Friday, May 25, 2012

Who will not be on the balcony at Buckingham

Most members of the Royal Family, actually.   The Duke of York, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Princess Anne and her family, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and their family,  the Duke and Duchess of Kent, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester,  Princess Alexandra, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent --  all of whom are largely the backbone of the Royal Family.

On Tuesday, June 5, the Queen and other members of the Royal Family will travel to St. Paul's Cathedral for a service of thanksgiving.  Most members of the Royal Family will be driven to the Church and back to the Palace.  Only seven members of the Royal Family will travel in carriages:  the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.  

But when the doors to the balcony open to accept the cheers of the crowd (which will include me),  most of the Royal family will stay inside.  Only the above mentioned seven members of the Royal Family will come out, according to Richard Palmer.

I think is important to acknowledge your other children and their spouses and your cousins, all of whom have represented you and the United Kingdom.  It is one thing to limit the carriages, but it is wrong to not include all of the royal family on the balcony.  We want to see all of them!


John said...

Have an awesome time!

MAXny said...

How sad...I total agree....maybe before the event they will change it....doubt it....enjoy your trip.

Wymanda said...

I actually think it is a good thing. People like Lady Frederick are, IMO, using their conection to further their careers and others, like the Duchess of Kent do nothing anyway.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Sophie is not using her title to further her career. She was a relatively known actress in England even before becoming engaged to Lord Frederick. Moreover, Sophie Winkleman has hardly made a splash in Hollywood -- and being married to Lord Frederick, the son of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, won't open doors to Hollywood producers.

The Duchess of Kent will probably attend the church service ..she usually attends these sort of things ... but remember, she will be 80 next year.