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Old 12-25-2011, 08:18 PM
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Sophie and the Queen do have a very special bond according to all reports.
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:25 PM
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I don't know how or why that particular tradition started but I am delighted it has continued. And to be honest, is there any other part of the Queen's Christmas Tradition that does not involve Prince Phillip?

This year was never a better time to keep that one tiny piece of the Queen's Christmas tradition alive even though another started with Lady Louise making her first public appearance with the Royal Family on the traditional Christmas walk to Church.
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:41 PM
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The tradition of the Queen and Sophie travelling together started after Sophie had the ectopic miscarriage in December 2001. Two years later she had the difficult delivery of Louise in November.
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:43 PM
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Was I imagining it or were both Autumn and Lady Louise helping Beatrice and Eugenie with "Granny's" flowers?

The policewomen were certainly loaded down with flowers. Whats the matter guys, don't real policemen carry flowers? Come on guys. Get with the programme! If it's manly enough for Harry to be presented with, and accept a floral tribute all his own ( his face looked priceless when he realised it was for him), it's manly for you to carry your share of the tributes . . . .
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:57 PM
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How lovely - Countess of Wessex was waiting her husband and daughter, Lady Louise

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I do like that Sophie rides with the Queen every year, it's a great tradition. Sophie even rides with the Queen to the earlier service on Christmas day. They must have a good bond; either that or Sophie doesn't like walking!
Yes, Sophie and Her Majesty are very close. I love observing them together.

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Was I imagining it or were both Autumn and Lady Louise helping Beatrice and Eugenie with "Granny's" flowers?

The policewomen were certainly loaded down with flowers. Whats the matter guys, don't real policemen carry flowers? Come on guys. Get with the programme! If it's manly enough for Harry to be presented with, and accept a floral tribute all his own ( his face looked priceless when he realised it was for him), it's manly for you to carry your share of the tributes . . . .
I didn't notice Autumn helping with 'Granny's' flowers, but did notice Lady Louise, standing behind one of her York cousins and wanting to be part of the process. I'd love to see a picture of Harry's face when he got the flowers. Must have missed it while looking through the ton of images posted on here.
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Old 12-25-2011, 09:14 PM
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Thank you for all the lovely video links and photos. I came home from my own Christmas celebrations to find more goodies here on the thread. The RF looked happy and relaxed, and interacted so well with the crowds. I like the photo of Kate with her hand on William's back; it seemed it was her turn to give him a bit of support!
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Old 12-25-2011, 09:39 PM
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I loved the Queen's video- thanks for posting it!
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I loved the moment at 0:28 when Princess Eugenie was telling to her sweet cousin, Lady Louise to get close to Granny and help her with flowers




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and just another ; Royals walking to the church.At 0:50 you can see Lady Louise with daddy Prince Edward

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Old 12-25-2011, 10:37 PM
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I loved the moment at 0:28 when Princess Eugenie was telling to her sweet cousin, Lady Louise to get close to Granny and help her with flowers




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and just another ; Royals walking to the church.At 0:50 you can see Lady Louise with daddy Prince Edward

I noticed in pictures that when Louise was standing behind Eugenie, she was looking a little bemused, as if she didn't quite know what the procedure was. Very sweet of Eugenie to help her younger cousin.
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Old 12-26-2011, 12:59 AM
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See my post at Wessex family picture thread
Queen Elizabeth and Lady Louise with identical coats

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Spletnik -The Royal Christmas 2011

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Old 12-26-2011, 11:36 AM
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some photos from ISOPIX of Lady Louise, Earl and Countess of Wessex

Louise helping to Granny -adorable
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Another good video
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Old 12-26-2011, 03:01 PM
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Kate Middleton dazzles in £1,900 gold drop earrings | Mail Online

No expensive presents eh?
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Obviously, that practice only applies to the Queen's Christmas celebration at Sandringham. What goes on with other royals' exchanges among their own family is another practice indeed.
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Old 12-26-2011, 03:13 PM
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Obviously, that practice only applies to the Queen's Christmas celebration at Sandringham. What goes on with other royals' exchanges among their own family is another practice indeed.
Except Catherine and William attended the family Christmas at Sandringham and William is part of his own family (obviously). So the no expensive presents just silly ones doesn't exist, not when you apparently by your wife a pair of almost two grand earrings.
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Or perhaps they weren't a Christmas present at all.
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Old 12-26-2011, 03:27 PM
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Anything is possible, of course, and just because the earrings made an appearance on Christmas doesn't mean they were a gift for that occasion. But, on the other hand, William or someone else such as Charles and Camilla could have given these or anything else to Kate, for that matter, within their own private gathering or celebration. I'm sure exchanges of gifts don't just only occur at Sandringham with the Queen, aunts, uncles and cousins - the extended family - and this is the occasion for inexpensive gifts. What they exchange with each other privately is another matter and they decide the value of what they want to give.
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Old 12-26-2011, 03:54 PM
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Am I wrong to be expecting a link to the Queen's Christmas address? I suppose I can google it, but I'll probably end up with years past and have to wade through them.
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Try this link for HM's speech:

BBC News - Queen speaks of hope in 2011 Christmas Day message
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