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Old 04-20-2008, 05:41 AM
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Baby James is sooo beautiful and the picture is lovely.
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Old 04-20-2008, 06:32 AM
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Does anyone think that it was selfish of Prince Charles and Camilla not to turn up?
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Old 04-20-2008, 06:44 AM
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Does anyone think that it was selfish of Prince Charles and Camilla not to turn up?
I think it's incredibly strange they weren't there. But did they have a good reason for turning up? Otherwise, I definitely think it was selfish, you should never miss such an important family event in my opinion!
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Old 04-20-2008, 06:58 AM
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I think it's incredibly strange they weren't there. But did they have a good reason for turning up? Otherwise, I definitely think it was selfish, you should never miss such an important family event in my opinion!
Apprently they didn't want leave where ever it is they are staying at.
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Old 04-20-2008, 08:28 AM
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I'm sorry to say that I don't think that anything of Edward and Sophie's is important to Charles and Camilla. Or the younger royals either. They never attended Louise's christening either.
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Prince Charles must know that there is a perceived rift between him and Edward. By not attending the christening, it just reinforces this view.
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Old 04-20-2008, 01:22 PM
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I think it's incredibly strange they weren't there. But did they have a good reason for turning up? Otherwise, I definitely think it was selfish, you should never miss such an important family event in my opinion!
Maybe Sophie can't stand Camilla and vice versa, I'm just sayin'.....
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Old 04-20-2008, 01:34 PM
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Prince Charles must know that there is a perceived rift between him and Edward. By not attending the christening, it just reinforces this view.
I don't really think its that. its just Edward and Charles are both well aware of their position and station in life and the family. Edward knows very well that he is comes very low down in the Queen's and Charles' priorities. He accepts its. I remember an interview with him when he was in New Zealand if he felt slighted that no member of his family had come to his graduation. Edward replied that his parents and siblings had more important things and that his parents tried to be there for the special occasion but usually made it up to him if they missed it. Edward understands that it is more important for the Queen to be more visable in the lives of Prince Charles, William and Harry then in his, he is just not as important for the crown and the monarchy. It is something he has accepted for the long time.
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Old 04-20-2008, 01:51 PM
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I don't really think its that. its just Edward and Charles are both well aware of their position and station in life and the family. Edward knows very well that he is comes very low down in the Queen's and Charles' priorities. He accepts its. I remember an interview with him when he was in New Zealand if he felt slighted that no member of his family had come to his graduation. Edward replied that his parents and siblings had more important things and that his parents tried to be there for the special occasion but usually made it up to him if they missed it. Edward understands that it is more important for the Queen to be more visable in the lives of Prince Charles, William and Harry then in his, he is just not as important for the crown and the monarchy. It is something he has accepted for the long time.
wow, maybe it's just me, but that sounds very depressing to me. Sure the Queens job is important, but why is it more important to be more visible in the lives of Charles William, and Hary then in his? Towards the press maybe, but in private?? Come on, he is their son even if he is very low in line to the thrown. How can he just accept that he is not a priority in the life of his own brother
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Old 04-20-2008, 01:58 PM
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It does sound depressing, no wonder he wants a private life. I can't blame him

As for the picture-- I love it! It's a wonderful photo. I would have liked to see a more formal one, but this one is just beautiful. I don't think it can be beat.
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Old 04-20-2008, 02:28 PM
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That's sad what he said.
He know that he has a family and they know that he is but almost nothing more.
For parents all children should be important no matter if one of them is a future ruler or no or is seroiously sick. This child needs more cerful than other but don't forget about the others. I know that BRF if different than others in many aspects...
Ed's siblings should attend. They're family.


They look so happy.
Pity not to see Louise with the rest of her family.
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Old 04-20-2008, 02:39 PM
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The picture released is wonderful. It is sad that we can not see the other pictures. At the same time, I respect the wish of Count and Countess of Wessex to keep the ceremony private. Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall should have attended the christening. I for one think that it was impolite to snub a close relative, especially when Her Majesty and Duke of Edinburg did attend.
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Since Charles is almost 16 years Edward´s senior it´s obvious that they never must have been very close. Other with Anne and Andrew: Andrew was from his age next to him and Anne was IMO a kind of mother for him and also for Andrew.
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It is difficult to know the exact workings in any extended family. I wouldn't rush to say not being at the christening was a snub by any particular member. It is obvious that Edward and Sopie want their children to grow up out of the royal limelight. That is why they have ignored what is their right - i.e. having the titles HRH Prince(ss) - and why they have had such small christenings. The godparents are also people who are not known to the wider world, and there has been no large picture with them and the Queen, etc. Perhaps it was all agreed amicably that it would be small.

I think James looks a lovely healthy baby - nothing wrong with his eyes. I hadn't seen the picture of Louise at the window. She has what I think used to be called a 'lazy' eye when she was young - but in that picture it looked okay. It is something that children grow out of, and is possibly more common in premature babies. It is a shame that the one picture didn't include her as well, but it is very much in keeping with the Wessex's wish to keep them out of the public eye.
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Old 04-20-2008, 03:59 PM
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They will all be at Windsor very soon for Peter's wedding.....I've got to hope Lady Louise will be a flower girl....
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That was a lovely picture! James is cute and I think he looks like Prince Edward. It's too bad Lady Louise was not in the picture.

I don't understand why Charles and Camilla were not there, it doesn't seem they had a good reason not to be. Maybe there really is still a rift between Charles and Edward. If there was it wouldn't surprise me if Charles didn't attend, he always seems somewhat self-centred to me.

I didn't know none of Edward's family members attended his graduation! He sounds accepting of it, but it must be quite frustrating to be a youngest son in the royal family sometimes. Good for Edward for being pragmatic about it and not complaining.
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Old 04-20-2008, 08:29 PM
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Baby James is a very cute little boy and looks very healthy!
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... That is why they have ignored what is their right - i.e. having the titles HRH Prince(ss) - and why they have had such small christenings. The godparents are also people who are not known to the wider world, and there has been no large picture with them and the Queen, etc. Perhaps it was all agreed amicably that it would be small.
I thought it was because they were trimming down the HRH titles. ?
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Old 04-21-2008, 10:11 AM
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I think it's absurd to assume Charles and Camilla did not attend out of some sort of spite towards Edward and Sophie. We don't know this. We don't know these people at all. For all we know Charles and Camilla may not have been invited or Edward may have understood C&C have other obligations and insisted they not change their plans. I think people are drudging up drama where there probably is none.
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Old 04-21-2008, 12:03 PM
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Come on, he is their son even if he is very low in line to the thrown. How can he just accept that he is not a priority in the life of his own brother
You got to remember she is Queen befire wife and mother. Her job is to country and that includes preparing the heirs for the job. Of course William and Harry are more important, did you see the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh attend peter Philip's graduation. No, the press didn't make an outcry either.
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