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Duchess of Cambridge ‘wants to visit New Zealand’
Times of India ^ | 04.30.11

Posted on 04/30/2011 6:35:32 AM PDT by Perdogg

The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton has expressed her desire to visit New Zealand.

Prime Minister John Key chatted with Prince William and his bride at their Buckingham Palace reception, just after they exchanged their vows in front of an audience of two billion.

In a receiving line to greet all the Prime Ministers and Governors-General of the Realm, Key chatted with the royal couple

(Excerpt) Read more at timesofindia.indiatimes.com ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: duchesofcambridge; katemiddleton; princewilliam
And so it begins
1 posted on 04/30/2011 6:35:35 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD; SunkenCiv

ping


2 posted on 04/30/2011 6:39:12 AM PDT by Perdogg (It's my money...and I want it now!!!)
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To: Perdogg

I smell a diversion to send the media scrambling elsewhere while they honeymoon in their undisclosed location.


3 posted on 04/30/2011 6:40:45 AM PDT by Ripliancum (Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you. -Eph. 4:31)
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To: Perdogg

yeah, right. He probably said you should come to NZ sometime and she said that would be nice.............


4 posted on 04/30/2011 6:42:57 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: shaggy eel

Get a room ready...


5 posted on 04/30/2011 6:46:13 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 828 of our national holiday from reality. - What 3 AM phone call?)
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To: Perdogg

Wanna bet they don’t come to the 1/2 White House?


6 posted on 04/30/2011 6:57:51 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: null and void

I am surprised the Royal Consummation wasn’t covered by the BBC. maybe that happened long ago.


7 posted on 04/30/2011 7:01:12 AM PDT by Perdogg (It's my money...and I want it now!!!)
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To: Perdogg
As I understand it, they've been living together for several months.

The Archbishop of York even gave his blessing to the royal shack up.

Values changing in England... and all that. ;-(

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/royal-wedding/8481736/Royal-wedding-Archbishop-backs-William-and-Kates-decision-to-live-together-before-marriage.html

8 posted on 04/30/2011 7:08:38 AM PDT by Ripliancum (Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you. -Eph. 4:31)
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To: Perdogg

Wonder if it makes it 5 yrs.

Pray for America


9 posted on 04/30/2011 7:17:38 AM PDT by bray (The Country Club can hold THEIR noses this election)
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To: Ripliancum
The Archbishop of York even gave his blessing to the royal shack up.

The Archbishop of York backed Prince William and Kate Middleton’s decision to live together before marriage, saying that many modern couples want to “test the milk before they buy the cow”.

10 posted on 04/30/2011 7:24:00 AM PDT by Jane Long (2 Chron 7:14)
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To: Perdogg

I’m not a Royal watcher, but it seems to me that William was of formative years, and watched his parents’ marriage (a sham to begin with) deteriorate. I think he is more level-headed than his father, who just wants to putter in his garden.

I think this marriage will last, Royal Wedding notwithstanding.


11 posted on 04/30/2011 7:24:32 AM PDT by melissa_in_ga (Mr. President: Game On!)
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To: Perdogg
The Duchess of Cambridge Kate MiddletonPRINCESS KATHRYN OR HOWEVER SHE SPELLS HER NAME] has expressed her desire to visit New Zealand.
12 posted on 04/30/2011 7:25:28 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

I believe that she’s the Princess William of something-or-other.


13 posted on 04/30/2011 7:29:39 AM PDT by bannie ("The gov't that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul." ))
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To: Jane Long

Yep. Unbelievable.


14 posted on 04/30/2011 7:35:36 AM PDT by Ripliancum (Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you. -Eph. 4:31)
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To: bannie

Right. She is Princess Kathryn, the Duchess of Cambridge and he is Prince William the Duke of Cambridge. I just haven’t seen her name in print to know how she spells Kathryn, Kathrine, etc.


15 posted on 04/30/2011 7:35:47 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: bannie
I believe that she’s the Princess William of something-or-other.

Baron of Graymatter.

16 posted on 04/30/2011 7:35:53 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Heh! Good one!


17 posted on 04/30/2011 7:46:57 AM PDT by rex regnum insanit (falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus)
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To: melissa_in_ga; All

Unlike his dad.. He didn’t marry a horse..


18 posted on 04/30/2011 8:06:59 AM PDT by KevinDavis ( Anyone who backs Trump is a chump..)
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To: onyx

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

Also Countess of Strathearn and Baroness Carrickfergus.


19 posted on 04/30/2011 8:38:36 AM PDT by Ready4Freddy (I fight gangs for local charities and stuff.)
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To: onyx

Catherine


20 posted on 04/30/2011 8:56:49 AM PDT by Perdogg (It's my money...and I want it now!!!)
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To: Perdogg

“Duchess of Cambridge ‘wants to visit New Zealand’

Why not? Since she’s now part of the richest welfare recipients in the world—you can spend other people’s money and not impact you fiscally—live it up.


21 posted on 04/30/2011 9:29:56 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: Jane Long
The Archbishop of York backed Prince William and Kate Middleton’s decision to live together before marriage, saying that many modern couples want to “test the milk before they buy the cow”.

Thanks disgusting... That being said, "Why buy the cow when the milk is free?"

22 posted on 04/30/2011 9:34:10 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Ready4Freddy
Also Countess of Strathearn and Baroness Carrickfergus.

LOL. Seems like a tribute to Graham Chapman and the rest of Monty Python.

23 posted on 04/30/2011 9:40:16 AM PDT by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will have more quality executive experience than Barack Obama.)
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To: Perdogg
NZ ROCKS... esp. Milford Sound and Fox Glacier.

There's a great bar in Queenstown (the Remarkables mt. range is breathtaking by the way)... Bardeaux ... that's most worthy to visit on a chilly, rainy eve.

24 posted on 04/30/2011 9:42:40 AM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: madison10

Or a capitalist version: Why give away the cow when you can sell the milk for profit?


25 posted on 04/30/2011 9:44:45 AM PDT by carmody
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26 posted on 04/30/2011 9:52:30 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Perdogg

I bet they’re going to one of the British island-nations in the Caribbean.


27 posted on 04/30/2011 11:09:59 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: WKUHilltopper
Since she’s now part of the richest welfare recipients in the world

How do you figure that?

28 posted on 04/30/2011 1:46:04 PM PDT by SunTzuWu
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To: WKUHilltopper
"Since she’s now part of the richest welfare recipients in the world"

I was listening to a radio program the other day and one of the people commented that the royal family owns large chunks of land throughout Britain and in London. This land generates a large amount of revenue which they apparently donate entirely to the government. In return, the gov't provides the royal family with an allowance. I think that was the gist of it; but the point was that they weren't just freeloaders.

29 posted on 04/30/2011 1:57:15 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: jimfree

Scotland & N Ireland, respectively.


30 posted on 04/30/2011 7:34:34 PM PDT by Ready4Freddy (I fight gangs for local charities and stuff.)
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To: Ripliancum
I smell a diversion to send the media scrambling elsewhere while they honeymoon in their undisclosed location.

I heard they're honeymooning in Cleveland.

31 posted on 04/30/2011 7:36:30 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: onyx
Actually, she isn't Princess Catherine - just as William's mother wasn't Princess Diana. Even though the media constantly called her that (she was HRH Diana, Princess of Wales - she lost the HRH on divorce, but was allowed to keep the Princess of Wales, as mother of the future King).

Catherine is, in simple terms, Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cambridge. Her full title is Her Royal Highness Princess William Arthur Philip Louis, Duchess of Cambridge, Countess of Strathearn, Baroness Carrickfergus.

She isn't Princess Catherine because she isn't a Princess in her own right (Princess Anne, Princess Beatrice, and Princess Eugenie, and technically Princess Louise, are the only current Princesses in their own right in the UK). She is a Princess only because she is married to a Prince, and so she is Princess William because he is Prince William.

British titles are somewhat confusing at times.

The only exception in recent history to this rule was Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester - technically as she was a Princess and a Duchess only because of her marriage to Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, she should have been Princess Henry. But when her husband died, and her daughter-in-law became the new Duchess of Gloucester, it was considered it might cause confusion to have two Duchesses of Gloucester and so the Queen gave her permission to use the title of Princess Alice (it helped that her sister-in-law in similar circumstances, was Princess Marina, Duke of Kent - but she held that title because she was a Princess (of Greece and Denmark) in her own right.

32 posted on 06/13/2011 6:37:31 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: Flag_This; WKUHilltopper
I was listening to a radio program the other day and one of the people commented that the royal family owns large chunks of land throughout Britain and in London. This land generates a large amount of revenue which they apparently donate entirely to the government. In return, the gov't provides the royal family with an allowance. I think that was the gist of it; but the point was that they weren't just freeloaders.

You are correct.

The only money that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge receive from the British taxpayer is the Duke of Cambridge's salary as a serving officer of the Royal Air Force. He is not, in any way, a welfare recipient.

He is a wealthy man - he inherited half of his mother's personal wealth which she left to him in her will. Her money came from her divorce settlement with the Prince of Wales - and his money is income from businesses that he owns, not from the British government.

The Royal Family, in general, cannot be described as welfare recipients in any sense. Most of them receive no money at all from the British government. The only exceptions are the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh - and the money they receive is less than one tenth of the money that the Royal Family gives the British taxpayer each year - since the time of George III, the Royal Family has voluntarily ceded the income from the Crown Estate (currently about £200 million a year generated by over £6 billion pounds worth of property belonging to the Crown) to the British treasury. In exchange for this, the Treasury agrees to fund the official activities of the Royal Family which amounts to about £8 million a year. They hand over £200 million and get back about £8 million. That's not welfare.

33 posted on 06/13/2011 6:48:55 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: naturalman1975
"They hand over £200 million and get back about £8 million. That's not welfare."

It's just a very bad investment strategy. :)

Thank you for the details - I had no idea that they donated that amount of money.

34 posted on 06/13/2011 7:09:36 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: null and void
,,, get a room ready?


35 posted on 06/16/2011 4:45:53 AM PDT by shaggy eel
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