Originally Posted by angela
It's so boringly predictable that the Gloucesters would go to the Guildhall banquet. I wish they would rotate it more. I would love to see Edward and Sophie attend now and then; Prince and Princess M or Princess Alexandra. It dosn't help that the Gloucesters are my least favourites in the family. I always think that the Duchess adores being Royal and looks a bit too smug when she's at the centre of whats going on. I know that goes against popular opinion but it's what I've always felt about her. I wouldn't mind if she and her husband had a bit of charisma but IMO they don't so I find their constant presence at Guildhall banquets irritating. Lets see some other Royals at them!
P.S. Are those blue and red dresses she wore to the banquets the only ones she has?
Prince and Princess Michael have attended the Guildhall banquet - certainly Marie-Christine is one woman who loves her royal status
The Duchess of Gloucester is fanatastic at these sorts of events - she is always dressed correctly -normally in either the blue dress or red dress as they are classic state visit gowns and rather than waste money she recycles these probably for the past 15-20 years goodness thats way her, Anne, Alexandra and the Queen are
the 'perfect' royals in the way they carry out their duty. DoG always has beautiful jewels (she has collection to rival any major royal with at least 6 tiaras), always in the correct orders and decorations for the visit.
I really appreciate the work she and her husband do for the Royal family (she was the first
female member of the British family to visit troops in Iraq) and they leave certain more senior members to be shamed for their pityful engagement count
Actually im going to start a campaign for the Duchess to be given the Garter she certainly deserves it