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« Reply #3870 on: December 05, 2022, 07:18:54 PM »

Congratulations to Sophie! That's an award with some gravitas. It's great to see her work recognized along with other prestigious women and from a former FL, Senator, and Sec of State!
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« Reply #3871 on: December 05, 2022, 07:55:49 PM »

Congratulations to Sophie! That's an award with some gravitas. It's great to see her work recognized along with other prestigious women and from a former FL, Senator, and Sec of State!

Agreed! Very cool. What an honour.
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« Reply #3872 on: December 05, 2022, 09:28:15 PM »

Good to see the Ukrainian women honoured also.
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« Reply #3873 on: December 05, 2022, 11:55:32 PM »

It seems like accepting an award from Hillary Clinton is flying dangerously closing to mixing with politics? 
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« Reply #3874 on: December 06, 2022, 12:09:10 AM »

It seems like accepting an award from Hillary Clinton is flying dangerously closing to mixing with politics? 

How so? It's an award from a prestigious university that has named part of their program in an honor of a female leader. She's not an active politician nor is this affiliated with a campaign or political party in anyway... Senator Romney and various current MA politicians were at the Earthshot Awards on Friday as well.
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« Reply #3875 on: December 06, 2022, 12:12:18 AM »

It seems like accepting an award from Hillary Clinton is flying dangerously closing to mixing with politics?  

How so? It's an award from a prestigious university that has named part of their program in an honor of a female leader. She's not an active politician nor is this affiliated with a campaign or political party in anyway... Senator Romney and various current MA politicians were at the Earthshot Awards on Friday as well.

Fair enough; I suppose since over here HRC is such a polarizing figure who is only known for her political career, it seems a little...off somehow, especially since it's unusual for the RF to accept awards.  It's been said by many others that "The Royal Family gives awards, not accepts them" so maybe that's why this rubs me a bit wrong.

Still a fan of Sophie, though, but would prefer her not to accept awards in general, let alone from US politicians (current or former).

EDIT:  I understand now that it is named after HRC and not given by HRC or her foundation.  My discomfort with it is somewhat lessened.

I do hope this isn't the beginning of royals accepting awards though; that whole thing rubs me wrong but that is going to be a long, possibly off-topic explanation and I won't inflict that on anyone!
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« Reply #3876 on: December 06, 2022, 12:23:57 AM »

Royals have accepted awards many times in the past e.g. https://www.rotary.org/en...ince-charles-prince-wales Prince Charles received this award earlier this year.

A list of awards that Charles has been given over the years https://en.wikipedia.org/...s_received_by_Charles_III
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« Reply #3877 on: December 06, 2022, 03:52:52 AM »

It seems like accepting an award from Hillary Clinton is flying dangerously closing to mixing with politics?  

How so? It's an award from a prestigious university that has named part of their program in an honor of a female leader. She's not an active politician nor is this affiliated with a campaign or political party in anyway... Senator Romney and various current MA politicians were at the Earthshot Awards on Friday as well.

Fair enough; I suppose since over here HRC is such a polarizing figure who is only known for her political career, it seems a little...off somehow, especially since it's unusual for the RF to accept awards.  It's been said by many others that "The Royal Family gives awards, not accepts them" so maybe that's why this rubs me a bit wrong.

Still a fan of Sophie, though, but would prefer her not to accept awards in general, let alone from US politicians (current or former).

EDIT:  I understand now that it is named after HRC and not given by HRC or her foundation.  My discomfort with it is somewhat lessened.

I do hope this isn't the beginning of royals accepting awards though; that whole thing rubs me wrong but that is going to be a long, possibly off-topic explanation and I won't inflict that on anyone!

Fair enough! It's definitely an interesting area.
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« Reply #3878 on: December 06, 2022, 11:37:50 PM »

It seems like accepting an award from Hillary Clinton is flying dangerously closing to mixing with politics?  

How so? It's an award from a prestigious university that has named part of their program in an honor of a female leader. She's not an active politician nor is this affiliated with a campaign or political party in anyway... Senator Romney and various current MA politicians were at the Earthshot Awards on Friday as well.

Fair enough; I suppose since over here HRC is such a polarizing figure who is only known for her political career, it seems a little...off somehow, especially since it's unusual for the RF to accept awards.  It's been said by many others that "The Royal Family gives awards, not accepts them" so maybe that's why this rubs me a bit wrong.

Still a fan of Sophie, though, but would prefer her not to accept awards in general, let alone from US politicians (current or former).

EDIT:  I understand now that it is named after HRC and not given by HRC or her foundation.  My discomfort with it is somewhat lessened.

I do hope this isn't the beginning of royals accepting awards though; that whole thing rubs me wrong but that is going to be a long, possibly off-topic explanation and I won't inflict that on anyone!

Fair enough! It's definitely an interesting area.

Agreed!   Smiley  Beer
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« Reply #3879 on: December 07, 2022, 05:38:38 PM »

In Washington, The Countess of Wessex has attended meetings to discuss furthering efforts to support survivors of sexual violence & women peacekeepers.

📍 Office of the White House Gender Council Policy
📍 Atlantic Council
📍 US Institute of Peace
https://www.royal.uk/coun...lary-rodham-clinton-award




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« Reply #3880 on: December 07, 2022, 05:52:45 PM »

Not that I am begrudging Sophie her award, but I am glad to see she is also attending meetings whilst here. No jump on the plane grab the award and back on the plane for our Sophie.

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« Reply #3881 on: December 11, 2022, 09:24:22 PM »

A most unflattering outfit.  Nerves


🐕 On Thursday, The Countess of Wessex attended Guide Dog's Christmas Carol Service. Sophie met those who are benefiting from the work of @guidedogs, as well as a number of dogs.

Her Royal Highness is Patron of the charity.

https://twitter.com/crown...;t=adRR_ctNGAR3UpTzQ4bjOQ


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« Reply #3882 on: December 15, 2022, 05:10:37 PM »

Sophie attended this morning the Lord High Admiral's Passing Out Parade at Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth, Devon. From her speech:

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'This is a big moment in your lives – the moment when you become serving officers in His Majesty’s Navy, the moment when you leave all the hard training behind you and take up the mantle of responsibility.

'Until now you have been looking to others to guide you and show you the way. From now on, it is you who will be leading others. Leading – and leading well – takes skill.

'Officers who stand out are those who put the men and women with whom they serve first and in doing so seem to foster bonds of loyalty, credibility and respect.

'A new generation of naval officers is born today. I hope you will be proud of what you have achieved and what you will go on to achieve.'





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« Reply #3883 on: December 15, 2022, 05:16:03 PM »

Hate the hat but the coat looks nice and her speech is good.
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« Reply #3884 on: December 15, 2022, 08:39:45 PM »

Sophie has been a great asset to the RF.  She looks wonderful at tonight’s carol concert at Westminister.  She wears that ivory winter white well!
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