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Old 12-24-2014, 10:28 AM
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I think Edward and Sophie attend the weddings for the most part because the are closest in age to the other crown princes/princesses. The are friendly with them. It isn't just a duty.
Honestly, I don't believe that age has anything to do with it.
The Wessexes don't seem on very friendly terms with other royals at all.

I think these are not considered important or desirable functions to attend and so everyone who is more senior opts out.
Edward and Sophie seem to have fewer invitations (for tours, etc.) and fewer calls on their time, and so they are the ones delegated to go. JMO.
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Old 12-24-2014, 10:35 AM
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Honestly, I don't believe that age has anything to do with it.
The Wessexes don't seem on very friendly terms with other royals at all.

I think these are not considered important or desirable functions to attend and so everyone who is more senior opts out.
Edward and Sophie seem to have fewer invitations (for tours, etc.) and fewer calls on their time, and so they are the ones delegated to go. JMO.
I think they seem very friendly with other royals IMO and thats all we can go on, what people think because truly no one knows. However Edward is, for example, Godfather to Joachim of Denmark'd eldest son and no that long ago attended his confirmation, Sohpie went along to. Why bother doing that if they aren't friendly?
I think people need to remember that (despite the media trying to make it sound like they do) that we don't know what goes on behind closed doors and in private.
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Old 12-24-2014, 10:44 AM
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I agree; it's almost as if the Queen says, oh, just send Edward and Sophie again, everyone else has more important things to do!

At least that's the impression I get. At least send Harry occasionally, or the Cambridges. It will look better!
I agree that's how it looks to me as well, the BRF may send somebody but why is a it a 3rd tier royal when the other monarchs send more important membersweddings and gatherings.
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Old 12-24-2014, 10:50 AM
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I disagree it is always a matter of choice. I agree that the Windsors are not obliged to send high-level representatives, or indeed any representatives at all, to the wedding of a king's second or third child. However, the wedding of an heir apparent , as CP Victoria, or the funeral of a dowager Queen, as was Fabiola's case, are State events, and not sending a high-level member of the BRF to attend it, or no member at all (in Fabiola's case), is actually a major diplomatic gaffe .

Camilla and Charles was if I remember correctly set to go to Victoria and Daniels wedding but then Charles injured his foot or something so he had to stay at home.


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Old 12-24-2014, 11:04 AM
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I found it funny that people consider the Queen grandson more senior than the Queen own son
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Old 12-24-2014, 11:16 AM
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I found it funny that people consider the Queen grandson more senior than the Queen own son
William is third in line to the throne , which makes him more senior than his uncle Edward, who is only eighth.
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Old 12-24-2014, 02:17 PM
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William is third line to the throne , which makes him more senior than his uncle Edward, who is only eighth.

I think William is second in line, George is third.

(And Edward will drop back another place when the new Cambridge baby is born).
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Old 12-24-2014, 03:36 PM
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I found it funny that people consider the Queen grandson more senior than the Queen own son
Well, also some of the Kings / Queens Sons found it not so funny and hard to digest - as history has shown But, that's the way it is.
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Old 12-24-2014, 04:07 PM
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I found it funny that people consider the Queen grandson more senior than the Queen own son

It depends on one's place in the line of succession.
William is in the direct line, while Edward isn't.
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Old 12-24-2014, 04:20 PM
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But he's still in the line of succession and he is the Queen's son.

If position in the line of succession is so important, Beatrice should be sent to these events instead of Edward. But Beatrice does not perform official Royal duties.
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Old 12-24-2014, 09:20 PM
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But he's still in the line of succession and he is the Queen's son.

If position in the line of succession is so important, Beatrice should be sent to these events instead of Edward. But Beatrice does not perform official Royal duties.
And Edward may not, once Charles succeeds.
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But he's still in the line of succession and he is the Queen's son.

If position in the line of succession is so important, Beatrice should be sent to these events instead of Edward. But Beatrice does not perform official Royal duties.
She is also "officially" escort-less, which poses it's own issues fro many people and many reasons.
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I have now seen through old recordings from 1991.

The day after King Olav's death, Buckingham Palace said in a statement to Norwegian media that either The Queen or The Queen Mother would attend the funeral.

Just before the funeral, Buckingham Palace said in another statement to Norwegian media that The Queen would not attend the funeral due to the tense situation in the world and said that the Prince of Wales would attend in her place.


Oh, yes - the Queen mother couldn´t leave London due to the gulf conflict, too, cause she had to advise the Prime Minister...
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Oh, yes - the Queen mother couldn´t leave London due to the gulf conflict, too, cause she had to advise the Prime Minister...
I just write what NRK said in 1991.

As I said in my earlier post. I have now seen through old recordings from 1991.

The day after King Olav's death, Buckingham Palace said in a statement to Norwegian media that either The Queen or The Queen Mother would attend the funeral.

Just before the funeral, Buckingham Palace said in another statement to Norwegian media that The Queen would not attend the funeral due to the tense situation in the world and said that the Prince of Wales would attend in her place, The Queen Mother was not mentioned in this statement.
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Old 01-02-2015, 01:54 PM
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Oh, yes - the Queen mother couldn´t leave London due to the gulf conflict, too, cause she had to advise the Prime Minister...
The Queen Mother was also 91 at the time. Maybe she was not feeling well.

There's no need to judge her for something that happened 23 years ago.
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Old 01-02-2015, 06:42 PM
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She is also "officially" escort-less, which poses it's own issues fro many people and many reasons.
Why on earth would this be an issue? What are people worried about?
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I believe that is the reason why Andrew hasn't been the one to go - Edward has Sophie while Andrew, Beatrice and Eugenie aren't married and so aren't sent to represent the BRF at events like weddings.
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Old 01-02-2015, 07:54 PM
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I believe that is the reason why Andrew hasn't been the one to go - Edward has Sophie while Andrew, Beatrice and Eugenie aren't married and so aren't sent to represent the BRF at events like weddings.
But why? Does anyone know the reasoning behind this policy? Is a single human being some sort of threat? Is it feared they won't be able to control their amorous desires and will make indecent advances towards other wedding guests? I really don't understand why the fact a person is not married should impair their ability to represent the BRF. I'm sure Charles represented them in the years between being married to Diana and Camilla.
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Old 01-02-2015, 07:59 PM
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Charles went to Felipe and Letizia's wedding by himself, Queen Silvia of Sweden attended the wedding of Guillaume and Stephanie without her husband and Queen Margrethe of Denmark and the Empress of Japan attended the funeral of Queen Fabiola without their husbands. I don't think being married or not having a partner to go with is a barrier.
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What do you think if Prince Andrew with Princess Beatrice or Prince Andrew with Princess Eugenie were to represent the BRF?

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