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Title: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Alexandrine on February 03, 2013, 05:03:12 pm
CREATIVE KATE IS A QUEEN OF ARTS

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One mother who has a son at the school, and who does not wish to be named, says the teachers have been surprised at the level of contact with Kate in the past few months.

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/375292/Creative-Kate-is-a-queen-of-arts


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: rogue on February 03, 2013, 05:11:34 pm
^Interesting how these things pop up after his remarks about her only being out and about shopping  :June:


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: AnaBolena on February 03, 2013, 05:32:47 pm
I say "garbage". !!!!

If the Queen of Arts was so smart, she should have painted her own portrait.  :tehe:


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: memyselfandroyals on February 03, 2013, 05:45:35 pm
ah ah so true  :P :P


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: benign on February 03, 2013, 06:10:36 pm
CREATIVE KATE IS A QUEEN OF ARTS

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One mother who has a son at the school, and who does not wish to be named, says the teachers have been surprised at the level of contact with Kate in the past few months.

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/375292/Creative-Kate-is-a-queen-of-arts
really how  :worship: like calling them and inquiring if they need a patron or something...


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: True Brit on February 03, 2013, 10:34:41 pm
OH it sounds like the Express is being "love bombed" with snippets showing her in a positive light after the palace PR efforts have been greeted with disdain by the Express' royal reporters.

Someone from Clarence House will have set up this anonymous "mother who has a son at the school who doesn't want to be named". More fluff and cobblers.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 03, 2013, 10:58:33 pm
Pity the patronages and the courtiers; the courtiers for having to BEG these charities to take her on as patron and the patronages for being decent enough to grant it.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: CathyJane on February 04, 2013, 01:49:20 am
Pity the patronages and the courtiers; the courtiers for having to BEG these charities to take her on as patron and the patronages for being decent enough to grant it.

I feel sorry for anybody who has to work for these nutjobs.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Spice on February 04, 2013, 03:57:44 am
OH it sounds like the Express is being "love bombed" with snippets showing her in a positive light after the palace PR efforts have been greeted with disdain by the Express' royal reporters.

Someone from Clarence House will have set up this anonymous "mother who has a son at the school who doesn't want to be named". More fluff and cobblers.

 :goodpost:

I don't believe anything I hear about WK and those charities unless I see a photo of her doing it.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Snokitty on February 04, 2013, 07:26:24 am
Does that mean she has been having Rebecca write letters to this child for her?


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Acornia on February 04, 2013, 10:47:51 am
OH it sounds like the Express is being "love bombed" with snippets showing her in a positive light after the palace PR efforts have been greeted with disdain by the Express' royal reporters.

Someone from Clarence House will have set up this anonymous "mother who has a son at the school who doesn't want to be named". More fluff and cobblers.

Yep! I also think they made a dig at her right in the very first paragraph, something close to a "the lady doth protest too much" feeling to it.
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THE PREGNANT Duchess of Cambridge has not been idle during her time out of the public eye,



Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Freya on February 04, 2013, 11:10:22 am
So she has got her secretary to send a few sketches to the charity. This is hardly hands on. DE are trying to make a story out of thin air.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: One of the Peasants on February 04, 2013, 10:03:50 pm
So she has got her secretary to send a few sketches to the charity. This is hardly hands on. DE are trying to make a story out of thin air.

Hi Freya,

I call bunk, a 100 quid says she didn't even make those sketches.  I remember her snail drawing, not impressive. not impressive at all.  Now if we were to see her drawing something...but that would reqire work and we all know Waity don't work.   :laugh:


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: CathyJane on February 05, 2013, 03:37:04 am
 :tehe: :tehe: :tehe:


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: rollinginthesouth on February 05, 2013, 03:52:31 pm
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This will be her second visit to Hope House, where many of the women have a history of difficult relationships, after she attended the centre in October 2011.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/kate-middleton/9850166/Duchess-of-Cambridge-to-meet-recovering-addicts.html

What is up with that phrasing?! Telegraph is making it sound like these women had difficulties in their relationships after Kate visited them!



Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: True Brit on February 05, 2013, 03:59:17 pm
^ They probably did!  :laugh:




Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: CathyJane on February 05, 2013, 10:46:19 pm
 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: One of the Peasants on February 06, 2013, 12:12:31 am
^ They probably did!  :laugh:


Yeah, the remnants of Caroles Cauldron spilled  :laugh:


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: YooperModerator on February 06, 2013, 02:20:26 am
no i think that the 'difficult relations' part is the reason for the hope house they help the women get better.
look the punctuation of that sentence.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Jessica on February 06, 2013, 08:20:03 am
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This will be her second visit to Hope House, where many of the women have a history of difficult relationships, after she attended the centre in October 2011.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/kate-middleton/9850166/Duchess-of-Cambridge-to-meet-recovering-addicts.html

What is up with that phrasing?! Telegraph is making it sound like these women had difficulties in their relationships after Kate visited them!



"where many of the women have a history of difficult relationships" is a relative clause modifying "Hope house" and has no relation to what's after it.  The main sentence is: This will be her second visit to Hope House after she attended the centre in October 2011.  The relative clause is set off by commas to make it clear that it is a relative clause and not part of the main thought.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Spice on February 07, 2013, 01:48:23 am
It's sloppy writing.  Probably a result of the original draft having been edited to within an inch of its life.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: rollinginthesouth on February 10, 2013, 01:27:25 am
Duchess devastated by hospital tragedy: Little boy, 4, who stole Kate's heart died at hospice after blunders by clinic at centre of NHS scandal
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A four-year-old boy died after one of the hospitals shamed by David Cameron as having persistently high death rates repeatedly failed to diagnose his cancer.

Mackenzie Cackett’s tragic plight won the heart of the Duchess of Cambridge when she made a trip to The Treehouse hospice where the little boy spent his final weeks last year and where she is patron.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2276307/Duchess-devastated-hospital-tragedy-Little-boy-4-stole-Kates-heart-died-hospice-blunders-clinic-centre-NHS-scandal.html#axzz2KPfjss3k

Rare pic of Kate with the child is included with the article.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 10, 2013, 01:33:06 am
sad for the lil boy and his family


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: windsor2 on February 10, 2013, 01:45:53 am
Such an awful shame about Mackenzie dying.
The poor chap died on June 9th, 2012. It's a crying shame that he'd be used for Waity's pr as she's getting bad press again for this holiday to Mustique.  :thumbsdown:  bignono


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 10, 2013, 02:04:34 am
wonder if the parents gived them the OK to post this letter ,and he died on May 28 so why bring this up now ,and posting that letter doesn't help whats going on NHS scandal  The DM could have done this story with out putting Kate in there


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: windsor2 on February 10, 2013, 02:12:46 am
Thanks for the correction. The DM and Waity's pr people should be ashamed.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: rollinginthesouth on February 10, 2013, 02:21:15 am
1) If this is for PR: You are some sick f*cks to use a child's death as a way to distract people from an asinine vacation.

2) I threw this question out to Tumblr, and someone sent back that this is part of the DM's series of articles to get Nicholson fired or for him to resign. It just so happens that this one was in conjunction to Kate and aided her in PR for her vacation (but that's not the only reason why it's been published like how I've reacted for #1). http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2274699/Sir-David-Nicholson-Man-shame-NHS-chief-presided-worst-hospital-scandal-insists-ashamed-of.html


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 10, 2013, 02:33:23 am
^it's going to work  that's touchy thing so no matter what the deal is for releasing that letter it will work


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on February 10, 2013, 10:32:42 am
It's very wrong to use this as PR. Certainly if this is 'old news'.  bignono


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: rollinginthesouth on February 10, 2013, 01:53:49 pm
Well, doesn't this say something about how far their image has fallen and how desperate their PR team is to save it? You don't bring up a child's death that happened 9 months ago just because of a few negative comments from the public.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: bluhare on February 10, 2013, 05:42:09 pm
While it was nice to send a note to the child's parents, she couldn't have sent a hand written one?  It's only a few sentences, she could have written that herself in five minutes.  I just find a typed letter incredibly impersonal.  When people ask what Diana would have thought about Kate, this is something that she would not like.  A hand written note would be mandatory.  And Diana may have even phoned them.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: windsor2 on February 12, 2013, 05:03:20 am
This is the 2nd story that paints Waity as a caring person towards stricken kids. I couldn't read the full article because I was in the magazine. The heading was all I needed to read to see that it'd be syrup drival about Waity and not about the boy. They've included a few pictures of letters that Waity allegedly wrote to Ryan; all typed and signed by secretaries and one supposedly by Waity.
Heading: How caring Duchess Kate is giving Ryan strength.  :thumbsdown:  :o

http://www.helloonline.com/royalty/2013020611053/fabian-bates-william-kate/

Perhaps this should be taken up in the pr thread, but it seems like the press is using the sick kids to boost her workshy and frivolous image. How can anyone complain to call her out when she such a caring woman who takes time out of her very busy life to concern herself with ill children.  :bat:



Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Snokitty on February 12, 2013, 05:06:17 am
I find it disgusting using sick children as a PR ploy especially since she has shown no caring for them at all.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: CathyJane on February 13, 2013, 01:00:25 am
I find it disgusting using sick children as a PR ploy especially since she has shown no caring for them at all.

No kidding. These two are beyond disgusting.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: memyselfandroyals on February 15, 2013, 01:14:17 am
so disgusting :ick: :ick: :ick:


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 19, 2013, 12:22:49 am
Paul Harrison ‏@SkyNewsRoyal

#royal St James' Palace: #Kate becomes Patron of 3 new charities: @_Place2Be @TeamSportsAid and @NHM_London (Natural History Museum)

Paul Harrison ‏@SkyNewsRoyal

#royal St James: Kate’s inspiration for choosing Place2Be = increased understanding of need to intervene early with children

    
Paul Harrison ‏@SkyNewsRoyal

#royal St James says #Kate's chooses @NHM_London because of her desire to "protect the natural world for future generations."


Paul Harrison ‏@SkyNewsRoyal 17m

#royal increase in number of Patronages for #Kate shows intent to return to public duties soon after her baby is born


   Paul Harrison ‏@SkyNewsRoyal

#royal #Kate's 3 new Patronages brings her total to 7. St James' says she will visit all publically/privately in coming months


   


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 19, 2013, 05:39:45 am
I see the palace is playing hardball now; she's being made ot get to real work after the kid is born, so no chance of disappearing.

The palace is definitely playing hardball now.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Freya on April 19, 2013, 06:12:22 am
^
No real heavyweight charity.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: serene grace on April 19, 2013, 08:03:31 am
Oh wow Richard Palmer said it was hard to get the papers to carry Kate's story of her charities.

In his words "boring." and he mentions doesn't show much about her character) in his tweets.  :o

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Richard Palmer‏@RoyalReporter1h
Kate's new patronages reflect her existing interests and charity work. It was a struggle to get this story into this morning's papers  :sly:

Richard Palmer‏@RoyalReporter49m
Rightly or wrongly, news editors felt it was a dry, boring story     :o

Palmer‏@RoyalReporter41m
@anthn As far as I can see, they're not though. They might be online but the story is not in most print editions.

Duchess Kate Blog‏@HRHDuchesskate50m
@RoyalReporter Very interesting. There was substantial media interest in her choice of patronages in January 2012.

Richard Palmer‏@RoyalReporter40m
@HRHDuchesskate Yes, I think it's interesting. I think it's because it doesn't tell us anything much new about her character and interests.   :cookie:  

OUCH!!!
Some of the press is already finding Kate boring.....and bringing up the words "her character" involving her is not a good sign.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Stephanie on April 19, 2013, 10:32:02 am
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/kate-middleton/10003964/Duchess-of-Cambridge-walks-in-Dianas-footsteps-by-becoming-Patron-of-Natural-History-Museum.html
First Waity howled about being bullied because she was just too thin and perfect.
Now she has the palace declare firmly she was NEVA bullied. :nervous:


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: True Brit on April 19, 2013, 12:46:02 pm
^I have half forgotten this but it was recently claimed that she was never bullied at school but MM removed her from Downe House as they refused to make her some sort of school official. It was said Head Girl but she was far too young - it was more likely a sports team captain or a form captrain (imo).

I guess this sort of confirms it.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: MelissaRose on April 19, 2013, 02:20:13 pm
^ That I can believe.

I can't imagine WK being bullied - especially for the :BS: motive of her being "too perfect" - wouldn't that involve having beauty, intelligence, popularity and talents for a start?  :bored:


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Alexandrine on April 19, 2013, 02:33:54 pm
Remember that she went to the NHM not very long ago. So if they thought to make the announcement of the new patronages in December there is something missing. 


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Ruby Slipper on April 19, 2013, 02:45:13 pm
Oh wow Richard Palmer said it was hard to get the papers to carry Kate's story of her charities.
In his words "boring." and he mentions doesn't show much about her character) in his tweets.  :o


That is hilarious about the media's lackluster response.  Maybe if Waity had done a topless press conference people would have been more interested...


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Acornia on April 19, 2013, 03:29:22 pm
The Daily Mail article http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2311269/Kate-Middleton-Duchess-Cambridge-agrees-patron-3-charities-including-Natural-History-Museum.html

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But Kate has resisted calls for her take on a large number of patronages - the Queen Mother, for example, represented more than 800 charities at the time of her death - in favour of selecting a handful that she feel she can get to know intimately. She feels this will help her to serve them better.

It sounds like they're beating around the bush here. Why not just be honest and say that she's only working part-time hence the lack of charities?


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: CathyJane on April 19, 2013, 04:31:28 pm
^I have half forgotten this but it was recently claimed that she was never bullied at school but MM removed her from Downe House as they refused to make her some sort of school official. It was said Head Girl but she was far too young - it was more likely a sports team captain or a form captrain (imo).

I guess this sort of confirms it.

I can easily see Waity being the bully since Ma has drummed into her head that she's better than everybody else.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: windsor2 on April 19, 2013, 04:47:20 pm
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The fact that the Duchess has for the first time accepted an invitation to succeed the Princess reflects her growing confidence that she has established herself as a member of the Royal family in her own right, to the extent that she no longer feels awkward about comparisons with the “People’s Princess”.

This is quite laughable. She’s been a blight to the royal family since silly Wills put a ring on it.  :tehe:


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: sandy on April 19, 2013, 06:18:07 pm
My comments got all red arrowed. And mostly the negative ones. One poster asked who was manipulating the arrows. It seems that the negative ones are getting more green arrows now in the DM.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Stephanie on April 20, 2013, 10:16:51 pm
Just found this one.
Waity at the child bereavement support group.
http://25.media.tumblr.com/e884c3e3c47dae7510d9ce3c463131a2/tumblr_mjxylwRyGa1qzwoilo3_250.gif


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Alexandrine on April 27, 2013, 11:00:06 pm
Kate speaks for Children's hospice week

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X67eZch4mTc

sadly she also looks like a clown


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: One of the Peasants on April 28, 2013, 12:28:07 am
Oh wow Richard Palmer said it was hard to get the papers to carry Kate's story of her charities.
In his words "boring." and he mentions doesn't show much about her character) in his tweets.  :o


That is hilarious about the media's lackluster response.  Maybe if Waity had done a topless press conference people would have been more interested...

*Coughing up hairballs*  No sister, not with those fried eggs and pancake bum.  Its not Shrove Tuesday and too late for breakfast.     :laugh: :laugh:


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Galatea on April 28, 2013, 09:39:51 am
Kate speaks for Children's hospice week

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X67eZch4mTc

sadly she also looks like a clown

Indeed, that blush  :nervous: It is seriously starting to annoy me!


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Byechoc on April 28, 2013, 09:56:18 am
Kate speaks for Children's hospice week

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X67eZch4mTc

sadly she also looks like a clown
Well we have to give her the credit of a good message of suport!
But why all so dark? we just can see color in her face!
And this was made a few weeks ago, maybe 8 because she is so thin, and looks sick!


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: True Brit on April 28, 2013, 10:27:13 am
They were discussing her "faux posh" accent on Sky this morning and the reporter said they had been having a discussion about it offscren and all seem to think she's been having lessons as it wasn't quite as phoney as the engagement voice and the first speech at the Ipswich hospice.

Which was interesting as they were admitting her accent is phoney.

And why is she dressed like a little girl?


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Cressida on April 28, 2013, 01:09:14 pm
Far too much makeup and she still can't say the word 'palliative'. However, at least she seemed serious this time and like she meant it FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!  :cookie:


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Snokitty on April 28, 2013, 02:11:27 pm
It is a video they could have done several retakes till she got it right.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: needabook on April 28, 2013, 04:09:11 pm
I had to turn the announcement video off, as her voice is just so darn irritating! She sounds different to me every time I hear her speak.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Alexandrine on April 28, 2013, 04:21:29 pm
She is wearing the same outfit as here http://royalgossip.forumprofi.de/index.php/topic,6136.40.html in 19th March


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Acornia on April 29, 2013, 11:36:27 am
She sounds a lot better but she delivered it like one would deliver a eulogy when the message of the speech is quite uplifting.

What is wrong with her left eyebrow?


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Snokitty on April 29, 2013, 11:42:19 am
http://www2.macleans.ca/2013/04/28/the-kate-effect-charity-edition/

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That everything Kate, duchess of Cambridge, wears is an instant retail hit has been such a long-proved commercial reality that it’s got its own moniker, the “Kate effect.”

Witness what happened the moment she appeared on Friday at the Warner Bros. studios wearing a polka dot dress from Topshop. It sold out instantly. It’s happened again and again.

Now the fairy dust that rubs off on everything Kate touches is doing more than just boost corporate profits. It’s benefitting charities as well. Organizations lucky to have her as a patron report big increases in interest.

Five blogs that follow Kate are on a charitable fundraising mission, starting on Monday, Apr. 29. In anticipation of the birth of William and Kate’s baby in mid July, they’re asking readers to contribute to EACH, the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, that support families dealing with life-threatening childhood ailments at three hospice locations in England. Kate has been its patron since January 2012. To deliver its needed services, EACH, which approves of the blog charitable drive, has to raise $9 million each year from the public.

Some people are just sycophantic.    :thumbsdown:

Why not just help the charity if you believe in it? Maybe they are looking for a letter from Rebecca Deacon and signed by Lazy Katie.   :June:


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Freya on April 29, 2013, 02:38:00 pm
I thought that the delivery in the video was better than the speech at Wythenshaw (which was dire). It would as Snokitty said, have been rehearsed and edited. I cannot get over how insincere she appears on video and in public. There is no passion in her words and I am thinking more and more that Hilary Mantel is correct in what she says.

Her image looks wrong with the short skirt and the heavy clown like make up. She is in need of an image consultant.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Snokitty on April 29, 2013, 05:04:21 pm
Well she has her own dress maker now. Is that an improvement?   8)


Title: SCOUTS said a sad farewell to their hall
Post by: Fly on the wall on July 07, 2013, 06:18:38 am
Kate fails to save Scout hall

SCOUTS said a sad farewell to their hall yesterday after losing a battle to stop eviction, despite the support of the Duchess of Cambridge.


Cub Scout Shannon Pearson, eight, wrote to pregnant Kate explaining St Olave’s selective state school in Orpington, Kent, was to end the lease on the building the Scouts have used since 1966.

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An official replied saying the Duchess was “extremely sorry” for the difficulties, sent her best wishes to the group, but said she could not become personally involved.

Shannon also wrote to the Queen, and Prime Minister David Cameron who passed her concerns on to Schools Minister David Laws.

Yesterday local MP Jo Johnson joined the 100-strong 3rd Orpington Scout Group for an emotional farewell ceremony, lamenting the fact that his efforts to save the building had failed.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/413003/Kate-fails-to-save-Scout-hall


Title: Re: SCOUTS said a sad farewell to their hall
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 07, 2013, 06:31:23 am
How stupid; Kate could have lobbied and done something and the press would have supported her completely.


Title: Re: SCOUTS said a sad farewell to their hall
Post by: Countess of Holland on July 07, 2013, 08:53:32 am
In all fairness...Kate is pregnant so writing a letter or calling a few people would be a tremendous burden on her.

*End of sarcasm*


Title: Re: SCOUTS said a sad farewell to their hall
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 07, 2013, 10:01:22 am
This is gonna be a black mark in her work history.

Now Kate has one less charity she has to pretend to care about.


Title: Re: SCOUTS said a sad farewell to their hall
Post by: windsor2 on July 07, 2013, 01:32:31 pm
Why is she patron if she can't get involved? I agree that she could've made phone calls and even donated some money towards stoping the eviction. Oh well, she'll only help by showing up and getting her picture taken.  :thumbsdown:


Title: Re: SCOUTS said a sad farewell to their hall
Post by: Jane23 on July 07, 2013, 01:52:15 pm
Why she isn't being dropped by her 4 Charities is beyond me ... one of them should do it just for the attention it would generate for them ...


Title: Re: SCOUTS said a sad farewell to their hall
Post by: rogue on July 07, 2013, 02:09:39 pm
It just shows how little power she really has .


Title: Re: SCOUTS said a sad farewell to their hall
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 07, 2013, 08:04:00 pm
It's only a matter of time until the rest of them drop her as well.

There are limits and this has to be one of them. It's not like Kate has lifted a finger to help them and hwo they are shutting down.

Meanwhile Kate is happy enough to work to raise funds of a Ugandan school

Why is she patron if she can't get involved? I agree that she could've made phone calls and even donated some money towards stoping the eviction. Oh well, she'll only help by showing up and getting her picture taken.

Not even that; when she was with the scouts she was wearing full makeup and styled hair and showed more of an interest in Lupo than the kids.


Title: Re: SCOUTS said a sad farewell to their hall
Post by: Maria on July 07, 2013, 09:12:42 pm
She could not get personally involved?!? SERIOUSLY???   :Kate:  :thumbsdown:  :help:  :thumbsdown:

That should be the text on a card Kate sent to Piparse after she cashed in on her for the first time. Like a farewell note to force all of the Middletrashs out of her life for good.

Not the text a PATRON of a charity should write to children involved with that charity asking Waity for help in the hour of their biggest need! That´s disgusting. Even I am ashamed for Kate. What will the Queen think or Prince Philip? It´s a shame.

 bignono :angry: :shy:


Title: Re: SCOUTS said a sad farewell to their hall
Post by: Jane23 on July 07, 2013, 09:27:11 pm
It just shows how little power she really has .
More like she was unwilling to help ... they need to ban her from future photo ops ...


Title: Re: SCOUTS said a sad farewell to their hall
Post by: Snokitty on July 07, 2013, 11:45:30 pm
This is gonna be a black mark in her work history.

Now Kate has one less charity she has to pretend to care about.

When did Kate get a work history? I thought all her work history was just one big black mark.   :laugh:


Title: Re: SCOUTS said a sad farewell to their hall
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 08, 2013, 03:44:22 pm
I just mean that once the DM is forced to publish this, Kate will end up with even worse comments.


Title: Re: SCOUTS said a sad farewell to their hall
Post by: MelissaRose on July 08, 2013, 04:55:29 pm
Ugh well done Waity, another monumental mess/cock-up of yours...


Title: Re: SCOUTS said a sad farewell to their hall
Post by: Magnolia on July 09, 2013, 08:54:27 pm
From the lying tile the press made it seems she tried to do something but in reality she didn't!Why do they keep covering for that leech so much.


Title: Re: SCOUTS said a sad farewell to their hall
Post by: buflesse on July 12, 2013, 03:53:25 am
It's disgraceful that she cares so little; meanwhile the Scouts are publishing sycophantic rubbish about her left, right and centre and only massaging her ego.


Title: Kate pushed back by her charities
Post by: Stephanie on October 28, 2014, 02:13:39 pm
http://www.artlyst.com/articles/art-room-launches-new-ladbroke-grove-studio-with-patron-grayson-perry
Art Room called upon Grayson Perry and EACH has Ed Sheeran now!
Yesterday Wasty was photographed shopping and driving on a bumpy road but today Wasty sadly is once again dying.....


Title: Re: Kate pushed back by her charities
Post by: theduchess on October 28, 2014, 11:26:33 pm
Not surprised, although we don't all agree on whether she is actually pregnant I think we can all agree that she does not have HG. Charities need these patronages to raise awareness and money for their course and why have a patron who can't do that.


Title: Re: Kate pushed back by her charities
Post by: Alexandrine on January 23, 2015, 08:19:30 pm
anyone heard about this
Quote
FLORC says:   
January 23, 2015 at 11:56 am   

There were rumors going around a charity wanted to seperate from Kate after cancelling a fundraising auction from lack of ticket sales and seeing her only 1 45 minute event a year. This was also about the time (I think) it was found all her secret meetings with charities were bs. Feathers were smoothed out though.

http://www.celebitchy.com/408144/duchess_kate_william_george_arrive_in_mustique_for_two-week_family_vacay/#comments

 ???


Title: Re: Kate pushed back by her charities
Post by: benign on January 23, 2015, 11:16:36 pm
^oh my, I am not surprised however it will be so hard to do it without embarrassing WK for its usually the royals who has to withdraw their support not the other way around.



Title: Re: Kate pushed back by her charities
Post by: Mememe on January 23, 2015, 11:28:36 pm
I believe it.  It's not like her redeeming qualities can pull her through.


Title: Re: Kate pushed back by her charities
Post by: gingerboy24 on January 24, 2015, 09:30:46 am
She is no role model anyway.  How to stalk a man, how to fake a pregnancy, how to stay tied to mummy´s apron strings, how to be bone idle and laze around at taxpayer expense, how to fleece the taxpayer.  Let us forget she has never done a job, even the Jigsaw stuff said that although she was very part time,she rarely turned up.  If that is a role model then I need to eat my hat


Title: Re: Kate pushed back by her charities
Post by: Mememe on January 24, 2015, 11:35:13 pm
You got it.  Not even close to being a role model.


Title: How Kate is supporting the hospital where Prince George and Princess Charlotte were born
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 26, 2015, 12:56:55 pm


Rebecca English ‏@RE_DailyMail
The Duchess of Cambridge is supporting a fundraising appeal to improve the Children’s ICU at the hospital where her own children were born.

Kate on the £2 million appeal at St Mary's Paddington: The thought of your child in an intensive care unit is harrowing for any parent.

Kate:As someone who was so brilliantly cared for by St Mary's,I am delighted to..commend the important work of those involved in the project

How Kate is supporting the hospital where Prince George and Princess Charlotte were born
http://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2015112628461/kate-middleton-hospital-appeal-george-charlotte/


Title: Re: How Kate is supporting the hospital where Prince George and Princess Charlotte were born
Post by: india on November 26, 2015, 09:16:57 pm
Oh Yeah, I bet The Potato Head is supporting them alright.


Title: Re: How Kate is supporting the hospital where Prince George and Princess Charlotte were born
Post by: CarryingOn on November 27, 2015, 12:43:59 am
^ The generic and unfeeling words, in my book, prove it :sigh:


Title: Re: How Kate is supporting the hospital where Prince George and Princess Charlotte were born
Post by: FortressODaveBarry on November 28, 2015, 04:24:23 am
I'm sure if they listed the actual amount she donated, it would be $200, with a request for change back


Title: Re: How Kate is supporting the hospital where Prince George and Princess Charlotte were born
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on November 28, 2015, 04:31:29 pm
Hush money, maybe?


Title: Re: How Kate is supporting the hospital where Prince George and Princess Charlotte were born
Post by: CathyJane on November 29, 2015, 01:13:21 am
Most likely. Especially what happened after the last time.


Title: Re: How Kate is supporting the hospital where Prince George and Princess Charlotte were born
Post by: kolkomilko on November 29, 2015, 02:19:01 pm
Everything has its price.  :cookie:


Title: Re: How Kate is supporting the hospital where Prince George and Princess Charlotte were born
Post by: gingerboy24 on November 29, 2015, 03:16:31 pm
^Sure does   ;) ;) ;)


Title: Re: How Kate is supporting the hospital where Prince George and Princess Charlotte were born
Post by: Val on November 29, 2015, 03:51:08 pm
The thing is now the public are very wise to their many hidden agendas which are constantly compounded by the transparent articles.  Nothing works for them now so if I were Jason I would just give up.  Not the best thing to have on a CV if you are aiming high.


Title: Re: How Kate is supporting the hospital where Prince George and Princess Charlotte were born
Post by: gingerboy24 on November 29, 2015, 04:03:39 pm
Unfrotunately the public are away of many, many hidden agendas that the lazy duo have, nothing is secret any more, and the sooner they realise that and face up to it the better for them.  Right now they are trying to pull the wool over our eyes, and tough luck it is not working.  Even the comments in daily papers are very knowing and vicious about the cambridges and their shenanigans, the public are finally having their eyes opened, no matter what spin juggers puts on it.  Actually, he makes himself look silly every time, thought he would have learned how ridiculous it makes him look.  He pushes out things that are not factual shall we say, for want of a better word, in the hopes that we will take the bait hook, line and sinker  -  sorry, but that no longer happens, too many know too much.


Title: Re: How Kate is supporting the hospital where Prince George and Princess Charlotte were born
Post by: Val on November 29, 2015, 04:10:48 pm
The newspapers are sitting on so much they would love to release if not gagged.  Things are seeping out however and when the floodgates opened there will be a maelstrom.   Things are slowly being printed now as by withholding information they are seriously contravening various freedom of information acts over here.   IPSO have been overwhelmed with complaints from the public regarding the withholding of the truth and negative comments.


Title: Re: How Kate is supporting the hospital where Prince George and Princess Charlotte were born
Post by: Whiffy Leaks on November 29, 2015, 09:26:34 pm
A bit hypocritical for do done that pairs fortune to go to the private maternity unit to praise the 'brilliant'  care she received and ask others to donate. If she cared that much shed have gone in the NHS section and donated the money she paid.


Title: Re: How Kate is supporting the hospital where Prince George and Princess Charlotte were born
Post by: buflesse on November 29, 2015, 11:00:49 pm
^ Exactly. Evidently the NHS wasn't good enough for Her Royal Greediness :bored:


Title: Re: How Kate is supporting the hospital where Prince George and Princess Charlotte were born
Post by: Whiffy Leaks on November 29, 2015, 11:11:29 pm
* how hypocritical for someone that paid a fortune*
Sorry, my last post was taken over by the predictive text fairy.


Title: Re: How Kate is supporting the hospital where Prince George and Princess Charlotte were born
Post by: Snowpea on November 30, 2015, 02:37:20 am
A bit hypocritical for do done that pairs fortune to go to the private maternity unit to praise the 'brilliant'  care she received and ask others to donate. If she cared that much shed have gone in the NHS section and donated the money she paid.

Like she has money she's earned.  :flirt:


Title: Re: How Kate is supporting the hospital where Prince George and Princess Charlotte were born
Post by: gingerboy24 on November 30, 2015, 07:05:31 pm
^ Taxpayer money they are using, then they have the cheek to ask the public to donate, we already have via them thank you very much.  Doubt many will, and why should they, let him tap up his rich friends, they have the money, us public are on austerity measure, the royals are getting another 7% of our money, greedy lot sure ire in the money these days at our expense aren´t they.  Personally, I will never donate a penny to any charity that odious due are involved with, no desire to support anything they do  -  kiss of death for me.


Title: Re: How Kate is supporting the hospital where Prince George and Princess Charlotte were born
Post by: buflesse on November 30, 2015, 07:14:08 pm
^ Someone I know wanted to get involved with the Art Room, and they went on and on about how important privacy is because of Waity's involvement. Then they didn't even want her to do anything useful like help with the lessons - they just asked her to do bake sales etc. She wasn't impressed.


Title: Re: How Kate is supporting the hospital where Prince George and Princess Charlotte were born
Post by: gingerboy24 on December 01, 2015, 09:00:29 am
^Yup the curse of the cambridges always follows in their wake. Any charity they are involved with needs to realise the donations will go down.   The donation income for EACH has gone down over the last few years, and that is fact from released figures, anyone can Google it.  So cath medd has done them no favours.  What good is it to have patron that wants privacy  -  I thought the whole idea of a high profile patron was the exact opposite  -  be seen visiting, involved, blah blah blah and the funds are meant to come rolling in.  Cath medd on board and the donations go down.  Just about sums it up for me.


Title: Re: How Kate is supporting the hospital where Prince George and Princess Charlotte were born
Post by: kolkomilko on December 01, 2015, 10:48:51 am
+ This article published after the second sprog's photo is released.  :-X


Title: Re: How Kate is supporting the hospital where Prince George and Princess Charlotte were born
Post by: gingerboy24 on December 01, 2015, 02:02:45 pm
Yes, a big hmmmmm  -  why not a donation before now, maybe not enough taxpayer money in the pot post the first arrival.


Title: Re: How Kate is supporting the hospital where Prince George and Princess Charlotte were born
Post by: Dobbins on December 12, 2015, 11:16:38 pm
Compensation for a murdered nurse?


Title: Re: How Kate is supporting the hospital where Prince George and Princess Charlotte were born
Post by: Val on December 12, 2015, 11:51:26 pm
^

Exactly!


Title: Re: How Kate is supporting the hospital where Prince George and Princess Charlotte were born
Post by: gingerboy24 on December 13, 2015, 03:18:08 pm
Anyone can be free and easy if they are using the money paid in by the good old British taxpayers mugs.


Title: Re: How Kate is supporting the hospital where Prince George and Princess Charlotte were born
Post by: buflesse on December 13, 2015, 03:27:33 pm
Compensation for a murdered nurse?

 :thumbsup:


Title: Re: How Kate is supporting the hospital where Prince George and Princess Charlotte were born
Post by: india on December 13, 2015, 04:03:05 pm
Compensation for a murdered nurse?

You got that right Dobbins. Payola Big Time.


Title: Re: Kate: Random Chat XI
Post by: Fly on the wall on December 16, 2015, 05:15:54 pm
RAF Air Cadets ‏@aircadets
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh has handed over Air Cadet patronage to HRH Duchess of Cambridge after 63 years as Honorary Air Commodore-in-Chief

BritishMonarchy ‏@BritishMonarchy
The Duke of Edinburgh passed his @AirCadets patronage to The Duchess of Cambridge during an audience with @ComdtAC
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWXJMIlW4AAYB4M.jpg

The Duke has been committed to @aircadets for 63 years, regularly visiting cadets and encouraging links with @DofE
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWXHJOmWUAATxVX.jpg


The Duchess of Cambridge was welcomed by @ComdtAC to her new role as Honorary Air Commandant of @aircadets
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWXG_WqWcAATQJR.jpg


The Duke is presented with a gift from @ComdtAC upon his retirement as Hon Air Commodore-in-Chief @aircadets.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWXGq_QXAAA7s1n.jpg



Title: Re: Kate: Random Chat XI
Post by: gingerboy24 on December 16, 2015, 05:21:08 pm
OMG - this the kiss of doom them, poor RAC air cadets.  She doesn´t do anything for her current charities, let alone anything else.  The scouts appear to be out of the gang, doubt very much she will be doing anything much for this lot.  Poor souls, the curse of doom follows here every time.  What a sad day for them.


Title: Re: Kate: Random Chat XI
Post by: marion on December 16, 2015, 05:39:27 pm
What an insult to the cadets


Title: Re: Kate: Random Chat XI
Post by: FortressODaveBarry on December 16, 2015, 06:22:38 pm
^^Who made that decision ? Holy cow, what a bad idea. The only thing she knows about the military in general is getting a thrill from their cheering as a group & to stick her butt up in the air while bending over (ie: last St Patrick's Day). Well, that's what she likes about men in general; she rather enjoyed their hoorays at the ICAP basketball shoot, too  :ick:


Title: Re: Kate: Random Chat XI
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 16, 2015, 06:26:57 pm
It is so foolish; this is just enabling Kate and yet, I think the RF is resigned to the fact that for now, Kate is a fixture in their circle. They're giving her these positions since it's been oddly shown that she's no longer on the outside of things, being kept at arm's length. It will be interesting to see what she makes of this position.


Title: Re: Kate: Random Chat XI
Post by: YooperModerator on December 16, 2015, 06:35:57 pm
No offense meant at all but is this a short-straw gig?


Title: Re: Kate: Random Chat XI
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on December 16, 2015, 06:45:53 pm
Has it occured to anyone that maybe this is the RF's way of giving Katikins enough rope to hang herself with? It's one thing to pick your own charities to patronize yet doing nothing with/for them. It's a whole other ball of wax when the organization is of a higher profile & you're coming behind someone like Phil, Di, ER, who've set the bar extremely high and have a heck of a work ethic.


Title: Re: Kate: Random Chat XI
Post by: gingerboy24 on December 16, 2015, 07:42:33 pm
^Highly possible. And Yoioer yes, I do think it is one of those short straw things. Everyone else probably has a string load of charities, cath medd has so few it makes me want to cringe.  Never seems to see the scouts now, all she ever does is mainly mental health visits.  I see no mileage, power of signs of favour in allocating her to be patron to RAF cadets, poor them.  KF I this she is still out of the circle, the rf are all for appearances, and whilst their hands might well be tied at the moment they will play out this charade to the end.  At the end of the day it is run like a business, the show will go on as long as it needs to, appearances will be kept up until the very end, even if they all have to grit their teeth all the way along.  Polo in the summer with sprog I  -  who actually had anything to do with her or sprog?  You could be forgiven for thinking they had turned up uninvited and nobody was botheed about them. Does not spell acceptance when you think about it.  Her shopping look the other day, that female has serious problems, it was not just very little make up, she looked stressed, strainedf and ill.  And I do not buy the "mother of two and like them always exhausted" bit.  She has staff for everything, she has no need to look even remotely tired, she does nothing.  So what is causing it?  Another charade, they want us to think she has been allotted something wonderful, in truth if the old boy was 5 years younger he would never have let that patronage go, and if he had it would have been someone suitable.  Says a lot to me that he "passed it to cath medd".  No doubt the press will make a meal of it, but then they always make themselves looks fools sucking up to the rf anyway, so no change there.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Alexandrine on December 16, 2015, 09:51:41 pm
Isn't it normal for each royal to be the patron of a regiment? I think this is the first for Kate which is kinda late.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: gingerboy24 on December 16, 2015, 10:02:32 pm
^Could well be, and only getting it because PP 93 and needs to give up a few things.  Feel sorry for the RAF cadets, she does little for the current few charities, can´t see her doing much more for these lads, although maybe she will like them ogling her legs, I can feel a flashgate coming on.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Whiffy Leaks on December 17, 2015, 01:38:04 am
Hmmmm. A couple of mates are instructors in the Air Cadets (also got quite a few in the Army Cadets). Ill try to sound out.
What happened to the childrens hospices?


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: CathyJane on December 17, 2015, 03:25:03 am
I would think the doctors and nurses would want Waity to stay away from the children's hospices considering her the way she acts and looks. The poor little kiddos are scared enough as it is.


Title: Re: Kate: Random Chat XI
Post by: Mememe on December 17, 2015, 04:03:40 am
RAF Air Cadets ‏@aircadets
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh has handed over Air Cadet patronage to HRH Duchess of Cambridge after 63 years as Honorary Air Commodore-in-Chief

BritishMonarchy ‏@BritishMonarchy
The Duke of Edinburgh passed his @AirCadets patronage to The Duchess of Cambridge during an audience with @ComdtAC
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWXJMIlW4AAYB4M.jpg

The Duke has been committed to @aircadets for 63 years, regularly visiting cadets and encouraging links with @DofE
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWXHJOmWUAATxVX.jpg


The Duchess of Cambridge was welcomed by @ComdtAC to her new role as Honorary Air Commandant of @aircadets
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWXG_WqWcAATQJR.jpg


The Duke is presented with a gift from @ComdtAC upon his retirement as Hon Air Commodore-in-Chief @aircadets.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWXGq_QXAAA7s1n.jpg



here's an article....http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/627425/Kate-Middleton-Duchess-of-Cambridge-Prince-Philip


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: YooperModerator on December 17, 2015, 11:34:41 am
^Thank you.  Her allegiance with the RAF or any military wing is highly suspect, to me.  Wouldn't you think that someone who is going to be the patron of a military-based group have at least served some time?  Weird. 


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Whiffy Leaks on December 17, 2015, 12:57:11 pm
The thing is, she showed a lot of disrespect and disdain to the RaF and their wives when she wouldn't mix with them whilst Billy the Midd was playing at being an RAF pilot in Wales.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Rosella on December 17, 2015, 02:11:05 pm
^^ All royals, male and female, have these honorary Colonelcies and military honours in Britain and throughout the Commonwealth, though. Princess Anne has several, so has Edward and they've never served. Diana was an Honorary Air Commodore for example, until her divorce. Queen Margrethe of Denmark is Honorary Colonel of the Princess of Wales regiment in the British Army, and she's never been a servicewoman.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: YooperModerator on December 17, 2015, 02:48:04 pm
^Those are all solid, blood-line royals, however, and descend from members who had active military service.  It's a stretch to see the connection that Kate would have with these people even barring her complete dismissal of the military base wives, which was touted as such a sisterhood which, to my knowledge, never saw daylight.

It doesn't really matter.  We'll never hear of any eager and consistent involvement with this fine org.  I'd bet the farm on that one.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: marion on December 20, 2015, 07:33:00 pm
It would appear she is being made to work more and the RAF patronage is the first she has been given as oppossed to having chosen herself and I bet she is not at all happy about; I bet even waity would think twice about saying no to PP.  Whatever we think of him, for various reasons, he was always a stickler for work and taking his  commitments seriously so if she disappoints on that one she will be in deep do-do


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: india on December 20, 2015, 07:36:23 pm
She will disappoint.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Countess of Holland on December 20, 2015, 07:53:33 pm
^^Indeed, and keep in mind that when it comes to family, PP is the boss. Sarah is still out because of his dislike, QE is said to like her (being the one who has tamed Randy Andy, her favorite son). So if she would go directly against PP, Kate would be out on her own because I always get the impression that William kind of looks up to his grandfather, more than to his father or grandmother.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: marion on December 20, 2015, 08:04:04 pm
^^ Well that's the undertstatement of the century :wopedo:

^I bet PP is still quite formidable despite is age- just a look or a few chosen words :runforhills:


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on December 20, 2015, 10:38:43 pm
^The older a person gets, the more they get away with saying. I'm willing to bet when Philip gets on a roll some of the things that come out of his mouth would have us clutching our pearls.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: marion on December 20, 2015, 10:45:05 pm
^ :o


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: gingerboy24 on December 21, 2015, 11:18:57 am
Maybe he has given her the patronage to show her who is boss. She apparently only stayed 3 hours and then pushed off.  It is only honorary whatever, so nothing majorly high up. 

Shame it won´t do them much good, most things she is associated appear to get no benefits from having her as a patron anyway.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on December 22, 2015, 03:52:49 am
I'm still of the belief that giving her this patronage is their version of giving her enough rope to hang herself with.


Title: Re: Cambridge's Schedule: 2016 Edition
Post by: Rosella on January 31, 2016, 06:47:44 am
 The Queen has handed over two of her most prominent patronages as she nears her 90th birthday. For Kate it involves Wimbledon and tennis, (the Queen's only been to the Wimbledon tennis championships about three times in 60 years), while Harry gets to take over at the Rugby!

 http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/article1662843.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2016_01_30


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 31, 2016, 02:41:54 pm
THE QUEEN is to hand over two of her most high-profile patronages to the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, in the latest sign that she is reducing her workload as she approaches her 90th birthday.

After 64 years as patron of the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, which hosts the Wimbledon championships, the Queen will this year pass the role to the Duchess, a keen tennis player and fan of the game.
http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/National/royalwedding/article1662843.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2016_01_31


Best news yet for Kate


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Countess of Holland on January 31, 2016, 03:36:09 pm
But the Duke of Kent is still president of the Wimbledon All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.

And I must say that for a patron, the Queen had an abysmal record of attending Wimbledon. Did she ever attend a final game (male or female) in the last 10-20 years?

BTW the change has not been registered yet at the website of the British monarchy:
http://www.royal.gov.uk/CharitiesandPatronages/Search%20Charities%20and%20Patronages.aspx

When you search for Lawn Tennis, the Queen is still registered as Patron, the Duke of Kent as president, the Duke of Edinburgh is Honorary Life Member.

Other honorary members are The Duchess of Gloucester and the Duchess of Cambridge.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: sandy on January 31, 2016, 11:30:14 pm
THE QUEEN is to hand over two of her most high-profile patronages to the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, in the latest sign that she is reducing her workload as she approaches her 90th birthday.

After 64 years as patron of the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, which hosts the Wimbledon championships, the Queen will this year pass the role to the Duchess, a keen tennis player and fan of the game.
http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/National/royalwedding/article1662843.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2016_01_31


Best news yet for Kate

ALl the "fun" things like watching sports. I would like the Queen say that now she's close to 90 she wants William and Kate to do full time duties right away.


Title: Re: Cambridge's Schedule: 2016 Edition
Post by: Snowpea on January 31, 2016, 11:33:36 pm
Wow, Wasty must be flipping her hair over this.  :Kate: She gets to sport sunglasses and make odd, surprised grimaces!  :easter-sly:

Look at my HHHARRRRRRRRRR!!!!!! Isn't it just wunnerful?


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: gingerboy24 on February 01, 2016, 09:43:17 am
^^  Exactly  -  a very minimal patronage, and I would imagine most of the population never even knew she was patron to Wimbledon.  A non-event this, just shoving things on her to try and make us thing that HM is handing things over to her.  Heaven forbid, I am pretty sure HM knows that any patronage handed to cath medd will drop into the ocean like a stone, bit of a death knell when cath medd around.  Thankfully for Wimbledone HM was rarely seen or heard of, which is why I think it is a non-brainer the press hyping it up. They must realise by now she was a lost cause a long time ago.  Oops, silly me, they always cover the backsides of the royals  -  should be named the Daily Loo Roll Mail.


Title: Re: Cambridge's Schedule: 2016 Edition
Post by: gingerboy24 on February 01, 2016, 10:03:15 am
This is from another thread, posted by Countess of Holland on the kate meddleton patronages thread

But the Duke of Kent is still president of the Wimbledon All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.

And I must say that for a patron, the Queen had an abysmal record of attending Wimbledon. Did she ever attend a final game (male or female) in the last 10-20 years?

BTW the change has not been registered yet at the website of the British monarchy:
http://www.royal.gov.uk/CharitiesandPatronages/Search%20Charities%20and%20Patronages.aspx

When you search for Lawn Tennis, the Queen is still registered as Patron, the Duke of Kent as president, the Duke of Edinburgh is Honorary Life Member.

Other honorary members are The Duchess of Gloucester and the Duchess of Cambridge.


My response was this

^^  Exactly  -  a very minimal patronage, and I would imagine most of the population never even knew she was patron to Wimbledon.  A non-event this, just shoving things on her to try and make us thing that HM is handing things over to her.  Heaven forbid, I am pretty sure HM knows that any patronage handed to cath medd will drop into the ocean like a stone, bit of a death knell when cath medd around.  Thankfully for Wimbledone HM was rarely seen or heard of, which is why I think it is a non-brainer the press hyping it up. They must realise by now she was a lost cause a long time ago.  Oops, silly me, they always cover the backsides of the royals  -  should be named the Daily Loo Roll Mail.

As HM never so rarely attends tennis or rugby, and it would appear from comments that most people did not even know she was patron of them, then IMO they do not not qualify as some of HM´s prominent patronages.  The Duke of Kent is the royal face of Wimbledon. The same goes for the Rugby, in recent years Harry is the face of rugby, not HM.  Pushing off the stuff that she rarely attends and is probably not even on her radar screen IMO.



Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: FortressODaveBarry on February 01, 2016, 05:21:22 pm
Oh golly, being patron of Wimbleton sounds so hard. Her face will be exhausted from practicing exaggerated expressions  :James: I'm surprised they haven't made her patron of Waitrose or Peter Jones instead  :P


Title: Re: Cambridge's Schedule: 2016 Edition
Post by: Val on February 01, 2016, 07:50:14 pm
^

It is said somewhere that QE only attended Wimbledon twice during her years of patronage.   That would suit lazy Cath Medd down to the ground.  She does however like tennis so it would give her an opportunity to sit gurning in the Royal Box doing that silly affected clapping and too frequent downmarket double thumbs up sign.


Title: Re: Cambridge's Schedule: 2016 Edition
Post by: meememe on February 01, 2016, 08:29:15 pm
On the occasions when The Queen did attend the finals (1977 I think was the last time she attended a final although she did attend the semi's in 2012) she presented the trophy - not the Duchess of Kent who normally presented the Women's Trophies.

I wonder if that is what is going to happen now - Kate to present the Women's Trophies and the Duke of Kent to continue to present the Men's OR will Kate take over both.

If she is there I would expect her, as patron and as the more senior royal, to undertake that duty - a bit of a kick in the teeth to the Duke if she starts to take that away from him after so many years, unless he wants to step back from that sort of duty and given both his health, his age and his wife's health that is a possibility I suppose.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: meememe on February 01, 2016, 08:32:50 pm
But the Duke of Kent is still president of the Wimbledon All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.

And I must say that for a patron, the Queen had an abysmal record of attending Wimbledon. Did she ever attend a final game (male or female) in the last 10-20 years?

BTW the change has not been registered yet at the website of the British monarchy:
http://www.royal.gov.uk/CharitiesandPatronages/Search%20Charities%20and%20Patronages.aspx

When you search for Lawn Tennis, the Queen is still registered as Patron, the Duke of Kent as president, the Duke of Edinburgh is Honorary Life Member.

Other honorary members are The Duchess of Gloucester and the Duchess of Cambridge.

I did read somewhere that the official announcement will be made during this year's championships so I wouldn't expect an update until July this year on the website.


Title: Re: Cambridge's Schedule: 2016 Edition
Post by: Rosella on February 01, 2016, 09:43:21 pm
The last time the Queen visited Wimbledon while the tennis championships were on was in 2010. She was photographed in a blue coat and hat. I think it's fair to say that's she's never been a great fan of tennis! Her father was, however. In fact he played in an exhibition match there as a young man. Her patronage may have been one carried on from King George VI.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 02, 2016, 02:16:59 am
EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE: Is the Duchess of Cambridge's takeover of the Queen's patronage at Wimbledon set to cause uproar?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-3427413/EPHRAIM-HARDCASTLE-Duchess-Cambridge-s-takeover-Queen-s-patronage-Wimbledon-set-cause-uproar.html#ixzz3yyO3M2hh


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: CathyJane on February 02, 2016, 02:46:53 am
The only good thing is she will show up and be interested. The worst thing is she will show up.  :shy:


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 02, 2016, 02:51:52 am
If she starts paying more attention to this at the expense of her other patronages, chances are this won't go down well at all. She's being rewarded for accomplishing nothing and doing nothing. If her family shows up, it'll only look worse for her.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: CathyJane on February 02, 2016, 02:55:24 am
Of course her family will show up. They are such a close and loving family they simply have to just everything together.  :angry:


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Val on February 02, 2016, 08:29:14 am
^

Oscar winning moochers.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: india on February 02, 2016, 12:55:53 pm
Of course her family will show up. They are such a close and loving family they simply have to just everything together.  :angry:

Oh Yes: Everything


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: kolkomilko on February 03, 2016, 10:17:41 am
It is a good article again.  lol

http://katemiddletonduchessordiva.com/


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: gingerboy24 on February 03, 2016, 05:32:39 pm
^ :laugh: :laugh:  Pretty spot on.  I was reading an article, seems queenie is offloading some of the dross from her patronages, and cath medd on the receiving end.  Did make me chuckle, they got that right.  To be honest, what can you trust her with.  Interested in nothing, wants to do nothing  -  is there a charity that sponsors wasting taxpayer money  -  now she would be ace at that charity.  Everything else just goes over her air head, appears to be little contained in that oversized head of hers.  In queenie´s shoes I would have kicked her over three years ago  -  she never was up to much but is has been downhill all the way since then.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Val on February 03, 2016, 05:37:17 pm
^

Unfortunately she just hasn't it in her to improve and if she had princess lessons every day of the week it wouldn't change a thing.  As you say GB she doesn't want to change either so an impossible situation and she should be jettisoned ASAP.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: marion on February 03, 2016, 06:09:56 pm
 Silk purse, sow's ear springs to mind


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on February 03, 2016, 06:32:02 pm
If she starts paying more attention to this at the expense of her other patronages, chances are this won't go down well at all. She's being rewarded for accomplishing nothing and doing nothing. If her family shows up, it'll only look worse for her.

You already know that Ma will be there and she'll be carrying her big purse with extra chips and minibar wine bottles in it.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: gingerboy24 on February 03, 2016, 06:40:04 pm
^Yes, unfortunately as the saying goes, you can take the person out the sink estate, you can´t take the sink estate out of the person  -  viper ma a prime candidate.  Can just imagine one of the royals sat at rugby eating potato chips and swigging wine out of a brown paper bag knowing there are cameras everywhere.  That family are all a total embarrassment  -  if my name was middleton I would get it changed by deed poll immediately.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Mememe on February 08, 2016, 11:01:31 am

in all honesty, we should give her the benefit that she knows of what she speaks......"roots of poor metal health in adulthood frequently steam from unresolved childhood issues"  She is afterall living with someone who is a poster child adult for this exact issue.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21jqtJ-UB_w&feature=youtu.be&app=desktop

has her accent become more 'affected', or is it just my ear?


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on February 08, 2016, 01:10:53 pm
^Yeah, she's laying it on a bit thick.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Galatea on February 08, 2016, 02:23:18 pm
"William and I, William and I"  :Kate:

SHE is the patron, SHE is out working - for once - SHE is giving the speech, SHE is featured in the clips. Why drag her husband into this? I'm surprised she didn't flash her engagement ring at the camera (then again, perhaps "William and I" serves to replace that gesture).

 


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: india on February 08, 2016, 03:11:54 pm
^^Flash her ring?!? I'm surprised The *fool* with The Mostest didn't' flash something else.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Val on February 08, 2016, 03:34:00 pm
^

No point flashing I suppose when the whole world has already seen all of her private parts and more than once.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 17, 2016, 10:28:09 am
Kensington Palace ‏@KensingtonRoyal
The Duchess has become Patron @AFCevents reflecting her interest in #ChildrensMentalHealth  http://bit.ly/249FrCm 


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: FortressODaveBarry on February 17, 2016, 07:47:06 pm
^Both of her visits to the Freud Center were a flop. I don't know why they keep sending her. I still bad for the boy who realized Kate didn't remember him :there:


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: kolkomilko on February 18, 2016, 10:46:47 am
^^^^^ I don't remember Diana has ever mentioned "Charles and I" in her speech. Waity is irresolute (in "work" and speech) in my opinion and she wants an emphasis with saying it.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: india on February 18, 2016, 01:54:46 pm
Maybe she has to say it over and over to remind herself. We all are very much aware that it is not very bright.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: One of the Peasants on February 18, 2016, 08:04:51 pm
I think this thread needs to be changed from Kate's Patronages to Kate's Occasional Day Out.  Whenever I read a story about the hard working Boney, I think that someone, somewhere in some back office has to know that the public gets a good laugh.  These are not patronages, these are an excuse for the RF to chuck her out the door so they can fumigate the manor of doom.   :sob: :sob:


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Mememe on February 23, 2016, 10:41:59 am


Isn't this a DOC patronage?


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Lady Kitty Spencer named ambassador for @centrepointuk http://ow.ly/YE1w3 


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Alexandrine on February 23, 2016, 10:46:48 am
No, William is the patron.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: gingerboy24 on February 23, 2016, 10:49:58 am
ow interesting.  That was a PD charity, very dear to her heart, and bill medd "adopted" it because of that.  Hmmmm.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: sandy on February 23, 2016, 05:57:32 pm
Will rarely shows up at Centrepoint


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Alexandrine on May 08, 2016, 01:10:57 am
Poor guy, all those years for nothing

GIRL ABOUT TOWN: Kate to be crowned Queen of Wimbledon as patron of the All England Club
 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3578840/Kate-crowned-Queen-Wimbledon-patron-England-Club-GIRL-TOWN.html


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: windsor2 on May 08, 2016, 01:40:21 am
Well, not so fast. If this takes place, which I highly doubt, it won't take place until 2017. This is posted in the Kate press articles with more info from the article.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Alexandrine on December 20, 2016, 01:02:44 pm
So as revealed by the lovely @RoyaNikkhah, the #DuchessofCambridge will take over from the Queen as Patron of @Wimbledon


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: kolkomilko on December 20, 2016, 03:41:40 pm
^ Yes, it has already came up, if I remember well. 


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: logically on December 20, 2016, 05:06:00 pm
Let her do Wimbledon.  It shows everyone how she will only work for the fun, socialite patronages when she shows up constantly at Wimbledon and not at the the meaningful ones.  Also, when she abuses the privilege and treats it like the me, Pippa and ma show with all their "friends" they are sucking up to, they are writing their own dismissal. Someone is setting her up.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: MoonlitSerenity on December 20, 2016, 05:38:54 pm
I guess it makes sense, it's the only one she actually loves to show up to.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: HRHOlya on December 20, 2016, 07:22:46 pm
^ Maybe not anymore, now that it's work! Maybe that's how they try to get her away from the lawn?  8)


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: MoonlitSerenity on December 20, 2016, 08:45:37 pm
^ Ha yeah that's true. Poor snowflake. :there: Now it's mandatory instead of her actually choosing to want to go and not being able to bring Pips along.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Alexandrine on December 21, 2016, 05:55:09 pm
The Duchess of Cambridge is to succeed the Queen as patron of Action for Children, the charity has confirmed.

Via RP


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Mandosiel on December 21, 2016, 08:30:14 pm
Which means no action for Children of Kate's part.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: kolkomilko on December 22, 2016, 07:19:43 am
^ Probably.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Glimmery on December 27, 2016, 11:13:40 am
It sends a shiver down my spine to think of all the good she could be doing but she's just not interested.
How does she fill her days :sob:


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: india on December 27, 2016, 12:55:51 pm
She fills her days waiting for instructions from Worthless and The Viper.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: gingerboy24 on December 27, 2016, 03:38:09 pm
She can´t action herself, let alone help other children.  Waste of space.  Look out, donations will be withdrawn, seems very few these days want to support a charity she is patron of.  The biggest laugh is that she rarely sees the few charities she is already patron to, why are the rf stupid enough to give her another charity to drag down.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 08, 2018, 10:06:44 pm
@EACH_hospices
We are delighted to share with you a letter from our Royal Patron HRH The Duchess of Cambridge to mark the start of the building work on the nook http://www.each.org.uk/HRHletter  @KensingtonRoyal
https://www.each.org.uk/the-nook/a-royal-letter


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Val on January 09, 2018, 03:50:34 am
^

No doubt drafted by Mrs Q.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 12, 2018, 08:49:00 pm
The Art Room merges with Place2Be to extend support for pupils’ mental health and wellbeing.
11 January 2018 – The Art Room has merged with Place2Be, bringing together the two children’s mental health charities’ evidence-based programmes to support children and young people in schools.

Place2Be and The Art Room believe that together they can extend and diversify the type of support offered in schools to improve the emotional wellbeing of pupils, families, teachers and school staff.
https://www.theartroom.org.uk/news/press-release


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 27, 2018, 02:10:39 pm
@KensingtonRoyal

It has been announced that The Duchess of Cambridge will become Patron of the @RCObsGyn and the @NursingNow2020 campaign ahead of her engagements today, where she will learn about and support global health work.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: CathyJane on February 27, 2018, 07:56:16 pm
 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Fly on the wall on March 26, 2018, 02:51:48 pm
Kensington Palace
The Duchess of Cambridge is to become the first Royal Patron of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Furthering Her Royal Highness's interest in the visual arts, photography and design, she formally takes up the @V_and_A Patronage from today.

The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art, design, education and performance. It was established to make works of art available to all and to inspire British designers and manufacturers.

The Duchess previously visited the @V_and_A in June 2017 to officially open the Museum's new entrance, courtyard and exhibition gallery on Exhibition Road.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: sandy on March 26, 2018, 03:36:01 pm
Oh please, the woman dabbles in photography. And her photos are not all that, the airbrushing is so bad. I recall she was supposed to have an exhibit of "her work" before the engagement. To show (or try to) show that she was doing something other than waiting for William to call. The photo exhibit (surprise surprise) did not materialize.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: buflesse on March 26, 2018, 04:07:25 pm
Just another opportunity for her to go to fancy gala dinners. Is she patron of anything that's not either a children's charity or something related to sports/art?


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: windsor2 on March 26, 2018, 04:12:59 pm
Such a waste of time. The V&A doesn’t need her to be it’s patron. It’s annoying seeing her position not being used as it can be because she’s such a lightweight and really not good for the job; job as in actually working and making a difference in people’s lives given the vast resources at her disposal.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Alexandrine on March 26, 2018, 06:51:39 pm
This time Im jealous. But Im surprised they didnt have a royal patron already.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: HRHOlya on March 26, 2018, 09:53:46 pm
^ Me too. Also kinda disappointed that one of my fave museums would take a royal as patron... K on top of that, though none of them would make me happy tbh. :thumbsdown:

^^ I also agree that the V&A doesn't need her, firstly it's a super famous museum hardly short of support or visitors or publicity, and secondly K has done shyte all for her other patronages, none of them have exactly a raised profile and I read ages ago that support (donations mostly) even dwindled down after she became patron. Gawd. :wopedo:


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: FrederickLouis on March 29, 2018, 10:34:43 pm
Catherine has an interest in the visual arts.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3b4z8kHjkF0


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Fly on the wall on December 11, 2018, 04:10:46 pm
The Royal Family
‏It was announced today that The Duchess of Cambridge has become Patron of the London hospital – where children with rare and complex conditions receive support.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 18, 2018, 01:48:18 pm
The hype around ‘Queen of Hearts’ Duchess Kate’s big initiative launch is hilarious
https://www.celebitchy.com/603645/the_hype_around_queen_of_hearts_duchess_kates_big_initiative_launch_is_hilarious/#comments

More SWF of Diana, can she be any more obvious? Diana EARNED that title and second, Kate is showing all the time that she has a very small heart and couldn't care less about her people who at one point, were BEGGING her to love them.

Catherine has an interest in the visual arts.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3b4z8kHjkF0

Everyone has an interest in something; she is supposed to be DOING things, not sitting around being 'interested' in something all the time.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: sandy on December 18, 2018, 01:53:06 pm
She had tremendous opportunities to get a job in an art gallery while she was waiting for the proposal which took years. She could not have cared less about using the degree. IMO


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: windsor2 on December 18, 2018, 11:34:42 pm
And now this utterly useless woman’s on track to be queen consort. It still amazes me that she’s giving Meghan the side eye when she’s so useless herself. She can’t give speeches and definitely looks disinterested in anything other than glitzy events where she gets to play dress up. I’m beyond fed up at how she’s being booted up in the media and on social media as classy and caring. She’s neither as she’s still a lazy commoner. It’s beyond a shame that Wills gave in a took her back after rightly dumping her. Look at all of the trouble she and her family’s caused and how little all of them have given back to Wills. It’s a waste of time trying to get patronage’s for her. She’s barely done anything for the very few she has now.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 19, 2018, 12:06:16 am
Thing is, that the palace needs to stop expecting people to take her seriously. She is always starting up some new project and floundering once she ends up being unable to (or mainly unwilling) to just settle into a stable, routine life that is filled with day to day duties and regular appearances at state events.

I have no idea WHY William took her back; he never owed her a ring and he never owed the press a fairy-tale. For some reason, he handed his sense of reality and control over his life over to a handful of gossip columnists and media personalities and threw his life away. It's not like he HAD no choice.

He could have thrown the press off his back and started establishing a work record of appearances and could have easily started making himself more presentable and had the self respect to start working on wooing someone of substance and accomplishment. Instead he threw all that away when he let the press dictate his life.

She had tremendous opportunities to get a job in an art gallery while she was waiting for the proposal which took years. She could not have cared less about using the degree. IMO

The dolt thought that she would be getting a ring shortly after her graduation and gambled on getting it right away. She thought she would be getting a proposal and wedding within a year or two years after graduation and go figure, she ended up screwing up and loafing around for eight years.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: CathyJane on December 19, 2018, 03:24:41 am
She had tremendous opportunities to get a job in an art gallery while she was waiting for the proposal which took years. She could not have cared less about using the degree. IMO

Waity STILL has tremendous opportunities to do something useful. But we all know she won't because she is lazy. It irks me no end that she does so little while having such a great platform. :bat:


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: YooperModerator on December 19, 2018, 03:51:58 am
She was never built for being useful, only ornamental.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: windsor2 on December 19, 2018, 04:46:01 am
With the world today, a royal can’t really just be ornamental especially Waity who’s a future queen consort. She’s getting praised for being classy and regal, caring and hardworking  :laugh: compared to Meghan who’s not important in the scheme of things. I’m so disgusted with her for basically getting in Wills way and seeing more deserving women off; women that would’ve had the median ability to string a sentence together, give a speech, understands Wills public role and deal with the press interest. It annoys me that she’s so utterly useless even with expert help given to her after all these years. What’s extremely bad for her and I dare say Wills and the royal family is that more eyes will be on her when Meghan’s no longer used as a distraction. More people will just see what a waste of space she is in her role and Wills will show his displeasure and irritation towards her like he did before; before the distraction came on the scene. :cookie:


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 19, 2018, 05:12:07 am
I think Kate was trained to be a courtesan, not a consort. There is a difference, even in this day and age. Kate's patronages are ones that could be a lot of fun, but regrettably she has gotten herself caught in the middle of two transition periods that were never completed. Thing is, that Kate has a lot of energy and I think she would be great at royal life, if she had been brought in earlier and if by now had had a decade's worth of engagements. Much to her regret, William dithered for so long (not that he owed her a ring) that she started with no experience in anything, which means that she can't do serious substantive work and regrettably that means that she is in fact in a rather paradoxical position. She has more than enough worldly  experience, but the lack of professional experience in ANYTHING has created a dreadful handicap.

Her lawn tennis patronage is very childish and she's not even doing anything with that. At her age she should be a seasoned worker, making speeches without stumbling and she should be at a point where she has built connections in her own right. Regrettably, she threw all that away during her twenties, which were her prime years where she could have been building a work ethic. She started very emotionally immature as well, plus her determination to change her image into someone who is prim and proper and spent her twenties chaste. That is another issue that is preventing her from focusing on her patronages and duties full time as well. I also do not think she knows how to run a full household and just manage staff and treat them with the respect they deserve.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Alexandrine on December 19, 2018, 07:26:34 am
Off topic


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 19, 2018, 08:21:22 pm
Any bets that Kate's other less famous patronages are resentful that they got assigned to her and that she is basically giving them the middle finger each time she creates a new patronage with her at the top, minus having to put in effort? I can't remember any of her earlier patronages and I do think this is kind of a low blow for her to ignore them and gad about creating new ones.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: india on December 19, 2018, 11:00:43 pm
I am sure if she was more involved with them it would be to their detriment.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 26, 2018, 10:23:49 pm
I wonder how different things would be if these charities didn't need a royal to be a patron in order to get official approval to operate. I believe these charities might be frustrated that Kate is going off on founding new charities while ignoring the ones that were assigned to her.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Rosella on December 26, 2018, 10:31:31 pm
No British or Commonwealth charity NEEDS a Royal as patron in order to be able to operate. Charities do like high profile royals as patrons however, as their name and prestige brings publicity. So they ask for them when they apply.

 I remember reading years ago a retired official at BP wrote that charity bosses would sometimes become very unenthusiastic if one of the lesser known royals was suggested, though after persuasion they would come around.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Alexandrine on January 09, 2019, 09:56:19 pm
I think Kate is getting the royal ballet.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 26, 2019, 03:33:30 pm


 
@NursingNow2020
On our first anniversary, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has reaffirmed her support of Nursing Now and ensuring that health is for everyone, everywhere. Read her full message here on our website: http://bit.ly/2IFL9ue  #healthforall #NursingNow @KensingtonRoyal


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Fly on the wall on March 19, 2019, 01:20:37 pm
Rebecca English
The Duchess of Cambridge has become Patron of the Foundling Museum.
 The new patronage has been announced ahead of her visit there later today where she will learn how the organisation works with art and artists to transform the lives of vulnerable & marginalised young people


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on March 19, 2019, 02:06:24 pm
^ A big one for Kate, I think?  The Foundlng Home was very important to Queen Mary.


Title: Re: Kate's Patronages II
Post by: Ariel on March 19, 2019, 05:13:20 pm
She looked really good today. A little star struck but really good. Love the outfit, love how she behaved - professionally, like a royal would.