royalfandomunity:

No plans? No problem!
RF Unity is excited to sponsor Fandom Game Night every Friday night at 8pm Eastern (New York) time. Play online versions of your favorite games like Apples to Apples and Cards Against Humanity.
Game and chat links will be posted each evening, so follow #RF Game Night for the latest details.
*Remember to bring your own snacks and comfy pj’s, as we [sadly] cannot provide those for you!

royalfandomunity:

No plans? No problem!

RF Unity is excited to sponsor Fandom Game Night every Friday night at 8pm Eastern (New York) time. Play online versions of your favorite games like Apples to Apples and Cards Against Humanity.

Game and chat links will be posted each evening, so follow #RF Game Night for the latest details.

*Remember to bring your own snacks and comfy pj’s, as we [sadly] cannot provide those for you!

dreamalittletudordream:

lizegan:

thebritgirl:

dreamalittletudordream:

royal-confessions:

[[Post by Adrielle]]
“I don’t mind that Kate does renovations and redecorates Kensington Palace and Anmer Hall. What I don’t like is that she doesn’t like the colour anymore, so she’s making the taxpayer pay for a change of colour that was put on barely a few months ago.” - Submitted by Anonymous

Except for the fact that the only taxpayer money used at Kensington was used to repair the faulting structure and keep it up for many more years, something which was planned to go on whether William and Kate resided at 1A or moved to southern Wisconsin. Any money spent on things like paint or exactly which color granite they want came either from their own money (i.e. William’s inheritance from Diana/ the Queen Mum) or any money Charles voluntarily decided to pitch in. Also not a penny of taxpayer’s money went into Anmer, with the renovation being payed for privately by the royal family to get it ready for William and likely, in the future, either George, Harry, or a hypothetical second child of William to take it over when William and Kate move out.
 You didn’t pay for Kate’s pedestal sink in the guest bathroom or the fact she wants George to have a mint green playroom opposed to an olive green one. You’re paying for the repair of structural damage, new plumbing, removal of asbestos, a new roof, new walls, and new floorboards. Hardly paying for a new shade of paint or cabinet hardware. 

Whoa there, let’s not get too logical. It almost sounds like your saying Kate (because God knows she makes all the decisions around here, being in the family for the shortest amount of time and all) isn’t actually a bad person who takes billions of dollars from each taxpayer, and not like a couple of cents. You’re just gonna start confusing people with your facts.

Why should the taxpayers be paying for any of it?

The majority of your tax dollars are going to structural repair of what is considered a point of national interest, mainly due to its status as the birthplace of Queen Victoria. The nation and its taxpayers pay for its repairs or else when the parts of it are structurally unstable and start collapsing in the future people roar about leaving Queen Victoria’s childhood home to rot.
The plumbing and electric is due to the fact that 1A hasn’t been updated since Princess Margaret and family moved in over 50 years ago. It’d be extremely difficult to use modern appliances or bath fixtures if the plumbing and electric either aren’t up to code or simply can’t accommodate the upgrades made in the past half-century.
The asbestos, personally, seems pretty obvious. If you leave it and it accidentally gets disturbed it can cause major health concerns. My own school was cleaned out for asbestos when it was discovered and so was Buckingham Palace’s basement. Once again, simply making it livable (not fancy, livable) for William, Kate, and George.
The roof once again falls under upkeep of a historic building and the fact the tax payers probably prefer the roof not falling in or leaking on the second and third in line to the throne. And with walls and floors, who knows how much that stuff has rotted over the years, or if it even would be up to modern safety codes and regulations. All the taxpayer payed for is either in an attempt to keep Kensington Palace in tact for as long as possible or make it safe/livable to a young family in 2014 opposed to 1960. 

dreamalittletudordream:

lizegan:

thebritgirl:

dreamalittletudordream:

royal-confessions:

[[Post by Adrielle]]

I don’t mind that Kate does renovations and redecorates Kensington Palace and Anmer Hall. What I don’t like is that she doesn’t like the colour anymore, so she’s making the taxpayer pay for a change of colour that was put on barely a few months ago.” - Submitted by Anonymous

Except for the fact that the only taxpayer money used at Kensington was used to repair the faulting structure and keep it up for many more years, something which was planned to go on whether William and Kate resided at 1A or moved to southern Wisconsin. Any money spent on things like paint or exactly which color granite they want came either from their own money (i.e. William’s inheritance from Diana/ the Queen Mum) or any money Charles voluntarily decided to pitch in. Also not a penny of taxpayer’s money went into Anmer, with the renovation being payed for privately by the royal family to get it ready for William and likely, in the future, either George, Harry, or a hypothetical second child of William to take it over when William and Kate move out.

 You didn’t pay for Kate’s pedestal sink in the guest bathroom or the fact she wants George to have a mint green playroom opposed to an olive green one. You’re paying for the repair of structural damage, new plumbing, removal of asbestos, a new roof, new walls, and new floorboards. Hardly paying for a new shade of paint or cabinet hardware. 

Whoa there, let’s not get too logical. It almost sounds like your saying Kate (because God knows she makes all the decisions around here, being in the family for the shortest amount of time and all) isn’t actually a bad person who takes billions of dollars from each taxpayer, and not like a couple of cents. You’re just gonna start confusing people with your facts.

Why should the taxpayers be paying for any of it?

The majority of your tax dollars are going to structural repair of what is considered a point of national interest, mainly due to its status as the birthplace of Queen Victoria. The nation and its taxpayers pay for its repairs or else when the parts of it are structurally unstable and start collapsing in the future people roar about leaving Queen Victoria’s childhood home to rot.

The plumbing and electric is due to the fact that 1A hasn’t been updated since Princess Margaret and family moved in over 50 years ago. It’d be extremely difficult to use modern appliances or bath fixtures if the plumbing and electric either aren’t up to code or simply can’t accommodate the upgrades made in the past half-century.

The asbestos, personally, seems pretty obvious. If you leave it and it accidentally gets disturbed it can cause major health concerns. My own school was cleaned out for asbestos when it was discovered and so was Buckingham Palace’s basement. Once again, simply making it livable (not fancy, livable) for William, Kate, and George.

The roof once again falls under upkeep of a historic building and the fact the tax payers probably prefer the roof not falling in or leaking on the second and third in line to the throne. And with walls and floors, who knows how much that stuff has rotted over the years, or if it even would be up to modern safety codes and regulations. All the taxpayer payed for is either in an attempt to keep Kensington Palace in tact for as long as possible or make it safe/livable to a young family in 2014 opposed to 1960. 

thepompandthepagentry:

thequeenmothershat:

heavyarethecrowns:

royal-confessions:

“People can attack Kate all they want but in the end she will be remembered as one of the most stylish and beautiful royal women ever” - Submitted by Anonymous

and of course being beautiful is what royalty is all about, clothes is all that matters. That is why royalty exists, for purely superficial reasons. 
Royalty is not about representing countries, it is about charity, about making their country a better place it is simply about looking good. 
If Kate is only ever known in future for her clothes and SOME thinking she is beautiful then she has failed to stand for anything that royalty does and if I were her I would be ashamed to stand for simple looks alone and not for anything of substance.

Do you respect princess Diana? Because, in addition to her work with charities, she was a well known fashion ICON.  the pouffy sleeved wedding prom dress of the 80s? Diana-spired. But no one would dare insinuate she didn’t care about her charities. You can be beautiful and stylish and wear good clothes and still be part of a good cause. It’s just easier to post pictures of a pretty gown in the media. People who are interested in her clothes may go on, do research and see the charities she’s involved in and all the good she does.

Can we all remember Diana was nicknamed the clothes horse? And people saw her as only someone who could wear nice clothes, wave and shake a few hands? Yes there was a time when people thought that about her and now look at what she’s remembered for.

^^^^

thepompandthepagentry:

thequeenmothershat:

heavyarethecrowns:

royal-confessions:

People can attack Kate all they want but in the end she will be remembered as one of the most stylish and beautiful royal women ever” - Submitted by Anonymous

and of course being beautiful is what royalty is all about, clothes is all that matters. That is why royalty exists, for purely superficial reasons. 

Royalty is not about representing countries, it is about charity, about making their country a better place it is simply about looking good. 

If Kate is only ever known in future for her clothes and SOME thinking she is beautiful then she has failed to stand for anything that royalty does and if I were her I would be ashamed to stand for simple looks alone and not for anything of substance.

Do you respect princess Diana? Because, in addition to her work with charities, she was a well known fashion ICON. the pouffy sleeved wedding prom dress of the 80s? Diana-spired.

But no one would dare insinuate she didn’t care about her charities.

You can be beautiful and stylish and wear good clothes and still be part of a good cause. It’s just easier to post pictures of a pretty gown in the media.

People who are interested in her clothes may go on, do research and see the charities she’s involved in and all the good she does.

Can we all remember Diana was nicknamed the clothes horse? And people saw her as only someone who could wear nice clothes, wave and shake a few hands? Yes there was a time when people thought that about her and now look at what she’s remembered for.

^^^^

Anonymous asked:

I love the A-Z list of designers, very helpful! I noticed Kate hasn't worn anything by Chanel, Dior or Gucci, the big french design houses, do you know why? Maybe she just hasn't found anything she likes, or is it against protocol for her to wear them? Just wondering. Thanks!

royaltyspeaking:

pogglepoppy:

allthingscatherineandmary:

allthingscatherineandmary:

I noticed that too. And I have to say I don’t know why she hasn’t worn them - as far as I know, of course. Maybe they are just a little too high-fashion?

Does anyone else have a theory?

No it was bags too. And you’re right - I think it was seen at Christmas 2012?

Hi, yes Christmas 2012 and I think she carried it to a football or rugby match of some kind around the same time. :)

As far as I know, she is supposed to stick with mostly British designers or British affiliated designers/brands. Obviously she doesnt always stick with that, but when it comes to decisively French houses, she is probably told to stay away. 

Also, its very possible that labels like that ask her not to wear their clothes. A lot of designers will ask certain people not to wear their clothes/flat out wont sell or borrow clothes to them because the person doesnt have the right look for their label. I would be surprised if that were the case with Dior, but Karl Lagerfeld has been pretty outspoken about his dislike of Kates fashion (and Pippas face apparently) so I doubt that she would want to wear any of his clothes. In those recent Twitter sightings, they said that she bought some stuff from Gucci so we know that she owns their stuff, its just a matter of will she wear them in public or not. 

Haha yes I forgot about Karl lagerfield’s comments! Thanks for your comments.