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Old 06-27-2011, 06:33 PM
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I heard that Edward and Sophie will be representing the queen/royal family of britian at the Monaco royal wedding. Why does it seem that they are the only one going to other countries royal weddings?
Well, I'm not sure, since there has never been an official pronouncement saying so , but I guess it's in great part because Pr Edward, before the 2nd marriage of the PofW, was for some years, the only son, "still married". Of course there were Pr Anne and her husband, but big parties and international celebrations don't seem much their thing. The Wessexes seem to me to be more people's persons, people who have better social skills and are more comfortable and pleased in social events.
Besides that, Edward is 14 years younger than Charles, so, even the Pr of Wales being married today, maybe Buckingham feels like Edward and Sophie are closer to this generation formed by Frederik and Mary, Wilhem-Alexander and Maxima, Felipe and Letizia, etc
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:59 PM
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I suspect that it's perhaps because they have more time available to go.


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I heard that Edward and Sophie will be representing the queen/royal family of britian at the Monaco royal wedding. Why does it seem that they are the only one going to other countries royal weddings?
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:14 PM
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I heard that Edward and Sophie will be representing the queen/royal family of britian at the Monaco royal wedding. Why does it seem that they are the only one going to other countries royal weddings?
Perhaps they enjoy it? I read that Prince Albert and Charlene had developed a friendship with Edward and Sophie, having met them a few times, so it's only fair they go to this wedding. William and Catherine aren't going as they are in Canada I believe, and Charles and Camilla rarely go to foreign Royal weddings. It seems that the last few years it's been Edward and Sophie. I know for Princess Victoria, Edward and Sophie were also friends of theres, having met them on several occasions.

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I suspect that it's perhaps because they have more time available to go.
I think that's probably another reasons, along with as Rosou mentioned, they are more "people friendly".
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:41 PM
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Perhaps they enjoy it? I read that Prince Albert and Charlene had developed a friendship with Edward and Sophie, having met them a few times, so it's only fair they go to this wedding. William and Catherine aren't going as they are in Canada I believe, and Charles and Camilla rarely go to foreign Royal weddings. It seems that the last few years it's been Edward and Sophie. I know for Princess Victoria, Edward and Sophie were also friends of theres, having met them on several occasions.



I think that's probably another reasons, along with as Rosou mentioned, they are more "people friendly".
I agree , seem they have friendship with most of them and also maybe because they are the same approximate age
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I think that Prince Edward is off to the Isle of Wight this week and is then setting off for the Principality.

Please may I help with a little background information?

I do think that the reason for Edward attending the wedding is because his schedule is generally less crowded around this time - don't forget that many of the Royal Family's Engagements are either fixed or at least pencilled in up to 2 years in advance. [sometimes even more in the case of the Queen]. This is because Edward likes to visit Henley Royal Regatta and tries to do so each year [and which is being held at the moment]. Henley 'week' is therefore 'marked off' on his schedule from year to year, although of course it is accepted that he will not be attending on all days - usually just one or sometimes two. The actual decision on which days he will attend the Regatta can then be 'firmed up' nearer the time, or 'scratched' all together if something else comes up.

Don't forget that Royal / Princeley 'engagements' [i.e. to be married] are generally rather shorter than with non-royals: generally, not more than 6 months or so [ commoners in the UK can be engaged for up to 2 years whilst they 'save up' for their weddings - not a problem in royal circles]. I suspect that when Prince Albert announced his enagement, and for a summer wedding, many British Royals' diaries were already pretty booked up - don't foget it is the height of the 'British Summer [i.e. social] season at the moment, where these events nearly ALWAYS have a royal prescence - Chelsea Flower Show, Royal Ascot, Polo Matches, Royal Garden parties etc etc.

I would therefore expect that as Edward's schedule is more flexible around this time and bearing in mind that he has indeed met Prince Albert on a number of occasions, he and Sophie seemed the 'ideal' choice as guests. Lucky them.

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Old 06-29-2011, 02:01 PM
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I would tend to disagree with you. All royals switch and change their engagements sometimes days ahead of them. Any of the royals could have attended. Nobody's engagements are written in stone.
If you look back at all the royal weddings and other royal functions in Europe (Jubilee's & Anniversaries) Edward and Sophie have attended and even those Edward attended alone - you'll notice that Prince Charles or Princess Anne also attended. There was even a wedding he attended with the Kents. It was asked why both Edward and Charles attended and it was given that Prince Charles attended as the Queen's rep and Edward was invited individually. It would thus seem that Edward has royal friends in Europe. I mean he is the godfather of Joachim's son and has competed in the same regattas as Frederick and Felipe. Chances are he know the European royals a lot better then many would suggest.
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As mentioned the Earl of Wessex has been on a two day visit to the Isle of Wight on June 29th and June 30th.

Here's the programme of the visit and two pics of the NatWest Island Games he attended.


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 **

** Prince visits Island Games **

** HRH the Earl of Wessex presents prestigious Queens Awards **


On June 28, the Countess of Wessex visited Beechwood Cancer Care Unit, Chelford Grove, Stockport, Cheshire.


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** beechwoodcancercare ** source **

** Hands-on Countess visits cancer centre **
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:49 PM
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The Earl and Countess of Wessex are seen arriving in Monaco for Prince Albert and Charlene's wedding

Boda de Alberto de Mónaco y Charlene Wittstock | Galería de fotos 10 de 14 | Vogue
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Old 07-01-2011, 03:48 PM
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I am loving Sophie's dress and wedges. Very chic as always. Can't wait to see what else she's going to be wearing.
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I agree with you Princeess_Lili, she looks wonderful
I can't wait too for tomorrow royals outfits
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Finally an image! I LOVE Sophie's dresss a lot. Beautiful colour. She looks very glamourous. I like that Edward's tie is blue to match, purposefully or not!
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I think they always look to align / match color of the outfits , which is very nice
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She looks stunning did anyone find a photo of them at the civil service or did they not attend?
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I think they didn't attend a civil wedding, maybe like the other royals they attend the concert after the civil wedding,but pity we don't see pictures
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Wow Sophie looks stunning at Monaco Religious Wedding
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Sophie does look lovely. The dress is beautiful, as are her shoes. I am glad her hair is up with her hat. Looks lovely. Edward's uniform is VERY white.

The blue dress from their arrival to Monaco is the nicest dress i've seen her wear in a long time. It's really lovely. I forget she's 46. Not that that is old, but she's not 29 anymore and she still looks great.

Hand holding MagMil, haha. One. Fair enough, Edward's probably just helping her down the stairs but still, it's nice.
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Old 07-02-2011, 06:09 PM
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Sophie does look lovely. The dress is beautiful, as are her shoes. I am glad her hair is up with her hat. Looks lovely. Edward's uniform is VERY white.

The blue dress from their arrival to Monaco is the nicest dress i've seen her wear in a long time. It's really lovely. I forget she's 46. Not that that is old, but she's not 29 anymore and she still looks great.

Hand holding MagMil, haha. One. Fair enough, Edward's probably just helping her down the stairs but still, it's nice.
speaking of holding hands: märchenhochzeit in monacohochzeit von albert und charlene: prinz edward und sophie von wessex bei ankunft zur kirchlichen trauung im place du palais in monaco 020711 ***religious wedding of prince_albert and charlene_wittstock in monaco, july 2nd, 20
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He looks quite dashing in his uniform. A lovely couple
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He looks quite dashing in his uniform. A lovely couple
He is definitely the most handsome of Queen Elizabeth II's children.

Sydney, that linked to an older couple...
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He is definitely the most handsome of Queen Elizabeth II's children.

Sydney, that linked to an older couple...
an older couple?? it directs me to a picture of today...
...namely this one: http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w...322382-056.jpg


also, i am pretty sure this is not maxima, as a german newspaper suggested: http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w.../2h343bild.jpg , being a pic of today's evening
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