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Old December 4 2012, 10:09 AM   #31
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Re: Princess Kate (aka the Duchess of Cambridge) is Pregnant!

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From the Official British Monarchy Facebook Page:

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby.

The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry and members of both families are delighted with the news.

The Duchess was admitted this afternoon to King Edward VII Hospital in Central London with Hyperemesis Gravidarum. As the pregnancy is in its very early stages, Her Royal Highness is expected to stay in hospital for several days and will require a period of rest thereafter.
And here's an excerpt from the Guardian:

St James's Palace announced the news after the duchess was admitted to hospital on Monday afternoon with acute morning sickness.

It is understood that the duchess is not yet 12 weeks. But the fact she has been admitted to hospital, and is likely to stay there for several days, forced the palace into making an announcement earlier than it would have liked.

... The baby will be the third in line to the throne, bumping Prince Harry, the baby's uncle, to fourth place.
I hope that Prince William & Princess Kate have a boy!!
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Old December 4 2012, 10:18 AM   #32
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Re: Princess Kate (aka the Duchess of Cambridge) is Pregnant!

This is great news for them, assuming they wanted children. I can't imagine what the pressure must be like.
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Old December 4 2012, 10:51 AM   #33
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It's Princess Catherine. I'm not a royalist but if you're going to give her a title, do it properly.
Princess is a title usually conveyed by birth, rather than marriage. As Prince William's wife she's most formally refered to as Princess William, failing that she's the Duchess of Cambridge or Countess of Strathearn in Scotland.

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Old December 4 2012, 11:16 AM   #34
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Re: Princess Kate (aka the Duchess of Cambridge) is Pregnant!

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This is great news for them, assuming they wanted children. I can't imagine what the pressure must be like.
Well especially for Kate who would have had to have undergone various examinations to make sure she could actually provide children before the wedding - it's nice that she's pretty and can smile and stuff but her main function is broodmare.

Still at least it's not like the old days where the Home Secretary
would be present at the birth, I think Prince Anna's birth was the last one a HS attended
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Old December 4 2012, 11:23 AM   #35
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Re: Princess Kate (aka the Duchess of Cambridge) is Pregnant!

I think they did away with the pre-marriage medical checks after Diana. It's not as though he's going to say no I'm not going to marry her, is it?
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Old December 4 2012, 11:59 AM   #36
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Re: Princess Kate (aka the Duchess of Cambridge) is Pregnant!

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I think they did away with the pre-marriage medical checks after Diana. It's not as though he's going to say no I'm not going to marry her, is it?
Does he have that level of choice? That has never been clear.
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Old December 4 2012, 12:52 PM   #37
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They do now. They didn't in his dad's day. That's why the second in line to the throne married a commoner. They're allowed to marry whoever they want now. His father had to marry who he was told to marry and look how well that turned out. Ergo it stands to reason it was pointless to do any medical checks beforehand, not least because Diana's boys would have told the establishment to fuck off.
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Old December 4 2012, 12:57 PM   #38
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They do now. They didn't in his dad's day. That's why the second in line to the throne married a commoner. They're allowed to marry whoever they want now. His father had to marry who he was told to marry and look how well that turned out. Ergo it stands to reason it was pointless to do any medical checks beforehand, not least because Diana's boys would have told the establishment to fuck off.

Diana's boys are the establishment.
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Old December 4 2012, 01:17 PM   #39
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Re: Princess Kate (aka the Duchess of Cambridge) is Pregnant!

Princess is a title usually conveyed by birth, rather than marriage. As Prince William's wife she's most formally refered to as Princess William, failing that she's the Duchess of Cambridge or Countess of Strathearn in Scotland.
Always had my suspicions about him.
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Old December 4 2012, 01:30 PM   #40
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Princess is a title usually conveyed by birth, rather than marriage. As Prince William's wife she's most formally refered to as Princess William, failing that she's the Duchess of Cambridge or Countess of Strathearn in Scotland.
Always had my suspicions about him.
That's a load of bollocks. Princess Diana was never called Princess Charles.
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Old December 4 2012, 01:56 PM   #41
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Re: Princess Kate (aka the Duchess of Cambridge) is Pregnant!

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Princess is a title usually conveyed by birth, rather than marriage. As Prince William's wife she's most formally refered to as Princess William, failing that she's the Duchess of Cambridge or Countess of Strathearn in Scotland.
Always had my suspicions about him.
That's a load of bollocks. Princess Diana was never called Princess Charles.
No it is quite true. Her formal title is Princess William, Duke of....

Princess Diana was both never an actual princess, despite what people called her and was from marriage the Princess of Wales, which brings a bit more clout than Duchess of Cambridge.

I believe the Queen has an aunt who is called Princess Michael--she married Prince Michael of somesuch and he never got a higher title.

When Mr. King gets married, his wife is Mrs. King
When the King gets married, his wife is the Queen
When Prince William gets married, his wife is Princess William

When Ms. Queen gets married, her husband keeps his name
When the Queen gets married, her husband gets no title
Etc.
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Old December 4 2012, 02:14 PM   #42
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Re: Princess Kate (aka the Duchess of Cambridge) is Pregnant!

It's usage innit? If they call her Princess Catherine then that's what she'll be called. Protocol went out the window with Diana. The Royal Household was forced to change a lot of things because of her. Also when Princess Elizabeth married Philip, he was forced to take the Windsor name, instead of Battenburg (or Mountbatten as they styled themselves). He declared he might as well have been a eunuch at the time. His uncle Louis was furious, since he had done all the wheeling and dealing to secure the marriage.
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Old December 4 2012, 02:59 PM   #43
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Re: Princess Kate (aka the Duchess of Cambridge) is Pregnant!

Another non-working mum gets up the duff so her brood can live at taxpayers' expense...

And subjects us all to months of inane tat about "what will it look like, will it be twins, what will it be called...?" Who - among the millions of us who don't know her - gives a fuck?
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Old December 4 2012, 03:23 PM   #44
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Her husband works.
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Old December 4 2012, 04:06 PM   #45
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Re: Princess Kate (aka the Duchess of Cambridge) is Pregnant!

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We knew it would take The Onion only hours to respond... Cut This Monster Out of Me!
Oh... my.
As soon as sleep finally arrives, I find my psyche plagued by nightmares of terrifying vividness—10,000 horses drowning in pus; crimson-eyed children feasting on the head of King Richard II; a smiling, dagger-toothed worm wriggling in viscous slime.
No, that's cool; I wasn't planning on sleeping tonight anyway.


Seriously, though, pretty hilarious/spot-on Lovecraft pastiche, that.


Whenever I hear about Kate, the first thing that always comes to mind is that she had a poster of him on her wall before they met. That nugget of trivia just never gets old.
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