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Offline Martyn

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #225 on: September 09, 2007, 11:00:27 AM »
I think the Earl of Wessex looks perfectly fine as he is. Perhaps it is forgotten where he was and what he was doing and what his late grandmother Princess Alice did to be so honoured. Prince Philip visited Israel previously to attend a ceremony where his late Mother was honoured. He also visited her grave in the same church as his Great-Aunt Ella, St.Elisabeth.

And very worthy that was too.  I'm sure that no one has forgotten what he was doing and why.  I am sure that we are all most grateful for your timely reminder.....

However, his appearance would benefit from an overhaul, at least what is left of his hair would, .........
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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #226 on: September 09, 2007, 03:55:45 PM »
Just because Edward is balding, he should shave all his remaining hair off?  No way!  That's not a good look at all - definitely not for a royal.  It makes the majority of men look like thugs or perverts, in my opinion.  Just keep it short and well groomed.

A new wardrobe and a more jovial outlook would do wonders for this royal.

That is a very limited opinion.  More and more men are opting for this look, as opposed to having a ridiculous tuft of hair clinging to the sides of their head.  Combined with some neat facial hair, the look can be very tidy and attractive ( I would say that - it's the look that I go for, and I can assure you Grace that I look like neither a thug not a pervert, thanks very much!)

Personally I think that Edward would look great with this look. 

I know you don't look that way, dear Martyn (nor you, I'm sure, Lucien!) but unfortunately I don't think being totally bald suits every man.  I find it sometimes looks...confronting...but that's just my view.  I simply can't envisage this helping Prince Edward's appearance but perhaps I'm wrong - it happens!

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #227 on: September 09, 2007, 08:28:14 PM »
Edward bald would just be...bad for lack of a better word. It certainly suits some men, but I don't think Edward is one of them.

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #228 on: September 09, 2007, 10:28:25 PM »
Personally I'd like to see a doctored photo of him and then make up my mind. 

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Phew!  Thought I was going to be out on a limb on that one, destined to join the ranks of 'thugs and perverts'.



 ;D good one.....I had to laugh!

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #229 on: September 10, 2007, 08:45:33 PM »
I'm not sure that Edward has the 'swagger' that is required to pull off the bald-by-choice look.  I think it takes a lot of self-assurance and the ability to be bien dans sa peau (?). I'm not entirely certain that he has that ability.


[I find it sometimes looks...confronting...but that's just my view. 

Such a shame that skinheads and soccer hooligans favour this look.  It ruins it for everyone else.
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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #230 on: September 11, 2007, 12:41:57 AM »
I'm not sure I can imagine Edward with the Yul Brynner look. Perhaps he just needs to get a good carpet to restore the locks he once had?

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #231 on: September 12, 2007, 11:45:44 PM »
Sophie, Countess of Wessex, taken September 11.  She looks really nice here.  Hope all is progressing well with her second pregnancy.

 

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #232 on: September 13, 2007, 02:44:39 AM »
Yes she does look very nice indeed. I would hope her pregnancy is going well. She would certainly be receiving the very best of care. I rather hope it is a boy this time around although the main thing is that the child is healthy. What a lovely thing for the royal family in this the year of The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh's 60th wedding anniversary.

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #233 on: September 13, 2007, 06:41:14 AM »
She does look very nice in the photo above.

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #234 on: September 13, 2007, 12:20:09 PM »
Well pregnancy I am told can give a woman that special glow of loveliness.

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #235 on: September 13, 2007, 12:59:16 PM »
Well pregnancy I am told can give a woman that special glow of loveliness.

Not the women I've seen ;-). The pregnant women I have come across always looked very run-down... but Sophie does look pretty good in that photo.

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #236 on: September 14, 2007, 08:03:15 AM »
Helen A you must try to provide some comfort for those ladies. No doubt they would appreciate your kindness very much.

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #237 on: September 14, 2007, 08:05:02 AM »
If the unborn one is a boy he will be Viscount Severn and if it is a girl she will be Lady .... Windsor.

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #238 on: September 14, 2007, 12:51:26 PM »
Sophie with Louise



The Daily Mail related the difficulties and sadness of the first 2 pregnancies (the ectopic pregnancy, when Sophie herself almost died and then Louise being born prematurely at less than 5 lbs and Sophie being seriously ill then) but added this:

"Older mothers are much more likely to miscarry, with some studies putting therisk at one in three pregnancies, and the chance of giving birth prematurely also rises. But Sophie, who ran a PR company before her marriage, is determined to carry on with her royal duties. Her spokesman said: "She is not putting up her feet. She is going to carry on official engagements as long as she can. She is feeling absolutely great and is completely over the moon about the baby. "She loves children and has made no secret of the fact that she wanted more." She added: "I don't know about morning sickness, she looks absolutely fantastic and is smiling from ear to ear." "

I really hope she can enjoy this pregnancy--she's never had an uncomplicated one, the shadow would've been there during the 2nd pregnancy. She has my utmost sympathy in this. I had an easy first pregnancy but 2 subsequent miscarriages (and a 3rd between Drew & Ella) and when I was pregnant with my son and then with Ella, no matter how much you try to put it from your mind, the worry often lingers. I at least had the memory of a happy first pregnancy, something denied Sophie. She is in my prayers both for her peace of mind and a safe and uncomplicated pregnancy and delivery.

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #239 on: October 08, 2007, 09:39:45 PM »
Have the full names of  Lord Nicholas Windsor's son Albert been announced yet?