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Old 05-21-2010, 07:47 PM
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Regardless of Swedish tradition, this is more in keeping with Victoria's personality.

IMO, Victoria has never come off as this strong, independent feminist. She appears somewhat docile and this having her father give her away suits her personality.
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Old 05-22-2010, 02:14 AM
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A Royal carriage is seen during the Royal Mews presentation of the preparatiosn before the royal wedding Wednesday 19, 2010.

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Old 05-22-2010, 02:14 AM
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Photo galleries - Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Daniel Westling: a royal love story

A great interview at Svenska Dagbladet, the couple speak about their wedding and their relatioship:
SvD-intervju med kronprinsessan Victoria och Daniel Westling | SvD
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Old 05-22-2010, 05:41 AM
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Really good interview with serious and interesting questions for once.
They are so adorable as a couple, not only they look so good together but they have love written all over their foreheads.
Such respect for each other.
This wedding will be magic.
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Old 05-22-2010, 09:56 AM
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I think it's unfortunate - and unprofessional - that the Archbishop openly criticized the Crown Princess' decision to walk down the aisle with her father. While it may no longer be tradition - and though the tradition may have originally looked upon females as chattel - in western society a female today would not consider the tradition to hold the same meaning, i.e., they would likely look upon it as their parents giving their blessing (i.e., a sign of support). The fact that CP Victoria chose to do this emphasizes that she is not being given away, i.e., she is not a possession, but rather it shows her father's support. This is a great moment in her life. If she chooses to have her father walk with her down the aisle, fine. There is absolutely no need to for the Church to speak on this, and I think the Archbishop should apologize for commenting publicly in such a manner.
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Old 05-22-2010, 10:24 AM
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Old 05-22-2010, 11:29 AM
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For those who can receive german TV

The Wedding will be broadcasted live by ZDF from 14h30 until 19h00
It will be moderated by Norbert Lehmann and Karen Webb. Commentors will be Norbert Loh, Julia Melchor
and Archduchess Walburga, Countess Douglas
http://www.tvinfo.de...ung+einer+liebe

and by NDR (as ARD is showing the Soccer-WM) from 14h30 until 17h30
It will be moderatedbyJulia Niharika Sen and Commentor wil be Rolf Seelmann-Eggebert
http://www.tvinfo.de...aniel+im+glueck
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Old 05-22-2010, 12:12 PM
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It is Victoria and Daniel's day let them have it their way.
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Old 05-22-2010, 01:17 PM
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The informationschef ot the court, Nina Eldh, says, that Victoria and Daniel must have the right to decide about their wedding, referring to the message from the priests.
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Victoria´s and Daniel´s wedding interview at Göteborgs-Posten (only in the paper version)
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Old 05-22-2010, 01:26 PM
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For those who can receive german TV

The Wedding will be broadcasted live by ZDF from 14h30 until 19h00
How great that I'll be in Germany at my parent's home at this time. So I can watch the wedding live in Tv. I am really happy for Victoria. She looks wonderful and so radiant in all pictures. And Daniel also looks really good , healthy and happy.
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cant we watch the wedding on the internet?
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That's what I'm saying. they should be free to choose what they want, how they want their wedding. Wasn't Diana, Fergie, Marie, Mary, Mette-Marit escorted by their fathers down the aisle?
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Old 05-22-2010, 03:33 PM
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No, Mette Marit wasn`t escorted by his father down the aisle
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Old 05-22-2010, 04:18 PM
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No, Mette Marit wasn`t escorted by his father down the aisle
You are quite right, Mette Marit was not escorted by her father although that is the custom in Norway.

I think this had more to do with Mette Marit's troubled relation to her father and his unfortunate babble to the press, in particular Se & Hør (See & Hear) a notorious gossip magazine in Norway.
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Old 05-22-2010, 04:24 PM
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That's what I'm saying. they should be free to choose what they want, how they want their wedding. Wasn't Diana, Fergie, Marie, Mary, Mette-Marit escorted by their fathers down the aisle?
Of course Diana and Sarah were walking down the aisle with their fathers! After all, they were English girls, marrying in England: They followed the English tradition. It would be strange to choose otherwise, wouldn't it? I am not sure if this giving away thing is traditional in Denmark (I doubt it, but maybe some Danish posters could clarify?). But as far as I know it is a tradition in France, where Marie comes from, and it certainly is in Mary's homeland Australia. So in these weddings the tradition of the bride's culture was honoured.
But my point is: Why should a Swedish woman, marrying a Swedish guy in Sweden follow a tradition which is completely un-Swedish? That would be as unusual as (hypothetically!) Kate insisting on walking down the aisle with William instead of with her father.
And Victoria is not just a normal Swedish bride who can have the kind of wedding she wants. Unfortunately for her, it is a fairly official state occasion. Actually I was quite surprised that she wishes to stray from the traditions of her beloved homeland, since she usually makes it clear that she makes Sweden her first priority, and that she honours the Swedish customs and traditions.
But another question: how do we know that she wants the king to escort her to the altar? I somehow missed this bit. Is this proven information, or might it just be another press-hype, trying to make some well-selling headlines?
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Old 05-22-2010, 04:37 PM
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Excellent question! I seemed to have missed that bit also.
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Victoria and the Archbishop are disagreeing on whether King Carl Gustaf should walk her down the aisle. I don't see a problem with that, but since it is a tradition it is expected of her. I think the archbishop should give them what they want.

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Of course Diana and Sarah were walking down the aisle with their fathers! After all, they were English girls, marrying in England: They followed the English tradition. It would be strange to choose otherwise, wouldn't it? I am not sure if this giving away thing is traditional in Denmark (I doubt it, but maybe some Danish posters could clarify?). But as far as I know it is a tradition in France, where Marie comes from, and it certainly is in Mary's homeland Australia. So in these weddings the tradition of the bride's culture was honoured.
But my point is: Why should a Swedish woman, marrying a Swedish guy in Sweden follow a tradition which is completely un-Swedish? That would be as unusual as (hypothetically!) Kate insisting on walking down the aisle with William instead of with her father.
And Victoria is not just a normal Swedish bride who can have the kind of wedding she wants. Unfortunately for her, it is a fairly official state occasion. Actually I was quite surprised that she wishes to stray from the traditions of her beloved homeland, since she usually makes it clear that she makes Sweden her first priority, and that she honours the Swedish customs and traditions.
But another question: how do we know that she wants the king to escort her to the altar? I somehow missed this bit. Is this proven information, or might it just be another press-hype, trying to make some well-selling headlines?
It´s also a tradition her in denmark that girl walks beside her farther up to the waiting groom and some times it happens that ther totaly scilence in the churtch when the bride is walking with her farther (It happend at the last wedding i was attending)
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If Victoria wants her father to walk her down the aisle, it's her wedding, she can do what she wants. If she wants to walk down the aisle with Daniel, it's her wedding, she can do what she wants. This notion that if her father walks her down the aisle, he's "giving" her to Daniel as though she was his "property" is completely ridiculous. That is absolutely not what it means anymore. Maybe 400 years ago, but it's 2010. Some of you are totally twisting the idea and concept of this action, and turning it something dehumanizing. Which is shameful. Really shameful, actually.

Maybe Victoria wants to do something different. Is it going to offend anyone? Will there be riots in the streets afterward? I hardly think so.
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And Victoria is not just a normal Swedish bride...
Exactly. She is the great granddaughter of someone, who was leading his daughter and some of his granddaughters down the aisle.
I find the explanation of the court´s spokeswoman quite plausible
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It has a larger dimension, it is not a father leaving his daughter to another man. The symbolism is that the king is leading the country's successor to the altar - and the man who has been accepted, "said palace spokeswoman Nina Eldh to Aftonbladet.
With all the awful articles the press had written about the king not liking Daniel, this does seem like a nice gesture (which got ruined by the archbishop)

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But another question: how do we know that she wants the king to escort her to the altar? I somehow missed this bit. Is this proven information, or might it just be another press-hype, trying to make some well-selling headlines?
One can read it out of the bishop´s statement and of the statements the spokeswoman of the court was making. She was though saying, it isn´t decided yet (I guess the court is keeping a backdoor, if the protests would get worse)
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