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Carole Middleton went out of her way to marry off her daughters to society millionaires & royalty or mere coincidence??

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user1473882712 Tue 18-Apr-17 22:51:56

Aibu to think that Carole Middleton went out of her way to marry off Kate & Pippa to royalty & society millionaires?? Wills & James Matthews are hardly oil paintings, would the girls look at them twice if they worked in Tesco? Reading about Pippa's wedding tonight & it seems the sisters were both quite the social climbers in Marlborough which was encouraged by their mother? I have friends in similar circles & it seems they are very hard to break into if you are not "old money/landed gentry types" so I think Carole achieved what she set out to do! Roll on Pippa's wedding, looking forward to seeing the dress!

floatingfrog Tue 18-Apr-17 22:53:01


NightWanderer Tue 18-Apr-17 22:53:32

Donna Air is hardly "society".

I suspect she just wants her kids to be happy, same as most mums.

PeaFaceMcgee Tue 18-Apr-17 22:53:39

You have no evidence of what their mother did, said or encouraged whatsoever. YABU.

Sisinisawa Tue 18-Apr-17 22:53:43


DonkeyOaty Tue 18-Apr-17 22:54:23


LockedOutOfMN Tue 18-Apr-17 22:55:34

I don't really agree. I actually really like the Middleton parents although I admit that what I've seen in the media and assumed could be far from the truth.

BarbarianMum Tue 18-Apr-17 22:57:07

<casual interest>

How do you go about "marring your children off"? I can't even get mine to change their socks.

SaveMeBarry Tue 18-Apr-17 22:57:57

Oh ffs confused Marry them off? Really? This is not the 1800's do you really believe they didn't have any choice in who they married?

And why Carole Middleton, why not Mr? <I have no idea what his name is>

AmysTiara Tue 18-Apr-17 22:58:54

Who cares?

elQuintoConyo Tue 18-Apr-17 22:59:09

And just how did she do all this...? Get Kate to fall over prettily and land face-down in Harry's crotch? (Or is it Willy? Always get the two mixed up).

Ketzele Tue 18-Apr-17 22:59:26

Yes, why is it only the mother in the frame?

squoosh Tue 18-Apr-17 23:00:52

What's the word for a mother who hatches cunning plans to marry her daughters off to the richest and most, to the richest suitors in the land? A mum-gali?

Seriously, how many women do you know who'd follow their mother's directions when it comes to choice of gentleman caller? 😆

Haffiana Tue 18-Apr-17 23:01:38

YABU. What a pile of bitchy nattery bollocks.

LoisWilkersonsLastNerve Tue 18-Apr-17 23:01:45

Good grief. Popcorn anyone?

Thewinedidit Tue 18-Apr-17 23:02:36

Good on her if she did. I doubt she had much say but assuming your theory is correct if they are happy and we'll off that's just a win in my view.

originalbiglymavis Tue 18-Apr-17 23:03:07

Savemebarry - that's what I was going to say!

I do wish desrest mamma had had the foresight of pairing me orf with the local Laird...

BrightonBelleCat Tue 18-Apr-17 23:04:20

She isn't Mrs Bennett as far as I know. What is the phrase? It is a truth universally acknowledged that a man in possession of a fortune must be in want of a wife'

Pippa is clearly Jane. James is probably Lydia.

Whathaveilost Tue 18-Apr-17 23:05:04

So Kate had no say whatsoever in her marriage? What woukd she have dine if Will didnt want to marry her?
Bonkers post from OP

frieda909 Tue 18-Apr-17 23:05:06

Last time I checked the Middleton daughters had two parents! Why only focus on the mother? Unless... could it be that this entire posts is just a bunch of sexist claptrap nonsense?

savedbythebell Tue 18-Apr-17 23:05:25

I think you're right OP. It's the impression i get too.

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Tue 18-Apr-17 23:05:56

How did she marry them off?

I thought Kate and Pippa did use their free will to choose who they will marry.
Hardly arranged marriages, both of them.

squoosh Tue 18-Apr-17 23:06:07

The Bennet gels married well despite their charming (and overbearing and loud and vulgar) mother!

expatinscotland Tue 18-Apr-17 23:06:26

Eh? Both of them were/are women in their 30s at marriage, and it's not like the Middletons are short of a bob or two.

BerylStreep Tue 18-Apr-17 23:07:54


I think the 1780s are calling

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