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Old 03-08-2011, 08:00 AM
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Wonder if Earl Spencer and his fiancee will be invited, after all he is William's uncle..
I am sure they will be invited, as will be Charlie Spencer's children.
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:33 AM
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I see no reason why Earl Spencer wouldn't be invited? His children as well.

Infact, I'm sure all his maternal aunts, and his uncle along with their respective partners and children will be in attendance at the abbey. They are afterall, family.
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:13 AM
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I see no reason why Earl Spencer wouldn't be invited? His children as well.

Infact, I'm sure all his maternal aunts, and his uncle along with their respective partners and children will be in attendance at the abbey. They are afterall, family.
Quite right.
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:19 AM
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Confirmation?
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We can confirm that the royal couple have received the invitation, and that they will be present at the wedding 29 April, "said communications manager Marianne Hagen at the Palace of the NTB. King and Queen will be the only one from the Norwegian royal family are invited.

A little less certain...
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Harald and Sonja will represent the Norwegian royal family at all three events at the 29th wedding anniversary April
So it seems only the heads of states will be there and no crown princely couples?
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:34 AM
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So it seems only the heads of states will be there and no crown princely couples?
Whilst the exact position is unclear, I suspect the "royal houses" have been invited - in some cases, the monarch and spouse will attend, in some cases, other family members (including the crown prince couple) could attend.
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:40 AM
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If what has been translated is accurate in Norway only the Queen and King invited so maybe it's just heads of state (?) or would it be heads of RFs because the other younger couples don't know William really personally and it's more of a sign of respect (admiration?) towards QEII and the BRF- ? That's my gues....
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:46 AM
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So it seems only the heads of states will be there and no crown princely couples?
If true...

I admit I'm rather bored by the idea of seeing Europes crowned heads at the wedding. Infact, I see it to be more of a PR 'exercise', though I understand that any invitation from the Court of St James should first and foremost be extended to it's continental affiliations.

However, it clearly suggests that even the heir to the heir apparent (be it in the name of the Queen) can muster Europes ruling elite. Yet again, the House of Windsor reigns supreme in the preferential stakes as their relations and counterparts seem only too eager to attend at the highest level. A courtesy which is selectively extended by the Windsor's.

I'd have much rather seen the heir's apparent and their respective spouses attend in representation of each sovereign.
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:57 AM
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If what has been translated is accurate in Norway only the Queen and King invited so maybe it's just heads of state (?) or would it be heads of RFs because the other younger couples don't know William really personally and it's more of a sign of respect (admiration?) towards QEII and the BRF- ? That's my gues....
CH announced that they will not be making public the list of invitees at this stage. It is, therefore, difficult to tell with any certainty as to whether it was only the monarchs and their spouses who were invited, or others were invited as well - and therefore, it is difficult to tell with any level of certainty whether the translated article represents the actual position.
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:02 PM
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I admit I'm rather bored by the idea of seeing Europes crowned heads at the wedding. Infact, I see it to be more of a PR 'exercise', though I understand that any invitation from the Court of St James should first and foremost be extended to it's continental affiliations.

However, it clearly suggests that even the heir to the heir apparent (be it in the name of the Queen) can muster Europes ruling elite. Yet again, the House of Windsor reigns supreme in the preferential stakes as their relations and counterparts seem only too eager to attend at the highest level. A courtesy which is selectively extended by the Windsor's.

I'd have much rather seen the heir's apparent and their respective spouses attend in representation of each sovereign.
I don't particularly want to be drawn into whether attending the royal wedding will be a PR exercise for the other European royals or not. However I think you are right in that invitations from the Court of St James' are not turned down willy-nilly, and despite all the "apparent" snubs from the BRF who tend to only send junior menbers to the weddings of other royal houses, I suspect you will see a lot of senior European royals in London on 29 April.
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will be a PR exercise for the other European royals or not.
I meant for the House of Windsor. A sort of 'flexing' of influence which would boast well for coverage, and recollection, dare I say. The British love a good performance and dusting off those European cousins for a good ole show of pomp and ceremony, at the highest level, is just too good to refuse.

If theres one thing the British royal family isn't lacking, it's a sense of self importance (collectively speaking).

Though, I am fond of them...
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As for the sleeves Vs. no sleeves........ I could care less as long as the dress is not a snooze fest. I suspect a V neckline, but can only hope for a full skirt with lots of sparklies and a super long train.
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Please note that posts regarding William and Catherine's engagement in Northern Ireland, have been moved here http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...-25535-46.html .

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As for the sleeves Vs. no sleeves........ I could care less as long as the dress is not a snooze fest. I suspect a V neckline, but can only hope for a full skirt with lots of sparklies and a super long train.
I for one hope she has long lace sleeves...with a full skirt..and a long trian (not 25 ft of course).....hold the sparkiles...lol..
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CH announced that they will not be making public the list of invitees at this stage. It is, therefore, difficult to tell with any certainty as to whether it was only the monarchs and their spouses who were invited, or others were invited as well - and therefore, it is difficult to tell with any level of certainty whether the translated article represents the actual position.
I realize CH will not be announcing but it's fair to say if other Royal house are annpucing they are going they probably are.... Maybe someone who speaks Norweign can hopfully verify that the official palace spokesperson did say they were going.... I for one will believe they are since it comes from the palace....

I also hope some CP couples go, if only for the fashion :)
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Old 03-08-2011, 03:02 PM
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Okay, I'm going back to what Kate will be wearing. I'm voting for a dress with sleeves and also for The Queen Mary Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara. I think that William will want to work his mother in somehow and that is the easiest way, either that or the Spencer Tiara, to work in Diana's family, but I think more than likely the Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara.
William doesn't have the right for his wife to wear it. It belongs to the Earl Spencer, his Uncle. The wife or daughters of the Earl are permitted to wear the tiara for their wedding. That is why Diana and both her sisters wore it during their wedding. Catherine is not the Earl Spencer's daughter. I guess William could ask his Uncle for special permission but with all the family tiaras I doubt it. He already gave her his mother's ring. I think he needs to move away from comparisons to his mother. Catherine is her own person, and she will crumble under the weight, if she is constantly forced to be compared to Diana.
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I for one hope she has long lace sleeves...with a full skirt..and a long trian (not 25 ft of course).....hold the sparkiles...lol..
I agree. If the sleeves are full length, I hope lace, not the full fabric cream puffs of Diana or Sarah, Sophie's were slightly better. If full fabric, perhaps elbow length. I don't think it needs much if at all sparkle, she will have a tiara and jewels from the family, that is sparkle enough.

If not a full train, one of those beautiful cathedral veils, would look nice. Might make it easier for the reception later, without changing gowns. She could take off the veil, and be easier for dancing and such.The trail going down the aisle, as everyone watches, would be as beautiful as a train.
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:33 PM
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William doesn't have the right for his wife to wear it. It belongs to the Earl Spencer, his Uncle. The wife or daughters of the Earl are permitted to wear the tiara for their wedding. That is why Diana and both her sisters wore it during their wedding. Catherine is not the Earl Spencer's daughter. I guess William could ask his Uncle for special permission but with all the family tiaras I doubt it. He already gave her his mother's ring. I think he needs to move away from comparisons to his mother. Catherine is her own person, and she will crumble under the weight, if she is constantly forced to be compared to Diana.
I agree, I hope she wears either a new tiara or something we have not seen in a very long time....
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The Spencer tiara worn by Diana was quite heavy. I read that Diana's brother said it gave her a headache. I think Kate will wear one of the Windsor tiaras.
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The Spencer tiara worn by Diana was quite heavy. I read that Diana's brother said it gave her a headache. I think Kate will wear one of the Windsor tiaras.
I read it was the Cambridge one that gave her headaches not the Spencer
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Next up, the best known part of our tale: Queen Elizabeth gave the Cambridge Lover's Knot tiara to Diana, Princess of Wales as a wedding present in 1981. Diana famously found the piece to be too heavy and headache-inducing, and often opted to borrow the lighter-weight Spencer tiara from her family instead. It was returned to the Queen after the divorce.
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William doesn't have the right for his wife to wear it. It belongs to the Earl Spencer, his Uncle. The wife or daughters of the Earl are permitted to wear the tiara for their wedding. That is why Diana and both her sisters wore it during their wedding. Catherine is not the Earl Spencer's daughter. I guess William could ask his Uncle for special permission but with all the family tiaras I doubt it. He already gave her his mother's ring. I think he needs to move away from comparisons to his mother. Catherine is her own person, and she will crumble under the weight, if she is constantly forced to be compared to Diana.
I agree 100% well said!
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