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    He's 24, she's 25, they've been going out together for 6 years.... according to my paper they're still going to the caribbeen in the summer together.... I'll see if I can' find it on-line for you guys...


    Sunday April 15,2007

    By Adam Helliker and Hilary Douglas


    THE QUEEN is facing a double crisis as the futures of Prince William and Harry were plunged into uncertainty.

    Hopes that the futures of the two dashing young princes had been mapped out lay in tatters after a double setback for the Royal Family.

    Her Majesty's wishes of seeing William find love and secure the Royal lineage with popular Kate Middleton evaporated as the couple announced they had split.

    And plans for Harry to serve with his regiment in Iraq hung in the balance amid renewed fears for his safety.

    Senior military officals are concerned that Harry's presence in war-ravaged Basra will also put the lives of other servicemen at risk as milita have made him their number one target.

    For the past two years, since the proud Queen watched Kate and William graduate together at St Andrews University, she has harboured a secret hope that they would become the perfect couple.

    And for Harry a tough stint as a commander in Iraq was seen as the perfect way to calm his wilder behaviour.

    But now, with neither's future secure, the Queen is left pondering how best to guide the troubled young Princes.

    It was all so different when, six years ago, Kate, the girl next door, whirled into a heady romance with the nation’s most eligible bachelor.

    The woman the world thought destined to become Queen was last night putting a brave face on her rift with her dashing prince, spending the weekend ensconced with her parents at their Berkshire home.


    But close friends of the couple say they haven’t fallen out irrevocably and could easily rekindle their romance once all the fuss has died down.


    Indeed, they still intend to enjoy a break together at William’s tiny cottage at Balmoral in August, during his long break from Sandhurst.

    And Kate, who at 25 is a year older than her prince, has been talking to her parents about spending a year in America while William remains ensconced for long periods of time in the army.

    A friend yesterday said: "William and Kate are also still looking at going to the Caribbean for a break, so this is by no means the end of everything.

    "That’s not to say that there haven’t been big rows and Kate has certainly been very embarrassed by the pictures of William cuddling other women."

    While William is currently enjoying the challenge of being in the army, Kate quickly tired of her job as an accessory buyer for highstreet chain Jigsaw.

    "It’s not very challenging, amounting to little more than choosing a few handbags and belts in an office in Kew every day," the friend added.

    "Kate needs to be stretched and challenged more than that, not forgetting she’s a very clever lady (she's not a "Lady" in THAT sense, as she hasn't got a title) indeed with a good degree to her name.

    "She never had a gap year after University or before and thinks that if she went to work in America then William would be able to come out to see her without all the fuss that’s been generated here recently.

    "She also feels she needs something useful to do while William is generally unavailable for long stretches of time. The outside pressures of paparazzi constantly chasing her outside her flat and generally missing William did play its part.

    "But although Kate found stories of William kissing other girls embarrassing as people seemed to pity her, she was content in her love for William and his for her. This romance is not over, and it is certainly not the end."

    The close bond between Kate and William was forged through an initial deep friendship during their first year at St Andrews University, on the remote east coast of Scotland. The pair spent time chatting in dining room at St Salvators hall of residence at a time William was struggling to settle into student life, admitting that he missed his friends down south.

    It was later that year, at a charity fashion show in the Student Union building that Kate really caught the eye of her prince. Members of the audience said that William’s eyes were virtually out on sticks as Kate walked down the runway in a see through dress showing off both her underwear and the stunning figure beneath.

    But it was during their second year while sharing a period flat with a mutual friend that romance blossomed, further cemented by romantic nights in front of a log fire in a remote country cottage on the outskirts of St Andrews which became their home for the final two years at university.

    The pair would regularly send out for takeaway curry meals to be delivered along with the latest DVD releases, or were able to enjoy relative anonymity in local eateries, where they would tuck into steak dinners accompanied by bottles of soft drinks.

    The townspeople left the young prince alone, taking a pride in giving him space and displaying an almost total lack of interest. As such, William told university staff that he was able to enjoy himself for the first time as a normal lad, taking his girlfriend on romantic walks and picnics. He found Kate fun and outgoing, she understood his quite immature sense of humour and was one of the few people to truly laugh at his bawdy jokes.

    As their time in St Andrews drew to a close, Kate and William knew life would never be the same again and both shared a sense of "extreme sadness" as they packed their belongings up for the final time on the day of their graduation in June 2005.

    That sadness will be shared today by the Queen, who took Kate to her heart and accepted her quickly to the heart of the royal family.

    As we revealed last year the Queen entertained Kate to lunch at Windsor Castle, clearly enjoying the young girl's company and afterwards took her riding in the castle grounds.

    It was years, indeed only after her marriage to Prince Edward, that the Queen took Sophie Rhys-Jones riding, with royal watchers taking this as a sign of royal approval for William’s choice of girlfriend.

    However, of late, there have been whispers that both the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh felt the constant media attention on William’s nightclub cavortings were not fair to Kate, and doing his own reputation no end of harm.

    It is perhaps with this in mind that the young couple have opted for what those closest to them see more as a break, time to take stock and time to put their relationship to the ultimate test.

    Royal sources say that the final decision to make the split public came from William, but one of the chief reasons was a desire to protect Kate from the pressures of being under the spotlight when a wedding date was not on the horizon.

    With less pressure on them to name the day, courtiers secretly hope that William will take the decision to take Kate as his bride, the ultimate happy ending to the royal romance.

    Blegh.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soth View Post
    The royals did not want a commoner entering to their circle. Kate will have recieved a small settlement (to coin a phrase), maybe stipend is more accurate, the royals will have given her $ to have walked away Im sure, but I would prefer not to be misquoted....
    Do mean to keep her quiet now that the relationship is over?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HockeyRules View Post
    Do mean to keep her quiet now that the relationship is over?
    I thought that Soth meant "paid her off" as she was "unsuitable"?

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    Of course she wasn't paid off to go quietly - this isn't the 18th century. However, I wouldn't be surprised if there won't be some kind of confidentiality or gagging order to stop any kiss and tell stories. Apparently she's already been approached for a rumoured $12million.

    Kiss 'n' tell could net Kate $12m in bid war - World - theage.com.au
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    I could never see Kate talking about their relationship no matter how much the ante is upped. She's a true and proper upper class lady. Such a scandal would be highly frowned upon among the elite set.

    Besides, I believe they parted amicably although she did the kicking to the curb. I doubt she wants to completely risk ostracizing herself from the royals by commenting. She never has sold out and I doubt she ever will. She doesn't appear to be a woman scorned. I'm sure even Kate is mature enough at her young age to realize that this is simply a first love courtship that ran its course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A*O View Post
    Of course she wasn't paid off to go quietly - this isn't the 18th century.
    you have no idea what you're talking about. maybe to us commonfolk that doesnt happen, but with rich people, especially royals, i wouldnt doubt it for a second. people get paid off all the time for nay number of reasons, from 50 bucks for copying an exam to thousands for any other kind of favor. and why not? she might wanna open her mouth 10yrs from now when william is married with kids, and money and a contract will prevent any future shame on the royal family. also-i dont get why people are saying she's well off. her family has some money, but they're hardly filthy rich and apparently her mom sells some crap. im not saying its not commendable, but its not like she's the daughter of doctors or judges or other royals. william probably wanted some new pooty and she was caving under the pressure of photogs surrounding her 24/7.
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    Remind me SunShine23 - are you British?
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    nope. russian. does that help? lol. by the way, didnt mean to come off hostile or harsh or to offend you. just saying that buying people off is so common that its not a leap to think a person, especially a freakin royal, would do that as well.

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    Well I'm British born and bred (now living in Australia) and although I am no great fan of the British Royals I don't believe they are into buying and selling people's silence. In any event, if Kate has any 'class' whatsoever then she'll keep a discrete silence anyway (like Camilla who, even if you hate her, has NEVER spoken to the press or in public about her relationship with Prince Charles). Believe it or not there are still some decent people out there who understand 'the rules' when it comes to this kind of thing and I'd be very surprised if she kisses and tells. I agree that buying people off is very common but in this instance I don't they they'll need to.
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    know what I found really disturbing about this. the day it happend that morning I was reading an interview with Dan Radcliff talking about how he felt sorry for her with all this talk of marraige because what if Will had never intended to do it?
    "Don't think that sticking your boobs out and trying to look fuckable will help. Remember your in a rock and roll band. It's not "Fuck Me", It's "Fuck You!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by buttmunch View Post
    'Internation'...that's hilarious--right up there with 'interfection'. And yes, it was my humble attempt at humor...apparently it didn't go over well in all quarters.
    Uh, you weren't the one calling me love and dear as a way of attacking me because I said something about Oprah months ago that apparently didn't sit well with someone. That was Soth. And you were the one defending him well after the fact.

    Are you telling me that you and Soth have "interfected" one another to the point that you can't tell yourself apart, up to and including what you've each said to/about me? And weren't you the one attacking Soth as an "attention seeker" for his suicide attempt only a couple of days ago? Strange bedfellows.

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    ^^As far as the discussion about suicide, you're remarks are a gross misrepresentation of my comments. At this point, I feel you are deliberately attempting to provoke me and would very publically like to ask mods to take note. Not sure what you're point is, but I'll ask you to desist immediately.
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    Pacific Breeze, you have taken my intention out of context and twisted your misunderstood opinion of what I said and decide to run with it. I answered you and was not being sexist. Ill keep it nice and simple , use fairly small words so you do understand.

    1. I was not being sexist, I was being condecending. If your delicate sensibilities are so offended, perhaps you would be better doing something else with your time.

    2. Dont tar and feather me with the sexist tag, I still dont know if you are a guy or a girl.

    3.You were the one that dissagreed with me in that Oprah thread

    4. Buttmunch and I have behaved like adults and sorted our issues in a mature way, not resorted to smearing peoples names.

    5. Butmunch has never attacked me as an attention seeker in that thread.....If you reread it its crystal clear, and you got it wrong.

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    I have a new cutesy time-out chair that I want to show off, as a provider of care I am implementing this time-out procedure.



    Please go sit on this in an unlooked room for no more than 30 min as this is a no-harm behavioural management.




    It's totally fine to question a comment, disagree, discuss and everything BUT, there is no need to get so personal or make assumptions and accusations, no need for insults or sarcasm, either. And the best suggestion I can give you guys is to put whoever bothers you on ignore. I know it's hard sometimes, you get curious and want to see what replies you've got or whatever but stick with it or even if you decide to remove whoever from your ignore and read their replies, you don't have to contribute further to a quarrel by continuing to respond. Be the bigger person and let it go.

    So now let's move on and get back to gossip.


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    Aww man, what a cute chair!!!!! I wanna have some time out fun with the little frog dude peeking over the back!!
    Curiouser and curiouser...

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