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Old 02-16-2019, 12:37 PM
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If you take away anything from the Seward boo it is that Edward really isn't phased by a lot of things that most people would have been.
Edward has been forgotten to be collected at school - the Duke of Edinburgh was going to do it , but decide last minute not to leaving the staff at the school and Edward security officer confused. The same security officer returned to Windsor with Edward to find the nursery gas and electricity still switch off, this would have never happened with the other children. Edward was asked if he was upset that he didn't spend as much time with the Queen Mother as his brothers did - he replied he didn't need to. When Edward asked to learn something about his maternal grandfather, the Queen got the nanny to take him on a history tour. Edward knows his position in the family. He is very much aware of it. The saddest story I know of was when Edward asked if he could get something of his grandfather's - it had been explained to him that the items were the property of the crown and couldn't be handed out. He was about ten at the time and someone cut off a button on one of the King George's uniforms and gave it to him. He gave the button to Sarah Chatto as she wanted something as well. Princess Margaret wrote him a thank you note.

It was this security officer that took Edward to the movies as a child and cultivate his interest in James Bond.

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Old 02-16-2019, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by SLV View Post
I don't think it THAT weird to not do something on the birthday-day. My daughter turned 6 last autumn-holiday. She had her party with her friends the week before and the birthday with family and presents a few days later. During the holidays she was staying with her grandparents. I didn't call on that day, she already had two birthdays.
When my girls were younger still, we often did nothing on their actual birthdays, because they would be during the week and the celebration was in the weekend. Especially for very young children, having such excitement 2-3 days in a row is taxing and confusing.
In this case (adult) Edward had breakfast with his mother on his actual birthday and his birthday was not acknowledged at all. Would you not at least say happy birthday if you see your daughter on her birthday... (unless you want to hide that it is their birthday but that's hard when they are older - they will be aware)

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Old 02-16-2019, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Denville View Post
No its not.. and the RF probably wait till a conveneinet time for everyone.
And if Edward was an adult, and the meeting was to do with the Waleses marriage, I can understand the queen was probably not bothered about giving him a birthday card, when she had very pressing business to discuss. Doesn't mean she had forgotten but she was preoccupied iwht other things...
Well, if she didn't even say 'happy birthday', it is clear she had forgotten about it - why send a card and present otherwise after you have personally seen your son? - or she is a cruel person but I don't believe that to be the case. A somewhat neglectant mother at times more likely...
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Old 03-31-2019, 05:23 AM
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Happy Mothers Day from the Palace :

"These photos show The Queen with each of her children. From left to right, with The Prince of Wales in 1950 at Clarence House, with The Princess Royal in Balmoral in 1955, The Duke Of York in 1960 also in Balmoral and holding Prince Edward in 1965 in Windsor"

And Prince Andrew posted a lovely old picture of him with his mother:

"In 1962, The Queen and Prince Andew enjoy a carriage ride around Windsor Castle."

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