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Title: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 04, 2015, 02:05:33 pm
Stars at the Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year Awards
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/events/harpers-bazaar-women-of-the-year-awards-2015-pictures/sophie-countess-of-wessex/


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on November 09, 2015, 02:33:23 am
Sophie's face??    ???    :laugh:    :dontknow:

http://tinyurl.com/qbasn4j





Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Little light on November 09, 2015, 10:30:06 pm
It's like the Three Stooges    lol

Or the Three Glums

I wonder what as said prior to this?


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: CathyJane on November 09, 2015, 11:59:36 pm
Maybe a sad song??


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Akasha 85 on November 10, 2015, 11:45:14 am
Or someone farted  lol


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: kolkomilko on November 10, 2015, 03:51:13 pm
^^^  lol, all of them.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: My2Pence on November 11, 2015, 08:07:47 pm

Sophie in New York for her new role as ambassador for 100WHF
http://hrhcountessofwessex.blogspot.com/2015/11/1st-day-of-new-york-visit-as-global.html
 (http://hrhcountessofwessex.blogspot.com/2015/11/1st-day-of-new-york-visit-as-global.html)

Also visited the Queen Elizabeth II September 11th Garden for Veteran's Day

More on the 100 WHF twitter
https://twitter.com/100_WHF (https://twitter.com/100_WHF)




Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Alexandrine on November 11, 2015, 11:58:54 pm
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2015/11/the-countess-of-wessex-visits-911.html

The Countess of Wessex visits the 9/11 Memorial Museum


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: CathyJane on November 12, 2015, 02:07:45 am
Sophie looks good!


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: kolkomilko on November 12, 2015, 07:21:13 am
Mostly I like her appearance.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Akasha 85 on November 12, 2015, 11:39:08 am
Yeah she does a good job
Pity she doesn't get much coverage in the UK, much like Anne really, only friendlier :tehe:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Little light on November 12, 2015, 02:34:06 pm
I agree. She is dressed more appropriately than WK was at the 9/11 Memorial.

(But she does need to get measured properly for a new bra).


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on November 12, 2015, 03:00:10 pm
I am so thankful that Sophie didn't turn up at the 9/11 memorial with cleavage or otherwise trying to be all Granny Sexy.   The dress there was surprisingly boring but appropriate and her red dress when she gave her speech was nice.   


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: My2Pence on December 17, 2015, 03:26:15 pm
Happy birthday James, Viscount Severn: 10 facts about the royal
http://us.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2014121722490/james-viscount-severn-10-facts/



Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: CathyJane on December 18, 2015, 02:39:12 am
Happy Birthday James!


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: kolkomilko on December 18, 2015, 10:23:40 am
Perhaps we'll see him more often!


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: My2Pence on December 18, 2015, 09:34:57 pm
Wasn't sure if this should go in the Christmas 2015/6 or here, but since it is more historic I'm putting it here.  Sophie's father was said to start joining the royal family at Sandringham the year after his wife died. Here he is going to church (Christmas) with the royals at Sandringham in 2006. I do not know how many other years he has attended. It may be he's in the background and doesn't stroll with the family anymore.


http://cache4.asset-cache.net/gc/56509877-prince-philip-duke-of-edinburgh-prince-edward-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=OCUJ5gVf7YdJQI2Xhkc2QHQar2MMW38%2FUjYhvV2hfwjWCu9JZGTw5S%2BA0BCS2HokdGIHKOOqZEA%2BxgeG11nKM5CgKSd91JpQsWuW0xA4rVM%3D






Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: HennyPenny on December 19, 2015, 05:07:03 pm
^ If thats true, then all the in-laws should be invited,queen has many houses on the estate. They are going to church and it should be open to anyone who wants to attend ... Most people wants to see their grandchildren on Christmas and spend time with then ..


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: marion on December 19, 2015, 05:43:03 pm
I know looks can be deceptive but he looks like a nice man, unlike creepy mike :laundry:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Countess of Holland on December 19, 2015, 07:37:52 pm
^ If thats true, then all the in-laws should be invited,queen has many houses on the estate. They are going to church and it should be open to anyone who wants to attend ... Most people wants to see their grandchildren on Christmas and spend time with then ..

I am not sure that Mr. Rhys-Jones is present all years. He was invited for the first 1-2 Christmasses after his wife died. IIRC this was also because his son Theo was abroad for his work and he would have been alone. So the Queen invited him.
Most other parents-in-law have more family and won't be alone for Christmas; the Middletons still have Pippa and James around, Autumn has a brother and sister and her parents are in Canada anyway.
So it seems the Rhys-Jones situation was quite extraordinary.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: My2Pence on December 19, 2015, 09:05:14 pm
Royals at the races: Sophie and Edward are all smiles as they take their children on a Christmas day out to Ascot racecourse
December 19, 2015

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3367295/Royals-races-Sophie-Edward-smiles-children-Christmas-day-Ascot-racecourse.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3367295/Royals-races-Sophie-Edward-smiles-children-Christmas-day-Ascot-racecourse.html)


Cute pic found on tumblr
https://41.media.tumblr.com/d1bf7f66ee3c1237de22338bda9c92b3/tumblr_nzm6tgjGhV1r7g646o1_400.jpg




Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on December 19, 2015, 10:25:40 pm
^ These are indeed nice photos. The Wessexes seem to enjoy being together as a family and that is lovely, but I have to say that I think that young Louise needs a bit of a makeover in the hair and clothing department. She is, what, eleven, twelve, and still wearing strap shoes, tights and a (dark blue) coat with a velvet collar! Her pinafore outfit isn't doing too much for her either, and I wish Sophie would treat her daughter to a hairdressing appointment to control the frizz and unflattering middle part. Louise seems a lovely girl but doesn't dress for her age at all, IMHO.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Little light on December 19, 2015, 10:31:25 pm
Did anyone else notice that inside Lady Louise's coat, in the first photo, there is the spare button for the coat still in its plastic bag, pinned onto the inside of her coat?

Did nanny, or whoever, not notice it and remove it first?

A bit like an own goal to me.

And Sophie really needs to dress Louise for her age as she is now, not when she was just starting school.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: My2Pence on December 19, 2015, 11:19:26 pm
I do not think Sophie is forcing her daughter to dress younger, it is Louise's preference. At 12, I expect Louise has the most say in how she dresses which I think it is modest not too young. Why force a 12 year old into sheer stockings, which are too mature for that age IMO. The mary jane's may be support shoes too and not a fashion statement. 

Sophie probably had to pry her out of her favorite pink coat, but Louise held on to it for dear life even after the sleeves were too short.  Given the way many 12 year olds dress, I'm happy to see Louise dressing like this instead of being 12-dressing-like-25.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on December 21, 2015, 03:20:56 pm
Somehow, I don't believe that 12-year-old girls insist on being dressed like a geek.   Either they insist on being dressed stylishly or they just do not care and their mothers or nannies dress them.   Louise simply is Edward's twin.  Unfortunately, there is no bigger dork than Edward.  Hopefully, as she ages, she will lose her father's geekiness and become the beauty she is capable of being.   But the majority of beauty comes from within.   For instance, Margarita Armstrong-Jones who is only a year and a half older than Louise wears similar clothes but somehow they look different on her, simply because she has more charisma than Louise at this point.    Louise has been held back because of her eye condition, and as that is corrected, then so should her self confidence.

Here's a photo of Louise and Margarita side-by-side:

http://cache1.asset-cache.net/gc/113241561-bridesmaids-lady-louise-windsor-and-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=lGnjDs01aeQKqjld9R%2FRaXQz%2BXtV%2B1UyjnWYj4VVwjY9fLNCm6Abcpf9%2BSLEbK3b6KLi9N6hldzuLRqk4c7j3Q%3D%3D

Even though Louise is wearing a bright color for once, the skirt of the dress engulfs her, her shoes are too clunky, etc.   Margarita is wearing white tights, but flats with no big ankle strap across, which helps, and her dress, while being a gray plaid, fits her and she wears it instead of vice versa.  Margarita seems to be more outgoing and engaging, which makes those around her see her rather than her clothes.  With Louise, because she is so retiring, everyone's eye is drawn to those big clunky shoes and too large or too small clothes and frizzy, out-of-control hair.   Note that the coat sleeves she is wearing in this recent photo at Ascot are too short!    Really?  Mother Sophie is prancing in Prada and once again her daughter's coat sleeves are above her wrists.

Another of Margarita:   http://archive.9news.com/images/640/360/2/assetpool/photogallery/259836/142143161_10.jpg


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: My2Pence on December 21, 2015, 04:57:41 pm
I used to work with teens and tweens. I know first hand how opinionated and stubborn they can be. IMO Louise is a thinking human being who, under her own agency at 12, knows what she likes and dresses accordingly. From photos over the last year or two, she's sprouting up like crazy, so sleeves being too short on a coat doesn't surprise me.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on December 22, 2015, 04:35:21 pm
^Some of us used to be tweens and teens and have raised tweens and teens, and it is not normal for a girl to wish to wear clothes that don't fit or are (horrors!) too babyish.   It is not unusual for a girl to be uninterested in fashion, but usually there is a parent to step in and say, "Here is what you are wearing to Westerminster Abbey today".   Especially such a fashion-minded mama as Sophie.

Louise seemed very happy to be wearing a lovely, custom-fit dress when she was a bridesmaid.   No heavy thick white tights.  No clunky black Mary Janes.  The skirt fit just right, as did the bodice.  Her hair had been combed.  And she seems very happy and not at all unhappy or throwing a tantrum because of being "forced" to wear a lovely dress.   And interesting that this is how she can look when a wedding coordinator dresses her as opposed to her mama.    :bored:

http://media1.popsugar-assets.com/files/2011/04/17/5/301/3019466/92344ae7d2125aa7_bridesmaid3/i/Lady-Louise-Windsor-Bridesmaid.jpg

I really do hope that Sophie is reading all the comments of readers in the DM as well as royal message boards and will dress her 12-year-old daughter appropriately on Christmas Day.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: My2Pence on December 22, 2015, 04:57:22 pm
I think saying that it isn't "normal" for a girl to choose to dress a certain way is sexist. Every girl is an individual, not created with a cookie cutter.

She looks dressed just fine to me

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/12/21/09/2F8B0D5C00000578-3368612-image-a-3_1450690237271.jpg
 (http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/12/21/09/2F8B0D5C00000578-3368612-image-a-3_1450690237271.jpg)

One of the most recent dresses we saw Louise in was off-the-rack designer (Prada, dior, whatever that floral one was). She is obviously allowed access to money for clothing, Sophie doesn't keep her in the basement with a clothing allowance of 0. I suspect that however Louise is dressed at Christmas, it is 12 year old Louise who makes the final call.

Louise is a private citizen. Her parents are not required to take direction from DM commenters or people on royal discussion boards on how to dress or raise their child. They took their time getting her eye surgery, because they didn't want to rush it and have disastrous results. No matter what people on online discussion boards have to say about it, E&S (let's not forget she has a father too) are the ones raising their private citizen children - not the hypercritical public.







Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on December 22, 2015, 05:36:31 pm
^ and ^^.  As much as we all encourage animated interchange, this is turning into a personal argument between two posters.  Cool it or I'll help you take a little break.  Thank you.  YM


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on December 22, 2015, 06:01:34 pm
I noticed in the family photos at Ascot and in this photo that Sophie's eyebrows have started to tilt up.  Is she turning into a Vulcan or is it botox?    :cookie:

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/12/21/09/2F8B0D7F00000578-3368612-image-a-1_1450690043515.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BJDqIQcaYPw/VnW_FljBmSI/AAAAAAAANy0/ljM0eh03juM/s1600/IIM-11600-0001.jpg



Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Little light on December 22, 2015, 06:45:56 pm
^^^
My2Pence

I never knew that was Lady Louise. I didn't realise she was so tall when standing next to the CofW. But standing next to Mike Tindall, well that did surprise me in a lovely way. Lucky her.   :flower: (I still wish I was taller).



Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: My2Pence on December 22, 2015, 07:55:02 pm
Louise is sprouting up, isn't she?  Almost as tall as her mom, but Sophie is what 5'4", so she'll probably be as tall as her mother soon.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on January 20, 2016, 05:21:16 pm
http://us.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2016012029360/sophie-wessex-51st-birthday-facts/

Fifty-one, Sophie!  Fif-tee-one!  Buck up, old girl!  Embrace your age!    :box:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: CathyJane on January 20, 2016, 08:05:38 pm
She looks wonderful for 51!


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on January 21, 2016, 09:29:50 am
Yes, she does, looks younger than cath medd as well  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: kolkomilko on January 21, 2016, 09:32:13 am
Yes, absolutely she does, it is interesting, isn't it!  lol


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on January 21, 2016, 03:43:22 pm
We would all looking amazingly young for our ages if our photos were shopped as much as Sophie's are!   lols

Here are a few untouched photos.  She did start using some botox in her forehead last year, based on the fact that her deep forehead wrinkles disappeared.  She's at the point now where she's going to have to go whole-hog and get a facelift, or accept her age.  That seems to be difficult for Sophie.  She should counsel with Princess Michael.   :cookie:

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03368/wimbledon-weds-sop_3368678k.jpg

http://royalista.com/wp-content/images/71837/full/1419170836/lady-louise-windsor_prince-edward_riding_louis-vuitton--h=500.jpg

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/5f/41/55/5f415538e33c3221b30175ec42635d3f.jpg

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02855/sophie_2855810b.jpg



Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: india on January 23, 2016, 01:40:30 pm
The Pouchy Faced Potato Head at her reputed age looks a lot older than Sophie at 51. And The Potato Head has had and continues to have a ton of plastic surgery. God only knows how ancient she would look without it. PC must be paying for all of it as we know Baldie Billy Medd is too cheap to pay for anything. Isn't it comforting to know that the tax payers of the UK are financing Middleton plastic surgery?


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Alexandrine on January 24, 2016, 08:37:02 pm
I think she looks good for her age, way better than hubbie. But her skin won't age well.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on February 22, 2016, 04:55:38 pm
Good Grief!!   Whatever are the silly Ed and Soph up to now?   Hob-nobbing at a jet-set party and looking ridiculous while doing so!         rofl    rofl

http://www.pressreader.com/uk/daily-mail/20160222/281526520122454/TextView

And Sophie almost falling off her ugly shoes . . .     :dontknow:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cb0U9XZW8AA1l8S.jpg




Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: india on February 22, 2016, 05:12:38 pm
It's amazing when The Potato Head and her Horse Head have really negative press that some people decide to have a go at Sophie.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on February 22, 2016, 05:21:23 pm
 ^ I like her, always have.  She knocks spots off cath medd every time.  Bill medd appears to be turning into a clone of his Uncle Edward, most unfortunate.  Sophie has always remidnded me a little of Princess Diana in her looks, she is a very attractive woman.  I had a mishap similar to Sophie once, headed for something that wasn´t what I thought it was  -  nearly fell on my face, the people I was with were very supportive and understanding  -  I just felt embarrassed, stone cold sober as well thankfully!  Such a shame cath medd is not a Sophie Mk II IMO.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on February 22, 2016, 06:17:27 pm
Ah, the, "Yes, but Kate!" rebuttal.   This thread isn't about Kate, and Sophie's actions have nothing to do with Kate or anyone else other than herself.   Sophie took herself to a jet-set party  (the Yorks are often criticized for such things), wearing an ugly, tacky, ridiculous get up with slicked back hair (copying Diana in New York) and jeweled eye shadow, tripping over her clogs while heading to the bar.  Perhaps she was already tipsy.

Nope, nothing to do with anyone else.  Sophie dressed herself in this manner and attended the party.  It's all on her.    And poor hapless Ed who can't get noticed even when he has a silly mask on.   Do they not have plaques to uncurtain (they work so hard), children to care for, and kissing up to the queen to do?  They had time for this nonsense?    :hi:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: india on February 22, 2016, 09:45:49 pm
Thank you Miss Hathaway. But all of us are aware.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Val on February 22, 2016, 10:03:30 pm
It seems whenever there is bad press about any other Royals old Ma medd is said to have been seen on speed dial.  The Wessexes are highly respected abroad unlike our hapless duo.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on February 22, 2016, 10:18:08 pm
^Yes, would agree 100%  -  we all have mishaps or a bad day sometimes, none of us escape them unfortunately.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on February 22, 2016, 10:24:39 pm
You're welcome, India!    :flower:

Val, I don't understand your comment.  Are you saying that Ed and Soph wanted to slip into the party in their ridiculous get up unnoticed (both for the tackiness of their outfits and for being at a jet-setting party) but Carole had spies in Saint Moritz who leaked photos to the DM?   ???



Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Alexandrine on February 25, 2016, 08:32:16 pm
So who paid for the plane, Edward? Prince and his wife Sophie take a private jet as they hit the slopes with friends on a skiing holiday in glitzy St Moritz

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3463976/Prince-Edward-wife-Sophie-jet-St-Moritz-skiing-holiday.html#ixzz41DLCsdxo
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Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: CathyJane on February 25, 2016, 09:04:48 pm
Mummy because it sure wasn't Chucky!


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on February 25, 2016, 10:23:46 pm
Last year, it was pointed out that the four Wessexes drove away after landing in their private jet in a convoy of two Range Rovers, two vans and a car.   What did they pack?    :-

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2563492/SEBASTIAN-SHAKESPEARE-Private-jet-Edward-Sophie.html

Sophie is not athletic at all, despite her attempts to appear as such.   The first year they were married, Sophie fell on the slopes and was on crutches:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/668953.stm

And she was back on crutches again in 2004 -- when it was also pointed out that the Wessexes left their baby daughter at home with the nanny to enjoy their vacation and even had money to burn in hiring a helicopter to take them to runs in Austria.   Where do they get their money?   

http://us.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2004/03/01/sophiewessex/



Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: kolkomilko on February 26, 2016, 06:52:37 am
^ Apart from the the point of this article in my opinion it could be a leaking from Carole because of Waity's travel last time (also by helicopter).


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on February 26, 2016, 12:58:48 pm
^The truth is, the Wessexes have been behaving in this manner since they married.   Eleven years before Carole's daughter married a royal, the media was reporting about the Wessexes' private jets and skiing trips.   So why does this allegation about Carole leaking these stories to make her daughter look better keep being floated about?  I've read it on other forums, as well.             It makes no sense whatsoever, and there is nothing to substantiate this allegation.  However, we do have Sophie making that statement that she is the only royal woman to ever hold a job, thereby deliberating taking a swipe at Charles' wife and daughter-in-law.  So we do know that Sophie takes shots to (try to) improve her standing.   

Someone made the remark that the DM story about Sophie's costume was because Carole was behind it.   I still haven't figured that one out.  Did Carole tie down Sophie and put that garish makeup on her face?   Again, makes no sense.   Sophie and Eddie do dumb stuff.  In 2000 when the first article about their skiing trip was printed, Sophie was getting into one gaffe after another and the selling of her royal influence was yet to be uncovered in 2001.   The only reason they haven't had more heat on them is because the Queen has protected them more than she has any other royal.  They are not respected or popular and things will be very different for them as the queen's protection goes.

I put links from 2000 and 2004 up.  The Middleton family was not a factor then.  Not everything is about the Middletons.  The Middletons are shooting themselves in the foot and will fade away.  The Cambridges' lack of duties is being exposed and is now in a position to be sorted out as the media piles in.   But none of this takes away from the fact that for 16 years, the Wessexes have been greedy, snobby and unpopular.  They have been lucky, though.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on March 05, 2016, 01:28:57 am
Prince Edward and wife Sophie, the Earl and Countess of Wessex arrive in The Bahamas
http://www.thebahamasweekly.com/publish/bis-news-updates/Prince_Edward_and_wife_Sophie_the_Earl_and_Countess_of_Wessex_arrive_in_The_Bahamas47015.shtml

HRH Prince Edward Makes Official Courtesy Call at Government House
http://www.thebahamasweekly.com/publish/bis-news-updates/HRH_Prince_Edward_Makes_Official_Courtesy_Call_at_Government_House47028.shtml



Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on March 05, 2016, 09:12:11 am
Isn´t this the trip bill/cath medd were down for initially?  I did read somewhere the other day that they were no longer going and had been replaced by the Wesses.

Love Sophie´s outfit, she looks very elegant in it.  Hope we see more piccies of her, she has matured into one elegant, classy lady and serves the royal family well.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: kolkomilko on March 05, 2016, 01:15:05 pm
Yes, I did read it, too. I mostly like Sophie's outfit.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on March 08, 2016, 07:33:26 pm
https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpl1/v/t1.0-9/12801177_999566850132180_6165911205883601249_n.jpg?oh=e730e16e1526c9f6aef36788376dda4c&oe=57625437

The last day of the Wessex tour of the Islands, and Sophie wears a dress that looks suspiciously like one Kate would wear.     8)


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: india on March 08, 2016, 08:44:30 pm
The Sag Faced Potato Head does not have a monopoly on that style of dress. And if we are going to discuss copying then we should launch into the fact that The Potato Head and Knife Knees have done an intense full blown pyscho study of Diana's style and implement it on a daily basis.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on March 08, 2016, 08:58:32 pm
^Would agree with that.  Cath medd wore very full skirted numbers, especially if a front slit in them, and awaited the wind to whip them up and expose her nether regions.

Sophie looks very nice in the outfits, classy and elegant as ever, unlike cath medd, who always looks like a washer woman gone wrong.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: CathyJane on March 09, 2016, 12:42:29 am
Sophie probably had bloomers on too.  :P  She does look good.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: india on March 09, 2016, 12:32:24 pm
Yes, we all know that No Knickers Kate just loves an opportunity to show off her Universally Exposed Vage with short skirts etc.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on March 11, 2016, 02:19:22 am
She dresses too young, in my opinion, which is not good for a representative of the Queen.  The dress like the one Kate has is too girly for a 51 year old.  The jacket looks like it shrunk, and the skirt is too short and full which does not complement Sophie's broad beam.  You would think after all these years she could get it right.   

Also, the Wessexes just can't draw a crowd.   Here's some school children.  Half are smiling politely at Sophie, the other half are looking in another direction:

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-gGcDmJoKMSM/Vt8e146MA5I/AAAAAAAAOyc/5y2HJud_a6o/s640/IMG_2064.JPG

And here is Edward speaking to a handful of people:

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7XrLfTI8bU0/Vt33c7yzyQI/AAAAAAAAOw4/bqhjKZfKvyA/s640/Cc-HvbCUAAAdLBJ.jpg%2Blarge.jpg

Compare with the excitement of people in the Bahamas when Harry was there.  Wide smiles and cameras/phones out.

http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/_z4i9QhlqQV/Prince+Harry+Tours+Bahamas+Mark+Queen+Elizabeth/DgEjgZ9GJBv


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Alexandrine on March 12, 2016, 11:05:30 am
I have the issue of Hello where this party appears and she looks even more ridiculous on paper.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on March 28, 2016, 05:07:29 pm
Sophie trying to look too girly again.   The heels are ridiculously high -- she'll trip and break a hip if she's not careful.  The coat is too short and her dress is hanging out the bottom.   Her hands look very old.  Does she not have lotion?

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/03/27/13/3297A0D600000578-3511273-image-a-66_1459081000471.jpg

Louise, thankfully is now dressing her age and looks very nice!

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/03/27/13/32976D4F00000578-3511273-image-a-57_1459080799033.jpg



Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: india on March 28, 2016, 08:35:14 pm
Countess Sophie looks wonderful. A woman of true class who dresses and behaves wonderfully and is not an embarrassment to the Queen.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Stephanie on March 28, 2016, 08:39:22 pm
Both girls look fine to me.
I like Louise's coat a lot.
She may surprise us with her fashion choices when she gets older. :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: FortressODaveBarry on April 20, 2016, 01:25:42 am
A family day out at The Wild Place Project and Bristol Zoo

https://www.royal.uk/family-day-out-wild-place-project-and-bristol-zoo


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on April 21, 2016, 09:09:36 am
Lovely to see the Countess of Wessex visiting the children.  A refreshing change from cath medd and her flashing, and now bill medd exposing the outline of his package.  She looks involved, gets engaged with the children, who appear to love her being there, a true credit to the royal family.  She knows how to behave.  To quote India  -  Countess Sophie looks wonderful. A woman of true class who dresses and behaves wonderfully and is not an embarrassment to the Queen.

http://princessmonarchy.eklablog.com/la-comtesse-sophie-de-wessex-a125713276


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: leogirl on April 27, 2016, 04:32:34 am
I wonder if Louise is as tall as her mum yet. Sophie looks slightly taller but it looks like Sophie has heels on her shoes and Louise's boots are flat. It's crazy that Louise is going to be a teenager this year. Where did the time go?


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: kolkomilko on April 27, 2016, 07:16:56 am
It's good to see James more and more.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on April 27, 2016, 09:08:02 am
Yes, I agree, they have two lovely children, a credit to them.  Great fan of the lovely Sophie and her children, so much nicer than other branches of the family.  Always have been and always will be a great fan of Sophie, she has made her mistakes, and has tried to rectify them, and worked hard at it.  Lovely woman, lovely children.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: india on April 27, 2016, 12:32:17 pm
Sophie is one class act who learns from her mistakes and does not embarrass the Monarchy.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on April 27, 2016, 01:35:59 pm
Yes she is India, and very elegant too.  A refreshing change at the moment.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: india on April 27, 2016, 05:31:09 pm
Yes, a refreshing change indeed. With The Potato Head and her chronic case of obsessive indecent exposure, it absolutely is. What is ridiculous to me is the press referring to it as "Marilyn Moments" when the fact of the matter is that she is one sick individual who needs to be committed.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on April 27, 2016, 07:34:31 pm
^Agree with you on that one 200%. Definitely wired wrongly, or had a short somewhere along the line.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 28, 2016, 03:53:48 pm
Jolly hockey sticks! Countess of Wessex laughs at her best efforts as she joins the England team on the pitch

Sporty Sophie Wessex was in high spirits as she joined members of the England hockey team on the pitch at Bisham Abbey today in Berkshire.

The Countess of Wessex looked the part in a pair of bright neon trainers, smartening up with a tailored jacket during her engagement today.

Although the royal, 51, had put in a stonking effort today it appeared she was not quite up to professional standards.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3563455/Countess-Wessex-joins-England-hockey-team-pitch.html






Rookie –  ‏@royalfocus1
The Countess of Wessex gasps after narrowly missing photographers while playing @BishamAbbeyNSC with @EnglandHockey
https://mobile.twitter.com/royalfocus1/status/725655937445445632/photo/1

https://mobile.twitter.com/royalfocus1/status/725655937445445632/photo/2


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: marion on April 28, 2016, 03:59:45 pm
Nice to see her sensibly dressed for playing hockey - no wedges here!!!


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: kolkomilko on April 28, 2016, 04:05:39 pm
^ Yes, her dress, hair and sport shoes are suitable for this event.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on May 02, 2016, 02:40:36 pm
Oh, no!  Has grandma squeezed into her jeggings and hobbled onto a field with a hockey stick pretending to be a young, hot, athlete?    Again?   She continues to make a fool of herself.  Even the DM -- who has been knocking Kate every chance they get lately -- makes the point that Kate, at least, looks natural on the hockey field, whereas Sophie obviously is not a natural athlete.   And she's too old to be acting cutesy.  But it does provide a laugh, so I hope she keeps it up.

 :bored:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: india on May 02, 2016, 03:06:43 pm
The DM has been rightly knocking The Potato Head because of everything she does purposely wrong.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on May 02, 2016, 03:17:26 pm
^ Indeed, Kate does deserve it.  But the fact that DM compares Sophie unfavorably with Kate, says what about Sophie?     :laundry:

When the queen's protection from the Wessexes are gone, the press will have a field day.  They are waiting.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 02, 2016, 03:25:18 pm
^^  I prefer to see Sophie, at least she was dressed decently for the event, and no chance of baring her parts.  I see nothing wrong with the way she was dressed.  At least Sophie is attractive, classy, elegant and liked  -  all of which cath medd has none of, not even in her little finger.  Common as muck and always will be.  Sophie also learned from her mistakes and moved forward.  Here we are with cath medd  -  how many flashgates, how many wearing of thos Godawful jeggings, how many mistakes, and still, 5 years down the line, she has learned nothing, in fact she seems even worse than ever.  Recent piccie in Vogue she looks like a man.  Very few articles in the press compare Sophie unfavourably with cath medd  -  I believe there is nothing to compare, Sophie upmarket, council cath downmarket, simple as that.  Only the trolls in the comments section drip sugar over council cath, who is unliked, whereas Sophie is liked and does not need paid trolls for articles on her.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on May 02, 2016, 03:48:22 pm
^ But, of course, we disagree.   From what I have read over the years, Sophie is not well liked.  She and Edward are considered to be very grand.   When she was dating Edward, palace staff did not like her at all.   We all saw how she treated her bodyguard.  The debtors of her bankruptcy company do not think highly of her.  People who worked with her in PR had a dim view of her.   Her smiley, smiley is her doing her job so she can keep her perks . . . while the queen is alive.  Charles doesn't like her, either.

I also do not think the skin tight jeggings are appropriate for Kate, in her 30s, and so much less appropriate for Sophie, age 51.

Sophie does "flash her bits" quite often.  And, most inappropriately, around children.   Here, at a Brownie event:

http://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/106/590x/ROYAL-Brownies-165435-484839.jpg

Here, at a charity event, with this boy:

http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Countess+Wessex+Visits+DEBRA+Clinic+axNKPsAPlc4l.jpg

And at this school with these children:

http://i3.getreading.co.uk/incoming/article11041751.ece/ALTERNATES/s1227b/JS85028966.jpg
http://i4.getreading.co.uk/incoming/article11041740.ece/ALTERNATES/s1227b/JS85028804.jpg
http://i1.getreading.co.uk/incoming/article11041750.ece/ALTERNATES/s1227b/JS85028965.jpg
http://i2.getreading.co.uk/incoming/article11041766.ece/ALTERNATES/s1227b/JS85029108.jpg
http://i3.getreading.co.uk/incoming/article11041763.ece/ALTERNATES/s1227b/JS85029081.jpg
http://i1.getreading.co.uk/incoming/article11041759.ece/ALTERNATES/s1227b/JS85029073.jpg

Of course, Sophie went topless a lot in her single days and allowed her topless photo to hang on the bulletin board at Capitol Radio.   So, I suppose it's just a natural look for her.       :bored:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: india on May 02, 2016, 04:29:43 pm
Unless I am totally blind, none of those photos of Sophie showed her vadge or her bum.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 02, 2016, 07:29:37 pm
^Agree, absolutely no comparison with the full frontal infected vaginagate in NZ, buttgatein Oz and boob/buttgate in France.  A bit of cleavage compared to that lot is chicken feed.  Add her attractive face, her way with children, and  being one of HNM´s favourites, no comparison at all.  Not to mention the Marilyn moment at the War Memlorial last month, much to the diguste of India, and more than likely the rest of the world. Gawd alon knows what those soldiers got a glimpse of, having already seen it all not to be recommended.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 02, 2016, 07:55:36 pm
^ But, of course, we disagree.   From what I have read over the years, Sophie is not well liked.  She and Edward are considered to be very grand.   When she was dating Edward, palace staff did not like her at all.   We all saw how she treated her bodyguard.  The debtors of her bankruptcy company do not think highly of her.  People who worked with her in PR had a dim view of her.   Her smiley, smiley is her doing her job so she can keep her perks . . . while the queen is alive.  Charles doesn't like her, either.

I find this ironic since Sophie was supposedly supposed to be so down to earth and frankly, as for her debts, why on holy earth doesn't the RF find consorts who aren't up to their ears in debt? Fergie supposedly had overdrafts and owesies before she became engaged and basically ran up more debt later on.

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Of course, Sophie went topless a lot in her single days and allowed her topless photo to hang on the bulletin board at Capitol Radio.   So, I suppose it's just a natural look for her.

I do believe there must be some kind of mental defect with members of reigning dynasties that they prefer women who have this kind of past.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: marion on May 02, 2016, 09:11:30 pm
Sophie learnt from her mistakes which at least didn't include showing the world her lady bits. ER chooses her as a riding companion so I think that says a lot about their relationship


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: india on May 02, 2016, 09:25:18 pm
There is no comparison between Sophie and The Inflexible Ignorant Potato Head.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 02, 2016, 10:06:21 pm
^Agree, 300%.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on May 03, 2016, 02:17:14 pm
The fact that Sophie chooses to wear low cut tops that will show her breasts when she is at engagements with children shows, as KF describes, some kind of "mental defect".   What kind of responsible adult does that?  Weird.  Diana never flashed her cleavage around kids.  Certainly the Queen and Anne never have.  Even Camilla -- who has a bountiful bosom -- keeps the girls strapped in and covered up when on official engagements.
 
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ER chooses her as a riding companion so I think that says a lot about their relationship

The truth is, Sophie is a poor rider and does not "ride" anymore.  Nor does she ride in the car with the Queen anymore.  Sophie herself put an end to that when she saw that being in the car meant she missed out on camera time walking.  The queen, growing older and being lonely as her mother and sister passed, and being delighted that she got Eddie successfully married off to a woman, has allowed herself to be manipulated by Ms. Rhys-Jones.   It will be a completely different lifestyle for the Wessexes when Charles takes the reins.  There is no love lost between them.  Charles recognizes Sophie's grasping ways and is biding his time for her as well as for the Middletons.   


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: india on May 03, 2016, 03:35:37 pm
I suspect dealing with Sophie is way low on Charles' agenda when he is faced with the nightmare of The Court of Queen Caro and her total control of The Duke of The Dumbest and The Fraudling situation.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Fredericka on May 03, 2016, 04:15:37 pm
^^ Great posts.

I'm certainly not a fan - there just seems to be something very 'off' about her to me.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 03, 2016, 08:04:38 pm
I think a comparison is pointless; it shouldn't be happening by someone who wants to join any RF full stop. Can't these princes find someone who does not have their privates or breasts on the internet? Kate shouldn't be some comparison standard, it should not happen period.

I suspect dealing with Sophie is way low on Charles' agenda when he is faced with the nightmare of The Court of Queen Caro and her total control of The Duke of The Dumbest and The Fraudling situation.

I think Charles has been fantasizing about dealing out long overdue payback to a variety of his relations. Sophie, William, Kate, and probably Andrew as well. I do think Camilla will be a huge support and thankfully she is just as ruthless as Charles and just as eager to be of service as any courtier.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: india on May 03, 2016, 08:22:17 pm
Forget the rest. PC et al. need to address the nightmare known as Willnot/Stupid, Cannot and Queen Caro.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 03, 2016, 09:26:00 pm
I personally don´t find anything odd about Sophie, and I would 200% choose her above council cath any day, no contest.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Alexandrine on May 03, 2016, 10:17:49 pm
I do think that a mini war is brewing in the Wessex side. I like seeing their children but there's been a huge difference on how many times they have appeared this and last year to the past.

Charles will give much more leeway to his children than to his siblings. Maybe it will depend on how old he is and how much time he has to make changes, but lot will change for the Wessex imo. The Queen may like Sophie because she doesn't create much problems for her but doesn't mean that Charles shares her idea.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: leogirl on May 04, 2016, 07:01:17 am
I agree that Sophie needs to cover up. Cleavage is not appropriate for royalty. I am not sure if she's doing it to get attention or she doesn't realize it's not appropriate (her clothes are fashionable and a lot of people don't think about it until it's pointed out to them) or a combination of both.

As far as women with photos of their crotch or nudes on the internet, I fear this is a new tradition. The current generation of princes seems to like that kind of woman, and these days sexting is so common among teens that I wouldn't be surprised if a photo taken for an ex was "leaked" onto the Internet. I hear there is a website out there where guys post the nudes they've been sent and people rate them.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 04, 2016, 02:18:15 pm
Then council cath needs to cover up her vagina, butt and min boobs if Sophie needs to cover up her cleavage.  Council cath also sported her cleavage at the radio station in Australia, on top of all her other flashgates.

Unfortuantely, I have to agree to disagee on your comment "As far as women with photos of their crotch or nudes on the internet, I fear this is a new tradition. The current generation of princes seems to like that kind of woman, and these days sexting is so common among teens that I wouldn't be surprised if a photo taken for an ex was "leaked" onto the Internet. I hear there is a website out there where guys post the nudes they've been sent and people rate them."

That might be acceptable for the commoners like council cath, but I disagree that it is a new tradition for royal families, whatever their background.   Sexting might be common among teens but not among adult women who know better.  It is also personal choice as to whether people want to go on a website and look at nude photos, flashing your intimate lady parts on world wide press is a whole different matter.

Council cath also had 10 years stalking bill medd desperate to gethe the Curse of Doom on her finger  -  surely in that case she should have been aware of the fact that what she did could come back and bit her on the butt.  Falling out of taxis, drunk and showing she ahd gone commando and flashing her crotch was not ladylike, and that is only one example.

Many royal women hold their bag at crotch level, in a ladylike fashing, not desperately cluthing their crotch and pushing into it in the way council cath does.  There are ways of doing things that do not look vulgar, unfortuantely she appears to ignore them.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on May 04, 2016, 07:42:45 pm
Sophie's inappropriate behavior does not become more appropriate simply because someone else is worse.  She is still inappropriate.   The difference is, the queen made the decision to place her protection around Sophie so that when she gave personal information to undercover reporters or drove her company into bankruptcy and left the creditors hanging, or wore fur, or posed with PR clients as a royal in order to gain business for her firm, or flashes her breasts, or makes bitchy little remarks about the former Princess of Wales or about the present Prince of Wales, then Sophie was not allowed to be criticized as Mark Phillips or Tony Snowden, or Sarah Ferguson or Diana Spencer were.   So, she has slid by and developed a grand ego, thinking that she is more exalted than she really is.   But I think the press is just waiting to do an expose on the Wessexes as soon as the queen's protection passes (either by her death or if she becomes incompetent).  And all Charles will have to do to put them in their place is simply cut off the money and let them live on Ed's trust fund.  Nothing complicated.

They can turn Bagshot into a bed and breakfast and Sophie can write a book she can sell at the B&B gift shop titled:   I Was the Queen's Favorite.        :tehe:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Alexandrine on May 04, 2016, 08:07:55 pm
But Gingerboy Sophie also has a nude photo doing the rounds... but the photo has been nearly taken out and is difficult to find.

I think everyone is entitled to do with their body what they want and those websites full of revenge porn are awful and a crime thankfully in many places. But as leogirl said the next gen is probably going to be even more exposed than this one. And it will even destroy more the mystery of the monarchy.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: leogirl on May 04, 2016, 09:12:44 pm
Of course Kate's vag/butt/cleavage shots are inappropriate!  :ick: I only didn't mention her because this thread is about the Wessex family.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 04, 2016, 09:27:18 pm
I find the issue of Sophie being so discreet and restrained funny. She was hot to move into Buckingham Palace before being engaged and frankly to me, that set the precedent for Kate to be allowed to move into a flat with William in university. Frankly that is just freeloading.

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or drove her company into bankruptcy and left the creditors hanging,

People have gone to jail for less.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: FortressODaveBarry on May 12, 2016, 05:11:56 am
I'm really curious to know when "a little while ago" was  :dontknow:

Sophie Wessex Says Daughter Lady Louise Was Shocked to Learn Her Grandmother Is the Queen

http://www.people.com/people/package/article/0,,20395222_21005916,00.html


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Countess of Holland on May 12, 2016, 10:02:16 am
Several royals have been on record saying that they were about 8-9 when they truly realized the special position they had, realizing the royal status of parents or grandparents.

I recall reading that at some point Infanta Leonor asked her parents why so many people were taking pictures of her. She was younger than 8 I think, but then again, she was more exposed to interest because her position is different than that of Lady Louise who was brought up more sheltered by her parents.
So I would think that 'a little while ago' is in reality 2-3 years ago.

I guess Sophie has that thing that all parents have...blindness to how quick time goes by in the lives of their children. My mother is still in a shock that my sister and I make city-trips together because 'not that long ago we fought all the time'. That was when we were pre-teens, I am 42 right now and she is 39...


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: leogirl on May 20, 2016, 07:36:17 am
It was when she started school... probably around 6 years of age. Some commenters are acting like she just now figured it out at 12 (definitely not the case).


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on June 11, 2016, 02:36:13 pm
The Wessex Family provides the comic relief!    :bouncy:

Can Edward look more silly in his play uniform?    Is Sophie pretending to be a 12-year-old flower girl with those flowers in her hair rather than a proper hat?    They are ridiculous.    :tehe:

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/06/11/11/35266E5C00000578-3636413-image-a-26_1465639233481.jpg


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on June 11, 2016, 03:29:16 pm
^I dunno.  I'm on a rant lately, though, with the side-swept updos.  They're so over.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: india on June 12, 2016, 12:53:41 pm
Edward really is ridiculous looking.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: CathyJane on June 14, 2016, 03:46:30 am
He really likes playing dress up, doesn't he?


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 08, 2016, 03:36:54 pm
Countess Sophie attends Everyday Heroes awards ceremony
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2016/09/countess-sophie-attends-everyday-heroes.html


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on September 08, 2016, 11:02:41 pm
^If Sophie is going to continue in her delusional quest to be The Sexy Royal Woman, she should learn that it's the small things that matter.  Such as, using makeup or spray tan to cover your bathing suit lines.  She has no sense, silly woman.   :tehe:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: kolkomilko on September 09, 2016, 12:03:52 pm
In my opinion wearing that uniform everybody is ridiculous.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: india on September 09, 2016, 05:08:59 pm
Countess Sophie looks fantastic. And, she knows how to behave in public.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on September 09, 2016, 09:23:15 pm
^ Yes, totally agree, 200%.  A very attractive woman and aging well.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: kolkomilko on September 10, 2016, 09:31:21 am
^ and ^^ Like it or not, that's indisputable.  :flower:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on September 10, 2016, 04:43:42 pm
Aging well?    If you take away to air brushing/photoshopping, she looks like any other 60-year-old woman.   Good shape, but still 60.     :bored:

http://www.hellomagazine.com/imagenes/royalty/2016080432800/sophie-wessex-opens-up-about-her-cycling-challenge/0-165-737/sophie-countess-1-a.jpg



Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on September 10, 2016, 04:54:57 pm
Sophie isn't 60. She is 51 (born January 20th 1965).

She looks about 40 (at times I think she looks younger than Kate who looks the same age as Mary who is 44). Sophie looks way better than either of them and really looks good in person (I saw her three times this past summer and she looks great - way better than any photograph I have seen of her).


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: india on September 10, 2016, 09:04:51 pm
Sophie looks great. She is naturally pretty. On the other hand, The Gurning Idiot Potato Head has a heavily processed plastic surgery face and is not pretty with her thin white trash lips, bulbous snout, tombstone fake teeth, fake hair, and sagging wrinkled pouchy face. Phew!!!


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Val on September 10, 2016, 11:23:00 pm
^

Not forgetting the many acne scars too.  Sophie has a very attractive face with good refined features, the complete opposite to Kate.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 15, 2016, 11:50:42 pm
Sophie, Countess of Wessex, 51, reveals she is 'fitter than ever' after training for a 450-mile charity bike ride - despite the many 'delicious cake stops along the way'
At the start of this year I had almost no experience as a road cyclist. Like many people, I had only ever gone on occasional bike rides with my family.

But in a few days’ time I will be cycling 450 miles from Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh to Buckingham Palace in six and a half days.

When I told my family what I was planning they definitely thought I was quite mad and I’m not sure they took my plan seriously at first.

But from the start I was determined to succeed, and to be one of the many committed people who will take on a Diamond Challenge this year in support of the 60th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE).

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3791505/Sophie-Wessex-fitter-training-450-mile-charity-bike-ride.html





Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: india on September 16, 2016, 12:22:30 am
Sophie is such a naturally pretty girl. Classic features. She has a lovely smile with her natural teeth. What a refreshing change.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: kolkomilko on September 16, 2016, 11:03:30 am
^ Agree.

The way as HM never looks at Waity.

https://hu.pinterest.com/pin/185210603405305705/


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: india on September 16, 2016, 12:27:47 pm
^^ And this fact, drives The Grasping Viper cray cray.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: CathyJane on September 19, 2016, 01:46:14 am
I certainly hope so.  :tehe:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Val on September 19, 2016, 07:02:37 am
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3795816/Dead-end-job-Sophie-s-sibling-Countess-Wessex-s-brother-working-FUNERAL-PARLOUR.html

Ma Midd stirring again.  No one really knew Sophie even had a brother.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: kolkomilko on September 19, 2016, 08:56:25 am
It is possible. She delivers "news" when her dear daughter or family have bad press.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Stephanie on September 19, 2016, 02:02:20 pm
I guess the Viper didn't get what she wanted at Balmoral. :Carole:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: marion on September 19, 2016, 02:43:47 pm
^^^At least he WORKS - it seems to be a dirty word in the middleton household and KP/AH


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on September 19, 2016, 03:21:21 pm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3795816/Dead-end-job-Sophie-s-sibling-Countess-Wessex-s-brother-working-FUNERAL-PARLOUR.html

Ma Midd stirring again.  No one really knew Sophie even had a brother.

Then they haven't paid attention.  The grasping Rhys Joneses immediately took advantage of Sophie's entry into the RF when her brother David sold the story of his son's christening to Hello for $30,000.   Now, who cares about David Rhys Jones' son?  No one.  But when the new Countess is on the cover grinning like a possum and there are photos of Prince Edward inside, then the value went up and went straight into Sophie's brother's pocket.   

https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-60445566.html

https://sites.create-cdn.net/siteimages/5/5/8/55872/80/1/2/8012498/262x400.jpg?1391694539

Now, what other royals were criticized for selling their royal connections to Hello?   Sarah Ferguson and Peter Phillips are two who come to mind.

Then poor old David Rhys Jones opened a pub that went bankrupt. 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2239553/RICHARD-KAY-Last-orders-Edward-laws-pub.html

I guess his sister and brother-in-law weren't able to help him out with that since they had their own two bankrupt companies to cope with.   

Such a lot of losers. If Sophie and Edward didn't have the ribbon cutting to fall back on, they would be on the dole . . . (oh, but they are, aren't they?!)    :flower:




Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: india on September 19, 2016, 03:38:05 pm
Her brother is a private citizen working and doing a very necessary job. A random photo of the 2 siblings is just that. Looks Like You Definitely Didn't Get What You Wanted You Ugly Old Skag Viper.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Val on September 19, 2016, 04:28:53 pm
^

The viper always seems to have it in for Sophie as she knows her inadequate Waity just can't match her.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: india on September 19, 2016, 05:03:36 pm
You are so right Val. Knife Knees Scarole The Viper is some kind of mean low rent female. She is constantly having a go at Sophie. Instead she should direct her relentless energy to attempt to improve her Moronic Phlegmatic Dunce of a Potato Head daughter.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on September 19, 2016, 05:09:34 pm
^^^ Yes, hopefully, funeral work will provide a steady paycheck for David.  He has struggled to make his way.

^^ It appears that, rather, Sophie feels inadequate compared to anyone younger.  It was during 2011 when Sophie began growing out her hair, wearing fake buns and ponytails, hired a personal trainer, and started sharing her cleavage with school children.  She began hobblng up and down hockey fields in jeggings a la Kate and now she is bicycling for charity a la Pippa.   

I cannot fathom that Kate would feel inadequate next to anyone old enough to be her mother.  I doubt she gives Sophie much thought.    Neither of them are doing much to raise the profile and goodwill of the Royal Family.  Kate, because she is inadequate and dull; Sophie because she is too far down the line, boring and in her fifties.

I have said before that I think royal insiders (staff) are planting the "damn-with-faint-praise" articles that pop up occasionally about the Wessexes.  They are not popular.    :hi:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: marion on September 19, 2016, 05:12:11 pm
^

The viper always seems to have it in for Sophie

Yes and she's not the only one either


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on September 19, 2016, 06:18:56 pm
^Well, I support her  -  well done for participating and trying, and good luck to her.  Better to try and fail than never try at all.  Big fan of Sophie  -  IMO it is council caro and various other sugars out there who always snipe about her, reason being that they know she knocks spots off council cath, always has and always will. Absolutely nothing wrong with her at all, she as many fans.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: india on September 19, 2016, 09:42:11 pm
 :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on September 19, 2016, 10:50:48 pm
And let's not forget that Sophie is also competing against Zara.   Zara is a huge favorite of the Queen's -- her own blood granddaughter -- an Olympian equestrianne, which wins brownie points with the horse-loving queen.   Sophie floated the idea early on that she is some horsewoman who rides with the Queen, but that isn't really true   And Zara's daughter Mia is adorable and gaining attention in the media, which also doesn't set well with Sophie.  Sophie wants all the attention, and she sees it slipping away from her as it naturally is supposed to.   So she comes up with these ideas to try to get some attention on her.   Yes, it must be nice to be able to decide to do a physical challenge for charity and have some top-gun army officer fitness instructors at our beck and call to train us.   And nannies to take care of our children while we are being trained by army instructors.   And cooks, and housekeeper, and not to have to go to work to bring in a paycheck to pay the bills.   Oh, yes, Sophie works soooo hard!   Just like us.   LOL.    She's a hoot.   


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 19, 2016, 11:03:40 pm
I'll never get why Sophie keeps up this constant competition; she should be glad to be on good terms with HM and not be so worried all the time (like an insecure child) about how others get HM's positive attention. It's not like she's been an only child and she needs to grow up already. Pity's sake she's a fifty something year old woman and SHOULD be well past this kind of insecurity. She's been in the RF for a long time and frankly has no business pretending to be surprised that she's  privileged.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Tatiana on September 20, 2016, 05:36:44 am
  I am amazed that so many people believe in this sham marriage.  I am being very serious.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Val on September 20, 2016, 08:01:21 am
The reason she is allegedly popular with QE (despite the Arab debacle) is that she married hopeless Eddie and turned him in to a seemingly happy family man.  That scotched many rumours that he was gay and a wimp too.  Few have forgotten his leaving the Marines as he couldn't cope with the training etc etc.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: kolkomilko on September 20, 2016, 09:43:56 am
^Well, I support her  -  well done for participating and trying, and good luck to her.  Better to try and fail than never try at all.  Big fan of Sophie  -  IMO it is council caro and various other sugars out there who always snipe about her, reason being that they know she knocks spots off council cath, always has and always will. Absolutely nothing wrong with her at all, she as many fans.

^  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Tatiana on September 20, 2016, 08:25:44 pm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1380021/Royal-Wedding-2011-Countess-Wessex-wearing-Bruce-Oldfield.html   Sophie is not at all liked by her staff, they say she is much too grand and very haughty.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: leogirl on November 11, 2016, 01:19:04 am
Lady Louise turned 13 (officially a teenager) on the same day the U.S. had their election.
http://www.svenskdam.se/2016/11/lady-louise-stora-dag-jag-fyller-tonaring/ (http://www.svenskdam.se/2016/11/lady-louise-stora-dag-jag-fyller-tonaring/)

The comments are silly... I think people assume she was like 11-12 when she found out her grandmother was the queen, when she was really much younger (maybe 6?).  :tehe:

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We hope she at age 13 has inset how things fit together, and that parents are told that neither the plot or the Easter Bunny exists. Poor child.

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It says a lot about the English school

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I am glad that my grandchildren know I'm their grandmother.

 :laugh:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on November 13, 2016, 06:58:42 pm
^ Then why was Sophie telling this story in an interview this year?  Silly woman.     :sigh:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: cate1949 on November 14, 2016, 05:37:01 am
  I am amazed that so many people believe in this sham marriage.  I am being very serious.


ya know - living in a sham marriage may explain a lot about Sophie - has to be frustrating and while she and Edward do seem to be great friends and get along well - still - one looks for love.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on November 14, 2016, 06:21:39 am
I often think women can front and think they can live without love, but realistically, they get it or they become women like Kate, acting out, or as Sophie does, regressing and playing to the gallery, hoping that the husband notices and adores them for it. I do think Sophie doesn't love Edward at all, but latched on because he was the youngest prince, is a prince, and basically seems to enjoy outscoring in the area of behavior. I do wager she misses her career and the challenges she enjoyed, but she threw it all away for a title and security, something that does have its price.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Alexandrine on November 27, 2016, 09:40:28 pm
I would like more news about the former cook now stylist. The DM is disappointing me.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on November 28, 2016, 03:35:02 pm
Here's something from July, Alexandrine!!!

You know, what this puff piece about Sophie (probably ghost-written by her) tells me is that Sophie is an extraordinarily self-centered woman.   It's all about her.  She puts out this image of the girl-next-door, could-care-less-about-fripperies, but she works mightily at being glamorous.  She is such a fake.



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3715438/How-frumpy-Sophie-Wessex-transformed-gorgeous-royal.html

MALE DRESSER KEEPS HER LOOKING STYLISH
Sophie, ever the canny PR girl, is not one to have a stylist. Who wants to look as if they can’t choose their own clothes?
But what she does have is a dresser. David ‘Quicky’ Quick, 51, was Sophie’s deputy butler and cook, but has somehow morphed into the person who keeps her wardrobe as meticulously well run as the Queen’s.
Ever capable, he’s like Downton’s butler Carson, always exuding an air of calm. Like Sophie, he has an eye for detail. He’s smiley, courteous and trusted.
So what does a dresser do? Well, apart from pressing her clothes and laying them out, royal sources say he is often in the room when the Countess is dressing for a special occasion, and might even zip up her dress and help her on with her jewellery.
Quicky, who has served his mistress for more than a decade, always goes the extra mile.
He maintains Sophie’s extra- ordinary computerised wardrobe inventory, where her clothes are colour coded, labelled, photographed and indexed by computer ‘so she can see what she wore with what, when and where, and with what jewellery,’ says an insider.
As well as being hand-pressed, all Sophie’s clothes are treated with organic washing products, steamers and a lot of starch, linen and fabric spray.
The ferocious attention to detail doesn’t stop there. Shoes, leather handbags and jewelled clutch purses are photographed for reference, cleaned, bagged and tagged.
Hats are stored in non-acetate tissue, each milliner’s box labelled and stored away from heat. Dressing rooms and wardrobes are kept cool and locked.
Luckily, Sophie’s home, Bagshot Park in Surrey, is a 50-room whopper, so there’s plenty of space for walk-in wardrobes.
Sophie adores Quicky and his organised touch so much that he’s received two honours: an RVM, or a Royal Victorian Medal, followed by an MVO, or a Member of the Royal Victorian Order.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3715438/How-frumpy-Sophie-Wessex-transformed-gorgeous-royal.html#ixzz4RJm4crNp
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Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Alexandrine on December 17, 2016, 07:10:21 pm
I think I had already that, but nothing new...

New photos today

Sophie Wessex & Prince Edward with Louise and James, on his 9th birthday attend the Christmas Racing Weekend @Ascot. #ascot #wessex #sophie https://t.co/PSnQdg7e6u


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: MoonlitSerenity on December 17, 2016, 09:23:21 pm
^Wow Louise is almost or is(Soph is wearing heels) as tall as her mom! And every time I see James, he looks the same to me. They all look great though.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 18, 2016, 07:06:15 pm
Here's something from July, Alexandrine!!!

You know, what this puff piece about Sophie (probably ghost-written by her) tells me is that Sophie is an extraordinarily self-centered woman.   It's all about her.  She puts out this image of the girl-next-door, could-care-less-about-fripperies, but she works mightily at being glamorous.  She is such a fake.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3715438/How-frumpy-Sophie-Wessex-transformed-gorgeous-royal.html
MALE DRESSER KEEPS HER LOOKING STYLISH
Sophie, ever the canny PR girl, is not one to have a stylist. Who wants to look as if they can’t choose their own clothes?
But what she does have is a dresser. David ‘Quicky’ Quick, 51, was Sophie’s deputy butler and cook, but has somehow morphed into the person who keeps her wardrobe as meticulously well run as the Queen’s.
Ever capable, he’s like Downton’s butler Carson, always exuding an air of calm. Like Sophie, he has an eye for detail. He’s smiley, courteous and trusted.
So what does a dresser do? Well, apart from pressing her clothes and laying them out, royal sources say he is often in the room when the Countess is dressing for a special occasion, and might even zip up her dress and help her on with her jewellery.
Quicky, who has served his mistress for more than a decade, always goes the extra mile.
He maintains Sophie’s extra- ordinary computerised wardrobe inventory, where her clothes are colour coded, labelled, photographed and indexed by computer ‘so she can see what she wore with what, when and where, and with what jewellery,’ says an insider.
As well as being hand-pressed, all Sophie’s clothes are treated with organic washing products, steamers and a lot of starch, linen and fabric spray.
The ferocious attention to detail doesn’t stop there. Shoes, leather handbags and jewelled clutch purses are photographed for reference, cleaned, bagged and tagged.
Hats are stored in non-acetate tissue, each milliner’s box labelled and stored away from heat. Dressing rooms and wardrobes are kept cool and locked.
Luckily, Sophie’s home, Bagshot Park in Surrey, is a 50-room whopper, so there’s plenty of space for walk-in wardrobes.
Sophie adores Quicky and his organised touch so much that he’s received two honours: an RVM, or a Royal Victorian Medal, followed by an MVO, or a Member of the Royal Victorian Order.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3715438/How-frumpy-Sophie-Wessex-transformed-gorgeous-royal.html#ixzz4RJm4crNp

Amen.

Something has to be done about this tendency of consorts and other lesser ranked royals to promote themselves to the press as stars in their own right.
The WHOLE POINT of these families is to defer to the head of the family and Sovereign, not make themselves into a star and outshine the heir/spare. Sophie constantly promotes herself and likes to drop little anecdotes to the press about herself and her family, plus she seems to have acquired a taste to mouth off to Charles about one thing or another. She is too old to be this asinine and insecure. She's lucky she marreid a prince, any normal man would have dropped her via divorce court a long time ago and a titled man would have cut her out after insulting the elder brother/heir.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: FrederickLouis on December 24, 2016, 07:02:56 pm
Do you think that the Countess of Wessex will take on the role of patron of the Royal School of Needlework?


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on January 17, 2017, 04:32:51 pm
Sorry to be so behind on the Wessex Christmas Update!    :flower:

So, the Wessexes -- for some unknown reason -- are considered to have it all together and to be so wonderful and isn't-it-a-shame-they-aren't-in-line-for-throne, etc.   Hahaha.  The reality is:  they are kinda odd.

For instance, the Wessex children have no interaction with one another.  They don't look at each other.  They don't talk to each other.  Louise, as the big sister, does not have motherly actions toward James, as big sisters often do.  It is strange.

For instance, at Ascot Christmas Meeting in December, there's always someone between the siblings:

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_AnbF7fqI1k/WFW7lVJiRuI/AAAAAAAAWWo/lLpKO_0yW1Q5Chy9d67uWAtftLxDoOf8QCLcB/s1600/MUMBY_WESSEX-002.JPG

Or they just ignore one another:

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-MD4lYIeCwcY/WFW7gMpljiI/AAAAAAAAWWk/rx4s6HYZxWc6Rw55NEWQiYg4uVd_cnzvQCLcB/s1600/MUMBY_WESSEX-001.JPG

On Christmas Day, we had Mama Sophie scurrying into position to get maximum photo coverage for herself.  We had Papa Edward trudging along, a lifeless shell of his former haughty self.  All too willing, it seems, to let his wife take over running the Wessex show.   We have Louise, wearing a much too short dress and coat, staying close to her father and, as always, ignoring her brother.  We have James, just kind of out there by himself, looking a little lost.

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3ilxsNIYPz8/WGArELueCZI/AAAAAAAAWbQ/YQYx0k2yc4s_jUIJpku93YpoO4V2RYspQCLcB/s1600/IIM-14076-0129.jpg

I will point out that little Savannah Phillips always appears to be looking out for her cousin, James.  She acts like the big sister to him despite being younger and his already having a big sister.  She is a delightful child.  You can see in this photo her turning to look at him as if to include him, whereas James' mother is off pretending to be queen, and his father and sister are some distance from him, not paying him any attention at all.

It is strange.  You can pull up all the Wessex photos you want, and you will find this same dynamic. 


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: leogirl on January 17, 2017, 11:18:00 pm
I wonder why they aren't close? Maybe they're the sort of siblings who fight all the time so their parents tell them to stay apart in public? I know Louise is a bit older than James, four years is a lot when you're a kid, and they're not the same gender, but they would still see each other on breaks and be able to form a sibling relationship, even if Louise has been in school since before James was born.  :dontknow:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: CathyJane on January 18, 2017, 03:26:23 am
That's a good question. I never noticed that before. Odd.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 20, 2017, 06:36:23 pm
Happy birthday Sophie! Countess of Wessex celebrates turning 52 with a cake and balloons on a working trip to Devon

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4140668/Countess-Wessex-celebrates-brithday-Devon.html#ixzz4WKQEuUeU
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Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on January 20, 2017, 08:14:48 pm
Happy Birthday to the Countess of Wessex, wearing incredibly well, could be taken for council cath´s younger sister, she sure is keeping age at bay very well.  Hope she has a great day.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: FrederickLouis on January 20, 2017, 09:15:56 pm
A Joyous Birthday to Sophie!!     
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icRdIM2CCbY   
:stars: :stars: :stars: :stars:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Stargazer on March 26, 2017, 03:26:44 am
Make yourself at home! Sophie Wessex is in her element as she pets an adorable dog during a visit to soldiers' new dorms at the Army Headquarters

Sophie 52, met with soldiers at the Army Headquarters in Andover on Thursday where she was shown around servicemen and women's bedrooms and visited the Officers' Mess.

Full Story:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4342794/Sophie-Wessex-tours-Army-Headquarters-Andover.html

I'm not sure what's gone wrong with Sophie's wardrobe computer but there is definitely a bug in it! Not a good look for her.... :-


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Little light on March 27, 2017, 12:09:20 am
No it isn't. I Dom think the jacket I should too large on her and more reminiscent of the 1980s look.

And the iced pink colour should be warmer in tone to match her skin tone, not fight against it.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on March 28, 2017, 07:02:39 pm
Oh, no!   Has the cook-turned-fashionista left Sophie?   Well, Sophie was always a frump at heart, and so it is only naturally that occasionally she would revert to type.     :James:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: india on March 29, 2017, 01:57:26 am
Countess Sophie is elegant and serene. I love her style.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: CathyJane on March 29, 2017, 02:54:16 am
She may be a cold stuck up woman, but imo she is very elegant and always looks like she is interested in whomever she is talking to. Soph acts like is enjoys meeting people unlike some


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: india on March 29, 2017, 04:19:13 am
Sophie does enjoy meeting people for sure.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on March 29, 2017, 01:25:44 pm
I like her, always have.  I think she drew the short straw with that nincompoop she married.  More class and elegance in the nail of her little finger than in the whole of council cath.  She also appears to get on well with adults and children.  I have never seen her looking stuck up and cold, so can´t comment on that, although I would venture to say she has never given me that impression.  Anyway, I would say, personally, anyone is better than council cath.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: india on March 29, 2017, 03:35:07 pm
Anyone or anything is better than The Flashing Crotch Pressing Princess of Hunchback aka The Sag Face Potato Head who has the personality of a cardboard box.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on March 29, 2017, 04:45:44 pm
^ India, please, don´t insult the cardboard box, they are very useful items, and my big ginger cat loves them, gets all excited when his little eyes spot a new cardboard box in the hall for him   :laugh: :laugh:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on March 29, 2017, 06:43:19 pm
Quote
I like her, always have.  I think she drew the short straw with that nincompoop she married.  More class and elegance in the nail of her little finger than in the whole of council cath.  She also appears to get on well with adults and children.

Sophie was willing to marry a nincompoop in order to attain the position of the queen's daughter-in-law.   Edward was simply a means to an end, and while she pretended to be all lovey dovey in the beginning, you rarely see them interact these days.  Does she get on well with adults?  Well, she kisses the queen's butt, so there's one.  But then there's the screeching at her bodyguard in the streets of London, so there's that, as well.   Does she have any friends?  Does she go to lunch with friends or invite them over to the Manor?   Not that I've heard.    And children?   Well, she seems to ignore her own (see my post above from Christmas), so I really am not taken in by her acting of cooing and kissing when the cameras are on her.   

She has a reputation of being tough and a social climber.  Here's a comment from a DM reader from an article a couple of days ago:

I recall this lady, when I was living in London and before she started dating Edward. Knew someone who used to hang out with her friends. They said how ambitious she was to climb to social ladder. They said she had a heart of stone and would not let anyone get in her way. She is a brittle woman who screamed at one of her close protection officers in a London street a few years ago and humiliated the poor man. So don't be fooled by the smile; there lies ice behind it.

When the queen passes and the RF is whittled down and Sophie has to leave her Manor and is not granted favors by the new Monarch, and she's left looking across the table at poor Eddy, and her children become young adults rather than the kiddie props they have been . . . well, I think the real Sophie will reemerge.   


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Tatiana on April 09, 2017, 01:34:26 am
  Very good and accurate post Miss Hathaway.   Her staff describe her as "very grand" and they can't stand her, and leave as soon as they can.   Edward is not really into girls.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 09, 2017, 01:41:46 am
I am certain she wouldn't be living in such a grand estate if she were in fact down to earth. It's not like her marriage to Edward was arranged.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Tatiana on April 09, 2017, 01:57:25 am
  Edward was left a lot of money by his grandmother and his grandfather,  his mother will leave him even more.  She saw Edward as an opportunity to pull herself up the ladder of society.   Edward is also very grand, and the Queen bought them the lease to their home.    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bagshot_Park


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 09, 2017, 03:15:11 am
Obscene; he's way down the list of heirs and he does not need such a huge place. Whether or not it's affordable is beside the point; he should live in one of the many mansions on the Crown properties and live in Buck House when he's in London.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: india on April 09, 2017, 02:01:50 pm
^ Good Lord. It is huge. It may be ugly but is also very grand.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: CathyJane on April 09, 2017, 09:27:40 pm
Maybe Liz figured giving Eddie a over the top home would get him a wife and stop the gay rumors. Part one worked.  :tehe:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Tatiana on April 09, 2017, 11:24:41 pm
Obscene; he's way down the list of heirs and he does not need such a huge place. Whether or not it's affordable is beside the point; he should live in one of the many mansions on the Crown properties and live in Buck House when he's in London.

  It is on Crown property.  Cathy Jane those are not just rumours ..  :tehe:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: CathyJane on April 11, 2017, 03:10:32 am
OH!!


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on April 17, 2017, 04:00:37 pm
The Wessex family continue to portray their "oddness" on Easter.  Here they are trudging along in their own individual worlds.  Ed and Soph, not walking together.  James and Louise, not walking together.  And never, will you ever, see James and Louise interacting with one another.   Louise is a big girl and not finished growing.  She towers over Sophie.   I imagine Sophie is not pleased at having "big" children. She wants to be forever young and having grown up children spoils her delusions.   

The York sisters always are together as a team.  Even Kate and William are walking together.  Not saying they want to, but they are.   The Wessexes don't even bother.   I imagine Sophie was annoyed that both the Duke and the Queen came to services and she was unable to squeeze her hiney in the car.    :James:

http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Royal+Family+Attend+Easter+Day+Service+Windsor+5EqGfs5lycbl.jpg



Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Alexandrine on April 17, 2017, 04:23:23 pm
Louise is cute. I am excited to see how her style develops


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: india on April 17, 2017, 04:27:33 pm
^^ I would not think that Sophie is concerned about having "big" children. At least they are HER and Edward's true children as opposed to some others.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: CathyJane on April 18, 2017, 04:31:06 am
idk, I can see Sophie not wanting her kids not to be cute little kids anymore. I think she likes looking younger than her years, as most of us do, but I feel like she is competing with Waity.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Val on April 18, 2017, 07:39:28 am
^

Whatever, Sophie is far better looking than lumpen faced Waity.  Her features are even and chiselled and she was once likened to PD facially.  She is articulate and able to connect with people, in a way Waity finds impossible.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: india on April 18, 2017, 03:13:07 pm
Absolutely Val. The Lumpen Faced Potato Head cannot carry on an intelligent conversation. She is awkward and weird. She is not interested in anyone but herself. She makes strange gestures with her big man hand lobster claws and fiddles with her overly abundant fake hair. And finally, she is constantly doing the crotch press. Need I say more?


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Alexandrine on April 18, 2017, 03:18:03 pm
This is not Kate's thread.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on April 18, 2017, 03:45:57 pm
Sophie has made the most of her looks, I'll give her that.  However, she is not and never was beautiful.  She has similarities to Diana, but was labeled "a poor man's Diana", which is a backhanded compliment at best.  Sophie is now 52, and she is not going to be the glamorous princess of the BRF no matter how much she tries and how many pr stories she plants in the Daily Mail.

Does she connect with people?  Is she intelligent?   Well she knows how to play the game.  That's important, I guess, but it is not sincere.  Sophie is not a sincere person.  She is a fake.  This has been said about her for years. When Sophie was trying to land a big account [the Sheikh] for her PR firm, she did not rely on intelligence and professional expertise to land the account; she fed him gossip about the royal family -- shamelessly name dropping to reel in a new client.  I guess we can see how she built her PR firm.   Nothing to do with any intelligence.   It was all to do with her royal connections and it was still faltering. 

She's been a good B-team royal.  Nothing more, and never will be.





Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 18, 2017, 07:37:00 pm
I think Sophie's business acumen has been overrated; anyone would have done a background check on the sheik before engaging him face to face and giving away so many details. Such an irony that she was touted as this amazing businesswoman, but she's just a hack in the reality.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 03, 2017, 02:07:50 pm
Sophie shows her tough side! The Countess of Wessex dons camouflage as she visits British Army troops in Estonia

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4469012/Sophie-Wessex-visits-Tapa-Army-Base-Estonia.html#ixzz4g1LbkeD1
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Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 03, 2017, 03:17:24 pm
Good for her, at least she tries  Such a shame the rf don´t do background checks thoroughly and put their foot down before the engagements are announced.  Sophie´s wrong doings are nothing compared to council cath and her family, a mere blip on the radar screen. 


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: india on May 03, 2017, 06:35:31 pm
^you are so right GB. Sophie's past is in the past. Council Cath and her striving tacky family are front and center. Cath has no desire to learn from her mistakes she just keeps on doing the same thing over and over. Flashing, crotch pressing, being unprepared for engagements, making stupid utterances, dressing inappropriately and gurning maniacally.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 03, 2017, 07:37:27 pm
Reminds me of that film Groundhog Day  -  she is just as boring as that isn´t she, and consistently gets it wrong.  She was sprayed into those jeans or whatever they were at the Farm Place.  Now Sophie, she makes an effort to be casaul, get down there with the kids and still try to retain the "regal" look  -  that is what the kids want, a royal coming to visit  -  woweee, she tries to give it all to the kids.  Council cath just turns up like something out of the local charity shop, shuffles along, shows off her a$$ in tight jeans, looks bored and can´t wait to push off home. The difference between the two women is amazing.  And Sophie makes an effort, and tries to move forward, unlike the other one.

Well done to Sophie I say, at least she lears from her mistakes and moves forward, trying her best to do the right thing.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: india on May 03, 2017, 08:01:52 pm
^ :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Alexandrine on May 03, 2017, 08:24:59 pm
This is not Kate's thread. Please remember it.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: HRHOlya on May 04, 2017, 07:32:15 pm
Sophie's whirlwind week! The Countess of Wessex takes on ANOTHER engagement in Berkshire just hours after flying back to the UK from Estonia

    The Countess of Wessex, 52, has just returned from a two-day visit to Estonia
    Sophie has been flitting to and from a number of official engagements
    On Thursday she helped mark the 130th birthday of the Abbey School in Reading
    Stylish royal opted for a cream blazer with gold buttons and pointed stilettos


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4473584/The-Countess-Wessex-visits-school-Berkshire.html


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 15, 2017, 02:01:23 am
Thirteen year old Lady Louise Windsor takes over the reins from her grandfather The Duke of Edinburgh to lead the Laurent Perrier Carriage Drive
http://markstewartphotographyltd.tumblr.com/post/160658371210/thirteen-year-old-lady-louise-windsor-takes-over


shes all growing up .


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: CathyJane on May 15, 2017, 02:47:56 am
Louise looks like Liz, not you know who.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: india on May 15, 2017, 03:27:33 am
Lady Louise is darling. I know her grandparents are proud of her.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on May 15, 2017, 03:34:49 pm
Oh, my goodness!  Sophie is a Master at Butt Kissin' -- is she not?   LOL!    Yes, what 21st century adolescent girl says, Mummy, I want to drive a carriage?   No, no, Mummy-Sophie directed Miss Louise to taking up carriage driving to earn Brownie points with Phil and therefore the Queen.

Imagine if Sophie had put this kind of strategy and energy into her PR firm . . . it wouldn't have gone bankrupt!     :tehe:

And, in my opinion, Louise certainly looks like a Windsor and especially her father Eddie, but she really does not look like the queen.  Different eye shape, different nose, different hair color, different mouth, different face shape, different teeth . .  .

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjz-M-XjvLTAhXBxVQKHRkLCqQQjRwIBw&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.welt.de%2Ficon%2Fgallery154560771%2FHappy-Birthday-Elizabeth-Das-ist-der-Modestil-der-Queen.html&psig=AFQjCNFTULH8BdTgt4R5EPNZV2ZTDdbaww&ust=1494944892920392



Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: india on May 15, 2017, 03:55:35 pm
Lady Louise will grow into her own with each passing year. She will look more and more like HM. She will be serenely beautiful. Her parents are doing a great job with her.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: marion on May 15, 2017, 09:01:17 pm
ITA. Maybe it was PP who encouraged Louise to take up carriage driving. Maybe he noticed something in her that made  him think she would be good at it.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on May 16, 2017, 03:43:47 pm
^ I doubt the old codger notices much around him at this point.   I just wonder why Louise never notices her little brother?   Once again the Phillips girls are hugging James as if they were his sisters.   No photos, ever, of Louise showing the same kind of sisterly affection toward her little brother.    Curious.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: deGuernsey on May 16, 2017, 04:58:25 pm
Sometimes brothers and sisters never get along so the best thing for everyone is for the two to separate. IF this is the case then bravo they are both doing their part and hopefully as they get older they can get on. But  :dontknow:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Tatiana on May 17, 2017, 03:46:57 am
   Looks are skin deep.   Sophie is known as a B eotch. 


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: HRHOlya on September 03, 2017, 06:06:30 pm
Pleased to meet you! Sophie Wessex inspects a donkey as she is joined by daughter Lady Louise at the Burghley Horse Trials

    Sophie, 52, looked chic in a navy jacket teamed with khaki trousers and boots
    She and daughter Louise, 13, handed out rosettes to riders at the famous event 
    Zara Tindall has been competing at the horse trials over course of the weekend


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4848242/Sophie-Wessex-dresses-Burghley-Horse-Trials.html

Louise is now taller than Sophie!


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Alexandrine on September 03, 2017, 07:37:39 pm
Louise is looking good. I hope she discovers conditioner for the hair  :tehe:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on October 05, 2017, 05:14:14 pm
Ed and Soph attended the Sultan of Brunai's Golden Jubilee.    It is only fitting seein' as how it was always alleged that the Sultan -- due to Philip's influence -- sunk millions into Ed's laughable production company.

Sophie's outfit is atrocious.    :bored:

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/10/05/08/450BA8D800000578-4950006-image-m-25_1507189813284.jpg


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4950006/Brunei-sultan-mark-golden-jubilee-lavish-celebrations.html


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: HRHOlya on October 06, 2017, 08:22:28 pm
Back to basics! Sophie Wessex dons her camouflage gear as she samples a meal from a mess tin during her visit to the British garrison in Brunei with Prince Edward

    Countess of Wessex, 52, was dressed appropriately in a khaki shirt and trousers
    Mother-of-two looked in very high spirits as she swapped her hat for a helmet
    She and Edward watched demonstration by Gurkha soldiers in the jungle
    Pair are in Brunei to attend celebrations in honour of the Sultan's Golden Jubilee 


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4954840/Sophie-Wessex-dons-camouflage-gear-Brunei.html

They are on tour in Brunei and I find it hilarious that Sophie gets to wear a tiara, when Waity still doesn't, save for the handful of occasions for state dinners in all these years (they were basically forced to attend). Bill and Waity attended "galas" too whilst on tour, but no (major) jewels for her at all, and here we have Sophie on a tour that's not even really reported on, decked out in finery and with her family order on display  :tehe:
https://s1.postimg.org/5c2bly5bb3/image.jpg

Waity must be seething. :Kate:
I have no intention to derail this OT about Kate, but one other opportunity she might get to wear a tiara is I believe Xmas, when they bother to spend it with Liz, I have read that they have a formal dinner for Xmas when everyone is dressed to the 9s (white tie dress code), with all baubles dripping and tiaras sparkling. No idea whether true.. And maybe a few more family oriented formal dinners like these happen over the year?


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: marion on October 06, 2017, 11:39:06 pm
But waity doesn't spend Xmas with ER !!!


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: HRHOlya on October 07, 2017, 04:44:37 pm
^ I know, a rare occasion as well...  :think:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on October 07, 2017, 07:57:07 pm
Since Kate always gets brought into the Wessex threads, I'll bite.   I don't think Kate cares a bit about who is wearing a tiara or where they are wearing it.  Kate appears very uncomfortable with the whole royal glamour bit, and so I don't think this is an issue for her.

It's lovely that Sophie Rhys-Jones gets tiaras and orders and got to ride in a car with the queen for a few years.  She sold her soul to get these superficial doo dads.  And no one cares.  Thus, I think it is Sophie who is constantly seething at how little attention the media pays to her because she was supposed to be the second Diana, doggone it!! 

 :bouncy:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: marion on October 07, 2017, 08:23:06 pm
As waity was known as the mattress it could be said she sold her body to get where she is.

IMO the reason she appears uncomfortable is because she know she doesn't have the poise or class to to look glamorous she looks stupid, like a little girl playing at dressing up. Expensive dresses and jewels just look like cheap  knock-offs on her


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: CathyJane on October 08, 2017, 02:57:12 am
Ed and Soph attended the Sultan of Brunai's Golden Jubilee.    It is only fitting seein' as how it was always alleged that the Sultan -- due to Philip's influence -- sunk millions into Ed's laughable production company.

Sophie's outfit is atrocious.    :bored:

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/10/05/08/450BA8D800000578-4950006-image-m-25_1507189813284.jpg


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4950006/Brunei-sultan-mark-golden-jubilee-lavish-celebrations.html


It's not that bad, imo, but she has looked worse!


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: HRHOlya on October 08, 2017, 01:44:53 pm
^^ I think too that Sophie is disappointed she wasn't the "new Di", she was thought of greatly as her successor, having lived even in the same apartment complex as Di and bearing even a physical resemblance, right down to the hair style (at the time). Imo Sophie received ugly tiaras, the WInds have vaults full and Fergie even received one that was bought for her and Sophie got dingly and ugly makeshift pieces..


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: HRHOlya on October 09, 2017, 12:03:05 pm
https://mobile.twitter.com/saadsalman719/status/917277324197761024

https://mobile.twitter.com/saadsalman719/status/917277324197761024/photo/1

https://www.instagram.com/p/BZ-I4pol0Ql/


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Little light on October 09, 2017, 07:09:53 pm
I like that and style of dress on her. Elegant and flattering.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on October 10, 2017, 02:46:50 pm
^^^^^ A photo of Sophie -- topless -- hung on the bulletin board at Capitol Radio.   She used her body to get ahead in her PR career.  That photo of her bikini top being pulled down that caused such an outroar when Sophie was engaged to Ed was quite disingenuous as Sophie took her top off often among her friends.    Once she married in to the Royal Family, she put her topless days behind her but then sold Royal Family Secrets to her investors until she was caught out by an undercover reporter.  Stupid woman.

^^^  Yes, indeed, Sophie was quite annoyed to find that the nation did not embrace her as they did Diana Spencer.  She tried and tried and tried.  To no avail.   The best she could come up with was the Queen's handmaiden.



Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: CathyJane on October 10, 2017, 09:33:45 pm
Sophie just doesn't have the sparkle or warmth that Diana had.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Little light on October 11, 2017, 12:40:57 am
I find her cold too.

But in that photo, it is a flattering style on her and she is not cioming across as "mutton dressed as lamb" as she sometimes does when trying to copy WK. In other words, she's not dressing like she is in her 20's and is dressing for her age which flatters her more.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: FrederickLouis on December 18, 2017, 02:35:35 am
Happy Birthday to James, Viscount Severn! He is ten.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQgkAAncM9w   
 :announcement: :announcement: :announcement:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: leogirl on December 18, 2017, 05:25:13 am
 :bday-song:
10 is always fun for kids because they become double-digits. :)


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: FrederickLouis on December 19, 2017, 02:11:07 am
Ten is a special age and hopefully James feels special because he is the Queen's youngest grandchild!


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: leogirl on December 19, 2017, 03:25:15 am
That must be an interesting place to be in. His cousin Peter is 30 years older than he is, but Peter's daughters are 3 and 4 years younger. Much closer in age to the cousins once removed than to the actual cousins. But that was bound to happen, with Charles and Anne being much older than Andrew and Edward. Also, Anne married at 23 and Edward at 35.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on December 19, 2017, 04:25:48 am
Similar to the Duke of Gloucester really. The Duke is 18 years younger than the Queen and 21 years younger than the eldest of George V's grandchildren. He is 4 and 6 years older than Charles and Anne and the current Earl Harewood respectively so in terms of generations he belongs to the Queen's but in terms of family members with whom he most likely played as a boy it was more likely to be Charles and Anne.

Queen Victoria's grandchildren were born between 1859 - 1891 and by the time the last grandchild was born there were at least 13 great-grandchildren.

When the age spread is wide then the grandchildren and great-grandchildren will also be spread.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on December 27, 2017, 03:05:25 pm
And just because it never gets old pointing out Sophie's dumb moves, here she is swanning along in her spring garden party frock while everyone around her is bundled up in thick coats for winter:

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-U4QQRjjgVR0/WkFvRPiYw-I/AAAAAAAAbPA/4v9GWTbsZ0wlVZrlulPasQWp6bTMXFz1wCLcBGAs/s640/GR-ROYAL-CHRISTMAS-CHURCH093A.jpg

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ba_WWlxrCH4/WkFozmsLrJI/AAAAAAAAbOk/lcwK_t9EeKAiXA5ob5elN_jLc17n9egNwCLcBGAs/s640/GR-ROYAL-CHRISTMAS-CHURCH089A.jpg


And, again I ask:   Does anyone ever see Louise and James interacting?

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CaGoEEPbuiw/WkFpHlNsPCI/AAAAAAAAbOo/Pf8j_6tPLlgLrlgpfv5T77Gxi0b6tUbyACLcBGAs/s640/GR-ROYAL-CHRISTMAS-CHURCH091A.jpg


And, just because this was in the same group of photos . . . . what a homely bride Harry has chosen for himself!  She was cute enough in the first season of Suits, but she's already jumped the shark with plastic surgery procedures, so it's all downhill from here. . . .

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BlMGcW4YAQI/WkFpVjHpBrI/AAAAAAAAbOw/nTdZhkGy2hw5JV5WaPhGD5f8Z98OQEtugCLcBGAs/s640/GR-ROYAL-CHRISTMAS-CHURCH128A.jpg



Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: CathyJane on December 28, 2017, 03:14:28 am
Maybe Sophie is having major hot flashes.  :tehe: But she sure looks cold.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: india on December 29, 2017, 04:44:50 pm
I like Sophie's long dress. It is elegant and different. It is not a spring frock at all. She looks beautiful and serene.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: gingerboy24 on December 29, 2017, 08:15:21 pm
^Totally agree.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on December 29, 2017, 08:36:14 pm
^^ and ^ . . . . and looks every day of her 53 years -- which totally burns her grits!     lol


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on December 30, 2017, 01:18:06 am
My first thought were hot flashes.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: HRHOlya on January 20, 2018, 04:31:57 pm
The baby boy who had his eyesight saved by Sophie Wessex: Countess spots child's medical condition and gets him emergency treatment on visit to Bangladesh

    Countess spotted baby's issue during charity trip to Bangladesh in November
    Junayed, from Barisal, was treated for the eye condition called 'strabismus'
    He has since made a recovery thanks to Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5291557/Sophie-Wessex-saves-Bangladeshi-babys-sight.html


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: marion on February 01, 2018, 05:30:32 pm
Meanwhile another total tour undertaken by a member of the British royal family  ..

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5339735/Prince-Edward-Sophie-Wessex-visit-Sri-Lanka.html


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: india on February 01, 2018, 05:50:47 pm
They do a good job and appear to be vey interested in whatever it is they are doing. They do not embarrass their queen in any form or fashion. If anyone is interested in to what I am referring go to the Members Only section of this forum.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: CathyJane on February 01, 2018, 08:18:24 pm
It's nice to see a 'royal' who doesn't flash the world or show us her tonsils.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on February 01, 2018, 08:28:03 pm
Oh, the winsome Wessexes have caused their share of embarrassment for Liz, but once they were shown the money, they straightened up.  They are nothing without Liz and Phil.   And what is going on in Sri Lanka that Sophie and Eddy must need travel there?   They are boring; their engagements are boring; photographers will never follow them even if there were no Harry, Meggles, Will or Kate.   I am sure that Sophie is seething.   She grew her hair out, showed her cleavage, wore tight jeggings, etc. and floated stories in the DM about how she was getting more glamorous with each passing day after Kate married in.   I don't know how she will be able to compete at her age with the Meggles-factor.   Sophie was so sure that SHE would be the next Diana, darn it . . . .  :tehe:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: HRHOlya on February 01, 2018, 08:37:50 pm
They are there for Sri Lanka's 70 years of independence celebrations, but that raises the question for me: Why tf???? Why would the former colonizer be there? To me that is beyond absurd. They rid themselves of British rule, and then either call them back like they can't let go of an abusive ex, or the Winds are like the plague and you can't properly rid yourselves of them, they just keep coming back like a bad rash.
:NOwhy: I don't get it. :dontknow:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on February 02, 2018, 01:47:16 pm
^ HRH, they are "celebrating" the friendship between the UK and Sri Lanka!   Plus, Ed and Soph have to earn the rent on that ginormic manor they live in somehow!!     :James:



Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: HRHOlya on February 02, 2018, 05:01:37 pm
^ I guess that makes some sense, but I still stand by the fact that it's absurd to me; except the "earning their keep" part: that one makes a lot of sense! :sigh:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: CathyJane on February 02, 2018, 08:00:12 pm
Oh, the winsome Wessexes have caused their share of embarrassment for Liz, but once they were shown the money, they straightened up.  They are nothing without Liz and Phil.   And what is going on in Sri Lanka that Sophie and Eddy must need travel there?   They are boring; their engagements are boring; photographers will never follow them even if there were no Harry, Meggles, Will or Kate.   I am sure that Sophie is seething.   She grew her hair out, showed her cleavage, wore tight jeggings, etc. and floated stories in the DM about how she was getting more glamorous with each passing day after Kate married in.   I don't know how she will be able to compete at her age with the Meggles-factor.   Sophie was so sure that SHE would be the next Diana, darn it . . . .  :tehe:

I'd forgotten about her behavior after Waity &Willy were engaged. Should be fun to watch as the wedding of MEggles gets closer. None of them will ever be the next Diana.  :P


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on February 02, 2018, 11:16:01 pm
Sri Lanka gained independence but didn't break their friendly ties with Britain. It is still very much a member of the Commonwealth. Many Commonwealth countries invite a member of the BRF to help them celebrate their achievements since independence and in this case the Wessexes were sent to officially represent HM.

In 2016 some may remember Anne had to cancel some engagements after the Rio games and that included a visit to some countries in Africa including 50th or 60th anniversary celebrations so Andrew went instead to represent the Queen.

Edward is also going to India after this visit to Sri Lanka but from the Future Engagements Sophie is returning home.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: HRHOlya on February 18, 2018, 05:22:50 pm
The Wessex Winter Olympics! Edward and Sophie enjoy a family skiing trip with their children in glitzy St. Moritz - but Lady Louise, 14, ends up on CRUTCHES after taking a fall

    Edward and Sophie Wessex were joined in St. Moriz by Lady Louise and James, Viscount Severn
    Lady Louise Windsor, 14, appeared to have suffered a fall and could be seen walking on crutches
    Sophie Wessex looked cosy in a black ski jacket and stylish matching salopettes, wearing a ponytail
    Family are keen skiers and were spotted holidaying in the same resort in 2016, flying in by private jet


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5405661/Edward-Sophie-children-skiing-St-Moritz.html


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: HRHOlya on March 12, 2018, 12:15:10 am
Horse and trappings of royalty! Lady Louise Windsor, 14, takes Savannah and Isla Phillips for a ride through the grounds of Windsor Castle

    Young Royal was seen riding horse and carriage with younger cousins yesterday
    Savannah, seven, took the reigns while sister Isla, five, held on from behind 
    Lady Louise inherited love of riding from her grandmother the Queen, 91


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5485637/Lady-Louise-Windsor-takes-Savannah-Isla-Phillips-ride.html


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on March 13, 2018, 02:53:08 pm
You gotta hand it to ol' Soph!  She was a complete disaster as a PR executive, but learned enough to plant stories in the media that she and Louise are the Queen's favorites!!  Yes, Louise just happened to want to take up Phillip's sport -- carriage driving!   What adolescent girl doesn't dream of that?   Hahaha.   As soon as Phil is pushing up daisies and Louise discovers boys, the whip will be retired.

Also, why aren't the little girls wearing helmets?   Also, why doesn't Louise drive her little brother James around?  Is it not ODD that the Wessex siblings are never seen to be interacting???     :-


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: india on March 13, 2018, 02:57:44 pm
Louise taking her little cousins on a carriage ride is charming.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on March 13, 2018, 03:33:25 pm
It is, indeed so, so, calculatingly charming!    kisss

It would be even more charming to see Big Sister Louise spend time with Little Brother James.  Does it ever happen?  Anyone seen any photos?  James hangs out with Savannah.  Louise hangs out with Savannah.  James and Louise do not hang out together.   Very weird.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on March 13, 2018, 05:32:16 pm
I think Sophie wants to raise her daughter to be as Edwardian as possible. She basically wants Louise to be as quaint as possible and as little like others her own age; I wager Sophie is already fantasizing about some kind of grand match and wants to just marry Louise off to someone as royal or aristocratic as possible. Parvenus like her are rabid about being as like the class they marry into as humanly possible. Sophie can't get it that this kind of posturing is just making her look worse and annoying.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on March 13, 2018, 08:19:23 pm
I think both Edward and Sophie live in a past time where the peasants tugged their forelock in the presence of their betters, I agree KF.   


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on March 13, 2018, 08:42:49 pm
I never understand WHY Sophie is so determinedly Edwardian, when if we lived in such times, she would NEVER have had a chance with a prince. Of that I am sure. She really proves my theory that for one reason or another, those at the bottom in modern times would like to be part of the past elite, so they emulate it during out time. At the risk of going off topic, a lot of the 'modern' princesses seem determined to regress as much as possible; I find this ironic since again, if we lived in Edwardian times, there would be no chance of these women being anything other than official mistresses (at best). You would think that Sophie would have been pathetically grateful we live in a time when she would be able to make it  to the altar with a prince.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: CathyJane on March 14, 2018, 07:49:43 pm
Soph is an odd duck. She wants to be THE royal so bad, but her kids are Lady and Viscount, not Princess and Prince (although I could be wrong).


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on March 14, 2018, 09:17:28 pm
I really do wish someone would put a stop to this concept that once a woman marries in, that the woman in question (like Sophie) deserves to become famous and iconic in her own right. It certainly is something that isn't healthy and clearly Sophie is struggling to understand that she isn't owed stardom or respect. One thing to make a good rep for yourself by doing good charity work, but it's different when she's mouthing off to Charles and getting snotty towards her own security guard.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: HRHOlya on April 02, 2018, 04:13:41 pm
That'll cheer him up! Edward and Sophie's 10-year-old son Viscount Severn is spotted driving family's Land Rover at Windsor Castle - a day after getting upset at Easter Sunday service

    Prince Edward and Sophie Countess Of Wessex were in high spirits as they enjoyed an Easter get together
    Ten-year-old James, Viscount Severn was seen driving the family's Land Rover through Windsor Castle
    On Sunday the youngster was seen in tears as the Royals attended annual Easter Service at Windsor chapel


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5569789/Edward-Sophies-10-year-old-son-Viscount-Severn-spotted-driving-familys-Land-Rover.html

I know you don't need a driver's license on private roads and land (so I guess this is not illegal), but wtf he's only 10!!!!! And driving a 4x4 at that!! Those are more difficult to drive than smaller cars (hence a tonne of accidents when idiots with money just get their driver's licence and immediately buy a G-Wagon).

I find this ridiculous and beyond irresponsible. If he were a teenager, fine, (15 and up), but at 10?!? :-

PS And he's on his own in the car!! I thought one of his parents or some adult was with him!! Wtf!!

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/04/02/16/4AC3BD1D00000578-5569789-image-a-85_1522681355643.jpg
"According to onlookers, young James was in good spirits today as he drove 'reasonably fast' while taking the 4x4 for a spin around the grounds"

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/04/02/15/4AC3359A00000578-5569789-The_youngster_firmly_gripped_the_wheel_as_he_drove_through_the_g-a-68_1522677667416.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/04/02/15/4AC3470B00000578-5569789-image-a-84_1522681127227.jpg

A boy who's still so young to get publically upset and cry into his mum's coat does not belong behind the wheel (of a 4x4!)!!

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/04/02/15/4ABD83CC00000578-5569789-Sophie_Wessex_tenderly_attends_to_her_son_James_Viscount_Severn_-a-72_1522677667449.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/04/02/15/4ABD828400000578-5569789-Sophie_Wessex_tenderly_attends_to_her_son_James_Viscount_Severn_-a-67_1522677667412.jpg




Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: dianab on April 02, 2018, 04:28:03 pm
^ i bet in 6,7 years we'll have some not so nice news about this boy... i wonder if he and his sister already found out about little secret of daddy...


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Alexandrine on April 02, 2018, 04:34:41 pm
^Agree he looks way too spoiled.



Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: CathyJane on April 03, 2018, 02:46:06 am
^ i bet in 6,7 years we'll have some not so nice news about this boy... i wonder if he and his sister already found out about little secret of daddy...

Could be. I'm sure it would be distressing to find out his dad is a quitter, whiner and possibly gay.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: sandy on April 03, 2018, 04:39:58 pm
I think it gross that in the DM some commentators trash James because he looked upset at the Easter celebrations. Saying that "something is wrong with him." Kids should not be targeted that way.

But that said, putting the kid behind the wheel of a car is negligence on the part of the parents. When he's a teen he may make Harry and Will look like choir boys.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: HRHOlya on April 03, 2018, 06:54:56 pm
^ Exactly, on everything.
He's still a kid and being upset publically is hardly abnormal (for his age).

Semms like he might be on someone's lap and not entirely alone, which is still irresponsible and downright dumb.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: leogirl on April 14, 2018, 08:11:26 am
Children should NOT be driving. Look what happened to Maddie (Jamie Spears' daughter) last year! Terrible idea.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: HRHOlya on April 21, 2018, 09:51:05 pm
You're turning into a real Lady, Louise: Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex's 14-year-old daughter makes a rare public appearance as she and her mother wear matching navy outfits to the Queen's 92nd birthday concert

    Lady Louise Windsor, 14 looked like a real Royal despite her young age
    The young royal attended the Queen's birthday concert at the Royal Albert Hall
    Kylie Minogue, Shaggy and Craig David were among performers at the event


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5642455/Lady-Louise-looks-attends-Queen-Elizabeths-92nd-birthday.html


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: leogirl on April 22, 2018, 08:10:47 am
I'm glad Louise got to go. She looked great.  :flower:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: HRHOlya on April 22, 2018, 01:25:10 pm
She did! She must be bursting with pride & joy that she's now taking part in the "adult" events! Quite a milestone for any kid :thumbsup:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: sandy on April 22, 2018, 02:30:29 pm
I think she will make  a very good match when she gets married.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 22, 2018, 03:01:30 pm
lady Louise looked nice


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: leogirl on April 23, 2018, 07:14:59 am
Hmm... after reading about Princess Caroline's childhood, it seems that 14 is an important age in royal families.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on April 24, 2018, 04:04:45 pm
What is a real hoot is the fact that when a new bride marries in and attention is on the younger woman, Sophie bares her bosom.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/04/21/20/4B6713E500000578-0-image-m-5_1524339736968.jpg

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on April 24, 2018, 05:04:51 pm
^I actually liked her outfit.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on April 24, 2018, 05:40:51 pm
But not appropriate for a 53-year-old woman to expose her middle-aged bosom at her mother-in-law's birthday celebration??  She is trying to out-sleaze Meggles.

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FmxDm810f0A/WtuxPPshARI/AAAAAAAAcms/7qsde_IxJbodsMkWZ5uoC4b7HB890efowCLcBGAs/s640/blog2.jpg


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: sandy on April 24, 2018, 08:05:23 pm
Strange choice of outfit, something like the black gown Diana wore at her first appearance.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on April 24, 2018, 08:47:19 pm
Except that Diana was 33 years younger, not married, no kids.    Odd that a granny-aged woman deliberately chooses to dress in this fashion. 


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: sandy on April 24, 2018, 09:07:12 pm
Very strange choice of outfit. She has better outfits in her closet.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: dianab on April 25, 2018, 12:42:06 am
^I actually liked her outfit.
Agree. It's sexy but elegant too. She obviously has a good figure to wear a outfit like that


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: lesken on April 25, 2018, 02:38:23 am
Oh guys or gals come on! This Wessex photo is too funny. When in forever has she worn any sexy outfit? Murkles is weaving a sexual spell on the lot. Typical of a Californian from L.A. I know it well. Firsts Kate with the flipping her hands through her hair ala Meghan at her child's delivery and now Sophie with the breast outfit.  What is this world coming too? Well Wessex is a bit old for this but she still looks good and why not. Why let Murky get all the sexual compliments from the family. They are all beautiful women, more beautiful than Murky. So why not. Sophie should dress in what makes her look good for all occasions.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: HRHOlya on April 25, 2018, 10:42:08 am
^ Not at all disagreeing with you, but Kate has fiddled with her hair since day 1. One of her most annoying and unprofessional habits, along with gurning and shunning any and all work, flashing and wearing inappropriate outfits to everything.
Sophie I believe copied also Kate when Kate married in and was quite a Diana lookalike as well.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on April 25, 2018, 04:20:45 pm
^ Indeed, HRH, and right before Will and Kate's wedding, Sophie decided to bare her cleavage at the Easter service in 2011:

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/b4/75/2e/b4752e404fe8b40312875f628aaa4f1d.jpg

She had never done this before.  No other royal woman in attendance that morning was baring their cleavage.  It was a very odd choice of dress for the staid Sophie.  Of course, it is because Sophie was quite jealous of the attention the new younger royal woman was getting and this was her Look At ME! outfit so she could make it in the Daily Mail. 

She also grew her hair out at that time and wore ponytails and nude pumps, etc.  Quite the Kate copycat.  And, yes, during her days of stalking . . . er. . . I mean, dating Edward, Sophie was quite the Diana clone.

Whether or not Sophie looks good in a low-cut jumpsuit -- and I vote no -- is beside the point.  She should save that for her husband on date night...  :tehe: ... and wear something more appropriate on a royal engagement.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: HRHOlya on April 25, 2018, 08:13:48 pm
^ She def seems to have a tendency to copy current It Girls of the family.
Nevermind the cleavage, wtf is that on her head!!! :sly:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Little light on April 25, 2018, 08:22:11 pm
I know.

It doesn't even match, but KM was famous for them so Sophie copied her. I do wish she'd find a style that suits her and play around with that, rather than copying others in the hope she becomes a style icon.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on April 25, 2018, 08:58:26 pm
That’s an unfortunate dress choice, to me.  No offense but it’s not flattering nor age appropriate.  Needs a new hairdo, too.  It’s too fine to wear long.  She tries way too hard sometimes and it doesn’t work.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: CathyJane on April 26, 2018, 03:12:35 am
I never realized that!  :P


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: CathyJane on May 20, 2018, 05:06:11 am
I loved what Lady Louise was wearing today. She look very grown up and poised. Idk what Soph was thinking with that weird skirt.  :tehe:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Alexandrine on May 20, 2018, 09:19:30 am
Louise was wearing too much blavk. Maybe it is her style but she could have looked better.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: BostonLibby on May 20, 2018, 01:23:07 pm
^ The outfit itself looked fine on her but I agree about there being too much black.  Navy blue would have been better for a wedding and for her coloring.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: MOSAIC on May 22, 2018, 10:23:49 pm


I agree Cathy Jane.  IMO her skirt was way too long.  Can't imagine what she was thinking.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Alexandrine on May 22, 2018, 10:26:47 pm
Louise was wearing a dress from Sophir.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: HRHOlya on June 06, 2018, 03:47:48 pm
There's a royal for hire! Prince Edward is offering to play you at real tennis if you donate at least £2,500 to the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

‘Throughout 2018 HRH the Earl of Wessex will seek to play every real tennis court in the world — to raise significant funds to enable more young people to start their DofE both in the UK and abroad,’ the Tennis & Rackets Association says.

But do you have to let Edward win?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5810069/Brazilian-wife-Boris-Johnsons-brother-spreads-wings-feathered-carnival-costume.html


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: CathyJane on June 07, 2018, 03:02:33 am
Probably, otherwise Eddie would have a hissy fit and flounce off the court.  :tehe: :tehe: :tehe: :tehe:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 07, 2018, 11:05:02 pm
She’s a good sport! Sophie, Countess of Wessex tries her hand at curling on a visit to a special needs college in Hampshire
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5817055/Sophie-Countess-Wessex-visits-special-needs-college-Hampshire.html


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: HRHOlya on June 13, 2018, 12:09:47 am
Fury as Prince Edward takes £37,000 taxpayer-funded private jet for 133-mile trip between engagements (when the train would have cost £250)

    Queen's youngest son travelled between Poole in Dorset and Tamworth today 
    Normal hire cost of plane for this distance would be £37,150 for a one-way trip
    Anti-monarchy campaign group blasted Earl of Wessex for 'extravagance'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5835187/Prince-Edward-lands-private-jet-Birmingham-ahead-commemoration-service.html

So frugal. All in it together. :thumbsdown:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: sandy on June 13, 2018, 12:10:38 am
They can make fake "frugal" appearances all they want but they are a bunch of spendthrifts. Not surprised at this.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: windsor2 on June 14, 2018, 01:55:44 am
Why DID Air Miles Eddie use private jet costing at least £10,000 to fly to Birmingham then Dorset in one day? Palace refuses to explain logic behind 300-mile trip between engagements when train was far cheaper
Buckingham Palace has refused to explain why Prince Edward took a private jet potentially costing taxpayers at least £10,000 for two trips of less than 300 miles.
Tenth-in-line-to-the-throne Edward, styled the Earl of Wessex, has been slammed for a 'blatant abuse of public money' after the 'extravagance' of his trips.
The Queen's youngest son, 54, travelled from Hampshire - the Palace will not say where - to Birmingham Airport yesterday morning before attending an event in Tamworth marking the death 1,100 years ago of Anglo-Saxon ruler Aethelflaed.
Later in the day he returned south, going from Birmingham Airport to Bournemouth in Dorset to attend an event in Poole in the evening.
The normal cost to hire a Cessna Citation XL private jet (which Edward used) to fly between the West Midlands city and the South Coast could be between just over £5,000 and tens of thousands of pounds, depending on the day.
To fly from Southampton - Hampshire's largest airport - to Birmingham costs between about £5,000 and tens of thousands of pounds, likewise depending on the day.     
A first-class train ticket from Hampshire to Birmingham would have cost around £250 per person. A normal ticket would have been under £100.
Last night Graham Smith from the anti-monarchy campaign group Republic blasted The Earl of Wessex's 'extravagance' with public funds.
He told MailOnline: 'This is a blatant abuse of public money. If that were an MP they'd be in serious hot water.
'We need to look more seriously at the extravagance of the royals. He should be taking public transport or cars at a fraction of the cost.'
Edward's exact itinerary was not made clear by Palace officials, who did not disclose where he started and ended the day yesterday.
They also refuse to explain why he needed to take a plane.
Speaking to MailOnline, a palace spokesperson said: 'The Earl of Wessex is undertaking a three-day programme of events, including a national service of commemoration, and engagements in support of the DofE.
'As ever, security, effective use of time, and the need to minimise disruption to others is taken into account when decisions are taken about transport.'         
Edward was in Windsor on Monday and was pictured landing in Birmingham yesterday lunchtime. He has engagements in Poole, Dorset today.     
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5840277/Why-DID-Prince-Edward-use-private-jet-potentially-costing-tens-thousands-pounds.html


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: CathyJane on June 14, 2018, 03:23:15 am
Because like MEggles and Sophie, Edward thinks he's all that and deserves to do whatever the heck he wants.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on June 14, 2018, 04:45:17 pm
Look at the manor Ed chose to live in.  He thinks as the son of the queen that he can do as he pleases.  Sophie once took a helicopter to travel a mile to another engagement. 


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: HRHOlya on June 14, 2018, 07:01:40 pm
^ That helicopter story is another major bignono Crazy that family and to keep them and this system. Always monarchists argument how a government would cost more. I don't see how. This way there's a government and a "royal" family, and you can at least get rid of the government, "royals" just have to win the birthing lottery and are settled for life. So people are paying for both instead of just one. And they likely need more government planes, so that PM & monarch + heir can do their jobs (when abroad). I also don't think that any politician is this entitled and expensive for travel: private jets, private trains, private yachts, all paid for by the taxpayer. For one family. Nuts.

Ed & Sophie chose Bagshot Park so that Eddie could house his TV production company at the time. That project failed, therefore they should have vacated Bagshot Park ages ago and moved into a smaller house. I don't think they'll be able to keep up with that house once Liz is gone. They'll be filthy rich due to inheritance and Chuck is hardly going to cap money totally, but he for sure won't keep his siblings in the lap of luxury as their mum does, when his siblings have money of their own too.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: sandy on June 14, 2018, 10:44:58 pm
Edward's supposed to be the next Duke of Edinburgh. Or so I read.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 18, 2018, 01:49:37 am
Daddy daughter time! Prince Edward and Lady Louise, 14, celebrate Father's Day with a horse ride in Windsor - after furore over his £10,000 private jet journey
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5853315/Prince-Edward-Lady-Louise-14-celebrate-Fathers-Day.html


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 23, 2018, 04:22:56 am
Air Miles Eddie: Is Prince Edward who spent £13,000 on private jets and helicopters scared he and Sophie are being eclipsed by Meghan?

Does anyone know who Prince Edward really is? The Queen's youngest son is not the kind of man to draw attention to himself if he can help it.

So headlines in recent days mocking him as 'Air Miles Eddie' must have caused him considerable discomfort.

Unusually for him, he used a private executive jet as well as a helicopter over two days on public engagements in Dorset and the West Midlands — engagements that he could easily have carried out by road or rail.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5875825/Is-Prince-Edward-wife-Sophie-worried-Meghan-Markle.html


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on June 23, 2018, 06:09:13 am
Edward's supposed to be the next Duke of Edinburgh. Or so I read.

It was announced on their wedding day in 1999 that when both the Queen and Philip have died and the Edinburgh title merges with the Crown, Charles will then recreate it for Edward.

It can't happen before both Philip and the Queen die as Charles is the heir to the Edinburgh title. The line of succession to Edinburgh is Charles, William, George, Louis, Harry, Andrew, Edward and James.

It is possible, although highly unlikely, that the title is never available for Edward IF ALL of Charles, William and George were all to predecease the Queen and Philip. In that case Charlotte becomes Queen but Louis inherits Edinburgh (and Cambridge) and would be known as the Duke of Edinburgh and Cambridge.

For Edward to inherit the title directly all the male heirs ahead of him would have to predecease both the Queen or Philip.

That is why he was only created an Earl - so he could be created a Duke when Edinburgh merges with the Crown after both the Queen and Philip have left us.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: HRHOlya on June 23, 2018, 02:04:15 pm
^ The Edinburgh title merges with the crown, being available to Charles. Isn't it in a way Chuck renouncing it (for him and his descendants) in favour of the person he bestows it upon, in this case Ed? Because technically the title has many heirs and doesn't become vacant as such (extinct). Also unfair towards aristos who can't denounce titles, or females who can't inherit.. Looks like the Winds always have their cake and get to eat it too.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on June 24, 2018, 12:07:15 am
When Charles is King he holds no other titles other than Lancaster (and in the Channel Islands Normandy). All others become available for regrant.

If we go back to 1910 the then Duke of York became King George V and his titles merged with the Crown and so he was no longer Duke of York ... or Prince of Wales, or Duke of Cornwall , or Duke of Rothesay as he was the King. The Cornwall and Rothesay titles immediately past to his son and heir, the future Edward VIII, and a few weeks later he created him Prince of Wales. Some years later he created his own second son Duke of York, the future George VI.

This is what will happen with Edinburgh. It will cease to exist as a title when is merges with the Crown and so is available for regrant. It isn't a matter of Charles renouncing the title at all as it simply is no longer his when he moves up to the top job. If he were to keep either inherited or created titles for himself then Wales, Cornwall, Rothesay etc wouldn't be available either.

All titles, when they become extinct, become available for regrant by the monarch of the day. It is just the royal titles are more likely to do so when issued to those in direct line to the throne. In time the same thing will happen to Cambridge - when William becomes King it will be available for regrant while Sussex will pass to Harry's son/s in turn assuming he has any and his title has the normal remainder of 'heirs male of the body'. Younger sons on the monarch are able to pass on their titles while the eldest loses it on becoming King and so the title becomes available.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: HRHOlya on June 24, 2018, 12:33:25 am
^ I see! :thankyou: I thought they would remain as additional titles (except eg "prince of Wales" and the "duke of Cornwall" etc titles as those are for 1st in line (in that case Will)).
I think in other monarchies even monarchs hold additional and prior titles, but I might be wrong, and in any case it's different everywhere anyway..
Thank you for clearing that up for me!


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: meememe on June 24, 2018, 01:33:42 am
Moderators - if possible can you edit my previous post from

'Some years later he created his own second son Duke of York, the future Duke of York.'

to

'Some years later he created his own second son Duke of York, the future George VI.'




Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: YooperModerator on June 24, 2018, 03:26:41 am
^Done. YM


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: windsor2 on September 24, 2018, 12:55:30 am
Prince Edward attends a high society reception in New York held by philanthropist Meera Gandhi - and Donald Trump's ex-wife Marla Maples is among the guests
Prince Edward, 53, looked in good spirits at the event in Park Avenue, New York
Other guests at receiption included Real Housewives of New York star Jill Zarin
Royal has been conducting US tour to promote Duke of Edinburgh programme
The royal is completing a 12-day tour of the US to promote the Duke of Edinburgh's international programme.
The International Award recognises the achievements 14-to 24-year-olds across a number of areas, including voluntary work and physical recreation.
Edward is trustee of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards and has been travelling the world to promote the initiative, following father Prince Philip's retirement from official duties last year. 
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6198347/Prince-Edward-attends-high-society-reception-New-York-held-philanthropist-Meera-Gandhi.html
Rare site Edward working a the focus seems to be on Sophie out and about.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: CathyJane on September 24, 2018, 10:38:59 pm
Maybe Eds thought he'd better get himself busy in the hopes that Chucky will change his mind about phasing the Wessex family out.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: sandy on September 24, 2018, 11:33:37 pm
Does the Queen have some sort of irrevocable will where Edward is guaranteed the Edinburgh title.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 25, 2018, 02:08:30 am
Perhaps so, but it does not mean that it'll mean that his dukedom will bring an income producing estate to go along with it. Remember, Fergie became Duchess of York and yet she wasn't able to spend like Diana was and wasn't able to live on an income from a duchy that would have provided funds. So really, I cannot imagine what a bigger title is worth when it's likely that Charles will not outfit them with a huge income producing estate. Not after Sophie mouthed off to Charles about how he had the advantage of having the Duchy of Cornwall.



Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on September 25, 2018, 03:23:01 am
The only big income-producing estates that the monarch owns privately are Sandringham, (agricultural produce) Balmoral (ditto and sheep) to a lesser extent, and Windsor, (the Royal Stud: the Queen's racehorses.) None of these produce huge incomes but they allow the estates to keep running.

The Queen has the Duchy of Lancaster which produces a large income (it has to) and Charles has the Duchy of Cornwall (a very large income) Both these Duchies stretch back centuries.

Anne's Gatcombe Park has various income producing businesses on it, (horses, Peter's Sports PR endeavours, Zara's enterprises) because she and her children live on the estate. Andrew doesn't have anything income-producing at Royal Lodge and the Wessexes don't have anything either, apart from renting out outbuildings to businesses. Probably they grow their own fruit and vegs there for household consumption, same as at Anmer. The days of monarchs giving huge estates away with Dukedoms (whether to their sons or not) ended with Queen Anne in the very early 18th century.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: CathyJane on September 25, 2018, 03:49:16 am
Oh I forgot about that!


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 25, 2018, 05:27:38 am
The only big income-producing estates that the monarch owns privately are Sandringham, (agricultural produce) Balmoral (ditto and sheep) to a lesser extent, and Windsor, (the Royal Stud: the Queen's racehorses.) None of these produce huge incomes but they allow the estates to keep running.

The Queen has the Duchy of Lancaster which produces a large income (it has to) and Charles has the Duchy of Cornwall (a very large income) Both these Duchies stretch back centuries.

Anne's Gatcombe Park has various income producing businesses on it, (horses, Peter's Sports PR endeavours, Zara's enterprises) because she and her children live on the estate. Andrew doesn't have anything income-producing at Royal Lodge and the Wessexes don't have anything either, apart from renting out outbuildings to businesses. Probably they grow their own fruit and vegs there for household consumption, same as at Anmer. The days of monarchs giving huge estates away with Dukedoms (whether to their sons or not) ended with Queen Anne in the very early 18th century.

True, but I do believe that HM could pull strings and grant the Wessex family some kind of land that would produce income, or shares in the duchies that would give them money coming in. I do think that the family does live in grand enough style (more than their position warrants really) and I do think that there will be problems once Charles is in charge. I do think he has an axe to grind against Sophie (her BS troubles with that sheik was something that should have brought her censure) and if Corbyn gets in, I am certain that there will be a HUGE trimming of the fat perks that the BRF gets and takes for granted as their due.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: HRHOlya on September 25, 2018, 07:28:52 pm
Does the Queen have some sort of irrevocable will where Edward is guaranteed the Edinburgh title.

She can't do that. The agreement is basically based on trust and an internal deal. Ultimately whoever succeeds Liz can backstab Ed and ignore the agreement.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on October 15, 2018, 03:11:46 pm
I will not put a link to this, but Sophie should have her hefty hiney kicked for once again not dressing her young daughter appropriately.  Louise's dress was way too short.  Even without the blustery wind, she was going up a tall flight of steps with cameras at the bottom.  She should have worn a longer skirt for modesty sake.   Sophie wore a longer skirt.  Very expensive and fashionable outfit for ol' Soph.   But her daughter?   Nah, whatever is in the closet.

 :bat: :bored:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: CathyJane on October 17, 2018, 02:54:34 am
I know! I was appalled at the shortness of Louise's dress. Poor kid. She is having a hard time growing up with those parents of hers.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on November 26, 2018, 11:14:16 pm
Well, here we go.  Sophie is notorious for copying the younger women who wander into the royal family -- longer hair and ponytails, playing field hockey, short skirts, etc. when Kate arrived; and wearing scrunchies on her ponytails when Cressida was dating Harry.    Now here is what she decided to copy from Meggles:  the wide-legged, pigeon-toed stance.  Really.  Sophie.  Have some decorum!

https://us.hellomagazine.com/imagenes/royalty/2018111064402/prince-harry-meghan-markle-festival-of-remembrance-all-photos/0-303-516/countess-wessex-a.jpg


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: CathyJane on November 30, 2018, 09:17:22 pm
Oh boy. She was fine before all these little sluts joined the firm.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Kuei Fei on November 30, 2018, 09:44:20 pm
Oh CJ, tell us all how you really feel about Kate and Meg.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: india on November 30, 2018, 09:57:25 pm
^ and ^^. I totally agree with Cathyjane as I am sure many of the other members do.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: sanka on January 20, 2019, 05:10:40 am
Sophie's 54th birthday is 20 January.



Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: CathyJane on January 20, 2019, 11:28:56 pm
^ and ^^. I totally agree with Cathyjane as I am sure many of the other members do.


For some reason I just saw these responses.  :tehe:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: FrederickLouis on January 21, 2019, 03:28:57 am
Happy, Joyous Birthday to Countess Sophie!   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2ikUoV-uOg     
 
 :bday-song: :bestwishes: :box: :gogirl:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: misanthrocrat on January 21, 2019, 05:59:32 am
^ and ^^. I totally agree with Cathyjane as I am sure many of the other members do.

Well, yeah. Hard to disagree on this one.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on January 21, 2019, 05:27:48 pm
Well, here we go.  Sophie is notorious for copying the younger women who wander into the royal family -- longer hair and ponytails, playing field hockey, short skirts, etc. when Kate arrived; and wearing scrunchies on her ponytails when Cressida was dating Harry.    Now here is what she decided to copy from Meggles:  the wide-legged, pigeon-toed stance.  Really.  Sophie.  Have some decorum!

https://us.hellomagazine.com/imagenes/royalty/2018111064402/prince-harry-meghan-markle-festival-of-remembrance-all-photos/0-303-516/countess-wessex-a.jpg

And following up on this theme, we see that Sophie is now also copying Meggles' sloppy bun:

https://tinyurl.com/yd6yfuez

Well, Happy 54th Birthday, Sophie!   You provide loads of comic relief!!   :loveshower:


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: misanthrocrat on January 21, 2019, 06:42:05 pm
What's wrong with her? She can't  be that insecure!
I always thought she looked like a classic, rather distinguished English lady.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: CathyJane on January 23, 2019, 02:27:36 am
I think she still having trouble with the fact she's not the youngest royal lady anymore. I know it's been years(or has it been decades?) since Waity joined the family but Sophie seems to be the kind of woman who has trouble with the aging process. Like keeping Louise in childish clothing longer than she should have. Soph is a nice looking woman and I believe she is the one royal wife who is secure in her marriage because of all the past rumors about Eds.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on January 24, 2019, 03:15:56 pm
Yes, CathyJane, Sophie hasn't gotten over the fact that she was never the New Diana.  I think you are correct.  What gets me -- and the media ignores -- is how at all these family get togethers, Sophie is always not with her family.  She is with the York girls or walking with Autumn Phillips.  Louise tends to stick to Edward and poor little James tags along behind.   There's a lot that could be uncovered about that family.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: CathyJane on January 24, 2019, 11:08:07 pm
Good point. I never really noticed Soph with the younger ladies.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: sanka on February 09, 2019, 04:41:59 am
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6673831/Sophie-Wessex-wears-beige-visit-Cumbia-coffee-roaster.html (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6673831/Sophie-Wessex-wears-beige-visit-Cumbia-coffee-roaster.html)

I just noticed Sophie's visit to an agricultural show in Cumbria.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: misanthrocrat on February 09, 2019, 05:38:29 am
Nice. Classic English lady. Nothing unusual about her.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: MOSAIC on February 09, 2019, 02:09:21 pm

Very classic indeed, she's a good team player and that's what the RF like.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: misanthrocrat on February 10, 2019, 07:26:37 pm
These royal spouses...weren't they supposed to look and act like this?... instead of the surreal slimy, prole circus some new additions have contributed to the image of "The Crown?"

I don't know much about Sophie of Wessex and I am convinced that she is no angel fallen from the sky (aka human), but she truly looks like a brutal reminder of the generational change in royal spouses and the demise of the monarchy as we know it.   

Now we have The Prolarchy and its icky reality shows.

Happy Decline, everyone!


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Alexandrine on February 10, 2019, 07:30:34 pm
Very classy when she was selling the RF to get money.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: india on February 10, 2019, 08:50:42 pm
I don't think any of these that have married in ever had any home training. None of them know how to behave.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: misanthrocrat on February 11, 2019, 04:28:31 am

^^ I don't know anything about that. I am talking about how she LOOKS / COMES ACROSS.
As mentioned above, I am sure she's no angel fallen from the sky. But in social life - looks, decorum, packaging, MATTER for anyone. Let alone for the Royals who live on PR.   


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: CathyJane on February 12, 2019, 12:51:44 am
I don't think any of these that have married in ever had any home training. None of them know how to behave.


Unless they were raised on the streets, they would have some sort of decorum and manners as well as knowing the proper way to act, speak and dress. But I would take Sophie over any of the other royal women, including Anne.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: misanthrocrat on February 12, 2019, 05:12:25 am
^ Agreed. Do we have an Anne thread?
I have some opinions to express about this lady. Of the strong variety - the opinions, not the lady.
What is wrong with her? Yes, I know it's off topic - I'll find my way there. 


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on February 13, 2019, 02:32:16 pm
Sophie works as a Royal Wife because she wanted to be royal above all else.  She didn't care about a happy marriage -- she was willing to put up with whatever to get the ring and keep it.  She wanted to keep her job and use her royal connections to make money (as is Megs now) but when the hammer fell on her and her hapless husband, she quickly fell into line because she didn't want to be the owner of a PR company -- she wanted to be a Royal Wife.   She quickly sized up the Queen and played to her and became The Most Favorite for a period of time. It doesn't matter about that anymore because the Queen is handing over her power/duties, so that is no longer of benefit to Sophie.    Sophie has used PR herself -- after all, she knows how the play the game having been in it -- to talk about how worthy she was and how glamorous and a safe pair of hands, etc., etc. 

Meanwhile, her young daughter was dressed like an orphan for years when appearing in public, while Sophie was expensively and glamorously attired, and who knows what's going on with the son, poor little soul. 

Sophie is the ultimate social climber.  But because she is so boring and Edward so unimportant, she managed to fly mostly under the radar.

I do, however, agree that in the Business of Being a Royal, Sophie and Edward are doing their jobs well.



Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: CathyJane on February 13, 2019, 06:16:08 pm
This marriage benefits both Soph and Eddie. She gets all the perks, expensive clothes, gets to wear awesome jewels on occasion, gets to travel for free etc. He is reasonably safe from the gay rumors and he can play solider dress up.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Alexandrine on February 13, 2019, 06:56:07 pm
She also has rumours of treating her staff badly. And did anyone remeber that weird story about her cook?


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: HRHOlya on February 13, 2019, 07:04:40 pm
'Poor Prince Edward!' Viewers take to Twitter to sympathise as documentary reveals the Queen FORGOT her youngest son's birthday

    Royal biographer Ingrid Seward appeared on Paxman On The Queen's Children
    Said the Queen previously forgot the birthday of youngest child Prince Andrew
    Viewers took to Twitter to express their sympathy with Earl of Wessex, now 54

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6699211/Queen-forgot-Prince-Andrews-birthday-revealed-Paxmans-Queens-Children.html

All this and the fail manages to get Ed's name wong in the teaser, calling him "Andrew"!!!!


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: sandy on February 13, 2019, 08:32:00 pm
They are all self pitying except perhaps the Queen and Princess Anne.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: dianab on February 14, 2019, 01:03:58 pm
'Poor Prince Edward!' Viewers take to Twitter to sympathise as documentary reveals the Queen FORGOT her youngest son's birthday

    Royal biographer Ingrid Seward appeared on Paxman On The Queen's Children
    Said the Queen previously forgot the birthday of youngest child Prince Andrew
    Viewers took to Twitter to express their sympathy with Earl of Wessex, now 54

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6699211/Queen-forgot-Prince-Andrews-birthday-revealed-Paxmans-Queens-Children.html

All this and the fail manages to get Ed's name wong in the teaser, calling him "Andrew"!!!!
awful, awful woman... but hardly surprising, she just looks happy and comfortable around horses and dogs... in photos/videos with her kids she always appeared she wanted to be somewhere else


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Rosella on February 14, 2019, 01:13:51 pm
I'm not really surprised. When Charles was two the then Princess Elizabeth returned to England from Malta where she'd been spending time with Philip and went to the races in Norfolk and then to Sandringham instead of rushing back to London to her son's birthday. Charles was with the QM anyway.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: sandy on February 14, 2019, 03:15:35 pm
The Queen is indulgent at the wrong times. She just sat and watched while Charles married Diana and she knew all about Camilla and her hold on Charles. She let Charles take Camilla as his official escort ca. 1980 and caused a scandal.  She was warned about Camilla in the seventies but did nothing. She allowed Camilla in and lowered the bar. She showed no sympathy for Diana. She just never got it right. She also left the children when she played the "ordinary" housewife in Malta.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 22, 2019, 08:33:53 pm
If it's good enough for Meghan, it's good enough for Edward! Now the Wessexes arrive in St Moritz by £24,000 private plane for a skiing holiday days after the Duchess of Sussex raised eyebrows with her £100,000 New York flight
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6734207/Prince-Edward-Sophie-arrive-St-Moritz-24-000-private-plane-skiing-holiday.html


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: sandy on February 22, 2019, 11:10:44 pm
Meghan's hardly the only one who spends money in that family.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: beline on March 10, 2019, 03:38:56 pm
Queen marks Prince Edward's 55th birthday by giving her youngest son a new title - the Earl of Forfar - to use when in Scotland

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6792057/Queen-marks-son-Edwards-55th-birthday-giving-new-title.html

Nice birthday present ! Though I'm still convinced Edward and Sophie will become Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh when the time comes.



Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: FrederickLouis on March 10, 2019, 10:42:17 pm
Some information about the title of Earl of Forfar   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lm0I271UL6A


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: sanka on March 11, 2019, 10:14:27 am
^^ Definitely nice birthday present for Edward particularly as he has some connections to Scottish charities etc.







Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: FrederickLouis on March 12, 2019, 11:25:10 pm
Will Prince Edward be 1st Earl of Forfar or 3rd Earl of Forfar?


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: HRHOlya on March 14, 2019, 12:47:23 pm
^ 1st because he was newly created, and did not inherit from his father.


Title: Re: The Wessex Family: News and Photos II
Post by: sanka on March 24, 2019, 04:13:09 am
Countess of Wessex honours Hike for Hope.

http://royalcentral.co.uk/uk/wessexes/countess-of-wessex-honours-hike-for-hope-ethiopia-participants-118343 (http://royalcentral.co.uk/uk/wessexes/countess-of-wessex-honours-hike-for-hope-ethiopia-participants-118343)