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Christmas 2009 for the Royals

Christmas 2009 went according to tradition, with the Royal Family attending the Christmas Day service at Mary Magdalene Church, greeting people lined up in the streets to meet them, and returning to Sandringham House for lunch. The Queen’s Christmas message was then broadcast in the afternoon.


The Queen’s Christmas Message

Transcript: Read the Queen’s Christmas Message

The whole family was there for the church service. Pictures show Prince William and cousin Zara Phillips linking arms, the Queen receiving flowers from children, William hugging a church regular, Zara & Autumn (visiting with husband Peter Phillips) in killer heels, plus a host of Philip Treacy hats. Security is reportedly significantly tighter this year.

Article: Daily Mail
Pictures: Getty Images

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Pictures!

Adorable!  The Sun shows a couple of amazing pictures featuring Prince Charles and Princess Anne as toddlers.  The black and white pictures show them alongside their mum and dad, then Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

It appears that the family was sharing a rare moment with the Queen Mother, King George VI, and Princess Margaret.  It is believed the shots were taken in 1951 by a member of the Buckingham Palace staff — before King George VI’s death in 1952.

The photos are due to be sold at an auction in Colchester next week.

Article: The Sun

Pippa Middleton has once again hit the ice!  Kate’s little sister attended the VIP opening of Skate hosted by Tiffany and Co held at Somerset House on November 16, 2009 in London, England.  Two years ago, William and Kate surprised locals by skating in the same rink.

Pictures from Getty Images:  Picture 1 | Picture 2 | Picture 3

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Queen Leads the Royal Family on Remembrance Sunday Celebration

HM The Queen led the nation is paying respect to Britain’s war dead in the Remembrance Sunday ceremony.

Warmly clad in a black coat against the autumn chill, the monarch placed the first wreath in the annual event at the Cenotaph in Whitehall. Soon followed the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Harry, on behalf of Prince Charles who is on an official visit to Canada, and Prince William. It is the first time that Prince Harry – who served in Afghanistan – has placed a wreath on Remembrance Sunday.  The Princess Royal and the Earl of Wessex were also present.

As usual, the boys look gorgeous in uniform!

Pictures: Getty Images | Rex Features
Article: Daily Mail


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Royals at Work – Oct 2009

The Queen The Duke Prince Charles Duchess of Cornwall Princess Anne

  • The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visit Gloucester College, Britain (October 23, 2009) | Pictures
  • Prince Charles tests a bed during his visit to an organic mattress factory in Wales (October 23, 2009) | Pictures
  • Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, meets a triple amputee at Headley Court Rehabilitation Unit, Surrey (October 22, 2009) | Pictures
  • Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, watches soldiers’ homecoming parade, Southampton (October 22, 2009) | Pictures

Columns and Opinion

Richard Palmer of the Express writes saying it was wrong for the Queen to have issued media bans on Sandringham.  As public servants, he believes the Royal Family has to accept that there would be genuine public interest on their private lives.  And as taxpayers who provide for their protection and livelihood, the British people have the right to know everything that they do. Apparently, in the last couple of weeks, the Queen’s lawyers have threatened the media twice: (1) to stay away from Sandringham this winter, and (2) to stay away from Prince Harry and his chums while on holiday in BotswanaI’m with the Queen for trying to implement these bans.  The paparazzi and media could be vile, vile creatures.  Gone were the days when the press actually treated the RF with reverence and honour.  Now it’s all about selling papers — hence the shameless attempts at capturing unroyal behaviour, boozy nights and crotch shots.  Let us remember that the RF also has personal income that don’t come from taxpayers.  And even if people paid to feed them, it doesn’t mean they should give up their privacy. The Queen has every right to protect her family’s dignity. They are, after all, still people — not national possessions.

And on a completely random note:  Do you think Carole Middleton is jealous of Kate’s youthful looks?  This woman seems to believe so, and tells her own story to prove a point.  Really?  Seems rather silly to me…

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