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The British Royal Family *Windsor* => Zara Phillips & Mike Tindal, Anne(Princess Royal) => Topic started by: Alexandrine on February 10, 2013, 12:39:50 pm



Title: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: Alexandrine on February 10, 2013, 12:39:50 pm
Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'

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Yet those chattering about a supposed schism in Zara’s marriage say that while the Queen’s granddaughter is back in her old bedroom at her mother’s house (taking her black labrador, Corley, and boxer Spey) Mike is on his own in The Bothy, the estate cottage where the couple lived before their move to Cheltenham.

http://www.express.co.uk/comment/columnists/adam-helliker/376740/Zara-and-Mike-in-marriage-blip


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: Jane23 on February 10, 2013, 02:26:13 pm
Shocker!!! This marriage has been a divorce waiting to happen since day one...


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: Snokitty on February 10, 2013, 03:46:22 pm
I wonder if all the attention Zara has received since the Olympics might be going to her head.   :dontknow:


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: serene grace on February 10, 2013, 05:36:38 pm
Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'

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Yet those chattering about a supposed schism in Zara’s marriage say that while the Queen’s granddaughter is back in her old bedroom at her mother’s house (taking her black labrador, Corley, and boxer Spey) Mike is on his own in The Bothy, the estate cottage where the couple lived before their move to Cheltenham.

http://www.express.co.uk/comment/columnists/adam-helliker/376740/Zara-and-Mike-in-marriage-blip

Well, several of us called this.  :thumbsup: Could see this coming from google-earth.

Seen enough of royal marriages to spot serious issues on the rise.  :spy:  



Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: bluhare on February 10, 2013, 05:38:13 pm
Well, that's just sad.  I might be in the minority, but I like these two.


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: serene grace on February 10, 2013, 05:42:28 pm
I like them too. I think most people actually like them, but it was pretty obvious when Zara moved back home (IMO) that troubles were brewing. Just my opinion.


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: YooperModerator on February 10, 2013, 06:33:39 pm
If this is true then that's a pity
They looked so happy a year ago.
I figured they would last because both are rather steady personalities from what I've seen.


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: benign on February 10, 2013, 10:31:34 pm
If its true, such a pity! Lived together for so many yrs and married for almost 2, couldnt make it work...hope they try but if not, then good luck to both..


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: Snokitty on February 11, 2013, 12:04:29 am
They looked very loving and caring towards each other in the photos at Christmas.


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 11, 2013, 12:21:19 am
Diana and Charles managed to pull off loving and affectionate in public during the holidays.


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: berlin on February 11, 2013, 12:31:57 am
Wow, this is sad to see, but ever since the Aussie pub incident  I've wondered why Zara settled for him.  I also think Mike is in love with the pub girl.


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: Snokitty on February 11, 2013, 12:36:30 am
Diana and Charles managed to pull off loving and affectionate in public during the holidays.

Not when they had reached the point of splitting up.


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 11, 2013, 01:13:17 am
Wow, this is sad to see, but ever since the Aussie pub incident  I've wondered why Zara settled for him.  I also think Mike is in love with the pub girl.

I don't think Mike is the problem; that article I posted about her calling him an idiot was telling. I believe that living with her has been difficult and he's possibly tired of being the eternal bad boy in the marriage while Zara comes off as all perfect and pristine and such. Like how William is perfect and Harry is automatically bad. I don't view Zara as someone who is happy to have a husband like Mike. He's a bit rough around the edges, but he's a likable man.

She comes across as a thoroughbred snob after her recent snotty remark about her Olympic win and I think she treats Mike badly, knowing that her Mommy Dearest will back her up and everyone will fawn over Anne for being 'oh so tough.'


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: Snork Maiden on February 11, 2013, 03:23:09 pm
It is sad. Maybe his male pride couldn't take the dent of her success at the Olympics. I should think it's difficult for a competitive sportsman to live with a wife who eclipses him in another sporting arena as well as in terms of social status, especially when his career hasn't been going that well.


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: HC on February 11, 2013, 03:28:43 pm
I'm guessing he has been cheating (again).


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: berlin on February 11, 2013, 04:26:18 pm
I think he is naturally suited to the pub girl.  He got too big for his breeches marrying Zara. 


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: Alexandrine on February 11, 2013, 05:53:51 pm
KF Zara didn't make Mike go to a bar and kiss the first girl he found. Zara may not be pristine but there is no rumour that she has cheated while Mike a couple of months after the wedding supposedly did.

However, Zara doesn't attract very steady men

Other boyfriend

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At one stage as they watched play at the Beaufort ground in Gloucestershire, Johnson appeared to recoil from his girlfriend as she sought a consoling embrace. Twenty-four hours earlier the gulf was equally stark as they walked across the ground at Tidworth, Wiltshire, each in a world of their own.

The relationship, which started more than three years ago, has always been tempestuous.

Eighteen months ago, Zara embarrassed the Royal Family when police were called to a fracas involving the couple.

It was claimed that Johnson had dragged her out of a car and thrown her to the ground.

The pair were said to have kicked and punched each other, screaming insults before Johnson ran off in tears.

But they were soon reconciled. Last Christmas there was more controversy when they posed at home for Hello! magazine.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-129200/Sad-Zara-close-breaking-live-boyfriend.html

And about Mike

Zara Phillips' rugby star boyfriend arrested for drink-driving as he recovers from liver injury

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-537849/Zara-Phillips-rugby-star-boyfriend-arrested-drink-driving-recovers-liver-injury.html

England rugby star Tindall hit with three-year road ban after drink-drive conviction

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/rugbyunion/article-1109483/England-rugby-star-Tindall-hit-year-road-ban-drink-drive-conviction.html

I'm not saying that Zara is a victim in that sense I agree with KF, she is very trashy. She is really a pub girl imo.


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: Cressida on February 11, 2013, 06:29:54 pm
If the marriage ends, I dread to think what the Scots will say! There was a lot of disgruntlement in Scotland about how much they paid for security for the wedding, I remember people complaining in Edinburgh that summer.


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: serene grace on February 11, 2013, 08:23:52 pm
I've been reading Mike Tindalls tweets for almost a year maybe? He seemed to be with rugby pals and their families,going out to their things. He talked about sports and his pals basically, not really much else. I just got the feeling he was doing his own things a lot, while Zara did hers, even though he never mentions her.
I think the tweets are real.  ???


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: Alexandrine on February 11, 2013, 08:38:52 pm
Zara has also been spending a lot of time in Australia. It's not an easy trip and she has been what? Three times there in a short time?


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 11, 2013, 09:33:34 pm
how long Zara and Mike been married ?


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: Alexandrine on February 11, 2013, 09:51:05 pm
same as Kate and William


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: deGuernsey on February 18, 2013, 12:09:02 am
Hope Zara and Mike can pull it together if the reports are true


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: memyselfandroyals on February 18, 2013, 12:11:15 am
me too


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: CathyJane on February 18, 2013, 03:32:05 am
Maybe Mike is tired of having to fight to wear the pants in the marriage. I'd Zara is one tough cookie and doesn't do well when things don't go her way.


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: berlin on February 18, 2013, 04:28:46 am
I wonder how the Family treats him.


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 18, 2013, 05:13:38 am
I think the RF treats him with disdain and since Anne doesn't really respect anyone (other than HM/Philip) I don't think she's nice either. When Mike was caught with that girl goofing around, everyone was 'poor Zara' and at the time of the marriage, everyone was commenting "if he doesn't treat her right then Anne will get him" and others speculated about how Zara "could possibly have anything to do with him" and how he wasn't good enough for her.

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Maybe Mike is tired of having to fight to wear the pants in the marriage.

That, surely. There are natural roles in the family and like it or not, men like to wear the pants.

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I'd Zara is one tough cookie and doesn't do well when things don't go her way.

I think she's a spoiled brat who doesn't really respect anyone, much like her mother. If she did call her husband an 'idiot' then it is possible that she's much like that all the time. No woman would be expected to live in a marriage like that and neither should any man. I don't think she's tough, just spoiled and disagreeable. Chances are he's had the 'wrath of Princess Anne" held over his head by Zara and after a while, that becomes grating as well.


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: Acornia on February 18, 2013, 05:39:25 am
I do hope that this is just a blip and they'll work things out between them. I am rooting for these two.


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: Jane23 on February 18, 2013, 01:29:26 pm
I think the RF treats him with disdain and since Anne doesn't really respect anyone (other than HM/Philip) I don't think she's nice either. When Mike was caught with that girl goofing around, everyone was 'poor Zara' and at the time of the marriage, everyone was commenting "if he doesn't treat her right then Anne will get him" and others speculated about how Zara "could possibly have anything to do with him" and how he wasn't good enough for her.

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Maybe Mike is tired of having to fight to wear the pants in the marriage.

That, surely. There are natural roles in the family and like it or not, men like to wear the pants.

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I'd Zara is one tough cookie and doesn't do well when things don't go her way.

I think she's a spoiled brat who doesn't really respect anyone, much like her mother. If she did call her husband an 'idiot' then it is possible that she's much like that all the time. No woman would be expected to live in a marriage like that and neither should any man. I don't think she's tough, just spoiled and disagreeable. Chances are he's had the 'wrath of Princess Anne" held over his head by Zara and after a while, that becomes grating as well.

Well he ain't smart that's for sure...


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 18, 2013, 01:33:03 pm
He might not be a Harvard intellectual, but frankly I don't think Zara is all that book brainy either.

She did after all mouth off about a silver medal not being good enough, apparently thinks getting her tongue pierced makes her 'normal' and her own mother thinks being insulting is a sign of common sense and being down to earth and being smart as well. So really, I am sick and tired of the airs of Princess Anne and her family.


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: HC on February 18, 2013, 02:24:20 pm
Maybe Mike is tired of having to fight to wear the pants in the marriage. I'd Zara is one tough cookie and doesn't do well when things don't go her way.

Or he is fighting to keep his pants on  :laugh:


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 26, 2013, 03:20:28 pm
Flame away, but I don't blame him if he wants to leave Zara and go back to his less pretentious life.


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: Mon Roi Henry IX on February 26, 2013, 04:49:48 pm
I wonder how the Family treats him.

Berlin,
I will quote word by word the famous British journalist James Whitaker to give you the answer :

"But you have to understand that unless you're born into that family; you're of royal blood, you're totally expendable. They are  totally ruthless, the Windsors. They will get rid of people, and that includes people that marry into them, like that". snapped his fingers






Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 26, 2013, 04:57:53 pm
Well, no wonder no one decent wants to have anything to do with that family.


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: Alexandrine on February 26, 2013, 05:16:16 pm
Wasn't Anne's second husband treated like an employee by the RF?


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: Mon Roi Henry IX on February 26, 2013, 06:23:12 pm
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Alexandrine, you're correct.


He used to work as a Royal Equerry to the Queen. By many accounts he was treated an an 'equerry' even while married to Anne.
Insiders said 'she ruled the roost at home'. There was an occasion where an estate worker at Gatcombe said of Anne: "She can be very caustic. He is not the dominant partner."  

Before the marriage of Anne to Tim, it was reported that the Queen had to place pressure upon the QM to attend the wedding of Tim and Anne because she (QM) did not believe in divorces.They married in the Church of Scotland that permitted the remarriage of divorced people.
Later on, insiders blamed the separation partly on the Royal Family's habit of treating Vice- Admiral Tim Laurence as a courtier rather than a relative. It was also reported that Charles, in particular, still treated Tim like a member of staff rather than a member of the family and that Tim felt awkward around the RF


Excerpts from a DM article on Tim and Anne:

"She has a filthy temper, a sharp tongue and a low boiling point. The mere sight of him these days is said to irritate her."

"Tim Laurence must have had the Christmas from hell"

"They already find him boring and no doubt mock him behind his back. They are ruthless and will treat him increasingly as a lackey."


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-57852/Annes-sham-marriage-isnt-fooling-us.html


Do keep in mind that not only the RF, but Anne is not an easy ride for Tim. Anne, never the sentimental nor compassionate one, was said to be irritated by what she thought was Diana's "gooey" attitude toward children. Imagine then! what poor Tim has gone through. :nervous:
Tim seems to be a quiet, low key and dignified man in the middle of sharks with very sharp teeth. :there:



Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 26, 2013, 09:35:09 pm
Then there was Mark Philips and she treated him the same; it's no wonder that he boinked around on Anne and wanted to then marry his paramour.

So if Zara is similar, that is, having already insulted her husband and insinuated that he's an idiot, it's possibly a same sort of life for Mike.




RUN MIKE RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: CathyJane on February 26, 2013, 10:24:41 pm
Then there was Mark Philips and she treated him the same; it's no wonder that he boinked around on Anne and wanted to then marry his paramour.

So if Zara is similar, that is, having already insulted her husband and insinuated that he's an idiot, it's possibly a same sort of life for Mike.




RUN MIKE RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes Mike!! Run like you have never run before!!!


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: serene grace on February 26, 2013, 11:03:15 pm
I wonder how the Family treats him.

Berlin,
I will quote word by word the famous British journalist James Whitaker to give you the answer :

"But you have to understand that unless you're born into that family; you're of royal blood, you're totally expendable. They are  totally ruthless, the Windsors. They will get rid of people, and that includes people that marry into them, like that". snapped his fingers



I think this is still true, I think that is why Kate avoids being with the Royals in personal settings as much as possible and why she stays with her mom a lot.

I beleive Mike is experiencing what it's like to be a married-in ,and it's not a day at the Rugby field.


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: Acornia on February 26, 2013, 11:19:54 pm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-463823/Why-Princess-Anne-spending-time-ex.html
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Meanwhile her husband, who outranks her in all but blood, wore the bare minimum to distinguish his naval position.

It's said Laurence resents the fact that, when among senior royals, he is treated as the equerry he once was, expected to open doors and mix the drinks.

What about Diana as she was an aristocrat? Or was she treated no differently than others who married in?


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: Mon Roi Henry IX on February 26, 2013, 11:23:56 pm
^

Absolutely Serene Grace. As someone said, I forget who, "these people have not gotten where they are by being warm and cuddly".
William has lived among them all his life he knows exactly who they are. As for KM she must be highly intimiditated by them if a Vice-Admiral like Tim Laurence is. Perhaps she has been treated badly and William has made it a point not to have her in the line of fire. Or should I say the line of sharp sharks' teeth?
 :RUN:


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: serene grace on February 26, 2013, 11:29:46 pm
I read in the Housekeeper's Diary that the staff and most of the Courtier's (except fr a few)saw Diana as a young Queen, they were impressed by her lineage.

The Royals were a different story, Charles was always  first with the royals, Diana was a married in, but still because of her Aristocratic background she was viewed as deserving of the position, but Margaret hated that Diana outranked her being a married in and treated Diana poorly and the Royals were jealous of Diana's massive, world popularity.
Charles was shocked when she started to eclipse him, the Heir to the Throne.


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: Mon Roi Henry IX on February 27, 2013, 12:05:11 am

What about Diana as she was an aristocrat? Or was she treated no differently than others who married in?

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Diana did not have it easy either, though indeed she was an aristocrat with excellent manners. She was was too 'familiar' with the crowd for the RF taste. I read an article that said: "Diana was not aloof and superior like the rest of the insufferable royal family and was consequently ostracized by them. Not to mention that Elizabeth and the rest of blood royals resented Diana’s popularity and were terribly jealous of it."
And as for KM, Mike, Mark Phillips, Tim Laurence, or anyone that marries into that family they are, and always will be, outsiders. Why do you think William could not find an aristocrat to marry him? They knew! what they would be facing if they were to enter that family.

An insider told Life & Style Weekly Print Edition: ‘William saw the pain and anguish his mom went through.’ Another source adds:  ‘The last thing he wants is for Kate to go through the same tough times'.
I really don't believe William concern comes exclusively because of the Paparazzi.


Diana criticised the Royal Family and described her life with Prince Charles as 'torture', says article.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-135106/Truth-Diana-phone-spies-guard.html


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: berlin on February 27, 2013, 01:05:32 am
Just wow.  I'm kind of speechless on this one.  If the royals treated Diana and Tim Laurence like this I can't imagine how they treat Kate, though in many cases deservedly.  I've also read that the royals were very unsympathetic to the Duchess of Kent as she went through her medical issues.

I used to think that the British RF was the best on the planet, but I they need to be more like the other Euro RFs.  At least their married-ins are treated with respect.


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: serene grace on February 27, 2013, 02:23:42 am

What about Diana as she was an aristocrat? Or was she treated no differently than others who married in?

Why do you think William could not find an aristocrat to marry him? They knew! what they would be facing if they were to enter that family.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-135106/Truth-Diana-phone-spies-guard.html


IMO William basically dated Kate from 20+something to 28 almost a decade, I honestly don't believe he wanted an Aristo girl "unless" they came easily(in every way) and he "didn't" have to do any work. If Isabella laid it on a plate for him the way Kate did, then I think he wouldhave loved it.

I've read before that basically, He turned Isabella off by his approach, IMO. I think he wanted to "stick it" to his own background. I think William's insecurity is why he chose Kate and her family.

I actually think Zara was rebeling in her own way with Mike. I think she likes being a viewed as a rebel.
I believe since she married him and has him on a regular basis, it may no longer be the same thrill.
I like Zara but she always seems like the type who wants to push boundries  just because....???


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: Mon Roi Henry IX on February 27, 2013, 02:39:12 pm
I dson't remember if it was Zara, somebody help me here if you know...but there was one young royal woman that was giving hell to her secretary or guard in public and she was photographed embarassing him.
Darn it! I can't remember who. I do know it was not Euginie, Beatrice nor Anne.
Was it Zara? anyone remembers?


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: Snokitty on February 27, 2013, 06:05:28 pm
That was Sophie.   bignono


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: Alexandrine on February 27, 2013, 06:13:59 pm
Yep, Sophie.

I don't pity Mike or Tim for marrying in, one worked with them and the other dated Zara for a couple of years. They wanted to marry so they can take the good and the bad.


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: Mon Roi Henry IX on February 28, 2013, 01:59:38 pm
Thank you for the clarification Snokitty.


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 28, 2013, 03:40:05 pm
Deep down, I think that is the reason the Windsors are marrying 'beneath' them because everyone in that set knows what they really are. Wiht the fact that they like to be superior, the Windsors don't want to marry someone who they can't condescend, but would have to accept and treat with respect.

I believe it's also why the Windsors prefer foreign charity work over working in the UK; the natives are ever so much more grateful and deferential. Not the UK where they would be around people who are not enchanted with them and would expect something substantial out of them.

After all, they needed a teenager for Charles who had no clue what she was getting into, that is, the reality of life as Princess of Wales.

What about Diana as she was an aristocrat? Or was she treated no differently than others who married in?
Why do you think William could not find an aristocrat to marry him? They knew! what they would be facing if they were to enter that family.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-135106/Truth-Diana-phone-spies-guard.html
IMO William basically dated Kate from 20+something to 28 almost a decade, I honestly don't believe he wanted an Aristo girl "unless" they came easily(in every way) and he "didn't" have to do any work. If Isabella laid it on a plate for him the way Kate did, then I think he wouldhave loved it.

I've read before that basically, He turned Isabella off by his approach, IMO. I think he wanted to "stick it" to his own background. I think William's insecurity is why he chose Kate and her family.

I actually think Zara was rebeling in her own way with Mike. I think she likes being a viewed as a rebel.
I believe since she married him and has him on a regular basis, it may no longer be the same thrill.
I like Zara but she always seems like the type who wants to push boundries  just because....???

I think Zara is a spoiled brat who looks down on Mike and I suspect that the reason she didn't marry someone from a similar background is that they (the men in Zara's class) knew that she was a brat and a jerk and didn't want anything to do with her or put up with Anne as a MIL.


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: Mon Roi Henry IX on February 28, 2013, 03:49:16 pm

I think Zara is a spoiled brat who looks down on Mike and I suspect that the reason she didn't marry someone from a similar background is that they (the men in Zara's class) knew that she was a brat and a jerk and didn't want anything to do with her or put up with Anne as a MIL.

Anne as a MIL. God! have mercy. That's an awful position to be in. :oooh:


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: CathyJane on February 28, 2013, 04:48:32 pm
I can certainly see Zara being a spoiled brat. She's always had a hard looking face as well.


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: windsor2 on February 28, 2013, 08:20:07 pm
I thought it was just me that thought she has a hard looking face and is somewhat a brat.
Good insight into the dumb Windsors, KF. It's no wonder that the crème of the crop of the aristocratic set or foreign royalty doesn't want anything to do with them. I can't get why they're like that because it's not as if they're so smart and good looking. It's funny that Zara didn't marry into her own set. She's been with a few athletes, but I don't recall her dating from the aristocracy. To her defense, it could be that the athletes attract her more because they have drive and can't rely on their place in birth that the royals and the aristocratic set does. The rift in their marriage could be the reason they sold their house and moved to Anne's estate where they'd get more privacy if they're calling it quits, imo.


Title: Re: Zara and Mike in marriage 'blip'
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 28, 2013, 08:24:40 pm
If I were Mike and I wanted to leave the marriage, I would be leaving the country, not just the house and I wouldn't be going anywhere near Princess Anne.

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To her defense, it could be that the athletes attract her more because they have drive and can't rely on their place in birth that the royals and the aristocratic set does.

I'm a little testy about this sentiment; these aristocrats can't help their birth and second, these aristocrats work their fingers to the bone to keep that family on track, all the time and go figure, the Windsors snub and bypass and treat them with chronic suspicion and resentment.

Second, aristocrats do work hard at running their estates, working hard to end up maintaining them, and work at professional careers, which is more than the Windsors do.