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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #255 on: December 17, 2007, 07:02:25 PM »
Oh I'm so glad! I just knew it would be a boy. Now HM and the Duke have four granddaughters and four grandsons.

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #256 on: December 17, 2007, 07:41:45 PM »
Does anyone know why she had him today instead of Friday, when she was supposed to?  Did she go into labor early?

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #257 on: December 17, 2007, 08:38:55 PM »
He will be bearing the title Viscount Severn. I hope they give him a nice old-fashioned name like they did with Louise. Nothing too old-fogeyish though.  :) He apparently weighed a little over 6 lbs so that's a pretty good size, especially if he was a little early. Glad that this pregnancy & delivery was so much less traumatic for the Countess. What a nice Christmas present for the Wessexes and the Queen and Prince Philip.



"Edward told reporters at the hospital that the baby's arrival was "a lot calmer than last time, I'm glad to say". Their daughter Louise, four, was delivered by emergency Caesarean when Sophie became gravely ill. The Prince said his wife was very well "but she will obviously be here for a couple of days, recovering from the experience". Otherwise she was "doing very well", he said. Asked to describe his son, Edward said he was "small, cute and cuddly". He revealed that no name had been chosen. "We didn't know what we were going to get," he added. "You've got to get to know the small person who's just come into the world before you pick a name."....At his parents' request, however, the boy will not be given the HRH title normally conferred on the grandchildren of a monarch....A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: "The Earl of Wessex was present. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have been informed and are delighted with the news. "The Countess of Wessex is expected to remain in hospital for the next few days. She and the Prince are thrilled, absolutely thrilled." After the heartache of several other failed bouts of IVF treatment, Sophie - who turns 43 next month - was astonished to discover that their second baby had been conceived naturally. Medics assured the Countess that, despite her medical history, her pregnancy would not put herself or her baby at greater than normal risk. But neither she nor her husband were willing to take any chances and she has been regularly monitored by a team of doctors led by Marcus Setchwell, the royal gynaecologist. Last night Sophie was said to be bonding well with her baby. "It has been a very difficult few years for both Sophie and Edward both," said a friend. "They desperately wanted more children and had all but given up hope of having another one. "They had come to the conclusion that 'what would be, would be'. The pregnancy was an enormous but very happy surprise and has gone extremely well." "
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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #258 on: December 18, 2007, 08:22:09 AM »
Hi,

Some news reports are saying that the new little prince will be titled & known as "Vicount Severn"....  Is this a subsiduary title of Edward's??

I hope they name him Philip;  that would thrill The Duke of Edinburgh!!

Larry

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #259 on: December 18, 2007, 01:18:57 PM »
Does anyone know why she had him today instead of Friday, when she was supposed to?  Did she go into labor early?

I haven't heard whether she went into labor.  No one really knows if "she ws supposed to" on Friday.  That was printed in a newspaper, but that doesn't make it true, LOL.

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #260 on: December 18, 2007, 01:45:43 PM »
They tend to do elective c/s anytime from 37 weeks onwards (37 -42 weeks is term)
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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #261 on: December 18, 2007, 03:52:45 PM »
Some news reports are saying that the new little prince will be titled & known as "Vicount Severn"....  Is this a subsiduary title of Edward's??
He will be. And yes, it's a subsidiary title of Earl of Wessex.

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #262 on: December 18, 2007, 06:14:08 PM »
Hi Taren,

Thank you for letting me know;  I thought that was what it would be.  But, glad to know for sure!

Cheers,
Larry

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #263 on: December 19, 2007, 06:47:36 PM »
When will we know the name?

Or has it already been announced?


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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #264 on: December 19, 2007, 10:00:44 PM »
It hasn't been announced. I've noticed there's not really any "usual" time for these things to be announced. I read that Prince Harry's name was announced the day after he was born, Lady Louise's name took a couple of weeks to be announced, and many other names have taken somewhere in between to be announced. It's not like the Danish royal family where they wait a few months until the christening.

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #265 on: December 21, 2007, 03:08:12 AM »
Viscount Severn,yesterday:
http://members3.boardhost.com/Warholm/msg/1198159703.html

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #266 on: December 21, 2007, 11:30:30 AM »
He has a name now

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7156438.stm 

James Alexander Philip Theo Mountbatten-Windsor

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #267 on: December 21, 2007, 04:14:45 PM »
Awww what a little chubby-chops....and a lot healthier looking than the ones I've been dealing with today!
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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #268 on: December 21, 2007, 09:09:17 PM »
Hi,

James is a good name which will give the Royal Family a further link to Scotland and the Stuarts.

But, I would have preferred Philip to come first.  And, what's up with Theo?  Is that short for Theodore?  How Byzantine!!

Larry

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #269 on: December 21, 2007, 09:54:32 PM »
Maybe a name from Sophie's side of the family?

Her paternal grandfather's name was Theophilius.
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