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Old 05-18-2012, 09:44 AM
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I agree, to me this is a royal "peculiar".All these former royals get invited to events that really ought to be the preserve of ruling monarchs only.
Take that back. A few more images if you follow the link below

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Old 05-18-2012, 09:47 AM
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Interesting video, with nice images of King of Sweden talking to the Duke of Kent.
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Why should the people of those respective countries have a say at all, imo. For the most part (not including Simeon of Bulgaria who sought a successful political life in his homeland) they are technically 'private citizens' or 'resident bodies' and should be able to do attend whatever events they are invited too.

Many of course still have significant public profiles, but nonentheless, they should not be answerable to any political body on the matters of private recreation or socialisation.

It seems to me as being a matter of wanting to control these people for the sake of being difficult.
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My word, look at the King of Swaziland's wife's shoes!! Words cannot describe them, just take a look:

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Old 05-18-2012, 09:50 AM
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Express.co.uk - Home of the Daily and Sunday Express | UK News :: Party of three: Kate, William and Harry welcome sovereign monarchs for Jubilee lunch
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:51 AM
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My word, look at the King of Swaziland's wife's shoes!! Words cannot describe them, just take a look:

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They're awful.
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Hope that later in the day we can see more video footage and pictures

I notice on video footage and really love it the registration table of the car that came Swedish King and Queen was ISVE
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My word, look at the King of Swaziland's wife's shoes!! Words cannot describe them, just take a look:

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When people say Catherines fashion sense is boring, is this what they mean she should adopt?

I can only imagine what was going through Philip's mind when he saw her come through the door.
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Good grief! Oh that is just sorrowful.

"Pimp My Ride" anyone..
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Interesting video indeed. Speaking of curtsey i noticed Charlene did a little one to the Duke of Kent (and received quite a weird glance from the Queen).
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The first thing that came to mind was the shoes that Nicholas Kirkwood designed for the Diamond Jubilee.

Nicholas Kirkwood pearly queen shoes « Snap Fashion

Remember he's the one who says Kate's shoes are too boring. Are these the shoe's this woman's wearing? They cost £995, so I hope not.
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They are indeed the very same. And entirely vulgar.

A case of too much money, and not enough sense.
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Looks like them doesnt it. 995 pounds probably does not seem excessive to Mswati.
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:07 AM
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A couple of more pictures:
- King Constantine and Queen Anne Marie
- King Letsie III of Lesotho and Queen Mesenate Mohato Seeiso
- Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko with the Queen and Prince Philip (Prince Philip bowing slightly to the Emperor, as per protocol and tradition)
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How strange that after we all remarked that we thought the shoes were awful that someone actually turns up in them at the monarchs' luncheon.

It makes me so angry to see this woman turn up in a pair of almost £1,000 shoes when the majority of Swazis live on less than £1 per day. Truly sickening.
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I absolutely loved the way Grand Duke Henri greeted the Queen. They really looked pleased to see each other! I hope we can see Queen Margareth and Queen Beatrix greeting the Queen.

And I really appreciate the way foreign monarchs dress accordingly to their traditions. The Empress of Japan looks adorable.
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How strange that after we all remarked that we thought the shoes were awful that someone actually turns up in them at the monarchs' luncheon.

It makes me so angry to see this woman turn up in a pair of almost £1,000 shoes when the majority of Swazis live on less than £1 per day. Truly sickening.
I wonder if he bought a pair for each of his 13 wives.
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I thought I read a DM article that said he had divorced his current wife, the King of Swaziland that is.
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