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Old 07-13-2017, 04:03 AM
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Since the Queen of England is still alive, it shouldn't matter what Charles wants. I will say again, if Bea and Eugenie wanted to attend a State banquet all they need do is ask their grandmother. I'm suggesting they don't want to attend these things. Of course, like everyone else on here, I have no clue about anything these people do. I'm just enjoying seeing the pics from tonight.

Thats your opinion. Still I believe the influence of Prince Charles on the monarchy shouldn´ t be underestimated these days. Charles is one of those on the one hand wanting to keep all the traditions and ceremonial that go with Royalty, but on the other hand modernizing it, slim it down to make it more acceptable and efficient.
It is said he wants royal duties and public functions being performed, if possible, by the so called major Royals (the roy.couple, heir and wife, his children and siblings) and less nieces or cousins like it used to be in the older days.
I´m too enjoying first and foremost beautiful pics of Royalty. Still you can think about certain observations you do since quite a while by now.
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Old 07-13-2017, 05:53 AM
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Old 07-13-2017, 06:19 AM
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We plan to Facebook Live part of today's #SpainStateVisit to the Abbey. Starts 11.40am. Follow our page to watch it:

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Old 07-13-2017, 07:25 AM
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And Harry has definitively something pinned on his vest !
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Old 07-13-2017, 07:31 AM
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Harry’s big moment: Prince hosts Spain’s Queen Letizia and King Felipe VI at Westminster Abbey as he takes a formal role in a state visit for the first time

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Old 07-13-2017, 07:34 AM
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I'm CERTAIN one [or both] of their Majesties will be at Wimbledon this afternoon to see Ms Muguruza play. The opportunity is simply TOO good for them to miss !
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Old 07-13-2017, 07:36 AM
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Clearly a rosette pinned on Harry's vest.
He got something !

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Old 07-13-2017, 07:42 AM
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I'm CERTAIN one [or both] of their Majesties will be at Wimbledon this afternoon to see Ms Muguruza play. The opportunity is simply TOO good for them to miss !
I see they have no events planned after the lunch with Ms May, which is strange given how packed their schedule is, so you might have a point
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Old 07-13-2017, 07:47 AM
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I would love that but Garbine's match starts in 15 minutes and Felipe and Letizia have just started to greet the guests at the reception at the Spanish Embassy.
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I'm CERTAIN one [or both] of their Majesties will be at Wimbledon this afternoon to see Ms Muguruza play. The opportunity is simply TOO good for them to miss !
I was wondering if we might see them in the royal box over the visit,perhaps the Duchess of Cambridge might accompany them?
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I'm just curious, does Harry have a closer relationship with the Spanish couple?
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I was wondering if we might see them in the royal box over the visit,perhaps the Duchess of Cambridge might accompany them?
That would be great! The Duchess is in London and they met last night, and the opening of the Natural History Museum Hitze Hall is this evening, so she has the afternoon off. I would love to see them in the Royal Box with HRH.
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I was wondering if we might see them in the royal box over the visit,perhaps the Duchess of Cambridge might accompany them?
Kate has engagements today so unlikely to attend the Spanish player's match which starts in about 5 minutes. The royal presence today at Wimbledon is Sophie.
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Old 07-13-2017, 08:21 AM
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A white and yellow rosette
http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/...1006?s=594x594

So Harry did receive the Order of Isabella the Catholic

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_...a_the_Catholic
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Old 07-13-2017, 08:26 AM
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I was wondering if we might see them in the royal box over the visit,perhaps the Duchess of Cambridge might accompany them?

Is it scheduled?! Is there time left to visit a tennis match...?!
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Old 07-13-2017, 08:33 AM
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Kate is not there at present and the Spanish player is playing now so it's unlikely she will attend.
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A white and yellow rosette
http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/...1006?s=594x594

So Harry did receive the Order of Isabella the Catholic

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_...a_the_Catholic

But why didn´t he wear its sash (at the banquet)?

It only could have been the miniature of a spanish order in his buttonwhole. Wearing another one for an engagement with the spanish King and Queen wouldn´t have made sense.
Still, why did he get it other than his elder brother and sister -in-law? Only because he accompanied the royal couple to W Abbey? And why didn´t Andrew and Anne, who also join the spanish royal couple for official engagements during their stay, didn´t...?!
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Old 07-13-2017, 08:40 AM
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I'm just curious, does Harry have a closer relationship with the Spanish couple?
I don't think so. He certainly was ordered to accompany the royal couple.
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