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Old 05-04-2012, 06:20 AM
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Yes, this news is a bit disappointing. Poor Stephanie.

I am all for excitement and being attracted to someone, but why be with someone who as previously stated, has a problem being faithful.

I hate to be petty but talk about age differences! Perhaps the next time go around, Mark Phillips won't be the person walking out.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:47 AM
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Mark Phillips is fool and an embarrassment. His new piece should know better than to get involved in a married man. What she sees in him is anyone's guess because from where I'm standing he lost his vaguely attractive looks years ago and he's hardly got much of a personality to make up for it. He's not hugely rich and he's unfaithful. Gawd help this new woman!
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:12 AM
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Mark Phillips is fool and an embarrassment. His new piece should know better than to get involved in a married man. What she sees in him is anyone's guess because from where I'm standing he lost his vaguely attractive looks years ago and he's hardly got much of a personality to make up for it. He's not hugely rich and he's unfaithful. Gawd help this new woman!

You blame everything on this new woman?
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:28 AM
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Just goes to show, no 3rd party can ever know what's really going on in a couple's marriage. I have absolutely no idea what any of these people are really like so I'm not going to condemn anyone.

Very sad for their daughter though.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:35 AM
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You blame everything on this new woman?
I wouldn't put all the blame on her but she is not exactly an innocent in this situation. She would have known he was married and she is a participant in this affair as much as Mark is. She did have the option of saying no.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:42 AM
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I wouldn't put all the blame on her but she is not exactly an innocent in this situation. She would have known he was married and she is a participant in this affair as much as Mark is. She did have the option of saying no.

I won`t judge anyone in this situation, because i don`t know them. And please keep in mind that we don`t know the whole story here, just what the newspaper is writing. And we all know that they write anything just to sell...
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:48 AM
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You blame everything on this new woman?
Of-course not! It's not her fault she's fallen aimlessly for him. But given my view that Mark Phillips has no sense other than to chase after women each time he gets fed up with the one he's already got, I would have liked to think that this new woman has abit more sense to fall for whatever charms he has. Clearly she's into that type of man.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:53 AM
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Just goes to show, no 3rd party can ever know what's really going on in a couple's marriage. I have absolutely no idea what any of these people are really like so I'm not going to condemn anyone.

Very sad for their daughter though.
Yes, that's very true and I agree. However, I judge harshly because I've watched too much Judge Judy recently!
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:21 AM
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Of-course not! It's not her fault she's fallen aimlessly for him. But given my view that Mark Phillips has no sense other than to chase after women each time he gets fed up with the one he's already got, I would have liked to think that this new woman has abit more sense to fall for whatever charms he has. Clearly she's into that type of man.
Well we all have brains and we all make choices. He chose to be unfaithful to wives number one and two. That he was married was not a secret. The other women used their brain and decided it was ok to be in a relationship with a man already married. No one gets off scott free in situations like this. Mark does seem to have a taste for successful equestrien women, although given his career they are likely the women he comes most in contact with anyway.

As Sir James Goldsmith once said "when a man marries his mistress he creates a job opportunity".
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:00 AM
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Zara's father Captain Mark Phillips, 63, to divorce again as he leaves second wife for US Olympic horse rider 30 years his junior
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Princess Anne’s former husband, Captain Mark Phillips, is to divorce for the second time after falling for a woman 30 years his junior. The 63-year-old – who is father to the Queen’s grandchildren Peter and Zara Phillips – has left his wife Sandy for American equestrienne Lauren Hough, it emerged last night. It is understood Captain Phillips has already left the marital home in Cherington, Gloucestershire, and plans to set up home with Miss Hough, 35, in Florida.
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:02 AM
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I always thought Mark lived at Aston Farm on the Gatcombe estate. Who is living there now?
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:07 AM
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Beyond tacky ... Trading into Earl Snowden territory
Don't you mean Earl Spencer? And yes, it's beyond tacky. How sad for all of his children but especially his youngest daughter.
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:12 AM
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Don't you mean Earl Spencer? And yes, it's beyond tacky. How sad for all of his children but especially his youngest daughter.
Well Lord Snowdon has been around the block a couple of times as well, in addition to scattering his seed with women he never made it to the altar with. Lord Spencer also seems to be a serial monogamist but other than casting off wives and the odd fiance he at least has seemed to marry the mothers of his children.
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:19 AM
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This woman is the same age as Peter!
Mark is a womanizer and she probably wants to warm herself in the light of his fame (of former member of a Royal Family)
As for a former sportsman he is extremely pessimistic concerning the time still left to him; five or ten years? Hey, look at your former father-in-law - he is past 90 now and still alive.

Poor Stephanie, poor Sandy (and as for Sandy, how long had they known each other before they got married? Anyone knows?); I also wonder how Peter and Zara feel...

As for Peter: I hope he will not follow his father's footsteps and be faithful to Autumn till the death does them part!
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:25 AM
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How unsurprising to say the least, once a cheater always a cheater...and how many countess Spencers are there today, excluding the dowager ?
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:32 AM
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How awful for all those involved. I do feel sorry for his youngest daughter Stephanie though. Capt. Phillips is dating a woman who is almost the same age has his son Peter? What is he thinking It's his life though. I agree that being a faithful husband is not one of Mark Phillips strong points either. Hopefully Sandy and Mark's marriage ends at least in decent terms for their daughters sake.
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:37 AM
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How unsurprising to say the least, once a cheater always a cheater...and how many countess Spencers are there today, excluding the dowager ?
Apart from Raine, Countess Spencer, there are currently two Countesses Spencer:
- Caroline, Countess Spencer (born Caroline Victoria Hutton, Earl Spencer's second wife)
- The Countess Spencer (born Karen Gordon, Earl Spencer's current wife).

His first wife, Victoria Lockwood, was The Countess of Spencer from 1992 to 1997, and Victoria, Countess Spencer from 1997 to 2005. In 2005 she re-married, thus losing her style of Countess Spencer and becoming Mrs. Aitken.
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:44 AM
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Apart from Raine, Countess Spencer, there are currently two Countesses Spencer:
- Caroline, Countess Spencer (born Caroline Victoria Hutton, Earl Spencer's second wife)
- The Countess Spencer (born Karen Gordon, Earl Spencer's current wife).

His first wife, Victoria Lockwood, was The Countess of Spencer from 1992 to 1997, and Victoria, Countess Spencer from 1997 to 2005. In 2005 she re-married, thus losing her style of Countess Spencer and becoming Mrs. Aitken.
OT but Raine reverted to calling herself Raine, Countess Spencer after divorcing her 3rd husband who was a French count.

So there have been 2 Countess of Snowdons, 3 Countess Spencers (by the current earl) and to date 2 Mrs Mark Phillips with perhaps the 3rd waiting in the wings.
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Who can trust a man who has a pattern of cheating on his wives, knowing that you could be the next since it happened to your predecessors? Anyone who's involved in a situation like that has to know what she's getting herself into. What goes around comes around.
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OT but Raine reverted to calling herself Raine, Countess Spencer after divorcing her 3rd husband who was a French count.
So there have been 2 Countess of Snowdons, 3 Countess Spencers (by the current earl) and to date 2 Mrs Mark Phillips with perhaps the 3rd waiting in the wings.
Was Raine divorced from her third husband, or was the marriage annulled? I'm asking because I know in case of annulment a woman can choose to revert to the style she held before entering that marriage (which means Raine could be styles Countess Spencer again), but I didn't know the same was true about divorcees.

As for the count, don't forget the Bianca, Lady Eliot - the nearly 4th Countess Spencer (or, chronologically speaking, 3rd one).
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