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Re: The Royal Wedding of William and Kate - Will You Be Watching?
« Reply #190 on: April 29, 2011, 11:57:53 pm »
Since we're talking about the royal wedding, I saw a show on 25 dos and don'ts for weddings.

Some of the itmes on the list......you have to see them to believe some of them.

If you want to see the list, click the link below.


http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,49046.msg610118.html#msg610118


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Re: The Royal Wedding of William and Kate - Will You Be Watching?
« Reply #191 on: April 30, 2011, 01:09:46 am »
Since we're talking about the royal wedding, I saw a show on 25 dos and don'ts for weddings.

Some of the itmes on the list......you have to see them to believe some of them.

If you want to see the list, click the link below.


http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,49046.msg610118.html#msg610118

Wow, some of those "new traditions"...let's just say we can live without them becoming popular.  Eeck.

I'm thinking Kate did her own makeup because Pippa's makeup looked the same.

Watching it again, I do like the little salutes to war memorials and such the princes do.  The commentators mentioned that Kate did not have to do a salute (or earn one) on the way to the wedding since she wasn't a royal yet, but would on the way back as a woman married to a royal.  I was wondering how she would 'salute' but it's actually that HE salutes, she just bows her head.

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Re: The Royal Wedding of William and Kate - Will You Be Watching?
« Reply #192 on: April 30, 2011, 04:32:20 am »





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Re: The Royal Wedding of William and Kate - Will You Be Watching?
« Reply #193 on: April 30, 2011, 05:05:09 am »









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Re: The Royal Wedding of William and Kate - Will You Be Watching?
« Reply #194 on: April 30, 2011, 05:15:34 am »






Grace Van Cutsem, 3 years-old, Steals Attention During Royal Wedding Kiss
(daughter of Lady Rose Astor and Hugh van Cutsem, and the great-great-great-granddaughter of William Waldorf Astor)



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Re: The Royal Wedding of William and Kate - Will You Be Watching?
« Reply #195 on: April 30, 2011, 05:54:41 am »


http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/30/world/europe/30britain.html


A Traditional Royal Wedding,
but for the 3 Billion Witnesses

By SARAH LYALL
Published: April 29, 2011



Roaring crowds (and a scowling bridesmaid) greeted Prince William and Kate Middleton for
their kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on Friday.

 

LONDON — In the end, Friday’s wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton may not have ushered in a new dawn for the frayed royal family or brought a renewed era of optimism to a country beset by financial woes, as some predicted in the overheated countdown to the big day. But it proved that the British still know how to combine pageantry, solemnity and romance (and wild hats) better than anyone else in the world.

It was an impeccably choreographed occasion of high pomp and heartfelt emotion, of ancient customs tweaked by modern developments (Elton John brought his husband).

Viewing estimates for the ceremony, at 11 a.m. British time on the dot, hovered in the three billion range, give or take 500 million. Australians held bouquet-throwing competitions; people in Hong Kong wore Kate and William masks; New Yorkers rose by dawn to watch the entrance of guests like Victoria Beckham, teetering pregnantly in sky-high Christian Louboutin heels, Guy Ritchie, the former Mr. Madonna, and assorted monarchs from European countries that are no longer monarchies, like Bulgaria.

In London, the Metropolitan Police said, a million people lined the route of the royal procession, and half a million gathered in front of Buckingham Palace to watch the bride and groom, now known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, kiss (twice) on the palace balcony.

People paid attention almost despite themselves.

“I never really think too seriously about them,” said Kathy Gunn, 54, speaking of the royal family. Yet she had somehow been inexorably sucked into the spirit of the occasion, watching it unfold with a crowd on a huge screen at a cafe in central London. “It gives you a great sense of community and spirit,” she said. “I am a royalist for the day.”

In a world of scattered attention, the occasion had the effect of providing a single international conversation about a subject with universal appeal. It was like a party scene in “Dallas,” only with Prince Philip instead of J. R. Ewing.

Grizzled political correspondents, hauled in to television studios to serve as wedding anchors, found themselves talking in all seriousness about the passementerie of the mother of the bride’s dress and the provenance of Miss Middleton’s tiara. (She borrowed it from Queen Elizabeth, in case you were wondering. It is made of a great many diamonds.)

There was a feast of interesting particulars. First, Kate’s dress. Though The Daily Mail  successfully predicted the name of the designer — Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen — it was still an official secret, so much so that Ms. Burton tried to sneak into Kate’s hotel on Thursday night with her face mostly obscured by a huge yeti-like fur hat.

St. James’s Palace released the details of the dress just as Miss Middleton stepped out of a royal Rolls-Royce with her father, Michael, to walk down the aisle at Westminster Abbey.

Her “something old” was the design of the dress, using traditional craftsmanship. “Something new” was represented by her earrings, a gift from her parents. The tiara was borrowed, and she had a blue ribbon sewn into her dress for her blue item.

Prince William wore the bright scarlet coat of an Irish Guards mounted officer, the uniform of his senior honorary army appointment. He was wearing “gold sword slings,” St. James’s Palace said, but no sword.

The outfits of the guests were generally tasteful and royal-friendly. A few things stuck out. The exotic costumes of foreign dignitaries, seeming throwbacks to imperial times. The hats worn by the ladies, which resembled, variously, overturned buckets, flowerpots, lampshades, fezzes, salad plates, tea cozies, flying saucers, abstract artworks or, in one case, a pile of feathers. There were also a number of fascinators, decorative shapes with flowers or feathers, that are stuck in one’s hair but are not hats.

Catty observers pointed out that Prime Minister David Cameron’s wife, Samantha, was possibly the only female guest who wore no hat (or fascinator) at all.

Mr. Cameron wore a traditional morning suit. The dress code had filled him with angst this month when news broke out that in order to avoid appearing too posh, he intended to wear a regular business suit, what the British call a “lounge suit.” But as scorn poured upon him — he is in fact posh and frequently wears posh clothes — he said that he would wear a morning suit after all.

Some questions were also raised about the guest list. John Major and Margaret Thatcher, former Conservative prime ministers, were invited; Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, former Labour prime ministers, were not. (Mr. Major attended; Lady Thatcher was ill and stayed home.) The Syrian ambassador was invited, and then uninvited. Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, was never invited.

The new duchess, of course, has parents who made their own fortune with an Internet party-accouterments business. Even a generation ago, she would have been considered unthinkable as a prospective royal bride.

The country’s merciless news media have been watching hopefully, and mostly fruitlessly, for signs of middle-class behavior from the Middletons. One TV commentator, standing outside the Goring Hotel, which the Middletons rented for the night before the wedding, remarked, “It’s sometimes hard to tell who are Middletons and who are staff.”

But except for having no titles, no inherited tiaras and no military uniforms, the Middletons were indistinguishable from the guests at the wedding. The bride’s mother, Carole, wore a lovely outfit by Catherine Walker, an aristocrat-approved designer; she did not chew gum, as she was said to have done once when she appeared in public at a royal event, or exhibit déclassé tendencies of any kind.

Kate’s elevation, such as it is, to royalty adds a special frisson to the story of her romance with William. The world knows that there are often no fairy-tale endings to these made-for-television moments — the collapse of the marriage of William’s parents being the most obvious example. But this couple seems to be a real one, with the potential to resuscitate the image of a royal family tarnished by misadventures like the antics of Prince Harry and Prince Andrew, and resentment over privilege and expenditures.

Kate, who promised to love William but not to obey him, is not actually a princess yet (if she were, she would be called Princess William, which is perhaps not a dream title). But she seems already at ease in what will now be a lifetime job, one with a heavy burden of responsibility as well as great privilege. As the couple drove in their horse-drawn carriage from the church to Buckingham Palace, she waved like a pro — from the wrist, the royal way.

Ravi Somaiya contributed reporting.
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Re: The Royal Wedding of William and Kate - Will You Be Watching?
« Reply #196 on: April 30, 2011, 06:39:08 am »
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I wasn't aware that Lady GaGa had been invited.

The woman to the right clearly needs a doctor, poor thing.

That strange growth on her forehead looks dangerous to me.

I'm sure she'll feel better after it's removed.

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Re: The Royal Wedding of William and Kate - Will You Be Watching?
« Reply #197 on: April 30, 2011, 06:44:52 am »








Another wedding guest who needs a doctor?

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Re: The Royal Wedding of William and Kate - Will You Be Watching?
« Reply #198 on: April 30, 2011, 07:03:45 am »



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Re: The Royal Wedding of William and Kate - Will You Be Watching?
« Reply #199 on: April 30, 2011, 07:10:25 am »

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