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Old 06-18-2017, 08:53 PM
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Why would an olive branch be necessary. I've never heard that there is discord among the extended family.
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:57 PM
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It would be nice to see Princess Alexandra of Kent's children and grandchildren at royal events when Charles is King. It would be good to extend a olive branch to the extended family.
They were there for TTC. What are you talking about?
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:33 PM
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How far to we go with the 'extended family' though? Are the children and grandchildren of a person's parents first cousins that close in most families that they are invited to events? I don't think so (in my family even the first cousins don't get invited let alone their children and grandchildren).

The reason we still see some of the Queen's first cousins is that the are exactly that - her first cousins. Note that the Harewood's weren't invited to these events and the late Earl was as much a grandchild of George V as is the Queen but from a daughter and as such not invited to many events - Coronation yes but Trooping as the years went on - no.

That will be the same for Charles and then William and George etc. If every descendant of George V was on that balcony there would be nearly 100, including spouses. Go back another generation to Edward VII and add in quite a few more and then with Victoria there are about 4000, without including spouses - and growing.

There has to be a cut off point and first cousins of the monarch is more than reasonable. Joe Blow Public I suspect believes that every person up there is getting paid by the state rather than only the few who benefit from the Sovereign Grant but impressions are also important and seeing fewer on the balcony will send a message that there are fewer on the 'payroll'. The rest could still enjoy the birthday 'party' if there is one without sending out the message that the majority of the public appear to believe.

Charles gets on very well with Alexandra but he, I suspects, realises that the public don't want to see her children and grandchildren paraded as members of his family - but would rather stick to the core family - those that they can identify (and the DM can't even do that correctly as they can't tell the difference between Beatrice and Eugenie - no wonder they write articles about one and the public applies that same information to the other and treats them as one girl at times).
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Old 06-19-2017, 01:07 AM
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I would suggest the lower numbers have more to do with terrorist attacks and a devastating fire. Many tourists come to London especially at this time of the year just for all the pageantry, Order of the Garter, Trooping of the Colour and Ascot and, of course, The State Opening of Parliament.

I am quite happy with the "Balcony" appearance following the TTOTC. I assume they adjourned for a light lunch and a chance to touch base with the rest of the family. They are celebrating her "Official Birthday".

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-rN_KZzxNy...7-Balcony2.jpg

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Old 06-19-2017, 01:25 AM
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How far to we go with the 'extended family' though? Are the children and grandchildren of a person's parents first cousins that close in most families that they are invited to events? I don't think so (in my family even the first cousins don't get invited let alone their children and grandchildren).

The reason we still see some of the Queen's first cousins is that the are exactly that - her first cousins. Note that the Harewood's weren't invited to these events and the late Earl was as much a grandchild of George V as is the Queen but from a daughter and as such not invited to many events - Coronation yes but Trooping as the years went on - no.

That will be the same for Charles and then William and George etc. If every descendant of George V was on that balcony there would be nearly 100, including spouses. Go back another generation to Edward VII and add in quite a few more and then with Victoria there are about 4000, without including spouses - and growing.

There has to be a cut off point and first cousins of the monarch is more than reasonable. Joe Blow Public I suspect believes that every person up there is getting paid by the state rather than only the few who benefit from the Sovereign Grant but impressions are also important and seeing fewer on the balcony will send a message that there are fewer on the 'payroll'. The rest could still enjoy the birthday 'party' if there is one without sending out the message that the majority of the public appear to believe.

Charles gets on very well with Alexandra but he, I suspects, realises that the public don't want to see her children and grandchildren paraded as members of his family - but would rather stick to the core family - those that they can identify (and the DM can't even do that correctly as they can't tell the difference between Beatrice and Eugenie - no wonder they write articles about one and the public applies that same information to the other and treats them as one girl at times).

Zanouska Mowatt has been on the balcony over the years with Alexandra and Alexandra's son James has been there with his wife.

You know who I didn't see on the balcony this weekend, the Chattos and the Linleys.
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It would be nice to see Princess Alexandra of Kent's children and grandchildren at royal events when Charles is King. It would be good to extend a olive branch to the extended family.
what Olive branch? Why is one required IYO?
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