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  1. dixiedoodah

    British Royals

    I absolutely love the pictures from Kate’s garden at the flower show. There’s one in particular, George and Charlotte sitting on the bridge with their feet splashing in the water. I just LOVE that they are real kids. Not just buttoned up little show pieces. I love that they have been able to keep that part of childhood for them. I know they, especially George, have a “higher calling” but I think being regular kids as much as possible is so healthy for them and will only help them relate to the people. I think Diana would be so happy with her family.
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    The Kardashians

    When is he going to try to get tax free status as a church?
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    British Royals

    This ends my large bump therory. I think I secretly preferred the thought that they tricked everyone so they could get some peace and quiet for a few weeks, but oh well. Knowing how much Harry values his privacy (or really devalues the paparazzi) and knowing he has zero chance of being king, I hope everyone gives the kid some space. Harry and Meghan are doing their job being public figures but eventually Archie will be like Prince Michael of Kent - cousin to a monarch and anonymous to a good percentage of the world. Let him have some time to be normal. For some perspective on Archie’s relative place, here’s Prince Michaels data: He is currently 48th in the line of succession to the British throne, but at the time of his birth was seventh in the line of succession. Because there aren’t many siblings, I don’t think Archie will drop that far, but still... and hey, FDR was one of Prince Michaels godfathers. Learn something new!
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    British Royals

    I was totally on board with the “she’s more pregnant than they are admitting.” Her bump was huge really early on. Her disappearing before the birth and the refusal to release the birth certificate do nothing to prove to me that the baby couldn’t have come earlier than they said. I’m not. A huge conspiracy theorist, so it’s probably not the case, but it isn’t certain to me that it’s not either. Like, if three years from now they admit the baby was born a few weeks before they said, I’d not be shocked.
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    British Royals

    Sorry for the duplicate post. The site is being weird. Princess, Mountbatten-Windsor is the (I guess unofficial?) last name of Queen Elizabeth’s family. Mountbatten for Philip and Windsor for her. I’m digging deep into my Duran Duran era Anglophilia today.
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    British Royals

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    British Royals

    My understanding (very tenuous) is that grandchildren of the monarch are entitled to be styled Prince/Princess but Edward and Anne declined for their children. George, as the heir is entitled but Charlotte and Louis are not. However before George was born the queen extended that courtesy to all of Williams kids as they are the kids of the heir. Not sure what happens after Charles takes over. I think having so many generations of heirs is confusing protocol! google agrees with me except that it’s only grandchildren of the male line, but I’m pretty sure the Queen offered it for Anne’s kids and she said no. The part about William’s kids is relevant because once the succession rules were changed (before George was born) he could have been a girl, heir to the throne, but not a princess. . For the most part, the titles and styles of a Monarch’s descendants are determined by the Letters Patent issued by King George V in 1917. Under these LPs, the style of ‘Royal Highness’ and title of ‘Prince/Princess’ is granted to: children of the monarch grandchildren in the male line the eldest son of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales Several additional LPs have been issued since then, which make some alterations to the original LPs: 1948 – King George VI issued LPs declaring that all children of then-Princess Elizabeth would be styled as HRH and titled as Prince/Princess. Without these LPs, Charles and Anne would not have become HRH until The Queen’s accession in 1952. Instead, they would have been styled as children of a Duke. Charles would have been Charles Mountbatten, Earl of Merioneth (using his father’s most senior subsidiary title by courtesy), and Anne would have been Lady Anne Mountbatten. 1957 – Queen Elizabeth II issued LPs creating her husband a Prince of the United Kingdom. Until that point, he was merely HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, and not ‘Prince Philip’ as the media often referred to him. 2012 – Queen Elizabeth II issued LPs declaring that all children of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales would be styled as HRH, with the title Prince/Princess. While this had no effect on Prince George, who was already entitled as the eldest son of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales, it did affect his younger sister Princess Charlotte. Were it not for these LPs, Charlotte would be styled Lady Charlotte Mountbatten-Windsor until her grandfather became King.
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    UCLA

    Congratulations! My oldest is also going away this year but staying a bit closer to home (3 hours), so I’m hopeful he will come back.
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    British Royals

    I don’t think it will be Maya because (and I didn’t read the article so Maybe Lainey says this) Zara’s daughter is MIA and I think that’s too close. Can’t have baby Sussex confused with another “lesser” royal baby.
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    Things that make you say "Hummm....."

    Did we save any of those old articles here? That would be interesting. I’ll have to go try to search them. Nope. Can’t find anything. They were guesses in a lot of BI and we alluded to the fact that they had marital troubles, but can’t find the links. Just this thread saying that they look to have been scrubbed. Interesting that this seems to be where we got into the habit of pasting the text of articles and not just the links.
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    Things that make you say "Hummm....."

    This is infuriating, but damn if I’m not glad we’ve got some good gossip to talk about!
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    Things that make you say "Hummm....."

    I also have a high school senior smack dab in the middle of the process. The details of the indictment are CRAZY! This is so much more than the headlines say. Faking pictures of kids playing sports, photoshopping kids faces into athletes, faking disabilities to get into the phony test centers... Huffman wrote her check “to a charitable organization.” Did she then claim it on her taxes? Throw in tax fraud too. There was a complete rundown of the CEOs somewhere that detailed their businesses.
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    Celeb Death Watch

    This article seemed to hit home for me. Previously when our generational idols died it was tragically young and of some unnatural cause. This is really like the first person our age who, while young, is not so young that they can’t die of natural causes. https://www.today.com/health/luke-perry-s-death-generation-x-s-wake-call-t149917?cid=sm_npd_td_fb_ma
  14. dixiedoodah

    Celeb Death Watch

    So sad. I met him here in DC once. He was very nice. I loved that show while I was in college.
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    Official 2019 Divorce Poll

    She sure does have a habit of getting involved with men who don’t appear to be single.
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