Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 23 of 23

Thread: Prince William to propose to Kate Middleton at Christmas 2008 (Summer 2009 wedding)

  1. #16
    Hit By Ban Bus!
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    1,932

    Default

    Snobbery is thriving in Britain -- if you believe the upper-class scorn poured on Kate Middleton's mother after Prince William broke up with his middle-class commoner sweetheart.
    "This country is riven by the class system. It is more alive than it has ever been," the Daily Mirror's royal correspondent James Whitaker said after the separation was announced at the weekend.
    "The problem was the mother. I don't think it was Kate. When she met the queen, Carol Middleton said 'Pleased to meet you' and asked where the toilet was," Whitaker told Reuters.
    The genteel would normally say "How do you do?" and talk about going to the lavatory.
    But Mrs Middleton was said to have committed the ultimate faux pas when invited last December to attend William's graduation ceremony at the elite Sandhurst military academy.
    "Nobody could believe it when she chewed gum throughout," Whitaker said.
    Britain was long renowned for having one of the world's most rigid class systems, but the age of deference has now passed and politicians vie with each other to promote the merits of a classless society.
    Royalty-obsessed mass-circulation newspapers are awash with speculation about why they separated, and many have focused on Kate's mother -- a former airline stewardess.
    Members of William's entourage were said to have complained that Kate was "too common", and to have quipped "Doors to Manual", airline pilot-style, whenever she appeared. Prince William's break-up:snobbery under spotlight | UK | Reuters
    Last edited by ingi; March 25th, 2008 at 02:30 PM.

  2. #17
    Elite Member Bijoux's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Salem
    Posts
    4,868

    Default

    Poor guy has had his entire life planned out for him.

  3. #18
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    4,596

    Default

    I watched the 20/20 special on the royal family and was fascinated by it. It just seems so stiff & boring and love-less and something I would hate to be born into.

    So what that the mom chewed gum are you kidding me.

  4. #19
    Elite Member aabbcc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Watching the sun set over Lake Superior.
    Posts
    18,727

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by happy8 View Post
    So what that the mom chewed gum are you kidding me.
    Chewing gum isn't considered polite in many places. Children aren't allowed to chew gum in school, and most schools are pretty casual. If you are invited to travel in certain circles, it is merely good manners to follow the protocol.

    I would imagine the mother would have been briefed ahead of time about how to behave, even if it was just Kate telling her what to do.

  5. #20
    Hit By Ban Bus! AliceInWonderland's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    you already know.
    Posts
    44,442

    Default

    ugly ppl make ugly kids

  6. #21
    Friend of Gossip Rocks! buttmunch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Uranus
    Posts
    31,885

    Default

    They'll marry and he'll have a mistress and the Firm will make damn sure she knows what she's in for. No more messy Diana crap for them.
    'Those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.' Ben Franklin

    "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross."
    --Sinclair Lewis

  7. #22
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    4,596

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by aabbcc View Post
    Chewing gum isn't considered polite in many places. Children aren't allowed to chew gum in school, and most schools are pretty casual. If you are invited to travel in certain circles, it is merely good manners to follow the protocol.
    ^^I get that and one of my biggest pet peeves is people that snap their gum while chewing it. Drives me insane!

    However, my point was to write someone off because they chewed gum is silly.

  8. #23
    Hit By Ban Bus!
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    1,932

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by buttmunch View Post
    They'll marry and he'll have a mistress and the Firm will make damn sure she knows what she's in for. No more messy Diana crap for them.
    I think they are already teaching her since she got royal guards least week for the first time on holiday.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Prince William and Kate Middleton over
    By xiaoecho in forum Gossip Archive
    Replies: 144
    Last Post: December 26th, 2010, 06:35 PM
  2. Replies: 3
    Last Post: March 19th, 2008, 10:35 AM
  3. Replies: 15
    Last Post: October 29th, 2007, 09:35 AM
  4. Prince William, Kate Middleton reunited?
    By aabbcc in forum Gossip Archive
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: June 25th, 2007, 03:49 AM
  5. Replies: 18
    Last Post: September 6th, 2006, 08:53 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •