Prince Edward releases family portrait to mark 50th birthday


Blackleaf
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A portrait of Prince Edward with his family has been released to mark his 50th birthday, which is today.

The Earl of Wessex, the youngest child of the Queen and Prince Philip and who is now eighth in line to the Throne, was photographed with his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and their children Lady Louise Windsor, 10 (tenth in line to the Throne), and James, Viscount Severn, six (ninth in line to the Throne), who is the Queen and Prince Philip's youngest grandchild.

The photo was taken in the dining room of their home, Bagshot Park, in Surrey.

The prince and his wife, who were married in 1999, are taking part in two engagements today in support of their charity, Wessex Youth Trust.

The couple are then due to join the Queen and other senior members of the Royal Family at the Commonwealth Observance Service at Westminster Abbey, with it also being Commonwealth Day today.

Prince Edward celebrates 50th birthday

9 March 2014
BBC News


The portrait, showing Prince Edward, the eighth in line to the Throne, with his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and their two children Lady Louise Windsor, 10 (tenth in line to the Throne), and James, Viscount Severn, six (ninth in line to the Throne), was taken in the dining room of their home Bagshot Park. The children are the Queen and Prince Philip's youngest grandchildren and are cousins of Prince William, Prince Harry, Prince George (once removed), Zara Tindall and Mark Phillips

A photograph of the Earl of Wessex with his wife and children has been released to mark his 50th birthday.

Prince Edward, who turns 50 on Monday, was pictured with his wife the Countess of Wessex, and their children Lady Louise Windsor, 10, and James, Viscount Severn, six.

The image was taken in the dining room of Bagshot Park, their home in Surrey.

The earl and countess will take part in two engagements in support of their charity, Wessex Youth Trust, on Monday.

The photograph was taken by Millie Pilkington, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's private wedding photographer.


Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones were married in 1999

The earl and countess were married at St George's Chapel in Windsor on 19 June 1999, after meeting at a real tennis event - from which the modern game is descended - in the early 1990s.

The couple, who set up the Wessex Youth Trust shortly before their wedding, will visit Robert Browning Community School in Walworth, south London, on Monday to see the work of youth charity Kidscape.

The charity received a grant from the trust in support of its bullying intervention programme.

They will later visit London's Air Ambulance to see how another grant from the trust has helped support its work by funding paediatric training mannequins.

The couple are then due to join the Queen and other senior members of the Royal Family at the Commonwealth Observance Service at Westminster Abbey.

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Last edited by Blackleaf; Mar 10th, 2014 at 07:46 AM..
 
Cannuck
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I feel sorry for Eddie. Being part of the royal family has forced him to deny his homosexuality.
 
Locutus
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Some of his hair fell off.
 
BornRuff
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Does this qualify as news over in England?
 
Cannuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by BornRuffView Post

Does this qualify as news over in England?

Nothing exciting has happened over there in forever so...apparently so.

This just in....

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BornRuff
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Quote: Originally Posted by CannuckView Post

Nothing exciting has happened over there in forever so...apparently so.

This just in....

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Not bad at all. We need more of that kind of news around here.
 
darkbeaver
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They look soo happy, he must have got some small country for his B-Day from mum and dad.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

Some of his hair fell off.


He's 50.
 
Locutus
#9
I'm 55 and have iron hair. Sorry about his luck.
 
Blackleaf
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

I'm 55 and have iron hair. Sorry about his luck.

It's quite normal for a man to be suffering hair loss at the age of 50. You're making it sound as though it's unusual.
 
Locutus
#11
I'm making it sound like I'm special.

The heck with you patchwork 'normal' guys.
 
Blackleaf
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Here's Prince Edward in It's A Royal Knockout in 1987.

The Grand Knockout Tournament (colloquially also known as It's a Royal Knockout) was a one-off charity event which was shown on British television on 19 June 1987. It followed the format of It's a Knockout (the British version of the European-wide Jeux Sans Frontieres), a slapstick TV gameshow which was broadcast in the UK until 1982.

The event was staged on the lakeside lawn of the Alton Towers stately home-c um-theme park. However, the event used its own specially created immersing set, meaning that the location was not very recognisable in the TV broadcast.

The show was conceived and organised by Prince Edward, who had been keen to develop a career in TV and theatre after he left the Royal Marines. The show featured Prince Edward, the Princess Royal and the Duke and Duchess of York as non-participating team captains, each of whom supported a different charity. The show was hosted by Stuart Hall, Les Dawson and Su Pollard. Paul Daniels and Geoff Capes were timekeepers. Aled Jones, Rowan Atkinson and Barbara Windsor were heralds of the tournament. The Duke of Abercorn, the Duke of Westminster, the Duke of Gloucester and the Duke of Roxburghe acted as impartial judges for each of the four teams.




The Duchess of York, Prince Edward, Prince Andrew and the Princess Royal in the television programme It's a Royal Knockout (1987)





Although regarded as a failure, a similar show (without royal involvement) was made the following year at Walt Disney World in Florida, featuring teams of celebrities representing the United Kingdom, USA, and Australia.

ITS A ROYAL KNOCKOUT TOURNAMENT BBC 1987 PART 1 - YouTube

 
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