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Old 05-08-2011, 01:01 AM
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Except for one, and to me it was one of the more magical moments of the day, which was forever missed by the BBC, and that was when The Duke of Cambridge laid eyes, 1st time on his soon to be bride. They had a faraway shot on that one, and I could have killed the director for missing the closeup on that moment. It would have been so very special to see.
You are so right. That's exactly what was missing. I wonder if the other coverage caught (we some other coverage on Reelz that we thought had footage we hadn't seen in the BBC one). I'm going to try and watch that again if it comes up (it will, it has to). But I don't recall if they caught that moment either.
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Old 05-08-2011, 01:54 AM
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Haven't posted on here in a long long time, but for this occasion...

The cameras also missed the removal of Catherine's veil (by her father--saw a still photo). Maybe there were a few moments that the families asked not be filmed up close?

A few "reflections" (good thread):

I was struck by the lack of any role for the bride's mother. This is true of any wedding, but as Catherine passed her mother on the way up the aisle, the camera focused on her (the mother) and she looked sad. I looked a few times and Catherine's head did not appear to turn towards her mother, although I'm sure her mind was on meeting her groom just ahead. I felt kind of bad that every member of the family (including the brother) was a participant but she had nothing to do.

I thought the hand-holding (don't know what else to call it) instead of the bride holding her father's or new husband's arm was very elegant, and they executed it very well. Her father is kind of adorable. Has that every been done before? I wonder who thought of it.

I was impressed by the cohesiveness of the Middleton family. The sisters and brother are clearly close, and every member of the family was impressive in his/her comportment--remarkable really for people who have never done this before.

I thought the music was amazing, and I'm not usually into orchestras or choirs.

I liked the way both brothers looked so happy when Catherine arrived at the alter. Compare that to the chilly reception Diana got.

Visually, I liked the moment when Catherine got out of the carriage back at Buckingham Palace, held William's hand, and turned around to fix something on the back of her dress or her train. There was something about the lines of that pose that looked beautiful.
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Old 05-08-2011, 04:13 AM
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I was struck by the lack of any role for the bride's mother. This is true of any wedding, but as Catherine passed her mother on the way up the aisle, the camera focused on her (the mother) and she looked sad. I looked a few times and Catherine's head did not appear to turn towards her mother, although I'm sure her mind was on meeting her groom just ahead. I felt kind of bad that every member of the family (including the brother) was a participant but she had nothing to do.
I don't think the mothers of the bride or groom really do much during wedding ceremonies as a rule. I think when Kate was walking up the aisle with her father, Carole was really trying hard to keep her composure and not shed a few tears. Mothers are known to have to reach for a tissue or two at a child's wedding and I'm no exception. I would also imagine that should William's mother still be alive, she'd also have had the same role in the wedding as Kate's mom did... sit there and look on proudly.

I think one of my favorite recollections of the wedding (although I didn't know what was said until afterward) was when William quipped to his almost father-in-law "This was supposed to be a small family wedding" or something similar. At that moment, you could see and feel the closeness of family.
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Old 05-08-2011, 02:15 PM
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Old 05-08-2011, 06:17 PM
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You are so right. That's exactly what was missing. I wonder if the other coverage caught (we some other coverage on Reelz that we thought had footage we hadn't seen in the BBC one). I'm going to try and watch that again if it comes up (it will, it has to). But I don't recall if they caught that moment either.
Would love a report on that Princess, please see if you can watch it and report back to us.
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:31 PM
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I thought the whole event was really lovely. The music was amazing. Kate's walk down the aisle was gorgeous. Quite a moment. I loved the solemnity of the service peppered with sweet glances by the slightly nervous couple. The walk back down the aisle was pretty spectacular too. I loved the pause at the door. You could see the nerves flying away. The reaction in Hyde Park to that moment was a sight to see.

I loved the excitement they shared on the carriage ride back and when Kate bowed her head while William saluted. I especially loved the moment under the arch when they held hands, and then William was so careful helping her out of the carriage. The "Oh, wow" moment on the balcony was very real. Watching William turn red after the second kiss, which he initiated, cracked me up. The fact that the crowd and everyone else seemed to really enjoy the day too was icing on the cake. And seeing a content and happy Kate and William hold hands the next day was the cherry on top.
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:35 PM
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Lots and lots of great moments in the service, but the one that shone out of all was Prince Harry's cheeky look at Kate, and then turning to his brother and smiling and saying, "Wait til you see her"......that was amazing.
The best part was that William couldn't resist a look after that comment. In the wide shot you can see him sneaking a peek.
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:52 PM
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I just re-watched the part where they took their vows. I kind of wished Catherine raised her voice more, but then again it was such a sweet moment. She handled herself very well and admirably.

The whole ceremony was beautiful. It doesn't bother me that there was a lack of emotion. I mean, its the British royals, known for their stiff upper lip.

ETA: I am also so happy for William. He's been so much difficulties and sadness, and here he is with happiness in his life. His mother is smiling down on him.
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Old 05-08-2011, 08:03 PM
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Is there a close up photo of Pippa's dress. I particularly like the ? fringe around the sleeves and neckline.
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Old 05-14-2011, 06:23 PM
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The reaction in Hyde Park to that moment was a sight to see.
On Youtube there are many videos with public's reaction. From Trafalgar Square to Hyde Park. My favorite is the cheers after the "I declared that they be Husband and Wife" and when He struggle to put the ring. You can hear the crowd going "oooooooOOOh ..... yeay!"

During the ceremony they seemed to be very focus, and when Catherine spoke I could barely hear her. Perhaps she saw all those speakers outside and after realizing some would only hear her voice, she decided to speak very softly!
in one of the many times I have re-watched the wedding you can see how sweet she sounded when saying "I will". Got me teary .
Some of the photos I've seen since, I actually couldn't remember from the ceremony itself, like how they would smile every time the crowd would cheer!

about the balcony appearance. I love it (hence, my avi picture ). How he got all blushing after the 2nd one and Kate patted his back! Presh!
On Getty site there is a video with a wider shoot of the whole thing (different from BBC'), so you can see the reaction from the bridesmaids and pageboys. After people started chanting "kiss again", Tom Pettyfer, William Lowther-Pinkerton and little Marguerita started to look at couple almost like saying "so?? " It worked!

Also: when they were exchanging vows, you could see their families and friends on the back. Peter Phillips couldn't stop smiling! Very nice
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:32 PM
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[QUOTE=Frideswide;1246770]I honestly think that Diana would have been the mother-in-law from hell.

And from what I could see, it was the Duke of York who looked sadder than anyone else.[/QUOTE]


My feelings exactly!!!
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:43 AM
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I loved it - in fact, I wish it could happen all over again! I'm looking forward to following the new couple :) Sorry to plug here, but my brother and I edited together a little montage of the Royal Wedding and would really appreciate your opinions :) Just thought it fit the idea of reflecting on the big day x
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:32 AM
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I honestly think that Diana would have been the mother-in-law from hell.
What a hilarious memorable part of the wedding...
But seriously, she would be the most perfect mother-in-law. And Camilla is doing a wonderful job filling in her shoes for that role.
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:14 PM
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Also: when they were exchanging vows, you could see their families and friends on the back. Peter Phillips couldn't stop smiling! Very nice
Beautiful moment indeed!

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Is there a close up photo of Pippa's dress. I particularly like the ? fringe around the sleeves and neckline.
Pippa's dress was divine. I'd love to see a close up of the detailing as well.
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:26 PM
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I loved it - in fact, I wish it could happen all over again! I'm looking forward to following the new couple :) Sorry to plug here, but my brother and I edited together a little montage of the Royal Wedding and would really appreciate your opinions :) Just thought it fit the idea of reflecting on the big day x
That was beautiful. Wonderful editing job.
Great way to watch the highlights.
Thank You.
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:50 AM
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i enjoyed the wedding its a joyful and a solemn occasion i lked cathrines dress and the tiara. i watched the wedding of charles and diana when i small so me and my daughter watched this wedding althouh my girl whos six said mummy wheres my dress and am in the photos it was a lovely day which we enjoyed
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It was a great day and a joyous occasion. I am grateful to the BRF for televising it. Hope for every happiness to the newlyweds and that it continues their whole lives. Love ALL of it. The kids were especially cute.
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This was a beatiful wedding I missed a class to watch it and I don't regret it. Kate looked beautiful, the abbey looked so warm compared to 14 years ago when it looked cold and empty in a way. I loved the atmosphere of that day I wish I was in London partaking in all of those festivities. :)
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Wasn´t impressed.
I still know how we celebrated Victorias wedding. This one was cold and it looked like: yes, you saw the bride, now go home!
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Apparently people didn't pay attention to that since they partied into the night. :)
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