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Old 03-23-2011, 08:41 PM
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I love the picture that goes w/this article...

Bermuda Sun ~ Countess shares a laugh with special-needs students
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Old 03-23-2011, 08:55 PM
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I was just looking at the British news sources, and I don't see anything about the Wessex trip. Perhaps it's simply that the British press were following William, and so the reporting we're getting is from the local press. There's more likely to be coverage in specialist Royal-watching magazines.


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They look great! I really love Sophie's hair.

Is this visit receiving any press in the UK?
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:23 PM
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True...perhaps there will be a nice article in Majesty.
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:51 AM
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I think there probably will be, or at least a picture or two in the "court and social" pages.

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By now Sophie and Edward are back in London, here are some pics of their
latest events on the Bahamas:

On Tuesday, March 22, they attended the Governor-General's Youth Awards
Banquet at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel.

** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** source **


And yesterday, March 23, the Earl of Wessex met schoolchildren on the Grand
Bahama Island.

** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** source **
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:17 AM
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This tour must have been a success, judging by everyone's smile and delight. It's rather true that the press didn't cover this trip much, I wonder why.
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Old 03-27-2011, 04:45 PM
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Because they don't see Edward and Sophie as important. Anne gets attention because she works, works and works. Andrew gets attention due to his ex wife, girls and scandal. Charles gets attention because of Camillia and his controversial attitude to certain things. In the press' eyes, Edward is boring I think.
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Old 03-27-2011, 04:55 PM
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Charles gets attention because of Camillia and his controversial attitude to certain things.
And because he is heir .... But I agree the press seem to find Edward boring, even the regular royal websites don't mention him much least of all the mainstream media, but I'm of fan of the Wessex's :) I think the balance duty and personal life well :)
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Old 03-27-2011, 05:02 PM
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I don't honestly think it is because he is the heir, that is why I didn't mention it. He gets attention for being married to his mistress and his controversial ideas. Being the heir doesn't get him any play in the press books until he becomes King, not IMO.
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Because they don't see Edward and Sophie as important. Anne gets attention because she works, works and works. Andrew gets attention due to his ex wife, girls and scandal. Charles gets attention because of Camillia and his controversial attitude to certain things. In the press' eyes, Edward is boring I think.
I would agree that as a result of the fact that they are seen as boring, they don't tend to get a lot press/public interest. They need to have a niche in order to get talked about. Anne may not be "exciting" but she knows how to work hard for the family. The problem with E & S is they don't offer anything new. When they had "normal" jobs they got more attention because they did something different. Now they are just another "royal" couple. They do tend to do their jobs well but is that enough? Not according to the media. I also don't think of them as "charismatic" anyone disagree with me? I bring it up because I think that as a lot to do with press coverage. You know the "star quality" people have.
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In my opinion, Edward and Sophie are 'perfect' royals. They keep out of trouble, they work just as hard as anyone else and they have raised their children wonderfully. The press find that not interesting.
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In my opinion, Edward and Sophie are 'perfect' royals. They keep out of trouble, they work just as hard as anyone else and they have raised their children wonderfully. The press find that not interesting.
I agree, the Press are unlikely to spend much time on E&S as they tend to keep themselves out of trouble.
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I love the picture that goes w/this article...

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Wonderful photo!
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In my opinion, Edward and Sophie are 'perfect' royals. They keep out of trouble, they work just as hard as anyone else and they have raised their children wonderfully. The press find that not interesting.
The press is the press. I am much more interested to know what the British public thinks of them. Does anyone know how they are viewed? I am not looking for anything scientific, opinions will do.
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The press is the press. I am much more interested to know what the British public thinks of them. Does anyone know how they are viewed? I am not looking for anything scientific, opinions will do.
I personally have very high respect for this family, unfortunately, I think a lot of people have no real idea about what the whole of the royal family really do - completely unscientific point of view and am likely to be completely wrong. Wish that the Earl and Countess had a higher profile to show that the work they do is worthwhile (and any 'incidents' are in the past)
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I personally have very high respect for this family, unfortunately, I think a lot of people have no real idea about what the whole of the royal family really do - completely unscientific point of view and am likely to be completely wrong. Wish that the Earl and Countess had a higher profile to show that the work they do is worthwhile (and any 'incidents' are in the past)
Thanks for the opinion. It may be unscientific but I find it interesting to see what people think of the royals. After all just because you like some of the family doesn't mean you like the whole family.

That is the thing that gets me about the Earl and the Countess. While I think the press plays a part in it, I do think that the public has an effect as well. While I don't think they work as hard as Princess Anne, few do, they are certainly not lazy. Then again it is hard to know a great deal about their work ethic because the press don't report on them much.
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Thanks for the opinion. It may be unscientific but I find it interesting to see what people think of the royals. After all just because you like some of the family doesn't mean you like the whole family.

That is the thing that gets me about the Earl and the Countess. While I think the press plays a part in it, I do think that the public has an effect as well. While I don't think they work as hard as Princess Anne, few do, they are certainly not lazy. Then again it is hard to know a great deal about their work ethic because the press don't report on them much.
I do browse a few newspapers online but don't really see much, I get most of my info from this website. Can only hope that with the wedding of Prince William and Catherine, there might be more news reported for the other royals. (BTW I'm very anti Prince Andrew but that maybe because the majority of the news I see about him is in the papers and is negative.)
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Right. They're a respectable middle-aged couple with children who aren't old enough to have their own scandals.

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They do get media coverage when they're here in Canada. There's always an article in HELLO! Canada as well as news reports. People who meet them in person have a very good opinion of them. Whether that's reported in the UK, I'm not aware.

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I would agree that as a result of the fact that they are seen as boring, they don't tend to get a lot press/public interest.
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The press is the press. I am much more interested to know what the British public thinks of them. Does anyone know how they are viewed? I am not looking for anything scientific, opinions will do.
I think there is a degree of indifference towards them. Part of this is because they are relatively low down in the succession, so unlikely to ever get the "top job".
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