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To be a bit in awe of Carole Middleton?

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Swashbucklers Sun 07-Jul-13 17:10:18

For having gone from East London air stewardess, to successfully setting up and running a multi million pound business while raising 3 children, maintaining a very 'family' based life, and still looking after herself and looking great?

His the hell did she do that? I want to be her.

squoosh Sun 07-Jul-13 17:18:25

I think they both did it, don't she and her husband both run the business?

I'm sure if she held seminars there'd be more than one socially ambitious person signing up.

Not me. I don't want to be her.

Debsndan Sun 07-Jul-13 17:22:08

To make such a huge jump up the classes is amazing. I often think she and her husband must have thought very very carefully how to best support Kate's relationship with Will - buying the flat in Chelsea etc.

noddyholder Sun 07-Jul-13 17:22:44


LoveBeingUpAt4InTheMorning Sun 07-Jul-13 17:24:46

Op I know what you mean

Swashbucklers Sun 07-Jul-13 17:28:36

Put the jump in classes to one side. I'm more in awe of the way she's 'got it all'. The great family life and her own extremely successful business!

I don't think they had teams of nannies and housekeepers. I'd love manage to do the same.

ImperialBlether Sun 07-Jul-13 17:33:34

What made this thought come into your mind, OP? It seems very strange to me.

RoseFlowerFairy Sun 07-Jul-13 17:35:59

They seen like a very close smiley happy family that alone is a huge achievement.

As for the business thing, her Brother and Mother had a similar spirit in them.

I think she was helped by her Husband's family and his income.

I think she has a good figure, and dress's well for her age, unlike her daughters who dress older than they are and wear too short hemlines.

I think a lot of thought went into supporting Kate in her relationship with William and welcoming him to the family, I would like to think they would have done that for any partner for any of their children.

Carole has a lot to be proud of, well done her, and she is reeping the rewards now.

The only thing I am not envious of Carole for is her facial features, she can't help that though.

Swashbucklers Sun 07-Jul-13 17:37:01

Why does it seem strange imperial?

motherinferior Sun 07-Jul-13 17:37:46

Good god no.

motherinferior Sun 07-Jul-13 17:38:20

Meant good god no I don't feel remotely in awe.

noddyholder Sun 07-Jul-13 17:41:02

Rose flower how do you 'know' this? You can never tell what a family dynamic is from outward appearance ESP those with amazing pr.

BoysAreLikeDogs Sun 07-Jul-13 17:42:43

You mean you wouldn't be in awe of a successful business owner if she were fat, or ugly, or a single parent? Okay. Gotcha.

southeastastra Sun 07-Jul-13 17:43:17

she's like soooo amazing like

RoseFlowerFairy Sun 07-Jul-13 17:45:28

I can see pictures of Carole shopping for the baby with her daughter. I can see pictures of the family together. Yes it may be for show, who knows as you say, that is the impression I get, that they are a close happy family.

I have read interviews the Brother and others have given discussing the determination that he, Carole and their Mother have.

There were reports in the press from Middleton family will's that have been published, for example there was a distant family member who paid for the education of Kate/Pippa/James.

ComposHat Sun 07-Jul-13 17:48:05

Carole Middleton has neither my curse or my blessing. I have no strong opinion about her either way. Her three children do seem remarkably workshy (not that this necessarily reflects badly on her)

I think the ' she came from nothing and set up her own business ' thing is a bit over-egged. She married into 'old money' her husband came from a wealthy background, there was money to put three children through extremely expensive private schools (ostensibly on a flight booker's wage)

I'm not doubting that running a business with your husband isn't hard work,but it was unlikely to have been started using a few pennies they found down the back of a sofa.

motherinferior Sun 07-Jul-13 17:49:47

I am 50 and dress well for my age (looks at cotton top and chopped off jeansgrin). Do I get a gold star too? (Jeans are size 10 if that helps.)

yamsareyammy Sun 07-Jul-13 17:53:56

She married into money, so that will have helped!
But having said that, she didnt then just sit back.

noddyholder Sun 07-Jul-13 17:54:01

All three kids are lazy considering the education.

BoysAreLikeDogs Sun 07-Jul-13 17:54:10

Oi oi you are v successful too MI

(Read an article of yours v recently, puffed out chest for you)

motherinferior Sun 07-Jul-13 17:55:32

Ooh BALD, which one? grin

Hilary Mantel, now, there's a girl I admire.

CheeseFondueRocks Sun 07-Jul-13 17:57:01

Weren't all 3 children at boarding school? I guess that frees up some time...

RoseFlowerFairy Sun 07-Jul-13 17:59:02

Yes the children were boarding.

I read on here that she has a housekeeper who doesn't like her. maybe she leaves skids in the loo for the housekeeper

thebody Sun 07-Jul-13 18:07:21

They look a nice happy family so good on them.

'Class jump' actually who really says that and what the heck does it mean? 😃

motherinferior Sun 07-Jul-13 18:10:35

It means they started off common and ended up posh.

I quite seriously, for a number of reasons, would absolutely hate my daughter to marry into that wretched Windsor family in any case.

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