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Old 04-11-2021, 09:46 AM
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Prince Charles spoke warmly of his father outside his home at Highgrove.

However, it struck me that, in his BBC clip, Charles mentioned that Philip didn't appreciate ambiguity and, accordingly, one had to be careful and think twice before talking to him. It sounded like he was coming out as a boy still very terrified to talk to his father.

I don't know, it was just a weird thing to say, not unlike Charles' infamous "whatever love is" line.
I didn’t actually watch that pre-recorded interview, but I’m sure that’s not what he meant - to appear terrified. The full quote is below. I think he’s just saying that his father was a decisive man, and didn’t appreciate those who hemmed and hawed constantly, never able to make a decision. It seems to be he’s just being honest about his father ...and, probably most would agree about that, lol.

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"He didn’t suffer fools gladly, so if you said anything that was in any way ambiguous, he'd go: 'Make up your mind,' so perhaps it made you choose your words carefully. He was very good at showing you how to do things and instructing you how to do things."
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Old 04-11-2021, 09:51 AM
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I think Andrew has an unfortunately pompous demeanour when speaking which just plays into the public's perception of him.
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Old 04-11-2021, 09:52 AM
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Edward and a visibly emotional Sophie shared their thoughts on the late Prince Phillip.
The Wessex Family are so lovely and natural especially the Countess.
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Old 04-11-2021, 10:03 AM
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Members of the Royal Family speak after a Service at The Royal Chapel of All Saints

Thank you for posting these interviews. I could watch this over and over again. The Wessex's are indeed such a sweet and genuine family. Their accessibility in this difficult time is truly touching.
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Old 04-11-2021, 10:08 AM
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I didn’t actually watch that pre-recorded interview, but I’m sure that’s not what he meant - to appear terrified. The full quote is below. I think he’s just saying that his father was a decisive man, and didn’t appreciate those who hemmed and hawed constantly, never able to make a decision. It seems to be he’s just being honest about his father ...and, probably most would agree about that, lol.
Even Edward's pre-recorded interview could easily be misconstrued by focusing on how he said that as he went to boarding school, he could mainly share memories from the holidays they had - which he had fond memories of as his parents did try to make time for them - but otherwise he hardly saw his parents and they were busy focusing on their royal duties; not raising children.

So, I agree. I appreciate the children not making a saint out their father but showing their appreciation for the man he was - with, like each of us, with his peculiarities (and flaws).
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Old 04-11-2021, 10:10 AM
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The Duke of York, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and Lady Louise at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge today:


** rex gallery **


** dm article: Royal family attend church as Philip is remembered in prayers **


** dm article: 'We have lost the grandfather of the nation': Prince Andrew pays tribute..**
A bit strange that the Wessexes left their son at home - but maybe they (rightly) expected the press and wanted to shield James from the press (or asked James whether he was up to it or would rather stay home).

Louise looked like a real princess. Very poised and supportive of her parents (but also supported by her parents).
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Old 04-11-2021, 10:10 AM
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Does the Prince have a lot of Godchildren ?
Prince Philip was the Godfather of the Custudian Margretha of Roumania. He was born the same year as her late Father
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Old 04-11-2021, 10:11 AM
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A bit strange that the Wessexes left their son at home - but maybe they (rightly) expected the press and wanted to shield James from the press (or asked James whether he was up to it or would rather stay home).
Genuinely asking, why shield James from the press and not Louise?
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Old 04-11-2021, 10:12 AM
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I think Andrew has an unfortunately pompous demeanour when speaking which just plays into the public's perception of him.
I agree 100%. Ingrid Seward has written that he can be charming in private, and his mother, daughters and ex-wife all adore him for a reason.

But the general impression is of arrogance and entitlement.
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Old 04-11-2021, 10:15 AM
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A bit strange that the Wessexes left their son at home - but maybe they (rightly) expected the press and wanted to shield James from the press (or asked James whether he was up to it or would rather stay home).

Maybe that gives us a clue about who will be in attendance at the funeral.
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Old 04-11-2021, 10:16 AM
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I agree 100%. Ingrid Seward has written that he can be charming in private, and his mother, daughters and ex-wife all adore him for a reason.

But the general impression is of arrogance and entitlement.

That, and the recent fiasco.
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Old 04-11-2021, 10:18 AM
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Genuinely asking, why shield James from the press and not Louise?
They might be dealing with their grief differently and there is quite an age difference - one being a young teenager and the other will soon be a young adult. Louise will turn 18 in November of this year; while James is only 13 (turning 14 in December).
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Old 04-11-2021, 10:18 AM
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Genuinely asking, why shield James from the press and not Louise?
I would believe that Sophie and Edward asked their children if they felt comfortable attending the service knowing that the press would be there. It would appear to me that Louise was comfortable with the conditions but that James was not and chose not to go.
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Old 04-11-2021, 10:20 AM
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Maybe that gives us a clue about who will be in attendance at the funeral.
It would be extremely weird to leave 1 of 8 grandchildren out. And he doesn't have to face reporters at that point I would hope. So, I fully expect him to attend. He will have had another week to process his grandfather's passing as well; although it might be 'raw' when it is time to say their final goodbyes.
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Old 04-11-2021, 10:21 AM
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Genuinely asking, why shield James from the press and not Louise?
Why is it strange, he maybe didn't want to do it and they didnt force him.
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Old 04-11-2021, 10:24 AM
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IMO James seems less comfortable with public events than Louise. He has been at some of the more recent big family events but I guess with this more optional church visit he chose not to attend.
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Old 04-11-2021, 10:28 AM
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Given the limited number that is allowed to attend the funeral, it seems unlikely that the great-grandchildren will attend as that would mean that others cannot. I wouldn't be surprised if the grandchildren arrive one day in advance (or earlier in the day) to give the great-grandchildren a chance to have a short private moment to mourn their grandfather at Windsor Castle.
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Old 04-11-2021, 10:29 AM
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Why is it strange, he maybe didn't want to do it and they didnt force him.
Did I say it was strange? I was genuinely asking why he seems to be missing from events generally, and I got a kind answer to that.
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Hello to all.
RIP, very sad news hearth touching.
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Old 04-11-2021, 10:55 AM
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Did I say it was strange? I was genuinely asking why he seems to be missing from events generally, and I got a kind answer to that.
he is only 13 - a kid really and he and Louise are not doing royal duties and probalby never will do so....
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