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    "There are a great many things I am in doubt about at the moment, and I should consider myself favoured if you would kindly enlighten me. Signed, Doubtful, off to Canada." (BJP 1914).

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowanw View Post
    Yes in years to come they will be just ordinary Will and Kate, your friendly neighbourhood constitutional monarchs .
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    The comment in the article that the Cecil Beaton photo was a bit dull, well it was commissioned by the royal family. I think that being dull is part of their job description.
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    I get what you are saying, but at that time I'm not sure that that is fair. After a abdication, a war, and a marriage, the royal family was anything but dull. And Cecil Beaton was a real favorite of the Queen Mother for his rejuvenation of the monarchy with his totally different pictures of the then Queen Elizabeth. Cecil Beaton certainly could never be called dull.
    Prince Phillip didn't really like him, remarking on his floppy hats. The Queen Mother liked him. She had a propensity to gays in her entourage. I expect he got the job of photographing the baby pictures of Charles because of the Queen Mother.
    Personally I like Richard Speaight"s images of the Queen then Duchess of York and Elizabeth the second of the Vanity Fair images
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    "There are a great many things I am in doubt about at the moment, and I should consider myself favoured if you would kindly enlighten me. Signed, Doubtful, off to Canada." (BJP 1914).

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    This is like watching a train wreck. This article tells you all that is wrong interactively
    http://www.theguardian.com/artanddes...ght-royal-mess
    "There are a great many things I am in doubt about at the moment, and I should consider myself favoured if you would kindly enlighten me. Signed, Doubtful, off to Canada." (BJP 1914).

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    But seemingly nothing wrong with the baby concerning that critic. And the baby is the person the photo is about...

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    While the British are happy to have a member of the royal family dedicate a new shopping center they would not be happy with the dedication of a new bordello. That's what I meant by dull, newsworthy but not too newsworthy.

    Edward VIII with his Nazi sympathies and his dalliance with "that Simpson woman" was a publicity nightmare. When he was forced to abdicate it was the best for the country. Had he continued on the throne he might have destroyed the monarchy single handedly. Now George VI was a proper king, a bit dull but proper.
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    A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.

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