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Old 04-09-2014, 10:44 AM
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When it is about splendour, the British do a very good job. That table at Windsor Castle is very impressive. Again and again it is a pleasure for the eye. The only careful critic (or better: a recommendation) I would dare to utter: please move away those hideous lamps with lampshades. Use real candles! Nothing beats the warm and fairylike illumination coming from hundreds of flickering candles, multiplied in brilliant reflections by the crystal glassware and the sparkling diamonds worn by the ladies.

Last week King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima received the Swedish royal couple in an equally stunning venue. They used impressive silver candelabras with real candles. To prevent dripping or leaking, each candle had a protective glass 'bulb', gliding down with the melting of the candles. It prevents candles blown out by an airwave, it is safer with that fire and it prevents dripping on the expensive damast tableware. After the table speeches, the lights in the enormous marble venue were dimmed and the hundreds of slightly moving and trembling lights from the candles did their magic...
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my understanding is that there are candles all along the table inside those 'lampshades'. You can see a member of staff lighting them in this video (@43mins)
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Old 04-09-2014, 12:13 PM
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The Australian coach is much newer from 1988 as poster Roslyn pointed out earlier. The Irish coach is from 1851. The ride in the Australian is more comfortable due to the hydraulic stabilizers it has that's why they often use it in these kind of events. Plus the Queen and the President aren't the youngest people so they went with comfort over it's the Irish coach for the Irish.

Could this really be the reason?! I mean, the Irish State Coach won´t be THAT uncomfortable not to be able to ride in it for about 5-10 Min. ...
HM still often uses the I St Coach for her ride to the Houses of Parliament to deliver her Speech. This ride takes longer (about 15 Min.)
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[QUOTE=Duc_et_Pair;1655722]When it is about splendour, the British do a very good job. That table at Windsor Castle is very impressive. Again and again it is a pleasure for the eye. The only careful critic (or better: a recommendation) I would dare to utter: please move away those hideous lamps with lampshades. Use real candles! Nothing beats the warm and fairylike illumination coming from hundreds of flickering candles, multiplied in brilliant reflections by the crystal glassware and the sparkling diamonds worn by the ladies.

Last week King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima received the Swedish royal couple in an equally stunning venue. They used impressive silver candelabras with real candles. To prevent dripping or leaking, each candle had a protective glass 'bulb', gliding down with the melting of the candles. It prevents candles blown out by an airwave, it is safer with that fire and it prevents dripping on the expensive damast tableware. After the table speeches, the lights in the enormous marble venue were dimmed and the hundreds of slightly moving and trembling lights from the candles did their magic...[/QUOTE]

Nice description. Arent't those candle things called bobeche? Is that a French word?
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State Visit to the UK - Day 2


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President Higgins met Deputy PM Nick Clegg at Buckingham Palace this afternoon http://bit.ly/1kr3RDf pic.twitter.com/PnfjbKWkvY
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So many sides to this complex relationship...

Victims protest former IRA commander McGuinness’ presence at Windsor Castle - Belfast Newsletter


Although I guess we shouldn't let Martin McGuinness become the star of the show!
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President and his wife arriving for the Banquet at Guildhall tonight

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When it is about splendour, the British do a very good job. That table at Windsor Castle is very impressive. Again and again it is a pleasure for the eye. The only careful critic (or better: a recommendation) I would dare to utter: please move away those hideous lamps with lampshades. Use real candles! Nothing beats the warm and fairylike illumination coming from hundreds of flickering candles, multiplied in brilliant reflections by the crystal glassware and the sparkling diamonds worn by the ladies.

Last week King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima received the Swedish royal couple in an equally stunning venue. They used impressive silver candelabras with real candles. To prevent dripping or leaking, each candle had a protective glass 'bulb', gliding down with the melting of the candles. It prevents candles blown out by an airwave, it is safer with that fire and it prevents dripping on the expensive damast tableware. After the table speeches, the lights in the enormous marble venue were dimmed and the hundreds of slightly moving and trembling lights from the candles did their magic...
Given the very recent and very painful history of Windsor Castle and fire, I think they tend to err on the side of caution when it comes to candles. They know what they're doing when it comes to fire safety. Plus, the little shades lead to a more intimate, gentle light which I think works very well, without anyone getting blinded by the glare of the candles' reflection on glass.

The Queen's been doing this long enough and personally inspects the table herself a few hours before the banquet, she knows what she likes.
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Although I guess we shouldn't let Martin McGuinness become the star of the show!
I quite understand their feelings.

But when the Reverend Ian Paisley agreed to have Mr McGuinness several years ago as his Deputy in Northern Ireland, then Mr. McGuinness's presence in official and senior level events became more or less inevitable.
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I quite understand their feelings.

But when the Reverend Ian Paisley agreed to have Mr McGuinness several years ago as his Deputy in Northern Ireland, then Mr. McGuinness's presence in official and senior level events became more or less inevitable.
Like all of us, his past will haunt him. But it should not ransom the entire future of two countries and two peoples forever - just my opinion.
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The Queen and Irish President Michael D Higgins are hosting a Northern Ireland-themed reception at Windsor Castle.

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