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Old 06-19-2017, 07:46 AM
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It is the very last one for the DOE . the whole family was there even the Duchess of Kent , but not the the Countess of Wessex and her Children ! Do we know why ?
Marie Christine and her husband were not in the group as Princess Alexandra and the Gloucester but on a place she should be seen , next to the Queen's Son !
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:54 AM
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It is the very last one for the DOE . the whole family was there even the Duchess of Kent , but not the the Countess of Wessex and her Children ! Do we know why ?
Marie Christine and her husband were not in the group as Princess Alexandra and the Gloucester but on a place she should be seen , next to the Queen's Son !
Re: the Wessexes, the word is that their other grandfather had an 86th birthday celebration. Seems fair and reasonable to me.
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:59 AM
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It is the very last one for the DOE . the whole family was there even the Duchess of Kent , but not the the Countess of Wessex and her Children ! Do we know why ?
Marie Christine and her husband were not in the group as Princess Alexandra and the Gloucester but on a place she should be seen , next to the Queen's Son !


Not the whole family was there: Zara, Mike, and Mia were also absent.

I'd add too that we don't know if the DoE intends to continue doing the Trooping in the years to come. Just what his retirement will fully entail waits to be seen.
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:29 AM
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It is actually quite usual for one relatively high in the line of succession person to miss out on this event - not always someone people would think and never the Wales branch of the family. Beatrice missed a few years ago.

With Louise and James both being under age it also makes sense for a seniorish adult to be missing - hence a possible reason for Zara's no show (she may have also been competing somewhere or maybe they are in NZ or Argentina to see either the British Lions or England play rugby matches).

This is a 'precautionary' action and usually a person not one would really care about not seeing but someone who in the case of a tragedy could step up as necessary.

Re my above mention of the rugby an explanation of what is currently happening:

The British Lions are made up of the best of the four home nations - England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland. This team forms every four years and tours NZ, Australia and South Africa - may go to Argentina sometimes as well but it has been 12 years since they were in NZ.

Each of these home nations are sending the next best players on tours as well at the moment e.g. Scotland defeated Australia at the weekend while England played in Argentina. Many of these same players will be in the 'top' team for their country but others are in the teams this year because the cream of the teams are with the Lions in NZ.

Rugby is the only truly international sport in which Ireland plays as Ireland and not as the Republic and Northern Ireland. There will be players from both north and the republic in the Irish team.
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:19 AM
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No sign of the Snowden's or Chatto's this year ? I didn't catch sight of them on the balcony?
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:15 AM
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Not the whole family was there: Zara, Mike, and Mia were also absent.

I'd add too that we don't know if the DoE intends to continue doing the Trooping in the years to come. Just what his retirement will fully entail waits to be seen.
As long as the DoE remains a colonel of one of the regiments taking part in the parade, he can be expected to attend. Currently, I think he is still a colonel only of the Grenadier Guards, but he could relinquish that position too.
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:22 AM
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I fully expect to see the DoE attending state events like Trooping the Color as long as he has breath in his body. His retirement is just stepping down from doing public engagements.

He's still very active and recently seen carriage driving around Windsor Castle and I seriously doubt he's going to jump in a carriage and just drive off into the sunset never to be seen in public again. That's not his style. At 96 years old, he deserves to just take things easy and smell the roses (or horse manure.. whatever he prefers).
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Old 06-19-2017, 12:10 PM
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Charlotte trying to get her mother's attention during the National Anthem-
World of Windsor : williamkate: Charlotte trying to grab her mummy’s...

I think George did the same thing to his father when he was younger. Love it!
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Old 06-19-2017, 12:47 PM
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No sign of the Snowden's or Chatto's this year ? I didn't catch sight of them on the balcony?
Sophie Wessex, Louise and James--were they hidden? Edward was alone in the carriage with other royals

Zara and family

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Re: the Wessexes, the word is that their other grandfather had an 86th birthday celebration. Seems fair and reasonable to me.
Very odd. The Queen's Grandchildren should be there. Zara wasn't, but otherwise they were all there.
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Old 06-19-2017, 01:35 PM
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Charlotte trying to get her mother's attention during the National Anthem-
World of Windsor : williamkate: Charlotte trying to grab her mummy’s...

I think George did the same thing to his father when he was younger. Love it!
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Old 06-19-2017, 03:25 PM
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Very odd. The Queen's Grandchildren should be there. Zara wasn't, but otherwise they were all there.
I don't see how that is odd?
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Old 06-19-2017, 05:43 PM
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Very odd. The Queen's Grandchildren should be there. Zara wasn't, but otherwise they were all there.
Why?

They have more grandparents than just the Queen and decided this year to spend their day with Sophie's father on his birthday.

The Queen's actual birthday was in April and I am sure they saw her then and so when she put the official birthday on Sophie's father's birthday they said 'this year we are spending that day with our grandfather'. The Queen would have known that the dates clashed when she set the date and so no doubt had no issue with Sophie and her children spending the day with their maternal grandfather rather than with their father's family.

This is no different to William deciding to spend Christmas with Kate's family some years rather than with his family.
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:13 PM
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The Queen would have known that the dates clashed when she set the date and so no doubt had no issue with Sophie and her children spending the day with their maternal grandfather rather than with their father's family.
Good points!

This is the Wessex children's remaining maternal grandparent and they should have the opportunity to see him on his birthday IMO. The family has attended many Trooping the Color ceremonies in the past and will likely be at next year's event.
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Old 03-04-2018, 09:52 PM
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Prince Andrew is getting himself ready for this year’s Trooping of the Colour:
https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal...mpression=true
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Old 03-16-2018, 11:49 AM
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The Household Cavalry go through their Inspection ahead of this year’s Trooping the Colour-
Members of the Household Cavalry put through their paces | Daily Mail Online

Very impressive pics!
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Old 03-16-2018, 12:08 PM
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The Trooping is in June? Already all this fuss for something which is three months away?
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Old 03-16-2018, 12:14 PM
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The Trooping is in June? Already all this fuss for something which is three months away?
Yeah, its a big ceremonial year and it takes a lot of time to get themselves prepared.
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Old 03-23-2018, 07:17 AM
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Did anyone apply for tickets to this years Trooping the Colour via the new online system?
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Old 05-01-2018, 12:03 PM
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Members of the Scots Guards Household Division at Wellington Barracks training for Trooping The Colour on 1 May in London


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Old 06-04-2018, 01:57 PM
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Not long now until Trooping!

I expect Jack Brooksbank will attend Trooping for the first time this year. Do you know whether he will be riding in a carriage alongside Eugenie?
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