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Post  margaret on Thu 30 Jun - 13:59

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/06/30/posh-mother-in-law-s-stinging-email-attack-to-bride-goes-viral-115875-23237203/



It's stressful enough planning a wedding without receiving a email from your future mum-in-law detailing your many failings.

But when the message, in which she says she pities your husband-to-be, becomes a global internet hit you know the Big Day is going to be a bit awkward.

Heidi Withers, 29, received the rebuke from Carolyn Bourne, stepmum of her fiancÚ Freddie Bourne.

The PA forwarded the email, which described her as an "ideal candidate" for the ladette to lady TV show, to friends and it spread like wildfire.

Mrs Bourne, 60, described Ms Withers' behaviour on a visit to the family home in Dawlish, Devon, as "staggering in its uncouthness and lack of grace" and then gave examples of her lack of manners and instructions on how to behave.

She wrote: "It is high time someone explained to you about good manners. Yours are obvious by their absence and I feel sorry for you."



The flower nursery owner added is high this was not the first time she had experienced her "bad manners". She added: "If you want to be accepted by the wider Bourne family I suggest you take some guidance from experts with utmost haste."

Mrs Bourne, who is married to Freddie's dad Edward, 63, also attacked her desire to wed in a castle, describing it as "brash celebrity style behaviour". Mr and Mrs Bourne and their son, who runs an online bike shop and lives in Putney, south west london, all refused to comment.

It is not the first time a private email has gone viral. An exchange between Harry Fildes, 25, and Sebastian Marsh, 24, about an ex-girlfriend spread round the globe in March.


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Oof! The MIL sounds a right cow, maybe the bride to be was rude but there's a time and place to say things, not via email where it can be forwarded on....

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Post  mara thon on Thu 30 Jun - 14:20

Perhaps a quiet word in private would have been much better, but too late now. Not a good start to continuing family relations.

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Post  chrissie on Thu 30 Jun - 14:23

Whilst I don't have a problem with what the mother in law said, it should not have been done via email. How impersonal! But the daughter in law did share the email.

A cuppa and a chat would have been more appropriate. It's six of one, half a dozen of the other imo. OMG I'm on the fence on this one

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as above

Post  halfamo on Thu 30 Jun - 15:38

Mrs Bucket eat your heart out anyone remember Hyacith Bouquet from keeping up appearances.

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Post  chrissie on Thu 30 Jun - 15:46

halfamo wrote:Mrs Bucket eat your heart out anyone remember Hyacith Bouquet from keeping up appearances.

Yes indeed

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Post  Lioned on Thu 30 Jun - 16:17

Message to mother in law.

You do not slag of your sons/stepsons girlfriend even if she is a pig.

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as above

Post  halfamo on Thu 30 Jun - 16:17

chrissie wrote:
halfamo wrote:Mrs Bucket eat your heart out anyone remember Hyacith Bouquet from keeping up appearances.

Yes indeed

I can still laugh at it now .

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Post  fred on Thu 30 Jun - 16:17

I've been married 22 years, and met the MIL once. Perfect!!

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Post  margaret on Thu 30 Jun - 16:39

halfamo wrote:
chrissie wrote:
halfamo wrote:Mrs Bucket eat your heart out anyone remember Hyacith Bouquet from keeping up appearances.

Yes indeed

I can still laugh at it now .

Yes, she as hilarious

LOL, Fred. My MIL could be a funny one at times but nothing compared to the one above *shudders*

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Post  Angelique on Tue 5 Jul - 0:14

I think it unwise of Mrs Bourne to send her thoughts via an email but I do have sympathy for her as she could not have expected it to be sent on and go 'viral'.

Mrs Bourne is a very nice and charming lady.

Tis a pity!

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as above

Post  halfamo on Thu 7 Jul - 14:40

Personally i loved this woman rude as she is she,s a rare breed in the days of pc.But not good to critizise a future daughter in law perhaps.

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