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Old 12-05-2019, 07:46 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, 04:18 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, 05:11 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, 05:25 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, 05:42 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, 06:16 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, 07:28 AM
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I think he will do both.


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Old 12-06-2019, 10:50 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, 11:13 AM
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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, 11:23 AM
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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, 01:16 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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Old 12-06-2019, 01:55 PM
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I think he will join his family for Christmas but he won't attend church.
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Old 12-06-2019, 02:37 PM
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I think we won’t see Prince Andrew at the main church service but he may go to the early one where they have communion and normally drive.
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Old 12-06-2019, 04:12 PM
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I think we won’t see Prince Andrew at the main church service but he may go to the early one where they have communion and normally drive.
What is the time of the early Christmas church service?
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Old 12-06-2019, 05:09 PM
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What is the time of the early Christmas church service?


Not sure but there are normally a few photos but from quite a distance. They are all dressed down(ish). In our village the early service is 8-8.30.
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Old 12-06-2019, 05:15 PM
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What is the time of the early Christmas church service?
Here's a link to Sandringham Church Services and times.

https://www.sandringhamchurches.org.uk/services
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Old 12-06-2019, 06:29 PM
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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.
If he goes to Sandingham I can't see him leaving 'earlier than usual' as he, and the girls, leave after the Queen's Speech to go to Sarah for the remainder of Christmas Day. Charles and Camilla also leave at the same time usually - Camilla to go to her family while Charles goes to Birkhall to bring in the New Year.
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Old 12-06-2019, 08:19 PM
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If he goes to Sandingham I can't see him leaving 'earlier than usual' as he, and the girls, leave after the Queen's Speech to go to Sarah for the remainder of Christmas Day. Charles and Camilla also leave at the same time usually - Camilla to go to her family while Charles goes to Birkhall to bring in the New Year.
I thought Charles was usually around for the Boxing Day shoot and Camilla and he then went to Birkhall together around the 27th.
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Old 12-07-2019, 03:49 PM
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I think it would be nice if Princess Eugenie and Jack and Princess Beatrice and Edoardo spent Christmas at Sandringham with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
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Old 12-08-2019, 04:54 AM
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I thought Charles was usually around for the Boxing Day shoot and Camilla and he then went to Birkhall together around the 27th.
Camilla joins him there after seeing her grandchildren.
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