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« Reply #300 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.
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« Reply #301 on: September 25, 2018, 03:49:16 am »

Oh I forgot about that!
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« Reply #302 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.
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« Reply #303 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.
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« Reply #304 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.

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« Reply #305 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.
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« Reply #306 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
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« Reply #307 on: November 30, 2018, 09:17:22 pm »

Oh boy. She was fine before all these little sluts joined the firm.
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« Reply #308 on: November 30, 2018, 09:44:20 pm »

Oh CJ, tell us all how you really feel about Kate and Meg.
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« Reply #309 on: November 30, 2018, 09:57:25 pm »

^ and ^^. I totally agree with Cathyjane as I am sure many of the other members do.
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« Reply #310 on: January 20, 2019, 05:10:40 am »

Sophie's 54th birthday is 20 January.

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« Reply #311 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
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« Reply #312 on: January 21, 2019, 03:28:57 am »

Happy, Joyous Birthday to Countess Sophie!   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2ikUoV-uOg     
 
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« Reply #313 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.
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« Reply #314 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
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« Reply #315 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.
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« Reply #316 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.
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« Reply #317 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.
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« Reply #318 on: January 24, 2019, 11:08:07 pm »

Good point. I never really noticed Soph with the younger ladies.
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« Reply #319 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

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