Quote from thissal on August 30, 2003 @ 9:49 PM (It's probably safe to say that if Prince Edward Ignored Sophie in addition to flaunting his mistress under her nose, that Sophie would find love and comfort with another man too.
Maybe it would be more accurate to say that Prince Charles and Fergie behaved like uncivilized animals, while Prince Edward and Sophie are able to show mutual respect towards each other.
There is no reason to make Diana's behavior equivalent to that of Fergie's infidelity.) end quote
In my opinion an infidelity is an infidelity. It does not matter who commits it. Diana commited adultry and therefore by your own definition she behaved like an uncivilized animal.
As regards to Sophie, the Queen probably forgave her whatever sins she had committed once she sold her business interests and became a hundred percent involved in royal duties. The fact that Sophie remains loyal to her husband and is expecting a child in December probably also help to cement a good relationship. But from what I gather, the couple is closer to Philip than the Queen.
As far as I'm concerned, Sophie appears much happier these days than in the early days of her marriage.
Originally posted by Mandy@Sep 2nd, 2003 - 6:34 pm In my opinion an infidelity is an infidelity. It does not matter who commits it. Diana commited adultry and therefore by your own definition she behaved like an uncivilized animal.
All infidelities are not the same by my definition. IF the marriage was a sham to begin with because of Charles's duplicity, and IF he was the first to leave the marital bed for another woman, THEN there's not a lot left to be faithful for.
So what did Diana have to show fidelity to -- a mockery of a marriage, or that she was hired as a breeder with good cheekbones?
Before stating that all infidelities are the same, one has to first establish to what one is showing fidelity. If it is nothing more than a mirage, then the infidelity is little more than a mirage too.
Sophie Has Her Hands Full at Charity Event
5 SEPTEMBER 2003
Sophie Wessex got friendly with a cuddly toy during a visit to Buxted Park in East Sussex on Friday. The Countess, who is expecting her first child in early December, had come along to offer her support to a charity clay pigeon shoot.
The annual event, organised by the Lord's Taverners organisation, raises money for disadvantaged children. It aims to provide youngsters, especially those with physical disabilities, an opportunity to participate in sport.
Needless to say, Sophie didn't participate in any of the actual shooting, but her presence helped the charity raise thousands of pounds.
It's been a busy few days for the 37-year-old, as she had another royal engagement in Scotland the day before. She was accompanied by her husband, Prince Edward, as she visited His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen.
But despite her hectic schedule, Sophie looked just as relaxed and radiant as she accepted a bouquet of flowers from five-year-old Catherine Scott. And theatre manager Duncan Hendry seemed impressed with Edward's understanding of all things theatrical. "He's obviously very knowledgeable and interested in theatres and he was very keen to look at the back of the stage and explore there," revealed Duncan afterwards.
1.Polfoto 23-04-2003 The Countess of Wessex tries her hand at pool watched by Mrs Maureen Earle, a bail support and remand officer, during her visit to the Caerphilly & Blaenau Gwent Youth Offending Team at Pontllanfraith, Gwent, Wednesday April 23, 2003. Watch for PA Story. PA Photo: Barry Batchelor/WPA
2.Polfoto 17-11-2000 The Earl of Wessex during recent filming for a forthcoming Ardent Productions series, Brain Waves, for Meridian Broadcasting. The Prince dropped into the Taplins Day Nursery at Southampton General Hospital and joined toddlers to test the 'Anywaycup', one of the everyday items that were invented in Britain to be featured in the programme.
3.Polfoto 13-05-2000 Countess of Wessex browes art at the Royal Windsor Horse Show Saturday 13th May, 2000. PA Photo: Chris Ison.
4.Polfoto 02-12-1999 Britain's Queen Elizabeth II Queen and her son the Earl of Wessex during a private lunch at Buckingham Palace in honour of the Irish President Mary McAleese Thursday 2 December 1999. The meeting of the two heads of state took on added significance coming on Devolution Day in Northern Ireland. PA photo: Fiona Hanson. WPA ROTA PHOTO.
5.Polfoto 29-09-1999 The Earl of Wessex chats with Ted Hayes, founder of the Homies and Popz cricket team from Los Angeles, at Home Park, Windsor, Wednesday 29th September, where the side, currently in the middle of a goodwill tour of the UK, were due to play the Royal Household.
6.Polfoto 20-07-1999 The Countess of Wessex at Earls Court this evening Tuesday 20th July 1999, being introduced to members of the armed forces envolved in this years Royal Tournament. Today was the first day of the Tournament. Photo by Toby Melville
7.POLFOTO 20.07.1999 The Earl (2nd left) and Duchess of Wessex arriving at Earls Court this evening, Tuesday 20th July 1999, The Earl and Countess look happy and relaxed tonight, making their first public appearance together since the Royal wedding a month ago. Edward, who first broke with Royal tradition when he resigned from the Royal Marines in January 1987, was at the event to take the salute on the first day of the final Royal Tournament
8.Polfoto 16-05-1999 Prince Edward arrives with fiancee Sophie Rhys Jones, at the Royal Windsor horse show this afternoon Sunday 16th May1999.
9.POLFOTO 11.02.1999 PAP 03: LONDON: 12.05.95: Prince Edward (centre) with (l/r) Real Tennis players (l/r) Jonathan Howell (GB), Fiona Deuchar (Aus), Sue Haswell (GB and Lachlan Deuchar (Aus), in London today (Monday) at the launch of Channel 4's Real Tennis TV series. Real Tennis will be shown on Channel 4 on Saturday June 17 - July 1, containing action from the TNT Express Interantional Real Tennis Team Trophy, played last month at Holyport court between Britain and Australia.
10.Polfoto 06-01-1999 Library file dated 09.07.94 of Sophie Rhys-Jones. Prince Edward and his long-term girlfriend Sophie Rhys-Jones are expected to announce their engagement this morning (Wednesday).
wierd question maybe, but why are the pool balls only 2 colors? Whenever I've played it here, the balls are different colors and have numbers on them. Is the game played differently in Europe then the United States?
1.Polfoto 11-02-1999 PA NEWS PHOTO APRIL 1965 THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH KEEPS A STEADY HAND AND EYE ON BABY PRINCE EDWARD WHILST DAUGHTER PRINCESS ANNE LOOKS ON. BEHIND IS THE QUEEN AND PRINCE ANDREW IN THE GARDEN AT WINDSOR
2.Polfoto 11-02-1999 PA NEWS PHOTO APRIL 1965 A LIBRARY PHOTO OF THE QUEEN WITH SON PRINCE EDWARD
3.Polfoto 11-02-1999 PA NEWS PHOTO APRIL 1965 PRINCE ANDREW OFFERS HIS BROTHER PRINCE EDWARD, BEING CARRIED BY HIS MUM THE QUEEN A DAFFODIL WHILST ELDEST BROTHER PRINCE CHARLES LOOKS ON AT WINDSOR ON THE DAY OF THE QUEEN'S 39TH BIRTHDAY
4.Polfoto 11-02-1999 Prince Edward, the five-year-old son of Queen Elizabeth II, shakes hands with an official on his arrival at Liverpool Street Station, London, from Sandringham.
5.Polfoto 11-02-1999 PA News October 1972 Prince Edward fondles a black Labrador pup during a visit to the kennels at Balmoral.
6.Polfoto 11-02-1999 PA News August 1977 Prince Edward, 13, at the wheel of a speedboat in the Solent during the Cowes Regatta Week.
7.Polfoto 11-02-1999 PA News April 1978 The Queen and her 14 year-old son Prince Edward watch the veterinary inspection before the commencement of showjumping at the Badminton Horse Trials.
8.Polfoto 06-01-1999 PA PHOTO 6/1/99 PRINCE EDWARD IS ABOUT TO TOWEL JOUSTERS IN A SCENE FROM 'CAPTAIN CURIOUS AND HIS INCREDIBLE QUEST'.
9.Polfoto 07-01-1999 PA PHOTO 7/1/99 PRINCE EDWARD, IN A SCENE FROM A DRESS REHEARSAL, IS STRUCK FOR DISOBEDIENCE BY VINCENTIO, PLAYED BY NEWSCASTER RICHARD BAKER.
10.Polfoto 11-02-1999 PA NEWS PHOTO AN UNDATED FILE PICTURE OF PRINCE EDWARD IN COSTUME DURING A DRESS REHEARSAL FOR A PLAY.
1.Polfoto 11-02-1999 PA NEWS PHOTO AN UNDATED FILE PICTURE OF PRINCE EDWARD DURING REHEARSALS AT THE PETERHOUSE THEATRE, CAMBRIDGE BEFORE TONIGHT'S MUSICAL "A VICTORIAN MUSICAL EVENING" IN AID OF THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S AWARD 30TH ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE SCHEME
2.Polfoto 11-02-1999 PA NEWS PHOTO MARCH 1986 PRINCE EDWARD LEARNS TENNIS ON HAMPTON COURT, LONDON FOR HIS GOLD AWARD IN THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S AWARD SCHEME, LAUNCHED BY HIS FATHER, THE DUKE IN 1956 FOR YOUNG ACHIEVERS
3.Polfoto 11-02-1999 PA NEWS PHOTO MARCH 1986 PRINCE EDWARD LEARNS TENNIS ON HAMPTON COURT, LONDON FOR HIS GOLD AWARD IN THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S AWARD SCHEME, LAUNCHED BY HIS FATHER, THE DUKE IN 1956 FOR YOUNG ACHIEVERS
4.POLFOTO 17.11.1997 Library file photo dated 21.04.65 of The Queen (centre) with her family Prince Andrew, Princess Anne, Prince Edward, the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Edinburgh on the Queen's 39th birthday. The Queen celebrates her Golden Wedding anniversary on Thursday. Photo PA.
5.Polfoto 18-01-1988 Library file dated 18.01.88 of a young Prince Edward in costume during his Cambridge University days. Prince Edward and his long-term girlfriend Sophie Rhys-Jones are expected to announce their engagement this morning (Wednesday). PA Photos. See PA story ROYAL Engagement.
6.Polfoto 23-11-1984 PA NEWS PHOTO 23/11/84 HRH Prince Edward taking the part of Phon in a Cambridge University undergraduate revue, "Captain Curious and his Incredible Quest". The prince takes on 8 different roles in the production.
7.Polfoto 23-11-1984 PA NEWS PHOTO 23/11/84 PRINCE EDWARD IN COSTUME AS LORD ZALBURG IN THE CAMBRIDGE UNDER GRADUATE REVUE RUN OF "CAPTAIN CURIOUS & HIS INCREDIBLE QUEST" IN LONDON
8.Polfoto 16-05-1984 PA NEWS PHOTO 16/5/84 The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh call on their youngest son, Prince Edward, at Jesus College, during an official visit to Cambridge. Prince Phillip is Chancellor of the university.
9.Polfoto 28-06-1986 PA NEWS PHTO 28/6/86 HRH Prince Edward in his graduation day robes as he graduated from Cambridge University having studied History.
10.Polfoto 04-08-1986 PA NEWS PHOTO 4/8/86 Prince Edward relaxes aboard the British yacht Aquavit , off Cowes during the annual regatta.
1.Polfoto 06-01-1999 Library filer dated 25.8.95 of Sophie Rhys-Jones. Prince Edward and his long-term girlfriend Sophie Rhys-Jones will announce their engagement later today (Wednesday), it is reported. Buckingham Palace declined to confirm or deny the claim, The Sun says a Royal wedding will take place this summer at Westminster Abbey. See PA story ROYAL Engagement.
2.Polfoto 04-09-1997 The Duke of York (right) and Prince Edward unnoticed by the crowds arrive at Buckingham Palace this afternoon (Thursday). Photo by John Stillwell/PA.
3.Polfoto 18-09-1995 PA NEWS PHOTO 18/9/95 SOPHIE RHYS JONES AT THE LAUNCH OF THE FIRST STEPS APPEAL CHARITY FOR TODDLERS IN BIRMINGHAM
4.Polfoto 28-08-1995 Sophie Rhys-Jones at Heathrow Airport after arriving from Aberdeen with Prince Edward. The couple had been spending the Bank Holiday Weekend with the Queen at Balmoral.
5.Polfoto 27-03-1996 Prince Edward meets cast members Deborah Spellman (left) and Dawn Buckland after the 5,000th performance and 12th anniversary of the hit musical Starlight Express, in London tonight (Wednesday). Photo by Stefan Rousseau/PA
6.Polfoto 14-08-1995 Sophie Rhys-Jones prepares to leave the Royal Yacht Britannia after it arrived in Aberdeen harbour today (Monday) . Sophie disembarked and boarded a bus, more than 15 minutes after the Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Edward left the yacht to travel to Balmoral. See PA Story ROYAL Sophie (Substitute).
7.Polfoto 21-07-1995 Library file dated 21.7.95. Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones attend the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Charity Race Day, at Ascot. Prince Edward and his long-term girlfriend Sophie Rhys-Jones will announce their engagement later today (Wednesday), it is reported. Buckingham Palace declined to confirm or deny the claim, The Sun says a Royal wedding will take place this summer at Westminster Abbey. Photo by Stefan Rousseau/PA.
8.Polfoto 26-03-1995 PA NEWS PHOTO 26/3/95 BABY LIFELINE CHARITY FOUNDER JUDY LEDGER WITH HER TWO CHILDREN, JAMIE (8 YEARS OLD) AND SARA (5 YEARS OLD) AT THE LAUNCH OF NATIONAL MOTHER AND BABY WEEK HELPED BY ORGANISER SOPHIE-RHYS JONES IN LONDON
9.Polfoto 19-03-1994 PA NEWS PHOTO 19/3/94 PRINCE EDWARD MEETS THE ENGLAND RUGBY SQUAD BEFORE THE FIVE NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP DECIDER BETWEEN ENGLAND AND WALES AT TWICKENHAM.
10.Polfoto 20-02-1994 PA NEWS PHOTO 20/2/94 PRINCE EDWARD PLAYING AT A CHARITY REAL TENNIS TOURNAMENT AT THE ORATORY SCHOOL AT WOODCOTE, OXFORDSHIRE. THE PRINCE WAS PLAYING IN AID OF THE LORD'S TAVERNERS, OF WHICH HE IS PRESIDENT.
1.Polfoto 14-05-1994 PA NEWS PHOTO 14/5/94 PRINCE EDWARD RIDING AT THE ROYAL WINDSOR HORSE SHOW, WHERE HIS FATHER, THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH, TOOK A TUMBLE WHILST CARRIAGE-DRIVING.
2.Polfoto 13-05-1995 PRINCE EDWARD RIDING AT THE ROYAL WINDSOR HORSE SHOW.
3.Polfoto 20-01-1995 PA NEWS PHOTO 20/1/95 Sophie Rhys-Jones with a bunch of flowers as she arrives at the Public Relations Frim where she works on the occasion of her 30th Birthday.
4.Polfoto 20-01-1995 PA NEWS PHOTO 20/1/95 Sophie Rhys-Jones wearing glasses at the wheel of her car arrives at the Public Relations Frim where she works, on the occasion of her 30th Birthday.
5.Polfoto 08-03-1993 PA NEWS PHOTO 8/3/93 The Princess of Wales and Prince Edward chatting at a Commonwealth Day reception at Marlborough House.
6.Polfoto 08-01-1993 PA NEWS PHOTO 8/1/93 Prince Edward (left) laughs with presenter Eamonn Holmes on the ITV programme GMTV, where he was announcing a new initiative aimed at giving young people a chance to learn new skills at top clubs.
7.Polfoto 25-12-1992 PA NEWS PHOTO 25/12/92 Members of the Royal Family talk with Reverend Hall after the traditional Christmas Day service at Sandringham. L/R: Prince Edward, Commander Tim Laurence, the Princess Royal, Zara and Peter Phillips.
8.Polfoto 02-10-1992 PRINCE EDWARD
9.Polfoto 19-04-1992 PA NEWS PHOTO 19/4/92 THE QUEEN'S SONS (FROM LEFT) PRINCE EDWARD, THE PRINCE OF WALES AND THE DUKE OF YORK LEAVE ST. GEORGE'S CHAPEL IN WINDSOR CASTLE, AFTER MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL FAMILY HAD ATTENDED THEIR TRADITIONAL EASTER DAY SERVICE.
10.Polfoto 28-07-1991 PA NEWS PHOTO 28/7/91 Prince Edward steers a wheelchair through a slalom course during the 70th birthday celebrations for his father, the Duke of Edinburgh, in the grounds of Windsor Castle.
1.Polfoto 13-06-1986 PA NEWS PHOTO 13/6/86 PRINCE EDWARD IN VICTORIAN STANCE ON STAGE AT THE PETERHOUSE THEATRE, CAMBRIDGE REHEARSING FOR A MUSICAL "A VICTORIAN MUSICAL EVENING" IN AID OF THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S AWARD 36TH ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE SCHEME
2.Polfoto 22-07-1984 PA PHOTO 6/1/99 PRINCE EDWARD WATCHES THE VULCAN FLY-PAST AT THE ROYAL ASCOT SPECTACULAR, IN AID OF THE PRINCE PHILLIP TRUST, WHERE HE TOURED SIDESHOWS AND CHATTED TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.
3.Polfoto 07-08-1981 PA NEWS PHOTO 7/9/81 The Queen, the Duke of York (left) and Prince Edward wave to sailors' families from on board the Royal Yacht Britannia as they leave Portsmouth at the start of their cruise through the Western Isles.
4.Polfoto 01-09-1979 PA NEWS PHOTO 1/9/79 A ROYAL FAMILY GROUP PHOTOGRAPH. LEFT TO RIGHT: PRINCE EDWARD, CHARLES, PRINCE OF WALES, PRINCESS ANNE, THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH, QUEEN ELIZABETH II AND PRINCE ANDREW.
5.Polfoto 20-11-1979 PA News 20/11/79 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with her husband the Duke of Edinburgh and their sons (l-r) Prince Andrew, Prince Charles and Prince Edward at Balmoral.
6.Polfoto 01-10-1970 PA NEWS PHOTO 1/10/70 THE QUEEN'S YOUNGEST SON PRINCE EDWARD, AGED 6, ARRIVES AT KINGS CROSS AFTER A HOLIDAY AT BALMORAL.
7.POLFOTO 10.03.1972 PA NEWS PHOTO 10/3/72 PRINCE EDWARD ON HIS WAY HOME FROM GIBBS SCHOOL IN KENSINGTON, WHERE HE IS A PUPIL, TO BUCKINGHAM PALACE, TO CELEBRATE HIS EIGHTH BIRTHDAY WITH A TEA PARTY AND A FILM SHOW.
8.Polfoto 02-06-1973 PA News 2/6/73 Prince Andrew (left) and Prince Edward in an open landau at the Trooping of the Colour ceremony in London.
9.Polfoto 21-04-1965 PA Photo 21st April 1965 Prince Andrew offers his brother Prince Edward a daffodil watched by his mother the Queen, his brother and sister the Prince of Wales and Princess Anne and father the Duke of Edinburgh on the grounds at Windsor on the Queen's 39th birthday
10.Polfoto 21-04-1965 PA NEWS 21/4/65 HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN AND HER FAMILY AT FROGMORE ON HER 39TH BIRTHDAY.
5.Polfoto 08-09-2003 The Countess of Wessex, who is six months pregnant, carrying out her first public engagement as patron of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT), launched at the BT Tower in central London, Monday September 8th 2003. More than one million youngsters throughout the UK - about one in 10 - suffer the hidden disability of speech and language difficulties.
Sophie hardly looks pregnant in this outfit! I would like to borrow this outfit for those days when I am feeling bloated! :P
1.Now what would they do in such a large house? Do you suppose they play hide and seek, or slide down the bannisters? This house at Bagshot Park was also given to a 3rd son many years ago -- Prince Arthur by Queen Victoria. http://www.freemantle.dabsol.co.uk/bp/duke.htm
2-5.This is quite a contrast to Prince Edward's House. One would think the queen would want something better for her grand daughters?
THIS is Fergie’s rambling new country home — which has set her back at least £1million.
The Duchess of York is said to have fallen in love with the 300-year-old house surrounded by four acres of land.
But before she can move in to Wareham House in Brook, Surrey, she will have to lavish £100,000 more on the property to do it up.
The mansion is in poor shape inside and needs a complete makeover before it is fit to be a royal home.
Apparently, Sarah was charged huge rent when she stayed with Andrew at their house. So much for chivalry. I wonder if she was actually supporting his lifestyle with topless beauties? She'll be better off having her own place than paying rent to her ex-husband.