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Old 01-13-2006, 09:38 PM
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The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester 2: Jan 2006-

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Old 01-13-2006, 09:42 PM
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Later this month Christies will be holding a sale of about 800 items belonging to the Duke of Gloucester. They're being sold to pay death duties which were due when the old Duke died in 1974 but were deferred until the death of the Duchess, which occurred last year. The items range in estimated value from less than $100 to over $100,000.

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Old 01-16-2006, 01:30 PM
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Does anyone know how much Death Duty was due for the Duke? Also, aren't there any death duties for the Duchess, Princess Alice?
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Old 01-16-2006, 02:55 PM
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Thanks Elspeth for the link.

Lots of silver spoons and christening gifts with lots of furniture but no jewels. :(

I wonder at Queen Mary's habit of giving her quite young grandsons, antique sliver spoons and serving dishes. A little boy is not going to be interested in that and as the second son of the Duke, I can hardly imagine anyone would have expected him to be able to use half the things later anyway.

Some antique hunter is going to be very happy. BTW I noticed that the British auctions don't distinguish between sterling silver and silverplate. If all of this silver is sterling, its severely underpriced.
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Old 01-16-2006, 03:25 PM
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Some antique hunter is going to be very happy. BTW I noticed that the British auctions don't distinguish between sterling silver and silverplate. If all of this silver is sterling, its severely underpriced.
I think alot of high profile auctions do underprice some of their lots to gather interest in the items, it happened famously with the auction of Jacqueline Kennedy's estate.
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Are the glorious gloucester alright at the moment ? i see they have cancelled several enagagements this year and have only been seen offiicially once or twice this year, i usually see them in local shops on ken church street but i havent seen them at all this year and the rest of the royal family are in full swing ( engagements wise) by now. i do hope all is ok
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Old 02-06-2006, 03:26 PM
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Now you come to mention it, I did wonder why they've been so absent from the list of royal engagements the last month or two. As you say, I hope they're OK; I'm sure we'll hear in due course if there's anything going on with them.
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Old 02-25-2006, 02:27 PM
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Saw in Majesty that the Gloucester auction at Christie's raked in over £5,000000. Apparently every item went for far more than it was worth due to the Royal connection. One silver rose bowel estimated at between £2,000-3,000 went for £26,000 so that gives you an idea of the scale of the profit that's been made after the death duties are settled.
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I popped in and watched a bit of the auction and i must say out of about 40 lots i saw only 2 were unsold and most went 20-50% above catalogue price. i do hope the jewels aren't next.
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It must have been a significant savings for the Duke to have had the death duties deferred for so long. Surely the death duties would have risen enormously over the past 30 years?
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Old 02-28-2006, 04:28 PM
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Well, if the auction raised several million pounds, it must have covered the estate tax.
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The Duke of Gloucester (R) talks to Sir Stirling Moss, near his his 1954 Jaguar D Type, one of 80 historic British-built motor vehicles, outside Buckingham Palace in London 22 April 2006. The classic motors were exhibited in honour of the Queen Elizabeth II's birthday, which she celebrated 21 April with a walkabout in Windsor which attracted crowds of 20,000 people and a private dinner at Kew Palace with her family which featured a spectacular fireworks display.

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The Gloucesters are out and about (at least at Windsor) in full force. At the Queen's 80th Birthday Service the Duke and Duchess, Earl and Countess of Ulster and Lady Rose Windsor are identifiable from the pics.

From the Queen's 80th Birthday thread; thanks to HMQEII for the pics.

The Countess of Ulster behind Camilla/William;

In this one The Duke of Gloucester, Lady Rose and the Earl & Countess of Ulster are between Charles's shoulder on the left across to William's on the right;

And the Gloucester Five are in the bloc ranging from behind Camilla and across to Lady Gabriella Windsor.
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I don't see Lady Davina and her husband in that photo, Warren. Where are they?
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Where's the Duchess?
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Old 04-23-2006, 01:33 PM
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She's the one in the pale blue coat and hat, standing in front of the Earl of Ulster and Lady Rose.
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Does anyone know why HRH is now using a walking stick? He was in a wheelchair last week but has now used the stick twice in public.
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Does anyone know why HRH is now using a walking stick? He was in a wheelchair last week but has now used the stick twice in public.
HRH broke his leg recently in a motorcycle accident. :(
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CEREMONY: A right royal opening for new school
PETERBOROUGH's newest school has been officially opened by The Duke of Gloucester.
His Royal Highness arrived at Hampton Vale Primary School yesterday to a stunning reception by the pupils, who sang three songs to mark the visit.

The Duke tapped his foot as pupils rolled out the songs, We Are The World, a rendition of Somewhere Over The Rainbow by the school choir and a stunning version of Chuck Berry's Johnny Be Good, performed by the school band – complete with guitar solo by 11-year-old Ben Hunt.

Hampton Vale is Peterborough's newest primary school, opening last year after an investment of £2.2 million shared by Peterborough City Council and developers the O & H Group, landowners of Hampton.

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Does anyone have any photos of HRH The Duchess of Gloucester's 60th Birthday Party? If so, could you post.
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