South Essex: Royal family arrive in Brentwood for friend's funeral

Gazette: Royal family arrive in south Essex for friend's funeral Royal family arrive in south Essex for friend's funeral

THE Royal family arrived at Brentwood Cathedral this morning to pay their respects to one of Prince Charles’ closest friends Hugh van Cutsem.

Prince Charles, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William and Prince Harry attended the funeral this morning.

Conservationist and horse-breeder Mr van Cutsem, died at his home last Monday aged 72.

He and Charles had been friends since their days as students at Cambridge. He saw Prince William and Harry through Prince Charles and Diana’s divorce, looking after the brothers at his family home in Norfolk when their marriage collapsed.

Mr van Cutsem and his wife Emilie van Ufford's son Edward is Charles's godson and when the Prince married Lady Diana Spencer in 1981 the then eight-year-old was chosen as one of two page boys.

Thirty years after Charles's wedding, Mr van Cutsem's granddaughter Grace was the flower girl pictured covering her ears as William and Kate kissed after their wedding on the balcony of Buckingham Place.

And it is believed one of Mr van Cutsem's four sons will be asked to be godfather to William's baby Prince George.

Described as "one of the finest shots of his generation", Mr van Cutsem was born on July 21 1941 and schooled at Sunningdale and Ampleforth.

The son of champion horse trainer Bernard van Cutsem, who trained horses for the Queen, he preferred to stick to breeding.

His 4,400-acre estate on Norfolk's Brecklands became renowned for its private wild game shoots, and he also owned a hunting lodge and grouse moor on the North Yorkshire-Cumbria border.

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3:05pm Wed 11 Sep 13

Justice79 says...

A group of out of touch upper class knobs travel to the funeral of another out of touch upper class knob.

Hardly breaking news is it?
A group of out of touch upper class knobs travel to the funeral of another out of touch upper class knob. Hardly breaking news is it? Justice79

6:40pm Wed 11 Sep 13

tomtheDJ says...

Justice79 wrote:
A group of out of touch upper class knobs travel to the funeral of another out of touch upper class knob. Hardly breaking news is it?
ever seen the film,
"Layer Cake"

I could put a brillient one liner spoken in the film about life,
layers of life !

you google It if you want...

things will never change for those who are deemed working class.
But even then hierarchy dictates who sits or stands while at work !!
[quote][p][bold]Justice79[/bold] wrote: A group of out of touch upper class knobs travel to the funeral of another out of touch upper class knob. Hardly breaking news is it?[/p][/quote]ever seen the film, "Layer Cake" I could put a brillient one liner spoken in the film about life, layers of life ! you google It if you want... things will never change for those who are deemed working class. But even then hierarchy dictates who sits or stands while at work !! tomtheDJ

7:48pm Wed 11 Sep 13

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Comments like Justice79 in this context are not necessary.

I definitely could not be classed as a royalist by any stretch of imagination but everyone is entitled to have friends and to pay their respects to those who have pased on!
Comments like Justice79 in this context are not necessary. I definitely could not be classed as a royalist by any stretch of imagination but everyone is entitled to have friends and to pay their respects to those who have pased on! Say It As It Is OK?

9:23pm Wed 11 Sep 13

TheaWells says...

'facts of life'

not layers of life....

You’re born, you take shxx…
you get out in the world, you take more shxx…
climb a little higher and you take less shxx,
until one day you’re on that rarefied atmosphere and you’ve forgotten what shxx even looks like.
Welcome to the layer cake son…”

I don't understand what this has to do with this 'story' about friends attending a funeral of someone they love... but, why is this even a story? No one covered the story of the funeral I visited a while back and how we were connected and I live in Southend!

Perhaps the title should have read thus:

"Ohhh Some old royals in Essex... get us eh ? !!!"

Anyway, I am sorry for their loss. Not for the gratuitous 'headline' for the Echo...
'facts of life' not layers of life.... You’re born, you take shxx… you get out in the world, you take more shxx… climb a little higher and you take less shxx, until one day you’re on that rarefied atmosphere and you’ve forgotten what shxx even looks like. Welcome to the layer cake son…” I don't understand what this has to do with this 'story' about friends attending a funeral of someone they love... but, why is this even a story? No one covered the story of the funeral I visited a while back and how we were connected and I live in Southend! Perhaps the title should have read thus: "Ohhh Some old royals in Essex... get us eh ? !!!" Anyway, I am sorry for their loss. Not for the gratuitous 'headline' for the Echo... TheaWells

1:48pm Thu 12 Sep 13

heartbeat says...

Since when has Brentwood been in South Essex?
Since when has Brentwood been in South Essex? heartbeat

1:49pm Thu 12 Sep 13

heartbeat says...

heartbeat wrote:
Since when has Brentwood been in South Essex?
Do we South Essexonians really want to be associated with the likes of permatanned vagazzled vacous TOWIE?
[quote][p][bold]heartbeat[/bold] wrote: Since when has Brentwood been in South Essex?[/p][/quote]Do we South Essexonians really want to be associated with the likes of permatanned vagazzled vacous TOWIE? heartbeat

3:02pm Thu 12 Sep 13

sosad 1 says...

the story is a waste of ink and paper let go it in horse and hound
the story is a waste of ink and paper let go it in horse and hound sosad 1

4:51pm Thu 12 Sep 13

stevedawson says...

The chap was no age for today.now he will never see his friends crowned king and queen.what sorrow.
The chap was no age for today.now he will never see his friends crowned king and queen.what sorrow. stevedawson

7:18pm Thu 12 Sep 13

tomtheDJ says...

TheaWells wrote:
'facts of life'

not layers of life....

You’re born, you take shxx…
you get out in the world, you take more shxx…
climb a little higher and you take less shxx,
until one day you’re on that rarefied atmosphere and you’ve forgotten what shxx even looks like.
Welcome to the layer cake son…”

I don't understand what this has to do with this 'story' about friends attending a funeral of someone they love... but, why is this even a story? No one covered the story of the funeral I visited a while back and how we were connected and I live in Southend!

Perhaps the title should have read thus:

"Ohhh Some old royals in Essex... get us eh ? !!!just replying to justice 79 matey,
but then,
so are you!!
[quote][p][bold]TheaWells[/bold] wrote: 'facts of life' not layers of life.... You’re born, you take shxx… you get out in the world, you take more shxx… climb a little higher and you take less shxx, until one day you’re on that rarefied atmosphere and you’ve forgotten what shxx even looks like. Welcome to the layer cake son…” I don't understand what this has to do with this 'story' about friends attending a funeral of someone they love... but, why is this even a story? No one covered the story of the funeral I visited a while back and how we were connected and I live in Southend! Perhaps the title should have read thus: "Ohhh Some old royals in Essex... get us eh ? !!!just replying to justice 79 matey, but then, so are you!! tomtheDJ

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