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And they would know this how ?????
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Old 01-10-2018, 05:35 AM
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Don't ask me.

These kind of things do tend to leak out. The story about the white leather toilet seat of Charles has been around for a long time. I just thought it was cute.
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Old 01-21-2018, 05:53 PM
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Until when the Gloucesters and Kents were invited to spend Christmas with the Queen and her family at Sandringham? Do you have any photos of them attending the church service?
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Old 01-21-2018, 07:02 PM
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Until when the Gloucesters and Kents were invited to spend Christmas with the Queen and her family at Sandringham? Do you have any photos of them attending the church service?
Not sure when they stopped. They certainly did when their kids were little. But as the family got older, the invite to the extended family slimmed down.

Lovely really old photo, when the senior royals were children, from the 50's

https://books.google.ca/books?id=Ut8...istmas&f=false

Some pictures of the extended family years ago:

Fredrick pictured with William, Zara and Peter
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/03/3a...0065e2a8f8.jpg

Diana and Lady Rose Windsor 1987, from Diana's outfit same year

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/49/d5...0f198422a1.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/4e/2b...b6eec2717a.jpg

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Old 01-23-2018, 06:38 PM
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With two new spouses as well as two new great grandchildren around the Christmas table this year, it is probably only a matter of time before Princess Margaret's descendants are no longer in attendance. The number of royal great grandchildren is likely to increase over the next couple of years so things will be very crowded indeed!
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I think we can be pretty well assured that as long as the Queen lives, Margaret's children will be very much in attendance for holidays. From all accounts that I've read, they are quite close.

We do not know how Charles plans to celebrate his holidays with family yet and won't know until he is king.
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Old 01-23-2018, 09:34 PM
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Considering that Charles is close to both Sarah and David, they most likely have a open invitation in the next reign too. Probably will stop going when their children start having family of their own.
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Some pictures of the extended family years ago:

Fredrick pictured with William, Zara and Peter
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/03/3a...0065e2a8f8.jpg

Diana and Lady Rose Windsor 1987, from Diana's outfit same year

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/49/d5...0f198422a1.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/4e/2b...b6eec2717a.jpg

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Aren't the two first of these pics from Windsor? As far as I can remember that's where they used to celebrate Christmas until around 1990 and it was a few years after relocating the celebrations to Sandringham that the cousins were cut off because lack of space.
I doubt that Nr 3 is from Christmas itself because of the Greek royals and isn't that Radu and Margareta of Romania behind them?
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Old 01-23-2018, 11:12 PM
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I think we can be pretty well assured that as long as the Queen lives, Margaret's children will be very much in attendance for holidays. From all accounts that I've read, they are quite close.

We do not know how Charles plans to celebrate his holidays with family yet and won't know until he is king.
I agree, I don't think, no matter how large her children's families become, that the Queen will abandon her sister's children at the holidays.
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Not sure when they stopped. They certainly did when their kids were little. But as the family got older, the invite to the extended family slimmed down.

The thing is, all three of the Kent cousins are married, their children are almost all married with children of their own. The Gloucesters' children are married with children. It is only natural that they now have their own family celebrations. The Duke and Duchess of Kent aren't going to spend Christmas day with the Queen instead of their 10 grandchildren.
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As far as I can remember that's where they used to celebrate Christmas until around 1990 and it was a few years after relocating the celebrations to Sandringham that the cousins were cut off because lack of space.
I doubt that Nr 3 is from Christmas itself because of the Greek royals and isn't that Radu and Margareta of Romania behind them?
That's my recollection too - that Christmas was spent at Windsor and then the Queen would go to Sandringham for New Year. She started spending Christmas at Sandringham after the fire at Windsor in 1992 and as it's smaller than Windsor had to restrict the number of people she could invite.
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I think we can be pretty well assured that as long as the Queen lives, Margaret's children will be very much in attendance for holidays. From all accounts that I've read, they are quite close.

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Oh this just makes me so sad to think how hard it was to lose her little sister. I don't know why that just hit me.
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Old 01-24-2018, 01:11 AM
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The "Us Four" was a happy and close family. What made it doubly hard on the Queen is that she lost her sister and then her mother in a matter of weeks.
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That's my recollection too - that Christmas was spent at Windsor and then the Queen would go to Sandringham for New Year. She started spending Christmas at Sandringham after the fire at Windsor in 1992 and as it's smaller than Windsor had to restrict the number of people she could invite.
Actually a few years earlier, in 1988, it seems. According to this.

https://www.royal.uk/royal-family-christmas-0

Even before 1988 it wasn't every year. Sandringham was the traditional place for Christmases, even before Elizabeth was queen. In the 60's when her kids were small she started spending them at Windsor. But not always.

But yes, the pictures I posted were it turns out from Windsor (poor posting on site I took them from).
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The "Us Four" was a happy and close family. What made it doubly hard on the Queen is that she lost her sister and then her mother in a matter of weeks.
To make it even worse - the last of Philip's sisters died only about six weeks before Margaret so they both lost their sister within six weeks of each other. No matter how much Philip was English and his sisters Germans they were still quite close in many ways with one or more sisters visiting every year.

It really was the 'end of the generation' for them both within such a short period of time.
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To make it even worse - the last of Philip's sisters died only about six weeks before Margaret so they both lost their sister within six weeks of each other. No matter how much Philip was English and his sisters Germans they were still quite close in many ways with one or more sisters visiting every year.

It really was the 'end of the generation' for them both within such a short period of time.
Yes Sophie died in 2001 (his last sister before that had died in 1981). Sophie visited her brother quite often, and was Edward's godmother. She was often seen at events like the Windsor horse show. Sophie died in November 2001, Margaret in February 2002 and the queen mum March 2002 so less then 5 months between the three losses.
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Actually a few years earlier, in 1988, it seems. According to this.

https://www.royal.uk/royal-family-christmas-0

Even before 1988 it wasn't every year. Sandringham was the traditional place for Christmases, even before Elizabeth was queen. In the 60's when her kids were small she started spending them at Windsor. But not always.

But yes, the pictures I posted were it turns out from Windsor (poor posting on site I took them from).
Thanks for the correction
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The Christmas card from The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. The photograph was taken by Hugo Burnand in the garden of Clarence House this summer.

Lovely picture!

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DuXs3UJWkAUjgI0.jpg
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"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to share a new photograph of their family. The photograph, taken by Matt Porteous, shows The Duke and Duchess with their three children at Anmer Hall, and features on Their Royal Highnesses’ Christmas card this year."

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Lovely picture of the two of them, yet not very much a holiday picture imo. Wrap a red bow around them with mistletoe hanging above.....
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