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« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2015, 04:05:14 am »

^"I think this article is telling us that Kate won't be making speeches anymore."

Yep. And as soon as Char can toddle around, we'll be hearing stories about "The kids begged 'Mummy, please don't go! You're always working!' So Kate realized she needed to shelve working until the kids are much, much older."
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« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2015, 06:13:13 am »

^^ That is why you need to trust and listen to your family and friends. They see stuff that you cannot. You are blinded by feelings of love  Kiss loveshower Maybe they don't treat you as well as they should. Maybe they act completely different when you're not around.   dontknow
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« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2015, 03:00:43 pm »

I think Kate thought it looked easy and anyone could do it.  Until she got there and found out that public speaking very hard and very scary.   Public speaking is the number one phobia in the world.   Most people work hard to improve their public speaking.  They hire coaches, writers, practice in front of a video camera, practice in front of friends, etc.   Diana certainly worked hard to get over her nerves, as I'm sure many of the other royals have as well.   The fact that Kate will not hire a coach and WORK on it is just further evidence that she is unfit for this position.   The fact that she is not interested in bettering herself as a person is evidence that she has deep issues.
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« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2015, 05:28:12 pm »

I don't think it is evidence that she has deep issues. I think it is evident that she is LAZY.

She thinks she's doing just fine, getting dressed up, working so much more than snowflake has ever worked. Her refusal to prepare and practice is because she thinks she's just fine as she is AND because she has no intention of putting any effort into anything beyond her appearance as a WAG.
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« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2015, 05:45:11 pm »

If this afraid of public speaking, this should've been known before a serious discussion of marriage went through PW's "brain".  There's no excuse for not having some confidence after university.  None.  Zip.  It was required, for me anyway, in college and public speaking is a no big deal for any of my fellow grads or myself.  She's certainly had to do some of that or should have had elementary training in it by now.  There is no reason for this continual display of uselessness.  Not at her age.
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« Reply #25 on: November 02, 2015, 08:00:42 pm »

I gathered all of Kate's speeches and PSAs

Kate makes first speech as Duchess of Cambridge
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cmyK805fUs

Duchess of Cambridge gives first speech on foreign soil
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gM521uPwjM8

Kate Middleton St Andrew's School speech
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyylEImvpmQ

National Portrait Gallery Gala
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TpkNXHWDj8

speech on addiction
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKinbefuGqo

Kate Middleton Shows Her Support For Children Struggling With Mental Health
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR_rJLZJhDI


EACH Royal Patron, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, supports Children's Hospice Week
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwMGcH-zYDY


UNCIEF
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1S_6l3bcAeg&list=RD1S_6l3bcAeg#t=3

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« Reply #26 on: November 02, 2015, 08:05:36 pm »

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« Reply #27 on: November 02, 2015, 08:24:43 pm »

I don't think it is evidence that she has deep issues. I think it is evident that she is LAZY.

She thinks she's doing just fine, getting dressed up, working so much more than snowflake has ever worked. Her refusal to prepare and practice is because she thinks she's just fine as she is AND because she has no intention of putting any effort into anything beyond her appearance as a WAG.

She is for sure lazy, but so much more than that.   I don't think she thinks she is fine, and I think there is something much more serious going on with her. 
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« Reply #28 on: November 02, 2015, 08:29:22 pm »

If this afraid of public speaking, this should've been known before a serious discussion of marriage went through PW's "brain".  There's no excuse for not having some confidence after university.  None.  Zip.  It was required, for me anyway, in college and public speaking is a no big deal for any of my fellow grads or myself.  She's certainly had to do some of that or should have had elementary training in it by now.  There is no reason for this continual display of uselessness.  Not at her age.


I know that American universities do a lot of public speaking but I am not sure about British ones.

I know that I never did any public speaking and I have three degrees - one Bachelor's and two Masters degrees - and have never had to speak in public. Even as a teacher I have never had to address even a school assembly and so am incapable of addressing a group any larger than about 3 - 4 adults or about 25 - 30 school students.

What I am saying is maybe at St Andrews in her course Kate didn't actually have to do any public speaking in order to get her degree. Even if she did maybe she was able to do it satisfactorily in front of her peers and lecturers as they were known to her but speaking to a crowd of strangers is a different scenario.

She should do something about it of course, and won't it seems.
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« Reply #29 on: November 02, 2015, 08:43:03 pm »

Well HM's father certainly did something about his complete and very real fear of public speaking and he had a pronounced stutter. We've all seen The King's Speech. He got the help to overcome this. The Potato Head is just flat out lazy, arrogant and hardheaded. She doesn't want to get the help and she's not going to do it. Period. Foolish Woman.
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« Reply #30 on: November 02, 2015, 08:47:42 pm »

^So true.  And I understand about the British 'reserve' and all of that but speech-giving must be Royalty 101 or maybe not.  No clue.  Seems weird to me.  

^^That's interesting.  You'd think, if she was so 'keen' on snagging William that she'd have taken some initiative to prepare herself for at least some of the duties coming down the pike besides when and when not to wear underwear.

You're right about the US public speaking. We start in high school with debate, most everybody is involved in giving reports and public speaking and confidence seems to be built in from the early grades - very few are shy and it's overcome with time and patience.  I honestly don't know of many Americans who have a problem with speaking to any crowd whatsoever and am glad for it.  There hasn't been one job where I've worked where at some point you didn't have to get up and give a presentation.  That goes for the whole stratus.  Odd.

However, Kate's "career goal" was to be William's wife.  That's pretty obvious and it's also pretty obvious that she never really looked past the gloss and glitz.  I also notice, in her speeches (thank you very much, Fly, for that list, which is pretty skimpy for four years) that she never connects with her audience.  Far too self-aware and the hair-messing is appallingly bad form.  She also can't go longer than a sentence without looking at her notes which should be on 5 x 7 cards, not on a huge piece of paper that is stapled and is rattled around.  How rude!  We'd be insulted here in the States with that lack of preparation.  She also never looks out and above the crowd which shows a serious lack of either confidence or awareness of her mission.  You speak to the farthest person away from you.  Lesson One.

Here's an oldie but a goodie that we all should know.  I think this was Diana's first public speech but could be wrong.  Even at this young age and as shy and uncertain as she was, she already had an instinct and deportment that Kate is lacking.  She has very small pieces of papers for her notes and she adds a personal touch that I've yet to see from Kate.  Also, Diana instinctively knew to look out and above the group assembled.  That's a knack you are either trained for or are born with.  Diana had charm and even as klunky and too fast a speaker as she was here, her earnestness and connection with the audience came through anyway.  So, she had only one way to go and that was up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2sjrbK3J3k
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« Reply #31 on: November 02, 2015, 09:02:08 pm »

I gathered all of Kate's speeches and PSAs

Kate makes first speech as Duchess of Cambridge
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cmyK805fUs

Duchess of Cambridge gives first speech on foreign soil
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gM521uPwjM8

Kate Middleton St Andrew's School speech
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyylEImvpmQ

National Portrait Gallery Gala
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TpkNXHWDj8

speech on addiction
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKinbefuGqo

Kate Middleton Shows Her Support For Children Struggling With Mental Health
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR_rJLZJhDI


EACH Royal Patron, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, supports Children's Hospice Week
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwMGcH-zYDY


UNCIEF
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1S_6l3bcAeg&list=RD1S_6l3bcAeg#t=3



Screenshot from her first speech http://imgur.com/wdedzKH  blink
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« Reply #32 on: November 02, 2015, 09:08:16 pm »

^I watched the first speech live and it was a fail. From dressing with clothes from her mother to the low quality of her speech. Great times.

It was this thread http://royalgossip.forumprofi.de/index.php/topic,4159.0.html

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« Reply #33 on: November 02, 2015, 09:31:29 pm »

^^She looks like one of Dr. Seuss's weird creatures in that GIF.^^
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« Reply #34 on: November 02, 2015, 09:36:20 pm »

That post looks like a Halloween attraction with my avatar and that gif  tehe
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« Reply #35 on: November 02, 2015, 09:49:02 pm »

I think this is the part where she was gushing at mentioning Wills and people started to clap. She's more of a stalking fangirl instead of a wife and member of the royal family. She knows that nothing will happen to her if she remains a lazy cow. She really could give to ff's about "work" because the royal family would rather pretend that all's well on the home -front and allow her to continue her WAG existence, IMO. It's kind of frightening to know that someone like this holds a powerful position and yet so devoid of depth, empathy or common sense. At the same time, it's best if she's not seen trying to give soda he's because it just solidifies that she's a complete joke and people will question why she's there; what Wills saw in her to consider her royal wife material and a representative of Britain.
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« Reply #36 on: November 02, 2015, 10:43:21 pm »

Willy Woo Woo doesn't have a lick of sense as we all know.
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« Reply #37 on: November 02, 2015, 10:58:51 pm »

Willy Woo Woo? laugh
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« Reply #38 on: November 02, 2015, 11:26:17 pm »

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Waity IMO shows her upbringing: she NEVER had to solve anything by herself, it was all taken care of by the Viper.
She thinks her only goal was to reel Wimpo in, that in itself is a life goal and she needs to gets applauded for it, even by parents who's children are fighting for their lives.
Waity feels her job is done.
She wants to gets paid, not be heard.
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« Reply #39 on: November 03, 2015, 12:29:31 am »

I thought it was very strange that she wore a cross to this event. The Middletons have never shown themselves to be a religious family. They only go to Christmas for the pap stroll since the marriage. Easter is always spent skiing. She wasn't confirmed until just before the wedding because of her "personal journey" to faith.  Uh huh.

At the same time she wore that cross, there was a legal battle raging as to whether or not people could wear religious jewelry at work (could have been specifically government jobs).  An odd and unaware choice to show up wearing a cross during that time, especially since she's never shown before or since to be particularly religious.
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