The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Go Back   The Royal Forums > Reigning Houses > British Royals > Current Events Archive

Join The Royal Forums Today
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #681  
Old 12-23-2012, 07:13 AM
hkittybaby's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: london, United Kingdom
Posts: 891
Quote:
Originally Posted by MARG View Post
I think turn about is fair but, I'll bet good money that it is going to be a right royal security nightmare especially now that Catherine is pregnant. I don't know how much privacy the Cambridge's are going to get though as I can see a media scrum at the front gate.
I hope they have a great Christmas with the Middleton family, but I'm afraid the media will be around the house
__________________

__________________
“Yes, well, I really hope I can make a difference, even in the smallest way. I am looking forward to helping as much as I can.”
Catherine Middleton
  #682  
Old 12-23-2012, 07:17 AM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Posts: 3,512
Why is Gary Goldsmith a black sheep?
__________________

__________________
  #683  
Old 12-23-2012, 07:19 AM
Osipi's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: On the west side of North up from Back, United States
Posts: 3,850
Quote:
Originally Posted by Biri View Post
Why is Gary Goldsmith a black sheep?
He's kind of the Harry of her side of the family?

(ducks and runs for cover)
__________________
“We live in a world where we have to hide to make love, while violence is practiced in broad daylight.”
~~~ John Lennon ~~~
  #684  
Old 12-23-2012, 10:22 AM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Philadelphia, United States
Posts: 2,140
Quote:
Originally Posted by Osipi View Post
What would have been cute is if they told HIS family they were going to hers and told HERS they were going to his and ended up curled on couch in Anglesy eating popcorn and watching "Its A Wonderful Life". Oh wait... they live in a fishbowl. Never mind.

That worked for us during my first pregnancy. ::

Sounds like that movie- Four Christmases.
__________________
  #685  
Old 12-23-2012, 01:49 PM
padams2359's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: New Orleans, United States
Posts: 388
I think William, Katherine, and the Middletons will be at Sandringham for Boxing Day. W & K may be there sooner. I think they were given a reprieve this year with the understanding that the new 3rd in line will be at Sandringham next Christmas. Anyone have info as to the size and history of W & K's Sandringham cottage?
__________________
  #686  
Old 12-23-2012, 06:52 PM
ghost_night554's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 3,786
Quote:
Originally Posted by Osipi View Post
What would have been cute is if they told HIS family they were going to hers and told HERS they were going to his and ended up curled on couch in Anglesy eating popcorn and watching "Its A Wonderful Life". Oh wait... they live in a fishbowl. Never mind.

That worked for us during my first pregnancy. ::
aw I love that idea! Too bad they probably can't do such a thing as easily as we can.
__________________
  #687  
Old 12-23-2012, 07:03 PM
XeniaCasaraghi's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: 1729 Noneofyourbusiness Drive, United States
Posts: 2,333
I've said it before and I'll say it again; what is so wrong with one year at his families and one year at hers? That is what many couples do; why should Williams grandmother always get Christmas?
__________________
Princess Grace, April 19, 1956
Princess Margaret Rose, May 6, 1960
Crown Princess Mette-Marit, August 25, 2001
Jaqueline Bouvier Kennedy, September 12, 1953
Countess Stephanie of Belgium October 20, 2012
  #688  
Old 12-24-2012, 06:07 AM
Lumutqueen's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Carlton, York, United Kingdom
Posts: 17,105
Quote:
Originally Posted by XeniaCasaraghi View Post
I've said it before and I'll say it again; what is so wrong with one year at his families and one year at hers? That is what many couples do; why should Williams grandmother always get Christmas?
That's perfectly fine, until HM passes and William is heir. Then he should be at Sandringham IMO.
__________________
We Will Remember Them.
  #689  
Old 12-24-2012, 06:49 AM
dazzling's Avatar
Super Moderator
Blog Editor
Royal Blogger
Picture of the Month Assistant Coordinator
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: -, France
Posts: 18,362
Quote:
Originally Posted by XeniaCasaraghi View Post
I've said it before and I'll say it again; what is so wrong with one year at his families and one year at hers? That is what many couples do; why should Williams grandmother always get Christmas?
Nothing wrong at all and I think if the Queen expects them to be their yearly its a bit unfair to the other side of the family. One year with the royals and one year with the other side works well like other couples as yo mentioned. I assume its a custom that they all spend it with the Queen.
  #690  
Old 12-25-2012, 01:52 PM
tlklhm's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: , Singapore
Posts: 367
William and kate attended Christmas service with the Middleton

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz2G4V6uAo3
__________________
  #691  
Old 12-25-2012, 02:10 PM
hkittybaby's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: london, United Kingdom
Posts: 891
Prince William & Kate's Christmas Mass with the Middletons | GossipCenter - Entertainment News Leaders
more pics
__________________
“Yes, well, I really hope I can make a difference, even in the smallest way. I am looking forward to helping as much as I can.”
Catherine Middleton
  #692  
Old 12-25-2012, 02:35 PM
vkrish's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 842
I seriously believe it is not wise to spend the Christmas with the Middletons. Christmas at Sandringham gives a wonderful image of the Royal Family being together religiously, which is the ultimate projection a family can get. Also, it is a tradition, old or new, and it has to be followed. No one including Diana or Sophie made fuss about this. Once they are part of this family, they should be here. Imagine what if every royal spouse wants to take her husband and kids to her parents' home for Christmas..The Linleys, The Chattos, The Wessexes, everyone could have gone to their in-laws homes, but they remained devoted to the Queen and Sandringham.
Christmas at Sandringham is the informal, religious equivalent of Trooping the Colour/Remembrance. Many people look forward to seeing the whole family there. I am very disappointed by Will and Kate doing so.
But since the Queen already knows everything in advance, she must have approved. But still I hope this is the last time they spend Christmas awat from their family.I really dont buy this 'one year here one year there theory.
__________________
  #693  
Old 12-25-2012, 02:41 PM
Daria_S's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: My own head, United States
Posts: 6,994
Quote:
Originally Posted by vkrish View Post
I seriously believe it is not wise to spend the Christmas with the Middletons. Christmas at Sandringham gives a wonderful image of the Royal Family being together religiously, which is the ultimate projection a family can get. Also, it is a tradition, old or new, and it has to be followed. No one including Diana or Sophie made fuss about this. Once they are part of this family, they should be here. Imagine what if every royal spouse wants to take her husband and kids to her parents' home for Christmas..The Linleys, The Chattos, The Wessexes, everyone could have gone to their in-laws homes, but they remained devoted to the Queen and Sandringham.
Christmas at Sandringham is the informal, religious equivalent of Trooping the Colour/Remembrance. Many people look forward to seeing the whole family there. I am very disappointed by Will and Kate doing so.
But since the Queen already knows everything in advance, she must have approved. But still I hope this is the last time they spend Christmas awat from their family.I really dont buy this 'one year here one year there theory.
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I do believe that the Linleys and Chattos spend every other Christmas at Sandringham. Mind you, they're the more extended members of the family, but still. I think once in a while, it's perfectly acceptable to want to see the 'other' side of one's family for the holidays. I think that once William becomes the first in line to the throne, the visits to the Middletons' for the holidays will not be possible, and he may want to give his wife a chance to spend Christmas with her family too, while such chance is possible. Let's also remember that Catherine is rather ill, so she may have wanted a 'quiet' Christmas, away from protocol, so she doesn't have to feel pressured to be present at something when she's not feeling up to it.
__________________
"My guiding principles in life are to be honest, genuine, thoughtful and caring".
~Prince William~


I'm not obsessed with royalty...I just think intensely about it.
  #694  
Old 12-25-2012, 02:42 PM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Toronto (ON) & London (UK), Canada
Posts: 5,261
Quote:
Originally Posted by vkrish View Post
. Also, it is a tradition, old or new, and it has to be followed.
Well quite obviously it does not have to be followed.
__________________
  #695  
Old 12-25-2012, 02:51 PM
vkrish's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 842
On health grounds its okay, bcos they are required to stay up till the Queen leaves after dinner and all. But otherwise I feel they should start spending more Christmases at Sandringham. She can spend any other time with her family. You see for yourself, till this year, it was all about Christmas at Sandringham. This year the focus and coverage have divided between Sandringham and Middletons. And that James gets more coverage, even in our 'Royal Christmas' forum. I just do not approve the in-law families being covered on par with RF. See the Queen Mother/QueenMary/Prince Philip have all completely dissociated themselves from their families (at public and religious events I mean). It should always be that way.
PS:I am not someone who complains about Middletons' "new-rich" status. I am happy for them, and wish they will stand by William. But this is a completely different thing. I hope you understand.
__________________
  #696  
Old 12-25-2012, 03:28 PM
Osipi's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: On the west side of North up from Back, United States
Posts: 3,850
Quote:
Originally Posted by vkrish View Post
On health grounds its okay, bcos they are required to stay up till the Queen leaves after dinner and all. But otherwise I feel they should start spending more Christmases at Sandringham. She can spend any other time with her family. You see for yourself, till this year, it was all about Christmas at Sandringham. This year the focus and coverage have divided between Sandringham and Middletons. And that James gets more coverage, even in our 'Royal Christmas' forum. I just do not approve the in-law families being covered on par with RF. See the Queen Mother/QueenMary/Prince Philip have all completely dissociated themselves from their families (at public and religious events I mean). It should always be that way.
PS:I am not someone who complains about Middletons' "new-rich" status. I am happy for them, and wish they will stand by William. But this is a completely different thing. I hope you understand.
All things considered, when it comes to Christmas time, its a family celebration and one of very few days in the year where the Queen doesn't even glance at her boxes (Easter and Christmas I believe). Sure there is a lot of tradition and protocol at Sandringham, but traditions play a large part in so many other families celebration. One tradition of the Middletons is somewhere along the line, Michael Middleton appears in some sort of fancy dress costume to the amusement and delight of all the family.

Thinking of the holiday on a family angle, in a marriage, one set of parents are not more important than the other. Its been obvious that William does love spending time with the Middletons as well as Kate has a warm relationship with William's family. They've both made it clear that both sets of parents and family are important to them. To ask that Kate disassociate with her parents on holidays because she's married into the royal family to me is just plain wrong, rude, and would show a lack of feeling and consideration.

These are real flesh and blood people and they deal with the same problems about holidays that millions of other families have to deal with. I think its a refreshing thing to see that William and Kate put all their relatives on even footing when it comes to spending time with them.
__________________
“We live in a world where we have to hide to make love, while violence is practiced in broad daylight.”
~~~ John Lennon ~~~
  #697  
Old 12-25-2012, 04:39 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,033
I bet PW is loving Christmas with Kate's family. No upteen changes of clothes and crowds ogling him at church etc. I can see this being AT LEAST an every other year scenario and good for them.
__________________
  #698  
Old 12-25-2012, 04:55 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: ......, Argentina
Posts: 1,383
If the RF does not keep traditions, there´s not point in having a RF. And William has already skipped a memorial this year. It is becoming a habit.
__________________
  #699  
Old 12-25-2012, 04:57 PM
Lumutqueen's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Carlton, York, United Kingdom
Posts: 17,105
Quote:
Originally Posted by rosana View Post
If the RF does not keep traditions, there´s not point in having a RF. And William has already skipped a memorial this year. It is becoming a habit.
Which memorial was that? And was it without good reason?
__________________
We Will Remember Them.
  #700  
Old 12-25-2012, 05:11 PM
Daria_S's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: My own head, United States
Posts: 6,994
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lumutqueen View Post
Which memorial was that? And was it without good reason?
I'm guessing she's referring to missing the memorial for Princess Margaret and Queen Mother this past March.
__________________

__________________
"My guiding principles in life are to be honest, genuine, thoughtful and caring".
~Prince William~


I'm not obsessed with royalty...I just think intensely about it.
Closed Thread


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Duchess of Cambridge current events 2: 1 February 2012 - 5 January 2013 Zonk Current Events Archive 1905 01-05-2013 07:37 PM
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge current events 3: April 2 - September 10 2012 ghost_night554 Current Events Archive 983 09-13-2012 05:07 PM
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Current Events Thread 2: 1 December 2011 - 1 April 2012 Zonk Current Events Archive 887 04-03-2012 10:16 PM




Additional Links
Popular Tags
birth charlene chris o'neill crown prince frederik crown prince haakon crown princess letizia crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria current events diana dutch royal history engagement fashion genealogy grand duchess maria teresa grand duke henri habsburg hohenzollern infanta sofia jordan king abdullah ii king carl xvi gustav king felipe king felipe vi king harald king juan carlos king philippe king willem-alexander luxembourg olympics ottoman pom pregnancy prince albert prince albert ii prince carl philip prince constantijn prince felipe prince felix prince floris prince pieter-christiaan princess princess alexia (2005 -) princess anita princess ariane princess beatrix princess catharina-amalia princess charlene princess laurentien princess letizia princess mabel princess madeleine princess margriet princess mary princess of asturias queen letizia queen mathilde queen maxima queen paola queen rania queen silvia queen sofia royal russia sofia hellqvist spain state visit wedding william



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:44 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014
Jelsoft Enterprises

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]