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Old 12-22-2010, 02:11 PM
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Freddie and Sophie did attend per the report below

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Old 12-22-2010, 04:40 PM
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Freddie and Sophie did attend per the report below

The British Royals Message Board: Buckingham Palace lunch
I'm quite surprised that they did, good for them! I suppose they're back to London for the Christmas holidays already. Thanks for the link!
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We don't get photos from a totally private event. The only photos are those of people entering and leaving but none from inside. They are entitled to some private times and this is one of the few occasions when the entire extended family gets together and like the rest of us enjoys each other's company for a few hours and then probably breathes a sigh of relief that they don't have to do it again until next year.

This is one thing I see Charles doing away with as he wants to cut down the number of royals so having a family of 60 or so want fit in with his concept of the family.
It is natural that Prince Charles would limit his family to his own brothers and sister with their families. The Kent clan has an air of refined aristocraticism, which is hard to find in these times of, shall we say, a royal bloodline downgrading.
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Old 12-22-2010, 05:18 PM
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ah okay thanks, warren. i guess i confused "sophies"
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Old 12-25-2010, 08:20 AM
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The Queen led the fur hat brigade at Sandringham today as members of the Royal Family attended the traditional Christmas Day church service.
Looking seasonal in her big furry caramel-coloured hat and checked coat, she arrived by car to for the annual service at St Mary Magdalene Church on the royal estate in Norfolk.
She was accompanied by Sophie Countess of Wessex - who wore a purple hat - who waved at the hundreds of people that had turned out to catch a glimpse of the family.


Read more: Fur Majesty leads the big hat brigade as the Royal Family attend Sandringham service | Mail Online


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Old 12-25-2010, 08:44 AM
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Here is a video at the christmas day church and here are two nice pictures of the Queen
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Old 12-25-2010, 09:16 AM
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The Royal Family Attend Their Traditional Christmas Day Church Service.
December 25, 2010

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...m-service.html
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Looks like Christmas is a little light on the royal family this year.

No Princess Royal or her children. I would assume that the Princess Royal is at home with Peter and Autumn. According to the Mail, Zara and Mike are also at home.

And no Linley's or Chatto's - they appear to do every other year so perhaps they are spending the holidays with the inlaws.

But the Queen looks great...the hat is growing on me.
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Light on royals but still a wonderful event.
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Old 12-26-2010, 09:20 AM
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I enjoyed the photos and the video a lot! They all looked great.
P Charles seems to be a good uncle - I just caught him speaking in a whisper to Eugenie. lol
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This year's Christmas pics without watermarks, the church hasn't been crowded
this year but those who attended were great to see!


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The Queen and Camilla looked wonderful and their outfits were great. Beatrice and Shopie should sue their hat maker. They look ridiculous.
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Old 12-26-2010, 01:03 PM
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Looks like Christmas is a little light on the royal family this year.

No Princess Royal or her children. I would assume that the Princess Royal is at home with Peter and Autumn. According to the Mail, Zara and Mike are also at home.

And no Linley's or Chatto's - they appear to do every other year so perhaps they are spending the holidays with the inlaws.

But the Queen looks great...the hat is growing on me.
She certainly looks like she'll be around another couple of decades, like her mother!
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Old 12-26-2010, 06:01 PM
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The Queen and Camilla looked wonderful and their outfits were great. Beatrice and Shopie should sue their hat maker. They look ridiculous.

I think Beatrice's hat was the best of the lot.

I am really disappointed taht in this day and age the Queen and the wife of the heir to the throne would wear fur - further evidence of being out of touch with the views of the people which is against cruelty to animals.
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Old 12-26-2010, 06:51 PM
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Is it just me or does the Sophie of wessex and the Queen really good friends
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I think the Queen and The Duchess of Cornwall look stunning...so regal. I LOVE the fur hats and the touches of fur around HM's coat. I often wear my grandmother's mink coat I inherited, brings back so many memories of her. The way her scarf is pinned is so elegant draped like that.

I liked Sophie's outfit too...and the York Princesses...well, to be young and eclectic in taste, I suppose.
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Well there is no guarantee that they are wearing real fur as these days there are some exceptionally high quality faux-fur makers out there...that said, since the fmaily is rather fond of various forms of hunting, it's probably real fur.

Not keen on real fur, or even faux-fur for that matter, but it suits the Queen & Camilla, looks pretty good on them. I would look ridiculous if I tried a hat like that!
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I actually like Beatrice's hat a lot, and I am generally not a fan of hats that sit on the front/ side of the head.
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Queen and Duchess of York accused of 'ostentatious cruelty' over their fur hats | Mail Online

Andrew Tyler, director of Animal Aid, said: ‘This strikes me as an ostentatious display of cruelty. To parade fur in 2010 says something unpleasant about the person ­wearing it.’

This sums up perfectly my feelings on this issue. Both ladies have shown a total lack of respect for the modern view on this issue and the growing call for animal rights.

Before some of you come on with the arguement that the fur was recycled:

The ethical question of ‘recycling’ vintage fur has split opinion, but Mr Tyler said: ‘It doesn’t matter when the animal was killed, it’s a body part and a product of cruelty.’
In 2000 Prince Edward’s wife Sophie apologised after she was seen wearing a fox fur hat. The Countess of Wessex said her decision to wear the hat on a skiing holiday in St Moritz, Switzerland, was ‘an error of judgment’.

But obviously the lessons from 10 years ago haven't been learnt. If it was 'an error of judgement' 10 years ago then it is even more so now.
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