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Old 12-04-2019, 07:35 PM
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Do you think that Prince Andrew will attend Christmas at Sandringham?
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Old 12-04-2019, 07:46 PM
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Part of me hopes in some ways he decides to spend it at his and Sarah's Swiss chalet. I just think HM needs a break from all the drama.

That said I do think he will probably be there, whether he attends the public church service remains to be seen.

Anyway, probably off topic!

I bet HM can't wait to get on that train to Norfolk for a break!
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Old 12-04-2019, 09:09 PM
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Do you think that Prince Andrew will attend Christmas at Sandringham?
I would love to see Beatrice and Eugenie, but I sincerely hope Andrew and Sarah will hightail it to Switzerland this year.

Let us pray.
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Old 12-04-2019, 10:31 PM
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Andrew could end up doing what the extended family does, and just attend the Christmas lunch in London. Celebrate with his family then. And then head to Switzerland or just stay low in the UK.

I think it may depend on how the girls decide to spend Christmas. The Yorks are extremely close unit. If Eugenie and Beatrice are at Sandringham I can see Andrew going to be with them.

The only way we will know he is at Sandringham, IMO, is if we see his arrival. To avoid the press for his family sake, I don't see him doing the church walk.

They may decide to do a family Christmas instead either at Royal or in Switzerland. Beatrice and Edo may play into the decision as well. This is the first time in the royal family there has been a stepchild to consider (well a juvenile one, as Camilla's kids are adults).

One thing I could see perhaps:

-Wolfie is with his mom Christmas eve
-The Yorks spend Christmas eve at Sandringham
-Andrew/Sarah leave in the morning, the girls/husband/fiance after church
-Edo and Beatrice get Wolfie and either join the family at Royal, or they all head off to Switzerland

I could see them staying at Royal Lodge for the remainder of Christmas and heading to Switzerland for New years.
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Old 12-05-2019, 03:09 AM
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ch-outing.html

Well if protesters weren’t thinking it before they will be now. Looking less likely he will attend IMO even if this is made up it will push the Household to act
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Old 12-05-2019, 03:49 AM
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Well if protesters weren’t thinking it before they will be now. Looking less likely he will attend IMO even if this is made up it will push the Household to act
Of course its made up. Actual staff of the palace high up enough to have knowledge, wouldn't be talking. Its the usual 'sources' or 'insiders' who are 'understood to think'. DM covering their butts with their fake stories.

The queen is not going to invite or uninvite anyone to Christmas based on the dribble the DM posts.

Its highly likely Andrew will Choose not to do the church walk. But not because he is banished, or his mother is pressured. But to save the family the talk.
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Old 12-05-2019, 04:41 AM
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I don't expect to see the Duke of York walking to church this Christmas day and we may not see his daughters either,which would be a shame.
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Old 12-05-2019, 04:42 AM
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Andrew will make news either ways.. If he attends or not attends church.. I wonder is there risk of him getting heckled during the walk? I remembered a similar thing to Christina of Spain at a court hall.. Otherwise it won't make a difference either ways..
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Old 12-05-2019, 05:09 AM
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Christmas Day is the second most important Religious Feast on the Christian calendar after Easter and The Duke of York attending a church Service in full public view would be too much to stomach for many.
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Old 12-05-2019, 08:46 AM
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We'll see. I would not be surprised either way, but if Andrew does the walk to church on Christmas day it would be because that is what the royal family has always done and they are determined to carry on as usual.

I'm actually more curious if the Duke of Edinburgh is going to be doing the walk. He's been so invisible recently that I wonder a bit about his overall health.
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Old 12-05-2019, 05:18 PM
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Do you think Prince Andrew might arrive at Sandringham during the darkness of night in order to be avoided being photographed by the press?
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Old 12-05-2019, 06:11 PM
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Philip hasn't done the walk for a while now I thought?

I could see Andrew turning up discreetly and just not attending church. We don't often see pictures of the royals turning up so it may be possible he'll sneak in. I have no problem with his family spending Christmas privately (and he is still family whatever else) but to me the Christmas Day service is a key royal family event, though not official as such, its a set piece event and seeing Andrew stroll to church with them all so close to this mess would just seem too much.
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Old 12-05-2019, 06:25 PM
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If 'family' means anything, surely it is at Christmas, and spending it with ones extremely elderly Parents is important, no matter the misdemeanours a family member may [or may not] have committed ?
Excluding a family member seems deeply unchristian, and not the sort of thing HMQ would countenance.
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Old 12-05-2019, 06:42 PM
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I think, given all that has gone on, it would be in rather poor taste for Andrew to walk with the family at Sandringham this year. Beatrice and Eugenie sure, since they're completely innocent in this, but not their father.
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Old 12-05-2019, 07:16 PM
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I think there are two issues:

a) will Andrew be at Sandringham

& then also

b) will Andrew take the very public walk to church

IMO part a) yes b) no
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Old 12-06-2019, 08:28 AM
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I think he will do both.


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Old 12-06-2019, 11:50 AM
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I do think Andrew will be at Sandringham, though perhaps he may leave earlier than normal for some time at the Swiss chalet? I don't think, though, that he will make the public walk to church. Not only would it be a distraction and in poor taste but could cause significant anxiety for his mother, his daughters, etc. and they've really all been through enough as a result of his mess.
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Old 12-06-2019, 12:13 PM
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It’ll be interesting to see how the Andrew and Christmas at Sandringham situation will play out.
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Old 12-06-2019, 12:23 PM
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I think there are two issues:

a) will Andrew be at Sandringham

& then also

b) will Andrew take the very public walk to church

IMO part a) yes b) no

I think I agree with you on this.
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Old 12-06-2019, 02:16 PM
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At Christmas I just look forward for a quiet afternoon (evening in my place) of royals attending church service Just their walking in, climbing the steps, going in, turning right, their order of coming, their mini groups in which they walk, their filing, again the same while leaving, their gestures, body language.. every small, highly irrelevant thing.. gives me so much to sink in.. a quiet real holiday, and after a few hours, the Queens speech.
Again its not about the actual speech, but the small details..
But this year it simply won't happen.. Everything will be overshadowed..:( :( :(
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