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To feel for KAte and william about the press harping on about Diana

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NoahVale Sun 17-Apr-16 07:33:22

it must be such a bore. They cant even go to India, sit on the Taj Mahal bench, without the Diana reference, all over the front pages.
no doubt it was staged, but they probably wouldn't have got away without doing the staging.

Costacoffeeplease Sun 17-Apr-16 07:40:07

Well if they're going to repeat the pose in the exact spot of what was a very iconic moment, then of course it's going to be compared

Birdsgottafly Sun 17-Apr-16 07:42:47

I totally agree.

I wasn't a massive fan of Diana's when she was alive and wish she was finally completely laid to rest.

Unfortunately the constant theme, sells papers and has people talking about the articles.

EdithWeston Sun 17-Apr-16 07:43:14

There seem to be loads of people who like talking about the Royal Family.

Just in case there are people who hadn't spotted it, there's a topic : www.mumsnet.com/Talk/the_royal_family

Lilaclily Sun 17-Apr-16 07:44:37

All I could think about when I was watching the news last night is how slim Kate is, didn't she just have Charlotte?!

Birdsgottafly Sun 17-Apr-16 07:45:46

"Well if they're going to repeat the pose in the exact spot of what was a very iconic moment, then of course it's going to be compared""

Of course they're going to have their picture taken on the bench, with the TM behind them. It's the most photogenic spot.

If they didn't, it would still be noted that they "shuned the bench that Diana posed on", they can't win.

SaucyJack Sun 17-Apr-16 07:46:01

I feel for Kate, but I don't think one should assume that it pisses Wills off to hear people talking about his dead mum.

merrymouse Sun 17-Apr-16 07:49:40

Damned if they do, damned if they don't.

Press would have gone on about how they were avoiding the Taj Mahal because of it's painful associations if they hadn't visited.

However, they must be used to this kind of press coverage by now - it comes with the job - and it's an odd job.

kmc1111 Sun 17-Apr-16 07:53:17

I mean, they did it on purpose. They didn't actually have to visit the Taj Mahal on this trip, in fact it would have been much better received if they'd done a photo-op that also included some work. If they felt compelled to do the Taj Mahal photo-op, they really, really didn't have to recreate the bench photo. In fact I'm sure they were advised against it. But they chose to. Because it reminds people of Diana, and when people are reminded of Diana they forget what workshy lay-abouts W&K are for a little while.

Every time the press starts laying into them about their schedules, their expenses, their lies etc. they trot out the kids and make reference to Diana. This time around bringing out the kids didn't help them much, so they went big with the Diana reference.

veryproudvolleyballmum Sun 17-Apr-16 07:54:43

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NoahVale Sun 17-Apr-16 07:55:04

I like Chat Edith grin

veryproudvolleyballmum Sun 17-Apr-16 07:57:42

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NoahVale Sun 17-Apr-16 07:59:46

oops,
well it was an AIBU in that case, AIBU to feel for Kate and William

Costacoffeeplease Sun 17-Apr-16 08:00:46

Yes yabu - they're grown ups, not kids, and have a team of advisers - they can't be that naive

EdithWeston Sun 17-Apr-16 08:04:09

People can post where they like!

But MN has topics, and it's sometime worth highlighting them for those who like to use them, rather than have everything go pfft in chat or vanish under the sheer number of AIBU threads.

GlacindaTheTroll Sun 17-Apr-16 08:06:52

Full list of tour engagements

merrymouse Sun 17-Apr-16 08:10:19

I think you can feel for anybody who has lost their mother at a young age and I suspect the recent press coverage has reminded him of that time.

However his job is pretty much to appear in the newspapers and a lot of what the royals do is essentially quite boring. Couple sit on bench at tourist attraction isn't much off a story. The press need some kind of angle.

Costacoffeeplease Sun 17-Apr-16 08:11:08

It's not about feeling for him having lost his mum early confused

floppyjogger Sun 17-Apr-16 08:13:52

I dont think the press have much choice in their constant stream of Diana comparisons and pics because very few people have any interest in Will and Kate and their pointless jollies.

Diana must still create more online clicks or she wouldn't keep appearing at every opportunity.

TheoriginalLEM Sun 17-Apr-16 08:18:56

I doubt they even read the papers!

Maybe they like it?

me? I'm pretty indifferent

derxa Sun 17-Apr-16 08:23:00

Diana had a poor upbringing, a horrible marriage and an untimely death. William is determined not to repeat this himself. They are a boring family because that's what they want. The press hate them because they refuse to expose themselves to press intrusion. Diana on the other hand loved the attention.

TheoriginalLEM Sun 17-Apr-16 08:40:35

by poor i assume you mean not very good?

NoahVale Sun 17-Apr-16 08:44:51

how do you know so much Derxa?
wink
surely you only know about press intrustion etc., by reading it in the Press

BillSykesDog Sun 17-Apr-16 08:48:21

She's not really in the press much these days Diana. Not even the Express. She doesn't really shift books or newspapers anymore, not been any major books published on her in years.

It was inevitable that Diana would come up as they visited the Taj Mahal as Diana was so famously associated with it. And they can't mind that much, otherwise they would have veto' the trip. So YABU.

IAmTheWhoreOfBabylon Sun 17-Apr-16 08:53:26

I am not greatly interested in any of the royals and all the fuss leaves me a little confused
I did think it was nice to see them sitting there though. Diana was in full victim mode when she sat there
They seem more natural

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