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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #270 on: December 21, 2007, 09:58:09 PM »
Apparently the Countess' grandfather was named Theophilius. Philip Theophilius would have been a bit much methinks. It's such a shame that neither of the Wessex children will use the HRH -unless of course they grow up and decide they want to use it. Unless I'm mistaken, there's never been a Prince James of Great Britain. The last Prince James would have been the eventual James II.

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #271 on: December 21, 2007, 10:01:44 PM »
Apparently my edit naming her grandfather posted about the same time as your info Taren!  :)
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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #272 on: December 21, 2007, 10:26:45 PM »
Great minds think alike, Grandduchessella!

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #273 on: December 22, 2007, 08:54:12 AM »
Unless I'm mistaken, there's never been a Prince James of Great Britain. The last Prince James would have been the eventual James II.
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There was a James II, and I think his son was also named James, so for a brief time there was a Prince James that would have been James III.

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #274 on: December 22, 2007, 08:55:57 AM »
Oh okay, but he wouldn't have been a Prince of Great Britain would he?

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« Reply #275 on: December 23, 2007, 09:36:48 AM »
I picked Theodora for a girl FTW but as one of the little Viscount's string is great too! Do I get a prize? Never mind : )
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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #276 on: December 23, 2007, 09:38:32 AM »
Oh okay, but he wouldn't have been a Prince of Great Britain would he?

my understanding is that legally he is Prince James of Wessex, however his parents choose to style him.

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #277 on: December 23, 2007, 06:54:21 PM »
Oh okay, but he wouldn't have been a Prince of Great Britain would he?

my understanding is that legally he is Prince James of Wessex, however his parents choose to style him.

I was talking about James II who was a prince before he was a king. I don't know much about that time, but when he was a prince it was before there was a "Great Britain" -I think. Legally, the new prince/Viscount Severn is Prince James of Wessex, but is also a Prince of Great Britain and Ireland -just as Princes William and Harry of Wales are also princes of Great Britain and Ireland.

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #278 on: December 23, 2007, 08:20:53 PM »
HM The Queen as fount of honour in agreement with TRH The Earl and Countess of Wessex has denied Lady Louise Windsor and Viscount Severn the use of any royal titles. Viscount Severn is not a Prince and Lady Louise is not a Princess. They also are not Royal Highnesses. Instead they take titles as son and daughter of an Earl.

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #279 on: December 24, 2007, 01:35:35 AM »
HM The Queen as fount of honour in agreement with TRH The Earl and Countess of Wessex has denied Lady Louise Windsor and Viscount Severn the use of any royal titles. Viscount Severn is not a Prince and Lady Louise is not a Princess. They also are not Royal Highnesses. Instead they take titles as son and daughter of an Earl.

We know. They're not going to be known as HRH Prince or Princess of anything. But until a letters patent is issued (which it hasn't yet) they will still be entitled to those titles at some point in their lives if they choose.

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #280 on: January 03, 2008, 06:21:57 PM »
He has a name now

James Alexander Philip Theo Mountbatten-Windsor

I was hoping for Christopher, after Sophie's father, but I do like James Alexander Philip.  Theo I'm not so sure about.  So many people nowadays give their children diminutives for proper names, I guess the practice has spread to royalty as well....

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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #281 on: January 03, 2008, 09:29:58 PM »
The Theo probably comes in honor of her grandfather, whose name was Theophilius. Perhaps the diminutive isn't so bad.  ;) Besides, having the 'philius' in there right after the Philip might not sound that great.
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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #282 on: January 05, 2008, 01:44:21 PM »
I agree. Just try saying Philip Theophilius 3 times in a row real fast! Your tongue will curl up and die!! LOL!  :P

I do like the James, tho. About time there was another James in the Royal family! (Besides, James was my grandfather's name, so I'm a bit biased.  ;) )
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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #283 on: January 25, 2008, 02:56:00 AM »
Young Viscount Severn rushed to hospital:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article3249285.ece

Hope that all goes well.
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Re: Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex
« Reply #284 on: January 25, 2008, 05:53:32 AM »
Yes thinking of the poor little fellow. I hope he is okay. Great Ormond is a fine hospital. No doubt they will do their very best for him.