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Old 12-06-2009, 02:23 AM
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Old 12-16-2009, 12:46 PM
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Today, December 16, the Queen has hosted a lunch for the
family at Buckingham Palace, London.

Prince William, Prince Harry, Prince Andrew, Princess Beatrice,
Princess Eugenie, Lady Helen Taylor with family, Lord Linley
with family, Lady Sarah with family, Princess Anne with
family, Princess Alexandra with family, the Dukes of Gloucester,
the Princes of Kent with family are those I've seen so far,
maybe others attended as well, we'll see

** belga gallery **
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Old 12-16-2009, 01:44 PM
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The Press Association: Royals gather for lunch at palace
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Old 12-16-2009, 03:25 PM
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How truely wonderful, just before christmas aswell.
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:49 PM
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I think that this is the annual Christmas lunch that the Queen gives for the family in lieu of having them all at Sandringham for Christmas.


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Old 12-17-2009, 03:33 AM
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Here are some more pics of the guests, departure and arrival
pics are a bit mixed, I'm sorry for that


** Earl of St Andrews and Countess of St Andrews **
** Lady Rose and husband George Gilman **
** The Duke of Gloucester and the Duchess of Gloucester **
** Tim Laurence **
** Prince William and Prince Harry **
** Julia Ogilvy, Alexander Ogilvy and Princess Alexandra **
** Lord Nicholas Windsor and Lady Paola Windsor with their two children and a nanny **
** The Duchess of Kent and her grandaughters **
** Zara Phillips **
** Prince and Princess Michael of Kent **
** Lord Linley and Tim Taylor **
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Old 12-17-2009, 04:15 PM
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Beautiful pictures of all the family. I didn't realise how much grey hair Tim Taylor had.
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Old 12-17-2009, 04:31 PM
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Is Lady Nicholas holding baby Leopold in the passenger's seat of the car? That seems unsafe for a child, especially an infant!
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Old 12-17-2009, 04:51 PM
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Is Lady Nicholas holding baby Leopold in the passenger's seat of the car? That seems unsafe for a child, especially an infant!

Today it is illegal in NSW but in times gone by it was the norm for the mother to nurse her child.

I have a couple of pregnant friends and all the things they are told will harm their unborn child is so great that those of us who are older wonder how we ever had healthy babies. In addition one other friend had her child 7 months ago and things that these two who are now pregnant are told to do she was told only 7 months ago - no don't do that - it will harm the baby.

I do agree that having the baby on the lap isn't the best way to do things.
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Old 12-17-2009, 05:32 PM
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Is Lady Nicholas holding baby Leopold in the passenger's seat of the car? That seems unsafe for a child, especially an infant!
In the UK a baby is supposed to be strapped in a seat. Very unsafe.
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Old 12-17-2009, 05:43 PM
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In the UK a baby is supposed to be strapped in a seat. Very unsafe.
Yes, and it appears that she is not wearing her seatbelt either.
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Where were Prince and Princess Michaels Children and Daughter in Law
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Freddie and Sophie were there: Picture details

But no Lady Gabriella Windsor, it seems...
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Lady Gabiella seems to have disappered into thin air. Apart from attending her brother's wedding and being photographed in England last April around the time of his 30th birthday I havn't seem one pic of her since she presented the Hennessy Gold Cup in Nov.08 and she even missed that this year for the first time in 5 years. I read that she spent the first half of this year in Argentina and was extending her stay, I have been wondering for a while now if she has moved there permenantly.
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I had a similar impression. She's seems swallowed up by the earth. But I think she's mainly focused on her work lately. The last thing I've heard from her was an article about the Andes written by her, published in a British newspaper (sadly I forgot which one it was) in October 2009.
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Old 12-18-2009, 06:07 PM
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Lady Gabiella seems to have disappered into thin air. Apart from attending her brother's wedding and being photographed in England last April around the time of his 30th birthday I havn't seem one pic of her since she presented the Hennessy Gold Cup in Nov.08 and she even missed that this year for the first time in 5 years. I read that she spent the first half of this year in Argentina and was extending her stay, I have been wondering for a while now if she has moved there permenantly.

I think like many very minor members of the family she is deciding to live a normal life and unless it is a really big event she isn't attending in order to keep her privacy.
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I would have thought though that whatever she was doing she would be home for Christmas, especially with her brother being home from America. I mean this particular event at Buckingham Palace is mainly aimed at the "minor Royals" who won't be at Sandringham and she missed it last year as well. Strange.
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Old 12-19-2009, 04:26 PM
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It is a large family gathering sure but not an official event like a wedding or a coronation or a funeral. I suspect that that is the only time she will be seen as she attempts to live her life away from the spotlight. I think she will be home for Christmas with her parents and brother and sister-in-law but not necessarily interested in spending time with her extended family. She may have had other engagement of a totally private nature of course.
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:55 AM
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I do not think that Gabriella will lead a life completely away from the spotlight, but maybe she takes an time out from the family businesses.
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Old 12-24-2009, 11:03 AM
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I think it was wonderful that the Queen hosts the ENTIRE Royal Family to lunch every year...from her all first cousins, (except Lord Harewood who apparently does not exist to them), all the way down to the children and grandchildren of the Royal Dukes and Prince Michael.

I wonder if the Duke of Fife and his family were present..
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