The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #1761  
Old 05-01-2011, 01:59 AM
Commoner
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: NorCal, United States
Posts: 34
Quote:
And can I just say how sweet and romantic it is that he consistantly asked her if she was ok- especially on the balcony .......it shows how caring he is and how aware he is of how overwhelming it could easily become for her!!!!
Before the engagement interview, he is supposed to have asked her protectively if she was OK. This is one of the lessons he learned from his parents' marriage, and one of the reasons I think they have a good chance at a successful marriage: he saw what happened when a young woman is thrown into royal life without preparation and protection. It seems he is providing both.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #1762  
Old 05-01-2011, 03:03 AM
Iluvbertie's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Bathurst, Australia
Posts: 8,602
Quote:
Originally Posted by LasMa View Post
Before the engagement interview, he is supposed to have asked her protectively if she was OK. This is one of the lessons he learned from his parents' marriage, and one of the reasons I think they have a good chance at a successful marriage: he saw what happened when a young woman is thrown into royal life without preparation and protection. It seems he is providing both.

One must remember of course that when Diana was asked what it would be like to take tea with the Queen she replied that she was used to it as she had done it all her life so the expectation was, that having grown up with the royals around her life she would cope and wasn't in the need of protection. She was an adult of course and had been with royals since she was born.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #1763  
Old 05-01-2011, 03:35 AM
Commoner
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: NorCal, United States
Posts: 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Iluvbertie View Post
One must remember of course that when Diana was asked what it would be like to take tea with the Queen she replied that she was used to it as she had done it all her life so the expectation was, that having grown up with the royals around her life she would cope and wasn't in the need of protection. She was an adult of course and had been with royals since she was born.
Very true, although there's probably a vast difference between being around royals and being royal. And there's a vast difference between being 19 and being 28, or being from a broken home and being from an intact home, or marrying for dynasty versus marrying for love, or dating for 6 months versus dating for 8 years. Another factor that's different is the new press laws enacted since Diana's death, and the media's willingness to show some restraint -- of which Kate is the chief beneficiary. I only mean that everything that worked against Diana is flipped around to work in Kate's favor.

I meant no disrespect to Diana, or for that matter, Charles. They were obviously ill-matched, but under the rules of royal marriage in place at the time, it didn't matter. Marriage was for producing heirs, brides were to be virginal and silent, grooms found love elsewhere. Diana is responsible for shattering that outmoded model, and her wedding gift to William and Kate is that she made it possible for them to marry.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #1764  
Old 05-01-2011, 04:40 AM
LadyFinn's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southwest, Finland
Posts: 16,052
Photos:
IBL Bildbyrå gallery
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #1765  
Old 05-01-2011, 04:59 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Posts: 3
Hi everybody, I have to 2 questions and hope you can answer it:
1) Why Kat was not given the title of princesses
2) Did the children of the Duchess of Cornwall attended the ceremony

Thanks in advance.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #1766  
Old 05-01-2011, 05:11 AM
lucien's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 6,224
Quote:
Originally Posted by LasMa View Post
Another little thing I noticed:

When Kate curtsied, she did not incline her head. She held the Queen's gaze, with a big smile on her face. The Queen did not look displeased. :-)
That was the perfect curtsey.One has to make and keep "eye-contact" with the Monarch you curtsey to at all times,so,well done Duchess of Cambridge!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #1767  
Old 05-01-2011, 05:14 AM
lucien's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 6,224
Quote:
Originally Posted by Queen of Arab View Post
Hi everybody, I have to 2 questions and hope you can answer it:
1) Why Kat was not given the title of princesses
2) Did the children of the Duchess of Cornwall attended the ceremony

Thanks in advance.
Catherine,as her name is,automatically became a Princess upon her yes I do,but will be known as HRH The Duchess of Cambridge after the title bestowed upon her husband by HM The Queen.

Yes,the Duchess of Cornwall's children were in attendance,her granddaughter also was one of the brideschildren.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #1768  
Old 05-01-2011, 05:18 AM
lucien's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 6,224
Quote:
Originally Posted by ashelen View Post
I read somewhere that the Cousin of the Queen has a company wedding planner? and she is the one who organized everything , anyone has any more informtain about it whoshe is?
The Lady Elizabeth Anson,cousin of HM.You can see her welcoming HM at the pre-wedding dinner at the Mandarin on thursday evening.

Btw,Lady Elizabeth's daughter is the godchild of HM Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands.
Maybe some remember how Queen Beatrix did attend the pre-wedding dinner of the Asturias couple,but flew to the UK on their wedding day to attend the wedding of her own godchild as she had promised to do way in advance of the announcement of the wedding date of the Crown Prince Felipe.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #1769  
Old 05-01-2011, 05:43 AM
Iluvbertie's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Bathurst, Australia
Posts: 8,602
Quote:
Originally Posted by Queen of Arab View Post
Hi everybody, I have to 2 questions and hope you can answer it:
1) Why Kat was not given the title of princesses
2) Did the children of the Duchess of Cornwall attended the ceremony

Thanks in advance.
All the wives of princes are automatically princesses but the title of Duke is a peerage title.

To use the title Princess would mean that her husband was only a prince and not a peer of the realm.

Look at the Kents.

The senior of the Kent brothers is the Duke and his wife is the Duchess whereas the younger and more junior of the brothers is called Prince Michael and his wife is Princess Michael - because Michael has nothing else to use.

However all the wives of the Princes are Princesses but not in their own right - so we have The Princess Charles (Camilla), Princess William (Kate), The Princess Edward (Sophie), Princess Richard (Birgitte),n Princess Edward (Katherine - Duchess of Kent) and Princess Michael. However only Princess Michael uses that title. Yes Diana and Sarah were both Princesses - Princess Charles and Princess Andrew but never Princess Diana or Princess Sarah.

Princesses Beatrice, Eugenie, Anne and Alexandra have their own names because they were born Princesses.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #1770  
Old 05-01-2011, 05:46 AM
Commoner
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: NorCal, United States
Posts: 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by lucien View Post
That was the perfect curtsey.One has to make and keep "eye-contact" with the Monarch you curtsey to at all times,so,well done Duchess of Cambridge!
I agree it was well done; I didn't mean to criticize Kate! I thought it was charming, as if the two of them were sharing a private moment.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #1771  
Old 05-01-2011, 06:04 AM
LadyFinn's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southwest, Finland
Posts: 16,052
Special site of the wedding:
Guillermo & Kate - Boda Real Inglesa | Especiales | ELMUNDO.es
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #1772  
Old 05-01-2011, 08:26 AM
fortimo's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Posts: 1,448
I have the question, when they went back to the palace as man and wife, William saluted many times, and than Cathrine bent down her head. Why?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #1773  
Old 05-01-2011, 08:30 AM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: -, Netherlands
Posts: 907
Quote:
Originally Posted by fortimo View Post
I have the question, when they went back to the palace as man and wife, William saluted many times, and than Cathrine bent down her head. Why?
To show her respect for the cause he was saluting.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #1774  
Old 05-01-2011, 08:38 AM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Paris, France
Posts: 423
The Telegraph just announced it. NO prenuptial agreement.

Royal wedding: loving Prince William rejects prenuptial agreement

Prince William's whispered words to Catherine Middleton at the altar in Westminster Abbey, "you are beautiful", are not his only romantic gesture. The Duke of Cambridge, as he now is, refused to sign a prenuptial agreement with his fiancée.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #1775  
Old 05-01-2011, 09:33 AM
fortimo's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Posts: 1,448
Thanks, I read it: "Once again, the Duke saluted when the carriage passed significant military monuments – and the Duchess in turn paid her respects by bowing her head at the same time."
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #1776  
Old 05-01-2011, 09:40 AM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Alexandria, United States
Posts: 177
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rosapru View Post
The Telegraph just announced it. NO prenuptial agreement.

Royal wedding: loving Prince William rejects prenuptial agreement

Prince William's whispered words to Catherine Middleton at the altar in Westminster Abbey, "you are beautiful", are not his only romantic gesture. The Duke of Cambridge, as he now is, refused to sign a prenuptial agreement with his fiancée.
Somehow I'm not too surprised, and I don't think they'll ever need a prenup--they're doing everything right as far as I can tell. I think this will be one of the strongest Royal marriage, on par with perhaps HM and DoE's marriage.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #1777  
Old 05-01-2011, 10:46 AM
Sister Morphine's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: North Carolina, United States
Posts: 2,726
No pre-nup? No matter how much they love each other, that's still odd for royals. I mean, even Frederik and Mary had a pre-nuptial agreement. I'm glad they bucked that trend, though.
__________________
"The grass was greener / The light was brighter / The taste was sweeter / The nights of wonder / With friends surrounded / The dawn mist glowing / The water flowing / The endless river / Forever and ever........ "
Reply With Quote
  #1778  
Old 05-01-2011, 10:48 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: sofia, Bulgaria
Posts: 7
There's one thing I didn't quite get... in the article about what lip-readers think the royalties actually said to each other during the wedding,it was stated that in the carriage William told Kate sth like "I don't think you should bow quite yet,you can just bow with your head"
What was he reffering to?The salutes in the carriage or the curtsy to the Queen?
Thanks in advance
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #1779  
Old 05-01-2011, 10:51 AM
Commoner
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 27
I don't know if this is the place to ask this question, but I'll ask anyway. Do the royal women always curtsey to each other (according to rank), or do they only do it in public? It would seem kind of strange if they were getting together for a family dinner and all of a sudden Kate had to curtsey to Camilla...
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #1780  
Old 05-01-2011, 10:59 AM
EmpressRouge's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: , United States
Posts: 1,294
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sister Morphine View Post
No pre-nup? No matter how much they love each other, that's still odd for royals. I mean, even Frederik and Mary had a pre-nuptial agreement. I'm glad they bucked that trend, though.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but pre-nups are not a trend/tradition among British royals? I don't believe Charles and Diana or Andrew and Sarah had one. I know Frederik and Mary and Victoria and Daniel did. I *think* Grace and Rainier did too. A big stipulation of those pre-nups concerned the custody of the children who as heirs to the throne, custody is primarily granted to the royal parent to ensure they grow up in the country they will one day rule.
__________________

__________________
Real princesses always wear sleeves so why do we all go for strapless?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
prince william & catherine middleton wedding


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
Wedding of William & Catherine 29 April 2011: Where to watch it live on TV & internet JessRulz Prince William and Catherine Middleton - The Royal Wedding, 29 April 2011 64 04-30-2011 05:36 PM
Prince William and Catherine Middleton current events 8: November 2009-29 April 2011 Zonk Current Events Archive 1144 04-28-2011 07:00 PM
Wedding of William & Catherine: Television Coverage and Lead-Up Programs kristens Prince William and Catherine Middleton - The Royal Wedding, 29 April 2011 349 04-27-2011 06:20 PM




Popular Tags
abdication belgium birth carl philip charlene chris o'neill crown prince frederik crown prince haakon crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria current events engagement fashion genealogy grand duchess maria teresa grand duke henri hohenzollern infanta leonor infanta sofia jewellery jordan king abdullah ii king carl xvi gustav king felipe king felipe vi king harald king juan carlos king philippe king willem-alexander luxembourg nobility olympics ottoman poland president hollande prince albert prince albert ii prince carl philip prince constantijn prince floris prince maurits prince pieter-christiaan princess aimee princess anita princess beatrix princess charlene princess claire princess laurentien princess mabel princess margriet princess mary princess mary fashion queen letizia queen mathilde queen maxima queen rania queen silvia queen sofia royal royal fashion russia sofia hellqvist spain state visit sweden the hague visit wedding winter olympics 2014



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:32 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014
Jelsoft Enterprises

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]