Royalty Thread #4 Nappies and Nuptials

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  1. cygnus

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    Maybe, maybe not. I don't have enough info either way. But just maybe the Queen hasn't always been a good girl either? ;)

    But then, there are plenty of happy and successful marriages where one or both partners have strayed occasionally, especially in their social circles. Lord Mountbatten adored Edwina until the day she died (much too young), and he never remarried, despite the fact that both had other lovers.
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    After the horrific and tragic events of yesterday, I'm so happy to share the news we have another Royal Wedding to look forward to...

    Luxembourg News ~ Engagement Announced

    Felix is the younger brother of Guillaume, whose incredable and grand Wedding we all followed back in October.

    Congratulations to Felix and Claire!! May they have a long life together filled w/much happiness and blessings!!

    Also a Thank You for giving us all something happy to think about today.
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    When all of us were stunned to our cores by the horrific events of Friday, a Little Princess was being welcomed into the World...

    Prince Amedeo and Princess Olga of Savoy welcomed their third child, but first daughter, on Friday. HLRH's names have not yet been released.

    This news was kept *very* private by the wishes of TRH and the Family respected those wishes. Why they decided to do things this way, don't know, but happy that everyone is healthy, happy and a new little Princess has joined us all.

    Welcome to the World Little One!! :D
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    Daily Mail ~ Princess Eugenie compares scars with young patients as as she revisits the hospital where she underwent spine surgery as a child

    I love how she did that for those kids. If a Princess isn't afraid to show her scar, then those kids certainly won't be and if anyone says anything about it, then they've sure got one heck of a comebacker for those idiots.

    Three cheers for HRH!! :D :D :D
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    That's lovely! What a wonderful thing to do for those kids :)
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    Queen Elizabeth attends Cabinet meeting

    :)
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    I hope this is true - US Weekly reporting that the Queen has invited Kate's parents to Sandringham for Christmas! Perhaps William has put his foot down and said he'd be with Kate no matter what, who understandably might want to be with her family. No word on James and Pippa.
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    I have been impressed with how William has stood up for Kate in many things and seems to get his way. That boy does what he likes and seems very unlike his father in that regard.
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    IDK, I think Charles does exactly what he likes as well. It is just when those choices are unpopular, we are lead to believe it wasn't up to him.
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    To think that this is all William's doing....

    Yeah. Not at all likely. The Queen makes her own choices. And it has been reported frequently that she likes the Middletons. She has previously invited them to events such as Ascot--an event William and Kate were not at.

    As for Charles, by all accounts he has been instrumental in Kate being allowed to ease into royal duties.

    The reality is not that William is such a tough guy but rather that the elder members of his family may have learned something from a generation of failed marriages.

    (Never mind that 1) we don't know if this is true and 2) William can't invite people to his grandmother's Christmas celebration without her consent unless he is an immensely rude and thoughtless young man. The second would be true even if she were the Queen of nothing at all.)
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  13. Jenny

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    I recall pictures of Kate and Charles at a charity event and they looked like they were having a relaxed fun time together, and I read that they sometimes go to art-related events together without their spouses as a shared interest. I also noted especially during the Thames pageant when we saw a lot of footage of the Royal Family that Kate and Camilla seemed to enjoy each other's company too.

    My bet is that after all Charles went through with Diana then Camilla, he's made an effort to be a supportive father and father in law, and yes, he might have some say in making recommendations to the Queen, and supporting ideas of both his son and mother.
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    She looks really lovely without pounds of makeup on and a weird hairdo and clothing! (Had no idea she'd had spinal surgery, but I guess the press paid more attention to her partying Mum than her?)

    And PS: How did I never notice that Princess Michael is married to a guy named. . . Michael? How do they know who gets the mail that's addressed to "Michael"?
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    I read it years ago, in an article about another visit to one of these hospitals.
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    I'm not sure if you're serious or not.

    Her name is Marie Christine. Since she's not Royal by birth she takes his name, Michael of Kent. He's the Prince, she's the Princess.

    Think of it like Mr. and Mrs. John Smith.
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    Oh my, call me ignorant. I get it. How. . . traditional??? Why did I always think that *she* was the royal one?? Eh, whatevs.
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    She's from an aristocratic Austrian-German family. Her father was a Baron.
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    Probably apocryphal, but I think there was a quote from a member of the royal family about Princess Michael- "She's far too grand for the likes of us".
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    I made my remark about Charles re:history, not current events. It's been said many times before that Charles didn't stand up for himself when younger and gave in to his father's pressure to marry, but that's all water under the bridge. OTOH, William took his time and by all accounts stands up to courtiers etc.. Charles became a very supportive father and father in law and, with that support, William is able to be this way. Of course, in many things final decisions rest with the Queen, but I think her respect for William, as well as a changing world, makes her more open to bending rules than she has in the past...(and the fact that she is a loving grandmother.)


    I've always liked Princess Eugenie. I think she resembles her great grandmother, the Queen Mother, very much from when she was young. I knew about her surgery when she was a child, but the press didn't really linger on it much, which was a good thing. No young girl at that age probably wants the whole world to know that sort of thing and now she's in a position to be a positive supporter of others undergoing similar things. Good for her to embrace the role.
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    Honestly, William as Prince Charming defending his pathetic little princess from atop his white steed romanticizing aside, I doubt the Middletons are invited to Sandringham for Christmas day. They were invited to shoot on Boxing Day last year. That may be the case this year as well. But we should all know by now that the sources reporting this are not particularly reliable. If we believed US Weekly, Kate has been pregnant about 15 times prior to this pregnancy, after all.

    Also, quite honestly, I think that Kate, being a 30 year old woman who is educated and was quite independent prior to marriage, can probably handle Christmas day without her mommy and daddy just fine. She probably doesn't even need William riding around on that horse to protect her.
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    She is just adorable!
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    US Weekly was wrong. Imagine that:

    http://inagist.com/all/282439139570368512/

    Kate and William are spending Christmas day privately with her family. I would guess this is to spare her the public aspects of Christmas at Sandringham due to the possibility that HG can recur.

    (Cue the "William did something magical to save her" romantic posts all over the internet)
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    Health and happiness to the couple, wherever they spend Christmas.
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    Health and happiness to the couple, wherever they spend Christmas.
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    Health and happiness to the couple, wherever they spend Christmas.
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    Health and happiness to the couple, wherever they spend Christmas.
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    Health and happiness to the couple, wherever they spend Christmas.
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    Health and happiness to the couple, wherever they spend Christmas.
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    Health and happiness to the couple, wherever they spend Christmas.
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    Health and happiness to the couple, wherever they spend Christmas.
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    Health and happiness to the couple, wherever they spend Christmas.
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    I was just coming in w/the link to the Official Website of the SwRF and those new beyond adorable pictures of Estelle. She still looks a lot like Daniel, but I can see Victoria here and there in her face now too. I'm sure the Swedish Royals are just counting down the days till they can spoil their little Elfling. :D

    Thank you for showing me I'm not the only one who has seen the Queen Mum resemblance wise and her Great Grand Daughter Eugenie. I've been told I didn't know what I was talking about and I was seeing things I wanted to see. On a couple of occasions, I actually had to pull out my books on the Queen Mum and put them side by side to show them I wasn't just seeing things and yes, Eugenie really does greatly resemble her Great Granny in her younger days.

    So Thank You!! :D

    Nordlys.no ~ The Royal Family of Norway attend a Christmas Concert

    Speaking of resemblances....My goodness does little Princess Ingrid Alexandra look like her Dad now. Wow!!

    And some lovely happy news from Jordan...

    Arab Today ~ Princess Iman bint al-Hussein engaged, due to marry
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    Maybe, like many young couples, they are simply alternating where they spend Christmas ... Last year with his family, this year with her family etc etc.
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    And if I recall - prior to the marriage and after the engagement - William was reported to say this would happen and that he had no intention of pushing the Middletons into the sidelines when it came to spending time with their daughter!! I would guess that nexy year they will spend time with William's family over Christmas.
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    Ok I know this is random but today I came across Prince Carl Philip of Sweden... to which my thought is... HOTTEST royal anywhere. Seriously, he is all kinds of :swoon: and YOWZA!
  39. AragornElessar

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    Get in line kyle. It goes around the World three or four times now IIRC. :D ;)

    He is gorgeous, isn't he? Even more so in Uniform!! :)
  40. Jenny

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    Actually, no. I ready US Weekly online several times a week, and being a fan, I can safely say I've read just about every article about Kate they've ever run. To my recollection, they've never reported that she's pregnant until she actually was. Lots of stories about looking forward to having children, planning to have children, but never that she was pregnant.
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