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Old 08-10-2011, 01:35 PM
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I have a question. The BRF website does not list any events for Sophie for the month of August. I know that is traditional within the BRF to have an extended break during the summer months, but I was wondering if the Wessex's usually spend the entire break at Balmoral or if they plan other activities during their break?

I know that during Victoria's reign, everyone had to be at Balmoral, but I do not know if that is still the requirement/tradition.

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Old 08-10-2011, 01:40 PM
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She is truly a style inspiration. I like her in the neutrals, and I love her use of tailored but whimsical collars and suiting details.
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I do love her gradual change from "only Edward's wife" to being surefooted to a large degree.
But what I like most of her is her good behaviour and her understated charm.
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I do love her gradual change from "only Edward's wife" to being surefooted to a large degree.
But what I like most of her is her good behaviour and her understated charm.
She is a good example to those who have/ will join the Royal Family in years to come
I have always liked Sophie ,too, for the same reasons as you.
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IBut what I like most of her is her good behaviour and her understated charm.
Hallelujah!!! Well said Renata....those are my favorite of Sophie's attributes also!!

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Old 08-14-2011, 12:14 PM
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The Wikipedia article for Sophie:
Sophie, Countess of Wessex - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The article reveals that Sophie is the only member of the Royals to ride in the State Limousine with the Queen on Christmas Day.

Must be true love then .... :-))
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Old 08-14-2011, 01:00 PM
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The Wikipedia article for Sophie:
Sophie, Countess of Wessex - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The article reveals that Sophie is the only member of the Royals to ride in the State Limousine with the Queen on Christmas Day.

Must be true love then .... :-))
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Old 08-14-2011, 02:55 PM
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The Wikipedia article for Sophie:
Sophie, Countess of Wessex - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The article reveals that Sophie is the only member of the Royals to ride in the State Limousine with the Queen on Christmas Day.

Must be true love then .... :-))
That is true love, haha. This has been common place for a number of years now, and Sophie even rides with her at Easter at times too. Sophie rides with the Queen to church at Sandringham after Christmas when they stay on in Norfolk longer. I think the particular closeness is linked to Sophie having the youngest grandchildren, therefore the Queen likes to spend time with Louise and James. I still think the image the Queen released for The Windsor Horse show of her riding with Louise and James is adorable. A lot of reporters state the closeness between Sophie and the Queen, adding to the fact that Edward is her youngest child, meaning he is probably quite close to his mother. They are the only couple who stay on after Christmas, mainly because the others have older children who want to get on with things. I would be shocked if Sophie didn't ride with the Queen to Christmas at Sandringham! I sort of hope that Catherine does not start to take this spot...I hope Sophie remains the one to ride with the Queen.

Edited to add news.

The Countess of Wessex was inspecting her regiment 5 Rifles of which she is Colonel-in-Chief today at Copehill Down, Salisbury Plain, England.

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The Countess was shown around the exercise area to view 5 Rifles on preparation for deployment
to Afghanistan yesterday, August 14. Pic 2 is a bigger version of the pic above.


** Pic ** Pic 2 **


** Countess of Wessex visits 5 Rifles **
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Thank you Iceflower for these photographs. I loved the touch of Sophie wearing the military uniform. I am sure her well-wishes were highly appreciated by all present.
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Hey, she looks good in her combat gear !

That's something almost all the Royals are good at.
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Thanks iceflower
It's lovely to see Sophie wear military uniform .She looks great.
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Sophie does look great in that military uniform. I'm beginning to think she's another one of those people (like William and Catherine) who is able to make almost any attire look good. Thank you for sharing, iceflower.
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Sophie does look great in that military uniform. I'm beginning to think she's another one of those people (like William and Catherine) who is able to make almost any attire look good. Thank you for sharing, iceflower.
Sophie is wearing that military gear well, isn't she? I think I agree with your statement!

Thanks for adding another image, Iceflower. Nice to see Sophie visiting her regiment, supporting them and such. Lovely to see.
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Sophie is wearing that military gear well, isn't she? I think I agree with your statement!

Thanks for adding another image, Iceflower. Nice to see Sophie visiting her regiment, supporting them and such. Lovely to see.
She has truly blossomed (in my opinion) this past year. It's great seeing her looking so young and refreshed. It reflects happiness.
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She is looking great!

Daily Mail article regarding the visit, with some other images.

Soldier Sophie tries army on army uniform
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She is looking great!

Daily Mail article regarding the visit, with some other images.

Soldier Sophie tries army on army uniform
Great article
Thanks Molly , Sophie lovely like the previous events
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She really does look wonderful in her Military Uniform w/her Regiment. That must have been such a great boost in morale for them just before they leave for Afghanistan.

May they all come home safe and sound.
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The Article is lovely, shame about people's idiotic comments on it. People get so worked up over certain members of the Royal Family, predominantly Edward, wearing uniform when they have not served. I wish they would get over and quit talking about it. They are members of the Royal Family, they have honourary appointments, which they have to fulfil. Who the heck cares if they are wearing the uniform yet they haven't pointed a gun at someone in a cross fire. It's only for a day! Another comment was stating why Sophie was married to someone like Edward? Um...maybe because she LOVES him? Just floating the idea!

Anywhooooo, thanks MagMil for the link.
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