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just_ordinary
1 hour ago, viii said:

@just_ordinary I don't think the colours themselves that are safe, just more the styles. Like the cut of the dress she wore at Pippa's wedding is ghastly. It belongs on a 74 year old woman. 

I actually don’t think it’s that bad ? The skirt sits a bit unfortunate. If it was cut more fitting it would have been nice. I am extremely happy she wasn’t buttoned up till her chin for once. There was a time she couldn’t get any more closer up. The horrible blue with the white colour for Charles 70s birthday portraits? That’s definitely a style my 80 year old grandmother might still consider for herself. You can get away with that if you are in your early twenties but otherwise it makes you look very old.

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viii

His arm is a little more muscular than I thought it would be. I don't think he's that sporty anymore, but he clearly works out his arms. 

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tabitha2

COVID has interrupted most of his polo, soccer and other outdoor gatherings. The Wales family starting with Charles  has always been into healthy living and eating habits. While Andrew just looks  dissipated  from years luxurious living . 

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On 5/3/2021 at 8:48 PM, DalmatianCat said:

Kate dressed much more stylishly years ago. I wonder what happened. Now it’s much more hit-or-miss. I was excited to see what she would wear to her sister and Meghan’s weddings, but Meghan’s was meh and Philippa’s looked grandmotherly. Then for Archie’s christening she suddenly looked like she’d found her style sense again. 

Motherhood can affect your sense of style even if you are not royal.  I always thought that having kids split my fashion/shopping energy between me and the kids.  If they looked cute, it was less important for me to feel stylish. 

On 5/3/2021 at 8:48 PM, DalmatianCat said:
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Accidentally posted same text twice.
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Xanariel

I remember an article saying that Harry had hit the gymn to keep up with Meghan (smart man) and Kate has always looked like she has decent muscle tone when she's in shorts and T-shirts for sailing (as able demonstrated by her ability to deadlift her hefty toddlers while in skyscraper heels). 

Maybe William's just keeping up with the clan! 

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just_ordinary
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On 5/20/2021 at 10:33 PM, EmCatlyn said:

Motherhood can affect your sense of style even if you are not royal.  I always thought that having kids split my fashion/shopping energy between me and the kids.  If they looked cute, it was less important for me to feel stylish. 

I don’t know. It’s not as if she goes shopping by herself. And she definitely maintained the same physique in general, which is undoubtedly a lot of work. She also has been through numerous trends in the last couple of years. Kate has the rare ability to look extremely elegant but youthful in very classic pieces. But whenever she delves too much into more fashion forward styles she looks frumpy and old. It’s astonishing. I think (often very mean) headlines about her style in the beginning got to her. I just wish she would hire a stylist full time. If the person keeps her from buying a piece in every colour they have earned the salary pretty quickly. Incorporating current trends doesn’t come easy for most. And I think Kate doesn’t have the best eye for fashion in general. She dressed very mainstream before her marriage- but as I sad: she looks fantastic in mainstream. She can pull it off amazingly and I believe that is what makes people envy her. She isn’t the best dressed or most beautiful women out there, but in a group of mainstream women she definitely shines. Does that make sense? A stylist would be a reasonable choice. 

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EmCatlyn
1 hour ago, just_ordinary said:

I don’t know. It’s not as if she goes shopping by herself. And she definitely maintained the same physique in general, which is undoubtedly a lot of work. She also has been through numerous trends in the last couple of years. Kate has the rare ability to look extremely elegant but youthful in very classic pieces. But whenever she delves too much into more fashion forward styles she looks frumpy and old. It’s astonishing. I think (often very mean) headlines about her style in the beginning got to her. I just wish she would hire a stylist full time. If the person keeps her from buying a piece in every colour they have earned the salary pretty quickly. Incorporating current trends doesn’t come easy for most. And I think Kate doesn’t have the best eye for fashion in general. She dressed very mainstream before her marriage- but as I sad: she looks fantastic in mainstream. She can pull it off amazingly and I believe that is what makes people envy her. She isn’t the best dressed or most beautiful women out there, but in a group of mainstream women she definitely shines. Does that make sense? A stylist would be a reasonable choice. 

I haven’t followed her fashion style much.  What I meant was that she may not be as interested in style now as she was before.  I think classic “mainstream” suits her, though.   You may be right that a stylist would help her, assuming her goal is to be known for her fashion style.

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EmCatlyn

Just had to laugh at this headline: Kate Middleton will be dropping her Duchess of Cambridge title in the near future.

As anyone could guess, what the article is about is that when William becomes Prince of Wales, Kate will become Prince of Wales. (So “the near future” refers to when the Queen dies and Charles becomes king. The Queen mum lived to 101, and the Queen is “only” 95, so maybe not so near future?)

Anyway, the best laugh was the final sentence “The royal family has not yet responded.”

What are they supposed to respond to? 
 

(I think Marie Claire is a joke usually, but they are outdoing themselves with this “non-news.”)

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Seahorse Wrangler

Does William speak Welsh?

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4 hours ago, Seahorse Wrangler said:

Does William speak Welsh?

There’s video of both him and Catherine speaking Welsh in public. They are kind of old, so he many speak more now. 

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On 6/15/2021 at 3:27 PM, EmCatlyn said:

Just had to laugh at this headline: Kate Middleton will be dropping her Duchess of Cambridge title in the near future.

As anyone could guess, what the article is about is that when William becomes Prince of Wales, Kate will become Prince of Wales. (So “the near future” refers to when the Queen dies and Charles becomes king. The Queen mum lived to 101, and the Queen is “only” 95, so maybe not so near future?)

Anyway, the best laugh was the final sentence “The royal family has not yet responded.”

What are they supposed to respond to? 
 

(I think Marie Claire is a joke usually, but they are outdoing themselves with this “non-news.”)

I see these baity articles all the time, usually on the Snapchat 'Discover Stories' and it drives me nuts. Anyone with a brain would understand these types of things but they're always trying to get that click bait. 

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"Duchess of Cambridge sets up early childhood research unit and believes issue is 'social equivalent to climate change'"

https://news.sky.com/story/duchess-of-cambridge-sets-up-early-childhood-research-unit-and-believes-issue-is-social-equivalent-to-climate-change-12335562

This is a pretty big thing to be setting up "The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood will be based on research showing the first five years of childhood fundamentally shape adulthood, and challenges adults face such as addiction, violence, family breakdown and mental health have their roots in the earliest years of life."  Quotes from the article.

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Good for Kate. She was useless for so many years but motherhood has clearly been good for her. She seems more engaged and comfortable with her role as future Queen consort and seems to thrive on working with children. It’s a good fit for her. 

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