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Old 10-03-2013, 03:08 AM
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I don't think Lumutqueen was being offensive, Anna. I think she was complimenting you in the sense that you are a supporter of Sophie so she was going to let you remark on Princess me's comments about Sophie and speak highly of Sophie.
Thank you Molly! Exactly what I meant.

To Anna;
As for the 'darling' it wasn't so much a term of endearment as to something you would notice and therefore respond to Anna. You seem best equipped to deal with Sophie hate rather than myself.

Princess me, seems unfamiliar as to how things work around here.
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Old 10-03-2013, 04:47 PM
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Edward and Sophie are on the hunt for a new private secretary to head their staff,based primarily at Baghsot Park.
https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engin...IxMzA0YzAzYg==

The Private Secretary supports Their Royal Highnesses in all matters, including those relating to patronages, security, and state and ceremonial events, and organises the official programme, accompanying them on official and working visits in the UK and abroad.

no mention of the salary though...
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Old 10-03-2013, 05:42 PM
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That was released last week I think and the one I read said it was a 6 figure salary.... It's a huge commitment though and long hours. A lot of travelling I involved.
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:29 AM
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Thank you Molly! Exactly what I meant.

To Anna;
As for the 'darling' it wasn't so much a term of endearment as to something you would notice and therefore respond to Anna. You seem best equipped to deal with Sophie hate rather than myself.

Princess me, seems unfamiliar as to how things work around here.
Ok, I understand. Thanks.
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:48 PM
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It's a Coronation Concert on the #FullWorksConcert at 8 - @windsorfestival in the presence of HRH The Earl of Wessex: bit.ly/19n3l2W

You can listen to the interview here- Outside UK Live
http://www.listenradios.com/classic-fm-uk/
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:02 PM
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Thanks for this Dman, I was just going to ask what time Prince Edward's interview with Classic fm would be on. I'm already tuned in.

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Tonight, Jane Jones presents a very special Full Works Concert, in celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s 60-year reign.

On 25 September, Classic FM recorded a unique concert at Windsor Castle, as part of the Windsor Festival – of which HRH The Earl of Wessex is the Patron.
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:08 PM
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You welcome, I'm just glad I'm able to listen to it here in the US too. Of course I had to stand for the National Anthem.
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:07 PM
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You welcome, I'm just glad I'm able to listen to it here in the US too. Of course I had to stand for the National Anthem.
I too felt patriotic when I heard the National Anthem too (I always do) and found myself humming along.

The Coronation Festival sounded like it was a great event to go to, I wonder if you could buy tickets online or whether you had to be selectively invited. I heard that it took place in the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court, which is lovely (I got a glimpse of it when I visited Hampton Court; unfortunately you can't go inside).
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Old 10-05-2013, 03:53 AM
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Thanks for links.
I was able to track down a pic of Sophie from Goldsmiths fair:
HRH The Countess of Wessex trying on a Tahitian pearl necklace at Goldsmiths Fair in the City of London | PICZLoad
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Old 10-05-2013, 05:16 AM
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Old 10-05-2013, 12:51 PM
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Thanks for links.
I was able to track down a pic of Sophie from Goldsmiths fair:
HRH The Countess of Wessex trying on a Tahitian pearl necklace at Goldsmiths Fair in the City of London | PICZLoad
That pearl necklace is stunning. Love the look on Sophie's face- typical lady trying on jewels- " Ah, gorgeous!"
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Old 10-05-2013, 01:25 PM
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I love that photo, Anna. Sophie looks beautiful and you know she is thinking, "I want this..."
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Old 10-05-2013, 07:52 PM
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I love that photo, Anna. Sophie looks beautiful and you know she is thinking, "I want this..."
And who could blame her!?! Those pearls are to die for!!
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Agree with you both!
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:18 AM
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Hmm, nothing on those events at Royal Diary:
Maori tour operator Bianca Ranson Heads To Windsor... | Stuff.co.nz

50th Anniversary Gala
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:13 AM
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On Monday, it was announced that The Countess of Wessex has become Global Ambassador for The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.
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On Monday, it was announced that The Countess of Wessex has become Global Ambassador for The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.
This is good news. I think it also points to Sophie and Edward eventually being the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh too.
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:28 AM
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Bigger pic of Sophie
http://www.intaward.org/sites/defaul...Kaliee-001.JPG
from this link
HRH The Countess of Wessex appointed Global Ambassador | The Duke of Edinburgh
I have no idea if it was taken during South African visit or earlier. All I can see is this great gown, which we haven;t seen in full glory yet :(
I know she wore it 3 times, to Wells Cathedral Concert, to Tomorrow's People charity dinner, and this time. Also I see new earrings for Sophie.
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This is good news. I think it also points to Sophie and Edward eventually being the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh too.
I can't wait until the day we call them The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh as they both do a lot for the DoE award scheme. Of course it will be sad as it will not be Philip as the Duke, but someday Edward will fill the role and he'll do a good job! Some day James will be His Grace, The Duke of Edinburgh as well.
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It is not only Philip that has to die but the Queen also. When Philip dies the Dukedom goes to Charles as the eldest son, when the Queen dies the dukedom is merged with the crown and the new King, Charles can issue it to Edward.
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