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Old 05-16-2004, 12:31 PM
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To cd_1: I don't think anyone from those monarchies found it prudent to travel abroard with the way things are right now. ( I know that the Jordanian royal family is normally present at royal events in Denmark )
But Abdullah was just in the US, and wasn't KM just travelling to promote the soccer bid? Why wouldn't they travel now?
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Old 05-16-2004, 12:33 PM
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The speeches were beautiful--did anyone notice how the Queen said that Mary could find *refuge* in their family if she needed it?
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Old 05-16-2004, 12:47 PM
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At first glance, I thought the dress was too plain. I wasn't crazy about the skirt either. But after seeing the wedding pictures over and over again, I began to get use to the design of the gown. I now think that its beautiful and timeless.
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Old 05-16-2004, 12:51 PM
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Why didn't Laurentien where a bra?
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But Abdullah was just in the US, and wasn't KM just travelling to promote the soccer bid? Why wouldn't they travel now?
Denmark does support the war in Iraq. So, maybe that has something to do with them (Arab Royal Families) not wanting to attend.
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Old 05-16-2004, 12:58 PM
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The speeches were beautiful--did anyone notice how the Queen said that Mary could find *refuge* in their family if she needed it?
The Queen is such a lovely person. Mary is very lucky to have her for a mother-in-law. Their relationship does seem to be based on a lot of mutual respect and affection.
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Old 05-16-2004, 12:59 PM
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But Abdullah was just in the US, and wasn't KM just travelling to promote the soccer bid? Why wouldn't they travel now?
Denmark does support the war in Iraq. So, maybe that has something to do with them (Arab Royal Families) not wanting to attend.
Yes, true but those two leaders had specific reasons. We were more likely to see more Arab leaders in Spain because of the historical connections between Spain and Arabs to begin with. Certainly the Moroccans for example what with the recent visit of the Spanish PM and all.
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Old 05-16-2004, 01:03 PM
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Why didn't Laurentien where a bra?
She probably did wear a brazier, however the strap may have been loose. Someone should have advised her to tighten it up. Someone like a close sister-in-law by the name of Maxima.
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Old 05-16-2004, 01:05 PM
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Yes, Maxima should have told her.
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Old 05-16-2004, 01:11 PM
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We were more likely to see more Arab leaders in Spain because of the historical connections between Spain and Arabs to begin with.
I think many Arab leaders will attend the Spanish royal wedding because of what happened on March 11th. They probably want to show the Spanish as well as the rest of the world that they too are anti-terrorism. That may also be the reason why the Queen of Britain and many other worldly leaders are attending as well. To show support for the Spanish people.
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Old 05-16-2004, 01:14 PM
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I think many Arab leaders will attend the Spanish royal wedding because of what happened on March 11th. They probably want to show the Spanish as well as the rest of the world that they too are anti-terrorism. That may also be the reason why the Queen of Britain and many other worldly leaders are attending as well. To show support for the Spanish people.
Yes, that may be true but surely a few of them had decided by March 11 as well.
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Old 05-16-2004, 01:21 PM
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Originally posted by Gabriella+May 15th, 2004 - 5:37 pm--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Gabriella &#064; May 15th, 2004 - 5:37 pm)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Ariel@May 15th, 2004 - 4:26 pm
Hello everyone, today I&#39;ve read a strange article in a spanish newspaper: El mundo, it says that Mary&#39;s family (which are medium class ones and do not have lots of money for this kind of event) did a loan to buy the tickets, clothes and everything they needed to be able to assist to this event. The one that was interviewed was the husband of one of her sisters. It is a very weird thing.*
that article is posted somewhere on this board. Mary&#39;s brother said something along the lines of having to morgage his house to pay for the travel expenses. It is a very sad thing. You would think that the royal family would help them pay for some of the expenses. Surely they have the funds available to do so. It is very sweet however, that Mary&#39;s family was willing to do such a thing in order to be a part of her big day. [/b][/quote]
yes well she could probably pay them for their troubles now couldn&#39;t she...
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The speeches were beautiful--did anyone notice how the Queen said that Mary could find *refuge* in their family if she needed it?
The Queen is such a lovely person. Mary is very lucky to have her for a mother-in-law. Their relationship does seem to be based on a lot of mutual respect and affection.
Wasn&#39;t that Henrik that said that? It&#39;s all the same anyway. I loved how the Queen said that she always hoped that they would be worthy of Mary&#39;s trust. When she said that, the camera panned over to Mary and it looked as if she mouthed "awww".
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Old 05-16-2004, 01:36 PM
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I didn't think he had attended the wedding. I haven't seen any other picture of him, just his brother Henri and sister-in-law Maria Teresa and nephew Guillaume. I know that wife Sybilla is probably at home, taking care of the kids and is probably exhausted being pregnant with twins and all, but I didn't realize Guillaume had attended the wedding alone.
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I know that wife Sybilla is probably at home, taking care of the kids and is probably exhausted being pregnant with twins and all, but I didn&#39;t realize Guillaume had attended the wedding alone.
She&#39;s having twins again? Wow&#33; I knew she was pregnant again, but I didn&#39;t know she was having twins again. What a handful&#33; -Sorry I know this is off topic.
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Old 05-16-2004, 02:37 PM
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I have to say, I loved the gown. I particularly loved the blend of tradition and her own wishes for her wedding dress. What girl could ask for more? The neckline managed to be classic and elegant while not too matronly, and the lace panels hidden in the folds of the skirt were so interesting. The "calla" sleeves were a nice way to keep the conservative tradition of long sleeves on a royal bride while remaining modern and not too stuffy.

I think Frederik&#39;s reaction to seeing his bride said it all - she was gorgeous&#33;

And whoever said it earlier is right - that Australian designer who knocked it was just jealous that he/she wasn&#39;t asked to design one of the most high profile wedding dresses in years.

One last note: I loved her tiara and the earrings were AMAZING (so much more refined than the tiara she wore to the gala dinner) but I do agree that at times, the hair was a bit bouffant-y (to make up a word&#33 from the back. Most of the time, however, I thought she looked perfect.

Like a princess. :flower:
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Lovely photos, thank you Micas&#33; :flower:
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Old 05-16-2004, 06:17 PM
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What Tiara was Queen Sofia wearing I have never seen that one before?....
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I loved the neckline and the way the sleeves went on a diagonal across Mary&#39;s shoulders. And from the waist up I would say that the dress was absolute perfection. But I didn&#39;t care so much for the swag-look of the dress. It looked like the one major front flap might blow up and hit her in the face at any moment if there was enough wind&#33; I found the swags too busy; I myself prefer simple cleaner lines in formal wear.

But the one part of Mary&#39;s dress from the waist down that looked great was the train. The pictures of it that I saw with Mary trailing down the aisle and posing before going on the balcony looked spectacular.

And her veil and tiara were great. I loved the combined look.

If I could&#39;ve just removed those swags from Mary&#39;s dress, she would&#39;ve made my top 5 royal brides list&#33;
I agree entirely. The colour choice was excellent for her complexion as well as make up. There is just one more detail that, I believe, wasn&#39;t the best possible choice - bridal bouquet. Perhaps different shape and colour of the flowers would of made better impression. Otherwise, I truly liked her appearance.
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