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Old 06-12-2012, 06:29 PM
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Thank you for all the pictures, articles and videos . I don't think I'll ever get tired of seeing pictures of Sophie with kids. She's great with them, and you can tell that they sense it and revel in the genuine attention.
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Image of The Queen & 2

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belga1>http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture...e/3764397.html
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:47 AM
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Sophie Wessex nearly has a Marilyn moment as she joins husband Prince Edward at Gibraltar plaque unveiling | Mail Online

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http://caras.sapo.pt/realeza/inglate...itam-gibraltar *** translation
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What a lovely sight! I suppose that wouldn't have amused the Spanish , but its nice to see Gibraltar celebrating like everyone else. I also think Sophie has looked even more beautiful then usual on this trip
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Three more pictures from yesterday
The Earl and Countess of Wessex in Gibraltar | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
The Earl and Countess of Wessex in Gibraltar | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
The Earl and Countess of Wessex in Gibraltar | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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Pictures of today Last day of this visit!

Photo from Reuters Pictures
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gallery> Gibraltar June 13 - News, photos, topics, and quotes
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Prince Edward Gibraltar visit: Sophie Rhys-Jones wears extra wide-leg white trousers | Mail Online
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From the Daily Mail article

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Sophie Rhys-Jones floated through the streets of Gibraltar in wide-legged white trousers today as she and husband Prince Edward continued their tour.
Why oh why do they persist in using the 'Rhys-Jones'? This was formerly her name. Not now. Same with 'Kate Middleton'. No! She's the Duchess of Cambridge. Quite annoying.
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Names are easier to understand than titles. Unless you get a made up title which you more remembered by
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Why oh why do they persist in using the 'Rhys-Jones'? This was formerly her name. Not now. Same with 'Kate Middleton'. No! She's the Duchess of Cambridge. Quite annoying.
They do the same with Camilla. It is quite annoying, but will happen for as long as they are married. Sarah was ALWAYS Sarah Ferguson. I liked her maiden name, it sounded nice.

They got a lot of coverage this trip, has been good.
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Great trip, they got a lot of coverage, but I hoped for more video footage

Noblesse & Royautés » Le comte et la comtesse de Wessex à Gibraltar *** translation
Noblesse & Royautés » Le comte et la comtesse de Wessex à Gibraltar (suite) *** translation

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http://svenskdam.se/2012/06/prins-ed...n-i-gibraltar/ *** translation
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Gibraltar Chronicle - The Independent Daily First Published 1801

Gibraltar Chronicle - The Independent Daily First Published 1801

http://www.panorama.gi/localnews/hea...=8948&offset=0

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Prince Edward should be Gibraltar's next Governor
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Why oh why do they persist in using the 'Rhys-Jones'? This was formerly her name. Not now. Same with 'Kate Middleton'. No! She's the Duchess of Cambridge. Quite annoying.

If Britain did what the Europeans do and allow wives who married in to use Princess own name they wouldn't do this but they like to use a person's name not just a title and so the maiden names continue to be used by the press.
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The Royal Visit Has Been Inspiring For Every Single Gibraltarian
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“Edward, Edward, Sophie, Sophie,” chanted the residents of Laguna Estate as Their Royal Highnesses the Earl and Countess of Wessex arrived for their final stop, and what undoubtedly had been a most successful Royal visit. Governor Sir Adrian Johns and Lady Johns were again at their side on the last day. Once more the friendliness of the Royal couple and their willingness to meet everyone who had come to welcome them was very evident. Everyone was enthralled and captivated by their friendliness, interest and kind words. Chief Minister Fabian Picardo, who himself was greeted by loud cheers and chanting, was also smiling as he joined the Royal couple on what was their final visit on the Rock before departure. Mr Picardo described the visit as having gone “tremendously well”.
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Her Majesty's Government of Gibraltar considers that the visit of Their Royal Highnesses, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, has been a huge success.
A statement adds that the visit has been marked by the accessibility of the Royal couple to the Gibraltarian people, with Their Royal Highnesses clearly going out of their way to communicate with the enormous crowds that gathered at their every appearance.
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Thanks Mag for all the extra images. Edward and Sophie looked like they had a good time in Gibraltar, and the trip has made me want to visit the country.

What exactly is a Governor? Obviously it would never happen, but what do they do?
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Thanks Mag for all the extra images. Edward and Sophie looked like they had a good time in Gibraltar, and the trip has made me want to visit the country.



What exactly is a Governor? Obviously it would never happen, but what do they do?

Yup, I want to visit also

General Governor is the federal viceregal representative of the monarch, Queen Elizabeth II

some links with more information:
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http://www.ourconstitution.org/governor_gen_role.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Governor_General_of_Canada
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Yup, I want to visit also

General Governor is the federal viceregal representative of the monarch, Queen Elizabeth II

some links with more information:
What is the role of the governor general
Role of the Governor-General
Governor General of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thank you very much, you are really good at finding information, Mag. :)

I just ADORE the images of Sophie greeting the children, she is such a natural. I loved them so much I had to make a tumblr post from them!
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Thanks Mag for all the extra images. Edward and Sophie looked like they had a good time in Gibraltar, and the trip has made me want to visit the country.



What exactly is a Governor? Obviously it would never happen, but what do they do?

The Governor is the monarch's official representative in the country or, in the case of Australia and I assume Canada, in each of the states and provinces. Because Australia and Canada are federations we also have a Governor-General who represents at the federal level. Other countries may also call the representative a GG rather than just a Governor but in the case of Gibraltar as it is also still a colony of Britain - that is some decisions are still made in London - it has a Governor.

Their role is simply to carry out the duties of the monarch in their assigned territory - so anything Elizabeth does in Britain the Governor does in Gibraltar especially the signing of legislation etc.
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