands dress in your hotel room & it's not okay to wear a dress from another country 3000 miles away called the Cook Islands."

How interesting to see how the press did not write the truth about KM's refusal & agreement to wear her summer dress.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Spice on September 26, 2012, 10:37:02 pm
For me, the bottom line is simply: the only dresses you wear to a state dinner are made by either a designer from your own country, or from the one you are visiting.  If WK knew the dress was from the Cook Islands, she should not have worn it.  She is stupid, and she doesn't ask for help from those around her.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: rollinginthesouth on September 26, 2012, 10:42:43 pm
Now a spokesperson for the couple is coming to their aid!
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"We saw they weren't the same design of the traditional clothes we were told would be gifted. So we checked with the Solomon Islands government to ensure the right ones were worn." But the Solomon Islands' government "reassured the clothes were correct, and so the Duke and Duchess wore them to the event."

So according to them it was all the fault of the the Solomon Islands' government. Give me a break!

Oops! Kate Middleton, Prince William Wore Wrong Traditional Outfits to Solomon Islands
http://omg.yahoo.com/news/oops-kate-middleton-prince-william-wore-wrong-traditional-213000070.html;_ylt=Avk6BMopCrNAUxrkCDu_P3APpxx.;_ylu=X3oDMTQ4aGtjMGM5BG1pdANNb2QgTGF0ZXN0IE5ld3MEcGtnAzcxNjI1ZWYzLTNlNjEtMzZjZC05NzEyLWVjZTU3NGJjMjEzMwRwb3MDMQRzZWMDTWVkaWFQcm92aWRlck91dGxpbmtUZW1wBHZlcgM3MzBjYWUxMS0wODIxLTExZTItYjdiMy01ZWZiYWVjMDc1NmE-;_ylg=X3oDMTFpNzk0NjhtBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANob21lBHB0A3NlY3Rpb25z;_ylv=3


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Spice on September 26, 2012, 11:10:18 pm
Kethie Saunders is the US Honorary Consul to the Solomon Islands.  The US only has a consulate there, the embassy is in Papua New Guinea.  She's Mrs Saunders, not Lady Kethie.  Here's a photo of her:
http://www.defence.gov.au/news/armynews/editions/1104/topstories/story20e.htm

It does look like there was a breakdown of communication between the SJP staff on tour, the Solomons Govt and committee member Saunders.

Hopefully the royals will in future get their own staff to double check these things before they leave their rooms to go to events.

And I hope they and their staff have learnt a bit about cross-cultural awareness, ie stop and think about which country you are visiting.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Spice on September 26, 2012, 11:21:56 pm
Oops, I was wrong, she is a Lady, her husband was Knighted:

http://www.bahai.org.au/NewsMedia/NewsStories/ArticleView/tabid/72/ArticleId/190/Knighthood-recognises-extensive-service-to-adopted-country.aspx

And her name is spelt Keithie not Kethie.

Going by the articles I've read after googling her name, she is a highly respected pillar of the community in the Solomons.  Which makes it all the more bizarre and disrespectful of the government to throw her under the bus.  I wonder what the "back story" is.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: observation on September 27, 2012, 03:06:38 am
Probably quite simply KM & PW were caught in a blunder & needed a scapegoat & they threw their weight around so she was it. Does she seem like someone with a motive for "smuggling"? A U.S. consular agent with a knighted husband? A little doubtful.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: observation on September 27, 2012, 03:36:26 am
The story is now hitting & proliferating in the MSM. Interesting to see the spin. Each article leaves out one of the salient facts to make KM look like she still hasn't 'put a foot wrong.' They leave out that it had been negotiated & agreed upon for 2 months KM would wear a summer dress because she initially refused to wear a Solomon Islands dress so there was no mistaking what her hosts expected her to wear, ie she didn't supposedly think she was 'supposed' to wear the gift dress. They also leave out that the same MSM reported the afternoon of the event that KM knew she was ditching the dress she was supposed to wear because she had just tried on a dress a couple hours before the dinner that she loved & was therefore going to wear it instead.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/fash-track/kate-middleton-solomon-fashion-solomon-islands-gala-374357

http://celebs.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=28147498166261

It's interesting since the local Solomon Islands paper reported it before without the slant the RF would like on it so maybe PW & KM realized it didn't make them look too good.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: sassafras on September 27, 2012, 04:24:47 am
@spice - kelthie might be the perfect scapegoat because locally, everyone might know that did no wrong, but was thrown under the bus to cover for kate.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Spice on September 27, 2012, 09:42:36 pm
^good point - that's certainly how it's looking now that the MSM is covering it.  It's all just a grand distraction from the real issue, that this happened 2 days after we'd all seen her without any kind of dress on.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 28, 2012, 12:11:25 am
@spice - kelthie might be the perfect scapegoat because locally, everyone might know that did no wrong, but was thrown under the bus to cover for kate.

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They leave out that it had been negotiated & agreed upon for 2 months KM would wear a summer dress because she initially refused to wear a Solomon Islands dress

Are the Windosrs just begging for the ambassadors in the various countries they live in to lash back out? Kate is the one responsible and Kate is the one who knowingly pulled this stunt. This is practically slander and libel and now a woman's reputation is being ruined.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: observation on September 28, 2012, 02:23:30 am
Is KM outright lying?

http://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/201209279458/duchess-cambridge-dress-mix-up/

St. James Palace is now saying that the plan was for KM to wear a Solomon Islands dress. However, the Solomon publication, including the statements from the Solomon Islands clearly said that KM refused during negotiations to wear an island dress & the agreement was she would bring a summer dress & wear it.

Surely, the press knew which dress she was supposed to wear, didn't it, originally when it reported the day of the event that she was 'ditching' it for the one she tried on a couple hours before the dinner?

Is KM also lying when St. James Palace now says both the original island dress & the gift dress are now in KM's possession? Surely, they don't mean both the summer dress that was KM's, which she brought with her from England & stayed in her suitcase the whole trip, & has & always was in her possession & now the gift dress as well are in her possession?

Seriously.

It really does sound like this is a lie. There is no way KM can pretend she is not at fault & not come out & say that she simply chose to wear a dress from the Cook Islands, 3000 miles away, at the last minute & knew that was not the dress she was supposed to wear according to the plan from 2 months before up to that very day. It is in the papers on 9/16 she was 'ditching' the plan. Well, the only way she can pretend that is by throwing someone under the bus, Keithie & the Solomon Islands government & officials.

It's possible she thought it's fine to wear a dress from the Cook Islands because to her Asia is Asia but that's exactly why it's offensive. There's no way she "double-checked" with the Solomon Islands government that the gift dress was the dress planned for her to wear for the past 2 months because the planned dress is the one in her suitcase, the summer dress that was not an island dress. It's possible PW asked whether the shirt in his room was the right one even though it was not green & did not have a Solomon Islands map on it like the fabric he specified was the one he wanted to wear but it's not very plausible since the whole "the suitcases were on the green official shirt with the map so that's why I thought there was no such shirt in the room & no other shirt besides the gift shirt" doesn't make sense. She could not have thought the 'gift dress' in the room was the dress she was supposed to wear because she knew the dress she was supposed to wear was the summer dress in her suitcase, which she told royal aides who told reporters just before the dinner she was ditching for a dress she just tried on & loved.

Hmmm. Lies KM has told:
1) scar, instead of extensions possibly resulting in the axing of her hair dresser & a public row between hair dresser & the salon owner

2) Levis guy in poster on her wall instead of PW

3) she later changed this to posters of airplanes on her wall instead of PW when she was growing up at school

4) she's allergic to horses, which she told the reporter, then it was stated officially, I think, she's not allergic to horses, which would have discredited that reporter & that reporter spoke up & insisted KM had said she was allergic to horses

5) she can't go to the Paralympics closing ceremony because she is busy preparing for the Jubilee Asia tour

6) she wore a dress from another country 3,000 miles away because she thought it was the summer dress in her suitcase planned & agreed upon for 2 months with the Solomon Islands government for her to wear, which she packed & brought with her, because she had refused during the 2-month negotiation to wear a Solomon Islands dress. Because this is obviously paints her as offensive in a several ways--her refusal during the 2-month negotiation to wear a Solomon Islands dress, her purposefully intending not to wear the summer dress in her suitcase that she was supposed to to wear a Cook Islands dress with a note pinned to it saying it was from another country not included on this tour, her offending the people of the Solomon Islands & the government who spent so much time negotiating & planning her clothes, her putting the blame on a U.S. consulate agent who has been called "deceitful" & a "smuggler" & ruining her reputation & career.

7) she spends her day every day reading 'charity reports,' which, according to Yooper, who works in charity, makes no sense whatsoever because there is no such thing as charity reports & internal charity info is too private & I personally have only seen a very simple breakdown of a few lines for charities I've donated to & it's not something that takes up one's morning every day to read & an excuse for not working

8) she "wrote her own" speech re her first speech at the hospice when she took 4 words almost literally in succession out of a likely sick child's heartfelt writing on the hospice website & had the same substance & content of the rest of the speech & shared a handful of other words located fairly close to the 4 words taken almost in succession

9)  she was bullied at boarding school & some sort of manure type icky thing was dumped in her bed by bullies but supposedly it was later confirmed she did not board at that school & was a day-only student so she would not have had a bed

10) she does not even notice the press or photographers & blocks them out & forgets they are there then days later an article comes out in which PW says KM wonders why people *despise* her & says most like her but a few don't & the press will be bullied for not writing only positive things about her & PW & she complain the press intrudes on & bothers them & talk about filing complaints

11) KM & PW have no intention of telling the name of their dog & a few days/weeks later KM announces to the international press the name of their dog (certainly a strange switch if not as deceitful as some of these other things)

12) KM sued Raj Tanna for taking a photo of her from a public sidewalk while she played tennis & supposedly insisted that she did not tip him off as to her whereabouts & proved this by filing a complaint (& I think she also sued?) when supposedly she or her family tipped him off re her whereabouts

13) patroness for action on addiction & I saw here (was it reported or was there a statement?) she quit smoking but she was seen during her naked-on-balcony vacation she lied about smoking in the airport by a reporter & supposedly her Uncle Gary said he was going to help with her patronage of action on addiction

14) said she did not take part in any orgies & wishes she could make an official statement though the press has said they have pictures of her & that she did (if PW & KM are so confident of this, then shouldn't they refrain from restricting, bullying & letting it be known they will sue & bring criminal convictions against the press for such types of photos?)

15) I saw some articles that said she has no household help whatsoever in Anglesey but I think I saw other articles that say they do have, eg, housecleaners, etc. though they simply are not live-in

16) said she is not anorexic & that it makes her very upset people think she looks anorexic & is a role model for anorexia; she looks/looked anorexic in the photos & continues to wear skin-tight leggings, showing how she looks anorexic, & to go naked & let her skirt fly up showing her butt so that it looks as if she has no underwear on

17) she said she studies the government, administration & commonwealth to do her job & that is why she doesn't work because she stays at home doing her job. But she didn't know New Zealand was part of the Commonwealth & cheered for Britain against them at the Olympics & she didn't seem to know the Cook Islands were a completely separate Commonwealth country 3,000 miles away. She also is seen shopping as many days as her 50 days of work, is known to go constantly to the hair salon, has been on vacation about 7 times (or will have been by November) in less than a year including one she tried to hide from the public & lied about & has been seen prancing naked on a balcony right by the railing instead of doing this work she talks about so that is more likely what she is doing instead

18) she said during her engagement interview she had been working very hard during her 10-year relationship with PW people just didn't know it but her co-worker said she was always going on vacay with PW & didn't work that hard & KM worked 2 or sometimes 3 days a week during the 1 year she supposedly worked. Supposedly there is some count of 9 vacations a year during that relationship. The world has seen for itself how much 'work' she does & how many vacays she goes on & how much 'work ethic' goes into her looking at a flower & seeing a movie premiere for work 50 days a year.
 
19) PW & KM said the Chateau was so remote they didn't expect people to see or photograph them in such privacy but Valerie Suau said that it was in plain view of lavendar farm workers on the hotel grounds, as well as staff, pedestrians & cyclists from the road less than a half mile away. Pretty contradictory & pretty important, especially re the lavendar farm workers, which, if it's true, would mean she would likely think it possible & even probable she was in view of what are members of the public. By the way, Suau does not rhyme with 'sewer,' like that article noticeably stated, any more than 'duo' rhymes with 'sewer,' which I have never heard anyone ever say, if Suau is spelled correctly & pronounced in the standard French language. That is a very disparaging remark to make about someone in the international press & ignorant about the French language.

21) she said during her engagement interview it isn't important what her public & subjects think but just what she thinks re her working hard or at all then, see above, had PW tell they continue to write anything but positive things about her & a journalist wrote how she was 'leaned upon' not to be so hard on KM saying she doesn't work but to only write positive things

KM's friend supposedly told People Magazine

22) KM has never been drunk

23) KM has worn modest clothes her whole life though she is photographed & has been in quite the opposite more often than most women her age (ie in her underwear, in a sheer shirt, with her bare butt & bare between-the-legs area in a fly-up or short skirt)

These range from the silly to the serious but how much hassle/damage to others has been done by KM's fantastic 'truths'? What other person holding an official, public office like she does would say/do these & not be held to account or tossed out, especially when she spends millions of dollars, including of taxpayer money?


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Snokitty on September 28, 2012, 02:55:43 am
Observation everything you state is true.  :sigh:

We are supposed to forget all that though because Kate does not make mistakes it is always someone else that is to blame.   :laugh:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Freya on September 28, 2012, 02:01:01 pm
http://www.look.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/scaled_620px_wide/katemiddletonwilliam280912.jpg

Don't call me Kate I'm Cathleen the Great  :Kate:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: JuneBug on September 28, 2012, 04:04:34 pm
^^ When you catalogue all her lies like this, one can see that she is such a big liar. She seems to have  forgotten the first rule of lying - Thou shall have an excellent memory so that thou will not be caught out on a lie"

Anyway, she will fit right in there with the RF and their constant manipulations of the truth. So she need not worry  lol


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: YooperModerator on September 28, 2012, 05:07:31 pm
 :laugh: :laugh: laugh at the fan, they misspelled her name!
it's Catherine not Cathleen lol


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: berlin on September 28, 2012, 06:41:28 pm
http://www.look.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/scaled_620px_wide/katemiddletonwilliam280912.jpg

Don't call me Kate I'm Cathleen the Great  :Kate:

Kate looks like she's at the end of her rope there.  

Yep, this girl's a liar.  Observation, you've laid the foundation of an excellent book there!  I always thought this forum could write a book about these two.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: giamodel60 on September 28, 2012, 06:42:19 pm
Cathleen! Lol


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Magnolia on September 30, 2012, 12:48:05 am
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So sick of people saying they should do more Royal duties get these two leeches working.What for they showed the world time and time again both are useless and are a total embarrassment.The palace and PC should stop with the bailing out of his freaking sons out of crappy situations that they clearly start.The best thing is for Wimpo and Mrs. Nudist to be shipped out and stripped of their titles I mean no big loss there the sleepy public should wake the F up already and send them packing.

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They leave out that it had been negotiated & agreed upon for 2 months KM would wear a summer dress because she initially refused to wear a Solomon Islands dress

Are the Windosrs just begging for the ambassadors in the various countries they live in to lash back out? Kate is the one responsible and Kate is the one who knowingly pulled this stunt. This is practically slander and libel and now a woman's reputation is being ruined.
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These two along with the RF tend to blame others when they are clearly responsible  for the messes they make.What next Lazy has a hit and run and blames the victim this is just getting beyond annoying and these two feel they are entitled in their minds to do what they want,leeches.I am sure there's more to come surrounding her and her hideous fam. The palace  can't keep covering the messes up they might try but there comes a point when they can't any more and wont!


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: berlin on September 30, 2012, 05:52:33 am
Looks like Keithie has fought back.  I wonder what Rebecca did?  I still lay blame on William and Kate:

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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.”
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/another-royal-palaver-expat-says-im-not-wearing-this-in-row-over-kate-middletons-dress-8182495.html

Interview with Keithie:
Keithie Saunders explains dress blunder to Solomon Star
http://www.pina.com.fj/?p=pacnews&m=read&o=102836218750625462a211b9edf46a


Don’t use Keithie as a scapegoat: Sasako
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“If royal etiquette and indeed protocol not to mention security considerations were clearly understood and strictly observed as it is demanded during all royal visits, no one including committee members would have been allowed into the royal couple’s hotel room, regardless of who you are. It just does not happen.

“So please don’t look for a scapegoat, officials. If you made a blunder, and you know you did on this case, admit it, say sorry end of story.”
http://www.solomonstarnews.com/news/national/16056-dont-use-keithie-as-a-scapegoat-sasako


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Snokitty on September 30, 2012, 06:04:05 am
Rebecca probably told Kate and she wanted to wear it anyway. Then they probably decided it was best to blame Keithie because she had the nerve to point out that Kate was making a mistake.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: berlin on September 30, 2012, 06:10:26 am
I think Kate wore this dress in response to the release of the naked pictures.  It was her chance to be even more daring.  Nothing would have stopped her from wearing that dress.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Snokitty on September 30, 2012, 06:13:57 am
You could be right because in one photo William appears to be looking to make sure the top is not sliding down and in another photo Kate has her hand across it as if it might be sliding down.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: lothwen on September 30, 2012, 06:20:53 am
I, for one, am super glad that Keithie is fighting back on this. I'm also glad that the reporter asked her such tough questions.  They tried to make her look like a betrayer, or a treasonist, for what she did, and the fact that her story remained the same no matter what questions she was asked really helps with her credibility. 

Here's how I figure it went down.  Kate goes into her room and sees the dress, and says she wants to wear it.  Somebody tells her that if it's from a different country that will be an insult to her hosts.  She says "I don't care" and puts it on anyways.  So, her team tells the British press that the dress was in her room (true) and the press automatically believes it was a gift from her hosts (false).  Unfortunately, the Solomon Island people immediately know that this is not a dress from their country, so they call her out on it.  And, knowing that she's caught, Kate, instead of being an adult and admitting her mistake,  has her team put the blame on the woman who put the dress in the room in the first place.



Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: fyeah_harryshotabs on September 30, 2012, 06:37:16 am
Looks like Keithie has fought back.  I wonder what Rebecca did?  I still lay blame on William and Kate:

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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.”
In all fairness to Kate shes not the sharpest knife in the block. She prolly didn't know the Cook Islands was different to the Soloman Islands. She can't even write her own simple speeches so she's not going to be able to excel in Geography too. Geez, you peeps just expect far too much of her  :P

Just imagine Kates train of thought:I don't see the problem here Becsy... they're both islands right?? With strange little islander natives everywhere right? Samesies! I'll kill this native look (with my no tan lines emacitated chest and boy like hips ...thanks Dr Dukan) :Kate:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 30, 2012, 07:03:51 am
Looks like Keithie has fought back.  I wonder what Rebecca did?  I still lay blame on William and Kate:

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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.”
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/another-royal-palaver-expat-says-im-not-wearing-this-in-row-over-kate-middletons-dress-8182495.html

Interview with Keithie:
Keithie Saunders explains dress blunder to Solomon Star
http://www.pina.com.fj/?p=pacnews&m=read&o=102836218750625462a211b9edf46a

Don’t use Keithie as a scapegoat: Sasako
Quote
“If royal etiquette and indeed protocol not to mention security considerations were clearly understood and strictly observed as it is demanded during all royal visits, no one including committee members would have been allowed into the royal couple’s hotel room, regardless of who you are. It just does not happen.

“So please don’t look for a scapegoat, officials. If you made a blunder, and you know you did on this case, admit it, say sorry end of story.”
http://www.solomonstarnews.com/news/national/16056-dont-use-keithie-as-a-scapegoat-sasako

It's about time people started to push back when the RF pushes people around. If no unauthorized people were allowed nearby, it's impossible to blame anyone other than who had access, which was the ducal couple and the immeditae staff.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: serene grace on September 30, 2012, 02:39:54 pm
Forum Morons ‏@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

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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. 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.”
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/another-royal-palaver-expat-says-im-not-wearing-this-in-row-over-kate-middletons-dress-8182495.html



Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Spice on September 30, 2012, 09:38:38 pm
Well, well, well.  The truth comes out... good on you Lady Saunders!

Saunders baked the cake for this royal visit and for the Queen's visit in 1974.  She's had a lifetime of hard work and community service and is an intelligent, accomplished woman.  WK is no match for her.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: observation on October 02, 2012, 08:11:56 am
That last link didn't work for me.

How did you know that Keithie baked the cake for HM in 1974?

I'm curious if she has any ties to HM & if HM will say or do anything to keep the blame from falling on her if she does & if she knows her to be trustworthy.

KM's story so doesn't make any sense. Most of all, it contradicts what she told her royal aides to say to the press right before the state dinner. How is she going to explain that?


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Spice on October 02, 2012, 08:33:42 am
Article about the cakes:

http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/radio/onairhighlights/solomon-islands-cake-fit-for-royal-visit/1016014

I doubt that she has any special links to HM,  I think she's just the local cake-baking person for royal visits.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: YooperModerator on October 02, 2012, 03:36:36 pm
Looks like a yummy cake!

'gotta find something to eat, my tummy is rumbling'  :tehe:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: June on November 02, 2012, 09:41:14 am
the client isn't present at this type of proceeding

How do you know? Are you a lawyer? The question is quite moot, since I know you're not. I know the language, and you don't use it.

And, it is absolute nonsense to suggest is would be 'bizarre' if they attended the directions in France. Just because they are not required to attend, does not make it bizarre if they wish to so attend.

Why are you presenting your opinions as fact? Even if you are say, a law student, it doesn't derogate your making sweeping presumptions and presenting such as unqualified fact.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: giamodel60 on November 12, 2012, 02:34:24 pm
Ease up Junie!! We know you are law and order queen !


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: YooperModerator on November 14, 2012, 11:49:45 am
Gia hun you're late
This has been dealth with 10 days ago..... :tehe:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: giamodel60 on November 15, 2012, 01:48:49 am
Ahhhhh I am late , lately!


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: June on November 15, 2012, 03:48:20 am
Ease up Junie!! We know you are law and order queen !

Thanks Gia.  kisss Things have to be even handed around here.  :cookie:

@ akasha:  :hug:


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: giamodel60 on November 23, 2012, 11:22:33 am
Fair enough , to be fair I do agree with some of your legal assessments .


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Jane23 on November 23, 2012, 05:23:38 pm
This Tour was a hot mess!!! Harry's was a real successes !!!


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Magnolia on July 02, 2013, 04:12:06 pm
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Indonesia just had a big earthquake their influence strikes again.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 03, 2013, 12:58:39 am
The tour stared out okay, but degenerated into an 'all about them' marathon once the topless photos were published.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Magnolia on July 09, 2013, 10:11:53 pm
First she disrespected her hosts and the customs showing cleveage short dresses while the other women were covered.The icing was when she stepped into the mosque acting like she was decent then at that same time the topless pictures broke.People said it might have been PC but I wonder if it came from someone from those countries with connections to expose her phoniness.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 10, 2013, 12:01:18 am
Y'know, I am shocked she had the nerve to show up at a mosque after that. Any decent woman would have hidden herself from view for a few days.

As for the neckline, Diana had the brains to know to cover up her bosoms when she was in conservative countries.

I cannot imagine what the Muslim hosts must have been thinking. She also showed her legs, she should have worn something full length and draped to the floor.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Magnolia on July 18, 2013, 11:34:43 pm
She is an embarrasment this why like you've said no Arab RF or wealthy ones are calling these two to their countries like they did with Charles and Diana.They really think bringing a kid into the world will save them somehow when it'll be the opposite and just because they'll both pretend to be parents doesn't change the facts that both are liars and vile_IMO.


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 19, 2013, 03:53:42 am
With Kate you can tell she is only tolerated and I cannot imagine how the ministers felt, having their wives be forced to receive Kate as their social equal. Degrading to the wife.

She spent the entire time making nutty faces and gasping in shock at the topless women and reveling so openly in the thrill of being carried on a palanquin by the natives. It was only then that she put on a semi-regal posture and looked like she was taking the whole thing seriously.

Then of course, the obligatory vacation stop during their tour. As if their tour is so arduous; they made the whole thing about them, not about HM and I cannot get over how short her hemlines were the entire time. One slip up and she would have flashed the entire delegation as a result of that Prarug dress (white with purple flowers).

I cannot imagine just how close she was to the edge, flirting with international disaster. The McQueen dress was a disgrace and more like a costume and she looked like she wasn't interested in the ceremonial dances and she can't leave her husband alone during these state events. She keeps trying to get his attention.

Then the press hyped it as "full of hope" and other asinine nonsense.

You know, there is such a difference.

Diana was welcomed to all formal royal events, especially in the Arab states
Diana was taken seriously by heads of state in regards to her humanitarian work
Diana was welcome in her own right (even as wife to Charles) to places


Title: Re: Wills & Kate to visit South East Asia
Post by: Magnolia on July 20, 2013, 01:26:15 am
If you look at the pictures of the women hosts they look tense around her and when they saw he coming out wearing that overly low cut dress they must have been mortified.Can you imagine when they left how they all talked about her.Of course Lazy has no shame and Wimpo looked like he wanted to get on with the PR show and go home.Young Diana had to dress basically like a old fashioned grandma and this lazy social climber is getting away with all kinds of crap playing the Di card.