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Old 02-16-2011, 11:49 AM
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He did a great job on Charles's 60th birthday photo. However, most of his work is not to my taste. I'm sure he can do it well.
totally agree...it's a fabulous picture
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:53 AM
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He did a great job on Charles's 60th birthday photo. However, most of his work is not to my taste. I'm sure he can do it well.
I agree with you, the picture of Charles on his 60th birthday was lovely.
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:15 PM
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I have a question about the car vs. carriage to take Catherine to Westminster Abbey. Isn't Catherine allergic to horses? I thought that might be the reason for the car. Then I think I read that, after the ceremony, they will be in a horse-drawn carriage to return to Buckingham Palace. If that's true, then I guess my allergy idea wouldn't be correct.
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so Will Prince William Travel in a Carriage with Prince Henry and do we know from where theyll depart
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Old 02-16-2011, 02:42 PM
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I have a question about the car vs. carriage to take Catherine to Westminster Abbey. Isn't Catherine allergic to horses? I thought that might be the reason for the car. Then I think I read that, after the ceremony, they will be in a horse-drawn carriage to return to Buckingham Palace. If that's true, then I guess my allergy idea wouldn't be correct.
She's allergic to horses, but yes she's riding in her carriage back to BP. She's probably riding in the car for convenience.

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so Will Prince William Travel in a Carriage with Prince Henry and do we know from where theyll depart
There is no definete answer to that question, however I would imagine it would be a car.
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Old 02-16-2011, 04:03 PM
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In regards to the discussion of the ring and its "influence" suddenly I believe that we are not discussing the wedding of William and Catherine instead what is being discussed sounds like an aspect of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.
First off...Nice one!!

Second...I'm a huge LOTR Fan and a Mod at a Rings MB and....ROTFLOL!!!

Sadly, your post is rather too true as well. There are certain posters around here that need to start looking over their shoulders to make sure they aren't being followed by men to measure them for a very fashionable white jacket that fastens up at the back.
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Old 02-16-2011, 04:33 PM
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She's allergic to horses, but yes she's riding in her carriage back to BP. She's probably riding inth e car for convenience.



There is no definete answer to that question, however I would imagine it would be a car.
If she is riding in a car to and carriage from- she may just be covering her bases. I'm allergic to lots of things- I would do the same thing. Riding in a carriage on the way there leaves the possibility open for an allergic reaction on a day that is going to go down in history. Riding in a carriage on the way back leaves an avenue for "tradition" while she also has the option of grabbing a shower at some point on the way back if she has problems with the horses.

Just my two cents- but hey- I'm allergic to practically the entire pharmaceutical industry so I might be biased.
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Old 02-16-2011, 06:46 PM
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My thoughts exactly...
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:37 PM
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My guess would be that maybe she doesn't want to get hot and sweaty enroute to the Abbey. I don't remember if it was Diana or Sarah, but one of them said that the glass coach was stuffy and hot. JMHO
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:38 PM
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or in other words, maybe she wanted air conditioning.
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:46 PM
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Money reasons. It was said at the time. This a wedding with the public purse strings in consideration given that we're all in recession high water. It would be a hugh amount of public money to get one of the state carriages out for the day. It would not be something the respective parents could pay because those carriages are offical. So there not. Going more modern. Going more cost conscious.
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I disagree based on the fact that the horseguards and carriage will be used anyway at the end of the ceremony. so.... where is the savings? she is going to have an escort to the service anyway.
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:50 PM
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They will be using the horses anyway to leave the church won't they?
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:58 PM
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Criticism of the bridal party selections of the Prince and future Princess

I am stunned that the Palace had to issue an "explanation" of how the bridal selections were made. And that is because of an intrusive press and some of its members, like some in this forum, who make unwarranted assumptions.

Let's leave them alone. She is marrying the heir and that puts an entire different cast on things. And Catherine has known him and his family for a number of years, so she likely knows most or all these youngsters and their parents. And she may have no one in her close family to whom she might feel comfortable turning to.

I have empathy for this young couple who have every decision they make dissected by those who have absolutely no way of knowing what's really going on. Yes, lovely to be royal, but also it is an often a truly heavy burden.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:06 PM
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I have empathy for this young couple who have every decision they make dissected by those who have absolutely no way of knowing what's really going on. Yes, lovely to be royal, but also it is an often a truly heavy burden.[/QUOTE]
Very good point. I think that people often forget that we don't "know" these people despite how studied we are in all things royal.
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I disagree based on the fact that the horseguards and carriage will be used anyway at the end of the ceremony. so.... where is the savings? she is going to have an escort to the service anyway.
No as with protocol the gold state carriage or more often the glass coach is used to bring the bride and her father to the wedding. The bride and groom return in one of the simpler open carriages on the way back. The closed state carriages ares vastly expensive to organise, clean, polish etc for use. The gold one being used just once a year for the opening of parliament each year. The last time I remember one being used apart from that was I think the Queens 50 jubilee.

It was said at the time that the car was being used for modernity and cost cutting reasons.

And as for most of the attendants being from William's side. Well they were going to be. He is the royal. All those children are either moderately well known themselves or come from the royal circle. Always going to be like that.
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Old 02-17-2011, 02:51 AM
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I've just been going through The Princess Royal's jewellry thread for a picture of the Greek Key/Meander Tiara. I've been learning how to make circlets the last year, for LOTR Conventions/Medieval Reenactments, and am gradually getting my feet wet w/making Tiaras w/beads, wire and fake gemstones and think this might be a good one for me to take a whirl at recreating/making a lookalike. Anyway....

As we all know, at the beginning of all threads here, that particular Royal's Coat of Arms is displayed. Seeing Anne's got me pondering and...I wonder what Kate's will look like. IIRC, Diana's had Spencer CoA references/symbols on hers. Kate's not from a Noble Family though, so how does this happen in a case like Kate?

Just wondering... :o)
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Old 02-17-2011, 02:57 AM
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Seeing Anne's got me pondering and...I wonder what Kate's will look like. IIRC, Diana's had Spencer CoA references/symbols on hers. Kate's not from a Noble Family though, so how does this happen in a case like Kate?

Just wondering... :o)
It was mentioned a while back in one of these threads that Catherine's father has been making enquiries about getting arms awarded, hopefully fast-tracked!
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Old 02-17-2011, 03:04 AM
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The use of cars instead of horses and carriages (apart from the ride back to Buckingham Place for William and Kate) is not simply a way of cutting costs or to be more modern. Some costs may be saved, but the idea is that the event is to be more fitting and suitable for the current economic times - to lessen the air of pomp and pageatry and to minimise the more "showy" aspects of the event that really only appeared with the two 1980's royal weddings.

We all enjoyed the Danish, Spanish, Swedish, Dutch and Norwegian royal weddings didn't we? They all managed to get to and from the church with few carriages and mainly cars didn't they?!
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But they aren't the British. Everyone expects pomp and ceremony. Thats why no one does it like the BRF.
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