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Princess Charlotte 'hugging' lady.

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lottiedelavega · 26/12/2019 09:41

Is anyone else finding the newspaper headlines annoying this morning. Princess Charlotte did not hug the lady in the wheelchair, the lady hugged her. Which is inappropriate. You don't hug a small child in the street!

Defo not cute!

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FAQs · 26/12/2019 09:45

It’s the same lady they always make an effort to stop and chat to, Kate seems to look out for her every year.


kristallen · 26/12/2019 09:45

I found it a bit odd too. I don't the the woman had any bad intentions.

I am not sure I'd want my child doing that and I think it's odd that a child that age would approach strangers. But unlike every other child, she'll be followed by protection officers so will have different "rules of engagement" to our kids.


kristallen · 26/12/2019 09:46

Ah didn't know she wasn't a complete stranger - that's a bit different.


SilentTights · 26/12/2019 09:47

Looking at the footage it looks like one of the security team got a pretty fast pace on when it started to happen but then stopped/backed down when the hug was over...


lottiedelavega · 26/12/2019 09:49

I don't think the lady had any bad intentions either. Charlotte is super cute, but I think adults should know that hugging her (and any child you don't know!) is a step over the mark.

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Nanny0gg · 26/12/2019 09:49

I do think it's someone they recognise, but Princess Charlotte didn't know her from a hole in the wall.

I don't think it's fair that random people should be able to hug small children, royal or not.


ClaireDendie · 26/12/2019 09:49

At least it wasnt Prince Andrew in disguise Smile


HeddaGarbled · 26/12/2019 09:53

Yeah, I noticed the security person running over. There was a bit at the end of the filming where people from the crowd are repeatedly calling out Charlotte & Princess Charlotte. It’s not right. They shouldn’t be hassling a child like that. No wonder George looks terrified the entire time.


SVRT19674 · 26/12/2019 09:54

Daft thread.


my2bundles · 26/12/2019 09:58

Her own mother was ok with it so it really us no one else's business.


lottiedelavega · 26/12/2019 09:59

@SVRT19674 I've just scrolled down active thread and this is in no way any dafter than those.

It's all over social media this morning, so it's a perfectly acceptable thing to talk about.

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vivacian · 26/12/2019 10:05

YANBU. I think that it's wrong to expose the children to all of the calling, reaching, mobile phones and press cameras.


DickDewy · 26/12/2019 10:10

Who are those peculiar people that leave their homes on Christmas day to fawn over the queen et al leaving church?


MrsPelligrinoPetrichor · 26/12/2019 10:11

I think it's in appropriate.

I blame Meghan Wink


FairytaleofButlins · 26/12/2019 10:11

it's not a random child in the street, is it - and the lady obviously feels she is "known" by the family.

The little royals are surrounded by family, protection officers and are getting used to a bit of crowd and paps shouting their name once or twice a year, they are fine.


OutwiththeOutCrowd · 26/12/2019 10:13

If the royal family is to continue in its present form, both George and Charlotte are going to have to get used to an awful lot of glad-handing and cameras and phones being thrust in their faces, but it's far too soon for that habituation process to start, I think.

In fact, seeing them treated almost like animals in a zoo to be gawped at made me feel uneasy and I do wonder about the whole artificial charade of royalty and the effect it has on those in the gilded cage.


Sparklybaublefest · 26/12/2019 10:13

its quite cute but also wrong to hug a child


Freesunglasses · 26/12/2019 10:14

I thought it was a bit odd. I know the lady didn't mean any harm but you don't go round hugging other peoples children in the street.

No harm done and I'm sure the lady is thrilled to bits.


SeaRabbit · 26/12/2019 10:15

Yes but Charlotte looked really uncomfortable


Mrsjayy · 26/12/2019 10:15

I think that whole crowd at sandringham are odd and hugging a little girl because she is a princess is just odder it certainly wasn't cute !


CurlyWurlyTwirly · 26/12/2019 10:18

I didn’t like the hug; whether the woman is “known” by the RF.
Charlotte wouldn’t have been old enough to be able to judge it. She shouldn’t be put in that position again.

Selling photos of the RF is becoming big business.
That Karen person who took the “fab 4” photo a couple of years ago has sold a couple to the Telegraph.
Getting lucky one year is one thing. Taking a doll to promote a friends business and taking photos of Charlotte to sell is not on.

I think the Cambridges have done their “duty” parading their kids to distract from Andrew. For the next few years; they should be kept home.


anxioussue · 26/12/2019 10:20

I wouldn't have been happy with it but it's none of our business really is it


viques · 26/12/2019 10:21

I agree that George looks very anxious, Charlotte always looks more confident and outgoing, but I still don't think encouraging/allowing people to hug her is something her parents should be condoning , the hugging woman is taking advantage of a small child for her own purposes, whatever they are, and it is exploitative, she should find a small child in her own family to hug.

The one I feel sorry for is Edwards little boy, I saw pictures of him looking very tense and anxious, hands clenched into fists. Poor kid.


lottiedelavega · 26/12/2019 10:22

I think the waving and calling is inevitable, it's the touching and getting so close to her that I didn't like. And then the media portraying it as 'cute little Charlotte hugs poor lady in wheelchair'.

Fair enough, they 'know' this lady. If they knew her well enough for her to be hugging, she wouldn't have been in the crowd imo.

I 'know' of children through my line of work, and will happily chat to them. Wouldn't dream of hugging them.

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ptumbi · 26/12/2019 10:22

I did think that was totally inappropriate and a bit dangerous. There really should not be a precedent set for this.

Poor Charlotte looked really uncomfortable and had a 'don't like this' look on her little face.

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