"When we had edited the pictures and sent them to Diana for her approval, she said to me that her sons told her it was the most like her that they had seen her. This was an amazing compliment because of course I didn’t know her. I just tried to grasp something on the spur of the moment. Photographers have to be intuitive about their work and less reflective and more proactive. I guess there are people that you meet in life, people that just have a very nice feeling to them, and you just hit it off with them. And that was the feeling I got from her — she was a sensitive, beautiful, kind person."
Princess Diana photographed by Mario Testino, March 1997.
The Duchess, who will not join her husband at the two events, has yet to announce when her first engagement after giving birth will be, but Clarence House has said this will happen in a matter of weeks rather than months.
These are just a few hard truths about royalty and the royal fandom for all these new blogs all over the place. Now, I’ve been reading a few posts and confessions and asks over the past few days and they’ve all set my teeth on edge. Ignorance and unrealistic expectations seem to be the common theme among said observations, therefore I’ve finally reached my wit’s end and I’ve decided to educate a few idiots.
An OPINION is a view or judgment formed about something, NOT NECESSARILY BASED ON FACT OR KNOWLEDGE.
Not everyone thinks the sun shines out of Kate Middleton’s ass.
If you do, then good for you. If you see that someone doesn’t, LET IT GO. GO ENJOY SUPPORTING KATE WITH OTHER LIKEMINDED BLOGS.
IGNORE AND BLOCK AND SCROLL PAST a negative post about your favorite royal.
If you want to argue, have valid points. Not, ‘YOU’RE JUST A JEALOUS PIG’ or ‘GO KILL YOURSELF’ or ‘YOU’RE JUST A BASIC BITCH’.
Try to agree to disagree as much as you can if you and another blog have two completely different views on a royal or royal topic.
If you find you simply cannot and said blogger pisses you off too much, IGNORE AND BLOCK AND DON’T VISIT THE BLOG.
If you see the blog on your dashboard somehow, ROLL YOUR EYES AND SCROLL PAST whatever it is. Tell yourself that you’re right and the blogger is an idiot.
DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME GETTING UPSET OVER A NEGATIVE POST ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE ROYAL AND SENDING HATE MAIL.
Blog about who and what YOU love.
Read wikipedia articles on different royals and try to get the basics down on how things operate and other information.
DO NOT SEND IGNORANT HATE.
DO NOT BE AN IGNORANT IDIOT.
Before you let loose an angry tirade of insults, do a quick google search to make sure you have all your facts down.
If you’ve just joined the fandom because of the Royal Wedding in 2011 or Baby Cambridge, PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO DO YOUR RESEARCH ON BASIC THINGS ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE ROYAL AND ROYAL FAMILY.
If a certain royal is your role model and inspiration because of their hair or their fashion, please do not go to other blogs and tell people off for not having the same shallow views as you.
If your opinions are based on shallow reasons, that’s fine.
If your opinions are based on actual detailed research, that’s fine.
JUST ACCEPT THAT SOMEONE MAY ADMIRE A ROYAL FOR THE MOST UNIMAGINABLY AND UTTERLY RIDICULOUS REASON.
POST WHATEVER THE HELL YOU WANT.
Just do not forget to source information that you post, especially if you copy and paste something.
POST WHATEVER PHOTOGRAPH YOU WANT. Don’t give a shit if it’s been posted on tumblr before.
DO NOT REPOST EDITS and GIFS though.
If you use someone else’s edit or GIF, source them. If you do not know who it belongs to, state a disclaimer.
BLACKLIST TAGS YOU DO NOT LIKE. It does wonders.
Remember that we do not know the royals personally. We do not know what goes on behind closed doors.
REMEMBER THE PR MACHINE. What we see in public does not necessarily equate to what happens in private.
Remember that royals have a massive staff and stylists and makeup artists and helpers and bodyguards all around.
A royal’s primary job is to PUBLICLY promote charities and have an active role in their charities of choice.
PRINCE CHARLES IS THE HEIR TO THE BRITISH THRONE.
When the queen dies, Charles will be king.
A female royal is only allowed the title ‘Princess X of Tumblr’ if she is royal by birth. For example, HRH Princess Beatrice of York is a princess by right. HRH The Duchess of Cambridge is NOT Princess Catherine because she is a royal by marriage only.
Finally, just remember that everyone has varying opinions and they do NOT have to be the same as yours.
I sincerely hope you’ve learnt something from this.
The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry will play in the Audi Polo Challenge at Coworth Park, Berkshire on Saturday 3rd August. Prince William will visit the Anglesey Show on Aug 14th - his first public engagement since becoming a dad.