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Old 02-10-2007, 07:15 PM
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Let's not forget Anne's comment some time ago that they do get along very well as a family and the fact that they all joined the Queen for the holiday last year.

The younger royals - William, Harry etc do seem very close to their cousins and that wouldn't happen if they didn't spend time together. That would suggest that as they were growing up they saw each other enough to become close. That wouldn't have happened if the parents didn't see each other enough away from just the set occasions.

I suspect that they do socialise a bit more than we think - quite a few of them live in the same or neighbouring counties and they do all enjoy horse type activities.

But due to their work commitments the older royals see members of the family probably as often as many of us.
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Old 02-10-2007, 07:17 PM
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I believe the Queen and Prince Philip have dinner with Edward and Sophie occasionally.

Philip and Edward are close.

I read awhile back that Prince Philip and Anne went sailing together occasionally. They're both avid sailors but I doubt if Philip is able to handle it anymore at his age.
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Old 02-10-2007, 08:37 PM
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Anne is very close to William and Harry, as is Peter and Zara. Edward gets along very well with Anne and Andrew, but is not on good terms with Charles and the boys.

The Queen is said to be closest to Anne and Andrew, but rather distant with Charles and Edward. Philip is closest to Anne and Edward, but not on great terms with Andrew and Charles. All of the grandchildren get along well with their grandparents.
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Old 02-11-2007, 12:30 AM
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Well I think they share private time together. They have to match with each other anyway so probably they are used to it :) And I agree with Madame_Royale, because we've often heard, that the Wessexes and the Queen with Philip enjoy such a good relationship. And I think at least the RF knows that among each other they are private because they can understand how the others feel in this position
Certainly since the birth of Lady Louise. The Queen is said to adore her little grand-daughter.
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Old 02-14-2007, 02:34 PM
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In the biography of Prince Edward by Wendy Leigh, she noted that Edward spend a lot of time with Ann while he was at prep school and Gordonstoun. But I don't think you can call this socialising. Ann was his defacto guardian and the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh didn't seem to mind their son camping out at his sister. Edward also spend many weekends at Highgrove with Prince Charles and Diana. Oddly enough all these visits ended in the early eighties, when both his sister's and brother's marriages which up in smoke. Perhaps Edward simply couldn't bear to see the bickering up close.
Edward doesn't have many friends outside of his family, His nature simply don't lend itself to it. His best friend is Ivar Mountbatten, Sarah Chatto and Helen Taylor. To a leser extent Nicholas and Timothy Mountbatten, the Hicks Counsins and the Ogilvy's. All relatives. And when they were marrying in the early 1990's. Edward retreated into himself. I remember reading articles about how concerned the Queen Mother was that Edward was spending so much time at Windsor. I can only see that they must have seen Sophie's relationship as a great blessing.
Edward and Sophie join the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh for church and dinner twice a month - on average, The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visit Bagshot Park once a month, and whenever they are in the area. Christopher Rhys-Jones appears to join them for all occasions.
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Relationships between members of the British Royal Family

I was wondering how members of the royal family get on. I especially wonder how the Queen's children get on and the grandchildren. Any ideas? Thanks
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Old 01-19-2008, 12:13 PM
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"get on" What?

do you mean "get along"?
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Old 01-19-2008, 01:03 PM
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Sorry - you're right the question is really vague. What i mean is how do they get along, are they very close or not? Do they socialise alot? I believe that the Queen's grandchildren get along with each other quite well. But what about other royals - are they very close and friendly or not?
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Old 01-20-2008, 03:51 AM
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I don't know, I know that a lot of royal commentators are always saying so and so are so close, but I've heard the royals laugh at it saying that they hardly see each other except for Christmas, Easter, Centarph and other group official events. It rather a hello how are you relationship. Just like most adult family members are, I'm afriad.
I know that the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visit Edward and Sophie down at Bagshot Park twice a month, standard arrangements and Edward and Sophie go to his parents every Sunday. Sometimes Anne and Tim are there too. But the other royals vary.
Edward has meetings with the Duke of Edinburgh every week over the DOE, but they write to each other daily through memos. Andrew used to often join Edward and Sophie for suppers when he was alone in his apartments, I pressume he simply wanted company.
I see that many of the younger royals frequent the same nightclubs and pubs and have many friends in common so they meet up at parties.
But too be honest they are grown adults with their own lives now, BP and Windsor are big castles and while they can go forever without seeing each other.
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Old 01-20-2008, 06:44 AM
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I was wondering how members of the royal family get on. I especially wonder how the Queen's children get on and the grandchildren. Any ideas? Thanks
HM The Queen is very close to all her grandchildren especially HRH Prince William as well as TRH The Earl and Countess of Wessex.
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Old 01-21-2008, 11:15 AM
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I believe Zara Phillips is close with her cousins, Wm and Harry. I once read someplace that she's not that close w Beatrice & Eugenie. I don't know about the Queen's children, though. None of them seem particularly close imo. I know that when the York girls were younger they would visit HM on Sundays. I tend to think the Duke of E is close w the Princess Royal.
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I don't know how close the members of the Royal Family are, in fact, I don't think anyone does except for them. But from pictures that I have seen and video footage of them gathered together, I get an idea of how much fun and love they have for each other. They live their own individual lives most of the year, but they remember their family and do their best to keep in touch.
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William and Henry are close to Peter and Zara

well they are closer in age to each other. Lady Louise and baby James are going to be a little lonely when they grow up and start to go out in the London club scene as by that time their cousins will be married and have children. there is a 30 years age gap between the eldest grandchild Peter and the youngest James
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Old 01-24-2008, 01:19 PM
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If Louise and James are anything like their parents they will be nowhere near London clubs. Besides the press will be too busy covering those royal divorces.
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If Louise and James are anything like their parents they will be nowhere near London clubs. Besides the press will be too busy covering those royal divorces.
Ha! God, let's hope not. One generation was enough.
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Does anyone know if Prince Charles has a good relationship with his siblings?
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Old 02-09-2008, 10:54 AM
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they all seem to get along when they have to...for the cameras...LOL I kid, I kid...

I do think most of them get along, but they probably have cliques...they all aren't close in age. I'm sure Bea and Eugenie are more on the out skirts with the older cousins because they are younger. And I'm sure the Queen makes an effort to talk with her grandchildren and children...but the grandchildren are probably hard to reign in for a visit.
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I think that the pictures of the grandchildren going out for a casual dinner for Peter's 30th birthday shows they all get on. Zara, Wills and Bea were there with their partners. Made the news as Wills was suppose to be teasing Harry as he was on his own as just spilt from Harry and Bea went to Davina Murphy birthday party after with Kate Moss etc
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well i think the yonger lot gets along fairly well..but the adults cant say

they always seem so cold...
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