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« Reply #280 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
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« Reply #281 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
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« Reply #282 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.
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« Reply #283 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
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« Reply #284 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.
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« Reply #285 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. 
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« Reply #286 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.
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« Reply #287 on: June 14, 2018, 10:44:58 pm »

Edward's supposed to be the next Duke of Edinburgh. Or so I read.
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« Reply #288 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
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« Reply #289 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
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« Reply #290 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.
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« Reply #291 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.
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« Reply #292 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.
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« Reply #293 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!
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« Reply #294 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.'

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


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« Reply #295 on: June 24, 2018, 03:26:41 am »

^Done. YM
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« Reply #296 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.
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« Reply #297 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.
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« Reply #298 on: September 24, 2018, 11:33:37 pm »

Does the Queen have some sort of irrevocable will where Edward is guaranteed the Edinburgh title.
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« Reply #299 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.

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