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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #120 on: April 02, 2007, 11:45:25 AM »
Its a pity your SNP supporter friend(s) failed to mention the Marquis of Bute, Robert.

The 2nd Marquis of Bute funded Charles Cameron's book - 'The Baths of Ancient Rome'.   It was through its publication that Cameron was brought to the awareness of Catherine the Great.   Many believe that Cameron's redesign of the Catherine Palace interiors is creatively and artistically the finest in the ensemble.   Cameron also designed that most exquisite of buildings - The Grand Palace, Pavlovsk.

Johnnie Dumfries - the 7th Marquis of Bute - is a young(ish) well-liked man whose stately pile - Mount Stuart - on the Island of Bute, is worthy of a 'google.... and it was the venue for Stella McCartney's wedding.

However, apart from the segway above, I have to say 'what's in a name?'

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #121 on: April 02, 2007, 03:05:50 PM »
A nice photo of the wee lass at Balmoral with gammy, gamps and her parents.  Why is the Duke of E not wearing his kilt?



Wow, the Queen looks so old in this picture.. I was quite amazed.  I am so used to seeing pics of her with makeup and glitter, and here she looks like any other plain grandma Jane.

I must say that the Countess seems more gorgeous as she ages...

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #122 on: April 02, 2007, 03:22:25 PM »
She is not that old, she was born on January 20, 1965.  She seems to be coming into her role as a daughter-in-law of the Queen, she is becoming more comfortable in her position. 

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #123 on: April 02, 2007, 04:10:12 PM »
She is not that old, she was born on January 20, 1965.  She seems to be coming into her role as a daughter-in-law of the Queen, she is becoming more comfortable in her position. 

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I didn't mean she was old, as she is obviously is in her 40s.  I just meant that I think as she ages she has become more and more attractive.

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #124 on: April 03, 2007, 06:38:39 AM »
Its a pity your SNP supporter friend(s) failed to mention the Marquis of Bute, Robert.

The 2nd Marquis of Bute funded Charles Cameron's book - 'The Baths of Ancient Rome'.   It was through its publication that Cameron was brought to the awareness of Catherine the Great.   Many believe that Cameron's redesign of the Catherine Palace interiors is creatively and artistically the finest in the ensemble.   Cameron also designed that most exquisite of buildings - The Grand Palace, Pavlovsk.

Johnnie Dumfries - the 7th Marquis of Bute - is a young(ish) well-liked man whose stately pile - Mount Stuart - on the Island of Bute, is worthy of a 'google.... and it was the venue for Stella McCartney's wedding.

However, apart from the segway above, I have to say 'what's in a name?'

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I'm very familiar with the Marquesses of Bute. They are descended from William IV directly through his daughter Elizabeth, Countess of Erroll. They have the most amazing Gothic Mansion, a Palace I suppose it is. Each Marquess has been rather notable, including the present, but the Third Marquess, well when reading about him I was amazed by his accomplishments, and the 3rd Earl of Bute was the Prime Minister of course and was a great friend and mentor of George III, before they parted ways, however he remained very close always to the Dowager Princess of Wales - Augusta. It seems some of the most well-known Marquesses start with B- Bath, Bristol, Bute.

Anyway, before all this, I was originally trying to suggest that it would have been good for Prince Edward to have been made a Marquess while he waits to become a Duke, but as he apparently wanted just to be created an Earl, then it's fine.

I agree with the comments about Sophie - I think she is becoming more beautiful and attractive as time goes on, getting older has only improved her, or perhaps it is motherhood as well.

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #125 on: April 04, 2007, 04:03:02 PM »
If the Earl was to be made Duke of Edinburgh upon the present Duke's death, knock on wood, will the dukedom eventually abey (is that the right term?) if the Earl has no sons?  OR will the letters patent create a remainder to his brothers, namely Charles, thus reverting back to the Crown?

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #126 on: April 05, 2007, 05:01:36 AM »
He will definitely be created the Duke of Edinburgh, see earlier in the thread. If he has no sons, which he almost definitley won't, the dukedome will be become extinct, (the right term), and this will be the case unless a remainder is put in for his daughter Louise. When a Peerge becomes extinct it reverts back to the crown. Charles will be King, he won't be Duke of Edinburgh.

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #127 on: April 06, 2007, 01:55:21 AM »
Basilforever, I can assure you that "The Great Unwashed"(  ;D) of the UK really donot know or care. We have a great many other things to keep us awake at night.  If you were to do a straw poll, a "Marquess" (Marquis) is a big tent that goes in your back garden for a really, really good party.  ;)

Oh dear,for a sec I thought you referred to Bath,you know,"big tent",really good party,wifelets,and he's certainly among "The Great UNWASHED" ::)
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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #128 on: April 06, 2007, 11:26:55 AM »
I think he's rather funny, thank God there are still some proper eccentric aristocrats like him. :D Apparently his son Viscount Weymouth is the complete opposite and strongly disapproves of his father.

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #129 on: April 10, 2007, 12:39:34 PM »
  The BBC seems to have a new title for Sophie. Or, shows how much attention they pay to them.  Pity about the piano though.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/6541457.stm
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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #130 on: May 21, 2007, 03:15:07 PM »
I'm wondering if Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex will have anymore kids? Louise is four now?

Is anyone else curious too?  ???

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #131 on: May 21, 2007, 04:07:50 PM »
I doubt it - they're both in their 40s, usually the age when people have stopped thinking about kids (unless they have none).
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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #132 on: May 21, 2007, 04:25:08 PM »
I agree with Lieven.  They seemed to have difficulties having their one child (whom we almost never see) so they are probably just very grateful to have Louise.  Increasingly, one seems to be enough for some families anyway.  :)

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« Reply #133 on: May 21, 2007, 08:30:56 PM »
I also have some doubts. Louise was delivered prematurely which was a cause of great anxiety for both Queen Elizabeth and the parents. I agree with Grace and Lieven, they're probably thankful for what they have. Although you never know!

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #134 on: May 21, 2007, 08:46:07 PM »
Also, if Louise rumored eye problem is genetic, that may be yet another reason that Edward and Sophie would decide against other children.