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Old 05-01-2011, 12:41 PM
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To me, the biggest surprise was the amount of coverage we were able to see after the actual ceremony and balcony appearance. I didn't expect to see anything from inside the palace or anything like that.
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Old 05-01-2011, 12:58 PM
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When Catherine said "I Will". The way she sounded was so sweet. You cold see she got little emotional but was able to held it back. go back and check it out, definitely one of the moments I got teary.

Also, one I realize watching a online video. When they make their way from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace , passing trough that arch on Horse Guards Parade they were holding hands not aware that there were cameras there, probably. Before and after they both were waving and she was holding the bouquet with the other hand. But the fact that for that little amount of time when they could stop waving they held hands, was just so heart warming.
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Old 05-01-2011, 01:00 PM
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The 2 kisses on the balcony appearance. That surprized me and I loved it.
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Old 05-01-2011, 01:02 PM
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I loved the whole wedding from start to finish. My self I thought it was prefect.
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Old 05-01-2011, 01:12 PM
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Firstly the dress. Love, love LOVE it!!
- Kate's amazing composure throughout the whole thing. No matter how well she's handled the build up, that was an AWFUL lot of pressure to withstand and she was just amazing from start to finish.
- The Middleton family were wonderful also and especially James' reading as has been mentioned.
- The crowds. Wonderful to see the Mall like that once more.
- The Aston Martin drive to Clarence House. Brillliant touch and major points scored for Wills with the younger generation here in the UK. That was just too cool.
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Old 05-01-2011, 01:15 PM
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The whole thing was a keeper, but if I had to pick a few things it would be William's reaction to the dress, Kate arriving at Westminster Abbey and her reaction of 'oh Wow' to the crowds when she went onto the balcony at Buckingham Palace. But really, there were just so many stand out moments throughout the day for me. Best bit of Royal theatre I have seen in years!! :)
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Old 05-01-2011, 01:32 PM
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1. The lack of feelings and emotions during the whole day
2. James Middleton´s great text reading
3. TV-coverage was bad, not showing the foreign royals. Also the long waiting of the balcony appearance, they could have shown something else than the crowd moving.
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Old 05-01-2011, 01:42 PM
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I had both my TVs on - looking at both the BBC [with sound] and ITV [with the Volume turned down]. The pictures were more or less the same during the service, which makes me think that the reason that the TV did not concentrate on showing the foreign royals is because the commentators do not know who they are and so would be faced with a dilemma if the tv feed they were watching presented them with close-ups of people they do not know. Bearing in mind the global reach of these pictures, even if space at commentary boxes is at a premium, my own very humble view is that perhaps it would be a good idea to have an expert on foreign royalty present with the commentators. Just my humble thought.

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Old 05-01-2011, 01:49 PM
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Without a doubt the best part of the day was Jerusalem and the National Anthem. Besides the obvious vows and the Mall and Balcony scenes, it was magical. In Victoria park, both the hymn and anthem were sung at the top of the 20000+ crowd's voice and confirmed that there are still patriots and royalists left in this magnificent country and showed the world the Republican minority that the Monarchy are here to stay. Absolutely magnificent.
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I had both my TVs on - looking at both the BBC [with sound] and ITV [with the Volume turned down]. The pictures were more or less the same during the service, which makes me think that the reason that the TV did not concentrate on showing the foreign royals is because the commentators do not know who they are and so would be faced with a dilemma if the tv feed they were watching presented them with close-ups of people they do not know. Bearing in mind the global reach of these pictures, even if space at commentary boxes is at a premium, my own very humble view is that perhaps it would be a good idea to have an expert on foreign royalty present with the commentators. Just my humble thought.

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It's not just the foreign royalty either, we didn't see much of the wider Royal family, possibly for much the same reasons. I think this was the other major surprise for me, although in hindsight it shouldn't have been.

It seems the BBC has never made any attempt to replace the likes of Tom Fleming, those commentators who really did know what they were talking about and did their homework. Some occasions need a specialist, and nobody has bothered to produce one.
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Old 05-01-2011, 02:28 PM
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For me, when Catherine walked up the aisle, the music was amazing and as she reached William at the top of the steps, I felt so emotional that I cried. I'll never forget that moment.
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Old 05-01-2011, 03:03 PM
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Biggest surprise for me

1. Lack of emotion and feeling.
2. The boring factor. I wasn't expecting to be so bored. I left the room to get coffee and when I came back I didn't feel like I missed anything!
3. The terrible coverage and commentators.
4. The drive to Clarence house in the Aston Martin. That really brought them down to eveyones level.
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Old 05-01-2011, 03:12 PM
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For me the biggest surprises were the 2 kisses, the departure from BP in the Aston Martin, the coverage we got afterwards, lack of coverage of the royals at the wedding.
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Old 05-01-2011, 03:25 PM
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Aston Martin's tour and was very beautiful.
Pippa's attirude suprise...
James Middleton speech
There was no emotional tears
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Old 05-01-2011, 04:25 PM
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The whole wedding was beautiful. The bride s dress, her arrival at Westminster Abbey, the sweetness in P. William s face ( i could swear i d read in P. William s lips the words “ i m nervous “ whispered to Kate when she got to the aisle... Kate s pride and tenderness when she said “ i will “. The kisses... everything. It was such a simple, tender event, so distant from P. Charles and P. Diana wedding. William and Kate proved, once again, that less is more
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:38 PM
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Missing Diana

Did anyone else feel a twinge of sadness for William during the wedding. It just seemed that there was a sad overtone to the service because of Princess Diana being gone, not being able to see her beloved son William marry his own Princess. How that young man loves his mother.
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:43 PM
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It's always sad when someone who has lost a parent goes through the important stages of their life without them, but I was happy that he was happy and marrying someone he loved, and I was not sad at all. Weddings are joyous, happy times.
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I didn't pick up on any sad overtones during the service at all. Of course he misses his mother, but life goes on and William seemed extremely happy. Which is what Diana would want, after all.
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William driving Kate to Clarence house in the aston - best moment of the day

I agree.. I only wish that the Younger Royals were there to wave them on their way.
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