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Old 02-17-2011, 07:15 AM
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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.
I feel sorry for them too, all that ugly money, and boring fame.... Poor little buggers....

William has little choice since he was born into the royal family. Kate could change her mind if she wanted. At least he is not the heir, he is the son of the heir to the throne so it will be at lot easier for now. I'm assuming her siblings don't have children so why not throw the multitude of attendant choices to Prince William. Plus when the couple of three year olds start throwing fits Kate can say: "It's not my fault!"
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:29 AM
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But they aren't the British. Everyone expects pomp and ceremony. Thats why no one does it like the BRF.

Exactly! If you're going to do something, do it right!

Personally, I suspect Kate deliberately chose the car because she doesn't want her dress crushed into the glass coach! It's said to be a very tight space; I read somewhere it took about half an hour to fit Diana's dress into it. And it was a mass of wrinkles when she got out- not what you want on your wedding day.
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Old 02-17-2011, 10:35 AM
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Exactly! If you're going to do something, do it right!
Foot Guards, Royal Marines, Royal Navy and the RAF Colour Squadron should all be lining the route. Household cavalry should escort the carriage from Westminster Abbey back to Buckingham Palace. Bands from each branch should march in front of the carriage. There should also be a RAF flyover including the Battle of Britain. Perhaps the Irish Guards should be mounting guard duty that day since William is now their first royal colonel...

If I have left out anything do not hesitate to make any additions...
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:21 AM
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Perhaps the Irish Guards should be mounting guard duty that day since William is now their first royal colonel...
The Irish Guards will have a role in the wedding. (Side bar)
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My Lords, I declare My Consent to a Contract of Matrimony between My Most Dearly Beloved Grandson Prince William Arthur Philip Louis of Wales and Catherine Elizabeth Middleton, which Consent I am causing to be signified under the Great Seal and to be entered in the Books of the Privy Council.
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Old 02-17-2011, 02:33 PM
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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)
Sophie isn't from a noble family and she had no problems coming up with her CoA (right?), I think Kate will come up with something just fine! :)
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Old 02-17-2011, 02:39 PM
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I missed the announcement of the bridesmaids and pages. Can someone fill me in?
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Old 02-17-2011, 03:50 PM
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Foot Guards, Royal Marines, Royal Navy and the RAF Colour Squadron should all be lining the route. Household cavalry should escort the carriage from Westminster Abbey back to Buckingham Palace. Bands from each branch should march in front of the carriage. There should also be a RAF flyover including the Battle of Britain. Perhaps the Irish Guards should be mounting guard duty that day since William is now their first royal colonel...

If I have left out anything do not hesitate to make any additions...

Sounds good to me.


Maybe an archway with sabers?
And red, white, and blue bunting across the roadway every few feet?
And a hundred-gun salute?
And...I'll be quiet now.
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Old 02-17-2011, 03:58 PM
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I think this is a re-print... I think I have read this before.


Kate picks mom-in-law Diana's design label? - Hindustan Times#
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http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...ml#post1204850

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Old 02-17-2011, 04:33 PM
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Old 02-17-2011, 04:57 PM
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Exactly! If you're going to do something, do it right!

Personally, I suspect Kate deliberately chose the car because she doesn't want her dress crushed into the glass coach! It's said to be a very tight space; I read somewhere it took about half an hour to fit Diana's dress into it. And it was a mass of wrinkles when she got out- not what you want on your wedding day.
But as far as i remeber Sarah had no problems with her gown and she also travelled in the glass coach. I think the problem with Dians dress was because of the huge train it needed so much space and in a documentary i saw recently one of the designers said they didn't know that the glass coach would be so small and there would be not much space in the coach.
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Old 02-17-2011, 05:46 PM
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Exactly! If you're going to do something, do it right!

Personally, I suspect Kate deliberately chose the car because she doesn't want her dress crushed into the glass coach! It's said to be a very tight space; I read somewhere it took about half an hour to fit Diana's dress into it. And it was a mass of wrinkles when she got out- not what you want on your wedding day.
Hummmmm....is she going to wear a "cupcake" dress then? Diana's dress was a beautiful monster and she used the coach. Perhaps HM nixed the use of the Glass Coach, as Kate is marrying the heir to the heir. Makes me wonder.

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Sounds good to me.


Maybe an archway with sabers?
And red, white, and blue bunting across the roadway every few feet?
And a hundred-gun salute?
And...I'll be quiet now.
You are wicked, Mirabel.
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:44 PM
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But they aren't the British. Everyone expects pomp and ceremony. Thats why no one does it like the BRF.
Well yes of course I agree that no one does it quite as well as the BRF! I really do not think anyone will be disappointed with the pageantry though, even if horse-drawn carriages will be limited this time. It's the first royal wedding at Westminster Abbey for 25 years and the austere majesty of the event will be unforgetable!
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:58 PM
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Hummmmm....is she going to wear a "cupcake" dress then? Diana's dress was a beautiful monster and she used the coach. Perhaps HM nixed the use of the Glass Coach, as Kate is marrying the heir to the heir. Makes me wonder.
From what I have read, The Queen is not happy about the limo. She wanted the coach. As for the dress, I sure hope it is a cupcake dress. Or at least has a long train with lots of sparklies
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:58 PM
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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.
Which is why one would load up on Primatine or an equivalent, plenty of tasteful perfume and a hefty swipe of a powerful anti-deoderant.
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:59 PM
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:25 PM
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From what I have read, The Queen is not happy about the limo. She wanted the coach. As for the dress, I sure hope it is a cupcake dress. Or at least has a long train with lots of sparklies
Where have you read that she is not happy about the limo and wanted the coach?

I hope her dress will be grand; not cupcake-like grand but elegantly grand.
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Riding in a car to Westminster and then returning in the carriage which will already be out and waiting makes no sense to me unless it is to signify that Catherine is going as commoner and returning as a royal.However since the cost would be approx the same why not take the carriage. This has nothing to do with crushing the dress unless that dress by any wild circumstance is that of Diana's as well. I undersatand the queen mum when she married went in ordinary horse drawn and returned in the other. not sure
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:04 PM
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Riding in a car to Westminster and then returning in the carriage which will already be out and waiting makes no sense to me unless it is to signify that Catherine is going as commoner and returning as a royal.However since the cost would be approx the same why not take the carriage. This has nothing to do with crushing the dress unless that dress by any wild circumstance is that of Diana's as well. I undersatand the queen mum when she married went in ordinary horse drawn and returned in the other. not sure
Princess Alexandra of Kent arrived at the Abbey by car and left by coach so I don't believe it has anything to do with the commoner becoming a royal idea. You can check out Alexandra's wedding on Youtube, there seemed to be enough pomp to please everyone despite the lack of carriages.
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:11 PM
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Where have you read that she is not happy about the limo and wanted the coach?

I hope her dress will be grand; not cupcake-like grand but elegantly grand.
I believe it was NBC news here in the USA that said the Queen was not pleased with the choice of the Limo. I also heard it on one of the TLC channel specials about the royal wedding.
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