The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #781  
Old 06-18-2012, 02:29 AM
Daria_S's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: My own head, United States
Posts: 8,114
Quote:
Originally Posted by Baroness of Books View Post
The caption on the photo says that Kate is sneezing. Those cameras sure are focused on her every movement and gesture.
Oy...sometimes my lack of vision really gets me into trouble. I think I'll go and edit my post to avoid looking like a complete moron . I do agree that the photographers seem to have no concept of shame or privacy. The woman can't even sneeze without it making front page somewhere . And thank you for explaining what was going on in the photo. I really did think she was laughing.
__________________

__________________
"My guiding principles in life are to be honest, genuine, thoughtful and caring".
~Prince William~


I'm not obsessed with royalty...I just think intensely about it.
Reply With Quote
  #782  
Old 06-18-2012, 02:43 AM
Mystiblue's Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Posts: 156
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarNoe View Post
I like the dress but she needs to rethink her hair. It doesn't look "professional" to be always brushing it away from her face.
That's what I meant to say. Sorry - it did look like I was being over-critical. Her hair tied back, and a smaller hat may have looked better. Gorgeous dress thou
__________________

__________________
"Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all."
~Emily Dickinson
Reply With Quote
  #783  
Old 06-18-2012, 09:53 AM
Artemisia's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Yerevan, Armenia
Posts: 5,438
I have one question: while I'm glad Prince William wore the Order of the Thistle star for the Trooping the Colour ceremony, it was my impression no newly appointed member of the Order can wear it until after the installation ceremony - and William's hasn't happened yet.
Does anyone know how accurate the information is, and if it is correct, why was an exception made for Prince William?
Reply With Quote
  #784  
Old 06-18-2012, 10:09 AM
MarNoe's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Utah, United States
Posts: 739
Quote:
Originally Posted by Artemisia View Post
I have one question: while I'm glad Prince William wore the Order of the Thistle star for the Trooping the Colour ceremony, it was my impression no newly appointed member of the Order can wear it until after the installation ceremony - and William's hasn't happened yet.
Does anyone know how accurate the information is, and if it is correct, why was an exception made for Prince William?
My guess is that once an award has been announced it's official. I've been noticing that Kenneth Branagh was being referred to as "Sir Kenneth" immediately after the Honors List announcement even tho the installation ceremony has not taken place.
Reply With Quote
  #785  
Old 06-18-2012, 10:24 AM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Toronto (ON) & London (UK), Canada
Posts: 5,272
William was invested in a private ceremony by The Queen according to the Court Circular. Once invested he can wear the order.
Reply With Quote
  #786  
Old 06-18-2012, 11:37 AM
Tsar bobo Iv's Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: knoxville, United States
Posts: 223
Quote:
Originally Posted by Baroness of Books View Post
The caption on the photo says that Kate is sneezing. Those cameras sure are focused on her every movement and gesture.
LOL that is funny
Reply With Quote
  #787  
Old 06-18-2012, 01:10 PM
Artemisia's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Yerevan, Armenia
Posts: 5,438
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarNoe View Post
My guess is that once an award has been announced it's official. I've been noticing that Kenneth Branagh was being referred to as "Sir Kenneth" immediately after the Honors List announcement even tho the installation ceremony has not taken place.
Quote:
Originally Posted by NGalitzine View Post
William was invested in a private ceremony by The Queen according to the Court Circular. Once invested he can wear the order.
Thank you for your answers, MarNoe and NGalitzine.
I know the installation ceremony is private, but I wasn't aware Prince William's ceremony has already taken place.
Reply With Quote
  #788  
Old 06-18-2012, 02:53 PM
doric44's Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: toronto, Canada
Posts: 154
it was nice to see lady Gabriella at the trooping of the color on the balcony i dont think she was at any of the diamond jubilee celebrations
Reply With Quote
  #789  
Old 06-18-2012, 03:41 PM
cepe's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 6,024
Quote:
Originally Posted by Artemisia View Post
Thank you for your answers, MarNoe and NGalitzine.
I know the installation ceremony is private, but I wasn't aware Prince William's ceremony has already taken place.
The formal ceremony has not taken place yet - this is from the Royal website

Thursday 5th July
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh
accompanied by The Princess Royal and The Countess of Strathearn, will attend a Thistle Service at St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh for the installation of The Prince William, Earl of Strathearn, as a Knight of the Thistle and attend a lunch as guests of the Knights of the Thistle

The Court Circular of the 15th June states that the Queen received the Duke of Cambridge where she invested him......Order of the Thistle
__________________

This precious stone set in the silver sea,......
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England,
Reply With Quote
  #790  
Old 06-18-2012, 03:59 PM
Artemisia's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Yerevan, Armenia
Posts: 5,438
Thank you, cepe.
I appreciate all the informative and polite replies; thank you all.
I wonder just how the private installation ceremony went; presumably, it was far more informal than the official ones (I doubt William wore the robes, for instance).
Reply With Quote
  #791  
Old 06-18-2012, 04:04 PM
cepe's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 6,024
Its the precise meaning of "invest" and "install" which are at the heart of this. The Queen invests him and then there is the religious element of the process along with the robing etc which forms the "installation".
__________________

This precious stone set in the silver sea,......
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England,
Reply With Quote
  #792  
Old 06-18-2012, 08:01 PM
Iluvbertie's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Bathurst, Australia
Posts: 11,047
With the awarding of something like the Thistle it is a three stage process:

1. The awarding of the honour
2. The investing with the insignia - including the robes etc
3. The installing in the order chapel.

#1 and 2 have been done and #3 is coming up in a couple of weeks.

The investiture would have been quite a formal event as it was an investiture of a person with an honour and therefore would have been no less formal than any other person's investiture with any honour - certainly no less formal than Zara's investiture a few years ago and she didn't get another knighthood. The difference was that it was private not a mass event.
Reply With Quote
  #793  
Old 06-18-2012, 09:04 PM
RoyalistRiley's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 510
Quote:
Originally Posted by NGalitzine View Post
William was invested in a private ceremony by The Queen according to the Court Circular. Once invested he can wear the order.
Pardon my ignorance, but isn't that a tad unusual for Orders of Chivalry? I know that the Garter is only ever invested each year before all the other members on Garter Day before they all march down to St. George's Chapel, or is the Thistle different?
__________________
God Save the Queen! Advance Australia Fair!
"Life is a game in which the player must appear ridiculous" - The Dowager Countess of Grantham, Downton Abbey
http://twitter.com/FutureSirRiley
Reply With Quote
  #794  
Old 06-18-2012, 11:13 PM
wbenson's Avatar
Moderator Emeritus
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: -, United States
Posts: 2,360
Quote:
Originally Posted by RoyalistRiley View Post
Pardon my ignorance, but isn't that a tad unusual for Orders of Chivalry? I know that the Garter is only ever invested each year before all the other members on Garter Day before they all march down to St. George's Chapel, or is the Thistle different?
Knights and ladies of the Garter get two investitures as well (the Court Circular uses the word "invested" for both). The first is a private audience with the Queen.

From the court circular of May 5th 2008:

"The Queen this afternoon conferred upon Prince William of Wales the honour of Knighthood and invested His Royal Highness with the Insignia of a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter"

And then on June 16th 2008:

"Her Majesty invested Prince William of Wales, the Lord Luce and Sir Thomas Dunne with the Insignia of Knights Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter."

The other two also had their own private investitures on other days.
Reply With Quote
  #795  
Old 06-19-2012, 06:28 AM
Lumutqueen's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Carlton, York, United Kingdom
Posts: 18,410
Re- watching the highlights and just caught a lovely glimpse of HM taping her feet to the music, Camilla was clapping along in the window as well. I love the personal glimpses we get at these events. But thing I always hate is when commentary interrupts the music, especially Claire Balding's horse commentary!
__________________
We Will Remember Them.
Reply With Quote
  #796  
Old 06-23-2012, 02:15 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 2
Sophie, Countess of Wessex was on the balcony. Several pictures of her.
Reply With Quote
  #797  
Old 06-23-2012, 04:45 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 2
Look up Zimbo blog - kate middleton photostream The trooping of the Colour 2012 pictures 98-234 particulary 110 111 112 113 114 115 for Sophie, Countess of Wessex. Princess Michael of Kent is best seen in the group shots on balcony, remember to click on zoom to get a closer look, pictures save really well.
Reply With Quote
  #798  
Old 08-06-2012, 01:07 AM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Springfield, United States
Posts: 142
What is the criteria for riding in the Trooping of the Colour vs. riding in a carriage? Why do Charles and William ride horses but Andrew, Edward and Harry do not? Also, I wondered why Tim Laurence, who is truely retired from the military, did not wear a uniform but Anne did. I know Anne has honorary appointments so I'm not bothered that she wears a uniform. Just curious why Tim chose not to.
Reply With Quote
  #799  
Old 08-06-2012, 01:17 AM
Thena's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Chicago, United States
Posts: 458
It's because Charles and William are colonels of regiments that take part in the Trooping. I know William is an honorary colonel of the Irish Guards. I can't remember off the top of my head what regiment Charles belongs to. Philip, Anne, and the Duke of Kent are the other three honorary colonels who get to ride on horseback, though Philip chooses these days to ride in a phaeton with the Queen.
Reply With Quote
  #800  
Old 08-06-2012, 02:06 AM
Iluvbertie's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Bathurst, Australia
Posts: 11,047
The ones who ride at the Trooping the Colour are the honourary colonels of the regiments of the Household Guard such as William and the Irish Guards.

Andrew, who is an Honourary Colonel of some regiments doesn't ride because his regiments aren't in the Household Guard.

Edward is the Honourary Colonel of The London Regiment and so rides.
__________________

Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ceremonies, official birthday, trooping the colour


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best Colour for Princess Letizia of Asturias: July 2005 - December 2006 carlota Archives 29 12-12-2006 10:10 AM
Letizia's Eye Colour Gita King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and Family 7 04-07-2004 04:31 AM




Popular Tags
albania best outfit birthday carl gustaf chris o'neill crown princess mary crown princess victoria current events denmark earl of snowdon general news hereditary grand duchess stéphanie hereditary grand duke guillaume infanta cristina infanta leonor infanta sofia iñaki urdangarín king felipe king felipe vi king philippe king willem-alexander letizia liechtenstein monarchy news november opening of parliament picture of the week pieter van vollenhoven prince alexander prince carl philip prince daniel prince felix prince gabriel prince harry prince nicholas prince oscar princess beatrice princess claire of luxembourg princess diana lady spencer princess eleonore princess estelle princess leonore princess madeleine princess mary hats princess of asturias princess sofia princess victoria queen elizabeth ii queen letizia queen letizia casual outfits queen letizia daytime fashion queen letizia fashion queen mathilde queen maxima queen maxima casual wear queen maxima daytime fashion queen maxima fashion queen maxima hats queen maxima style queen silvia spanish royal family events state visit state visit from argentina stephanie succession sweden swedish royal family the duchess of cambridge hats victoria



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:31 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017
Jelsoft Enterprises