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Her Majesty and Royal family band together to give thanks to Care Workers

On International Nurses Day. Good to see the hard workers get recognised.

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by Anonymousreply 87Last Friday at 11:45 AM

[quote] Good to see the hard workers get recognised.

Especially Princess Anne, the “hardest working royal”.

by Anonymousreply 105/12/2020

Who is the blonde royal who looks like Justin Bond?

by Anonymousreply 205/12/2020

Sophie, wife of Edward (Dockyard Dorris)

by Anonymousreply 305/12/2020

That was fascinating. They start with the queen and Charles and Camilla, who are all so stiff they seem inhuman, and they show a little of William and Anne, who are at least recognizably human, seem then they let Kate and Sophie take over for both of it, and they both seem genuinely warm and as if they are really listening. No sign of Prince Edward, strikingly, even though he is among the senior royals.

Was not expecting to see Timothy Laurence (Anne's husband, who is purposefully given no royal duties to spare him)., Andrew (permanently in disgrace), or Meghan (and Harry (who have asked to leave these duties), and of course they were not there.

I didn't know until I saw this how good Sophie and Kate are at their jobs. Anne impressed me too because she clearly has had to work hard at breaking through the royal family carapace that surrounds her mother, eldest brother, and now his wife. I guess when you have that sense of destiny as those three do (as monarch, future monarch and future queen consort), you have to always protect yourself.

Charles's rosacea (?) is as always very much in evidence.

by Anonymousreply 405/12/2020

Kate is and will be a strong asset to the Windsors.

by Anonymousreply 505/12/2020

William has his mother's model always in mind, and so he's quite good at being friendly. He always is so much more attractive when you see him talk--he lost his youthful beauty, but he does always come across as warm when he speaks. He's not the star Kate is, though--she was a great investment for the BRF.

by Anonymousreply 605/12/2020

I think William is sex on a stick! That deep voice, his lips, the hair. strong jawline, the chest hair peeking out from under his shirt.

Lordy! I need a good wank!

by Anonymousreply 705/12/2020

I thought it was interesting that William and Kate were shot in front of a random door. There has to be a better shot to be found in their palace but maybe it was meant to be relatable.

by Anonymousreply 805/12/2020

II'm sure iot as purposefully meant to seem relatable. Charles is standing in front of what is probably the most informal wall in his entire house.

by Anonymousreply 905/12/2020

In a mentally stable universe this would settle DL's endless debate about the composition of the ranks under King Charles. If he was planning to dispatch Anne and the Wessexes he wouldn't have them in things like this. The three are needed. It must rankle California that it was Commonwealth focused too.

by Anonymousreply 1005/12/2020

Princess Anne was warm, too. Not at all what I expected. I respect her, but I always thought she was permanently... brisk.

by Anonymousreply 1105/12/2020

The whole time I kept thinking there's not a single Trump that could even fake being that warm and relatable.

by Anonymousreply 1205/12/2020

For those who ask what they do... this is what they do. People with privilege, certainly, but whose job it is to demonstrate an interest.

by Anonymousreply 1305/12/2020

I enjoyed seeing what little I could of the backgrounds. The blank wall behind Kate and William was intentional. We all know they live in luxury but the video was warm and touching. Good job, royals!

by Anonymousreply 1405/12/2020

The nurses would all be happier if they could purchase Sussex Royal masks and scrubs!

by Anonymousreply 1505/12/2020

Anne has not broken through a "carapace." What a bizarre and presumptuous statement. Disgusting. The Princess Royal has done as she saw fit without veering from her chosen path all her life, and her family have supported her in her choices.

Kindly avoid playing your own organ grinder and trying to insert your notions of victimhood into others' mouths. Especially when you are so full of your own gravy it is spilling out of your smug sauce hole.

by Anonymousreply 1605/12/2020

I like them. Well done.

by Anonymousreply 1705/12/2020

I adore all the Royals! (with the exception of the Meghan-the-marry-in) And I have Harry on ice for the time being.

by Anonymousreply 1805/12/2020

Lovely effort. Totally agree with the posters above- William is always at ease and incredibly warm. I will never forget that weird as fuck video of him consoling screaming fraus during his mother's funeral procession- HE was consoling THEM. Bizarre but he was gracious even at 15. And I do admit he's kind of hot even with the ugliness and the baldness setting in. Something about him. Could he be bisexual? I think he could be.

Kate and Sophie are definitely very good at this. A credit to the queen. Well done, ladies.

by Anonymousreply 1905/12/2020

Sorry, but Harry is so much hotter than William.

by Anonymousreply 2005/12/2020

You should be sorry, Harry is fugly. He's also stupid and married to a famewhore loser, so William >> Harry.

by Anonymousreply 2105/12/2020

It is difficult for me to listen to a bad word about the Princess Royal.

However, since I enjoy hanging at the DataLounge I will just have to buy a pair of ear plugs.

by Anonymousreply 2205/12/2020

That sound you heard was Meghan Markle throwing her ipad across the room. She jumped ship at exactly the wrong time and is missing out on all of this good press!

by Anonymousreply 2305/12/2020

Harry's eyes are too close together, giving him a strangely perplexed look at all times. But I expect Meghan will help him get the "Hollywood Glow" courtesy an LA plastic surgeon.

by Anonymousreply 2405/12/2020

When you think about the bad luck schemin' Meagain has had... maybe there is a God or karma or fate... but if nothing else it is a masterclass in hubris. As backfiring plans go, this one will be hard to beat.

by Anonymousreply 2505/12/2020

Those double doors are always in the William and Kate are Facetiming shot. They're probably the only recognizable people on the planet who aren't trying to spin it through the cliched bookcase.

by Anonymousreply 2605/12/2020

[Quote]Anne has not broken through a "carapace." What a bizarre and presumptuous statement

Maybe you are not familiar with how she and her ex Mark Phillips managed to do this, freeing their kids to do just that: escape the shell to escape and thrive.

Granted, of course, since they are not HRHs as their parents wanted, they are not as bound by protocol restrictions as some who want the title, freedom, and more.

by Anonymousreply 2705/12/2020

Anne sounds just like her mother.

by Anonymousreply 2805/12/2020

They didn't ask us.

They didn't even ask us if we were okay.

by Anonymousreply 2905/12/2020

This seems like some thinly disguised "fuck you" to the Harkles.

by Anonymousreply 3005/12/2020

^^ I doubt that. Ridiculous really. There are 100 gazillion more compelling topics for the BRF to consider than the Harkles, and I think they enjoyed seeing their backs as they left. It's gone quite sideways for Megan -- her latest paid placements emphasize her ROYAL connection, so you can be sure she was counting on the two or three appearances they would make with this year, and the patronages, and just all of it. What they're reduced to instead is a biography by Omid Scobie and a Hallmark movie, not exactly earth shattering art. They're losing more ground every day.

by Anonymousreply 3105/12/2020

My friend’s Dad has a job that takes him to Windsor Castle a fair amount (he’s a historian) & he’s now on more than nodding terms with a lot of the staff.

Apparently - Anne, W&K, S&E & HM are all friendly and unfailingly polite. Harry pre-Meghan was a bit hit and miss...either you were his best mate or didn’t exist, depending on his mood. Since Meghan he’s been utterly obnoxious - and she’s a complete piece of work. Windsor crew were nor even slightly sad to be rid of them.

All the staff are annoyingly discreet so he’s never heard any really good stuff...but over the last few years these are the impressions he’s been given

by Anonymousreply 3205/12/2020

Thanks for that insight, R32.

by Anonymousreply 3305/12/2020

If only the line of succession was Anne, then William ....

by Anonymousreply 3405/12/2020

[quote] If only the line of succession was Anne, then William ....

I like your line of thinking. Perhaps we should skip a generation or two to make it more palatable.

by Anonymousreply 3505/12/2020

I would love The Princess Royal to be the next in line to the throne. She’s so hard working and would keep the integrity of the Monarch intact.

by Anonymousreply 3605/12/2020

I would love the lesbian Thai Princess Sirindhorn to take the throne instead of her inept brother, King Vaj.

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by Anonymousreply 3705/12/2020

Maria Farmer testimony "Prince Andrew had knowledge of sex trafficking and interaction with minors". All the Brf must know. They aren't amazing or hard working. They are doing what they need to to keep Andrews shit storm out of the media.

by Anonymousreply 3805/12/2020

Someone very high up in the media world is taking a very keen interest in the mass pro monarchy anti Sussex propaganda. The timing of the threads and in who is funding the very obvious troll threads. They are left leaning, have the contacts in both the media and political world and are doing their bit. A media watchdog group is working with him.

by Anonymousreply 3905/12/2020

With whom, R39?

by Anonymousreply 4005/12/2020

Oh, god, they need to get rid of that family already. It's the 21st century for christ's sake! Royalty is so medieval.

by Anonymousreply 4105/12/2020

Right, R41 - because the current American head of state is such a great example of the effectiveness of the that role being combined with head of government...

by Anonymousreply 4205/12/2020

Bullshit r39 stop posting crap here. Ronan Farrow is NOT doing an expose on either side of the Sussex saga, either pro or anti. He has better things to do with his time, it's a non-story.

There is no "mass pro-monarchy" online movement, or a related anti-Sussex movement. Its just a mass of people who follow current events who are enamored of the soapy drama always surrounding the BRF who keep talking about it. No one is "funding" threads ffs - it doesn't cost anything to start threads here on DL or in many other places.

by Anonymousreply 4305/12/2020

What kind of “troll threads” need funding?

Get this through your stupid head R39 - people dislike Markle because she’s entitled cunt. No agenda, no trolling, no conspiracy...simple dislike.

Now fuck off.

by Anonymousreply 4405/12/2020

More and more useless and irrelevant day by day. With totalitarianism rising how long will they last even as window dressing? Sooner or later some authoritarian will come after their money.

by Anonymousreply 4505/12/2020

R45, Adam Susan will.

by Anonymousreply 4605/12/2020

[Quote]Someone very high up in the media world is taking a very keen interest in the mass pro monarchy anti Sussex propaganda.

Everyone, excluding Sarah Ferguson, the Queen (her favorite indulged son after having to ignore the first two), and his daughters, think Andrew is a vulgarian at best. He's so marginalized that his (along with Sarah) attempt to deliver cupcakes to health care workers was hooted off the Daily Mail.

Jesus, Meghan's friends among high schoolers and GED recipients do not prompt Pulitzer winning reporters to attack the institution of not just one, but numerous countries' monarchies based on one egregiously fucked up man who is pretty much despised by the next king.

by Anonymousreply 4705/12/2020

did someone say something about"people higher up"? I cant see because I have that troll blocked. She's hyper emotional about all things Meghan. And btw, I have been posting on these threads since 2018, does this mean I am funded for this propaganda? Get a grip.

by Anonymousreply 4805/12/2020

The breeding sow Kate who's never experienced an honest day of work in her entire useless life giving thanks to anyone who works?? Oh, it feels good to laugh again!!

by Anonymousreply 4905/12/2020

The pandemic has been Kate’s time to shine. She’s a true introvert who has learned to manage with with the big, showy public events but the new normal of more intimate connections via via Zoom have shown that she is at her best in smaller group interactions.

by Anonymousreply 5005/12/2020

[quote] I would love The Princess Royal to be the next in line to the throne.

And I would love for myself to be next in line for the throne, but that's not going to happen either.

by Anonymousreply 5105/12/2020

Well, at least they seem like better people than the Trumps

by Anonymousreply 5205/12/2020

The Grift Family Markle seems better than the Trumps.

by Anonymousreply 5305/13/2020

I have the hots for Princess Anne.

by Anonymousreply 5405/13/2020

Rolls eyes at R20. That squinty-eyed sourpuss ginger? Please no!

by Anonymousreply 5505/13/2020

Fuck off, R49. You sow cow.

by Anonymousreply 5605/13/2020

Future Princess Consort r4. Camilla as much as I've grown to like her, won't be Queen Consort that was established at their wedding.

by Anonymousreply 5705/17/2020

[quote] Camilla as much as I've grown to like her, won't be Queen Consort that was established at their wedding.

Unless there is an act of parliament making it otherwise or if Charles and Camilla divorce before he becomes king, legally Camilla becomes queen upon Charles’ becoming queen consort. That happens the moment Queen Elizabeth dies. The only thing that is different about Camilla in this case is that it has been indicated she won’t be referred to as queen consort much like she is not referred to as Princess or Wales now, although she is, in fact, Princess of Wales. That could change of course.

by Anonymousreply 5805/18/2020

I bet it will.

by Anonymousreply 5905/18/2020

I doubt Camilla cares much about being Queen. She'll be a loyal and safe right arm for Charles.

by Anonymousreply 6005/18/2020

I agree. I don't think Camilla gives one whit about titles. She's had a lot flung in her direction over the decades and weathered it with dignity. A title at such a late point in life means little. Certainly not as much as the respect she's earned.

by Anonymousreply 6105/18/2020

[quote] legally Camilla becomes queen upon Charles’ becoming queen consort

I meant to write here “upon Charles becoming king”. He obviously won’t be a queen. Prince George on the other hand...

by Anonymousreply 6205/18/2020

I wouldn't be at all surprised if they just made her Queen Camilla. By the time Charles becomes King, Diana will have been dead for going on 30 years. Time to let all of that rest.

by Anonymousreply 6305/18/2020

R39's insanity continues: Pro-monarchy groups are left-leaning? Get a fuckin' grip, gurl.

BTW: I can't stand the Beverly Grifters and say so. Where's my check?

by Anonymousreply 6405/18/2020

"The breeding sow Kate . . ."

And yet R49 the utterer of this phrase is the same one lecturing us all that who anyone fucks or breeds with is NONE OF OUR BUSINESS!!!

But only if the sow is Kate. If it's about Meghan Markle, who rushed out her insurance policy in half the time Kate did (knowing full well that the BRF would be less likely to fry her deceitful traitorous arse if there was a child involved.

But if it's about Higher Ranking Future Queen Who Succeeded Better At the Royal Game White Kate . . .

Why, then, insulting her fecundity is fair and square.

Right, pet?

by Anonymousreply 6505/18/2020

^*But only if the sow is Meghan . . .

by Anonymousreply 6605/18/2020

Only R49 would come to a gay gossip site whose intro states clearly that it's for enjoying "a steaming pile of pointless bitchery"

and start screeching about how what happens in celebrities' private lives is none of our business.

It's as if the psycho landed on Saturn and kept screaming indignantly about how the amount of air pollution from the atmosphere gases.

by Anonymousreply 6705/18/2020

R34 - If Anne were first in the line of succession instead of Charles, the bargain struck between the Sussexes and the BRF would have been much tougher on the Sussexes - that is, if she'd have let Harry marry Meghan in the first place.

by Anonymousreply 6805/19/2020

[Quote]- that is, if she'd have let Harry marry Meghan in the first place

Ann probably likes a good joust among the lesser endowed in the family. Anne cackles as Charles maintains his position as scoundrel Andrew thrusts his hands up the helps' panties. Ann tosses the cunt right out of the house, full well knowing he's her brother. And, worse, knowing his horrid bordering on criminal intentions.

by Anonymousreply 6905/19/2020

One thing the royal family didn't band together to do was wish Harry and Meghan "Happy Anniversary" today.

The royal family as a group wished the Sussexes Happy 1st Anniversary last year, but did not acknowledge their second anniversary this year. The silence from BP, KP, and Clarence House was deafening.

If I remember, the Sussexes wished Prince Louis happy birthday, but not Princess Charlotte on 2 May.

(Sound if bridges going up in ash. . . )

by Anonymousreply 7005/19/2020

I'm everything they wish to be.

by Anonymousreply 7105/20/2020

I stand corrected: apparently, much later in the day, the BRF did put up a Happy Second Wedding Anniversary message to H&M, complete with a little montage of snaps from The Day.


by Anonymousreply 7205/20/2020

The BRF isn't dumb enough to miss an anniversary greeting and give the Sussexes any grist for the victim mill.

by Anonymousreply 7305/20/2020

R73 - The BRF will never miss an opportunity to get their names and/or pictures in the Daily Mail.

by Anonymousreply 7405/20/2020


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by Anonymousreply 7505/20/2020

R75 - I'm sure I saw it up somewhere . . .


by Anonymousreply 76Last Thursday at 2:01 PM

R76 may have been fa an account

by Anonymousreply 77Last Thursday at 2:05 PM

R75 - Just to clarify - Kensington Palace didn'ty - but that's the Cambridges and they didn't last year on their first anniversary, either.

But I thought I saw something from HM . . . .

by Anonymousreply 78Last Thursday at 2:05 PM

R75 s HM’s official account. You may have seen a fan account.

by Anonymousreply 79Last Thursday at 2:07 PM

R79 - Hm. I'll see if I can find it. If it was a fan account, then the silence really was telling, as HM did wish them a happy first anniversary last year.

by Anonymousreply 80Last Thursday at 2:21 PM

Might have been this one. It looks like it's official but I read somewhere the channel is run by ITV.

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by Anonymousreply 81Last Thursday at 2:27 PM

She's truly the ugliest bride I have ever seen.

by Anonymousreply 82Last Thursday at 8:02 PM

R81 - I think you're right and that's ITV's announcement, with "The Royal Family" up there as if it's from them, but it's really the title of their piece on the anniversary.

Everywhere else I looked there are stories up about how the BRF snubbed the Sussexes by not wishing them Happy Second Wedding Anniversary, as they did last year on their first (that is, the Queen did - the Cambridges didn't).

Those stories overlook, of course, that the Sussexes didn't put up Happy Anniversary messages, either, for the Cambridges on 29 April, nor, apparently, did they wish Princess Charlotte Happy Birthday, although they did Prince Louis (leaving off "Prince" of course).

by Anonymousreply 83Last Friday at 4:37 AM

Did they wish Louis a happy 2nd birthday? Their IG was shut down by then, where did they send him birthday wishes?

by Anonymousreply 84Last Friday at 4:49 AM

R84 - Yes, they did sent Louis a 2nd birthday greeting, but I don't remember how. And, as always, they made sure to omit the "Prince" bit. Something they always do with the Cambrdge kids.

by Anonymousreply 85Last Friday at 11:05 AM

Why would anyone outside the couple acknowledge the anniversary? Greetings on the first anniversary make sense, but after that?

by Anonymousreply 86Last Friday at 11:36 AM

R86 - The Daily Mail has to have something to write (make up fanfiction) about in order to have stories that generate 2.7K BTL comments in 4 hours.

by Anonymousreply 87Last Friday at 11:45 AM
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