to just think the media should leave Kate alone (yes another thread)

(33 Posts)
kim147 Tue 04-Dec-12 07:09:40

I'm no Royalist but I just can't stand the media intrusion she is having now it's been announced. I know it's just happened but the BBC and no doubt others are live outside with updates.

It's very early days and anything could happen. All the stress of the media cannot help what is a traumatic time anyway for her at the moment. She must be under so much pressure. I just wish they could leave her alone and show some sensitivity.

squoosh Tue 04-Dec-12 14:33:11

I agree with GoldQuintessenceAndMyhrr, she's no fool, she knows this will have been the reaction. As someone else said, she'll be shielded from all the intrusion. It's not like they'll be taking snaps through her sitting room window. She has any number of country estates to retreat to for her 'confinement'.

diddl Tue 04-Dec-12 14:28:06

"What would happen if, say, their DC all turned against the Royals and refused to be the next King/Queen?"

There´s plenty of other candidates!!

Tailtwister Tue 04-Dec-12 14:01:43

I agree that the press should give them both some space. It seems from some reports that she's not even 12 weeks yet and it's a real shame they've felt they had to announce the pregnancy so early. I'm sure they would rather have kept things under wraps, but the speculation about her being in hospital would have made the situation worse. I do hope things progress smoothly and she's allowed to enjoy her pregnancy. It's a very special time and they both deserve some peace/

Aboutlastnight Tue 04-Dec-12 13:58:04

I was all eeeewwww at the article basically stating that they must have been having sex ( yes young couples do that hmm) at around the time those topless pics were taken.

Yuck, yuck, yuck.

Makes you think of grubby journalist rubbing his thighs while writing that story...

SantaWearsGreen Tue 04-Dec-12 13:29:31

The dm are terrible. They have about ten seperate articles making 'news' out of nothing. Apparently she is due in April and it will be a wedding anniversary present, yet HG happens in early pregnancy so she's most likely due July/August hmm

All that was needed was one article 'she's pregnant and in hospital, she will be fine' fgs. Last night on the news they even had a bleddy GP on reassuring us all she will be ok. Oh good because I wouldn't have slept otherwise.

What I did think though is would they have actually been allowed to not have children given that their kids will be heir to the throne? I feel sorry for them, I do. I'm not a Royalist but do appreciate that they don't choose to be born a Royal and Kate didn't choose to fall in love with him. I feel sorry for this baby actually. What would happen if, say, their DC all turned against the Royals and refused to be the next King/Queen?

PlateSpinningAtAllTimes Tue 04-Dec-12 11:26:59

My thoughts exactly, OP. Poor woman is going through a horrific illness (y,y, I know pg not an illness but how else do you describe hg?) at an early stage in her pregnancy. I can't think for a minute that they would have wanted anyone to know about it this early. I spend the first 3 months of both of mine utterly convinced I was going to miscarry. I can't imagine having all of those worries in such a public forum.
Of course there is going to be big media interest but at this stage it shouldn't really be going beyond being tentatively happy for them and sympathetic over her hg.
One positive I can think of is that maybe more people will be aware and understanding of how horrendous hg is?

ImperialSantaKnickers Tue 04-Dec-12 11:16:01

Didn't see that one Gold... but then I've been switching off mentally when I hear the words 'Kate' 'Cambridge' 'Morning Sickness' 'Heir to the Throne' ... you get my drift smile

I think I'm going to hide all the Kate threads, there's nothing we can do except speculate, which is not helpful.

Best wishes to her and to all very new mothers-to-be-fingers-crossed.

GoldQuintessenceAndMyhrr Tue 04-Dec-12 11:00:01

The doctor on BBC news said yesterday that because she was in such early stage it was necessary to take every precaution, so she would be kept in on a drip as she could keep nothing down and was very dehydrated". I think they were pretty realistic. Anything else would just result in a Russel Howard style outcry.

ImperialSantaKnickers Tue 04-Dec-12 10:56:47

I'm quite upset that everyone I've heard chuntering on about it on tv/radio since yesterday is assuming there will be a baby. Even the celebrity doctors are failing to give reality checks that if the pregnancy is at as early a stage as we are all being led to believe, then there is a pretty big chance that she will miscarry. I can understand why the Firm made a judgement call to announce it, as otherwise there'd be just as many tv crews outside the hospital, but they'd all be feverishly speculating about is she/isn't she. Damned if they do, damned if they don't.

diddl Tue 04-Dec-12 10:55:00

The press lining the street-it is awful.

I don´t get why there is such a demand for pics tbh.

We all know what they look like.

A pic of PW visiting his ill wife.
Waiting to get a pic of an ill woman leaving hospital-it´s mawkish(?)

Can´t people read a news story unless there´s a pic anymore?

GoldQuintessenceAndMyhrr Tue 04-Dec-12 10:54:05

Why?

This is her job description. She is fulfilling her duties as a royal wife to procreate and produce a royal heir or two.

Her remuneration package is not bad, and she knew what she signed up for.

silvercup Tue 04-Dec-12 10:52:12

She would have known full well when she chose to marry William that her whole life would always be one big media intrusion. This is a huge news story and it's bound to be reported on - and it was only announced yesterday after all.

That said, I do feel sorry for them that they've had their hand forced to announce the pregnancy so early on.

specialsubject Tue 04-Dec-12 10:48:11

this is clearly a higher risk pregnancy and I find the assumption that there will definitely be a baby very naive. I hope there will be, but yes -enough already. Can't stand the thought of 7 months of this level of coverage, and I'm sure K and W can't either!

Mrsjay Tue 04-Dec-12 10:41:23

argh no I am posting on another thread yes leave her alone she is very early pregnant, although a woman i work with has bought all her DDs baby things including pram and she hasn't even been to the midwife yet she did the test last week

kim147 Tue 04-Dec-12 10:39:31

Sometimes I just wish William would just stand in front of the media outside the hospital and remind them that his wife is at a very early stage, is probably really worrying and the last thing she needs is them in front of the hospital. Then ask them to leave her alone during this time.

diddl Tue 04-Dec-12 09:03:18

HG must be bloody awful.

However-I´m sure she will manage to get home from the hospital safely & that she will be able to rest as much as she needs without the press hassling her.

Sad thing is that they had to announce as they wouldn´t have been able to keep her hospital stay under wraps.

Hippymama Tue 04-Dec-12 09:00:38

* threw up, not three up

Hippymama Tue 04-Dec-12 09:00:19

Hg is a very serious complication of pregnancy. I lost three stone whilst suffering from hg as I three up all day, every day. I threw up so much I was throwing up blood and ended up severely anaemic. The last thing in the world I would have wanted would have been people watching my every move, working out if I was going to be sick etc. Poor Kate sad

JeezyOrangePips Tue 04-Dec-12 07:40:51

It may not come across, but I have a lot of sympathy for her (and any woman) with HG, one of my good friends was in hospital for two weeks with it, and then on and off for the rest of her pregnancy.

But I still 'meh' about the media attention thing, other than it shouldn't be headline news.

SoupDragon Tue 04-Dec-12 07:36:56

I don't think many people realise you can be so ill as to lose 2 stone - and she doesn't have 2 stone to lose so it is perhaps more serious.

Aboutlastnight Tue 04-Dec-12 07:34:19

Christ the Daily Mail has really gone for it...

JeezyOrangePips Tue 04-Dec-12 07:32:39

Well she chose to marry William, and presumably they chose to try for a baby knowing that a) things don't always go well and b) thd media would get themselves all get up about it.

So they've made the choice knowing these things.

Unless you are saying they didn't know these things, in which case are they fit to be parents?

I think Wills will be quite firm on the Media intrusion during the next two years after what happenes to his mother.

Personally I hope they enforce a media blackout, with a few short press releases throught the pg and first year (much like his time at uni). Poor couple having the whole world know so early when.most people have the freedom to wait til after the 12wk mark.

JeezyOrangePips Tue 04-Dec-12 07:29:12

Yes, I know - but yesterday it was being reported as 'severe morning sickness'. Hence the mock headline.

CSIJanner Tue 04-Dec-12 07:28:21

"I fund the Daily Mails article trying to calculate when conception occurred rather crass..."

@Somerset - yep. Did realise that when I pressed submit. Have reported myself for removal

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