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@slimfern posted:

Ginge & Whinge being on every form of media no matter which way I turn

Shut up already I don't care! There are more important things out there than you two spoilt brats!

Meanwhile Wills and Kate being reported daily doing zoom calls and all that's perceived as good. The Royal Family is one big stage-managed con. And the press and sections of the media have free licence to do what they like.



Harry was useful when he was the army pin-up boy.



The country's effed everywhere you look.

VD
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Meanwhile Wills and Kate being reported daily doing zoom calls and all that's perceived as good. The Royal Family is one big stage-managed con. And the press and sections of the media have free licence to do what they like.



The country's effed everywhere you look.

Sorry Velvet , but I’ll take Kate and Wills over Ginge and Whinge any day.   Tbh I also respect the Queen .....and when you look across the Atlantic at what last 5 years of being a democratic republic issued forth over there I  think I’ll take the stays quo any day .

Baz

Kate was on the make right from the start. The gap year, St Andrews, the catwalk.



She's too cocky/confident for me now she's been assimilated. Bottom line, if you wanna do good and think you are doing good (questionable ) because all you are is a recognised face and Royalty drop the self-promotion whilst doing it in the media. That would be the humble option. That shows the two way generally press relationship with the Royal "A" listers      

VD

Kate was on the make right from the start. The gap year, St Andrews, the catwalk.



She's too cocky/confident for me now she's been assimilated. Bottom line, if you wanna do good and think you are doing good (questionable ) because all you are is a recognised face and Royalty drop the self-promotion whilst doing it in the media. That would be the humble option. That shows the two way generally press relationship with the Royal "A" listers      

Personally I'm indifferent re William & Kate, but the fact that they are seen to be caring by doing zoom calls is giving a great many people a sense of unity in a time of isolation. Whether it's staged or not imo doesn't matter...not on the topics they talk about anyway.

I tend to agree with Baz ...I'd rather what we have here than what they have over the ocean...in any direction. Our Royal family for the most do us proud & are loved & respected by many around the world. How or if that will change when the Queen dies is yet to be seen..

slimfern

What has a member of the Royal Family done for you?



General question         All their wealth is ringfenced. And then some.



Hope and inspiration are out. So are hijacked charities to be seeing to do something.



If people at the other end of zoom calls and handshakes wanna be fooled go right ahead. It's a promotion exercise.

Well I remember being quite excited by a visit of the Queen Mother when I was about 5...even have the newspaper clipping somewhere in a box

The cost of the Royals is high when you take protection into account, but when you look at how much they bring to this country via tourism & historical matters etc then I think we're pretty much quids in. though maybe not this past 12 months.

I would have thought that those charities that have Royals as patrons would do quite well? or at least no worse than those who are patroned by celebrities...but then I have quite negative feelings re charities.......especially where the funding they get is spent

slimfern
@slimfern posted:

Well I remember being quite excited by a visit of the Queen Mother when I was about 5...even have the newspaper clipping somewhere in a box

The cost of the Royals is high when you take protection into account, but when you look at how much they bring to this country via tourism & historical matters etc then I think we're pretty much quids in. though maybe not this past 12 months.

I would have thought that those charities that have Royals as patrons would do quite well? or at least no worse than those who are patroned by celebrities...but then I have quite negative feelings re charities.......especially where the funding they get is spent

I agree with all that Slim

Baz

Meanwhile Wills and Kate being reported daily doing zoom calls and all that's perceived as good. The Royal Family is one big stage-managed con. And the press and sections of the media have free licence to do what they like.

Harry was useful when he was the army pin-up boy.

The country's effed everywhere you look.

I've posted this link before, but I've noticed sections of it appearing on Twitter today, so I think it's worth reposting one last time as hard evidence of how the UK Press have consistently treated Kate and Meghan differently. I think it just about passes as on-topic too, as the press remain one of my major, current, annoyances!

Meghan Markle And Prince Harry UK Royal Reporters Coverage Compared To Kate Middleton And Prince William (buzzfeednews.com)



Also; I see that those photos of Harry in a Nazi uniform have suddenly made a reappearance for some reason.   It may therefore be worth mentioning that William was also at that party (he went in a lion costume), but the press chose not to question the wisdom of him attending a party with a "Colonial and Native" theme ( ), nor why he (or anyone else for that matter) didn't have a word in his younger brother's ear beforehand...

Eugene's Lair

I think we can all agree that the press are class A scumbags......... that link puts me in mind of the different ways Diana & Fergie were portrayed .....is lucky we don't really take any notice isn't it

Unfortunately there are many who do...

I don't remember Harry's error of fancy dress......I do know he had a reputation of being a bit of a rebel a while back. Have only recently began watching the news again cos of the covid...

My beef was not the interview being broadcast, but that it has become a dog with a bone....never letting go...it's everywhere... I didn't watch it and have no interest whatsoever...I want to see proper news! ...Aljazeera is pretty good at world goings on

slimfern
@slimfern posted:

I think we can all agree that the press are class A scumbags......... that link puts me in mind of the different ways Diana & Fergie were portrayed .....is lucky we don't really take any notice isn't it

Unfortunately there are many who do...

I don't remember Harry's error of fancy dress......I do know he had a reputation of being a bit of a rebel a while back. Have only recently began watching the news again cos of the covid...

My beef was not the interview being broadcast, but that it has become a dog with a bone....never letting go...it's everywhere... I didn't watch it and have no interest whatsoever...I want to see proper news! ...Aljazeera is pretty good at world goings on

The best documentary I've ever seen was on there years ago. It was about oud. More valuable than gold.



I always check their docs. daily  

VD

A NEW PHONE SCAM ! This morning I had a call from a fraud office  to say that they had noticed that £600 had been transferred overseas from my account ! As I check my account a couple of times each day I knew it was a scam, but if someone only deals with paper statements then I can imagine them getting duped into giving away details ....barsteward.



And I have just this minute had an Amazon one !

Baz
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