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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #135 on: May 22, 2007, 04:14:53 AM »
Quite possibly, yes.  Do we think the Wessex's decision that no official photographs of Lady Louise are released and the fact that she seems not to be present at official royal events (where other royal children of a similar age were present) is simply due to them wanting their daughter to grow up as unaffected by her position as possible or that it is more to do with suspected health problems?

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #136 on: May 22, 2007, 04:23:03 AM »
What would her suspected health problems be, I wonder. Her eye problem was a "Squint" wasn't it?
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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #137 on: May 22, 2007, 04:47:14 AM »
Supposedly, yes.  It is a bit of a mystery though.  ???

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« Reply #138 on: May 22, 2007, 02:23:33 PM »
Louise did have surgery so it seems to be pretty serious. 

I think Grace is right that they don't want her to grow up in the press and that is why she is styled Lady Louise Windsor and kept out the the media.  After seeing her couisns, they seem to be making a good choice!

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #139 on: May 22, 2007, 02:30:00 PM »
Actually, squint repair is very common and is usually day surgery. I agree with you Duke of NJ, good choice, poor kid can have a "normal" upbringing.
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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #140 on: May 22, 2007, 02:32:19 PM »
Sophie went through a very difficult pregnancy and nearly died.  She may not be able to have another child.   The couple were photographed with Louise earlier this year during a skiing trip ... They posed for photographers.

Louise did have surgery so it seems to be pretty serious. 

I think Grace is right that they don't want her to grow up in the press and that is why she is styled Lady Louise Windsor and kept out the the media.  After seeing her couisns, they seem to be making a good choice!

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #141 on: May 22, 2007, 03:33:52 PM »
Much of this was already discussed in the existing thread on Edward and Sophie so I'm merging the 2. The photos Marlene mentioned were shown in this thread--page 7.
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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #142 on: May 22, 2007, 09:58:07 PM »
Much of this was already discussed in the existing thread on Edward and Sophie so I'm merging the 2.

Was it?  Sorry - boy, my brain really IS on the way out.  ::)

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #143 on: May 22, 2007, 10:27:58 PM »
Don't worry about it--no big deal.  :) My brain left the building a long time ago.  :P
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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #144 on: June 13, 2007, 03:39:04 PM »
Official portrait of Sophie in her position as Colonel-in-Chief of the Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps (from their website):



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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #145 on: June 13, 2007, 04:15:22 PM »
How hard - not at all flattering.

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #146 on: June 13, 2007, 04:20:56 PM »
She does look quite royal though.  The hand on the chair is great...I wish they would take more pictures like they did before
(Couldn't she have put the pocketbook down ???)

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #147 on: June 13, 2007, 04:44:20 PM »
Not the best facial expression... and the pocketbook has got to go. The dress is not my favorite either. 

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #148 on: June 13, 2007, 05:23:08 PM »
It looks like she was on the way to McDonalds or someplace and they said, "Could we get a photo of you" so she grabbed onto the first chair and stood there, unhappy because she was missing her lunch.

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #149 on: June 13, 2007, 06:18:10 PM »
It almost looks as if she's smirking or gloating! Not at all in character for her.

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