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Old 05-01-2010, 12:24 AM
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Yes, I agree. He tried to be an individual and "hoe his own roe", and it didn't really work out for him for one reason or another. When it came to being a "working royal", he took up the job and does well at it.

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I think he has done well at all he has done.
Supporting the monarchy is the job of the queens sons.
And he does a good job of it.
As far as working i think he had a good go of it.
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Old 07-16-2010, 12:57 AM
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Well, what could be "normal" about living in Bagshot Park, mom pays for the place. Wife wears a tiara. Mom has a palace. His life is just quieter and more low key.
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Old 07-16-2010, 05:08 AM
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Well, what could be "normal" about living in Bagshot Park, mom pays for the place. Wife wears a tiara. Mom has a palace. His life is just quieter and more low key.
I think the question has more to do with Edwards TV company, and tries at working in the real world.
Not living in a royal household.
Yes he has a quieter and more low key life style and that suits him.

I do wish he had been able to start his own company, and go out and work everyday.
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Instead of which he is a useful "Member of The Firm" !!

I have a lot of time for Edward and Sophie - they seem to be muddling along like any other couple.
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Old 12-03-2010, 03:20 PM
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I don't think he ever stood a chance. Had he quietly worked for a not-for-profit or something like that maybe. But film making?? And his wife in PR? No hope--influence peddling! That's all they'd ever have heard. I do think Bagshot Park is a bit MUCH however. I think they could find a smaller place and still be "secure" but live less ostentatiously. I think Edward IS trying to do his best in assuming some of his father's duties like the DofE Awards. They children look sweet--wish we saw them a little more, but given how far down the list they'll be when they grow up I think that's ok.
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Old 12-03-2010, 06:51 PM
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@ Hopewell-
I do not think the Wessexes choose to keep the children out of the spotlight, because of their rank, but to try to let the children have as much privacy as they can, given who they are.
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I don't think he ever stood a chance. Had he quietly worked for a not-for-profit or something like that maybe. But film making?? And his wife in PR? No hope--influence peddling! That's all they'd ever have heard. I do think Bagshot Park is a bit MUCH however. I think they could find a smaller place and still be "secure" but live less ostentatiously. I think Edward IS trying to do his best in assuming some of his father's duties like the DofE Awards. They children look sweet--wish we saw them a little more, but given how far down the list they'll be when they grow up I think that's ok.

I agree; Sophie is still accused of influence peddling now.

As for Edward, I believe he simply hadn't the skills and know-how to make a success of the career he wanted.
Now he's reverted to type, but I suspect there's an underlying resentment there.
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I wonder why Edward and Sophie waited a long time to get married.They were both in their late 20s when they met and werent in their early 20s,so they didnt need to "take time to enjoy singlehood"like a lot of other royals and people these days.
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Old 04-18-2011, 04:35 AM
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They weren't going out together for an awfully long time. I think that they started dating in 1993 or 1994 and got married in 1999. Prince Edward was very keen to marry in his own time and not be pushed into it by the press, having seen the disintegration of his brothers' marriages.
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Old 04-18-2011, 05:32 AM
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During that time-frame also there was the War of the Wales and then the death of Diana so a royal wedding too soon after that event simply wouldn't have gone down too well with the public.
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Yes, that was a definite factor as well. The family really needed some time to recover from the bad publicity surrounding Diana's death.

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During that time-frame also there was the War of the Wales and then the death of Diana so a royal wedding too soon after that event simply wouldn't have gone down too well with the public.
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I saw Prince Edward coming out of St. Giles' Kirk in Edinburgh a few weeks ago, for the "Kirking of the Scottish Parliament".

Not having managed to get there on time, I didn't know that he was due, and I was pleasantly surprised. He certainly did not come across as haughty.
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He is precieved as haughty?He seems very nice to me.
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I don't think he is, I think the RF is.
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I do wish he was still working at his production company.He seemed to have enjoyed that.
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