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« Reply #1000 on: Today at 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: Today at 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: Today at 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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