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« Reply #1000 on: January 23, 2019, 05:21:45 am »

^I really think these people mooch simply because they can - not because their parents didn't teach them skills and values.

Parents got rich, this led to their children entering high society and marrying well (more like fabulous) which in turn permitted them a carefree life, devoid of strife or competition for advancement. Daughters married rich and high, son is looking to do the same.
It is true that, as a man, he can't quite get away with simply "marrying well", as his sisters could.

Theoretically, he could have tried harder to build an image of an accomplished man in his own right. Fair enough.

But living off of already existing wealth instead of struggling to make more on your own just so you can prove yourself - is too tempting.
The latter is too much trouble, it is annoying and it takes away all the fragrance of the roses you were supposed to smell, courtesy parents.
 
So he smells roses instead. Because he can. 

This is more due to circumstance than to their parents' inability to instill values and teach.

I am convinced that in a world where the Midds hadn't struck it quite so rich and hadn't had the opportunity of proximity to PW as they did, they would have done what they had to do and would have equipped their children to swim well enough by middle class standards. After all, they know middle class.

Education, career, punch the clock, meet the deadlines, put up with the bureaucracy, try not to punch your back-stabbing colleagues right in the face, if at all possible, and just get your darn paycheck at the end of the month.
Alternatively, open your own business, be self-employed and slave away to please fussy and choosy clients so that market competition won't obliterate you off the face of the Earth. Keep up with the hamster wheel.
Through all this, travel frantically during those few days off you manage to take from work so you can show pictures of your "winning" life on Instagram; and save some for retirement. Then call it a life.

This is not something honorable or morally superior - in and of itself.
It's something most people do because they have no other choice.
There are extremely few people in this world who live and breathe for the content and substance of their work and who would continue to do the same even if they suddenly stepped into a windfall of money, status and power.

Everyone else just pretends to be on the moral high horse but they would choose to live the same way, if they had the Midds' chances.

Who wants to eat boiled vegetables every day when they can have fine cake, eat it too, AND NOT EVER get sick from it?
 
 
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« Reply #1001 on: January 23, 2019, 05:57:45 am »

That isn't any excuse to be a mooch; he will be mooching if he doesn't carry his weight and so do his sisters. Pippa doesn't do her husband any good and Kate isn't doing her duty to her nation by lazing around and basically being keen, but not following through. Neither are of any help and second, James isn't owed a rich girl with a title. She wouldn't inherit, but a titled woman with a 'ladyship' would satisfy Carole. Frankly James has no business mooching just because they can, just as his sisters do not have the right to mooch, just because they can. With his family's reputation and the internet, conning someone into marrying his shiftless arse will be difficult, if not impossible. Women are wiser and smarter and are no longer so desperate to marry that they would marry James just so they have a husband.
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« Reply #1002 on: January 23, 2019, 06:06:26 am »

^ I referred to their initial mooching off, which was off their parents.
 If the parents allowed it and even encouraged it - then it was perfectly OK for them to mooch off.

After marriage, both KM and her sister built images as "supporting wives" - so they get away with continuing to mooch.
Kate shows up at more than enough "whatevers". I mean, we see her almost all the time. She just gave us a green dress appearance, after the purple one at the Opera, just a few days before.  If she did anymore, she would be out there every day, breaking the cameras like her SIL has been doing lately (for all the wrong reasons, obviously, not desire to serve country). I wouldn't buy the latter anyway.

That being said, I do agree James' profile is a bit more complicated, as a man. He can get away with what a woman STILL very much can. 
 But I think you underestimate the number of newly rich women out there who would kill for some association, be it remote, with the royals.     
 
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« Reply #1003 on: January 23, 2019, 12:46:10 pm »

Kate has not been seen "all the time" for years. This latest spurt of activities may not last...This has happened before and all of a sudden she's not seen for a while (and I'm not talking because of a pregnancy).

Some women may be desperate enough to marry James. But the problem is he may not really want to marry and treat the wife badly and have the attitude he'd rather be someplace else. And if the woman's spending on him is not really reciprocated she can dump him and move on.
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« Reply #1004 on: January 23, 2019, 01:37:08 pm »

^^ Above I meant "can't get away...".
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« Reply #1005 on: January 23, 2019, 09:01:36 pm »

The OTHER loves in his life! James Middleton leaves new girlfriend Alizee Thevenet at home as he heads out for a bike ride with two of his beloved dogs in London

    James Middleton headed out for a bike ride with two of his dogs in tow 
    This is James' first public appearance since returning from St Barts 
    He debuted his new relationship with Alizee Thevenet during the holiday

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6623763/James-Middleton-heads-bike-ride-two-beloved-dogs-London.html


https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/01/23/15/8889506-6623763-image-a-3_1548255788541.jpg

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/01/23/15/8889502-6623763-image-a-4_1548255830959.jpg

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/01/23/15/8889508-6623763-image-a-5_1548255858686.jpg

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/01/23/15/8889498-6623763-image-a-6_1548255875373.jpg

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/01/23/15/8889500-6623763-image-a-7_1548255926166.jpg

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« Reply #1006 on: January 24, 2019, 12:44:57 am »

Here is James again. The article sort of implies he's "living with" ALizee but I doubt it. Ma would want a ring for her and an engagement for James. I have to laugh at a comment in the DM saying he is being "stalked." He is clearly setting up photo ops for himself and Ma is getting some PR for him.
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« Reply #1007 on: January 24, 2019, 02:33:17 am »

Those poor dogs don't look happy. I imagine all that traffic is disturbing to them.  dontknow
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« Reply #1008 on: January 24, 2019, 02:51:14 am »

That's a pretty nifty way to get two larger dogs someplace and protect them from the elements.  Maybe their on their way to the vet.  Or to a park to get exercise.  No clue.  If I had two big dogs like that, I'd love a gizmo like that.
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« Reply #1009 on: January 24, 2019, 09:01:43 am »

It shows his desperation to be liked as animals are always brought in to the picture to improve
 someone’s image.  No doubt drummed up by ma.  I remember Kate getting
a black labrador when her image needed improving.
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« Reply #1010 on: January 24, 2019, 12:26:01 pm »

I thought he was in love with living on that estate and being a guide.  He was then portrayed as really being happy and loving that life.  (oops I believed the PR  Shocked)  Is there a season for that type of work?  Is that why he is in the Caribbean and urban London for weeks now?  I wnder if he is even still doing that job or it was just a temporary interest?
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« Reply #1011 on: January 24, 2019, 01:36:38 pm »

^There will never be any nailing down what he actually does for a living or any life schedule that most people understand.  The whole family, really, have a time clock reserved for a rarefied few.  It’s quite a phenomenon.
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« Reply #1012 on: January 24, 2019, 02:51:46 pm »

It's like he's marketing himself for the Bachelor TV show.
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« Reply #1013 on: January 24, 2019, 03:08:14 pm »

^That’s not only funny but true.   tehe
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« Reply #1014 on: January 24, 2019, 08:09:47 pm »

^^^ Exactly this, also where's he living now that the Midd London flat is on the market for sale? And has the flat been sold or still waiting for a buyer? dontknow
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« Reply #1015 on: January 24, 2019, 08:26:41 pm »

HRH, he is in Scotland working as a guide or host or something for his brother-in-law.
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« Reply #1016 on: January 24, 2019, 10:12:18 pm »

^ I know, but wasn't he in London in the article yesterday? And I assumed the Midds would keep a London base... dontknow
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« Reply #1017 on: January 25, 2019, 10:56:41 pm »

Wasn’t a London flat of theirs recently up for sale?
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« Reply #1018 on: January 25, 2019, 11:25:01 pm »

^Yes.  Maybe he’s handling the sale.  Real estate would be a great job for him, btw.
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« Reply #1019 on: January 26, 2019, 12:00:42 am »

Maybe he can try for his own cooking show.
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