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Old 04-25-2019, 02:01 PM
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This poor Duke of Gloucester always looks so out of place ...
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Old 04-25-2019, 05:29 PM
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I always feel a little sorry for the minor royals for this reason - I remember a family friend saying that the Duchess of Kent visited her school when she was a child and everyone was disappointed when the Queen or Princess Diana (she was at primary school in the '80s) didn't show up when they were told that they would be getting a royal visitor. The Gloucesters and Kents work so hard but because nobody is interested in them, it doesn't get acknowledged.
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Old 04-25-2019, 05:40 PM
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I always feel a little sorry for the minor royals for this reason - I remember a family friend saying that the Duchess of Kent visited her school when she was a child and everyone was disappointed when the Queen or Princess Diana (she was at primary school in the '80s) didn't show up when they were told that they would be getting a royal visitor. The Gloucesters and Kents work so hard but because nobody is interested in them, it doesn't get acknowledged.
The Gloucesters and Kents were stars in the royal family back in the day. Everyone gets their turn.
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Old 04-25-2019, 05:46 PM
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The Gloucesters and Kents were stars in the royal family back in the day. Everyone gets their turn.
Of course - I was using them as an example of minor members of the RF in the current day who don't get any notice from the general public. It's just how things go I suppose.
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Old 04-25-2019, 05:48 PM
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It was also the older generation of royals that set the example of what duty and respect and caring for the monarchy is all about. As the younger ones get to the point where they can actively take over, the older ones earn a well deserved time to rest. I see this with the Gloucesters and the Kents. Not the Queen and Charles though. They'll keep going like the Eveready Bunny on steroids.
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Old 04-25-2019, 07:00 PM
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I love the fact that the Duke of Gloucester was there - and his attendance was the first to be announced. He did, after all, spend a few years growing up in Australia back in the 1940s. He may only have a limited memory of those years but he was here from 1 - 3 when his father was Governor-General of Australia (the only royal to ever hold that position).
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Old 04-25-2019, 07:05 PM
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I love the fact that the Duke of Gloucester was there - and his attendance was the first to be announced. He did, after all, spend a few years growing up in Australia back in the 1940s. He may only have a limited memory of those years but he was here from 1 - 3 when his father was Governor-General of Australia (the only royal to ever hold that position).
Plus his former son-in-law is Maori, his daughter may or may not still live in New Zealand - but certainly did for a number of years and two of his grandchildren are half Kiwi. He was the most appropriate member of the Royal Family to attend the ANZAC day service regardless of who else attended.
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Old 04-25-2019, 08:30 PM
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This poor Duke of Gloucester always looks so out of place ...
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The Gloucesters and Kents were stars in the royal family back in the day. Everyone gets their turn.
For all those feeling sorry for the Duke of Gloucester, did you notice that his name was first on in the Order of Service?

For those who can only identify royals by what they consider minor and major, it was only with the addition of Prince Harry he became most senior and Prince Richard then moved to second and Catherine to third in order as was noted when the DM said she was sitting beside the Duke of
Gloucester.

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If the Duke of Gloucester looked a bit out of place it was it probably had more to do with being seated between two bright young things and wondering how well he knows them even if they did once all live at KP. Or perhaps he was just feeling that slight feeling of melancholy that seems to accompany the older generations at ANZAC services.

Now, had the Cambridge's and Sussexes really been odds, I am sure Catherine would have underlined that with of very Royal Curtsey . . . damn, that would have happened when Catherine was picked up!

Curiosity: Did Harry's official car swing by KP and pick up Prince Richard and Catherine or did they come in two or four cars if you include Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence?
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Old 04-25-2019, 09:02 PM
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Curiosity: Did Harry's official car swing by KP and pick up Prince Richard and Catherine or did they come in two or four cars if you include Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence?
I haven't seen a video of the arrivals just yet, but I did note that in the video of them leaving the Abbey, Kate and Harry get into the same car. The video cut off there, so I did not see how the Duke of Gloucester or Vice-Admiral Lawrence left.
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Old 04-25-2019, 09:45 PM
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Catherine and Harry arrived and left together. Richard and Time arrived and left separately.
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Old 04-26-2019, 04:53 PM
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For all those feeling sorry for the Duke of Gloucester, did you notice that his name was first on in the Order of Service?

For those who can only identify royals by what they consider minor and major, it was only with the addition of Prince Harry he became most senior and Prince Richard then moved to second and Catherine to third in order as was noted when the DM said she was sitting beside the Duke of
Gloucester.

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/04...6200203761.jpg

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/04...6192155023.jpg


https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/04...6200203761.jpg

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/04...6200203761.jpg

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/04...6192155023.jpg

If the Duke of Gloucester looked a bit out of place it was it probably had more to do with being seated between two bright young things and wondering how well he knows them even if they did once all live at KP. Or perhaps he was just feeling that slight feeling of melancholy that seems to accompany the older generations at ANZAC services.

Now, had the Cambridge's and Sussexes really been odds, I am sure Catherine would have underlined that with of very Royal Curtsey . . . damn, that would have happened when Catherine was picked up!

Curiosity: Did Harry's official car swing by KP and pick up Prince Richard and Catherine or did they come in two or four cars if you include Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence?
I had the members of the public more in mind when I was talking about recognition of his engagements, but I guess it's in some cases more important that Prince Richard still has such a status amongst royal and official circles.
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Old 04-26-2019, 06:04 PM
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Find the comments about the Duke of Gloucester appearing to be out of place a little strange. Arenít we used to seeing some unlikely combinations of royals at events? We certainly get this at events like Ascot and Wimbledon - perhaps itís just more noticeable when they are seen processing in a formal ceremony.
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Old 05-13-2019, 01:30 PM
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This morning, The Earl and Countess of Wessex and The Duke of Gloucester met young people who have completed The Gold Award – and this afternoon The Princess Royal and Princess Beatrice joined The Earl for today’s second presentation.

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Old 05-13-2019, 08:11 PM
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With the DofE retired and HM cutting her workload (or trying to) it is all hands on deck to fulfil their duties. The Gloucester's and Kent's have always been working royals but now they are popping up at higher-profile events.
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The Kents are elderly themselves though and both the Duke and Prss Alexandra have had bouts of bad health. It's good that all hands are to the pump, but some of the younger members should be stepping up, and probably will in the next year.
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:04 PM
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This morning, The Earl and Countess of Wessex and The Duke of Gloucester met young people who have completed The Gold Award Ė and this afternoon The Princess Royal and Princess Beatrice joined The Earl for todayís second presentation.

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Only the Wales family was not represented. Do they ever attend DoE-events?
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Old 05-13-2019, 11:51 PM
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Only the Wales family was not represented. Do they ever attend DoE-events?
Prince William presented the gold award last year.

Harry has done events for it abroad. I remember in Toronto.

Not sure if Charles/Camilla ever have.
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Old 05-14-2019, 01:29 AM
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Only the Wales family was not represented. Do they ever attend DoE-events?
I think itís nice to have one thing not supposed by the Wales daily. They donít have to be involved with everything. This has been Edward baby for many years now and enlisting the help of his family is important but Iím glad that others are chosen and not just the Wales branch.
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Golden stars! Royals including Princesses Anne and Beatrice meet recipients of Duke Of Edinburgh Awards’ highest honour

I really hope Beatrice and Eugenie if she can should take part in more Family events, this just shows that they are needed.
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This morning, The Earl and Countess of Wessex and The Duke of Gloucester met young people who have completed The Gold Award Ė and this afternoon The Princess Royal and Princess Beatrice joined The Earl for todayís second presentation.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D6dZ7LOWwAEfw7K.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D6dZ7LNW0AECXNK.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D6dgjgaWsAAdEj6.jpg

https://www.instagram.com/p/BxaPs0EnPHX/
Interestingly last year Beatrice attended this event and it was mentioned in the CC but this year she isn't recorded as attending officially.
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