WillKat's second honeymoon...

(316 Posts)
louloutheshamed Fri 07-Mar-14 06:09:46

They've gone to the Maldives without Prince George apparently (it's in the dm)

Seriously?? Think this might turn the tide of public opinion against them...seems its just one long holiday being the D and D of Cambridge....

frogwatcher42 Fri 07-Mar-14 09:04:47

The security costs are higher for holidays surely. The security team have to go in advance (even if the royals just go to a holiday home in UK), need extra staff as security has to be enhanced in areas where the physical security is less, travel costs, overtime costs (staying away the team get extra payments I am sure), etc etc.

For holidays they should pay for it themselves.

KonkeyDong Fri 07-Mar-14 09:08:21

These two really piss me off.... Life's one long holiday.

fideline Fri 07-Mar-14 09:13:17

In an ideal world everyone should have an annual holiday and if they are in danger as a result of the position he was born to then funding security for an annual holiday seems reasonable (?)

torcat Fri 07-Mar-14 09:13:50

I am shocked that they've left George, I thought they wanted to be 'normal'? I just could never do that. Haven't spent a night without my DS now 2, which is perhaps a bit OTT, but we've got no one to leave him with. I could now leave him for a weekend, if we had suitable help, but that's it. My parents left me with my grandparents at the age of 2 and a half, for 2 weeks, as my father was terribly ill and needed to recover. Apparently I cried the entire time, developed a stutter and when my mum came back, I asked her if she was my new mummy, as my old mummy had left me! So I guess that influences my view!

frogwatcher42 Fri 07-Mar-14 09:14:14

It will be interesting to see if these are the two that finally break the royal family. I do think the tide of public opinion is turning. They haven't yet showed a commitment to work or the public. They may think they have time to do that later in life when they are more senior royals, but the problem is that mud sticks and now is the time impressions of them will be being made.

Either their advisers are doing a bad job, or they are too arrogant to listen to them.

Or maybe I am wrong - its just that in RL (both at home and at work) - I do not hear a good word about the RF anymore and yet my parents were complete fans of the older royals and will kat when they married. Their opinions have changed.

The only Royals I ever hear good about nowadays are Anne and her mob.

fideline Fri 07-Mar-14 09:14:33

Can't see these two restricting themselves to one annual family holiday supplemented by a cheap romantic weekend in Bruges or Venice, however.

formerbabe Fri 07-Mar-14 09:14:56

Disgraceful....talk about work shy!

They are parasites and my opinion on them goes down every time I read about ANOTHER holiday!

fideline Fri 07-Mar-14 09:20:27

Nothing will change. I remember the same being said of Charles & Diana and Andrew & Sarah in the 80s/early 90s during that recession. RF do what they like and keep pumping out the press releases about hard working duchesses and paternity breaks.

My irritation with them is entirely futile. Can't even sustain it for long. We're a nation of sheep really sad

StanleyLambchop Fri 07-Mar-14 09:21:21

William is apparently also missing time on his course at Cambridge- would any other student just get to take time off like that for a holiday? I suspect you would be expected to take a holiday in the university holidays, not term time. I quite liked them in the beginning but I am starting to lose respect- loads of people in this country are really struggling and we are supposed to all be in it together- so not expecting the taxpayers to fund the security during their expensive holidays would be a small sacrifice for them.

Slipshodsibyl Fri 07-Mar-14 09:22:54

William is supposed to be studying agriculture on a specially prepared course at Cambridge University for 10 weeks. Perhaps this is field study?

KarenBrockman Fri 07-Mar-14 09:25:02

I think they should give up the crown to someone who is going to do some work if they just want to go on holidays and do the odd bit here and there.

They do nothing, no wonder they are nick named the dolittles.

Diana must be spinning in her grave.

No wonder Princess Anne didn't go to the christening, she would must look at this like this hmm with all the engagements she does per year.

frogwatcher42 Fri 07-Mar-14 09:26:38

Fideline - but surely there are less people interested now than there were in the 80s/90s. We have a larger population, more mixed population and the older generation who loved the royals are dying off.

And to be fair to Diana she did appear to get immediately stuck into the work of the RF and appeared to do quite a lot of it (in causes that mattered to lots of people like HIV, mines etc rather than the arts). It may have just been good PR, but the public are more aware now of fake PR and not as naive? WillKat don't appear to even try to woo the public with their work ethic and openly appear to be quite dismissive of the general public, media etc which has surely got to get peoples backs up over time. They also appear a lot more arrogant than Dianna did - and Dianna was surely a saviour to the RF in the 80s?

Things may change surely?

formerbabe Fri 07-Mar-14 09:28:45

Let's not forget Wills moved a few sandbags a couple of weeks ago...

IamInvisible Fri 07-Mar-14 09:28:50

WTAF does she need a holiday from? She doesn't do anything!

DH and I are planning our first child free holiday, our kids are 19&17, we never had GPs who would look after ours.

KarenBrockman Fri 07-Mar-14 09:30:09

I think this workshy stuff comes from Camilla and Charles. Camilla does bugger all as well and Kate was supposedly styling herself on Camilla at the beginning.

fideline Fri 07-Mar-14 09:32:01

slip yes i wondered that- maybe he is inspecting sugar plantations or somesuch.

frog the most ardent royalists I have met recently have been some first generation pakistani immigrants and an assortment ofelderly jamaican ladies.

I'm no royalist myself and I must say Kate Middleton does not seem any more enamoured of work than when she was unmarried. They will continue with eight holidays a year though and we will continue looking a bit shock. Just pointing out that they do not care what we think. Bit foolhardy of them really.

Gigondas Fri 07-Mar-14 09:32:41

Stanley strictly speaking at Cambridge the rule was (and not sure it's changed) you had to be in residence for so many nights per term (it was pretty much whole time). Special permission was needed if you went over that.

As this is a joke special course these rules may not apply. Though by any stretch,a 10 week course is short so you would think you would need to cram in study time.

fideline Fri 07-Mar-14 09:34:48

Oh come on former William and Harry saved loads of little people from the scary floods. They rolled their sleeves up and everything. It took a whole half hour. Poor dears must be shattered.

Has he really taken time off a course that was designed especially for him!? That can't be the case.

frogwatcher42 Fri 07-Mar-14 09:38:24

Oh yes, I forgot about the sandbags. So while the residents of the UK hit by strong winds and floods continue to recover and suffer, and the most in need continue to struggle to pay for heat and food, the young royals go on holiday at great expense to both themselves (acceptable) and the tax payer (not acceptable at times like this), leaving their child with GP (which may or maynot be acceptable depending on personal choice but surely their advisors realise it will alienate a lot of people who don't agree with it and make them appear selfish to a lot of people (not saying it is selfish but they will appear so to a good number of people)).

Compare that to the potential picture of Katherines staff organising an emergency benefit bash, with her hosting it and being seen to help decorate the room or prepare for it in some way, with tickets selling for thousands to the rich and famous and all profits being donated to the country as part of a storm relief fund to help those in need. And then immediately being seen to join will on .....
And will taking his staff out and helping with the rebuilding efforts, or going on tour round Wales and UK to those areas affected to raise the profile of the struggle.

They have lots of help at home, doting gps, no washing or ironing to do so its not rocket science is it. And wouldn't realistically be that tiring to them bearing in mind they have very little to do on the domestic front.

StanleyLambchop Fri 07-Mar-14 09:39:57

That is the trouble though Ginodas, I expect he has obtained special permission because of who he is! The university won't be able to say no to him (just like Prince Edward, who got into his degree course with grades that would not have got anyone else in) Fine if they are open about it, but they then try and pretend they are just like any other young couple with a young baby- err, no, just admit you are rich, privileged and don't give a shit about 'normal' people. That attitude certainly works for George Osborne!!

SuperScrimper Fri 07-Mar-14 09:40:02

Why can't we show them that we think they are taking the proverbial.

I never understand why people just think we have to accept this forever. On this day and age we don't need them. The old 'the contribute more to the economy' line has been proven to be false.

Sack them. Stop paying for them. Open up the palaces for tourists. Jobs a good'un.

KonkeyDong Fri 07-Mar-14 09:41:40

frog wash your mouth out! Suggesting the young royals do something constructive..... Your head will be on a block before you know it grin

It's hard, y'know, with all that expectation on their shoulders and never having a day off from being 'royal' hmm

Considering the amount of people professing not to care about these two on mn there's an inordinate amount of poxy threads on them.

Ubik1 Fri 07-Mar-14 09:46:02

Look they are rich people.

They don't give a fuck about your life. Of course they've gone to the Maldives.

louloutheshamed Fri 07-Mar-14 09:47:24

Ironic that last week the papers Were full of how they were taking pg to Oz as they are such hands on devoted parents...

No way could I have left my ds at 8mo.and gone to the other side of the world ...I went away for a weekend at 18mo and that was enough. But then he was a boob monster...

(will totally get flamed for this but wouldn't you think that the future king of England would have the best of everything...which he isn't, if he's not bf)

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