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Old 12-25-2015, 10:16 AM
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Old 12-25-2015, 10:36 AM
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Old 12-25-2015, 12:33 PM
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It is wonderful that the Queen honoured Philip, Charles & Camilla, William & Catherine and George. By prominently placing their photographs. All of them are (future) monarchs and/or consorts. And petite Charlotte, her youngest great-grandchild of course.
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Queen's Christmas message: Hope in 'moments of darkness' - BBC News
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The Queen has used her Christmas Day address to speak of light triumphing over the dark in a year that has seen "moments of darkness".

It comes after a year which has seen a number of terror attacks, including mass shootings in Paris and the killing of 39 people at a Tunisian resort.

During the broadcast, the Queen acknowledged the birth of Princess Charlotte, her fifth great-grandchild.

She also made a light-hearted reference to her forthcoming 90th birthday.

Reflecting on the past year, the Queen described the festive period as "a time to remember all that we have to be thankful for".

Sitting at a desk in Buckingham Palace's 18th Century Room, she said: "It is true that the world has had to confront moments of darkness this year, but the Gospel of John contains a verse of great hope, often read at Christmas carol services: 'The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.'"
Queen's Christmas speech: I hope for light after this years moments of darkness - ITV News
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The Queen spoke of finding hope in "moments of darkness" during her Christmas Day speech.

The royal message comes after a year which has seen a number of terror attacks, such as the Paris atrocities and the gun attacks in Tunisia.

Reflecting on the past 12 months, the monarch said: "It is true that the world has had to confront moments of darkness this year.
Queen Reflects On Moments Of Darkness In 2015
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Terrorists atrocities shook the world during 2015, from the mass shootings and bombings in Paris last month to the gun attack at a Tunisian resort during the summer.

But the Queen sounded an optimistic tone when she quoted a verse from the Bible.

She said: "It is true that the world has had to confront moments of darkness this year, but the Gospel of John contains a verse of great hope, often read at Christmas carol services: 'The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it'."
Video: Queen's Speech was a message of love in the face of terror - Telegraph
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Her Majesty's Christmas address was a testament to the human decency, generosity, and kindness which survives against all odds

Love is a necessity. The West must preserve its security and be hard-headed about the fight ahead. But it must not succumb to fear and lose the human decency that has helped it to win so many battles against so many foes. It must seek to be, to borrow Her Majesty’s powerful image, a light of the world.
Queen speaks of the plight of refugees | The Times
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As she approaches her 90th birthday, the Queen appeared in an unusually reflective mood about the longevity of a family, remembering the milestones of her life from young bride to great-grandmother, now five times over.

She made no mention in her speech of becoming the longest reigning monarch in September.
Queen's Speech looks back at year of ISIS atrocities and forward to her 90th birthday | Daily Mail Online
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In a year that marked the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, Her Majesty also offered renewed appreciation for the service and sacrifice of those who took part in the conflict.

She gave thanks to 'the people who bring love and happiness into our own lives', starting with family.

In one light-hearted quip, the Queen also joked about her upcoming landmark birthday.

She will turn 90 next year and recognised that by saying: 'I am looking forward to a busy 2016, though I have been warned I may have Happy Birthday sung to me more than once or twice.'
Queen's Speech 2015 Prince George and Charlotte celebrated as ISIS victims remembered | Royal | News | Daily Express
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THE Queen described the joy of family life and watching her great grandchildren help decorate her Christmas tree in a seasonal message of love and hope to the nation and Commonwealth today.

Surrounded by photographs of her loved ones in the 18th Century Room at Buckingham Palace with a decorated fireplace and Christmas tree in the background, she took pride in the birth of her fifth great grandchild Princess Charlotte, now seven months old.
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Old 12-25-2015, 01:35 PM
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Poor Harry doesn't really have a 'fashion' thread but my he looks so nice today at the Church...love the long coat and he looks very dashing/elegant!


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Old 12-25-2015, 04:58 PM
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I too like Anne's coat (and hat.) I presume it's new, and not rejigged from 1976 or something! Just kidding!
I think that everyone looked nice today, though Kate's coat was a bit sombre for my taste. I think Sophie looked elegant in the grey and loved the Queen's red outfit. Good to see Louise wearing boots for a change and it was great to see young James.
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Old 12-25-2015, 05:17 PM
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Louise finally looked like like an adolescent instead of a little girl :) very chic beret she has on also.
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Old 12-25-2015, 05:29 PM
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So glad the Royals have been listening to Royal Forums fashion verdicts.
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Old 12-25-2015, 06:12 PM
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Louise finally looked like like an adolescent instead of a little girl :) very chic beret she has on also.
I loved what Louise was wearing! Definitely age appropriate. Her beret was by her mum's much favoured Jane Taylor so it must have cost a package. I'd like to know where her coat was from as I really liked it.
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Old 12-25-2015, 06:18 PM
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I too like Anne's coat (and hat.) I presume it's new, and not rejigged from 1976 or something! Just kidding!

I think that everyone looked nice today, though Kate's coat was a bit sombre for my taste. I think Sophie looked elegant in the grey and loved the Queen's red outfit. Good to see Louise wearing boots for a change and it was great to see young James.

My first thought when I saw Anne was also golly I think it's new ! Loved it I agree with your other thoughts too. Louise looked very grown up. lovely


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Old 12-25-2015, 06:43 PM
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Poor Harry doesn't really have a 'fashion' thread but my he looks so nice today at the Church...love the long coat and he looks very dashing/elegant!


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This is true, but we do have a fashion thread for the men at the following link so please feel free everyone to talk about Harry's fashion and style there

http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...ml#post1850591
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Old 12-25-2015, 06:44 PM
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^ He does indeed, and as usual he was smiling and greeting well wishers in not very good weather.
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Old 12-25-2015, 07:25 PM
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I too like Anne's coat (and hat.) I presume it's new, and not rejigged from 1976 or something! Just kidding! (snip)
I think Anne looks fabulous! Love the new green coat. I think it's new. I'm not so sure about that brown suede shoulder bag. I think it might have seen a few tours of duty. I had something very similar back in the 70s. I love the fact she uses shoulder bags. As long as you keep them small so you don't overload them and ruin your shoulders, they are so much more convenient than handbags.

I love HM’s red outfit. She even has a matching brolly! <strike>I am prepared to forgive her the dead animal trim. I will give her the benefit of the doubt and assume that whatever they were when they were alive was farmed, not wild caught, and that they were killed humanely.</strike> I've changed my mind. I'm pretty sure they were chinchillas. I do not condone farming animals in that way for the sole purpose of human vanity.

Philip looks very dapper.

Charles and Camilla are turned out well.

I love Kate’s outfit. The different greens are drawn together in the dress she’s wearing underneath. Love the black boots and gloves and purse, which she seems to have been practising carrying in positions other than across her crotch. Good move, Kate! William looks boring, as always, but at least he’s in grey, not blue, this time.

Nice to see Louise starting to dress her age.

Beatrice and Eugenie still need a lot of help. They both looked OK till I got to their feet.
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Old 12-25-2015, 10:18 PM
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Could someone be so kind and explain to me why there are two services attended by members of the Royal family on Christmas Day. One, earlier in the morning that seems to be private; and, one later which seems to be much more public.


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Old 12-25-2015, 10:33 PM
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This is true, but we do have a fashion thread for the men at the following link so please feel free everyone to talk about Harry's fashion and style there

http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...ml#post1850591
Oh thanks Jack...I didn't realize there was a thread for it!


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Old 12-25-2015, 10:35 PM
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Is the church at Sandringham on the Queen's private property or is it a community church? I'm asking because last year I read that the Middletons had to be invited to attend services on Christmas morning. Plus, you never see any one other than royals going into or exiting the church.

Every year since George was born I read speculation about whether he will attend church services. In seeing this is the first year James Viscount Severn attended, I wonder if there is family rule about what age the children are allowed to attend. I don't expect to see George until he is an age similar to James' this year.
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Old 12-25-2015, 10:50 PM
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I think they want the children to be able to sit through a service.
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Old 12-25-2015, 10:53 PM
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St Mary's at Sandringham is an entirely public church. It's just that, when royalty attend services there the public is excluded, except for invitees of course. This is almost certainly for security and privacy reasons.

The Queen is a deeply religious woman. On Christmas Day she and the Duke make a point of attending an early service and a later one. It's the later one that most of the other royals turn up to.
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Old 12-25-2015, 11:03 PM
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Every year since George was born I read speculation about whether he will attend church services. In seeing this is the first year James Viscount Severn attended, I wonder if there is family rule about what age the children are allowed to attend. I don't expect to see George until he is an age similar to James' this year.
Viscount Linley's daughter attended in 2007 when she was 5, so there doesn't seem to be a distinct age.
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Old 12-25-2015, 11:14 PM
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I think they want the children to be able to sit through a service.
Yep, I think it's less to do with a specific age, and more to do with having kids who are old enough to not cause a distraction. I mean, in a lot of churches, younger kids stay in a nursery or perhaps in Sunday school. Or sometimes when kids get too squirmy, their parents might take them out of the congregation to quiet down for a few minutes (at least, these are things I'm accustomed to at church). However, it's a bit of a different circumstance with the royals, so I assume it's just easier not to bring the little ones if they're not yet able to sit through a service, and I think that age differs from child to child.
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