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Lupo Not Invited to Sandringham for Christmas?

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Word on the street is that Prince William and Kate Middleton’s dog, Lupo, was not invited to be a part of the holiday festivities in Sandringham this year. According to Cindy Stockman of Royal Central blog, it appears that the Queen, concerned about the playful nature of the the cocker spaniel versus the territorial and slightly unpredictable temperament of her corgis, decided it was best if Lupo went to spend Christmas with the Middletons in Berkshire.

The Queen’s corgis have a history of run-ins with other family pets, including Princess Beatrice’s Norfolk terrier, Max, and Princess Anne’s bullterrier, Dotty. Dotty unfortunately injured the Queen’s dog, Pharos, so badly that he had to be put down the next day.

Stockman went on to write, “perhaps Lupo will be allowed to join in the holiday merriment someday. Hoey (author Brian Hoey) writes; ‘As Duke of Cambridge, William recently said, perhaps only half-jokingly, that one of the changes he will make when he eventually succeeds to the throne is to get rid of the corgis. ‘They bark all the time,’ he said, but not within hearing distance of his grandmother. Of course, he would never do or say anything to upset her during her lifetime, but there may have been more than a little truth in what he said.'”

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Here is a clip from the royals’ appearance at Christmas…the Duchess of Cambridge comments on Prince George and Lupo!

Royal Central ]    [ The Barking Bugle ]

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Celebrations Begin at Sandringham!

The Queen and Prince Philip greeted well-wishers as they arrived for a Sunday church service at St. Mary Magdalene in Sandringham village. As mentioned in an earlier post, other members of the royal family will begin arriving this week.

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[Daily Mail]



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Sophie Wessex Presents Racing Trophy at Ascot’s Christmas horse race

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, presented the winning trophy on Saturday at Ascot’s annual Christmas race. She was joined by her husband, Prince Edward, and their two children, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn.

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The Queen and Duke Edinburgh Arrive at Sandringham for Christmas



The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh have arrived in Sandringham for the Christmas holiday. They surprised passengers and took the 10:44 train from London’s King Cross to Kings Lynn. All of the other senior royals, including the Cambridges, are expected to join the monarch in the next few days.



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Annual Pre-Christmas Lunch Held at Buckingham Palace Today

The Queen hosted her annual pre-Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace today. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were in attendance with conflicting reports as to whether or not Prince George joined the festivities. The most notable absence from the gathering was Prince Harry who is on his way back to the UK after his South Pole trek.

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[Daily Mail] [People]

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Chelsy Davy and Cressida Bonas Attend Same Carol Service – AWKWARD.

On Wednesday, Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend, Chelsy Davy, and his current love, Cressida Bonas, attended the same carol service in London. The carol concert was in memory of Prince Harry’s good friend, Henry van Straubenzee, who died at the age of 18 just before Christmas 2002 in a car accident. The Duchess of Cambridge’s mother, Carole, was also in attendance.

Cressida Bonas

Cressida Bonas

Chelsy Davy

Chelsy Davy

Carole Middleton

Carole Middleton


[Daily Mail]

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