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Old 03-30-2011, 01:24 PM
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For me, the frenzy has started and this is where my interest sort of wains. The run up to the wedding appears as a frenzy, which for people like me, is harsh and frantic.

I'm spending a lot less time in the Forum and not reading everything, as I normally do. In plain terms, it gets rather boring.

I'm just waiting around for the wedding and the die-down afterwards, when we will discuss other things royal.
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Old 03-30-2011, 01:36 PM
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Royal wedding: a hen do to end all hen dos - Telegraph

Royal wedding: has Kate Middleton killed the hen party?

With a bit of luck, Kate Middleton's low-key pre-wedding girls' night in will be the hen do to end all hen dos
Here in Germany we mostly do a "Polterabend" : bride and groom together with their friends where old china and glasses are broken in order to keep bad ghosts at bay ("poltern" means making noise through letting things fall to the ground). Its traditionally the night before the wedding day and the bridal couple pays for the party.

"Junggesellenabschied" (Bachelors good-bye parties) are not soo common here, and happen if at all without much excentirics, more a grooms party where he and his friends get drunk and talk about the old times that never will be again...

I once was invited to a German-British wedding where the couple asked all to travel to Tobago. I was pregnant at the time so didnt go and later found out that while all the family and guests were there, the couple did not show up but had married quietly in London instead, leaving her father to pick up the bill for the fete in Tobago... The marriage ended in divorce.
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Old 03-30-2011, 01:57 PM
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The brouhaha over the upcoming nuptials comes across as a cheap attempt to re-sell the royal family during cheap political elections.

What brouhaha? I'm not sure I know what you're referring to. A lot of people, especially here, have been waiting for these two to get married for years, and now that they are, it's exciting. It's fine if you don't share in that excitement, not everyone feels the same about things as other people might, but I think you're being unfair.
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Old 03-30-2011, 02:29 PM
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What brouhaha? I'm not sure I know what you're referring to. A lot of people, especially here, have been waiting for these two to get married for years, and now that they are, it's exciting. It's fine if you don't share in that excitement, not everyone feels the same about things as other people might, but I think you're being unfair.
I do have to admit that I find that there is a lot of overkill in the media and commercially running up to this wedding. I'm as excited as the next person and looking forward to watching the wedding but I'm not running out and buying a boat load of souvenirs and would avoid London at all costs on April 29th if I lived there. I do however like to speculate on what the wedding will be like, who's all going and the details of the day and that's what I come here for.
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Old 03-30-2011, 03:06 PM
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Some of those are positively comical! I do like the designs of Nick Vereos and Shirin Askari though. Both very regal IMO
I'm crossing my fingers for something lacy rather than plain silk

One month today!
Those were the two that I could actually see Kate wearing in Westminster Abbey.
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Old 03-30-2011, 03:11 PM
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A comic strip about William and Kate's story has been written:
William and Kate's love story gets comic strip treatment | Mail Online
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:25 PM
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So NBC back here in the States WILL BE covering the wedding starting at 3AM CST (Chicago). They will also have an Inside the Royal Wedding documentary to air that week. MSNBC will cover the wedding. ABC and CBS will too, but not as extensive as NBC. I am sure as with Diana and Sarah's weddings, and since all three networks have their morning shows on anyway, they will have coverage. Access Hollywood and Entertainment Tonight will also have coverage.

For those with cable, satellite, etc., BBC America will exclusively cover, uniterrupted, the feed from BBC...so the entire time will be all royal wedding, all day!!!!!!!!
So 3 AM in Chicago (I assume you mean CDT) will be 1AM in Seattle (PDT). With a good afternoon nap, that's doable!
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:53 PM
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Yes there's been a lot of coverage for this wedding, but if you are @ the Prince William and Catherine Middleton Wedding Suggestions and Musings what would you expect?! I'm anticipating the upcoming ceremony so don't really mind all the crazy article been released daily, but can understand why others might be feeling sick already. btw, when I go check CNN and BBC websites, their focus is still in majority in Japan and Libya, so perhaps some should try to avoid the "Daily Mails" out there

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How I wish the RAF uniform worn by King George VI was still used. but I read somewhere they are not anymore.:(
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:59 PM
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So 3 AM in Chicago (I assume you mean CDT) will be 1AM in Seattle (PDT). With a good afternoon nap, that's doable!
that's the spirit! though I can't complaint. It will be 9 am here my time (I think anyways...)
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Old 03-30-2011, 05:39 PM
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that's the spirit! though I can't complaint. It will be 9 am here my time (I think anyways...)

timeanddate.com --> (this link is great for anyone who wants to know what time the wedding will be in their areas)

If it's 3 a.m. in Chicago, it would be 5 a.m. in Sao Paulo, which is where I believe it says you're from. You're two hours ahead of Chicago, and four hours behind London time (GMT).
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Old 03-30-2011, 05:51 PM
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I'm excited for the wedding itself, I can't wait to see these two finally married after however many years it's been & I'm excited for their future together & them eventually taking on a more & more prominent role in public life & in their future royal duties.

I am, however, getting a little tired of the media hype over every little detail & the over-commercialisation of it all (which is inevitable these days I guess, every event is over-commercialised now). If I, as a Royalty fan & in particuar W&K fan, is getting a bit tired of it, I can only imagine what it's like for those people out there who quite genuinely have no interest whatsoever in any of this. There are fans of course & there are people who are not fans (some would maybe call them haters... ) but both sets at least have an interest in the event & the people involved etc regardless of whether they are looking upon it in a positive or negative light, there is interest there. But there are definitely people who really, genuinely have no interest either way, they aren't complaining about anything, they aren't cheering anything, I do feel kinda sorry for them now as it must be almost impossible to avoid these days, it's like an overload of pre-wedding hype/news now. Oh well, not long now!
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:07 PM
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timeanddate.com --> (this link is great for anyone who wants to know what time the wedding will be in their areas)

If it's 3 a.m. in Chicago, it would be 5 a.m. in Sao Paulo, which is where I believe it says you're from. You're two hours ahead of Chicago, and four hours behind London time (GMT).
omlord! that's way different now (and you are correct, I'm from São Paulo)
Happy news for my mother, she will be able to catch a lest the beginning. good!
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:25 PM
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I'm excited for the wedding itself, I can't wait to see these two finally married after however many years it's been & I'm excited for their future together & them eventually taking on a more & more prominent role in public life & in their future royal duties.

I am, however, getting a little tired of the media hype over every little detail & the over-commercialisation of it all (which is inevitable these days I guess, every event is over-commercialised now). If I, as a Royalty fan & in particuar W&K fan, is getting a bit tired of it, I can only imagine what it's like for those people out there who quite genuinely have no interest whatsoever in any of this. There are fans of course & there are people who are not fans (some would maybe call them haters... ) but both sets at least have an interest in the event & the people involved etc regardless of whether they are looking upon it in a positive or negative light, there is interest there. But there are definitely people who really, genuinely have no interest either way, they aren't complaining about anything, they aren't cheering anything, I do feel kinda sorry for them now as it must be almost impossible to avoid these days, it's like an overload of pre-wedding hype/news now. Oh well, not long now!
But don't you feel that people are transferring this resentment more towards to them that to the media. If you stumble at some of the comments left at the DM you can see that clearly, which is not completely crazy, since they are the ones getting married, but the last time I've checked they didn't ask for all of this. The mugs, rings, t-shirts, refrigerator, the ET specials... all of that has been created much by the media.
As they say don't hate the player, hate the game. I can see W&C being embarrassed by all of the merchandising being sold.
I love how some sites do one update after another, and then the next day, put a report about people being tired of reading about the couple. .... And the other day they do another piece about the couple!
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:34 PM
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I'm visiting the continental U.S. right now (and was looking forward to seeing more Wedding coverage on the nightly tabloid shows), but really, the coverage is rather modest. I think people here, that I run into, do not feel inundated at all, and that it's taken quite a bit of coverage to get it so that many Americans are starting to get interested.

The interest will now grow until the actual wedding day. But the antics of Miley Cyrus, Mariah Carey and Charlie Sheen still carry the day, here. William and Catherine are a welcome respite, btw.
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:51 PM
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Oh, I'm still interested in their wedding. My interest in all the speculation has wained. I'm just going to take a breather from it all so I will have energy to actually enjoy the main event.
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:00 PM
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But don't you feel that people are transferring this resentment more towards to them that to the media. If you stumble at some of the comments left at the DM you can see that clearly, which is not completely crazy, since they are the ones getting married, but the last time I've checked they didn't ask for all of this. The mugs, rings, t-shirts, refrigerator, the ET specials... all of that has been created much by the media.
As they say don't hate the player, hate the game. I can see W&C being embarrassed by all of the merchandising being sold.
I love how some sites do one update after another, and then the next day, put a report about people being tired of reading about the couple. .... And the other day they do another piece about the couple!
Indeed, yes I think it's almost entirely down to the media itself creating it all & going a bit OTT with everything (whilst at the same time knocking it & saying "oh aren't we all so tired of this all!")

And yes certainly the commercialisation of the event is mainly down to individual businesses themselves choosing to release an item. Obviously there is the official range of items but they are quite restrained if you ask me, not too excessive or silly etc. And to be honest I don't think you can blame anyone for releasing their own unofficial items anyway, it is business after all. Made me laugh earlier I saw a tweet from RoyalReporter who said something along the lines of how he was amazed at how creative PR people from various companies were at trying to tie their products to the wedding, he was saying he gets a new one every 5mins!
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:26 PM
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I'm starting to get more excited than I was before because we're getting actual details and no longer have to speculate. Also, it's feeling like spring and the event no longer seems so far away.

I think royal fans feel particularly inundated with news right now because they're focused on it. For everyone else, I can sense coverage ramping up but overall it's still a very small portion of the news.
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:53 PM
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i love the look back, but i dont get why they looked so depressed in 1923 when Prince Albert married Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon?
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:54 PM
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For me, the frenzy has started and this is where my interest sort of wains. The run up to the wedding appears as a frenzy, which for people like me, is harsh and frantic.

I'm spending a lot less time on the Forum and not reading everything, as I normally do. In plain terms, it gets rather boring.

I'm just waiting around for the wedding and the die-down afterwards, when we will discuss other things royal.
KittyAtlanta,
My sentiments exactly. I used to be on these forums all the time; now that Kate actually got the ring on her finger, I've lost interest. After seeing the wedding dress, I guess I'll have to find another way to spend my time - perhaps clean my closets???
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:06 PM
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Royal Wedding: Royal Mail celebrates with new stamps | Mail Online

Has this been posted? I want some for collectors item! :)



Thanks for posting this, MRSJ. I wondered where I could purchase these stamps.
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