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Old 06-14-2006, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by jacadenasso
Actually, all the children of Princess Marina married nobles.
The current Duchess of Kent is the daughter of a Baronet, and her maternal grandfather was also a baronet.
Sir Angus Ogilvy was the son of the 7th Earl (= Count) of Airlie and of Lady Alexandra Coke (herself the daughter of the Earl of Leicester).
And finally, Pushy is the daughter of a Baron and a Countess, and through her maternal grandmother she has quite an interesting pedigree.
The older two didn't marry nobles, they married aristocrats. In the UK, only the holder of the peerage is a noble -- his family are aristocratic commoners (the constitution recognises only sovereigns, peers and commoners, so there's no special legal significance to being the close relative of a peer).

The UK doesn't formally recognise foreign titles of residents, and Austria doesn't recognize titles either, so MC's "title" was meaningless.

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Old 06-14-2006, 06:57 PM
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Let's not get too far off topic, please. This isn't a thread about the Kents.



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Old 06-14-2006, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by marezdote
It seems like it was a very nice simple wedding. My very favorite picture is the 4th one in the first post because they just seem so very happy. I also really love the color of the flowers in her bouquet.
I do too. I was always struck with how beautiful her flowers were. Does anyone know what kind of flowers they are?

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I'm not sure if this question has been asked yet but is there a reason why Davina didn't wear a tiara to her wedding?
I think a tiara would have been too much for this wedding, but thats my own opinion of course. I think she looks great without one.
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Old 06-14-2006, 08:25 PM
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I agree a big tiara would have looked out of place but not a small one. Laura Parker-Bowles had a small wedding and wore a tiara, I guess it's the bride's prefrence. Oh well, I think she would have looked great in one.:)
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Old 10-21-2007, 08:28 AM
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Gary Lewis wed Lady Davina Windsor
1700 (5:00 pm) on Saturday, 31 July 2004 at the private Kensington Palace Chapel Royal

The Reverend Prebendary Willie Booth married the couple.
The Father of the Bride: HRH Prince Richard, The Duke of Gloucester
The Mother of the Bride: HRH Birgitte, The Duchess of Gloucester
Parents of the Groom: Larry and Viki (née Carr) Lewis
"Best man" of the Groom: Nick Harvey from New Zealand
Maid of Honor for the Bride: Lady Rose Windsor (sister)
Other guests
* Alexander, The Earl of Ulster
* Captain Mark and Sandy Phillips
* Ari Lewis (then 11-year-old son of the groom) who read a Gaelic prayer in the service
* Gary's siblings: Older sister Donelle, and two younger brothers, Ian and Hore
* Many other members of Gary's family who are discussed a lot in this Telegraph article
* Richard Walter John Montagu-Douglas-Scott, (then) The Earl of Dalkeith (Bride's godfather, who is now The Duke of Buccleuch and Queensbury as of this year)
* Roger Wellesley Smith (Bride's godfather, like Mark Phillips)
* Baroness Caroline Rosenorn (Bride's godmother and possibly her aunt)
* Lady Camoys (Bride's godmother)
* Mrs. Michael Wigley (Bride's godmother and Birgitte's lady-in-waiting)
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Old 10-21-2007, 09:21 PM
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Captain Mark Phillips is also a godfather to Lady Davina Windsor Lewis. Thanks for the updated guest list...this is definitely one of my favorite low key royal weddings.
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Old 11-18-2007, 05:52 PM
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This is great favourite of mine as well. I loved the colour of her flowers, and her bridesmaids were lovely. Great colours all around.
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Old 11-19-2007, 03:59 PM
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I agree. I found the simplicity of everything really romantic.

I'm surprised they haven't started a family by now...they will have been married four years next year!
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Old 03-31-2009, 11:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Alexandria View Post

I would say that Lady Davina's and her brother, the Earl of Ulster's wedding before her's, was even more low key than Lady Chatto's wedding. Lady Rose's wedding will no doubt be as low key. I would say that while Lady Chatto's wedding was low key in comparison to say Charles and Diana or Andrew and Sarah or even the Wessex wedding, it was still more prominent than the Gloucester wedding. Sarah is the niece of the Queen, while the Gloucester's children are merely second/third cousins of the Queen.

Please forgive the nit-pick, but "Lady Chatto" is not the correct form for referring to Lady Sarah Chatto, née Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones. Her father was elevated to the peerage and became the Earl of Snowdon upon his marriage to Princess Margaret, so his daughter is entitled from birth to use the title of "Lady" before her first name. In other words, she is "Lady Sarah," or "Lady Sarah Chatto," but not "Lady Chatto."

By contrast, a woman who was not born into the aristocracy but who is married to a knight may use the title of "Lady" followed by her husband's last name. So, for example, the wife of Sir Sean Connery (the actor who was knighted by the Queen in 2000) may be addressed as Lady Connery but not as Lady Micheline.
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Old 03-31-2009, 11:42 PM
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Originally Posted by kelly9480 View Post
The older two didn't marry nobles, they married aristocrats. In the UK, only the holder of the peerage is a noble -- his family are aristocratic commoners (the constitution recognises only sovereigns, peers and commoners, so there's no special legal significance to being the close relative of a peer).

The UK doesn't formally recognise foreign titles of residents, and Austria doesn't recognize titles either, so MC's "title" was meaningless.

Ok, I hope I'm not getting on my high horse here, but given that virtually all aristocracies (as forms of government) evolved through the rule of hereditary nobility, the terms "aristocrat" and "nobleman" have become virtually interchangeable. The phrase "aristocratic commoner" is an oxymoron.
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Old 04-01-2009, 04:23 AM
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The wedding of Lady Davina and Gary is very beautiful and romantic.))
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Old 04-26-2009, 05:12 PM
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I must be getting old....the bride looks to me like she ought to have been in school studying for her A levels!! oy vey!
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Old 07-25-2009, 06:46 AM
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Personally, I think Lady Davina's dress was pretty but overall, she looked more like a bridesmaid than a bride.
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Old 01-26-2011, 12:09 PM
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Davina looked, to me, more like a bride than any other contemporary bride of note. The photos reflect a simple and sincere celebration, rather than a dog and pony show. Her wedding attire suited her perfectly. I know nothing of her personality, but I am sure I'd like her if I had the good fortune to meet her.
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:25 PM
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I am not sure about her dress.It kinda ages her to me.
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Old 04-16-2014, 02:11 PM
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The intense blue of Lady Davina's bridal flowers are exquisite!!

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