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Kate of Green Gables: Duchess of Cambridge's joy as she steps back in time ...
UK Mail ^ | 7-3-11

Posted on 07/04/2011 10:16:50 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived for an official welcoming ceremony at Prince Edward Island today - the setting for the novel Anne of Green Gables. They arrived in a horse-drawn coach to the delight of thousands more fans who waited patiently for hours for a chance of a glance of the newly-weds.

Kate was seen wearing a cream pencil dress by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen - who designed her wedding dress. She teamed the outfit with navy blue heels for a visit close to her heart - Anne of Green Gables is one of her favourite books.

As the carriage passed the crowds, a sea of camera phones were held up and calls of 'William and Kate' rang out.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Books/Literature; Miscellaneous; Society; Travel
KEYWORDS: anneofgreengables; britain; canada; duchessofcambridge; dukeofcambridge; england; nomorekings; royals; statevisit; wilsandkate
Many beautiful pictures at the original source. PLUS a video.
1 posted on 07/04/2011 10:16:57 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Cincinna

Wils attempts remarks in French to sooth Quebecois.


2 posted on 07/04/2011 10:18:39 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

They’re a handsome couple, but I’d like to see her eat a burger & chocolate malt - she’s a bit thin


3 posted on 07/04/2011 10:23:10 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

You just luv to break the rules, don’t you.

TTIUWP’s!

LOL

Pippa is my gal. She is sexy


4 posted on 07/04/2011 10:24:23 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: afraidfortherepublic

They are a breath of fresh air.


5 posted on 07/04/2011 10:25:23 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman
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To: nuconvert

I agree. She’s very classy and attractive, but could do with an extra ten pounds or so. It seems like she’s lost weight since they announced their engagement.


6 posted on 07/04/2011 10:26:53 AM PDT by mockingbyrd
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To: nuconvert

She’s a bit thin, but we’ll all know right away when she’s with child — won’t we?

I love that white dress. That’s about the most elegant thing I’ve seen on a public figure in years.


7 posted on 07/04/2011 10:31:34 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Boy, is she skinny, and is he getting bald! He sure looks like his mom and dad. I didn’t realize how popular they are as I don’t follow British royals. It looks like the whole island turned out for them. You’re right, lots of photos at the link!


8 posted on 07/04/2011 10:32:56 AM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I worked with a lady who was rail thin, similar to this gal. She was 7 months prego when she told us, and NONE of us suspected she was pregnant.


9 posted on 07/04/2011 10:34:55 AM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: Vendome

Visit: William and Kate arrive at Prince Edward Island watched by a number of fans who had dressed up in period costume for the occasion

Read more...

10 posted on 07/04/2011 10:36:37 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
She’s a bit thin, but we’ll all know right away when she’s with child — won’t we?

Not necessarily. I didn't show until I was five months along with my first.

I love that white dress. That’s about the most elegant thing I’ve seen on a public figure in years.

Yes indeed. And the blue one, and the cream, and in fact anything she wears. Wouldn't it be nice if the US had a prominent lady like that--a well-behaved lady who would wear nice clothes, speak charmingly, look graceful, not take advantage of her position to advance an agenda, and not be a clumsy embarrassment to the nation?

11 posted on 07/04/2011 10:41:47 AM PDT by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: Vendome
Is this "sexy" enough for you? Kate doing her Monroe impression!


12 posted on 07/04/2011 10:42:24 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Beautiful dress.

I could wear one like that about 30 years ago. *Sigh*


13 posted on 07/04/2011 10:43:36 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I did see that and wuz gonna post but didn’t the AM would let it fly.

She is one pretty girl but, if we were at a bar the only reason I would talk to her is so I could get closer Pippa.

Oh...IBL


14 posted on 07/04/2011 10:45:01 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: ottbmare
And the blue one, and the cream, and in fact anything she wears. Wouldn't it be nice if the US had a prominent lady like that--a well-behaved lady who would wear nice clothes, speak charmingly, look graceful, not take advantage of her position to advance an agenda, and not be a clumsy embarrassment to the nation?

That's just bad form to mention that, you hussy! LOL

15 posted on 07/04/2011 10:45:49 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

My mothers Family were early Irish settlers in PEI, as papists they hated the English with some help from the Frogs.


16 posted on 07/04/2011 10:46:23 AM PDT by Little Bill (Sorry)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

My gosh someone give Kate a sandwich! She is soo thin. I wouldn’t want to be that skinny! No hips either.


17 posted on 07/04/2011 10:46:31 AM PDT by Pilated
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To: ottbmare; Indy Pendance

Watch the bosom. It will show there first.


18 posted on 07/04/2011 10:47:31 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Sliding pants. Awesome!


19 posted on 07/04/2011 10:49:55 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I suppose this royalmania is better than watching that morlock Lady Gaga prance about with her hideous homos.


20 posted on 07/04/2011 10:52:05 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The period for those costumes is Victorian 1850-1860...curious. Anne of Green Gables was set in late Edwardian times. Was there an explanation of this? (I’m a fan of the Green Gables books.)


21 posted on 07/04/2011 10:53:58 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Those period costumes are mid 1860’s and Anne of Green Gables was set in the late 1870’s, bustle era not hoop.


22 posted on 07/04/2011 10:54:51 AM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: ottbmare
re: Yes indeed. And the blue one, and the cream, and in fact anything she wears. Wouldn't it be nice if the US had a prominent lady like that--a well-behaved lady who would wear nice clothes, speak charmingly, look graceful, not take advantage of her position to advance an agenda, and not be a clumsy embarrassment to the nation?)))

LOL. Good one. I do worry that she's one of those Can Never Be Too Thin types. Remember how neurotic Diana was? Anyway, she is so chic and a pleasure to see.

23 posted on 07/04/2011 10:56:16 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: kalee

Heh—I beat you by a minute or two! Maybe we’ll find out. I think Green Gables was even later than the bustle. You must be a costume buff?


24 posted on 07/04/2011 10:57:39 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: afraidfortherepublic

That was me, my bust exploded! And my daughters too! This gal didn’t gain anything. It was the most unusual pregnancy I’ve ever encountered. Her 2nd, she popped out quickly. People are different, and who knows how she’ll be. I do have a question that I haven’t heard. Did the royal PTB do a virgin test on this gal like they did Diana? Or is that last century?


25 posted on 07/04/2011 10:59:02 AM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: junta

Or Moochelle.


26 posted on 07/04/2011 11:00:04 AM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: ottbmare

LOL. Imagine Michelle sitting at one end of a Dragon boat.

The imagination quails.


27 posted on 07/04/2011 11:02:24 AM PDT by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: Mamzelle

You caught it too. lol


28 posted on 07/04/2011 11:04:38 AM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Mamzelle

Civil War reenactor. :)
Didn’t Diana’s auntie have a bustle? I was really thinking late 70’s, early 80’s, but you may be right.


29 posted on 07/04/2011 11:10:26 AM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Indy Pendance

Her (now) husband provided verification - since they had been living together for years. 21st Century now, eh?


30 posted on 07/04/2011 11:17:48 AM PDT by ASOC (What are you doing now that Mexico has become OUR Chechnya?)
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To: kalee
The Anne timeline was a confusing one, and it's been a while...I don't know if you read all the books, but I think one of Anne's sons served in WW1, which would put her in her forties in 1917. I thought the TV adaption was pretty good-showing off those lovely lacy white Edwardian gowns (remember Anne's poetry reading?). They started pulling back the fronts of hooped gowns in the mid sixties, and the hoops got smaller and flatter in front. The most extreme bustles then arrived, just absurd...always wondered how they managed to sit!

I think Anne's growing up years were more Gibson Girl, which would account for the "puffed sleeve" obsession. And once again, that silhouette was absurd, all wasp waisted, shoving the bosom forward like a bad case of scoleosis.

If you love fashion history, a great movie was the recent one about Coco Chanel. The movie itself was a real loser, IMO, but the last ten minutes was a breathtaking runway history of Chanel's best work. Worth a Netflix rental just to see the development of modern sportswear, which is what Kate shows off brilliantly. I do hope she's not a tiresome anorexic, because I look forward to her showing off more clothes.

31 posted on 07/04/2011 11:23:44 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Indy Pendance

Kate and William cohabitated before their wedding.


32 posted on 07/04/2011 11:26:25 AM PDT by TheDingoAteMyBaby
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby; ASOC

Like I said in a previous post, I don’t follow royals. Thanks for the update.


33 posted on 07/04/2011 11:28:50 AM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: kalee
Might be, but styles only show the earliest possible date, people don't always abandon an older style once they get used to it. There are many new styles I just detest and won't wear. (Extremely pointy shoes, for one thing, and I think women are wearing their clothes way too small for their true size)

I'm sure Marilla paid no attention at all to bustles or the lack of them. I love theatrical/historical costume. A good costumer can place a date and time if she knows her history. Just the shape of a bonnet can locate a year where the style first becomes popular. "Spoon" bonnets, poke bonnets. Matrons, even young ones, would wear little lace caps indoors.

34 posted on 07/04/2011 11:32:53 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: nuconvert
They’re a handsome couple, but I’d like to see her eat a burger & chocolate malt - she’s a bit thin

Not everyone likes to see rolls of fat on a woman...

35 posted on 07/04/2011 12:01:43 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Mamzelle

Some young women are naturally thin, and anxiety and/or hard work make them burn off the calories. This is okay, but sometimes it can be tough for such girls to get pregnant. If you want to start a baby you may have to go off on a loooong, relaxing vacay, with no worries, and just eat and sleep and lie around all day. Rather like taking a racing mare off the track and letting her down to she can be a broodmare.


36 posted on 07/04/2011 12:05:28 PM PDT by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: ottbmare
I have read the same thing--that women try and try to get pregnant, then happen to overindulge in a few cheeseburgers, gain five pounds, and get preggers.

I like Kate, she's fun. I like good fashion, and maybe she could lead us out of the doldrums of too tight, too revealing clothes and back into the classier realm of good fit and design.

I mean, sometimes I am embarrassed for the Fox babes that are so smart, but sit in the "leg chair" and play the Sharon Stone thing...and these are women I like and enjoy watching, like Monica Crowley, etc.

I'll bet Kate would never do that.

And I so loved her simple, elegant, modest wedding gown. Are you getting sick of the Barbie naked wedding dress, the wornout use of strapless dresses? Every single bride wears them now, and they make slightly overweight women look downright fat, and they make slender women look bony and scrawny--that look flatters very few women.

37 posted on 07/04/2011 1:34:45 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: raybbr

“Not everyone likes to see rolls of fat on a woman...”

She’d have to have burgers & malts every day for 3 months before she had 1 roll of fat


38 posted on 07/04/2011 2:58:04 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: raybbr

Thank you !


39 posted on 07/04/2011 6:18:29 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: nuconvert

There’s a big difference between being skinny and being fit with low body fat. A skinny person is small partly because his or her muscles are small and flabby. This is not attractive, as it bespeaks illness, physical or mental. The Twiggy look, in other words. Someone who is fit has very little body fat but has firm, toned muscles. This is the appearance of female athletes. As far as I can see from the muscles in her legs, the new duchess seems to be very fit rather than skinny.


40 posted on 07/04/2011 7:34:38 PM PDT by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Thanks for the ping. I think she is charming. People always appreciate it when you make an attempt to speak their language.
I am shocked to find out only 10% of Québécois speak English!


41 posted on 07/05/2011 4:33:03 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I think Kate is a winner. Her natural beauty and ease with people are an asset. I love the ivory cable knit sweater dress with the nautical motif. Could the Duchess actually be wearing stockings? A welcome contrast to most of the Euro- trash bare legged ones in the news recently ( not mentioning any names)


42 posted on 07/05/2011 4:46:26 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: ottbmare

I’d add to this: I wish we had one who would not preach eating “ healthy” food to the American people while she and her family scarf down burgers, fries and fat cakes at every chance. I don’t think “ fat cakes” whatever they are are going to help that huge caboose of hers!.


43 posted on 07/05/2011 4:53:49 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: ottbmare

I’d add to this: I wish we had one who would not preach eating “ healthy” food to the American people while she and her family scarf down burgers, fries and fat cakes at every chance. I don’t think “ fat cakes” whatever they are are going to help that huge caboose of hers!.


44 posted on 07/05/2011 4:55:28 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: agere_contra

“The imagination quails.”
Michelle-Antoinette on a Dragon Boat.... the boat sinks


45 posted on 07/05/2011 5:00:02 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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