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Old 12-25-2018, 05:22 PM
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We didn’t see Earl Snowdon nor Lady Sarah Chatto and their families so compared to usual there is more room
Yes I was wondering if Lady Sarah Chatto was there ,I forgot about the Earl and Countess of Snowdon.
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Old 12-25-2018, 05:27 PM
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The crowds were starting to assemble around 4.00 am and SkyNews was reporting from there before the first service but they didn't have any coverage - just a reporter who was asking people why they were there and how early they arrived etc. She did mention that they 'were expected for communion' and then an hour or so later 'they had left from the service' but still all they showed was the gathering crowd - and the crowd was right down to the church.

It is strange that no pictures have come out of that first service but there were certainly people there when it was happening, as well as TV crews.
Were those people allowed outside the church then or being kept back behind the gates to the church? If they were being kept back and the photographers didnt get a good shot of HM in her car maybe they didn’t get any decent pics of the royals.
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Old 12-25-2018, 06:01 PM
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They were as close to the church as they are allowed to get - same place they were for the later service.
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Old 12-25-2018, 06:11 PM
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Then I would be very surprised we didn't get photos if the public were allowed to line the route to the church.
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Old 12-25-2018, 06:59 PM
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Yes I was wondering if Lady Sarah Chatto was there ,I forgot about the Earl and Countess of Snowdon.
I think it has been awhile since either the Queen's niece or nephew and their families have actually been at Sandringham for Christmas. I know we've seen them visit the Queen later during her Sandringham residency.
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Old 12-25-2018, 07:03 PM
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Then I would be very surprised we didn't get photos if the public were allowed to line the route to the church.
It’s very strange indeed. I remember the pics from first service came out before the official walk to the second service last year. Was following it live since it was Meghan’s first Christmas at Sandringham.
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Old 12-25-2018, 07:06 PM
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It looks as if there wasn't much interaction between Harry and William….
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Old 12-25-2018, 08:50 PM
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It's a lovely picture with the family walking down to the church on Christmas Day, but I always got the notion that those that went to early service virtually sneaked down for the Communion Service because to them it was private.
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Old 12-26-2018, 03:10 AM
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Lady Sarah's son posted about going for a Christmas run in a national park in the south of the country this morning. I suppose they are with the other side of the family.
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Old 12-26-2018, 03:18 AM
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It looks as if there wasn't much interaction between Harry and William….
Was unlikely to be, as they walked with the ladies in the middle, with a view to showing some interaction between the ladies. If the men had spoken to each other, it would have been over the ladies, which would have been rather rude.
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Old 12-26-2018, 08:39 AM
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Scroll down to see a cute instagram video of William, Kate, Harry and Meghan arriving back at the Sandringham gates after church.

EDIT: scroll right down to the end and see another video of them and Prince Charles walking tnrough the gates to church.

https://whatmeghanwore.net/2018/12/2...hurch-service/
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Old 12-26-2018, 01:53 PM
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I took matters into my own hands. Did several Twitter searches back to before dawn on the 25th for Sandringham. It does not appear anyone took photos of the family at the dawn Communion service (though many people were there and taking/posting pictures). I hope I am wrong. Or that the RF went elsewhere. Or that people there did not tag their photos. But it's odd.
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Old 12-26-2018, 01:59 PM
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I think it has been awhile since either the Queen's niece or nephew and their families have actually been at Sandringham for Christmas. I know we've seen them visit the Queen later during her Sandringham residency.
Looking through the videos from the last 8 Christmas morning walks, it appears that the Snowdon and Chatto families attend every other year, on the odd years.

They were there in 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017, but not in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 or this year.
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Old 12-26-2018, 02:18 PM
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Hel...I have noticed that as well. I assume that the Chattos and Linley's are spending time with their in-laws...which is the norm for most families.
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Old 12-26-2018, 03:28 PM
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I think they alternate every other year so both sides of the family get to spend christmas with them (the rf and the in laws). Do Zara and Peter attend every year or alternate? I really can’t rememember atm and only can think of Zara missing it because of her misscarriage and being in australia. If they do I wonder if they co-ordinate so when the Chattos and Snowdons arent there Peter and Zara are.
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Old 12-26-2018, 05:21 PM
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Lovely photos here of the Duchess of Sussex!
https://mobile.twitter.com/Anvilius/...59207611928577
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Old 12-26-2018, 05:36 PM
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Lovely photos here of the Duchess of Sussex!
https://mobile.twitter.com/Anvilius/...59207611928577
Very sweet pictures. You just can't fake that kind of happiness in one's facial expressions. With reading the responses, it seems like the conversation was between one mother to another and that's what made it so personal.
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Old 12-26-2018, 05:41 PM
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It was nice to see that even Jack Brooksbank held a bouquet of flowers. I like Sophie's bright blue coat.
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Old 12-26-2018, 07:01 PM
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This article says that Harry, William and Charles did go shooting on Boxing Day and that Meghan, Kate, the Queen and Prince Philip joined them for lunch at Wood Farm. Meghan was in the Queen's Land Rover.

It's a Fail article but apparently they were spotted in land rovers etc making their way there so I think it should be accurate.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ing-feast.html
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Old 12-26-2018, 08:21 PM
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One thing I can't fault the Fail for is their photos. They're amazing and probably the source of the best photos to be had.

It seems like its a good time being had by all for these holidays. Christmas eatings at the Queen's "Big House" and a lunch today at Philip's Wood Farm. This is definitely an older couple that can easily say "your place or mine?"

Actually, Wood Farm appeals to me more than the "Big House" does. It looks far cozier.
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