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Avalon 02-07-2008 07:15 AM

Earl and Countess of Wessex and Family Current Events 3: February-August 2008
 

Coat of Arms of the Countess of Wessex

Welcome to the new thread dedicated to the Current Events of
the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise and Viscount Severn

This thread starts on February 7, 2008
Previous thread, covering period from September 10, 2007 to February 07, 2008
can be found here.

Princess Robijn 02-07-2008 09:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Avalon (Post 726931)

Welcome to the new thread dedicated to the Current Events of
the Earl and Countess of Wessex and Lady Louise.

This thread starts on February 7, 2008
Previous thread, covering period from September 10, 2007 to February 07, 2008

can be found here.

And ofcourse little James. ;)

judith14011 02-07-2008 09:58 AM

Edward and Sophie's son ready to leave hospital after allergy scare | the Daily Mail

Link to article about James' condition.

TLLK 02-07-2008 12:12 PM

I hope the Wessex family can finally have a break from the health issues that have affected them in the past five years.

Claire 02-10-2008 02:30 AM

The Sunday Express: MORE HEARTACHE FOR SOPHIE
Sunday Express: The World's Greatest Newspaper :: News / Showbiz :: More heartache for Sophie

Skydragon 02-10-2008 05:29 AM

Many children do suffer from this allergy, but luckily there are many ways around it. If it is indeed an allergy to cows milk, they are quite lucky that it was not one of the serious allergies or something far worse.

rominet09 02-10-2008 07:16 AM

Yes they are lucky, there are so many alternative to cow's milk

Claire 02-13-2008 01:57 PM

Prince set for busy trip to country

Prince set for busy trip to county | Kentonline.co.uk

Claire 02-17-2008 01:25 AM

Some more news:

Prince Edward to visit Dunbar - EastLothian Today
Prince Edward back in town for marina tour - Mirfield Reporter

sydney00 02-17-2008 03:18 PM

hello :)
does anyone know if ardent still exists? or did edward totally give up?
any links? thank you.

and quite the same for sophie^^ i thought she would not work anymore, i just lately read that in 2005 she did, but when did she give up then? thank you a lot,

Picmajik 02-19-2008 06:30 PM

On the previous thread someone made a reference to bad blood between Charles and Edward. What rivalry or bad blood between the siblings is there--any pairing, Charles, Anne, Andrew or Edward? I just hadn't heard of anything like that in any of these postings.

rominet09 02-19-2008 07:56 PM

I think there have been tensions between the two long before but I think it is in the past now, which is a good thing

iceflower 02-22-2008 08:58 AM

Pics 21.2.2008
 
Prince Edward visits the Mirfield Marina charity project Mirfield,
West Yorkshire - 21.02.08

** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 **

Prince Edward leaving Leeds Grand Theatre after watching a
performance of Hamlet Leeds, England - 21.02.08

** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 **

Bella 02-22-2008 10:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rominet09 (Post 728008)
Yes they are lucky, there are so many alternative to cow's milk

I didn't think infants this young could ingest cow's milk. I'm not a mom so please correct me but don't babies need either mother's milk or infant formula?

Bella 02-22-2008 10:08 AM

Thanks for the photos, Ice. I always thought Prince Edward was an attractive man (who always looks so impeccably dressed). That last pic, though, is quite . . . different - he sure has a big smile.

Elspeth 02-22-2008 12:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Picmajik (Post 731970)
On the previous thread someone made a reference to bad blood between Charles and Edward. What rivalry or bad blood between the siblings is there--any pairing, Charles, Anne, Andrew or Edward? I just hadn't heard of anything like that in any of these postings.

There was the incident when Edward's film crew stayed in St Andrews longer than other film crews when Prince William first went to university, and it was put about that Edward was trading on his royal connections to get exclusive footage. Charles was said to be "incandescent" with rage at his brother. It was said either at the time or shortly afterwards that it was part of Mark Bolland's attempts to rehabilitate Charles in the press while he was so unpopular on account of the Diana/Camilla issue, and that Bolland wasn't above making Charles look good by making his siblings look bad by comparison. So it isn't clear whether there's genuine bad blood or whether it's been made up by either Mark Bolland or the press.

Claire 02-22-2008 01:46 PM

News
 
Emmerdale - Soap Scoop - Royalty in the Village - Digital Spy
Prince's visit to island 'great success' | Kentonline.co.uk
Latest News : Royal Fleet Auxiliary : Operations and Support : Royal Navy

TLLK 02-22-2008 02:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bella (Post 732960)
I didn't think infants this young could ingest cow's milk. I'm not a mom so please correct me but don't babies need either mother's milk or infant formula?

Perhaps I can answer your question. You're right, infants need either mother's milk or a recommended infant formula.
Most infant formulas are made with a cow's milk base. Some infants can find the cow milk protein hard to digest. Also, if a nursing mother drinks cow's milk or eats other dairy products it does affect the milk she produces. I had to eliminate dairy products from my diet when I was nursing because my children were having issues with the dairy. Now they are able to digest dairy without any problems.

Claire 03-02-2008 08:07 AM

Prince Edward Visit Delights Schools (from thisisoxfordshire)
Right Royal Lark At Larkmead (from Oxford Mail)
East Lothian Courier |

BBC NEWS | UK | England | Cornwall | Prince becomes theatre's patron
Right royal reception for Prince's marina visit - Mirfield Reporter
Gainsborough prepares for royal visit - Gainsborough Today

I miss Sophie, I don't mind watching Edward troop around the country, but I still miss Sophie. James is now 12 weeks old. When is her maternity leave over :)

bertie5252003 03-03-2008 01:49 PM

I agree Claire but she did take a while last time though she had had quite a traumatic time during that delivery. She may come back after Easter I like Edward well enough also. And I would like to see some family photos.

Claire 03-08-2008 10:37 AM

I expect that it will take place in May, but with all the other royal events they might be having a schedualling problem. I mean Edward will diffinitely be attending Peter's wedding (if it is actually in May) and possibly Jochiam Wedding on 27th.

More news:
Welcome to Kent Online

Claire 03-09-2008 03:19 PM

Happy Birthday Edward!
I was thinking that they are possibly on holidat in Meribel. They usually are at this time of year.

Claire 03-13-2008 02:11 PM

Some news:
There is a good pics reel on both sites, be aware of the music.
Prince Edward visits Turf Moor - Burnley Express
Princes Tour Of East Lancs (from Blackburn Citizen)
Towns Set For Royal Visitor (from This Is Lancashire)

Picmajik 03-13-2008 02:33 PM

thanks!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Elspeth (Post 733008)
There was the incident when Edward's film crew stayed in St Andrews longer than other film crews when Prince William first went to university, and it was put about that Edward was trading on his royal connections to get exclusive footage. Charles was said to be "incandescent" with rage at his brother. It was said either at the time or shortly afterwards that it was part of Mark Bolland's attempts to rehabilitate Charles in the press while he was so unpopular on account of the Diana/Camilla issue, and that Bolland wasn't above making Charles look good by making his siblings look bad by comparison. So it isn't clear whether there's genuine bad blood or whether it's been made up by either Mark Bolland or the press.

Okay, I do remember that incident. I wouldn't have assumed that would still lead to "bad blood" between them now. I would have considered that a temporary blow up that all siblings are subject to from time to time. I hope that things are good between them now.:smile:

Royal Fan 03-13-2008 09:31 PM

Ill bet there Best Friends now Mayb they had a Heart to Heart

Hanna Regina 03-15-2008 06:41 AM

Have they decided when and where the christening of Viscount Severn will take place. The British Royal Family usually have very private christenings, don't they? Not aired on television as we saw in Denmark and the Netherlands, for example.

Claire 03-15-2008 09:19 AM

No it has never been televised. There was a hope that William and Harry's would be, both parents were keen, but the Queen put her foot firmly down.
Personally I suspect that James would be christened in private like Xan or the other Kent children. We might hear about it later in Hello! or something.

Claire 03-15-2008 04:02 PM

I am severely disappointed in the Majesty article on Sophie in their January edition. Sorry to say that I just took a look at it in my news agent, things travel slow down here ladies and gents. From the web site the Sophie on article written by Ingrid Seward was the main article showing hoe the Golden Girl was going from strength to strength. But in truth the article was mostly photos that we have seen many times. It was the main article but Sophie was not given the cover that went to William. The article itself has absolutely nothing new in it- not an inch. There was a time when the editor of Majesty was invited to Highgrove for tea and new the inside and outs of her subject. There is none of this in this article. It was bland rehashed stuff that we all know.
The only interesting part of the article is that the Queen believes Sophie is the best thing that has ever happened to the Windsor and the Monarchy. Seward wonders why the Queen hasn't used Sophie to a better advantage then and then simply leaves the question open.
I like Sophie and I ,unashamingly, like Edward. It worries me that an article that is billed on the cover page as showing Sophie from going from strength to strength, actually shows her from going to aminosity to obsucrity.

Mermaid1962 03-16-2008 12:04 AM

I like Sophie and Edward as well. In the last couple of issues of Majesty that I received (last fall), Ms. Seward was mildly critical of Prince Charles. Perhaps she won't be invited to Highgrove as often. ;-) It seemed to me that, ever since the separation of the Waleses in 1992, Majesty was firmly in the Prince's court. Diana would be put on the cover, but any articles about her were largely critical--except for the issue after her death. I also felt that some of the early articles by Ms. Seward about Sophie were slightly catty in a way that was totally unncessary. I remember one in particular that suggested that Sophie didn't want her mother involved in her wedding preparations and disparaged Sophie's choice of maker for her wedding dress. Ms. Seward has a rare gift for seeming to make a compliment about someone while slowly inserting a knife and twisting it. As you might be able to tell, she's not my favourite writer.

windsorgirl 03-19-2008 11:53 AM

I was wondering about Lady Louise's education since she will turn 5 this year. Does anybody know if she has attended preschool? In England would she normally start kindergarten this Fall as we do here in the States? Maybe they're educating her at home with private tutors. If not, perhaps a local school. I was also thinking that if she had been going to a local preschool there might have been associated pictures which I've never seen. Any thoughts?

bertie5252003 03-19-2008 12:14 PM

Majesty's articles about Sophie never seem to have much to say IMO. I have the impression that they believe her too middle class for the job. I subscribe but have to agree, as a Sophie fan it is somewhat bewidered and wondered for a long time if they shouldn't get a new editor. Sophie

Claire 03-19-2008 02:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by windsorgirl (Post 743860)
I was wondering about Lady Louise's education since she will turn 5 this year. Does anybody know if she has attended preschool? In England would she normally start kindergarten this Fall as we do here in the States? Maybe they're educating her at home with private tutors. If not, perhaps a local school. I was also thinking that if she had been going to a local preschool there might have been associated pictures which I've never seen. Any thoughts?

It is my understanding that she attends a local preschool or rather play group effort in Bagshot. Unsure what the name is - but from what I understand she attends on and off. Edward and Sophie will not be calling a press conference when she goes to school. They are not Charles and Diana. Either way I expect that there is an argreement with the press. When she starts proper school I expect a bit of coverage on day one - nothing more.

Claire 03-19-2008 03:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bertie5252003 (Post 743874)
Majesty's articles about Sophie never seem to have much to say IMO. I have the impression that they believe her too middle class for the job. I subscribe but have to agree, as a Sophie fan it is somewhat bewidered and wondered for a long time if they shouldn't get a new editor. Sophie

I don't know but all articles about Sophie seem to say nothing more than what we know. News about Edward and Sophie, notably personal and private news is very scarce. So that are always reharshing old stuff.
Where do you find the balance? I know Edward and Sophie want to leave their lives in private, but lets face it been a successful royal means living part of your life in public, regardless of where you are in the line of succession. Just look at Zara Phillips.

Mermaid1962 03-19-2008 03:39 PM

MAJESTY changed quite a bit during the late 80s. When it first came out, it had serious artlcles and coverage about figures like Lord Mountbatten as well as the Windsors. Then it became decidely "fluffy" toward the late 80s, which more articles on shoes and umbrellas and recipes. After 1992, the magazine took a decided anti-Diana, pro Charles-and-Camilla slant. I don't think that Camilla has ever had the sort of comments directed toward her that went toward Diana and Sophie.

Quote:

Originally Posted by bertie5252003 (Post 743874)
Majesty's articles about Sophie never seem to have much to say IMO. I have the impression that they believe her too middle class for the job. I subscribe but have to agree, as a Sophie fan it is somewhat bewidered and wondered for a long time if they shouldn't get a new editor. Sophie


rmay286 03-19-2008 05:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bertie5252003 (Post 743874)
Majesty's articles about Sophie never seem to have much to say IMO. I have the impression that they believe her too middle class for the job. I subscribe but have to agree, as a Sophie fan it is somewhat bewidered and wondered for a long time if they shouldn't get a new editor.

I don't get Majesty magazine and I haven't even looked at it for a couple of years but I saw the most recent one. I thought, oh, an article on Sophie...looks interesting...and then as I skimmed it I noticed that the article used exact phrases from online news articles I'd seen. For example "Sophie underwent painful fertility procedures"...I'm certain I've seen that phrase in a number of news articles.

And yes, the article contained no new information. I'm sure Sophie and Edward work hard to protect their privacy, but so do many of the other royals and yet the magazine at least seems to have new insights or information on them from time to time.

PrincessofEurope 03-19-2008 07:35 PM

Sophie and Edward have been on a skiing holiday in St Mortiz their favourite destination to celebrate Edward's 44th birthday. James and Louise also went along with them as well as two nannies. This weeks edition of Hello had pictures of the couple on the slopes as well as pictures of Edward and Sophie attending a private formal dinner in St Mortiz. Sophie wore a white evening gown and stain wrap along with hre new ruby and diamond necklace (the one she first wore at her last public engagemnt prior to James's birth) and matching earings, braclet and ring. The article also says she had cancelled all her engagements until ealy summer. From the pictures in the mag it shows she has not regained her figure after the birth although James is now 3 months old.

HMQueenElizabethII 03-19-2008 07:46 PM

Thanks for update, PrincessofEurope. Really interesting to learn more news about the couple. I would probably go to the newsagency and check out whether they have that issue yet. By the way, she takes quite a long break this time i think, until early summer, would be June, isnt it? But she may turn up to those events like the Easter service in Windsor this sunday, Peter Phillips's wedding, or a special Garter Service on 23rd April, wouldnt she?

PrincessofEurope 03-19-2008 07:52 PM

HMQueenElizabeth11 it is issue number 1013 (with Cheryl Cole, Victoria Beckham, Coleen and Kate Middleton on the front) it might take a while to reach you in Australia i know we are always months behind on your mags in the UK shops.

Well it said that all OFFICIAL duties were cancelled until early summer but last time it was the same so im guessing maybe May or June but i would image she will go to attend Easter service, Peter's wedding etc then of course there will be James's christening last time they releashed one group photo so i image they will do the same again

bertie5252003 03-19-2008 08:11 PM

Thanks for all the updates and the general agreeing chit chat I am not a busybody when it comes to their lives but do love to chat broadly so thanks. Sophie and Edward are private and I guess they feel that their children will not be part of the Royal Family in the future in the same way that Beatrix's sister children will be publicly sidelined in the future, and the Wessex's are adapting things accordingly. But as already said I too will be thrilled to see her on her return to public life and would mags like Majesty to cover these events more than they do.

Claire 03-23-2008 12:07 PM

Edward and Sophie seemed very demure at Easter service. There weren't many royals there and they even let Peter and Autumn leave and arrive before them.

iceflower 03-30-2008 03:41 PM

Pic 28.3.2008
 
Prince Edward chats with Britain's Chris Hoy during a training
session in the UCI Track Cycling World Championships on March
28, 2008 at the Manchester velodrome.

-----> Pic

Claire 04-01-2008 01:06 PM

Edward's trip to Canada announced.
It is only five days in Ontario.
Oh, whatever happened to those month long royal tours.

blondie28 04-01-2008 01:10 PM

I read in HELLO! they went skiing for Edward's birthday and they had both of the kids with two nannies. Why do they need two nannies for two kids, one who is an infant and the other a toddler.

PrincessofEurope 04-02-2008 08:37 AM

goodness how many times have either Edward or Sophie been to Canada since they got married its nearly once every year they are obessed with the country how come they havnt been to New Zealand, Australia etc and since 1999 Sophie has only visited Northern Ireland twice in 2002 and 2005

Claire 04-02-2008 12:23 PM

Edward visits Canada once a year, officially. I think it was 1997 he was a lot but it was due to Ardent doing business there. The way the International Awards work is that they visit Canada ever year. Then Australia, New Zealand, India and China, Malaysia ever second year with African, European countries the other year. For example Edward visited Australia in 2006 with the commonwealth games so I expect that he will visit there late this year or early next.
Northern Ireland is consider still a red zone, so they don't pre-announce engagements.

Claire 04-02-2008 12:55 PM

There are some nice pics of Sophie at the Memorial of Sir Edmund Hillary today at Getty. Except that hat I was kinda hoping that Louise would take the hat and rip it apart by now :)

PrincessofEurope 04-02-2008 04:03 PM

oh i know that they dont preannounce visits to Northern Ireland expect for the last 3 day visit by the Queen but what i was trying to say was that since 1999 she has only visited twice which isnt alot
Has Sophie made an official to America, Australia, New Zealand etc???

marmi 04-02-2008 04:37 PM

She hasnt made one to NZ to my knowledge

philqc 04-02-2008 05:42 PM

Where did you learn about the visit in Canada??

HMQueenElizabethII 04-02-2008 07:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PrincessofEurope (Post 749181)
Has Sophie made an official to America, Australia, New Zealand etc???

I believe Sophie has been to America at least twice but not really sure whether it was an high-profile official visit or not.

Claire 04-03-2008 12:44 PM

I have tried to get clarity about how Royal visits are classified. So lets try, before 2000 Edward's visits for the International Award were not considered royal visits at all.
I think this worked well for Edward as he was able to go to Canada and America ect. do the DOE stuff and then do Ardent work at next day- splitting the cost of the travelling expense.
Then there suddenly was a need to count all these DOE engagements Edward does, so they started to be called Working Visits, as far as I know this means that the charities that invite the royal over pays for the trip and that don't do any terribly official like sign treaties, meet presidents and hold state banquets. That type of stuff is left to official tours. To my knowlegde Edward and Sophie have only had one official tour and that was of Canada in 1999 and it was the last as now only the Queen and Charles can do royal tours.
So all Edward's duties outside of the United Kingdom are 'working visits' or 'private visits.' Neither are high profile. Canadian press tends to follow Edward's doing.
Sophie thus has never made an official visit to the USA, only working visits, - she picked up an award for Vision 2020: the right to Sight at New York, I sure there are more but they were either small or private.
To my knowlegde I don't think that she has visited New Zealand or Australia since marring Edward, odd considering she was once considering emigrating.

Claire 04-03-2008 12:53 PM

Tune in to Channel 4 this Sunday for an interview with Prince Edward about Snowsport GB one of his patronages.
Actually the add says the interview is with the Duke of Wessex, one would think Channel Four would know better.

Claire 04-03-2008 12:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by philqc (Post 749210)
Where did you learn about the visit in Canada??

Newswire:
CNW Group | OFFICE OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF ONTARIO | Media Advisory - Lieutenant Governor Announces Working Royal Visit by The Earl of Wessex

HMQueenElizabethII 04-08-2008 07:03 PM

I think the Countess of Wessex started to perform her solo engagement already. It is mentioned on Monday, she attended the Sea Trials of the HMS Daring which she is a Sponsor. Unluckily, it seem not a focus for the press, but i believe that they would have drawn quite a crowd out there though.

Elsa M. 04-11-2008 08:42 AM

In the scope of the International Program of the The Duke of Edinburgh's Awards, Prince Edward and the Duke of Braganca presided over the 6th EMAS Conference, in Cascais (Portugal):

https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/752334-post9.html

Claire 04-11-2008 02:36 PM

Did anyone notice that Edward filled in for the Duke of Edinburgh on his Monday and Tuesday engagements, except his didn't do to Dartmouth with the Queen. On Monday he hosted the dinner for the anniversary of the state of Israel but left before dinner to attend another dinner fot the Duke of Edinburgh Awards in Canada.

Picmajik 04-11-2008 04:32 PM

natural progress?
 
As the Duke of Edinburgh ages and will most likely have health issues curtailing his activities isn't it natural that the younger royals step up? I know the scope of the royal circle (who is considered royal) is shrinking so it's not extended to as many descendants of the monarch. Fewer royals will be handling all the duties (even though in my opinion Edward's daughter is still "Princess Louise" instead of just Lady Louise) and if Edward is on track to be the future DOE this would only make sense. Of course, time will tell if he does become the DOE as things may change again before being granted that title.

Mermaid1962 04-11-2008 05:49 PM

These sorts of events are certainly good experience for him in the meantime. And even if he doesn't become Duke of Edinburgh in the future, it's great that he's able to "step up to the plate" like this.

noldorlord 04-13-2008 11:40 PM

I agree, both he and Sophie work hard- I would like to se them as the new D.O.E. (more jewels for Sophie!)

Claire 04-14-2008 12:25 PM

I disagree that Edward and Sophie will be doing more work or higher profile work with the increasing age of the Duke. I expect much of that will pass to William and Harry. Along with the jewels.

Claire 04-15-2008 12:04 PM

Edward, his painting and a slow artist | the Daily Mail

Sounds like a good present for their 10 Anniversary

sjetajiem 04-15-2008 12:15 PM

James Mountbatten-Windsor Viscount Severn will be christened at Windsor Chapel on Saturday April 19th 2008.

Royal Court Circular

Warren 04-15-2008 12:25 PM

Thanks, but we have a Christening thread: here.

Claire 04-17-2008 12:48 PM

Edward and Sophie has been pencilled in for a visit to Australia in November 2009. For the 25th Anniversary of the International Awards.

Kezza 04-19-2008 07:07 AM

A video from the BBC website of the Earl unveiling a plaque with the British Red Cross.

BBC NEWS | England | Prince unravels big Red Cross

erica_potvin 04-24-2008 07:34 AM

Has the Countess of Wessex gone back to doing her royal duties or is she still on maternity leave?

Claire 04-24-2008 11:48 AM

Still on Maternity leave.

noldorlord 04-28-2008 10:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Claire (Post 754959)
Edward and Sophie has been pencilled in for a visit to Australia in November 2009. For the 25th Anniversary of the International Awards.

I hope too see them! I do like them both, they seem very happy.

HMQueenElizabethII 04-28-2008 11:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Claire (Post 758133)
Still on Maternity leave.

Until now, it seems to be she will be at the Garter service alongside with Edward, as stated on the British Monarchy site diary. She might be present at the Chelsea Flower Show as well, but for other engagements, i have no idea at this stage yet.

noldorlord 04-30-2008 12:25 AM

Nothing on the Royal website as yet!

Skydragon 05-02-2008 04:07 AM

EXCITED primary pupils gave The Earl of Wessex a warm welcome when he arrived in Easter Ross on Tuesday for a day-long visit.

Prince gets a right royal welcome on East Ross tour - Ross-shire Journal

Claire 05-08-2008 12:09 PM

Details of Edward's trip to America has been released.

Claire 05-14-2008 01:06 PM

Sophie is not going to attend Chelsea :(

giov 05-16-2008 07:42 AM

The Earl of Wessex attends the second day of the Balmoral Show in Belfast, 2008-05-15.
MediumPhoto

Claire 05-17-2008 01:04 PM

I don't know about you guys but I'm shock that Edward and Sophie were not at the wedding of Peter Philips. please tell me they were and just aren't in the pics.

PrincessofEurope 05-17-2008 01:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by giov (Post 766440)
The Earl of Wessex attends the second day of the Balmoral Show in Belfast, 2008-05-15.
MediumPhoto


last year princess anne attended on the thursday and in golden jubliee year the queen attended on the first day

Claire 05-17-2008 03:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Claire (Post 767048)
I don't know about you guys but I'm shock that Edward and Sophie were not at the wedding of Peter Philips. please tell me they were and just aren't in the pics.

Edward and Sophie appear to have attended along with Louise, whom the Daily Telegraph is refering to as Princess Louise. Hats off to them. They didn't go to the steps instead immediately taking Louise to Windsor Castle, so that they could go to Frogmore.
Poor Louise she must have been tired or asleep.:lol:

PrincessofEurope 05-17-2008 03:48 PM

or they didnt want her picture taken for privacy reasons it is edward and sophie we're talking about

sydney00 05-17-2008 07:38 PM

can someone tell me, please, what frogmore is - and why they are interested to go there? never heard of it!

Kezza 05-17-2008 08:20 PM

The telegraph have her down as Lady Louise in one article though.

ghost_night554 05-17-2008 08:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sydney00 (Post 767344)
can someone tell me, please, what frogmore is - and why they are interested to go there? never heard of it!

it's where the reception of Peter and Autumn's wedding was held.( I said "was" cause I'm presuming it's over by now)

Warren 05-18-2008 05:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sydney00 (Post 767344)
can someone tell me, please, what frogmore is - and why they are interested to go there? never heard of it!

:google: . . Frogmore House

sweetpeaheidi 05-18-2008 08:29 AM

Photo from yesterdays wedding
 
Sophie and Lady Louise
.

PrincessofEurope 05-18-2008 09:02 AM

thanks for that picture
grey again for sophie its a colour that really drains her

HMQueenElizabethII 05-18-2008 09:51 AM

Thanks alot, sweetpeaheidi.Finally a pic of Sophie and Louise came up. So actually they must have arrived and departed by car, but i think maybe the press was too focused on the newlywed to pay attention to Sophie and Louise. Louise seems to wear some kind of red i think, her hair looked cute, really want if can see her in full, and Sophie really want to see what did she wear as well, appears to be that she has her cut shorter again.

lady_windsor 05-19-2008 08:56 AM

i wish we would have seen her face..im really beginning to wonder what she looks like
they both looked pretty though from what i can see

Claire 05-19-2008 12:05 PM

I'm afriad that pics of Louise was exactly what Edward didn't want anyone seeing this weekend.
It appears it was Edward and Sophie who freaked on Saturday morning after been informed about the Hello pics and the agreement to include pics of his family. That is why the family didn't appear on the steps Edward was livid that he had been kept in the dark about the arrangement with Hello! of Peter and Autumn's wedding, especially as they had involved him.
Daily Express: The World's Greatest Newspaper :: UK News :: Sophie snubs the royal wedding snaps
Apparently Edward and Sophie didn't want to appear with Louise, especially after the self-imposed media blackout they have placed on their children.

Japy28 05-19-2008 12:45 PM

We shouldn't forget that maybe by not showing off their children to the press Edward and Sophie might want to avoid the dangers of kidnapping and/or abduction. One of the Queen's smallest grandchildren would surely make a great bait, and threats to the royal family are an issue, especially with the UK still in Afghanistan and Iraq and those (sometimes) frantic british men of Fathers Rights/GB around.

Senior members of the royal family are naturally stuffed with security but if E&S want their children to have a life as normal as possible, three to five bodyguards around in school or kindergarden is probably not the easiest way to provide that normality.

Bella 05-19-2008 03:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Claire (Post 768078)
I'm afriad that pics of Louise was exactly what Edward didn't want anyone seeing this weekend.
It appears it was Edward and Sophie who freaked on Saturday morning after been informed about the Hello pics and the agreement to include pics of his family. That is why the family didn't appear on the steps Edward was livid that he had been kept in the dark about the arrangement with Hello! of Peter and Autumn's wedding, especially as they had involved him.
Daily Express: The World's Greatest Newspaper :: UK News :: Sophie snubs the royal wedding snaps
Apparently Edward and Sophie didn't want to appear with Louise, especially after the self-imposed media blackout they have placed on their children.

I hope this isn't the case as it smacks badly of immaturity and paranoia. The Wessex children are never photographed and the press seems to be leaving the family alone, which is fine. However, I don't think it's too much to ask that Edward and his family remain on the steps of the church for a family picture at his nephew's wedding. Come on! Like the press is gonna start charging the Wessex kids after seeing them w the rest of the family. I'm sorry but that behaviour (if it's true) is just a bit too bizarre. These are the grandchildren of the Monarch. No one is hounding them or expecting E & S to parade them about like dolls, but a photo now and again (like at big family events like weddings) is really not asking too much, IMO. Sorry, but something is strange there. Just a vibe.

erica_potvin 05-19-2008 04:33 PM

I agree! Thank you Bella. Sophie makes everyone think that her childern are above the rest. Look at all the other royal children that we see at events and so. Sophie and Edward wants to bring up their little ones as normal as possible, thats fine but come on. Living in a huge house, body guards, security ect. We have other royalty around the world and they include all their children in all sorts of events. Its time Sophie and Edward come down to earth abit. I hope I haven't offended anyone! but thats how I feel.

rmay286 05-19-2008 04:36 PM

I don't think it's that unusual for parents to take young children home right after a wedding ceremony instead of staying. Margarita Armstrong-Jones was on the steps with the family, but she's a year older than Louise.

In a few years, if Edward and Sophie's children are still absent from family functions where every other young child is there, I think it would be more of an obvious problem. I suspect Edward is pretty intense about keeping his family life private, but that's his personality and his right.

Nichola 05-19-2008 05:18 PM

There is a photo of Louise on Rex Features which has been taken whilst she was in the car travelling to Peter and Autumn's wedding - it's a facial shot too!!

Kezza 05-19-2008 06:01 PM

I think thats just their choice respect it, because after all they are her parents.

Mermaid1962 05-19-2008 06:52 PM

From what I've seen, she's a pretty little girl who looks a great deal like pictures of The Queen at the same age. She looks like her dad, too.:smile:

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Originally Posted by lady_windsor (Post 767993)
i wish we would have seen her face..im really beginning to wonder what she looks like
they both looked pretty though from what i can see


Kezza 05-19-2008 07:54 PM

Actually i'm starting to wonder as someone ponted out on another forum after reading the Express article, that the press are trying to blame Edward and Sophie in this so called row over the Hello magazine deal. A bit like the Prince William situation a few years ago.

I don't think certain members of the press are too happy with the fact that Hello magazine got certain rights to show certain photo's of the wedding.

Promise to go back on topic now.:flowers:

stellad 05-19-2008 11:43 PM

My personal opinion is that E&S are taking it a bit too far. It was a wedding for heavens sake and, if the article is to be believed, what business is it of his if Peter and Autumn signed a deal with the Hello. As someone else mentioned, he should be reminded of what he did with William a few years ago that irked Charles. Anne wanted her chn to have a normal upbringing which they managed to have as far as possible, and they turned out okay. Because they were never kept away from the press they were never hogged by photographers. Eventually I think the press/photographers will start publishing/printing photos of E&S chn taken by the 'paps'.

Stellad

lilytornado 05-20-2008 12:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Nichola (Post 768293)
There is a photo of Louise on Rex Features which has been taken whilst she was in the car travelling to Peter and Autumn's wedding - it's a facial shot too!!

You mean those two?
Rex Features

Kezza 05-20-2008 03:02 AM

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Originally Posted by stellad (Post 768415)
My personal opinion is that E&S are taking it a bit too far. It was a wedding for heavens sake and, if the article is to be believed, what business is it of his if Peter and Autumn signed a deal with the Hello. As someone else mentioned, he should be reminded of what he did with William a few years ago that irked Charles. Anne wanted her chn to have a normal upbringing which they managed to have as far as possible, and they turned out okay. Because they were never kept away from the press they were never hogged by photographers. Eventually I think the press/photographers will start publishing/printing photos of E&S chn taken by the 'paps'.

Stellad

Actually I think Edward wasn't too blame over the Prince William thing, and I don't believe he stalked Prince William when he was at university. I think Edward was set up by his brother's spin doctors, because his older brother didn't like the fact that Edward & Sophie had their own business outside the Royal Family. As for Prince Charles being irked by it, I think was part of the lie made by his spin doctors and fed to the press. The Express are just trying to stir it up again, by using their daughter this time I feel as an excuse because like The Daily mail who are also trying to say that other members of the Royal Family are annoyed with the Hello deal too. We only have their word that certain members of the Royal family are annoyed, and are using certain reasons as an excuse to sell their respective papers.

The royal wedding picture that WASN'T part of the 500,000 Hello! deal | Mail Online

Mum couldn't pay ... Anne wouldn't: Palace blames Autumn for Hello! deal, but what was she expected to do? | Mail Online

According to the Royal Anecdotes website dated the 17th of may have stated that Buckingham Palace has stated that the Hello magazine was not at St George's chapel and wouldn't be at Frogmore house either.

Royal Anecdotes Clarification of Hello! involvement in wedding

As for questioning the Wessexes rights and choices when it comes to what they want for their children, well I find it quite :censored: rude to do so.

Skydragon 05-20-2008 05:31 AM

I have to point out, we have not had a statement released by any members of the Royal Family to say they were unhappy with the deal struck.

To say that Edward and Sophie 'suddenly' found out, is ridiculous, did they not see the TV, read the papers or talk to one another? So they are not in the Hello shots, it doesn't mean they are not in the pictures taken for the album. A silly fuss that the Tabloids are trying to inflate, IMO. :flowers:

Kezza 05-20-2008 08:12 AM

You've got it one Skydragon, just the press blowing it up.:flowers:

I too find it hard to believe Edward & Sophie just found out on the wedding day also. Given the press coverage leading up to the wedding. Like you said they probably are in some family photos, just the private ones. The same probably applied with the christening a few weeks ago, they probably had a few photos taken. Some with Lady Louise in them.

Is it wrong for them to ask for privacy when it comes to the way their children are brought up, and what they do in their lives?


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