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Old 01-03-2005, 11:33 AM
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Sophie wore real fur, Zara might be wearing fake fur.
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Old 01-03-2005, 12:59 PM
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Queen out and about after Christmas tumble, from Hello! magazine.

The Queen was accompanied by her daughter-in-law Sophie Wessex when she attended a church service in Sandringham at the weekend. And the 78-year-old, who was also joined by her husband the Duke of Edinburgh, didn't seem to be experiencing any ill-effects from a fall she suffered on Christmas day.

The incident took place during a family dinner when the monarch stood up for a moment and an over-zealous attendant sprang into action. Fraser Marlton-Thomas apparently thought she was going to leave the table, so he quickly pulled her chair back to be of assistance. The 25-year-old was left aghast when his employer promptly went to sit back down and found herself crashing to the floor.

And, according to reports, two of her pet corgis had a close call in the incident. But Her Majesty, who keeps seven of the pedigree breed, was relieved to find her beloved pets likewise escaped unscathed.

"She always feeds her dogs titbits from the table, and they were milling around her feet," revealed a palace source. "A couple of them cushioned her fall and she ended up in a heap."
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Old 01-03-2005, 01:56 PM
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I'm not saying Sophie should dress like Zara. I like Sophie's style, sometimes more than Zara's.

Yes, part of it is the age difference. But when Diana was that age, she wasn't "allowed" to wear things like that by the press even at private functions. Does anyone remember the red leather pants, black leather jacket and red and black striped silk blouse Diana wore privately to a play? Not one of her better outfits, but the press jumped all over the outfit because the pants were leather and therefore perceived as daring.

Yes, I agree one of the factors has to whether the function is private or official. But even at private functions these women are scrutinized and judged for "inappropriate" attire. While Zara wears what she wants with impunity and often with admiration.

The fur is a perfect example. Both were worn at "private" functions. Sophie's hat set off afirestorm and she hasn't worn fur since. Zara is called a trendsetter.

Of course now we can get into a discussion of "private" vs "official" events. Is Ascot, the Christmas church parade, etc "official" or "private"?
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The difference is, and I know that I would be shot for saying this, is that Zara is POPULAR.
They thus get away with anything. At the moment the young royals are the popular ones. If Charles, Anne, Andrew and Edward did even a quarter of what young royals do today they would have been ripped to pieces. The reason behind this is the way the tabloids spin. At the moment the youth (14-25) run the world. Hence Harry's drrinking, smoking and running around the world is not only acceptable, but applauded. The sad thing is the way people think changes and Harry, Zara and William cannot stay young forever. And what the tabloid build up they can just as easily rip down.
For example: In her day Princess Margaret was the bright light of the London scence. She was the royal rebel of the 1960's and nothing could stop her. She was seen as the ultimate royal women and pin up. She died early, effects from her excessive lifestyle and was seen as a rather pathetic desperate figure.
Another Royal rebel: Marina Ogilvy, daughter of Pirncess Alexandria. Party girl of the 1980's. Madonna of the royals, they called her. Then she fell pregnant and divorced and her life wasn't what the tabloids liked to project.

I'm glad the press don't make a big deal about what Sophie wears and indeed I think that they appreciate the negative press more than the positive. They know the consequences of playing the press. They value thier privacy. They know that even a moment of popularity, is not worth the price in the end.
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Has anyone brought this month's issue of Majesty Magazine? It has an article about Sophie's 40th Birthday in it.
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Good points, Elsie. I agree.

I esp like your point that the the younger demographic is very desirable to newspapers and their advertisers. So lots of articles about the latest hot, young thing is good for their subscription numbers.
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Has anyone brought this month's issue of Majesty Magazine? It has an article about Sophie's 40th Birthday in it.
i was subcribe of Majesty magazine i think Sophie would be on articles about her 40th birthday but HM Queen will be on cover this month but im wishes she would be on cover but the editors chose it!

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Has anyone found pictures of Sophie at the Angus Ogilvy funeral?
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Has anyone found pictures of Sophie at the Angus Ogilvy funeral?
The Crown Princess Mary Forum had pictures from the funeral, including a picture of Sophie and Edward. Here's the link:

http://crownprincessmary.ipbhost.com...showtopic=1353
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Sophie looks so elegant.
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I don't know I like what Sophie was wearing. None of it appeared to match. But a funeral isn't exactly a fashion show so forget what I say.

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Another difference between Zara and Sophie, although I don't know that it's one the tabloids really care about, is that Sophie is an HRH who carries our official functions and Zara isn't; Princess Margaret and Princess Anne both made it very clear from early on that their children weren't royal and should be left alone to live private lives. Zara seems to be attracting the press a lot more than Peter or Princesss Margaret's two, but still the press doesn't have the ammunition with her that it does with Sophie of being able to criticise her as part of the royal family doing "royal" sorts of things.
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I like the outfit Sophie wore today, the style suits her!

However, I am surprised she wore it, as to my knowledge she has worn it for a memorial service, and for a funeral?
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She is very lovely.
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REMIND!

COUNTESS OF WESSEX will become 40th birthday in weeks her birthday on January 20th i think so! wanted to celebration of her 40th birthday.

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Yes,i know that.But i think maybe the Countess will have a private celebration with her family.On 19th January and 20th January,she will have engagement.
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Yes,i know that.But i think maybe the Countess will have a private celebration with her family.On 19th January and 20th January,she will have engagement.
right!

she very respective woman! and i think she would attend engagement on her birthday im not sure! wait and see what on!

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Today The Earl and Countess of wessex will visit Tsunami Appeal in Hampshire.
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Here is a news link about Edward and Sophie's visit to the Tsunami Appeal. They helped sort clothing that had been donated from the public.

http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=4000912

www.thisishampshire.net/hampshire/southampton/news/SOTON_NEWS_NEWS3.html
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What do you think fergie and diana would have or do think about sophie? because she hardly ever gets in trouble and doesnt cause much scandal.

Is it true that Sophie used to be engaged to an Australian when she was in Australia? I remember reading about it
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