To think that this should not be every little girl's dream?

(135 Posts)
IForgotMyPencil Fri 02-Aug-13 18:34:19

Just been watching the 6 o'clock news on the BBC, where Fiona Bruce claimed it was "every little girl's dream" to be able to write her occupation as "Princess". Following on from the Duchess of Cambridge entering "Princess of the UK" as her occupation when registering her son's birth. Am I being unreasonable to think that there are other things little girl's should aspire to be? And for that matter, the BBC should not be enforcing the stereotype that all little girls want to be princesses! hmm

DanceParty Sun 04-Aug-13 10:18:47

They're certainly not anything to do with my UK or that of thousands of other hard working people who have to sweat to make ends meet

Bet you'd be glad feelokaboutit if you were in danger and Wills rescued you in his trusty helicopter grin

Oh, and as far as I know, Wills actually worked for his money when flying - it's called a wage you know. Same as other pilots. Oh, and he paid tax and national insurance. Oh, and paid rent on his house in Wales.

feelokaboutit Sun 04-Aug-13 10:49:28

Yes, but that's a token. He apparently has personal wealth of up to £12 million, and a father with a far larger pot of assets / income. Where does all of that come from?

Also, why, when you consider this wealth, is the taxpayer paying for the £1 million refurbishment of Will and Kate's flat (as well as other royal excesses - HUGE amounts on their travels):

www.theguardian.com/uk/2013/jun/27/kensington-palace-refit?

edam Sun 04-Aug-13 12:07:27

Compos - apparently the Queen offered to give Mark Phillips a title, and again to give their children titles, but Anne refused. Princess Margaret's husband was a commoner but was made Lord Snowden on marriage so their children have titles.

IslaValargeone Sun 04-Aug-13 12:17:06

My dd has wanted to be a fairy, Prime Minister, a vet, a doctor, a spy, someone who works in an office and has Earl Grey tea brought into them and yes at some point a princess. I'm not going to overthink things at this stage.

DanceParty Sun 04-Aug-13 12:22:42

Oh blah blah blah blah grin

Thisvehicleisreversing Sun 04-Aug-13 12:24:31

MrsKoala I told my teacher I wanted to be a page 3 girl too grin
In my defence it was around the time Sam Fox was very popular and I just thought she was amazing. She was all happy and smiley with a song in the charts so I thought that looked like a good thing to do grin

I'm not a page 3 girl. Or a pop star.

feelokaboutit Sun 04-Aug-13 13:07:04

The fact that they are effectively partly living off handouts we fund and partly off inherited wealth of dubious origin while people are having to go to food banks to eat, is a contradiction worth mentioning...

I know they do their bit to contribute, but that doesn't change the fact that they are ridiculously over-privileged and (in my opinion smile) an anachronism.

PearlyWhites Sun 04-Aug-13 13:10:11

My dh filled in a form last year

Pigsmummy Sun 04-Aug-13 14:55:52

I am 38 and would love to be a princess when I grow up.

ComposHat Sun 04-Aug-13 16:00:21

I'm 33 and would like to be a child prodigy when I grow up.

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