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Old 12-25-2019, 08:33 AM
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I didn't say small, I said smallest I can remember.
then you remember only two last ones
you can compare with 2016
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Old 12-25-2019, 08:50 AM
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I'm glad Andrew didn't walk with the family for the 11 am service. It ran the risk of turning into an ugly headline grabbing situation. Apparently he went before the public was let in to line the roads.

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Old 12-25-2019, 08:59 AM
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I have just seen on the BBC World Service a picture of the Duke of York walking side by side with the Prince of Wales in a sign of support from his elder brother. Was that picture taken on their way to the private service then ?
There are two services the one Andrew attended is at 9 a.m and I believe before people line up to see the royals. Andrew didn't attend the 11 a.m service which is where the public can see them arrive. As for a sign of support they are brothers, no matter what Charles is not going to disown his brother no matter how stupid he is.
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Old 12-25-2019, 08:59 AM
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I'm glad Andrew didn't walk with the family for the 11 am service. It ran the risk of turning into an ugly headline grabbing situation. Apparently he went before the public was let in to line the roads.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/people....the-queen/amp/

And yes, Andrew attended the earlier Christmas service. That’s been discussed.
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Old 12-25-2019, 09:21 AM
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Christmas 2019 at Sandringham-pictured attending 11am service—
The Queen
Charles & Camilla
William & Catherine, George and Charlotte
Beatrice & Edo
Eugenie & Jack
Edward & Sophie, Louise and James
Anne & Tim
Sarah & Daniel, Samuel and Arthur
David & Serena, Charles and Margarita

And of course not attending the 11am service, but known to be at Sandringham-Philip and Andrew.
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Old 12-25-2019, 09:28 AM
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Perfect Christmas Day from the Royals IMO:

The picture of Cambridges by Kate was fab, I always think black and white covers up a bit of imperfection and apparently they had just been swimming so maybe helps cover the wet hair. Anyway its a lovely picture and nice that the Cambridge's are sharing more with us!

Nice Christmas day service, nice to see HM and Camilla arriving together and still including Sophie by riding home with her. It allowed us pictures of Charles William and George together.

Nice the children made their first appearance, about time and helps focus on the mainline future of the monarchy

Good decision about Andrew, the 9am service is private and more of a private family thing IMO. The later service is, to me, basically an official duty that just includes the wider family. Andrew attending that would have been making a point and its right he stayed away

The Queen seemed very smiley and happy, loved Camilla and Anne comparing their purple coats!!

Just HM’s Christmas Speech to ace now and it will be a super successful Christmas after a difficult year.
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Old 12-25-2019, 09:46 AM
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No video with the Queen's Christmas message?
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Old 12-25-2019, 09:54 AM
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Please note that posts attempting to make comparisons between royal family Christmas cards have been removed or edited.
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Old 12-25-2019, 10:00 AM
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I am sorry not a fan of the new Cambridge picture. It looked like a bad attempt at being artistic and just didn't work. And if they were going to release another photo, something recent and with all would be more festive.

Good choice by Andrew. Still church as part of the family and Christmas, but the earlier service.

Great seeing Edo there with them this year.

Extended aside, the queen's immediate family slimmed down a bit. I suspect the Sussexes are not the only ones enjoying a Canadian Christmas. If true, I am sure after all these years of Windsor Christmas, nice for autumn to take her husband and daughters home to her family holidays. So all the fuss about Archie, and of the queen's eight great grandchildren, only three were there.

The Cambridge kids were cute and well behaved.

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Old 12-25-2019, 10:04 AM
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No video with the Queen's Christmas message?
The Queen's Christmas broadcast goes out shortly after 3pm.
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Old 12-25-2019, 10:16 AM
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I am sorry not a fan of the new Cambridge picture. It looked like a bad attempt at being artistic and just didn't work. And if they were going to release another photo, something recent and with all would be more festive.
I think the Cambridge photo was released because it was a cute, warm family photo, William kissing Louis was sweet.
I really like how the Cambridges are sharing their children just a bit more.
IMO, b&w was used to focus more on the people in the photo. I imagine the colors are not co-ordinated.
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Old 12-25-2019, 10:19 AM
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I agree that it is a treat to see another family photo. It appears to be one taken around the same time as Louis' first birthday photos.
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Old 12-25-2019, 10:25 AM
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Good to see that the 'new rule' on engaged couples has been extended to Edo as well; and a wise decision for Andrew to stay with his father, while the family also made clear he is still part of the family by having Andrew join his mother, brothers and niece to the early service.
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Old 12-25-2019, 10:26 AM
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Charlotte remains a blend of The Queen and Kate. Louis (in his more recent pics from last week) is looking more a Windsor. George a blend of William and Michael.

Waiting to see if the Cambridge kids are walking to Church with their parents.

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Totally agree with you on who Charlotte and George resemble.
George looked a lot more like William today than I’d ever seen before.

Charlotte is more extroverted than either of her parents or the Queen.
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Old 12-25-2019, 10:33 AM
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I am sorry not a fan of the new Cambridge picture. It looked like a bad attempt at being artistic and just didn't work. And if they were going to release another photo, something recent and with all would be more festive.

Good choice by Andrew. Still church as part of the family and Christmas, but the earlier service.

Great seeing Edo there with them this year.

Extended aside, the queen's immediate family slimmed down a bit. I suspect the Sussexes are not the only ones enjoying a Canadian Christmas. If true, I am sure after all these years of Windsor Christmas, nice for autumn to take her husband and daughters home to her family holidays. So all the fuss about Archie, and of the queen's eight great grandchildren, only three were there.

The Cambridge kids were cute and well behaved.

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2 Beatrice
3 tie for Elizabeth and Camilla
4 Kate
5 Eugenie
6 Sophie
Zara rarely if ever joins them for Christmas and Peter always does. Both are entitled, as his Harry, to spend Christmas elsewhere if they wish. They usually do have the Phillips girls and the Cambridge lot at Christmas. I am sure Charlotte and George are missing S and I, they seem close with. They so seem very found of Mia.
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Old 12-25-2019, 10:33 AM
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Totally agree with you on who Charlotte and George resemble.
George looked a lot more like William today than I’d ever seen before.

Charlotte is more extroverted than either of her parents or the Queen.
Young William was more of a spitfire than Charlotte. She still seems to have her timid moments. And George can be quite the goofball as we saw at the football match, and when he's around Savannah. We'll see how they change as they grow.
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Old 12-25-2019, 10:54 AM
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The sight of Princess Charlotte curtseying was cute, cute!
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Old 12-25-2019, 11:03 AM
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I think Charlotte was the main star of today. She seems like a happy, brave and polite child. Cambridges did a really good job of supporting their little ones today and the pictures of the four of them together are great.

Also, found on Tumblr, a cute photo of Charlotee hugging some lady:
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Old 12-25-2019, 11:19 AM
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Young William was more of a spitfire than Charlotte. She still seems to have her timid moments. And George can be quite the goofball as we saw at the football match, and when he's around Savannah. We'll see how they change as they grow.
Harry was the most outgoing royal child.
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Old 12-25-2019, 11:23 AM
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Zara rarely if ever joins them for Christmas and Peter always does. Both are entitled, as his Harry, to spend Christmas elsewhere if they wish. They usually do have the Phillips girls and the Cambridge lot at Christmas. I am sure Charlotte and George are missing S and I, they seem close with. They so seem very found of Mia.
My point exactly. I was pointing out,might you missed the fuss comment, the double standards. All the whining that Archie isn't there and denying the queen him at Christmas. When in reality five out if nine of the great grandchildren are not there. It seems people choose to ignore Zara or Peters kids. Do people think the queen only cares about the grandkids closest to the throne??

I am sure the Cambridge kids will miss them more then the queen. I don't know how close they really are. But they have fun playing. Not having little cousins their age or close yo play at the queen's Christmas will not be as exciting.



Charlotte actually seemed more shy today. Her mother tried to get her to shake hands and she drew back. The hug was for the lady who gave her a big pink flamingo, which helped conquer her nerves.
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