The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #2461  
Old 12-23-2019, 07:12 PM
ACO ACO is offline
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: New York, United States
Posts: 2,853
Cute picture from the Sussexes. Archie so big. It was taken by Meghan’s close friend Janina Gavankar. I would guess all the close pals gathered together. It seems many of them were traveling around the same tine and went radio silent. Now back to celebrate with their own families.

Also nice selection from the Queen for the telegraph. Very direct message about the future of the monarchy.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #2462  
Old 12-23-2019, 07:43 PM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: N/A, United States
Posts: 283
Quote:
Originally Posted by JR76 View Post
The Queen's Commonwealth Trust have shared an image of this Christmas card that they received from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

https://twitter.com/queenscomtrust/s...411303941?s=19

Love it!! They look like a happy little family.....what more can one ask for during the holiday season.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #2463  
Old 12-23-2019, 08:00 PM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: England, United Kingdom
Posts: 2,890
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-50895486

The Queen will acknowledge the "bumpy" path the nation has taken over the past year in her Christmas Day message.

She will say the path is never "smooth" but "small steps" can heal divisions.

It comes after a year of intense political debate over Brexit, as well as a number of personal events affecting the Royal Family.

Last month, the Duke of York withdrew from public life after a BBC interview about his ties to sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who killed himself in August.

Meanwhile in January, the Duke of Edinburgh was involved in a car crash while driving near the Queen's Sandringham estate in Norfolk. He escaped uninjured, but two women required hospital treatment.

Prince Philip, 98, is spending a fourth night in a London hospital after being admitted last Friday in relation to a "pre-existing condition".

In September, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex publicly revealed their struggles under the media spotlight during their tour of southern Africa.

Referring to the life of Jesus and the importance of reconciliation, the Queen, 93, said "small steps taken in faith and in hope can overcome long-held differences and deep-seated divisions to bring harmony and understanding."

"The path, of course, is not always smooth, and may at times this year have felt quite bumpy, but small steps can make a world of difference."

***

The broadcast was produced by the BBC and recorded in the green drawing room of Windsor Castle after the general election, but before Prince Philip was admitted to hospital.

The Queen wore a royal blue cashmere dress by Angela Kelly, and the sapphire and diamond Prince Albert brooch, a present from Albert to Queen Victoria on the eve of their wedding in 1840.

She is filmed sitting at a desk featuring photographs of her family, including one of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, and a black-and-white image of the Queen's father, King George VI.

There is also a photograph of of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children - Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis - perched on and around a motorbike and sidecar - an image used for the couple's Christmas card.

***
Analysis: A coded message? (by Nicholas Witchell BBC Royal Correspondent)
It has been a year which, at times, may have felt "quite bumpy", so the Queen will say in her Christmas broadcast.

It is a choice of words which will inevitably prompt speculation about what it is that she's referring to.

She does not offer any clarification herself, though the remark is made in the context of overcoming what she calls "long-held differences" and how "small steps taken in faith and in hope can overcome deep-seated divisions".

The obvious interpretation is that this is the Queen's - as ever - coded message to the country to try to move on from the divisions of the Brexit debate, but the reference to a "bumpy" year may also be taken to refer to events within her own family after a year which has seen the Duke of Edinburgh's car accident, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex complaining about the difficulties of being in the public eye and the controversies around Prince Andrew.

The Queen will be hoping that for Christmas she will at least be reunited with her husband, and his family will be hoping he's well enough today to join them at Sandringham.
Reply With Quote
  #2464  
Old 12-23-2019, 08:18 PM
Pranter's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 11,847
Quote:
Originally Posted by miss whirley View Post
He doesn't look like a ginger. It appears those claims have been greatly exaggerated. I'm not sure black-and-white photos scream holiday cheer. But this couple seems to be partial to black-and-white.
He was definately a ginger last time he was seen in public (Africa)


LaRae
Reply With Quote
  #2465  
Old 12-23-2019, 08:58 PM
Courtier
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: New York, United States
Posts: 605
Quote:
Originally Posted by miss whirley View Post
He doesn't look like a ginger. It appears those claims have been greatly exaggerated. I'm not sure black-and-white photos scream holiday cheer. But this couple seems to be partial to black-and-white.
It is a black & white photo so of course we cannot tell if Archie is a ginger or not - from this same photo IMO Prince Harry doesn't look ginger to me either, but I know he is because I know.
Reply With Quote
  #2466  
Old 12-23-2019, 09:15 PM
SLV's Avatar
SLV SLV is offline
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 1,340
What a great card. Fun.
Reply With Quote
  #2467  
Old 12-23-2019, 09:31 PM
Madame Verseau's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Louisville, United States
Posts: 1,614
I like the card too. Archie is adorable.
Reply With Quote
  #2468  
Old 12-23-2019, 11:39 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Coastal California, United States
Posts: 1,178
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ndringham.html
Interesting, if true. The article says a Sandringham source confirmed Edo and Beatrice arrived last night. I assume Edo’s son must be in the USA w/ his mom’s family?
Reply With Quote
  #2469  
Old 12-23-2019, 11:53 PM
Claire's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 1,002
Quote:
Originally Posted by CyrilVladisla View Post
Has Queen Elizabeth II ever had a tree that the little children can decorate with handmade decorations and ornaments?
The Queen's nursery Christmas tree was done as such - in the 60's. They used to make paper chains and the like.
Reply With Quote
  #2470  
Old 12-23-2019, 11:58 PM
Moonmaiden23's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Los Angeles, United States
Posts: 9,630
Quote:
Originally Posted by Madame Verseau View Post
I like the card too. Archie is adorable.
He is adorable indeed, and looks like such a little character!
__________________
"Be who God intended you to be, and you will set the world on fire" St. Catherine of Siena

"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice". Martin Luther King Jr. 1929-1968
Reply With Quote
  #2471  
Old 12-24-2019, 08:54 AM
O-H Anglophile's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 3,640
Quote:
Originally Posted by sndral View Post
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ndringham.html
Interesting, if true. The article says a Sandringham source confirmed Edo and Beatrice arrived last night. I assume Edo’s son must be in the USA w/ his mom’s family?
I read this as well. I saw it posted by Harper’s Bazaar-though it may have had the same original source.
Reply With Quote
  #2472  
Old 12-24-2019, 09:24 AM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: An Iarmhí, Ireland
Posts: 26,052
The Christmas message of HRH The Prince of Wales really addressed the persecution of Christians which it seems is a cause that deeply concerns the Prince.

__________________

6th of April,1199 -Death of Richard the Lionheart
Reply With Quote
  #2473  
Old 12-24-2019, 11:30 AM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Posts: 401
Quote:
Originally Posted by An Ard Ri View Post
The Christmas message of HRH The Prince of Wales really addressed the persecution of Christians which it seems is a cause that deeply concerns the Prince.

An important topic about which we don't hear much. Those statistics about Christian communities are shocking. Thank you for posting.

HRH is undoubtedly a compassionate man. Maybe he is moved sometimes by the spirit of his paternal grandmother.
Reply With Quote
  #2474  
Old 12-24-2019, 12:56 PM
Lumutqueen's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Middlewich, United Kingdom
Posts: 20,876
We have a video from the launch of the RBL Campaign and the 4 Gen Photoshoot:
https://twitter.com/RoyalFamily/stat...972890624?s=20

A helping hand from Grandpa! Adorable moment Prince Charles shows Prince George how to mix up his Christmas pudding during family cooking session with the Queen and Prince William
__________________
We Will Remember Them.
Reply With Quote
  #2475  
Old 12-24-2019, 01:13 PM
dbarn67's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: BROOKLYN, United States
Posts: 4,147
Reply With Quote
  #2476  
Old 12-24-2019, 01:23 PM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Posts: 401
The reactions to Georges's determined stirring by HM & Charles are priceless
Reply With Quote
  #2477  
Old 12-24-2019, 02:00 PM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Herefordshire, United Kingdom
Posts: 3,397
Quote:
An important topic about which we don't hear much. Those statistics about Christian communities are shocking.
The Prime Minister -Boris Johnson's Christmas Message was on exactly the same subject - FINALLY Important people are beginning to take up this cause..
Reply With Quote
  #2478  
Old 12-24-2019, 02:26 PM
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: st. paul, United States
Posts: 1,767
Quote:
Originally Posted by dbarn67 View Post
It surprised me that William used his right hand so much since he's left-handed.
Reply With Quote
  #2479  
Old 12-24-2019, 02:42 PM
MARG's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Posts: 9,269
Quote:
Originally Posted by miss whirley View Post
It surprised me that William used his right hand so much since he's left-handed.
Perhaps he's one of those lucky people who are ambidextrous.
__________________
MARG
"Words ought to be a little wild, for they are assaults of thoughts on the unthinking." - JM Keynes
Reply With Quote
  #2480  
Old 12-24-2019, 02:49 PM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Herefordshire, United Kingdom
Posts: 3,397
^ Stirring Christmas Pudding is very hard work indeed, and requires serious Bicep power..

Poor George really stands NO chance...
__________________

Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
christmas


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Popular Tags
alqasimi aristocracy armenia belgian royal belgian royal family birthday celebration charles of wales chittagong cht clarence house countess of snowdon cover-up crown prince hussein crown prince hussein's future wife danish history denmark duchess of cambridge duke & duchess of cambridge; duke of sussex dutch history dutch royal family dutch royals felipe vi future games germany henry v hill house of bernadotte house of glucksburg house of grimaldi house of orange-nassau jerusalem jumma kent list of rulers lithuania mailing marriage mbs monaco christening monarchism nobel prize norway norwegian royal family official visit palaces palestine popularity prince charles prince harry princely family of monaco princess elizabeth queen paola romanov family royal tour shakespeare snowdon spain spanish royal startling new evidence state visit sweden swedish history thailand tracts united kingdom unsubscribe usa videos


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:11 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2020
Jelsoft Enterprises
×