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That's Kate Middleton? Critics Slam New Royal Coin (William looks like Algore - ACK!)
Fox 8 ^ | 12/24/10

Posted on 12/24/2010 6:30:23 PM PST by Libloather

That's Kate Middleton? Critics Slam New Royal Coin
Critics say Kate Middleton has a reason to be mad about her likeness.
The Associated Press
12:05 p.m. EST, December 24, 2010

LONDON -- Britain's Royal Mint has released a commemorative coin featuring supposedly lifelike portraits of Prince William and his bride-to-be - but critics say Kate Middleton has a right to be horrified.

Images of the couple on the memento bear little resemblance to either the prince or his 28-year-old betrothed. Middleton appears plump in the face and lips and has bags under her eyes. Some critics claim William looks like Al Gore.

Available in silver or gold, the 5-pound ($7.70) coin marks the April 29 wedding of the second-in-line to the British throne.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: coin; gore; middleton; royal
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1 posted on 12/24/2010 6:30:28 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Hillbuzz said kate looked like a young ozzie osborne.


2 posted on 12/24/2010 6:32:13 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: Libloather
The Queen needs a new engraver.

It may be a ploy by the engraver to issue a Wedding Coin.

They said Kate & William signed off on the coin.

"Love is Blind?"

3 posted on 12/24/2010 6:33:16 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: RummyChick

They both look awful. He actually has much more defined features and so does she - not that you’d know that from this coin. They both look like walruses.

Back to the drawing board!


4 posted on 12/24/2010 6:34:14 PM PST by livius
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To: Sacajaweau

Only the Queen signed off on the coin.


5 posted on 12/24/2010 6:35:38 PM PST by carton253 (Ask me about The Stainless Banner - a free e-zine dedicated to the armies of the Confederacy.)
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To: Libloather

6 posted on 12/24/2010 6:36:27 PM PST by omega4179 (Quem deus vult perdere, dementat prius)
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To: Libloather

I have only seen her a couple of times on TV but thought she was very pretty. That image on the coin does not look at all like her.

I will also say she is prettier than Princess Di.


7 posted on 12/24/2010 6:37:08 PM PST by yarddog
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To: Libloather

Prince William doesn’t just look like Al Gore; he looks like a Zombey version of Al Gore. Night of the living dead.

Good grief.


8 posted on 12/24/2010 6:37:10 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: carton253
janis joplin?
9 posted on 12/24/2010 6:39:08 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: Libloather

I just noticed something else.

That image looks just like my Granddaughter. She is really sweet but just a bit pudgy.


10 posted on 12/24/2010 6:39:36 PM PST by yarddog
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To: RummyChick

My first thought when I saw the coin,Janis.


11 posted on 12/24/2010 6:41:01 PM PST by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: omega4179
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12 posted on 12/24/2010 6:42:17 PM PST by omega4179 (Quem deus vult perdere, dementat prius)
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To: Libloather

I see a melt of these coins in the very near future.


13 posted on 12/24/2010 6:43:08 PM PST by TaMoDee
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To: Libloather

OMG,that’s just awful.

Whoever approved this coin should look for another line of work.


14 posted on 12/24/2010 6:45:21 PM PST by Mears
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To: TaMoDee

Prince William doesnt even have enough hair to do the Al Gore Combover.

Who know Al Gore and Janis Joplin would be engraved on the historical coin.


15 posted on 12/24/2010 6:46:45 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: yarddog

I think Kate’s image bears a striking resemblance to the USA Sacajaweau Dollar coin.


16 posted on 12/24/2010 6:47:05 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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17 posted on 12/24/2010 6:48:38 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Totally Janis.


18 posted on 12/24/2010 6:48:50 PM PST by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: RummyChick

Dang, is that Al Gore’s nose on Diana...

He has made it onto Two Brit coins.


19 posted on 12/24/2010 6:50:09 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: Libloather

That is just horrible!


20 posted on 12/24/2010 6:50:09 PM PST by PistolPaknMama
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To: Libloather
The Ring Pictures, Images and Photos
21 posted on 12/24/2010 6:50:40 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: PistolPaknMama

Maybe the Queen doesn’t like Kate any more than she did Diana.


22 posted on 12/24/2010 6:54:03 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: Libloather; RummyChick

Kate looks like Susan MacDougall...


23 posted on 12/24/2010 6:57:36 PM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: Libloather

Twats...


24 posted on 12/24/2010 6:58:00 PM PST by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: Libloather

Being British, it is a wonder they didn’t find a way to make the coin leak oil....


25 posted on 12/24/2010 7:01:36 PM PST by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: GenXteacher

Yeh...but does William carry a tyre pressure gauge tucked into his sock...like Prince Charlie?


26 posted on 12/24/2010 7:04:42 PM PST by spokeshave (Islamics and Democrats unite to cut off Adam Smith's invisible hand)
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To: Libloather
Here's what she really looks like:


27 posted on 12/24/2010 7:06:53 PM PST by FReepaholic
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To: FReepaholic

Washington Post is saying it looks like Janis Joplin and Beavis...or is it Butthead.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/22/AR2010122205369.html


28 posted on 12/24/2010 7:09:44 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: Libloather

This coin is a perfect example of why I hate anything but a profile on a coin.

Look at the obverse, clean version of the profile of Her Majesty The Queen used on numerous Commonwealth coins. It’s a classic look.

The reverse is a crowded mess, the engraving job is horrible, it makes the Sacajawea Dollar look like art.

Alderney should be ashamed of itself for issuing this in the Queen’s name.


29 posted on 12/24/2010 7:17:45 PM PST by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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30 posted on 12/24/2010 7:19:37 PM PST by cajuncow
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To: cajuncow

Oh,that’s totally Tim Guithner.


31 posted on 12/24/2010 7:27:53 PM PST by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: RummyChick

That’s gotta be the best-looking ever photo of Janis Joplin.

She looked allright from the neck down but her face was nothing to write home about.


32 posted on 12/24/2010 7:29:33 PM PST by sinanju
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To: RummyChick
Janis Joplin?

You beat me to it. The image is a dead ringer for Janis in her latter days. Looks nothing whatsoever like Kate Middleton.

33 posted on 12/24/2010 7:34:40 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Libloather

ugly


34 posted on 12/24/2010 7:52:47 PM PST by dalebert
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To: omega4179

ya thats better


35 posted on 12/24/2010 7:53:25 PM PST by dalebert
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To: Libloather

Looks more like Harry than William.
By the way, Harry favors none of the royals..and where’d he get that red hair? Just sayin’..


36 posted on 12/24/2010 8:00:15 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08

i’ve always thought that to— if we only knew—lol


37 posted on 12/24/2010 8:01:50 PM PST by chicken head
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To: FReepaholic

She is a very pretty young Lady. The coin does not do her justice.


38 posted on 12/24/2010 8:04:44 PM PST by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: GreenLanternCorps
That's really something when an image of someone is so totally unrecognizable as that person, that it's recognizable as being of another real life person.

Is that engraver blind, or what?

39 posted on 12/24/2010 8:07:44 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (Merry Christmas!)
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To: patriot08
Carrot Top... Pictures, Images and Photos ?????--lol
40 posted on 12/24/2010 8:12:54 PM PST by chicken head
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To: patriot08

Plantagenets had red hair. The Queen has half her own heritage from her mom, and her mom has that heritage in her.

The Queen’s mom was almost pure Brit.

Plus Diana’s side is essentially from the same stock as the Queen’s mom.


41 posted on 12/24/2010 8:24:40 PM PST by BenKenobi (Rush speaks! I hear, I obey)
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To: RummyChick

WOW! I figured I’d be the only one who thought that.


42 posted on 12/24/2010 8:27:37 PM PST by CrazyIvan (What's "My Struggle" in Kenyan?)
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To: Libloather; silent_jonny
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43 posted on 12/24/2010 8:30:22 PM PST by peggybac (Restore America and restore her honor.)
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To: Libloather

I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought it looked liked Gore.


44 posted on 12/24/2010 8:42:23 PM PST by DemforBush (I got three passports, a couple of visas. You don't even know my real name..)
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To: Libloather

Ahh . . . those two know they don’t look like that and coins have a way of being wonky. So, they don’t worry, they be happy. Metal has a way of distorting images. If anything’s done about it, I’ll be surprised. They will be gracious about it and handle it with class I would think. Much like the royals recently zinged the Obamas in classy repayment for his boorish attitude. Royals know how to zing in the right time and place it seems.


45 posted on 12/24/2010 8:43:24 PM PST by Twinkie (PEACE)
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To: BenKenobi

I have read the Queen Mother was mostly Scottish and Diana too. Also read that Diana was a direct descendant of Robert Bruce.

Too bad she was going to marry a Muzzie tho he may have been a rare one as he financed “Chariots of Fire” which was pretty accurate and fair to Christians and Jews.


46 posted on 12/24/2010 9:15:06 PM PST by yarddog
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I’ve actually got an unpublished book on all of it. The Queen’s entire genealogy. I’m not yet finished, I still have a fairly substantial section left to do, Queen Vicky’s husband Prince Albert’s family from 1800 to about 1500. So 15 generations.

The rest is completely done. All of Victoria’s descendents and ancestors are finished, as are the Albertines prior to 1500.


47 posted on 12/24/2010 9:22:43 PM PST by BenKenobi (Rush speaks! I hear, I obey)
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To: BenKenobi
Thank you for posting that - I get a little tired of trying to teach a bit of history to people who would much rather gossip over the back fence.

Certainly too much of it in FR.

Geoffrey Plantagenet, for example, was described as "handsome, red-headed, jovial, and a great warrior..."

here's a rather bad depiction - but the hair and beard are flame red

the flame hair ran in the line...

48 posted on 12/24/2010 9:50:39 PM PST by maine-iac7
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To: Libloather

Middleton’s image is not reflective of her at all- this coin should be retracted and pronounced a dud (as much as i don’t like Middleton/one of the Wisteria Sisters)


49 posted on 12/24/2010 9:52:09 PM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT ( JC Webster's fav words: "the boiling pits of sewage" roflmao)
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To: yarddog
I will also say she is prettier than Princess Di.

100 percent prettier. I was never convinced that Di was this gorgeous woman that everyone claimed. Now Kate on the other hand is HOT!!!!

50 posted on 12/24/2010 10:14:57 PM PST by napscoordinator
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