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Re: Christening Of Prince Louis


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@BettyNewbie wrote:

I'm gonna be angry if Kate doesnt get the Royal Family Order from The Queen....she should have already gotten it


What title is that? IMO I think she should by-pass Charles and go directly to William.


its a personal award/ribbon monarchs give to ladies in their family

 

by the way....The Queen cant bypass Charles...thats just not how it works

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@BettyNewbie wrote:

@lmt wrote:
@BettyNewbie wrote:

I'm gonna be angry if Kate doesnt get the Royal Family Order from The Queen....she should have already gotten it


 

@BettyNewbie From what I've read, there are many people who don't think Kate deserves this honor. She and William have both been called "work shy". 

 

Princess Anne received hers in 1969. Sophie, Countess of Wessex received hers in 2004 (after 5 years of marriage), Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall received hers in 2007 (after 2 years of marriage) and Princess Diana received hers after 1 year of marriage. It's very telling that after 7 years of marriage, Kate has yet to receive the honor.

 

Kate is at the bottom, or near the bottom of the royals for days worked every year. 

 

Found this article written August 23, 2017

 

Several of you have been asking where Kate is at in her engagement numbers, and since it’s August, I thought now would be a good time to check in on Kate’s engagement numbers and see where she’s at so far this year.

 

From January 1-July 31

  • Total Days Worked: 43
  • Total Number of Engagements: 79
  • Total Engagements in UK: 37
  • Total Engagements out of UK: 42

Engagement Breakdown by Month in Days:

  • January: 3
  • February: 8
  • March: 5
  • April: 6
  • May: 5
  • June: 5
  • July: 11

Engagement Breakdown by Type:

  • Royal Family Appearances in the UK: 1
  • Royal Duty Appearances in the UK: 18
  • Charity Appearances in the UK (for her patronages): 17
  • No Press Appearances in the UK: 1
  • Foreign Appearances: 42

Engagement Breakdown by Patronage:

  • Action on Addiction: 0
  • East Anglia Children’s Hospices (EACH): 2
  • National Portrait Gallery: 1
  • The Art Room: 0
  • The Royal Foundation: 5
  • The Scout Association: 0
  • 100 Women in Hedge Funds: 0
  • Natural History Museum: 1
  • Place2Be: 1
  • SportsAid: 0
  • The 1851 Trust: 1
  • Air Training Corps: 1
  • Anna Freud Centre: 1
  • Wimbledon: 2
  • Lawn Tennis Association (LTA): 0
  • Action for Children: 2

 

Days and Engagement Breakdown by Year:

  • 2017: 43 Days; 79 Engagements
  • 2016: 36 Days; 64 Engagements
  • 2015: 20 Days; 28 Engagements

Days Breakdown by Year:

  • 2017: 4has3 Days
  • 2016: 36 Days
  • 2015: 20 Days
  • 2014: 35 Days
  • 2013: 19 Days
  • 2012: 31 Days
  • 2011: 15 Days

 


yeah....they lived out of town near a service base for the first few years....and she was pregnant and terribly ill for three years.....giving birth to a future monarch ...she has a full time very important, to the queen by the way, job.

 

I guess mini curtain pulling is more important


 

@BettyNewbie  According to reports, she was only ill during the first three months of each of her pregnancies. I absolutely could see her resting and doing no engagements during this time. And of course, going on maternity leave after each birth. 

 

What I can't understand is why a healthy, young woman can't manage to do at least 2 engagements/charity appearances, etc. a week. From reports that I've read, these charity appearances or other engagements only last about an hour, maybe a little more. You show up, smile, shake a few hands, maybe say a few words, take a tour and listen to a speech, pose for a few photos and you're back home. It's not like she has to work for hours at these things.

 

Pulling a curtain, visiting a hospital, touring a country, etc, is not more important than raising her family. But it IS her job.

 

 

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Re: Christening Of Prince Louis

It looked like a happy day for all.  Everyone looked lovely and the kids are just too cute!

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Re: Christening Of Prince Louis

Some people are always having to  interrupted a nice thread.

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Re: Christening Of Prince Louis


@minkbunny wrote:

Not crazy about the olive color - maybe in the Fall but not for a summer christening.  But, she is stunning - everybody was so happy.   I read that the Queen didn't attend not due to any health issues but because she is terribly busy.  


The Queen is not your typical grandmother/ great-grandmother. The only reason my mother would miss an event of this magnitude is if she were in the hospital!

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@goldensrbest  Some people are entitled to their own opinions. That's what makes the world go round!

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@minkbunny wrote:

Not crazy about the olive color - maybe in the Fall but not for a summer christening.  But, she is stunning - everybody was so happy.   I read that the Queen didn't attend not due to any health issues but because she is terribly busy.  


The Queen is not your typical grandmother/ great-grandmother. The only reason my mother would miss an event of this magnitude is if she were in the hospital!


 

@jordan2  It was a bit odd not to have the Queen attend the christening. I don't know how she keeps the schedule she does, especially in her 90's. I wish I had half her energy.

 

 

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This is about a christening, not about what you are injecting into this thread.@Imt.

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Re: Christening Of Prince Louis


@Greeneyedlady21 wrote:

The Queen and Prince Philip are not attending. No good photo of Meghan yet, looks like she's wearing sage green. Louis is so cute.

 

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How lovely! Thank you for posting Smiley Happy

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@goldensrbest wrote:

This is about a christening, not about what you are injecting into this thread.@Imt.


 

@goldensrbest  I was responding to someone else's remark. Someone made a comment about Kate not receiving the Royal Family Order, which also had nothing to do with the christening. I supplied some facts about why this possibly hasn't happened yet.