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Old 12-17-2007, 08:52 PM
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Prince Edward sounds so happy in the sound bite on BBC's website. What a wonderful early Christmas present. Sounds like everything was so much calmer this time.

BBC NEWS | UK | Countess gives birth to baby boy
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:13 PM
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Congratulations to Prince Edward and Sophie on the birth of their son! I'm sure Louise will be thrilled to meet her new brother. I'm so glad this birth was much easier on Sophie this time around. She must have had the C-Section a week or two before her due date judging by the babies weight, I suppose just to be safe. Christmas will be such a joy to the Royal family this year with a new addition!
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:17 PM
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Now the Queen has a matched set again -- four grandsons and four granddaughters!
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:18 PM
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Congratulations to Edward and Sophie.
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:19 PM
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^ Yes!

Someone (I forgot who) pointed out on the "expecting" thread that Her Majesty's grandchildren follow a pattern:

Anne: Boy, Girl
Charles: Boy, Boy
Andrew: Girl, Girl
Edward: Girl, Boy

BG, BB, GG, GB

Neat huh?
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Old 12-17-2007, 11:17 PM
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GREAT! GREAT NEWS!! I'M SO HAPPY FOR TRH the EARL AND COUNTESS OF WESSEX.
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Congratulations..wonderful news.

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Old 12-17-2007, 11:49 PM
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Congratulation to the family
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Old 12-18-2007, 12:35 AM
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Congratulations to the whole family!!!
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Old 12-18-2007, 02:05 AM
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Countess’s baby boy is Queen’s eighth grandchild - Times Online

Another article from The Times. Prince Edward says that they haven't chosen a name yet. They didn't know they were having a boy, and they want to get to know him a little before they decide what to call him.
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Old 12-18-2007, 02:26 AM
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Congratulations to the Wessex family!
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Old 12-18-2007, 02:52 AM
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Old 12-18-2007, 03:41 AM
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Wonderful news! Congratulations to the parents and to big
sister Louise, I think that's the best and cutest Christmas
present she will get this year And I'm sure the Queen is
one of the most proudest grandmothers at the moment,
another addition to her family, that's so wonderful..
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Old 12-18-2007, 04:40 AM
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Congratulations to the family!

Such a lovely Christmas gift for the Wessex family and the whole Royal Family
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^ Don't worry! He does have his HRH title. Only a new Letters Patent could take the HRH away from him. He's just a prince wearing a disguise as a viscount. A prince undercover I guess. Prince Edward wanted a more normal style but had to be HRH Prince, so now he is giving the gift of a private life to his children. Because he can.

Although of course we at TRF know the truth...........
I think anyone in his right mind who watches the media circus surrounding the York princesses and the Wales princes and compares this to the way the untitled children of the Princess Royal are treated will understand Edward and Sophie.

Plus while it appears to be a bid deal for Europeans, it is stout British tradition to be noble without anything in your name to hint at your noble ancestry. I just came across an article of Burke's peerage from 1862 which deals with the position of the British gentry - very interesting and I wonder if princess Michael (who was born an Austrian Baronesse) ever read it...
AN ESSAY ON THE POSITION OF THE BRITISH GENTRY PART 1

It surely explains to me the ongoing marriages of the most noble Lords and Ladies with "commoners" that seemed so uncommon when compared to the lineages of German familys, but of course, once I understood the principle I became convinced each and every "commoner" came from a very ancient family of the British gentry and was a right British gentleman and lady.
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Congratulations to the family. I'm gald the birth went well.
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Buckingham Palace press releases

The Countess of Wessex gives birth to a baby boy
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Old 12-18-2007, 06:31 AM
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