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I really like Sophie for her lack of pretention; see the Daily Mail article below on Sophie and the hoe-down outfit. I know I've been in the situation of dressing completely wrong for an event and feeling terrible and self-conscious about it, but at least I wasn't getting photographed by the national press for my fashion mistakes! I applaud her to for being a good sport about it, and realizing her royal duty is to promote the cause by being photographed at the fund-raiser no matter how much she wanted to hide away.


Sophie's (poor) Choice

by Richard Simpson, Daily Mail 09:48am 22nd June 2005

Standing out: Sophie in a chequered shirt with Patsy Palmer, Jenni Falconer and Anouska de Georgiou

Sophie Wessex was only saying what everyone else was thinking.

Talking to photographers at a charity party, the countess protested that she was 'just too frumpy' to pose for a picture.

The invitation had asked guests to wear something "glamorous with a hint of pink".

Unfortunately, Sophie interpreted that as the perfect opportunity to wear her black and white tartan shirt with a black skirt - and a pink scarf around her neck.

So she was horrified as other guests, including former East-Enders actress Patsy Palmer, GMTV presenter Jenni Falconer and society beauty Anouska de Georgiou, turned up wearing glamorous and shimmering evening gowns.

And when asked to pose for a picture with them at the party in London in aid of the charity Breast Cancer Haven, she at first refused because she was so embarrassed by her appearance.

"It's all much too glamorous for me," said Prince Edward's 39-year-old wife. "There's no way I can stand next to that glamorous bunch. I look much too much like an old frump."

Eventually the photographers persuaded her to relent - and afterwards she won a round of applause from the others for doing so.
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Sophie's (poor) Choice

by Richard Simpson, Daily Mail 09:48am 22nd June 2005


"It's all much too glamorous for me," said Prince Edward's 39-year-old wife. "There's no way I can stand next to that glamorous bunch. I look much too much like an old frump."

Eventually the photographers persuaded her to relent - and afterwards she won a round of applause from the others for doing so.
I didn't care much for Sophie's outfit at this occasion either, and yes she did look out of place with all the evening gowns and herself in an ill-fitting and out of place suit. But at least she was a good sport in the end and posed for pictures despite her "frumpy" appearance. Many public figures might not have been so agreeable considering they were dressed considerably "less" than the other guests.
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I think she handled the situation very professional and with good humour.

And she looked wonderful at the pictures of the award ceremony, however I think the background tapestry was utterly ugly.
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"It's all much too glamorous for me," said Prince Edward's 39-year-old wife. "There's no way I can stand next to that glamorous bunch. I look much too much like an old frump." [/QUOTE]

I suppose the one thing Sophie can take out of this is that this journalist has taken away one year of her age.
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I have to defend the Countess - I thought HRH looked glorious at the In the Pink charity event. The Countess steals the show again!

Well done Countess!
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Those Baby photos

:p I have spend a while wondering if I should post these. THey are the baby photos that caused so much trouble in 1964, but I though since the fine was paid and all - please excuse me if you find offence in their posting.
In 1965 these photos were printed in a German tabloid. The BRF immediately sued the publisher, as the photos were stolen when they are been developed in England. The photos were taken by Princess Anne and possibly the Duke of Edinburgh and show the royal family with a few days old Prince Edward.


I would also like to draw your attention to the web site below. It is the site of a skipper that was helped out by 13 year old Prince Edward.


http://andrew-campbell.members.beeb....shore_boat.htm
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I would also like to draw your attention to the web site below. It is the site of a skipper that was helped out by 13 year old Prince Edward.


http://andrew-campbell.members.beeb....shore_boat.htm
LOL, I was wondering how long it would take for that link to make the rounds.
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There was a forum about what royal brides religion they were before they were married.
I was only a guest then, and cannot find so I'll post it here.
Sophie was methadist, I don't know if she was christianed and confirmed. I know she went to a methadist school in which her grandfather co-founded.(Kent collage, Pembroke)
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The Countess of Wessex speaks to staff at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford, 21 June 2005. Her Royal Highness opened the new Heart and Stroke Trust Endeavor Wing.
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old sopihe's photos, when she was pregnant
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Today the world has embraced new royal Princesses in the form of Mary of Denmark and Maxima of the Netherlands. But it's questionable whether even these hugely popular, increasingly glamorous future Queens will ever capture the world's imagination in the same way as Diana.
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PRINCE GETS UPDATE ON HM THEATRE'S REVAMP

http://www.thisisnorthscotland.co.uk...entPK=12725133
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Official portrait for Sophie Friday, 17 June 2005 PRINCE
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They Are Sweet Photos But Also Very Private No Wonder The Royals Got So Upset.
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http://www.nio.gov.uk/media-detail.htm?newsID=11766

HRH Earl of Wessex attends Hillsborough Garden Party
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http://www.nio.gov.uk/media-detail.htm?newsID=11764

http://www.nio.gov.uk/media-detail.htm?newsID=11765
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Edward In Scotland

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LOL, I was wondering how long it would take for that link to make the rounds.
Its sad to say but the majority of the people here are the same people on all the other groups, forums ect. But I decided to post it anyway.

Here are some links to Edward's engagements in Scotland at the beginning of the week

Greenock Telegraph: Smiling Prince charms academy
Inverclyde Now: Prince Edward visit Greenock
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pics of the earls of wessex in toronto from olycom

http://archive.olycom.it/olycom/offertaUo.do?idoff=9955
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Abaca Press has pictures of Sophie at the Hampton Court Flower Show event today. She looks lovely - pretty flowered dress and red coat. I like her longer hair too.

http://www.abacausa.com/ximagi/searc...nment_id=21222
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Sophie looks very nice, that color looks good on her. And I agree, her hair does look good longer.
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She does look great.
Is the jacket slimming or is Sophie losing weight?
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