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Old 10-25-2013, 09:49 AM
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...Or rather command them
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:50 AM
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Well, maybe someone should remind her to invite them. Hopefully they will start attending next year. We have yet to get a regalia event out the Cambridge's. If not a State Banquet, then at least next months or December's Reception for the Royal Diplomatic Corps. Then again, this kind of event slips by without much of a mention and pictures.
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:33 AM
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They will not, however, be at the State Banquet for the President of South Korea next month. #WilliamandKate

What will it take to get those two attend a State Banquet?
Well, clearly all our hopes and outrage that it has not yet happened are not working.
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:38 AM
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...Or rather command them
This is just my opinion but I think the Queen respects William and his choices. She nudges, but except for the Irish Guards black coat, I think she rests easy with his choices.

She learned a lot while watching her own boys become the men they are. And I think she is realistic enough to know that every action, even a monarch's can cause unexpected reactions in family.

Will's a sound man with a sound wife. Not much reining in required. (Horsey pun intended)
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:03 AM
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Well, clearly all our hopes and outrage that it has not yet happened are not working.
Do you think if we Americans expressed our desires we would start to see W&K at state dinners?
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:23 AM
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I just think The Queen is used to inviting the same people over and over again. You always get the Wessex's, Gloucester's, Kent's Princess Royal, etc. I think she have to remember there's a new royal couple in town too.
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:22 PM
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I just think The Queen is used to inviting the same people over and over again. You always get the Wessex's, Gloucester's, Kent's Princess Royal, etc. I think she have to remember there's a new royal couple in town too.
But we don't know whether or not she invited W&C.
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:35 PM
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If she actually invited, they would go, IMO. As William said (paraphrase) when she says she wants something, it happens.
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:56 PM
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Yeah, William & Catherine wouldn't turn down an important State event like that, if they were invited.
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:31 PM
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Yes. That is a good question. As senior royals, arent William and Catherine supposed to attend a state dinner? Or maybe I should say, arent they required to attend? I thought now that they are considered senior royals they would have to be doing these things. Am I wrong?
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:43 PM
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As they are senior royals, you would think they would attend. Perhaps next year?
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:57 PM
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Will they go to the Festival of Remembrance at the Albert Hall in a couple of weeks?
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:57 PM
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But why would they have to wait until next year? Is there a certain protocol which demands they wait a year? I dont understand. Being senior members now I thought meant the beginning of all sorts of things including state dinners and more travel, more royal duties?
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Old 10-25-2013, 02:03 PM
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State dinners are carefully planned. List of guests is approved by the government. Queen can't simply add William and Kate. To do this she must withdraw two guests or two royals (who also have their working plan). Places around the table are limited.
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Yes. That is a good question. As senior royals, arent William and Catherine supposed to attend a state dinner? Or maybe I should say, arent they required to attend? I thought now that they are considered senior royals they would have to be doing these things. Am I wrong?
Not all of the royals go to all of the State dinners. The emphasis is on State, not Royal, so politicians and diplomats are priorities, I should think. Also much depends on the scale of the entourage with the visiting Head of State and the core reason for the visit. And finally, if the Head of State is also a Monarch.

It always seemed to me to be a strange brew of all of these things so not easy (at least for me) to work out who would, opposed to who could, attend.
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Old 10-25-2013, 02:26 PM
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But why would they have to wait until next year? Is there a certain protocol which demands they wait a year? I dont understand. Being senior members now I thought meant the beginning of all sorts of things including state dinners and more travel, more royal duties?
They don't have to wait for next year. I was just stating that perhaps they will start attending next year. The Queen is the one that approve the list of royals attending and other guest. I think the Cambridge's should be attending. We just see the same royals attending every year over and over again.

It would be nice if they attended the Festival of Remembrance after the Cenotaph service.
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Old 10-25-2013, 03:06 PM
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They don't have to wait for next year. I was just stating that perhaps they will start attending next year. The Queen is the one that approve the list of royals attending and other guest. I think the Cambridge's should be attending. We just see the same royals attending every year over and over again.

It would be nice if they attended the Festival of Remembrance after the Cenotaph service.
Festival of Remembrance is before the Cenotaph service
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Old 10-25-2013, 03:19 PM
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Festival of Remembrance is before the Cenotaph service
I meant the service at the Royal Albert Hall.
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I meant the service at the Royal Albert Hall.
I think we are doing a tango around this one! Festival of Remembrance is the service at the Albert Hall on the Saturday and then there is Remembrance Day Service at the Cenotaph on the Sunday. I think we are agreeing
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Old 10-25-2013, 04:29 PM
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They don't have to wait for next year. I was just stating that perhaps they will start attending next year. The Queen is the one that approve the list of royals attending and other guest. I think the Cambridge's should be attending. We just see the same royals attending every year over and over again.
The Queen is not the one that approve the list of royals.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office do it also. The Queen can't change list without Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
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